A Rant about Sarah

So I've been watching Let's Plays to relieve my day-to-day boredom, and so I watched Pewdiepie's play through of Episode 3. I noticed how he, and, of course, a lot of people are being total assdouchebags toward her. And so, to my thesis, SARAH IS MOTHERFUCKING AUTISTIC. How many of you make fun of aspies/autists IRL? Furthermore, I want to clear some of the common BS about Sarah:

1: "OMG SHE'S FUCKING ANNOYING!"
BECAUSE SHE'S AUTISTIC DICKWAD. We Aspies tend to be 'annoying' because we can't read social cues that others seem miraculously able to do.

2. "BUT SHE'S USELESS!"
So the solution is to treat her like shit instead of helping her know what to do?

3."She needs to toughen up!"
Oh please. Half of the people who say this are gonna piss their motherfucking pants in a real life ZA. They'll be crying like a little pussy when they have to do the actual hard shit.

4. "No, brah, she has anxiety disorder."
Actually, a part of autism/Aspergers is comorbidity, where in addition to be autistic, you have another disorder like bipolar or anxiety. So the autism part still makes sense even in that aspect.
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  • "No. brah"

    By any chance did a user named Its_That_Guy say that?

    And I absolutely agree with you, and everything you said.

    #SaveAndHugSarah
  • Sarah is autistic? I don't think so. I think she's just severely sheltered.
  • Thank you for defending Sarah. She doesn't deserve any of the hate she gets, but I personally don't think she's autistic. If you think about it, she seems more normal than most of the characters if you consider how the average person would react to these situations and perform under such conditions. Sarah acts completely understandably for a sheltered, ignorant, and inexperienced 15 year old girl. Even if she was raised the way Clementine was, I still think she would have a tougher time with everything than most. It's just her nature.
  • Fuck yeah. #CLEMANDSARAHFOREVER!

    "No. brah" By any chance did a user named Its_That_Guy say that? And I absolutely agree with you, and everything you said. #SaveAndHugSarah

  • Take my upvote.

    TAKE IT FROM ME
  • I agree too. I care a lot about Sarah.
    #Save,Hug,AndProtectSarah
  • If ya ask me, its Carlos' fault for sheltering her so much. I can understand though why he did. No parent wants to see their child go through such hell, but, its the ZA and Carlos should have taught her more about how to survive, like Lee did with Clem.

    Thank you for defending Sarah. She doesn't deserve any of the hate she gets, but I personally don't think she's autistic. If you t

  • I can't agree more! Sarah has been one of my favorite characters since the start.
  • Calm your tits
  • i doubt she's autistic, but i think a lot of people who lp this game should really shut up about sarah, they never even gave themselves a chance to warm up to her, they automatically judged her and said she was annoying and wouldn't shut up about her. i personally really like sarah's character and she is clem's friend in my playthrough :)
  • edited May 2014
    The funny thing is that Sarah is handling the apocalypse a shit ton better than I'd be. She seemed more upset about her dad hitting her than she did about having guts smeared on her. And personally, I'd rather have the shit smacked outta me than rub intestines on myself. So kudos to Sarah, I think she's stronger and more capable than her dad gave her credit for.

    P.S. I've never disliked her. The only time she really bothered me was when Carver found the polaroid of her under her bed.
  • edited May 2014
    Well, in Ep. 1, she talks to Clem about her book and a bunch of other random stuff when Clem clearly doesn't give a damn; in Ep. 2, she points the gun to her head, because aspies tend to lack stuff like 'common' sense in addition to social skills. She also gets really excited about the Christmas tree, which would be the last thing on anyone's mind considering the setting. She also shuts down in the greenhouse after getting slapped. She is also perfectionist, a trait we Aspies have, when she tells Clem that 'I was afraid I'll mess up.'

    Sarah is autistic? I don't think so. I think she's just severely sheltered.

  • Exactly. The problem with Carlos was that he underestimated his own daughter, imo.

    The funny thing is that Sarah is handling the apocalypse a shit ton better than I'd be. She seemed more upset about her dad hittin

  • That's crazy :D

    "No. brah" By any chance did a user named Its_That_Guy say that? And I absolutely agree with you, and everything you said. #SaveAndHugSarah

  • Sarcasm am I right?

    Every post you did had brah in it, but not anymore... Why did you stop?

    That's crazy :D

  • What do you expect from Pewdiepie, the guy's an ignorant jackass.

    But yeah, fuck all this hate. Sarah is any cool Clem's best friend. And I'd say she plays a very important role. In a world filled with evil people like Carver and where even one's own group members can fall into pretty grey areas, Sarah is still innocent. That gives Clem somebody to want to protect and teach to be strong. Someone who will help her retain her humanity, which is at times perhaps at risk of slipping, after the ordeal of Carver and the influence of skull-bashing Kenny.

    #SNEAKHUGSARAH
  • Some Aspies can be incredibly good at 'blending in'. Would you believe me if I told you Dan Aykroyd, Susan Boyle, and Dan Harmon are all Aspies?

