Heads-up that this journal contains a rant punctuated by a good deal of swearing.
So those of us who love and have watched the show "Teen Titans"... we all know who Control Freak is. (Or at least, I should hope we do.)
The fandom at large seems to mock and hate this guy.
WHY THE HELL IS THAT?
No seriously, sit down and think about this for a damn second.
The fandom gives Control Freak all kinds of shit for being the ultimate stereotyped fanboy.
BUT CONSIDER THIS FOR A HOT MINUTE:
He's the single most relatable character in the entire goddamnmotherfuckin show.
He writes fanfiction. He collects memorabilia for all the fandoms he loves and is in. He watches his shows religiously to the point he knows episode production numbers and can quote them verbatim. His remote control ALLOWS HIM TO ENTER THE REALITY OF THE FANDOMS HE LOVES.
He isn't just a fanboy stereotype; he is the PARADIGM of the fandom itself.
Think about it. How many self-styled self-insert villain characters are out there, that want nothing more than to interact (whether positively or negatively) with the cast of the show? How many of them get shit for it because other people aren't impressed with them? In essence, CONTROL FREAK IS THE FANDOM.
In his actions, he does EVERYTHING THE FANDOM WANTS TO DO.
The only difference? He literally did that, just in what is considered "reality" in the source material.
Yet even the Wiki pages just write him off as an "overweight, unshaven geek." FOR SHAME, PEOPLE.
SCREW YOU. SCREW. YOU.
CONTROL FREAK IS A BEAUTIFUL CHARACTER, AND WHEN YOU STOP TO THINK ABOUT THE FACT THAT MOST OF THE FANDOM WOULD BE ALMOST EXACTLY LIKE HIM, GIVEN THE CHANCE TO LIVE IN THAT REALITY, HE'S ALSO A RELATABLE, FUN CHARACTER.
HE NEEDS AND DESERVES MORE LOVE. HE IS A BEAUTIFUL CHARACTER. *slams hands down on the desk*
~Yoru-okaasan has spoken~