paperscout: ((tscc) cameron; "i don't wanna go")
Typing this up for my Twitter peeps who had questions for Josh Friedman. None of these are direct quotes, just me relaying his answers and other various things. 

So for those who don't know, Josh Friedman - creator of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, writer of Black Dahlia, Chain Reaction (3rd movie I ever owned on DVD), War of the Worlds, and most recently working on a TV adaptation of Locke & Key for FOX - tweeted earlier today that he was at a restaurant about 3 blocks away from where I live, and that people could come by and ask questions. I had no questions, and hate leaving my apartment, but absolutely had to go. So I made up some things to ask, and grabbed a few suggestions from teh Twitter peeps, and went and walked around the restaurant about three times before going in and just hanging out for an hour. So here goes:


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Day 14: Favorite male character

This is a bitch. Tomorrow's is going to be even more of a bitch. But I'm just not going to overthink it and am gonna go with the first three that immediately pop -- shit, the first FOUR that immediately pop into my head. OKAYSTARTINGNOW.

1. Dean Winchester (Supernatural)


(not entirely related, but amazing nonetheless)

I feel like this doesn't really need any further explanation. If I really limited myself to one answer as the topic insinuates (*scoff*), Dean would probably be it. He's really hot, he's a tough dude, he's resourceful, he's hilarious, he's heroic, and yet he's got his sensitive and totally fucked up/broken side too. Dean is awesome. And he really freaking loves his brother. I love that about him. And NOT in an "OMG WINCEST" way, because no, no no no. I am not one of those fans. Dean's had a fantastic arc over the last five years (in spite, as mentioned previously, the somewhat redundant emotional notes the last season kept hammering on), I loved where he ended in the finale, and I'm really interested to see where his story goes next season.


2. John Connor (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles)


(also not entirely related)

The John we got to know is the opposite of Dean in a lot of ways. Yes, they're both hot, and tough, and heroic, but up until the last few episodes of season two, John was still just this scared little boy. Yeah, he stood up and fought, a lot, but he wasn't a leader. He just wanted to be a normal kid with a normal life. And it was great getting to watch him struggle with who he wanted to be versus who he knew he had to grow up to be. That's a lot to put on a teenager, and it definitely made him a really interesting character.


3. Topher Brink (Dollhouse)



I love Topher. I really, really love Topher. He was a totally jackass (albeit a hilarious jackass) in the first season, with brains that matured far faster than emotions and morality. But eventually that all caught up with him, and he was forced to brutally take in the consequences of the tech he'd created over and over again, watching his world crash down around him. As heart-wrenching as it was to watch (what else would you expect from Joss, really?), it was an incredible arc for him.


4. Eliot Spencer (Leverage)



Eliot. Kicks. Ass. I'd be lying if I said there was really much more to my love of him than that. He kicks a lot of ass, looks really hot doing it, and, oh yeah, kicks more ass. If I try to go beyond that, honestly, I start getting confused between show!Eliot and fandom!Eliot (a problem I'll likely discuss at length tomorrow). I read a shit ton of Eliot/Parker fics, and in them, Eliot is just this really awesome, gentle-yet-ass-kicking protector, which you can tell he has going for him in the show as well, especially in certain episodes, but it hasn't been explored as thoroughly as in fics. And I love the dynamic between him and Parker in fandom. It's super lame, because most E/P writers have the characters spot on, and their romantic dynamic makes perfect sense, which MEANS it should make sense in the show, and I'm pissed the writers seem to disagree. ARGHHH. But I just got into a slight disagreement about this on fandom!secrets so I'm not gonna do it again right now. Anyway, Eliot. Ass kicking. Yes.


*Side note: Two of the characters listed had brief romantic entanglements with characters played by Alona Tal. Coincidence....? BTW, she is also awesome and needs her own show.
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Day 9: Best scene ever

I don't have a "best scene ever," I don't think. I'm gonna shoot off a couple favorites.


Angel, Five by Five - "I'm bad! I'm bad. Please. Angel, please, just do it." (38:00 - end)



One of my favorites. Beautifully unexpected, yet somehow the only logical conclusion.


Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Ourselves Alone - "I trusted you. I loved you."

SPOILER WARNING - [video link]

I don't know or care what specifically Riley meant by that, but the palpability of betrayal was so heartbreaking. In spite of the fight scene that followed being somewhat questionably choreographed, it was a good scene. And I realllllly wish I had known Dan Thomsen was the writer when I met him at that party.


Higher Ground, Babe in Arms - The bear statue. (4:04 - end)



Only Shelby would run away to be by herself after she saved someone (and denied it). It's a simple scene, but I love it. And I think it's where my love of being alone outside at night started.


I wanted to pick a Dollhouse scene with Topher, a Supernatural scene with Sam & Dean, and something from Dead Like Me, but there were too many to choose from and none that jumped out immediately, so I'll save gushing about those shows for another day.

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