Me to myself when I think back to when I would read fics that consisted of Sonic being a dick to Amy, and Amy putting up with it in and effort to help Sonic, and then him realizing he loves her….and enjoying it.
Sonic and Amy should have a healthy dynamic. We must stop teaching girls that it is normal and good to put up with this kind of treatment.
all of my teen memories are about being just completely useless in a variety of ways bc of the presence of pretty girls like i would not pay attention in class, i was so so scared to talk to / in front of girls i liked, my life’s mission was to figure out how to get to share scented hand lotion with them, if someone did seem to like talking to me i would not STOP & then everyone in a 10 foot radius of me would also be having a hard time in class, i was like if an entire person was the moment a 13 year old boy on a skateboard sees a stranger approaching and decides now is the time to try out a trick he doesn’t know how to do
thunderstorms or fireworks? heroes or villains? gryffindor, ravenclaw, hufflepuff or slytherin? scary stories by the fire or reminiscing by the ocean? gilmore girls, parks and rec or friends? dreamer or realist? read the book before the movie or after?
So, there’s this relatively new member of our team who’s a gossip fanatic, she’s always around chatting everyone up and then reporting the juicest news and hot details she’s given, which is a demeanour our main client is pretty bothered by, therefore she always makes sure to shut up and behave around them.
Two coworkers of mine, me, the Big Boss and our client were arranging and planning a few things, when she burst into the room, not noticing the BB and the Client, who were at that moment having coffe behind the door and she went “ooooh, you know what they say about Louis Tomlinson not actually being the father of his child? Looks like it’s true after all, even though it’s been ages!”
We didn’t have time to gesture to her, that my client appeared from behind the door all frowny and straight faced “yeah, the same ages it took you to dig this oh-so-shocking information up, with that quick, sharp rate of yours you’ll have to start working on the next campaign tomorrow morning if I want it out before 2036″.