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Xanfor

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« Reply #160 on: 07-08-2006 21:31 »
« Last Edit on: 07-08-2006 21:31 »

Now Bender, what was he doing now?
Observing love disguised as friendship, oh wow.
But the first law, (concerning emotional harm)
will sound off a bell, (a kind of alarm)
and he'll get involved in some way, but how?

tyraniak

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« Reply #161 on: 07-08-2006 23:03 »

Then came the lonely crustacean
Who had no romantic relation
which was the main cause
that he cursed his red claws
for the pain that came from masturbation
HopelessShipper

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« Reply #162 on: 07-09-2006 01:18 »

Let's not forget the professor
who can't be seen as aggressor
Till he makes his doom machine
some may find it obscene
Guess I should hide in the dresser
tyraniak

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« Reply #163 on: 07-09-2006 01:35 »

Then there of course is the zapper
who thinks he is dressed oh so dapper
with a suit of velour
and women to lure
but his romantic luck's in the crapper
Arkan

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« Reply #164 on: 07-09-2006 07:05 »

Wow, I leave this thread overnight and somehow it turns into some sort of crazy limerick thing. Ah, well; if you can't beat 'em, join 'em!

...

If you can't join 'em due to a lack of limerick-writing ability, change the topic completely!

There have been threads about Fry's intelligent vocabulary and smart moments, but how come Leela* doesn't seem to react or even notice? Do you think she's really impressed but doesn't show it, and do you think she realises that there's more to him than meets the eye?
Just something I was thinking about. Not really sure if this counts as a shippy discussion, but I'm sure it'll turn that way!  big grin

Discuss!

*and the rest of the PE crew, but this is a shippy thread after all  smile
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« Reply #165 on: 07-09-2006 14:43 »

That vocabulary... I've noticed that before. And his smart moments? Here, allow me to clarify all this... He's not an idiot. He's not stupid. He's lazy. Shiny once discribed on some other thread about how in Futurama's universe, the social limit of what is generally considered to be unintelligent, reckless, stupid or mentally injured or disabled within the constraints of demographic variance is considerably larger than that of reality. Therefore, any larger possesion of words by Fry is likely to be overlooked, just as everyone overlooks the fact Bender steals old lady's purses, chucks the professor around like a vollyball and drives people into the ground like stakes with shovels. This does not explain however, why Fry's mistakes are always brought up into big capital offenses by somebody, while Bender's (who's offenses I might add, are far, far worse, and diliberate) are just ignored and/or breezed over. It's temporal discrimination, that's what it is.

Besides, Fry is also from the 20th century. It is highly likely that what humans speak with in the future is not, in fact, English, but a language which is similar to English, but much simpler, a lŠ Newspeak in '1984'. Fry, of course, is still using 20th century words. How he learned them, however, I have no idea. The vocabulary featured on TV these days is not the kind that attempts to counter the Newspeak revolution. I suppose one could assume that Matt and DXC realize this, and therefore in their TV show made the central male 20th century character (who most modern TV-viewing males in the 20th century will identify to some extent with) a person with a 'large amount of words', so to speak, counteracting other shows which have sunk the average person's library down to the dreaded four-to-five letter catagory. However, if this is the case, the plan surely has backfired, since the only people who get 100% of the humor are nerdy types like us who appreciate the finer things, like 'Star Trek', 'Red Dwarf', and 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy'.

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« Reply #166 on: 07-09-2006 16:11 »
« Last Edit on: 07-09-2006 16:11 »

Very nicely put Shiny. *gives applause* I sadly cannot think of a poem at this time.   cry Someday, somewhere, there I'll be, sitting alone with myself, writing away in a lonely corner...Of course, nobody'd ever know that   wink

Oh what the hell... I'll try anyways   big grin

Fry, a guy whom loves Leela so
a man who can never let her go
gives it his all to win her heart
he's loved her from the very start
Leela knows this as a fact
but doesn't show it by how she may act
But one day in the near future we'll see
If they get together and be
what we all hope is a happy ending

