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pumpkinpie

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« on: 08-08-2012 06:44 »

New shipping thread, enjoy!
Xanfor

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« Reply #1 on: 08-08-2012 07:00 »

I was wondering how long it would take someone to use this title.

This thread reminds me of the olden days. big grin

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Tastes Like Fry

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« Reply #2 on: 08-08-2012 10:37 »

Pfft, lol. I was going to make a thread using the 'ship' as a pun, but then I forgot. xD

Olden days, indeed! Back when I was a mere delivery boy!

The following thought came to my mind:
"To have a fling with someone" usually means a not so serious affair.
"BIG fling" as some deliberate contradiction, that the whole thing is in fact far more serious. Which fits the story arc about Fry trying to win Leela FOR GOOD.

Well I hope so! This has gone beyond a fling xD
Louiswuenator

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« Reply #3 on: 08-08-2012 17:33 »

Yah, I'm banking on 'fling' being a play on words for something other than the ship, because no part of those two has ever been even close to a fling in the common sense of the word.

I hope it has something to do with flicking boogers around.  Boogers are funny.  Boogers.
sparkybarky

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« Reply #4 on: 08-08-2012 19:29 »

I feel so out of it (late nights watching superior physical specimens while being a flabby couch potato does that to me). Where are y'all seeing info about "Fry and Leela's Big Fling?"

I'd love to see them end up together, married or something like that. However, I wonder how I'd feel if one of them split and left the other consumed with passionate longing and sorrow....like, Fry's unrequited love would be renowned like Pip's love for Estella in "Great Expectations."

This is an honest opinion--I swear, I'm not trolling!

(Time to slip on my death- and hate-ray resistant suit.)
pumpkinpie

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« Reply #5 on: 08-08-2012 20:54 »

What if Fry eventually got fed up with Leela and decided to give up on her? Then Leela would be the one all sad and crying and depressed. But then at the end of the episode everything is forgiven and it's all back to normal like always.

 
(What am I saying? Fry could never leave Leela! It could make for a good episode though, I always like it when Leela shows her feelings for Fry)
sparkybarky

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« Reply #6 on: 08-08-2012 21:45 »

pumpkin, I like when Leela reveals the depth of her love as well, but if the show has set us up to expect that everything will always be right again, no matter what these two do or say to each other, then I guess I don't blame a lot of folks for saying that this show is going down the tubes.

It's silly to compare a cartoon to real life, but imho, in order for a story to be enjoyable, there has to be a certain degree of verisimilitude. Like, Fry's actions *should* somehow resemble a dejected boyfriend who's been jilted by his sweetie dozens of times. As unpopular as this view may be, I sort of hope Leela gets her comeuppance by perhaps Fry leaving her or something drastic like that. I mean, in real life, that's what he would have done most likely.

We now pause to bring you these subliminal messages:



Xanfor, what about a pic of a Monster Truck??? That'll convert those non-shippers. Fry and Leela look like they're Lindy-hopping in the second one from the left.
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« Reply #7 on: 08-09-2012 03:53 »

Xanfor, your signature reminds me of the old days.

@sparky: Yup. When the writers pull that trope with the updated Fry/Leela relationship, it really is an indicator you're straying from the source material. The Fry/Leela relationship has never been so episodically written. Yes, Leela shot Fry down time and time again (which arguably makes it episodic in a slightly different sense), but they weren't legitimately together as a couple at that point so it didn't really reset their relationship so to speak.

I feel like Fry has every right to be fed up with Leela not appreciating him. Average Joe in the intelligence department or not, eventually anyone would get fed up with someone being flaky and harsh with their punishments so long as it wasn't physically abusive (I say this because often times physically abused victims cannot take themselves out of the situation due to fear or no options, etc.). A plot point could cause Fry to go overboard and call it quits with Leela over, well, anything really. Something could make him realize how much crap he's taken in the name of love just to win over Leela's heart and ultimately keep it his.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #8 on: 08-09-2012 05:12 »

There was a nice shippy scene in "Free Will Hunting"...

sparkybarky

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« Reply #9 on: 08-09-2012 05:26 »

"I love my mommy!"
WAVer

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« Reply #10 on: 08-09-2012 05:28 »

There was a nice shippy scene in "Free Will Hunting"...


