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14 June 2011 @ 08:06 am
Fave Fandom Meme  
Saw this on dollsome's lj and I have some time, so ...

Pick a fandom and I'll tell you my...

- 3 favorite relationships
- 3 favorite characters
- 3 of my favorite moments
- 3 reasons I like/love that fandom


(Erm, if it's a show I like A LOT, I just might go on a bit with my answers.)
 
 
 
distant_autumn: DE - Not Touching by vienna-blooddistant_autumn on June 14th, 2011 12:44 pm (UTC)
TVD!
Arabian: Damon & Elena02arabian on June 14th, 2011 01:23 pm (UTC)
Part 1 of 3 (yes, I can just go ON about this show!)
Whee!!!!

- 3 favorite relationships (romantic)

1. Damon and Elena -- Despite what Nina Dobrev says (grr!), I do not like Damon and Elena only because the writers have kept them apart. I like them because Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder have incredible chemistry, because Damon and Elena have this wonderful yin and yang interaction, because they have such surface differences, but core similarities. I love how Damon can bring a smile to Elena's face even in the midst of chaos -- something we've seen no one else do. I love how Elena can calm and ease Damon's crazy. I love the classic bad boy/good girl trope, and how these two fit it to a tee, and in the best ways possible.

2. Stefan and Caroline -- To me, Paul Wesley and Candice Accola have the best chemistry on the show bar-none outside of Nina and Ian. The few scenes they had together in season two just sparkled and made me squee. I love how Caroline comes across as so sure and confident when she's with Stefan, and Stefan has that sweetness (that we do see with Elena), but also this fun, teasing side. Together, they are just utterly adorable!

3. Elijah and Katherine -- This is alllllllllllllll based on "Klaus." I fell so in love with the idea of Elijah and Katherine in that one episode alone. Their scene outside, on the bench talking about love, the way she wanted him to catch her in the beginning, but he didn't want to because the game would be over, to the way she looked at him as Klaus led her away. Gah. I just ... so adore the idea of these two. (And Nina so has the best chemistry with Daniel Gillies after Ian, and I do not want anything with Elijah and Elena -- he comes across like a father (you know, minus the whole killing and threatening to kill stuff, lol) to her for me, so, I can enjoy the chemistry with Elijah and Katherine, and I love their story.)

(Now, with the last two above, it doesn't mean that I won't enjoy any potential Stefan/Katherine that we get in season three, because they are my secondary Stefan and Katherine ships and I know there is no way in heck I'm getting anywhere near Stefan/Caroline, and potentially Elijah/Katherine for some time ... if ever, :sniffsniff:.)

ETA: I just realized I read this as romantic, so here are my 3 favorite non-romantic relationships.

- 3 favorite relationships (non-romantic)

1. Damon and Stefan -- Boy, do I love me my Salvatore brothers. There is so much history, so much love, so much hate, so much jealousy on both sides and you can see it all so clearly in their interactions. Ian and Paul play off of each other beautifully, and I find their sibling relationship so believable (when one ignores the obvious fantastical element, lol).

2. Damon and Alaric -- They get each other. It's as simple as that. Sure, things started off on a bad note with them (Alaric trying to kill Damon twice, Damon succeeding in killing him), but they quickly got to a place where they could talk and turn to each other to talk, because, again, they get each other. I hope we see more of them next season.

3. Damon and Liz -- I don't know why I love this relationship so, but I really do. Liz just seems so lonely and Damon (without meaning to) did become her friend. I really, really, really hope that with her knowing and potentially accepting the good and bad of vampires now, that we can see a stronger development between the two.

(So sorry about all the edits. I just, gosh, I just can't shut up about this show!)

Edited at 2011-06-14 01:48 pm (UTC)
distant_autumn: Caroline - Radiant by imaginary_livesdistant_autumn on June 17th, 2011 11:14 pm (UTC)
Re: Part 1 of 3 (yes, I can just go ON about this show!)
(God, I'm so behind on everything right now. Sorry for the extreme lateness of the response!)

Psh, never apologise for rambling about TVD to me, I love reading your thoughts on it!

Despite what Nina Dobrev says (grr!), I do not like Damon and Elena only because the writers have kept them apart.

