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16 December 2011 @ 06:51 am
Wake me up when it's Christmas, 'kay?  
I received your Christmas card lynnylou, thank you. I also got yours too, xlamentcasx! Your homemade card and message was adorable, made me smile and laugh. ♥

I have yet to send out my cards, which I feel horrible about but things have been quite hectic for me with organizing and getting things prepared and dealing with the crazy holiday madness that I haven't had the time to properly sit down and write in the cards. I'm hoping to do so today and get them sent by tomorrow. I have no idea when they'll be arriving to you guys, might be on or past Christmas.

Anyway, here is a meme for distraction:
Pick a fandom or a topic and I'll share some unpopular opinions.
My fandoms (new and old): Doctor Who, Supernatural, Battlestar Galactica, Caprica, Warehouse 13, Harry Potter, Pretty Little Liars, Hawaii Five-0, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, Dollhouse, Dark Angel, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Veronica Mars, The Hunger Games (only book one), Sucker Punch, Wizards Of Waverly Place, Legend of the Seeker....yeah, I pretty much have a shitload of fandoms, interestingly enough. And the list just keeps on growing so, any fandom that you know I have participated in, or any kind of fandom-related subject at all (ex. fanfic, conventions, etc), feel free to ask and I'll definitely give you my unpopular opinions about it. ;)
 
 
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noybusiness on December 16th, 2011 03:51 pm (UTC)
Dark Angel.
Renée: Dark Angel. Max Guevara.rogueslayer452 on December 16th, 2011 04:22 pm (UTC)
Compared to season one, season two wasn't the greatest as it could have been. I felt they introduced a whole lot of new things but didn't really elaborate or get deeper into the mythology as they should have. It just felt too cluttered without any proper resolution in the end. S1 had more structure to the seasonal arc and with the characters and less of the complicated web of things.

I get annoyed when people start watching season two first only for Jensen Ackles as Alec and end up hating on Max/Jessica Alba for ridiculous reasons.

I consider Max and Alec more sibling-esque than shipping material.

I really liked the dynamic of Max/Logan, but my ultimate OTP was Max/Zack. I just felt there was something there that they hinted at, and even commented on within the show very briefly, but I wished it could have been touched on more.
noybusiness on December 16th, 2011 06:41 pm (UTC)
1. I agree that Season 1 was more solid and they really needed a Season 3 to resolve everything they set up in Season 2.

2. Agreed.

3. Me too.

4. Didn't particularly like Zack, but his story turned out very sad.
Renée: Dark Angel. Max Guevara.rogueslayer452 on December 17th, 2011 02:03 am (UTC)
I agree that Season 1 was more solid and they really needed a Season 3 to resolve everything they set up in Season 2.

Yep, and I never understood why the show was canceled so suddenly after a good first season run. Perhaps it was because of how cluttered they had become that the ratings were dropping, or even movie issues due to how much they were doing at the same time. I don't know, but yeah, if nothing else they could have done like a telemovie to wrap things up.

Didn't particularly like Zack, but his story turned out very sad.

I always felt we didn't get enough of the X5s, to be honest. I felt that S2 should have focused more on them reuniting instead of handling the other transgenic experiments which became too weird scifi for my tastes. Like, I understood what they were trying to do, the experiments gone wrong being held in the basement and getting loose into the world, but to be honest I felt like the X5s and the war on Manticore should have been more, you know? Like, the relationship of Max and Zack should have been further explored, Max's search for her birth mother, all of that.

I would have preferred a second season of all of that, introduce some themes about Max being special and whatnot, and then for a third season introduce all the transgenic experiments.
the infraggable crunkblualbino on December 16th, 2011 10:40 pm (UTC)
THE HUNGER GAMES.

