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Memeing for nefarious purposes.
ships that pass in the night
Indeed, surprise nefarious purposes. Exam-related surprise nefarious purposes for the Greater Good.

[Also because I'd like to redirect my brain from some stuff.]

Pick any several! characters from a fandom of mine and I'll answer the following questions:
1) What is your opinion of this character? If you like, explain why you like him/her.
2) Is he/she important to the general plot?
3) Can you relate to this character at all? Does he/she grip you emotionally?
4) How much do you like the fandom that this character comes from?
5) Do you ship this character with any other character? Or, are you particularly intrigued by his/her relationship with any other character(s)? (romance-wise or platonic)
6) Is there anything about the character you would change?
7) If you were in the fandom with this character or knew this character in real life, how would you see yourself interacting with him/her? Would you get along well? Fall in love with him/her? Dislike? Have a friendly rivalry?
8) Does this character make the cut as one of your all time favorites (if you like) or least favorites?
9) Would you hype up this character (if you like) or warn about this character (if you dislike) to someone new to fandom?
10) Is this character popular with the fanbase?

Also, come talk to me, flist. How are you?

ETA: I take it back. It's just meme pour meme, because my recording equipment is, inevitably, dead. It was going to be this thing where I practice for my eventual Speaking English Like a Motherfucking Adult exam by answering the questions out loud, but I'm too impatient (you people gave me excellent characters) and have no idea when the equipment will start working again. So, I give you my textual answers, but feel free to stew in soft anticipation of Hearing Chilla's Voice one day soon.

ETA2: For yet more characters (including Tara!), feel free to check out the parallel DW post:
One day I, too, shall have figured out crossposting.

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Sorry, still didn't get to the Illyria bit of AtS. (Still stuck mid-S3; I confess myself reluctant to continue because of gut-clenching Whedonfear.) Someone else please?

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wesley! and aragorn. and galadriel.

hi there too :)

Hi, you. I always love seeing you here too!

Awesome choices, of course.

1) I don't actually like him much. He's like... spinach? Tasty, but too bland on its own and tiresome in huge quantities.
2) I assume he's important. My stalemate with AtS continues.
3) I can't really identify with him at all. Or, maybe, some parts of his backstory feel familiar (khm, maximalist fathers, khm), but his way of being - of always looking at the Big Picture is sort of alien to me.
4) It has an awesome repertoire of idfics, so I like it.
5) I ship him with Gunn like burning. Also Willow, mostly just because I think writing a fic titled "Rosenberg and Wyndham-Price Are Dead" would be the hight of hilarity.
6) I'd change... Well, I'd change whatever it is he's about to do on AtS to inevitably ruin the bliss and harmony of the previous two eps.
7)Fandom!Wesley would write extremely precise meta and possibly be overly zealous on promoting Social Justice.
8) No, neither. Although if he does what I think he'll do (steal Connor and ruin everybody's life forever), he'll definitely be on the "least favourite" bench for a slow while.
9) Mm, neither? I'd let them judge for themselves.
10) Oh, yes, he's popular, for very obvious reasons. And I love fandom's Wesley a lot more than canon Wesley. Both the deep-characterisationy, sympathetic, struggling heroic/anti-heroic version and the idfic one.

Tyrion Lannister
Buffy Anne Summers

See Luna above!

