Talk about five of your icons meme with prompts from mizzmarvel
. I've got it laid out as picture, keyword, explanation. Feel free to suggest more for me or ask if you want me to select some for you.
1. Chase: Lasers
There are some comic books and some fictional characters that you just instantly adore. Then there are some that have to grow on you a while before you stop thinking of them as being inane and annoying. Runaways
was a comic that I immediately loved, and I instantly gravitated to liking Gert because, well, there's a lot of her that reminds me of me. Plus she is just that awesome. Then there was Chase. I wasn't really sure what to think of Chase. He was annoying and pretty dumb. At least what we saw of him at the beginning. And then we started to see more. He grew on me. He's one of my favorites now, which means he's doomed to have terrible things continue to happen to him even though I can't bring myself to read Runaways
before because it's less of the bad boyfriend that Gen 13
is and more like an evil ex-boyfriend who breaks your heart only to win you back and then break your heart all over again. Basically I stopped being able to take having my heart torn out over and over and gave up Runaways
. The comic, not the characters. There's still a very strong Gert muse that very purposefully walks--never bounces or saunters or even strolls--through my head, and she loves Chase. And I adore Chase. This is just one of those beautiful, happy, quintesential Chase moments that reminds me of all the good times that Runaways
and I had before it backed up its stuff and left me aching.
2. Mulder: NerdThe X-Files
might be my one true love television show. As much as I sort of detest David Duchovny's real lifestyle, which it's my place to judge but whatever, I will never, ever not adore Mulder. What can I say? He's smart, driven, insular and utterly, utterly broken. The dynamic between him and Scully was amazing. I spent years
waiting for them to realize that every single one of us in the view world had realized from almost day one: that they were totally and completely in love. Mulder said it best, "You're my one in five billion." If there was ever a line to make your heart melt, there it is. And Scully, per the usual, brushed it off because, well, it's Mulder and Scully and that's the way it went in there world. I have a lot of X-Files
icons. This one probably isn't my favorite of them all, but it might be my favorite one of Mulder. There he is all nerdy and believing in impossible things that are really and truly happening every single day for him, his glasses on, stuck in the basement, alone, no one wants him and no one takes him seriously, no one knows him and he doesn't want to be known. Not by them anyway. Not even by Scully for a long, long time. It's this perfect moment in time, though, because he's turning--in the episode he's turning toward Scully because it's the pilot and he's meeting her for the very first time although he's already read some of her published word--and his life is going to change. In this moment, his life is going to change. It's perfect while still conveying the fact that, yeah, nerd. Always and forever. Despite my protests to the contrary, I pretty much am more like Mulder.
3. STV: No Logic Train Here
So many people hate Star Trek: Voyager
, and I can't understand why. Maybe I don't understand because I was never a fan of the original series or even of Next Gen
. I started watching DS9 and then moved into STV. I didn't have a preconceived Star Trek history to fall back on other than a few movies that I had seen, which were all newer versus older. STV is my Star Trek door now and forever. I have my favorite pairings and episodes and novels. And I'll be honest. Tuvok isn't always one of my favorite characters. A lot of the time I find him borish and aggravating, but he gets some terrific lines. Plus it's always fun to see him forced into situations that you know have to be completely irking him, like almost every single interaction he ever has with Neelix. But I, like Janeway, derive enormous amounts of pleasure from his discomfort. Besides who better to be smug about asshatery than Tuvok.
4. Glee: Effing Love
I'm pretty sure this is the first Glee
icon to grace my LJ, though it was likely closely followed by a Kurt one because, well, Kurt is my favorite character on the show. Santana and Brittany, however, are totally my favorite canon but unofficial couple. It's the perfect scene for them because Santana is pointedly not looking at Brittany, but Santana is very clearly the only thing that Brittany can see. Kurt might be the heart of the show in my eyes, but Brittany is the wide-eyed innocence that's accepts and loves and trusts unconditionally. She is sweet even when she's being mean. And when she loves it's with every single part of her even though a lot of times she's not aware that she's being used. Plus this icon is just so much fun that I couldn't pass it up.
5. Jono: My Hero
Anyone who has been in an X-Men-related RP with me knows that Jono and Paige are one of my OTPs. I can't help it. I'm destined to adore couples who never, ever seem to work out. Or who have horrible plot tragedies befall them. Many of you probably also know how skeevy I think it is that Paige and Warren got together. I like Warren. I really do. But this pairing is icky. It's not just an age thing, although he has got to be at least twenty years her senior if not a bit more even with the way comic time works. It's also the fact that Warren looks like he could be a Guthrie. His features mimic those of Sam and his wings and other powers just smack of Jay. So, in effect, Paige is sort of dating two of her brothers. It's gross. Not to mention that Jono is just way cooler. So Jono punches Warren and becomes my hero. Always and forever. Love ya, Sparky. Even when you're blue because I know it's not your fault.