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09 April 2008 @ 04:17 pm
Unpopular Fannish Opinions, Part 2 (teh fandoms)  
Okay. Here's my second part of the unpopular opinions, focusing on specific fandoms, and it's actually longer than the previous one I did. Go figure, eh? I knew I had plenty of opinions about things, I just never realized how much there was! Anyway, here they are, opinionated and unadulterated. If want something further explained than what I have written I'll be more than happy to elaborate (although I think I went pretty thorough on some of them, heh). Don't like them, that's your problem. I make no apologies for my thoughts on my fandoms. Simple as that.


Heroes

01. I may be in the minority that generally liked Volume 2. It had its flaws and wasn't perfect or organized well as S1 had been, but nevertheless I enjoyed it overall. I liked Maya and Alejandro's storyline though kind of wished they'd expanded it more, and certain storylines such as the "Nightmare Man" subplot was really interesting, and yes I did think that Maury Parkman had a frightening ability. The season had mistakes, editing/pacing-wise and the unnecessary romance between characters in such a short period of time and not really giving Niki a storyline that worked well post-S1 finale, but that's all I saw wrong with the season. Everything else was I had no problems with.

02. As much as I love Noah Bennet, I think he got what he deserved in "Cautionary Tales". I admire his dedication to the protection of his family, but he was becoming too erratic and dangerous and was too obsessive over those damned paintings that he didn't even consider that the actions he was taking would eventually lead up to his death. Getting shot was something he had coming for a long time now, and I'm glad for it whether fandom agrees or not.

03. I'm not into Petrellicest, aside from the wishing of Peter/Claire back in season one.

04. Overall, the dysfunctions of the Petrelli family intrigue me. I'm not really a Peter fan though I do like the direction in which they are heading with his character; I'm loving Nathan more and more every time he's on screen. Angela, while a cold-hearted bitch, is probably the most interesting Petrelli because of her many secrets she holds, and we never truly know which side she's on and I applaud the show for keeping her an intriguing character while still questioning her motives and her morally gray decisions. I also would like to take on Cristine Rose's theory that Angela Petrelli probably boinked all of the original twelve members at Woodstock. But hey, that's just wishful thinking on ALL our parts, right?

05. Mohinder Suresh is my favorite character. I love him dearly, and I'm saddened that he gets so mistreated by fandom. Also, I'd like to add: MOHINDER IS NOT STUPID, GODDAMMIT! I'm tired of everyone calling him that, furthermore I'm tired of fandom hating on him over the incident with shooting Bennet. I'm not going to make this another essay like the one I did before, but I will make it clear that Mohinder is only a simple man dealing with insane situations and doing his best to keep himself cool and collected and I'm impressed that he's managed to handle things quite well considering all that he's been through. He is merely human, humans make mistakes and are imperfect by nature, and while I would like Mohinder to have a stronger hold on things and not be so trusting of others, he continues with his main objective with helping people and doing the right thing.

So yes, I love Mohinder and haters can GTFO. You may not love his character, but don't be calling him stupid or else I'll be showing you the airlock.

06. My OTPs: Mohinder/Sylar (S1) and Matt/Mohinder (S2). No apologies.

07. I really adored Hiro in the first season, I loved how enthusiastic he was about his power and that he could become a hero and save the world, and the path of him learning that it's not as fun or exciting like it seems in the comic books. He was cute and bubbly and I loved him and Ando's adventures and self-discovery. However in season two I kind of lost that love because of his fallen friendship with Kensei and then not taking responsibility that perhaps it was of that betrayal that caused something dark within Kensei in the first place. Also, burying him alive was really cold and brutal, and I'm not sure if he realizes it but he's almost as dark as future!Hiro, only less badass.

08. I LOVE the Mohinder/Molly/Matt family unit setup. It's probably the most adorable thing Heroes has conjured up which caused an explosion of many adorable possible scenarios of how their little domestic situation could end up, and REALLY REALLY REALLY want it to expand into Volume 3. I don't care how they do it, I just want more M3 scenes or at least the acknowledgement that they are still a family unit.

