TAGSTRAVAGANZA: Problematic Faves Tag

Tagstravaganza_ Problematic Faves

It’s a TAGSTRAVAGANZA!! With the busy-ness of my summer, I’ve fallen woefully behind on tags, so you’ll see lots of tags in the coming days as I try to catch up! I’ve got a short reprieve between summer classes and fall, so Imma try to knock all these out before August 22!

Thanks to Izzi @ The Ravenclaw Book Club for the tag! She also created this tag, and I think it is one of the coolest ones out there right now, so I’m really excited to do it! It’s challenging! I’m going to try and answer just based on books. Here we go:

1. A character everyone loves that you hate

This is tough because with me it’s usually the opposite; I’ll end up loving a character everyone else hates…

Ok, don’t yell at me, but I don’t really care for Dobby all that much, despite the fact that everyone seems to adore him. Let me be clear, though: I don’t hate him. I appreciate all the life-saving he does, but I just find him annoying….*ducks*

2. A character everyone hates that you love

Gilderoy Lockhart; I find him absolutely hilarious. I laugh out loud whenever he’s around because he is just so ridiculous.

3. A character who started out problematic but grew to be a better person

Quentin Coldwater from Lev Grossman’s The Magicians. He is a problematic dude: entitled, whiney, naive, rash, immature. But by the end of the trilogy I feel that he grows up a bit and understands things a little better.

4. A character who started out good but became problematic

Victor Frankenstein. He really did start out an o-k dude, but he went real crazy real fast…

5. A problematic couple that you ship (doesn’t have to be canon)

Aragorn & Eowyn 5eva! I was always bummed that he ended up with the less bad-ass of the two gals. (I guess I’m going more off the movie for this once because it’s been a very long time since I read the books.)

6. A couple everyone ships that you find problematic (doesn’t have to be canon)

I’m a proud member of Team Gale; I find Peeta and Katniss’s relationship problematic and it makes me uncomfortable…

7. A problematic trope that you love

Byronic heroes! They can be total dicks, but they are sexy af. I mean…they are usually quite compelling and complex…ahem.

8. A book/TV show/movie that is problematic but you love anyway

Many people have problems with John Green, and I understand and appreciate that, but it doesn’t take away my love for my favorite book of his, Looking for Alaska.

9. A book/TV show/movie that you hate because it’s problematic

This one is hard because I don’t typically hate things strongly, and if I think something is going to be so problematic that I’ll hate it, I won’t even read it. The things I hate are usually not because they’re problematic, but poorly written. Sooo…Harry Potter and the Cursed Child? 😉

10. Lastly, your problematic fave

Emma Woodhouse. I adore her.

I tag:

Carrianne @ Carrianne’s Cuppa ‘n Critiques

Amy @ InkySpells

Zezee @ Zezee with Books

Esther @ Chapter Adventures

The Orang-utan Librarian

And that concludes Tagstravaganza! Stay tuned for “Tagstravaganza 2: The Reckoning” in December when I will probably have time to do tags again 😛


22 thoughts on “TAGSTRAVAGANZA: Problematic Faves Tag”

  1. haha strangely enough I find Dobby irritating too! We can hide out together when people start throwing things 😉 Ahh you can say that Cursed Child is poorly written and not cower in fear? That’s amazing- cos I picked that book up and put it down after reading the first scene- I’m not impressed with the writing at all! Great post- thanks for the tag!

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  2. Thank you for tagging me! I love this tag.
    I dislike Dobby too!!! Thank goodness I’m not alone. He was so annoying. I understand where he is coming from but he is definitely ‘chaotic good’, emphasis on the ‘chaotic’. I hated him so much in the beginning of The Chamber of Secrets. Later on he was sweet, but still… I never loved him as others do.

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      1. Haha. Lockhart is hilarious. Although me made me want to toss a “light reading by hermione’s standards” size book in his face.

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      1. Exactly! I was going to include that in my first response. I just think Gale is the one she really likes/loves because she had strong feelings about him prior to her experiences in the games.
        Btw, I don’t get why YA characters must always fall in love. These stories make it seem like once you have strong feelings about someone, you’re automatically in love with them.

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  3. I actually found Dobby really annoying when I was a kid, but for some reason I just came to love him? I can’t even pinpoint when I changed my mind haha

    I’m the same when it comes to John Green! I completely understand the issues with him, and I’m so-so on his other books, but I loved Looking For Alaska and I can’t be swayed on that!

    Thank you for tagging me! 🙂

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  4. Ahh I loved reading your answers! And I’m glad you like the tag so much. 😃
    I agree, Lockhart is hilarious haha! And while I do love Dobby, I used to find him annoying when I was little, so I get it. 😂

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