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Spewing out too many words since November 2003
fernwithy
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There's a mash_icons comm! Who knew?

I probably won't join it or start writing Hawkeye/Hot Lips stories or anything, but it made me grin. I used to watch that show twice a day. I have a mad desire to watch a bunch of episodes now. I remember someone once saying, like it was a matter of course, that "Women don't go for the Alan Alda type." Dude, he was my first major celebrity crush. (And, yes, I know that's not AA in my icon. Just kind of got a stream-of-consciousness thing here. I like Sidney, too.)
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aproposofnothin From: aproposofnothin Date: April 17th, 2006 04:14 am (UTC) (Link)
Dude. Women ALWAYS go for the Alan Alda type. And yeah, he was my first celeb crush, too.
akilika From: akilika Date: April 17th, 2006 04:17 am (UTC) (Link)
Ehh, not all--I always liked Mulcahy and Radar better. But yeah, I can see the appeal. ^_^
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: April 17th, 2006 05:00 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, the person making that comment would find them even lower on the pecking order. It was supposedly about how "sensitive men" are not actually attractive to women.
akilika From: akilika Date: April 17th, 2006 12:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
. . .

So, what, are we supposed to like Frank?
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: April 17th, 2006 02:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
With that weak chin? No. We should have liked, um... Colonel Potter, maybe? No, too short. I believe the comparison was along the lines of "Women go for Arnold Shwarzenegger, not Alan Alda." And there was no Ahnold type on M*A*S*H.
kizmet_42 From: kizmet_42 Date: April 17th, 2006 04:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh please. Winchester blew them all away.

And since I've gotten older, I appreciate him more and more.
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leelastarsky From: leelastarsky Date: April 17th, 2006 04:24 am (UTC) (Link)
I ADORED Hawkeye/Alan Alda!
lunadeath02 From: lunadeath02 Date: April 17th, 2006 05:08 am (UTC) (Link)
There's a community for MASH slash too, but I can't remember the name of it. :-\
nentari From: nentari Date: April 17th, 2006 10:03 am (UTC) (Link)
It's mash_slash, actually.
And there's also several communities dedicated to a specific pairing - there's one for Hawkeye/Mulcahy and another for Hawkeye/Margaret, for instance, as well as the one I mod, bjhawkeye.
lunadeath02 From: lunadeath02 Date: April 18th, 2006 03:45 am (UTC) (Link)
That's right. :) Thanks.

oooo... I may have to look into that.

I don't mind Hawkeye/Margaret too much. I guess it's because they seem to not see things eye to eye most of the time. :D But yes, Hawkeye/BJ! ♥
gehayi From: gehayi Date: April 17th, 2006 06:46 am (UTC) (Link)
I was hopelessly in love with Alan Alda for YEARS. I had pictures of him all over my room when I was a teenager. Handsome, smart, sensitive, talented...what's not to love?

Come to think of it, all of my celebrity and fictional character crushes fit that pattern. Guess I never went for the bad boys.
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: April 17th, 2006 02:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
what's not to love?

Beats me. I didn't get it at all. Something about him not being "masculine" or something. Which again, I don't get.

The older I got, the more my taste shifted toward B.J., because Hawkeye's womanizing drove me up the wall, but that was a step further toward nice, sensitive guys.
mincot From: mincot Date: April 17th, 2006 03:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, Hawkeye was wonderful, but the guy I always wanted was B.J. Except that "he" was "married" to Peg, but that didn't stop me. Wish I could have found someone like him.

I always rather liked Winchester, too ... not as a crush, but for those moments when genuine compassion or humility showed beneath the arrogance and pomposity. When Charles got righteously angry, for a good reason, and forgot his status -- that was a beautiful sight.
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: April 17th, 2006 03:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Charles rocked! He improved the show a lot, and given that I liked it before then, that's saying something. I loved that he was a very good doctor--no more of this "Annoying guy who has no redeeming qualities" stuff... he was cool.
mincot From: mincot Date: April 17th, 2006 03:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
He really changed the tone of the show. Trapper and Frank belonged to the first idea of the show, the parody period. With B.J. and Charles, the show's tone changed. It never stopped being wickedly funny, but the humor was deeper, and somewhat less slapstick, and occasionally one got terribly poignant episodes (remember the one where the doctors are trying to send the baby that nobody wants to the States? Or the episode with Hawkeye and the baby on the bus? Or the one that I still have a hard time watching--the dream sequence episode?).

