dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,
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dreadedcandiru2

The weird obsession with missing friends.

Remember a few years back when we talked about how bizarre it was that Michael seemed to be obsessed with Deanna after her premature and temporary move to Burlington? At the time, it seemed as if she were merely building on to the weird need he had to marry the first girl he'd ever had a weird grade school crush of weirdness on. The problem with that is staring us right in the face and is obsessed with the friend who left him to go to Thunder Bay instead of the friends he still has. As history teaches us, Mike spends most of the next two years obsessed with the fact that Lawrence is gone and needs to somehow come back to Milborough to make life right because he can't process the fact that people can actually leave him behind without it being a huge tragedy.

We gain a hint as to why in his self-indulgent comments about his last encounter with middle school crush Martha. A normal person would reflect on the mistakes both of them made and how life takes funny turns and so on and so forth. What the Delicate Genius did is remind us that he thinks that he's the central person in the world and that Martha should want to be with him because life just isn't worth living if he doesn't set the agenda for everyone ever. It baffled him that Lawrence had to leave not because he doesn't see the bigger picture but because he can't see a picture that doesn't have him in the foreground with everyone else in the distant background gazing in awe.
Tags: freefloating commentary, mike patterson: universal idiot
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