"Pop That Ego!" Character Assassination and Redemption Game
Posted Jun 23, 2006 @ 8:14 PM
An example :
First Poster : "Phoebe Halliwell is such a skank, can she ever keep her damn pants on?"
Next Poster : "But she does provide support for millions of San Franciscans daily through her column"
and then a new character is picked.
So the game would be finding nice things to say about horrible characters, and nasty things about likable characters.
"Will Lana Lang ever shut up about her damn dead parents! Whiny twit.
Posted Jun 24, 2006 @ 12:57 AM
I don't watch Smallville. That means I'm either the least qualified to respond positively to Lana, or the most qualified, depending on your Lana position. I'll try, since I gather that most Smallville fans are unlikely to post anything even remotely positive about Lana.
Lana has such beautiful, shiny hair. Despite her lack of parental guidance, she eats so healthfully! Perhaps her shiny hair results from said healthful diet.
Yeah. Sorry, I know it's a poor way to kick off this thread. I'll start out with my unpopular (on TWoP, anyway) Kate opinion--it should quickly attract a negative rebuttal to move this baby along.
Lost's Kate is intelligent, resourceful, independent-minded, and appealing. Despite her criminal past and fugitive status, she's truly a Rennaisance woman and a necessary character on the show.
Edited by Blanky, Jun 24, 2006 @ 1:05 AM.
Posted Jun 24, 2006 @ 2:18 AM
Rebuttal: KATE Kate is an attention loving, pain in the ass. She bungles around in the jungle, gets in the way, sticks her nose where it doesn't belong and stops the show dead. I wish the ocean would swallow her whole.
Statement: DR. JAMES WILSON (House): He is a sensitive, caring, deeply committed Oncologist with nice hair.
Edited by oakgal, Jun 24, 2006 @ 2:19 AM.
Posted Jun 24, 2006 @ 11:03 AM
Rebuttal: Dr. Wilson Dr. Wilson is a borderline selfish prick with no rewarding qualities and he treats his collegues and friends like shit.
That's the best I could do.
Statement: Meredith Grey (Grey's Anatomy) Meredith is a selfish bony harpish bitch who treats her friends like shit, cares about herself, and is borderline stalkeresque around Dr. Shepard, who IMO is truly committed to Addison and he only slept with her in the finale to shut her the fuck up.
Posted Jun 24, 2006 @ 1:10 PM
Rebuttal: Meredith Grey
Meredith Grey is a strong, compassionate (and because of her capacity for compassion tends to be emotional) woman who is giving and supportive to her friends, but who unfortunately fell in love with the right person at the wrong time. The timing was not her fault. Over the course of the season she became disillusioned with Derrick, accepted the fact that he was treating her like shit, and truly gave him up to Addison.
Derrick continued to be a selfish prick (my take is that he's a good guy who hates himself for what he did to both Meredith and Addison, and his self-hate is manifesting itself in his boorish behavior--a natural progression, not character assasination) by taking Addison while still pursuing a relationship with Meredith. Like any person who fell in love with the right person at the wrong time, Meredith finally succumbs when her love interest tries to force a moment into being the "right time."
Oops. That was a little long. Heh--I guess I feel more strongly about this than I thought. Er...sorry.
Statement: Santino Rice
Santino Rice is awesome. Some of his comments and "confessional" observations may have been a little harsh, but Santino seems like he'd be a lot of fun to hang out with as well as a true and loyal friend. His flaws are simply a little more obvious than other people's flaws are.
He's also very talented (not one-note) as evidenced by his final collection, his dress for Suchin Pak's MTV Movie Awards appearance, and other creations that have been in the press lately.
Edited by Blanky, Jun 24, 2006 @ 1:12 PM.
Posted Jun 24, 2006 @ 2:10 PM
Santino Rice is motherfucking crazy. I don't think I need to explain further.
Statement: The Supernatural Boys
They're super hot and they can act, in spite of the times that the writing is about as entertaining as Lara Flynn Boyle's pap smear.
Posted Jun 24, 2006 @ 2:17 PM
Two planks of wood with wigs could act circles around them. Draw teardrops on "Samwood" and duckylips on "Deanwood" and the illusion is complete.
