28 April 2014 1 Comment
First of all, an apology to regular commenter Robin. I had told her earlier that the next one of these would be of David Xanatos, but upon beginning to write it, I realized that my feelings on the character are in flux at the moment, and that writing something that wouldn’t repeat what everyone already knows about the character would take an incredible amount of effort and go against the point of these essays, which is to have something short and relatively effortless to produce to post between episode reviews. The Xanatos piece will still go up, eventually—I’ve hit on an interesting thought about how the way the show deals with it mirrors and to a degree predicts the way society has been forced to deal with the too-big-to-fail 1%–but the whole thing needs some time to marinate. So, until we get that, here’s a post about a character that’s just as awesome.