Yeah, her and Paul have both said they think that's why it's so popular, and I always wonder if they really think that or if it's just a diplomatic way of answering the question. Which, granted, is kind of an awkward question for all sorts of reasons ranging from S/E being the actual current canon couple to the RL relationship aspect and etc, etc. But, yeah. I think on many other shows, writers clinging to the belief that that's what makes Ship X so popular has been the ruination of many ships and sometimes even entire shows, so while I adore them both, I do wish Nina and Paul would stop perpetuating the idea. I'm not saying that the build-up isn't part of the fun (cause hey, it totally is) but it pretty clearly isn't the the main source of the appeal. (... Um. Apparently I have a lot of feelings about this, heh.)

I like them because Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder have incredible chemistry, because Damon and Elena have this wonderful yin and yang interaction, because they have such surface differences, but core similarities. I love how Damon can bring a smile to Elena's face even in the midst of chaos -- something we've seen no one else do.

♥! Yes to all of this.

I love how Elena can calm and ease Damon's crazy.

Ha, yes. I feel like I enjoy watching her do it a disturbing amount, so I'm glad I'm not alone in that.

love how Caroline comes across as so sure and confident when she's with Stefan, and Stefan has that sweetness (that we do see with Elena), but also this fun, teasing side. Together, they are just utterly adorable!

It's funny, originally I adored their blossoming friendship in a purely platonic way, and I am pretty partial to Caroline/Tyler. But lately, I have to admit I'm getting more and more charmed by the idea of Caroline/Stefan as well. The way he is with her in Brave New World! (I may have spent a ridiculous amount of time the other day just looking at a gif of him holding her.) The way she makes him laugh and how he somehow just GETS her! How she trusts him, and how he sees the strength in her! How weirdly awesome it would be if his blunt "It's never going to happen!" speech in the pilot was just completely wrong and he fell head over heels for her. And and and! So, yeah. I am pretty freaking charmed by the idea of them, these days. I so, so hope she gets to be a big part of saving him next season.

I don't know why (because it's certainly there and I can understand why you'd like it) but I just can't quite get into Elijah/Katherine. Maybe I'm just too interested in the Stefan/Katherine and Damon/Katherine dynamics? IDK!

Damon and Stefan -- Boy, do I love me my Salvatore brothers. There is so much history, so much love, so much hate, so much jealousy on both sides and you can see it all so clearly in their interactions

Yeah, I've really enjoyed how they've developed that relationship so far and am SO excited to see what we get between them next season. They're fascinating and I completely agree about how well Ian and Paul work together.

Damon and Alaric -- They get each other. It's as simple as that

Definitely. I love that, despite how messy their history should make things, they actually have this incredibly UNcomplicated, drama-free friendship where they just get each other and like each other. It's awesome.

Damon and Liz - I don't know why I love this relationship so, but I really do. Liz just seems so lonely and Damon (without meaning to) did become her friend

Oh, I am so fond of the way their unlikely little friendship has developed, I can't even tell you. Her loneliness and need to have someone to be able to count on and talk to, the way that after starting out faking it, he really did become that person for her, the fact that he actually does things like try and mediate between her and Caroline... I just love them, and like you, am so interested to see what happens with them next season.
Arabian: Damon&Stefan04arabian on June 14th, 2011 01:24 pm (UTC)
Part 2 of 3 (make that three!!!)


- 3 favorite characters

1. Damon Salvatore -- It's no surprise that Damon is my favorite character. I do tend to gravitate towards the bad boys and Damon is definitely a bad boy. However, there is so much more to him than that, which we get courtesy of great acting and writing. Partly it is because of how well Ian Somerhalder plays the role, and upon rewatch, it's evident just how much the awesome of Damon is because of how fantastically Somerhalder plays him. Delivery of those snarky lines reveal (often enough that it's clearly not a fluke) that as great as the dialogue for Damon is, a good number of his lines aren't actually brilliant bon mots of snark, but rather given that zing due to the style with which Somerhalder delivers them. And it's not just the vocal delivery, his body language, facial expressions, over-the-top eyebrow usage -- which is so deliberately Damon putting on a show -- is just fantastic. And then he turns around and goes all subtle on us.

I love snarky, bad-ass, irreverent Damon; I love woeful, love-driven, emo Damon. I love brother-loving, defend-to-the-death Damon. I love every single, solitary thing about this character SO VERY MUCH!

