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The last meme got no nibbles so let's try this one


Send me a show (check my interests if you're stumped) and I'll tell you...


- The first character I fell in love with:
- The character who is my ‘baby’:
- The character who I do not understand:
- The character that I think the show ruined:
- The most attractive male and female character:
- The character death that was the worst for me:
- The character that is the most like me:
- The character I think the writer(s) love:
- The character that I just want to be happy:
- My four favorite characters, past or present:
- My four least favorite characters, past or present:

Date: 2014-05-30 04:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] janetlin.livejournal.com
Gonna go ahead and expand this to the movie and as much of the comics as I know ;)

- The first character I fell in love with: Mal, despite being against my pretty-boy "type" at the time
- The character who is my ‘baby’: Inara
- The character who I do not understand: Book because they didn't give us any backstory for him.
- The character that I think the show ruined: does killing Wash count as ruining him? 'cause that
- The most attractive male and female character: prettiest = Simon and Inara.
- The character death that was the worst for me: Wash (no offense, Book, but yours was offscreen)
- The character that is the most like me: ... none of them are, really. Maaaybe Inara because I seem to have more old-fashioned manners than most of my peers and prefer to be over-dressed for any situation than under-.
- The character I think the writer(s) love: I think they loved all of them but it seemed like Wash was the most fun to write (assuming it wasn't just Alan ad-libbing, which is a very real possibility). Possibly Mal.
- The character that I just want to be happy: Zoe. I hope she finds joy in raising her daughter. Wash would hate to see her sad and if anyone is capable of picking themselves up and moving on from a tragedy, it's her.
- My four favorite characters, past or present: Inara, Mal, Zoe, Kaylee
- My four least favorite characters, past or present: Jayne, Niska, Badger, the Operative. Honorable mention to Atherton Wing and Rance Burgess, douchebags extraordinaire
Edited Date: 2014-05-30 04:40 pm (UTC)

Date: 2014-05-30 10:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] philstar22.livejournal.com
I think they kind of suggested with the movie and comics that Book was once an Operative. I really like that idea of a backstory personally. That he did really horrible things for the Alliance, and found religion as a result of his guilty feelings over those things.

Date: 2014-05-31 03:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] janetlin.livejournal.com
Yeah the doing horrible things and turning to religion for redemption is either very heavy subtext or fandom headcanon. I just would have liked to _see_ it, what exactly he did and what finally turned him, how long he's been a Shepherd, etc.

Date: 2014-05-30 08:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] theladymore.livejournal.com
Once Upon a Time

Date: 2014-05-30 08:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] janetlin.livejournal.com
- The first character I fell in love with: Mr. Gold. It didn't take me very far into season 1 to groan in disappointment at the Gold-lite (or -absent) episodes.
- The character who is my ‘baby’: Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold
- The character who I do not understand: Either Peter Pan or Cora. I just can_not_ grok abandoning one's child the way they did.
- The character that I think the show ruined: Hoo boy, they've done a number on _everybody_ this last half-season. As of the season 3 finale, Emma. They did a lot of contortions to make Captain Swan happen but I think the worst is having Emma "lie detector" Swan fall for his bs. Honorable mention: Regina. I liked her in season 1: she was a good villain with shades of there-might-be-something-worth-saving in her, and I was looking forward to the long slow burn of her eventually becoming a decent human being; but I think they've tried to turn her into a good guy too quickly, and the hamfisted "redemption arc" she's supposedly on is just not cutting the mustard.
- The most attractive male and female character: Physically pretty = Philip and Aurora. "Hey I think you're cool and wish I could hang out with you" = David (sans Snow, he's an idjit when she's around) and Katherine/Abigail
- The character death that was the worst for me: Well so far the only (major) death that's _stuck_ is Neal. Don't.... don't get me started on that.
- The character that is the most like me: Hmm. Maybe Henry. Or Archie. I try to be a peacemaker 'cause I hate conflict.
- The character I think the writer(s) love: They have maaaaajor hard-ons for Regina and Hook (bad girl fetish and see above re: shoehorning Captain Swan).
- The character that I just want to be happy: Belle. I'm a Dearie and Rumbelle is my jam, but... good as she is for him, sometimes I'm not sure he's as good for her. Partly that's the sexism inherent in the beauty-and-the-beast dynamic, but come on, we're rewriting fairy tales here, they couldn't tweak _that_? Also I'm tired of her being used/hurt by people trying to get to Gold. Poor girl. I want her to kick him to the curb when she finds out his deception with the dagger, and leave him and spend some time on her own being awesome (or maybe with Katherine. Those two could run that goddamn town). The Outsider is not one of my favorite episodes, but she was _happy_ there, traveling and going on an adventure that had nothing to do with Rumpel. I would wish more of that for her, but sadly I don't think she (or we) will get it.
- My four favorite characters, past or present: Gold/Rumpel, Belle, Mulan, Neal
- My four least favorite characters, past or present: Cora, Hook, Pan, Zelena
Edited Date: 2014-05-30 08:56 pm (UTC)

Date: 2014-05-30 10:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] philstar22.livejournal.com
Going to reciprocate with Stargate: SG1. :)

