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Question: Who's Rory's Perfect Match?
Jess - 5 (27.8%)
Dean - 0 (0%)
Marty - 2 (11.1%)
Logan - 10 (55.6%)
Steve - 0 (0%)
Other - 1 (5.6%)
Total Voters: 18

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« Reply #2130 on: March 10, 2010, 05:46:46 pm »

As a general rule I was dissatisfied with how all the men in Rory's life were handled.

As you said she was no siren and yet no man who came in contact with her seemed able to not fall madly deeply in love with her to the point where she could do no wrong and that they could never ever possibly be with anyone else as they would always be measuring that person against Rory.

Personally, I think there was drugs involved and the only reason for PodMarty was that he only received half a dose so instead of turning into love sick puppy like Dean and Jess, he turned into resentful hurt guy instead.
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« Reply #2131 on: March 13, 2010, 09:56:57 am »

I completely agree. Oh, the show tried to have Laundry Room guy represent "See, not everyone falls at Rory's feet" but in reality that's how they handled all the men in Rory's life and it was ridiculous.

Not only did they all suffer the afflictions you mentioned, but they also were incapable of actually getting over her. Even Jess, who matured and moved on in his life, falls victim to her feminine wiles the second she leans in for a kiss.

Not sure if you already have or ever would, but if you check out my story you might appreciate how the boys are handled with a bit more dignity and respect.
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« Reply #2132 on: March 17, 2010, 01:46:57 pm »

Haven#t had a chance to sit down and read your story properly yet, but promise I will do.

As for Rory - wasn't Laundry guy the one she went completely went off the deep end at when she thought he had talked about her asking him out or was that someone else.
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« Reply #2133 on: March 19, 2010, 06:22:34 pm »

Yes, that was him.

Despite how annoying she was in that episode, I appreciated the tiny brief moment of self-awareness when Rory was talking to Lorelai and said, "How self-centered am I that I just assumed that he was talking about me?" It was like a tiny flash of the old Rory. Too bad the writers had to go another way with her.
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« Reply #2134 on: March 25, 2010, 07:36:56 am »

Yeah, I would have liked it if they would have explored that Rory more as I could have seen her have a bit more of a backbone than the one we got later on.

She would have found a good match in Laundary guy or Marty if they had gone that route, hell even 'I'm sitting here at this tree' guy.  Logan to me in many ways smacked of laziness on behalf of the writers, even though he did mature as it could have been the high school plot with Tristian if that had continued.

Plus it would have been good to see her with a guy who didn't get to college through the trust fund route. 

Marty smacked more of hard work and scholarships and had the potential to have an interesting storyline with her grandparents with the fact he with the exception of the non moneyed background he ticked all the other boxes they wanted for Rory, were as Logan seemed to be 'Rory needs to loosen up and only the really rich can have any real out there fun'
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« Reply #2135 on: April 04, 2010, 08:58:21 pm »

Yeah, show-Rory definitely needed more backbone. They tried having moments, like bitching out Mitchum when Logan was in the hospital, or wrangling the newspaper a few times, but really in between those moments she was still meek, whiny, "oh poor me" Rory.

LOL, not sure if I agree about tree guy. He seemed like a doof Smiley I liked Laundry room guy when he first appeared (and actually respected the fact that he said no thanks to her invite) but when they brought him back he was a bit toolish. Even though it turned out he wasn't talking about Rory, there was still some girl out there that he was mocking while also basically bragging that she was obsessed with him.

However, I do agree that Marty smacked of hard work, and not just financially. He seemed to really work for his education. Compare this with Logan who was so blase about all his educational opportunities, joking about which ones he was kicked out of. I'm not saying Logan isn't smart, but I can't picture him studying day in and day out the way Rory did and the way I imagine Marty did. I would imagine a girl who grew up in a potting shed would relate better to Marty.

Oh yes, I've also thought about the potential for a Marty/grandparents storyline and have a bit of a subplot written for that. I've also wondered what Trix would think of Marty but haven't officially worked her in.

Yeah, the "loosen up and have fun with the rich" message grated for me. I found it ridiculous that Logan called Rory sheltered. What were all those rich kids if not sheltered? Have they ever had any true hardship? Did they ever get into any trouble that their parents (or friends) didn't bail them out of? Just silly, I tell you Smiley
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« Reply #2136 on: June 20, 2011, 02:42:15 pm »

Guess what!

I met Marty!!!

Wayne Wilcox is in The Normal Heart on Broadway, which I just saw this past weekend. Afterward, I got a picture with him and I told him I rooted for Marty the whole time (I was too shy to fess up about the fanfic). I brought Season 4 with me for him to sign. In his autograph he wrote, "Thanks for rooting for me." I even got to talk to him about the play a little. He was so nice and sweet. It was such a great experience!
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