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25 April 2014 @ 04:16 pm
April Question Meme: Day Twenty-Five  
Asked by noybusiness:

If you could change something in canon of one of your current fandoms, what would it be?


In the show canon of Game of Thrones, I would change that entire Jaime/Cersei scene that happened recently to happen correctly as presented in the books. I mean there are quite several things I wished the show would keep from the books, from particular scenes to characterizations, but this is the most recent thing that many people were (rightfully) outraged about, and I feel like it was the most unnecessary thing to do even with the timeline change. It made no sense, so I would change it so it would make sense, a.k.a. the book version.

In Pretty Little Liars, I would change everything they tried to do with Ezra Fitz after revealing who and what he was, basically trying to stop the show from making him seem like a redeemable person when he is just a creepy child predator asshole. I liked the initial road they were taking him, it was perfect to how the themes of the show were, and then suddenly they are changing their tune because apparently due to Aria/Ezra being a big pairing amongst fans they are backpedaling and hoping that they make Aria forgive him despite everything he did, especially his "sacrifice" in the season finale. That was my biggest tiff with from last season, because I got really excited about it until they started backpedaling. So if I were to change something in canon, it would be not trying to make him redeemable, but make him unapologetic about his actions, and for Aria to finally understand who he is and to want nothing to do with him ever again, no matter how much he claims that he still loves her and justifies his actions. I would make him become, if not associated with anything "A" related, then just another antagonist within the show.

I would change the entire fourth season of Lost Girl. See my previous answer for more details on precisely how I would do that.

And lastly, um, I would also change the ending for The Hobbit, for obvious reasons. Nobody dies, Thorin redeems himself and is cured from the gold sickness and he either becomes King Under the Mountain and Bilbo lives with him or Fili becomes the next King while Thorin goes to live with Bilbo in the Shire, and everyone lives happily ever after, the end. (◕‿◕✿)
 
 
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Samarsakuraberries on April 25th, 2014 11:40 pm (UTC)
I agree with you re: Ezra. I am actually a pretty devoted Aria/Ezra shipper because I have a thing for student/teacher relationships, and I really liked Ezra as a character. I hated the reveal that he was involved in all this A business for sentimental reasons; the Ezria pairing is close to my heart. However, once the show did reveal that Ezra was an ass, they needed to stick with it. I would have liked it much more had Ezra simply been an unrepentant creep, rather than this weird wishy-washy backtracking they've got going on now.
Renée: Pretty Little Liars. Hanna.rogueslayer452 on April 27th, 2014 12:43 pm (UTC)
I would have liked it much more had Ezra simply been an unrepentant creep, rather than this weird wishy-washy backtracking they've got going on now.

It was too similar with what they previously did with Toby, which is something I feared they would try to do, only at least that made more sense because he was being recruited into the "A" team, much like how Spencer eventually got herself recruited for a brief moment in time. Ezra had no outside influence but his own, never mind he's an adult male here, not a teenager being coerced into doing something, so there's a major difference. They can't just ignore everything that he did without repercussions because it was quite damaging, not just in regards to the person who perceived himself to be, but also with his relationship with Aria, along with the rest of the girls as well.

I should try to stay away from reading interviews, as well, particularly with the producers because they are also wishy-washy in their explanations too. They've gone from "yeah he's the bad guy" to "lol no he's not how could you think that" based on what episode has been aired. It's not the first time they've backtracked though (they did the same thing with Mona and Toby before), and unfortunately it won't be the last.

Edited at 2014-04-27 12:49 pm (UTC)
potentiality_26potentiality_26 on April 26th, 2014 12:54 am (UTC)
I love your Hobbit ending. I read the book a long time ago, and I guess I put the fact that everything wasn't exactly cheerful in the end right out of my mind, because it wasn't until all the fanfic started getting written for the movies with A.U. endings that I went, "Wait- what actually happens at the end?" and reread it. A big part of me still refuses to believe it.
Renée: Thorin. Smile.rogueslayer452 on April 27th, 2014 03:50 pm (UTC)
I'm still in deep denial, myself. It's why I read a lot of AUs and fix-its, to ignore what actually does happen at the end of the book.

Like, I understand the importance of why things happened the way they did, I just think the outcome should have been different. It didn't have to end tragically for certain characters, they could have still lived and learned from the experiences and tried to better themselves from it. Idk. It's why I'm excited yet dreading the third movie.

Edited at 2014-04-27 03:50 pm (UTC)
brightmarie: Death Note Kirabrightmarie on April 27th, 2014 01:33 am (UTC)
I would change Once Upon a Time and let the villains be villains and not redeemable. I mean the hypocrisy of the evil queen pretending that she cares for children when she sent so many including Hansel and Gretel to their death at the witch's candy house.
I would freaking change Vampire Diaries and have it end at the last season.
But I'm not talking about the books because Once Upon a Time isn't a book and Vampire Diaries ended completely different in the books.
Renéerogueslayer452 on April 27th, 2014 04:12 pm (UTC)
I haven't watched OUAT in a long time. I gave up since the beginning of the second season because I just wasn't interested anymore, and hearing what they've done I'm just laughing. Everyone is related to everyone, they've ignored characters introduced in the first season (even the second season), etc. It's just not what I thought the show as going to be, so I'm glad I didn't stick around. But I agree regarding the villains. I actually like redemption arcs and understanding where characters come from and all of that, but there needs to be acknowledgment of what they've done and how they can actively atone for their actions.

I also prefer villains who actually truly believe they are doing the right thing, and that they are justified in their actions and make no apologies for it.

I haven't really watched TVD beyond the second season, and have only vaguely paid attention to what's been happening since then, and I'm just facepalming at the utter ridiculousness. The show really should just end already.
brightmariebrightmarie on April 28th, 2014 02:09 am (UTC)
They have a little clique of the popular group and no one else matters. I don't see any redemption for some of these villains considering how many children and innocent people they've killed.
I like villains that are evil and are bad to the core. lol
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tardis_stowaway: what the hell 10tardis_stowaway on April 27th, 2014 03:02 am (UTC)
As soon as I saw that question I thought of that same Jamie and Cersei scene from Game of Thrones. UGH. I'm both furious and confused by that new horribleness that fits so poorly with the character arcs.
Renée: Daenerys. 100% Done.rogueslayer452 on April 27th, 2014 03:53 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I think everyone can agree that scene was very horrible and unnecessary. It didn't even make sense to how the show setup these characters (at least, before the S4 premiere which is where it seemed like they were setting up for Jaime being angry at Cersei for dismissing him, which is stupid).

I just want to erase that scene from my mind. Keep the book version, though.