it obviously being their tremendous suffering

anonymous asked:

I will never understand people who claim to like Elizabeth Swan, and then, the moment she puts on a pretty dress, they declare her character ruined. Is her value based on her clothes? My personal favourite is Will, and especially CotFD!Will. But still, if the curse was broken and he spent the rest of his days playing with his grandchildren, I would not declare his character Ruined Forever. Elizabeth has earned her pretty dresses.Will has earned a peaceful life with his family. (1/2)

(2/2) Elizabeth’s kickassery is part of her character, not something that she loses or gains based on whether she wears pirate garb or not. I guess that’s one of the reasons I like Willabeth. Will knew she could kick ass with the best of them when she was still “Miss Swan” to him. He didn’t started treating her as an equal only after she ditched the dresses, because he loves her for who she is, not for her clothes. (Btw your gifedits are gorgeous, 10/10, could stare at them all day)

This is gonna be an essay.

I entirely agree with your thinking.

Will has been and will always be my favourite, but Elizabeth is a close fucking second. And, yes, I’d be just as glad to watch them have another last-minute child, or play with potential grandchildren via Henry, because you know what? They deserve to actually live comfortably and happily. They deserve nice things, and they’ve more than paid the price for such luxuries. Elizabeth lost her father, lost her standing as the Governor’s daughter (whether she wanted it or not). Will literally died, and since getting married, they’ve spent a grand total of approximately 50 hours together (2 x 48hrs + whatever time it took to find the fucking island they banged on in the first place and settle all accounts).

They both went through hell and back, and I’ve personally never believed their goal, their personal endgame was to become pirates. That’s just what happened, via circumstance and, well, destiny.) I mean, Will was pretty resolute on the whole “I practice three hours a day so when I meet a pirate I can kill it!” thing. And young Elizabeth’s “I think it’d be rather exciting to meet a pirate.” dream never screamed “She wants to ditch the skirts and go pirating!” to me. It just didn’t.

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Empathy vs Psychic Empathy

Definition of Empathy and Psychic Empathy

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines “empathy” as: “the action of understanding, being sensitive to and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another without having these feelings, thoughts, and experience communicated in an explicit manner; also : the capacity for this.”

Some disdainful individuals out there, however, prefer to define the lucky people who possess psychic empathy as simply “hypersensitive”, “cry-babies”, or “temperamental”. This sort of behaviour only serves to point out to the rest of us, nonetheless, just to what extent these particular individuals suffer from a lack of empathy themselves.

Since we’re all human beings, we all have the capacity to imagine what it must feel like to experience different emotions and sensations that others are going through, even though we ourselves may not be experiencing these feelings at the moment (some people obviously more than others, as can be evidenced by the tremendous amount of cruelty and cruel acts which are carried out in the world, but that’s a different subject altogether……).

However, the difference between ordinary empathy and psychic empathy resides in the fact that, apparently, people who possess psychic empathy can just know what it is that another person is feeling or thinking even if the other person isn’t letting on at all.

We can all feel empathy and imagine the pain when we observe someone receiving a shot (ouch!). But it seems that not everyone can become aware of the pain of another if the other one isn’t showing his pain in an obvious fashion, for example by grimacing or screeching!

So, I guess a good way to summarize the meaning of psychic empathy, as opposed to the ordinary kind, could be to say that the psychic empath has the capacity to just simply know, or feel, the emotions, sensations and thoughts of another person even though the other person isn’t giving any indication as to what he is really thinking or feeling. The other person might even try to pretend by expressing the opposite emotion, for example by laughing when he really feels like crying. But even so, the psychic empath just knows that the other person is feigning.