Meredith Bronwen Mallory (garnettrees) wrote,
Meredith Bronwen Mallory
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Like it, lump it, and everything in between ^_^

Six days into training and-- at the risk of jinxing things-- I feel like I might be starting to get the hang of our more routine problems. Out of the six calls I got tonight (this past weekend was a big sale event, so today was extremely slow), I only had to transfer two of them to higher-ups. I was able to successfully solve things for the other four callers, which is not too bad, all things considered. Since we're in training, we're only on the phones for four of the eight working hours; luckily, its not four straight hours of phones, and then four straight hours of class. We sort of switch off two for two, which breaks things up and helps keep me from getting bored. (I'm not bored on the phones-- I'm bored when I'm waiting for the damn thing to beep. ^^ We're not allowed to do anything while we wait. I guess no one ever told them that watched phones don't ring? ^_~)

I managed to entertain myself by looking for interesting town names (Powder Springs GA! Far Rockaway NY! Incline Village NV! Yes, I suck.) and making a mental list of favorite characters. These are the fruits of my labors. In all likelihood, my choices will not surprise anyone.

Favorite Female Characters:
1. Padme Naberrie (Star Wars)
2. Kaylee Fry (Firefly)
3. Lily Evans (Harry Potter)
4. Sharon Valerri "Boomer/Athena" (Battlestar Galactica 2003)
5. Toshiko Sato (Torchwood)
6. Meg Murray (Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle)
7. Janie (More Than Human by Theodore Sturgeon))
8. Igraine, Countess of Cornwall (The Once and Future King by T.H. White)
9. Susan Delgado (The Dark Tower Series by Stephen King)
10. Drusilla (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
11. Rose Tyler (Doctor Who)
12. Mia Skouris (The 4400)
13. Pamela Isley "Poison Ivy" (Batman: The Animated Series)
14. Madame DeFarge (A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens)
15. Pearl Forrester (Mystery Science Theater)

Favorite Male Characters:
1. Hawkeye Pierce (M*A*S*H)
2. Marcus Cole (Babylon 5)
3. Spike (Buffy The Vampire Slayer)
4. Jack Harkness (Doctor Who/Torchwood)
5. Ianto Jones (Torchwood)
6. Lex Luthor (Smallville)
7. Darth Vader (Star Wars)
8. Severus Snape (Harry Potter)
9. Jake Chambers (The Dark Tower Series by Stephen King)
10. Dick Grayson (Batman)
11. Timothy Drake (Batman)
12. Daniel Jackson (Stargate SG1)
13. Sean Farrell (The 4400)
14. Malcolm Reynolds (Firefly)
15. Mike Nelson (Mystery Science Theater 3000)

The following list may offend some people-- I completely respect your opinion if you like any of these characters. However, this next list contains the top five female characters I cannot stand. As in, I want to stab myself (or them) with a spork every time they're on the screen.
Most Hated Female Characters::
1. Lana Lang (Smallville)
[Please note, this only extends to Smallville Lana. In the comics, movies, and cartoons, her character is usually inoffensive and, very often, a nice touchstone for Clark to reconnect with his home town. But I hate hate hate SV Lana with a violent and fiery passion-- it's the writers that have made her such an 'untouchable angel', ripping away the little appeal she had in season one.]
2. Gwen Cooper (Torchwood)
[I know she's supposed to help introduce the viewer to Torchwood as the outsider joining the group, but could they possibly have chosen a more annoying person to do it? All I have to say is, "Poor Rhys." Poor, poor Rhys.]
3. Sam Carter (Stargate SG1)
[She had such potential. And ALL OF IT WAS RUINED. Ahem. Not that I feel strongly, or anything.]
4. Mary Jane Watson (Spiderman)
5. Elizabeth Lockley (Babylon 5)

I don't even really *have* a list of Most Hated Male Characters. It's pretty much down to Tom Baldwin (whom I don't hate so much as I just really enjoy mocking), and Angel, who just doesn't brood as well, or as nicely, as Nick Knight (Forever Knight). Plus, Nick never needed a soul to prompt him to seek redemption. *pats Nick* Once upon a time, Owen Harper (Torchwood) might have been on that list, but he actually grew on me in Season Two. Oh, and SV's Oliver Queen bugs me.

*shrugs*

Thanks for listening, guys!
-Meredith
off to watch MST3k's Giant Spider Invasion
Tags: battlestar, buffy, dc-verse, doctor-who, firefly, harry-potter, mash, mst3k, nameless-co, smallville, spiderman, star-wars, stargate, stephen-king, the-4400, torchwood
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