(Whispers into character meme with evil smile): Space Tom Cruise
Oh you! =P
Warren Keffer indeed fits his “Space Tom Cruise” profile to a T. He is even tries to join the Impossible Mission Initiative ever cycle (so far, he has had no success). His greatest moments came in the episode “GROPOS” (which is highly underrated). Sadly has swaggery good looks and fighter pilot skills could not save him or earn the love of the fandom. It is a small tragedy worthy of a tiny violin solo.
Byron (you will know when we get to season 5)
His GROPOS buddies
His GROPOS buddies
Apart from being underwritten, I don’t see why the fandom dislikes him.
That he was captured by the Shadows instead of incinerated. And then they could have discovered his action-movie acting prowess and made a propaganda movie starring him as leading man. He would have enjoyed fame and doing all his own stunts.
Emma Swan for the character meme
I really like her as a character and a female lead/protagonist because she can kick butt and think her way out of difficult situations, but at the same time she’s also very maternal and we see her being very vulnerable at times too. I think that combination is not often seen in a tv heroine (they usually they swing one way or the other). It is very refreshing to see such a multi-faceted and complex female character, to show the two are not mutually exculsive. I also like the way she is street-savvy and toes the line between being a rationalist/pragmatist and a believer.
Neal I suppose, although I do not have very strong feelings for them as a couple.
Her and Henry! I really love their dynamic and their connection. I think it’s very real and believable. And I would say her and Regina I ship platonically as a friendship/ co-maternal unorthodox family with Henry.
Probably the fact that I don’t ship Swan Queen - I just don’t see them as a romantic couple (although I can see absolutely see why the ship is appealing and has such a strong following in fandom; I just personally prefer the friendship).
And idk how “unpopular” an opinion it is in the fandom, but CaptainSwan is starting to rub me the wrong way as a ship.
It’s rarely alluded to by the show, but she is technically a princess and I wish that could be explored a little more. How she acknowledges and challenges that part of her identity. To kind of show her as a modern-day princess.
Sheridan's oranges. DO IT~
Have I mentioned lately that I love you you excellent human being ;D
How do I even begin? I could wax poetic over my feels for Sheridan’s oranges. Those plump sunset-colored vixens sitting picturesquely in their bowl in his quarters, showing off their fresh form… How must they have gotten to the station in the peak of ripeness and juiciness? They must be brought up by special high-speed refrigerated transport, first class cabin to prevent bumps and bruises. The whole time they must think they are the luckiest oranges on the field, because they get to go to spaaace. Something about those oranges just resonates with me, you know?
Sheridan, of course. That’s true love if I’ve ever seen it.
But also, B5’s Kiwis. Headcanon: Kiwis are known to be very popular with the ladies (and the gents and non-binaries). Great kissers.
Delenn has to spend a lot of time with them as well ~
Is there an unpopular opinion about Sheridan’s oranges truly?
That Sheridan had been asked by Morden what he wanted, and he would’ve said “oranges” and really the whole conflict could have been avoid while the resulting alliance spread citruses to every corner of the galaxy >:D
That and a nice, slow-mo romantic, candlelit montage of them with fresh dew running down their sides while slow jazz music plays in the background…. ooh I’m getting chills just thinking about it.
and I’ll break their ass down:
- How I feel about this character
- All the people I ship romantically with this character
- My non-romantic OTP for this character
- My unpopular opinion about this character
- One thing I wish would happen / had happened with this character in canon.
Please let yourself be proud of small things. Please do that. Please allow yourself to get really excited about playing a video game well or sending an ask you were nervous about or letting a bug outside or peeling the whole orange in one try. Please get so excited about that. Please. That’s so cool I’m so glad you did it.
Can we just take a moment to appreciate Londo’s duckface in the season 1 dvd menu?
I mean just look at it.
Senior English major on a Shakespeare final. (via minininny)
WELL THEY’RE NOT WRONG
How about this, though?
[Editorial Note: This “theory” depends on believing the Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet take place contemporaneously. So, for the sake of argument, let’s all agree that the events of both plays occur in the Spring of 1517 (chosen because of Martin Luther’s 95 Theses, and the Reformational threads that run through Hamlet).]
See, in the Second Quarto and First Folio versions of Romeo and Juliet, a[n extremely minor] character appears with Romeo, Mercutio, and Benvolio at the Capulet’s Party (where, if you recall, Romeo meets Juliet for the first time).
Like Hamlet's Horatio, this Horatio is full of well-worded philosophical advice. He tells Romeo “And to sink in it should you burden love, too great oppression for a tender thing.”
Fig. 1 - Second Quarto Printing
Fig. 2 - First Folio Printing
[The American Shakespeare Center’s Education Blog discusses the likely “real” reasons for Horatio’s presence]
Let’s imagine that Horatio has travelled down from Wittenberg (about 540 miles) to Verona for his Spring Break. He hears about some guys who like to party (because, let’s be honest, besides getting stabbed, partying is Mercutio’s main thing). So, he ends up crashing the Capulet’s ball with them.
He is then on the sidelines as Romeo and Juliet fall in love, Tybalt kills Mercutio, Romeo kills Tybalt, Romeo gets banished, and both lovers are found dead in Juliet’s tomb.
This tragedy fresh in his mind, he returns to Wittenberg at the end of what has turned out to be a decidedly un-radical Spring Break and discovers that his bestie Prince Hamlet is leaving for Elsinore Castle because he’s just gotten news that his father, the King, is dead.
On the trip up (another ~375 miles), Horatio recounts the tragic romance he just witnessed in Verona. He advises (as he is wont to do) Hamlet not to mix love and revenge.
Hamlet takes Horatio’s advice to heart, breaking up with Ophelia so that he can focus is energy on discovering and punishing his father’s killer:
Ay, truly; for the power of beauty will sooner
transform honesty from what it is to a bawd than the
force of honesty can translate beauty into his
likeness: this was sometime a paradox, but now the
time gives it proof. I did love you once.
Ophelia - burdened by the perceived loss of Hamlet’s love and his murder of her father - goes mad and drowns herself.
You see, if Romeo had waited literally a minute and thirty seconds longer (31 iambic pentametrical lines) - he, Juliet, Ophelia (and possibly the rest of the Hamlet characters) would have made it.
* With thanks to roguebelle.
Sean: I thought I was gonna get killed, so I was kinda happy a new script arrived and I wasn’t dead! When I saw Maid Marian was coming back, to be honest - this sounds terrible, but I was really disappointed. And the reason I was disappointed is because I really love playing opposite Lana and we have a lot of fun together and I thought maybe next season, I’m not gonna get to play with my friend every day.
This is too adorable I cannot.
I actually believe artists and scientists think very similarly. Complex, abstract thought? They both have that down. It’s all about where that thinking takes you after that.
Words cannot describe how much I love this post.
"When I was just a kid, growing up in Brooklyn, I was constantly making home videos with my family – real silly high-concept productions like, ‘Attack of the Killer Handkerchief.’ I guess I knew even then that I wanted to be an actress."