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Professor Zoidy

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« Reply #240 on: 07-19-2006 17:28 »
« Last Edit on: 07-19-2006 17:28 »

Quite welcome. Maybe I'm a professor in Quoteology... Hey is it to late to change what I'm a professor of?    laff

*whispers to shippers* PZ: Psst! Hey, shippers!
Shippers: What the hell do you want?!
PZ: Wanna see some shippy art?
Shippers: If you're lying, you're going to hell.
PZ: Meh, I've been threated with worse things. *shrugs*

Shippy art can be found here. But you didn't hear it from me... You may have to search the pages, but I think there's a few you guys'd consider quite shippy.

Xanfor: I made that shippy pic I hand-drew into a scan damn you! Use which ever one you want on the Shippy pic of the year deal you're concocting over in your area corner.    wink

Edit: TOTPD! Let's celebrate!!! Woo! *throws money and confetti*
I say this is my official TOTPD party symbol. Or is it a shippy picture? What is Fry seeing that makes him  so happy he flings his hands up and smiles so big?
HopelessShipper

Bending Unit
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« Reply #241 on: 07-19-2006 19:11 »

 
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Originally posted by Professor Zoidy:
Quite welcome. Maybe I'm a professor in Quoteology... Hey is it to late to change what I'm a professor of?     laff

You named it! You can't un-name it!

As for the picture... "I knew the wall of the strip club would collapse again!"

The next picture in the series shows Fry with a dejected look and a black eye.

Bring on the pudding!
Professor Zoidy

Urban Legend
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« Reply #242 on: 07-19-2006 20:11 »

HS: Shhh! Shut up... I can change it so long as I don't remember what I was a professor of before.  wink (I think I was a professor of...oh hell, I forget now  laff.) "Woo! Let's party like it's 1999...again!"
Ride The Walrus

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« Reply #243 on: 07-19-2006 21:23 »

 
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Originally posted by TomAllen:
Ralph Snart:

Leela: .... You know what, Fry? I don't care if you're not the most important person in the universe. It really makes me happy to see you right now.

And Fry responds with one of the sappiest, sweetest, humblest lines in Futurama.  No matter his (forgotten) heroic efforts.  Fry zeroes in on his real accomplishment -- he made Leela happy.

Fry: Then I am the most important person in the universe.


It's been said, but it can't be said enough. Fry Rules, and those two are made for each other. That's gotta be one of my favorite moments in the series so far. It's artfully done, at the end of a long day, when the character's everyday defenses are down, and the viewers are simply expecting yet another bittersweet ending for Fry. HAZZAH!'s are in order!! Simple... and lovely.
HopelessShipper

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« Reply #244 on: 07-19-2006 21:50 »

Time for a trip down memory lane...
 
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Originally posted by HopelessShipper:Welcome to the shipper party, RTW! ...but with time, I'm sure that we can conform you to The Cabal's Teachings.
Fast forward...
 
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Originally posted by Ride The Walrus:It's been said, but it can't be said enough. Fry Rules, and those two are made for each other.

You are SO in the club. Being the new member, you have to bring the chips and dip to the next meeting...  wink

 
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Originally posted by Ride The Walrus:Simple... and lovely.

Futurama makes a specialty out of those two, and thats the way I like it.


@Professor Z. For some reason a line poped into my head when I read your post, I don't want to take credit for it, (I swear I'm not sleaze!) Baby, when your with me, every night is like 1999.

Bring on the pudding!
Shiny

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« Reply #245 on: 07-20-2006 00:47 »

 
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Originally posted by HopelessShipper:
Ah ha! Thanks Professor, Insane in the Mainframe, good, not great.


WHAT?! 


  frown That's one of my favorite episodes....


HopelessShipper

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« Reply #246 on: 07-20-2006 00:59 »

Oh crap, I offended Shiny...    Eh what the hell was I thinking?!?! I love Insane! Please don't lay down the smackdown, at least not on me!

[the below contains my actual feelings]
The reason it didn't make great (good isn't bad) is because of Roberto. He seemed very played out by the end of the episode. Bender didn't jive for me here either, don't ask why, because I can't say. This episode is on the cusp of greatness, a solid B.
Shiny

Professor
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« Reply #247 on: 07-20-2006 08:43 »

I'm not offended, I was just exaggerating for comic effect.

