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So I've been thinking...

And anyone who knows me knows that's never a good thing. XD

First off, I killed a giant spider in my room. *cries* Not quite Aragog big, but damn big, anyway. Like, an inch across, legs in resting position. It got sprayed, and then flushed down the potty. :|

Now, here's the serious comment.

I've been trying to sort the characters from Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. (You know, sort a la Hogwarts?)
I'm using information from wikipedia in my thoughts here.

I think Captain Hammer at least SEES himself as a Gryffindor. However, he's a priggish obnoxious one. I had wanted to say a Gilderoy Lockhart style one, but it turns out we don't actually know what his house is. XD CH thinks that he's going out doing all the right things for all the right reasons, ignoring what the reality of the situation is. His self-absorption makes it nigh-on impossible for him to actually pay attention to anything outside his little world. "You could have killed her!" "I remember it differently." As far as his alignment, he sees himself as Lawful Good. *nodnod*

The good (I mean evil) doctor is a lot harder. He is Gryffindor at heart, I think. All he wants is to change things, but he wants it to be for the good of society, which is a very Hufflepuff desire. (Even if he wants to be the one to rule it.) He's most definitely not pure Slytherin, because he can't bring himself to do what he needs to in the end. At the dedication, he's standing with the death ray aimed directly at hammer, and he simply can't pull the trigger. You can see the hesitation in his actions, and he's ALMOST relieved when the freeze ray malfunctions. He also doesn't want anyone who's not involved to get hurt- none of his warning shots go into the crowd, and he points out to Johnny Snow that there's kids in the park. He's got a touch of Ravenclaw- how else could he have built the awesome rays? He's not REALLY evil in the core. And yet he wants to join the ELE. I see him as chaotic good, anyway.

Penny's a Gryffinpuff. She's working for her cause (the Caring Hands shelters), but all she really wants in the end is love. (See: Story of a Girl)


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Aug. 4th, 2008 07:18 am (UTC)
OMG you are so WHITE with your theories. And so wonderfully nerdy too. I lurve you.

Edited at 2008-08-04 07:19 am (UTC)
Aug. 4th, 2008 10:53 pm (UTC)
Penny's a Hufflepuff in my mind. I don't see her as Gryffindor at all. Her ideals are about justice and helping the community, which is totally Hufflepuff.

Captain Hammer does see himself as Gryffindor and I can't see him in any other house.

I see Dr. Horrible as a Slytherin with Hufflepuff tendencies. The Hufflepuff in him loves Penny and wants to change the world because it's in a bad state and he feels that if he could rule it he could mold it into a better land for society.

But he is Slytherin. He refuses to join the henchman's guild because his aspirations are greater and he is going through the necessary requirements to become a member of the Evil League of Evil. And even though he doesn't succeed in killing Captain Hammer, he never protests when people ask him why he killed Penny. He allows her death to be blamed on him so he could gain entrance into the Evil League of Evil. By the end he's definitely full Slytherin.
Aug. 4th, 2008 11:02 pm (UTC)
Also, it's very Slytherin to not want to kill kids in the park and to not kill anyone with warning shots. It's practical. No one likes a child killer and his goal in life is to lead the world. Killing children doesn't suit his purpose, nor does killing anyone at all; killing is, as he says, 'inelegant.'

So he'll do it to get into the Evil League of Evil but he doesn't want just anyone to die. That's not his thing. So when Penny dies he's sad but not sad enough to protest to claims that someone else killed her. This isn't about idealism. It's about getting what he wants. Snake.
Aug. 4th, 2008 11:50 pm (UTC)

Takes a Slytherin to explain Slytherin. I still don't really get it.
Aug. 5th, 2008 12:45 am (UTC)
WHERE ARE YOU GETTING THESE FABULOUS ICONS? goneril used the first one (shoulder dance) in a post for blood_serpent with the added tag 'look at my icon, isn't it ace' and I fell in love with it.
Aug. 5th, 2008 01:05 am (UTC)
Well, I madeded the one zooming in on his smirk. I made a bunch of new sigs for tv.net, too. Most of the icons I stoled from people in dr_horriblesing and drhorrible_blog. :D Screencaps are my friend. Seven hundred and fifty megabytes worth of screencaps. It's amazing. The screenies take up more diskspace than the videos themselves. XD

Oh, I made this one, too. I have VERY limited photoshop skill. :D
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