#630 True Confessions

28th June 2019 in My Name Is Willow
#630 True Confessions
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Fox Of Kings Island 28th Jun 2019, 12:02 AM edit delete reply
Fox Of Kings Island
Everyone: O.O

Vase: *oblivious* Great job everyone! I think our intervention worked! ^^
FreyFox 28th Jun 2019, 12:31 AM edit delete reply
Well sort of :P
David31 28th Jun 2019, 12:03 AM edit delete reply
This will be the best time to do what she says and just leave her alone now. Will-Low has acknowledged that she has a problem. Or they can take her advice to heart and take a whizz on the carpet before leaving, though I doubt Timothy would be too thrilled about that. :D
GoodKaptainKook 28th Jun 2019, 12:04 AM edit delete reply
...and just when I thought they were getting through to Willow, never mind. I get some of her *reasoning* for drinking but spending long hours at home working worrying about whether or not Tim's gonna come home or not...does not excuse it or make it acceptable. Maybe some people might think it would, but it doesn't no matter how much you try to justify it. God forbid Willow flubs rehab, too :(

Has she even considered a career outside of being a homemaker? I get that it would be hard raising two kids *while* both parents might have jobs keeping them away from home for long periods of time, but I would think if you really want to you can find a way to make it work. Considering how much she loves thrills and living on the edge of her seat, maybe she could become a film stuntwoman or something. Unless she doesn't like the idea of doing those stunts legally...
LazyRayFinkle 28th Jun 2019, 12:10 AM edit delete reply
*sighs* Jesus, this brings back some unpleasant memories. And it ended with a similar "you think you're better than me" outburst. Any time I hear that, I instantly know the fight is going to be a hell of a lot harder and more vitriolic. Fingers crossed Willow actually goes through with this and isn't about to bail.
FreyFox 28th Jun 2019, 12:26 AM edit delete reply
She's very stubborn.
GoodKaptainKook 28th Jun 2019, 12:21 AM edit delete reply
In all seriousness, Frey...Willow in this arc I've personally found infuriating. She's gotten to the point where she's wasting herself away and being aggressive and physical with her family, and here she is with all her friends and loved ones here sincerely trying to help her...and she tells them to go screw off. It's like they're trying to help a brick wall at this point. Actually they might get better results arguing with or trying to sway one than her at this point!

I want Willow to succeed and get better, but it's damned hard for me to even attempt to personally sympathize with her at this point. Maybe it's deeply insensitive of me, but it's really difficult for me to feel kindness and empathy for people who feel they have or are doing nothing wrong and make no conscious effort whatsoever to pull themselves out of addiction and the like. I get that it can have that power over you, but I just find it...difficult to really feel bad for someone who has fallen so far that you could attempt to move heaven and earth for them and it would do absolutely nothing. Some people sadly do become completely lost causes and no amount of sympathy, kindness, or help will save them because they've let themselves go down too far. You can try all you want to save them, but if they have zero desire to save themselves you'll just end up wasting your time and energy all for nothing. Does...does that make me a bad or cold-hearted person to feel that way?

Now I'm not saying our friend Willow has gone quite that far yet, but man you've got me worried she's heading on that path. I really don't want to see that happen...yeah, it would be (sadly) realistic to see something like this happen because it happens all the time in real life. But considering the sweet moments and pieces you've done between Willow and her family and the past, seeing her totally wreck herself, and everyone around her who cares about her would be extremely depressing. I hope that's not the route you're aiming for :(
GoodKaptainKook 28th Jun 2019, 12:23 AM edit delete reply
Also, I wanna apologize Frey for all my long rambling comments throughout this arc. Like I said, this is an issue that hits me very close to home-a very heart-aching topic to bring up. Plus, I have that tendency to think deeper than most would or say what's on my mind if something really speaks to me or affects me. I guess it's a part of who I am :)
FreyFox 28th Jun 2019, 12:30 AM edit delete reply
It's alright man, I love hearing what my friends and fans have to say about the comics and how they relate. I must say I wasn't expecting this chapter to be as well received as it has been, and I'm pleasantly surprised. I think it shows that even in my universe nobody is infallible, sometimes very much so.
GoodKaptainKook 30th Jun 2019, 7:55 AM edit delete reply
I admit one of the things I worried about when I realized what direction this arc was gonna take would be that some people would take Willow's side in this, and I'm glad I haven't really seen that :D
Zarpaulus 28th Jun 2019, 1:20 AM edit delete reply
I'm pretty certain it was Tim's decision that they quit drinking that set her off.

