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//I just really love what John Finnemore did with the character of Carolyn Knapp-Shappey.
Like, sod off, she’s not just any little old woman, MJN revolves around her and this is her story, even if you probably don’t realise it.
Yes, she’s old, but she’s never going to be anyone’s loving, nurturing Grandma or mother. She can be all of those things, but it’s not the point of her.
Yes, she’s old, sod it all, I’m going to give her a love interest despite her age, and it’s one of the most authentic, heartwarming relationships in the series, without making Carolyn anything she hasn’t been before she met Herc.
Yes, she’s a businesswoman, but no, she’s not perfect at it.
Yes, she’s tough, but she depends on others, because she’s only human.
Yes, she cares, but she can see the difference between things that are important and things that aren’t.
No, she’s neither evil nor grandmotherly, despite being old.
Yes, she’s a single mother who lives with her thirty-year old son, and no, she doesn’t bloody need anyone to help her handle Arthur.
Yes, she’s the Alpha Dog, and yes, she calls male pilots out on their sexism, because whyever not?
She’s cold, but sweet, tough, but weak, proud, but childish, clever, but doesn’t always make the right decisions, she’s an old lady, but she will kick your arse.
She was never supposed to be perfect, and that’s what makes her so wonderful.
I know I’m not the only one who does this but you know when you have this like boundary around you when you’re sitting at a table or a desk that only you are allowed to be in
And then someone or something that isn’t yours
gets in that space
and you just
Holy fuck finally someone who understands
The fic is:
Dear Agent, by cakeisnotpie
And if you want to check out the picture it’s based on:
Phil/Clint, by kingbirdkathy