Gotta go to work or I'd elaborate on the ep...don't worry, it's all good.
HopelessShipper

Bending Unit
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« Reply #248 on: 07-20-2006 11:13 »
« Last Edit on: 07-20-2006 11:13 »

 
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Originally posted by Shiny:
I'm not offended, I was just exaggerating for comic effect.

Same here (honestly, no I'm serious!) But you can believe whatever you want if it means a good Shiny elaboration later.


Edit: Why do you want to see The Ship work out? At first I identified with Fry, now I think it's because seeing Leela happy makes me happy. And I'm really sappy.
TomAllen

Bending Unit
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« Reply #249 on: 07-20-2006 14:23 »

Heh.  Arguments among Shippers?  Nahhh!

But in the case of inter-Shipper disputes, I have a feeling somebody would say....

....

"Bite my Shiny's metal ass!"

Smooches!
HopelessShipper

Bending Unit
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« Reply #250 on: 07-20-2006 14:33 »

What you see as argument I see as a perverted intellectual dance. Sometimes someone gets their foot stepped on but it's all cool...
Professor Zoidy

Urban Legend
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« Reply #251 on: 07-20-2006 14:57 »
« Last Edit on: 07-20-2006 14:57 »

@HS:     laff That sounds like something Fry would say. I was laughing my ass of at that when I first read it. I'll be sure to take full credit for writing that quote, along with this one that popped into my head a while ago: "Leela, now that I've lost weight, there's less of me to love physically, but mentally, there's never been more..." it's a Zapp quote, you can tell.

Edit:    cry I had to make an even greater new art thread today...     roll eyes and I hope HS doesn't kill me for using that quote he said he didn't want vredit for as my new signature..  tongue
HopelessShipper

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« Reply #252 on: 07-20-2006 19:52 »

 
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Originally posted by Professor Zoidy:Edit:     cry I had to make an even greater new art thread today...      roll eyes and I hope HS doesn't kill me for using that quote he said he didn't want vredit for as my new signature..   tongue

Are you kidding? Go ahead and use it! I just didn't want to take credit 'cause I hate looking like the ass that I am to members of the opposite sex.
After all I'm "into sharing and caring. Feeling and healing. I'm in touch with my feminine side." (If you can tell me where that is from your my new best friend.)
Xanfor

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« Reply #253 on: 07-20-2006 20:20 »
« Last Edit on: 07-20-2006 20:20 »

Zoidy, I'm so mad at you. Only I'm allowed to have TOTPDs in this thread! Shame on you! Now, this may be the last shippy pic of the day I'll have for a while, but I'll at least try to replace the tradition with a weekly one. See, I may run out of them, and we don't want that. Plus, my schedule's getting packed and I can't wake up any earlier in the morning. But don't worry. I'll be thinking of you when writing my fanfics...       wink Of which there is only one thread now. I discontinued the 'Too Many Threads' thread and consolidated the 'What Really Happened' story into this. From now on I'm not cluttering the fanfic summary page. I'm staying where I belong! (In my very own thread...)

Oh yes, and the shippy pic of the day, the series soon to be replaced with the new series, the shippy pic of the week!



Very special, I think. Very shippy. Possibly one of my favorite pics, right next to the Fry+Leela wedding one and the 'No, no, of course not' one. The episode itself is not too good, but is on the top in the list of episodes with the largest number of in-jokes I can actually understand. Second only to 'Where No Fan Has Gone Before', of course.

   
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Bender's not involved!

Hee hee, guess where this one's from...

And don't worry, next time I post here I'll try and have some more shippy cross-references. It's just what I do, ya know?     wink

@HopelessWhatshisname: Don't worry. If you're a shipper, it doesn't matter what gender you are. Everyone will just consider you a... Shipper. Well, at least the shippers will. *sigh* I have no idea what I'm talking about. But I agree with you. Whatever it was you said. Or something. Hey, you're all great friends!

Professor Zoidy

Urban Legend
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« Reply #254 on: 07-20-2006 22:00 »

Hopeless, that made no damn sense! What's your angle?!!? Are you hiding some kinda gay conspiracy? Naw.. I'm kidding you...  wink and for the record, this thread is for friends. It's in the damn title...  roll eyes
HopelessShipper

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« Reply #255 on: 07-20-2006 22:59 »
« Last Edit on: 07-20-2006 22:59 »

 
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Originally posted by Xanfor:Don't worry. If you're a shipper, it doesn't matter what gender you are. Everyone will just consider you a... Shipper. Well, at least the shippers will. *sigh* I have no idea what I'm talking about. But I agree with you. Whatever it was you said. Or something. Hey, you're all great friends!

