|Thoughts About Tony
||[Dec. 17th, 2005|07:59 am]
|||||Cab Calloway - Everybody Eats When They Come To My House||]|
I'm not as confident as others at this. I don't I've done that much with Tony--I think I've made him a rather dull character, to be honest, and thus I'm not sure I can write long essays about how he's changed. Has he changed, or has he just reverted to the same old Tony, who could plop back in to canon and not be any different? Perhaps this is me in my bone-crushing insecurity, but I don't think I have done that much with him to make him all that interesting.
That being said, I'll try to pop out a few facts about this guy:
1) Tony. Loves. Children. Absolutely adores them. And not in the "oooh goo goo ga ga" way. He loves children like they were his own sons and daughters. He looks after them and frets over them and makes sure they're OK. He tries to cheer them up. He tries to encourage them. He tells them when they're doing wrong, he tells them when they should get help--this man loves children absolutely, deep inside his soul. It's an amazing thing, really. I don't think he's more open with children than he is with adults; I think he only tells them information about his life only if he thinks that information can help him. It would be deeply frustrating to him if he didn't have children, but then, he's so busy taking care of other people's children that it would be easy for him to forget of his own situation, sometimes.
2) Tony gets burnt out often, and he really does appreciate having someone around to pick him up. I think after what happened with Nina he was rather tired of giving out all this energy and not getting anything in return. In fact, that's really a common theme in his story, isn't it? He gives and gives, he sometimes over exerts himself to give and to save, and often what he gets in return is a bad hand, a prison sentence or a girlfriend who was just too shady. He does want to give up, sometimes, but there always comes that little reminder that helping people is what he does best, and he'll always answer to that. Although, admittedly, there's the danger of that call growing faint as time progresses, as he becomes more and more burnt out.
3) Tony actually doesn't enjoy bartending that much but stays because he knows he needs the job to keep the flat in the Staff Quarters, though he is kind of tired of being the only one working.
4) And herein would be a comment regarding Jack and Tony's relationship, and how it is still complicated, and how I must continue to brush it off as "brotherly" to save my brain from trying to comprehend the two.
5) I don't know why, but Tony still gets weirded out by Milliways. He's been here almost a year and he still doesn't get the things that go on here. He's stubborn like that.
And, um, that's all I can think of right now because the Insecure Emo Monster is out to get me. >.> Questions?