by the way I redid my room, painted and everything. I’ll post some pictures (maybe? My mom is weird about that stuff, for good reasons tho) later.
My mom and I had a very interesting conversation about aph russia. She has a degree in psychology and loves to psychoanalyze people to figure out their human behavior and such. So I asked her about her opinions on him being classified as “yandere” and “childishly cruel” to which she brought up the…
so I’m in McDonald’s and my parents went through the drive thru and I think I can hear their order being shouted in the kitchen
acnl update: I have Tom back yaaas
pizza hut has wifi also stay tuned bc I’m going to McDonald’s next
My mom and I had a very interesting conversation about aph russia. She has a degree in psychology and loves to psychoanalyze people to figure out their human behavior and such. So I asked her about her opinions on him being classified as “yandere” and “childishly cruel” to which she brought up the movie Tombstone, saying that the bad guy in the movie was looking for a reckoning to being born. And if you think about it, that is a mouthful. Because Ivan didn’t have a choice in being born or suddenly existing, he wasn’t asked by God or anyone else if he wanted to exist, it just happened. Now suddenly because of something he had no choice in, he has to do all these terrible things and he has to watch his people suffer and he has to listen to his boss’s orders and watch his sisters and everybody else leave him so I don’t see why he wouldn’t try to find some sort of answer or reckoning as to why he was born. And this is why he, I think, would sometimes do “bad things”, not because he’s a psychopath but because he wants to find an answer. A reckoning. And he also is immortal too? I would be trying to find a reckoning within five seconds of having such a life.
Another thing my mom said about him is that because he is immortal he wouldn’t be able to have close human friends because they would just be ripped away from him. Imagine that. If he had lovers, best friends, army buddies, a boss he actually liked, if they weren’t immortal they would die and be ripped away from him, just like that. After a few hundred years or so of funerals, I would think he would learn his lesson, so to speak, and stop being close to people that aren’t immortal. So for his own safety - and theirs - because he loves these people, he pushes them away and it’s breaking his heart every time he does so. Because they’re his friends! He doesn’t want them to leave, but he knows that’s what will happen and there’s no way to stop the endless cycle that is death.
And my mom also brought up another good point. Imagine if he found someone else who was immortal who wasn’t a country. Say he found someone he loved, romantically. Can you imagine how strong that love would be? Just one sided, just Ivan’s love for this person would be powerful enough to walk to the corners of the earth, to perish the universe, but if his lover returned those same feelings? Imagine. Two people with a bond strong enough to take on the entire universe. Holy shit. I wouldn’t want to meet them in a fight any day and I pray for the dumbass dumb enough to try and separate them.
I think that finally, I have found a good way to explain his character and I really think this is what he is about. He’s not an insane childish person, he fucking complicated and strong as fuck. And I hope people who see this agree, because this is the best explanation of his character I’ve ever seen.
when you have no wifi you discover that strange places have wifi such as the town hall or the locked wifi in the dollar general