Washing away the previous day
Washing away the previous day
News: Posted September 10th, 2019 by Alina

^ 15 Comments to “Washing away the previous day”

  1. SaphDragon Says:

    First thing I always notice when a depression jag hits, taking care of myself and my surroundings suffers.
    And taking that step to *do* something about it is a major sign of improvement, and also way of trying to break out of the cycle.

    Mark’s got a long road, but he seems to be taking those important steps, with help, to walk it.

    Meanwhile Abbie HALPING!! 🙂 She’ll calm down, once she finds her feet on the whole thing.

    Posted September 11th, 2019 at 5:00 am
  2. argentlupus Says:

    I think Abbie has a reason, I do not think she is used to seeing someone she cares about lash out like that… or is she and this is her defense mechanism?

    Posted September 11th, 2019 at 7:26 am
  3. Will Says:

    Oh look, Joel had a point and knew Mark well enough that he knew that he’d need to figure out that point on his own rather than telling him what it was.

    Posted September 11th, 2019 at 9:14 am
  4. Stephen Nagy Says:

    Oh man Abbey… I get those feels. I’m Autistic and I’m socially awkward at the best of times, this is not the best of times. X3

    Posted September 11th, 2019 at 2:35 pm
  5. Eva Says:

    Abbie, sweetie… take some deep breaths. I know this is how you cope but maybe finding your center a bit will make the awkward words come out a little slower?

    Posted September 11th, 2019 at 3:57 pm
  6. Keegan Says:

    Apropos of nothing, but damn, Mark is jacked!

    Posted September 11th, 2019 at 5:04 pm
  7. Alex Says:

    I don’t know Eva, Abbie being…well…Abbie might be what Mark really needs. Abbie is a part of his normal life and he needs to be charged up again.

    When I charge an item on my altar, I subject it to the elements that it’s used to being in contact with. This is a reattunment process.

    Mark being subjected to all of his friends in all their aspects. He’s already faced “The Nurturer” when Sarah made him pancakes, he’s faced “The Trickster” in Joel, now he has to face Abbie in her total supernova of perkiness and joy. I think she’s going to help him see that there’s still a lot in life that’s good even though he’s shagged it up good and proper.

    Between what he’s faced and is still to come…he’s going to be able to find his center enough to realize that there’s wisdom in getting help that’s going on in the background. It’s going to cleanse him, center him, reattune him to a positive outlook. It’s going to take time before he hits it…but it’s not a destination, it’s a journey and he’s taking the first needed steps.

    Posted September 11th, 2019 at 6:34 pm
  8. HousePet Says:

    Abbie may be feeling guilty that she didn’t try more than she did.
    She probably couldn’t have done more, but that doesn’t mean she can’t feel guilty about it.
    If that is the case, she is likely nervous that she might mess something up.

    Posted September 11th, 2019 at 7:41 pm
  9. Adam Says:

    And that is how Mark and Abbie got together.

    Posted September 11th, 2019 at 8:52 pm
  10. William McDuff Says:

    Completely unrelated, but on topic: planning to attend SHUX?

    Posted September 12th, 2019 at 12:17 am
  11. DocMcConvoy Says:

    I am really not sure how to interpret Abbies nervousness. Clearly, nervousness stems from fear, but what is it that Abbie actually fears?

    Two ideas come to my mind, since she ponders about her own mistakes in handling Mark before his breakdown:
    1. She fears to fail again, maybe triggerin’ another rage of Mark which she cannot stop, maybe even get hurt in the process. Legitimate since Mark is clearly physicaly stronger then her.
    2. She fears to be harshly reprimanded by him, in retaliation of her poor performance helping him deal with his problems. Meaning, she could just trigger another fit of him, just beause it is her. Or she fears to be scolded by friends in general, maybe also an option.

    Whatever it is, to me it seems, that Abbie herself also has to deal with it and grow at it. Becoming an adult is hard, and it seems she lately hat to grow fast. I can relate to that, but on the other hand, it is about time for her.

    At last a comment @Adam: I don’t think, that would be a good starting point for any pair. Mark and Abbie might actually fit together or not, at this point I can’t get all parameters precisely scaled for a prediction, but Mark is in no stable state at the moment, meaning he is not ready for anything at all and Abbie seems to feel guilt towards him, which also isn’t good for starting something. Still, coming to terms with each other and helping each other over these walls may actually really be the start of something that may develop into something in the future, that far I am willing to go.

    Posted September 12th, 2019 at 6:49 am
  12. Frank T Says:

    So who is this mysterious person Mark is telling the whole story to, the one with the green comments? First therapy session, do we think?

    Posted September 12th, 2019 at 6:52 am
  13. Madigral Says:

    People have been pretty convinced it is a therapist since the green box comments started but there has been zero confirmation he isn’t just talking to himself or a random person

    Posted September 12th, 2019 at 1:56 pm
  14. ozzi Says:

    I would say from the language that it is a therapist.

    Also, I think that Abbie is just nervous in general. She is really out of her depth here. This was shown when Joel asked about Mark hurting himself.

    She is a sweet, quite nieve lass and has had a few life band-aids ripped off recently. She wants to be there for her friend but doesn’t exactly know to do that without making it worse. That it doesn’t help she has her own social anxiety/awkwardness to deal with. Once she realises that all Mark needs is someone to hang with and he will open up if he needs to then she will go back into her comfort zone.

    Posted September 13th, 2019 at 12:58 am
  15. Fabfunk von Cronenberg Says:

    I love Abbie.

    Posted September 15th, 2019 at 12:53 am