Tandem Timeline

posted September 21st, 2018, 2:01 am


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January 28th, 2018, 10:10 pm

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I'm sure everyone wants to know what happens on Monday's post, but I would rather talk about today's because it is more important in every way.

For the last two years of posting (seriously, I average 5-6 pages for every 1 of Annies days), Bree has been in Annie's life. Bree has never lied, because she hasn't had to. She has told Annie to run, but Annie didn't.
Bree knows full well what she is. On the outside, she is beautiful. On the inside, she is a monster. The opposite of Annie. Bree is a sociopath. She hurts people, and she knows she does.
This doesn't excuse anything Bree has done, but it is very important to know that people will hurt you, and it is not always because they are bad people. It might simply be because of how they were programmed. A sociopath is just what they are. You cannot fix it or alter it. Society overall had tried, it just doesn't happen. Which is sad, because it means people like Bree can have a spark of humanity, and never be able to reach it.
I spent the past two years trying to make Bree a better person. Until I realized that, this isn't how it works. She can't have a change of heart because she CAN'T have a change of heart.
You can hate her. Maybe you should hate her. Is that fair? Fuck no. It is fair that we are trans and unfixable? Fuck no. People hate us for what we are. We hate Bree for what she is. It isn't fair to anyone that unfair shit just happens.
There have been a lot of TV shows and movies about causal mental health relationships regarding upbringing. I know my upbringing had an impact on me. I would say my mental health conditions were of bigger importance though. Does that mean that the bully at school is just being abused at home? Not necessarily. Does it mean you can reach them? Not necessarily. But it means that they probably aren't being a jerk just to be a jerk.

I've been sociopathic in my past too. I work very hard not to be. Mine is not because of whatever is driving Bree. It is because I fail to feel emotions how other people do. It is all very complicated. And the end result in the same - what is happening in Annie's life.

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September 21st, 2018, 10:36 am

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Yeah, makes sense, I also want my girlfriend to be raped, 'so be it'. Wtf.

I don't think it's fair to compare sociopathy with being trans. Being trans doesn't reach for hurting other people, sociopathy quite does. So in my opinion, a sociopath has the obligation towards society, to try to learn when they behave antisocial and hurtful towards others, and avoid it.
But still, there is this maybe unsolvable dilemma with people who want to be this way, like 'what to do with Alex DeLarge'.

'And the end result is the same - what is happening in Annie's life.' - But on which side?

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September 21st, 2018, 11:10 am

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@Rockwarbler: On the side of causing pain.

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September 21st, 2018, 4:40 pm

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@GreenKrog: That explains quite some things, I guess ... What do you think of my concept of obligation towards society to not be hurtful? Is it doable? I can't put myself in that position because I am the contrary of a sociopath, which does mean I need a 'reality check' on this one. (Which also doesn't mean that I never behave hurtful. That's part of life and learning.)

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September 21st, 2018, 5:02 pm

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@Rockwarbler: There isn't much to say. I'm not all that complicated - I was emotionally and physically neglected, did not understand the concept of happiness, and couldn't comprehend being trans. Everyone hurt me, so I hurt everyone else - at least then I could connect.

Till I learned that it couldn't work that way, and now I have to live with all the things I've done. Makes for a good bipolar.

Not saying that Bree's behavior can be unlearned, and she can be made better. Some can, some can't. My brother, similar situation, and he has very little comprehension of emotion. His life got much better, but he can't connect to people. He just does what is right because he has learned through others what society counts as right.

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