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60-second-rant, GO!

ARRRGGHH work has been crazy. For no reason at all. I had five classes yesterday, and four each day two days before that, and today I have three. And it came at the worst time because my back is hurting (don't know how I hurt it) and being on my feet all day isn't helping. And I haven't been able to RP at ALL because I come home exhausted and I have no time during the day and it's made me REALLY upset and cranky and I wish I could play with all of you guys because I really miss it. :(

*deep breath*


Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] viridian and [livejournal.com profile] chanter_greenie:

Give me a character and I will tell you...

* How I FEEEEEL 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.

(List of characters in my profile.)

Date: 2011-04-22 02:11 am (UTC)
ceitfianna: (feathered face)
From: [personal profile] ceitfianna
Julian, please.

Date: 2011-04-22 11:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mm-spinelstar.livejournal.com
*First of all let me say that Julian is YUMMY. That is the best word I can think of to describe him. He's calm and mysterious and, in my opinion, sort of quietly sexy. And he surprised me with his dark sense of humor when I first read the novel. I absolutely love what my sister's done with the character. ♥ The other soft spot I have for Julian is that he's under my Sign. My sister recently told me that she wouldn't have known a lot about how to write for him if she wasn't so close to me. (And, oddly, I feel like she's been learning a lot about me by writing this book.) Our personalities are very similar-- quiet and reserved, with a tendency to even come off as stand-off-ish or stuck-up, but empathetic and possessing a secret and sometimes repressed desire for the very deepest form of intimacy.

*I ship Julian with Frederick, and also I have fun playing with him and Nick. But my sister has already hinted to me that Julian ends up with someone who shows up later, so I'm keeping my mind open for that. I can't wait to see what happens.

*I'd also include Frederick and Nick in a non-romantic list, but just for variety I'll say Julian's guardian, Elijah (the Knight of Neptune before him). I don't know much about Elijah compared to some of the other guardians, except that he wasn't as much of a pessimist as Julian is. Julian had particular difficulty (or at least opposition) on his road to becoming a Knight, and I'm sure Elijah was a great encouragement to him through all of that. (Also, as a side note, I'm sure the dreams Elijah appears in must be amazing-- always by the ocean, or even underwater.)

*"Unpopular" is a little difficult when I'm one of maybe six readers. One thing my mom and I probably disagree about in regards to Julian is that I revel in how creepy he can be sometimes, whereas my mom likes to pretend that all the Knights are sweet and innocent. But that's just my mom.

*I'm pretty optimistic that most of the things I want to happen to Julian will probably happen in some form or another. Partly because I don't want anything too specific, but also because my sister and I have similar tastes, and she's definitely writing the sort of book she'd want to read. But one thing I'm looking forward to is how Julian and Nick's relationship is going to develop as Nick starts to get a little older. They're oddly similar in a lot of ways, and my sister has hinted at exploring their interactions a bit more as they start to happen.

Thanks for asking, Fi! This was fun. ^.^

Date: 2011-04-22 07:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] in-the-blue.livejournal.com
I kind of have to ask you about Data.

Date: 2011-04-22 11:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mm-spinelstar.livejournal.com
*Data will never fail to hit my soft spot. Between Brent Spiner's acting and the way the writers shaped his journey, he surprised me time and time again with how much his story affected me emotionally. I knew right away that I would like him, though, as soon as the concept of his character was described to me over a documentary. I'm always fascinated with characters that have different sets of challenges from their peers.

*Oh, gosh. Well, I am especially fond of shipping Data with Tasha Yar. I also thought Jenna D'Sora was absolutely adorable, and the whole Borg Queen thing was oddly... well, as Data might put it, "intriguing." But I also have a tendency to slash things all over the place, so I've enjoyed shipping him with Geordi, Picard, Riker, and even Worf.

*I should absolutely have to answer this question with Geordi, for reasons that are OBVIOUS, but just to be different I'm not going to. I am in love with the vibe that Data and Captain Picard have in the canon. It's almost like a father/son relationship, except it's more complicated than that, because Picard is constantly learning about himself from Data, just as Data is learning more about himself and the people around him from Captain Picard. They have this really deep understanding of each other that I think was heightened after Picard's encounter with the Borg-- he then knew what it was to struggle against feeling empty and artificial, as well as perhaps what it was like to be treated warily for having gone through that.

*I loved the ending to Nemesis. I loved that Data died. I thought that if any one of the main characters had to die, it had to be Data. Mostly because-- and most people seem to miss this-- he was able to come back through the memories he implanted in B4 (which is canon, by the way, via the comic Star Trek: Countdown, in which he is Captain of the Enterprise). Also, if you ask me, the way it happened was no more random than when Spock died. And what I think was kind of cool about it was that it wasn't a "good of the many" situation-- Data specifically gave up his life for his Captain. Everyone else would have been saved anyway. I think that says a lot about his character.

*I wish we could have seen what would have happened canonically if Q or someone had turned him human. (I think there's a book with something similar happening, but I haven't read it or heard much about it.) I would have liked to see him end up with a romantic interest, maybe even start a family, because I like happy endings. And I'm interested in how he became Captain of the Enterprise, and that journey.

Date: 2011-04-22 12:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spooky-lemur.livejournal.com
And for the opposition, tell us about Lore.

Date: 2011-04-22 11:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mm-spinelstar.livejournal.com
*I love Lore. You can tell that Mr. Spiner had SO much more fun playing him, and I can see why. I relate to him in some strange way-- he's chidish, really, emotional and selfish. Also, I'm really glad he exists in canon, because in a lot of ways he makes more sense than Data. You know, the whole rebellious A.I. trope-- there's a reason it works so well; it's logical.

*I really can't ship anyone romantically with Lore. I don't know why. I suddenly wonder what would have happened if he and the Borg Queen had ever teamed up, though. (Might not have worked because they seem to have different ideas about what "perfection" is, but you never know.)

*Non-romantic OTP? Hm. I could say something about the relationship he has with his brother, but that's kind of boring. I guess I'm curious about him and his father. They had a lot more time together than Dr. Soong had with Data, and Dr. Soong mentions something about how Lore "always listened to him." Lore seemed genuinely upset when Dr. Soong said he was dying, so even though I'm sure they fought and disagreed often, I'll bet they were closer than was immediately obvious in the series.

*I'm not sure I have any unpopular opinions about Lore. Maybe what I said before, that I can see why Brent Spiner had so much more fun playing him? Probably not that unpopular, though.

*I wish we'd just seen more of Lore. I understand why it was difficult to film episodes with both Lore and Data, but wouldn't it have been interesting to maybe see one episode with Lore and not Data? I want to know what he was up to that whole time before he found the Borg and teamed up with them.

Date: 2011-04-23 12:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spooky-lemur.livejournal.com
An episode told from Lore's POV would have been fascinating.

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