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23 | Female | LDS | Artist/Animator | Clean Furry // This is technically a generalist blog, so you could see a little of just about anything on here, but lately a lot of it has been fandom nonsense for Miraculous and Trollhunters, whoops haha. Adrienette is best love square corner and troll!Jim is babie. Enjoy your stay! :)
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My mind kept rollin’ around after making that post about how different people can like/dislike characters for different reasons and decided to share why my favorite Trollhunters character is just that. Especially because there’s a number of people out there who really don’t like him, and you know what, hey, valid. You don’t have to like the same characters I do. This post is not meant to convert anyone to my “side” or anything. Just to explain why I, personally, find the character appealing.

1.) He’s simply CUTE!

This is, of course, 100% subjective, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE troll!Jim’s design y’all. Blue skin, which is my favorite color–actually appears blue-gray in some shots, which reminds me of my fav cat breed tbh, the “British Blue” which are actually a kinda rich gray. The floofy hair. The cute little teefers. The way he moves like a big ol’ kitty.

Sure there are some things I could nitpick, for example I think the mismatched hands are kind of an odd choice, but nonetheless I just really enjoy watching him. Seeing him on screen makes me smile. 

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Just look at this precious bean. I wanna scoop him up and give him a big ol’ snuggle!!

He’s very fun to draw too!! I very much enjoy doodling his design. 

I already loved Jim’s character as a human; now he has all those moments and development and character PLUS an extra-adorable design (imo at least–I mean, his human design is cute too, I just happen to prefer his troll design :) ). For me that’s a win-win lol.

2.) Biology

I love speculative/fantasy biology; I’ve always found it fascinating to analyze and theorize about and headcanon for. Those who have known me long enough to recall my days in the Inuyasha fandom probably know this; I used to make huge analyses on the speculative genetics of the half-youkai protagonist and make in-depth headcanons on how his biology worked (hmmm, another half-human you say? Strange, it’s almost like I find that a particularly interesting concept to theorize about! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ )

Same thing for troll Jim. We know very little about what being a half-troll entails, whether or not Jim is the only one to have ever existed, etc., which leaves a lot of stuff up to interpretation and I love that! It’s so much fun to think about and speculate on how his new form operates, how it’s different from both full trolls and full humans but also in what ways it’s akin to each, what strengths and weaknesses come with the hybrid status, etc.!

It’s the exact kind of thing that really piques my interest and gets me thinking and theorizing! :)

3.) Change

Alright, so this isn’t something I really make a habit of talking about online because it’s quite personal, but I’ve always struggled a great deal with change. I am a creature of habit and like to stay in my comfort zone with most things. Any big change in my life causes a lot of stress and irrational anxiety, and I know it is irrational, and I try to overcome but for me it is. so. hard.

Starting middle school was terrifying. Starting high school was terrifying. Starting college was terrifying. Graduating college and moving into the “real world” was terrifying. And right now, as much as I love the idea of having a loving partner, the idea of dating and starting a real, serious relationship and getting married is terrifying. It’s such a major change in life and you can never quite go back to the way you were before. You don’t retreat back into your comfort zone, that next stage is your New Life. And that’s terrifying.

Yes, I know, to a lot of you much of that probably sounds silly, and like I said, I don’t really like to discuss it much online (or anywhere really, unless you’re my mom or my therapist). But it is something I struggle with quite often as a young 20-something with anxiety.

All that said, Jim’s transformation has forced him into a situation that I absolutely, 100% understand would be absolutely terrifying. And there’s no going back. The change is permanent. He can’t retreat back to the comfort zone of being fully human. His life is forever altered, for better or for worse.

And if I feel so deeply for how scary that is, why the heck do I love this character so much?

Because he’s heckin’ inspirational for me, gosh dangit.

If this character that I enjoy so much can go through such a major life-shattering event, something after which nothing will ever be quite the same, and yet still be able to adapt–still be able to find happiness–still have all the unconditional love and support from friends and family–maybe I can too.

Troll!Jim is a comfort character for me. He represents someone who went through one of my worst psychological fears and, eventually, come out the other side with a smile. He’s someone that I can project my own struggles onto and then watch him overcome them.

That’s part of the reason I so much detest the idea that he’ll never be happy again unless his transformation is reversed. How soul-crushing that idea is to someone like me.

So……yeah. There you go. That’s why troll!Jim is my favorite character. You still don’t have to like him; that’s fine. We’re all entitled to our own opinions and interpretations after all.

But this character is very special to me, and that, at least, is not going to change.

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1. I love Troll Jim; 2. I just wish he would be able to walk in daylight one way or another; 3. I also love the color blue soo…

I have good news for you!

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12 hours ago

Why Troll!Jim is my favorite character

My mind kept rollin’ around after making that post about how different people can like/dislike characters for different reasons and decided to share why my favorite Trollhunters character is just that. Especially because there’s a number of people out there who really don’t like him, and you know what, hey, valid. You don’t have to like the same characters I do. This post is not meant to convert anyone to my “side” or anything. Just to explain why I, personally, find the character appealing.

