myka bering

And the pollinosis onslaught begins

Otherwise, I think I'd enjoy spring a lot more. It's not usually as hot as summer, and I guess the flowers look nice if they weren't dumping pollen everywhere.

So the thing with changing labs is that it's more or less like moving living spaces. You have to pick up and clean out all your stuff from the old one, move it all to the new space, probably clean up the stuff that other people have left behind (seems to be a lot of stuff), set everything back up and deal with the readjustment period while the new boss gives you stuff to read up on because there's no worse thing than wasted time in research.

And then there's the dreaded part where if you're leaving before your projects with your old lab have finished up. Yeah. That stuff is quickly becoming a headache, but I guess I should be thankful that it's only just one project. Albeit a project I'm deeply invested in, but I do have an advantage that there's no one left who has a good enough grasp of the material, so. I also need to figure out a better way to allocate my time, cause my current setup isn't going to work with trying to juggle so much.

Anyway! I promise I'm making a more substantial post cause hey, lots to talk about. But in the meantime, have a meme from rogueslayer452 and a lot of other people because it made its way around and there's nothing having more distractions when you have a very long list to stuff to do already.

Pick any character from a fandom of mine (or two or three) and I'll answer the following questions:

01. What is your opinion of this character? If you like, explain why you like him/her.
02. Is he/she important to the general plot?
03. Can you relate to this character at all? Does he/she grip you emotionally?
04. How much do you like the fandom that this character comes from?
05. Do you ship this character with any other character? Or, are you particularly intrigued by his/her relationship with any other character(s)? (romance-wise or platonic)
06. Is there anything about the character you would change?
07. If you were in the fandom with this character or knew this character in real life, how would you see yourself interacting with him/her? Would you get along well? Fall in love with him/her? Dislike? Have a friendly rivalry?
08. Does this character make the cut as one of your all time favorites (if you like) or least favorites?
09. Would you hype up this character (if you like) or warn about this character (if you dislike) to someone new to fandom?

All the people I ship romantically with this character:
My non-romantic OTP for this character:
My unpopular opinion about this character:
One thing I wish would happen / had happened with this character in canon:
My het ship:
My fem/slash ship:
My OTP:
My OT3:
My cross over ship:
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Spring is a miserable time for half of my household for that reason. Sinus headaches and scratchy throats to go around for months!

I hope the moving around works out in a way that's best for you. And that you come up with a schedule that'll hopefully not drive you too crazy. ;)

Your favorite character from Avatar: The Last Airbender for the meme!
I mean, I get that some lucky people don't have to deal with allergies and can enjoy the weather and flowers and birds singing, but for the rest of us it's a horror show of yellow powder everywhere.

Haha, yeah. Clearly from the very late reply, that's still a work in some progress.

I'll go with Toph, because who doesn't love Toph?

01. What is your opinion of this character? If you like, explain why you like him/her. She's absolutely awesome and grumpy and absolutely grounded :D I mean, not only is she a tiny (I think she's canonically under five feet or something?) and blind girl, which would set her up as the token disabled character, but she just absolutely stomps all over your sympathy, throws it out the window and laughs. Like, here's a female character who's just fine with being blind, and is sarcastic and confrontational and abrasive.
02. Is he/she important to the general plot? Well, from the point she shows up onwards, at least. She doesn't have much impact before then.
03. Can you relate to this character at all? Does he/she grip you emotionally? Oh, can I.
04. How much do you like the fandom that this character comes from? I actually have really limited interaction with TLA fandom, since I only ever go around to watching it when Korra first started cause hey, Korra looked really interesting.
05. Do you ship this character with any other character? Or, are you particularly intrigued by his/her relationship with any other character(s)? (romance-wise or platonic) I actually don't, and I'm happy that she didn't settle down with anyone and just had two daughters out of wedlock just like that. Her interactions with the rest of Team Avatar are pretty amusing, though she doesn't get the life changing field trip with Zuko.
06. Is there anything about the character you would change? Yeah, no. Nothing.
07. If you were in the fandom with this character or knew this character in real life, how would you see yourself interacting with him/her? Would you get along well? Fall in love with him/her? Dislike? Have a friendly rivalry? Toph is one of those characters who's an absolute delight to watch, but might be a bit of a nightmare to deal with in reality on a constant basis.
08. Does this character make the cut as one of your all time favorites (if you like) or least favorites? Most definitely.
09. Would you hype up this character (if you like) or warn about this character (if you dislike) to someone new to fandom? Hype so much :D

