I’ve got it: Alfred and Ivan are “working together” to complete a mission, but in actuality, they’re trying to get the other one killed. And it’s proving kind of difficult in the way like how Wile E Coyote can’t manage to kill Road Runner. Have fun!
This took way, way longer than I thought/would have wanted, and I’m sorry, but this is also a lot longer than I’d thought it would be. Anyway, here we finally have this, and if you want to listen to what got me in the mood for writing, it was mainly the album Visitors by Lazerhawk - space vibes everywhere. Anyway, enjoy!
Warnings: Alfred can’t and won’t stop swearing, they’re both jerks and dorks, and there’s injury and violence. Only minor though. And minor character death.
“Why are you still so bitter?”
“You abandoned me on Zaskar.”
“I thought you were dead!”
“After you threw me right in the middle of ten Imperial Guards, yes, I would understand the confusion.”
Title:The Cure Author:SmokeyGirlxx Pairing: Kris/Kai, Chanyeol/Kyungsoo Status: Complete Length: Chaptered Rating: NC-17 Genre: Dystopian, Drama, Hurt/Comfort Warnings: Coarse language, kidnapping, minor character death, minor violence, mpreg, smut
Summary: Scientists played with fire and now the future generation is paying the price. What thought would bring the world happiness has broken it down into chaos. Brothers, Jongin and Chanyeol know this too well. One day Chanyeol doesn’t come home and Jongin has to look for him, but he gets kidnapped off the streets and sold to a handsome man as a blushing bride.
Hi. I made a “little” McHanzo drabble off of a comic @vimeddiee posted that F’d me up. It was only made better by @bunroowho made a post about characters just being super cutesy and domestic. Also, I haven’t posted, or even finished, a fanwork in about five years now. I was a little too nervous to. It’s almost 3k words and it’s 2am. Read the tags, please.
Some apologies amount to someone asking for permission to keep doing something bad.
These apologies generally shouldn’t be accepted.
(But it can be really hard not to, because who want permission to do bad things tend to lash out when they don’t get it.)
(If you have to accept a bad apology to protect yourself, it’s not your fault.)
Moe: “I’m sorry, I know this is my privileged male opinion talking but…”
Or, Moe: “I’m sorry, I know I’m kind of a creeper…” or “I’m sorry, I know I’m standing too close but…”
At this point, Sarah may feel pressured to say “It’s ok.”
If Sarah says, “Actually, it’s not ok. Please back off” or “Yes, you’re mansplaining, please knock it off”, Moe is likely to get angry.
The thing is, it’s not ok, and Moe has no intention of stopping.
Moe is just apologizing in order to feel ok about doing something he knows is wrong.
Sam is a wheelchair user. He’s trying to get through a door.
Mary sees him and decides that he needs help.
Mary rushes to open the door. As she does so, she says “Oh, sorry, I know I’m supposed to ask first”, with an expectant pause.
At this point, Sam may feel pressured to say “It’s ok”, even if the ‘help’ is unwanted and unhelpful.
If Sam says, “Yes, you should have asked first. You’re in my way. Please move”, Mary is likely to get angry and say “I was just trying to help!”.
In this situation, Mary wasn’t really apologizing. She was asking Sam to give her permission to do something she knows is wrong.
Fake Apologizer: *does something they know the other person will object to*.
Fake Apologizer: “Oh, I’m sorry. I know I’m doing The Bad Thing…” or “I guess you’re going to be mad if I…”
Fake Apologizer: *expectant pause*
The Target is then supposed to feel pressured to say something like “That’s ok”, or “I know you mean well”, or “You’re a good person, so it’s ok for you to do The Bad Thing.”
If the Target doesn’t respond by giving the Fake Apologizer permission/validation, the Fake Apologizer will often lash out. This sometimes escalates in stages, along the lines of:
Fake Apologizer: I *said* I was sorry!
Fake Apologizer: *expectant pause*
The Target is then supposed to feel pressure to be grateful to the Fake Apologizer for apologizing, and then as a reward, give them permission to do The Bad Thing. (Or apologize for not letting them do The Bad Thing.)
If the Target doesn’t respond in the way the Fake Apologizer wants, they will often escalate to intense personal insults, or even overt threats, eg:
Fake Apologizer: I guess you’re just too bitter and broken inside to accept my good intentions. I hope you get the help you need. And/or:
Fake Apologizer: Ok, fine. I’ll never try to do anything for you ever again. And/or
Fake Apologizer: *storms off, and slams the door in a way that causes the person who refused their intrusive help to fall over*.
Tl;dr Sometimes what looks like an apology is really a manipulative demand for validation and permission to do something bad.