1) Tyrion's my favourite Lannister and I tend to enjoy his POVs the most, because he's an extremely hilarious (albeit angsty) person.
2) Oui, he's important. Hopefully he'll keep being important rather than dead.
3) Oh, I can... I can definitely relate to Tyrion. I also see the ways I'm starkly different from him. But. His choices are sometimes wrong (very wrong; the hardest for me to forgive was killing Shae) - but I can always understand them.
4) Is there a SoIaF fandom? I see how it might be stilted by GRRM's dislike of fanfic. Although I'm sure it'll grow now that there's a TV series.
5) I ship... Well, I ship him with , but the chances of that happening are... okay, 20% actually. But I ADORE his canon relationship with Jaime, and Cersei, and Sansa. Such an interesting mix of kindness and cruelty and gender roles and expectations (which are different for him, but also not).
6) Killing Shae. Really, really hard for me to accept.
7) I think I'd get along with him splendidly. He's my top choice of SoIaF characters to hang with (assuming he's not, you know, on a murderous rampage).
8) I... maybe? Maybe. Sometimes. Depending on my mood. Depending on what happens in the next book. He could be.
9) No idea. He's far from universally likable.
10) I have never seen Tyrionfic, but I'm not sure I want to. (Although I want it to exist, I'd just not read it. Which is... admittedly hypocritical. But. Come on, people, he's the perfect woobie hero, were's all the fix-it and the Tyrion/Jon romances?)

Akh, ran out of time! Sorry, I'll tell you about Buffy (Buffy <3!) and Ron (Ron <3!) tomorrow or Monday or somewhere in the near future when my brain isn't sleep-fried.

Ronald Bilius Weasley
1) I love him utterly. Tried to write a stanza about it, ("His hair is as red as a Gryffindor sheet!"), but the awesome of him cannot fit into four lines, no matter how well-rhymed.
2) Hell yes. Without his actions but also his presence (and influence on Harry), the war wouldn't have been won.
3) I do identify with some aspects - his pride, mostly. The lake scene in DH is Significant to me for various personal reasons as well as contextual ones.
4) HP fandom and I have amicably parted ways for the most part.
5) I ship him with Hermione like I never shipped anything. Also, his friendship with Harry makes my heart siiiing. I don't mind shipping them, as long as Hermione's there too. In fact, I find Ron and Hermione as a unit shippable with almost anyone. Always excepting Snape.
6) There's nothing I'd change except for him losing Fred - it's unnecessary, and I resent it still.
7) I'd have a crush on him a mile wide, but I'd simultaneously have a crush on his lovelife and RL-ship him and Hermione a whole lot.
8) DEFINITELY among my ever-favourites.
9) I'd pimp him madly and there would probably be quotes.
10) Not nearly as popular as I'd like - which is, again, my way of demanding Ron-themed idfic.

Buffy Anne Summers

1) Buffy:
a. is funny on purpose
b. has her special brand of brilliant nobody else can copy
c. inverses ALL the gender things
d. is my favourite character.

2) Mm-hm.

3) I identify with S7 Buffy in a way that I've never identified with any fictional character - I feel like her S7 is a metaphor for my life, and it's very significant in bridging the Turok-Han invasiony bits thereof.

Oh, I also identify with her on a more superficial level - I, too, strive to be funny on purpose, I, too, was raised to believe that men dig up the corpses and the women have the babies, I, too, do the Big Sister thing more than may be appropriate.

4) Well, I like the bits that are around you seem to be cool. I love that there's frank discussion of depression, of sex, of gender expectations and delight in the subversion thereof. But, frankly, even this bright little pocket sometimes feels too conflicty for me. Ergo: the fringes! (And I will never dare to enter other bits.)

5) Oh, Buffy/Spike. It makes me gleeful. Especially its BDSM contexts (one day I will talk about dominance, submission, sadism and masochism in their relationship and the way it's different from any other model of ship I've ever seen) and the blazing humour. I also adore Buffy's relationships with Dawn, Giles and Tara. (Also love the possibilities of Buffy/Tara, especially if Tara were resurrected and dealing with the "losing heaven" thing.)

6) Je regrette rien.

7) I. Have no way of answering this that won't make me sound like a berk.

8) THE favourite. The One.

9) I guess I'd hype her up, and I'd also leave "it's fine if you don't like her but please don't discuss it with me" disclaimers.

10) Yes, she is. This is a good thing, as it leads to awesome meta.

