anonymous asked:

Greg, my heart & mind feel to complex for my own being. I always feel disgruntled with myself. I feel misunderstood by myself & the ppl closest. I am endlessly looking for answers. By doing this, I guess I make life harder & over complicate a lot of things. It results in me feeling extreme emotions. I want to express what is inside me, it wants to come out, but I don't know the words or the art to do it. It makes me angry, depressed, isolated. It has my attention, just no out let.

Sit with these things, what comes naturally. There are other expression besides art. Exercise it out, move, use your mind to create and solve problems. There are many creative things, what brings you a release? What is there that brings a feeling of lightness to you? If you don’t know or can’t think of anything, any one activity or creative expression, simply be open and explore. What comes to you, what seems to be “calling your name”? Work with these things that seem stuck and need an expression and let them speak to you so to speak. Let them show you how they want to express themselves. Do and feel and notice when you feel lighter or more joy, that is the right direction. These things don’t speak words, they speak in feelings.

I hope this is of some help.


you-can-do-zat  asked:

I do think that internalized racism is a thing cuz you're taught, really early on, that life is going to be more difficult for you than for others because of your skin color (if you're of color.) I'm black and I have a very light complexion because my mother is mixed but still, I remembered wishing that my skin was lighter when I was younger.

It’s weird isn’t it, that the pigmentation of my skin tons defines the generosity the world has against me? I laugh when I think about it, because it’s such an absurd view and yet it’s such a huge part of every POC’s life. All the what if’s, if you’d been a different skin colour. And honestly yea, we are taught daily what skin tone is preferred whether that be from the western media or the eastern, it’s everywhere. 

seekingidlewild  asked:

The Chariot: What goal is your character determined to reach?

For the barest moment, Riski pauses. On one hand, there are a million possible ways for things to go wrong and potentially leave him dead or horribly maimed. On the other hand, if it goes right it would be awesome.

No contest.

“Hey! Watch this!”

(ooc: This one is tough to show, actually, but Riski’s “goal”, if you can call it that, is just to enjoy every second he has. Have fun; do the thing; don’t deny yourself joy with the unfulfilled promise that you’ll do it later.  Life is short and can be taken away in an instant. Why waste it?)

You’re allowed to be excited about the little things. You’re allowed to be goofy. You’re allowed to be dorky about your favorite tv show, to make blanket forts, to enjoy cheesy movies, even just to sleep with stuffed animals. You’re allowed to do any of the things that make life a little more bearable. It’s fine, ok?

FRIENDLY REMINDER: You are allowed to feel proud of yourself for things that might seem silly to other people, like getting better at a video game or putting together a nice outfit for the next morning or finishing a book. You deserve to feel proud for your accomplishment.

Stuff kids on tumblr better relearn

1. You are responsible for your own media experience. 

2. There is such a thing as a healthy level of avoidance towards topics that make you feel unwell or even (in a real-life clinical definition of the term) trigger you - but you are the one to actively take care of what you view.

3. Avoiding does not mean policing others.

4. You have no right to tell artists to censor themselves - you may criticize what others do, you may dislike it, that’s fine - but actively asking for censorship when you could easily unfollow or block a person just makes you look incompetent in your use of the internet.

5. Do not give people on tumblr or /any/ website the responsibility for your emotional well-being. Because these people do not even know you so no, you have no right to ask them to take care of you.

What to do when you’re stuck in a rut

1. Remind yourself that, in time, things will change and we all get bogged down at different periods in life.

2. Try to make sure that you do some exercise – as that brightens our mood and boosts our mental energy.

3. Be aware of the tendency to isolate yourself. Being around other people can give you more support, and can help you to keep going when you feel like giving up.

4. Try changing your routine. Just changing a few things can help you feel more in control, and less at the whim of external circumstances.

5. Set some small goals for yourself and take some steps to make them happen – again, you’ll feel less trapped as you will feel that you have options.

6. Make sure you treat yourself well so you know that you have value … Buy some clothes … or take time out … or do whatever makes you happy.

7. Pay attention to your thoughts, and keep your mind on what inspires you. Look for hope – create some vision – and remember: things WILL change!

i want you to know that there is nothing wrong with women being affectionate with other women. there is nothing wrong with kissing, there is nothing wrong with touching, cuddling, holding hands. there is nothing wrong with doing these things where other people can see. read the room for your own safety, but know that regardless of what others think, it is not wrong for you to do these things that straight people reserve the right to do in public every day. your affection is not dirty, it is not shameful, it is not “flaunting” yourself, it is not a display of your sex life (which is private but also not wrong), it is not inappropriate for children or other living things. your expressions of love for other women are legitimate, wholesome and good. remember that. believe that.

