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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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noybusiness on June 26th, 2010 04:04 pm (UTC)
I love Dark Angel. Both seasons. It's disheartening how many fangirls hate Max and Logan and don't watch the first season except "Pollo Loco". I love Alec, but he's not the most sympathetic character when he's first introduced. The episodes aren't about How Max Is Evil To Alec like some people make them out to be.

Do you want me to tell you about the Dark Angel novels?
Renée: Kahlan. Swept by the wind.rogueslayer452 on June 26th, 2010 06:12 pm (UTC)
Exactly! I really wish people wouldn't think that. Of course, I think the main reason for that kind of attitude amongst the fangirls is because Alec has the same personality as Dean does in S1 of SPN, so when they migrate from that fandom into Dark Angel they still see carefree!Dean Winchester in the role of Alec and, God forbid if another character treats him like he isn't the greatest thing in the world! It's that kind of strong bias that is with those people.

It's kind of interesting because I love Max to death ever since the first season ("girls kick ass, says so on a t-shirt" XD) and I didn't really care for Alec that much until much later when the show actually aired. Heh.

Oh please, I already know about the novels. I have at least two and I couldn't even get through one.
noybusiness on June 26th, 2010 06:36 pm (UTC)
I found the novels to be good.

The siege of Terminal City ends with the exposure of Ames White's attempt to turn public opinion against the transgenics by drugging a transgenic to become a crazy serial killer.

The resolution of the cult plotline: It turns out that they believe a comet will hit the Earth carrying a deadly pathogen which transgenics and Familiars are immune to. Max's DNA holds the key to immunizing humanity. It's basically the same as would have happened on the show. White is killed by Joshua (yay!).

Lydecker is rescued by Max from the cult's stronghold. He says that he can help her find her birth mother.

The Eyes Only Dossier has some interesting information. Manticore supported a project to restore American supremacy called the Phoenix Project, supplying them with the twins of Zack, Brin, Tinga, and Krit. Asha's mother was a mayoral candidate who was kidnapped at the behest of her opponent. She may still be alive in an underground prison. There's more about the May 22nd Movement (the ecoterrorists that held the genetics conference hostage in "Prodigy") and their plans.
Renée: Dollhouse. Victor/Sierra.rogueslayer452 on June 26th, 2010 09:13 pm (UTC)
Hmm. I may have to reread the first novel again because I wasn't all that thrilled by it when I first read it. Of course, that was years ago.

My main thing is are these novelizations legit? As in, they make canonical sense had the show continued? Because some tie-in novels can be good but won't have the same flavor as the show, which is one of my problems sometimes. Like, for example, the Supernatural novels which can be a total hit-and-miss with the characterizations which take me out of the story completely.

Though I do recall seeing The Eyes Only Dossier in the bookstore a long time ago, and was intrigued with what I saw inside. But when I went back the next time it wasn't there anymore.
noybusiness on June 26th, 2010 11:58 pm (UTC)
They're more official than the Supernatural novelizations.

Also the first one gives the names of the three X5 escapees that weren't named in the show. Seth, Vada, and Kavi.
Renée: Six. It's good to be a Cylon.rogueslayer452 on June 27th, 2010 03:56 am (UTC)
It figures as much.

Yeah, I remember reading those parts in the first novel. I really do need to reread them again, because now my interest has been peaked.
noybusiness on June 27th, 2010 04:12 am (UTC)
It's too bad they couldn't get Krit and Syl back for the last two episodes, but then they would have died. Instead we had Biggs and Cece. They also wanted to bring back Lisa Anna Cabasa as Tinga's twin.

Oh, and I agree about Jessica Alba looking happier and healthier in the first season.

Did you know there's a Dark Angel wiki? It doesn't get much traffic, but I've added to it regardless (for example, http://darkangel.wikia.com/wiki/Phoenix_Project and I gave Alec better pictures).