1.) He’s simply CUTE!

This is, of course, 100% subjective, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE troll!Jim’s design y’all. Blue skin, which is my favorite color–actually appears blue-gray in some shots, which reminds me of my fav cat breed tbh, the “British Blue” which are actually a kinda rich gray. The floofy hair. The cute little teefers. The way he moves like a big ol’ kitty.

Sure there are some things I could nitpick, for example I think the mismatched hands are kind of an odd choice, but nonetheless I just really enjoy watching him. Seeing him on screen makes me smile. 

Just look at this precious bean. I wanna scoop him up and give him a big ol’ snuggle!!

He’s very fun to draw too!! I very much enjoy doodling his design. 

I already loved Jim’s character as a human; now he has all those moments and development and character PLUS an extra-adorable design (imo at least–I mean, his human design is cute too, I just happen to prefer his troll design :) ). For me that’s a win-win lol.

2.) Biology

I love speculative/fantasy biology; I’ve always found it fascinating to analyze and theorize about and headcanon for. Those who have known me long enough to recall my days in the Inuyasha fandom probably know this; I used to make huge analyses on the speculative genetics of the half-youkai protagonist and make in-depth headcanons on how his biology worked (hmmm, another half-human you say? Strange, it’s almost like I find that a particularly interesting concept to theorize about! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ )

Same thing for troll Jim. We know very little about what being a half-troll entails, whether or not Jim is the only one to have ever existed, etc., which leaves a lot of stuff up to interpretation and I love that! It’s so much fun to think about and speculate on how his new form operates, how it’s different from both full trolls and full humans but also in what ways it’s akin to each, what strengths and weaknesses come with the hybrid status, etc.!

It’s the exact kind of thing that really piques my interest and gets me thinking and theorizing! :)

3.) Change

Alright, so this isn’t something I really make a habit of talking about online because it’s quite personal, but I’ve always struggled a great deal with change. I am a creature of habit and like to stay in my comfort zone with most things. Any big change in my life causes a lot of stress and irrational anxiety, and I know it is irrational, and I try to overcome but for me it is. so. hard.

Starting middle school was terrifying. Starting high school was terrifying. Starting college was terrifying. Graduating college and moving into the “real world” was terrifying. And right now, as much as I love the idea of having a loving partner, the idea of dating and starting a real, serious relationship and getting married is terrifying. It’s such a major change in life and you can never quite go back to the way you were before. You don’t retreat back into your comfort zone, that next stage is your New Life. And that’s terrifying.

Yes, I know, to a lot of you much of that probably sounds silly, and like I said, I don’t really like to discuss it much online (or anywhere really, unless you’re my mom or my therapist). But it is something I struggle with quite often as a young 20-something with anxiety.

All that said, Jim’s transformation has forced him into a situation that I absolutely, 100% understand would be absolutely terrifying. And there’s no going back. The change is permanent. He can’t retreat back to the comfort zone of being fully human. His life is forever altered, for better or for worse.

And if I feel so deeply for how scary that is, why the heck do I love this character so much?

Because he’s heckin’ inspirational for me, gosh dangit.

If this character that I enjoy so much can go through such a major life-shattering event, something after which nothing will ever be quite the same, and yet still be able to adapt–still be able to find happiness–still have all the unconditional love and support from friends and family–maybe I can too.

Troll!Jim is a comfort character for me. He represents someone who went through one of my worst psychological fears and, eventually, come out the other side with a smile. He’s someone that I can project my own struggles onto and then watch him overcome them.

That’s part of the reason I so much detest the idea that he’ll never be happy again unless his transformation is reversed. How soul-crushing that idea is to someone like me.

So……yeah. There you go. That’s why troll!Jim is my favorite character. You still don’t have to like him; that’s fine. We’re all entitled to our own opinions and interpretations after all.

But this character is very special to me, and that, at least, is not going to change.

13 hours ago

Why Troll!Jim is my favorite character

Jim: the closest thing I’ve had to a father tried to kill me

Me:

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15 hours ago

Jim: the closest thing I've had to a father tried to kill me Me:

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When I was a kid I liked climbing up on the backs of couches and chairs pretending to be a lion on Pride Rock. ...at around age...

19 hours ago

When I was a kid I liked climbing up on the backs of couches and chairs pretending to be a lion on Pride Rock. ...at around age...

It’s kind of incredible that Merlin Hate is at such a record high that everybody’s willing to give Morgana a pass and reduce her to “she was just another one of Merlin’s victims”.

But people seem to ignore that she’s 100% okay with: Mass Genocide, Mental Abuse, Torture, Mind Control, Slavery, Mass Kidnapping and Unethical Experimentation on Infants.

It’s all well and good to hate Merlin but Morgana so does not deserve, like, any of the praise that she’s getting in this fandom, especially given she’s done all of the above because, as far as we know, she got her hand cut off and that’s more important to her than the lives of millions of trolls and humans.

I feel like a lot of people forget that there’s a huge difference between being a good person and a good character.