I am so confused. I was never worried about looking gender impaired, I just didn't want to look like a man-sleaze to the ladies. (The quote is from Alfalfa in the Little Rascals movie) As long as we're still friends it's all cool.

Or are you refering to the dancing quote, because that's a whole diffrent ball of wax. (Actually it was just crap I threw out to make it look like all shippers share the same view points.  Gotta throw off the damn anti-shippers!)
Ralph Snart

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« Reply #256 on: 07-21-2006 05:50 »

Great site.  Take a look.

 http://www.progressiveboink.com/archive/futurama.htm
HopelessShipper

Bending Unit
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« Reply #257 on: 07-21-2006 16:20 »

That was a good list. Worth reading if only for the jive sucker quote.
Venus

Urban Legend
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« Reply #258 on: 07-21-2006 16:29 »

They didn't list the ending of The Sting! It should have been on there! And fairly high up as well!
HopelessShipper

Bending Unit
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« Reply #259 on: 07-21-2006 17:58 »

...not to mention the ending of The Devil's Hands. Too bad we can't force everyone to be a shipper, or maybe we can...
Professor Zoidy

Urban Legend
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« Reply #260 on: 07-21-2006 21:35 »

Oh my, yes. Of course we can. I'll just have to invent a brain chip that can easily be installed to control your emotions... Of course it may take years to develop... *five minutes later* Good news, everyone! I have invented the empathy chip!
HopelessShipper

Bending Unit
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« Reply #261 on: 07-22-2006 13:45 »

Now if we could make an empathy aerosol, the world would bow to us!
Professor Zoidy

Urban Legend
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« Reply #262 on: 07-22-2006 13:56 »

You are a genius...  evil laugh
Shiny

Professor
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« Reply #263 on: 07-23-2006 01:13 »
« Last Edit on: 07-23-2006 01:13 »

In the interests of shippy content, and to repeat a theory I put forth in General Discussion (where the thread was quickly buried in game threads and swept off the front page), here is my post from the Entire Operatic Score thread, in which DarkMadrigal asked "What would the chunk of the second act [of Fry's opera] be (after the scene with the Robot Devil) and what event would lead up to the climax of the end (the kiss)?"

   
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Originally posted by Shiny, 02-18-2006

I've been thinking about this thread off and on over the past few months (yes, it's true, I have no real life  ) and wondering what the rest of the opera would have been like.

After perusing the ep many times, the table read 2-3 times, and the bit Fry was writing on the balcony, I've come to the conclusion that Leela: Orphan of the Stars was structured rather like the ballet The Nutcracker - most of the plot being in its first half, the rest just spectacle.

Act I introduced Leela, her origins, her heroism, and Fry's quest to win her heart.

Act II would have been a holophoner extravaganza of spectacular visuals and music, rather like Fry's piece in Parasites Lost, only more so. This would have been Fry going all out to show Leela "what I see when I think of you," and would have showcased his skills and the strengths of the holophoner as an instrument. At least part of it would have been holophoner-generated Fry and Leela dancing, probably through fantasy landscapes and space scenes.

The entire first act of the opera was a buildup to the second, so even though Leela saw the first half and heard a little of it, it never got to the "important part" (as Fry would have seen it), the part designed to express what Fry feels for Leela. This tallies with Fry's luck, and makes the episode even more tragic for him, poor guy [and the ending even more sweet - S   wink ].

So, what do you guys think of that theory?
HopelessShipper

Bending Unit
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« Reply #264 on: 07-23-2006 01:23 »

Thanks for righting the ship Shiny. I agree with what you say about act I. However, I believe that act II would play out more like Fry's dream of their future together. There is little evidence to support one theory or the other, but conjecture is more fun anyways.
Xanfor

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« Reply #265 on: 07-23-2006 16:08 »
« Last Edit on: 07-23-2006 16:08 »

Well, what do you know? I disappear for a few days and the only shippy thing that appears is Shiny quoting herself!  wink Well, now I'm back and I'm cross-referencing as usual. (Play theme song now) To begin with, let's have some music!

       
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Originally posted by Shiny:

Leela’s Lamentation
(Tune: “I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face”, My Fair Lady)

I've grown accustomed to his face,
To his fidgit and his squirm;
I've grown accustomed to his smile
And his total lack of style–
His gape, his stare,
His pointy hair
Are an addiction to me now,
Like taking crack, or drinking Slurm.

