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Dear Fringe fandom ... (also vid recs and Community's Christmas episode awesomeness) 
14th-Dec-2010 12:35 am
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I tried to keep this as spoiler-free as possible because I wanted to leave it uncut, so hopefully it's worked out okay, but I really needed to get this off my chest:

Dear (certain parts of) Fringe fandom,

What is with this Peter vs. Olivia stuff? Seriously. Either its ‘Olivia is too perfect and Peter is being sidelined and trampled on’ or ‘Peter sucks! He should have instantly known! And will never be good enough for Olivia!!’

Can’t we just accept that they are both awesome imperfect human characters who have both been through a lot in the past season? Most of which has been beyond their control?

Yes, Peter was a little stupid.
Yes, I think there are explanations for it.
Yes, Olivia has every right to be pissed, heart-broken and violated.
Yes, Peter has every right to feel heart-broken, betrayed and manipulated.

It sucks to be both of them right now.

Whether you want them together romantically or not, they should be kick-ass and saving the universe(s) together, damn it. No need to take sides. No need to blame. I mean I don’t necessarily like ‘ship wars but I can sort of get where they’re coming from, this I just don’t get. Friends taking sides after a break-up? Is that a good comparison? I don’t even know.

Is it just that I haven’t been in this deep with an open-canon TV fandom for a few years?

Yours in bafflement and exasperation,

K – who is for an awesome kick-ass Olivia and Peter and if they want to make out occasionally then that’s okay too.

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I had a Matchbox 20 song in my head for far too long yesterday because of this Fringe vid. It’s awesome though, despite my slight dislike of the music choice (which can sometimes affect my enjoyment of a vid and sometimes not) and it's a happy team vid, which Fringe fandom needs for all manner of reasons.

Also, the always awesome obsessive24 vidded to Fringe too. Follow the Cops Back Home. Placebo! Peter/Olivia/Altlivia! Ow, my heart. Awesome vid though, and awesome song.

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Did I just see a stop-motion animated John Oliver dressed in a wizard’s costume get flown away in the beak of a Christmas Pterodactyl?

Dude, I love this show.

Also that jab at Lost was amazing.

As were Troy’s candy cane nun chucks.

Seriously. Love. I can't remember loving a TV comedy this much, possibly ever.



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Yuletide? Christmas shopping? La la la la.

Crossposted here (comment count unavailable comments).
Comments 
14th-Dec-2010 08:47 pm (UTC)
It sucks to be both of them right now.
SERIOUSLY. What is this taking sides bullshit??

JOHN OLIVER IS A CHRISTMAS WIZARD. HOW CAN ANYTHING TOP THAT?

Also that jab at Lost was amazing.
True, and I say this as someone who still loves the hell out of LOST.
16th-Dec-2010 09:37 pm (UTC)
SERIOUSLY. What is this taking sides bullshit??

I DO NOT KNOW. Fringe fandom really confuses sometimes. It might be that I spend too much time on Tumblr.

Nothing can top John Oliver as a Christmas wizard. Nothing.
18th-Dec-2010 06:55 pm (UTC)
Nothing can top John Oliver as a Christmas wizard.
I love him so much! I think the Community PTB feel the same.

ps: Follow The Cops Back Home was breathtaking.
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