365: 10 – Bleach

1. A picture/meme relating to that fandom in some way.

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bc we all need this

2. Name of book/movie/TV show.
Bleach, mostly anime though. I could not stick with Kubo for the whole manga run, I have a life to live.

3. Favorite “good” character. Why?
KISUKE URAHARA. I did not expect this when I first encountered the manga and show, after all he’s a bit of side character in the first arc, but as I continued I became completely enamoured by him. I find him to be so deliciously complex and yet so straight forward in his mercurial nature. He never hides he’s weird and silly, what he does hide is that he’s endlessly brilliant and kind, but the reason for that are layers of issues that a wonder to explore. Honestly one of my favourite characters ever.

4. Favourite “bad” character.
Uh. Coyote Stark because despite being part of Team Bad Guy he was just so over it.

5. Favourite book/movie/episode.
TURN BACK THE PENDULUM ARC. It’s by far the shortest arc/season on the anime (6 episodes out of 200+) but it explores the most interesting of dynamics within the show: the creation of the Vizards/Visoreds.

6. On a scale of ZZZ to Haven’t Slept In Weeks ‘Cause Tumblr & FanFiction & Everything, how obsessed are you with this fandom?
I was OBSESSED!!!!! I mainlined the anime in about 3 months, hitting it at just the right time as it it ended and I was so completely about it.

7. Favourite Quote.
It’s not so much a quote as it is a Moment, and it’s when the Vizards arrive during the Aizen Battle, but there’s not perfect vid of that moment on the internet, but also this is war pretty damn funny.

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365: 10 – Bleach

365: 6 – Arrow

Let’s get it out of the way, honestly.

1. A picture/meme relating to that fandom in some way.

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via tumblr

2. Name of book/movie/TV show.
Arrow (DCTV, CWDC)

3. Favorite “good” character. Why?
I used to really enjoy Felicity in season one, but overall for the series it’s gotta be Diggle or Laurel. I think they are such important characters in giving accountability to Oliver and in how the show works at the core. Without them there’s a lack in the morality of the Justice TM Oliver dishes out in season 1. As the show goes on, it gets a little better at that, but Diggle is a character that is never afraid to call out, disagree, or even cut Oliver out of his life if he has to. Laurel was much the same. They weren’t dependent on Oliver to have a life, but Oliver is dependent on them to keep himself balanced.

4. Favourite “bad” character.
Slade Wilson. Manu Bennett’s portrayal of him was great and then FUCKING AMAZING as he the storyline Slade had became frustrating, but Manu was entertaining the whole time.

5. Favourite book/movie/episode.
Uh…. don’t have one? I haven’t watched in actual years. The crossover with The Flash the only way I watch anymore, but like… I guess, I like the episode Thea gets to become Speedy.

6. On a scale of ZZZ to Haven’t Slept In Weeks ‘Cause Tumblr & FanFiction & Everything, how obsessed are you with this fandom?
Dead and buried.

7. Favourite Quote. (Optional. Only for the extra-professional fan-person.)
“I ran out of sports bottles.” Oliver Queen, a fucking genius.

365: 6 – Arrow

365: 5 – Voltron (Netflix)

1. A picture/meme relating to that fandom in some way.
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2. Name of book/movie/TV show.
Voltron (Netflix), duh.

3. Favorite “good” character. Why?
Shiro, today, but Allura is a close second, maybe tomorrow. I love Shiro because he tries so hard to be such a good dude and take care of those around him, but he’s terrible at taking care of himself. That is to stay, Shiro is very capable, but he’s repressing a lot of trauma and I need him to be okay!!!

4. Favourite “bad” character.
Honerva aka Hagger. I was in love with her voice at first, because SUMMER CREE AKA KIRA IN ATLANTIS THE LOST CITY, but then her character just evolved into this deeply disturbing amazing genius woman that unlocked the powers of the universe, but like, for evil! What a woman!

5. Favourite book/movie/episode.
“The Legend Begins”

6. On a scale of ZZZ to Haven’t Slept In Weeks ‘Cause Tumblr & FanFiction & Everything, how obsessed are you with this fandom?
well, I reread and went back to the fic tag on ao3 at least four times last year for about a month each so like… you know, casually always into it.

