03:53:56 PM Dec 5th 2012
" And like most normal people with a tragic history, they will talk about it as little as possible. If they do talk to somebody they trust about it, they will do so infrequently and reluctantly." This is so wrong I don't even know where to begin. Most normal people with a tragic history NEED to talk about their pain to get healing. There is nothing wrong with grieving if you honestly are in a very bad situation, and really are genuinely traumatized. People who call that wangst are usually selfish people who don't know pain; that's why they dismiss other peoples' pain so easy, because they don't know what it's like to fell it themselves. Bottling up pain when you're broken is also very unhealthy and leads to severe problems later on.
01:21:38 AM Dec 6th 2012
However, many people with a tragic history may not want to talk about it even if they need to; it can take a lot to get someone to open up. They may still avoid mentioning it casually. The fact that a Sympathetic Sue is unlikely to need to talk about it and might only do so to get hugs or something could be part of her sueishness.
03:14:48 PM Jul 10th 2010
Am I the only who thinks that people are looking too far into Captain Jack Harkness' portrayal on Torchwood?