    Thank you for defending Sarah. She doesn't deserve any of the hate she gets, but I personally don't think she's autistic. If you t

  • Anyways Sarah isn't autistic she's an Android which is why Doctor Carlos said "She would cease to function."
  • Ya God damn right, Pewdiepie is that and he's also extremely annoying as fuck.
    lapiswolf posted: »

    What do you expect from Pewdiepie, the guy's an ignorant jackass. But yeah, fuck all this hate. Sarah is any cool Clem's best

  • LMFAO Actually I only called you Brah during that convo we had I haven't used it since.

    Sarcasm am I right? Every post you did had brah in it, but not anymore... Why did you stop?

  • Why me? :(.

    LMFAO Actually I only called you Brah during that convo we had I haven't used it since.

  • You have some good theories, I'll admit. I always thought she was just quirky.

    Well, in Ep. 1, she talks to Clem about her book and a bunch of other random stuff when Clem clearly doesn't give a damn; in Ep.

  • edited May 2014
    Um, what is an Aspie? Im guessing someone with Aspergers?

    Some Aspies can be incredibly good at 'blending in'. Would you believe me if I told you Dan Aykroyd, Susan Boyle, and Dan Harmon are all Aspies?

  • IDK I said it once joking around and you continued to use it against me and then we just kept throwing it back and forth.

    Why me? :(.

  • NO! You said it to me like five times. Then I started using it back, and then we went back and forth. But why did you say it in the first place? Because you felt like saying it? Or to troll me?

    IDK I said it once joking around and you continued to use it against me and then we just kept throwing it back and forth.

  • Ah thought so. I had a test once to see if I had Aspergers. It came up negative, but, I still got a feeling that I have a mild form of it. Who knows.

    Aspie = Aspergers.

  • Aspie = Aspergers.

    Um, what is an Aspie? Im guessing someone with Aspergers?

  • I wish Telltale would just tell us what Sarah has. It'd be so much simpler and people wouldn't get away with taking the piss out of her because they'd know they're taking the piss out of someone with a mental... thing (I'm not sure how to word it without sounding unintentionally offensive.)
  • Technically she would be a gynoid because she's female, androids are male robots apparently.

    Anyways Sarah isn't autistic she's an Android which is why Doctor Carlos said "She would cease to function."

  • My uncle and my mother were watching me play through the scene where Carver forces Carlos to hit Sarah, and all I heard from them was, "hurry up and do it you wuss!" "It's her own fault for being an idiot!"

    Sarah does NOT deserve the hate that she gets. If anything, Carlos is probably to blame for being so over-protective of her, but even then I can't say I blame him. Just because Lee was able to teach young innocent Clementine how to survive, doesn't mean all other fathers are.

    And I don't really care if Sarah does have Autism or Aspergers. I like her as a character, and her mental condition (if she has one) doesn't change what I think about her in the least.
  • Ah ok. Thought so. I had a test once to see if I had Aspergers. It came up negative.

    Aspie = Aspergers.

  • Yeah, it is. After all, it gets tedious writing 'person with Asperger's' when you can say Aspie.

    Um, what is an Aspie? Im guessing someone with Aspergers?

  • Sarah is not Autistic at all Read the novel ''Among The Hidden'' it will describe how Sarah is. She just suffers from anxiety
  • While I don't think we can say for sure how Sarah is different (until we hear it from her, at this point), I do agree that people are ignorantly putting her down because they have no easy explanation as to why she's how she is, as if "normal" people somehow get a free pass because their differences aren't as obvious.

    I tried to help Sarah whenever I could because it was better to have someone know what to do (even if they end up being incapable) than to have them just do nothing - if they survive, at least they have a second chance with the memories of their lesson in tact. Maybe the main reason she ran off (besides losing her dad) was that she also lost the 'expert' who helped her understand what she can't on her own, and no one else has that same reliable history that Carlos had with her, so she might as well be on her own.

    I really hope that when Clem finds Sarah (and if you've helped her a lot), Sarah ends up being really capable and kind of flippant about it, realizing that she was scared for no good reason. I doubt that outcome a lot, but it would be funny all the same.
  • Nah I remember me and my friends were laughing at it and it popped into my mind when I was responding to what you wrote and I just put it down I got nothing against you so don't take it the wrong way.

    NO! You said it to me like five times. Then I started using it back, and then we went back and forth. But why did you say it in the first place? Because you felt like saying it? Or to troll me?

  • DRAGON BALL Z LIED
    JakeSt123 posted: »

    Technically she would be a gynoid because she's female, androids are male robots apparently.

  • Oh okay. That's fine :D. I found it quite humorous as well "brah."

    Nah I remember me and my friends were laughing at it and it popped into my mind when I was responding to what you wrote and I just put it down I got nothing against you so don't take it the wrong way.

  • Why da fuck was the [Hug Sarah] thread closed!? Nobody wanted this! This is blasphemy!

    Same with the other similar threads, to a lesser degree.
  • telltale hates love confirmed
    lapiswolf posted: »

    Why da fuck was the [Hug Sarah] thread closed!? Nobody wanted this! This is blasphemy! Same with the other similar threads, to a lesser degree.

  • No problem brah just like I said before we are brahs for life.

    Oh okay. That's fine :D. I found it quite humorous as well "brah."

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