So Sett’s heroism (or lack thereof) is a bit interesting to discuss. And there are a lot of conversation to be had. Sett isn’t exactly a good person, but I’d hesitate to call him entirely bad either. He falls into a moral grey, and one that is certainly worth investigating. I plan on doing that more with future posts, but here are a few works of media that I think of when playing Sett.
This movie really is brilliant. Molly ticks all the boxes for how I portray Sett, aside from the tendency for violence. Molly is everything I play Sett as. He’s pushed into crime more by circumstance and desperation than any personal desire to be like his father or attain an opulent lifestyle. He’s clever in his business ventures, and knows that sometimes, a clever word or glance can solve a problem that would take much more effort with his fists. Molly’s Game also demonstrates that shady business doesn’t have to be illegal, and Sett knows how to bend laws to his favor in order to keep his more legitimate businesses out of the laws touch. The stress of the game Sett plays does mess with his head, and he maintains a complicated persona intended to mask his web of lies. In reality, like Molly’s driven power moves towards opportunity, Setts power moves are motivated by a legitimate pain, at the loss of his father, at the way society treated him and his mother, and how once his father was gone, they were tossed aside like broken toys. This reflects Molly’s early skiiing injury, a potentially prosperous life is cut short by circumstance and leaves someone who deserved much better in a precarious position, itching to grab at any opportunity they can. Sett knows that it’s only a matter of time before he’s usurped in the pits, so he is moving to create a network for himself so that he has something to move on to when the pits dry up.
Great show, would highly recommend to anyone. Walter White shows exactly what can happen when someone is forced into a very dangerous lifestyle and backed into a corner. Sett is similar. Perhaps he isn’t a genius chemistry teacher with hundreds of ways to get rid of a body, but he does feel the strain on both his morals and mind as he claws his way through the underworld.
Of course. But I think this movie is not understood in the slightest by most of its fans. Anyone who reads fight club as a movie where the male characters are meant to be idealized are looking at it all wrong. Fight Club critiques masculinity, especially in the face of a society where the enemy to fight has left. Men looking for a release turn to violence, and the homoerotic undertones of searching for pleasure at the hands of other men isn’t to be ignored. Sett is a bit of a subversion to this. He grew up with no father, he loves his mother, he wears his hair long, and likes fine Ionian silk. He doesn’t hesitate to embrace traditionally feminine aspects of his identity, and he’s not overly concerned with how he’s perceived. He searches for release in the fighting pits, but also seeks to profit from them. Sett allows himself to move past the societal pain of no longer having a family to protect and an enemy to fight, but also profits off of the pain of men in those situations. He struggles with the ethical dilemma presented by his “survival of the fittest” philosophy that he has to adopt in the pits, and this internal struggle frames a lot of his angst going forward.
Tom Hardy in a dual role where he plays identical twins who are criminal kingpins, one of which is one of the most badass crime bosses of all time, and is bisexual (leaning gay) to boot? Hell yeah, this movie is great! Not that either of these characters deserves sympathy or praise. One of which (Reggie, the straight one) was extremely abusive and committed several acts of sexual violence towards his then-wife, and the other (Ronnie) was a very violent and legitimately unhinged person. Not idealized figures, but fascinating ones nonetheless. This movie I feel accurately portrays Setts status as both a legitimate and illegitimate business owner, who is fine with intimidating, attacking, and beating the shit out of anyone who would possibly challenge him. Again, Sett is not unhinged or abusive, much more distant and numb, but he certainly is affected by the violence he’s surrounded by and this film is a great chronicle of the kind of people Sett finds himself surrounded by, and the path he must carve for himself across the underworld.
If an evil character is artistically portrayed with black scleras instead of white there is a 100% chance I will fall in love with them and devote my life entire to them within the hour
Yeza is terribly allergic to fish. He can’t eat any form of food with fish in it as a side because his skin will get blotchy or he will get hives. There’s also a chance the allergic reaction could either kill him or make him very sick for days.
//Oh I should mention that since I’m so open with Ichigo’s shippings, I write as if she doesn’t have a crush on Aoyama-kun, or that they are not together, I don’t want to establish that she already likes someone, it’s nothing against him, I really like him, actually. I should put this somewhere on my page, when I can. Thank you! ~❤️
I want a story with a platonic relationship between a man and a women that portrays them with absolutely 0 potential for them to (be shipped together) end up fucking.
Like, no erotic subtext or flirty banter. Just damn friends.
The hypocrisy of some characters drive me up the fucking wall. If you’re gonna forgive a villian because he showed reluctant remorse after committing how many crimes, then you better extend that courtesy to all those prisoners you put behin bars too. “I don’t care how hot that villain is. He killes people Karen!”
Male main characters in popular media
Female characters in popular media
I like watching non-scripted reality TV shows so I can see how people interreact to one another. I think it’s fascinating how people socialize with each other.
Like there’s this one on Netflix about dating in NYC, Dating Around. They have one person who dates five people. The show hosts and sets up the dates, I’ m pretty sure. The idea is to try and figure out which of the five people gets to go on the second date with the person. The main person can also choose none of the five, as one girl did. I just like trying to figure out who they’re going to pick. I haven’t been right so far, but it’s still interesting to watch.
Similarly, I also like scripted reality tv and dramas for the same reason. Though it’s scripted, I think you will still get a sense of the person (if it’s reality TV). The character too, if the actor is good and the script well written can show a wide range of emotions.
I am always trying to figure why people do and say what they do. Like I’m trying to see how they think. I find other people fascinating, real or fictional.
(Anon or not)
My portrayal of Theda Bara for WWI living history events. The black and white photo of me in the chair is by Chad Hunt. I feel like it’s important to portray her for military history events because of her raising funds in war bonds, visiting troops in Camp Kearney, and tending to sick troops in hospitals
Royal Laito song component~
NEW COVER FOR THE LIAISON!
So I recently rewatched Abduction (Taylor Lautner & Lily Collins). Well it got me thinking about who to “cast” as Lucy De Luca (Reid). And I really liked Lily Collins at Lucy. (just forget I used her for The BAU Princess). I just love her.
New cover will be used for the next part of The Liaison.