And maybe Sucker Punch if that's okay? I like reading your feelings on this movie, they're always similar to mine :)
Renée: Katniss Everdeen.rogueslayer452 on December 17th, 2011 01:27 am (UTC)
The Hunger Games

I'm not really fond of Peeta. I know the majority of fans of the books really love him, but there's something about him that rubs me the wrong way. Perhaps it's because I need to read the rest of the books to understand, but as of right now I don't see anything worthwhile about his character and am indifferent towards him.

I prefer Katniss by herself than getting involved in any kind of romance.

Considering the movie, I absolutely love the casting for Katniss. I think Jennifer Lawrence is going to be amazing.

After seeing the trailer they are pretty much doing everything I envisioned with the beginning bits of the book, but the one thing I am really hoping to be seen in the movie proper is the scenes between Katniss and Rue, particularly their last scene together. After this fanmade scene the actors seemed to do is so perfectly I want it to be near exactly the same as that.
the infraggable crunkblualbino on December 19th, 2011 04:07 pm (UTC)
Personally, I'm neutral towards Peeta. He seems alright, but my OTP will always be Katniss/food.

Oh fuck that scene is heartbreaking. I am in tears ;___;
Renée: BSG. Number Six.rogueslayer452 on December 19th, 2011 05:27 pm (UTC)
Yeah I mean, he's alright, but I'm not thoroughly impressed by him and I'm not really on board with the shipping of him and Katniss business. I'm just not getting that vibe between them, tbh. I would prefer if Katniss, Gale and Peeta were just a team of friends with no romantic ties whatsoever. Does that make me weird? idk
Renée: Sucker Punch. Babydoll.rogueslayer452 on December 17th, 2011 01:47 am (UTC)
Sucker Punch

Whenever someone puts this movie down I immediately get defensive. Mostly because whenever someone does they immediately jump to conclusions without understanding what the movie was saying (i.e. the message which is pretty easy to understand, if you actually paid attention) They don't have to like it, but don't make assumptions of things, kthxbai.

No matter what others say, this was an empowering movie to me.

I firmly believe Amber and Blondie were together. :)

I just love this movie, and always will. Aside from the fact that I wished the studio hadn't fucked with Snyder's original plan for the story, including editing out the one scene that made all the difference concerning Babydoll's fate, there's nothing about this movie that I dislike. And I will forever defend my love for it. ♥

Oh, and I love that Emily Browning is able to understand both sides of the argument concerning the movie but still loves the story and the characters and that world as much as we do. She's able to take things from both perspective, which I feel not many are able to do with their argument. I actually love that it's because of Sucker Punch that Emily got back into acting and is able to do other amazing movies like Sleeping Beauty, which explore the similar themes but in a different kind of light and she's not afraid of expressing her viewpoints and opinions on these topics.
the infraggable crunkblualbino on December 19th, 2011 04:09 pm (UTC)
Agreeeeeeeeeeeed. This was a great, feminist movie, no one cares how short their skirts were.

I actually hadn't realized how cool Emily Browning was until I watched this movie/saw interviews with her.
Renée: Babydoll. Fighter.rogueslayer452 on December 19th, 2011 05:23 pm (UTC)
Agreeeeeeeeeeeed. This was a great, feminist movie, no one cares how short their skirts were.

I mean, I can understand the other side since the marketing of the film was very deceptive and targeted towards more of the "male gaze" -- something that is hugely problematic in itself. I'm not blind to that. But the story of the movie was definitely empowering, and it's more positive in its feminism than many realize. Of course this makes for interesting discussions, and I've seen others being more eloquent than I will ever be about this subject concerning the film in general.

I actually hadn't realized how cool Emily Browning was until I watched this movie/saw interviews with her.

Especially with her new film, Sleeping Beauty. Her interviews are just fantastic and I love hearing what she has to say. She's becoming one of my favorite actresses and role models because of how sure she is of herself and her work, and why she continues doing what she does. ♥
amanda: [dollhouse] blank slatemorbidmuse on December 17th, 2011 01:31 am (UTC)
Dollhouse
Renée: Victor/Sierra. Forever.rogueslayer452 on December 17th, 2011 08:30 am (UTC)
I don't like the idea of Paul and Echo. Originally I thought about it, but as the seasons went on I kept thinking it the more I realized how much I disliked them together. I felt that Paul and Caroline would have been better matched had they met, not Echo growing as her own person. During "Epitaph Two", that is kind of iffy because obviously Echo had grown and many years went by that perhaps there was more to their relationship that we didn't see, and she obviously felt something for him. So, yeah.

