allison argent doesn’t owe you shit, okay? but she does owe herself something, and i’m hoping that’s what next season’s redemption arc is all about. because allison is an awesome badass who did gymnastics and is a kickass archer and takes no shit from stupid boys, but she’s also a seventeen year old girl with a warm heart who cried when she accidentally hit a dog with her car in a rainstorm. sometimes i think about that allison, the allison that was a fucking wreck in the animal shelter because she accidentally hurt another living creature, and i think about how that girl and her giant heart and the guilt she must be feeling now, after she went a little mad with grief and tortured her peers, shot them full of arrows and smirked when they begged her to stop. i think about the woman she is and the monster she became and i don’t want her to be redeemed in the eyes of the viewers, i don’t want stiles or scott to forgive her for her actions, i don’t want her redemption arc to be about other people. i want it to be about her. because allison argent? she doesn’t owe anyone shit. but she sure as hell owes herself a little absolution.
Nope. Allison owes Erica and Boyd, *big time*. She owes Isaac, she owes Derek. She didn’t “go a little mad with grief”, she planned *murders* and tried to hurt and kill people.
Absolution comes *after* penance and restitution, not before.
I think I’m going to have to disagree that it comes after, from the point of view of the guilty party. For those who’ve been hurt by the guilty party, yes, the first contact should be about penance and restitution but…
…but I don’t think it’s all that easy to stop being cruel to other people when you’re being cruel to yourself. Because you see yourself in other people, and then lash out; because the things that you hate most in other people are the things that you hate most in yourself.
In trying to find a solid example of this, I keep on returning to the 12 step program, which, as a program and as a system, works.
These are the 12 steps at they originally appear.
And the thing is that the program is designed to work on both physical and emotional additions and illogic, the patterns that get locked in with the idea that we can control things. Once the idea that full control is relinquished to your higher power to decide, then you get to really work at the ideas of denial and guilt.
Let me say this in a different way: by admitting powerlessness, you gain control. And only in the steps thereafter is one best capable of making reparation.
I find this a similar pattern that happened in therapy; that I wasn’t really even able to get anywhere until I got to a place where I understood that I was already loved.
Where I understood I was already forgiven.
It’s not to say that reparations isn’t part of the process, but that it isn’t the first part.
i know this is a bit different but here is some l4d zazzle!!
do i like york/north/wash as brothers or do i want them to just say screw it and screw each other
these are my problems
/curls up in a ball and cries
Imagine your OTP in bed, early morning. Person A is still asleep, curled up in the covers. Person B is awake, just watching them, smiling softly.
when people paint thor as a horrible brother and hail loki as this forlorn innocent who can do/has never done any wrong
IF THIS IS REAL, I’M 99.9% SURE THAT MOFFAT AND GATISS GET IDEAS FROM TUMBLR.
guys okay you want to know what my worst nightmares are
fucking shit firefly made sure i’d piss myself everytime i heard that word
wait omg this is amazing
wait what does this symbol stand for :$
^what the fuck has been going on in your childhood
SWEET SKIES ABOVE
If I saw this while I was walking down the street I think I would legitimately start screaming and weeping in joy.
Oh, it’s even smeared.
/Suddenly feels 4 years old all over again.
I don’t get it. What is that meant to BE?
IT’S THE GODDAMN SIMBA WHERE DID YOUR PARENTS GO WRONG
Harry Potter in 99 Seconds.