Thank you, thank you, and it only took four months to write!   laff I'm kiddin' I really wrote it in about seven minutes. Sorry if it kinda sucks because I happen to be listening to music at the same time. (I'm kinda one track-minded at times... :rolleyes  smile

oh and Xanfor, you are quite right. I myself have taken up improper grammar outside of school to prove the teachers wrong... Hey, having strict "use correct grammar or I'll whack you with a wad of papers upside the head" rules makes you love it even more.  wink
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« Reply #167 on: 07-09-2006 19:20 »

Fry the character seems to be lazy, reckless etc. not stupid. Nixorbo on This thread is correct that much of the perception of Fry depends on the writer. (What? You mean DXC doesn't just crap out amazing scripts? Yes Jim, this show has something called writers...) So next time someone tells you that Fry is stupid, tell them how stupid they are!

Bring on the pudding!
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« Reply #168 on: 07-09-2006 21:11 »
« Last Edit on: 07-09-2006 21:11 »

I'm sorry to state the obvious, but fry is stupid! And yes I can state Precedent: "if your calling about the used towels for sale they're still available for $40 each" and there are countless others too I'm afraid
Shiny

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« Reply #169 on: 07-09-2006 22:55 »

But he's only sporadically stupid, not constantly stupid. 

HopelessShipper

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« Reply #170 on: 07-10-2006 00:30 »

Exactly, everyone does stupid stuff. Does that make everyone stupid? If you made a character that did nothing stupid could you even believe in it.

Besides, examples out of context are a waste because it makes you unable to tell stupidity apart from ignorance or laziness et al.
Xanfor

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« Reply #171 on: 07-10-2006 04:27 »

My answering machine says the exact same thing. Ok, it's mostly for the laugh and/or mild expletive I get because I cut the beep in right away without warning, but if anyone actually wants to buy used towels at that price, I'd be more than happy to oblige. It's a win-win senario. Are you smart enough to come up with something like that, Dai? Fry can be quite intelligent, he just has trouble applying this talent into areas in which it can be put to good use. And sometimes (It took an hour to write, I thought it would take an hour to read), he can be prone to oversight. But we're all prone to oversight. Like how everyone looks over Bender's acts, as I stated in my previous post. Now, if everyone looked over my good points in much the same way you are looking over Fry's, I would be just as lazy and apathetic as Fry. But Fry is not apathetic, because he hasn't given up. And he hasn't given up because he's not stupid. Just axe us and everyone here will be more than happy put that into context for you.

Professor Zoidy

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« Reply #172 on: 07-10-2006 17:49 »

Look at you, Xanfor, you've forgotten the shippy picture and quote of the day....  no no I myself drew something shippy. Maybe I'll scan it in and give it color.
HopelessShipper

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« Reply #173 on: 07-10-2006 23:39 »

Two days without Xanfor's shippy picture and quote of the day is a painfull experience. Time to recharge with "The Sting."
Venus

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« Reply #174 on: 07-11-2006 00:35 »

[shamelessplug] Hey HopelessShipper, if you're looking for something shippy and The Sting related i've got a fanfic in the 'Venus comes out from under her rock' thread on the 2nd or 3rd page of the fanfiction forum [/Shamelessplug]
HopelessShipper

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« Reply #175 on: 07-11-2006 00:55 »

@Venus  There is no shame in plugging oneself to a noob. Without plugs and suggestions it's hard to sift through the many, many Futurama fanfics that exist.
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« Reply #176 on: 07-11-2006 02:52 »

@ Venus: 

I vaguely remember somebody did a short story about Leela logging onto the 'net as 'Venus'.  Who did the story and do you remember the thread?
Venus

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« Reply #177 on: 07-11-2006 03:16 »

It was Layla's story and she logged on as Mercury.
Nerd-o-rama

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« Reply #178 on: 07-11-2006 03:19 »

My username was also satirized in that one!  Along with everyone who ever posted in Layla's threads, but I still feel special.
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« Reply #179 on: 07-11-2006 03:25 »

(Ralph blushing in embarrassment)

Uh, it was a long time ago.  My senility is catching up to me.

You're right - it was 'Mercury', but it was definitely a tribute towards you.