I felt the show should have focused more on Echo and Alpha's relationship more instead of just a few appearances here and there.

I think Dollhouse will be the most under-appreciated Whedon shows simply because of the content. I feel like it doesn't get enough credit for the amazing things it achieved and many just felt uncomfortable and refused to watch because of what they only saw on the surface and instead of what the message was about. I'm not saying the show was perfect, particularly in S1 when FOX took control (once again) over Joss and his creativity, but it just goes to show how amazing things can be mistreated and overlooked until after it's gone.
philstar22: Doctor Who: 9 10 11philstar22 on December 17th, 2011 01:48 am (UTC)
Doctor Who and also Supernatural.
Renée: DW. Cracks in time.rogueslayer452 on December 17th, 2011 10:11 am (UTC)
Doctor Who

I personally really love Moffat's era of the show, it's been my favorite era so far with watching the show.

In saying that, while I love Moffat's era I do wish he could have elaborated on some of the emotional consequences of things that happened. It's one of the biggest arguments in the fandom, as I'm finding out, and I do agree that there should have been further exploration (i.e. Amy and her pregnancy, Rory remembering being a plastic Roman and waited for 2,000 years, etc.) It's just those things that add more depth to the characters and how they've coped with those things, y'know?

I have loved all the incarnations of the Doctor, however when it comes to favorites Eleven is my Doctor. Matt Smith just has that certain charisma with his acting, playing both youthful and an old soul, that you truly believe he is the Doctor of all the Doctors throughout the fifty years the show has been on the air. Not really an unpopular opinion, just an opinion. :)

I love all the companions. They are all important and special and brought something unforgettable to the story.

I think Amy Pond deserves the title of "The Girl Who Remembered" rather than merely "The Girl Who Waited" It's more fitting to who her character is on the show.

Neil Gaiman needs to write another episode in series seven. ;)

Nine is so under-appreciated. I loved Nine, I thought Christopher Eccleston was a wonderful Doctor and it's sad seeing so many people overlook his character. :( He was the first Doctor I was introduced to. He deserves more love, dammit.
Renée: SPN. Castiel.rogueslayer452 on December 17th, 2011 12:38 pm (UTC)
Supernatural

Oh boy. How much time do you have? Because I got a long list of unpopular opinions about this show. I think I expressed a lot of my opinions, whether unpopular or not, on my journal already. Here are some fresh ones that have been on my mind that I don't think I have expressed already:

01. The misogyny and internalized misogyny surrounding this entire fandom is very upsetting and disgusting. I wish more people would wake up to the treatment of women on the show instead of making up flimsy excuses to justify the blatant sexism that appears on the show. This really shouldn't be an unpopular opinion, and it's disturbing seeing this cycle continue and it's really very damaging.

02. Supernatural does focus on the Winchesters and their story, but that shouldn't exclude other characters that come in and are important to the story as well. Having recurring characters like Bobby and Castiel and Crowley and anyone else has never taken away the focus of the two brothers. Anyone who thinks otherwise are being ridiculous and need a reality check.

03. To be brutally honest, I firmly believe all the actors deserve better than the joke this show has become.

04. I have never really cared for Sam Winchester. I understand his importance to the show, to his brother and to the story, but I'm just rather indifferent to him overall.

