Donna (ladyofjest) wrote,
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30 Days of TV: A female He-Man? This is the worst day of my life!

Day 28 - First TV show obsession

At first, I was sure that my first TV show obsession was My Little Ponies, what with my riot of those heavy plastic darlings and the Flutter Ponies and their underwater kin and the MLP castle and so forth. However, upon reflection, it is the movies that I remember most closely.

The television show that inspired my most fannish behavior the earliest was therefore She-Ra: Princess of Power. Not only did I have quite a few action figures, but I also had a She-Ra outfit comprised of the headdress, vambraces, sword, cape, etc. On the playground and at home, I would regularly play-act original stories in Etheria.

Curiously enough, and in spite of my outfit, I would most often cast myself as Catra or Shadow Weaver, although we were usually doing delightfully Bad Girl things independent of the Horde.

Ahem. Before She-Ra, I also had imaginative adventures with He-Man's crew and, if I adopted the identity of a character there, it was either Teela or the Sorceress (although in my games, the Sorceress was never so closely bound to Castle Greyskull). I also liked to imagine I was a female counterpart to Cringer/Battle Cat who wasn't so scared in everyday life.

So. Yes. That's how I rolled.

Quixote, on the other hand, answers Battlestar Galactica. The original BSG was the closest he could get to Star Wars on television, and he was enamored of the constant and repetitive space dogfights. And human on machine violence. So enamored that he didn't even notice they were using the same shots over and over again to save on their budget. He used to run around and make the Cylon noise and do the little zippy thing over his eyes with his fingers, pretending that he was in fact an insidious Cylon searching for humans to annihilate by the command of the Imperious Leader. He also had the lunchbox.

Yeah, that definitely sounds like a wee husband of mine.

30 Days of TV
Day 01 - A show that should never have been canceled
Day 02 - A show that you wish more people were watching
Day 03 - Your favorite new show (aired this TV season)
Day 04 - Your favorite show ever
Day 05 - A show you hate
Day 06 - Favorite episode of your favorite TV show
Day 07 - Least favorite episode of your favorite TV show
Day 08 - A show everyone should watch
Day 09 - Best scene ever
Day 10 - A show you thought you wouldn't like but ended up loving
Day 11 - A show that disappointed you
Day 12 - An episode you've watched more than 5 times
Day 13 - Favorite childhood show
Day 14 - Favorite male character
Day 15 - Favorite female character
Day 16 - Your guilty pleasure show
Day 17 - Favorite mini series
Day 18 - Favorite title sequence
Day 19 - Best TV show cast
Day 20 - Favorite kiss
Day 21 - Favorite 'ship
Day 22 - Favorite series finale
Day 23 - Most annoying character
Day 24 - Best quote
Day 25 - A show you plan on watching (old or new)</strike>
Day 26 - OMG WTF? Season finale
Day 27 - Best pilot episode
Day 28 - First TV show obsession
Day 29 - Current TV show obsession
Day 30 - Saddest character death



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