Warning: There will be spoilers and discussion of spiritual abuse
As someone who is a victim of spiritual abuse, talking about my issues is so hard to do because so many people try to justify what you’ve been through, respond that the people who put you in the toxic mindset/harmed you just weren’t “true ___”, or assert that it was just the wrong religion and that joining their religion would make everything perfect. Due to the fears of many of us to speak up about it and the lack of understanding and insensitivities, seeing these issues see the light of day is very rare if you’re not looking for it.
To learn more I would recommend looking up Steven Hassan’s BITE Model and Religious Trauma Syndrome
I had been excited for Kei since I first saw him and when I discovered he was into BDSM I got even more excited, as I am extremely interested in it (I do not yet practice, but I do a lot of research and such for when I begin), though I was worried about how it would be portrayed, and honestly I have quite mixed feelings. The writers certainly put emphasis on the importance of consent, which is often a major issue, but they also made some bad mistakes quite know how to express at the moment.
But he was more than just a pretty face and a kinky man. He was also a victim of spiritual abuse, and though what he went through in the name God, was far, far worse than what I ever did, seeing something that I suffer from that is rarely acknowledged to exist, and often makes me feel lonely, be portrayed, made me love a character I like even more.
I have never related to a character so much. I have never felt so compatible with a 2D character (or an actual person for that matter. uffda.) I have never read a fictional story that has hit as close to home as this one has.
This was a repost of a tumblr post I made when his route was first released. Now, for screenshots of my favorite moment in Lovers Obscura