November 28th, 2006
|09:15 am - Unpopular Opinions Meme|
Okay. I have some unpopular fannish opinions--though the idea of letting you all ask me about them, I snagged from lizbee (she says we can blame her).
The Unpopular Opinions Meme
01. Post this on your journal.
02. Your friends will comment with some of your fandoms.
03. In a new post (or in comments) respond back with one or two of your unpopular opinions for that fandom. (EX: I love Lana! I don’t care about previous seasons of Doctor Who!)
04. Tag some friends.
Not tagging. And y'all should know my fandoms (mostly) by now. I'll do book fandoms, too. :-)
[And I'm working on answers to the 15 characters meme, they're just not ready to post yet.]
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|Date:||November 28th, 2006 09:22 pm (UTC)|| |
I still love that icon beyond all reason. *stares at it*
I imagine most of my opinions on these are fairly mainstream, but I'll give it a shot. :-)
Lord of the Rings:
--This isn't overwhelmingly unpopular, but: I'm enough of a purist to disapprove soundly of LotR fanfiction. I am, however, a huge fan of the Peter Jackson films. I don't mind people "translating" LotR...I just mind it when they think they can write as well as Tolkien. :-)
--I wish we knew what happened to Radagast the Brown; I've always had a secret fondness for him.
--I don't believe the books are faultless and perfect. They're close, but nothing created can be, quite, and Tolkien's world was always growing.
--Tehanu? What's that? Short stories? Nah, those don't exist! At least, not in my personal canon, they don't. The trilogy is it. *firm nod*
--Of the three, Wizard of Earthsea is my hands-down favorite. Vetch, the shadow, the confrontation with the dragons, Ged nearly losing himself on the wrong side of the wall just trying to bring back a child.... It's wonderful and lovely.
If I think of more, I'll come back and post again. Honestly, I think I'm relatively mainstream in these fandoms. Hmm.
|Date:||November 28th, 2006 06:48 pm (UTC)|| |
Your icon is awesome. :-)
Aw, I haven't seen much Grey's Anatomy this season, due to its move opposite my must-see CSI. But here's an unpopular opinion for you: I hate Meredith Grey. Cannot stand the character. She's not (intellectually) stupid, but emotionally she can't seem to find even a modicum of solid ground, and she makes bad choices that aren't just bad (everyone on this show does that) but truly horrible. Choosing Derek being just one case in point. Also she whines a lot, and I tend to have little patience with characters who make thier own prickly beds and then proceed to wail over how bad their lives have become.
I wept during last season's finale, but it was strictly for Izzie and Denny (and a bit for Alex, as I Approved of his tenderness with Izzie).
Heh. Was that unpopular enough?
|Date:||November 28th, 2006 09:37 pm (UTC)|| |
I hope you don't mind if I pass. My whole Lj is an Unpopular Opinions meme.
|Date:||November 28th, 2006 09:45 pm (UTC)|| |
LOL. No worries (besides, you gave me questions for the 15 Characters meme and I'll have to spend some time on those).
I'll take unpopular opinions in Stargate SG1 for a $1000, Alex.
|Date:||November 29th, 2006 01:36 am (UTC)|| |
All righty. :-)
--I think Sam had a good thing going in her relationship with Pete, and was very stupid to throw it all away on a tiny, possible chance with Jack. (And this is coming from me, Jack's girl forever. *g*)
--I love Ben Browder, but the writers should have maybe tried a little harder to make him less "Jack-like".
--I missed Daniel during season 6, it's true; but I also think Jonas is probably the cutest male character to show up on the show during its entire run, and his naivete and dimples made the missing-Daniel hurt a whole lot less. :-)
--I didn't like the episode "Citizen Joe." It just smacked of pretentious self-reference to me (and I don't always dislike such things; I loved "Wormhole Extreme" and "200"). *shrug*
How's that? :-)
I think Sam had a good thing going in her relationship with Pete, and was very stupid to throw it all away on a tiny, possible chance with Jack
I think that Sam was right to get rid of Pete but not for the reasons given. I think had he not been pushing so hard he and Sam could have had something.
I love Ben Browder, but the writers should have maybe tried a little harder to make him less "Jack-like".
I missed Daniel during season 6, it's true; but I also think Jonas is probably the cutest male character to show up on the show during its entire run, and his naivete and dimples made the missing-Daniel hurt a whole lot less. :-)
I liked Jonas as well. I think they should have kept him around either as a fifth team member or assigned him to SG2 or something.
I didn't like the episode "Citizen Joe."
"Citizen Joe" was all right. Not my favorite but decent for a clip show.
Buffy, the Vampire Slayer
|Date:||November 30th, 2006 08:51 pm (UTC)|| |
Heh. Let's see:
--I don't object to Tara's death. It was horrible and sad, and I really liked the character a lot, but it made all kinds of story sense, and we had to have her die to have the "yellow crayon" speech.
--I'm quite fond of Iowa-boy Riley Finn. He was good for Buffy, too, even if she couldn't see it, and even if he sort of helped to screw things up with her.
--I *am* annoyed that they killed off Jonathan, because I have quite a soft spot for the little geek (who actually had a conscience, even if he spent a lot of time squishing it down).
I didn't like Jonathan's death either. I wanted redemption for that guy, but they gave it to Andrew. Grr arrgh, Joss Whedon.
Okay, how about Doctor Who?
Doctor Who, huh?
Let's see. This is all Nine-and-Ten stuff.
I don't believe that the Doctor is in love with Rose Tyler. No more so than he's ever been with some of his other companions, at any rate.
I also don't believe that Rose is any more inherently special than any other companion. She certainly has more of a taste for adventure than some; and her experience with the time vortex (Bad Wolf) was quite something, but it doesn't seem to have changed her radically. Just because for a few minutes she saw the universe as the Doctor does doesn't mean she still can, or should. And it doesn't make her automatically "special" (certainly no more than Reinette, from "Girl in the Fireplace," who actually got into the Doctor's mind and didn't lose her memory of it along the way).
I don't hate Rose, though. I think she's spunky and cute and brave, and she learns well and easily. In fact, I rather like her.