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Futurama_Hil

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« on: 06-07-2003 17:26 »

CALLING ALL LEELA FANS!

As many know, I am a huge Leela fan, and I wondered why many people like me love her. (you don't have to be a guy to love her- romantically or non-romantically!)I personally like her because she kicks ass, she's pretty, she's just so cool!  Why do you like her?


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Britz

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« Reply #1 on: 06-07-2003 18:41 »

I've said it before and I'll say it again, I just love shapely women who could kick the crap outta me.
Anarchist

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« Reply #2 on: 06-07-2003 18:43 »

Romantically? When you catch yourself falling in love with a fictional character romantially, that's when you know you have to seek help.

That said, I absolutely love her, both from a viewer's point of view and an [amateur] writer's point of view. I find her a very deep and very likeable character. She has a great personality - she's generous, kind, strong, selfless and caring, but she was toughened and somewhat soured by a harsh childhood. I find this very appealing, and if I met a woman like that in real life, I likely WOULD fall in love with her.
From a writer's point of view, she's a deep, three-dimensional character (as opposed to one-sided, flat characters - something Futurama doesn't have a lot of, which is part of what makes it such a high quality show), and she has a tendancy to get the audience's attention and pull many of them in. I was immediately attracted to Leela's character after seeing the first few (hell, even just the first) episodes of Futurama - it didn't take me long to realize that she is a masterfully written character, and she was develped wonderfully throughout the series.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #3 on: 06-07-2003 19:01 »

I must need help desperately then.  love
Teamo

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« Reply #4 on: 06-07-2003 19:48 »

Leela is proof that all women can kick men's butt anyday of the week!!!!

Teamo
Mango

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« Reply #5 on: 06-07-2003 21:01 »

Strong central female characters like Leela make me proud to be a girl.  big grin 
It's really cool that she ended up more successful than almost all of those kids who teased her--in your face, mean orphans! XD 
She has some problems because she's different, but that doesn't stop her from kicking butt.  I find that really admirable.  Besides, she flies the ship!  How can you pilot a big, shiny ship and *not* be really, really cool?

....hey wow, this is my first post.  That means I'm a poppler...don't eat me!
PCC Fred

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« Reply #6 on: 06-07-2003 21:05 »

Welcome to PEEL, Mango!  smile
grunka_lunka

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« Reply #7 on: 06-07-2003 21:12 »

Leela is a very, strong, well-developed character. we've gotten to discover that all her toughness stems from insecurity over a rough childhood, and her pride stems from that.
she is a very likable, believable character, b/c she is what most people (girls especially) would like to be: strong, intelligent, successful, kind.
Venus

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« Reply #8 on: 06-07-2003 21:16 »

for some reason the charactors i find myself drawn to the most are the ones with the most emotional baggage. Leela, Mulder, Spike. As tough as she makes herself she is just a bundle of emotional issues and that just fasinates me.
Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #9 on: 06-07-2003 21:45 »

From hearing what you all say, I think she is a lot like me!
green-gesus

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« Reply #10 on: 06-07-2003 21:55 »
« Last Edit on: 06-07-2003 21:55 »

Futurama_Hil, please don't make me have hope in this life.
    laff
But Leela, wow. Determination. Judging from my 'reality of futurama' thread, she has a rare job in a furture world of duldrums.
Versatility. Hand to hand combat, ship piloting and repair.
Plus, I like anyone who like to fight and handles well thinking on their feet.


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Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #11 on: 06-07-2003 22:00 »

I'm not sure what you mean exactly...
green-gesus

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« Reply #12 on: 06-07-2003 22:02 »
« Last Edit on: 06-07-2003 22:02 »

that works
Anarchist

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« Reply #13 on: 06-07-2003 23:00 »

 
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Originally posted by Futurama_Hil:
From hearing what you all say, I think she is a lot like me!
Tell me more.
getak2003

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« Reply #14 on: 06-08-2003 02:39 »

the leela character is like a fortress, tough kick ass exterior constructed by years of teasing and a troubled childhood will fend off any enemy (but amazonian women) but to an ally, the city around the fortress is a great place where niceness flows though the streets, and great close friendship is easy to create, however that is just skin deep, behind the walls of the fortress lies a labirinth of mental blocks, repressed emotions, painful memories, mental will, unshown vulnerability, and or course different mindsets, there is the kick ass leela, the crying inner chile leela, nice normal leela, the angry leela, the evernally lonely leela, and the not shown yet leela that is madly in love with fry and would tackle him to the ground in a hearbeat.......you know where that one is going.

i like her because she seems more a puzzle than anything else, one which i can not solve without most likely making a horrible mistake in her character, so must sit back, relax, and wait for the last seven futurama episodes to come out. that way her character will be shown to the extent that it will ever be know, and we can all shoot wildly into the air to answer whatever other questions there may be about her character.
Zed 85

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« Reply #15 on: 06-08-2003 03:13 »

I love her for basically all the reasons already stated - that and I can't be arsed to try and write some of my own  tongue

 love
Australian Guy

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« Reply #16 on: 06-08-2003 03:34 »

She's a vunerable chick with a hot ass.
BarneyBurnham

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« Reply #17 on: 06-08-2003 04:47 »

 
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Originally posted by Futurama_Hil:
CALLING ALL LEELA FANS!

Why do you like her?


Size of breasts.

Britz

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« Reply #18 on: 06-08-2003 04:50 »

 
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Originally posted by Australian Guy:
She's a vunerable chick with a hot ass.

