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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.
The above statement is exactly what I thought. Really it started in the lab though when he was pouring his heart out to her and she was clearly not caring. To watch him suffer a bout then snark @ him and leave him alone was painful to watch. WTF. I’m still not over it. At least Rhodey showed he cared about how Tony was doing.
Yes, because when she walked over to Tony and practically held him in her arms she was really uncaring wow so heartless.
and god forbid a woman choose her physical safety over taking care of her man’s emotional state, which you know, just put her physical safety at risk there
(and I’m sure accidentally hurting Pepper with the suit would do wonders for Tony’s ptsd attacks) >_>
I hate to butt in but I was really pleased with this scene because this is PTSD done right and reactions by someone who doesn’t have PTSD done right.
I have high-level PTSD and have had to deal with it for about eight and a half months now. I have night terrors worse than Tony’s. I thrash in my sleep, kick, fight, and scream. In the time that this has been going on, I’ve had two friends who have spent the night with me in an attempt to see if someone calming and strong sleeping next to me would ease the night terrors. Out of three collective nights that they stayed with me, it was successful only once. The final night, my second friend had to leave the bed and sleep on the couch because I was thrashing so much in my sleep. He’s 6’2” and a military officer who can definitely kick my ass in a fight if I were awake. I was hurting him so much in my sleep and scaring the daylights out of him that he had to leave. When someone with PTSD is in the grips of a really violent night terror, they fight tooth and nail more violently than if they were awake. Yes, it hurt me that he did that but I get why he did it. He was scared for his safety because I was fighting so hard in my sleep. My other friend that stayed with me watched me suffer through a night terror like Pepper did with Tony and tried to wake me up after a few minutes of me whimpering and kicking in my sleep. I nearly decked him coming out of it because I was still swamped in the dream and had idea what was going on.
Both men reacted similar to Pepper. They were scared, they were hurt, they were terrified for me, about what I was doing and going through, and had no idea how to handle it, save walking away to breathe. When you don’t have PTSD, but your partner does, it is incredibly difficult to understand what they are going through and how their mind operates, especially when asleep when the PTSD manifests in nightmares and night terrors.
So don’t you say that Pepper wasn’t supporting Tony by walking out. She was putting her physical safety first, which is a perfectly legitimate action to do in that situation. It hurts Tony obviously, but she still supports him and loves him and helps him through the PTSD in the morning. She listens to him when he rambles and tries to articulate what it’s like inside his head since New York as he’s trying to express why he’s acting the way he is. Listening and still loving them at the end of the day is the best thing you can do for someone with PTSD.
I was incredibly pleased with how they handled the rather touchy subject of PTSD in this film because I’ve had to live through that hell for eight and a half months now and know what it’s like day in and day out to struggle with your own brain, especially against nightmares, night terrors, and panic/anxiety attacks.
So to all the people hating on Pepper for her reaction in this scene: shut up. You have no room to talk. Had you been in her position, you would have left the room too. Don’t try to speak authoritatively about something you know nothing about. Thank you.
I actually thought she did pretty much the right thing, personally.
I mean.. Yes, he pours his heart out to her and he explains that he’s been having difficulty since New York, but his general attitude to the whole thing - aside from the moments where he’s having an attack - is to still be the same old flippant Tony and to carry on making Iron Man suits and to basically just hide himself away in his lab at night. That’s the entire point of what he does in the ending - he’s basically getting by because he uses Iron Man as a shield, but it isn’t healthy or good for him. Destroying the various armours, getting the reactor removed and the shrapnel taken out - it’s moving on, and I imagine that whilst it wouldn’t act as a cure-all, it’d still help him along in terms of psychologically recovering.
In fact, what pissed me off more was the after-credits sequence, where Tony is basically trying to put across his thoughts and to talk to someone about what’s gone on in his life, and we just get a cheap joke with Banner that.. Well, it really reflected badly on Bruce, to me; I’ve not seen the Avengers and my reaction was ‘that’s the guy we’re supposed to think is awesome as Bruce and the Hulk? He seems like an asshole’. I know they want the ‘not that kind of doctor’ joke going on, but.. Seriously. They’re meant to be friends, and Bruce just seemed like a dick for not listening.
And again, yeah, Pepper doesn’t give a shit about Tony. That’s why she holds him in her arms, tries to desperately wake him up when he’s having a nightmare, immediately packs their bags for his safety as much as her own when he tells the Mandarin to bring it on, and looks actively relieved when he’s still alive after the mansion attack. Yeah, she doesn’t give a shit about Tony.