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16 January 2008 @ 02:42 pm
Mememememe Meme!  
Because I can't focus on a darn thing today. Might as well steal this sucker from happywriter06:

List all your fandoms, have your friends pick one and tell them:

1. The first character I fell in love with:
2. The character I never expected to love as much as I do now:
3. The character everyone else loves that I don't:
4. The character I love that everyone else hates:
5. The character I would sex up or make out with anytime:
6. The character I'd want to be like:
7. The character I'd slap:
8. A pairing that I love:
9. A pairing that I despise:
10. Favorite character:
11. What are your five favorite things about your fandom?
12. What are your five least favorite things about your fandom?
13. Who are your five favorite characters?
14. Who are your five least favorite characters?
15. What are your five favorite pairings?
16. What are your five least favorite pairings?
17. Which character are you most like?
18. What is your deep, dark fandom secret?

My Fandoms (that I claim, anyway). Asterisked ones are in the comments below:
**Supernatural
**Prison Break
**House, M.D.
Reaper (pretty new)
L&O: SVU
24
Oz
**The Shield
**Queer As Folk (S1 only)
Smallville (mostly dead to me now)
**Lost
**Arrested Development
**Simpsons-- can I put a cartoon show on the list?
Did I miss anything obvious? My brain is like a sieve.

ETA: Do I have any deep, dark fandom secrets? I thought most of my opinions were well-known. And in a couple of them, boy-- it'll be hard to find five pairings. Unless I get random, like Dean/Metallicar and Dean/Wall and Michael/Heartache. Maybe I'll throw in the Gen pairings too.


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sadelyrate: thinkingsadelyrate on January 17th, 2008 12:12 am (UTC)
Methinks I might end up doing this, too...

But since no one's yet said it...
Supernatural.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on January 17th, 2008 04:10 am (UTC)
You're right-- you were the first one to mention it!

Okay, here goes. Again, few surprises, except for the more offbeat comments. ;)

1. The first character I fell in love with: Dean, when he started getting weepy and less assholish.
2. The character I never expected to love as much as I do now: Bobby.
3. The character everyone else loves that I don't: Most of the people that really bug me (Jo, Bella) have a substantial number of other people who don't like them.
4. The character I love that everyone else hates: Gordon. Hell of a villain, and a worthy challenge for the boys (especially for a human)
5. The character I would sex up or make out with anytime: Um... Dean turns my crank, but I'd never sleep with him-- Sammy first. Rather watch Sam/Dean any day than do either of them.
6. The character I'd want to be like: Ellen. Except without the dead husband or the snotty daughter. And not so much with the demonArson problem either.
7. The character I'd slap: Dean (of course).
8. A pairing that I love: Sam/Dean.
9. A pairing that I despise: Dean/Jo.
10. Favorite character: Dean.
11. What are your five favorite things about your fandom? Sam/Dean Gen, Sam/Dean Slash, the audacity of the Supernatural as real, incredible fanfiction, Jensen/Jared (whoo!).
12. What are your five least favorite things about your fandom? The boys' depressing childhood, network interference in casting and "flavor" of shows (!!!), occasional batshit fans, episodes that trash the main characters, BNF wars and the like.
13. Who are your five favorite characters? Dean, Sam, John (yes-- flawed but fascinating), Bobby, Yellow-Eyed Demon \o/!
14. Who are your five least favorite characters? Bella, Jo, Ruby, creepyNightmareMax, blackDressBadActressBimbos.
15. What are your five favorite pairings? Sam/Dean Gen, Sam/Dean Slash, Dean/tears, YED/anybody (word wars), Bobby/sarcasm.
16. What are your five least favorite pairings? Dean/Jo, Ruby/anybody, Jo/anybody, Bela/anybody, Sarge/Death.
17. Which character are you most like? A combination of Sam and Dean.
18. What is your deep, dark fandom secret? I really didn't get Dean until about 1/4 through Season 1, and I didn't like him much before that.

