- evil characters in states of submission/weakness
- evil characters momentary feeling things about the people they love
- evil characters scared or hurt
- evil characters making a friend or falling in love
- evil characters being put in positions where they are delicate and sensitive for a short period
- but their core personality isn’t changed
- and they are still evil
A guy is taking his girlfriend to prom. He waits in the ticket line for a really long time but gets them. He goes to rent a limo. The rental line is really long but he eventually does it. He goes to buy her flowers. The line at the florist is really long but eventually he gets the flowers. At prom, she asks him to go get punch. He goes to the refreshment table and there’s no punchline.
you’ve got to be kidding me
I am in physical pain
GOOD CHARACTER =/= GOOD PERSON
A good character is one that reaches its desired effect.
If that effect is to draw in a deep hatred from the audience, so be it. There have been multiple times where I have hated a character so much that I’ve wanted to reach into the medium and strangle them with my own hands.
so in LOTR’s appendices it says that legolas eventually builds a boat and takes gimli across the seas and into the west, the gray havens. you know, the place arwen isn’t allowed to go because she’s in love with a human dude bUT LEGOLAS (AKA ‘YOU LITTLE SHIT’) JUST SAYS “FUCK IT” AND SNEAKS GIMLI INTO THE GODDAMN UNDYING LANDS LIKE CONTRABAND TWIZZLERS INTO A MOVIE THEATER
best literary analysis ever
Enjolras sits next to Grantaire and gets all grumpy because he wants to hold his hand, but Grantaire is drawing and he can’t just make him stop to please himself
so he’s sitting there all pouty and huffy and Grantaire just changes hands and starts to draw with his other hand and takes Enjolras’ with the other and mutters, “I’m ambidextrous, idiot.”