7. Favourite Quote. (Optional. Only for the extra-professional fan-person.)
Hunk: “Are we all nodding?”

365: 5 – Voltron (Netflix)

365: 4 – Iron Man (MCU)

1. A picture/meme relating to that fandom in some way.
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via tumblr but I don’t remember from who I got it from, I’m sorry!

2. Name of book/movie/TV show.
Iron Man (MCU) — I probably should stop naming them in the header now.

3. Favorite “good” character. Why?
Pepper Potts! She’s the best, she humanizes the franchise from the get go. She’s the heart of the Iron Man movies, quite literally. She’s clever, decisive, kind, and warm. Her relationship with Tony is complicated, but it’s surprisingly sweet to watch.

4. Favourite “bad” character.
Obadiah Stane. He’s the worst, but his influence and choices shape Tony’s life for better and worse.

5. Favourite book/movie/episode.
Iron Man, the first.

6. On a scale of ZZZ to Haven’t Slept In Weeks ‘Cause Tumblr & FanFiction & Everything, how obsessed are you with this fandom?
I was pretty obsessed, now I’m luke warm.

7. Favourite Quote. (Optional. Only for the extra-professional fan-person.)
“I don’t have anyone but you.” “You’re all I have too, you know.” Iron Man, Tony and Pepper.

365: 4 – Iron Man (MCU)

365: 3 – Lucifer

This one is gonna be short, because this lady has to sleep. I’d like to commit 500 words to each of these posts, but realistically some days I just won’t be able to do it because I’ll be tired as all hell. And on that note!

1. A picture/meme relating to that fandom in some way. 
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via tumblr (one of the best kids on tv and future president of mars)

2. Name of book/movie/TV show.
Lucifer

3. Favorite “good” character. Why?
Chloe Decker. Chloe grounds the shows, she’s part of the core of it, maybe the core of it, but she rarely gets given her dues. It’s always hard to play the straight man or woman, in this case, in a show. It’s harder to play the one that Doesn’t Know while everyone around you does and the show + Lauren German manages it, while still having fun, and at time one upping her fellow cast mates and characters at time. Chloe is a fully realised character who doesn’t need Lucifer around to make her who she is.

4. Favourite “bad” character. 
Mazikeen. Lucifer’s number one torturer and demon. Maze is an amazing look into a what happens when you take a character without morals but are loyal to death and beyond. When you give a character that doesn’t care about hurting people and give them people to protect. When you write a character that has, in canon, no soul, but they have heart. She’s also hilarious.

5. Favourite book/movie/episode.
Season has some GEMS. I love “My Little Monkey” and “Homewrecker”. In season 1 it has to be “A Priest Walks into a Bar”.

6. On a scale of ZZZ to Haven’t Slept In Weeks ‘Cause Tumblr & FanFiction & Everything, how obsessed are you with this fandom?
Fairly, but it’s a pretty quite fandom. Just how I like it tbh.

7. Favourite Quote. (Optional. Only for the extra-professional fan-person.)
“Self worth comes from within, bitches!” Maze

 

365: 3 – Lucifer

365: 1 – Star Wars Original Trilogy

  1. A picture/meme relating to that fandom in some way.

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2. Star Wars Original Trilogy

3. Favourite “good” character.
Luke Skywalker. I’m not going to do a “Here’s Why” for these every time, but I loved Luke from the beginning. My first encounter with the Star Wars Saga was Episode 6: Return of the Jedi, and I loved it. Later as I grew — I first watched ROTJ around 4-5 yrs old — my favourite became Empire Strikes Back, but I always loved Luke. Leia was amazing, but I never connected with her in my younger years the same way I did with Luke. I’m not sure why. Luke however was always a favourite. I loved him and his tenacity, his belief in good and goodness, the way he never gave  up. How his looked at his father and still saw someone to be saved. Luke believed in finding the good in everyone and being kind and loving. He was such a character to aspire too.