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped.
—  Fritz Perls, Gestalt Prayer 
Listen to me. Never seek validation from anyone. Learn to love and be kind to your body, mind and soul. Notice there is a vast difference between judging and valuing yourself. Don’t settle for blending into the background of society and doing things simply to gain the approval of others. Never be afraid to speak your mind, never be scared to do what makes you happy, and never feel pressured into changing yourself to be like other people. Strive to be the best version of you you can be. You are your very best friend. Only you can give yourself feelings of self-worth, acceptance, happiness and security. You are beautiful just how you are. This is a temporary life so don’t you dare change for anyone but yourself.
—  e4rthy
I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped.
—  Fritz Perls, Gestalt Prayer

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I have wanted to make this comparison since I saw Finding Dory the other day, because its so interesting to see how different parents treat a child who was born with a disability, and I think Disney captured the two different kids of parents. Thus, I created this sort of mini “do’s/don’ts” guide, using these two movies! Note: spoilers for Finding Dory!


  • Treat them as you would any other child
  • Change your life to accommodate for them
  • Create strategies to help them cope
  • Never isolate them or make them feel as if they are different
  • Encourage them to accept themselves for who they are
  • Trust your child, and know they will be okay

How did Dory’s parents do this?
Dory’s parents created a bunch of strategies in order for Dory to cope with her short-term memory loss. They used role-play in order for Dory to practice for the real thing, so she knew how to act, and to address her disability, rather than conceal it. They created easy to remember songs to protect her. They always ensured she knew they loved her. They trusted her to come back, and knew she would remember the shells, and that that would lead her to them. Then, they let her socialise with the other children because they trusted her.


  • Make the child feel different
  • Isolate the child
  • Make the child feel scared of themselves
  • Tell them to conceal, rather than embrace themselves
  • Poor coping strategies

What did Elsa’s parents do wrong?
Elsa’s parents made quite a few mistakes. While ice magic is a complete contrast to memory loss, think about this metaphorically. If similar strategies were adopted for Elsa as they were for Dory, Elsa would have been much happier within herself, and if Dory was given these strategies, she would have also lived her life in fear. Elsa’s parents allowed her “difference” (even though I hate that word) to control her life, and constantly told her it was something to be afraid of, and to hide it away from the rest of the world. There was little trust towards Elsa (note: “Elsa what have you done?”), and she felt isolated, different, and you should never do that with a child, as it carried on for the rest of her life. Even with their coping strategies (the gloves, “conceal, don’t feel”), it was all about hiding rather than embracing. Elsa’s parents were not abusive. They just made bad choices.

