“Do you want to hear one you’ve never heard before? I’ll tell you one that I guarantee you have never heard before. My biggest weakness as a pilot is that I’m not very good at flying aeroplanes.
I mean, I’m good enough, like the sim said: I’m adequate. Adequate to the task. But I don’t do it easily, it’s not second nature to me.
On your scale of one to ten, if one is the bare minimum of competence, I’m about a four. And I used to be a one - no, I used to be a zero.
And then I took my C.P.L., again, and then again.
And then I was a one, and then a two, and then a three, and now a four.
And I’m not finished yet. And that’s why you should employ me, that’s why you’d be lucky to employ me: because if you’re not naturally good, if you can’t rely on just knowing how to do it like Doug - like some people can, then you have to, well you have to be a perfectionist, actually, and I am one. And that’s why, even when you’ve turned me down, I’m going to keep on flying. Because flying is the perfect job, and I won’t settle for a life where I don’t get to do it.”—
I love this quote so much because of the parallels with Finnemore himself. "Do you want to hear one you’ve never heard before?" The main thing I like about John’s comedy is his originality. "My biggest weakness is I’m not very good at flying" and "I don’t do it easily, it’s not second nature to me"; John has always made it clear he doesn’t enjoy writing, it’s not what he loves most of all but he’s a perfectionist and wants to be the one in control. I can also easily imagine that he used to feel like a one, then became a two, and so on, and that he’s only getting better. "…even when you turn me down, I’m going to keep flying", the BBC did turn his Souvenir Programme down the first time but he kept going and this year we’re getting the 4th series of a show that got a “no” once. This whole speech could’ve directly been said by Finnemore and will always be one of my favorite quotes.
I just want Scott and Stiles to be this notorious true alpha and emissary pair that other packs and hunters are wary of and create legends about but also they get into tickle wars a lot. That’s what I want.
OOH, yes, and everyone who actually meets them/spies on them is like “THESE guys? These fucking dorks screwing around with water guns in the back yard? The guys wearing dumb floppy board shorts and hitting each other with pool noodles?”
There isn’t a dramatic entrance they can’t botch up, like Stiles falling down a hill and standing up with a huge smudge of mud down the side of his face and arm, that time they broke the elevator and had to squeeze out one at a time, the time the Jeep broke down and they had to borrow the neighbors kids’ huffy bikes, which had streamers on the handle bars and Scott’s had butterflies painted on it, the other time the Jeep broke down and they had to carpool with Derek who messed up their dramatic entrance by yelling out the window not to forget their hats and mittens, Stiles was still getting over that cold, remember? The time the Jeep wasn’t broken but the tape deck was and the OFF button had broken off and there was a cassette tape stuck in there and so they couldn’t go anywhere without Joanie Mitchell songs blaring at top volume, the time Scott showed up straight from work in scrubs with balloons on them, the other time the Jeep broke down and Allison had to pick them up, the point is everyone is like, jesus christ, these guys, REALLY? but Stiles and Scott can go from goofball to psychotic protective determination like flipping a switch, even wearing mittens, even with Both Sides Now playing in the background.
that feeling when you told someone about a book or a movie or an artist or a show and they tried to keep putting it off and putting it off and when they finally indulge in it they fucking love it and you’re like