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Give me one or more characters, and I'll tell you:

First impression
Impression now
Favorite moment
Idea for a story
Unpopular opinion
Favorite relationship
Favorite headcanon


Suggestions of fandoms: White Collar, Person of Interest, Firefly, Castle, Avatar: tLA & Legend of Korra, Harry Potter, Star Wars (excluding ep. 7)

Date: 2016-10-27 06:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aragarna.livejournal.com
Shaw and Root!

Shaw

Date: 2016-10-27 07:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sheenianni.livejournal.com
First impression: It always takes me a while to “take in” a new character, so my “first impression” is either really flat or it forms over the course of several episodes. That said, I remember liking Sameen from the start, thinking she looked really capable and that I liked the cooperation between her and her colleague.

Impression now: Awww, I adore Shaw! She’s badass, very resilient, sexy and dangerous. In a lot of ways, she’s the perfect soldier, because she’ll follow a cause without asking many questions, and she doesn’t want a lot in return. As she says, she doesn’t quite “feel” the way most people do, but perhaps that makes it even more precious when she cares – and we know she loves Root, we see her care for everyone on Team Machine, we enjoy the rare moments when she connects with someone.

Favorite moment: So many. Perhaps when she saves Fusco’s son instead of Fusco and apologizes, because she knows saving his kid is what Fusco would want. And from a storytelling POV, I loved she didn’t join the team straight away – she shoots Reese :D

Idea for a story: A fast-paced adventure/casefic with Shaw kicking ass and feeling sympathy for one of the numbers.
Alternatively, years post-series finale, Shaw finds a woman she can sort of connect with. Root!Machine approves and a new relationship develops between Shaw/new woman. At the same time, Shaw is still in love/dating Machine!Root and the whole thing is very dysfunctional and weird and very much Sameen.

Unpopular opinion: I’m not sure what are the unpopular opinions in this fandom. That said, I don’t necessarily see Sameen as a person who is “innerly good” or however you’d call it. She values loyalty and her friends, but under different circumstances I could see her being a killer for Samaritan and not feel bad about it (as suggested in the Alternative reality episode – what if the Machine was never created). However, her partnership with Team Machine brings out the best in her and she is awesome when fighting for a good cause.

Favorite relationship: Shaw/Root, Shaw&Bear, Shaw&team Machine

Favorite headcanon: Can’t think of anything right now.
Edited Date: 2016-10-27 07:17 pm (UTC)

Root

Date: 2016-10-27 07:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sheenianni.livejournal.com
First impression: Something along the lines of love this villain woman! So wonderfully crazy! And she had the great music theme as well… you just had to love that short music sequence that always told Root was around.

Impression now: Still absolutely love Root. I was skeptical when they were transitioning her from a villain to a hero, but then they actually pulled it off. Same as Shaw, she’s badass, dangerous, very sexy and very capable. Root is a genius who seems to be desperately in search of some higher meaning, and she has lost her faith in people… until the Machine, Harold and others restore her faith in humanity. I love how she never gives up, how ingenious she is and how deeply she comes to care for everyone on the team.

Favorite moment: So many of them!!! From the top of my head, Root blackmailing the Machine to rescue Shaw (by threatening to fall off the roof); Root telling Harold how him and his morals have made the Machine kind and sympathetic to people (or something along those lines); any Root/Shaw moment. (The whole If-or-Else and the ending. AWWWWW the feels!!!!)

Idea for a story: Root is found by Samaritan first. Does she ever realize she’s on the wrong side? (I think she is captured by Team Machine. Is fascinated by Harold and his “soft” Machine. Falls for Sameen. Betrays them for Samaritan. And because I’m a softie, she eventually saves them because Sameen and Harold’s morals get to her (and she nearly dies but doesn’t because Happy Ending!)

Unpopular opinion: Hmmm… Oh, I have one. I wasn’t enraged by the fact that Root died at the end. I was devastated, but at the same time, her death made sense from a storytelling POV, she died a hero, fighting for what she believed in, protecting the people she loved, and she was “reborn” in the Machine. You don’t get a better death than that.

Favorite relationship: Root/Shaw, Root/Machine, Root&Harold

Favorite headcanon: No idea…

Date: 2016-10-27 06:40 pm (UTC)
sapphire2309: (Default)
From: [personal profile] sapphire2309
Oooh, yay! Sara and Katara.

