Context: Our DM decided to test our characters on his final night as DM. He created a God Tier level Wizard that threatened the very world itself and challenged us to defeat him. After about an hour of fighting our party wasn’t looking too good. The wizard had recently launched a giant fire ball at the party and my character was unlucky and began to be on fire.
Me (OOC) Since I’m on fire could I run up to the wizard and give him a hug while I’m on fire.
DM (chuckling) You can defiantly try.
Me (OOC) Man, how much damage would that cause?
DM (sarcastic) it be 365 hug damage
Me in character “Who wants a hug?!”
My Barbarian ran up to the wizard as my party pleaded me to stop. I passed my grapple check and I gave the best bear hug that my barbarian could do. Surprisingly, the DM honored the said damage as my character delivered a 365 damage bear hug, but my character suffered the same amount of damage. When my party collected themselves, all there was were 2 piles of ash. My character that I have been playing for years was gone.
When the party returned to town, they used their reward money to have a statue made of their fallen Barbarian comrade. Thus reading, “Never Forget Tardgerd, Yippy Ki Yay Mother Hugger.”
So remember kids, if you’re ever faced with an enemy that can’t seem to be beaten, a very warm hug is always an option.
Context: my paladin (lawful neutral) and bard are looting a town full of dead skeletons and come across a bycicle with +30 movement speed, and my paladins mount is a giant sea turtle with 10 land speed. Both players are first time players.
Bard: wow if i equip this i’ll have, what, 60 movement speed?
DM (me): yeah, thats right.
Paladin: and since i have armor on, i’d be 50, right?
DM: right again.
paladin:…can my turtle ride it?
Paladin rolls a d20 and rolls high for the turtles dexterity: can the turtle ride the unicycle?
TL;DR, for the rest of the adventure the bard and paladin rode on the turtles shoulder as it rode on the unicycle, and this combination was faster than anyone else in our party.
Dean is allowed to be angry when Sam abandons or betrays him.
Dean is allowed to keep his feelings to himself.
Dean is allowed to have feelings regardless of whether they are what Sam thinks they should be.
Dean is allowed to call out even a loved one for hurting him or betraying him, especially if they keep doing it.
Dean is allowed to be afraid or nervous that they will do it again.
Humans are allowed to do all of these things, and as a person, so is Dean. None of these make Dean controlling, abusive, or cruel. Framing it as such what an abuser does to keep their victim in line. It’s a method certain people use to manipulate someone else into silence or compliance. Dean falls for it because of years and years of formative, psychological abuse, but that doesn’t make it even remotely true or right or even acceptable.