in defense of the brainwashing
so, we finally get our despair anime and we get to see how our faves fell into despair and what we get is… brainwashing. like. i get it. that’s disappointing. that sucks. that’s not what we wanted. however, i really did enjoy dr3 as a whole and i don’t think that the brainwashing is this big horrible headcanon-smashing catastrophe people are taking it as. it makes me sad to see so many people lose faith in a series we’ve stuck with so long so i’m gonna try to spell out some reasons why i am ok with how it went down even if it wasn’t ideal.