What are the big differences personality-wise between Matty and Connie? They both seem really similar (really nice and kind gentle giants who everyone adores), but I'm sure there's a lot that I'm forgetting about :p
Matty lets things roll off his back a LOT easier? I mean, if Connie had a Robbie saying some of that stuff Robbie’s said to Matty he’d curl into a ball forever. Matty worries a lot less than Connie, he doesn’t internalize things as much, and he has an easier time expressing his feelings without feeling like he might be like, pushing himself on someone else. And some of that is age, that Connie’s years younger than Matty and hopefully he’ll learn to do some of that as he matures, but Matty’s fundamentally a lot more laid back than Connie.
He’s also a lot less shy. Matty with people he doesn’t know as well isn’t quite the way Matty is with Wheels or Robbie or Crane, but he’s pretty comfortable with new people (in a non-romantic context, he gets REALLY awkward if he likes someone). His default is kind of quiet, but he’s not actually shy the way Connie is, just quiet by preference. Connie’s often quiet, but that’s not…preference, exactly, he talks a lot when he’s comfortable with someone, Connie rambles are like, a staple of Victor’s existence (and increasingly Harry’s), he has a lot of ideas he wants to express but he worries that he’ll bore someone, or annoy them, and starts to self-police how much he’s talking or what percentage of the conversation, and do they look interested, and often that ends in him just clamming up.
And, this is also very much based on age, Matty’s less self-centered. This isn’t a dig on Connie, he’s twenty years old and he focuses on his own feelings a lot because he can’t not, because they’re overwhelming, and when you worry about everything you necessarily spend a lot of time centered upon yourself, but that’s another big difference between them.
But yes, kind gentle giants from Western Canada. High five boy-os!
(”Can…can I join?” Andy asks, and I GUESS, c’mon in buddy. They can add a motormouths they love faction in Robbie, Harry, and Derek, but that would…probably not end well as a faction. Seems like there’d be arguments. Possibly an increasingly vicious prank war. Let’s nix that idea.)