I started reading @scottlynch78 ‘s Gentleman Bastard series five centuries after everybody else so here’s a sketch of the book 1 crew ! I’m enjoying it a lot so if you’re one of the hundred people who recced it to me in the past : thank you ! also bonus boys xoxo
I feel so sorry for so many people, what happens to children trying to research school projects and find out they don’t have the right ‘package’, what happens to people living just above the poverty line trying to find a job, what happens to schools in Detroit and other poor areas when they can’t pay to go on websites with their learning curriculums. I’m so fuckin sick of these people taking everything from people who don’t have anything. It’s fucking disgusting.
I’m so glad they gave Roadhog a more serious comic about what he thinks of the world after he fought so hard to protect his home.
And then they did what I’d hope they’d do:
They showed us how they met.
And how Junkrat apparently just picks and chooses bodyguards out of random bars to take care of him… I guess it was fate.
Anyway, more importantly:
My favorite part, where he says Junkrat is a liar.
So Blizzard is interested in giving Junkrat more than just the comic relief role.
Roadhog says he’s a liar who lies to himself most of all.
Lies to himself about what?
I may be wrong and this may be open to interpretation, but maybe he means Junkrat’s hiding his true feelings about his circumstances, about being “happy” and energetic all the time.
He’s “not the quiet type” so he lies loudly, as opposed to Mako, who hides the truth by saying nothing at all.
Some people bluster and talk to hide their insecurities or their pain.
I really like this line. It adds a dimension to Junkrat that I hope we see.
He’s full of bluster, a yappy little mad max chihuahua with smoking hair, but Mako’s smart enough to see more in him.
He thinks very little of everyone, based on the previous dialogue:
“They deserve what they get” “World deserves them.”
Mako remembers the past, knows how this wasteland came to be and he’s disgusted by the people who’ve settled into it, who’ve made it their home, because they don’t care about what was lost, only what they can now gain.
He might be looking for treasure and spoils with Junkrat, but I don’t get the feeling that he cares that much about it.
Otherwise he wouldn’t claim the queen and the others were just fighting over scraps.
Again, personal opinion.
But I think he was just looking for a purpose.
And a way to strike back at a world that never cared about him, that left him and his people and his home in ruins.
So going all over the world, wrecking rich people’s shit, stealing gold and pachimaris with Junkrat… yeah, I think he’s doing it not because gold is all he cares about, or even Junkrat’s treasure, whatever it is.
I mean, he doesn’t even know what Junkrat’s treasure IS here. I doubt it’s just money, that would be lazy of Blizzard.
I think he’s doing it because he’s still aching over a failed rebellion and has nothing to lose.
And why did he choose Junkrat to stick with?
Out of all the people in the world he could’ve stuck with?
Because Junkrat is a liar, who lies to himself.
Because other people it would seem, are liars too, but they keep their lies to themselves, and Mako apparently trusts the “loud” type more than the quiet type.
And like I said before, because he’s on a quest for revenge, because he wants the civilized world that made his home a living nightmare have a taste of their own medicine. And Junkrat, explosions-extraordinaire, noisy but trustworthy, a real idiot, but an honest one?