I've decided to take this shipping meme that I'm snagging over at Ms. Scarlet's Section of the Universe, just for the fun of it.
For the purposes of this particular meme, I'm focusing only on my true love Buffyverse (in which I'm including Angelverse - rather than treating them separately) and my not-completely-in-love-with, but-there-is-a-strong-crush Supernaturalverse.
I am also including Buffy's S8 and Angel: After the Fall and Aftermath ... though I don't think it will be very relevant.
Also, answers might turn to minor spoilers for BTVS, AtS, Supernatural, any combination, or none at all.
I think that's it for the notes, let's move on:
One True Pairing Ship:
For the Buffyverse as a whole: Spike and Xander are my pair.
Over in Supernatural, it's gotta be Dean and Castiel.
In crossing the two: Believe it or not, my favorite pairing isn't slash. I know. I thought that Xan/Dean were going to do it for me, but it turns out that I quickly got over the initial thrill. Maybe because there just isn't that much written featuring them as a pairing (at least that I've been exposed to).
And I have enjoyed the Buffy/Dean, Buffy/Sam, Dean/Faith, Sam/Faith stuff, but I really have to say that I've taken a particular shine to Sam and Dawn. I'm at a loss as to why.
Buffyverse: My favorite pairing within the Buffyverse is probably Willow and Oz... they were too adorable together to stand, and yet I embraced.
Supernatural: I just haven't seen any canon pairings that I would love to spend more time with. I think the closest is still going to be Dean/Cas, even if they don't get romantic in canon.
Crossing 'em over: Well, obviously this won't work here. I sure do wish it did, though.
"If this happens I'll stab my eyes out with a spork" Ship:
Buffyverse: Gunn and Illyria. Please... not everyone needs to be paired at least once, okay?
Supernatural: Bobby and either Winchester boy... *shudder* (And, also, I hope that produced images in your head because I'm vicious like that.)
Crossing Over the Verses: There is never any reason for Giles to be passionate with either Winchester brother, either.
"You are one sick bastard" Ship:
Buffyverse: Giles/Dawn ... *acccckkkkkkkkk!"
Supernatural: Wincest. I'm sorry, I don't get it. Jensen/Jared, sure, but Dean/Sam?! Oh, no, no, no.
Crossing borders: If Giles needs to keep his paws off of Dawn, it's a safe bet that Bobby Singer should too.
"I dabble a little" Ship:
Buffyverse: I know it's wrong, just because, c'mon, she's wearing his dead love's face - but I'll dabble in a Wes/Illyria story anyway.
Supernatural: I could get onboard with Ellen/Bobby or Ellen/John having a romantic past relationship.
Breaking Through the Membrane: I wouldn't have believed it, but Buffy/John didn't completely gross me out.
"It's like a car crash" Ship:
Buffyverse: Buffy and Spike, too. I agree with Ms. Scarlet here....
Supernatural: Dean/Cassie ... this was Dean's first love? A love so strong that he broke the taboo against talking about his 'hunting'? I guess I just didn't feel it.
Crossover: I'm puzzled by and completely cannot buy into Anya/Dean. I... does not compute....
"Tickles my fancy but not sold just yet" Ship:
Buffyverse: Dawn/Xander. Yes, it's canon. No, I don't completely hate it... but I'm sure not sold on it, either. I'm mostly just WTH?
Supernatural: Hmmm... who have I seen/read and been WTH? It's hard to think of any, because I probably didn't read the story if it made me go, WHAT??, in the first place. I'm going to say that I'm not sold on Dean/Jo, which at least might have been canon eventually if she hadn't died.
Crossing the Breach: I'm having a lot of trouble buying into Sam/Faith. I don't dislike it... I'm just not convinced yet.
"Makes no canon sense but why the Hell not" Ship:
Buffyverse: I'm with Ms. Scarlet here, too - there is something about Spike/Andrew that is completely ridiculous... but I kinda want it anyway.
Supernatural: Jo and Sam... there is nothing in canon that would suggest any particular attraction between them. I care not. I want to give it a whirl... well, before she's dead, anyway.
Merged-versing: None of it is going to make canon sense... we care not in this subject, though: Dean/Xander
"Everyone else loves it but I just don't feel it" Ship:
Buffyverse: Yeah, sorry shippers... Spuffy does nothing for me. Nothing positive, anyway.
Supernatural: Sam/Meg ... I didn't see it almost canon in the show, and I don't see it now. Ruby? Yes. Meg? Nuh-uh.
Crossing Between: I'm not really sure I can put anything here, realistically. I mean just about every combo is online, but that doesn't mean "everyone loves it". I'll answer anyway because I'm not only vicious, but also a rebel *cough*.
So, uh... I know I've seen some interesting stories with sparks between Castiel and Buffy, but it just ultimately doesn't work for me.
"When all is said and done" Ship: (I'm gonna interpret this my way - The shows are over, the comics are kaput - There isn't anything else the creators want to do with it... what ship do you want the fade to go out on?)
Buffyverse: I would love to see Willow waiting for Oz in some little bistro in the future. Both of them are silver-haired. She spots him and shares a smile with him. They go in toward one another and we think they're going to give each other a peck on the cheek, but they kiss passionately instead. Only then, do we focus in on them wearing matching wedding rings.
Supernatural: Castiel completes his transformation toward being more in touch with humanity... by becoming mortal... and we fade out on Dean holding his hand and telling him that for the first time in way too long, he feels complete.
Twisting the Verses: If only there were a comic series allowing them to crossover! I sure would like Sam to marry Dawn and have kids.