05. The angel storylines appealed to me more than the Winchesters. In fact, the more hypocritical and full of privileged entitlement the brothers got the more and more I started disliking them as a whole. I mean I loved Dean, but his attitude and demeanor, especially last season, was such a turn-off for me that I just hated him. That is not the kind of reaction you want from your audience, to hate your main characters because nobody calls out on their repeated bullshit and that they never learn and never move forward from their mainpaining bullshit. I would take a spin-off of the angels over another season of recycled crap of the Winchesters anyday. Because at least the angels (and demons) have substance and something worthwhile to explore further with their story.

Edited at 2011-12-17 12:39 pm (UTC)
M: BSG - Agathon Family Lovemfirefly10 on December 17th, 2011 04:32 am (UTC)
BSG or Firefly
Renée: Battlestar Galactica.rogueslayer452 on December 17th, 2011 07:18 am (UTC)
Battlestar Galactica

The series finale was glorious and beautiful and I wouldn't change anything that they did. ♥

I don't hate Tory and I think it's ridiculous the kind of hate she received.

I disliked the whole Lee/Dee relationship, a whole lot. I felt Dee was deserved better than that. I wished they didn't butcher her and Billy's relationship just to have that happen, tbh.

I didn't really like Lee/Kara as much as others did. Did they have chemistry? Of course, and I loved that the show played off that because they had a lovely dynamic on the screen. But had they ended up together in the end I would have been pissed, because that kind of goes against who these characters are, imo. I keep referring to how Katee Sackhoff felt in regards to their end because I completely agree with her views on it.

I felt the concept of "Black Market" to be interesting and worth telling, even if the execution via Lee's story was horrific and unnecessary.

The ending wasn't a huge deus ex machina as some think it is, and in fact it stays true with how the show started in the first place with its mythology (there were areas where they could have concluded or explained things better, but other than that)

I have many feelings regarding Boomer. Poor thing just didn't know where she belonged, her identity was skewed once she realized her true nature and she felt like an outcast on both sides. I love Athena and her fighting to be accepted amongst the humans, but I always felt Boomer was always left out and I wished we had more of her struggling with her sense of identity instead of how she dealt with in in S4.5 (which I did end up disliking her for a bit for what she did tbh) But yeah. Her end made me sad regardless.

Even though I love Athena, I have mixed feelings about her killing Natalie and how she started hating her own race.

I loved Razor and The Plan.
M: BSG - cylon!Tory is better than youmfirefly10 on December 17th, 2011 09:03 am (UTC)
I don't hate Tory and I think it's ridiculous the kind of hate she received.

I didn't really like Lee/Kara as much as others did. Did they have chemistry? Of course, and I loved that the show played off that because they had a lovely dynamic on the screen. But had they ended up together in the end I would have been pissed, because that kind of goes against who these characters are, imo. I keep referring to how Katee Sackhoff felt in regards to their end because I completely agree with her views on it.

Even though I love Athena, I have mixed feelings about her killing Natalie and how she started hating her own race.


ITA with all of this, except I completely LOVE Tory :)

Lee/Kara...I loved their friendship and I think Jamie and Katee had some nice chemistry (especially when they made out :D) but I love how the show dealt with their relationship. I loved that, right from the start, they just never got their timing right. It wasn't that they didn't love each other, just that they never quite worked out and I thought that made a lot of sense given who they were and everything they'd been through. I just thought their ending was really fitting and I don't really get why everyone (other than the die-hard Lee/Kara shippers who of course would've wanted their ship as end-game) was so pissed about it.

I still adore Athena, but her murdering Natalie bumped her down several notches on my favorites list. I mean, I want to not blame her because I feel like her actions were so OOC and only happened because the writers needed an easy way to get rid of Natalie (though, who knows why because she was fabulous) but if I start doing that for her I'd have to do it for everyone and I'd never blame anyone but the writers for how the characters act. Which just isn't right so I ultimately had to accept what Athena did as canon and that made my love for her lessen. I didn't mind so much how she turned against her people because I thought that was pretty interesting but I don't think we spent enough time on it or on her seeming change of heart toward the end of the series. In that one deleted scene, she stands up for Caprica and owns her identity as a cylon pretty quickly and I just wish we'd had more lead-up to that and more with her accepting who and what she is in that final season.
Renée: Firefly. Inara Serra.rogueslayer452 on December 17th, 2011 07:24 am (UTC)
Firefly

Finding an unpopular opinion about this show is rather hard, because I don't think I have any.....

