Hi! I have a lot of feelings about how much hate Jemma's getting about the whole wanting to fix Skye thing. She wants to fix her, because that's what literally EVERYONE HAS BEEN TELLING HER SHE HAS TO DO WITH EVERYTHING ELSE. "You have to fix this" "It's on you. Get it done" "Find one" "Stop talking, just fix it" I get that that's maybe not the most sensitive way to phrase what she wanted to do, but still. Thanks, I just needed to vent because Jemma is traumatized and doesn't deserve this hate.
ahhh i know, buddy. i know. the hate’s been pretty rough, hasn’t it?? i relate to jemma more than any other character ever, i think, and to see people dragging her through the mud for being afraid and wanting to keep her friends safe?? just incredibly difficult to stomach, to say the least.
what you’re saying about people telling her to fix things is actually really interesting though, and i’m almost certain i’ve written a meta about it at some point, but the crux of it is that she already puts that pressure on herself. this has been true all the way through. people ordering her to fix things has mostly been redundant, because she already takes on all the responsibility. which is largely what we’re seeing now, except she’s taking on the responsibility for EVERYTHING. everything bad that has happened. especially trip.
and look, honestly, i don’t even have an issue with the language she’s used at this point??? because with what she knows, with the evidence at her disposal, that’s still acceptable. skye’s in excruciating pain - that many hairline fractures is excruciating, make no mistake - and jemma’s trying to alleviate that. she’s not entirely in the right (which we know as viewers, but none of the characters do. not even fitz.), and speaking from a place of fear, but she’s going to see that eventually. eventually, she’s going to be less scared, and she’s going to have more information, and she’s going to get her FIGHT back. but she’s getting shitty treatment by the narrative and an unfair amount of hate in the meantime, which is difficult to see.
SO!! since i’ve been getting quite a few despairing messages about this, here’s some things to do to help yourself get through it: