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22 September 2013 @ 01:55 pm
Get your fandom meme on.  
Since I saw it all over my friendslist the other day, here are three fandom memes, which I'll answer in the comments to the best of my ability. If you've been with me for a while you know which fandoms I've been in and talk about a lot, but if you don't you can easily check my profile. This is also my attempt to get more interactive with you guys, so have at it! :)

001 | Send me a fandom and I will tell you:

My favourite character:
My least favourite character:
Most attractive character:
Funniest character:
A character I would kill off/remove:
A character I would bring back:
5 ships I like:
A random thought:
An unpopular opinion:
My canon OTP:
Non-canon OTP:
Most badass character:
Pairing I am not a fan of:
Character I feel the writers screwed up (in one way or another):
Favourite friendship:
Favourite thing about the canon universe:

002 | Send me a ship and I will tell you:

When or if I started shipping it:
My thoughts:
What makes me happy about them:
What makes me sad about them:
My favourite scene with them:
My least favourite scene with them:
The biggest challenge to their relationship:
Things done in fanfic that annoys me:
Things I look for in fanfic:
Who I’d be comfortable them ending up with, if not each other:
My happily ever after for them:
What I think will happen with them in the future:

003 | Give me a character and I will tell you:

How I feel about this character:
My unpopular opinion about this character:
One thing I wish would happen / had happened with this character in canon:
My het ship:
My fem/slash ship:
My OT3:
My non-romantic OTP:
My anti-ship:
A headcanon fact:
A scene/moment that sums up this character:
An idea I have for the character that I haven't written:

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Renéerogueslayer452 on September 23rd, 2013 01:06 am (UTC)
Look at my profile.
Sylwia (sill-vee-uh): ceceunnecessary_ on September 25th, 2013 04:40 am (UTC)
1. Sailor Moon
2. Harry/Draco
3. Inara Serra
Renéerogueslayer452 on September 26th, 2013 08:05 pm (UTC)

My favourite character: Rei Hino, and it's mostly due to Keiko Kitagawa for her performance in the role.

My least favourite character: Probably Mamoru

Most attractive character: Rei, Makoto, and also Ami when she was temporarily Dark Mercury.

Funniest character: Usagi

A character I would kill off/remove: I don't think anybody, to be honest.

A character I would bring back: I was going to say Minako because of what happens to her at the end, but of course she came back in the finale so they could have that happy ending.

5 ships I like: Rei/Minako, Ami/Nephrite

A random thought: It's funny that I got into PSGM even though I never got into Sailor Moon the anime or manga (which I still don't know anything about, tbh.) I think it was because I was curious about there being a live action version of it, and that it was inherently very cheesy, but it was also unexpectedly emotional and kind of amazing, so of course I was completely drawn to it. And I loved every moment of it.

An unpopular opinion: I don't really think I have any?

My canon OTP: Makoto/Motoki ♥ They were cute.

Non-canon OTP: Rei/Minako and Ami/Nephrite

Most badass character: I think all the Sailor Senshi's were incredibly badass and had specific identifying moments when they proved as such. I think one moment in particular that stood out for me was the combining of Sailor Moon and Princess Serenity, where she "woke up" and possessed Usagi and basically had a nice little showdown with Queen Beryl.

Pairing I am not a fan of: Perhaps I need to rewatch it again, but I remember not being too fond of Usagi/Mamoru all that much. Which is ironic considering I liked the story of Endymion and Serenity.

Character I feel the writers screwed up (in one way or another): I can't think of anything at the moment.

Favourite friendship: Ami and Usagi. Rei and Minako. And really, all of the girls.

Favourite thing about the canon universe: I really loved the phones they had, where they could take a picture of an outfit and then press a button and instantly the outfit would appear on themselves. I wish such a device was a reality because I want it so bad.
Sylwia (sill-vee-uh)unnecessary_ on September 29th, 2013 03:51 pm (UTC)
Keiko Kitagawa is an amazing actress! I agree that she brings something wonderful to the role of Rei.

I agree with you about attractiveness as well.

I am excited to re-watch the series sometime soon. :)
Renéerogueslayer452 on September 27th, 2013 05:38 am (UTC)

When or if I started shipping it: Oh god, pretty much way back when I first joined the fandom. Back in like 2002/2003? I think they were my first in the fandom, shipping-wise. It was the most popular slash pairing and as soon as I saw things of them (fanvideos, fanart, fanfic, meta and analyses of their character interactions from the books, etc.) I was sold.

