Community Appreciation Week: day 1: favorite character - Annie Edison “I’m not a relaxed person. I think ahead. I prepare. I don’t improvise my life like Caroline Decker, who probably has really bad credit and an unfinished mermaid tattoo”.
community appreciation week → day one → favourite character
↳ welcome to the gross business of martial law. welcome to what used to be individuality, seized and disintegrated by cowardly group-think. welcome my friends, welcome to the machine!
I never thought I’d enjoy Community and then I realized that the show is literally about a lawyer trying to apply a lawyer/law school mentality to community college - and let me tell you, that is fucking entertaining
Troy knows that he’s not the smartest. It never really bothers him, because his teacher knows that he tries and she never yells at him. He’s only six years old, his mom says, and learning will come with time. Figuring out the difference between the little letter ‘b’ and the little letter ‘d’ just requires practice. Adding and subtracting the numbers his teacher gives him might take him a few moments longer than the rest of the kids, but she’s never said anything about the way he counts on his fingers. Practice, practice, practice – that’s all he needs. The schooling environment is harder for some children, the adults say to each other when they think he isn’t listening, but everything evens out in the end and Troy will be just fine with practice.
caw17 day 1 - favourite character I don’t have the software for gifs, nor the patience for fics (despite this primarily being a writing blog) so I decided to just write what I think for each day. That falls under meta right? The fact it’s an ensemble show makes picking a favourite Community character very difficult, especially since (for the most part) each character is given enough attention to shine. I don’t know what the parameters of the prompt are, but to make it easier for myself I’m going to narrow my choice to series regulars.
After a lot of thought (you can’t tell here, but multiple days have passed since I wrote the last paragraph) I’ve decided that my favourite character is probably Abed or Britta. Abed is the kind of character that I would historically lean toward in terms of preference; he’s smart and nerdy in a positive way. When I think more about Abed and how he’s written in a deeper manner, I like him a lot more (albeit in a different way). He’s incredibly aware of what people think of him but, despite that, he’s also still incredibly confident. Britta is more of a wildcard in my choosing her because of how oddly treated her character was you could almost claim that she was a completely different character to the one she was in Season 1 by the end of Season 6. In general, she might be the character with whom I can relate most - she wants to do good things and only has the best of intentions, but sometimes doesn’t act on them in the best way, if at all.
I don’t feel like I’ve articulated this in the best way possible, and I’ve definitely simplified what I think, but I want to get this posted at a reasonable time so I’m going to stop here. And in case it’s of any interest, this two-way tie would have been a four way tie if not for my narrowing it to series regulars (Duncan and Magnitude are both fantastic).