I love crossovers, like a lot. I love smooshing of my favorite shows and characters together, and see how they'd react.
It's like watching dominos fall except I don't know the outcome! Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. Although reading crossovers is more fun that way!
One of my least favorite things about crossovers is how the characters suddenly become out of character, or you have a sneaking suspicion the only reason why they wrote the crossover is to show how superior the characters from the other show is. There is no equal amount of awesome going around.
Also, there are just some shows that are easy to be... as they used to say, the black dress of crossovers i.e., Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, the Stargate franchise, and it's not limited to sci-fi/fantasy, I've seen Criminal Minds in a lot of crossovers.
And, I love reading people react to Buffy, the SG teams, the Criminal Minds team or the Criminal Minds team reacting to the other characters in a different show.
Thoughts on if Shaw was in an AU where robots/synthetics had a prominent and humanoid-esque presence (which would be plenty of video games, tv shows, and also Terminator)? you can factor in her pre-Team Machine or post-whichever works for you. Would she consider robots that look like humans to be alive? does she think being sentient equates being alive? Do robots have a soul? Does she think The Machine has a soul? Samaritan?
The first thing I thought reading this was Westworld more than Terminator, not only for the Nolan connection and because of how easy it is I think WW could have sprung from POI but also, because, it's freshest in her mind.
( possible spoilers to Westworld )
I don't know if she believes in souls but she believes in standing up to bullies, there is a reason why Shaw is called a straight arrow.
This a really interesting question!
And I swear I had an answer for this... a few months ago but now I can’t remember! I do know that I would love a story about all my favorites in one story!
Like a a League of Extraordinary Gentlemen except the team is composed of Buffy Summers, Aeryn Sun, Dani Reese, Sameen Shaw (yes they look alike, it freaks Dani out), etc., and all the other favorites banding together to save the world/fight crime.
I would like it to be a series of fun adventures, with an epic arc, excellent character development, and team bonding!
How did Belle put it? "Far off places, daring sword fights, magic spells, a prince/princesses in disguise!”
This took me a lot longer to answer because it really forced me to think what I'd want in a sixth season of Person of Interest, like if I had the energy to write a virtual season or even a wish list for what a sixth season would look like:
- Exploring the world Harold Finch left behind, a little like what happened in Mr. Robot season 2 but this time from a point of view of the hackers who are waking up to the prospect that something really weird happened. Conspiracy theories abound: About the missile that hit downtown New York, about the mysterious billboard messages in Time's Square.
- Weird things keep popping up, whispers about a prison in Johannesburg that was discovered to run illegal tests on people, and a possible emergent AI. One group, in particular, is running around proclaiming the Robot Overlords have arrived, they hack people and play Robin Hood.
- Exploration of Sameen Shaw as both Primary Asset and Primary Analog Interface, and the mysterious leader of Team Machine, International (ala Leverage Inc, International) but Shaw doesn't interfere unless she needs to. She only steps in when it's needed, mostly she's okay running her own missions, primarily making sure Samaritan hold outs are taken out.
Person of Interest is in my top Forever Shows, fun fact Sarah Shahi is in two shows I consider my Forever Shows!
I love the show, the show gave me a host of compelling characters both good and bad, and all shades of gray. They have a lot of women who are varied and awesome, and not everyone needed to know how to use a gun to be awesome.
I think as a whole though it told a really amazing story about people who are introverts, loners, damaged people who needed a second chance. They formed into an odd family/team but they worked and often under the guidance of an AI that was also coming to its own.
And, I love that when the show did focus on the romance, it didn’t focus on it to the exclusion of everything else. Characters are allowed to have plot and history beyond their romance (well, not everyone Grace, unfortunately, is there for Harold but it’s Carrie Preston’s acting the elevated Grace. Iris’s character doesn’t have that).
But I would be lying if I say Person of Interest was perfect there. There are no perfect shows, and POI stumbled a lot, and sometimes they got too enamored with their ideas. Particularly in season 5 with all the constraints of the network and possibly (after watching Westworld) influenced by Westworld’s storylines a wee too much.
(It’s a revelation watching Westworld with Person of Interest in the forefront of my mind because there were moments when I went-- oh, that’s why they did that in POI.)
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But in the end, this is the show that gave me Shaw, Root, Harold, Carter, John, Fusco, Zoe Morgan, and Bear, and their occasionally quirky, mysterious AI guardian. I will always be thankful for the show because of that.
This is a holdover from pre-tumblr fandom when (at least for me) there was a degree to shipping.
A couple I ship together doesn’t automatically get the One True Pairing title for me because they have to be a One True Pair-- the ship I ship above all else. Two characters, no matter the circumstance I see will always be right for each other.
Sometimes a ship never rises to OTP levels, but that’s okay, epic love is not the end all and be all. I also love the concept of the love after true love pairings, a concept I owe to The OC.
Then, there’s the golden OTP to end All OTPs, the few OTPairings that rise above all else, in any universe, multiverse they will always be together and mostly these pairings were formed during my formative years: Lois and Clark, Elizabeth and Darcy.
(I still can’t forgive that one show where a Superfan entered the book and ends up with Darcy, also she had more chemistry with Wickham.)
I love Fullmetal Alchemist, both versions! Although not the movie versions of the first FMA.
