||[Mar. 9th, 2010|08:17 pm]
Courtesy of ghyste
Comment and I'll pick one (unless you want more) of your fandoms,
post the answers to your journal and so on and so forth. Mine's, quelle surprise, Doctor Who
The first character I fell in love with:
I've never been "in love" with any character in Who but I've always had a sft spot for The Brig.
The character I never expected to love as much as I do now:
Donna Noble - although I wasn't a Catherine Tate nay-sayer and had faith in RTD that he'd deliver the goods re the return of Donna, I don't think I (Or anyone else for that matter!) expected to think Donna would turn out as amazingly fabulous as she did. As much I love RTD and what he did for Doctor Who I'll never forgive him for Donna's mind-wipe in The Stolen Earth and her return at Christmas/New Year didn't make up for that.
The character everyone else loves that I don't:
I don't think there's any character in Who - new or "classic" that's loved by everyone as the fandom can be so polarised, that is until you're in an autograph queue and everyone's gushing niceities at someone they slag off everyday on a forum !! I have to say though I think Sarah Jane is overrated - I like the character and Lis Sladen but she has been overhyped by fans IMO.
The character I love that everyone else hates:
Again, I'm not sure there's a universally hated character - some people love Rose, others hater her, some love Martha, others hate her etc. Same goes for the Classic Series companions. So this is more a "character I love that everyone overlooks" and that is the amazing and underrated Dr Elizabeth Shaw from Season 7. Oh, another one would be The 6th Doctor which was the one I grew up with and was The Doctor when I first became a fan so I've always had a soft spot for him.
The character I used to love but don't any longer:
I can't think of any really - the characters that seemed more interesting in book form than they did when I finally saw them on TV are Ian & Barbara, Jo (although she has her moments especially in The Mind Of Evil), Victoria and Jamie.
The character I would shag anytime:
The Brigadier circa 1971 and Captain Jack - well, why not ? It would be offered on a plate !!! Maybe Alydon of The Thals - he was quite fit (the John Lee version, not the barrie Ingham version in the film who wore too much make-up !)
The character I'd slap:
Susan - considering she (probably) had Gallifreyan heritage, she was so whiny and screamy all the bloody time.
A pairing that I love:
Doctor Who - until the RTD years - was never a relationship show and I've never really bought into the relationship stuff - I pretend it's not there :) So I'm going to go for a Doctor/Companion relationship from the Classic Series and, again, another that I feel gets overlooked in favour of those that came immediately before and after but I'm plumping for The 4th Doctor and Romana 1 over any of the others, having reappraised their pairing after watching The Key To Time Season.
A pairing that I hate:
Hate is a bit extreme but the one I don't think worked, and that's more to do with behind-the-scenes reasons that anything else, is The 3rd Doctor/Sarah Jane. Worse is The 4th Doctor/Adric but their time on their own together was mercifully brief.
Liz although she appeared in a so few stories so I'll also plump for Donna.
My five favourite characters:
Liz Shaw, Romana 1, Leela, Ray (from Delta & the Bannermen), Donna Noble
My five least favourite characters:
Dodo, Susan, Mike Yates, Adric, Mel
My deep, dark fandom secret:
I don't think I have one - probably the nearest was F & I seeing Anneke Wills' open-air bath at her home but she told everyone about that from a convention stage anyway so it's hardly a secret !!