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23 April 2006 @ 07:11 pm
A Theme  
My three favourite shows:

Blake's 7
Highlander
Forever Knight

My three favourite characters:

Avon
Methos
LaCroix

Anyone notice a theme here? Other than the fact all three have the best lines. :) One of these days, I'm writing that Highlander/Blake's 7 fic I've been meaning to get to one of these days.

Two Avon quotes:

Regret is part of being alive

Sentiment breeds weakness, let it get hold of you and you are dead.


 
 
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Becca: Lurking Methos from beeejbeccadg on April 24th, 2006 03:35 am (UTC)
I've never seen any Blake's 7, never much wanted to having heard the series ends with the whole cast getting wiped out, but I'm curious Methos has Duncan and LaCroix has Nick, does Avon have a... counterpoint?
Ith: Sistersithildyn on April 24th, 2006 03:42 am (UTC)
Yeah, Avon has Blake. Blake is the 'boy scout' of the piece :) I'm fairly certian that Avon and Vila at least survived. One of the things I loved about B7 was that no one was safe.

Avon: Staying with you requires a degree of stupidity of which I no longer feel capable.
Blake: Now you're just being modest.

&

Avon: Imagine you're standing on the edge of a cliff.
Blake: As long as you're not standing behind me.
Becca: The Princess Bride from azarsuertebeccadg on April 24th, 2006 04:17 am (UTC)
One of the things I loved about B7 was that no one was safe.

I hate "no one [is]was safe." It's probably one of the fastest ways to put me off a series, book, show, etc. I'm not sure I've done a long rant about how I feel about massive character death in my LJ, but I did put a snippet from one in that went, "Wikipedia says that the Black Death killed about a 3rd of the population of Europe. So, if you've got a cast of say 6 and you kill 2 you've become the Black Death."

I lost interest in FK as they lost Schanke, Screed, Urs, Vachon, and Tracy. I loved how Methos told Duncan in "Methos" that Duncan had to take his head because Duncan had the fire to face Kalas, and he didn't.
Ith: Shall Notithildyn on April 24th, 2006 06:22 pm (UTC)
I like shows that keep me on my toes. That being said, I wouldn't be happy if it was my character they killed off! As long as Methos or LaCroix is the last one standing, it's all good [weg]
Becca: 8 Man After by beccadgbeccadg on April 24th, 2006 06:47 pm (UTC)
I like shows that keep me on my toes.

Heh, random killing off of characters isn't necessary to keep me on my toes.

That being said, I wouldn't be happy if it was my character they killed off!

*Nods.* That's certainly part of why I hate high body counts, but it's only part of it. The thing I was trying to get at with the blurb I put up in my LJ is that a body count can quickly break my suspension of disbelief.

As long as Methos or LaCroix is the last one standing, it's all good [weg]

Glad that works for you. I figured David Abramowitz deserved the grilling he took at Leeds for what looked like Joe's death, and I didn't hear him give any good answers about it.
Ith: Shy Girlithildyn on April 24th, 2006 07:38 pm (UTC)
[puts on serious discussion hat]

(I was being fairly tongue in cheek before)

It has to be more than random. There needs to be a good reason. As far as B7 goes, the actors themselves wanted to move on to other things, so in the context of a hopeless rebellion, the fact that some of them would die made sense so that worked for me.

Forever Knight, I was unhappy with Schanke being killed off because it was just USA jerking the show around so they could put a young blonde chick -- Tracy -- in his place.

As far as Joe being killed off, I'm hearing he isn't the only one. And I hated the last movie, so the movies don't really exist in my own particular fandom reality except as a source of pretty piccies of a certain really old Immortal :)
Becca: 8 Man After by beccadgbeccadg on April 24th, 2006 07:47 pm (UTC)
As far as B7 goes, the actors themselves wanted to move on to other things, so in the context of a hopeless rebellion, the fact that some of them would die made sense so that worked for me.

Heh, in context the deaths may have worked, part of how a body count breaks my suspension of disbelief is whether or not I believe the rate is correct for the environment. I took a look once at the percentage of the combat forces in WWI that where actually killed, and for most of the combatants it was only 20%, lower than the toll of the Black Death. I hate knee jerk "The actor wants out lets kill his character off!"

Forever Knight, I was unhappy with Schanke being killed off because it was just USA jerking the show around so they could put a young blonde chick -- Tracy -- in his place.

Aww, I liked Tracy. However, while I don't know if they could financially have kept Schanke and added Tracy, I'm sure creatively they could've added Tracy without killing Schanke off. I've come to accept Schanke's death, but live in complete denial of Javier Vachon's and Tracy's.

As far as Joe being killed off, I'm hearing he isn't the only one.

I've heard rumors that Methos may not make it. Frankly if it's death or spending eternity in the fringed leather jacket death doesn't seem so bad. At the con we were told they'd shot multiple endings to the movie, and hadn't settled on the ending they're actually going to release.

And I hated the last movie, so the movies don't really exist in my own particular fandom reality.

*Nods.* One of the things about indiscriminate character assassination is that people wind up with wildly different versions of "fandom reality" based on where they're denial takes over. B-)