i’m actually amazed i haven’t heard more people talking about the moment sansa assists tyrion in this ep. sansa choosing to assist tyrion is a Huge Deal considering the situation - joffrey is publically humiliating him, making a big, ugly display of his power. and simply by handing tyrion the cup sansa is openly displaying her hostility towards joffrey, and her giving voice to everyone’s disapproval. not to mention, it’s a perfect example of ‘courtesy is a lady’s armour’ - that kindness, acting doubly as an insult, as a statement. she chooses to side with the person joffrey is humiliating. she takes away some of his power just by being kind.
and can we talk about this moment?
this is the person who tormented her for months. the person who could easily punish her over and over for any small transgression against him.
and she looks him in the eye, bends down and picks up that cup, and makes no mistake in showing him she knows exactly what she’s doing and she doesn’t approve of his actions.
basically depression that isn’t bipolar / doesn’t have periods of mania
(waiting for a person with unipolar depression to come yell at me tbh)
what the fuck is depression*
it was a joke about the trans asterisk and people screwing over people in worse situations than them to benefit themselves basically
according to james who explained it better than i could it was ”comparing people with depression who dominate the mental illness discussion and try to frame mental illness in a way that benefits them at the expense of people with less socially acceptable conditions, to dfab trans folks who do the same thing but with discussion about gender/being trans and at the expense of dmab trans folks”
but darden obviously the only mental illnesses that exist are depression* and anxiety, GOSH
if i ever stop laughing about depression* assume i am DEAD
anyway i’m sure there are probably valid reasons people have to not want to engage with it or whatever it’s just
really disorienting and unpleasant to experience something disruptive and terrifying and then to have virtually everyone act like nothing happened lmao
it just feels like no one cares especially compared to more mainstream brain problems
this isn’t in regard to anyone in particular, but i’m really :/ at the fact that my posts about hallucination get virtually no acknowledgment compared to all my other posts about mental illness. there’s a really clear difference in even the amount of likes those posts get compared to other posts i make about other brain problems and it’s been a REALLY consistent trend and i just. mmmnnnnn. love it when my more stigmatized symptoms of mental illness are proportionally more ignored and/or less cared about