Like most things, it's said best by one of my fellow Australians.
Anarchist

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« Reply #19 on: 06-08-2003 04:59 »

 
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Originally posted by Australian Guy:
She's a vunerable chick with a hot ass.
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Originally posted by BarneyBurnham:
Size of breasts.
Somehow, I feared this thread would go in this direction. How unfortunate. (Although I can't dispute those claims - she DOES have the right stuff as far as her body goes.)
SpaceCase

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« Reply #20 on: 06-08-2003 05:09 »

^She's not a bad girl: She's just drawn that way!  wink
Teral

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« Reply #21 on: 06-08-2003 06:22 »

 
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Originally posted by Anarchist:
 
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Originally posted by Australian Guy:
She's a vunerable chick with a hot ass.
 
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Originally posted by BarneyBurnham:
Size of breasts.
Somehow, I feared this thread would go in this direction. How unfortunate. (Although I can't dispute those claims - she DOES have the right stuff as far as her body goes.)

That was one of Matt's stated goals with the character. See if they could take this sci-fi like alien heroine, give her one eye, but still make her attractive. I'd say: mission accomplished.

Anyway, I like Leela for most of the reasons already stated. Her kind, selfless nature, her strong character, her caring personality and her willingnes to use force when someone plays her for chump. It's great to see strong, independent female characters, who can take care of themself, without constantly playing on their looks (see DS9 for further examples). Or make a search for one of my old posts.  wink

Finally, I have a weird fascination with ponytails and women in uniform.

Don't confuse not caring with not knowing!
Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #22 on: 06-08-2003 06:38 »

 
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Originally posted by Anarchist:
Tell me more.
Well, she's strong, smart, looks good  big grin , athletic (in martial arts), determined, and basically what's been said.

 
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Originally posted by Teral:
Anyway, I like Leela for most of the reasons already stated. Her kind, selfless nature, her strong character, her caring personality and her willingnes to use force when someone plays her for chump. It's great to see strong, independent female characters, who can take care of themself, without constantly playing on their looks (see DS9 for further examples). Or make a search for one of my old posts.

Finally, I have a weird fascination with ponytails and women in uniform.


Couldn't say it better myself!    big grin


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« Reply #23 on: 06-08-2003 06:58 »

 
Quote
Originally posted by Futurama_Hil:
From hearing what you all say, I think she is a lot like me!

I am sorry to hear that u only have one eye  frown
Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #24 on: 06-08-2003 07:05 »

 
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Originally posted by Grim:
I am sorry to hear that u only have one eye

Uh, no.    smile  I already posted how I'm like her.  Got a smile outta me though...


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« Reply #25 on: 06-08-2003 07:07 »

damn, gotta start my leela search over again...  big grin
Anarchist

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« Reply #26 on: 06-08-2003 12:24 »

You go do that, Grim. I'll take Bender's advice and poke one out. Easier that way.
Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #27 on: 06-08-2003 17:06 »

Poke my eye out!?

...wait, that could be fun...
The Hypno Toad

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« Reply #28 on: 06-08-2003 20:13 »

what is so great about Leela?

she is nothing but a filler character, there have been mabye, 4 episodes about her, and on a scale of 1-10 i would only give her a 6

Leela- 6

Fry- 7

Bender- 9

Farnsworth- 6

Amy- 8

Zoidberg- 8

Hermes- 5

Cubert- 2

seriously...


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Kryten

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« Reply #29 on: 06-08-2003 20:46 »

...so, you were wondering why everyone makes fun of you....
Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #30 on: 06-08-2003 21:00 »

Hypno toad, how could you not like Leela?  She totally makes Futurama Futurama.  Am i right, Kryten?
PCC Fred

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« Reply #31 on: 06-08-2003 21:06 »

 
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Originally posted by The Hypno Toad:
what is so great about Leela?

she is nothing but a filler character

And Seven of Nine was just a (catsuit) filler on Voyager  tongue
Venus

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« Reply #32 on: 06-08-2003 21:07 »

seven of nine was great. i named my cat after her.
Teral

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« Reply #33 on: 06-08-2003 21:17 »

You named your cat Anika Hansen?

: :places Hypno Toad on his list::
He now occupies place #3, #6 and #8.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #34 on: 06-08-2003 21:33 »

Teral's avvy is soooooooo cute.  love
grunka_lunka

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« Reply #35 on: 06-08-2003 21:38 »

 
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Originally posted by The Hypno Toad:
what is so great about Leela?

she is nothing but a filler character, there have been mabye, 4 episodes about her, and on a scale of 1-10 i would only give her a 6

Leela- 6

Fry- 7

Bender- 9

Farnsworth- 6

Amy- 8

Zoidberg- 8

Hermes- 5

Cubert- 2

seriously...


seriously...leela is much more important to the show than a lot of the ones u listed higher...she's had much more than 4 episodes devoted to her and plays a major role in almost every episode....to me, amy has always seemed like more of a filler character.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #36 on: 06-08-2003 21:40 »

Why is Cubert even on that list?  The way I see it, you have Fry, Leela and Bender at the top level, Farnsworth, Zoidy, Amy and Hermes on the next level, then your Moms, Zapps and Cuberts.
Venus

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« Reply #37 on: 06-08-2003 21:44 »

 
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Originally posted by Teral:
You named your cat Anika Hansen?

Anica Addison. i changed the spelling of the first name and gave her my last name.
Teral

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« Reply #38 on: 06-08-2003 21:45 »

 
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Originally posted by PCC Fred:
Teral's avvy is soooooooo cute.   love

[Monica]I know![/M]  love

Direct all sacrifices to Mr Hilliard.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #39 on: 06-08-2003 21:51 »

You so rarely see Doug's work on PEEL...

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