Do you like to be shocked by a pairing or the way an author depicts a pairing, or do you prefer to stick solidly with canon? Why?
I usually stick to canon most of the time and tend not to stray away. However, if we were never told who a character ends up with, I'm open to suggestions. I'd love to read a rare-pare such as Dudley/Parvati or any wild pairing. In fact, wild pairings can be very, very fun to read, as Jamie has proven with her fic The Lady Doth Protest Too Much. I would never have imagined that two paintings could be paired together, but Jamie proved me wrong with her brilliant piece of work. Provided that the writer writes it well enough to be believable and that the character is not committed according to canon, I'd love to read a shock-pairing (excuse me for making that up).
Which sort of wild pairing would you never read? Why?