09. Kristen Bell annoyed me as Elle in the beginning of season two, with the Lolita-esque slutty way she acted. I was like okay, that was totally unnecessary.

10. Mohinder monologues are love. ♥ I love their deep meaningful messages which connect to the episode it's attached to and the entire series, and for those who are bored with them obviously don't listen carefully to what he's saying.

11. I simple adored Claire during season one; I thought her character was well-developed from a regular high school girl going through self-discovery and finding that she isn't alone in the world, an allegory if you will. I was disappointed in season two concerning her storyline, the pointless romance with West, who I still wanted to have been evil from the beginning, to never actually getting into the bigger plots. Also, whatever happened to her awesome flowy/bouncy hair? Also, even though Thomas Dekker is AWESOME in TSCC I kind of want him back in Heroes, only because he rocked as Zach and his character was just simply forgotten, even by Claire who had FOUGHT to keep him her friend even after his memory was erased. Just, grrr show. At least have her acknowledge that Zach existed.

12. TO ALL FANFICTION WRITERS: Mohinder does not use British slang. He may have a British-Indian accent on the show, but that doesn't mean he uses words like "bloody" or "blimey" in a conversation. They've never written his dialogue like that in the show, therefore that is not his character. He's well-educated thus he speaks sophisticatedly, but never with any sort of British slang, so take that into consideration. Plus every time I see someone write Mohinder saying "bloody hell" I'll think of either Harry Potter or Spike, and I don't want that image in my head while reading something Heroes-related. I don’t mind coming up with a backstory of how he’d adapted such an accent, but that doesn’t mean he has to use the precise dialects used. ALSO NOTE that Mohinder does not cry easily, the only time he did so in the entire series was at his father's funeral. That's it. He's not going to shed tears over something petty or unnecessary, he's tougher than that.

13. Extreme Sylar fangirls, or those "Sylar Wives" as they call themselves, frighten me. Srsly. See, this is where the delusions of fantasy and reality enter. I love Sylar for being the dark and twisted character he is and the direction the writers are planning on taking his character next, NOT because I want to marry the guy. He's a freaking serial killing psychopath for goodness sakes!


Supernatural

01. I liked Jo. She might've not been developed as nicely given her short screentime, and she did have romantic views about hunting and a thing for Dean, but I saw great potential with her character had Kripke decided to take her and the Roadhouse storyline further. I am disappointed that he didn't like those ideas and decided to ditch them, because I thought there was some nice things he could've done with it (and it would've been nice for the boys to have other hunter contacts), but at least Jo wasn't killed off and it's left open for possibilities in the future. Still, I liked Jo Harvelle and thought it was unfair that the fanbase hated her which probably sealed her fate on the show another thing I dislike about fandom in general.

02. Ruby is my homegirl. She is made of awesome and win and I love her to bits. Bela can die in a fire for all I care, kthxbai.

03. I'm not into Wincest. They are hot boys yes but, like the Petrelli brothers, I see their relationship strictly brotherly. Nothing more.

04. The Supernatural fandom frightens me, mainly from the rapid fangirls. Even though I've contemplated on going to conventions, the reports I read from others I'm scared to go five feet from the extremists and the squealing of the "OMG JEN/JAR R SO HAWT" fangirls and whatever. I can take opinionated people, just not those who push their thoughts and opinions and go batshit over every little thing that SPN has in the show (ex. wanking over new female characters, going on and on about race/gender issues, obsessively objectifying the boys, etc.)


Veronica Mars

01. Veronica Mars should've stayed one season. I seriously think it would've been better off that way, as the later seasons just lost all its original flavor. Specifically speaking, the Lilly Kane murder case was the only good storyline that came out of the whole thing. After that was solved, it transformed into something else entirely. I'm glad it got cancelled and I'm glad the VM:FBI series never picked up.

02. I thought Logan/Veronica was cute in season one, but after that they were a complete yawnfest. Plus fandom didn't help the cause by INSISTING that they were supposed to be the show's OTP and nothing else, and bashed Kristen Bell for not believing that Veronica and Logan were good together. Prime example of fandom immaturity.

