we all need a friend like him

So there are three Gotham Rogues who, if you approach them with a potential problem, they will listen: Joker, Hugo Strange, and Jonathan Crane.

We’ll use the example of  a disagreement with a friend as an example of how each gives advice on how to solve a problem.

Joker is always gung-ho for a violent solution as well as participation in said violence and will probably suggest something along the lines of “WE’LL BREAK HIS/HER/THEIR LEGS!”

Hugo Strange is usually a manipulative asshole and will find some way to make the entire problem seem like your fault but not that your inconveniencing that friend but instead the disagreement is inconvenient for him in some factor and therefore you need to apologize to him.

Jon knows a probable good solution is probably for you to talk it out and will  say this but will then add: “But I would fight them, just to be safe.”  Which is not safe at all but Jon is not here to give good advice he’s here to give his own advice.

So basically we have: really bad stupid advice, no advice at all and gaslighting, and good advice and bad advice at the same time and the bad advice is encouraged.

Monday 8:27am
I woke up with you on my mind.
You called me babe last night —
my heart is still pounding.

Tuesday 10:53pm
Today I realized we won’t work.
What we are is hurting her.
And I think she matters more to me than you do.

Wednesday 11:52pm
I broke things off with you today.
She barely said a word.
I’ve never regretted anything more than this.

Thursday 4:03pm
I shouldn’t have sent that message.
You shouldn’t have been so okay with receiving it.

Friday 9:57pm
I almost messaged you today.
I didn’t.

Saturday 8:49pm
I’m walking around town in search of alcohol.
They say that liquor numbs the pain of having a broken heart.
I want to put that to the test.

Sunday 2:32am
I heard you texted a girl you’ve never spoken to before.
I wonder if it’s because you’re trying to replace me.
I can’t help but wish you weren’t.
I thought I was irreplaceable.

—  a week with you on my mind, c.j.n.
Move on, leave, run away, escape this place… but don’t forget about me, about us, about this town. Always remember where you come from so you can appreciate how far you’ve come.
—  c.j.n.