dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,
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dreadedcandiru2

The imperial self of Michael Patterson....

There is, of course, one thing that energizes our new hero, that breaks the hold of the inertia that gripped him in the nursery: the will towards self-aggrrandizement. If a deed can make him look good to himself and others, he'll spare no effort. This is why he toils away at his awful, awful books; the notion of Mike Patterson: Miracle Author drives him forward. It's also why he risked his neck to retrieve the lap-top; his book was an extension of him so it could not, of course, be allowed to be destroyed. It's why he did all that sub-standard carpentry and electrical work at the apartment, too. It made him feel all warm and fuzzy to be praised by someone whom he impressed, not to mention giving a huge middle finger to a man he despised. Having children he can boast about is one thing; he could do that all day. When it comes to a task which reminds him how nondescript he is, like raising them, he wants no part of it. That's also why he fled Portrait when it came time to fire people; he'd rather run off crying than look like a bad guy.
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