03. I'm still pissed that they made Cassidy into a murdering rapist.

04. I've kind of fallen out of the Kristen Bell love. I'm not sure when this happened, but I generally disliked how she portrayed Veronica post-S1, and I'm not sure if that was the direction or how it was written, it just didn't feel right to me. S1!Veronica was who I fell in love with, but when they changed her character into purposely pushing her sarcasm into conversations instead her snarkiness just being subtle and cute, I started disliking the character. I also guess this was also why I wasn't whooping with joy when I heard she was going to be guest-starring on Heroes, because of bitter feelings I had with the direction VM had with her character.

05. If I were to ever watch S3 it would have to be for Weevil. Because I love him.


Battlestar Galactica

01. I prefer Kara to have all the mens she can without the predicament of being with one guy, since we know that doesn't last very long. Kara/Lee, Kara/Leoben, Kara/Sam, whoever and whatever, I don't care. She has chemistry with all of them on many different levels, so really it's Kara/Everyone.

02. Cylons >>> Humans. Trufax. *waves pro-Cylon flag*

03. The revelation of the four of the Final Five didn't really bother me, in fact looking at it from another perspective it makes sense that those characters were chosen. I feel that others don't like it because we've come to know these characters ever since the beginning and it's hard to believe that they would be Cylons after all that's happened. But again, I look at the evidence and where the show's mythology is taking us, where these characters stand in matters of importance and I think it's interesting at why RDM picked them. The same thing with having Kara "die" and the come back, it's an excellent twist.

04. I want Boxey back.


Harry Potter (interesting, because I'm no longer in this fandom, but I do have one thing to say....)

01. If there's one OTP in this fandom, in the canonical sense, it would have to be Harry/Hermione. No, I'm not an insane shipper, I would've just preferred it because I thought they had a wonderful friendship and I saw potential for them to be together, and was disappointed with the ending results (and the entire epilogue of DH was bleugh). I thought pairing Ron and Hermione is kind of cliched, the same with Harry and Ginny. With the latter I felt it was too obvious, not well executed, and very Oedipus-like to be honest.


I have some more for other fandoms, but I figured this would be enough for right now. There'll be other opportunities to organize the others ones, as this one took quite a while. So yay, go me.
 
 
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Renéerogueslayer452 on April 10th, 2008 12:46 am (UTC)
It's really sad because while I don't see the gender issues the wank was going on about, most female characters aren't written well (aside from the one-episode girls like from S1). Jo was an unforunate character that had gotten that short end of the stick and had the writing team decided where they wanted to go with her in the long-run it would've been different. But I agree, they had her too immature and too hung up on Dean/hunting that kind or already made it bad for her character for many of the fans.

When she was no longer the "outcast" with no one but her dad, her dog and this new guy Wallace, the show got dramatically less interesting.

Yep, that's exactly how I felt too. At the start of season two there was this different feel and I was like "something's a bit off...", but I ignored it and kept watching. But afterwards I realized that they made Veronica different from how she used to be. I get wanting to develop a character and little changes here and there, but that was a bad change and direction call for her characterization. Plus her one-liners became too forced rather than the natural snark we saw in S1. In all honesty, she became too fake IMO.

At the time I really loved the show, and often compared it to Twin Peaks and Nancy Drew like most sources did because of the detective work. Now, I just saw that S1 was more Nancy Drew while the following seasons were just a mess.
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Renée: Ruby. You're not serious.rogueslayer452 on April 10th, 2008 02:10 am (UTC)
Man, now I really wished they'd kept that original version of Jo because that would've been awesome. A female version of Dean, mirroring him exactly would've been a nice touch. It's too bad that they ended up writing her like they did, since I would've liked Jo to be that badass girl helping out the boys. I think perhaps that is what Ruby is in S3, kind of the girl that Jo was supposed to have been, minus the demon/witch part of course.