Why I FUCKING LOVE the signs
  • Aries: you think you're a star and to me, you really are. There's a fire in you that never ever goes out. Everything you do, you do it with a passion I haven't seen in any other sign. And when you love, you love with all your soul. That's why I love you.
  • Taurus: I love you because there is no way to know you and not love you. Everything about you is adorable. You have the weirdest habits and strangest worries and I have an urge to hold you and tell you that none of the bad things you fear are ever going to happen to you because I will be there to protect you, and I want to be a part of your life forever.
  • Gemini: you're sassy and smart and witty and cool. I look up to you and how you deal with things. You impress me every single day. I love you because you never fail to surprise me, and because you make me want to be stronger, smarter and cooler, just like you. Loving you means learning to love myself. Loving you means growing. Loving you means new experiences on a daily basis and a life like a never ending journey.
  • Cancer: you always find the right words to make me remember who I am, because you don't forget. You're the keeper of the treasure that is pure, honest joy, and I trust you with all my heart. You remind me of how beautiful life can be and I love you cause you make me feel like we're in a movie.
  • Leo: you're merely the king of the jungle when it comes down to the two of us. You're a wild little cub with a heart of gold. You've got a playful side to you that you're afraid to show, but those who are close to you know your need for harmony and happiness. But even when you're feeling weak, you act strong to protect the ones you love. And that's why I love you.
  • Virgo: it is funny to me when people expect you to be the calculating perfectionist you come off as in private, too, because I know that you're a wild child at heart. More explicitely, you can be a total freak. You let go when you're secure, and then, you're free. Watching you just being you in your own little bubble is mesmerizing to me. Sometimes, I feel like we're a world apart, but then, you pull me back into yours. You're addicting. And I fucking love you.
  • Libra: you are so beautiful, inside and out. I can rely on you. With you, I feel safe. You laugh with me when I'm happy, you cry with me when I'm sad. I value your empathy and your radiant presence. You are a gift to everyone who knows you. I wish you could love yourself like I love you. I know I will love you forever.
  • Scorpio: when I'm down, you pick me up. You give me the extra kick I need. You can be like a drug. I love you because you give me everything I need and more. Spending time with you is an adventure, I never know what's next. You keep me excited. With you, one can make the craziest memories that make stories you wouldn't tell a soul, unless you're fucking wasted. We can share a secret. You're a friend one can count on and I will always want you in my life.
  • Saggitaurus: you have the lovely, golden, innocent soul of a little puppy. It is impossible to spend time with you and not get attached. You're cute and funny and adorable, you're full of energy and you make me want to be more positive,too. You always try your best to be the best you can be and I highly appreciate effort you put in everything you do. I love you because it's impossible not to.
  • Capricorn: like caramel ice cream, you've got a cold, hard shell, but a sweet, melting core. To get you to let me have a bit of that sweetness is my main motivation on my mission to get close to you. You're a challenge. You excite me. And I can tell by the sparkle in your eyes that you like to play this game as much as I do. I love you cause you play it cool, but I know you're just a kid at heart. You make me want to make you laugh, I want to make you happy.
  • Aquarius: you're art. You're fascinating, intimidating, challenging and never what others expect you to be. I love you like a little child loves the beautiful princess on an oil painting in the museum, I love you like an old woman that hears what used to be her favourite song when she was young after a long, long time and I love you like an addict loves the rush. You're an inspiration, motivation, a safe haven and a ship that sails to a place I've never been to before.
  • Pisces: your presence is so soothing. You are beautiful to look at, calming to listen to, you're delicate like a flower, but with the mind of a garden. I love you because you show me how easy life can be. You are a role model to others.
Self-Awareness Questions

1. Would you rate yourself as happy or unhappy? What has the greatest impact on your happiness?

2. Are there any areas of your life where you feel you are out of control?

3. Do you prefer a tidy, organised environment or a chaotic, disorganised environment?

4. Are you more attracted to something if you know it is forbidden?

5. Are you motivated, or demotivated, by competition?

6. Are you a leader or a follower?

7. Do you find it easier to do things for others than to do things for yourself?

8. Do you have clear boundaries or do people walk all over you?

9. Are you a morning or a night person?

10. Does being around people energise you or wear you out?

11. Do you prefer to be in the spotlight or the background?

12. If you could change one thing in your life, what would that one thing be?

Storytelling Through Tarot

I’ve noticed that a lot of other witches also enjoy fiction and writing! Tarot itself tells a story, and you can do so much with using tarot to outline your story and characters! So here’s a 13 card spread that can be shortened down to six if you need to. The order in which you lay them really depends on if you’d rather do a six or thirteen card spread. 

1-6 are the main points of the story. 

  1. Beginning - What are things like at the beginning of the narrative? Where do your characters start?
  2. Climax of Act One - Something has drastically changed in your MC’s life. What is it? What do they need to do now?
  3. Midpoint: big twist! - Need a plot twist? Someone is hiding a secret? Things aren’t going as planned? This is where something unexpected happens.
  4. Climax of Act Two - It looks like the bad guy is winning, nothing is going right. What does the most intense part of your story look like?
  5. Wrap up - What loose ends need tied up?
  6. End - Where are things now at the end of the story?

Now, the other cards go in between those main six points. 

  1. Beginning
  2. Inciting Incident - What happens that shakes up the status quo?
  3. Second Thoughts - What’s your character thinking now with these events looming on the horizon?
  4. Climax of Act One
  5. Obstacle - No one said this journey was easy
  6. Obstacle - Yup, more things to keep your hero from meeting their goal
  7. Midpoint
  8. Obstacle - Getting frustrated? Good.
  9. Disaster - The “oh shit” moment
  10. Crisis - The “no no no no no this isn’t happening” moment
  11. Climax of Act Two
  12. Wrap up
  13. End

And there you go! Hope this helps!

Signs New Years Resolution

Aries: Be less assertive: admit to being wrong and be nicer about others opinions

Taurus: Stop procrastinating: try to enjoy doing things rather than doing it because you have to  

Gemini: Improve your concentration: try some meditation  

Cancer: Meet new people: go volunteer, make new friends who have the same interests as you    

Leo: Take some chances: you may be confident but you’re afraid of rejection, what’s there to lose?