I am okay. Work has slowed down considerably since I had to write three essays in a week. Also I handed in my dissertation proposal which if it is successful means I get to write about wodwos (wild men) next year. Which is a good way to find out if academia is really for me.

May have only just remembered that I signed up for the hpcanonships fest. Ooops. I may have to actually start writing that Draco/Asteria story.

On that note: Draco, for old times sake and Nina from Being Human. Also Mitchell.

Have you caught up with it yet. Please say you have, I can direct you to meta? :-)

Really glad you're surviving the grind of essay-writing. When will you know if you diss idea is accepted? Wodwos look BRILLIANT. Why did you choose them?

I STILL haven't watched S3, but I'll tell you when I do. My life's kinda rollerskatey currently. I need to sleep (I keep misspelling things I oughtn't), but I'll definitely do the meme for you some time soom!

I demand to know all your many thoughts on one Charles Gunn. Please do keep the drooling to yourself though. I watched AtS years before you and therefore get first dibs on the men.

I shall drool over whomever I damn well please!

Tomorrow. Or Monday. Or whatever day comes after that. I need to go sleep now. Possibly dream. About Gunn. So there.

[Fine, you can have him, as long as I get 50% of the vampires on BtVS, 66% of the Doctors and 77% of Weasleys. And I get Gunn on every second Tuesday to drag me to the ballet and eat ridiculous American dishes.]


1) Lovelovelove, ever since the "evil white man's Mecca".

2) Oui, oui. I do hope he'll keep being important, and resist being pushed aside by the deadly force of Angel and Wesley's combined manpaining. [Which, btw, he's at least as entitled to, what with the having to kill his sister - but notice that he doesn't seem to engage in it much at all. Ergo, <3.]

3) I don't identify with him, but he definitely - just delights me? Makes me a bit happier when he's on screen? Between him and Cordy, bits of AtS are actually happy shining comfort viewing for me.

4) I like it, I think, except there seems to be a chronic lack of Gunn generally and grand Gunn-based pornish AUs particularly. Am I looking in the wrong places?

5) I ship him and Wesley ever since "... You're so cool!" in the duck-walking-stick scene. Also Dawn, because Dawn's a whole lot like Wesley but more compassionate, I think.

6) The only thing I'd change is make him less rude to Lorne, because, well, Lorne deserves people being less rude to him.

7) Well, because I respect your amorous claim upon him, I would only work furiously to woo him in secret. (And I don't even think it'd work - he's not the cheating sort.)

8) On an extended list of favourites, I think.

9) He's definitely on my list of "Reasons people ought to watch AtS".

10) See answer 4.

I saw Tyrion above, soooo. CERSEI.

who is predictable, not this girl~


1) Well, "like" is sometimes among the various things I feel towards her.

2) She was born to be the woman we could blame - for the war starting. She isn't, it's not her fault (I do wonder if the Starks and Stannis would have played the Game of Thrones if Joffrey was Robert's. Presumably not until he was a proven psycho), but I like how her - not fitting into the script of "choiceless birth-giver" creates so much plot.

3) I am way petrified of power, so, no, but I get why she needs it. And I love that she seeks love, and finds it (and that she provides it, too, for Jaime, despite everything).

4) See above re: Tyrion.

5) Oh, I ship Jaime/Cersei in all their twisted child-making child-killing glory. Also, I adored her interaction with Ned for some reason.


What did you think of the idea of her being in actual love with Robert? Seems hilariously off to me, but you've a better insight upon her than I do.


6) No, I wouldn't change anything, though I love imagining what would have happened if she and her children had fled like Ned intended them to. Would they have allied with Targaryens? Surely Dany wouldn't have. They would have returned eventually though, despite Jaime's languid protests.

7) I imagine there would be a whole lot of cringing obeisance on my part and disdainful sniffing on hers.

8) Neither.

9) I'd probably introduce her as a fascinating study in gendered power. It'd be a hit at parties.

10) Well, she's popular with you, which is a good thing, because your meta Taught Me So Much.

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