Do you remember the thread?  I hate to say this, but sometimes PEEL's search function isn't the greatest.  I would like to revisit the thread.

Also, are you still burning the candle at all ends?  Not too long ago you were doing intern work, two jobs, going to PEELathons and writing updates.  Just reading about all your activities made me exhausted.  Ah, to be young and full of energy again...

@ Xanfor:

Welcome to the world of off-topic - the denizens are different than up here in the on-topic world.  Drop me an e-mail - I have some true geeky Trek stuff to share with you (and this offer is available for anyone else interested).
HopelessShipper

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« Reply #180 on: 07-11-2006 18:13 »
« Last Edit on: 07-11-2006 18:13 »

Off-topic, I have no idea what your talking about. How about that weather...

On a slightly more related topic, I read Venus' crawls out of a rock story in one long run. Truly amazing work, definitely worthy of a shameless plug!

EDIT: I know it looks like I rave about every fanfic mentioned, but for every one I raved about I read three that made me want to puke. Next up on my list of things to read is Xanfor's work.
Layla50

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« Reply #181 on: 07-11-2006 22:33 »

There's a shipper thread and I am only just now discovering it? Gah! Where have I been all my life?

Confused evidently. What can I contribute... shippiness is good. I likes it a lot in whatever form it comes in, be it comedic stuff or drama stuff. I prefer it when it emphasizes friendship love rather than lust which seems more shallow to me.

I don't even know what I'm raving about.

Oh, yeah. Ralph that silly little parody fic is found here: http://www.peelified.com/cgi-bin/Futurama/4-001064-3/

Incidentally, I've been rereading Venus' and JBERGES work and remembering just what it is that I like about 'em. They're awesome! (And of course you're special, Nerd-o-rama, so don't ferget it!) Hmm... and now I need to read Shiny's stories again, and all the others I've been missing.

And heck, while I'm here a shameless quote from my own fanfic regarding my thoughts on Leela's take on their relationship... back when I remembered it well enough to have an opinion.
(Hopes this is on-topic)

 
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Although she would never admit it to him, except in the most guarded of ways, she was deeply attached to the young man. Before Fry, life had been a dull litany of workdays colored with night after night of wretched dates, a seemingly endless cycle of users, losers, and abusers, until she had given up on both love and happiness. In Leelaís old world, before Philip J. Fryís awakening turned it upside down, there was no hope for change. But then, somehow, life changed. Now it wasnít easy; it wasnít perfect, but somehow, life had hope again and of all people, it was Fry who had given her that. He liked her, claimed to love her and Leela knew he meant it sincerely now, if maybe he hadnít before, but Fry did not fit the picture she had in her mind of ďthe OneĒ and she could not give up that fantasy for him. She treasured the awkward 20th century kid, such a kid, in so many ways, but she could not love him. Leela could not, would not sacrifice who she was in a desperate attempt to find happiness with someone who was not able to appreciate life on her intellectual level. Frankly, it was beyond him, and Fry could not change who he was to make her happy, no matter how much he wanted to. In the end, neither of them would really be happy, so it was better, yes, better, she rationalized, to deny him any opportunity for false hope. It was kindness really, a cruel kindness, that directed her actions. Someday, Fry would understand why she rejected him so firmly and so steadily.


At least, Leela hoped so.


Up to this point, he didnít seem to understand at all. Fry was always hurt, though he put on a brave face, every time she shot him down, but he always came back, he always tried again. It didnít seem to matter how she said it, politely, gently, bluntly, angrily, even downright nastily; he never got the message, he never gave up on winning her over. His relentless persistence frustrated her beyond all comprehension, even as it flattered her. The starship captain didnít want to hurt him again and again, out and out despised the look in his eyes that came with her every denial, but the infuriating man left her no choice. She wasnít going to about-face and throw herself at him in an impulsive surge of hormones. Not that she couldnít be impulsive, or was never swept away in a tide of emotions, but the resulting decisions had always left her filled with regret, and sometimes remorse. Fry was dear to her, and the friendship they shared was a precious, living thing, not to be carelessly tossed aside in a passionate flurry, or choked forever with regret. The cost was too high.

