is Hyde like asexual ? or something
NOPE. He’s pretty pansexual (a fact of which Jekyll is in profound denial). Hyde does lots of sex. All the time. It’s not something I focus on much in the story because:
a) it’s not particularly plot-related. Hyde just happens to like sex.
b) I’m pretty terrible at writing sex scenes. Or any of the scenes that occur directly before or after sex!
c) I kind of like leaving sex out of the good/evil dichotomy here. This was a choice made in the original Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde- any mention of Jekyll/Hyde’s sexuality (or romantic attraction) is conspicuously absent.
A lot of people interpret this decision as mere Victorian prudery, but I’ve heard a theory that it was very much deliberate- Stevenson really did not think that sex was evil, and he didn’t want to make a judgment call on it whatsoever in his good-and-evil allegory story.
Of course, almost all interpretations have brought (mostly straight) sex into the Jekyll and Hyde story, but I have yet to see any story do anything interesting with the subject. Sex + Hyde situations tend to become, at best, a standard-issue love triangle, or at worst … an excuse to include a lot of rape and violence against anonymous women. That’s sexism at work, of course, but it’s also bad, boring storytelling, usually justified with some offhand “well, that’s how the world really IS! It’s gritty and REAL!” explanation.
So I’ve actually made a weird story decision that Hyde has a pretty healthy, positive sex life. He’s probably into some pretty weird shit, but nothing harmful. I swear this actually makes sense for his character, given the weird musing on good and evil that go on in The Glass Scientists. I swear!
d) in conclusion Hyde’s got 99 problems but sexism isn’t one
Haruki from my Gloomlord story is probably asexual, though!
DISCLAIMER: I watched this film on about 1 hour of sleep, so I am not even remotely confident that these notes are accurate! :( I actually feel really awful for not liking the film more than I did, so I would probably like to rewatch the film to get a clearer grasp of things.
I doubt I’ve noticed anything that everyone else hasn’t pointed out before, but let’s start with the things I liked:
-Hiccup’s mom is fantastic and I want her life! She had a fantastic intro and some of that imagery was insane! In a good way!
-There was a lot of really well-observed cat animation on Toothless, as with the first movie.
-I liked that they were able to slow down and give us a long, quiet acting scene between Hiccup and Astrid. I bought their relationship in a way I really didn’t in the first film.
-It was cool how Astrid got to be the leader of the group for a bit!
-I still have this huge crush on Jay Baruchel’s weird Canadian parrot voice. It’s so weird and jarring and I love it so much.
And story problem stuff below the cut. Spoilers!