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Since So Many Others Are Doing It

And I'm kind of in a grumpy mood and will need diversions when I get home (not really, I have a ton of stuff to do) it's the fandom meme thingee.

Ask Me My Fandom Opinion

How it works:

Ask me one fandom-related question in the comments. This can be fandom specific, general, or about fandom/lj stuff/fic writing/etc. in general.

Just one question, please, but it can (and perhaps should) have sub-parts.

That's it. It can be as normal or odd as you like.
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Awwww. Well, maybe this will help you think happy thoughts: give me five happy fandom moments for you from the past year. Moments of shows, moments involving fandom people, moments related to fandom in some way. You can give me your actual top five if you feel like putting that much thought into it, but otherwise, just five moments that jump to mind for you. :)
I'll have to go with jump to mind. :)

'The Captain's Hand' - After Lee being cast adrift for so much of season 2.5 to have a Lee-centric ep that was so perfectly in character and showed him both flawed and heroic, encompassing everything we know and love about him, gave me such joy. And who can forget his scared s***less, "I've got the comm."

'A Measure of Salvation' - Lee and Laura talk to each other. Nuff said.

jamiebambernews - I'm a little embarrassed to admit how giddy I am that it's turning out to be a such a success. I really thought it would just be me and a few friends and EEP! 65 members.

Stumbling Across Tahmoh at Dragon*Con - Just as Helo begins to grow on me, he's there! It's the closest I've come to fangirling.

New Friends - I hope I don't slight anyone in any way because every one who has friended me or I've friended or I had the opportunity to meet in person, they're all great and I could list something special about each one. But I have to say I'm especially happy that beccatoria decided to delurk so I could discuss spoilers at length (you have no idea) and that romanticalgirl introduced me to the Fan Girl Network and much Jamie, Ioan, and Tim goodness. ;)
Is there a character in any fandom that in a time period of more than 4 months you completely changed your opinion about?

NOTE: This excludes any shows where the writers were fired/on crack and the character become inconsequential.
I don't think there has ever been a character I loved that I grew to hate or vice versa. I didn't like Chiana when she was first introduced on Farscape. Her exagerrated mannersims, her using sex as a weapon, and her lies and manipulations annoyed me. But then John worked to tear down her barriers and she (for the most part) commited to D'Argo, and we learned about her past I began to like her.

Ellen Tigh I saw alternately as comic relief and Lady MacBeth and didn't really care much about her at all, until this season. I got weepy when she died and I never, ever thought that would happen. Heck, I haven't missed Billy at all and I liked him from the start.
What would you most like to see happen for either Lee or Laura within the context of the show?
Wow. I could go into a lot of detail on this one. On a very basic level, I want Lee to have more of a story. That's not to say I want him to become the focus of the show, but in season 1 and early season 2 he was very much part of the main arc and a key player in shaping events and the course of the fleet. Now he just has good moments, as in coming to the rescue in 'Exodus Pt 2' or when he is a very active participant in the story ('Act of Contrition') the show descides to move on to something else in the very next ep and there is no building upon what came before.

I'd also like to see him single for awhile. The show has had time to sell us on Lee/Dee and failed. She was obviously second choice, he's not *in* love with her, and it's a disservice to both characters. And if he is meant to be with Kara, so be it, but they need time alone and apart to get their crap figured out.

Laura, I've been pretty happy with her story. I can't point to anything as a huge character misstep. I would like to see her and Lee have more scenes togther because they work well together, supporting each other when they should and challenging each other when they need to be challenged. And I felt early on that he was being groomed by her (when she thought she was dying) to be her successor and I liked to see that touched on some more.

I do worry about the growing friendship between Adama and Laura because if they are getting along too well it's bad for the fleet, each needs to have their authority questioned to maintain a balance between the military and the civilian majority. It's also bad drama because their dust ups were some of the most interesting moments on the series. So, yeah, her getting angry once in awhile would be a good thing. ;-)
Hee! I always felt he was rather arrogant, but the nail in the coffin was when he stated in an interview that he auditioned for the role of Fox Mulder and would have done a better job. I know Duchovny is not the world's greatest actor, but I can't image anyone else in the role and certainly not Mr NOT Funny.
but the nail in the coffin was when he stated in an interview that he auditioned for the role of Fox Mulder and would have done a better job.

