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