My thoughts: I just love them sfm. OTP. ♥ ♥ ♥

What makes me happy about them: The chemistry. It's that classic love/hate-push/pull sort of thing, but there's so much more to the characters than just that and it's really nice to see that explored. In canon a little bit and definitely in the fandom.

What makes me sad about them: It makes me think what would have happened if he actually had accepted Draco's attempts at being friends when they first met. Things might have been incredibly different.

My favourite scene with them: Not necessarily between them specifically, but when Harry is eavesdropping and witnessing Draco at his most vulnerable moments in HBP. It's something that really is huge because we never got to see these moments with Draco before, and for Harry it got him to I guess sort of understand what he was going through and how much pressure he was under -- not to mention that he saw Draco hesitating and resisting to kill Dumbledore, despite his fears about what would happen to him and his if he didn't. I just really loved that Harry got to see that.

My least favourite scene with them: Any scene where Draco is insulting Harry's friends. Like, I'm sure that Harry could take Draco talking shit about him, even if he didn't like it, but talking smack about his friends right in front of him (which he often did because he was a prat that way) was a surefire way to not win him over. Like, I enjoy rival banter as much as the next person, but that's not in good form, bro.

The biggest challenge to their relationship: Definitely their rivalry, with each other along with the Slytherin vs Gryffindor conflict. Draco being a Malfoy and the implications that came with that, including the association with the Death Eaters/Voldemort and all the heavily instilled old fashioned beliefs, ideologies and expectations from his family.
Sylwia (sill-vee-uh)unnecessary_ on September 30th, 2013 05:03 pm (UTC)
I love that that question is heard often throughout fandom "what would have happened if he actually had accepted Draco's attempts at being friends when they first met?" I love that JK was able to create that question for us, and make it such a possibility.

Renéerogueslayer452 on September 27th, 2013 05:38 am (UTC)
(Harry/Draco continued...)

Things done in fanfic that annoys me: Everything involved with the Draco In Leather Pants trope. It's one thing to explore a character's emotions and understanding them on a deeper level, that's the entire point of writing fanfiction. It's another to completely disregard canon and make it so you're going to change who they are to fit your ideal of that character. Draco is interesting on his own without being reduced to that, tyvm. And pretty much disregarding characterization in general, but that's pretty much my rule for most fanfiction in any fandom.

Things I look for in fanfic: When the writing convincingly stays in-character. The presence of there being an internal struggle, mostly involving feelings and emotions about the other. Particularly when it's about how there's a conflict of instilled beliefs and such, like with the Malfoys, and the struggle Draco has to go through in order to confront his own feelings and betraying what he was taught or expected to do. Also, I love reading fics where it's an AU or post-battle where Draco is trying to find his place back in the world again and connects with Harry on a much deeper level because he kind of knows him now better than anyone. I just like seeing stories that focus on that and how Harry is used to be the catalyst for everyone else to see Draco's worth.

Who I’d be comfortable them ending up with, if not each other: I'm not sure for Draco, but for Harry I wouldn't have minded him to end up with Hermione or Luna.

My happily ever after for them: Just being together, finding common ground with each other and their friends, and living happily together, give or take their banter but in a more teasing way now instead of constantly being at each other's throats. It's totally cheesy and generic, but I don't care. Happy ending is happy and I'll take it.

What I think will happen with them in the future: Well, if we're going by book canon, discarding the epilogue, I like the notion that Harry and Draco are working together in some form or another. And that Harry is the one who helped Draco rebuild his life and rebuild/reshape the Malfoy name in general. Which because of this new found bond between them they formed a relationship that they knew was already there, it just had to take them everything they went through to get to that point.
Sylwia (sill-vee-uh)unnecessary_ on September 30th, 2013 05:05 pm (UTC)
Re: Cont'd.
Disregarding characterization is one of the main reasons I can't read fanfiction, so I'm with you on that!

The Harry/Luna ship is a really interesting one that I like to think about sometimes.
Renée: Inara Serra. Smile.rogueslayer452 on September 27th, 2013 08:01 am (UTC)

How I feel about this character: ALL THE LOVE. ♥ I seriously just love everything about her character. Her kindness and compassion and understanding, her patience, her sophisticatedness, her integrity, how she doesn't take shit from anyone but will politely put them in their place (unless it's Mal, who she loves to torment and put him in his place when he goes too far); her intelligence, her gorgeousness. Just, ugh. Everything about her is PERFECTION. ♥

My unpopular opinion about this character: I firmly believe that being a Companion was her choice, and that she wasn't "brainwashed" into becoming one because of the Alliance and whatnot.

