I was watching Lost with a friend last night and mentioned that Locke makes me so sad because he’s such a good man and nothing ever, ever goes right for him (understatement alert), and her response was that I can relate. And my response was HAHA WHAT I DON’T RELATE TO JOHN LOCKE.
I don’t even tend to approach characters in terms of identification, that’s not how it works for me, but of course since she said that I keep thinking about it and yeah, I can identify with him in a lot of ways. On a very general level, of course, I mean I’ve never made contact with my biological father only to discover that he’s an absolutely vile excuse for a human being who breaks my poor, rapidly balding heart or gotten stuck on some shithole mystery island that makes everybody lose the ability to form questions.
So now I’m like man if I’m going to relate to Locke why does it have to be to his more pathetic aspects and not the ways in which he’s a badass