A headcanon of sorts: Taako likes to visit Ren regularly, and sometimes, he likes to bring Kravitz along. Ren is always happy to see them, and gets along with Kravitz pretty well. June, too, loves it when Taako visits, but with Kravitz, she feels a little……..weird
It’s just a feeling at first; it’s like she can sense something is off with him. When the finds out the truth, though – that he’s a literal Bounty Hunter for the Raven Queen – she’s outright terrified of him. She’s cheated death so many times, she’s been responsible for people cheating death so many times. She absolutely will not go in the same room as him; even if hes not actively hunting her down, she is still VERY scared of him
At first, Kravitz tries to shake it off like its nbd; lots of people are scared of him, thats just how it goes. Still, as this continues, he feels worse and worse about it, and wants to convince her that he’s just a nice dude who hunts bad guys sometimes
TLDR i want gay uncle kravitz trying to appeal to his boyfriends bffs daughter and crying about it to Taako when they’re alone because ‘why wont she like me what do i DO’
i feel so bad for him, but at the same time…i want to see realistic consequences of his journey, if its as harrowing as it seems its going to be. You don’t come back from war unscathed, and what Jim’s doing is essentially going into battle alone. They started setting up the intensity of this in the finale, when they showed him in tears. Crying and recklessly embarking on a suicide mission alone because of how guilty you feel over your loved ones getting hurt or worse are not signs of a healthy mindset to begin with, but if the creators were willing to show that emotional break, I have faith we’ll see more emotional struggle from Jim later on.
Plus, they haven’t really shied away from emotional impacts of traumatic experiences or mental health in general thus far. When Toby and Jim are debating whether or not to finish off Gnome Chompsky, its emphasized by Toby just how rough this decision would be on their conscious with the “my soul will be damned” line. Claire initially believes Jim’s letter to her about “the monsters” is metaphorical for his emotional issues, his inner demons and mental monsters. When Blinky is turned human, his cover is as Jim’s guidance counselor, and Jim’s unusual behavior as a result of trollhunting is explained away to Barbara as him going through some stuff, specifically stuff he hasn’t dealt with yet, like his dad. Hell, the first episode has Strickler pointing out that Jim’s anxious and tired and obviously has a lot on his mind, even before Jim becomes the Trollhunter.
Although I’m just now realizing what a perfect metaphor external monster fighting is for internal monster fighting…Did the writers make all these metaphors on purpose? Plus the whole reference to Jim as Atlas. If anyone struggles mentally and physically, its Atlas, having to shoulder alone the impossible weight of the sky.
I’m hoping at some point Jim will realize he doesn’t have to be Atlas; he can let his friends and family help him carry the weight on his shoulders. He doesn’t have to do it alone. And he shouldn’t. Because he’s not alone and that’s what your loved ones are there for, to support you, to hold you up when you’re struggling to stand. Which, hey, can also be another great metaphor for dealing with mental illness.
I’m hoping its more than just a metaphor though. Like I really hope we’ll see Jim actually struggle mentally and start to crumble after the Darklands until he lets his loved ones help him out.
I’m flipping between two headcanons for GCBC’s snakes right now
1) They bought the snakes AFTER Freedom Friday But Still On A Tuesday as a sort of present to themselves (we’re alive, our parents are okay, we don’t have to follow the instructions and we can do whatever we want).
They’re a lot of responsibility but they’ve always wanted pets, so heck why not five snakes? Besides, the routine of feeding and handling and cleaning them is comforting (especially for Bad Cop)
2) the snakes were with them before they moved to Bricksburg and made the move with them to their new job. They earned a lot of money as the chief of the super secret police so although they were too busy to care for them all of the time, they could afford to hire good pet-sitters to look after them. Either that or he had to call his neighbors like “HI sorry, it’s Good Cop, we really need a favour if it’s not too much trouble, can you just go check on our five snakes the key is under the doormat”
I don’t know which I like better, because on the one hand-
/celebratory snakes and a responsibility to help ground the Cops while they go through whatever transition happens for them after FFBSOAT, but on the OTHER hand-
1) When I was little and had imaginary friends, I gave myself an imaginary friend’s little brother to hang out with too.
2) Because I wanted a little brother, but never got one (my sister is 3 years older than me and had no interest in digging for worms, catching snakes or hunting for goblins).
3) The closest I ever came to asking where babies came from was when I was 4 and asked for a baby brother for Christmas
4) All my invisible friends lived on the roof or in our attic
5) My sister and I once tricked a couple of her friends into briefly thinking they’d drowned me by pushing me into the pool. (Ok this probably needs elaboration: I was like 8 or 9 so she was probably 12 and there were driving bricks at the pool, so i just swam and got the brick I’d been arguing with them about after they pushed me in, but they didn’t know i could swim and my sister did not enlighten them until I snuck up on them and enacted vengeance by pushing them into the pool…..)
6) I started playing the violin when I was 7, after pestering my parents for probably at least 2-3 years if I could because I was obsessed with Fantasia (don’t ask me how I knew the difference between the instruments, I have no idea).
7) I have never watched The Fox and the Hound and have no intention of doing so!
8) We had a creepy af shed in our backyard for years growing up and I was terrified of it because I was convinced I saw a skeleton walking out of it (this is probably one of the reasons my parents wouldn’t let me watch anything remotely scary)
9) My friends irl call me the cat whisperer because strange kitties will come and greet me and I’m the person that normally anti social cats come out to greet (give me all of teh kitties)
10) Speaking of pestering my parents, I pestered them about getting a cat FOR YEARS until I was 11 and one of my friend’s cat’s had kittens and I just flat out told them I was getting one one night at dinner. My sister laughed at me, but joke was on her, I got a kitten finally.