“Bad guys don’t deserve to be redeemed” is a boring plot mindset and it’s cancelled forever.
Show me bad guys that think it’s too late to turn their life around, and then turn it around. Show me bad guys that think they’ll never be loved because of the things they’ve done and then give them love and support that makes them feel like it’s worth it to change. Show me bad guys who are bitter, hold grudges, lash out at people, and then make them realize that this Isn’t Working and want more out of their life. Show me bad guys that ask the good guys for help!!
The “villain gets what’s coming to him and is never seen or heard from again” trope is old and played. I want to hear from them again. I want them to ask the good guys to drive them to their first therapy appointment. I want them to struggle through apologies, not because they’re too proud to say “I’m sorry” bc tbh that trope can die too, but because they can’t find the words to make things better and it makes it feel pointless to try.
Make it hard! Make it hurt! Make them question who they are and if change is possible and make them find out that they can be more than the destructive thoughts and behavior they’ve adapted! Make them learn that having bad thoughts doesn’t make you a bad person, and you can choose which thoughts and desires you entertain and act upon. Let the choice to ignore bad thoughts and focus on positive ones become easier over time. And let them feel proud of themselves for it!
Real people struggle with these issues every day and right now the social message is that if you fuck up, you’re scum and you deserve to suffer and you’ll never be more than scum. Real people need to know that you can’t undo the damage of things you’ve done, but you can be better in the future. Real people need to know that you’re not pigeonholed into being a Bad Guy for the rest of your life because you’re a Bad Guy right now.
Nobody “deserves” to be redeemed, it isn’t about “deserving” redemption, it’s about working your ass off not to keep hurting people because you can.
Think before you act. Sometimes, you are too impulsive and make decisions which can affect you negatively. Be selective of who you open to, but don't be scared to open up to people.
You are smarter than you think you are. Give yourself some credit and try not to be too harsh on yourself. Learn how to vent your anger in a healthy way for yourself and the people around you.
Make a concious effort to put your best in everything. Leave no room for messy work. Take charge of your own life and let go of others, especially toxic people who are getting you down.
You need to let things go and remove the guilt you always feel. You need to move in and leave things behind in times of distress. Try to be more confident and believe in yourself. You're stronger than you think you are.
You need to learn how to love yourself without the approval and flattery from other people. Stop heding from yourelf and let yourself shine, without worrying about what other people think. Try to keep an open mind in all aspects.
You need to understand that nobody is perfect and sometimes it's okay to ask for help when you need it. Embrace people close to you and be more charitable of their flaws. You also need to ube spontaneous once in a while.
You neeed to cut out toxic people from your life, for the betterment of yourself. You have to take charge of yourself and make decisions. However, try not be someone who you are not. You are going to just end up wasting your time.
Stop pushing people who love you away. You need to understand that relationships with other people are very important, and pushing people away will just hurt you. Try to admit when you're wrong. This will help you improve as a person.
Stop biting off more than you can chew. This can make you very overwhelmed. Make fewer plans and stick by it. If something really bothers you, talk about it and let it out. Find your balance in your life.
You need to trust others and open up about your emotions. Let them know how you feel, and people will appreciate you in return. Sometimes, you also need to take some risks once in a while.
Don't bottle up your emotions inside. It isn't good for your health. Be honest more often, even though it can be hard. Start to embrace people as they are and your life will improve tremendously.
You need to reliaze you're not alone. There are a lot of people who go through the same thing as you do. Don't feel like you are burdening others with your problems. You are allowed to have friends.
Something I really wish that we as a community talked about more is that: content that hurts you can heal someone else, or vice versa. Neither of you are wrong, or bad, or need to be bullied out of how you feel. Can we let each other hurt and heal and be compassionate instead? Please?
Where did all those feelings go? People spend their whole lives looking for love. Poems and songs and entire novels are written about it. But how can you trust something that can end as suddenly as it begins?
dear aries moon:
don't ever let anyone extinguish the flame inside you. embrace your wildness, your recklessness, and enjoy life without letting anyone turning it into a pit of darkness for you. life has so many opportunities. take them.
dear taurus moon:
that melancholy you feel, it could be a good thing. you can turn it into a feeling that somehow makes you happy, because it's just like rain. a small sadness comes from rain, but with it, comes the calm, and the hope of wonder and new happiness afterwards. as they say, after the rain comes the rainbow.
dear gemini moon:
you can make anyone happy with your cheerfulness. i know it can be hard to maintain your humor sometimes, but just so you know, whenever people see you, they light up with joy because of the knowingness that you'll bring happiness into their lives. i hope you know how special you are.
dear cancer moon:
i adore how kind, emotional, and wonderful you are. it may be hard on you, feeling an entire wave of emotions rush at you because of simple things. but you should know, feeling deeply, although it is difficult, is also a gift. having to be able to sympathize a lot is a thing that can bring you great joy in the world, and not everyone can achieve it.
dear leo moon:
always, and i mean always, embrace your confidence. everyone is already admiring you, so you should know that, if you ever feel like you have low self esteem, you are a beautiful person, and everyone agrees so. but some people will try to take down your confidence. don't let them. show them you are indestructible.
dear virgo moon:
you have a mind like no other. you often appear smart to others, but they don't know how much of a struggle it is to actually maintain your intelligence. it's hard on you, and i know that. but i also admire your strength, for trying your best. you are so strong for holding on, yet people have no idea. take a break, sometimes. relax. you need it.
dear libra moon:
you know that you can put yourself first sometimes, right? you don't need to constantly get peoples' approval and joy. let yourself be happy sometimes. spend some money on clothes, and treat yourself. do things for yourself, because that's not selfish. it means you are loving yourself, and loving yourself is a good thing.
dear scorpio moon:
you are an enigma that not everyone can solve. in order to achieve your heart, people need to break through the iron walls that you built up around yourself. i know that you're trying not to get hurt. but you should let down those walls every once in a while. you never know who could surprise you.
dear sagittarius moon:
let your youthful heart run free. don't try to hold yourself back from doing something you love just because something could go wrong. go ahead, and live a life full of adventures.
dear capricorn moon:
how are you able to stay so stoic? you can guard your heart with knights in armor. although, you should know that it's okay not to restrain yourself all the time. besides, it can be difficult to stay emotionless all the time, so let your emotions run free every once in a while. and, no, your emotions will not get in the way. they will make you stronger.
dear aquarius moon:
you may be scared of showing people how you truly are. you may be scared they will think you're a freak. but don't worry, people will only be more intrigued by your uniqueness. you are a joy when you show who you truly are, so embrace your differences.
dear pisces moon:
you are in a constant state of day dreaming, and that's perfectly okay. some people will think that the dreams you have are too unrealistic. but nothing's impossible. you can show them how your dreams are possible. there are ways to making them come true, so go, and search for ways to turn the things you dream of into reality.