I certainly am an advocate of therapy. I wish that our culture, meaning American culture, had less stigma attached to getting professional help for mental illness.
aaaaaaaaaaand Im crying. (that was really beautiful ughhhhhhh)
i cried while writing it so we’re even
Ouch, damn it. (Will leave more eloquent review on LJ)
i really wanted cuddles like i feel like after res ship ii they definitely would have been close enough for cuddles/laura have broken down enough barriers for that to happen and i just
idk there was originally supposed to be dialogue but then it felt superfluous bc they werent ready for words either
Title: Our Altar to False Gods
Word Count: ~1100
Disclaimer: Just playing around in the sandbox… not making them any happier by doing so, but um let’s not talk about that.
Summary: Laura Roslin had meant to die alone. Takes place between Resurrection Ship II and Epiphanies. Thanks to Emily for the beta.
khaleesiboadicea replied to your post: as a survivor of childhood sexual abuse i find it…
yeah its not like tyrion is the one actively victimizing and sexually assaulting sansa in that scene or anything and using some false pyschology about how victims often become abusers themselves to make him ‘sympathetic’ and then heroic is just so gross for so many reasons
especially when you take into consideration in the books tyrion is offered sansa and winterfell by tywin as a consolation prize and he accepts it (and im honestly not here for any ‘he couldnt have told tywin no!’ for this situation bc he could have and tywin would have married sansa to lancel, but tywin did prefer it to be tyrion for obvious reasons and tyrion liked the idea of winterfell.) and while tyrion may not have been aware of what tywin wanted him to do in its entirety he definitely had more choice than sansa and did not stand to be forced to carry a child he did not want to or lose all of his autonomy
tyrion has been a victim of abuse his entire life, but to say that his abuse makes it okay or predictable that he would become an abuser or that he’s a hero for not abusing sansa cheapens who he is as a character and cheapens his narrative and is really fucking disrespectful and gross towards those of us who are survivors of abuse and live with the psychological ramifications with it every fucking day of our lives
as a survivor of childhood sexual abuse i find it really gross and offensive that there’s apparently a context of the wedding night scene where we’re supposed to give tyrion cookies for, as an adult, not continuing the cycle of abuse and not raping sansa