Dear bobthehaitian,I feel it is my duty as probably one of the few people in this comm still watching Heroes to inform you of some breaking news. ( cut for the spoiler in case there are other people still watching the show.Collapse )
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Is anybody still reading this?Anyway, I am getting my ass kicked by work these days, and my TV-watching and internetting is going to be spotty for the foreseeable future. So, there will be no weekly Heroes report for a while. If there is still interest, I will try to do a catch-up post when life calms down. In the meantime, I direct you to racialicious and their weekly Heroes post focusing on the characters of color. Here is the post on last week's episode.
Well, this episode was *much* better than I expected. Note that we're talking about exceeding extremely low expectations, but if this show were consistently this entertaining I wouldn't be considering dropping it completely. (It's already gone from "watch actively" to "background noise while I'm blogging about Sarah Connor.")But! There were three storylines, two (the better two) of which were pretty self-contained, and one which was wrapping up the loose ends from the Pinehearst plot. So anyway, status update for all the characters of color and white female characters! Starting with the boringest:( I have no pithy quote to put hereCollapse )
So, this episode exemplifies most of what's wrong with this show.( CakeCollapse )
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Heroes, unsurprisingly, is doing it wrong. ( spoilers for The Eclipse, Part IICollapse )
I am having an increasingly difficult time analyzing the representation of race and gender this show, due to the increasing lack of anything resembling a coherent plot to provide context for analysis. But, I bravely soldier on for you guys. ( Spoilers are enjoying the scenic mountains of KansasCollapse )
Sorry for being late this week; between me being sick and LJ being down most of today (and the episode being mostly boring setup), it's amazing I'm only a day late. ( It"s comingCollapse )
Post contains VERY DISTRESSING spoilers. ( I lied. It"s not your mother"s recipe.Collapse )
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I kind of got bored and wrote up some observations about how gender in Heroes relates to the sort of abilities a character will have - notably, that female characters, especially those portrayed in a sexual manner, tend to have physical abilities that are often commoditized. Includes spoilers up to 3x07.( Cut for rather lengthy observations and spoilers.Collapse )
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Ah, sorry folks (if anybody actually cares). I wrote this yesterday, but forgot to post it. This week, we'll do the run-down by plotline, just to mix it up a little.Spoilers behind the cut.( Read more...Collapse )
Post contains some spoilers.( Read more...Collapse )I'm sure I'm missing some characters; feel free to add 'em in the comments.
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*tap* *tap* Is this thing on?Well, we're back, for another season of snarking and complaining about the female characters and characters of color on Heroes! Without further ado, here is the census post for episodes 3.01 and 3.02. I guess hooray for low expectations, because it was rather better than I'd thought it would be. If they keep on in this vein, S3 might be watchable, even if they do kill off everyone who isn't a white man, or a blonde white woman! (Or maybe not.)( If you"re watching this, then I am deadCollapse )
I used to watch this community way back when and stopped because heroes stopped.. so I figured the madness may have stopped... though now heroes is back and i'm curious why the activity hasn't resumed.... can anyone shed any light?by the by - if anyone is still here*waves******** EDIT*********** warning! spoilers in comments
So. I have been on an Ando kick recently. And, sure, there are plenty of stories featuring Hiro/Ando 'cause their love is so canon, but beyond that I haven't found many stories featuring more Ando and less Hiro. But I have found one that pings me particularly well-written, in character and is delightful to read.Three Point Plan by toestastegood. It's 6,000 words of unrequited Ando/Mohinder (with a side of Hiro/Ando), set post-season 1 and AU's for season 2. "His plan is full of the beautiful, intelligent simplicity that Ando likes to pride himself on. It goes something like this…"toestastegood breathes so much light into Ando. I'm so captivated by the fic. This is the Ando I oh-so-desperately want to see more of in the show. It's definitely a must-read.Does anyone have any good Ando recs? Hiro/Ando, sure, and I've seen Adam/Ando kind of grow in popularity, but how about the Ando/Niki stuff? Anyone written that or something else? (ANYTHING else, please?) Or, um, am I going to have to host an Ando-a-thon in order to populate the Internet with more fic, art and perhaps vids featuring one Ando Masahashi?