All the people I ship romantically with this character: Toph needs no one.
My non-romantic OTP for this character:
My unpopular opinion about this character:
One thing I wish would happen / had happened with this character in canon: Suyin's father is actually named Johto :D
My het ship: Toph/a rock. Heh. Though in all seriousness, I think Toph/Sokka is a thing?
My fem/slash ship: I guess Toph/Suki, seeing how she did kiss her.
My OTP: Toph/being amazing and grumpy.
My OT3: Toph/being grumpy/calling people names
My cross over ship: I got nothing right now.
Good luck with your project!

For the meme, how about Inara?
Thanks! It's not that bad, but just a lot to digest at one time.

01. What is your opinion of this character? If you like, explain why you like him/her.

I like her a lot! Mostly in how she presents a more traditional means of what's considered feminine, which on the largely male dominated show, is interesting to see. Especially in regards to her relationship with Kaylee, who doesn't really have a lot of outlets or chances to express herself more than a mechanic.

02. Is he/she important to the general plot?

Kind of, sort of? The general plot of the show tends to be highly episodic and parsed out, and there's times where she's critical and other times where she gets more regulated to the background. She does offer an interesting element in the crew, though, largely through her relations to the rest of the crew.

03. Can you relate to this character at all? Does he/she grip you emotionally?

She's admittedly pretty far removed from me in terms of relatable experiences, but she does have an interesting arc. She's not someone I'd say is my first and foremost favorite on the show, though.

04. How much do you like the fandom that this character comes from?

Firefly's fandom is...well. They got a movie and comics to conclude their show, so it goes without staying that there's a lot of staying power there. Otherwise, I'm not too terribly involved in it- it seems to be the type that a lot of people would technically identify with, but by in large isn't too active?

05. Do you ship this character with any other character? Or, are you particularly intrigued by his/her relationship with any other character(s)? (romance-wise or platonic)

Firefly is a tricky show to tackle, because there's so little material that we're actually given. Even if you add in the movie, it only really makes for a little over half a full season? A lot of her time and interactions on the show are driven by her either butting heads with Jayne or Sheppard, or written as having tension with Mal. That said, I've always found her relationship with the other ladies on the show interesting, especially Kaylee and River. And also Simon, to an extent, since they do come from somewhat similar backgrounds.

06. Is there anything about the character you would change?

Spend more time with her interacting with other characters? She doesn't get much time talking with Walsh, Zoe, or Simon. And also toss the whole 'wasting away due to illness plotline' because that echoes a lot of a pseudo-cancer plotline, and I'm not a fan of those.

07. If you were in the fandom with this character or knew this character in real life, how would you see yourself interacting with him/her? Would you get along well? Fall in love with him/her? Dislike? Have a friendly rivalry?

Probably get along, but not be super close? I'd classify her more as an acquaintance than anything closer.

08. Does this character make the cut as one of your all time favorites (if you like) or least favorites?

Probably not. Then again, none of the characters from the show would, which you can fault on the limited amount of material.

09. Would you hype up this character (if you like) or warn about this character (if you dislike) to someone new to fandom?

See above- she occupies the middling ground for me.

All the people I ship romantically with this character: Kaylee, Simon
My non-romantic OTP for this character: Zoe, Kaylee, Simon
My unpopular opinion about this character: I actually don't ship Inara/Mal.
One thing I wish would happen / had happened with this character in canon: Let her get to spend more time with Zoe and Kaylee, respectively.
My het ship: Inara/Simon? Loosely.
My fem/slash ship: Inara/Kaylee
My OTP: None, really?
My OT3: Inara/Kaylee/Simon
My cross over ship: Inara/Daniel Jackson, cause the ensuing hilarity.
Good luck with moving labs and getting things sorted with the project!

For the meme, how about Isaac from Teen Wolf?
So late reply is two weeks late, but reply is a reply!

