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Kim Possible - King in Yellow, Sobriety, and TempestDash Discuss PG-Rated Lovers in a G-Rated World

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Even after being canceled a few years ago, Disney's Kim Possible continues to be one of the busiest and most popular fandoms in American animation today. A successful combination of action and comedy with a healthy dose of female empowerment, the animated series eventually attracted a devoted audience far wider than just the target demographic of 8- to 13-year-olds. Not since Gargoyles in the mid-1990s has a Disney program had a fan following with almost as many adult fans as children. And of course, since adults are much more likely to begin 'shipping romantic pairings than children are, it wasn't long before main characters Kim Possible and Ron Stoppable fell in love in thousands of fanfics. Naturally plenty of alternate pairings followed, but none captured people's hearts, or provoked such controversy and debate, like the good girl/bad girl femslash pairing of Kim and nemesis Shego. Since 2004 dozens of fanfic authors (including, I'm proud to say, yours truly) have helped Kim/Shego, quickly dubbed "Kigo", grow from just another niche pairing to the second-biggest couple in the fandom. We'll talk to three of them tonight - King in Yellow, author of the ongoing episodic Best Enemies series; Sobriety, writer of such recent classics as "Most Wanted" and "Best Sidekick Possible"; and TempestDash, who wrote "A Period of Silence" and the will-they-won't-they "Possibility Engine".