Hiromu Arakawa wrote FMA so well and with so many amazing characters! She wrote so many awesome women in the story. And I love how the worldbuilding made so much sense the world's system of magic was really inventive!
I love the concept of Equivalent Exchange and the consequences that comes with it, Equivalent Exchange embodied the phrase: 'all magic comes with a price'.
I also love all the relationships in the show and how, at the end of the day Roy and Riza know they can't really atone for the atrocities they commited against the Ishvalan people, all they can do to move forward is to take steps that it won't happen again.
I love the relationship between Ed and Alphonse. I love how they're all badass in their own way, and I love that this story isn't your average shounen story where the protagonist only cared about the next fight to prove they were strong and skilled.
Ed and Al worked toward a goal that made sense to who they were.
Arakawa deserves all the awards!
My next self-care move: taking a nap.
I didn't like to take a nap when I was a kid but as I grew up I began to appreciate naps, a 20 minute nap is usually good for me.
There are days when I don't and I get really grumpy.
Also, I work in a job that requires me to be around people and I usually escape into a quiet place or walk away alone around a mall, it's usually a a good replacement to naps when I can't take a nap. Being around too many people saps my energy and I get really grumpy.
For self-care, I like to indulge in foot massages. I love foot massages.
It’s very affordable where I live and when I’ve finished managing an event I like to get a foot massage the next day.
I prefer foot massages especially after standing up the whole day and rushing around-- events tend to go awry and there’s also a lot of hurrying up and waiting.
We do, actually!
I celebrate the New Year in typical Filipino fashion: Celebrate with family and then eat Noche Buena dinner while setting off fireworks to usher out the last year and ring in new one.
I think the superstition is the noise and fireworks will drive out the bad juju of the previous year while welcoming the new year, believe me, last night I was doing my share being noisy and loud as I possibly can.
Also, while I know I’ve stopped growing I still jump at midnight hoping I’d still grow a few centimeters, and then we eat 12 grapes at midnight for good luck.
The family reunions are noisy and happy and filled to the brim with food. My uncle invests a lot of money in the fireworks.
Today, New Year’s Day we go to another family reunion, this time with the extended family on my dad’s side. There’s usually mass involved since one of my uncles is a priest and then another round of eating!
As a people, we love to eat and we love to share what we eat, if any guests come to our house the usual phrase after greeting them is: ‘Kain tayo!’ or ‘Let’s eat!’
Pick a date in January and give me something to talk about. TV, books, movies, music, poetry, fandom, writing, food, travel, fictional characters (&/or pairings) and all of their feelings, stuff about my life, whatever.
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January 1 - since it’s new year’s, are there any traditions you do to celebrate/welcome in the new year? | tumblr for wombatmisty
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January 3 - Something you did each day for self-care | tumblr for daybreak777
January 4 - Something you did each day for self-care. pt 2 | tumblr for daybreak777
January 5 - (Thoughts on) Fullmetal Alchemist? | dreamwidth ghostmartyr
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January 7 - What’s the essential difference between a couple that’s something you ship and a couple that’s an otp? | tumblr terapsina
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January 9 - Analyze Buffy’s three (romantic) relationships on the show and what they each represent during that time in her life | tumblr for seekingoutfriday
January 10 - How about some of your thoughts on Person of Interest as a whole after the finale | tumblr for darlulu
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January 12 - what would your fantasy sixth season of Person of Interest been like? | tumblr for netgirl_y2k
January 13 - Harold-as-ghost ending headcanon | tumblr for ghostmartyr
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January 15 - What would your ideal Star Wars fic be? | tumblr for musesfool
January 16 - What kind of book would you really like to read but can’t because it hasn’t been written? | tumblr for terapsina
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January 18 - Farscape: The best scifi set on a sentient prison transport or the best scifi set on a sentient prison transport? | tumblr for lazylaziel
January 19 - Thoughts on if shaw was in an AU where robots/synthetics had a prominent and humanoid-esque presence (which would be plenty of video games, tv shows, and also Terminator)? you can factor in her pre-Team Machine or post-, whichever works for you. would she consider robots that look like humans to be alive? does she think being sentient equates being alive? do robots have a soul? does she think The Machine has a soul? Samaritan? | tumblr for
January 20 - What are your most favorite and least favorite things about crossovers? terapsina
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January 22 - Favorite vacation you've ever taken? chaila
January 23 - What pieces of media (books, TV, movies, comics, etc) do you revisit most often and why? chaila
January 24 - Headcanon about Shaw as a doctor for potcpoi
January 25 - Headcanon about Shaw and Cole and Hersh at the ISA for potcpoi
January 26 - what are your thoughts on an AU of the original trilogy with a swap of Kenobi/Luke with Ahsoka/Leia? Say the major events stay mostly the same but in your opinion, how would it pan out from the end of Rogue One/beginning of A New Hope? ayrki
January 27 - Shaw pondering on the differences between working with the ISA/working with team machine and in particular the differences between her boss at the ISA and Harold for potcpoi
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January 29 -
January 30 - A year after return 0, where is Shaw? Does she have people helping her in her continued mission to save numbers? for
January 31 - Headcanon what you think Shaw would be doing had the Machine not come back on line for seekingoutfriday
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