I don't think this is unpopular but I do wish more Asians were represented on the show, seeing as how it's a mixture of cultures, North America and China specifically, so you'd think there would have been more Asians featured and not just in the background. Now one could argue that had the show gone on there would have been more representation or characters introduced of Asian-descent. I mean I love the show but yeah, that was something I was kind of disappointed in.
lynnyloulynnylou on December 17th, 2011 08:58 am (UTC)
Glad you got your card! How about BTVS and Harry Potter
Renée: BTVS. Buffy Summers.rogueslayer452 on December 17th, 2011 10:42 am (UTC)
♥!

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Dawn Summers doesn't deserve the hate she has gotten, and continues to get, from fandom. I really love Dawn, ever since she first was introduced and to how her character has grown over the seasons. I felt her character was realistic as the younger sister and I loved her relationship with all the other characters. I also found myself relating to her, because I myself am the youngest sibling, so I understood her more on that front. So yeah, Dawn Summers Appreciation Life. ♥

I liked Spike much better in the earlier seasons than how the show decided to go about his popularity in the later seasons.

I kinda liked Spike's crush on Buffy in S5 even if it borderlined on creepy-obsessiveness, but once it became canon it was unbearable to me. I cannot stand them together.

Spike/Drusilla >>>>>>> Spike/Buffy, anyday.

I will never get over the attempted rape scene, because it is really disturbing and triggering on so many levels. What makes me nauseous is seeing fans actually defend Spike on this, and why they seem to be so apologetic of his character during S7 (same with the writing as well.) Just ugh, no.

I really enjoyed S7 and the arc with the Potential Slayers and the First. I felt it seemed rather right to end the show on that note, kind of coming full circle with Buffy and the entire Slayer line.

Had she not been the rebound for Willow, Kennedy would have been a fantastic character on her own.

I will never understand why Willow got a free pass after going Dark Side but once Faith returned, having changed and working hard on that road to redemption and proving that she had really turned around, she was still treated like shit by others. Even though yeah the argument could be that Willow is a good friend of theirs and they knew her better than they truly knew Faith, but couldn't they have at least given her the benefit of the doubt? I mean seriously. Hypocrisy much?

Season four and season six remain my least favorite seasons of the entire show.
noybusiness on December 18th, 2011 02:46 am (UTC)
But they didn't treat Faith like shit. They even made her leader. I don't recall anyone clashing with her except Buffy when she first showed up, Kennedy when Faith didn't agree with her ideas, and Spike when he heard about the mutiny.
Renée: Echo. I can take care of myself.rogueslayer452 on December 18th, 2011 03:00 am (UTC)
Yes they did.

Perhaps not brutally direct like Buffy did (which given their history was understandable), but there was definite ostracizing going on when she first came back. Dawn didn't like Faith being there, and I'm sure the others were wary of her return and she was seen as the unwanted outsider. Now yes, she was finally given some acceptance to be made leader after Buffy left the house, but I always felt it was unfair given how much Faith was trying to prove herself to them. This of course is my bias because I love Faith and I identify with her more than other characters on the show.
noybusiness on December 18th, 2011 03:07 am (UTC)
You can't expect them to, though. And the situation's not really comparable to Willow, because she had an episode, that lasted only one day, under the influence of grief and dark magic, and fortunately did the group no lasting damage. Faith worked for the mayor voluntarily for months, they were burned when they trusted her, she closed herself off from their attempts to reach out to her, and she did very personal bad things to them. They haven't been there for any of her development, so a wariness is understandable. Apples and oranges.
Renée: Caprica. Zoe Graystone.rogueslayer452 on December 18th, 2011 03:20 am (UTC)
And the situation's not really comparable to Willow, because she had an episode, that lasted only one day, under the influence of grief and dark magic, and fortunately did the group no lasting damage.