Edited at 2008-01-17 04:49 am (UTC)
Deadbeat Nymph: sam dean close facesdeadbeat_nymph on January 17th, 2008 05:12 pm (UTC)
4. The character I love that everyone else hates: Gordon. Hell of a villain, and a worthy challenge for the boys (especially for a human)

Really? I mean, really people hate him? I always liked Gordon. I had issues with his demise, but I thought he was an awesome character, and that Sterling K. Brown did an excellent job with him.

John (yes-- flawed but fascinating)

I agree. He's a bastard of a father, but he's an interesting character nonetheless, and very compelling.

18. What is your deep, dark fandom secret? I really didn't get Dean until about 1/4 through Season 1, and I didn't like him much before that.

I think that might be why it was hard for me to get into the show at first, at least partially. I mean, he was smoking hot, but is that ever really enough? But eventually, it struck and now I am eternally devoted to him.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Diner Deanhalfshellvenus on January 17th, 2008 06:10 pm (UTC)
Really? I mean, really people hate him?
They seem to! I can understand the issues with Gordon's obsession over killing Sam-- nobody likes that! But the character is intense, driven to do most of the right things and sometimes for the wrong reason, independent, and a fantastic reflection of where hunters might wind up if they lose too much of their humanity. Not to mention tenacious. How can you not love his use as a villain?

I agree. He's a bastard of a father, but he's an interesting character nonetheless, and very compelling.
No show without him, and I wish he'd stayed on longer. Not to monkey-wrench the boys' time together, but as a recurring character.

I mean, he was smoking hot, but is that ever really enough?
He was a cocky 2-dimensional ASS at first, and it was only his deep pain at Sam leaving him (in his mind) and his devotion to his family that started to shift how I saw that character. Once the pain under the layers of "jerk" became visible, I was hooked.

This icon is one of my favorites-- the toughness and the loneliness in it are a perfect summary of Dean.
sadelyrate: thinkingsadelyrate on January 18th, 2008 11:21 pm (UTC)
Gordon was an awesome character, and despite how much I hated to see him go, there really wasn't another way. And I'm glad they decided to close that storyline, for all our Gordon needs there is always the kick-ass fanfic. :)

Word on the network interference. Though I have to admit that Ruby and Bella don't rub me the wrong way anymore. What the Show will do with them, though, remains to be seen. If they're another idea Kripke and co. throw out when the season changes... *sigh*

The Winchesters are awesome, every last one of them. And John in all his complex, conflicted grandeur...trying to do the 'right thing', trying to raise two kids and still find some solace for his own soul... There's a certain undeniable charm to him, no doubt about it.
Bobby and YED, yeah... Bobby made a good impression on me, too, by being an elderly curmudgeon who really knows his stuff and is willing to forget about what's happened in the past in order to deal with what's happening now.
Methinks, though, that there hasn't been a demon I wouldn't have loved on one level or another.

Sarge/Death... *glee*
And so right. Apparently the Show has something against Vietnam vets.

Thank you for this! :)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on January 19th, 2008 12:42 am (UTC)
And I'm glad they decided to close that storyline
Me too, just to avoid having SamHunting Gordon on our tail all season. There was the pain and irony of what happened to him, and oh how I loved the way the episode showed how what he saw/heard changed because he'd been 'turned.'

Though I have to admit that Ruby and Bella don't rub me the wrong way anymore.
I really disliked seeing Ruby in every episode for awhile there, and Bela turned up too soon again for my tastes. It just felt so "force-fed," and I hate the network interference in the show as it is!

There's a certain undeniable charm to him, no doubt about it.
Much of which I think is how JDM played him, because he could as easily (based on the facts of the character alone) been someone that the fans hated. He's damaged the boys a lot, without meaning to, and then there was his ultimatum to Sam regarding college. Without the humanity of the portrayal, he'd come off very differently.

Bobby-- the way he works sarcasm and such cracks me up. But his genuine caring for the boys clinches the deal. And the YED-- oh, how I loved that portrayal!

Sarge/Death... *glee*
I SO wanted him to escape successfully, and was really disappointed that he didn't. I had a nearly-finished fic for him written for super_summer's 'Croatoan' week, but it just didn't feel like it altogether worked. *kicks it*