And of course, there's Sidney, always a class in himself. :) Mmmm. I love guys with eyes like his.
From: mrs_muggle Date: April 17th, 2006 08:45 am (UTC) (Link)
~Joins group of women who definitely do go for the Alan Alda type.~
nentari From: nentari Date: April 17th, 2006 09:57 am (UTC) (Link)
I definitely do go for the Alan Alda type. *grins and points to icon* I've only discovered the show this year, and I'm getting increasingly obsessed with it.

(and I knew about the comm! Heh.)
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: April 17th, 2006 02:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've only discovered the show this year...

Oh, cool, so you have lots of new stuff to see!
nentari From: nentari Date: April 17th, 2006 04:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Indeed I have - it's showing on a near-daily basis, so I've already reached season 6, which is great because it stops me from feeling anxious from having to wait a full week to see more.
I have an enormous love for Hawkeye (the Alan Alda type is definitely my type) and BJ, and Charles has already impressed me immensely even though I've only seen two episodes with him so far, but my ultimate favourite has got to be Radar. Not only is he uncannily like an OC I created for a pre-OotP fic, he has a childlike innocence that brings me to tears anytime he's confronted with something that disturbs that innocence.
dreagoddess From: dreagoddess Date: April 17th, 2006 12:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hmm, no MASH-related crushes for me, mostly because I associate the show with my dad. When I was in high school, the two of us would watch MASH over dinner every night. I adore that show. :D
ladyaeryn From: ladyaeryn Date: April 17th, 2006 01:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Definitely got fond memories of MASH - I grew up with it, courtesy of Dad; it always cracked me up. (Nifty bit of trivia, I was born the night after the big finale aired, so Dad's teased about me jipping him from being able to enjoy it. ;)) Got him season 1 on DVD for his last birthday, and out of curiosity, we watched it without the laugh track - it was still hilarious, probably even more so. He'd seen every episode to the point he had them just as well memorized as I have all the SW films, yet was still cracking up. :) I'm not sure I've ever seen anything that made my Dad laugh as much as that show.
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: April 17th, 2006 02:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
(Nifty bit of trivia, I was born the night after the big finale aired, so Dad's teased about me jipping him from being able to enjoy it. ;))

Ha! Yeah, I can see that. (This is also kind of scary, as I have full memory of watching it, and watching the news about it leading up to it, and even the joke they made about its ratings--"Who shot J.R.? M*A*S*H did!" I'm very old. ;))

I'm not sure I've ever seen anything that made my Dad laugh as much as that show.

I think it was the only comedy my mother genuinely likes. (She was fond of Cosby, but M*A*S*H still gets its re-runs in.)
akashasheiress From: akashasheiress Date: April 17th, 2006 08:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've never seen M.A.S.H., but I can totally see the Alan Alda-appeal! That's the kind of guy I've always gone for.
lunadeath02 From: lunadeath02 Date: April 18th, 2006 04:02 am (UTC) (Link)
omg, I love your icon!! I was just watching some of my Allo! Allo! DVD today! Hans Geering is my fav character and I was so sad that he left! :)

Is the icon yours?
akashasheiress From: akashasheiress Date: April 21st, 2006 08:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yay! Hans is definitily way up there with me too (only surpassed by Helga).

I'm in an 'Allo 'Allo RPG - nouvion. You can join if you want, we need more people! We've only just started.
etherealizabeth From: etherealizabeth Date: April 18th, 2006 01:01 am (UTC) (Link)
this is so fantastic. and yes, i love sidney too. i am supposedly bedresting right now, and my 7 year old and i have been watching seasons of m*a*s*h on dvd - she'll be very excited when i show her this!!
tru_jedi From: tru_jedi Date: April 18th, 2006 03:44 am (UTC) (Link)
I love M*A*S*H - always have!! I enjoyed it while Frank was there, but I loved it once he left and Charles came on the picture. Once Frank and Hotlips were no longer together everyone just seemed to grow up a bit - Margaret was more likable, Hawkeye slightly more mature (and his womanising ways seemed to mellow once Trapper left) but it still kept the same old humor We don't get the episodes on very often any more and when they are, its usually before I get home, but my Aunt has been giving me the seasons on DVD for christmas, birthday.... so i can watch them whenever i wish!

Radar, Sidney, Charles, Colonel Potter and Hawkeye are favourites. BJ, i always found him too boring after Hawkeye and Trapper....

Favourite episode: when Hawkeye is temporarily blinded by an exploding stove. His comments about the sound of the rain and the mud shows how deep he really is and not just a clown in a doctor's coat.
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