01. What is your opinion of this character? If you like, explain why you like him/her. In all honesty, he's a bit like a puppy? And I don't mean in appearance, but I just mean in his general character, how the plot treats him, and how he flits between latching onto people.
02. Is he/she important to the general plot? Well. Vaguely. He's not super critical at any point, I think.
03. Can you relate to this character at all? Does he/she grip you emotionally? Not really- he's a little bit of indecisive for me, and is mostly kind of there for me.
04. How much do you like the fandom that this character comes from? Generally speaking, I try to limit my interactions with the larger TW fandom as much as possible.
05. Do you ship this character with any other character? Or, are you particularly intrigued by his/her relationship with any other character(s)? (romance-wise or platonic) He's probably one of the more shippable characters in the show, which I guess doesn't mean all that much given how the show's ripe for multishipping and AUs. A lot of his interactions are mostly with Derek, then Scott, and then Allison, but we don't get to see him around much.
06. Is there anything about the character you would change? Probably give him more characterization? Literally, all we get to see from him is that he's from an abusive home much in the same way that Erica and Boyd are from bad situations...and then he sort of becomes Scott's beta, and then a romantic asset. Especially since he, Erica, and Boyd all came from a similar situation, it'd seem like they'd have a stronger bond.
07. If you were in the fandom with this character or knew this character in real life, how would you see yourself interacting with him/her? Would you get along well? Fall in love with him/her? Dislike? Have a friendly rivalry? Probably not interact much at all? Like, there's very little in common.
08. Does this character make the cut as one of your all time favorites (if you like) or least favorites? Eh, I'm fairly lukewarm about him.
09. Would you hype up this character (if you like) or warn about this character (if you dislike) to someone new to fandom? Um. He's a bit of a puppy in a show about werewolves?

All the people I ship romantically with this character: Scott, Allison, Boyd and Erica?
My non-romantic OTP for this character: Scott/Issac, and Boyd/Issac/Erica.
My unpopular opinion about this character: I have absolutely no idea what's the popular opinion regarding him.
One thing I wish would happen / had happened with this character in canon: That he'd be given more time with Erica and Boyd, especially in s3 since Erica and Boyd sort of disappear from the plot.
My het ship: Issac/Allison
My fem/slash ship: Scott/Issac
My OTP: Issac/Allison, I guess?
My OT3: Issac/Boyd/Erica
My cross over ship: Umm....check back later.
Admittedly, a show about teen werewolves (and some ineffectual adult ones), which goes pretty far in saying that he's a puppy :p
I'm of the opinion that there's no such thing as too much luck, so more is always welcome!


01. What is your opinion of this character? If you like, explain why you like him/her.

She's an absolute darling. She's completely unapologetic about being smart, ambitious or trying to always be the smartest person in the room, which is something that you rarely get to see in female characters. But she's also an inherently female character who deals with her own insecurities from her mistakes, has an intensely complicated relationship with her family, and comes to find her home at the Warehouse. And also how she's constantly chafing at the impositions of the Warehouse, either from Artie or by extension, the Reagents.

02. Is he/she important to the general plot?

She literally is half the driving force of the show, so.

03. Can you relate to this character at all? Does he/she grip you emotionally?

Probably too much? Her constant desire to be the smartest person in the room, or know all the answers to all the questions and not being sorry about it is something that I really do understand, so I can get where she's coming from a lot of the times.

04. How much do you like the fandom that this character comes from?

I have absolutely no idea of what the W13 fandom is like, seeing that the show ended some three years ago and I'm now catching up. It is one of the rare instances on AO3 where the femslash fic count is significantly higher than a slash or male/female pairing, though.

05. Do you ship this character with any other character? Or, are you particularly intrigued by his/her relationship with any other character(s)? (romance-wise or platonic)

Obviously with H. G., cause hey. There's her relationship with Claudia (which I want to see more of) as a pseudo-mentor/sister, and her desire to see Claudia realize her potential. Then there's her partnership with Pete which is refreshing in the respect of having a male and female being partners without romantic tension. And her seemingly standoffish stances with Artie about the Warehouse policies, and the Reagents themselves at times? Like, the show made a fuss of how Pete might end up like MacPhearson, but I think he really could've gotten further with Myka because she does have deep doubts about how the Warehouse is governed in relation to her own moral compass.

06. Is there anything about the character you would change?

I'd probably not have the whole deal with her father just patched up? I mean, the show more or less implied that her father was either abusive, or very strict and domineering and the show fixes it in an ep. Relationships of that sort don't get mended easily, if ever.