Were their situations different? Of course. But Willow did some unforgivable things even before being consumed by the Dark Magic. She had been experimenting with it (or the stronger, more powerful magics) for longer than that one episode, she got addicted to it, which caused the split between her and Tara. She ended up becoming further addicted to it and using magic to control Tara's memory so they would get back together, causing another rift between them. Her addiction lasted very long which led up to her turning Dark Side. She needed help, but so did Faith. Both had their own methods were damaging for all of the Scoobies on personal levels.

My main point with all this though, is that no matter what Faith does in trying to gain trust and acceptance they will always ostracize her, she will always be second best. That's what I'm referring to. OF course that is what she and Angel have in common, that rocky road to redemption that no matter how hard they try to redeem themselves it will never be enough.

(I'm just very close to Faith's story so I get a bit defensive over her arc)

Edited at 2011-12-18 03:21 am (UTC)
noybusiness on December 18th, 2011 03:28 am (UTC)
Willow fortunately sought the help she needed before things got too bad (until you-know-what). The Scoobies' mistake was not to do an intervention right after "Tabula Rasa". I know I would have been much more upset than Xander and Buffy were.

Yeah, they'll always see her as second best, that's obvious. She and Angel work very well together in their new comic, which I love so far.

I like Faith overall and understand her mental/emotional process, though I shake my head at those who find Evil!Faith cool, 'cause she's just pitiable then.
Renée: SPN. Castiel.rogueslayer452 on December 18th, 2011 03:37 am (UTC)
Yeah, they'll always see her as second best, that's obvious. She and Angel work very well together in their new comic, which I love so far.

I still need to read it, which I'm hopefully getting for Christmas! *crosses fingers*

I like Faith overall and understand her mental/emotional process, though I shake my head at those who find Evil!Faith cool, 'cause she's just pitiable then.

Yeah, although I never classified her as "evil", since that's a very strong word to describe her at that point in her life. I felt she wanted and needed acceptance, and was going to find it anywhere she could. I can understand that mentality and it really makes me sad for her because she just needed positive influences to tell her that she was worthy. Which is why I loved that Angel was that positive influence that she needed when she hit rock bottom. I wished he had finished his intervention the first time around, but her arc wouldn't have been as amazing as it turned out to be, y'know?

Edited at 2011-12-18 03:38 am (UTC)
noybusiness on December 18th, 2011 03:44 am (UTC)
Yes, it's a strong word. I mean when she was a Card Carrying Villain.
M: BTVS - Dawn represents all shippersmfirefly10 on December 19th, 2011 09:13 am (UTC)
lol

ITA with ALL OF THIS! Just...every single point. Especially about loving Dawn and not liking Spike/Buffy.
Renée: Claire. No ordinary girl.rogueslayer452 on December 19th, 2011 05:46 pm (UTC)
I sometimes feel like I am the only one who doesn't like Spike/Buffy. I'm not going to lie I used to, long long ago, but somewhere between how canon handled it to the fandom just being stupid, I ended up disliking them entirely. It just leaves a bitter taste in my mouth, tbh. :/
M: BTVS - friendship OT3mfirefly10 on December 19th, 2011 07:20 pm (UTC)
I liked them as a hate-ship in seasons 2 and 5 but once they actually became canon, I lost all interest. And then the attempted rape happened and I just couldn't ship them, even if I'd wanted to. I don't care if other people ship them because I have plenty of frakked up ships, but I do get annoyed when people don't acknowledge how frakked up Spike/Buffy is as a ship. Like, you can love them all you want, but please don't try to sell me on how 'romantic' they were without acknowledging that they were also a really messed up ship.
Renée: BTVS. Buffy Summers.rogueslayer452 on December 20th, 2011 11:04 am (UTC)
I do get annoyed when people don't acknowledge how frakked up Spike/Buffy is as a ship. Like, you can love them all you want, but please don't try to sell me on how 'romantic' they were without acknowledging that they were also a really messed up ship.