Virgo: Worry less: stop worrying about the future or the person who’s mad at you and enjoy life 

Libra: Make a list of things to do: you have a hard time decising, so write what NEEDS to be done rather than WANTING to do it

Scorpio: Reduce stress: take a hot bath, find some jokes to laugh at

Sagittarius: Start saving money:try going to malls less and bring your own food to school/work. Now you can save up for travelling or buying a car!

Capricorn: Become more active: make time for fun activities and not worry about work or finances

Aquarius: Learn a new language: you like to socialize so why not learn another language. It’ll help with your resume and to meet new friends too

Pisces: Turn your hobby into a career: you probably enjoy doing many creative things, why not make use of it?:) 

You can Ask💖
  1. Sunrise or sunset?
  2. Are you mentally ill?
  3. Are you physically ill?
  4. What is the most expensive thing you have bought?
  5. Do you have a job?
  6. Are you in school?
  7. Are you a dropout?
  8. Are you in college?
  9. Introvert or extrovert?
  10. What do you think when you look at your body?
  11. What have others said when they look at your body?
  12. Do you have a particular song that you feel deeply?
  13. Talk about a time in your life where you have felt most alive?
  14. Are you confident wearing a bikini?
  15. Can you look people in the eyes while talking?
  16. Has anything terrible happened to you?
  17. Has anything wonderful happened to you?
  18. Favorite part of your personality?
  19. Least favorite part of your personality?
  20. Favorite part of your body?
  21. Least favorite part of your body?
  22. Favorite quote?
  23. Do you have friendships with all genders?
  24. Do you have a good relationship with your father?
  25. Do you have a good relationship with your mother?
  26. Do you have a good relationship with your siblings?
  27. Have you ever been hurt physically or mentally by a family member?
  28. Have you ever had a near death experience?
  29. Do you know anyone who has taken their own life?
  30. Have you ever tried to take your own life?
  31. Biggest lie you have told?
  32. Do you follow any conspiracies?
  33. Do you believe in a New World Order?
  34. Do you respect your government and the way your country is run?
  35. Is there currently any strife in your country?
  36. Have you ever been displaced within your country?
  37. Are your friendships healthy?
  38. Are you currently fighting with a friend?
  39. Are you jealous of a friend? Why?
  40. Do you believe in the Illuminati?
  41. Do you think any celebrities are associated with the Illuminati? Who?
  42. How can people tell you are nervous?
  43. How can people tell you are sad?
  44. Do you ever express your true feelings?
  45. Regrets in your life?
  46. Achievements in your life?
  47. What did people say about you in school?
  48. What did you say about people in school?
  49. Is there something you have never told anyone?
  50. Have you committed an illegal act?
  51. If you had two days to spend one million dollars how would you spend it?
  52. What were your aspirations at age 5, 10, 15, 18?
  53. Describe your first kiss? Was it how you imagined?
  54. Growing up were you in a wealthy, average, or low income household?
  55. Are you from a broken marriage?
  56. Have you been raised by a solo parent?
  57. Do you know both your parents?
  58. What colour eyes, hair and skin do you have?
  59. Have you abused drugs or alcohol?
  60. What languages can you speak?
  61. Do you conform to your societies standards?
  62. Do you cry often?
  63. Do you tell people what you think of them?
  64. Are you comfortable accepting compliments?
  65. Are you comfortable giving compliments?
  66. Is any mental illness hindering your life?
  67. Is any physical illness hindering your life?
  68. Do you keep up with current events?
  69. What’s the latest news in the world you have heard/read?
  70. What have you done today?
  71. Do you sleep well?
  72. Do you sleep badly?
  73. Have you ever hurt anyone because you were hurting?
  74. Has anyone ever hurt you because they were hurting?
  75. Have you ever had to end a friendship/relationship? Why?
  76. Have you ever stopped someone from hurting themselves?
  77. Has anyone ever stopped you from hurting yourself?
  78. Do you like your laugh?
  79. Are you preparing for an apocalypse? And what kind?
  80. Do you have any funny family stories?
  81. Are you religious?
  82. Do you like to watch true crime shows or movies?
  83. Are you interested in cults?
  84. Would you like to raise a family in your country?
  85. List some things you wanted in your childhood but never got?
  86. Is there a large age gap between you and a sibling?
  87. Are you from a blended family?
  88. Do you believe in marriage? Why/Why not?
  89. What is the nicest thing anyone has said to you?
  90. Do you keep a journal?
  91. Would anyone be hurt by reading it?
  92. Do you have children?
  93. Have you been pregnant?
  94. List your favorite movies?
  95. List your favorite people?
  96. Talk about the birthmarks and scars on your body?
  97. Do you look after yourself?
  98. Do you put yourself or others first?
  99. Are you happy today?
  100. Are you loved?
  • Bucky: *jumps off of rooftop*
  • Steve: BUCKY! What are you doing!? Are you out of your mind!?
  • Bucky: Oh, sorry, Steve, did I maybe do something stupid? Did I maybe just needlessly endanger my life when there are other safer and less moronic options available? Did I perhaps just take a course of action that may have ended very badly because I'm not thinking about my own well being? Did I maYBE DO A FUCKING RECKLESS THING BECAUSE I'M A FUCKING PUNK WHO REFUSES TO TAKE HIS OWN SAFETY INTO CONSIDERATION? I'M SO SORRY STEVE BECAUSE YOU WOULDN'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THAT NOW WOULD YOU
  • Steve: ...yeah but--
KHUx Guide(Tips and Tricks!)