I just hated how it became all about LV. That's also what turned me off. I'm like no, if I wanted continuing relationship problems I'd go to a soap opera, I felt that went on longer than necessary.
Sarah: Hushies - Greta Thinksstillabet on April 10th, 2008 12:37 am (UTC)
I totally agree with you about Jo on Supernatural and that VMars should have only been one season. The first season of that show is practically perfection to me, and then it gets so watered down in the later seasons. Without the Lilly storyline to tie everything together it got kind of lame.
Renéerogueslayer452 on April 10th, 2008 12:51 am (UTC)
Yeah, the main reason why I was attracted to VMars in the first place was because the description for the show was a mixture of Twin Peaks and Nancy Drew of mysteries, and THAT'S what VMars was. Without that murder case and being haunted by visions of her dead best friend I lost interest completely.
himhilienhimhilien on April 10th, 2008 01:10 am (UTC)
Because I am procrastinating.

On Heroes

1. I think those of us who generally liked the second season of Heroes are a rare species. I don't know. The amount of bitching and whining may just get more attention than anything else. I liked Alejandro more than Maya but it's not like I hate her. I'm just presently indifferent to her. However, of all of the adults present on the series, I really want Maya to team up with Mohinder and find a way to take Sylar down once and for all. Nothing romantic but they can help one another.

2. You know what I think of this.

3. I kind of like Nathan/Peter but never liked Peter/Claire. Too much of the hero and damsel in distress for my liking. Although Claire really isn't that much of a damsel, at least not in the first season.

4. Angela pwns. It'd be so funny if what Cristine said about the Company founders meeting at Woodstock actually became canon.

5. You may not love his character, but don't be calling him stupid or else I'll be showing you the airlock.

May I be the Adama to your Roslin? But I think I'm more like Tigh. Damn.

6. My OTP is still Mohinder/Sylar but I do love Matt/Mohinder.

7. I think Hiro did think about his betrayal against Kensei but it didn't happen immediately. Maybe some of it will come up in the third season.

8. I really want more M3 too though I think the only thing that is connecting Matt and Mohinder together at this time is Molly. What is it with people's names starting with M in this series anyway?

9. I never watched Veronica Mars or anything else Kristen was in before she started appearing in Heroes. Not that I'd allowed her past roles dictate what I thought of her in this series. I wasn't impressed with her in the beginning either but she's grown on me.

10. Me too. Besides it means more time to hear his voice!

11. ZAACCCCKKKKKKKKK!!! ;___;

12. People actually do this? WTF? Crying!Mohinder fic make me want to cry.

13. I don't think the Sylar fangirls/wives will ever top the Snape wives. Thank God.

On Battlestar Galactica

1. Kara, like Mohinder, has chemistry with everyone! XD

2. I need to catch up with the series before I can give you my thoughts on this.

3. Wow. People still in denial about them being Cylons. I knew Sharon was a Cylon way before I saw the mini-series and it still bummed me out when we saw a copy of her at the end of it.

4. Who the frak is Boxey? Wait. Don't tell me.

On Harry Potter

1. :O :O :O :O *defriends you* I kid, I kid.

I've always shipped Harry/Ginny, but I did not like how JKR wrote it. I think Harry/Ginny would have been better if stuff happened as early as OotP.
Renée: Sendhil Ramamurthy.rogueslayer452 on April 10th, 2008 01:29 am (UTC)
Mohinder and Maya teaming up against Sylar would be really neat, because they do have that thing in common where Sylar had used them for his own purposes so that makes their needs more personal to take down Sylar. Plus, having Maya stand up for herself in S3 would be more awesome than what happened in S2; give her something to work with, c'mon people!

Yeah, in reality the M3 family was only together because of Molly, which is why I still am wishing for some Matt and Mohinder bonding moments. At least give us something that they aren't just strangers living in the same apartment.

People who write crying!Mohinder baffle me. I'm like, WTF? Do these people even watch the show? There's other ways to show emotion other than crying about it! I have yet to see a fic where Mohinder just lashes out and starts hitting things, like punching a wall or punching someone else. Angry!Mohinder = love.