Say WHAT? Oh, Kevin, what were you smoking? You were clearly delusional. *sigh* I have issues with him because I liked him well enough in Hercules, although he was far from my favorite character. But then he came to Andromeda, and I loved that show. Until somewhere in the third season, when Kevin became one of the main powers in deciding how the show would run, and everything changed. And got sucky. And his character got babes of the week. And Kevin still thought he was Mr. Wonderful, even though what had attracted me (and a bunch of other people) to the show in the first place was now long gone. Grar.
If Ron were forced by magic or aliens (*g) to cast Jossverse characters for a Very Special Episode of Battlestar Galactica, who who play who? (Would Giles play Adama, or is that too easy? You decide.)
I'm glad you said Jossverse and not Buffyverse. :) Still, I'm not sure I can pair everyone up.

Adama - I don't think Giles is like Adama at all personality wise, but he filled the patriarchial role as does Adama and Buffy was as much a daughter to him as Kara is to Adama. Plus, when he coldly kills Ben in 'The Gift' because he knows it has to be done and no one else will do it, yeah, that's Adama.

Laura - Nope, I can't do it. There is no one in the Jossverse that can compare. :)

Lee - Angel. No question. They share so much. They have a strict code of conduct that pushes them to try to do the right thing, though they don't always succeed. They can be judgmental, hypocritical, and quick to anger. They both have a darkness in them that they try to keep buried, but can flare up unexpectedly resulting in bursts of raw emotion and violence. They choose impossible relationships with strong women who while they may be the loves of their lives, bring them chaos and pain. They brood and angst, a lot. They can also be goofy and funny and, um, kind of hot. ;)

Kara - Buffy, because she is the only woman who can kick so many men's asses.

Six - Lilah! She snapped babies necks over breakfast. ;)

Baltar - Wesley. Cute, bookish, brilliant, and kind of nuts.

Helo - Xander. A lot of heart, but not always the sharpest knife in the drawer.

Sharon - Tara. Both tried to hide what they really were and ultimately had to sacrifice part of themselves to be with the one they loved.

Tigh - Spike? They both drink too much, like rough sex, and get involved with manipulative, domineering women.

Did I miss any one major?
You listen to all the podcasts - do you think that Ron Moore has any awareness of how his show is playing to fans? I mean, do you find him self-aware regarding the issues of the series?
Damn, you people come up with tough ones. This is why I avoided this for so long. ;p

I do feel Ron is self-aware in regards to the *big* issues of the series and how some of the choices he's made may not be popular or easy to watch. But, in regards to the characters, there are times he seems clueless to me. I think he comes up what he sees as an interesting or neat idea and fails to get how the rest of the world may not see it the same way. I mean, even some critics were mocking the Fat Lee concept and yet he still defends that storytelling decision. And there is the somewhat infamous revelation that he intended to have Gina and Baltar have sex not long after she came out of her catatonic state induced by being gang raped for months until Tricia pointed out it may be a bad idea.

I don't want to say he's dismissive of the fans because he knows without us he has no show and no career. However, he doesn't seem to understand why we won't just believe him when he says that it will make sense eventually or what the big deal is about having to fill in some blanks.
Let's say you have to put together a 5-season DVD set, choosing the best 1st , 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th seasons from different shows. You can only use one season from any given show.

(I don't know if I worded that clearly enough - I didn't think this question would be so complicated when I thought it up!)
Season 1 - Battlestar Galactica

Season 2 - Angel</i>

Season 3 - Farscape

Season 4 - The X-Files (This is somewhat of a filler. Loved the show, but I don't necessarily think this is the best season, it's just that the other slots were filled. ;)

Season 5 - Buffy the Vampire Slayer
I've been trying to come up with something good and this was the best I could do!

Do you think if Archie hadn't already been about to die, he still would have made the sacrifice for Horatio? Would Horatio let him then? Would it have been the right thing, given each of their careers?
I just saw your post and I can't come up with anything for you!

You people ask tough questions! This might be getting fanfic-y, but I could see Archie still being willing to take the blame for what happened. I sensed that he feared Horatio was responsible, but he also knew Sawyer had to go. If Archie were to come forward as the guilty party, I invision Horatio doing the same - willing to die with his friend or perhaps believing that since they were looking for one person to take the fall and two came forward they would both be spared. Pellew allowed Archie's confession to stand because he was dying and it saved Horatio, but if Horatio were to come forward and be in real danger I think Pellew would have worked much harder to clear both men in order to save Horatio.

If their careers had not been ruined, they would have been severly tarnished. But it would have been impossible for Horatio to go on in the military with Archie's blood on his hands and Archie believed Horatio too good a man to have his life cut short so I don't think either could do anything but try to spare the other.