sulu: is awesome

Let's do a meme

Give me a character and I will tell you...

* How I feel about this character:
* All the people I ship romantically with this character:
* My non-romantic OTP for this character:
* My unpopular opinion about this character:
* One thing I wish would happen / had happened with this character in canon:
* Something about them I consider true, even though it's only my head canon/fanon:

* How I feel about this character: Uh, can I just BE her? I actually identify with her a lot -- a lot of people would call her a bitch because she's assertive and honest, but her outer hardness camoflauges a lot of sensitivity and loyalty. I would definitely like to think I'm the same.

* All the people I ship romantically with this character: Honestly, just Logan. I'll read Weevil/Veronica, but in my head, she can really only end up with Logan.

* My non-romantic OTP for this character: Is it creepy if I say Keith? I think they are so adorable together!

* My unpopular opinion about this character: I don't think I have one. I think we're all on board with loving Veronica.

* One thing I wish would happen / had happened with this character in canon:
* Something about them I consider true, even though it's only my head canon/fanon: My answers to these questions are the same. I don't think Veronica came back to Neptune for Logan. Yes, he was the impetus for her return, but she decided to stay the instant she saw the police harassing those boys outside her father's office. Logan is PART of her decision, but it's also about her calling to social justice. I wish that the movie had made that more clear.
I love Veronica too. She is quick and clever, even when she doesn't always recognize her own blindspots. She is very brave and sticks to her guns! I would never call her a bitch.

I love that she came back to Neptune to help Logan, but stayed to help Neptune. :)

Keith and Veronica have such a great relationship. Keith is such an integral part of the show.


* How I feel about this character: I identified with Spock a lot when I was younger. I was always very intellectual, and I did not fit in at school at all. Seeing him made me feel like it was okay to be smart and stoic.

* All the people I ship romantically with this character: For TOS Spock, honestly no one. I think the show could have explored this angle more, but they didn't, so it's not really a part of my head canon.

* My non-romantic OTP for this character: McCoy! I know I'm supposed to pick Kirk, but Spock and McCoy are just so damn entertaining together.

* My unpopular opinion about this character: Kirk/Spock is not a thing. They are friends. That is all.

* One thing I wish would happen / had happened with this character in canon: girl!Spock. I wish that instead of ditching Number One and grafting her character traits onto Spock, they had had Majel Barrett play a stoic Vulcan science officer.

* Something about them I consider true, even though it's only my head canon/fanon: Hmmm...I'm not really sure I have a lot of head canon for TOS. That was way before I even knew what fanfic was, so I didn't really make up my own stories yet.
*How I feel about this character: I do love TOS Spock, but I find this younger version a bit more interesting. TOS Spock seems to have resolved the conflict between his Vulcan and human heritage, but Reboot Spock is still a work in progress. It makes him very interesting to write about.

* All the people I ship romantically with this character: Uhura and only Uhura, though I am interested in what might have happened with T’Pring in the past.

* My non-romantic OTP for this character: In this case, Kirk. They started off as adversaries, and they’re still working out the kinks in their friendship. I find the dynamic quite intriguing.

* My unpopular opinion about this character: Spock and Kirk are just friends. Nothing more. They will never be anything more. I am not a very slashy fangirl.

* One thing I wish would happen / had happened with this character in canon: I wish Sarek had died instead of Amanda. Quit fridging the ladies!

* Something about them I consider true, even though it's only my head canon/fanon: Spock actually has his own sneaky sense of humor. It's just so dry and literal that no one ever realizes he's joking.
Spock actually has his own sneaky sense of humor. It's just so dry and literal that no one ever realizes he's joking.

Yes! And when he's alone in his quarters he secretly laughs at their denseness in not realizing :)

* How I feel about this character: Um, I find him acceptable. I think he is well-written, and I like stories about him being confused about modern times. But honestly, I like my characters flawed, so I have a hard time investing in someone who appears to be a moral paragon.

* All the people I ship romantically with this character: I am not the shippiest of people. I have read/written mostly Steve/Maria Hill because I think they would appreciate each other's competence and dedication to the job. Sometimes I like to read Steve/Natasha, but then I always feel bad for Clint.

* My non-romantic OTP for this character: Definitely Sam! One of my favorite things about Cap 2 was that Steve got a BFF again.

* My unpopular opinion about this character: Steve/Bucky is not a thing. They are just good friends. Seriously, why does no one like writing friendship fic about two boys? Friendship is complicated and interesting!

* One thing I wish would happen / had happened with this character in canon: I would like him to do something wrong. Not because he's a bad person, but because even good people occasionally make bad decisions or hurt people.

* Something about them I consider true, even though it's only my head canon/fanon: I like to think his friendship with Natasha goes pretty deep. Yeah, in the movie, he has some doubts about her, but I think they share something unique in common: they both grew up in hard times when people didn't always have enough to survive, and that colors their outlook on life.

* How I feel about this character: I like her! Or at least, I like the reboot version I made up. I prefer to think that she's not outwardly a bad ass -- she's someone who's maybe a little insecure and isn't totally sure of her choices in life. At the end of the day, though, she gets the job done and I like to picture her on the Enterprise slowly growing into her identity.

* All the people I ship romantically with this character: My preference is definitely Gaila. It's fun to imagine pretty girls together! I've also enjoyed the Christine/Carol Marcus fics I've seen.