2.) Elena Gilbert -- She's not as showy as some of the other characters, but Elena is the center of the show and she works it. Yes, everyone wants to save Elena, but what is so awesome about Elena is that we totally get why. She wants to save everyone else herself; she fights for herself, she fights for her loved ones. She's also incredibly empathetic, willing and able to forgive the most horrible things (done both generally, and to her personally). Haters like to get all pissy over her forgiving Damon time and time again, but that's just Elena. It's not some supersekrit-evul-TVD-writers plan of getting Damon and Elena together. (Although, yes, that's part of how they are working their way there.) But Elena forgives EVERYONE.She's forgiven all of Stefan's lies and omissions; she forgave Caroline betraying her when Katherine forced her. She forgave the times when Bonnie turned her back on her, lied to her, and kinda betrayed her. She forgave Tyler -- who she is friends with in a 'I've known him my whole life' way as opposed to deep, abiding friendship -- for semi-being responsible for Stefan getting shot, and Elena almost killed. Elena forgave John for being the lifetime dick that he was. Elena is a forgiver. Period. She has a huge, huge heart and I love that about her.

3. Caroline Forbes -- This one was hard. I was really struggling between Caroline, Alaric and Stefan, but in the end, I had to go with Caroline. I've actually adored her since the first episode of season one. So I didn't jump on the Caroline-is-awesome bandwagon when she became a vampire. I always saw the awesome potential in her. As far as I'm concerned, her being a vampire has only heightened most of what I loved about her.

However, I did realize during the whole re-Matt phase in season two, that I do prefer Vampire Barbie -- as long as she stays away from Matt -- simply because with him, she goes back to being more insecure and neurotic and Caroline is way too awesome to ever be insecure. She's got it going on! I love her relationships with Stefan, Elena, Bonnie, her mom, even Damon and Tyler -- even though, I really don't ship the latter (Stefan/Caroline FTW!). I always love watching her and how she deals with stuff. Because she is made of awesome.

Edited at 2011-06-14 01:47 pm (UTC)
distant_autumn: Elena - What? by imaginary_livesdistant_autumn on June 17th, 2011 11:15 pm (UTC)
Re: Part 2 of 3 (make that three!!!)
It's no surprise that Damon is my favorite character.

Ha, whereas with me it was a surprise that I've ended up loving the character so much. When I started watching, I honestly never expected to, partly because if anything, I have more of a tendency to dislike the bad boy type characters. And yet here I am, filled with ridiculous amounts of flaily love. Oh, and I totally agree re: Somerhalder and his delivery. So, so good.

And it's not just the vocal delivery, his body language, facial expressions, over-the-top eyebrow usage -- which is so deliberately Damon putting on a show -- is just fantastic. And then he turns around and goes all subtle on us.

♥ ♥ ♥


I love snarky, bad-ass, irreverent Damon; I love woeful, love-driven, emo Damon. I love brother-loving, defend-to-the-death Damon. I love every single, solitary thing about this character SO VERY MUCH!

God, me too. Incidentally, I can't believe there are people disappointed with his S2 arc. I have loved loved loved almost every single thing about it and think both the writers and Ian are doing a stellar job.

She's not as showy as some of the other characters, but Elena is the center of the show and she works it. Yes, everyone wants to save Elena, but what is so awesome about Elena is that we totally get why. She wants to save everyone else herself; she fights for herself, she fights for her loved ones. She's also incredibly empathetic, willing and able to forgive the most horrible things (done both generally, and to her personally).

Oh, gosh, all of this. I adore Elena for all of those reasons. I also adore the more ruthless side of her that sometimes emerges as well. And even the occasional glimpses we get into her more petty, immature side. IDK, I just love her. She's fantastic.

Haters like to get all pissy over her forgiving Damon time and time again, but that's just Elena. But Elena forgives EVERYONE.

I know, right? Certain sections of TVD fandom are kind of annoying me recently. Because you are completely right about Elena and I think people are being pretty wilfully obtuse if they haven't noticed that about her. You know what also bugs me? There is not half the ire aimed at all the male characters who have also forgiven Damon. People are holding Elena to a different standard and judging her really harshly why, exactly? [/cranky cynicism]

She has a huge, huge heart and I love that about her.

Me too. And I love that that aspect of her personality has proven to be her strength way, way more times than it has been her weakness.

I've actually adored her since the first episode of season one. So I didn't jump on the Caroline-is-awesome bandwagon when she became a vampire. I always saw the awesome potential in her. As far as I'm concerned, her being a vampire has only heightened most of what I loved about her.