Great, now you got me thinking of Kara/Mohinder. Thank you. ;)

Re: Boxey, he was the little kid in the miniseries that Sharon saved on Caprica, he also appeared next to Starbuck in "Bastille Day" all the way back in S1. I don't know, most people didn't like him because he was a kid (IDK) but I thought that buddy-bond with him and Kara was nice, like he looked up to her or something. It was shortly lived, but I think it would've been cool if he stuck around a little while afterwards. It was like he was there and then....he wasn't.

Harry/Ginny would've been better executed if Ginny had been more of a feature or there was more chemistry with her in the series. It just felt kind of staged, like JKR was like "well, here ya go". I don't know, it just didn't feel right to me (and it's going to be REALLY weird seeing Bonnie with Daniel in the HBP film).
himhilien: Heroes - Brothershimhilien on April 10th, 2008 01:40 am (UTC)
My pet theory about Maya's ability is that she'll be able to control it in such a way that allows her to kill only the people she wants to kill in the kill zone, as I like to call it.

Me too. It would have been so awesome if we saw how the hell these two got together and decided that they needed to raise Molly. I mean I'm sure she had relatives who would have wanted her. Also, there's the lack of an explanation of how HRG and Mohinder decided to team up.

Ummm.... A friend and I over Spring Break were talking about Lee/Lara/Mohinder. >_> Please tell me this isn't madness?

Oh. Got it.

I think any girl with Daniel is weird. Ahahaha!
himhilien: Heroes - Clairehimhilien on April 10th, 2008 01:42 am (UTC)
And when I said Lara, I meant Kara. Must sleep.
Renée: Mohinder Suresh.rogueslayer452 on April 10th, 2008 01:56 am (UTC)
Ahaha, Lee/Kara/Mohinder would be interesting, but so would Lee/Laura/Mohinder too! XD

That's kind of my theory too regarding Maya's ability. I think with enough practice or control she'll be able to target someone and just that one person without affecting anyone else. That would be an awesome way of getting her character to be kickass in the next season and really raise hell against Sylar for manipulating her. Also, I can definitely see a team of Mohinder, Maya, Elle, Peter and Matt to try and make a difference....of course, that's my personal wish. I also want Mohinder and Claire to have a full scene together, but after the events in "Cautionary Tales" I'm not sure that's going to happen anytime soon....

See, we MUST be brain twins! Because I was so disappointed when we didn't get a full explanation in "Four Months Ago" about, aside from M3, how Mohinder and Bennet even partnered up or what their plan of action really was from the beginning! That would've made "Cautionary Tales" much more effective.
himhilien: Heroes - Brothershimhilien on April 10th, 2008 02:21 am (UTC)
The scary part is we had an elaborate plot and everything.

It'll be interesting once Claire finds out HRG isn't really dead. How will she find out? Maybe Mohinder will tell her that it was he who brought her dad back to life. The likelihood of Claire being forgivable is unlikely but I'd love to see this happen.
Renéerogueslayer452 on April 10th, 2008 02:25 am (UTC)
But Claire DID find out in "Powerless", remember? HRG came back to briefly tell her to not reveal any of the Company's secrets because he'd been forced back into their power by Bob who threatened to do something to his family if Claire started revealing the truth (and we find out later that this is what Nathan tried to do, but failed by getting shot in the finale).

I'd been pining to see a Claire and Mohinder scene, and it's unfortunate that the only time we saw them together was during the hostage exchange. Hopefully she'll forgive, though not in the way I'd like.
himhilien: Heroes - Matthimhilien on April 10th, 2008 02:50 am (UTC)
*facepalm* This is why I need to rewatch the series. I forget little details like this one.
Renéerogueslayer452 on April 10th, 2008 02:55 am (UTC)
*pats head* It's okay. It happens to all of us at times. ;)
dandies4ever: debdandies4ever on April 10th, 2008 01:13 am (UTC)
Mohinder is my favorite character too, I was pissed when people started hating him, yes shooting Bennet wasn't his best moment, but he has plenty of great moments to make up for that.
My OTP is Mohinder/Sylar, I briefly got into M3 but eventually got bored with it.
Hiro was basically my hero 1st season. 2nd season... not so much. What he did to Adam/Kensei was horrible.
I love Ruby, I don't understand people who hate her just because she's female.
dandies4ever: debdandies4ever on April 10th, 2008 01:16 am (UTC)
I forgot to add my love for Zach! I want him back on the show! :(
Renée: Ruby. You're not serious.rogueslayer452 on April 10th, 2008 01:38 am (UTC)
Zach was the best thing to happen to Claire, so I was kind of pissed they substituted him with West in S2.