Alright, with the North American release of Kingdom Hearts Unchained X, some of you may be at a lost on how to play/what to do to make your life easier in the game. Here are things I have learned myself.

  • Save your jewels, do not spend them on outfits or things like that. While spending them on the daily deal can be tempting try to hold out for the ten medal pull, you’re always guaranteed atleast one 5 ☆ medal which is really helpful!
  • Focus on upgrading your Starlight keyblade first, it is your all arounder keyblade while the others focus on their individual attributes (Power, Speed and Magic)
  • For the month of April, all quests cost HALF the AP they will normally, so a quest that costs 10 AP now costs 5. Use this to your advantage to get ahead in the game.
  • 1 AP fills every three minutes.
  • With that being said you will level up REALLY fast, so to not let all your AP go to waste, make sure you do one special quest, the lowest ones usually cost about 12AP so you do want to get to a high enough level so you can do the one special quest and have atleast 6AP leftover so you can level up and do it over all over again.
  • When doing quests fight ALL the heartless, don’t go straight for the target. Also, the levels are made with secret paths that usually have gold chest boxes or extra crafting materials lying around. You want these. Spend your time exploring the level finding all the chests and sparkles on the ground before fighting the target, once you fight them you cannot go back for anything you left.
  • Do you hate mimic chests? Me too. To find out if it is a mimic chest or a real one when you enter a battle if the chest disappears then it is a mimic, if it stays then it is real.
  • Huey, Dewie and Louie medals are only used for adding mass amounts of experience to your other medals, use them wisely. 
  • Moogle medals only purpose is to be sold, as soon as you get them sell them cause they will easily overtake your inventory space.
  • Speaking of inventory space you can add more space to your inventory by spending 100 jewels in the shop section, though I suggest waiting till after you do your 10 pull to do this.
  • Cheshire, Merlin, Fairy Godmother, Yen Sid and Fantasia Mickey medals are needed to evolve your medals, all medals that are not support ones can become 6 ☆ medals, do not sell these medals. (Unless you’re at a point where you don’t feel like you need them anymore)
  • The three fairies (Flora, Fauna and Merryweather) are also support class medals. You need them to upgrade four star and five star medals.
  • Make sure you check the special missions now and again, occasionally there will be a Munny Medals event that lasts for only thirty minutes and it gives out nothing but Moogle medals which will then give you LOTS of munny, you need munny to upgrade your medals and level them up.
  • You can upgrade the skill of your medals by using the same medal on them. So if you have a 4 ☆ Stitch and another 4 ☆ Stitch, use one of them on the other and it will upgrade its skill. Though using a 3 ☆ Stitch on a 4 ☆ Stitch will have no effect. You can only upgrade the skills of medals that are 3 ☆ or higher.
  • Each medal you get from the main story quest has a stronger jewel scouting counterpart, Auron is the stronger version of Yuna, Cloud is the stronger version of Hercules and Leon is the stronger version of Selphie, etc.
  • On the Avatar Board try and get all the STAT boosts first!! Clothing is nice but upgrading your health, AP and keyblade costs should be top priority. No matter what gender you picked at the start you can still use your Avatar points on male or female clothing, so make sure you’re using your avatar points on both as you progress.
  • What is keyblade cost? Keyblade cost is basically the amount your keyblade can hold. you can see the cost amount when you look at your different keyblades, the keyblade cost limits you from having all 6 ☆ medals right away. For example a 2 ☆ medal cost 2, while a 6 ☆ medal cost 46. You want upgrade your keyblade cost so you can have higher level medals on your team.
  • Join a team ASAP. They will assist you when you run into raids, if you die during a raid, wait a minute and your team will stun it. Don’t wait too long though cause if you want to fight the raid again your team may have killed it already, Which is okay, you will still get rewards from the raid. 
  • Alternatively when you see “WARNING active request” that means someone needs your help with a raid, it costs 10AP to help so make sure you can work with that. Anyone who helps with a raid gets rewards, this is a good way to get those support medals you need to upgrade your medals early in the game (Fairy godmother, Yen side, Merlin, etc.)
  • Make sure you “Share” your strongest medal so your team can use that when they fight, to do this click on the medal you want and click the orange share button.
  • The game plays sorta like rock paper scissors as to what attribute is weak to the other. Power > Magic/ Magic > Speed/ Speed > Power. If you ever forget this there is a diagram of this in the bottom right hand corner when you’re fighting. 
  • You will get oricalcum every 25 missions! You need this to upgrade your keyblades into their next forms, use them wisely. Alternatively you can get them from the Power event later on.
  • With special events you will notice only certain ones are available each day, plan out what you need in advanced, if you need evolve medals make sure to play on the weekend/Friday. The weekend is also the best time to get lots of Mythril items that you also need for your keyblade because “Mythril Madness” is happening. 
  • Now, this game can be free to play, though if you wish to upgrade your medals faster there is a way to unlock all the special missions so you don’t have to wait for that day to play them. You can either use your jewels to unlock them all from the special mission menu or you can buy the discount 3k jewel pack for $15 USD. The pack gives you 3K medals (enough for a 10 medal pull) and it unlocks all the special missions. Though if you do this, make sure to buy the pack on Monday cause the pack will only keep all the missions unlocked till Sunday, then it will expire.
  • If you want to, you can link up your Facebook account to your game, this is the only way to recover your game file if your game crashes or something happens to your phone. It will display your profile picture for others to see though! It does not display your name or the URL to your page though, only your picture.
  • For the more hardcore players there is a ranking and ranking rewards! You will get rewards for being a certain tier. Individual ranking tier 1 is top 25 players, tier 2 is 26th - 500th and tier 3 is 501st - 5000th. There is also a ranking for whatever group you’re in. Tier 1 is 1st-50th, tier 2 is 51st - 300th and tier 3 is 301st - 2000th. The higher the tier, the better awards you will get.
  • Also for hardcore players, the mission cap for this initial release is 200! More missions will come with further updates.

