riskpig asked: Who is Jacko, and what is Zig Zag Love, because both names have caught my attention.
See this adorable bastard right here? This is Jacko (with his son) in Zig Zag Love
Jacko is the sort of parent that takes ‘irresponsible’ to a new level. his teenage (underage) son is in the hospital (cancer) and depressed because a friend died, and his answer? Bring his son beer and a prostitute.
'Sorry I didn't gift wrap her, but I paid her for you'
And when his son is appalled Jacko sleeps with her (hey, why waste the money?
Bobby’s secondary in the movie, with the story between his son and Ziggy (another girl in the hospital) being the main focus.
And look, Ziggy’s father is Moe French:
Not really but it looks like him. Also I just like to watch this gif on repeat. It’s pretty much what Moe and Rum’s relationship would be if Belle/Bae was a thing. They stayed up so late fighting with each other that they fell asleep.
Jacko loves his son. He’s not a bad guy, just completely clueless and not grown up. He starts to get things figured out, though, in the movie.
Oh, one last thing. Bobby in shorts:
nightowlwoman asked: Hi! I asked Straggle about this & she referred me to you. Re the "banned" Bobby characters (an earlier post was talking about this). Sergai & Hitler, of course - but I vaguely recall another & am trying to confirm. From the Cracker tv series-I think the character was named Albie? I've never seen this, don't know Why he would be banned-but I seem to remember mention made of kitten(s)? I've never seen fic for this Bobby, so I'm curious. Am I recalling this correctly or senior momenting? Thanks! <3
He’s definitely a character I pity and am hugely fascinated by psychologically, but yeah, no way would he be healthy for anybody at all as he is. He’s creepy as hell and really rather terrifying at first glance, but the more you look at him, the more layers you see. He’s really a very sad character. Pitiable, I suppose is the right word. But a murdering bastard still. I love him as a character because even as he does go completely off his rocker and murders people, he’s got these moments where he says things and is very self aware, or like when he threatens the reporter and is disgusted when she assumes he wants sex, or how he made it a point to profusely apologize for having to grow C.E.’s wife in order to get his attention. He seems to have this set of morals and kind of twisted sense of respect. It’s strange. The idea of using a woman or disrespecting her is seemingly repellant to him, but he had no problem murdering people that he feels deserve it. He’s a strange chap that one. I could meta him all day.
SPOILERS FOR CRACKER: TO BE A SOMEBODY
I actually just reblogged that Sergei post a little bit ago and added Albie as a ‘banned Bobby.’
Albie is, indeed, from Cracker. And he killed the Ninth Doctor so bad Albie, No Belle for you.
Okay, so it wasn’t really Nine, but it is Chris Eccleston.
Check out this creepy fucker, holding up pictures of a guy he killed. In addition to being a creeper and a killer he’s a racist skinhead:
We see Albie kill two people and threaten a reporter. And then there’s a creepy scene with Nine’s wife where he goes after her in a grocery store (Nine is a cop) and then there’s Nine’s death. And another death. And then a football match that doesn’t go well. And the reveal that Albie’s trying to kill 96 cops (in retribution for the Hillsborough disaster)
Two of the bombs are found, but the third he sent to the reporter is opened and triggered.
Honestly, the kittens are the only ones that are safe. he cares for the cats more than people (his daughter and possibly his ex being the only exceptions.) He has almost no regard for human life and he’s a sociopath. And a creeper.
Just gonna pop in here and say that when I watched this ep (mind you, it was maybe a year or more ago), I thought for sure that they said that he wasn’t actually a racist/skinhead, but that was more just something that he put on. He shaves his head after he snaps (and holy shit was that a terrifying scene) because, as he tells his ex, he “looks how he feels on the inside” or something along those lines, and he doesn’t kill the shop clerk because he’s Pakistani but more because he was kind of an asshole to him in the beginning of the episode. I distinctly remember a character, maybe Chris Ecclestone’s actually, saying something about that. They assumed the murder of the site clerk was a skinhead hate crime because summertime saw some guy that looked like a skinhead, but they questioned that. He made himself look like a skinhead because it was easier to get away with violent crimes that way. It was easier to embrace all that anger and hatred that way, to make himself into a new person almost.
I personally love Albie as a character, not in a way that I’d want to have tea with him and cuddle him at all, but because he’s such a twisted, complicated, layered personality. He’s creepy as hell and really, really messed up, but it’s a credit to Bobby that there are moments when he opens up a bit that I really feel the guys pain, like the scenes with his daughter and when he talks about his dad. He’s a truly fascinating character. But hell no do I want to chill with the guy.
You’re probably right. I need a rewatch of this one, but that skinhead part does ring a bell.
Albie was an amazing and layered character that was vivid and real. Really a fantastic piece of acting because as creepy as he was there were times I agreed with what he was saying, and it was easy to see how he became what he did. Not someone I want to know at all or would ever pair with a Belle or other character, but really an awesome character study.