I was a stable, prudent woman with no questions when we met,
Now my life is rampant chaos without end–and yet,
I've grown accustomed to his belch,
Accustomed to his stare,
Accustomed to his face...

I've grown accustomed to his face,
He makes me grin when he's around.
I'm just so used to hear him say "What up?" both night and day
His highs, his lows,
His pointy nose
Are second nature to me now,
He's an addiction most profound.

I'm very grateful he's my friend,
And just a friend, I can't forget;
I can keep my independence if I try–and yet,
I've grown accustomed to his laugh,
Accustomed to his smile,
Accustomed to his face.

And of course, another round of applause for Shiny for restoring yet another shippy thread back to the purpose for which it was intended.

       
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Originally posted by Shiny:

Leela and Fry, sitting in a tree
K-I-S-S-I-N-G
First comes love, but times skips marriage,
Which Lee-la's confusion makes her disparage.

Leela and Fry, married in a tree,
D-I-V-O-R-C-E
Cartoon law broke them up, sure,
But in the end they'll be once more...

Leela and Fry, sitting in a tree
Both as happy as they can be
Deep inside you know it's true,
'Cause Matt&Dav'd are Shippers too!
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Oh, and what the heck. Let me post a shippy fanart by BumbleBeeTheta!



Oh, and edited just to include some more shippy juicyness.       wink

     
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Originally posted by Shiny:

quote:
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Originally posted by Ride The Walrus:
And on Leela's shallowness... Did she ever think about Fry in parasites lost? No. She sabotaged the plan the others had to help him so that he would continue being someone who pleased her. Shallow was a poor choice of words. She didn't even think about the fact that the worms were robbing Fry of his humanity. She was a little selfish.
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Did the other PE staff think of Fry?  No.  They planned to remove the worms (which were a beneficial parasite) without consulting him.  Granted, the Professor feared the worms would then be warned, but still, once they found out that the worms were not harmful, they should have had at least a few second thoughts about removing them.

And the worms were "robbing him of his humanity" ...how?  Were they controlling Fry's actions?  Were they taking over his mind or directing his thoughts?  Did they push him along the continuum of Evil and Good - in either direction?

The only way they influenced his behavior is giving him a craving to eat metal (and that is just a craving to which it is still his decision whether or not to respond).  I see no evidence that the worms did anything to what we usually mean when we say "humanity" - that is, his mind, his self-will, or his moral choice.  To say that they did is innaccurate and sensationalistic.

The brain slugs interfere with their hosts' humanity.  The worms do not.  Fry had other beings living inside him, you say? So what?  We all do - bacteria that perform vital functions in our bodies.  Each and every cell we have supports a mitochondrium - an alien creature.

But my biggest argument with your post is

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She sabotaged the plan the others had to help him so that he would continue being someone who pleased her.
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BZZZZT! WRONG! She did no such thing.  All the time she was with him all day, she knew that the worms were making him smarter, healthier, more muscular (she knew they were healing him, and she's smart enough to make the connection when he starts using $20 words and beating up Sals).  But she did not think of calling off the others' mission, even though she was impressed with his feats.

It was not until she asked him why he was doing these things, and he confessed his love, and said he'd realized it lately (since the worms) that Leela took action.

It was not to preserve a Fry that pleased her.  She'd had a Fry that pleased her all day. It was to preserve a Fry who realized he loved her (and who was clearly happy about knowing it).

Selfish?  Perhaps a little.  But not to the extent you make out.

As for her reaction...well, time for another shameless plug:

The Other Side of Parasites

Now, I gotta go prove that (despite rumors to the contrary) I am not as old as the Professor.  i.e., I gotta go help someone move their stuff...joy.

But you may consider yourself bitch-slapped.

Shiny aka "The Shippinator"

     
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Originally posted by TomAllen:

I've kind of narrowed it down to a more practical question.

Suppose you could get an injection that made you smarter and wiser. Maybe you get worms, maybe you get hormones, I don't care.

If you accept such a treatment, are you still you? Are you you, but, like, you++? Or does the treatment alter you so much that you're somebody else?

Myself, I think you're still you, you just took a cheap way to greatness. The rest of us have to improve ourselves, if we choose to, by long, hard work.

