buffy & sam

Favorite Character Meme

From rogueslayer452

Rules: name your top 10 favorite characters from 10 different fandoms and then tag 10 people.

01. Buffy Summers (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) (Oh, I wrote a post about this, old but still relevant)
02. Dr. Owen Harper (Torchwood) (I also wrote a post about this)
03. Jessica Jones (Jessica Jones) (Trish is a close second)
04. Sam Winchester (Supernatural) (Can't remember exactly when he became my favorite, but I realized it watching It's A Terrible Life for the first time)
05. Edward Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist) (I've just started watching, so this will likely change, but right now I love Ed because he is difficult)
06. Deth (The Riddlemaster-Trilogy) (I love these books and so few people have actually read them.)
07. Matt Murdock/Daredevil (Marvel Comics) (After a brief flirtation with the Human Torch I settled on Matt Murdock as my favorite Marvel character)
08. Karolina Dean (Runaways) (Definitely my favorite in the comics, and I think she's my favorite on the show as well)
09. Leo McGarry (The West Wing) ("I take a bullet for the President. He doesn't take one for me.")
10. Renee Montoya (Gotham Central) (A comic series about police officers in Batman's city)

I'm not tagging anyone. Consider yourself tagged if you want to me.
matt murdock

Have you ever had a “crush” on a fictional character?

Stealing this question from author_by_night.

My first crush on a fictional character - my first crush on anything - was the Greek god Hermes. We had a lovely illustrated set of Aesop's Fables, and Hermes/Mercury appeared in a couple of the stories. I looked at the picture of Hermes, and had feelings I had not had before. I was, what? Eight? Nine? Ten? Somewhere in there.

I also developed a bit of a crush on Loki. I guess I have a thing for trickster gods.

Great Again?

I'm reading a book entitled Hitler's Hangman: the Life of Heydrich, by Robert Gerwath. The book is a biography of Reinhard Heydrich, one of the high-up Nazis in Hitler's Germany.

This book was published in 2011. 2011, people

From page 42, here is the author's description of the goals of the Nazis, bold mine: The institutions of state, society and culture would be remodelled to create a racially homogeneous nation imbued with one purpose: to make Germany great again.


Meme from hamsterwoman

* How I entered that fandom
* Favorite character
* Least favorite character
* First character I fell in love with
* The character who is the most like me
* OTP(s)
* Favorite friendship/family relationship
* Favorite quote
* Favorite location
* Favorite scene (or episode, or book)
* Favorite thing about the fandom
* Unpopular opinion
* Something I would change about the canon
* Random thought about this canon

Check my tags for fandoms.
lois polite revolution

Unbelievable *Trigger Warning: Rape*

I watched the Netflix show Unbelievable awhile back. I've been hesitant to post about due to the combination of the subject matter and the fact that it is based on a true story. This is ultimately a fannish journal. I can be fannish about real people, and I can be fannish about fictional stories of rape, but rape of real people is a difficult one.

But I do have a couple things to say:

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candy cane

Song Lyric Meme from ragnarok_08


Step 1: Put your iPod etc. on shuffle. (I actually used an Excel spreadsheet and a random number generating application I created, because some songs I like are only on Youtube!)
Step 2: Post a line from the first 15 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing the song.
Step 3: Post and let everyone you know guess what song and artist the lines come from.
Step 4: Don't check the comments first if you don't want to be spoiled!
Step 5: Looking them up on Google or any other search engine is CHEATING!

01. When I look into your eyes, your love is there for me / And the more I go inside, the more there is to see
02. You say you want / Your story to remain untold
03. The things that you say to mark the time of the day are calculated to bemuse
04. Make your mother sigh/ She's old enough to know better
05. So good up paper / So romantic/ But so bewildering
06. In the middle of a dream / In the middle of a dream I call your name
07. Don't play the adamant / Don't be so arrogant / Let me in, let me be your muse tonight
08. Can we love each other / And respect each other /Find some joy together / That's all I need
09. All these places have their moments / With lovers and friends I still can recall
10. Y ahora que estás aquí / Yo de nuevo soy feliz / Pude entender que eras para mí
11. Is is better to love another / Than to go go for a walk in the dark? / Is it better to love than to give in to hate?
12. Hang on to your hopes, my friend / That's an easy thing to say / But if your hopes should pass away / Simply pretend that you can build them again
13. I'll bet it hurts so bad / To see the strength that I have shown
14. I miss the days my mind would just rest quiet / My imagination hadn't turned on me yet
15. Hate to love and love to hate her / Like a broken record player

With one exception, none of the lyrics include the title of the song.

OK, I don't think I could get half of these. Good luck.