I don't think there is a word for how much I dislike Dylan/The Thin Man. Or D/A, as it seems to be getting called these days. *gags* And, before I get too far into my bitching, let me just say that I hate the name 'Anthony' for the Thin Man... mostly because Saint Anthony wasn't specifically a "healer of the mute." He was a healer. Period. A doctor. The real patron saint of the mute is Saint Drogo, who is also a patron saint of hermits, and lived in a cave for some forty-odd years. But that's not an attractive name to give to a potential love interest, is it? I think I'm just spoiled because of all the good, meaningful names that seem to be sprouting from the Nightspore-DrWorm obsessive brainmobile. The Loner, Del Layne, Gabriel, Veshengo, Moriarty, Lazarovitch Vatrashi... they're all so much more interesting... and meaningful. *stabs hack CA writers*
Anyway, Dylan/The Thin Man. Hate. It's so... I dunno... a stroke to Drew Barrymore's ego. Like, in the first one... she bags Eric Knox. Then it turns out she's had Seamus, as well... then the Thin Man pops out of nowhere and it's all smoochy-smoochy. Whereas Natalie and Alex remain fairly stable in their boyfriends, Dylan bops all over the place.
All right, so it's true... I'm not a Drew Barrymore fan. At all. She bugs me and I don't know why. But... arrgh, that kiss was so unromantic (and it ends with him being stabbed, for chrissake) and so weird... how people have taken that moment and been able to make these cozy, little domestic scenes for the two of them is just beyond me. (Would it be tasteless of me to want to write some really nastily abusive Dylan/TM fic? Or has it been done?)
Then again, I'm the one addicted to Eric Knox/The Thin Man based on an assumed professional relationship and about five minutes of screen time where they were in the same room... the only thing Knox says to him is "Come on, let's go" or something similar. :D Maybe I don't have any room to talk, but I do anyway.
Stupid noncanon OTPs. Stupid hetsex. I'd like to see some Natalie/Madison too. Where's all the promised lesbian porn?