REV UP THAT TRANSMUTATION CIRCLE AL
An Idle Mind
"Cancer/mental illness/disability affects rich and poor alike."
Uh, no, it doesn’t. Rich people can afford the treatments and accommodations for those things. Poor people cannot. Get the fuck outta here with that classist shit.
Not to mention a higher proportion of disabled people are in poverty and people in manual jobs are more likely to become disabled, there is a class element to disability that cannot be ignored.
ok seriously, bless fandoms for thinking up fixes for plotholes and continuity errors, for repairing problems in the worldbuilding, for patching together the stories you love so they’re better
but i love fandoms most for supplying the representation the original creators didn’t want to give. every time someone writes something about a character being disabled, or nonbinary, or lgbt+, or a poc or non-neurotypical or any other kind of marginalized group i just want to kiss them because it’s beautiful
People have suggested various character pairs that would’ve made for a better ‘character vs. character’ final choice, but do you know who I think would have made the best final choice?
Jane and Sarah.
It would have shown clearly what kind of survivor your Clementine has become. Does she choose to go with the hardened survivor, the one who has the greatest chance of staying alive, at the cost of much of her humanity (and the death of her only real friend)? Or does she honor her promise to Carlos and her pinky swear to be Sarah’s friend and guardian, and choose to stay with the survivor largely considered nothing but a liability?
(There could also still be the option to choose neither and to go forth with just AJ of course, abandoning both Jane and Sarah.)
Should you choose Jane, the ending is the same as the canon Jane ending. You return to Howe’s and start attempting to rebuild it, deciding whether or not to let the family in.
Should you choose Sarah, the game ends by cutting to a scene of the two girls and AJ back at the cabin by the river. Sarah is helping Clem mend her gunshot wound, offering bits of medical information she’s picked up from Carlos over the years. Clementine mentions that she never finished teaching Sarah how to properly use a gun to protect herself, and that when she’s a little less weak from her wound she’ll show Sarah how. Sarah thanks her, and then thanks her again for standing by her and being a true friend. The episode ends with the two girls locking pinkies once more, and agreeing that they won’t give up on each other no matter what.
tip for 6 year olds: dont do TOO well in elementary school, your parents will expect those 5 years of grades for the majority of your school life