let’s play Did I Always Have That Personality Trait Or Did I Absorb It From A Character?
Bonus round: wait one fucking second isn’t that something my friend says and now I’m saying it too
and then there’s my favorite: Did I Get That From My Friend Or Did They Get It From Me?
The fact that Rockman is short enough that he’d always need to stand on his tip-toes to kiss Blues (cheek or mouth) amuses me so much and makes me happy. I am convinced Blues takes advantage of this fact by standing there in amusement and pretending he doesn’t know what Rockman wants when he tries. (And then once Rockman finally gets upset and huffs Blues swoops down and gives him the kiss he wanted.)
He gets like two cyber blocks just to get on Blues’ level gdi
Oh my god.
This is beautiful.
I bet he totes these around too. That’s actually what he stores in his little backpack. Cyber blocks.
Whether it be a partner, child, friend, or parent watching any loved one suffer is difficult. Watching someone you love struggle with dysphoria can be extremely heart-wrenching and you may find yourself wondering what you can do or say to make it better. Here are some tips I’ve compiled based on my own experiences.
Know you cannot fix it or make it go away
As great at it would be there is nothing a person can say to make dysphoria simply go away. You might be able to help temporarily relieve it but it will not go away.
Listen to your loved one. Listen to them rant. To them cry. To them be angry. Listen. Be a safe place to listen to them. You don’t need to offer advice or solutions or reply with profound words of wisdom. You can simply be there to listen.
Do What They Ask
If they have asked you to use certain pronouns or a chosen name or avoid certain words to describe them, etc. then do it. It might be hard for you to adjust but you need to do it. Remember it’s not about you but it is about them. Do what they need you to do.
Treat them as People
Just because they are suffering from dysphoria does not mean they are not people with a variety of emotions, experiences, and personality traits. Make sure you treat as the person they are. Pay attention to all parts of their life and don’t treat them as fragile all the time. They are not their dysphoria. That is simply part of their experience.
i like games where the player character starts off as a nobody in a small town with no special talents that they know of and through the events of the game they become really strong and important because it makes me feel like maybe i’m still just at the beginning of my game and someday i’ll be a hero too