I saw this post and had to do it. I’m sorry T-T More talented people, please try it yourselves.
Two of us love early Gabrielle more and the other two love later Gabrielle more. I only have a reference of early Gabrielle (only half-way through season 2) but from what they tell me I’m almost not looking forward to later Gabrielle. Like one of my favorite things about Gabby is her fighting philosophy, of being defensive, of disarming but not killing, of sometimes talking your way out of it rather than fighting (also I think she’s hilarious.) And if she later gets more serious, and gets pointy killing things, I’m just not looking forward to that. I haven’t seen it yet, of course, maybe it’s done gracefully, maybe it’s the only trajectory her character could’ve taken. So far, the show has thrown two strong moments already where she almost makes the transition, so it’s not something that would be new thrown at her, she’s considered it before. I’m just, uuugh, I like Gabrielle a lot now already.
I connect a lot with characters like Gabrielle. Sure, I love Xena too, but Gabrielle is the kind of character I usually strongly connect with, the kind of character I am more like. I love the “happy” characters, because that’s how I am. And that’s not to say I want characters without drama or where nothing bad ever happens to them, I guess I want characters that also try to remain happy even through those kinds of things. Because that’s the kind of life I’ve tried to lead. I’ve lived through my problems, and, it hasn’t always been easy, but I try to continue to laugh, to think positively, to give those who hurt me the benefit of the doubt. It’s incredibly difficult sometimes, I admit, but it’s what I’ve chosen I need in my life. And, more often than not, shows have happy characters who turn serious, but hardly ever characters that go the other way around, or characters who go through their problems and we watch them struggle to also work to keep that happiness. And I’m not saying they have to, that that’s the only way a character should deal with their circumstances, or that you can’t be sad when sad things happen to you. I just would like to see it sometimes. It’s just very rare to see a happy character stay happy, or go back to that happiness, hardly ever, throughout a show. And I would like to see that someday. I would like to see that struggle of mine in a character also, instead of all these happy people who become jaded and sad and lose those things that made them them at the start.
Of course I am bemoaning the change of a character that I haven’t even watched them go through yet. Maybe I’ll like it! I hope I do. :)
lesbiaaans replied to your photo: Careful, Joxer. Careful.
did u kno that to achieve that height different lucy lawless had to stand on a box every time gabrielle was with her on screen, because she is a tiny tiny lady? so cute. (also WHAT IS THIS EP??? wow)
What? Isn’t Lucy like 6 inches taller than Renee? (Internet says Lucy is 5’10” and Renee is 5’4”) Like they look pretty different in height even in wide shots. (Also it is called The Xena Scrolls!!!)
I can’t even begin to cap “A Day In the Life.” I would just post the entire episode if I could. I would also rename it “Gabrielle & Xena: Married Life.”
At first I was like
But then I was
“FUCK YOU CAESAR!”
I can’t tell if this is the best or worst fanfic ever.
(Hint: It’s both.)