askolliethedragon said: Hey Brian, do you ever just phone Tim out of the blue saying "Dude! We should get lunch sometime or something!" or something along those lines?
There’s a post going around about the “Everything is fine.” ending holding a more optimistic tone, and well…thinking about it, I’ve created my own interpretation of it. The phrase doesn’t summarize the series as much as it throws a sort of…all-encompassing blanket on top of the events of the past 7 years.
The point of the phrase, to me, isn’t that everything is literally okay, it’s that despite the deaths of everyone Tim cared about (that may or may not have been entirely his fault; indirectly or unintentionally), Tim’s way of moving on from grief is swallowing it all and…well, lying. Even to himself, he lies. That’s his way of coping; telling himself it’s okay despite the horrible circumstances of his experiences.