A character can do horrible, awful things and be just an overall crap human being but still be interesting and compelling as a character.

That said, if you like Morgana as a character, AWESOME! You do you boo! Like what you like! If this character is interesting to you and brings you happiness to experiment with and theorize about and the like, that’s GREAT! Good for you!!

BUT…that doesn’t make her a good person, as OP has pointed out. And that’s ok. Not every character has to be a good person. It’s 100% ok to like a character who isn’t perfect or does bad things.

And that extends to Merlin too. You don’t have to like him. You don’t have to agree with his decisions. But again, there’s a difference between good person and good character. And to a certain extent, being a good or compelling character is subjective. 

Different people like or dislike characters for different reasons. Some people like characters because said character does bad things. For some people, that’s interesting. Doesn’t mean they condone the bad things, just that they find it interesting to explore in fiction. 

There is no invalid reason to enjoy a fictional character.

So let’s let people enjoy things and not gatekeep which characters it’s morally acceptable to like or not like. Your opinions, interpretations, and impressions are not universal.

And that’s ok.

20 hours ago

It’s kind of incredible that Merlin Hate is at such a record high that everybody’s willing to give Morgana a pass and reduce her...

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His favourite part (🔊)

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His favourite part (🔊)

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Boss makes a dollar, I make a dime, I make memes on company time.

21 hours ago

Boss makes a dollar, I make a dime, I make memes on company time.

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SMOL BEANS!!!  I have yet to see anyone draw these beans (Nomura, Otto, Strickler) as whelps yet so I took the liberty and did...

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SMOL BEANS!!! I have yet to see anyone draw these beans (Nomura, Otto, Strickler) as whelps yet so I took the liberty and did...

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Happy and goofy Toothless!  requested by aworldlessthought
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Happy and goofy Toothless! requested by aworldlessthought

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Night and day version, which one do you prefer?
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21 hours ago

Night and day version, which one do you prefer?

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‘Come with me…’   Trollhunters Fanart  - Troll Jim   & Claire Nunez

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‘Come with me…’ Trollhunters Fanart  - Troll Jim  & Claire Nunez

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Baby Draal = a hedgehog puppy ♡
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Baby Draal = a hedgehog puppy ♡

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ashdgajfmsnba I JUST noticed this Quaggawump running on all fours with her spear in her mouth

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ashdgajfmsnba I JUST noticed this Quaggawump running on all fours with her spear in her mouth

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i am not just a nitwit

2 days ago

i am not just a nitwit

for those who are doubting this: i love jim lake jr with all my heart

Hey. Same. 

Yup.

2 days ago

for those who are doubting this: i love jim lake jr with all my heart

Adrien: Plagg, is Marinette Ladybug?

Plagg:

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2 days ago

Adrien: Plagg, is Marinette Ladybug? Plagg:

when you get so desperate for content you start delving into the Not Good fics

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2 days ago

when you get so desperate for content you start delving into the Not Good fics

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A return of the furry au shit? You fuckin’ bet yo!    This time featuring the troll version of Jim! I need to draw some of the...
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A return of the furry au shit? You fuckin’ bet yo!  This time featuring the troll version of Jim! I need to draw some of the...

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For the doom of Gunmar, eclipse is mine to command  requested by anonymous
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For the doom of Gunmar, eclipse is mine to command requested by anonymous

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Why is this the funniest thing I’ve ever seen

2 days ago

Why is this the funniest thing I’ve ever seen

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Pip at dusk  🌱

2 days ago

Pip at dusk 🌱

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that’s it that’s their relationship

2 days ago

that’s it that’s their relationship

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no one is surprised to see me adopting precious children who deserved the happiest ending

2 days ago

no one is surprised to see me adopting precious children who deserved the happiest ending

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@jlaireweek  Day 3: Homework  My sister and I would like to think that Claire teaches Jim just so there’s still a sense of...

2 days ago

@jlaireweek Day 3: Homework My sister and I would like to think that Claire teaches Jim just so there’s still a sense of...

Did anyone else get slightly emotional when they realized that Jim's first and last lines spoken to his mother were "I love you"?

I didn’t realize that!

2 days ago

Did anyone else get slightly emotional when they realized that Jim's first and last lines spoken to his mother were "I love...

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Couple of sketches and a Trollhunter au where Claire and Toby jumped in after Jim in the bathtub incident.

2 days ago

Couple of sketches and a Trollhunter au where Claire and Toby jumped in after Jim in the bathtub incident.

Since there's apparently gonna be a war for magic in Wizards, the cause better not be Archie getting eaten by a troll because that would hurt

2 days ago

Since there's apparently gonna be a war for magic in Wizards, the cause better not be Archie getting eaten by a troll because...

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hey :) wanna suffer :)))

2 days ago

hey :) wanna suffer :)))

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I mean I love Christmas buuuuut....

3 days ago

I mean I love Christmas buuuuut....

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hey :) wanna suffer :)))

3 days ago

hey :) wanna suffer :)))