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30th-Oct-2008 12:15 pm
ornithischian
1. Comment on this post.
2. I will give you a letter.
3. Think of 5 fictional characters whose names begin with that letter and post their names and your comments on these characters in your LJ.
theyorkshergobJennie thrust J on me. Sigh.

1. Jubilation Lee (Marvel comics)
I admit, I'm a DC fan. I have very little idea what's happened to Jubes since - well, House of M, even, let alone Civil War or anything else. I know her from the late nineties X-men cartoons and from Generation X, and because I'm a massive Batman fan, I know her from Legends of the Dark Claw. She's scrappy and opinionated and so very loyal, and way more intelligent than other characters give her credit for. She might have a pants superpower, but she uses it well, and doesn't ever let her lack of Marvel Ridicupower hold her back.

2. Jack Hollins (OC: Ship of Secrets, shatterverse)
Li did OCs, so I think I'm allowed. Jack is fun to play because he's smug and bright and understanding and loyal. It's weird to have someone who's incredibly compassionate  and a bloodthirsty killer at the same time. I didn't realise how unstable he was until I started playing him,but I'm looking forward to being able to sit down and getting his story out, now I'm learning about his flaws.

3. Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Caribbean)
Oh come now. You knew I was going to repeat a name when I got J, now pre-emptively stop complaining.

I have a secret - I didn't much like Jack in At Worlds End. The character is a great construction- funny,  complicated yet understandable, roguish and sexy despite the obvious diseases, but he's a plot device, not a plot subject. Curse of the Black Pearl was about Jack, even though the plot followed Will and Liz. But as they gained their own agency in later movies, Jack became more and more just fanservice, and AWE would have been better for fewer Jack scenes.

Having said that, I do think Jack's amazing on a lot of levels, and I think he'll do better in a totally new film than he did as a surplus personality in someone else's story. So yes, I'm looking forward to the fourth movie without Turners, for all I adore that couple.

4. Jason Bard (DC Comics)
Ha, you thought I was going to do DC's other Jason, didn't you?

Anyway, I don't know Jason very well, but I do have great admiration for non-heroic characters in a heroes' world. See also,me singling out Eddie Fyers in the last one. Jason's smart and competent and he suffers and deals with it and is always an asset when he helps out. Babara Gordon has amazing taste in men.

5. John Roxton (The Lost World)
There's really no way I couldn't do John, really. He was not just my first fictional crush, but my first fictional idol. Which - OK, I'm well aware he's the embodiment of British Imperialism, and represents a problematic and biased view of that, and later adaptations were keen to show up his flaws in order to show that we're aware and contrite about the Empire, but part of me still wishes I could just wish morality away so I could go rescuing slaves and capturing pterosaurs and generally Big Game Hunting. >_>

In context, within an imperfect and injust world, John gets things right. He appreciates the need for conservation, and genuinely loves the environment in which he works (his "dear old plateau") and even though I can be well aware of the problems embedded in the idea of the Strong White Man saving the Helpless Indians from the Evil Half Breeds (yes, I have to capitalise in order to not wince), John himself acts because he thinks it's right.
There are times, young fellah, when every one of us must make a stand for human right and justice, or you never feel clean again.
He and Ned were also my first slash ship before I even knew what slash was. I mean, it's more textual than Sam/Frodo! I'd app flailofthelord somewhere in a blink if I could find somewhere he might work.
Opinions 
30th-Oct-2008 12:22 pm (UTC)
I'll play. :)
30th-Oct-2008 12:24 pm (UTC)
You can have T.
30th-Oct-2008 12:41 pm (UTC)
Me!
30th-Oct-2008 12:58 pm (UTC)
You can also have J.
30th-Oct-2008 12:53 pm (UTC)
i can has letter?
30th-Oct-2008 12:59 pm (UTC)
- you just came up with X. Ouch.

OK, any X's you can't do, you can make up for with E.
30th-Oct-2008 12:57 pm (UTC)
OK. Hit me.
30th-Oct-2008 01:00 pm (UTC)
Hits you with...


V!
30th-Oct-2008 03:25 pm (UTC)
Oh you wicked lady!
30th-Oct-2008 01:14 pm (UTC)
Give me a letter?

Also, I will note that Jason Bard is currently a peripheral player in Robin, in case you missed it. I suspect, however, that he will be getting more screen time.
30th-Oct-2008 01:17 pm (UTC)
Hadn't missed it! I know him from Robin and Birds of Prey mostly.

I want to get excited about Robin atm, but mostly I'm just confused at it.

You get the letter D. good luck!
30th-Oct-2008 02:38 pm (UTC)
I would like a letter please!
30th-Oct-2008 02:40 pm (UTC)
G!
30th-Oct-2008 02:41 pm (UTC)
Hurrah!
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