I've wanted to do this all week (and last DAW), I'm not quite sure what took me so long, and even though I have a lot of work I need to get to, that can (hopefully) wait.
Let's start from the beginning. I have never neccesarily not liked the quite perfect combination of Marco and Dylan. There may have been times when I wasn't as interested, but never doubted that they were great for each other.
Summer 2003, the same summer in which I got into Degrassi. That year, in the weeks leading up to the season 3 premiere, so of you may remember The N running a countdown that featured the top 100 Degrassi moments or something like that, including previews of the new season-and an introduction to some of the new characters including, if I recall correctly, Dylan was one of them. And at that the speculations began-Paige had mentioned a certain brother not once but twice beforehand, and at that point there really only was one character whom he could catch the eye of. And from that point until the end of the season, nobody actually doubted them getting together.
Still, I thought they were cute and all, but they were definitely not the reason I watched the show for. It was the time before I started downloading, but I would still read the episode summaries, and when I heard about It's Raining Men, I was actually almost dreading it, it generally didn't seem like something I would be all too interested in. The commercials came along, and I didn't change my mind that much.
Here's where the weird part comes in-it was the Thursday before It's Raining Men premiered, and I had this dream-I really don't remember, something about Marco. Anyways, I woke up on the morning of July 9th, 2004, and was looking forward to it so much I could barely contain myself.
And my god, did I love that episode. Over that summer I watched it religously about a hundred times a day, and soon the arrival of TiVo in our household came around and I would just sit at home rewinding and watching the end of it over and over and over and in slow-motion and over and over. I told it to all my friends (and mind you, this was still in my "I'm-in-denial-about-the-fact-that-I'm-completely-addicted-to-Degrassi" phase, so this was big stuff. I remember one morning I woke up and thought "another new day devoted to pondering about on Marco and Dylan". I wrote about them for my literary magazine-a short about their kiss, as told from Marco's point of view. Of course because it was told in first person, nobody really figured that it could possibly be about two guys. One girl told me that she liked it-I thanked her then told her that it was in fact about that, and I think that changed her mind.
Seeing Total Eclipse of the Heart this week completely brought back those feelings I had nearly two years ago, and I love them now more than ever. I don't know quite why, maybe it was the dream I had a while back-maybe it's just because there's nothing hotter than two adorable boys kissing.
Wow, that was longer than I expected. And now I really have to get to work.