Post by lilafowler on Jun 25, 2006 10:12:15 GMT -5
I don't see Nicky as being genuinely dangerous. I'd picture him as becoming more of a mall goth -- buying studded bracelets at Hot Topic and bitching about people who dressed in clothes from the other side of the mall and how no one understood him.
Post by wanderingfrog on Jun 25, 2006 15:28:09 GMT -5
Well, I tend to picture multiple future BSC universes. The one with Karen singing bubblegum pop and acting in teen movies is just one of many possible futures I think about. And I didn't say that because I picture her as a ho, I said that because she is definitely a total ATTENTION HO.
While I agree that Byron as gay is a bit too predictable, I really like the Byron/Jeff pairing. Jeff isn't known for being "the sensitive type," and he's half of that pairing. You could rightfully argue that Jeff is only half of that pairing because he's the only obvious choice -- the only close friend of Byron's who's not one of the other triplets, but if it weren't for that, saying that Jeff was gay wouldn't be predictable and stereotypical at all. Byron as gay is a bit stereotypical, but there are plenty of gay guys who are sensitive, so why can't Byron be sensitive and gay?
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I love Byron and Jeff too. I was afraid to mention it because I wasn't sure how you guys perceived slash here. I think the pairing is a bit overdone considering the lack of canonical evidence but I absolutely LOVE Blue! I love the way the relationship develops slowly unlike most fics and it's so romantic in a lowkey way (like at the end of the last chapter when Jeff's hand feels empty and he takes Byron's). Am I a pervert if I think Linny Papadakis becomes hot when he grows up? I don't mean he's hot in the books (I don't think I've even seen a picture of him) but the description of him (Greek, dark hair, deep brown eyes, olive skin and a terrific smile) sounds like the kind of guy I'd like if he were older.
Post by sugarmonkey on Jun 26, 2006 10:56:02 GMT -5
I can see Nicky becoming a computer/video game geek and developing some new technology or writing a new game and becoming a mega-millionaire then sticking to the triplets. Of course, he'd take care of the rest of the family, especially Vanessa, Margo and Claire since he was probably playing with them for most of his childhood.
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Post by sotypical42483 on Jun 26, 2006 14:44:01 GMT -5
I think I agree with sugarmonkey when it comes to Nicky. He's a loner and a geek as a child, so he could be the one to be rakin' in the big bucks as an adult while the triplets are working at the mall or something
I like lilafowler's description as Nicky as a mall goth, though. That's the one I'm gonna go with!
Byron as gay is a bit stereotypical, but there are plenty of gay guys who are sensitive, so why can't Byron be sensitive and gay?
What bothers me about it is that BSC fans ALWAYS peg the most obvious characters as gay. Byron because he's sensitive, Kristy because she's a tomboy, and even Abby because she's most similar to Kristy. I've never heard of anybody saying "oh, I can see Claudia growing up to be a lesbian, or Jackie Rodowsky growing up to be gay." It's always Byron, Kristy, and Abby, which gets on my nerves because they're not basing it on anything other than stereotypes.