Really? I thought you were going for..
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #11 on: 08-09-2012 05:51 »
« Last Edit on: 08-09-2012 06:44 »

Also, I believe this is the first instance of canonical sex with their own bodies. I expect this thread to explode in a matter of hours.  smile

EDIT: I'm talking about Fry & Leela, not Bender & Mom...
Professor Zoidy

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« Reply #12 on: 08-09-2012 06:22 »

Almost-sex, Unreal, because we didn't really see it. They were just in bed naked together. Although I'm sure they'd either done each other already or were going to at some point so I'll shut up! I'll shut up!
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #13 on: 08-09-2012 06:33 »

They were just in bed naked together.
Good point. They were probably just reading a book or playing cards!
Just Fan
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« Reply #14 on: 08-09-2012 06:38 »

They were just in bed naked together.
Good point. They were probably just reading a book or playing cards!
Just like Leela/Professor and Fry/Zoidberg in "The Prisoner of Benda".
WAVer

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« Reply #15 on: 08-09-2012 06:39 »

They were just in bed naked together.
Good point. They were probably just reading a book or playing cards!

Yeah, it's pretty safe to assume that just because they were lying in bed naked that they were only discussing politics.  hmpf  Maybe she was simply admiring how huge Fry was down there...?  flirt
Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #16 on: 08-09-2012 06:47 »

Well, Fry complaining it's not the same without Bender had a really disturbing vibe in the scene's context.. wink
Just Fan
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« Reply #17 on: 08-09-2012 07:07 »

At least it's Fry who complained, not Leela wink.
Professor Zoidy

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« Reply #18 on: 08-09-2012 07:14 »

Well, without Bender, who else is he supposed to brag to about having sex with Leela to after promptly kicking him outta the room?
Louiswuenator

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« Reply #19 on: 08-09-2012 07:41 »

Almost-sex, Unreal, because we didn't really see it. They were just in bed naked together. Although I'm sure they'd either done each other already or were going to at some point so I'll shut up! I'll shut up!
They had sex hair.  They did it.
El-Man

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« Reply #20 on: 08-09-2012 09:24 »

They had sex hair.  They did it.

Well, Leela had sex hair. Fry's hair was perfect. At least we know who likes to be on top.
sparkybarky

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« Reply #21 on: 08-09-2012 15:42 »

The casualness of their lying in bed together was perfect; like the thinking was, Fry and Leela just had sex--big deal.

The animators beefed up Fry's pecs (I"ve already gushed about this in the episode review thread, but must gush more or I'll burst). That was quite eye candy-ilicious. With mussed Leela hair and Fry's muscular man boobs, it's like the animators personally directed this as a gift to all the shippers.
Gorky

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« Reply #22 on: 08-09-2012 16:22 »

The casualness of their lying in bed together was perfect; like the thinking was, Fry and Leela just had sex--big deal.

Exactly. It's not even like there was a joke there--beyond the fact that Fry is whining about being alone and missing Bender right before the reveal that he's not actually alone and Leela's in bed with him, which I guess is sort of funny. She just says "I'm here" or whatever in a very, like, real way; I liked it.

There was a nice shippy scene in "Free Will Hunting"...


That was a cute little moment, wasn't it? Mom was utilized so well in this episode; her little appearance in act three was definitely one of the highlights of FWH for me.

I also liked seeing a flashback to Mom and Farnsworth's younger days. Seriously, those two need another episode devoted to them and their on-again/off-again romance--like, something along the lines of "Mother's Day." There's so much that can be done with that relationship, I think, especially considering the fact that Igner is Farnsworth's son.
Louiswuenator

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« Reply #23 on: 08-09-2012 17:51 »

Exactly. It's not even like there was a joke there--beyond the fact that Fry is whining about being alone and missing Bender right before the reveal that he's not actually alone and Leela's in bed with him, which I guess is sort of funny. She just says "I'm here" or whatever in a very, like, real way; I liked it.

