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Sparrabeth - Kill Me Now

Anyone who supports this pairing should walk (click) away now. This is my own private LJ and I am not going to hold back.

For those who don't know, Sparrabeth is the fandom name for the pairing of Jack Sparrow and Elizabeth Swann in the Pirates of the Caribbean series. It wouldn't surprise me if people used their surnames as a reason to put them together.

Okay, so this pairing has been bugging me for a while now, but the proverbial straw has finally broken the proverbial camel's back (poor camel) and now I have to rant. This rant was prompted by a video I found on YouTube, one of a series where the director took a song she found in a Willabeth video (God knows where, there are hardly any on YouTube) and put it in a Sparrabeth one instead. She used Holding Out For A Hero, remarking that it's always Jack coming to Elizabeth's rescue, not Will.

Um, since WHEN?! The only time I can think of Jack coming to Elizabeth's rescue is right at the beginning of Curse of the Black Pearl and that is not "My God, Elizabeth is in danger, I must save her!", that is "Oh, random girl falling into the water, I think I'd better check on her." Will didn't rescue her because he didn't even know she was in danger. The whole point of that scene (apart from the medallion calling to the Black Pearl) was to show that Norrington was completely oblivious to the woman he loved falling to her death, which meant he automatically failed 'Hero 101' and was shown as unsuitable for the heroine of the film. Will spends half of the first film attempting to rescue Elizabeth from the pirates (Jack just goes along because he wants his ship) and he succeeds. Then she rescues him, because this film is made in the 21st century and I like that. But please don't give me crap about Jack always coming to Elizabeth's rescue. She either does that herself or Will does it for her when she's tied up. Jack never even thinks about it.

Jack is not interested in Elizabeth. Sure, she's a pretty girl, fiesty, different, she's intriguing. But Jack got slapped by three different women in the first film, which is a record, I think, and should tell you everything you need to know about how he treats them. He actually hit on Elizabeth when they were marooned (yeah, the alcohol played a part, but it wasn't that big) and she was perfectly immune to him, then, so what's changed?! Jack loves his freedom above all else. Jack loves the Pearl above all else. Elizabeth just loves the idea of freedom that Jack represents. Sure, he seems attractive now, when she's about to be tied down in marriage, but I can't see them making a go of it, can you? I suppose for me it boils down to the fact that Will is an honest worker. Even as a pirate on Davy Jones's ship, he works hard. He always tries, he does his best. He deserves some goddamn reward for that.

So yes. I sincerely hope that Will does get his girl at the end of World's End. Politically incorrect or not.
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It's politically incorrect to say that Will should 'get his girl', it implies she's just an object and that's her only function. ;)

Agreed!

i have to say that Elizabeth really disappointed me in the second movie. As tempting as Jack or what he represents is, she was really selfish and thoughtless in her actions. I hope that she shapes up in the third movie-- or that Will gets a better leading lady ^^

I think Elizabeth was fine until she joined up with Jack on Tortuga. I loved her being a cabin boy and using her wedding dress to get her way. I would have been happy to see more of that. But yeah... after that, she got increasingly annoying. Of course she was selfish and thoughtless, she's still a teenager. ;)

mmm...to be honest, I saw it when I was abroad so the movie's still a little fuzzy. I just remember wanting to strangle someone as the credits were rolling.

I don't think you're gonna have to worry. There was a 'good reason' for the kiss in the film, (even though she could have probably worked out something better) and I reckon the compass thing, it's just lust. Will and Jack are probably going to have a 'friendship-proving' face off about it before the day is out, but I reckon it'll be alright.

Mm, I hope you're right. I agree it's lust, but she's a frustrated young woman. And I look forward to the face off!

Oh, please. Polictically correct? Since when does the charisma of an actor make him the better choice for a "liberated" woman? Talk about unreliable and high-maintenence. This is a traditional tale - with Will set up as the "straight man," the earnest hero who loves and loses and deals with father issuse until he finally wins out in the end. Jack Sparrow is no prize for any woman - liberated or not.

Talk about unreliable and high-maintenence.

Haha, absolutely! And in the end, he'd still love his ship more than you!

Jack Sparrow is no prize for any woman - liberated or not.

Yay, someone who thinks the same as me.

Thank god someone thinks that way too!

And, not to mention, that kiss in the 2nd film... can you say ZERO chemistry? I was like, I'm totally not feeling this pairing. WTF?!

Okay, I understand she's in love with the idea of Jack Sparrow... but I really wanted to clunk her for that at the end of the movie. It was one of those moments you saw coming but you so didn't want it to happen that you wished and willed with all your might... but it came anyway.

Yeah. It was like that.

I hope in the next film they destroy that flopping dead fish of an idea Elizabeth's in love with. I'm totally not feeling the Sparrabeth XD I had hoped Will, in that second, would find greener pastures, a beautiful, willful woman who would appreciate him, but he is angsting over Elizabeth and she's probably the one he wants, so out of the goodness of my heart, I'll welcome her back if she does it on hands and knees and a lot of ass kissing, for what she did >_< DAMN YOU!!! YOU WRITERS!!! GIR!!!


I really wanted to clunk her for that at the end of the movie. It was one of those moments you saw coming but you so didn't want it to happen that you wished and willed with all your might... but it came anyway.

I know exactly what you mean. And then Will had to see it, of course. *sigh*

I had hoped Will, in that second, would find greener pastures, a beautiful, willful woman who would appreciate him, but he is angsting over Elizabeth and she's probably the one he wants, so out of the goodness of my heart, I'll welcome her back if she does it on hands and knees and a lot of ass kissing, for what she did.

Who's he going to find? Elizabeth seems to be the only woman in the Caribbean for miles around who isn't a prostitute or a voodoo priestess. As I said, I wouldn't mind if Will and Elizabeth DON'T get together at the end of the third film (although they really do have to resolve that interrupted marriage), I just don't want her to get together with Jack. Norrington's actually become quite sexy, so maybe she'll end up with him again. Call it poetic justice

I agree with every word, although the little Will-fan in me is still hoping for him and Liz to be together in the end. And i hope Norrington is the one to find greener pastures... somehow, somewhere *patpats him*

You are awesome. I so don't understand that pairing either.

One of the nice things about this vent is that I've found I'm not the only one who thinks these things.

Jack/Tia Dalma. Will/Elizabeth. Norrington/Gilette. XD
And whatever happened to the pirate chick that was on the crew in the first movie, the one whose boat Jack 'borrowed'?

I don't know what happened to Anne-Marie. I liked her. I wondered where she'd gone as well.

Norrington/Gilette is my crack pairing. *nod nod*

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