An Interview with a Fringe Fan from Brazil

Meet Michelle (@_nitroglicerina), a Fringe fan from Brazil. We asked her a few questions about being an international fan and why the show is so special to her. Read her responses in Portuguese and English.

What is the Fringe fandom in Brasil like?

Há um grande Fringe fandom no Brasil. Nós temos um website, um grupo no Facebook para discutir e uma página com quotes. Lembro que no Orkut também havia uma grande comunidade sobre Fringe… talvez ela ainda exista, mas você sabe… ela é do outro universo e a ponte foi fechada, LOL. Eu também discuto sobre novos episódios na página de Fringe no site Filmow e com alguns amigos meus. Esses são os que eu conheço, mas talvez haja mais.

There’s a big Fringe fandom in Brazil. We have a website, a Facebook group to discuss, and a Facebook page with quotes. I remember in Orkut there was a big community about Fringe too… maybe it exists, but you know… it is over there and the bridge was closed… LOL. I also discuss about the new episodes in the Fringe’s page at the website Filmow with some Fringies friends of mine. This is what I know, but maybe there’s more.

What is it about the Fringe universe that makes you such a devoted fan?

Bom, há tantas coisas… Eu amo o fato do Walter ser um químico (eu curso Química na faculdade!) e toda a ciência envolvida no show. Eu me reconheço na Olivia em um monte de características dela e amo sua força e determinação. E eu amo muito os relacionamentos entre os personagens: a amizade entre Olivia e Charlie, Walter e Astrid, AltLivia e AltLincoln; o amor familiar entre Walter e Peter, Olivia e Peter e também (por que não?) Walter e Olivia. E há, ainda, todas as histórias intricadas que nos fazem pensar muito. Acho que todas essas coisas nos fazem ficar mais e mais conectados com a série.

Well, there’s so many things… I love the fact that Walter is a chemist (I study Chemistry in college!) and I love all the science envolved in the show. I recognize myself in Olivia in a lot of her characteristics and I love her strength and how determined she is. And I really love the relationships between the characters: the friendship between Olivia and Charlie, Walter and Astrid, and AltLivia and AltLincoln; the familial love between Walter and Peter, Olivia and Peter, and also (why not?) Walter and Olivia. And there are all the puzzling stories that makes us think a lot. I think all of these things make us more and more connected to the show.

 If the executives at Fox Broadcasting Company asked you how they could better engage the international fans of their TV shows, what would you say?

Hmm, essa é difícil… Talvez fazer algo (menor, claro) como ComicCon e trazer o elenco para cá, fazer uma melhor divulgação da série nos outros países e os episódios deveriam ir ao ar com menos atraso… Acho que diria isso.

Hmm, tough one… Maybe make something (smaller, of course) like ComicCon and bring the cast here, promote the show better in other countries and the episodes should air with less delay… I think I’d say that.

What is the first thing you will do after the show ends?

Chorar, com certeza, LOL. Não sou chorona, sabe, na verdade eu nunca choro! Mas quando eu estava reassistindo os episódios nas últimas duas semanas, eu percebi duas coisas: 1. Vou chorar no final. Um monte de episódios trouxeram lágrimas aos meus olhos de um jeito que não aconteceu na primeira vez que assisti… acho que isso aconteceu porque o fim está vindo, então eu acho que vou chorar. 2. Assistir todos os episódios em sequência (fazer maratona pra reassistir, sabe) é bem diferente, talvez porque minha memória não é muito boa, LOL, mas eu consegui pegar os detalhes e as ligações entre os episódios e as temporadas tão melhor que acho que também reassistirei a temporada final em sequência.

Cry, of course, LOL. I’m not a crybaby, you know, in fact I never cry! But when I was re-watching the episodes in the last two weeks, I realized two things: 1. I’ll cry in the final. A lot of the episodes brought tears to my eyes in someway which did not happen the first time that I saw them… I think it happened because the end is coming, so I think I’m gonna cry. 2. Watching all of the episodes in sequence ([I had a] marathon to re-watch, you know) is so different, maybe because my memory doesn’t work really well, LOL, but I got the details and the links between the episodes and the seasons so much better that I think I’ll re-watch the final season in sequence as well.

Lincoln, Charlie or Peter. Who would you date and why?

Eu amo mesmo o Charlie (aliás, sinto tanto a falta dele!) e Peter (claro, todos os Fringies amam o Peter!), mas eu sairia com o Lincoln. Eu acho que o jeito dele é mais parecido com o meu e ele é tão bonitinho!
Mas mais que tudo, eu amaria ser amiga desses caras, além da Olivia, da Astrid e do Walter, claro. E compartilhar um laboratório com o Walter e o Bell seria um sonho, LOL.

I really love Charlie (btw, I miss him so much!) and Peter (of course, all the Fringies love Peter!), but I would date Lincoln. I think his [personality] is more like mine and he is so cutie!
But most of all, I’d love to be friend with all of these guys, including Olivia, Astrid and Walter, of course. And sharing a lab with Walter and Bell would be a dream come true, LOL.

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Posted on September 26, 2012, in Television and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. It’s so great that you guys interviewed a brazilian fan! I’m brazilian too and I agree with everything (but I’d date Peter, love him <3).

    The fandom here is pretty big, actually, it's too bad they release the episode so late and we have to watch it online or download it. =/

    And I totally agree with you on the crying part. I never cry at tv shows. The only show that has made me cry is Fringe so I'm guessing I'll cry a lot at the finale.

  2. Wow-Awesome Interview!! I totally agree that while Peter is great, Lincoln is better!!!

    Also I feel pretty secure that I will cry at the end even though I never cry over television shows, even ones I love like LOST. I was thinking I might at the end of LOST as it was really the end of a huge chapter for me but it just didn’t quite happen, (though I loved the finale of LOST) but I mean FRINGE is going to be like the end of an EPIC ERA and it will also be like saying good bye to a BEST friend…..(It’s kind of one of those things I try not think about to much)! :(

  3. It’s me, haha :D
    Thanks for that, girls! I loved answer these questions and be part of Fringe Week <3

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