sheep in wolfs clothing

hey not sure if someone else noticed this already but in The One-Word Test, there’s this:

and since Magnussen is obviously the shark, that means Mary is the wolf. and earlier in the text there’s this:

now, this could refer to the “wolf in sheep’s clothing” idiom, which is of biblical origins or something, OR it could refer to another famous instance of a wolf in disguise, which of course The Little Red Riding Hood. a fairytale written by Brothers Grimm. which would, once again, connect Mary to Moriarty. Every fairytale needs a good old-fashioned villain after all, and since Moriarty’s dead, Mary stepped up to play the part.

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I finally resumed reading the R1 novelization and although I really, really love Freed’s characterization of Jyn and Bodhi (my fierce girl and my sweet cinnamon roll, I’m still wiping my tears), dude didn’t read Catalyst nor Tarkin, did he? I couldn’t agree with the opinion that Krennic’s character felt off cause at first it was all fine, it felt like a natural progress in character development, like what happened in the intervening years after Catalyst and the start of the movie novelization (how the Empire coalescing and the inside politics influenced him, and also how his obsession consumed him), but after Eadu, after his visit to Vader in Mustafar, it’s starting to feel…off.

Even if you don’t ship Galennic, you’d be able to agree that they have strong feelings towards each other, and a friendship gone sour (in this case, one turns out to be a wolf in sheep’s clothing) can be as dangerous as a failed romantic relationship, and I’d argue even more so, in some cases. So it was truly strange that, after the revelation of Galen’s betrayal, after Galen’s death, Krennic’s inner monologue was perfectly sterile and full of Imperial scheming. If it was Tarkin, I could get with the program, but this was a volatile man, a man with a legendary temper who did not hesitate to jump into fights when he was (much) younger, and he just lost a man who used to be his closest friend of sorts. I mean, we know from Catalyst that the friendship was genuine at some point, at least when they were in the Futures Program. This bothers me a lot. Especially since I’ve already know (from spoilers) that his last, dying thoughts on the top of the Scarif Citadel was about how he couldn’t think of his life before Galen. Galen was a driving force of his life, as much as his career, his work, his ambitions.

Then we have Tarkin, whom, upon finding out that the facility in Scarif was under attack, chose to leave it all to luck, essentially. I can’t quite elaborate it in words, but the scene with him on the Death Star watching as chaos slowly unfolds just felt really off to me, and it lacks his defining chararacteristics of foresight and pragmatism. It doesn’t feel like the Tarkin in the Luceno novel.

I still have a couple more chapters or so to finish, so I’ll withhold further judgement, but…man. Please write the villains properly, and do your homework.


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two sides of the same coin

I absolutely love all the space australia/ humans are weird/space orcs things going around, so I haven’t been able to stop thinking about stuff like metaphors and idioms and figurative speech. Like, what if those had been purely human concepts?

Human: “He really broke Omar’s heart”

Alien: “What?? Is Omar still alive? Can he be healed? Is it culturally appropriate to seek out revenge?”

Human: “No, no, like… He hurt him badly.”

Alien: “Yes I understand that your cardiovascular system is important.”

- - -

Human: “She’s a real wolf in sheep’s clothing.”

Alien: “What is a wolf?”

Human: “It’s a predator - you know, the one dogs descent from?”

Alien: “… She looks human. How do you know the value of her clothes?”

- - -

Human: “That dickhead stabbed me in the back”

Alien: “MEDIC!!!!”

- - -

Human 1: “Wish me luck!”

Human 2: “Break a leg!”

*Horrified aliens in the background*

when richard ramirez was asked about his opinion on jeffrey dahmer, he described him as a “wolf in sheep’s clothing”. he would further say: “this is a guy you think it’d be okay to go to his house, have a drink, and smoke a joint, but it would be your last drink because you’d find yourself handcuffed and the next thing you know, this guy would be eating you.”

Wolf in sheeps clothing