Couldn't agree more. She has always been a wonderful character and Candice has always, always done a superb job with her. I'm just glad S2 woke a lot more people up to that. (Although agreed about preferring her away from Matt. I don't hate Matt by any means, but I really didn't like the number of scenes that involved Matt dissing her entire personality. She deserves somebody who recognises the full force of her awesomeness, not someone who has an unfortunate tendency to exaggerate her flaws. *hugs her protectively*)

I love her relationships with Stefan, Elena, Bonnie, her mom, even Damon and Tyler -- even though, I really don't ship the latter (Stefan/Caroline FTW!). I always love watching her and how she deals with stuff. Because she is made of awesome.

♥! She so is, and agreed on all those relationship. (Except I am on the C/T train, because this show has me multi-shipping all over the place, heh.)
Arabian: Elena&Caroline02arabian on June 14th, 2011 01:24 pm (UTC)
Part 3 of 3 (Phew!)


- 3 of my favorite moments

1. "Miss Mystic Falls," The Damon/Elena Dance -- It really was a changing point, I think, in terms of their relationship in that it showed just how real and un-Stefan-related that connection was for Damon. And for Elena, it showed that she is attracted to him, there is definitely something there and she can deny it all she wants, but it is there and real. And for viewers, we saw that so clearly in that dance.

2. "The Sun Also Rises," Damon tells Stefan he was were-bitten -- Oh, lord, this scene slayed me. Just slayed me dead. Paul Wesley was remarkable, absolutely amazing. You could feel Stefan's love and desperation to save his brother in every line, in every look, in that trembling, working finger. And Damon's acceptance of his own death was heartbreaking in comparison with how he'd been trying to save everyone else. Just, gah! Such a beautiful, beautiful scene.

3. "Fool Me Once," Grams dies -- This was the first scene on the show that made me cry. I'm not Kat Graham's biggest fan (although, I do love Bonnie), but I have to hand it to her, she blew me away. I could feel Bonnie's agony and pain. As she screamed out Elena's name, and desperately tried to find a spell to save Grams, she just broke my heart.

- 3 reasons I like/love that fandom

1. The writing -- I adore, adore, adore the writing. The plot twists are fabulous and make sense when you take into past episodes. The lines -- both comedic and dramatic -- spark and fly. They very rarely go for the obvious tension-buliding cliche lines. They actually have characters say what viewers are thinking real people would say in such crazy situations. The characters stay true to their characterizations, and the plots revolve around and flow from those characters, instead of the characters being manipulated to fit plots.

2. The acting -- Ian Fucking Somerhalder. IDGAF about the eyebrows, it fits Damon and so I don't care. Damon is real, I feel him, feel for him, ups and downs and everything in between, and his line deliveries are utter perfection. Nina Dobrev as Elena Gilbert and Katherine Pierce. There are episodes where it seriously feels like two different actresses are playing the characters, she's that good. Paul Wesley has taken the saintly, "good" brother and added soulfullness and assholeishness to make him more rounded and well-played. Candice Accola, Matt Davis, Kat Graham, Daniel Gillies, guh, the list just goes on. So damn good.

3. The relationships -- The relationships are explored so beautifully, and not just romantic ones, but siblings, parent-children, and friendships. The romantic relationships are generally well-written and interesting. (I could have actually done a five favorite couples for this show, and I can barely find two in any other show.) I adore, adore, adore Damon/Elena, Damon/Stefan, Alaric/Damon, Elena/Caroline, Stefan/Caroline, Elijah/Katherine, Jeremy/Bonnie, Caroline/Liz Forbes, such a wealth of wonderfully written relationships.

Edited at 2011-06-14 01:47 pm (UTC)
distant_autumn: DE - Not Touching by vienna-blooddistant_autumn on June 17th, 2011 11:17 pm (UTC)
Re: Part 3 of 3 (Phew!)
"Miss Mystic Falls," The Damon/Elena Dance -- It really was a changing point, I think, in terms of their relationship in that it showed just how real and un-Stefan-related that connection was for Damon. And for Elena, it showed that she is attracted to him, there is definitely something there and she can deny it all she wants, but it is there and real. And for viewers, we saw that so clearly in that dance.

This. And it's just such a beautiful scene, it's so easy to get caught up in their dance and what's happening to them and between them. It's such a powerful moment. Eee!

I can't even add anything to your comments re: the end of 2.21. So wonderfully done.

