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a TV Character Meme + a 50 Questions Meme

April 19th, 2009 (06:37 pm)
where i am: with Dyna & Tumble
how i am: busy
accompanied by: Boomer barking to come in

 

morganslady  graciously tagged me to do this character meme and picked Dean Winchester for me so how could I resist?

1) Do you like this character? 
OMG, yes! I have fallen for many a tv character in the past and Dean ranks as high or higher than any of his predecessors. I love his humor, his taste in music, his taste in cars, his loyalty, his street-smarts, his capable- and resourcefulness, and most of all his love for his family (blood kin or otherwise). That he is a stunning example of manhood is icing on the cake but truthfully, I think I would love him even without Jensen Ackles' gorgeous looks.

A few of you have seen me state that Dean reminds me very much of my hubby and it's true. Their similarities in personality and persona are scary and they share so many traits and enough history that even their baggage is similar. This may sound a little strange but I can honestly say that Dean Winchester has even improved my marriage. After 20 years together, couples can become complacent with each other and just go through the motions but discovering Dean and being reminded so very much of the young man I fell for helped me appreciate my man even more and I'd say we've had a lot more fun together in the last few years than we were having prior to me getting to know Dean Winchester. So, for that alone, how can I not love Dean Winchester?

2) What name(s) do you call this character?
Just Dean. I mean, c'mon, he's "The Dean", right? What more needs to be said?

3) What image/color do you associate with this character?
Image: I can't single out just one but here are some standouts – pride in his Sammy (Sam & Sarah's kiss, Provenance), heartbreak after losing John (the Impala scene in ELaC), agony/ecstasy (saving Lucas in DitW), cockiness with women (ruining the moment with Haley in Wendigo) and I could go on and on…

Color: denim blue… because of what he wears but also who he is; the green of his mesmerizing eyes and; the natural brown of his leather jacket that reflects how earthy and rugged he is

4) What song do you associate with this character?
Raise a Little Hell, by Trooper – this reminds me of pre-deal Dean, the Dean that embraced the family business and found fun in saving people and hunting things

Sweet Child o' Mine, by Guns 'n Roses (or Sheryl Crow's version, quoted below) – because despite the song's intent, it always makes me think of tragic sons and tortured heroes and with lyrics like this…

He's got a smile that it seems to me
Reminds me of childhood memories
Where everything was as fresh as the bright blue sky
Now and then when I see his face
It takes me away to that special place
And if I stared too long
I'd probably break down and cry

and:

I hate to look into those eyes
And see an ounce of pain

…how can I not think of Dean?

5) What blood-type do you think this character is?
Type O – because Dean gives so much of himself, and so often to strangers, of course he'd be able to donate to a wide variety of recipients

6) Which character do you like to put his character with?
Romantically – probably Haley because they really understand each other. I also loved how Jaime and Dean got along. I should pick Lisa but, to be honest, I don't want to see Dean as a parent. I know he is super with kids but being a parent is all about being selfless and I don't want him to have the responsibility of parenthood thrust upon him until he's learned to love himself and live a little for himself first.

Not romantically – aside from Sam, who is obvious, I'd have to say (no surprise here) John. I'm fascinated by their father/son relationship and would love to have seen them in action pre-series, both before and after Sam left for Stanford.

7) What would you want to say to this character?
You are so worthy of goodness coming your way. You are a righteous, deserving man. And your father loved you with all of his heart.

8) What do you want to do with this character: shake hands, hug, or kiss?
That depends on which Dean I'm with. If it's cocky ruin the moment Dean, then I want to kiss him, then jump his bones. If it's exhausted, heartbroken Dean, then I just want to hug him and tell him that everything's going to be all right – and have the power to make that so.

9) Please choose a few friends with your choice of character:

  

moondropz  – Dean Winchester. Because all Dean-girls should have the chance to do him ;)

  

tahirire  – Sam Winchester

  

erinrua  – Chris Larabee (or a SPN character of your choice)

  

smilla02  – Vin Tanner (or a SPN character of your choice)



PenKatt – Scott Lancer

 

shallowz  – Scott Lancer (because Penn's not on lj and I need Scott done on lj)

  

nonniemous  – Edward Marcase and/or John Winchester

  

maychorian  – Castiel

 ++++++++++++++++++++


And since I was already doing one, I snagged this "50 questions meme"  from

moondropz 

 

