September 18th, 2006
|02:24 pm - Character Love Meme|
Totally stolen from jedibuttercup:
Name a character, and I will tell you in no less than 100 words why I love that character.
Fandoms you may question me on are: Alias, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, CSI (Vegas), Firefly/Serenity, Harry Potter, The Invisible Man, The Lord of the Rings, Numb3rs, ReBoot, Star Trek (DS9), Stargate SG-1, The Sentinel
Of course, you could also ask about any of the other fandoms I've written for or admitted to watching, but I can't guarantee being able to come up with a love-paragraph about any given main character for every one of them. :-)
Current Location: work
Current Mood: optimistic
|Date:||September 18th, 2006 11:15 pm (UTC)|| |
Ah, Al. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways:
Firstly, the fact that the potential joke inherent in the rank of Rear Admiral is entirely appropriate to the man. His--er--appreciation of the female form, his creative ways in expressing that appreciation, and the fact that his hologram status means he can make comments about this subjec whenever he wants to, make for more *facepalm* moments than for any other character in my fandoms.
Secondly, he's one half of one of the most mis-matched friendships on television. Al's military outlook, his abiding loyalty to his friends and comrades, his flashy fashion sense (or lack thereof), and his eye for the ladies all make him the opposite of his time-hopping best friend.
Thirdly, beneath Al's wise-cracking exterior is a heart that's already been broken many times (as a POW in Vietnam; presumed dead by Beth the love of his life; his family history), and yet.... He still has the strength to love. He even as the strength to be the person who does nothing but wait and encourage--you can tell how much he wishes he could help Sam more, but he deals with the frustration admirably (usually!), and comes up with creative ways to get in on the action.