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May 31st, 2006
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I did an essay on Northstar for idol_reflection. It can be found here

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From:windbeliever
Date:May 31st, 2006 09:20 pm (UTC)
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I read your article, and have to agree, Jean-Paul is very interesting. He's one of my favorite characters (though, my redition of him comes off more arrogantly gay). The relationship between him and Colossus in the Ultimate universe really got me hooked on that series. I love the storyline, but that really was hook-line-and-sinker.

Here is a column about his and Colossus' relationship. It doesn't touch base on the character of Northstar a lot, but it gets its message across. ;)
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From:mofic
Date:May 31st, 2006 10:36 pm (UTC)
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Thanks for the article. I enjoyed it.

I've only seen the first year of Ultimate (I have it on this weird DVD thing where it has voices reading the dialogue) but I really like what I've seen.
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From:windbeliever
Date:May 31st, 2006 10:38 pm (UTC)
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Thanks for the article. I enjoyed it.

Thank you, I wrote it. ^_^
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From:mofic
Date:May 31st, 2006 10:43 pm (UTC)
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Oh! I thought you were just referring me to one you read. Very well done.

Who is that in your icon?
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From:windbeliever
Date:May 31st, 2006 11:09 pm (UTC)
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Kerr Smith as Northstar. I use the actor when I roleplay as Jean-Paul, and when I try to finish stories in the movieverse. ^_^
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From:eveningblue
Date:June 1st, 2006 02:11 am (UTC)
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Good essay, and also thanks for the link to idol_reflection--looks like an interesting community.

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From:mofic
Date:June 1st, 2006 12:53 pm (UTC)
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Yes, I think it's a great idea. Do you know crack_van? It's a recs community but it also has intros to fandoms that I've found useful when I didn't know the source text. I see idol_reflection as doing the same for individual characters.
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From:eveningblue
Date:June 1st, 2006 01:48 pm (UTC)
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Interesting comparison! I watch crack van but it's not on my friends list because it's too active, but it can be a good way to find out about fandoms.

Idol reflection compares itself to ships manifesto, which I've never read, but maybe should check out.

I like the opportunity to explore characters individually in this kind of longish essay format. I loved the one minisinoo wrote about Scott.
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From:mofic
Date:June 1st, 2006 01:59 pm (UTC)
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I like the opportunity to explore characters individually in this kind of longish essay format. I loved the one minisinoo wrote about Scott.


Yes. Me too, on both counts. Have you read any of minisinoo's fiction? I think her Scott is very interesting, in his various versions. I was saying elsewhere that I hope she hasn't totally deserted us for HP fandom.

And for all I said that I think it's a good way to get to know a character if you don't know the canon, I've only used it to read about characters I already know :-). I like the combo of info about the character and the personal feel of the "what I find compelling" part.
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From:eveningblue
Date:June 1st, 2006 02:29 pm (UTC)
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Yes. Me too, on both counts. Have you read any of minisinoo's fiction? I think her Scott is very interesting, in his various versions. I was saying elsewhere that I hope she hasn't totally deserted us for HP fandom.

I've never been able to get into her stories, for some reason. I guess in part because they're Scott/Jean, which I don't find that interesting. But maybe I will try again.

And for all I said that I think it's a good way to get to know a character if you don't know the canon, I've only used it to read about characters I already know :-). I like the combo of info about the character and the personal feel of the "what I find compelling" part.

It seems like a useful way to get more information about a character you already know a little. I knew very little about Northstar, so your essay was interesting. Minisinoo's analysis was interesting, because it gave me more perspective on Scott. I'm not sure I'd read about someone I didn't know at all.
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From:mofic
Date:June 1st, 2006 03:39 pm (UTC)
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I've never been able to get into her stories, for some reason. I guess in part because they're Scott/Jean, which I don't find that interesting. But maybe I will try again.

They're not all Scott/Jean. Her first (I think) novel was about Scott breaking up with Jean and getting involved with another woman. And I'm told her new one has a Scott/Jean/Warren triangle with a gay Warren, but I haven't read it yet.

I actually like her work best when she does explore that relationship; I think she has a very interesting take on both characters and depicts an intriguing relationship.
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