laceblade: Kumiko and Reina from Hibike! Euphonium anime, Reina holding Kumiko's face w/one hand, faces close enough to almost touch. (Grindeldore)
laceblade ([personal profile] laceblade) wrote2009-07-06 06:06 pm
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My blog has not been cracktastic of late. I aim to fix that.

I think I saw this meme from [ profile] telcontar and [ profile] tigrin

List 10 whatever # [ profile] mystickeeper feels like of your favorite characters from different fandoms, and ask people to spot patterns in your choices, and if they're so inclined, to draw conclusions about you based on the patterns they've spotted.

Angel -- Wesley Wyndam-Pryce
Buffy -- Buffy Summers
Veronica Mars -- Veronica Mars, Logan Echolls
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles -- EVERYONE
The West Wing -- Joshua Lyman
Lord of the Rings -- Frodo
Neon Genesis Evangelion -- Asuka Langley Sohryu, Misato Katsuragi
Harry Potter -- Harry
Final Fantasy VII -- Tifa Lockhart
Honey & Clover -- Ayumi Yamada
How I Met Your Mother -- Robin Sparkles Scherbatsky
Avatar: The Last Airbender -- Katara, until she sucked; then Toph
Revolutionary Girl Utena -- Utena Tenjou, Juri Arisagawa
Final Fantasy Tactics -- Agrias [one time there was a favorite character meme and [ profile] carabbit guessed that Agrias was my favorite from this game, and I was like, no! But then I realized SHE WAS TOTALLY RIGHT.], Ramza, Alma
Star Wars Expanded Universe -- Jaina Solo, Tenel Ka [keep in mind that I'm about a decade behind in these books]
Sailor Moon -- Rei Hino (Sailor Mars)
Black Lagoon - Revy
Dawson's Creek - Joey Potter

My vote: I'm pretty sure almost all of them suffer from PTSD. I don't, so I'm not sure what this says about me.
I guess a lot of them also can't be with the person they love. Merp-merrr.

[identity profile] 2009-07-07 01:30 am (UTC)(link)
I don't know all those fandoms, but I think I see a trend to characters who are blunt, straightforward, and carried forward mostly by their own stubbornness.
ext_6446: (Let's break down walls)

[identity profile] 2009-07-12 12:00 am (UTC)(link)
Yay! In a job interview, I named bluntness as my weakness.

[identity profile] 2009-07-07 01:55 am (UTC)(link)
Of the fandoms I'm familiar with (the first 6 and HIMYM), I'd agree they all have PTSD except for Robin from HIMYM. Unless you want to state your case. I'm open to the idea.

I'd say that they all have a darker, mostly insecure/scared side of themselves that they try to hide in various ways and for various reasons. Wesley has the kind of prissy klutzy thing until he breaks, Buffy has the kind of sunshiney exterior but those closest to her know she bottles a lot, same with VMars, and Veronica and Logan both use their sense of humor to cover their insecurities and fears, Josh shows a lot of his darkness but uses his career goals to cover them a bit, and Frodo - what a pollyanna with a series of mental health disorders underneath, mIrite? Robin, even, acts breezy and sure of herself when she's really scared and self-judgey.

If I had to guess, I'd say you either are yourself or are for some reason drawn in by people who are actually quite insecure but who find ways to cover that up and act more sure of themselves, which does, in fact, help them along to accomplish a lot and become admired by others, and all the while still feeling like they're not worth very much. But that's just a guess.

And I am SO doing this meme.
ext_6446: (Bunny)

[identity profile] 2009-07-11 11:59 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah, the PTSD was actually kind of a creepy pattern to notice! Oh, fandoms and your angst.

I don't know if I'd say I'm drawn TO people who are insecure, but I would definitely identify as being so myself.

[identity profile] 2009-07-16 01:34 am (UTC)(link)
Then I'd bet you're really a Big Damned Hero underneath it all. :)

[identity profile] 2009-07-07 03:10 am (UTC)(link)
Pattern recognition REALLY isn't my thing. Which is why the IQ test I took told me I was Down Syndrome. Which is so wtf off the mark that it is sort of ridiculous.

BUT YAYYYAYAYAYA AGRIAS she was so awesome!!!

Also, haha Katara kind of started sucking around episode 6? Speeches never endear me. BUT I HAS MY TY LEES AND MY SOKKAS.

[identity profile] 2009-07-07 03:41 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah, it really seems like your favorites are all people with really crappy pasts that turn it around and become outwardly strong, ambitious people that kick twelve kinds of ass. Juri is your list in microcosm.

Also, C and I are playing FF:Tactics right now! It is ridiculously fun. Agrias is pretty badass so far.
ext_6446: (Tutu)

[identity profile] 2009-07-11 11:58 pm (UTC)(link)
OMF I LOVE TACTICS!! I'm glad that you guys like it.

And yeah, your analysis is pretty much spot-on. Ambition! I have it, intermittently (lol).

[identity profile] 2009-07-09 06:09 pm (UTC)(link)
Pattern: ANGST

ext_6446: (Minako and Rei)

[identity profile] 2009-07-11 11:57 pm (UTC)(link)
Of course!