"Fool Me Once," Grams dies -- This was the first scene on the show that made me cry. I'm not Kat Graham's biggest fan (although, I do love Bonnie), but I have to hand it to her, she blew me away. I could feel Bonnie's agony and pain. As she screamed out Elena's name, and desperately tried to find a spell to save Grams, she just broke my heart.

Oh, gosh I know. I actually usually do like Kat's performances, but she was so, so good in that scene. I'm actually pretty sure I remember reading that Kat's own grandmother had died not long before she filmed that scene, which sadly might be why it felt particularly raw and powerful.

Agreed on the quality of writing on the show. I so hope they can keep the high standard right the way through the show's run, because I think they're doing great with it so far.

They actually have characters say what viewers are thinking real people would say in such crazy situations

Ha, yes. It seems like a small thing compared to all the other awesomeness they have going on, but I couldn't agree more about this and actually think it makes a big difference.

Also totally agree on the acting. I think they've got a great cast and they all seem to be getting even better as time goes on. Love them. (And as an added bonus, they all seem made of adorableness in real life).

IDGAF about the eyebrows, it fits Damon and so I don't care. Damon is real, I feel him, feel for him, ups and downs and everything in between, and his line deliveries are utter perfection.

I know, right? Haters gonna hate, etc. but I genuinely think it's a really good performance and nobody is ever going to convince me otherwise. I think he's fab. (And psh, I straight up LOVE the eye thing.)

The relationships -- The relationships are explored so beautifully, and not just romantic ones, but siblings, parent-children, and friendships.

Absolutely. I'm so enjoying watching this strange little band of people coming together and the exploration of all their relationships (platonic, familial, romantic, etc.) with each other. I pretty much love everything this show chooses to be, to be honest. (And ha, agreed on finding yourself enjoying a ridiculous number of couples on this show.)
Cassandra Elise: dw fav companionscassandra_elise on June 14th, 2011 02:06 pm (UTC)
Doctor Who
Arabian: I ♥ RTDarabian on June 14th, 2011 10:37 pm (UTC)
- 3 favorite relationships

1. Doctor/Rose -- These two had such a pure, beautiful relationship. Incredibly full of love, trust and friendship. I enjoyed almost every single moment with them whether it was Rose with Nine, Ten or TenII.

2. Doctor/Donna -- As pure and beautiful as the love story between the Doctor and Rose, that was the same of the friendship between the Doctor and Donna. My dream scenario will always be the Doctor, Rose and Donna traveling the universe.

3. Tom/Martha -- I loved them, regardless of the Martha/Mickey thing from the finale, for me, it was Tom and Martha. Only two episodes worth and a couple of mentions throughout season four, but I always squeed when they came up. Blame this partially on the hot awesome of Tom Ellis. *sigh

- 3 favorite characters

1. The Doctor -- Whether he's Nine, Ten, TenII, or Eleven, I love him. I love his dark, his light, his ego, his humility, everything about him. Such a beautifully-created character.

2. Donna -- Donna is the supreme awesome of the universe. True fact.

3. Rose -- Such a huge heart, and it was wonderful how we really got to see her grow up from this teenager to this young woman willing and able to fight the universe for what was right. Love her.

- 3 5 of my favorite moments

I'm cheating, I could not narrow it down to three. Nope. In no particular order.

1. "Boom Town," Raxacoricofallapatorius -- I will never not love this moment between Nine and Rose when in the middle of horrible, terrible, many people will die news, the Doctor and Rose joyfully do a happy, spinny hug ... because Rose correctly pronounced a word. HEE!

2. "Vincent and the Doctor," Returning to the museum -- I've watched it twice and both times, from pretty much the moment, the Doctor and Amy stepped back into the museum after meeting Vincent Van Gogh, I start sobbing and don't stop until the show ends. So unbelievably beautiful. So, so, sooooo beautiful.

3. "Partners in Crime," Window charades -- The Doctor and Donna seeing each other for the first time since "The Runaway Bride" and playing charades through the windows. Had me laughing so hard the first time I watched it and cracks me up every time.

4. "The Stolen Earth," Running towards each other -- I actually just rewatched this bit from Donna telling the Doctor to "ask her yourself," the Doctor turning to see Rose, Rose's HUGE smile and the Doctor beaming with joy as they run, run, run to each other and I was grinning and tearing up and then that stupid Dalek showed up and as what happens every time I watch that moment, I cried out "STUPID DALEK!!!" God, gets me every time. The look on their faces, the running, the music .... AAAAAAHHHH!

