Every time I watch the show and laugh about Doof and his giant nerd face and how much I adore him and god he’s such a loser and he just fails at everything… I suddenly remember all the ridiculously tragic backstories all at once and just lose it
he’s a double amputee who had his arm trapped under a boulder and nobody bothered to tell him he wasn’t like a starfish and it wouldn’t grow back, he was abandoned by his family multiple times and raised by wild ocelots, his parents missed like all his fucking birthdays including his birth, his only friend was a balloon that HE LOST and oh yeah he had to stay outside every night IN COLD EASTERN GERMANY WEATHER FOR YEARS AND NOT MOVE OR ELSE HE WOULD GET YELLED AT AND HE WAS LITERALLY NEVER ALLOWED TO MOVE
IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT
IN EASTERN GERMANY
ALL YEAR LONG
INCLUDING THE WINTER
EDIT: AND LIKE, HIS DAD NAMED HIS DOG ’ONLY SON’ BECAUSE HIS PARENTS ARE FUCKING AWFUL LIKE OBJECTIVELY THE WORST.
HOW IS DOOF NOT A MENTALLY BROKEN WRECK SOBBING ON THE FLOOR JESUS GIVE THIS MAN A MEDAL HE IS A FUCKING SURVIVOR.
“Winter’s eyes sparkled. There were times when Scarlet felt like she’d hardened her heart to the girl’s impeccable beauty — her thick hair and warm brown skin, her gold-tinged eyes and rosy lips. But then the princess would give her a look like that and Scarlet’s heart would skip and she would once again wonder how it was possible this wasn’t a glamour.” - Winter by Marissa Meyer
EDIT: People clarified that you don’t use the article “el” before the days/months, I just wrote them down to remember that they are all masculine, but in a sentence you would say e.g. “No trabajo en enero.” -> I don’t work in January.
“We think that if we choose to do only good, then we are only good. We can make people happy. We can offer tranquility or contentment or love, a nd that must be good. We do not see the falsehood becoming its own brand of cruelty.” Winter, Marissa Meyer