I _think_ that's the moral of Parasites Lost. Fry could have taken the easy route; Leela was still seduced from before. But he wanted to be loved as Fry, not Fry++.

This episode is one of the many I hold out as examples that Fry is much wiser, and more heroic, than we think he is.

More than that, "Parasites Lost" is, IMHO, one of the best (strictly speaking) science fiction episodes of Futurama, and for that matter, of any program, of the last twenty years. How do we humans feel about symbiosis? How do we define ourselves -- purely genetically, or by our interactions with other lifeforms? What are the ethical ramifications if Fry had decided to keep the worms, or Leela to have let them be destroyed?

I have vague feelings, but not any grand answers. That's why I love this episode. PL doesn't present any easy answers -- just the feelings and beliefs of its characters.

And that's great science fiction. "Here's a scientific question. Here's how our characters answer it. Now what would you do?"

     
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Originally posted by Ride The Walrus:

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Originally posted by Shiny:
 
But you may consider yourself bitch-slapped.

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That was one of the best thought out bitch slaps I have ever recieved. I did enjoy it.

I do get a bit overdramatic, but it isn't completely without reasoning. Lets look at a couple of things. I agree the worms were beneficial parasites. However I have a fervent belief that these benefits are temporary. I have two reasons to believe this. First, it was Farnsworth who insisted that Fry's worms be removed. I think Farnsworth is a genius who hides behind a cloak of senility and madness so he can enjoy his vast fortune and create his atomic monsters in peace. (He basically created the universe.) So who would know better as to why the worms needed to be removed? Secondly, I was looking at worm-ridden Fry in the long term. Think carefully about this... who would you become if you were honed from the inside into a perfect being? Would you be the greatest person you could be? Or would you merely become an instrument of your own abilities? It was too early for Fry to lose all his imperfections, but eventually they would have been gone, leaving only his intention remaining. (Like a set of directions). Fry's brain would have become a computer, able to access vast amounts of data at once and probably giving him eidetic recall. Over many years this would cause a conflict which would blur the lines between "the correct course of action" and "the right thing to do". (Remember, the parasites do what they do in the interest of self-preservation, so I have no doubt that in time this would have become Fry's overriding motivation.) His body would have become the embodiment of perfection. In the future, it would have become difficult for him to relate to physical imperfection at any level. His life would have definetely been lengthened, forcing him to watch his loved ones age and die before him. I could go on at great lengths, (as I most likely have already), about the negative long-term effects of the parasites. But in the end one stands out in my mind the most. No matter how much power the worms put at Fry's disposal, they would never be able to rid him of the realization and the doubt that perhaps no one around him loved him for who he was. He would never know if any of his friends were still there simply because he'd become this perfect man. Fry would lose his humanity because, by maintaining his inner collective, he'd lose touch with the outer collective; other people. Fry is the dumbest genius in the universe, and that's why he got rid of his own worms.

I agree with pretty much everything else you said, though. I was trying to be as easy as I could on Leela, but I still came a across as a bit harsh. She loves Fry, so there's no reason why she would want him to realize his inner potential. But if she just thought about it for a bit longer... (Strange that Leela got suddenly so impulsive when it came to Fry, huh?)... she would have realized that it was kinder to allow Fry to improve naturally, as opposed to being bio-reengineered by parasites.

     
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Originally posted by HopelessShipper:

I completely agree with your analysis RTW. But one must ask if this thought poped into Fry's mind. (Please don't mistake that as saying Fry is stupid.)

As unpopular as it may make me, I don't blame Fry (or Leela) on the Parasites Lost failure. I think we are expecting too much of the one eyed toboggan  to think that the only reason she stoped the operation was because Fry was able to admit that he loved her. It's no coincidence that Fry became the man of her dreams. On the flip side Fry gets a equal amount of blame due to the way he acted after getting back to apartment 1I.

This episode is a real can of worms. Analysis of it depends on how you watch it. The first time I wanted to blame Leela, second Fry and now I have managed to make peace with my flimsy excuse of it's no ones fault.

Shiny

Professor
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« Reply #266 on: 07-24-2006 07:04 »

Wow...Xanfor, you make up for lost time...