That was longer than I thought. I used to ramble, except for the used to part.
Arkan

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« Reply #182 on: 07-11-2006 23:08 »
« Last Edit on: 07-11-2006 23:08 »

Well, I think that more than makes up for the lack of shippy quotes over the last couple of days.   love
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« Reply #183 on: 07-12-2006 00:02 »

Welcome back Layla.

I thought you were busy enjoying life, but to find out you were lurking...

You were missed during your trying times, but now we have some stronger, shippier fans to enjoy your keen, creative mind.

The excerpt that you posted - was that from 'Fry's Choice'?  It's been a while since I read it and it's only 582 chapters long at this point (and I've loved every chapter)...

And thanks for the link.
Nerd-o-rama

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« Reply #184 on: 07-12-2006 01:03 »

  love Layla's back (again, after only like a week or two this time)!  Now I can acknowledge her existence here and not feel guilty for not emailing her.

For high-quality (sometimes melo)dramatic shippy, look no further than Layla's work.

Okay, okay, you should look at Shiny's and Venus's, too, but Layla's is, er, longer.
HopelessShipper

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« Reply #185 on: 07-12-2006 01:21 »
« Last Edit on: 07-12-2006 01:21 »

"but now we have some stronger, shippier fans to enjoy your keen, creative mind."
Well I apply as one of those at least.

As far as Layla's quote goes, I agree with one reservation. Leela is ready to give up her previous dream of "The One," problem is, she isn't ready/willing/able to accept that Fry is the replacement.
 
(I have converted my sisters to shipperdom, next THE WORLD!)
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« Reply #186 on: 07-12-2006 05:31 »

For the newbies.  I was pretty new to PEEL when Layla wrote this, otherwise my name would have been in it also (talk about Mr. Ego here).  Some variations of PEEL'er's names I had to think about since some have slowed down or are now in lurk mode.

And with no further ado - Layla's humorous tale.

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Warning: The following is not to be taken seriously and is best read when your judgment is impaired in some way. I take no responsibilty for anything I may directly be implying, so there.


Fry jumped guiltily when the hand touched his shoulder. He spun sharply, yanking off the helmet to see Leela, looking as attractive as anyone could while sporting the profondly dorkifying, electric green VR helmets necessary for wandering the internet in style. She was still very much in the real world however. There was a wry curve to her lips, playfully bearing witness to the fact that she had fully intended to startle him. Fry grinned back, despite his desperate desire to hide his latest netsplorations. The redhead felt sure that he was the only person that really noticed and appreciated Leela's rarely seen mischievous side.
"Hi, Leela!" he chirped, voice cracking just a hair, only enough to maliciously betray his nervousness.
Leela's smile grew broader. 'Ooh, boy, she's in a good mood,' Fry thought, both delighted and terrified, in a kinky sort of way.
"Hi, Fry," the cyclops returned sweetly, clearly revelling in his discomforture. "What are you doing, poking around the internet at this late hour, all alone, without the Professor's permission?"
A flurry of thoughts frantically chased each other through his head as he tried to come up with a convincing reply that wouldn't take Leela out of her unusually high spirits. Unfortunately, one of the thoughts got distracted by her closeness and tripped in an amorous haze, resulting in a massive multi-thought pile up. "Uh..." The limp, verbal expression of that spectacular mental crash staggered out of his lips and shrugged apathetically.

"Having a little late night fun?" Leela pressed him, quirking one, not remotely, solemn eyebrow, seeing as she only had the one, and Fry blushed slightly as he finally caught her implication.

