Yay, I wrote it! Okay, so let’s get started here and talk
about all the wonderful reasons I love Jacob Kowalski and think he’s a precious
cinnamon roll :3
In case it’s not obvious, SPOILERS FOR FBAWTFT AHEAD!
Alright, so where do I start with the wonderful amazing
super-mega-foxy-awesome-hot No-Maj that is Jacob Kowalski? I mean, seriously,
where do I freakin’ start?
First, we have before the film; we know that Jacob fought in
the First World War and then stayed for quite some time afterwards. Think about
how the survivors/veterans of the First World War were traumatised and ruined
by their experiences; Jacob has almost certainly seen comrades – maybe even
friends – killed in battle, been close to being killed himself. He would have
probably been in the trenches, cold and frightened and wondering if he’d ever
get to go home again. It’s obviously affected him (rooftop scene) and it will probably affect him for the rest of his life in some way or
another (World War Two, nightmares etc.).
Now, let’s talk about Jacob as a baker, I mean…wow.
Baking is typically viewed as a very feminine hobby/skill – you wouldn’t expect
to see a man such as Jacob wanting to own a bakery/bake himself as a profession,
so I think that that’s wonderful because he’s following his dreams. He wants to
bake because, quote, “it makes people happy”. Jacob wants to make people happy, which just warms my heart because
seriously he’s so sweet – I also like to think that baking makes him happy too because it reminds him of
his grandmother (I think it’s pretty much canon that his grandmother was the
one who kindled his love of baking when he was young) and it allows him the
chance to be creative (especially with the beast pastries at the end of the
film). Honestly, the idea of a baby!Jacob Kowalski in the kitchen with his
Grandma baking makes me want to melt into a puddle of goo because it’s so fucking sweet and pure.
The fact that Jacob can find solace and happiness in baking
his wonderful pastries – despite his experiences during the war – is so beautiful
My next point I want to make is that he’s funny as well as
sweet and charming; it’s obvious to many, I’m sure, that Jacob is seen as the ‘comic
relief’ in the group of the film, and while I maintain that he’s so much more
than just “comic relief” I can also agree that he’s hilarious. He’s got amazing
comic timing, says some of the funniest lines in the film, and he’s just
genuinely very funny (his laugh/scream of alarm is a real gem in the film, I
find). Personally, I love guys who
can make me laugh – I think that if a guy can’t make me laugh/giggle, then what’s
the point? If you can’t laugh with the person you love, then do you really
truly love them? It’s one of the reasons why I love Ron Weasley from Harry Potter so much – because he’s funny and doesn’t take things too
seriously. A guy who can make me laugh has my heart, any day.
Speaking of hearts, let’s talk about Jacob’s relationship
with Queenie; I won’t go into too much detail because I’m saving it for another
post dedicated to their relationship, but what I will say is that their
relationship is fucking beautiful – while I’ll admit Newt/Tina is my ultimate
OTP, Jacob/Queenie is so pure and special and it made me weep like a baby on all my viewings. You can tell that there’s a
genuine interest in each other, right from the very start (again, I’ll explain
fully in a full-out Jakweenie post) and their attraction towards each other
only grows as the film progresses.
In my opinion, it’s incorrect to say that she’s only in love
with his personality – because while, yes, I agree, his personality is a big
part of why she probably fell in love with him…have you seen him? Like, look,
we’re all attracted to different things so maybe he’s not your type, but he’s
definitely Queenie’s type – and I think we can all see why. Jacob Kowalski is attractive
as hell – and not just to people who have a kink (it’s not a kink, he’s
actually very hot). First of all, he’s got a full head of dark hair, he looks
dapper as fuck in a suit (I do love a good suit tbh), he’s got a big smile, and
really ridiculously nice eyes; like, he’s so adorable and cute and hot and sexy.
To add, if you watch him moving about in various scenes, he moves like he’s dancing
– like, sign me up for that please! I like men who are good on their feet! I
just really love him, okay?
I hate that a lot of people see that he’s chubby and
immediately go “oh, he’s got a nice personality that’s why she loves him” –
like, no, Queenie is clearly very
much attracted to him physically too, thank you, and so are a lot of people. If
you don’t think she took one look at him and thought “holy shit, I would bang
him” then you’re wrong. And if Queenie doesn’t get on it then I fucking will.
As for Jacob’s feelings towards Queenie…well, we all know
she’s obviously gorgeous, but he loves her for more than her looks – again, I’ll
go into greater detail later, but what I will say is that while he’s firstly
attracted because of how pretty she is, when he really gets to know her over
dinner (learning about how she likes to cook, for example) and over the film,
he really starts to fall in love. You
can see it in his eyes that he’s falling in love with her hard, because she’s
not only beautiful but also because she’s brave, kind, sweet, quick-witted
(MACUSA escape, fight me on this), and courageous. (also because he doesn’t
objectify her in his head or anything – he thinks she’s sexy of course, but she
knows that he also loves her for her and
not just her looks)
I was reading through one of the “making of” Fantastic
Beasts books and I found a quote that said that while Jacob is a No-Maj he’s
still magic in his own way – and he is! You see him smiling or in awe, or see
him with his baking or around Queenie, and you see that he’s got his own kind
of magic. He’s sweet, gentle (with the exception of punching Gnarlak – who, I
think we’ll all agree, deserved it), kind-hearted, attractive and just such a
wonderful guy. The fact that anyone could hate him greatly confuses me to be
We need more love for our favourite baker – why is there not
If Percy told Nico about his crush on Annabeth (pre Percabeth)
oh yeah... Sh.. She's beautiful
what are you nuts? Beautiful? More like super mega foxy awesome hot! She's the hottest girl I've ever met, she's far more attractive far more interesting for more appealing than any girl that I know! In my immediate group of friends!
so after four years I have finally met this goober. I went to the stage door on his opening night in Hedwig and he was perfectly lovely. In this picture, he is signing my “Super Mega Foxy Awesome Hot” shirt, which he said he loved, and gratefully accepted the owl stuffed animal I bought for him. What a night!!
- lemme preface this by saying that i am sexist (and racist and homophobic and transphobic*) because we all are and that discussing** whether or not harry potter has sexist parts to it does not negate my liking it
*there was an excellent tumblr post in response to this whole your fave is problematic business which gently pointed out that we live in a sexist/racist/etc world and that given the likelihood of all popular media being prejudiced in some way it is ok for us not to be perfect too and to unperfectly enjoy unperfect things
**but it would be super mega foxy awesome hot if whilst imperfectly enjoying imperfect things we discussed and educated ourselves on why it/us/we are imperfect