tbh i feel like lup is a character that griffin has been dying to make a central part of the group, and not because she’s amazing and embodies the entirety of the story, but because she creates character conflict. for pretty much the entire balance arc, griff has tried to get the three boys to disagree on stuff, but because of who the characters are, taako and merle being too easy going and not caring enough, and mags practically overriding any conversation or argument by just rushing in has made for a dnd campaign with basically no conflict amongst the pcs
now a campaign doesn’t need to have conflict to be a good one but for an audio only story, conflict is the easiest way to develop the characters and get the boys to really address what’s important to them and what they would fight for, but with a character like mags (which is a very common type let me tell you i’ve been overrided too many times) the other characters generally do not get a say unless they extremely object. which has probably been something very irritating for griffin where he had to literally pull their teeth to get backstory and character details
so enter lup who’s not afraid to bite back at the boys and question their choices and just from that argument we, as an audience, suddenly understand lup almost completely. we understand her motivations and what’s she terrified of and that she, as a character, cannot lose hope. and!! we even got a huge understanding of taako!! i mean look at all the meta that came from just that one interaction because suddenly we see this interaction and it justifies who taako is as a character. i would even go as far to say it developed mags as well
as a dm, griffin has been trying desperately to get the boys to fight against each other with moral choices (wonderland, the chalice, lucas, and others too) and granted they can’t just put out an ep that is an hour of back and forth between the boys of deciding what to do with the chalice, but griffin has been trying to get to develop past the ‘magnus rushes in, taako’s good out here, merle? does something?’ (sorry i forgot what merle’s was OTL) to the point where griffin has tried multiple times to separate magnus from the group to force the other two to take initiative and lup and this new play style is finally making them do exactly that
so TL;DR Lup is a character that griffin has been dying to introduce and is the character conflict/instigator that the campaign has needed for a long time
“God,” Sarah smirked looking over at their friends Neil and Des. “Do they ever stop making out? They’re so in love it kinda makes me wanna puke.”
Hunter laughed loudly, “I know, Kesh and I were only like that for the first couple years. Now I have to literally attack him if I want to get any.”
“Yeah, but he loves you, Hunter,” Sarah’s eyes softened. “You know it’s just his workload. And you are kinda married to an old man,” she teased him.
“Engaged,” he corrected with a grin. “And he’s only thirty-five, it’s not like he’s geriatric. No, but really, I think maybe we should go to that relationship therapy thing he wanted to go to last year,” he shook his head solemnly. “I dunno. He watches everything I do, and I really think he doesn’t trust me anymore.”
Sarah sighed and reached out her hand to grasp Hunter’s forearm. “Hey,” she assured him. “Things happen. You worked on it together and you’re both better for it, he loves you, he’s just…protective of you. You guys have an enviable relationship. Look at me, I can’t even keep anyone around longer than three months before I run them off. And you’ve got a guy who would move mountains to see you happy and healthy.”
“I guess,” Hunter smiled weakly and looked over at Neil and Des again, who were rubbing their noses together and grinning. “Still, I miss that.”
Rosy. We did it! Bob won! He truly deserves this award. This proves to Bob how much his fans love him and admire his work. Also, proves to the TV executives that Bob has a huge fan base which should not be underestimated. Lastly, it shows the antis who were down voting that they cannot stop Bob from being successful in life. Despite their hatred and racism towards him they cannot stop his success. He is a talented actor and will continue to outshine the antis. Well done fans!.
What if there are aliens that have been receiving our messages in outer space and have been using their resources to try to get a way to communicate back and/or come here,, but they are a good peaceful species that haven’t spent centuries developing weapons and fighting each other. Cue them coming and getting killed because humans think they asteroid/invading/are just big meanies