Wednesday, April 29, 2015
MEMM Day 23 - The Hobbit character you understand the least
Thranduil. Whenever I think of him, there's a line from The Avengers that runs through my mind: "That guy's mind is a bag full of cats." He reminds me a lot of Loki, who I also don't understand in the slightest.
Actually, I do kind of understand him. I mean, I get where he's coming from -- he just wants to protect his people and reclaim what belongs to him, and he does not care a smidgen for anything or anyone else. He's selfish and isolationist, but I can get inside his head if I want to, unlike Frodo.
I think the biggest problem I have with Thranduil (and Loki) is that he's unpredictable. I do not deal well with unpredictability. Not in fiction, not in life. This is why I hate and fear spiders -- it's impossible to predict where they'll go and what they'll do. Same thing with Thranduil -- he might come over and help you out by giving you wagons of food and all the warriors you could ever need to wage a war. Or he might decide he's no longer interested in this battle and just leave. You. Don't. Know. You can't count on him. At all. Ever. ::Shivers::
I love predictable people and characters, I really do. I married the most predictable man (with the broadest shoulders and the cutest dimples) I could find. I want to know I can count on you, I want to know I can make a plan and it will get followed, and I don't want you to randomly surprise me by completely changing all the plans on a whim.
It's rather surprising that I like cats, isn't it?