venting, feel free to ignore it!! i put it under a read more because i don’t know how to shut up lol
as of tomorrow (may 6th 2021) it’ll have been a month or so since i cut a friend out of my life because i’d finally reached my limit and worked up the courage to cut it out of my life for good - and it’s been a little weird because i used to interact with this friend so frequently and to a degree, i feel like it’s intertwined with my presence on social media; which yeah i guess is something i should’ve expected when i’d clog up my mutual’s dashes and TLs with the stupid shit i’d do and say with this person
i’m kind of getting ahead of myself but anyway
it just kind of feels really nice that i don’t have to dread checking discord anymore - that i don’t have to see a slew of messages that are “hey hey hey hey hey @[discord tag] hey hey hey hey” and then a passive-aggressive “nvm” if i didn’t reply fast enough; and then i’d end up ignoring it’s messages anyway; which on my part wasn’t a good look.
it also treated me like a therapist; trauma-dumping to me and then kind of getting upset when my responses to it’s venting would be lackluster or one-worded - which yeah, isn’t exactly a good thing but what was i supposed to do? i hate to sound callous but, i’m not a therapist; and while i’d vent to this friend i never went past “lmao this is pissing me off” unless the conversation veered into deeper topics.
this is all i’ve got to say on the matter; i probably won’t mention it again. i’m putting this to rest so i can properly move on.
@purpleflamed says: “I’d love to hear your thoughts, with the updated lore...is a Tommy about to pull a Pandora? While I wouldn’t say his motives are curiosity, there is a constant tension having the prison RIGHT there.”
(This was in response to this post I made a while ago about the prison arc and its parallels to greek mythology)
That’s a good question, honestly. I’m definitely Living In Fear (tm), but as far as whether I think it’ll actually happen...
Tommy losing his last life to Dream is probably (hopefully) the end of his tragedies. It’s a painful relapse into his trauma after he’d finally escaped it, but if the analyses are correct and it being a relapse metaphor is intentional, it’ll probably just end up being a quick last big bad thing before Tommy’s healing arc finally starts in earnest. Honestly, I’m expecting he’ll start dropping off from the main plot a bit in order to let his character recover properly before any more big stuff happens with him.
I could be wrong, of course, but that’s my current projection.
However, Tommy is not the only character currently in a position to pull a Pandora, and in fact there are several characters it would make much more sense for.
In order of how much I’m manifesting, my guesses are:
The reason why I’m guessing these characters specifically is because they’re all currently in a position where, A: Sam would likely be willing to hold them in prison, and, B: they’re clearly set up for some kind of big narrative punishment for their actions.
I’d say Techno is the most likely because c!Techno has faced almost no narrative consequences as of yet for the various things he’s done, as well as having motive to free Dream. (The favor)
Here’s how that sequence goes in my head: Tommy rocks up to the prison to kill Dream, and manages to get to his cell due to Sam being distracted by the simultaneous break-in from Techno. Dream is successfully broken out, and Tommy chases him, but Techno ends up trapped somehow, and someone (probably Quackity, let’s be honest) convinces Sam to keep him locked up.
I’d also consider Bad a likely possibility, as his current arc has been Skeppy whump after Skeppy whump, and now that their relationship has finally deteriorated visibly, as well as Bad being in the midst of a moral crisis due to killing Foolish, he’s in the perfect position to do one more really bad thing before starting his redemption arc.
Here’s how I’d write that: Bad, at the end of his rope, alone, hunted, and uncertain, decides to free Dream in order to simultaneously get back the one friend he knows won’t give a fuck about him doing murders, as well as to get one of the most powerful people on the server to owe him a massive favor. So he and Tommy break in at the same time, chaos reigns, and Dream escapes while Sam manages to lock up Bad. Thus isolated from the egg, it’s influence over him slowly fades and he realizes more and more how far he’s fallen, finally culminating in the eggheads breaking him out only for him to turn around and betray them almost immediately.
And as for Philza? Honestly, I just think it’d be awesome if, in an attempt to get his son back, he ended up fucking everything up real bad. I just think that would be an extremely pog amount of angst and would also give Phil more opportunities to develop his character.
In conclusion: haha bet you didn’t expect a fuckin essay lmao
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