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nomming-wolf:

syberiawinx:

syberiawinx:

nomming-wolf:

Edit because for whatever reason, it’s not showing in any of the tags. I’m really sorry to put this on you submit4nova, and it’s long, so you don’t have to read it, but if it’s no trouble, could you please bring this to Seamus’ attention? :/

I don’t know…

Yeah.  Having an anxiety disorder makes dealing with even normal life harder, but it doesn’t make you a freak, it doesn’t make you a liability, and it doesn’t make you stupid.  Sarah couldn’t help being born with an anxiety disorder and then being forced to live in a zombie apocalypse.  She DOES try to get stronger, such as by asking Clementine to teach her how to shoot.  Though she is terrified of Carver, she’ll yell at him if he hits you, even if you haven’t been nice to her.  And unlike so many other characters, including Lee and Clementine, she hasn’t actually gotten anyone killed.  People hate on her for being unresponsive, even though she lost her only living family not even a day ago.  If anyone saw a loved one just shot down like that so suddenly and then devoured, they’d start screaming and then go into shock.  That’s a natural reaction, even for someone who DOESN’T have an anxiety disorder.

See, what’s another thing that really pisses me off about the Sarah hate, and the overall idea that the ONLY way your life means anything is if you’re a big strong emotionless tank - it took a lot of guts for Sarah to stand up to Carver the way she did. After he, y’know, tortured her father and murdered one or two guys right in front of her, and/or held either Sarita or Clementine at gunpoint.

It’s really frustrating when people turn a blind eye to someone legitimately pushing themselves out of their comfort or safety zone and focuses solely on how much of an inconvenience their existence is.

It’s the same shit my family pulled with me. No matter how hard I tried to improve, no matter how much progress I made, they only ever saw me as their personal punching bag and a born liability.

Not to mention, like you said, when you have anxiety, it’s extremely difficult to stand up for yourself, or even just someone else. I shake involuntarily at conflict and I’m always terrified when I hear the sound of a cupboard slamming or something dropping onto the ground, but there was this one time that a woman wanted to hire me to watch her dog for her for a couple of days, and after seeing her abuse her dog, I tried to help her find a trainer (and offered to let her use my pay to cover it) to work with her.

Her dog was fearful and anxious (sound familiar?) and her way of handling her was to put her in a prong collar and YANK on it, and drag her by her throat and force her to be around people (which she was terrified of).

I tried so hard to help her, but instead, she got verbally abusive and tried to intimidate and bully me into abusing her dog. She shamed me for being kind and forced me to stay at her house for several hours. The first time she realized I was uncomfortable with her methods, she told me this story about how a guy came over to do work for her, and when there was an issue with the work she wanted done, instead of letting him speak, she kicked him out.

She did that to me in the end, but I stood up to her. I was embarrassed for shaking while I did, but I tried to be as diplomatic as possible about it and declined her offer to pay me in favor of getting her dog to a trainer I recommended to her. It was a huge step for me.

I still can’t stand up to my abusive family members, but that’s what my husband and I are working toward.

Nobody realizes Sarah’s strengths.  She’s not as clueless as people think.  She even calls Clem out on her attempts to lie about what her father is doing.  She TRIES to learn how to use a gun so she can take care of herself.  

The bad writing of Episode 4 only serves to make it all worse.  Luke screaming at Sarah is not going to get her moving.  He’s shown to know that in earlier episodes, but has either forgotten or just no longer cares.

Rule of Rose does a better job of portraying a weaker character, and she doesn’t even seem to have an anxiety disorder.

syberiawinx:

nomming-wolf:

Edit because for whatever reason, it’s not showing in any of the tags. I’m really sorry to put this on you submit4nova, and it’s long, so you don’t have to read it, but if it’s no trouble, could you please bring this to Seamus’ attention? :/

I don’t know…

Yeah.  Having an anxiety disorder makes dealing with even normal life harder, but it doesn’t make you a freak, it doesn’t make you a liability, and it doesn’t make you stupid.  Sarah couldn’t help being born with an anxiety disorder and then being forced to live in a zombie apocalypse.  She DOES try to get stronger, such as by asking Clementine to teach her how to shoot.  Though she is terrified of Carver, she’ll yell at him if he hits you, even if you haven’t been nice to her.  And unlike so many other characters, including Lee and Clementine, she hasn’t actually gotten anyone killed.  People hate on her for being unresponsive, even though she lost her only living family not even a day ago.  If anyone saw a loved one just shot down like that so suddenly and then devoured, they’d start screaming and then go into shock.  That’s a natural reaction, even for someone who DOESN’T have an anxiety disorder.

nomming-wolf:

Edit because for whatever reason, it’s not showing in any of the tags. I’m really sorry to put this on you submit4nova, and it’s long, so you don’t have to read it, but if it’s no trouble, could you please bring this to Seamus’ attention? :/

I don’t know if you’ll even see this, since I’m not sure you’re even on tumblr, but if any of the Creatures are reading this, and would like to pass it onto Seamus, please do.

Trigger warnings for content below the cut: mentions of abuse/suicide/mental illness/ableism/depression. Triggers will also be tagged for Tumblr Savior.

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I second this.  Years of abuse at school and home made my anxiety disorder so much worse, and the abuse continues to this day, just largely on the internet.  I HATE how some people look at Sarah and how they treat her in “Amid the Ruins”.  

bluewalltack:

syberiawinx:

You’re not even listening.  Seems to me like you’re just trying to pick a fight.  Once more, I am NOT throwing anyone under any bus., nor even really comparing them.

