I think Finn was actually an extremely well-written character (especially in light of Kim saying Finn was, to a certain extent, intentionally meant to be received by us in the way he was). Totally despicable and self-centred and obsessive and ultimately not cut out for the world he was thrown into, but well-written.
Because he’s real.
People just like Finn actually exist. They pretend they’re a Good Guy and a lot of the time, we believe them, but that’s just not the case and eventually all their bad qualities start to come out and reveal themselves and at the end of it all we’re left shaking our heads wondering - just like Clarke - how we could be so short-sighted not to have noticed it right from the beginning.
I think that’s part of the reason why so many of us hate him so much. He’s not a typical villain. He’s not even an anti-hero. He’s that guy you know.The one you thought might actually be different. He’s that guy you thought you liked … the one who turned out to be everything he told you he was not. He’s the guy that broke your heart, and the entire time tried to pretend he didn’t by covering up the wound with a flimsy little bandaid that falls off with each movement.
And then does it again, all the while sporting the complete and utter lack of self-awareness required to wonder why your cut is still bleeding.
Finn’s so real, so realistic, so plausible, that it’s honestly unsettling. He’s the kind of character that makes you wonder how many Finn’s are wandering around in your life right now that have yet to reveal themselves.
i’m rewatching supergirl s2 and unpopular opinion time, i think the reason mon-el was so widely hated by the fanbase is because we’ve come to expect a certain ideological and ethical purity from our superheroes, *especially* on supergirl, and mon-el’s character started off flawed and grew to be better, learning from supergirl, and most fans either weren’t here for it or didn’t have the patience/faith to watch him grow and develop
I had promised a KiriBaku kid something like months ago, and tbh most of the reason why it took me this long is because I couldn’t pick between these two so?? In the end just have them both I guess - some info about them under cut, in case you wanna know more!!
So there’s one bit near the end of the Genocide Run that hit me pretty hard, personally. And as with most things that hit me very hard emotionally, it was a random almost throwaway line that wasn’t written to be focused on that much. But whether it intentionally held the meaning I took from it or not, it doesn’t change the fact that I DID take meaning from it.
When Flowey is monologuing near the very very end of the game and explaining what he went through, he talks about how he lacks the ability to feel anything for the people around him, and how desperately, frantically, he wishes he did. He talks about how, at first, he tried to help people. He talks about how at first it seemed to help, but every time it was time to let go, to move on, he got scared and couldn’t do it. He’d panic and reset instead. And how then he’d be right back where he started. And he would try helping everyone again.
But it became hollow. Everyone always said the exact same things, and did the exact same things. And nothing changed. And nothing new ever happened.
And eventually, just out of sheer desperation for SOMETHING new, he decided to kill everyone. And how that was at first a relief, but even that grew stale and empty as he did it over and over again. Until he was left with nothing, and there was nothing to care about, either for better or worse, but he couldn’t let go either. So he was trapped in this world where nothing ever changed, and he couldn’t make himself leave.
It’s a sad story, but it’s also a bit of a gut punch because of its implications.
Maybe in time, the person playing the game, the actual human being behind the keyboard, not the pixel character they control, would find themselves in the exact same situation. Eventually, things in a game stop changing. Characters always say the same things, do the same things. And maybe in time, as boredom takes over, the player would also try a genocide game just for SOMETHING new. But eventually even that will become empty and lead to nowhere after you do it enough.
I can’t really say if that’s true or not. I can’t say it’s false either.
But It’s 2 years now. And a lot of us are still here. And more importantly a lot of us still care. Quite deeply in fact.
And maybe we won’t care forever, maybe the same thing will happen, or more likely, we’d be the ones able to let go and move on to other things and let go. Maybe there’s no escaping that.
But it’s been 2 years, and at least for now, we’re still here.
There is also the possibility I’ve considered, that since the insane success of the game was never expected or anticipated at all, that the level of love it caused in gamers was a complete and utter surprise, maybe their ability to never fall into that cycle of apathy and just how long they can keep going, caring as hard as ever, will also be a complete surprise that was never foreseen.
Or even more simply, maybe Flowey just needed to be shown, as with so many things, he was wrong about that too.
Who knows. Honestly I can’t say how things will look in time. It could either way.
What if Twilight Link finally had enough of traveling with Wild child and he turned into his Hylian self.
TP Link: “I can’t take it anymore. This place is beyond weird. There are huge mechanical creatures chasing us at every turn. That Zora Prince was huge! The monsters here are something out of a nightmare. The Master Sword is bigger than you. There are BIRD PEOPLE. And you strive daily to find the tallest mountain in the area just so you can jump off it.”
Wild: -continues eating an apple, not at all shocked that his wolf turned into a man-
TP: “This is crazy, alright? And this is coming from a guy that can turn into a wolf and fought a dragon.”
Wild: -pulls an apple out of his pack- “You want one?”
TP: “The fact that your not even reacting to the current situation proves my point.”
i really really dig the trailers for oxenfree, so i tried to draw a few of my favorite scenes from them. shame none of them happen in game, but im also glad the trailers dont spoil the whole story, you know?