Sara

Date: 2016-10-30 08:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sheenianni.livejournal.com
First impression: I liked her a lot from the start (that said, I watched Seasons 1 to Season 3 midseason finale pretty much in one go over the course of maybe two weeks…). Initially, I saw Sara softer than how I view her now.

Impression now: Absolutely love her! She’s independent, smart, sexy, with a tough exterior but she has a good heart. She doesn’t let anyone push her around and she’s not afraid to wander into the “grey areas” while still mostly keeping her feet on the ground.

Favorite moment: I don’t know if I have one. It’s more like a string of all the little things I love about her… Hmmm. Maybe when she lies to Kramer about the Raphael to give Neal time to get the painting back. She really puts herself on the line for him and she has to believe he won’t let her down. It’s not some big declaration or a huge gesture, but maybe that makes it mean even more.
On the completely shallow side, any moment with Sara and her baton :D

Idea for a story: LOL, just one? I guess something with Sara and the other WC women… Wait, got it. So I was going to write this as a part of an established ‘verse, but since that sequel will probably never come to be… /o\ Basically, it was a Season 3 canon-divergent AU where Neal ends up in DC and Sara’s relationship with Neal really comes to bite her in the ass. Remember the Sterling&Bosch case where Bryant (?) (Sara’s ex) steals that super-strong string? So, when he realizes the FBI is on to him, he sets up Sara to take the fall. And she’s already under suspicion because of Neal. Of course Peter and the team believe she’s innocent, but they’re not leading the investigation anymore once Sara becomes the main suspect. So Neal is in DC unable to help, Sara is in jail awaiting trial and facing the terrible prospect of being convicted, and it’s all one big angst fest. Yep :D

Unpopular opinion: Once they start dating, I don’t think Sara is wrong not to trust Neal completely, keeping her feet on the ground. She still tries not to hurt him and she is on his side, but she has to protect herself as well and I don’t think that’s wrong.
Also, gorgeous and sexy as she is, Sara is pretty bad when it comes to using her “feminine weapons” – somehow, some people are convinced that makes her shallow. Now don’t get me wrong – if we’re okay with men like Neal using his charm and looks to get what he wants, it’s sexist to reject the same thing with gorgeous women. But Sara doesn’t use her looks like that, is actually quite terrible at it when she is to play the “eye candy”, and I’m more than okay with that.

Favorite relationship: Neal/Sara for SO MANY REASONS, but I think Sara’s one of the few people who can keep up with Neal and not get swallowed by his world, and Neal doesn’t feel threatened by Sara’s success and independence and really cares to get to know her.

Favorite headcanon: She’s not miserable in London, wallowing in her oh-lost-chance at the perfect relationship. She’s enjoying the job and being pretty good at it. That said, she and Neal still eventually find a way to be together post-Season 6.
Not headcanon but what I’d like for her: she gets some closure about Emily (preferably a happy one).

Katara

Date: 2016-11-01 04:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sheenianni.livejournal.com
First impression: I like her. She’s cute!
Impression now: Still like her :) She’s strong, resilient, caring, empathic and very kind, somewhat motherly and overall a good person. Of course, she can also be quite stubborn and headstrong :D But she genuinely enjoys helping people and caring for them, both for her friends and for random strangers. In our world, she would be a humanitarian, probably building schools in the third world or arguing better conditions for kids from poor families. At the same time, it was awesome to watch her grow into a powerful bender – really, her whole development arch was amazing, from the little girl to a fierce, determined woman with a heart of gold.
Favorite moment: One of my favorites Katara moments is when she learns blood-bending to stop Hama. She masters the skill, proves her power and saves her friends and other innocent people, but she’s still heartbroken and cries because she learned a dark, corrupt skill of controlling people, and she lost a part of her innocence with that. It’s very human, very Katara and I just want to hug her so hard and curse Hama every time I watch it.
Idea for a story: Set some time after Ozai is defeated, Mei and Katara get to know each other. Or, after Ozai’s defeat, Katara visits Zuko the Fire nation, meeting random people, being herself and healing and helping some of the prejudices in the process.
Unpopular opinion: I don’t think I have one…
Favorite relationship: I love the sibling love between Sokka and Katara. I also liked Katara/Aang and enjoyed the friendship between Katara and Toph with all their ups and downs :)
Favorite headcanon: I’m bad with headcanons, I’m afraid… /o\

Re: Katara

Date: 2016-11-02 01:21 am (UTC)
sapphire2309: (Default)
From: [personal profile] sapphire2309
Katara is brilliant <3

The bloodbending is SO TERRIFYING THOUGH. Gives me chills every time I think of it.

