SECOND TIER WINNERS!
This was a cool first thing to see on my birthday! :D
(first one is mine)
Congrats to all the other winners! This was a fun event and I enjoyed seeing all the other entries.
The weird thing about the fandom is that their impression of characters is so easily flip-flopped that they can go from reverence to pure disdain in no time flat. The obvious example here is Jake, and how his “fall from grace” put him in the h8ers crosshairs. But it also happened with John when he had a bit of a temper tantrum, and the opposite for Jane (who was, for the most part, ignored/disliked until yesterday).
Characters aren’t universally good/bad. You’re definitely entitled to loving them and hating them as you please, but the great (really great! wonderful!) thing about Hussie’s characterization is that he creates personalities, not stereotypes. To me, at least, Jake’s about as realistic as a 16 year-old dude can get. Teenagers are fickle, whiny, jackassy, and hormonal. I know for a fact I (like Jake) dated for the sake of dating when I was in high school, and while it’s a douchey thing to do, it’s definitely something that happens.
It’s kind of disappointing when tumblr/fandoms misinterpret and attack multi-faceted characters because they don’t fit their ideal expectations. It’s exciting when someone acts unexpectedly. It’s hilarious when they embarrass themselves (think: drunk Rose). I really love seeing development, and it’s kinda sucky when you know you’ll get dissed for liking certain characters because of it.