Total unpopular opinion but:
Way to support your man, Pepper. Walk out on him when he’s in the middle of a ptsd attack. ……Yeah, that’ll show him how much you love him.
Not so unpopular. I had to close my eyes it was so painful. My friend had to leave the theater. I’m pretty much still feeling nauseous over this movie.
Okay, I have to say this, because it’s really starting to bother me that I haven’t seen a counter-response to this. As a person who does have anxiety, and panic attacks, this is a thing I feel like people don’t pay attention to about the whole ‘providing support for those with mental health issues:’ you have to take care of yourself first in order to be any good as a support system to another person. You can’t drain yourself, or put yourself in danger, to take care of another. It will always backfire and breed resentment, especially if they’re being reckless. Tony was being reckless with the things he was creating (I suspect this was part of why he blew up the suits at the end). Pepper was attacked by the faulty suit. Through the entire movie we were shown that the nanotech suit was not stable, and in Tony’s sleep, it responded to Pepper as if she were a threat to him. If he hadn’t woken up when she screamed it would have continued to do so, and we (and Pepper) know exactly just what that can entail. He could have killed her in his sleep. Before I saw the movie, based on these posts I honestly thought she’d just gone “lol sorry Tony gotta have my beauty sleep” and peaced out but that is not what happened: she was literally attacked by the suit, had a (completely understandable) freak-out of her own, and left, because she felt unsafe. Did it suck? Yes. But it isn’t Pepper’s job as a SO, or any other part of Tony’s life, to keep herself in a position where she feels unsafe in order to be supportive. That isn’t what supporting someone who struggles with mental health is about.
I actually really liked this aspect of the movie: it portrayed Tony’s PTSD as a genuine struggle for both of them without placing blame on either party for those difficulties. Tony had every right to need help in this moment, and Pepper had every right to leave a situation where she felt unsafe. Sometimes situations are just shitty. This was one of them. That’s why it was hard to watch — because it was real. It was meant to be.
omg do not even come to me with Pepper bashing, especially when it comes to this moment
she had every right to remove herself. how can she help tony if she can’t feel safe? sometimes you have to take care of yourself in order to be able to take care of someone else.
people who write shit like what the OP did continue to prove to me that comic fandom is still very much anti-women at it’s core.
“way to support by your man” oh please DO shut the fuck up. It’s not even about that with that. Pepper and Tony understand each other and see each other as much more than that cliche, sexist bullshit, ok?
Yeah, I can’t be assed-out that she dipped because the suit was LITERALLY going to kill her had Tony not woken up in time. She was was rightfully freaked out. Anybody who can’t see that wasn’t really paying attention. And are probably selfish individuals. Sorry n shit.
Shit, that was the most realistic thing in the whole movie.
The fact that people get pissed off at Pepper for this actively infuriates me. Pepper is such a great character BECAUSE she possesses the ability to assess a situation and determine whether it’s gone beyond her bullshit-tolerance. She doesn’t just sit there like a fucking doormat (FYI doormats? They wind up getting killed. Why? Because they’re so obsessed with SUPPORTING THEIR MAN that they put themselves in terrible situations).
I loved this movie and I empathized with both Tony and Pepper probably more than is healthy. This scene in particular really hurt, not because I was empathizing with Tony, but because I’ve been in a situation like that before: where I have to tell the person in question that I can’t help them because I’m at whatever my limit is.
If you’re gonna be a support system for someone else, you HAVE to know your limits. Or you’re going to burn yourself out or get yourself killed (from exhaustion if nothing else) and then that other person is gonna be fucked too.
Seriously, how fucking selfish does a person have to be to demand that someone stay with them during a panic attack even though they were just NEARLY KILLED?
When I saw the suit grab Pepper in the theater I actually jumped a little, so when she walked out on Tony I actually thought it was an understandable and very reasonable thing to do. That suit was hostile towards her and like others have said she felt unsafe and I think Tony himself understood that too.
Like geez way to ignore the fact that Pepper has feelings too.
Confirmed: 'Hobbit' filming resumes Monday
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will smith everybody
you know in hindsight maybe 30 minutes stuck in an elevator was a little too early to resort to cannibalism but none of us had breakfast that morning and we panicked
the lord is actually testing me
another proof that Fuller is a bonafide troll
I just wanna finish this god damn fic before I start work Friday, but I’ve gotten fucking sick, and just…. FUCK
I do not have time to be sick. Besides where the fuck did I get a cold in the middle of fucking May…
michael mcintyre on getting his invitation to meet the Queen.
I do believe I may have to call my now old school and do some bitching. Cause I met the requirements according to the paper they gave me at one point for my minor, but when I look at Degree works, its says my upper level Anthro Class, does not count. It also is not including my Intro to Anthro class at the school I got my AA. Bitches are fuckin’ with the wrong person
Whose Line is it Anyway 90210 Scenes from a Hat promo!!
I AM SO EXCITED!!!
Sneak peak of the new Whose Line!!!
Sorry, I saw behind the scenes hand holding and got really happy and started drawing these but then I suddenly got really sad so I couldn’t leave this with a happy ending. It was impossible.
In the book, Dori was supposed to be the strong man with big muscles and a big heart. He carried Bilbo in the goblin caves. Most importantly he got out of his tree to help Bilbo climb up to escape the wargs, risking his own life in the process.
And then the movie came along and made Dori into the fusspot, gave Dwalin the strong-man role, and the friendliness to Bilbo was cut out, doubled and reassigned to Bofur.
I have to admit every time I view the movie I feel as if they’re doing Dori a disservice. Dori in the book was a lovable and quite heroic figure, you know. #just saying
Actually no where is it stated that Dori is not the strongest member of the company. Just given the characters different attributes and types Dwalin’s strength is often focused on since he is the token warrior/soilder of the group, while with Dori his role as older caring brother is focused on, as well as his love for the finer things in life. Also it seems Dori’s friendliness toward Bilbo seems to have been shifted toward Gandalf, which I personally find interesting since besides for Bilbo and Thorin the books never really discuss Gandalf’s relationship with anyone else.
Nearly Half Of Recent College Graduates Are In Jobs That Don’t Require A Degree
Remember that little shit who said people who work at Taco Bell are high school dropouts who want handouts from the government? Yeahhhh.
Graduated Friday May 3rd, Monday following started at my now job of a part time ride attendent at Universal. But! Hopefully in 6 months if I’m still at Universal Ill be moving up in the company