Willow's a rebel, forbidding something just guarantees she'll do it.
FreyFox 28th Jun 2019, 8:28 AM edit delete reply
They could try forbidding sobriety next, lol
LapisHusky 28th Jun 2019, 3:44 PM edit delete reply
Maybe that'll work.
WaxBadger 28th Jun 2019, 2:06 PM edit delete reply
I have felt that also when Willow started drinking with her friends, and thought maybe Tim could have discussed more about being a positive role model for the kids. But I don't know, it probably wouldn't have made any difference since her mind was drifting elsewhere and needs to refocus.
WaxBadger 28th Jun 2019, 2:04 AM edit delete reply
So Willow, you admit to your problem and in the process act like it's everyone else's fault, even going so far to shove it into your husband's face that you hate his line of work. Well you know what? You could be one of the safest drivers on the road and one fine day get hit and die by someone running a red light, and whatever you had done for a living would have had nothing to do with it, it just happened. Only problem is, right now I would consider the one who ran the red light a hero.

HOW DARE YOU punch Tim in the gut like that and HOW DARE YOU believe that everyone in the room is your enemy just because they are worried about you. Yes, we get it, you don't care and don't want to hear it. Well that's fine, but don't think that you are going to have any success in rehab for as long as you have the thought of throwing a chair at moment's notice and keep having to wear a strait jacket in isolation every three days.

At this point you are better off not going to rehab, you need Tim to divorce you and take your kids away, you need your dad to cut you out of his life, because until you recognize misery and take the time to put yourself in the other one's shoes, you will learn NOTHING. So go on, do whatever it takes to get yourself into a prison cell that you will never leave. The rest of us will be better off once you are in there.
Section79 28th Jun 2019, 2:50 AM edit delete reply
So I guess the intervention didn’t go to plan?
Excelsior_Thirty 28th Jun 2019, 11:03 AM edit delete reply
The only way now to stopping Willow is for her daddy to be there.
You know, I think Willow should have a job and the kids need a sitter. Hopefully that can make things a bit better for her...
(I could be wrong- there are individuals that are born bad. I think she is one of those beings.)
Shaggy 28th Jun 2019, 2:07 PM edit delete reply
Well that was unexpected... :-/
D'Otter 28th Jun 2019, 6:39 PM edit delete reply
Excuses, excuses... She's an addict.
Thwaitesy 28th Jun 2019, 11:50 PM edit delete reply
I think what is going on now with Willow is that, she's angry because she knows they're right. (judging by the look on her face in the last panel of the previous strip) I know I don't like being told what I already know.

I think All she really needs now is Tim going to her as she's alone, cause I don't think she really want's to be along right now.
FreyFox 29th Jun 2019, 7:12 PM edit delete reply
I suppose you could say she has a guilty conscience.
Thwaitesy 30th Jun 2019, 4:20 AM edit delete reply
That's good. 'cause it means's she knows she's done wrong and feels bad about it.
LionkingCMSL 29th Jun 2019, 1:36 AM edit delete reply
It's not surprising that Willow went off as she did. Two strips ago she said she didn't want to have anything to do with the intervention and then wanted to watch the Dodgers' game while it was happening.

She had already made up her mind of what she was going to hear and the last panel of last week's strip I think she was bored with the whole thing.

She wanted to hear what she wanted to hear and missed the underlying message that her friends and husband cared for her and didn't want her to get hurt, but to get help.

I would not be surprised if her friends wanted to have little contact with her after her telling them to "piss off". That's a good way to lose your support system, Willow.
FreyFox 29th Jun 2019, 7:12 PM edit delete reply
Sadly that's what it's like with some people. It's up to themselves to change themselves.
LionkingCMSL 29th Jun 2019, 1:46 AM edit delete reply
.One last thing: Wouldn't it be a surprise that the cab across the street was for that neighbor and not Willow. She would surely have egg on her face then.

I realize that the cab probably is for her, but it would be a neat plot twist. :=3
FreyFox 29th Jun 2019, 7:13 PM edit delete reply
Hehe ^^
Ace Country 30th Jun 2019, 3:42 PM edit delete reply
Willow i feel your anger when people get holier than thou with you. I get that sometimes and it pisses me off to no end too