a post where i read too much into things, aka why i think s3!tamsin had an eating disorder ((for hope valkyrietamsin)):
- we never saw her eat
at all the whole season(edit: i totally forgot that she did actually did eat some cereal in 3x12, sorry. but the rest of this post still stands). which…
I’m sorry but I don’t agree with this at all. Take a look at Tamsin’s intro in season 3. She struts into the gym amidst a roar of catcalls. She flaunts her sexuality from the very start and she approaches Dyson, self-assured and cocky.
She boxes with Dyson. She punches him. She kisses him. She shows how strong she is — how different she is compared to Bo — and she teases him about it. This is not all reminiscent of someone who has an eating disorder.
She says clearly to Bo, “I’m going to be your very sexy shadow.” She bangs a hydra during lunch and says she only needed 10 minutes. This is the mark of a very confident woman, not someone who questions her looks every 5 minutes.
When we reach the latter part of the season where we see her emotionally break down and resort to alcohol, the conflict we see is an internal struggle between her duties and her new found
love admiration for Bo. Alcohol becomes her main source of sustenance due to this conflict. Hence the cliche “drink your problems away.”
The fact that we see her eating more this season is because she is a child growing up at an accelerated rate that is incomprehensible to humans. Furthermore, she is not the emotionally tortured Tamsin who has to deal with two different sets of interests just yet. All she knows now is just being a kid.
This is also a show with time limitations. We do not necessarily need to see the characters eating, bathing, going to the bathroom every 20 minutes to be assured that they are functional and normal.
Also, here is a quote from Rachel herself regarding Tamsin.
"She’s so vivacious and bold and almost bordering on ridiculous in her self-assuredness, but she owns that ridiculousness."
Is this the description of someone with who hates her body image? I don’t believe so.
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