"Hey, nothing like that, Leela."
"Oh, I know," she laughed, humour sparkling in her eyes. "You don't really think I'd pop in there if I thought I'd be... interrupting."
Fry couldn't help himself. "Well, you're always welcome to join me. We can make our own fun." He waggled his eyebrows at her.
Leela scoffed derisively, though she didn't lose her smile. "Nice try."
"Thanks."
"I checked out the URL before I tapped you." Tension wrapped itself around Fry's spine. Under Leela's gleeful expression, he grimaced. So someone had finally caught him. Fry squinched his eyes shut in humiliation.
"Well, er, you know," Fry struggled valiantly to defend himself, "it was just something to do... lots of guys do it. Cool guys."
"Is that so?" she asked lightly.
"Um... yeah?" He tried to look certain, confident, and failed miserably. "It's perfectly normal. Good clean fun!" Fry couldn't bring himself to look at Leela. It was hard enough for Fry to prove his worth and general manliness to her; this would set him back at least six months. (A/N: Revised date of success if I don't get my way: August 15, 4545)
'Help me, Spock,' Fry pleaded silently.
"I have to admit I'm a little shocked. This really doesn't seem like the kind of thing you'd be in to, although it is the ultimate in the the nerdocrity," Leela mused thoughtfully, circling him in a predatory manner.
"Hey, I have other interests than just work!"
"Well, you've always struck me as a renaissance delivery boy."
"What?" Fry crossed his arms in front of him uneasily. "Leela," he whined pathetically. The cyclops shook her head and relented, mostly.
"It's just that you're barely even literate."
Fry shrugged, a smile returning to his face. "It's not really a problem. A lot of fanficion writers aren't literate either."
Now Leela did laugh as she hopped up on the round meeting table, swinging her legs childishly. "So I've noticed." Fry thought the cyclops looked beautiful.
"Fry?" she prompted him gently when he didn't say anything.
"Hmm," he sighed dreamily, "Oh, you said you noticed?" Fry blinked. "You've noticed?!" Leela was certainly full of surprises tonight.
Fry unconsciously glanced around to ensure they were alone. "So, you've read this stuff?" The cyclops bit her lip pensively and glanced away before offering a guilty smile of her own.
"Oh, here and there." With Leela's sheepish admission, some of his own embarassment faded.
"So, any particular kind?"
"Do you mean genre or fanopolis?"
"Either," he shrugged.
"I wouldn't limit myself to just one. that way lies obsession. I wouldn't want to get committed." The play on words sailed over Fry's head with an audible 'whoosh'. "You?" she asked.
"You'll laugh." Fry said firmly, hoping to put her off.
"Probably," she agreed with a grin. "Tell me anyway."
Fry tried to stall, "Uh well, there's comedy and-"
"Smutty comedy I presume," she teased.
"Best kind," Fry grinned back. It was nice to be able just to chat sometimes with the PE captain.
"Anything else?"
"Er, anything with robots. Robots are always cool."
"If you say so. I'm sure Bender would agree with you." Leela was giving him a penetrating look. "What else, Fry?" He knew with a sinking feeling that she wsn't about to let him off the hook.
"Mrmmnce," he muttered inaudibly, flushing pink.
"What?"
Fry sighed heavily. "Romance," he repeated, wincing as the word came out far to loudly in the quiet room. Leela laughed.
"See!" Fry growled accusingly.
"Sorry, sorry," she apologized unconvincingly. "That's fine, Fry. Nothing to be ashamed of. It doesn't affect your masculinity in any way.
"Don't let it get back to Bender? He'd drive me out of my skull." Fry used his most endearing puppy look, not that it had proven particularly effective on Leela in the past.
"Of course not," Leela agreed and the redhead sighed in relief, "I'd have to admit reading it myself."
"Heh, right."
"Unless I sent it anonymously." She gave him a wicked smile that left him weak in the knees. Before Fry could launch into full blown panic, Leela continued, "I'm not gonna say anything, Fry. Don't worry."
"Thanks, Leela," Fry smiled back at her gratefully, but it faded quickly into a puzzled frown. "So why are you here anyway?"
Leela shrugged awkwardly. "Just checking out the stories, like you."
Fry's face lit up in sudden enthusiasm. He'd found someone he could share his illicit interest with. "There's this one show, and the hero is completely in love with this girl, but things just keep going wrong for him. It keeps me hanging on, hoping things will work out in the end." When Leela didn't respond he pressed on. "And there are all these great writers, and readers that talk about the fanfics, it's so cool! There's this guy who does all these puns, and this girl with all these wacky jokes! There's Dork-o-rama and Say That Again and Shippy Sandi and this guy who speaks some other language and Me and OldFogey and Basa and Sparkly and Unidentified and African Squirrel and JP and CrazyPatty and-" Fry was turning blue. Leela shook him 'til he started breathing again.
"All wonderful people I'm sure," Leela said indulgently.
"And Mercury, she's a writer, very mysterious. I have no idea what her real name is." Fry forced the words out in between gulps of air.
Leela sighed suddenly, irritated, and Fry winced. He didn't know what he did wrong, but he'd evidently killed her good mood. The delivery boy felt suddenly tired, no longer wanting to read the romantic stories of fictional characters luckier than he was.
"Uh, I'm kinda beat, Leela. Think I'll head home. I like to get in before Bender shuts down for the night. His personal sercurity alarm is pretty viscious. It's really better to sleep out in the hall than to tangle with the lizard.
"Alright," Leela said politely. "Goodnight then."
"G'night. See ya tommorow," Fry slurred. He shed the VR gear and, with one last little wave, departed.

