Favorite Character: Garrett Hawke
(Note: In my playthroughs and in the analysis below, I inevitably lean toward Garrett Hawke, because I find beards hot and Nic Boulton is a fucking boss. But all this could easily be said about Marian Hawke, too. She’s just as phenomenal. And her ass is a work of art.)
This answer might sound self-indulgent. “Hurr, hurr, Flutiebear chose the Gary Sue as her favorite character, how DROLL”. And I won’t deny that the player’s choices inform Hawke’s character in ways that wouldn’t otherwise be there: Every Hawke is slightly different, a special little snowflake, albeit ones with no shirt or red hair or bitchin’ tattoos.
But that doesn’t mean Hawke is a blank slate. Far from it.
This one will be long. You’ve been forewarned.
((This will be and always will be my favourite analysis piece on Hawke and why I love him so much and it needs to be on my blog.))
rhiannon42 replied to your post: bah, comment box was too small! Someone as smart as you will spot plot holes and inconsistencies all over the show - Moffatt is not as smart and clever as he thinks he is. What makes Sherlock worth watching is truly the acting and character dynamics. Sherlock and John are stunning of course and wait til you see Andrew Scott as Moriarty - he’ll knock you out. Just won a BAFTA for the role, so well deserved. I hope you enjoy it. :)
Everyone wants to do naughty things to Lestrade. He’s the dark horse of pure sexy in the ensemble.
Thank god it’s not just me and my Paladin kink showing.
I haven’t read the Mistborn series yet, sadly, but myjusticecake actually recommended it awhile back, so it’s on my stack, along with the Robin Hobb Fitz/Fool series, several Elizabeth Bear books, and an anthology of Ursula K. LeGuin stories.
If books are drugs, then cake’s my dealer.
Hey there nonny. Usually I’d say just send me an ask or seventeen, but I’ve turned off anon asks for a bit. You could always de-anon, or write something on your Tumblr and send me a link.
I’m curious to hear what you have to say!
I’ve been consistently blown away by how brilliant and nuanced all the actors have been — that the woman who plays Mrs. Hudson can give her such personality with so few lines is remarkable.
But Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch blow everyone else out of the water. It’s no wonder to me why so many people ship JohnLock; on-screen together, they’re simply magnetic. I find myself barely blinking.
Also, I want to do naughty things to Lestrade.
I REGRET NOTHING AND NEITHER SHOULD YOU.
I’m allowed to dislike Joss Whedon’s writing. My opinion is not and never was a personal insult, and ultimately it should make no impact whatsoever on your own enjoyment of his work.
So while I appreciate the effort so many people I don’t know have gone through to inform me of just how offensive and demeaning they find my distaste for Buffy, ultimately, you should probably save your breath, because I kinda don’t care.
I propose a new plan: You like what you like, and I’ll like what I like, and nobody calls anybody any names about it. Sound good?
And if all else fails, take a deep breath, remind yourself of how stupid and wrong I am, and cool down already.
So a few days ago, @MsSheaffManaged on Twitter posted this contact address for Sera Gamble, the outgoing showrunner for Supernatural, and solicited fans to send her thank you cards for seven wonderful years’ hard work on the show.
Gamble is one of my favorite writers in the business and a personal inspiration. She’s also gotten quite a bit of negative feedback for her time as showrunner (sadly inevitable whenever you’re a visible woman participating in a male-dominated community or group; funny how nobody seemed to care too much about her involvement in the show for the first five seasons, even though she was instrumental in the story development back then too). Most of the hate is entirely irrational and undeserved, and it breaks my heart that so much of it comes from fellow women.
I normally don’t participate in big “let’s write the content creators!” fandom efforts, but I feel like Gamble has made such an impact on me as a writer that it’s only fair that I thank her for her hard work on a show I adore. What do y’all think?
heyyyy someone did convince you to start watching sherlock! last I recall you had sworn it off. :) (and IDK who the blind banker is either ahaha)
Someone (sherlockscarf) indeed did convince me to watch the first “episode” this weekend. (Can you call them episodes when they’re really movie length? IDEK.)
I’d never sworn off it, per se; I’d just hadn’t gotten around to it yet, what with Supernatural, Farscape and Dr. Who to catch up on. Plus, I really, really don’t like Stephen Moffat’s writing; I find his plots favor style and complexity over substance, and IMO he couldn’t write a believable woman even if Donna Noble were in the room with him dictating exactly what he should say. So, knowing that the series was Moffat’s baby was a pretty big turn-off for me.
Still, I wanted to give it a shot, and I definitely enjoyed it. While Moffat’s writing is no more improved here, it is what it is, and at least the female characters here aren’t too offensive, generally speaking. Also, the chemistry between Freeman and Cumberbatch is electric, and both of them are such good actors that they can sell the crap out of what they’re given, even when the story makes no sense. (I refuse to believe a someone as brilliant as Sherlock wouldn’t be able to immediately recognize that the person everyone trusts in a city is a cabbie, which is something so obvious I figured that’s who it was as soon as he said it.)
I liked the episode I watched tonight much more than I did the first episode in the series, and I have a feeling that this is the kind of show where it’ll just continue to get progressively better with each episode. Can’t complain about that. :)
Also, I kind of adore Lestrade.
In other news: I really liked The Blind Banker…but I’m still not clear on who, exactly, the blind banker was.
Goddamn I hope that line makes it into the final draft of this Meta Thursday essay I’m currently writing on masculinity and the Uncharted series.
Because I just really like it a lot, okay?
(also, unsurprisingly, I have a lot of feels about Uncharted 3)
Theory behind the break for spoiler reasons: