April 8th, 2005

Meep- by vilakins

Favorite Characters Meme, gakked from everywhere.

A few of these will be incredibly easy, I'm guessing. *g*

1. Post a list of 10 TV shows/books you watch/read.
2. Have your friends list guess your favourite character from each show.
3. When guessed, bold the line and write a sentence about why you like that character.
4. Post in your own LJ - if you like.

1. Babylon 5 (guessed by electrcspacegrl)

E is right on both counts- I love my squishable Centauri, apart and together. *squishes Londo and Vir* The reasons for this can fill so much more than a single sentence. I love Vir because he is funny, fundamentally good, uncommonly brave, and because his coming of age is so difficult and layered. And because he is so cute. See? I love Londo because he is noble, yet a coward; funny, yet deeply tragic; angry and ruthless, yet kind. And I love them together for their quiet, complex philia.

2. Farscape (guessed by vilakins)

You've got yourself a founding member of the Stark Defense League here. I think I may have embraced Stark because I somehow sensed he is not popular in greater fandom and I have a thing for underdogs. But more than that, I think Stark is a potentially rich well for fic because there is just so much going on in his head- and because we know so little about him.

3. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (guessed by selenak)

I started watching DS9 when I was a depressed teenager in desperate need of a strong female role model, and Major Kira filled that role for me because she was religious, like I was and am, because she was hot-tempered, like I could and can be, and because, quite frankly, she kicked a lot of ass. *g* Hence, she will always have a special place in my heart, though I have since grown to appreciate the ensemble (including many of the recurring characters) as a whole.

4. Firefly (guessed by electrcspacegrl)

After awhile, you may start to notice a pattern here- namely, that I love families, particularly ones challenged by tragedy. Londo and Vir are a family in fact, if not in name. Simon and River, meanwhile, are my babies on Firefly because they are broken by insanity, in constant danger, yet still curiously strong.

5. Blake's 7 (guessed by vilakins)

Vila is adorable and gets all the best lines. How could I not love him best? Additionally, though I have not gotten that far just yet, there are suggestions of a loss of innocence ahead, and I immediately fall for that story rubric.

6. Harry Potter (guessed by ruuger)

I sincerely hope JKR has big things planned for Neville because I adore him. Here's another character- like Vir- who not many people think is going to amount to very much at first, yet who ends up surprising us all with his quiet bravery and love. And the tragic background is an added bonus.

7. House (guessed by _conundrum_)

House, MD suffers from the weakness of having only one truly distinct, developed, well-written character in the cast, but House is one seriously funny cranky bastard who successfully draws me into a show that, on second thought, is actually a bit crap by my usual standards.

8. Boston Public (guessed by ruuger)

I love Scott Guber because he is super intelligent, super insecure, and so very... quaint. *g* He still "courts" women (ending each date with an "innocent, end-of-the-evening buss"), has excellent taste in music, and doesn't let brats and bullies get away with murder. He is also played by Anthony Heald, a terrific actor who, by his very presence, forced me to watch BP long past the point it jumped the shark.

9. Early Edition (guessed by wychwood)

See, my screen name is the clue. *g* Gary Hobson is absolutely darling. I think what I like best about him- besides his kind heart, obviously- is the fact that he doesn't look pretty when he gets up in the morning. He sleeps like a real person, twisted up in the sheets, and he wakes up with his hair all over his head and boogers in his eyes. Love!

10. Chicago Hope (guessed by tresjolie9)

Aaron Shutt is one of two acceptable answers. *g* I've always had a lot of respect for Adam Arkin as a working actor, whereas I thought Mandy Patinkin was something of a scene hog. And as for Aaron himself, well, like Guber, he pings my "repressed middle-ager" kink- at least until the later seasons.

The other acceptable answer, meanwhile, is Alan Birch, who, also like Guber, is saddled with a thankless job, is often the target of disrespect, but is also actually a very sweet man. He deserved Diane Grad- and he so did not deserve to be shot seven times.