Hey quick reminder that Preston and Harrison are, in fact, assholes?
And before you ask, YES they are my favorite characters, and NO I am not trying to hurt anyone by saying this. I’m just stating the facts: Preston is a self-absorbed jerk, and Harrison has a twisted sense of what’s okay and what’s not.
Before y'all can react and yell at me, let me justify myself:
Harrison is adorable and I love him, but damn the boy’s got problems. See for yourself:
-He has basically scarred Max for life by making him cough up ribbons and bouquets and god knows what else, and his response to doing this was ‘i was trying to hit Neil but oh well.’
-He tricked Neil into believing in magic by making him think Nikki’s life was on the line.
-He pushed Nerris into a lake because he wanted to look like he was helping her out…then nearly drowned them both.
-He broke his and Nerris’s egg, then put the hat back on Nerris’s head—wtf bro
-He offered to saw his parents in half, which on hand is great and all but on the other hand REALLY HARRISON you know your magic is kind of faulty and still you wanna try pulling this shit??
Preston isn’t really problematic like that.., he’s just a jerk that people like to pretend he’s not. He scoffs at everyone’s acting, he screams like a banshee at his grandma, he has some of the best lines in the show (‘my acting career, like the mistakes of so many teenage girls, has been…aborted’)—hell, even when he was being abused by Nurf he maintained his sass levels ('im a terrible parent!’ 'you really are, nurf.’) We are dealing with the loudest, most savage shakespeare ever—and yet people transform him smol cupcake.
Look, I don’t hate these characters. In fact, I adore them. I would kill a man for them. I would take them in my home, and pay good money for their education.
And there’s the thing… when I talk about loving these characters, I mean THESE characters. Not these shy, Tortured™ versions you guys have created.
Did Preston and Harrison have to got through some serious shit? Yes.
Does that make them any less asshole-y? No.
Treat them like the obnoxious drama queen and mag-prick they are, and make them SHINE.