Statement: Kara Thrace, aka, Starbuck
Is a competent and compelling leader in the RTFF and despite her understandable emotional problems, is a necessary part of the Galactica's Team.
Posted Jun 24, 2006 @ 2:38 PM
Is a dull, incompetent and all around nuisance who should just be put in some Caprician exile.
Statement: Lex Luthor
Is a foolish, snarmy, annoying character in a pool filled with foolish, snarmy, annoying characters. Oh, and he isn't even hot.
Posted Jun 24, 2006 @ 2:42 PM
Is one of the best developped "evil" character born from mistrust; abandonment and lost friendships. He tried to fight his destiny yet it was really fate and circumstances that led him to where he is now.
Statement: Jack Shepard
Is a good leader (..aaaaand go!)
Posted Jun 24, 2006 @ 2:56 PM
Is boring and dumb and annoying and egotistical.
Statement: Alex Karev
Is a male chauvinist pig.
Posted Jun 24, 2006 @ 6:31 PM
Alex says what has to be said and should be praised for speaking his mind.
Statement: Dave Lister
Dave is a man with a heart of gold and a childlike approach to the universe around him. He is loyal, caring and trustworthy. The Human race could do alot worse having him as its sole survivor.
Posted Jun 24, 2006 @ 7:17 PM
Statement: Jimmy McNulty (The Wire) McNulty is a prideful, arrogant, entitled, skirt-chasing passive-aggressive drunk. I remain unsurprised that he has few allies in Baltimore City PD.
Posted Jun 24, 2006 @ 7:44 PM
Statement: Emma Nelson (Degrassi: The Next Generation) Emma is a self-involved brat who can't stop lobbying for causes and wouldn't know how to be sympathetic to anyone else if her life depended on it.
Posted Jun 24, 2006 @ 7:52 PM
Statement: Miranda Bailey Miranda is percieved as a stereotypical sassy black woman when in fact she is a strong disciplinary figure and a true woman.
Posted Jun 24, 2006 @ 11:06 PM
Ellen Tigh on BSG is an evil self serving whore. (haha, try to combat that one)
Posted Jun 24, 2006 @ 11:14 PM
Ellen is a free spirited and endearing woman who, sure, cannot claim the title of "most faithful wife", but also dearly loves her husband and is only trying to see that he survives in their harsh new situation. And hey, if she's also riding his coattails to the top, who can blame her?
Statement: Billie Jenkins
Billie is a strong resourceful young woman, who without any formal training, can more than hold her own against the legions of the underworld. (ha, try not to combat that one).
Posted Jun 25, 2006 @ 5:32 PM
Billie Jenkins is a maggoty-necked moron who abuses her powers, her birthright as a witch, the generosity of those who are willing to take her in, and the eyes of everyone who's misfortunate enough to have to look upon her nasty hair. Also? Not that bright.
Statement: Buffy Summers
Buffy Summers is a selfish, megalomaniacal bitch who lies to everyone around her, abuses the law in the name of duty, and frequently puts the world in danger even more than it already is because she can't fathom the concept of the existence anyone other than herself. She's also really bony and has loser friends and even worse boyfriends.
Posted Jun 25, 2006 @ 7:18 PM
She saved the world. A lot.
Statement: Jim Halpert
Jim is a beacon of light in a dreary office space. He's a selfless individual who is quick to help out his co-workers and slightly crazy boss. He's charming, witty, and super hot, to boot.
Edited by TV_Buffy, Jun 25, 2006 @ 7:19 PM.
Posted Jun 25, 2006 @ 7:42 PM
Jim has a crush on an engaged woman. He should just get over it and move on.
Statement: Rory Gilmore
Rory is a stuck-up, egotistical spoiled brat with horrible taste in men. She'd rather let a man verbally abuse her than be single. She's an awful best friend. The only time she's ever had to be held responsible for her actions was when she stole a yacht, and even then she got off with community service. Everyone loves her for no reason.
(Have fun with that one!)
Posted Jun 25, 2006 @ 7:54 PM
Rory was, and to some extent still is, a kind, thoughtful young woman with a sharp wit and a genuine love of books and learning that many TWoPers can admire and relate to!
*I'd just like to say for the record that I LOATHE who Rory's become over the past few seasons, so this was a real struggle!