Exactly, especially when people try to excuse and justify the attempted rape as "oh that was when he had no soul! it didn't mean anything! look he has a soul now and trying to prove himself a better man for her, isn't that sweet?" I side-eye the fuck out of those people because that is just fucked up, beyond fucked up.
Renée: Narcissa Malfoy.rogueslayer452 on December 17th, 2011 03:46 pm (UTC)
Harry Potter

The majority of the canon couples in the books I don't necessarily agree with. I think Ron/Hermione and Harry/Ginny are completely wrong for each other. I was never fond of the idea of Ron and Hermione together, and the whole Ginny thing came out of left field and it makes no sense considering she and Harry have zero chemistry. I felt like that was only done to have the James and Lily connection repeating all over again which I'm like, Odepius much?

Lucius/Narcissa are the only canon couple I ship hardcore, tbh. ♥

I love the Malfoy family, they will remain my favorite family featured in the books. ♥ I just wish we could have had more information about their family, their history or even what happened to them after the war ended. I was disappointed with how little we got of their transformation towards the end and the outcome of their shift.

The epilogue would have been better if we actually had more details about the Trio and the other characters and what they were actually doing with their lives post-Hogwarts and post-War. Or what the Wizarding World is like since Voldemort had been defeated? Is it better or worse? How are they contributing to it? Those details. I understand the means of showing them sending their own kids off to Hogwarts, but to me I felt it would have been more appropriate to have a less picturesque perfect ending like that and really give a realistic view of their lives in adulthood.

When people complain about Harry getting angry in the books, particular in Order of the Phoenix, I kinda wanna laugh. With everything he went through and continued to endure, it's amazing that he didn't have a breakdown sooner. He held up pretty amazingly well considering the load on his shoulders at such a young age. It's understandable the way he was feeling. Anyone would have been that upset at that age, struggling with the things he was dealing with.

Regarding the films, I shake my head when people complain about the most trivial things. Like how Hermione's hair wasn't bushy enough, or how her dress was pink instead of blue at the Yule Ball, how Harry's eyes weren't green, etc. Like really? -___-
philstar22: Potter: Malfoy familyphilstar22 on December 17th, 2011 09:58 pm (UTC)
I so agree with you here, particularly with Harry's anger. Frankly, Harry's stoicness and ignoring SIrius' death in HBP was more frustrating. The only way I can come to terms with that is to believe that Harry was just burying his pain and not dealing with it. Because otherwise, it kind of makes him look like a psychopath.
Renée: Draco Malfoy. Conflicted.rogueslayer452 on December 18th, 2011 02:41 am (UTC)
I can definitely believe he was shoving down his emotions after what happened, it was probably too painful for him.
jaмeѕιr вenѕonмυм: gaga ☮ in it for the fame.stillglows on December 17th, 2011 10:30 pm (UTC)
I am so happy to see I'm not the only one who doesn't ship Ron/Hermione. I can see them as a fling sort of thing, but I don't see them lasting long term. Also Ginny needs to gtfo,now. I will forever believe that if Harry was to marry anyone it should have been Luna.
Renée: Deathly Hallows. Trio.rogueslayer452 on December 18th, 2011 02:33 am (UTC)
Awww, yes! Harry/Luna. ♥

I always believed that Hermione deserved better than Ron, like they could have dated and whatnot but seeing them in a long-lasting relationship? Not likely. And Ginny was just, why was she even there? What was the purpose of that "relationship"? O_o Just yeah, no. I love JKR and what she gave us with these books, but she doesn't necessarily do well in the romance department for the characters.
dusk_lightdusk_light on December 18th, 2011 02:58 am (UTC)
agree so much with this. Most of the time I think its best if the main character stays single, it would even fit with hp and his character development that he just sort of loves everyone... But if harry did end up with someone I like the thought of Luna.
Ginny started out ok as cute shy stalker then she sortof turned marry sue. A comic that sums up harry\ginny rather well. :P http://eva-black.deviantart.com/art/Six-years-of-Harry-and-Ginny-28473246
Renéerogueslayer452 on December 18th, 2011 03:25 am (UTC)
Most of the time I think its best if the main character stays single, it would even fit with hp and his character development that he just sort of loves everyone...