* My non-romantic OTP for this character: Also Gaila! And Uhura. Space ladies unite! Ooh, and Carol Marcus. They're obviously friends.

* My unpopular opinion about this character: Uh, does fandom have opinions about this character? I don't really think so.

* One thing I wish would happen / had happened with this character in canon:
I wish she were on the Enterprise instead of off on some planet somewhere, allegedly mourning over Kirk.

* Something about them I consider true, even though it's only my head canon/fanon: I think she was one of those people who was always in a serious relationship, and she let that relationship obscure what she truly wanted for herself. Joining Starfleet was the first time she was single for a long period of time.
I wish she were on the Enterprise instead of off on some planet somewhere, allegedly mourning over Kirk.

Srsly. The reboot isn't doing much better than TOS in giving the ladies good stuff to do. At least TOS has the excuse that it was the sixties...

* How I feel about this character: At first, I found her a little grating, but I've come to really enjoy her. Her relationship with Fitz is (was?) so adorable, and I've loved seeing her growing into independence and confidence. I think she's always had an adventurous side, but she was afraid of it for a long time. Now circumstances have forced her to embrace it.

* All the people I ship romantically with this character: I used to ship FitzSimmons hard, but now I think she's growing past him. I think it would be fun to see her with Tripp, but only as a fun fling.

* My non-romantic OTP for this character: Definitely Fitz! I know their friendship is changing, but I could really use some more BFF moments in the next few episodes.

* My unpopular opinion about this character: I don't really know if I have one. I like her, and it seems like most people do too.

* One thing I wish would happen / had happened with this character in canon: I'd like her to date someone else but ultimately come back to Fitz, after he's grown up a little bit.

* Something about them I consider true, even though it's only my head canon/fanon: I think she was very sheltered before she joined the team. I imagine her family as a little bit posh, very loving, and very accepting. She graduated early and went straight to the SHIELD academy, where she spent lots of time in the science lab. Bad things were these distant abstractions that made her feel sad, but they happened to other people. Now she's seeing evil in the world first-hand, and that fuels her new independence.
*How I feel about this character: I think she is awesome! The badass with a checkered past looking for redemption is very often a male storyline, and I’m glad to see a female character exploring it. I also really appreciate that while she comes across as a sexual person, she’s never used her sexuality as a weapon on screen.

* All the people I ship romantically with this character: Clint is definitely my Natasha OTP, but she has chemistry with everyone, so I can read her with anyone.

* My non-romantic OTP for this character: Also Clint. I love them as friends even though I view them as more than that.

* My unpopular opinion about this character: I embrace the 1984 birthdate. I have no investment in Bucky/Natasha, but I do love the idea that she lived through the time when the Soviet Union was collapsing. I imagine she did get recruited by Red Room, possibly quite early, but it was a Red Room that already had a lot of cracks and holes. Her conditioning wasn’t perfect, and that’s part of how she escaped.

* One thing I wish would happen / had happened with this character in canon: HER OWN DAMN MOVIE, thank you very much.

* Something about them I consider true, even though it's only my head canon/fanon: She was born somewhere on the edge of Kazakhstan, which was one of the first places to suffer when Soviet infrastructure began to crumble.
* How I feel about this character: I love Gaila. I always will, and I think I owe her my entire existence in fandom and at least half of my LJ friends. Sadly, I don't feel like I have anything new to say about her anymore.

* All the people I ship romantically with this character: All the people! Gaila would certainly have sex with everyone at least once, if only just to try it out. Okay, maybe not Chekov. He’s the same age as my students, so I can’t get on board with that.

* My non-romantic OTP for this character: Spock. I love the contrast between them, but I also think they would understand each other because they’re both outsiders.

* My unpopular opinion about this character: Don’t we all love Gaila?

* One thing I wish would happen / had happened with this character in canon: I wish she’d been in STID, obvs.

* Something about them I consider true, even though it's only my head canon/fanon: Oh, only my entire Gaila fic tag.
* How I feel about this character: I love him. He doesn't get a whole lot of screen time, but it's still enough to make me feel like I know his character. He's quirky and steady and very capable. He can still be nervous/afraid in difficult situations, but not so much that he lets it get the better of him.

* All the people I ship romantically with this character: I can really read him with anyone. I like Gaila/Sulu the most, and I enjoy Kirk/Sulu stories even though I don't see them around often. I am a little lukewarm on Sulu/Chekov just because Chekov is my students' age, so I don't really like reading about him in sexual situations.

* My non-romantic OTP for this character: Again, everyone. The nice thing about loving supporting characters is that they're a mostly blank canvas and you can imagine them being close to whomever you want.

* My unpopular opinion about this character: See above comment on Sulu/Chekov. I've read some convincing fics, but I have enough teenagers in my life without adding them to my fanfiction.

* One thing I wish would happen / had happened with this character in canon: A back story or origin story, although it would probably make me sad since it would joss mine.

* Something about them I consider true, even though it's only my head canon/fanon: His mother is a Starfleet captain and they have a rocky relationship, although they've been working things out as Sulu gets older. His father isn't really around, so he was mostly raised by his grandparents. This didn't make him feel unloved -- he has an awesome extended family -- but sometimes he felt a little cheated by his mother's long absences.