That stood out to me too.  I was expecting a huge drawn out gasp from Bender, and was pleasantly surprised he didn't.  I'm sure he was plenty preoccupied with his free will quest, but I'm guessing his lack of reaction is because Leela has been over to their apartment quite a few times since Oktoberfest. flirt

I'm calling it now.  There will be an episode centered around Leela being jealous of how close Fry and Bender are.  Despite being a very overused plot to the point of being cliche, I think it would work great in Futurama as long as there is a strong B plot. (Something many of S7 episodes have been lacking.  It worries me.)
Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #24 on: 08-09-2012 18:03 »

...but I'm guessing his lack of reaction is because Leela has been over to their apartment quite a few times since Oktoberfest. flirt

I'm calling it now.  There will be an episode centered around Leela being jealous of how close Fry and Bender are.  Despite being a very overused plot to the point of being cliche, I think it would work great in Futurama as long as there is a strong B plot. (Something many of S7 episodes have been lacking.  It worries me.)

The more logical choice for them would be to go to Leela's appartment, of course wink
(Even Fry as maybe only the second sharpest knife in the drawer will see the difference between "lying in Bed with Leela" and "lying in bed with Leela in a place where Bender is around" wink )

About the cliche trope: There is a reason cliches did become one, and there are certain tropes/plots that are considered long overdue. (E.g. Leela pinning after Fry is often mentioned,etc...).
About the jealousy aspect: Though being hinted at in Butterjunk, Bender being jealous of Leela for drawing his best buddy away is also possible. About "as long as there is a strong B-plot", I would rather say "As long as it IS a strong B-plot".
The Fry/Leela relationship as plot driver lead to dialogs like "Fry, I want to talk with you about our relationship". The Fry/Leela stuff is usually external plot driven, with incorporated sci fi elements, and works imhO best that way.
Louiswuenator

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« Reply #25 on: 08-09-2012 18:31 »

Good point.  However, having F&L be the A plot can also give us episodes like FOAB, which I highly enjoyed. smile
pumpkinpie

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« Reply #26 on: 08-09-2012 19:54 »

Leela had sex hair. They totally did it. Also, Fry has been beefed up and I'm loving it.
futz
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« Reply #27 on: 08-09-2012 21:23 »

Must be all the Bachelor Chow he eats.
Mr Snrub

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« Reply #28 on: 08-09-2012 21:31 »

Leela had sex hair. They totally did it.
It doesn't guarantee it. As shown later, Leela's hair is always messy like that after she lets it down.

I do actually think they did it, but like I said, there's wiggle room for the writers to backtrack and say they didn't.
Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #29 on: 08-09-2012 22:29 »
« Last Edit on: 08-09-2012 22:30 »

Leela had sex hair. They totally did it.
It doesn't guarantee it. As shown later, Leela's hair is always messy like that after she lets it down.

I do actually think they did it, but like I said, there's wiggle room for the writers to backtrack and say they didn't.

Sure this is possible. Yet, I doubt it. They implied their intimate relationship as direct as it's possible without showing directly the "Wohooo-ChuggaChuggaChugga-YEEHAW!"

One thing (though I might give the writers too much credit about that one) came to my attention:
Normally, only the audience would get how the "I miss Bender" is really meant (means: Not negatively towards Leela as being not good enough company), and of course people would expect Leela to get it exactly as it sounds (interpreting is as being not sufficent, getting angry, bitchy, etc...).
Yet, in this case Katey's voice, the drawn expression on Leela were rather caring. Indicating some "understanding how it was really meant". I guess it's rather rare to give a character in such a scene the audiences knowledge/perception, instead of going for the obvious "getting angry/bitchy for deliberately misinterpreting the partners words  for humor's sake".
Spacedal11

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« Reply #30 on: 08-09-2012 23:51 »

Leela has really mellowed out this season. Even FOAB, after she broke up with Fry it wasn't a "I hate you and I never want to see you again!" kind of fight it more of her just saying they were broken up with little meaning behind it. I mean next time we see her she wants to know where he is, obviously having gotten over it.

I think they were just having post-sex talk and the subject of Bender came up. It wasn't a matter of "I wish Bender was here because I want to tell him about having sex with Leela" but "I miss my friend". When Bender does show up, and Fry tells him to come back later, that's Fry being stupid. He missed Bender but now that he's back and he's safe, Fry is content with him going out so he can continue to boink his girlfriend. It's clear that Fry doesn't think many things through all the way.

