a couple of many pieces i want to draw to show my love of the orbiting human circus (of the air)…if you haven’t started listening yet, season one just finished up recently! it really sings to my heart, i can’t recommend it enough
really good-looking, so as a character choice I thought, “What the hell? Why
not go for it?” There is a close-up of Garak where it looks like he could eat him
alive. And I’m sure that’s why I got the job. - Andrew J. Robinson (x)
I’ve seen lots of people complaining about Julian’s characterization recently, and I can understand why. He hasn’t really found his place on the team, outside of “Caitlin Snow’s love interest.”
I can see why that would be frustrating, but for me, at least, it makes sense?
This is a man who spent years unable to trust his own mind, losing hours of his life at a time, using sarcasm and rudeness to keep people at bay.
He was completely lost, and this team, Team Flash, they found him. They SAVED him from Savitar, and offered him a place on their team, even after everything he did, (albeit unwillingly, but we’ve seen that he still blames himself,) all the ways he hurt them.
But he still JUST came out of an incredibly traumatic situation. He’s still lost.
He sort of attached himself to Caitlin, maybe a little more than was healthy. (This coming from a passionate Snowbert shipper, by the way.) She sought him out, she showed him kindness… She GAVE HIM a place on the team.
And yes, there was darkness in her. He knew what that was like, all too well. He had a ton of emotional issues he needed to deal with, the fall-out of Alchemy and Savitar, and instead, he focused on Caitlin’s issues.
I think, on some subconscious level, he was locking onto her to keep from having to deal with his own trauma.
And for awhile, it worked. She was getting better, they were growing closer… Yes, the thing with the Stone hurt, and he shut her out, but they were moving past that.
His life was finally feeling stable.
Then, Caitlin “died,” and Killer Frost was unleashed.
Everything fell apart.
Savitar was free, (and could turn Julian to Alchemy at any moment, surely that wasn’t far from Julian’s mind,) Caitlin was destroying everyone and everything in her path, Iris was still going to die, Jesse had left… It was all a mess, and Julian had to be blaming himself for all of it. He ripped off the necklace, after all.
Every day, things seem to get worse, and the emotional issues caused by Alchemy, the ones he never dealt with, rise to the surface more.
Julian, like many other characters on the Flash right now, is having an emotional overload.
Yes, he’s snapping at people, at in the last episode, his attitude toward Cisco wasn’t ideal.
Yes, he’s acting desperate and scared, BECAUSE HE IS.
He’s scared of losing the woman that, at the very least, he cares deeply for.
He’s scared of losing the team that he only just now found. (The family he was accepted so quickly into.)
He’s scared of losing his mind to Savitar once again.
I doubt he’ll always be “reduced” to fretting about Caitlin, but right now, that’s all he has.
It’s like a mantra in his head, I think: “If I can just get Caitlin back, everything will be alright.” Even though this is now much bigger than Caitlin Snow.
If he sticks around for the next season, I think we’ll see more of him finding his place on the team, and finding who he is as a person, but for right now…
He’s a lost boy, scared because his world is falling apart again.
Just like Cisco, and Barry, and Wally.
The difference is, they’ve already found their place.
Hi Cassie! Sorry it's me again but I have another question to ask. When you said Emma is considering leaving L.A. and going with Christina to Mexico for her travel year, does that mean she'll separate and go without Julian? What about Julian?
That is, in fact, part of the idea.
Do you remember,” Emma said, “before you saw Diego again, you said we should go to Mexico together? Spend a travel year there?” Cristina nodded. “It’d be a while before I could go,” said Emma. “I don’t turn eighteen until the winter. But when I do …” Leaving Los Angeles. Spending the year with Cristina, learning and training and traveling. Without Jules. Emma swallowed against the pain the thought caused. It was a pain she’d have to learn to live with.
Julian Casablancas, regardless of what you think about the past few years, and I think he’s always writing great songs, that album (Is This It) to me, anybody who tries to say ‘these songs are whatever and there were a lot of people writing better songs’ I really just don’t agree. I think that’s an outright lie. I think that’s crazy. He truly was and is, but at that time, he was one of the most gifted song writers making rock
CAITLIN SNOW IS ONE OF THE STRONGEST WOMEN IN DCTV UNIVERSE.
She literally didn’t let her friends take off the necklace, so that she wouldn’t become Killer Frost and kill them all. She stayed awake her whole operation, without any sedatives. Kept talking to Julian about what he was supposed to do, IN HER STATE OF PAIN AND MISERY because like Iris said “None of us are doctors”, yes none of them are DOCTORS. SHE WAS THE DOCTOR OF THE TEAM WHEN EVERYONE CLAIMED SHE WAS DOING NOTHING AND CONTRIBUTING NOTHING TO THE TEAM. Nobody on that show, apart from Barry, suffered as much as she did.
I stand by Caitlin Snow at all costs, I am so glad this selfless, gracious woman who always helped her friends and did no harm is still alive and well. EVEN THOUGH SHE IS LITERALLY KILLER FROST RIGHT NOW AND THANK GOD FOR THAT. THANK GOD. She always deserved better and when everyone was chilling at home, talking about how to save Iris, only HR Cisco and Julian truly cared about her and stayed with her. I will not forget it and I don’t think she will either.
Killer Frost finally at large and I couldn’t be happier.