My brother and I had to drive an hour back from the theater and I don’t think we stopped smiling or quoting it ONCE. God, that movie was fun as shit. I just loved everyone. Every single character stole my goddamn heart.
I HAVE RETURNED FROM GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY AND I REQUIRE FANFICTION.
NOT ABOUT ANYTHING SPECIFIC, JUST. ALL OF IT.
OR LIKE THE COMICS I GUESS.
MORE, IS WHAT I’M GETTING AT
HOLY TITS THAT WAS FUN.
What do you hate about Finch's backstory? I'm really curious because I violently disliked the Lethe/Aletheia flashbacks!
It’s kind of terrible, because a lot of my problems with Finch’s story can be boiled down to “Oh, bullshit, Finch doesn’t have friends.” Which is a little unfair. He’s a very interesting person. I’m sure lots of people would want to be friends with him.
But I feel like what we’ve learned about Finch’s past kind of contradicts a lot of things I think we’re supposed to believe about the character. Like, I feel as though we’re supposed to see Finch as someone who has been very, very isolated for most of his life. Somebody who had, in some ways, lost touch with his own humanity. Like, he lives a solitary life, absorbed in his work, and he’s got Nathan there and that’s it, and then 9/11 happens and it’s kind of a wake-up call about how out of touch he is with other people, because it’s the single greatest disaster ever to befall his city and he worked straight through it.
But I feel like every time we go back into Finch’s past, there are more goddamn people in there. Friendly people! People who probably cared about him! He has childhood friends and college friends and a dad and brothers who I guess never existed so he was just lying to Carter for no reason or maybe the writers forgot about them idk and a fucking fiancee and he’s a legit goddamn uncle to Nathan’s son and somehow Reese becomes a more successful as a character who is supposed to be isolated and solitary than Finch is.
Not to mention that some of these relationships kind of make him seem like a worse person. Which would be fine if I thought they were doing it on purpose, but I don’t think they are. I think Grace is supposed to humanize Finch, but all I can think about is how selfish and short-sighted that storyline makes him out to be, how limited his empathy is. How he can abandon a woman he supposedly loves and let her believe he’s dead long after that decision stops making sense out of his own cowardice. How he can have his first big romantic relationship with a woman who makes him feel ~human~ again while simultaneously not really caring about the Irrelevant List like at all.
Or they just weaken the character. Arthur is honestly a character who I enjoy a lot purely as himself. He’s adorable, his whole character is heartbreaking, gracious what a precious little man, etc. But the perspective he gives to Finch makes the character worse, because it paints someone who really should be (if the character is to make any sense) a deeply isolated individual, a genius among geniuses who has no one to relate to or to keep him in check, as a fucking social butterfly. He’s got friends, he’s got contemporaries, he’s getting all kinds of pussy, he’s active in the hacker community and it’s like nooooo, you’re sacrificing characterization for a middle-of-the-road “ah, my crazy college years” joke and I don’t like it.
Basically, I prefer mysterious, isolated weirdo Finch to socially active patchwork Finch and I would like for the writers to stop telling me new things about him please please thank.
wooooo got tickets for a bizarrely early showing of Guardians of the Galaxy who here likes scifi fun
my partner tried to call me a sweetheart the other day but he misspelled it and I read it as “sweetbeard” and then I decided that this is what dwarf couples call each other
so, naturally, here are two dwarves on a date
More behind the scenes pics of and from Kevin Chapman yesterday, July 29, on his birthday. Glad that the crew gave him some love on his B-day!
Looks like Fusco may have gone shopping at the men’s clothing store that Amanda Segel tweeted from last week while location scouting.
(credits to Amanda Segel and Kevin Chapman on twitter, and @peoplingtom on instagram)
For the Character MEME: Harold Finch
- Do you love/hate/don’t feel strongly about this character?
I see-saw violently with Finch. For the most part, I fall pretty solidly on the love end of the spectrum, because he’s genuinely once of the most complex and interesting characters on the show and his ever-evolving moral landscape is really fascinating to watch. On the other hand, like 90% of the time I want all of my knowledge of his backstory erased because I hate it and I think it weakens the character. Basically, he’s great, but please don’t ever confirm anything else about him, writers, please, I want to keep liking him.
2. What’s your favorite trait of this character?
I like that he has to try to be selfless. I feel like selflessness, as a character trait, is usually portrayed as part of some intrinsic innocence or goodness on the part of protagonists. And that’s not really the case with Finch. I feel that naturally, he’s quite a selfish person. But he sees that in himself and tries to make himself more than what he is, and that’s better to me than inherent selflessness.
3. What’s your favorite moment/even involving this character?
High Finch is always my fave.
4. If you could have one power/attribute/etc. of this character, what would it be?
Money. Piles and piles of money.
5. Have you ever pictured this character naked?
I write a lot of porn. Yes. He’s pale and squidgy and in kind of bad shape but pretty adorable.
6. When did you fall in love/hate with this character? I you don’t have any strong feelings toward them, why not?
Pretty early on, I think. Maybe a couple of episodes in? I know I loved him by Identity Crisis because how could I not love that high little waffle, but it had to be before that. Maybe when he was worrying over Reese during Witness, while they were separated.
No, I remember. It was when he was trying to get the girl from Ghosts out of the hotel and they were cornered so he stood in front of her protectively like you are made of stale breadsticks, you brave little shit what are you doing.
7. Who’s your OTP for this character?
I don’t really OTP in the way that I think this meme is asking, ‘cause I take a firm Everyone/Everyone Else stance wrt shipping. There are pretty much no characters that I only ship with one other character, and I honestly ship Finch with quite a lot of people because he interests me.
That said, Finch/Fusco is my favorite because it’s cute as fuck in an enemies-to-friends, slow trust building, massive careening power imbalance, shared interest in baseball and stealing shit kind of way.
Put a character in my ask box.
And I’ll answer these questions about them:
- Do you love/hate/don’t feel strongly about this character?
- What’s your favorite trait of this character?
- What’s your favorite moment/even involving this character?
- If you could have one power/attribute/etc. of this character, what would it be?
- Have you ever pictured this character naked?
- When did you fall in love/hate with this character? I you don’t have any strong feelings toward them, why not?
- Who’s your OTP for this character?