I was also wondering who's apartment they stay at more often. When the scene started I was hoping Leela would be there but I thought if they were to have sex it would make more sense for them to do it over at her place. I digress though because I really liked that scene.

Where is TLF with all her screenshots?
El-Man

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« Reply #31 on: 08-10-2012 01:12 »

Where is TLF with all her screenshots?

Give the girl a chance. She's probably still jumping around in happy little circles after this display of canon F&L shipping.
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« Reply #32 on: 08-10-2012 04:03 »

I'm so glad Fry and Leela finally got to bump uglies in the right bodies.  And judging from Leela's expression, she certainly enjoyed herself very much.  Maybe Fry is a fantastic lover after all, and does good snoo snoo?
Tastes Like Fry

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« Reply #33 on: 08-10-2012 05:06 »

I JUST SPENT 2 HOURS CREATING A POST AND I FRIGGEN MISCLICKED AND CLOSED THE TAB JUST AS I WAS ABOUT TO GO TO POST IT



I'm just going to go cry now... I'll properly post later
Tachyon

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« Reply #34 on: 08-10-2012 05:36 »


Some browsers will re-open the tab, comments and all, with a <CTRL> <SHIFT> T.  And some show recently closed tabs under the history menu.

Tastes Like Fry

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« Reply #35 on: 08-10-2012 05:59 »

Tachy, have ever told you how much I love you? ~ <3

I hope it has something to do with flicking boogers around.  Boogers are funny.  Boogers.
Boogers?... ew  xD

Where are y'all seeing info about "Fry and Leela's Big Fling?"
 
There’s not really any info other than the title, someone gave us a list of the titles in the news thread.


(What am I saying? Fry could never leave Leela! It could make for a good episode though, I always like it when Leela shows her feelings for Fry)
It's silly to compare a cartoon to real life, but imho, in order for a story to be enjoyable, there has to be a certain degree of verisimilitude. Like, Fry's actions *should* somehow resemble a dejected boyfriend who's been jilted by his sweetie dozens of times. As unpopular as this view may be, I sort of hope Leela gets her comeuppance by perhaps Fry leaving her or something drastic like that. I mean, in real life, that's what he would have done most likely.
Maybe Fry can take a break from her at some point, but if they’re ever apart it doesn’t mean they don’t love each other still! All the more reason for make-up snoo-snoo!

There was a nice shippy scene in "Free Will Hunting"...


Almost-sex, Unreal, because we didn't really see it. They were just in bed naked together. Although I'm sure they'd either done each other already or were going to at some point so I'll shut up! I'll shut up!
I'm pretty sure there was sexness, Fry made it pretty clear to Bender I thought.

Well, Fry complaining it's not the same without Bender had a really disturbing vibe in the scene's context.. wink
This comment reminded me of this:

I don't know why...

They had sex hair.  They did it.
Leela had sex hair. They totally did it.
Also, Leela had her sex face on.

Well, Leela had sex hair. Fry's hair was perfect.
Frys hair is always perfect... either that or he has sex hair all the time flirt


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At least we know who likes to be on top.
Hmm, this is what I like to think:

The casualness of their lying in bed together was perfect; like the thinking was, Fry and Leela just had sex--big deal.

Exactly. It's not even like there was a joke there--beyond the fact that Fry is whining about being alone and missing Bender right before the reveal that he's not actually alone and Leela's in bed with him, which I guess is sort of funny. She just says "I'm here" or whatever in a very, like, real way; I liked it.
I thought it was funny, I made a noise that was between a laugh and a squee and promptly started choking on the mouthful of cheezels I had just taken. I do love the understanding look Leela has though.

I was expecting a huge drawn out gasp from Bender, and was pleasantly surprised he didn't.  I'm sure he was plenty preoccupied with his free will quest...
I wasn't expecting Bender to react, cause he's so close with Fry and knows everything about their relationship. He only reacted in TBE because he knew firstly that Amy sleeping with Fry was scandalous and then knowing Leela had caught them there was going to be a conflict *mrowr* Also Bender didn't react to Fry and Leela making out in FoaB, I expect Bender didn't really care xD

The more logical choice for them would be to go to Leela's appartment, of course wink
(Even Fry as maybe only the second sharpest knife in the drawer will see the difference between "lying in Bed with Leela" and "lying in bed with Leela in a place where Bender is around" wink )
I like to think they take in turns. Also I like to think Leela was there so Fry wouldn't feel so alone and give him some "cheer up" snoo-snoo.

