//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.

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community meme seven characters [2/7] - Abed Nadir

 And Abed. Abed’s a shaman. You ask him to pass the salt, he gives you a bowl of soup, because you know what? Soup is better. Abed is better.

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Friday was an important day for Harry and Ron. They finally managed to find their way down to the Great Hall for breakfast without getting lost once.

J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Ch. 8, p. 100

#Can we just pause for a moment and appreciate how sweet this is? #I mean, it’s something that probably many of us can relate to. #And in the context of the story, with all the great things Harry and Ron are going to do, it’s just so cute that getting down to breakfast was a big accomplishment way back when.

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