Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Choosing Teams

So, when the whole Twilight phenomenon happened (and was amped up by the movies), all the twihards on the internet started to divide themselves into two teams, Team Edward and Team Jacob. This, of course, referred to the two potential love interests of the main character, Bella. The craze spawned stickers, pins, apparel, all kinds of ways to show which "team" a person was on.

I didn't participate in the meme above, but I thought it would be fun to use that same idea and apply it to different shows, movies, and books. I have seen offshoots where people apply the "team" philosophy to other fictional characters or actors with the same names (i.e. this Team Edward shirt), but I like the original spirit of the face-off between romantic interests. I want to know what team YOU were on (if any) for the following.

Remember: these apply within the context of romantic relationships only, not which character you liked better. If we start debating stuff like who makes a better starship captain, or listing all the reasons why a character sucks, things can get ugly around here. Or, if that sounds fun, I can do a follow-up post later!

P.S. If you know what all of these are referencing, you are an awesome person. 

Were/are you:

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Please try to refrain from giving spoilers, thanks! And, feel free to leave suggestions for more romantic dichotomies in the comments. There will most likely be a Part II. 

In addition, look for future installments on different themes, since I had a lot of fun with this one.

12 comments:

  1. My teams: Spike, Peeta, ERIC, Noel, Janeway, Jim, Meredith.

    I left a couple out, but that's because I haven't seen "the movie" in far too long and I haven't seen the whole of "the series" (I know, SHAME), so I can't make an informed decision.

    I'm trying to avoid spoilers by being vague.;)

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  2. Mandy - Haha! But you still knew what they were, which gives you extra awesome nerd points :-)

    I pretty much agree with every single one of those.

    Is anyone really on Team Roy? I had to put that one in there because it's a love triangle.

    Gotta watch BSG!

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  3. Why do I have to pick teams? Can't pick between Angel and Spike. Love them both.

    Team Peeta. All the way. If you are Team Gale, you need to have your head examined.

    I don't watch True Blood.

    If we're talking season 1 and 2 Ben and Noel, then Noel no question. Noel from seasons 3 and 4 is pretty sketchy. Ben is whiny all the time.

    Haven't seen Voyager. Who's on the other end of this "team" thing? Who are they competing for?

    Team Jim. Was this even a thing? Picking Team Roy is even stupider than being Team Gale.

    I don't like Duckie or Blane. Team Spader!!

    TEAM APOLLO. I love Anders, but KARA + LEE = 4EVER

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  4. Oh, and I loved Addison on Grey's Anatomy, but I didn't want her to be with Derek. Does that make me Team Meredith?

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  5. Ashley -

    You don't have to pick teams. It's just for fun :P

    The Buffy one is hard.

    See my previous comment to Mandy re: Team Roy. Of course it wasn't a thing. It was a love triangle, though, so I put it on there.

    Re: Voyager - Chakotay

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  6. @Ashley - I guess that would technically make you Team Meredith in this context. I like Addison better as a character as well.

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  7. General thought that just occurred to me: When I talk about Team Bill vs Team Eric, I'm always thinking about the novels, but feel free to use True Blood if you don't read them. If you haven't done either, feel free to skip.

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  9. I realized my previous comment was spoilery.

    And my teams, in case you care:

    Spike - I love Angel, but I have to go with Spike on this one.

    Peeta - It's not nice to wait to indicate that you like your BFF until she catches another guy's attention.

    ERIC - no question.

    Noel, all the way, just because Ben never talked above a mumbly whisper, even when he was yelling. And for more spoilery reasons.

    Janeway

    Jim, obviously (see previous comments)

    Blane (See my Peeta/Gale comment above)

    Apollo

    Meredith

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  10. Definitely no contest on the Jim/Roy thing, but I think it's good to include here.

    And I too prefer Addison as a character, but not with Derek.

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  11. Along the Buffy lines, how about Team Oz / Team Tara? :)

    (And yeah I don't think anyone is on Team Roy except maybe Roy.)

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  12. @Mel - that's a good one.

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