Today on how RvB uses names to explore identity and loyalties: Agent Conneticut.
When CT tells the Freelancers to stop referring to her as ‘Connie’, CT’s already working against the program and sending intel to the insurrectionists. She’s set her path, and now all that’s left for her to do is cut herself off from her team.
It’s implied throughout the flashbacks that the Freelancers were very close to each other, originally, and CT’s no exception. In her scenes with Wash she’s trying to steer him in (what she thinks is) the right direction, and she seems to be at least somewhat close to South.
And that’s why she’s doing this. By telling Wash - and the rest of the Freelancers by extension - to stop calling her Connie, she’s consciously creating a distance between them. Because, it’s implied (several times), she’s not as good a spy as she’d like to be, and she knows it.
She’s justifying the change by saying ‘makes me sound like a fucking kid’, referring to how the ‘ie’/’ey’ suffixes to shortened name forms are used tor kids - Anne, Annie. Mike, Mikey.
But CT is fine with the insurrectionist leader calling her Connie. It’s fine, because she wants to maintain her emotional connection with him. And then she refers to herself as Connie to Tex in an attempt to establish an emotional connection. Tex, whom CT expects (hopes, really) would be on her side once she learns everything CT has left her.
“I keep rearranging the letters of my sisters The Beatles sign on her bedroom door.
She is not happy.”
I’ve given up trying to make them normal.
ok and now there’s another one
i didnt know the beatles could become so many words
okay but imagine Connie presented the evidence to Tex in person like somehow she got her on her own and showed her everything and Tex was like “fuckin a. let’s go wreck the place” and Connie like ”what? no. we have to report to the authorities!” and Tex like “Nah, lets fuckin go punch some nerds and save Alpha right now.”
because Connie latched to Tex’s back like a koala trying to stop her like “NO! YOU CANT LITERALLY PUNCH THE DIRECTOR IN THE BALLS RIGHT NOW!”
and tex like “OH YES I CAN.”
"YEAH BUT ITS A BAD IDEA."
"ITS A GREAT FUCKING IDEA."
a bread sandwich
just three pieces of bread stacked on top of each other
that’s my kind of sandwich
3 goals for today:
Read sociology chapter
Cycle a bunch of laundry
Work on my CT fic for CT week
[11:54:05 PM] Niriall : ships come and go dead freelancers are forever
unimportant fanfic written for own amusement:
important essay due tomorrow: