Not a criticism of your reblogs so much as a personal musing but I realized how "off" I feel when I see fanart of wrench without his mask because of mildly spoiler reason. I mean everyone straight up accepts at face value how important it is and doesn't judge about it, that always felt so sincere and nice.
oh dang, I didn’t even think of tagging Wrench’s face as a spoiler! Do you think I should go back and tag it? Also, man, I have so much I could say about Wrench’s mask!
A lot of the time (almost all the time, it feels like) when a character
has a Coping Mechanism in a piece of media, they tend to then get it
taken away from them as a way of putting them outside their comfort
zone. That can be good - it gives the viewers a chance to see how said coping
mechanism helps the character, and how they feel when it’s taken away.
But unfortunately then in most things the conclusion is that the
character needs to just learn to get along without it. Which is well
meaning, I suppose,
but it rarely if ever takes into account why the coping mechanism came about in the first place, why it’s so hard to let go of, how it helps the character, etc, etc.
I’ll put a cut here because this is probably about to get into spoiler territory