4. Favourite “bad” character.
Darth Vader. He’s the biggest one that spans the original trilogy, with Tarkin dying in ANH, and the Emperor coming into play in ESB, but also his journey throws you for a loop. The biggest bad guy in the galaxy has a tragic backstory himself and is intrinsically woven into our heroes story. From the beginning, from the moment we meet Vader, he’s connected to Leia, as he’s hunting her, and then later Obi-Wan creates an emotional connection between Luke and Vader telling him that Vader kill his father. And so here we have our bad guy, he’s the worst, we have no sympathy for him because our heroes don’t, and then Empire Strike Backs flips that all on you. What ESB does is add layers to a onenote bad guy and give him a history that you want to know about. Our sympathy for him grows as the movies go on because Luke’s does. Vader story is so simple in the original trilogy but rich with the possibilities of knowing his past. The fact his greatest victory is actually loss is also great because his redemption was never for him, but for the idea of him to Luke but the overall idea hope is never gone.

5. Favorite book/movie/episode.
Empire Strikes Back! I love it so much. The way it expands the story and adds layers and dimensions to the character is great. The filming is one of the best of the original trilogy. It expands the mythos of the series with introducing Yoda and Luke’s exploration and training in the Force. It puts our characters in dangers and shows them both succeeding and failing in their endeavours. The lesson that you can lose a battle is okay as long as you remain true to yourself is prevalent in the movie, as is the importance to taking care of those you love even when the odds are against you. It’s the movie that creates the saga in a way and shapes it. Before with A New Hope it could have been standalone and a great one, but Empire is what drives the rest of the saga forward as well as backwards with the reveal of who Vader is. Genuinely not only my favourite Star Wars movie, but one of my favourite movies in general.

6. On a scale of ZZZ to Haven’t Slept In Weeks ‘Cause Tumblr & FanFiction & Everything, how obsessed are you with this fandom?
I LOVE IT! It’s a familiar enough and old enough fandom that the tumblr rise of it was more due to the new trilogy, but it only adds layers to this trilogy. I do fandom pretty chill anyway, so I’ll reblog incessentaly but I don’t read too much from it. It’s hard out there in the fic tags, ya know. I’ve also been obsessed with it for years so I think that speaks more to my commitment of it.

7. Favorite Quote. (Optional. Only for the extra-professional fan-person.)

“Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter. ” – Yoda.

It calls back to my favourite Sagan quote: “The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.” It speaks to connection to the greater universe that we don’t always necessarily see or accept. It’s a beautiful quote and sentiment and an amazing scene about belief. Also, lol, from Empire Strikes Back! Another reason it’s my favourite.

365: 1 – Star Wars Original Trilogy

TV MEME: Day 26 – OMG WTF? Season finale

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicle, season 2.

Now, I thought about Lost s1 and s5’s finale. “The Incident” in particular broke me in a million ways, but “Born to Run” literally changed the game. It completely changed the way the Terminator had worked up until that point: John Connor was the hero of the Resistance in the future. John Connor was a legend. John would never meet his father. Sarah Connor’s life revolved around protecting John and raising him to become a hero. And what did the s2 finale do? Dismantle all these preconceptions about who these characters were supposed to be and become.

John, a teen John, got sent to the future where he expects his name to mean something and… nothing. It means nothing. Kyle Reese looks at him and sees nothing but a kid. He thinks he sees a friend, a companion in Cameron, but it’s not Cameron. It’s Allison. Derek, who died in front of him hours ago is alive. And the future is nothing he’s heard before.

And back in 2012, Sarah’s life mission: raise and protect John Connor has changed. He’s not there anymore. All she has left is another orphan and a man who spent a good amount of time hunting her down. Her mission has fundamentally changed, emotionally at least. She still has the mission to stop Skynet, but her central focus point of it, John, is gone, and she’s trusting the word of a Terminator.

Everything for them has changed, everything for the structure of the Terminator verse changed. And we never got a season 3 to see how these changes affected them. I want to cry forever. Let’s cry together.

TV MEME: Day 26 – OMG WTF? Season finale