WHY RELEVANT: I was approached for a more official-ish TPG interview by
two separate people around the same time, so…I did two! Funnily
enough one was a text-chat, the other a skype call. I’m an awkward
blabberdunce in both, but both interviewers are cool and you should check more of their stuff out (and my interview(s) I guess)
as it turns out, this UTTP Bendy hate group actually seems to be delusional
they keep talking to bloggers and referring to them as “Bendy,” so I checked ‘em out on YouTube – there are several videos by different users talking about how “Bendy the Dancing Demon is real” and he “lives in New Jersey or New York” and “must be found”
In episode 2 of season 1 the paladins are using
head hole to project their minds so they others can see what they are thinking about.
What they are thinking about seems very
superficial, especially Shiro, Pidge and Hunk. Though I think this is telling us a lot
about these characters. They are all home sick and thinking of what is “home”
to them, just in different ways, since they are different people.
We might think that Hunk is just hungry, he is the big guy right? I don’t think so. Hunk uses a lot of food metaphors (for example for the Blade’s
station), food is important to him (see the “food goo incident” in season 1) and it’s also a thing he is
really curious about when encountering new planets and their cultures (anyone who likes eating street food when travelling can relate here).
If I am not mistaking (are there any food experts around?) the jummy thingies on the left are spam musubi, a dish created by Japanese
Americans on Hawaii. By the way, if you have any idead what the ship’s on the right are let me know ;)
Later in the show Hunk uses the power of fusion cuisine
when dealing with angry restaurant owners and intergalactic diplomats. To Hunk home is
being able to eat the food he loves (as somebody who lived abroad over longer
periods of time and wasn’t able to do so, I really relate to this).
Keith is thinking about the shack where he stayed
after dropping out of school. This seems to stress him being a “loner”. We know that except for Shiro he doesn’t have
family or other important people (on earth). But considering that the shack
most likely belonged to hisdad and this is where they probably spend a lot of
time together, if they weren’t living there, it makes sense that this is “home”
to Keith. When Keith has the vision of the
shack in his Marmora trial
his dad even says: “You’re home son.”. To Keith this place is home and it suggests that he
misses his father a lot more than he lets on.
Pidge is thinking about Matt, though we don’t
know that yet and are left to believe that the girl in the image is “Pidge’s
girlfriend”. Keith even says so to remind us of this.
But we soon learn this is far from true. After season 4 there can
be no doubt that Matt is the most important person in Pidge’s life. There is no
other person who can reach her the way he does. So, Matt is basically home to
With Lance, it’s probably the most obvious: This group of quite different looking people is his family. Lance’s home is with his
family. He mentions missing his home and his mom two episodes later. But
different from Pidge there is not just one single person on his mind. I believe Lance needs
the whole group to be together to feel at home.
Shiro never mentions any family or people he
has on earth so maybe there just aren’t any. Though we learn that the Garrison
is important to him. He calls Pidge’s dad the smartest man he’s ever met and we
know that to professor Holt saw his team as a second family. So, for Shiro, despite
the way they treated him at his return there, the Galaxy Garrison is home.
This gives us a lot of information what each of
these characters is going for and what motivates their actions in the series. We know by now that Pidge was willing to risk a
lot to go and find Matt and in season 4 she finally did. We know that Hunk’s
view on the world is through food and it surely will continue playing and
important role for him.
can also make predictions based on this, for example:
If the Garrison is ever going to come up again, Shiro would probably
try to side with them.
If Keith gets a chance to find out what happened to
his parents, he will take it.
If Lance fears for his family’s safety on Earth,
he would do anything he can to protect them.
But as always these are just my thoughts. Thanks for reading!