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Can I just declare a fucking moratorium on killing off one half of twins in movies and TV? In this, the week of my birthday that I no longer have my twin to share with, I would just like to make them stop. Stop fucking putting twins in your story and making them creepy and weird, who exist just to be a joke or an antagonist, because we all know twins are inherently creepy, right (actual quote from the creator of the evil twins show a few years ago, Ringer). AND THEN IMMEDIATELY KILLING ONE OF THEM OFF.

Because these people have no fucking clue how uniquely devastating it is to lose a twin, and I'm so sick of the shock value nature of it, and you don't just get up and move on and you're whole and okay. I am so fucking sick of this, every bit as sick as always killing off the person of color or fridging the women. Because that's what it always is--fridging one of the twins so someone else (never the surviving twin, because let me tell you, it is something you don't get over) can have a little bit of angst and pain and move the plot along.

We're not a fucking punchline. We're not a fucking plot device.

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ann1962
Nov. 25th, 2015 02:17 am (UTC)
::hugs:: I'm sorry you have to endure that too.
mackiemesser
Nov. 25th, 2015 02:31 am (UTC)
I don't think it's stretching to say that the people writing these plots likely have never even met twins, or they would have some idea of how shitty a trope it is.

I'm sorry that you're getting hit with this. :(
nwhepcat
Nov. 25th, 2015 03:45 am (UTC)
How awful. I'm so sorry you keep getting this shoved in your face.
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