//I just really love what John Finnemore did with the character of Carolyn Knapp-Shappey.
Like, sod off, she’s not just any little old woman, MJN revolves around her and this is her story, even if you probably don’t realise it.
Yes, she’s old, but she’s never going to be anyone’s loving, nurturing Grandma or mother. She can be all of those things, but it’s not the point of her.
Yes, she’s old, sod it all, I’m going to give her a love interest despite her age, and it’s one of the most authentic, heartwarming relationships in the series, without making Carolyn anything she hasn’t been before she met Herc.
Yes, she’s a businesswoman, but no, she’s not perfect at it.
Yes, she’s tough, but she depends on others, because she’s only human.
Yes, she cares, but she can see the difference between things that are important and things that aren’t.
No, she’s neither evil nor grandmotherly, despite being old.
Yes, she’s a single mother who lives with her thirty-year old son, and no, she doesn’t bloody need anyone to help her handle Arthur.
Yes, she’s the Alpha Dog, and yes, she calls male pilots out on their sexism, because whyever not?
She’s cold, but sweet, tough, but weak, proud, but childish, clever, but doesn’t always make the right decisions, she’s an old lady, but she will kick your arse.
She was never supposed to be perfect, and that’s what makes her so wonderful.
upsides to being a dragon
- everyones afraid of you
- you can eat your enemies
- youre fucking fly as hell
- also some dragons can fly dont tell me that aint rad
- breathing stuff that kills people
downsides to being a dragon
If you didn’t want to be a paleontologist at some point in your life, you are lying.
How to tell if it was a gunshot or fireworks: gunshots don’t echo, fireworks do.
thaNK YOU SO MUCH
the fact that anyone might commonly need to know this terrifies me
clearly you’re not from america
well yes of course i want my otp to be happy
but first let me see one of them choking back tears at a hospital bedside while the other lies in a coma (◉‿◉✿)