“So the rules thus far are ‘don’t be late’ and ‘don’t be absent from class,’ unless you are absent because of circumstances outside your control. In that case, notify me before class. If I walk in here and you are not in your seat, and I don’t already know why that is the case… I will assume that you are dead. We will hold a brief service in your memory and then continue on, as we know you would want.”
“Yeah I mean if you don’t know the answer that’s fine, but I’m gonna make you pick the next person I call on. It’s a social experiment I run. I like to see if people pick their friends or their enemies. Wildly amusing. Anyway, be prepared for that.”
“So as the plaintiff’s counsel, you review all the possible venues and pick the one that’s the fairest to everyone….. haaaaahahaha I’m just kidding. You rig the court in your favor as much as you possibly can.”
“You’re supposed to go to a basement during a tornado. Why don’t y'all have basements?” “Can’t watch from a basement” “You’re going to die”
“My own law professor once described admiralty jurisdiction as ‘shit that happens on boats’ so [writes ‘boat shit’ on the board]”
“So then Congress gave itself a raise and America shouted, ‘Give it back you evil bastards!!!’ so loudly that they did.”
“I will provide you with pizza. For beverages, you’re on your own, but please abide by university policy. Which is that we can’t have FUN.”
“And WHAT do we find outside the cities????? C O W S”
“All the desks on the third floor are reserved for 3Ls in practice court. Since you’re dying like, 100% of the time, they kindly give you a place to die. Sometimes you can see the lost souls wandering past the balconies….”
[makes a list of twenty-four things that could go wrong] [writes TRUMP in all caps as number twenty-five]
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?