5. "The End of Time, Part II," The four knocks -- Just, damn! Broke my heart. We're all imagining this horrible thing, this monster, this villian, is going to lead to the Doctor's death and instead it's wonderful, wonderful Wilf timidly knocking four times to be let out. Just gutted me.

Darn you! Now, I want to go back and rewatch Doctor Who!!!!!!!!

- 3 reasons I like/love that fandom

1. The characterization -- (Well, this is mostly from Rusty's end), but I adore how generally even one-off characters are written so well, so real that you fall in love with them. And the main and recurring characters are just beautifully written, touching your heart so deeply.

2. The concept of the character of the Doctor -- It's why I stuck with Moffat's Who through series 5 and half of series 6 (well, that and the awesome of Matt Smith). I just absolutely adore the concept of this alien who is capable of so much tremendous good, but has also committed so many terrible acts all for the right reason.

3. Russell T Davies -- Period. Russell T Davies. LOVE HIM!

Edited at 2011-06-14 10:40 pm (UTC)
Cassandra Elise: dotor/rose runningcassandra_elise on June 15th, 2011 01:29 am (UTC)
Yes, the characters are a HUGE reason why I love this show and why I continue to watch Moffat's Who. I absolutely LOVE Rory Williams. He's right up there on my top fav character list.

Doctor/Rose -- These two had such a pure, beautiful relationship. Incredibly full of love, trust and friendship. I enjoyed almost every single moment with them whether it was Rose with Nine, Ten or TenII.

Yes, "Pure" is the perfect word to describe them. <3 And I love all three of those Doctors with Rose. I'm not too sure about shipping Rose with Doctors she never actually met, but to each his/her own. *shrug* (though I do believe Eleven still has regrets about her).

3. Russell T Davies -- Period. Russell T Davies. LOVE HIM!

Me too!!! :D

Edited at 2011-06-15 01:30 am (UTC)
Arabian: Dr Who (10) - Kissarabian on June 15th, 2011 03:33 pm (UTC)
Rusty and his characterization will always own my soul.

I'm not too sure about shipping Rose with Doctors she never actually met, but to each his/her own. *shrug* (though I do believe Eleven still has regrets about her).

I did like that one Eight/Rose fic, and I don't think of it much, but I pretty much figure it's the DOCTOR that Rose loves and for the most part that's what it's about.
she was a work in progress.: Televisiondreamer_98 on June 14th, 2011 02:34 pm (UTC)
The Big Bang Theory
Arabian: Sheldon Cooper01arabian on June 14th, 2011 10:53 pm (UTC)
- 3 favorite relationships

1. Sheldon and Penny -- The great couple that will never be. Sigh. Jim Parsons and Kaley Cuoco have TREMENDOUS chemistry, and Sheldon and Penny work so perfectly and beautifully together, bringing out the best in the other. Such a missed opportunity. {Stupid show, grumble, grumble}

2. Penny and Amy Farrah Fowler -- Yeah, whatever, she was brought on for Sheldon, those two are okay, but Amy with Penny? Pure, comedic gold. Much like Sheldon and Penny zing off of each other, so do Penny and Amy i the same fashion except they don't have sexual chemistry, and Amy WANTS to be besties with Penny. And they are adorable together!

3. Sheldon and Raj -- I so wish we got more stuff with them, and I really hope that the finale promises us much more of those two. Leonard is too mean to Sheldon and doesn't appreciate lickety-spit about him, and Howard is always putting Raj down (in a different, meaner way imo than Sheldon). Aside from Penny, Raj is the only one of the group who actually genuinely seems to consider Sheldon a friend and I love that.

- 3 favorite characters

1. Sheldon -- There is no other answer possible in my universe.

2. Raj -- Sigh. Two season ago, this easily would have been Penny, but season three was horrible, horrible, horrible for her character, and she did barely anything this season and a lot of what she did (mourning the lousy-ass boyfriend that was Leonard?!?!?) was not favorite-character material.

3. Three-way-tie: Penny/Amy Farrah Fowler/Bernadette -- However, I do still love Penny, I just used to love her lots more, but she still has a big heart, her own brand of smarts and is fun to watch. Meanwhile, the addition of Amy has been a huge hit in my opinion, I love the character so much. She's awkwardly adorable and her friendship with Penny is awesome. Finally, I've pretty much loved Bernadette from her first appearance, that love has not diminished in the slightest. She's a little ball of utter adorability.