Mohinder is love, and I think people forget that these characters aren't perfect and they are often in conflicted situations like Mohinder was at that point. He was stuck between taking sides of two evils and he chose the one that would most likely save the lives of many versus helping only one man save his family. I would've liked that moment to have ended better, but it was the right thing to do and he did it as a last resort.

M3 will always be my domestic bliss with the cute and all that, which is nice considering most of the relationships in the Heroesverse are so messed up and dysfunctional, they at least have the potential of functioning like a regular family.

Ruby is like, so freaking amazing. I don't understand why fans hate her either, though I think more people have been won over in the most recent of episodes. But the initial reactions from fans? I don't get it, at all.
Tracy: Deanalexwhitman25 on April 10th, 2008 01:29 am (UTC)
This is going to be long, I think.

Ruby is the poo and everyone else can STFD. I lurk in Supernatural fandom and mainly only see what is posted in the one com I'm a member of, but I've seen some overanalytical stuff that has annoyed the hell out of me. I've seen people try to make an issue of the use of gay, "off the civilization" and many other phrases. I don't know, to me Supernatural is a fun show I watch for enjoyment, not to get all up in arms over and nitpick and overanalyze.

I agree with EVERY. SINGLE. THING. you said about VM. Well, except that I never liked Logan/Veronica. ;) The show should have been one season - it was the only well thought out season with characterizations that weren't charicatures and plotting that wasn't unbelievably uneven. (It's a shame that I think S2 will always color my enjoyment of S1.) The obsession with shout outs and "oh aren't we clever" bits started getting a bit out of hand by the end of S1, but were full force out of control by S2. Veronica's sniping and bitchery was not cute or amusing. The LV fangirls that hated on KBell to extremes because she didn't bow at the LV altar was insane and made me realize that the fandom was even more immature than I thought. Cassidy's evolution into being the Big Bad will never make sense to me - it could have been written in a believable, shade of gray way, but it was way over-the-top moustache twirling. KBell did some amazing things in S1, she made you feel for Veronica and everything that was going on and that had happened. The rest of the seasons and everything else I have seen her in since have not impressed me, which is a shame because I had high hopes for her after her work in S1. She can play things very over-the-top and I wish she would take a more subtle approach sometimes. I NEVER regret that I didn't watch S3 - the characters that I once loved were charictures of themselves by then. And to top it off I don't think that Rob Thomas is this immensely talented god - and the fact that he is involved with a 90210 redo thing reinforces that to me.

Renée: Ruby. You're not serious.rogueslayer452 on April 10th, 2008 01:58 am (UTC)
I don't know, to me Supernatural is a fun show I watch for enjoyment, not to get all up in arms over and nitpick and overanalyze.

Precisely. It's like what I say about all my fandoms, I like them for what they are, and getting nitpicky and ranting about every little thing takes the enjoyment out of it.

The LV fangirls that hated on KBell to extremes because she didn't bow at the LV altar was insane and made me realize that the fandom was even more immature than I thought.

That is what got me out of the entire fandom altogether. I couldn't state my opinion in communities or forums because you got attacked by those rapid LV fangirls who thought if you didn't ship them together there was something wrong with you. Not only that, but RT pretty much took the relationship advice from the fans, not from where he wanted to show to end up. So all the on/off LV nonsense was because of the raging fangirls -- and remember at a con some time ago when Teddy Dunn came out and everyone booed him? That pissed me off. It just got off track so badly that I was SO HAPPY they didn't get a renewal, because even if they had started getting good again I think it was time to let it go.

