REIGN IS OVER UNTIL THE NEW YEAR
How will I live without this ridiculous show in my life on a weekly basis?
This episode was so perf.
Nashville is over (and OMG WHAT A MID-SEASON FINALE) and I’m showered and ready for bed.
So obviously it is time to watch Reign.
Me watching Nashville right now:
a plus-side to being my friend is that you can come to my house in your pajamas and i will not judge you because i will also be in my pajamas
Thanks to the angels in Canada, the new episode of Reign is up for download too!
WATCHING NASHVILLE RIGHT NOW
WHAT A GREAT SOAPY SHOW
"adopt a highway" yeah ok but how am I going to take care of a highway. how am I going to put a stretch of asphalt through college
I downloaded this mod because I thought it’d be funny, but it’s actually really terrifying in action, especially in conjunction with some immersion/difficulty mods. You’ll be in the midst of a quest, going off to kill some evil guy or save some jerk, fighting off some baddies when ALL OF A SUDDEN YOU HEAR THIS SARCASTIC SOUNDING CHEERY MUSIC AND HEAR THE DEMONIC TOOT TOOT OF A TRAIN AND YOU LOOK IN THE SKY BUT YOU CAN’T SEE WHERE IT IS AND THE TOOT TOOT GETS LOUDER AND YOU KNOW IT’S CLOSER BUT YOU STILL CAN’T FIND IT AND THEN A STREAM OF TRAIN FIRE SHOOTS FROM BEHIND YOU AND YOU’RE FUCKING DEAD
Something that I’ve seen people say about Tauriel is that she’s just “some 13 year old’s Mary Sue OC” and shouldn’t have been shoehorned into the story.
Which, whatever. Given how many other things in this series have been changed from book to movie, adding an original female character is hardly a big deal.
That’s not really the point of this post anyway.
What I really want to talk about is the idea that MAYBE the reason that young teen girls in the LOTR fandom tended to write a lot of self-insert OC character in their fic was in part because they looked at the books and movies and didn’t see many female characters in there that they could relate to. Arwen was there and her role was beefed up from the book, but still she was generally removed from the action. Same goes for Galadriel. Eowyn was perhaps a bit more active and involved, but it’s still not much. The Hobbit is even worse.
Obviously plenty of fandoms have self-insert type OC characters, but from what I can remember of being a teenager in the LOTR fandom myself, it seemed more common there than other places (lol except maybe Harry Potter).
So yeah, the OCs were generally terribly written.
But I can’t really blame those young teenaged girls for wanting to create a character that they saw themselves in who could be a part of the stories that they loved so much.
CREATING A FEMALE CHARACTER TO CORRECT THE FACT THAT TOLKIEN BARELY HAD ANY ISN’T INHERENTLY A BAD IDEA. Will the execution of it be bad? I haven’t seen the movie so I don’t know. But I don’t think the idea is bad at all.