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NCIS fanfic rant

(Crossposted to fanficrants.)

Christ on a cracker, people, do you know what CHARACTERIZATION is?!

I know many of you do not like McGee. He's a walking stereotype of a nerd. And, somehow, he's managing a relationship with Abby, who's... well, intelligent, but definitely not a nerd. She also seems quite happy with the relationship.

So for the love of all that is good and decent in fanfiction (not that there's much anymore), why would you ever think McGee would cheat on Abby? He's obviously head-over-heels for the woman! He'd be more likely to scare her off by proposing to her!

And if Abby ever did catch him with another woman, she would be more likely to hand him his balls on a platter! Then, when Gibbs, Kate, Tony, and Ducky found out, he'd wish Abby had killed him!

In other words, unless McGee has been replaced by a pod person, find a more reasonable explanation for your "OMG McGee is EBIL and only the TWU WUB of Gibbs can heal Abby's HEART!" fic.

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raindroproses
Mar. 20th, 2005 11:05 pm (UTC)
I don't know! Maybe the legions of fangirls have scared them off. (OMG Kate/Tony Gibbs/Abby Gibbs/Tony OTP!!!11!1)

Or maybe it's just harder to find the good writers 'cause they all hide out together to avoid the fangirl hordes.
amy_vic
Mar. 20th, 2005 10:47 pm (UTC)
OMG McGee is EBIL and only the TWU WUB of Gibbs can heal Abby's HEART!

Ew. That's just...not at all right. My brain is currently stuffy and packed full of cold meds, and *still* I know this.

And, as much as I like McGee, the image of Gibbs going after him if he ever cheated on Abby is just too damn truthful and amusing for me to leave alone.
raindroproses
Mar. 20th, 2005 11:06 pm (UTC)
*snicker* I bet Gibbs has already put the Fear of Himself into McGee. Poor little Timmy probably knows what's in store for him if he ever even thinks about another woman while he's with Abby.
susan217
Mar. 20th, 2005 11:07 pm (UTC)
I don't know. He had a serious flirtation with that girl from Wonder Years.
raindroproses
Mar. 20th, 2005 11:16 pm (UTC)
...This is true. But he wasn't all over her. And he didn't sleep with her. (Of course, the fact that she died probably helped that a bit.) But I still think Abby would be more likely to become angry than "OH, WOE IS ME!" if--and I say IF--McGee ever cheated on her.
susan217
Mar. 20th, 2005 11:30 pm (UTC)
True about Abby. She seems more the skin 'em alive type. :) But I thought McGee might've gone down the cheating path had that girl lived. Which she didn't, LOL.

I just try to avoid ff.net or not read the stories with horrid characterization. Keeps the headaches away. Heh.
_workinprogress
Mar. 20th, 2005 11:49 pm (UTC)
hmmm.. I always thought they had a very off again on again reltionship, with real friendship and affection as a solid basis. You know, like the love thing is something they aren't so sure about/slowly testing out.

Maybe friends with benefits and an option for more?

So if he and Elise (I never connected her with Wonder Years until I recignized her as Will's half sister on West Wing after the NCIS episode aired and I want to imbd to check her out) so ife he and her had had sex, I think Abby would have either been cool with it, or she'd have finally realized she wants him all to herself.
raindroproses
Mar. 21st, 2005 12:02 am (UTC)
Yeah, but Abby was really, really jealous when she saw McGee flirting with Wonder Years/West Wing Girl. But still, I can't imagine McGee sleeping with another woman without making sure he and Abby were still friends first.

Besides which, I don't think McGee and Abby frequent the same parties when they're not together. In this particular fic, McGee was all over a woman at a party, and Abby saw him and ran away. :-P In keeping with Jealous!Abby of "Witness", she probably would've gone over and given McGee a piece of her mind.
_workinprogress
Mar. 21st, 2005 12:08 am (UTC)
maybe not a scene... but you know ask him if he's gotten rid of that ugly rash yet.
and *then*, after the girl was away, she'd make him pay. I don't think anyone would want to have Abby on their bad side.

And yes, she was very jealous. I think Abby clearly doesn't like commitment very much.
But at the same time, the thought of McGee with somebody who isn't her is killing her.
_workinprogress
Mar. 20th, 2005 11:44 pm (UTC)
I don't get why people don't like McGee. What's not to like?

and if he's so horrible... why can't they write about what makes him so horrible on the show. There has got to be some reason why they don'T like him, other than that he and Abby are obviously doing it.

And why make somebody you think is preventing your OTP the evil one?
People break up all the time. Big deal. If they're in the way just have have them break it off for whatever reason. No need to go OOC.
people are way too touchy when it comes to their favorite ship.

Don't like a particular pairing? Don't read it!
Don't like a particular pairing on screen? That's what fanfiction is for.
But god forbid Abby should be the one to break it off cause she's in love with Gibbs. That would make her the bad person. and a real person at that. No we can't have that. Let's have sweet little McGee who woreships the gound the walks on rape her.
cakemage
Mar. 21st, 2005 01:16 am (UTC)
I dunno. I really hate the little bastard, but I agree that he wouldn't out-and-out cheat in the strictest sense of the word, but you can't deny that he seemed really into Elise and might have at least asked her out had she not died. But then, maybe he and Abby were in an "off-again" phase or something when that happened.

I also agree that McGee couldn't even rape a blow-up doll. Even though it weirds him out a little to hear lovedolls tell him not to touch them, he respects their wishes because he's decent that way.

So, I guess I get what you're saying. For sanity's sake people, if you're going to break Abby and McGee up (please do), then just remember that infidelity, abuse and attempted rape are not the only possible reasons ever for ending a relationship.

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