It's funny how I'm ranting about VM now when back then I thought it was the bestest show ever. This is what happens when you fall out of something you used to love.
flood_and_fire on April 10th, 2008 01:43 am (UTC)
Heyy! i'd call myself a well-educated Brit, but i still use slang like "bloody" all the time! that said, i agree that Mohinder never has used any, so wouldnt suddenly start, and in the pilot didnt he have like this strong indian accent? why'd they change that? that just occured to me!!

agree with all the SPN stuff!!

last 2 episodes of S3 of VM were really good, got back to their roots, with Veronica having a very personal mystery to solve, alas, it was far, far too little, too late. i liked S2, i thought they layed on the cassidy-evilness a mite too thickly and made it impossible to want to sympathise with him, which, IMO was a bad move.
Renée: Mohinder Suresh.rogueslayer452 on April 10th, 2008 02:05 am (UTC)
in the pilot didnt he have like this strong indian accent? why'd they change that? that just occured to me!!

Sendhil Ramamurthy had explained numerous of times that when they finished the pilot (the original, 75-minute version of it) and had a private screening that people all voted that Mohinder show have a British accent because it would be sexier. Which I agree, but Sendhil thought it would be awkward to suddenly have a British accent in the second episode after just doing an Indian one, so he said over the course of the first several episodes of S1 he gradually faded it out and it became more and more British. It works better for him using that accent, but he doesn't use any slang whatsoever and I'd wish people would stop having him use it in fics since he never uses it in the show.

VM did reach that point where it was too late to change what was already messed up, and I think they wanted to revive it in those last episodes but it just wasn't as fantastic as S1 had been.
M: Harry Potter: Harry - Buckbeakcarpesomediem on April 10th, 2008 03:49 am (UTC)
If there's one OTP in this fandom, in the canonical sense, it would have to be Harry/Hermione.

I'm one of those HP fans that preferred there to be NO relationships among the trio, I just thought it took away from the focus of what the whole story was about on so many levels, especially towards the last two books. But, if I was going to ship any of the trio, it'd be Harry/Hermione, too. There was more chemistry between them than their ever was, or is, between Ron/Hermione. I've ALWAYS thought that, and they catered towards that very, very much in the movie versions as well.
Renéerogueslayer452 on April 10th, 2008 06:13 pm (UTC)
I pretty much think the epilogue was unnecessary in the final book, because how does the relationships/marriages between characters signify any importance? Much less them having kids. Like, I get the happy ending and all that but....seriously? I agree though, romance shouldn't have been made central in the final books. I mean, I didn't mind it being present like Harry's crush on Cho and all that, but that fandom made it SUCH a huge deal that I'm like look, that's not the point of the series! Also, the HBP film is going to center around Harry and Ginny's relationship? It's like badfic you want to gag all over.

But if any two characters who could've winded up together overall, Harry and Hermione would've been it. The movies do hint towards that naturally whereas those Ron/Hermione scenes feel so forced.
forwardish: Dance ani Bobby Gorenforwardish on April 10th, 2008 04:47 pm (UTC)
lol, I'm Kara/Everyone most of the time too.

HP:
I thought pairing Ron and Hermione is kind of cliched, the same with Harry and Ginny. With the latter I felt it was too obvious, not well executed, and very Oedipus-like to be honest.
AGREED 10 zillion TIMES.

