26. Inspirations and misadventures. Norwegian and Anishinaabe, bigender (they/them is always safe), addicted to tea, cooking, Miyazaki, Pacific Rim, Blackadder, Avatar/Korra, and several unhealthy crushes on dead guys. (Ulysses S. Grant is dreamy as hell.)
okay i’m a little bit in the dark as to what lars gottlieb actually did in extended canon which makes interpretations of him being abusive so prominent anyway. is this just one of those things that was never touched upon in the books just like a one sentence of “hermann has a bad relationship with his father” or what the fuck ever that fans just take to making headcanons for?
To my knowledge, the ‘bad relationship with his Dad’ and the ‘disagreement over the wall’ has been snowballed by much of the fandom as “inhuman douchelord”.
I think fans like it because it explains why Hermann is so stodgy and had that flashback of him crying. Also Lar presents a smaller, human villain for Hermann to overcome.
Personally, I think it’s lazy as hell. Spawn of Satan is easy to write, an actual, problematic relationship (which a lot of people develop with their parents) is not.