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 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 <s>any</s> 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, o dreamcircle. 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.

*people on LJ, one person on DW. I probably ought to figure out this crossposting thing one day.
 
ETA2: Link to the LJ equivalent, if you're curious about further characters and possibly a catfight about Gunn:
http://laeria.livejournal.com/1275.html?view=12283#t12283

Date: 2011-03-26 04:59 pm (UTC)
jessalae: ([doctor who] to victory!)
From: [personal profile] jessalae
Ooh, exam-related? I love when people use fandom stuff for schoolwork. One of my friends is translating My Immortal (the infamous Harry Potter trollfic) into French for his Honors project, and it's going to be awesome.

So several characters... I'll go with:

- Mozzie from White Collar
- Topher from Dollhouse
- Tara from Buffy

Re: Regarding the Moz

Date: 2011-03-27 12:27 am (UTC)
jessalae: ([doctor who] to victory!)
From: [personal profile] jessalae
Wow, I had absolutely no idea you weren't a native speaker of English. Considering how well you write, I don't think you'll have any problem getting your certificate! If you ever want extra speaking/conversation practice, just let me know -- when you get your computer and microphone to behave, I'd be happy to Skype. :) Also, Shakespeare in Love is my favorite movie, and the dialogue is probably the best part; Tom Stoppard is a genius.

I'm pretty sure it's just for his French major (he's triple-majoring in French, International Studies and Women's & Gender Studies, so I can't keep track of all his projects), and he's still working on the translation. Basically he's arguing that the writing in My Immortal is so horrendous that it practically isn't English anymore, and trying to figure out how you approach translation in a case like that. He isn't going to be finished for a while, but I'll get back to you re: "WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING YOU MOTHERFUKERS!" :)

Yay Moz! You're totally right about him being a Deus Ex Machina provider; I hadn't even thought of that. I just love him because it's nice to have a comic relief character who's actually competent, and whose humor comes from their personality rather than from them constantly screwing things up.

Re: Regarding the Moz

Date: 2011-03-29 08:12 pm (UTC)
jessalae: ([doctor who] to victory!)
From: [personal profile] jessalae
I have Shakespeare in Love on my computer (ripped from my family's DVD), and I'd be happy to share, but I can't find anywhere that will let me transfer a file over 1 GB. Megaupload let me upload it, but you'd need a premium account to download it. :( If you know of a transfer site that would work, let me know and I'll send it over.

Also, to consolidate this conversation into one thread: I'm majoring in Psychology with a minor in Spanish (and possibly another one in Linguistics). So more social science-y than humanities, but I like the humanities too!

Re: Regarding the Moz

Date: 2011-04-05 04:14 am (UTC)
jessalae: ([doctor who] to victory!)
From: [personal profile] jessalae
Don't even worry about it -- I have great respect for math majors, mostly because I could never in a million years be one. My roommate's a math and economics double major, and she barely sleeps. :/ Good luck on your exams! Show those integral-gremlins who's boss!

(...sorry, I'm really tired.)

I'm going to pull the schoolwork-eating-my-brain card as well, because I didn't even think about splitting the file. I can totally do that. It'll probably have to wait until the weekend; I'm trying to run an experiment this week for my research methods class, and every single thing that could possibly go wrong has. Once I make it out of the soul-sucking inferno that is data collection, though, I'll send you the movie.

Re: Regarding Topher and Tara

Date: 2011-03-27 12:40 am (UTC)
jessalae: ([dollhouse] topher: maybe)
From: [personal profile] jessalae
Yeah, I realized belatedly that Topher was probably a bad character to ask about, since Dollhouse fandom is really, really small and I'm not that familiar with it. If you ever watch S2, you'll see he's definitely a pawn more than a chessmaster... but then, pretty much everyone is. (I don't want to spoil, but there is a MASSIVE game-changing plot twist in late S2.) I love him because I love nerdy boys, and because his fall from grace is heartbreaking.

Yay Tara! I love her as well. The end of her storyline actually made me yell "Noooo!" at my computer.

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