How are you not comparing them

I’ve got nothing more to say to you, since you’re still clearly not listening.

bluewalltack:

syberiawinx:

bluewalltack:

syberiawinx:

syberiawinx:

…but Sarah, the girl everyone calls a “liability”, has not gotten anyone killed. And don’t try and say Reggie, because the game makes it clear Carver was going to end up killing him regardless. He was just lookin for an excuse.

Clementine, everyone’s darling, got Lee killed. If…

Did you even read my post?  It was in no way attacking Clementine, just pointing out the hypocrisy of people bashing Sarah while idolizing her.  Don’t try and twist my words.

You’re blaming Clementine for deaths that aren’t her fault and throwing her under a bus as a way of defending Sarah. Clementine is not at fault for those deaths just like Sarah isn’t at fault for any deaths either. While calling out hypocrisy you’re being a hypocrite yourself.

No, I’m not.  I’m not blaming her for most of those deaths, but you could easily argue that they are her fault.  Clementine was more of a liability to Lee’s group than Sarah has been to the current group.

The point is though that you shouldn’t even be comparing them. 

You’re not even listening.  Seems to me like you’re just trying to pick a fight.  Once more, I am NOT throwing anyone under any bus., nor even really comparing them.

bluewalltack:

syberiawinx:

syberiawinx:

…but Sarah, the girl everyone calls a “liability”, has not gotten anyone killed. And don’t try and say Reggie, because the game makes it clear Carver was going to end up killing him regardless. He was just lookin for an excuse.

Clementine, everyone’s darling, got Lee killed. If…

Did you even read my post?  It was in no way attacking Clementine, just pointing out the hypocrisy of people bashing Sarah while idolizing her.  Don’t try and twist my words.

You’re blaming Clementine for deaths that aren’t her fault and throwing her under a bus as a way of defending Sarah. Clementine is not at fault for those deaths just like Sarah isn’t at fault for any deaths either. While calling out hypocrisy you’re being a hypocrite yourself.

No, I’m not.  I’m not blaming her for most of those deaths, but you could easily argue that they are her fault.  Clementine was more of a liability to Lee’s group than Sarah has been to the current group.

syberiawinx:

…but Sarah, the girl everyone calls a “liability”, has not gotten anyone killed. And don’t try and say Reggie, because the game makes it clear Carver was going to end up killing him regardless. He was just lookin for an excuse.

Clementine, everyone’s darling, got Lee killed. If…

Did you even read my post?  It was in no way attacking Clementine, just pointing out the hypocrisy of people bashing Sarah while idolizing her.  Don’t try and twist my words.

Just pointing this out…

…but Sarah, the girl everyone calls a “liability”, has not gotten anyone killed.  And don’t try and say Reggie, because the game makes it clear Carver was going to end up killing him regardless.  He was just looking for an excuse.

Clementine, everyone’s darling, got Lee killed.  If she hadn’t froze up, she could have given Carley her ammo while Lee saved Doug, so you can blame that on her.  She got the Stranger killed by being stupid enough to trust him.  Not sticking close to the others got Chuck killed.  Her reckless behavior got Omid and Sam killed, and potentially Sarita as well.  

In many ways, mentally, these girls are the same age.  And Clem knows better in EVERY situation where she’s gotten someone killed.  Yet I don’t hear anyone saying Omid or Lee and so on would have been better off leaving her.

And you want more hypocrisy?  People hate on Sarah for her condition in Amid the Ruins, even though anybody would be in shock after having their only living family member suddenly shot in front of them and then torn apart by zombies.  It isn’t even a day later when you find her.

Meanwhile, I’ve watched dozens of playthroughs of Season One.  Do you know how many players suffered complete breakdowns when Lee died?  And that was despite KNOWING he was going to die the whole episode—for months.  It didn’t happen suddenly.  And I say some LPers actually have to pause their LPs when he or Kenny died.  And these are video game characters.  But Sarah is not allowed to break down over suddenly losing HER father?

Look in the mirror, people.

thelittleunderdog:

I don’t mean to sound rude but i could have written a better episode 4.
Me.
With no previous writing experience.

You could just write “stuff happened” on a piece of paper, and it would have been better than this mess.

Rant about Amid The Ruins, Episode 4 of The Walking Dead Game Season 2

faeriehideout:

I was waiting for a fairly long time (in great anticipation because I truly love the game) for the release of Episode 4: Amid The Ruins of The Walking Dead Game Season 2. However as I finally got to play it I was not only disappointed. I was appalled at where the game was going and how certain characters were treated. In this review that is more of an angry rant than anything else I will talk about massive spoilers, so if you haven’t played the episode yet I advise you to stop reading. As a trigger warning: I also talk about topics such as ableism, sexism, and death as they are depicted in The Walking Dead.

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I hate what they did with Sarah.  It doesn’t even make sense.  I have an anxiety disorder to, but you can bet I’d be scrambling out from that rubble once it was lifted off me.  It didn’t seem realistic for Sarah not to.  And why could NO ONE else try and help?  I also hate all these people who celebrate her death or try and justify killing her as being neccessary for the group.  She was mourning her dad, who had died suddenly and brutally right before her eyes less than a day ago.  Cut her a break!  I still want Telltale to do this season over.>_<