One thing I wish would happen / had happened with this character in canon: Many things, because the series didn't last long enough to explore further into her character background or backstory. Things are revealed long afterwards, like her sickness and that she was slowly dying, but it makes me wish we could have seen more of that revelation on the screen. How would that have played into the show? What kind of storyline would that have been? How would they have dealt with it, emotionally for her and the other characters? I also wanted to know more about her life back on Sihnon and how she became a Companion. And also her family, I wanted to know more about them. And in the film, although Joss did film quite a bit of her, most of her scenes were cut out for time, but I wished we could have had those moments in the final cut along with a bit more. Just, there's a lot of things that I wanted to see in canon that we probably won't ever be able to.

My het ship: Mal/Inara

My fem/slash ship: Inara/Kaylee ♥ ♥ ♥

My OTP: It's kind of a tie between Mal/Inara and Inara/Kaylee, actually.

My OT3: I'm not sure?

My non-romantic OTP: Inara/Simon

My anti-ship: Inara/Jayne
Sylwia (sill-vee-uh): alex karevunnecessary_ on September 30th, 2013 05:28 pm (UTC)
I love your explanation of what you like about her. She deserves the love!

What do you mean about her sickness? I never watched Serenity so I've only seen the series. Is that information in the series or was it told to us way later? What do you meeeaaan she was dying?! lol.
Renée: Inara Serra. Smile.rogueslayer452 on September 30th, 2013 09:41 pm (UTC)
It was told to us much later. There were some subtle clues in the series about Inara having a secret (the syringe in the pilot, her mentioning things like "everyone's running from something I suppose" and "I don't want to die at all", even in the finale when River seeing inside of every character she sees Inara saying, "I'm a big girl, just tell me" which could be interpreted as her first learning the truth of her illness), and it was later confirmed by both Joss and Morena that her secret was that she was, indeed, dying.
Sylwia (sill-vee-uh): zoeunnecessary_ on October 1st, 2013 04:11 am (UTC)
Wow, that is so beautiful and intense. I can't believe the story was going to go that way. Poor Mal!
Renée: Firefly. Inara Serra.rogueslayer452 on September 27th, 2013 08:02 am (UTC)
(Inara Serra continued...)

A headcanon fact: On Sihnon, becoming part of the Companion Training House is considered the highest of honors, and it wasn't an easy task either. Only a small selected group of people end up entering, and a small fraction of them succeeding in their training. Inara chose to become a Companion, and ended becoming one of their top students, receiving high praises and respected along nearly all of the training houses of the planet. Inara was happy with what she was learning and the accomplishments, and had big plans ahead -- until she had received the unfortunate news of her illness. This shattered everything she had about the future. When she got the news, she was about the receive a promotion to become a priestess of the House, and with great reluctance she had to decline the promotion, and shortly after she requested her leave from the training house. She, of course, explained that she wanted to continue with her clientele and kept saying that she wanted to expand herself amongst the worlds. Very few know of her illness, and she wants it to remain that way until she's ready to face that hard reality.

Also, one of her childhood dreams was to travel and explore the different planets amongst the verse, the be an adventurer like in the many folk stories she had read growing up. She finally got to experience this dream, even though it's through unfortunate and tragic circumstances. When she saw the ship Serenity, like Mal, it was love at first sight. What she saw wasn't a ship of transport, but instead the special quality of it that many other spaceships didn't have. She knew instantly it would take her where she needed to go, even if she didn't know where those places where yet.

A scene/moment that sums up this character: When she was giving benediction to Shepherd Book, there's something beautiful about it because while Book is a man of faith, Inara is also seen as a spiritual figure as well. Inara brings comfort and a sense of peace to many of the people aboard the ship, for both them and for herself as well. Another moment is in the movie when she cleverly devised the plan of using a flashbomb disguised as an incense stick in order to buy herself and Mal some time to get away. It shows how smart and resourceful she is.

An idea I have for the character that I haven't written: While there are many different aspects of Inara's family that I love envisioning, one idea in particular that has been swirling around my head has been that she didn't come from a very wealthy background. Contrary to what her appearance and status as a Companion leads many to believe, Inara came from a pretty average family, or as average one could get on a core planet like Sihnon. I'd like to think that the money Inara made as Companion, even when she's on Serenity, she sent most of it to her family on Sihnon in order to support them.