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25 June 2010 @ 03:57 pm
Day 23: "Oy vey..."  
Day 23 - Most annoying character

There are plenty of characters that I find annoying in almost all my fandoms, so it really depends. There are certain characters that are annoying mostly due to how a particular actor portrays them, or how they're written, sometimes even both. Sometimes it's not even a character I dislike, it can just be the direction the writers chose for a season or storyline or whatever. And honestly, it would take forever to really list the names of characters that I found the most annoying in all these fandoms that I have, so I'll just leave it at this because it could turn into a huge ranting post if I did. Besides, if you know me and are familiar with my opinions on certain fandoms, I'm sure y'all know which characters I find irritating and annoying, so I really don't need to get into that today. *g*

Masterlist of days here.

Okay, everyone knows that I don't do spoilers unless my curiosity gets the better of me and I seek them out myself. Well, there's been one particular spoiler that I couldn't avoid.

From SFX issue #198: "There's also been talk in the writers' room about how to bring The Trickster (Archangel Gabriel) back."

Lord have mercy, I just about cried right when I read this. Seriously, if there was any character death on Supernatural I was the most upset about it was Gabriel's, for sure. I mean, I guess they read about how outraged most of fandom was based on the petition of saving Gabriel was put up the moment after that episode aired, and now they're in the works of actually fulfilling it. Which I'm very sure it was fandom's influence because our voices do count in certain ways.

I just hope if and when this occurs they better fucking use his character with everything they've got, because just to bring him back for a flimsy little thing is not gonna cut it. Gabriel is a fantastic character portrayed by a very talented actor, and this better not be one of those "bring them back only to use them minimally and then kill them off (again)" spiel that this show is very famous for doing now. THEY HAVE ALREADY FUCKED WITH MY EMOTIONS ENOUGH WITH FAKING OUT HIS DEATH AND THEN DOING IT FOR REAL, AND NOW THIS NEWS. IT BETTER BE FOR PERMANENT OR ELSE I AM CUTTING SOME BITCHES. Either way though, I know that Richard Speight Jr. will be absolutely thrilled once learning they're planning on this, because he's been just a sweetheart. Only four episodes of the whole series, but his gratefulness towards the fans have been so overwhelming that I'm sure he'll be just as overjoyed as we are when they finalize this.

My theories on bringing Gabriel back is quite simple: God brings Gabriel back because he was faithful to the cause. I mean, come on. Castiel was resurrected twice now and mostly it was in protection of the Winchesters. Gabriel did the same thing, coming through in the end, even if it was a suicide mission, but he put others first before himself and faced up to Lucifer. He deserves at least a reward for that, it just makes perfect sense. And my wish is that Gabriel and Castiel have more screentime together, brotherly bonding, perhaps traveling alongside the Winchesters. Or even their own little mission! Wishful thinking I know, because since when does the show focus on any other character, supporting or otherwise, that isn't the Winchester brothers? But you never know.

I know I shouldn't get my hopes up, but dammit this is GABRIEL! And I love Richard and this just, yeah. It makes me happy.

Other than that, I've been rewatching the first season Dark Angel, because it's been forever since I've watched it and I suddenly had an itching to view it again. I think it's interesting how many people now have started watching it from the second season rather than the first all because of Jensen Ackles. Which yeah, he was great in it, but I prefer the first season much better since I think it flowed more smoothly, mythology-wise. The second season introduced many new elements that were hardly finished, and it leaves me wondering had they not been canceled would those mysteries be resolved? I think the first season was simple enough that it had a mythology element that wasn't too complicated, but it was just right to keep you intrigued in what was going on. Also, as a personal observation, Jessica Alba seemed happier and healthier during the first season.

That's just my own take on it, anyway. Love the show as a whole, but the first season really remains my favorite due to that.
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Renée: Dollhouse. Victor/Sierra.rogueslayer452 on June 26th, 2010 03:05 am (UTC)
I know, it really sucks that based on what has happened we now have to be incredibly happy yet worried about our favorite characters being brought back and possibly ruined by horrific writing. It's the thing with Supernatural because I do love it, but I'm not gonna lie that they suck with the direction of its writing or the consistency of the writers keeping characterization in check.

I WANT TO THINK HAPPY THOUGHTS BUT DAMMIT, I CAN'T WITH THIS SHOW SOMETIMES. Not until I see evidence that the writers know what they are doing and will do these characters justice.

There's no other explanation I can think about with Gabriel being brought back other than God Himself. I reject the notion that Chuck is God, because in my canon he isn't. That was a lousy kind of "Kripke is God" self-insert which was just ridiculous, but I'm saving that rant/meta thing for another day. No, instead in my canon God is faceless, God isn't revealed to us but instead is this force that understands and has had this plan from the start, and yes. If God can have Castiel resurrected twice for being faithful then Gabriel, who stood up in the end, should be given the same kind of treatment too, don'tcha think? Makes sense for it to happen that way.

S1 of Dark Angel was much tighter plotwise and Jessica Alba was smokin hot. She went exercise crazy and became weight obsessed by the time S2 rolled around.

Yeah, I read something about that, and it's very obvious comparing S1 and S2 just how much weight she'd lost. I do remember Jensen saying at either a convention or an interview some while ago that while filming the second season Jessica wasn't in a great place, that she was underneath a lot of pressure. Which explains the excessive exercise and massive weight loss she endured, and that makes me very sad because she looked absolutely fantastic in season one. :(

But yeah, the Max and Alec dynamic was terrific in S2 and I did like the other things they added in, if only they had expanded more on them to gain further closure. And Lydecker. Oh, Donald Dydecker. I liked seeing him and Logan kind of teaming up briefly, that was fun. And I have to mention my love for Joshua in S2.
goldenusagigoldenusagi on June 26th, 2010 10:36 am (UTC)
I reject the notion that Chuck is God, because in my canon he isn't. That was a lousy kind of "Kripke is God" self-insert which was just ridiculous, but I'm saving that rant/meta thing for another day.

It was a total retcon. HOWEVER--

I know we're supposed to take away that Chuck is God. But I personally think that Chuck as the second coming of Jesus makes SO MUCH sense. He's a prophet. He answered the phone asking for Mistress Magda (Mary Magdeline, prostitute). He first appeared wearing a robe. He lives a humble life. He walks the earth at the same time as the Antichrist. He walks the earth during (an) End of Days. He's gathering followers by spreading his message in the form of the Winchester gospels. Dean makes the comment about him having a virgin/whore complex.

Also, Chuck could be God's vessel. He could have been Chuck, except in the last scene, when he was God!Chuck. Or Chuck could have been raptured to Heaven.

Edited at 2010-06-26 10:38 am (UTC)
Renée: Castiel. Searching for answers.rogueslayer452 on June 26th, 2010 03:00 pm (UTC)
But I personally think that Chuck as the second coming of Jesus makes SO MUCH sense.

I totally and completely agree with you, and the examples you give provides the evidence behind this theory perfectly. :)

It's been my firm belief that Chuck had always been a prophet, because otherwise what happened to his character in the finale doesn't make any continuity sense with what we've seen of him in the show. People can just say "oh, but if he is God then he could do anything!" which is definitely a deus ex machina explanation and that shouldn't even happen. I prefer God to be more metaphysical than anything else. No, he's still the Prophet Chuck in my eyes, and I do think there's something about prophets ascending to Heaven after their deeds were done in certain texts. That can also explain that ending, as well.