it’s incredible how a video game can have so much personal meaning and importance to you
but then when you talk to another person who played it they’re like ‘yeah it was ok’
So, I was looking at a baby charmander art and was thinking, “They can’t have that flame tail in the egg, can they?” I mean, it’s possible that the flame develops when they’re ready to hatch. But then, what if instead the mother or father has to light the charmander’s tail when they’re first born?
- 2014: Shulk? Who the hell is Shulk?
- 2008: Pit? Who the hell is Pit?
- 2001: Ice Climbers? Who the hell are the Ice Climbers?
- 1999: Ness? Who the hell is Ness?
I really wish the abuse had been dealt with in the Harry Potter books, but I am sort of flabbergasted by people who translate that into “Harry was too functional” because a) he has some really spectacularly obvious PTSD to me/reactions of an abused child
(like the thing where you don’t trust adults with your problems, ever, even at the age of eleven or twelve? that’s an abuse thing. The obsession with his parents when he sees them in the mirror isn’t a consequence of having dead parents by itself, it’s an abused child thing. Many abused children who WERE abused by their bio families have fantasies about their real families being loving and kind and unable to save them or how they will come and do it some day. The thing where it never even occurs to him to go to Dumbledore or Remus and say “Professor Umbridge is physically torturing me,” because he doesn’t seem to see it as something all that abnormal? Abuse thing. The paranoid obsession with Malfoy in fifth year. The way he latches onto the first people who are kind to him and clings loyally and permanently. I could go on but I’m going to stop now.)
and b) do you people really not see how “abused children can’t be functional or pass for non-abused children, but rather have to have obvious, debilitating issues that are unignorable” is both really fucking messed up and completely illogical?
If all abused children hid in closets for hours on end or had screaming flashbacks or whatever, we wouldn’t be able to convince people everything was fine. Sure, some people do, and those people often end up in therapy where their issues are blamed on everything BUT their parents. But — PTSD can look like more than one thing, and Harry looks very much like a child abuse victim to me.
i’m procrastinating because i’m stressed and i’m stressed because i’m procrastinating
I never seen a such an accurate gif