I, recently, watched a show called Rick and Morty, which is absolutely hilarious and I found myself perturbed the the message of the show. I watched and it got me thinking about the type dynamics of Rick and Morty.
The whole show blasts the audience with crazy ideas and sci-fi themes whiling laying on the philosophy of living in the objective reality that kind of doesn't give a shit about us. It almost made me think of a hyper-active Ne generating tons of context that on this message of an uncaring universe. There are few moments where the human heart comes out, and it's rather touching to see it within to empty madness of this world.
So, is Rick an Unseelie as hell mad scientist? Random genius ideas all over the place, while all his conversations are dominated by rationalism and SCIENCE of the universe, with almost nothing regarding how he feels about all this. Occasionally it talks about how much PAIN he's in, but that just leads me to believe that Rick embodies the raw power without a Fi leash. Rick even comments about how others get involved with him for his power, then they try and 'leash' him down to their level. This results in Rick not giving a shit and peacing the heck out.
Post by ayoungspirit on Mar 28, 2016 13:23:09 GMT -5
Interesting that you mention this. I recently watched the video by Wisecrack as well, and it convinced me to give a shot to the show. Pretty funny indeed.
I can say, your outlook is certainly valid. To me, even without considering the animation, which sometimes can be inspired by factual data, the character of Rick might act as a caricature of a prevalent Te-user, more so a Te-lead. These types can manifest a stern, practical countenance, even when they entertain a positive relationship with Fi, so it can become pretty rough if its negative or "unseelie". Beside, as Auburn described in his book, Te by itself might entertain an incentive relationship with "instinct", which could enlighten the recurring dynamic between pain and pleasure focused on the protagonist. In contrast, Morty acts as more of an unbalanced moral center, perhaps in a way similar to a prevalent Fi-user.
While it may not fully represent a work of fiction, especially one involving such a diverse team as an animation series, I find interesting to take a look at the "creators" themselves, who also do some of the voice acting. At first glance, the three of them appear to belong to the delta quadrant.
From left to right, Dan Harmon (SiTe ?), Justin Roiland (TeSi ?), Ryan Ridley (FiNe ?)
The fictional universe, literally, seems also to rely on divergent association to a significant extent. Although it is a field of choice for Ne, and may illustrate its complex situation between optimism and anxiety, I believe Te as well as other functions can find a specific meaning in it. For instance, in a draft of an article about the TeNi type, I speculated that absurdism could act as a reinforcement or inversely, a form of escapism from cognitive fatalism. Surely, it became very much intricate when the influence of something so much formative and complex as Science is concerned, but it may be fruitful to compare a duo like Rick and Morty, with a character like House M.D.