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Hopefully I'll post again soon and it won't be this.

I get the idea that romancing companions seemed like a great idea.  I even get that some people liked Corso.  I did too, to begin with.  Sure, he occasionally comes off as dumb, but he seemed like a good guy.  White Knight thing, yeah, but that could be used to describe Xander, too, and I like him.  They can come off as misogynist, but they can learn better, right?  It's an upbringing thing.  Xander definitely became a better person by the end of his arc, stepping into the role that felt natural rather than the one he saw on TV or from his dad.  So Corso could do that too, right?  Right?  Surely they'd have character development in something like this.
...

Okay.  He treats other female NPCs like they're actually competent, but occasionally he'll say something to suggest that as good as my Smuggler is at what she does, she should settle down.  With him.  Just projecting.  He'll give up on the idea.
The Romance Flag, where he gets drunk.  She turns him down, but too politely I guess.
Flirts with him later.  He's still acting like an actual nice guy.
He makes a few weird remarks, but okay, he still overall comes off as a pretty good, gentlemanly guy.
She flirts with someone else.  It's her character, what do you expect.  He acts like he owns her.  Warning sign.
She turns him down.  He's all like "It's just a phase.  You're mad at me now.  But I can be patient.  I love you."
That's kind of creepy.  Some people would say romantic, but.  It's disregarding your feelings in the matter.  You said you weren't interested.  It really means you're not interested.  You're not playing coy or anything like that.  It might be from some people, but to avoid things like restraining orders, take things literally.
...He has a habit of being nice, most of the time, and then just randomly saying creepy things at the weirdest times.  Like his elaborate fantasies of what's going to happen in the future that apparently he's convinced himself are completely real.  I haven't agreed to any of these, but hey, if he waits long enough I'll come around.  My Smuggler thinks about exiling him to the ship, but going alone in the zone she's in is kind of scary.  But wait, good news!  Wookie companion on the horizon.  RUSH TO FINISH LINE AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.  EXILE CORSO TO SHIP.  DON'T CARE THAT HE'S MORE COMPETENT THAN WOOKIE, IT'S BETTER THAN THIS.
...Except he has a habit of cornering her when she's on the ship.  "Did I do something?  Are you mad at me?"  Yes.  Yes, I am.  But I'm also scared, because you have clearly demonstrated that you don't care about my feelings or my ability to decide things for me.  Anger.  Entitlement.  Stealing a kiss.
Excuse me??   You got me with false advertising, here.  You said your product was "adorable, chivalrous, charming" companion.  What I got was "jealous, controlling, manipulative" companion.  I don't feel safe on my own ship anymore, because I have no idea when you'll snap again, or what you'll do when you do snap.  It's been a comment there, leading up to an action there, and what'll happen when you can't find reasons to stop, to hold back, anymore?  What if I'm not fast enough to get my gun and shoot you, because clearly words won't do anything to stop you??  You're stuck in fantasy-land with a goddess on a pedestal, and you get overly angry whenever I don't fit your expectations, which, news flash-no woman is going to fill your expectations because what you've created is something no real flesh-and-blood woman is going to be able to re-create.  I feel safer sleeping in the middle of Hutt territory with a Wookie standing guard.
I love my smuggler, and kind of want to create another female smuggler so I can go through the story and MISS EVERY OPPORTUNITY TO FLIRT WITH HIM BECAUSE I DIDN'T NEED THIS IN A GAME TOO.  But every time I think about it, I just...
(Something similar happened in real life.  I won't go into details, but I'd love to have guy friends who aren't boyfriends, but apparently that's impossible because any time I'm nice to a guy they take it as a sign that I'm head over heels in love with them.  At least one guy took it well when I explained that I wasn't ready for a relationship, and was supportive and actually nice afterwards and backed off from the 'creepy crush' territory.  Another guy didn't.  Nothing happened, which was good for me, but the level of unrestrained anger and entitlement about the issue was terrifying.)
Links because important:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rZu-tBi7DM
http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=432181

