30 Days of Band of Brothers
Day 23- Character You Relate to the Most
I’ve actually put this one off for a few days, because I have a hard time with it. It feels presumptuous of me to compare myself with any of these men.
I’ve just finished Parachute Infantry, and I really felt a connection to Webster. He was undoubtedly brave and did what his country asked of him, but damned if he was going to do one ounce more than he had to. His frustration with the chickenshit ways of the army, his self-admission to being the “worst shot in the company” really spoke to me, and he feels like someone I could relate to. Miniseries-wise, something about the scene between him and Liebgott in Why We Fight, when Liebgott makes a fuss about the fact that Webster hadn’t graduated from Harvard yet when he had allowed everyone to assume he had, and Webster’s response of “For one thing, I haven’t told you anything” felt very familiar to me.
On a real life note, I remember reading in one of the E Company books that Major Winters didn’t even remember Webster. That really struck a chord with me. Some people just fail to stand out of the crowd, and can be easily forgotten. Especially when we’re surrounded by wonderful, fantastic, outstanding people. We can be competent, average people who do our jobs well, and yet be overshadowed and simply forgotten.
30 days of Bradley James
Bradley James 30 days meme
1 Favourite look:
2 Favourite on set pic:
3 Favourite bts pic:
4 Beard or shaved?
5 A song that reminds you of him:
6 Favourite quote:
7 Favourite tweet:
8 What made you a fan?
9 In which role would you like to see him?
10 Who do you ship him with?
11 Favourite random pic:
12 Your favourite kind of bradders:
13 If you could change something about him what it will be?
14 Actor/actress you would like to see him work with (non Merlin actors)?
15 Describe him in 3 words:
16 A gif of him you particulary like:
17 Least favourite thing about him?
18 Favourite interview?
19 Footballing Bradders:
20 Bradley’s long lost brother:
21 If you had the chance to meet him the first thing you would say to him is:
22 Favourite Video Diaries moment:
23 Your favourite graphic:
24 The perfect photoshoot with him….
25 Favourite hairstyle
26 Arthur or Bradley?
27 A random herpderp pic!
28 The first thing you thought when you first saw him:
29 The best thing about him:
30 Favourite pic ever!
30 Days of Band of Brothers: Day Two--Least Favorite Character.
THAT FUCKER FROM I COMPANY
There are a lot of choices I could have gone with—Sobel, Cobb, and Dike are the usual suspects. But, I have to say, they’re not my least favorite. Sobel was an ass because he had to be, and it made the company stronger. Cobb wasn’t an ass in real-life; that was the miniseries’ portrayal because there always has to be a villain, and after Cobb had been in the Army for so long, I would be miserable in his situation, too. Dike was a shitty leader who was in way over his head. If put in his position at that moment in time, I’m sure I wouldn’t do much better. But that fucking asshole of a replacement who got sloppy and drunk and killed people? I have absolutely no sympathy for whatsoever. None. Especially when he shot Grant, a Toccoa man, and left him to die. Grant, who only was trying to help—a man who had made it as a quiet but strong force in Easy Company, through the entire war only to get seriously wounded by a man from his own regiment. A veteran, shot by a replacement who was drunk off his ass. That scene and the ones following it set me into a rage because it should not have happened.