- 3 of my favorite moments

1. "The Bath Item Gift Hypothesis," Sheldon hugs Penny -- I may despise the A-story SO VERY MUCH, but Sheldon's B-story is wonderful ending on this fantastic-forever moment of Sheldon giving Penny the gift of a hug. Awww.

2. "The Dead Hooker Juxtaposition," Penny discussing shields -- The look on Penny's face after she realized that she was explaining something by using Star Trek shields as a metaphor will never not be insanely awesome.

3. "The Adhesive Duck Deficiency," Raj is king of the rabbits -- The Howard and Leonard parts were amusing mixed in with Raj's rabbit's spiel, but they couldn't touch his rabbit reign. Oh my goodness, so frickin' hysterical!

3 reasons I like/love that fandom

1. I love that they include true nerdy humor in here, with references to actual sci-fi/fantasy stuff left and right. I love that.

2. This is genuinely one of THE funniest shows I have ever watched. I have lost count of the number of times I've found myself cackling at the humor, and near-tears, I'm laughing so hard.

3. Jim Parsons. The man is A-MAZ-ING!
jedi_of_urthjedi_of_urth on June 14th, 2011 02:59 pm (UTC)
I'd like to pick something completely random, but we were just talking about ASOIAF/Game of Thrones, so let's go with that.
Arabian: Arya Starkarabian on June 14th, 2011 11:07 pm (UTC)
I'm trying really hard to base this on the TV show only, and not the books, because it's been ages since I read the books, and I couldn't even begin to narrow down the scope of that series.

- 3 favorite relationships

1. Arya/Syrio -- I just really loved how he taught her, and then defended her in the end.

2. Ned/Varys -- I know that he could have helped him escape and stuff, but Ned wouldn't have anyway and Varys knew that. I just thought they had such a really interesting rapport.

3. Tyrion/Jaime -- We haven't seen much of it, but even the little bit I love. I think it's awesome that it's obvious how much Jaime and Tyrion love each other (and in a non-icky sexual way!).

- 3 favorite characters

1. Tyrion -- He's my favorite in the books, and Peter Dinklage (not surprising) has done the character absolute justice. He has the best dialogue, and the deeper shades just add so much to the character.

2. Ayra -- Again, a favorite in the book with outstanding casting, I just adore, adore, adore this little girl. She's so very kick-ass!

3. Jaime -- I know, I know, he's terrible, what he did, and I am no doubt letting my love of him be colored by the later books, but I don't care. I never don't see Jaime on screen and not love him. And I think that NCW is doing a wonderful job in already bringing some of those traits of Jaime to light now that we get to know later on in the series.

- 3 of my favorite moments (I don't know all the episode titles)

1. The Robert/Cersei discussion -- Not from the books, but so amazingly written and acted. I was spellbound watching this scene. So very well done.

2. Tyrion's confession -- Man, that was hysterical. Obviously, we knew what he was doing, but watching it play out was fantastic. Peter Dinklage is magnificent.

3. Tie because these two really are "moments": "Baelor," Dany's "I have never been nothing. I am the blood of dragons," and Robb's "we won't do it your way." It was so cool seeing Dany so own up to her Taegaryon legacy, and I loved how Robb took what was essentially an awesome compliment to Jaime (you're the baddest-ass fighter and we all know it!) into practically an insult of Jaime's intelligence at the suggestion. Awesomely done by both actors.

3 reasons I like/love that fandom

1. The nearly-perfect adaptation from page to screen has been nothing short of remarkable.

2. The casting. That this is based on a book of several characters and that they've pretty much nailed it across the board -- especially with all of the major characters -- is just shockingly outstanding. I look at these actors and see the characters from the book embodied so perfectly.

3. The overall execution. Really, everything. The writing, acting, direction, weaving of all of these stories, these characters, this much information and exposition and they are KICKING ASS in making it all so good, so interesting, so exciting. I'm just blown away with what a fantastic job they are doing.
Myramidnightblack07 on June 14th, 2011 08:23 pm (UTC)
True Blood =)
Arabian: Eric & Sookie 01arabian on June 14th, 2011 11:19 pm (UTC)
- 3 favorite relationships

1. Eric/Sookie -- Honestly, it's 75% chemistry at this point, and 25% the fact that Eric wants her. I'm really hoping that next season gives me more story-character related reasons to love the pairing.