"I thought he'd never leave!" The cyclops heaved an exhausted sigh, finally relaxing. She'd been deeply surprised to find Fry here at this time of night. Her cover had nearly been blown.

Leela pulled a disk out from her pocket and stepped into the internet. Out of idle curiosity she peered at the fiction Fry had been reading: "The Sting, by Mercury. Laughter bubbled up inside her.

"Oh, Fry, if you only knew!" A message popped up for Leela.
'You're gonna update soon, right?' it read.
"Oops, gotta get moving, they're waiting for me!"

'I was talking to a friend, sorry about that. Here's the latest chapter!' she messaged.

All over the internet, 'Mercury's' fans rejoiced.

tyraniak

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« Reply #187 on: 07-12-2006 12:57 »

Q. Where does Zoidberg hitch a ride
A. The Crustacean bus station

Q. what were the last words of someone crushed to death by a Slurm machine
A. I am soda pressed (so depressed)

Q. Why does Amy never win an argument
A. Because she's always wong
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« Reply #188 on: 07-12-2006 14:27 »

Q: Is Fry stupid?

A:  No, he's badly educated.  He thinks a lead apron will protect him from high gravity.  In other words, he's a stellar example of 20th century US education.  Except Fry hasn't had all the imagination beaten out of him.  (Probably because he wasn't paying attention in class.)


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« Reply #189 on: 07-12-2006 20:15 »

Hopelessís musings on The Ship
Part I: Leela

I made a list of character traits/facts/hurdles that are pertinent to The Ship. Why? Because it will make for good discussion, also Iím kicking the idea of writing a fanfic around in my head. :kick: Yes, take that idea!

In no order:
1. Life was hell to Leela before Fry/PE (While back story is few and far between, what we have seen (orphanarium sequences, kung-fu) make this a logical conclusion.)
2. Leela has an impossible image of ďThe OneĒ that isnít Fry.
3. She believes that Fry is being less than honest about his love for her.
4. Leela doesnít get to see Fryís planning and preparation like we do.
5. Leela fears loosing Fry and rest of PE, this leads to a desire to keep everything status quo.
6. Leela is a complex character; she doesnít have to make sense. (Thanks for the link on that again.)

If I missed something, or got it totally wrong, tell me. Now.
Thanks to Layla, Shiny, Venus, Ralph, and everyone else who has ever discussed Leela on PEEL.
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« Reply #190 on: 07-13-2006 11:29 »

I agree with most of that, although I'd quibble with, in no order, number 1.

Leela's orphanarium days certainly weren't her happiest, true.  But her job at the cryogenics lab with Terry ("Welcome to the World of Tomorrow!" ) and the rest of that gang seemed, well, adequate.  Although Monday Monkey did live for the weekend.

So I'd add a (7) to the list.  7.  Leela is used to average coworkers hitting on her because she's an eyeball -- er, oddball--, and she is way tired of it.  Because of that, it takes her longer than one would expect to realize that Fry is special ("Now, when you say 'special'...." ) in that he realizes being a cyclops is really cool, rather than a mark of desperation.  Leela just isn't used to being admired.
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« Reply #191 on: 07-13-2006 19:25 »

Time to defend my baseless opinions...