*I nearly said 'human woman'.  Buuut that doesn't apply in a galaxy full of a bunch of different races.
**I tend to assume people are nice.  If they're acting nice, they're really nice.  Which is true for some people, and not true for others.  I like it when I'm proven right.  I'm thrown off and there's an uncomfortable dissonance when I'm proven wrong.
***Actually, I'd rather put him down on some planet and put out a galactic-wide restraining order on the guy.  With a potential *shoot if he ever shows his face near me again* clause.
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Warning: Ahead there be spoilers so mild the water barely stirs from the force of their passage.  Or something.  I'm kind of doing a weird wind-metaphor thing with spoilers, but it's just getting more bizarre as I go, so let's just get to the actual action, shall we?
Also, I'm not meaning to be offensive with my opinions.  You're completely free to have your own.  I just tend to get a little passionate about stuff I love, and Doctor Who was (and possibly still is...my brain's still trying to work that one out) my favorite show.  Hence the rant warning.
Oddly enough, I'm still pleased.  Despite my ranting.   ....*shrug*

Glass Maiden/Crystal Blaze and Persona 4
More Comparison/Thoughts on Shows )

Doctor Who
Yeah, somehow I managed to rant a TON with minor spoilers and a truckload of analysis.  If you want to skip it, I'm separating it for cuts!
A Rant About Doctor Who )

I want to end on a good note, but...I can't think of anything else to talk about from what I've been watching recently.  Oh, yeah, I'm really looking forward to a couple things.  There's a Persona 3 movie coming out sometime this year, which will be highly exciting.  (Now they just need to get working on Persona 2 and/or Devil Summoner) *grins, thumbs up*.  Also this year is a new series of Time Agent, which is on youtube (it still should be, that is) which is kind of like a fan-made Torchwood and explores one of the things I've been hoping anyone in the Whoverse would do.  That is, explore stuff about the Time Agency.  It doesn't pretend it's the same universe (probably an AU), but still.  The promise, where it goes wrong.  Series One is kind of silly, but introduces you to some of the main characters, and is pretty much a starting series.  Series Two is when it starts to get good (Mortis is introduced, and one of my favorite episodes is still The Nightmare Forest even though I'm still a little confused about what the Circle is...)  Series Three is a must-watch and comes highly recommended.  Seriously.  Just find the trailer for Series Three or watch just a little bit.  From just the very beginning few minutes, you'd think it was recorded from TV.  The music, the plot, the characters, even the special effects.  And the length.  It's not just a ten minute 'we pulled this together.'  The username is Carroll13 or WellBilltProductions.  I found this and just keep watching it.  I'd probably order the DVDs they're putting together if I could figure out how.  (Jamie Carroll, the one with the Carroll13 channel, also did a Doctor Who series that I also quite enjoyed, though it's not the professional quality caliber Series Three of Time Agent had.  Partly because it's older and they didn't have quite as long of production times.  Or such a group of people working on it.)
Why are you still reading?  Go watch a little of it!

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I can't believe I didn't include disclaimers. Someone mentioned that I probably don't need them, as there are site-wide ones or something, but it can't hurt. Plus it's kind of interesting to try to come up with good ones.
Just a question for whoever eventually finds this journal and reads my stuff-one-shots within a set universe, or a chronological (or story-logical) fic with chapters in order? The thing is, my plotbunnies tend to hop around. A lot. And my muses are somewhat fickle as well. I'm not even finished posting what I have done with Rebel Doctor so far, and I even have a finished (if older) story that I have yet to upload. There's a few fics that I can post quite a lot of before I have to get to this. Eventually, though, I may have posted everything I can possibly post on a single story in chapter order, so I'm wondering how people feel about random one shots within a universe (with some explanation, of course) or if people would rather wait for it to be in order.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer
*Insert usual show spoiler disclaimer here*
Oh, that would probably also be good too-possible Trigger Warning (sexual violence) for musings below.  It's about some of the darker Buffy moments, so...proceed with caution?
Not About the Cheese Guy )

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