07. If you were in the fandom with this character or knew this character in real life, how would you see yourself interacting with him/her? Would you get along well? Fall in love with him/her? Dislike? Have a friendly rivalry?

You know how you run into people and you're like wow, this person is so alike and thinks the same way I do? It'd be a lot like that.

08. Does this character make the cut as one of your all time favorites (if you like) or least favorites?

Seeing how I haven't finished the show yet, I can't say for sure. But she's making good headway?

09. Would you hype up this character (if you like) or warn about this character (if you dislike) to someone new to fandom?

Hype so much. Admittedly, I was kind of worried that the first season would be all about Pete and Myka would leave back to DC, but she stayed!


All the people I ship romantically with this character: H. G. Wells.
My non-romantic OTP for this character: Everyone else on the show?
My unpopular opinion about this character: None so far, but s5 is apparently a mess.
One thing I wish would happen / had happened with this character in canon: More time with Leena. Given how often the two occupy the same space, they don't get much time to talk (or really expand on Leena in general).
My het ship: None.
My fem/slash ship: H. G./Myka
My OTP: H. G./Myka
My OT3: In a loose, not entirely romantic sense, H. G./Myka/Claudia?
My cross over ship: None that I can think of as of now.
I really like everything you mentioned in your answer to 01. All of that makes her seem so real, she's not just the action chick or know-it-all, and she isn't perfect. She kind of reminds me if Peggy Carter.

I also don't know a lot of the fandom, but apparently there were a lot of H. G./Myka shippers that were rather intense.
She's a lot like Peggy, but also unlike her at the same time? Peggy might correlate to something to an early stage of Myka with feeling out her sense of worth, self-validation, and grieving, whereas Myka is closer to who Peggy might be in a five years or so.

Yeah, I have a sneaking suspicion that tends to be the case in any fandom where there's a strong bias towards a noncanon ship that's never canonized. Or just a general case of shippers in general, which is why I tend to limit my interactions.
This is true! And also slightly less messy, but it does feel very much like a microcosm of moving houses.
01. What is your opinion of this character? If you like, explain why you like him/her. She's awesome and a really, really well done subversion of the 'us vs them' you get when dealing with parallel universes.
02. Is he/she important to the general plot? She's another Olivia. Of course she's crucial.
03. Can you relate to this character at all? Does he/she grip you emotionally? I can't relate to her all that well, but I'm emotionally invested in her.
04. How much do you like the fandom that this character comes from? A lot, even if it's tiny and largely inactive now.
05. Do you ship this character with any other character? Or, are you particularly intrigued by his/her relationship with any other character(s)? (romance-wise or platonic) The show offers so many ships it's difficult to keep track of them all. But especially her relationship with the alt!Fringe team, and her relationship with Olivia because she's literally also her?
06. Is there anything about the character you would change? I'd really like to redo a lot of the latter half of s4.
07. If you were in the fandom with this character or knew this character in real life, how would you see yourself interacting with him/her? Would you get along well? Fall in love with him/her? Dislike? Have a friendly rivalry? Fall in love so much cause have you seen her?
08. Does this character make the cut as one of your all time favorites (if you like) or least favorites? Any version of Olivia Dunham makes my all time favorite list.
09. Would you hype up this character (if you like) or warn about this character (if you dislike) to someone new to fandom? You're going to start off having a lot of mixed feelings about her, then you'll want to sort of hate her but you'll come to love her because she's just another Olivia, and you can't not love Olivia.

All the people I ship romantically with this character: Olivia, Lincoln, and Alt!Lincoln.
My non-romantic OTP for this character: Alt!Charlie, Alt!Lincoln, Alt!Broyles, Henry Higgins, Olivia- this list could go on.
My unpopular opinion about this character: I'm irate about how s4 went down.
One thing I wish would happen / had happened with this character in canon: Her finding out that Charlie got killed by a Redverse shapeshifter while she was pretending to be Olivia.
My het ship: Altlivia/Lincoln, Altlivia/Alt!Lincoln
My fem/slash ship: Olivia/Altlivia cause different universes, yo.
My OTP: Some variant of Altliv/Lincoln
My OT3: Altlivia/Olivia/Lincoln? Altlivia/Olivia/Alt!Lincoln?
My cross over ship: Altlivia/Myka cause why the hell not.