you can get addicted to a certain kind of sadness
exactly right!!! originally i was going to have jesse’s hands behind his back but i changed my mind, because by season five it’s made explicitly clear that jesse is completely aware he is being controlled and manipulated — in the sense he is clearly able to see his bonds but for a myriad of reasons cannot, or chooses not, to escape them. additionally, walt’s hand wrapped around the IV is him commanding the situation; actively working the existing bond to his advantage and pulling jesse with him rather than passively letting him be strung along to his benefit. yeah art!!!!!
Rin looking very pg-13 in his sakura and shark tattoo sleeves and cola can.
that’s really sweet — thank you so much!! i rewatched season 5 recently and was thinking a lot about how different walt/heisenberg and jesse’s relationship to the blue sky business was through the series — how jesse is tied to it increasingly against his will (literally, by the end, heh) whereas for walt, verbatim: ‘it makes me feel alive’. so yeah, tl;dr, it was cool translating that into art and i’m glad you liked it!
today marks one year since the airing of felina, and so here is a (not-so) sweet breaking bad piece i call ‘baby blue’. two dudes in very different long-term relationships with the meth business — it’s one hell of a drug!