Date: 2016-10-27 07:17 pm (UTC)
kanarek13: (snuggles)
From: [personal profile] kanarek13
June :)

June

Date: 2016-11-01 04:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sheenianni.livejournal.com
First impression: What an awesome woman!
Impression now: What an awesome woman!!! LOVE HER <3 <3 <3 No, seriously. I don’t ever remember not loving June. Maybe I came to like her even more over the time, but she was always my favorite. Classy, smart, kind, empathic… she likes to see the good in people, but she doesn’t judge them when they let her down, doesn’t hold it against them. She looks out for her people. She’s the perfect friend and she still knows how to live and have fun. Do I need to go on?
Favorite moment: EVERYTHING!!! Okay, uh… maybe when Ford lets her down, and she’s clearly heartbroken to have lost a friend, and then Neal dances with her in her living room. Also, June singing – she was simply marvelous.
Idea for a story: So many feelings, so many half-formed thoughts… Maybe, some half-assed kid tries to con her, except he/she is way over their head, and June just enjoys toying with him/her until she finally releases them with her kind, good-natured humor. Because she’s the queen of awesome.
Unpopular opinion: I don’t think I have one.
Favorite relationship: June&Neal.
Favorite headcanon: I’m absolutely convinced she was in on Neal’s plan to fake his death.

Date: 2016-10-27 08:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] veleda-k.livejournal.com
Harold Finch

Date: 2016-11-01 08:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sheenianni.livejournal.com
First impression: From the very first episode, I provisionally liked Finch. Wanted to see more before making a definite impression.

Impression now: Aww, we have a complicated relationship. I like Finch. A lot. But sometimes, I found him downright infuriating. Like, Season 5 and not telling Fusco all that time? WTF was that?! How the hell does that make him safer? There are quite a few of Harold’s decisions that I find questionable.
But OTOH, there are so many things I love about him. For all his amazing intelligence, he is so very human. He is selfless and he honestly, deeply cares about his friends. Watching him with Grace, or the first moments with the Machine after it is “born”, you can’t help but love that soft side of him. His morals are a key aspect to his personality and he’s never okay with sacrificing a person; the same view that he passed on to the Machine. He’s a pacifist, and I may disagree sometimes but have to respect his views – he does want the best for mankind, and he is afraid of the possibility that releasing the Machine on people might do more bad than good. We open the series with Reese on the end of his rope, homeless and lost, but as we go on, it becomes clear that Harold is also looking for a certain redemption.
I really think he would be happy living a simple live as a teacher or something similar. Instead, he’s trying to save the world, carrying a terribly heavy burden. He’s had to make a lot of tough decisions and it took its toll on him. He’s a good person who tries very hard to do his best.

Favorite moment: Too many to count. Maybe, one of my most favorite moments of the show is end of Season 4, with the Machine “dying” and Harold talking to her – but it’s not really my favorite Harold moment.

Idea for a story: Just something happy. He doesn’t expect a happy ending for himself, he’d put everyone else first, and that’s why even more, I just want him to have something simple and good in his life.
Or maybe, some time down the future, I’d want him and the Machine to explore their relationship a bit. Play around, be friends without always worrying about saving the world.

Unpopular opinion: Not sure what’s unpopular here…

Favorite relationship: Harold&John, Harold&Root, Harold&the Machine, Harold&Elias…

Favorite headcanon: I’m not good at this head canon thing… I don’t think he goes back to working the numbers full-time after the series finale. He still helps, but eventually others take over and he retires, finds that happy life, and Machine/Root watches over him. And he lives happily ever after.
Edited Date: 2016-11-01 08:38 pm (UTC)

Date: 2016-10-28 12:28 am (UTC)
cookiegirl: (Neal Peter shoulders)
From: [personal profile] cookiegirl
Malcolm Reynolds :)

Date: 2016-10-28 04:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sandy79.livejournal.com
Neal, please!

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