2. Eric/Pam -- I don't adore Pam as many in fandom do, but I do adore the Eric/Pam relationship. Their interaction at the end of last season was just beautiful, and some of the best relationship-moments I think we've gotten on the show ever.

3. Jessica/Bill -- I know, I'm actually including Bill in something positive!!! I really can NOT stand the character of Beel ... except when he's with Jessica (and, erm, see below). Seeing him whenever he tries to be her "father" never isn't a hoot to watch, though. Alas, I doubt we'll get much more than the little we've gotten, but I'd sure love if we did get more.

- 3 favorite characters

1. Eric -- Eric remains the most awesome, consistent, endearing character for me. In large part due to ASkars performance, I can't help but love just everything about the gorgeous, blonde Viking.

2. Jessica -- I'm not a big fan of Jessica/Hoyt, but I love Jessica and if she loves Hoyt, then I'll deal, LOL! She's just such a fun, non-pathetically-needy character who lights up the screen.

3. Nan -- I've been a fan of Jessica Tuck for years, so I always watched out for Nan scenes, but even if I hadn't already known her, this role would have made me sit up. Nan is so sharp and awesome with great one-liners that Tuck delivers effortlessly. SO GLAD she's going to be a regular next season.

- 3 of my favorite moments (I don't know the episode titles)

1. Sookie sucking the silver out of Eric's chest, learning it wasn't necessary and her and Eric's reaction has always cracked me up. It's one of those scenes I just watched over and over again. Hee!

2. Godric and Eric on the roof ... sniff, sniff!! :(

3. The Bill/Sam hard-water dream. Hah. SO HOT. SO FUNNY! LOVED IT. Pair up Bill and Sam and you might finally make a Bill-fan of me, Alan Ball.

3 reasons I like/love that fandom

1. Alexander Skaarsgard and his Eric.

2. I have loved Anna Paquin since X-Men, I will always love Anna Paquin.

3. Many of the one-liners on this show are rip-roaringly hilarious. I mean, top-notch, rolling on the floor, laugh-out-loud funny and they are frequent enough that it's clear that it's not a fluke.

Edited at 2011-06-14 11:21 pm (UTC)
summerofsoaps: anniesummerofsoaps on June 15th, 2011 05:08 am (UTC)
How about... Community?
Arabian: Annie01arabian on June 15th, 2011 03:31 pm (UTC)

- 3 favorite relationships

1. Jeff and Annie -- I'm not particularly thrilled at all with what the show did with Jeff and Annie in season two, but the moments we get with them I still love. The two actors have fantastic chemistry and are just wonderful.

2. Troy and Abed -- So unexpected, so perfectly in synch, how can I not love these two?!

3. Troy and Britta -- I actually liked them more based on the dance episode, not as pleased with the other episode that featured them, but I still like most of their interaction.

- 3 favorite characters

1. Annie -- I just love her. I don't know if the character would be as awesome as she was if it weren't for how Alison Brie plays her, but whatever it is, it works. Her hyperness, her sweetness, her good heart, that mixture of girl-to-womanhood, so beautifully played.

2. Abed -- He would have been number one before the whole meta/robot-overload with him. He's still a great character, I just preferred him when they wrote him not so schticky.

3. Troy -- Season two is when he really began to worm his way into my heart. Other than the fake molestation story, I don't think I've ever not enjoyed a Troy scene.

- 3 of my favorite moments

1. Jeff/Annie kiss in the s1 finale -- It was so beautifully written, directed and acted. I don't like at all where they went with it in s2, but in that moment, that kiss and what led to it was just perfection.

2. Jeff and Pierce's Spanish project -- I was practically crying, I was laughing SO HARD during that whole thing. I just loved it. Absurdism at its best.

3. The sparking car -- When Annie read the threatening note, Jeff looked at the car on the diorama, threw himself on Annie to save her and then the teeny toy car gave off a few teeny sparks, I about lost a gut I was laughing so hard. So, so, sooooo hysterical.

- 3 reasons I like/love that fandom

1. The fandom (at least the part of it I'm in) is very, very nice.

2. When the show is funny (which sadly has happened less and less for me in s2), it is laugh-out-loud, gut-bustingly hysterical.

3. When they stay away from the OTT-meta stuff and just showcase this zazy community college and this group of people, I absolutely adore it.a
nasha233 on June 24th, 2011 06:57 am (UTC)
How about The Borgias?