"There is no such thing as impossible. The word itself says I'm possible."-Audrey Hepburn
“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” –C.S. Lewis
“No one ever made a difference by being like everyone else.” P.T. Barnum
First of all, yes. This. If I'm going to ship Buck and anyone, regardless of who it is, it's going to be when he's in a place of emotional and spiritual stability and greater maturity. Any relationship Buck has, friendship or romance or anything else, is going to be a pretty slow burn. Someone like Buck should realistically take a long time to trust people and let them in to see his vulnerabilities and insecurities; any relationship he has is going to be built on a sturdy foundation.Autumnal wrote:I kinda want Buck to figure out his life and all before I ship him with anyone, to be honest. But I can't say I like Jules/Buck that much either.
Anyway, as to why I ship Buck and Olivia...frankly, I don't exactly know why. I haven't given it a whole lot of thought because my entire AIO fandom life has been submerged into a vat of glorious Trandiness from which I shall never surface, so that's the kind of thing I could actually give you an informed opinion on.
But there's just something about it that I like. Buck is laid-back, snarky, street-smart, and a bit of a rebel, but a lot of that is just surface-level stuff. He's emotionally sensitive, something of a loner (probably owing to trust issues), independent (he likes handling things his way), perceptive, and good-hearted. Olivia is a take-charge go-getter with a massive savior complex and a generally sunny and friendly disposition. She's passionate, she's kind, she's bright, and she's kind of a control freak.
I like that they clearly balance each other. Buck is a fairly outspoken realist who isn't afraid to deal with a strong personality like Olivia's; she could benefit from having someone who can be a patient voice of reason and will be honest with her without being aggressive about it. Meanwhile, Olivia is a strong-willed, fierce person who comes up with ideas and goes after them, and I think Buck would benefit from being around someone who's so optimistic. I think they'd at least make a pretty great team of friends, romance or not.
Okay, there's really no need to sound so offended. =P She just made a conjecture about his age; she didn't say he's like, a worthless piece of human garbage or something.PennyBasset wrote:Ok first. Don't you ever say that Buck is sixteen again, because he's not. He's fourteen.
To be fair, he was in juvenile detention for an untold amount of time. It's not really unrealistic for him to be a little older than the average middle schooler.PennyBassett wrote:But he's definitely still fourteen. He's still in middle school.
He's almost definitely older than fourteen, though because of the time he spent in juvenile detention. I agree wholeheartedly that Odyssey ages are super funky but they know what age to make their characters after a certain event happens. And fourteen is too old to be in middle school too, isn't it?
Hm, thanks for your comments about Buck/Olivia, TigerShadow! I'm still not super into it but I can understand it better now.
Agreed. Olivia would be perfect for Buck. *is killed*TigerShadow wrote:Just gonna throw this out there, but...
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Not at all; it's exactly the right age for an eighth grader. I was fourteen for almost all of my eighth grade year, since my birthday's in September.Autumn wrote:And fourteen is too old to be in middle school too, isn't it?
I mean, fair enough, but when you do that you have to give some indication that you're not being serious, like a smiley or something. We can't see or hear you; all we have is the words you type.PennyBassett wrote:And btw, I wasn't trying to be mean or anything I just wanted to be over dramatic about things for a second.
-Tiger utilizes her mod powers and hauls Penny off to jail because murder is illegal-PennyBassett wrote:*Penny is found standing over him with a bloodstained knife.*
So if anyone needed further proof that I am a 100% proven dumpster diver for Trent and Mandy, here you go.
I agree! I think that is a perfect idea! I don't really care for Buck and Jules together.Agent.MontyWhittaker wrote:Agreed. Olivia would be perfect for Buck. *is killed*TigerShadow wrote:Just gonna throw this out there, but...