Thanks for reposting some of my past shippifications. 
Xanfor

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« Reply #267 on: 07-24-2006 12:59 »

Suprising... I used to post links to these sorts of shippy things... But rarely did anyone respond... Well, I started posting full quotes and... I get one reply. But it's a reply from Shiny, so that's more than good enough! Now, forgive me if this post isn't up to the same shippy standards as you've grown to expect from me, but I'm having so many fanfic inspirations... I'm on the three hundred and third line and haven't even gotten to the introduction of Farnsworth's new invention...

And now for something completely different. A conversation taking place in the 'Out of character' Thread! (Pauses for a long while to stare at Leela wearing the most beautiful dress ever and trying to think of excuses in order for her to become a homemaker...)

I'm a hopeless romantic.

 
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Originally posted by fryfanSpyOrama:

The only character changed I've noticed was Leela seemily becoming more lazier and naivve as Fry and Bender. In the early episodes, she was strict but kind. She refused to kill Nibbler in exchange of Zapp saving their lives. However, around the time Cubert and Dwight were introduced she seemed more laid back. At the beginning of The Sting, Leela seem less rational when she went along with collecting bee honey. She would've questioned about this mission if it were done in the first season. Of course The Sting would've been less entertaining if that were the case.

 
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Originally posted by Ralph Snart:

Maybe both Leela and Fry are maturing and becoming more comfortable around each other.

Leela is beginning to lighten up because she now has a job she enjoys, a position of power (Ship's captain) that she's never had and friends that accept her as she is.

Fry is seeing that acting mature gets a positive response from Leela and it's his life's ambition to please her so that she'll see him as dating/mating material.

In Leela's Homeworld, Fry is the person that she opens up to, pouring her heart and soul out.  She would never do that with anybody else.

In 300 big Boys, she and Fry are seen sitting together and acting like close friends having a casual conversation.  Later, Fry uses his caffiene-induced super speed to clear burning room of the entrapped people (Leela first, of course) and extingusihing the fire.

In Spanish Fry, Leela is the one who is in charge of finding Fry's nose and she's the one who tries to protect Fry from Lrr (to the point of singing a Whitney Houston song - bleccchhhh!)

In Devil's Hands, she finally sees that Fry does have a beautiful inner soul that she had never seen before and she was angry and ashamed at herself for not seeing it before.  She was the one who stayed and asked Fry to finish playing after everybody had abandoned him.

They weren't out of character - they were slowly maturing and growing closer to each other emotionally.

Nice theory, Ralpher. Perfect. All these odd problems people keep coming up with all seem to fall directly into place once we consider TDHAIP. But since the series is returning now, and Mr. Snart assures us that Fry and Leela will get together in the finale, how do they all fit into place then?

I won't bother explain any of this until the new episodes arrive, so now moving on to another theory, this time, concocted by me! Inspired by an earlier post by Shiny. (Which I can't find!  cry )

Fry and Leela go on a date in TFP. Why did nothing happen on that date, I axed. Shiny answered that perhaps they grew closer during that date, causing this in a later episode, accordingly:



and other close moments throughout the rest of the series. Now, I believe part of the reason for my earlier confusion is because I didn't see the series entirely in order. But now that I have, I've noticed that there are no major Fry+Leela setbacks following that particular episode. Is it possible something happened? I mean, why was Fry with Leela at the Starfishbucks at all? Perhaps she let him come along as some kind of 'unoffical' date? Could events like this have been happening even since TFP?

Even if not so, it's still comforting to that Leela and Fry are enjoying their times together.  wink

Now if you'll all excuse me once again, I've got to go and prepare for quoting a few other long-winded, deeply involved shippy conversations. Some from back in 2005! I've hit a gold mine, seriously. Await me, my fans! I love this job... Then of course, fanfic! (Spoiler: I plan to soon reveal the true rank of an 'Intendant Commander'... Wink, wink!  smile ) And I suppose I'll make time for reality as well...   roll eyes

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Shippy Shipful Xanfor


Xanfor. PEEL's first Cross-Referencer of Shippy Material.
Now with 2,000 Shinybucks. I  love Shinybucks!


HopelessShipper

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« Reply #268 on: 07-24-2006 13:21 »

It's hard to reply to a Xanfor post that covers all of the bases, but I do have a counter-observation. As shiny said, becoming a homemaker is her fantasy, it's not somthing that she could do for any amount of time. Sorry to spread this fire, but it just seems to be ass backwords to Leela's character.
Xanfor

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« Reply #269 on: 07-24-2006 13:30 »

Aww, come on, people! We all know how having a child can change your outlook on things... At least, if you've read my fanfics. Of course, you needn't take it from me. You could read BumbleBeeTheta's. Eh, I'm just plugging now. Leela's cute in that dress no matter what!