 1. What color is your toothbrush? Purple
2. Name one person who made you smile today? Catching up on erinrua's happy meme made me smile this morning
3. What were you doing at 8 am this morning? Catching up on my friends list
4. What were you doing 45 minutes ago? Letting in Flurry, Tumble, Dempsey & Dyna. Letting out Boomer & Kismet
5. What is your favorite chocolate bar? Aero's plain milk chocolate bar. Or Peanut M&Ms *g*
6. Have you ever been to a strip club? Nope, but I did go see the Chippendales on tour at a night club during the height of their popularity J
7. What is the last thing you said aloud? Upstairs, Boom!
8. What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Maple Walnut but I'm not a huge ice-cream fan.
9. What was the last thing you had to drink? Bottled water
10. Do you like your wallet? Love it. It's a Dooney & Burke I'd never have paid for myself but was about the only useful "gift" to choose from when I went through the catalogue of choices for my 15th anniversary gift for work a few years ago.
11. What was the last thing you ate? A handful of almonds last night, which reminds me, I guess I should eat something this morning.
12. Have you bought any new clothing items this week? No
13. The last sporting event you watched? Quite a bit of The Master's golf tournament last weekend while I was planted on my butt with this damn bug I had (still have)
14. What is your favorite flavor of popcorn? I usually buy Microwave popcorn with extra butter but hubby's not a fan so we seldom have it in the house. In fact, I'm certain it's been more than a year since I've popped any at home.
15. Who is the last person you sent a text message to? Never have.
16. Ever go camping? In a tent… not since 1991. In our little trailer – late September and we'll be taking it out again in a few weeks
17. Do you take vitamins daily? Yes
18. Do you go to church every Sunday? No.
19. Do you have a tan? Nope-I alternate between yellowish white and bluish white, depending on the season.
20. Do you prefer Chinese food over pizza? Depends on my mood. Last night we had Chinese take-out J
21. Do you drink your soda with a straw? Sometimes.
22. What did your last text message say? I don't get them, unless you count "1 missed call"
23. What are you doing tomorrow? Getting up too early because hubby's out of town and the dogs'll have me up well before 5am. Hopefully I'll have time to crawl back into bed before waking again and getting ready for work.
24. Where did it go, I wonder? What? My age? My beauty? My waistline? My sanity? Haven't a freakin' clue.
25. Look to your left, what do you see? 2 empty bottled waters, my camera case and a baby gate.
26. What color is your watch? Gold with a tan leather strap.
27. What do you think of when you hear Australia? Pdragon76, the con and Blue Heelers (the dogs, not the show)
28. What is your birthstone? Topaz
29. Do you go in at a fast food place or just hit the drive through? Usually drive through.
30. What is your favorite number? 4 – I have no idea why.
31. Who’s the last person you talked to on the phone? My dad this morning.
32. Any plans today? Laundry, walk Tumble and Dyna at least, spend some time with hubby before he heads off for the week.
33. How many states/counties have you lived in? Army brat, but Canadian, so no states but too many counties to count plus Germany for a few years (before I can remember)
34. Biggest annoyance right now. My dad - I can't decide if his ineptitude is dementia setting in or just him being him.
35. Last song listened to? Keith Richards & Norah Jones singing  Love Hurts
36. Can you say the alphabet backwards? I used to but I'm not about to try now.
37. Do you have a maid service clean your house? No but if someone's offering it for free, I'll take it.
38. Favorite pair of shoes you wear all the time? My Durango boots – not being able to wear them in summer is reason enough for me to be less fond of the season ;)
39. Are you jealous of anyone? Nope.
40. Is anyone jealous of you? LOL, I seriously doubt that *g*
41. Do you love anyone? My hubby and my beasts.
42. Do any of your friends have children? Yes, but those I spend time with don't have any or they've already flown the coop.
43. What do you usually do during the day? Work and look after my dogs.
44. Do you hate anyone that you know right now? No.
45. Do you use the word “hello” daily? Yes, though I'm more inclined to say "hey"
46. What color is your car? I have a Charcoal mini-van
47. Do you like cats? Yes, but I definitely have a preference for dogs.
48. Are you thinking about someone right now? 3 someones actually and they share the name Winchester?
49. Have you ever been to Six Flags? No.
50. How did you get your worst scar? I'm told that as a toddler I tried to crawl into the bottom drawer of an empty, tall, narrow dresser and it came down on me, tearing the skin at the pulse-point of my wrist. It's a jagged scar, shaped kind of like an upside-down "Y" and from end to end a bit bigger than a quarter. I know in my youth my mom worried that people would think it looked like a suicide scar but, as I grew, the scar traveled a bit up the length of my arm to where it's probably almost 4 inches away from the pulse point so, unless people thought my aim was terrible, I can't imagine them thinking I tried to off myself that way.

 



Comments

Posted by: Late Night Drops of Random (moondropz)
Posted at: April 20th, 2009 12:46 am (UTC)
B*W Jensen commercial

Memes! And I got tagged!!!! I saw your comment-I am getting ready to code a spam so thought I'd just go here and comment! Dean!!!!!!!!! I'll try to do this as soon as I can-thanks!!!
*Hugs*

Posted by: May Robinson (may7fic)
Posted at: April 20th, 2009 01:53 am (UTC)
Dean Shotgun Shell

LOL, I knew you wouldn't mind this tag!

Posted by: Late Night Drops of Random (moondropz)
Posted at: April 20th, 2009 02:10 am (UTC)
Alec Squee

Nope-absolutely not at all! :)

Posted by: A. (vella_amor_dm)
Posted at: April 20th, 2009 09:31 am (UTC)
winchesters

i LOVED your answers for the SPN character meme! you clearly put a lot of thought into it, and i felt myself nodding along with almost everything you said :D

oh yum! peanut m&ms ftw!

50. holy crap! o.O

Posted by: May Robinson (may7fic)
Posted at: April 21st, 2009 12:43 am (UTC)
GIF John Grave

I'm glad you enjoyed my Dean meme comments. He's such a complex character and I love him so ♥

Posted by: Dani (pinkphoenix1985)
Posted at: April 21st, 2009 07:51 pm (UTC)

I totally agree! I would love more Sam and John pre series stuff! but somehow I don't think that it's going to happen :(

Posted by: maychorian (maychorian)
Posted at: April 23rd, 2009 01:23 pm (UTC)
GUH DEAN IS SO PRETTY AGH

It's awesome how Dean reminded you of the things you love about your husband. ♥ One of the sweetest things I've heard in fandom yet.

Posted by: May Robinson (may7fic)
Posted at: April 23rd, 2009 11:32 pm (UTC)
Dean Canted

D'awwww, I'm glad you got a kick out if it.

What's hysterical is that, after much denial way back when, hubby sees Dean in himself too and is alternately flattered amused by the comparison and squicked disturbed by said fact ;)