Happy playing guys! Hope this helps anyone out there who was having trouble!

Chloe Price’s voice actress’s brother’s, Anthony Burch, thoughts about the ending and what he chose:

“"I chose bae over Bay. The entirety of the series has, at least to me, been about choosing what adulthood means to you. Do you believe in the childish things of your past, or do you have a more cynical/realistic outlook on life (report Nathan or don’t)? Do you show vengeance or compassion when Victoria gets paint on her? In other choice-driven games, your Telltale adventures or whathaveyou, choices like this feel more like “hey, what kinda person do you wanna be” binaries. In LiS, because Max is at such a crucial point in her life for a million reasons, they feel more like you’re defining her values as she moves into maturity.

The final choice, then, is a culmination of that idea: is your version of adulthood about sacrificing the things that matter to you (sacrificing your dreams so you can get a good job/raise a kid/whatever), or are you willing to be more selfish in the pursuit of the things that you really care about (in this case, Chloe)?

Personally, the latter resonates more with me. I hate stories like Knocked Up, that endlessly reward their protagonists for giving up their individuality in the pursuit of “real” adulthood, which always means giving up all the shit that matters to you so you can be a True Man Who Takes Care Of Shit.

So, yeah. I saved Chloe. It’s selfish, and the associated epilogue scene is really undercooked (why isn’t Chloe more mad at me for saving her, and why do I not get to find out exactly who lived and died in the tornado, and why is Chloe kind of smiling as we literally drive past dozens of dead people that I killed), but I like what it says, thematically. That there are dire consequences to following your dreams and holding onto the things that you care about from childhood, but that those consequences don’t necessarily mean you shouldn’t keep holding onto them. If they matter enough, at least, which Chloe certainly does.
Also, I’m not gonna let my sister die in any game where she’s a character, so there’s that.””