Mike Carden/Kevin Jonas
|Pairing:||Mike Carden/Kevin Jonas|
|Alternative name(s):||Mike/Kevin, Kevin/Carden, Skippy|
|Gender category:||m/m slash|
|Fandom:||The Academy Is... (Bandom) / Jonas Brothers|
|Archives:||So Damn Skippy|
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The first Mike/Kevin story was Adsorption by SkoosiePants, set in her Supersaturation Verse (a Space AU crossover with Stargate Atlantis) and published in February 2009. As the pairing gained popularity, she wrote:
I still don't know how Mike/Kevin happened exactly, but it started in SPACE, which is only appropriate, right? [...] I wanted a badass to balance out Kevin's ridiculousness and Mike just happened to fit the bill :)
The Mike/Kevin pairing also appeared in the background of the next Supersaturation 'verse story, Saponification, published in March 2009. In April 2009, SkoosiePants wrote Dancing Without Warning, the first non-AU Mike/Kevin fic, and—according to SkoosiePants—"the fic that started the Skippy rage".
In July 2009, SkoosiePants and starflowers (a.k.a. Cinnamon) started the So Damn Skippy community for the ship. "Skippy" was a nickname Mike used for Kevin in Adsorption, and it became a name for the pairing.
The So Damn Skippy community keeps a masterlist of all Kevin/Mike fics, which contains over 200 stories as of its last update in September 2012. As of April 2014, there are 242 fanworks tagged Mike Carden/Kevin Jonas on AO3, where it is by far the most common pairing for each character.
Common Fanon & Tropes
- So Damn Skippy, a LiveJournal community
- SDS's Kevin/Mike Masterlist (last updated Sept 2012)
- Mike Carden/Kevin Jonas fanworks at AO3
- SkoosiePants's comments at the So Damn Skippy community. 17 August 2009. (Accessed 22 April 2014.)
- pantstomatch on Tumblr. Favorite fanfics I’ve written, tagged by @lissadiane!, posted 25 August 2016.
- Compare with 396 total works tagged Mike Carden and 372 total works tagged Kevin Jonas. The second-most common Carden ship on AO3 is William Beckett/Mike Carden with 33 works, and the second-most common Kevin Jonas ship is Zac Efron/Kevin Jonas with 28 works. (Accessed 22 April 2014.)