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Discussion in 'Marvel Comics' started by PhotoJones, Jan 7, 2008.
Yeah, that was fun at a point when they really, really needed a fun episode.
Seeing Sawyer smiling and getting along with the other boys was great.
You have such a man-crush on him, don't you?
I considered editting that post once I read it. I stand by my comment.
Really, you sound more like his mother than a homosexual admirer of him.
That's more disturbing, isn't it?
It would be if I put more thought into it. Which I really don't want to do.
We'll leave it at that. I will say that Sayid is horribly underutilizied.
Sayid is the badass to end all badasses. I have a big man-crush on him.
As should every man.
You know, if everyone just listened to Sayid they wouldn't go through half as much **** as they do on that island.
Well, that's a given. My issue with Sayid's character is that the writers have made him out to be this incredibly resourceful and capable character, who's always taking on menial tasks. And he's never a leader on the "missions" they go on.
I'd chalk it up to the producers liking Locke and Jack more.
Well, where I'm at right now in the 3rd season, Jack is sort of out of the picture. Locke and Sayid are butting heads, mostly due to Locke being a secretive bastard who keeps ****ing up.
He does get one or two good moments before the end of the season. But you're right he's terribly underused.
I think it's perfectly in keeping with Sayid's character for him to not want to be the leader. He thinks of himself as a pretty terrible person. They're in a terrible situation already, so if Locke or Jack can inspire and uplift the survivors, well, that's what they really need in a leader.
I chuckled out loud at that. It's so true.
Sayid may want to think of himself as a terrible person, but you know even he gets impressed with himself at times. Like when they were in The Flame and Locke mentions that he'd searched the entire place, and that no one else could possibly be there, and then Sayid pulls back the rug to reveal a trap door with the kind of expression on his face like, "Oh yes, Locke. I did just do that."
Well, self-loathing and confidence don't necessarily have to be mutually exclusive. He could think he's a terrible person and just have found a way to accept it and be confident in the terrible things he can do.
He's not doing terrible things, though. He's doing good things. It's only when he does terrible things, does he have a problem with himself.
Seriously he's the best judge of character on the island. He was right about who Ben really was, that Michael had turned and that Mikhail was an Other and that he wasn't alone.
That sort of thing isn't a toggle, though. He can't be completely happy-go-lucky and only hate himself when he does terrible things. That self-loathing is a constant part of him. He just buries it deeper sometimes.
I don't disagree with that, I guess. I'd just like to see him take an even more proactive role in the leadership of the community, I suppose.
Maybe we will now that he's recognizing some darker edges to Locke.
I hope so. Locke is another hardcore badass. I want to get more flashbacks into his past. In one of the very first episodes, he's interupted my a coworker while he's on the phone giving orders in some sort of weird military speak. I want to know who he was talking to.
That was about the game he was playing the next flashback scene.