Mike Carden/Kevin Jonas

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Pairing
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
Canonical?: no
Prevalence: common
Archives: So Damn Skippy
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Mike Carden/Kevin Jonas is a crossover real-person fiction pairing involving The Academy Is... guitarist Mike Carden and the eldest Jonas Brother, Kevin.

It is often considered a crack pairing, since the two are not known to have ever met or interacted in real life.

History

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 :)[1]

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".[2]

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.[3]

Common Fanon & Tropes

Notable Fanworks

Examples Wanted: Editors are encouraged to add more examples or a wider variety of examples.

Resources

References

  1. SkoosiePants's comments at the So Damn Skippy community. 17 August 2009. (Accessed 22 April 2014.)
  2. pantstomatch on Tumblr. Favorite fanfics I’ve written, tagged by @lissadiane!, posted 25 August 2016.
  3. 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.)