Oh, yes, I almost forgot. I need to post this in order to elicit forgiveness.  wink

 
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(Yeah we're talkin' bout Shiny!)
You supply us with analysis and fanfic far beyond
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(Good thing your on our side!)
You can take a line of dialog or a couple seconds of facial expression and come up with several days worth of discussion.
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« Reply #270 on: 07-24-2006 14:29 »

There was nothing to forgive on this end. If I made you sad/unhappy/discomforted than I am sorry my friend.

What I'm saying is...
Beep. Forgiveness elicited. Beep.
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« Reply #271 on: 07-24-2006 15:31 »

Leela's fantasies don't mean that she would want to live them out, any more than Fry would want to live the rest of his life in a video game.

OK.  Bad example.  Still, Leela is not the only PE employee who fantasizes about children.

Since I've become an uncle, several times over, I think I just begin to understand Dr. Zoidberg's visit to Fantasy Planet.  "For one beautiful night, I knew what it was to be a grandmother. Subjugated, yet honored." -- The Cryonic Woman
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« Reply #272 on: 07-24-2006 16:51 »

Having children doesn't make you a 'homemaker' she could have children and still have a job. It's called 'babysitting'. Her parents would probably jump at the chance to watch their grandchildren. They probably wouldn't even make her pay.
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« Reply #273 on: 07-24-2006 17:00 »
« Last Edit on: 07-24-2006 17:00 »

Aww, come on, I didn't say it did! It was a fantasy! Nobody seems to understand me! All was trying to do was say she looked cute and plug a few fanfics! Everyone's making me out as a heretic! Help!
(Starts pulling out hair)
(Runs out of hair)
(Buys wig)
(Starts pulling out wig)

Edited to include some shippy fanarts by FutureDramaQeen!





I do this compulsively now!

(Runs around in crazy circles)

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« Reply #274 on: 07-24-2006 18:09 »

Leela doesn't have to become a housewife to wear that dress...just have her don it for a costume party!  (And Fry could wear a sweater over a button down shirt, trousers, slippers, and carry a pipe and a newspaper...  tongue )
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« Reply #275 on: 07-24-2006 18:13 »
« Last Edit on: 07-24-2006 18:13 »

Sure, sure, tease me.  wink

Come on, everyone, I'm just trying to be nostalgic! I don't want Leela to become a housewife or a homemaker or a whachacallit at all. I just want her to wear that romantic dress. A costume party it'll be.

You may be hearing about this in someone's fanfic...   wink


Attention all shippers! The poll for the Shippyest Fan Art of The Year is opening on August first. All submissions must be made by then on this thread. Remember, no PNG or super-large files. Tasteful nudity may be allowed.

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« Reply #276 on: 07-24-2006 18:28 »

Speaking of shippy, did anyone ever find the Easter Egg in that Blackjack game I made a few years ago?
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« Reply #277 on: 07-26-2006 14:31 »

The Overall Best Moments of 'Love and Rocket' and Their Extrapolated Consequences















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« Reply #278 on: 07-26-2006 18:26 »
« Last Edit on: 07-26-2006 18:26 »

 
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The entire first act of the opera was a buildup to the second, so even though Leela saw the first half and heard a little of it, it never got to the "important part" (as Fry would have seen it), the part designed to express what Fry feels for Leela. This tallies with Fry's luck, and makes the episode even more tragic for him, poor guy [and the ending even more sweet - S
 
So, what do you guys think of that theory?

I agree probably yes and in many ways TDHAIP  being in part a rewrite of of PL I feel, or at least deliberately parallel in it's themes.

 
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I mean, why was Fry with Leela at the Starfishbucks at all? Perhaps she let him come along as some kind of 'unoffical' date? Could events like this have been happening even since TFP?

Even if not so, it's still comforting to that Leela and Fry are enjoying their times together.                                                wink

Kind of. Throughout production season 4 they've been gradually getting closer, before she was apparently only prepared to spend a "day off" with him when she more or less had too (in "Parasites Lost" ) but by the time of this ep it seems she will willingly spend a day with him although I doubt either of them would regard it as a date, ironically enough.
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« Reply #279 on: 07-27-2006 01:54 »

 
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The Overall Best Moments of 'Love and Rocket'

What, no shots of the liplock?!

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