1. "I haven't been this happy sence double soup Tuesdays." While the job might have seemed ok, Leela said that she always wanted to quit. Even then, there is little doubt that her social life was in the gutter.

7. It's not so much that she is used to coworkers hitting on her as much as it is that everyone she lets in has issues (Cheating, etc.)
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« Reply #192 on: 07-13-2006 22:53 »
« Last Edit on: 07-13-2006 22:53 »

 
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1. While the job might have seemed ok, Leela said that she always wanted to quit. Even then, there is little doubt that her social life was in the gutter.

The first script called for Leela to make the statement in 'Space Pilot 3000':  "I'm such a loser.  I'm 31 years old and don't have a date on New Years Eve."

That line was scrubbed and her age made ambiguous because the writers wanted Leela and Fry to be closer in age.

Anyway it's viewed, Leela wasn't happy with her job or her life when she met Fry and Bender.

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« Reply #193 on: 07-14-2006 00:58 »

Ok, Ralph, the facts, and I all agree that 1 is true.  I never saw how that was even a debatable point...

Is that the script included on season one disk one, or is it floating around the 'net?
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« Reply #194 on: 07-14-2006 07:12 »
« Last Edit on: 07-14-2006 07:12 »

Shame. I always thought she was in her thirties. No particular reason though. However, she is definitely over 25. That much can be told. Now, check out the deleted scenes from TDHAIP, and you'll see a scene where Fry tells Leela that after the opera, he's going to axe her out on a date. A real date. Her response is 'That sounds nice', before she moves in closer towards him. However, not related, I know. In any case, obviously Fry and Leela are going to have something, whether it be a relationship, a marriage, or a child, or else the writers wouldn't have worried as much about them not being the same age.

Now, as compensation for me not being able to do the shippy pic and quote (which I will try to continue soon), I was thinking that one of us could add Futurama's Fry and Leela under Wikipedia's 'Shipping (Fandom)' article. That might give us some publicity... Just a thought. Now, to reboot... In Knoppix! I'm the happiest nerd/geek in the world!

Arkan

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« Reply #195 on: 07-14-2006 09:26 »

I used to think that Leela was in her thirties too, but then I watched Leela's Homeworld. In the flashback showing when she was born it says '20-something years ago', so in this ep she can't be more than 29. Considering this is the last season, she can't have been much older than 25 when she met Fry.

And about the Wikipedia idea:
[Fry]Hey, I have an idea - let's do that![/Fry]
Xanfor

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« Reply #196 on: 07-14-2006 09:36 »
« Last Edit on: 07-14-2006 09:36 »

All right then! Let's make Shiny all of us collaborate together here to come up with an encyclopedia-sounding description of the Fry+Leela 'Ship and then have someone add it to Wiki(pedia)!

I'll go see what I can write to contribute...

Edit: Also, just for kicks...

 
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Originally posted by David A:
Also, I was bored, and it's fun to push Shiny's buttons and watch her go.

He obviously doesn't understand the enigma that is... Ze 'Ship. Continue, Ze Shiny, continue!

HopelessShipper

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« Reply #197 on: 07-14-2006 18:54 »
« Last Edit on: 07-14-2006 18:54 »

Not to sound like a pervert, but is five years realy that big a deal? Besides, Leela's age jokes make great fodder for Bender.

In other news: Editing the wikipedia ship article is a great idea. All eyes are on you Xanfor!
Xanfor

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« Reply #198 on: 07-14-2006 20:19 »

I'm open to any suggestions that you may have. A nice, consise overview of the 'Ship from a non-objective viewpoint would be greatly appreciated. And remember, anyone can modify Wikipedia, so if you don't like it feel free to modify it. I don't know where to start though... I need help. Shiny!

Professor Zoidy

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« Reply #199 on: 07-14-2006 21:06 »

Well, if anyone remembers that shippy pic promise I made about a page back, here's that fulfilled.


Fry's trying to win Leela over with flowers and yet another date offer, but Leela put on a sad expression as she has to tell him that little lie that always starts out the same.. "Fry...I'm sorry.."
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