“The Christine hate needs to stop. It is sends a horrible message to attack a woman who refuses to stay with her abuser. It is not healthy. If you consider Christine’s relationship with Erik to be ideal, I strongly suggest that you examine that in yourself. I’ve seen too many girls who considered Erik to be the “perfect boyfriend,” and then sought out partners who turned out to be emotionally and physically abusive. Erik is an absolutely fascinating character, that is undeniable, but he is not someone to model a potential partner on.”—In which fdeloperaeloquently shuts down Christine haters. (x)
Honestly, the answer is no, I don’t have a type. At least, not physically. Somebody’s physical appearance really matters relatively little to me in terms of what I’m attracted to.
I mean, sure, pretty/gorgeous/handsome/hello. But I don’t have a type I’m attracted to in that sense.
In terms of character - sure, probably. I like kind people. Generous people. People who are considerate of those around them. People who take the time to learn me and the constraints I have because of my illness.
Kindness is much more important to me than, idk, blond hair and a tan.
i'm curious, as much as you say parts of the fandom makes thorin into a villain, what will you do when the third movie proves you wrong? because i think it will.
Ok, first off, I feel like this message is saying “ha ha wait until you see the third film, then you’ll see!!1!!”. Um. I read the book. repeatedly. I know what happens and in absolutely no wayis Thorin Oakenshield a villain.
I mean, calling him a villain is actually laughable? Especially if we’re going by the films, in which he’s portrayed as being far more nuanced than he was in the original text. Don’t get me wrong, he’s exceptionally proud, stubborn, reckless & selfish but none of these traits explicitly make him a villain, they make him complex. I’ll talk about film! Thorin here, because that’s what you reference, and quite personally I prefer him in the films.
So, let’s reference everything that film! Thorin has been through
Watched his grandfather succumb to madness and subsequently be beheaded before his eyes
Watched the kingdom he loved and cherished fall slowly into darkness and solitude
Watched a dragon burn his kingdom to the ground and rob him of his rightful inheritance
Watched his friends and family die by said dragonfire and the remainder of his people wander homeless throughout Eriador
For the bulk of his early life, Thorin has watched everything he has known quite literally burn away before him and has been helpless to stop it. Is it any wonder then that when he’s given the choice to act, he acts recklessly? That when he’s finally given agency, he makes mistakes? Thorin is utterly and wholly determined to regain his home and the gold that comes with it, but fears that he will fall prey to the gold sickness that ruined his grandfather and his kingdom. In his determination to regain his homeland, and in turn provide a home to his people and restore their greatly wounded pride, he succumbs to that which he fears most and upon his deathbed, he realizes his own shortcomings.
If more folk were like you, Bilbo Baggins, and cherished food and warm beds and tea and friendship over the gold of my forefathers, if more people were like you instead of me, little burglar, the world would be a brighter place.
None of this makes Thorin Oakenshield a villain, it makes him a tragedy.
Deborah Dutcher falls into the category of Christine where I bemoan the fact that London hasn’t released all their pictures the way Broadway has. Because wow gorgeous, and I like what I’ve heard of her, but the pics we have are small and generally not brilliant quality.
Which would be why I don’t make much with her :D
But she has such an interesting face. I hope you like what I’ve managed for you :)
is Christine your favorite character? and if so would you mind explaining why? :)
She is, yes. As for why - well, why wouldn’t she be? She’s the heroine of the story. The hero of the story, really. She rescues herself, after all.
I hate when people reduce her to a simple ‘Phantom or Raoul’ choice. She’s so much more than that.
She’s strong. She’s full of strength, and courage. She’s full of love. She’s imaginative, which can be both good and bad, but it’s a quality I’m attracted to in a character. She’s a character who finds her own path through difficulties, and finds her own strength in doing so.
She’s also, in some portrayals, mentally tortured. She suffers such extreme mental strain and yet she survives it. I love that about her. She breaks free from the psychological confusion (arguably abuse) given to her by the Phantom, and becomes her own person. She moves from pawn to queen.