Oh definitely, and I think, if the epilogue had been done differently, if you gotta show the Trio having children and going off the Hogwarts then you can do that without revealing their significant others. I mean JKR has done amazing things with this series, but romance wasn't her strongest suit (except already established couples.)

Luna and Harry would have been more fitting, tbh. Because Luna really saw Harry for who he truly was as a person. Ginny became irrelevant in the later books because she didn't really contribute to anything, let alone any kind of character growth. Harry and Luna worked better as a potential couple.

Also, Harry and Draco, but you know. ;)
lynnyloulynnylou on December 19th, 2011 09:06 am (UTC)
I agree I was disappointed with the lack of an epilogue in both the movie and the book. I wanted to see what their lives where like as adults like what were their jobs did they or what the world was like since they defeated Voldermort. I just wish it tied up better.
Renée: Deathly Hallows. Trio.rogueslayer452 on December 19th, 2011 05:42 pm (UTC)
Yeah. This is why I want more Harry Potter books in the works. Not necessarily Harry (the character) related, but just the Wizarding World in general. JKR created this incredibly rich world that should be further explored. I know that Pottermore is supposedly doing, or going to do, something like that, but I would prefer like one-shot books that elaborate on the things that didn't get much focus on in the actual series.

I get that the epilogue was more of a closing of the Harry Potter tale, saying that his journey was done. But that shouldn't mean the world can't be expanded either. There's just so much to be explored, things we have yet to really know about the world, other stories worth telling. I am interested in the world and how it operates, their politics, governments, the other wizarding folks and how things came be and all of that. Or hell, even what happened during those nineteen years. I want those stories, dammit.
jaмeѕιr вenѕonмυм: seeker ⇨ that hair.stillglows on December 17th, 2011 10:28 pm (UTC)
Legend of the Seeker!
Renée: LotS. Cara.rogueslayer452 on December 18th, 2011 03:46 am (UTC)
Legend of the Seeker

I ship Kahlan/Richard, Kahlan/Cara and Kahlan/Cara/Richard and I make no apologies. :)

I felt sorry for Cara in the series finale because even though they saved the day, she looked very left out when Kahlan and Richard were kissing and celebrating happily. I mean, that was the very last shot of her in the entire series, and she just looks forlorn. I don't know whether this is an unpopular opinion, it's just how I feel whenever I watch the finale.

I like Kahlan's look a bit better in S2 than in S1. Mostly due to the darker outfit and the eye makeup. She looked matured than in S1.
M: LotS - OT3 FTW!mfirefly10 on December 19th, 2011 09:16 am (UTC)
Again, ITA with all of this :D

My shipping probably goes: Cara/Kahlan, Cara/Kahlan/Richard, Kahlan/Richard. I adore all three ships but I prefer the ones where Cara gets to play :D

Ugh, YES about the finale! Like, I don't think it was meant to be seen that way but I always watch that scene going 'but why isn't Cara involved in all the kissing?' :)
Renée: LotS. Kahlan/Cara.rogueslayer452 on December 19th, 2011 05:29 pm (UTC)
Ugh, YES about the finale! Like, I don't think it was meant to be seen that way but I always watch that scene going 'but why isn't Cara involved in all the kissing?' :)

lol, yes exactly. Although part of me wonders whether they were notified that they were canceled before or after shooting the finale (I can't remember, I think it was before the finale aired that they announced it?) and that they had plans for another season and that's why it seemed a bit off and unsatisfactory where Cara is concerned? idk