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L Word ramblings


Okay, I've been endlessly curious about The L Word since Nea and Vee keep gushing about it, so I rented the first two disks of the first season and watched all 8 episodes in a row tonight. And now I am boiling over with emotion!

I HATE Marina. Hate her fucking guts. I never liked her from the very beginning -- she never reveals anything about herself. She's a user and the worst sort of liar -- "I care about you" fucking bullshit. If you cared about her you would have been honest with her, you would have loved her and not just taken her for the sake of your own lust. She didn't think about Jenny's feelings at ALL. And I feel Jenny so deeply; she's what I'd have been if I was a more compliant sort of person. But the person I hurt for most is Tim, because he reminds me of Ben. He loved her so much, sacrificed for her, was so generous and supportive of her every desire and every idiosyncrasy... and she lied to him and cheated on him. I keep thinking, how would Ben react? And I think that Ben would have forgiven me, if I was truly sorry... but IS Jenny truly sorry? Does she even know? I think if she was truly sorry she would have told the truth about when it started.

I want so badly for Jenny and Tim to make it. They had real love, strong, true, and I feel sure that it's just going to keep getting worse, more and more distant with no resolution until they write Tim out of the script. . . . which is really tragic because a man like that is rarely shown on any media -- a strong, sensitive man who is generous and loving and respected for it. Yeah, he did a terrible thing leaving her alone and stranded like that, but I think it was more mindlessness than spitefulness. I don't believe that his character would have planned any of that; he just stopped thinking, he was in shock.

And I want Jenny to wake up and hate Marina, the little shit! And to start being honest -- please tell me she starts being honest. You'd think her experiences would have taught her that lies are always harmful.

but I loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooove Alice. ;-D I now want to name one of my kids Alice, after that character. She's so vibrant! And balanced and honest to a fault -- she's always the one letting the cat out of the bag. And I adore her hair -- if I had fine straight hair I would get it cut like that tomorrow. Oh, and her talk of connections, how we root ourselves in this distant transient age... I want an Alice friend. ♥

heh, you guys have indoctrinated me so much that when Guin Turner showed up on the screen, I felt like a celebrity had just walked in my living room! It was weeeeird.

ooooh, and Bette and Tina. I think out of all of the characters I am most like Bette, with her passion for art and her desire to help people -- and her willingness to stand up and say, 'this isn't right' but also not trying to pound that into anyone, just saying her piece and letting it lie. And her impulsiveness -- leaving in the middle of the night to satisfy a craving of Tina's or flying cross-country because she thinks Tina needs her. And her philosophy of 'what's done is done, so move on from there, look for the positive.' And most of all, her attempts to understand people and accept them in what they do, even if it's something that would be abhorrent to her.

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack I need to go get the next two disks! I'm so cut up over Jenny. She needs someone who is willing to see her for who she is and not stamp her with her faults or use her for selfish pleasure. She needs to get close with Bette. I hope there's more bonding later, because right now the group just feels like a group, not a sisterhood.

I'm in pain right now because Jenny reminds me of so many pieces of myself. I feel in desperate need of affirmation... that if I fail, I will still be treasured, and that I am treasured for who I am at core, and not what I give. But Ben's working an overnight and I am alone.

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Comments
sidheblessed ══╣╠══
Urgh, I hate both Jenny and Marina. Jenny I can sympathise with to a degree but Marina? ust piss off!
ruth's axe
musicwench ══╣ruth's axe╠══
heh --

i haven't seen the show - but I feel flattered anyway :)
-from your friend Alice
ex_alariya46 ══╣╠══
I love you, and I will always be here for you. Heck, we've talked, and you know I'm still a bit childish and still a bit selfish, but you've also seen how much I've grown. Much of that has come from your influence. *HUG*

Ooo... may I claim on Tuesday night again?
Shane / pinkish
bluebl00d ══╣Shane / pinkish╠══
Marina is one of my all time favorite characters ♥

And Guin IS a celebrity (though that's where we first heard of her lol)=D

The character I most identify with is Shane, so much similarities it's kinda spooky.
Tori by wilde_moon
invisibleglue ══╣Tori by wilde_moon╠══
I hate Marina too! Always hated her. I think I relate to Jenny the most, and she, Dana and Alice are my favourite characters. It's nice to know someone else sympathises with Tim. You didn't mention Dana, what do you think of her?
kmiotutsie ══╣╠══
hrm, now i kind of want to se this show. i never really had any interest because i hate tv and i assumed it would be typical stereotyping and crap, but you're making me totally curious!!

also: alice is a great name also because of alice in wonderland and go ask alice.

also: curle hair looks great short!! if i had any pictures of my friend enna i'd show you, but she has a hat in all the ones i have.

AND when you feel alone you can always call meeeee!! not only would it make me all *squee!* to hear from you, but i'd be honored to keep you company when you're feelin lonely. i'm about to IM you my new phone number. mountain time is an hour or two earlier than GA time so you can call as late as you want.

*heart heart heart*
lilerthkwake ══╣╠══
I'll so respond to this AT LENGTH when I get home. I LOVE the L word.
acid_burns ══╣╠══
I love Jenny. Season Two Jenny broke my soul into million little pieces, because even if I always saw myself in her, season two... just... hit a little too close to home. I still cannot watch the season finale. I just can't. Jenny is love. And it makes me really sad how everyone hates her. They don't understand.

Marina... I loved Marina. She's not a user, and she's not a bad person. She isn't. Just wait and see. Jenny + Marina = OTP.

Alice! OMG! I FUCKING LOVE ALICE! If everything else fails in that show, you can almost always count on Alice. She has the best lines ever - or at least she used to have when Guin Turner was still writing her lines. I love Alice. She's the kind of a friend everyone should have. I heart Alice. She and Jenny and Helena (who enters in season 2) are my favourite people on that show.

Bette and Tina. No words. I don't like either of them.

Gabby. Gabby is my favourite bitch in the entire planet. I love her ;)

I'd suggest you to stay away from season 3 tho. It's the ultimate crap.
darkpool ══╣╠══
I've never heard of that before....myabe I'll have to check it out.
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