edits:mir

Questioning some people's interpretation...

I’ve just watched the new episodes of MIR and really I don’t understand how far people can be from understanding this freaking story and these characters. People who say he just tried to kill himself just because people were talking about him - wrong. People who say his parents need to intervene - WRONG. People who say framebook represent what a relationship should not be are wrong across the board and honestly if you can’t stand a pairing enough to honestly be open to their story you probably shouldn’t speak on it.

Book does NOT try to kill himself just because his peers are talking about him. His peers are a problem, yes but they are the root of the problem they’re a constant reminder of the root. His parents don’t need to intervene…they need to go get help and educate themselves on how they should treat and support their fucking child. They’re pushing him towards this. They are the biggest part of his problem. Understand that the first time his this happened his parents did not protect him, they didn’t seek the person who invaded his privacy. No they kicked him out into his own place, put him in a new school and did their best to ignore him with the lone threat of not shaming them any further. He he tried to do just that, bury in on himself, just focusing on his studies, not making any friends, not being exciting at all (which led to his gf finding him boring and cheating on him and mistreating him). Then he met Frame - a very excitable, spontaneous, relentless guy who for some reason found himself wanting to take care of Book. Both of these characters are damaged individuals though. And those issues are rooted in mistrust. And those trust issues can cause them to shut down or fall back on prior safety points.

But Frame was not amongst those who was racking Books anxiety high - they flashed to all those people during his mini panic attack. In fact Frame has been the only filter between those things. It’s not Frame that sends Book spiraling into a suicide attempt - it’s the phone call from his parents. His relationship with his parents is toxic. These are two people who stood in front of him and argued about who should have to deal with him - after they threatened to cut all ties. We saw in season 1 just how much he was trying to communicate with his parents and fix that relationship and please them - but it never works. He lives in a constant state of never being good enough. The reason he does in fact take gossip and his peers bullying so seriously is because it’s a persistent reminder of being a disappoint, of failing, of being shameful while doing something shameful (not only having sex but sex with another male). We had markers of just how dangerous the mentality his parents had pushed upon him was. I mean this is the same boy who would forget to eat because he was so focused on being bookish and doing well in school. His parents desires literally took too shelf over his own physical needs.

I think Frame’s hard lesson from this is gonna be the fact that while his biggest joy is taking care of Book - he can’t always protect him def when the pain is internal and the danger is from Book himself. It’s def gonna be interesting to see where they go from here. The writers have always used FrameBook for their more serious topics which is why I love and prefer them because of the emotional reality of how our own internalized shit effects us outwardly and how our interactions with previous people/relationships hind and influence or interactions with other people afterwards. Some people aren’t here for the angst but I’m pleased my ship is the serious one that’s presenting love and baggage and it’s intertwine.