Statement: Derek "McDreamy" Shepherd
McSmirky, McBland or just plain old McAss would be far more appropriate. He has no distinct personality traits or characteristics other than an apparent inability to wipe that arrogant perma-smirk off his face, is an adulterer who continues to string along Meredith even as he claims to be 'working on' his marriage and has proven himself undeserving of either of the two women whose feelings he's playing with. Plus, I don't even think he's physically attractive...his hair looks like its dripping with enough grease to fry a pan of bacon and did I mention that damn constant smirk?!
Edited by marlaas, Jun 25, 2006 @ 7:54 PM.
Posted Jun 26, 2006 @ 8:30 AM
He's so pretty. And he has good hair. And nice eyes. And he saves people's lives by digging around in the brain.
Statement: Felicity Porter
Felicity Porter is ambitious, adventurous and doesn't let the hurts of her past control how she lives her life. She is unafraid to make mistakes and follows her heart into all things. She loves her friends and is loyal and selfless with them. Plus, her hair was ten times better after it grew out after the disastrous short cut.
Posted Jun 26, 2006 @ 8:38 AM
Felicity Porter is a narc. Biggie.
Statement: Dr. Lisa Cuddy
Is hot. And a good doctor. And she has a nice ass.
Posted Jun 26, 2006 @ 9:34 AM
Cuddy lets her guilt override her professional responsibilities, allowing House to do whatever he wants and make each patient ten times worse before he finally figures out what's wrong. Also, with that hot ass, she should have gotten some in two seasons.
Statement: Catherine Black (Millennium)
Catherine Black is batshit insane, leaving her husband after he saved her from a kidnapper and killer, because in her mind, working for a secret group is the same thing as having an affair.
Posted Jun 26, 2006 @ 9:45 AM
I mean, if you were married to Lance Henriksen, wouldn't you go crazy after a while?
Statement: Seven of Nine
Wasn't that hot, wasn't that special, and certainly wasn't a good replacement for Kes. Though the whole HoYay! with Janeway was pretty cool.
Posted Jun 26, 2006 @ 12:37 PM
Was a ray of common sense and logic in a crew who were sometime too wrapped up in their own sense of morality and too subject to their emotions. She made the hard calls, said what needed to be said and even raised a few kids in the bargain.
Statement: Dr. Samuel Beckett
A pretentious know it all, who jumped around sticking his nose where it didn't belong and blamed all his misfortune on "God". Also, Sam? If you wanna leave your wife, there's better ways than jumping into an untried potentially dangerous experiment in space and time travel. Idiot.
Posted Jun 26, 2006 @ 1:05 PM
Was not a pretentious know-it-all, but just well educated. And who would'nt want to time travel all the time? I sure as fuck would.
Was an annoying troll who did nothing but grate on the nerves of everyone at DS9; even though they were too afraid (most of the time) to say it to his face, you can see it in their eyes.
Posted Jun 26, 2006 @ 2:37 PM
Had a great talent for business and recognizing potential money-making opportunities.
Statement: Nellie Oleson
Shrewish, selfish harpy who had no sense of compassion and enjoyed belittling her fellow classmates based solely on her parents' status.
Posted Jun 26, 2006 @ 4:50 PM
She dressed nice and had killer curls.
Statement: Laura Holt
Was a beautiful, intelligent, independent woman who figured out a way to run a successful business despite it being in a male dominated profession.
Posted Jun 26, 2006 @ 5:30 PM
Didn't have the cerebral wherewithal to realize that once she let the con man in she'd never be rid of him.
Statement: Jack Bauer
Has everything we need in a US president.
Posted Jun 26, 2006 @ 6:07 PM
He's a loose cannon! He's crazy! He cuts people's heads off, breaks into Foreign Consulates to steal witnesses and does other stuff that would get anyone else shot or life sentences in prison. Plus, he was at least half responsible for the mind-numbing terror that is Kimberly Bauer. 'Nuff said.
Statement: Claudia Jean Cregg
She's brilliant, she's good at her job, she plays the press like a piano and when the need arises, kicks ass and takes names like nobody's business. And those legs and that laugh. I'm just sayin...
Edited by Zumanity, Jun 26, 2006 @ 6:10 PM.