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Taken from aprilclydel_ac:


List fifteen 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 have spotted.


Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Xander Harris

Gilmore Girls: Michel Gerard

How I Met Your Mother: Robin Scherbatsky

Community: Troy Barnes

Cardcaptor Sakura: Sonomi Daidouji

Fushigi Yuugi: Hotohori

The Slayers: Gourry Gabriev

Tales of the Abyss: Natalia Luzu Kimlasca-Lanvaldear

24: Tony Almeida

The Office: Ryan Howard

Lovely Complex: Nobuko Ishihara

Strawberry Panic: Yaya Nanto

K-On!: Ui Hirasawa

W Juliet: Makoto Narita

Kimi wa Petto: Sumire Iwaya






I can see grouping three or so together and finding a commonality, but as a whole? Pretty random.

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peacewish From: peacewish Date: February 4th, 2011 07:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
I can only speak for Buffy and CCS out of that list, and those two characters? Yeah, kinda hard to see what they have in common, except brown hair and lack of super powers.

Since when is Sonomi your favorite, anyway?
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: February 4th, 2011 08:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
A couple of these I don't have "one above all others" favorite, so I had to pick somebody. If I'd put Kaho, someone would say, "What about Touya?" I put Touya, someone says "What about Kaho?" "What about Meiling?" "What about Nakuru?" I couldn't win with that one. Too many to choose from.
serena_b From: serena_b Date: February 5th, 2011 03:58 am (UTC) (Link)
Maybe a common thread for some of them is that they are not the main character(s)? But that's not always the case either. Although, the one's that are main characters also seem to be unusual in some way, like not your typical main character. So, based on that I would say that you like character that are really well realized (and if they aren't then you make them that way in your writing, lol).

Bad conclusion, I know.

And one more thing: Hotohori? Really? Hmmmm, can I ask why? (I've always been a Nuriko fangirl so....lol)
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: February 5th, 2011 04:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I was saying somewhere else that my favorite is rarely the main character. I like a fully realized supporting character. I don't know why, I just do.

There are patterns with some of them... I like snarky characters, I like noble/loyal characters, I like guys who don't get the girl, I like the one who's most like me... but as a whole, there's not one thing that binds them.

Hotohori is just so pretty! And he's like my girl Natalia in that he truly cares for his people and wants to be a good leader, but he realizes there's so much he still has to learn. He's someone who will go out there and do things instead of just sitting in a palace and ruling from afar--he gets out there and sees it for himself, and is floored when he sees some of the poverty and becomes determined to do more. In the war, he gets out and leads his troops. He becomes an active ruler, and it sucks that he dies because he was only beginning to realize his potential as a great leader. And I do find him honorable and noble and all that good stuff that I love in a man. Not to say none of the others have those traits. Nuriko is very awesome. I just like Hotohori best.

Shoot, I'm going to have to watch this again one of these days. It's been too long.

Edited at 2011-02-05 04:24 pm (UTC)
serena_b From: serena_b Date: February 6th, 2011 04:56 am (UTC) (Link)
Ok, I agree with you about Hotohori's character. For some reason though he annoys me. Well, until late in the series, once he matures a bit, then he's better. I guess he's one of the few characters in FY that *really* does grow. Actually, not that I think about it, Nuriko really annoyed me the first few episodes, and then I fell in love with him. I never liked Tamahome. It's always been Nuriko and Tasuki.

Wow. I'm totally wanting to watch FY again too now, lol.
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: February 6th, 2011 03:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
I do like characters that grow. Makes them more real and interesting.

Oh, can I bore you with one of my favorite Hotohori moments? When he goes to Tamahome's house and is horrified to see people living like that, and Tamahome's little sister says, "Are you my brother's wife?" And he says, "No, child, I am a man." And she says, "But you're so pretty!" And he hugs her and says, "Though you are poor, you are a good and honest child."

Yep, definitely need to watch this again. At least the first half, before everyone starts dying.
serena_b From: serena_b Date: February 7th, 2011 01:17 am (UTC) (Link)
That was a great moment. Maybe as a slightly more mature person I'll appreciate Hotohori more now if I rewatch it. I have to see if they have it online somewhere though. When I was in to FY it was only on tape (not dvd, omg I'm so old! lol) and I ended up getting rid of all my tapes some time ago. I meant to rebuy the whole thing on DVD but it was so expensive at the time and there were things I hadn't seen yet that were a higher priority, lol. I to have to watch it again. And yeah, def. the episodes when it's still all fun, before it gets all dramatic. I think it's episode 32 or 33 when Nuriko starts the deathfest.

Omg, speaking of which, I totally just remembered! When I first watched FY I got my mother hooked on it and she would always watch it with me when another tape came out. And she was also a Nuriko fan. And we were both bawling like idiots when he died. Lol. Ah, good times. XD
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