Date: 2014-05-31 03:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] janetlin.livejournal.com
- The first character I fell in love with: Daniel. I liked him from the _movie_. Pretty and a linguist? Sign me up.
- The character who is my ‘baby’: Janet and Vala. Initially I didn't like Vala at all, and picked her up to RP once as a stretching exercise, playing against my type. Then the more I played her and thought about her and considered what we knew of her, the more I understood her and oh, precious baby, I love her to bits now. Janet was just always magnificent.
- The character who I do not understand: Y'know, actually, Sam. I think I could RP any of these guys (obvs some better than others) except for her. I mean, she's awesome and blows up suns and shit, but she's also just kind of... there. She doesn't have the meaty backstory of the rest of them and that makes her hard to get into, for me.
- The character that I think the show ruined: Daniel. I don't think it's just my love of Vala speaking here, but he was a horrendous shit to her, and I don't get why. Yeah, okay, bad-guy-turned-good, I get taking a while to warm up to her. But come on, Daniel. Everyone else managed just fine. Nobody else takes any miniscule opportunity to poke at Vala and remind her of what she was. Nobody else still holds that against her. Daniel - or at least early!Daniel - was better than that. He was compassionate and always the one to put himself in someone else's shoes and find a way to relate to them. But for - I guess - the sake of UST (which she couldn't have with Cam because they didn't want to recreate Farscape, Sam because she's a woman - though I would have loved to at least see her flirt with Sam a little - and I'm not sure why not Teal'c, but anyway Daniel was pretty much the only option) they had him forget all that and forever nurse the grudge that she beat him up that one time so they could spend two years bickering like a married couple. Bleh.
- The most attractive male and female character: Ba'al and Janet
- The character death that was the worst for me: Janet. Heroes still makes me cry all these years later.
- The character that is the most like me: Perhaps Janet. Her badassery comes in a smaller way than the others. She's good at what she does and she gets the job done and it isn't glamorous but it's necessary. Also being a sidelines character she's easy to overlook sometimes, I think.
- The character I think the writer(s) love: I think they liked Jack but RDA's fading interest made things hard there. Probably Ba'al since he went from random baddie to Main Villain and sometimes collaborator.
- The character that I just want to be happy: Vala. I do believe she honestly cared for Daniel. Probably more than she's used to caring for someone, and she perhaps didn't know the best way to express her affection. She's used to _pretending_ affection and attraction to fleece her marks, and so she doesn't know how to do it when it's _real_. I have and do ship her with damn near anything with a pulse, but she always ends up with this funny little fixation on Daniel. What would Daniel think? Make Daniel jealous. Flaunt her current boytoy, her ring, her pregnant belly. Somehow it keeps coming back to him. Yes that's RP and headcanon but I don't believe I'm far off the mark there. I emphatically do not ship Daniel and Vala because I think it would be a toxic relationship and I would wish for Vala's sake that she'd get over him someday and find someone who actually makes her happy instead of abuses her. \rant
- My four favorite characters, past or present: Daniel (I blame the writers, not him, for turning him into an ooc asshole and prefer to remember him as he was), Vala, Janet, Ba'al
- My four least favorite characters, past or present: listing bad guys is too easy so Rodney McKay, Carolyn Lam, the Tok'ra, Gen. Landry
Edited Date: 2014-05-31 03:34 am (UTC)

Date: 2014-05-31 01:02 am (UTC)

Date: 2014-05-31 02:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] janetlin.livejournal.com
- The first character I fell in love with: Enver, I mean Victor
- The character who is my ‘baby’: Victor or Sierra
- The character who I do not understand: Paul. His character just seemed really flat, and since everyone else was great I _assume_ there had to be more to him and I just... missed it, somehow.
- The character that I think the show ruined: I was not a fan of where Victor/Anthony ended up :(
- The most attractive male and female character: Victor and Adelle
- The character death that was the worst for me: I can't actually remember anyone dying...
- The character that is the most like me: possibly Dr. Saunders
- The character I think the writer(s) love: Echo. It was very clear it was the Echo (Eliza) show as far as they were concerned and frankly I think part of why it tanked was putting so much on her instead of utilizing the very talented rest of the cast more.
- The character that I just want to be happy: Sierra. God, poor thing.
- My four favorite characters, past or present: Victor, Sierra, Adelle, Topher
- My four least favorite characters, past or present: Echo, Alpha, Sierra's handler, the boss-person who eventually inhabited Whiskey

Hm, there's a theme...

Date: 2014-05-31 01:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] liliannabelle.livejournal.com
Oh Paul! Yeah, he seemed a bit lacking, but oh so pretty!

Ah Dollhouse, I remember it fondly. Victor grabbed me right from the start, and Eliza Dushku was fabulous, but I agree, it didn't need to be the Eliza show, not when you have a cast that fantastic ♥

Date: 2014-05-31 03:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] janetlin.livejournal.com
Eliza, and thus Echo, reminded me of a girl from high school who got all the good parts and pretty consistently won monologue and duet competitions (one with Enver, actually) and the rest of us in drama class were like.... why? I mean, what she did, she did well, but when you were with her every day as we were, it became apparent she only actually played _one_ character, so it was frustrating to see her praised again and again when it was like "oh, look, it's A-in-performance-mode again."

Date: 2014-06-01 09:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] liliannabelle.livejournal.com
Ah yes, there was a girl like that at my high school too--but then she was so "amazing" she left school early and went to performing arts school, where she got hooked on drugs and alcohol, and lost herself in a worthless boy, and so yeah, one of the rare times in life when things came around in the end--I wish more things worked that way. She's fine now, I don't mean to sound catty, just saying I understand how frustrating that is!

Date: 2014-06-01 10:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] janetlin.livejournal.com
I always wondered if Enver was also reminded of A in regards to Eliza. :p

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