Stop Apologizing

posted August 26th, 2013, 2:01 am


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May 25th, 2013, 4:26 pm

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I suppose the phrase "Im trying so hard just to keep myself here" should be explained.
Toni doesn't mean physically. She means mentally and spiritually. Emotionally. When you are physically assaulted by strangers and then verbally abused and treated as a second class citizen? I could imagine how difficult it would be to even get out of bed. Not only did Toni get out of bed, she came to therapy. She is working as hard as she can to be a person, a whole person, but today its nearly impossible to be anything but empty.
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Ever have one of those talks where everything you say just goes badly, and you step on ALL the toes?

Hmmm... everyone is supposed to know the details of Toni, right? So has Toni told Lexi about Vic? Or Sophie? Will Julie? Can you IMAGINE what would happen if Sophie found out?! That guy would be smush! Smush in a tight black t-shirt!

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June 18th, 2014, 3:08 pm

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@GreenKrog: Probably not in the immediate future, but I can imagine Toni accidentally letting slip to one of her friends about Vic's attitude.

As for Toni never apologising to Vic again - yeah, right, sure, as if... :D It's just instinctive for her to apologise - even if it's blatently the other person's fault. Her situation with Vic isn't helped by the fact she's normally extremely passive, and has the additional unfortunate habit of letting anger be her main motivating factor in the pool.

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June 18th, 2014, 3:45 pm

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@mittfh: ...oh god dammit, I made a passive transgender female character. I'll take Tropes and Stereotypes for 1000, Alex.

Though.. to be fair.. I mostly meant it from the Canadian perspective, and we apologize for everything.

...and yeah, she will keep apologizing to everyone for things she has no control over because she still blames herself for being different.

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June 18th, 2014, 4:00 pm

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@GreenKrog: As I think I said on an earlier thread, Brits and Canadians do have a habit of unnecessary apologising, being far too patient and polite, and (definitely Brits, Canadians too?) queuing. Shops, banks, events, buses (although not trains as they have multiple doors along their length)... :)

But yeah, Toni [1] blaming herself for being different - I gather that's a fairly common experience :(

[1] Where the heck did I conjure the name Alex from?!

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June 18th, 2014, 4:04 pm

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@mittfh: ..who is Alex? :) Freudian slip much?

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