shoutout to all the other ex-gifted & talented/honor student/straight a/senior editor/star student/99th percentile/once-creative burn-outs who have, since high school, realized they are truly miniscule fish in a giant, endless ocean, criticized themselves to the point of creative paralysis, and participated in so much self-sabotage they no longer see the point of doing anything at all because they’re just going to ruin it for themselves anyway
“Memory is a curse more often than a blessing. Let’s forget that, shall we?”
Dr. Craig Tivey was delighted upon hearing his services were needed in the Havenwood program. Growing up, his fascination with the human mind often left him alone and without many friends. Who wanted to be around someone who was constantly analyzing everything you do? As he grew older, Dr. Tivey began to become more and more fascinated by memories and how to control them.
Craig has strong beliefs that children are to fulfill very specific purposes until they become of-age and those purposes are whatever adults say they are. He jumped at the chance to work with the correctional facility’s troubled youth. His methods are experimental at best, but effective nonetheless. He vows that any teens sent to him for counseling will see the err of their ways within a few weeks and be completely willing to work. The problem with Dr. Tivey is that he can go over the top with his treatments, forcing children to forget entire unpleasant chunks of their childhoods. He grows particularly attached to his female patients, feeling a sort of ownership over them once he’s messed with their memories.
Star Trek Into Darkness - Special Guests Chris Pine & Zachary Quinto
I love how they appear kind of bored at the beginning of the interview, but by the time the interviewer mentions a competition Zach gets a manic gleam in his eyes and Chris just steels himself for what he knows is coming next…