One thing (though I might give the writers too much credit about that one) came to my attention:
Normally, only the audience would get how the "I miss Bender" is really meant (means: Not negatively towards Leela as being not good enough company), and of course people would expect Leela to get it exactly as it sounds (interpreting is as being not sufficent, getting angry, bitchy, etc...).
Yet, in this case Katey's voice, the drawn expression on Leela were rather caring. Indicating some "understanding how it was really meant". I guess it's rather rare to give a character in such a scene the audiences knowledge/perception, instead of going for the obvious "getting angry/bitchy for deliberately misinterpreting the partners words  for humor's sake".
I agree, this was a really sweet, it's an understanding and acceptance of how the relationship of the trio works, essentially Fry is the centre. I could go deeper, but this post is long already and Spacedal11 want screenshots.  tongue


... it took two hours to construct, I thought it would be longer to read... xD
SolidSnake

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« Reply #36 on: 08-10-2012 06:09 »

Let me think back to the note on Overclockwise. I think one of these two unlikely possibilities will happen:

1. They have sex at one point, and Leela is now carrying a......dare I say it! Child! The shocked unhappy faces from Overclockwise show that Fry or Leela weren't ready, and one of them probably backs out or turn down the other. Then the happy faces at the very end show that all is resolved, and they live happily ever after....?

2. Fry will propose to Leela, but not all is going to be well. (maybe Leela thinks it is too soon, NOT ENOUGH MONEY for a wedding, etc). Then Fry/Leela come up with the money, Or maybe they will accept the fact of marriage. Then maybe they will have a family, and live happily.

The only problem with this is, It doesn't seem like their style to have kids. Although Marriage DOES seem like their style.

We'll just have to stay tuned......
Spacedal11

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« Reply #37 on: 08-10-2012 06:14 »
« Last Edit on: 08-10-2012 09:33 »

Your hard work has not gone unappreciated TLF. Lovely screenshots. I don't know what it is but this was the realist moment between Fry and Leela, it was a subtle scene and made them look like a real natural couple. Personally if the show never took their relationship to marriage or kids I would just be happy knowing they were a happy couple as is. It was great and thanks again for uploading this!

EDIT: Forgot to mention, I love your idea that the reason they had sex was because Fry was sad so Leela suggests "snoo-snoo" to make him feel better. That's just super funny and makes the scene even better.
Professor Zoidy

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« Reply #38 on: 08-10-2012 08:27 »

Almost-sex, Unreal, because we didn't really see it. They were just in bed naked together. Although I'm sure they'd either done each other already or were going to at some point so I'll shut up! I'll shut up!
They had sex hair.  They did it.
Hence the rest of my post. I cover all grounds. cool I assumed they did, but the writers left it sorta open. For all we know it could've been wild foreplay. I'm sure future episodes will confirm they indeed were doing the nasty but with the writers sometimes you never know... Basically my post is a shite version of Mr Snubs' contribution. But my post is a tad late to the party. Oh well.

I can't really necessarily see Fry and Leela having a family. MAYBE if they adopted a mutant? Leela was pretty gung-ho about that a few seasons back. Biological kids? I'm not quite as certain there but seeing as how Leela was going to marry Lars, and seeing as how she did marry Fry at one point (only to file for divorce not soon after) it at least seems feasible to say the two will wed.
Tachyon

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« Reply #39 on: 08-10-2012 13:59 »


Tachy, have (I) ever told you how much I love you? ~ <3


I bet you say that to all the boys smile



All the waffling over whether the latest Leela / Fry scene might somehow possibly not imply they had sex is unnecessary.  They were in the same bed. Leela had bed/sex hair.  She was wearing little-to-nothing.  But most of all, to me, was Katey's voicing in the scene.  They were clearly in a close relationship and having sex all the time, if not necessarily the night before.

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