BtVS for the meme :) 2, 7, 8
Woohoo - thank you. I do love to pontificate.
2 - Are there any popular fandom OTPs you only BroTP?
There are so many new OTPs - and I see most of them as BROTP. Mostly I don’t see sparkage. But the biggest one is probably Spander. I really like those two snarking at each other. I just don’t see them together unless one of them really changes. I have read a few good stories, but I just don’t *get* it the way Spander shippers get it.
7. Is there anything you used to like, but now can’t stand?
Fred. I thought she was wonderful the fisr time watched Angel. But after she ends up with Gunn, she sorta becomes too cute. I hate the way she lets Gunn walk all over her. I also find her flat - she has no flaws. She just get sweeter and nicer until she dies tragically. By that point Fred is more of a stale cinnamon bun too good for this world. Since she was the last woman in the cast, I wish she had been more strong willed and gritty.
8. Unpopular opinion about BTVS?
It’s gotten to the point that every opinion is unpopular with some fans. So I will just blurt some opinions. I already talked about Fred. Oz also is perfect - but he has no flaws and no arc. There is nothing he needs to fight within himself, which is where drama lies. I dislike Anya because they never developed her character.
I hate Riley and Kennedy with great passion. Riley becomes a self destructive idiot who refuses to take responsibility for his choices. Kennedy is a rich spoiled brat - her words. I hate Glory to the point where I fast forward through any scene I can. Her scabby hobbits fawning over her annoy the crap out of me.
I actually like BTVS Wesley after a few watchings - he is a trope but AD managed to make a cliche into a character. He can be painful to watch, but he has some depth. I also like Xander the more I watch and the more people complain about him. Complaints make me look harder, and I like what I see a lot of the time.
I don’t - however - like the new thing of going after Spike to prove Xander is getting a bad rap. I find all the anti Spike arguments to be boring, circular, and annoying. That’s actually true of most of the anti arguments. I think it’s the difference between disliking a character and trying to make others agree with you. Anyone who goes after the fans of a character or pairing is…taking this far too seriously.
I have real problems with Bangel because of the age difference. But that’s my issue and I can see why others ship it.
Surely there are people out there who find those opinions unpopular.