VMars:
I gave up on Season 3 of VMars.
I'm pissed about Cassidy too.
I think it would've been better if it ended after high school or stayed one season 2.
Renée: Blair Waldorf.rogueslayer452 on April 10th, 2008 06:08 pm (UTC)
OMG YOUR ICON = MADE OF WIN. ♥

I loved S1 of VM, and I thought S2 was okay though looking back it should've been structured more thoroughly (and I'd forgotten to mention I HATED the storyline involving Meg and the pregnancy and all that, like did that even get resolved with Meg's family and whatnot? Made no sense). Plus to have Weevil more screentime, and less L/V craptastic relationship hoopla that we just don't care for.
amanda: [supernatural] rubymorbidmuse on April 11th, 2008 04:44 am (UTC)
I just made up my own Unpopular Fannish opinions! I didn't post it yet and now, seeing yours, I'm see a HUGE overlap. :D

I totally agree about Heroes: #2. I loved Mr. Bennet. But in the second season he obsessed over the paintings and became dangerous.

not taking responsibility that perhaps it was of that betrayal that caused something dark within Kensei in the first place. Also, burying him alive was really cold and brutal, and I'm not sure if he realizes it but he's almost as dark as future!Hiro, only less badass.
YES! Totally. Same issues I had with Hiro (plus the random love interest they threw in) this season. Not fun.

Ruby is my homegirl. She is made of awesome and win and I love her to bits. Bela can die in a fire for all I care
Is this unpopular? Because that is exactly how I feel?

I agree about Vmars. The second and third (what I saw of the third) seasons just weren't the same at all. It would be better for my memory/love of the show if it had just been canceled. When I think "Veronica Mars" I always think season one. Season two had its moments, but at the most it shouldn't have made it to season three. It got put out of its misery far too late.

Actually, I agree with every one of your VMars points. Except maybe the last one. Not that I don't love Weevil, but I'm never rewatching the first few episodes that I disliked and I know I'll never finish it. :/
Renée: Mohinder Suresh.rogueslayer452 on April 11th, 2008 05:28 am (UTC)
Oh yay, I can't to read yours! :D

Bennet was becoming dangerous and, while I love his badass moments, there's such a thing as thinking outside the box and seeing the whole situation for what it was. I know people exploded on Mohinder but it helps to actually THINK and ASSESS everything that's happening, which is something Bennet didn't do and basically sealed his own fate but not being completely honest with neither Mohinder or with Claire.

Is this unpopular? Because that is exactly how I feel

It's unpopular concerning the entire SPN fandom in general, I'd say. Since many fangirls don't like new females characters entering the show. There's still a handful of fans who don't like Ruby, but then again I think she's won over many fans recently.

I stayed with VM during S2 because I thought it would get better, but when it ended on a sour note I never bothered with S3. And reading from other people's thoughts I'm glad I didn't -- and for Weevil scenes, I'll just fastforward to them if I ever want to watch that season. Though I'm not sure HOW much of Weevil is actually in that season anyway. I remember people were pissed that Mac or Weevil or Wallace didn't get much screentime then, so I don't know.
Robyncakesbitterbird on April 11th, 2008 05:40 am (UTC)
great thoughts
I agree totally in s2 that Matt/Mohinder was a cute pairing. With Molly they were such a cute family!!
totally agree that VM shorter would have been better, and I agree about LoVe too

total word to the spn stuff, expect that I go to and love cons, despite the occasional and ineviatble crazies
Renéerogueslayer452 on April 11th, 2008 05:52 am (UTC)
Thanks. :)

I know, they are so cute! When we discovered that Mohinder and Matt were raising Molly together in the S2 premiere I literally was squeeing with utter delight. It was totally unexpected and yet there's something about the entire concept that makes it adorable. Love it.

Even though I would love to go to cons for the meet and greet with the cast and other fans, I get wary and nervous based on some reports I've read. I don't like those kinds of crazies and immature people and I don't do well with them around me. IDK, it's weird but I know those kinds of people exist everywhere and I should make the best of those situations while I can -- but fandom can be a REALLY scary place sometimes.
noybusiness: Leoben/Anders/Starbuck threesomenoybusiness on May 10th, 2009 02:19 am (UTC)
I prefer Kara to have all the mens she can without the predicament of being with one guy, since we know that doesn't last very long. Kara/Lee, Kara/Leoben, Kara/Sam, whoever and whatever, I don't care. She has chemistry with all of them on many different levels, so really it's Kara/Everyone.

I feel much the same. Hence this icon, which is at least theoretically possible because Ron Moore said something about all Cylons being bisexual.