What I can’t wrap my head around is why no one but me seems to be bothered by Barney or the fact that Barney even pursued Robin to begin with. Goddamit. I mean, coming from the guy who makes up all these rules for Ted and bro codes, Bro’s before Ho’s and all that shit, coming from the guy who keeps on insisting that he is Ted’s best friend not Marshall… I mean, wow. Wow. What a “best friend”. Same goes with Robin. I mean. Wow. I’m sorry, but I will never get that. And here we have Ted getting all the hate ("he’s too whiny, too cheesy, too romantic, too idealistic, too girly, too hung up on Robin!"). Ted who always, always humored Barney and his stupid ideas and antics and tolerated his grossness WITHOUT EXPECTING ANYTHING IN RETURN might I emphasize (contrary to what some tumblr person said about Ted doing things for people and expecting things in return), and who upon learning that Barney was “in love” with Robin, broke off FWB with Robin so Barney will no longer get hurt. Meanwhile, has “best friend” Barney ever set aside his self-interest to give way to Ted’s happiness? NO. Just no. Instead, he manipulates Ted into encouraging Robin to win him back, drops a bombshell on Ted by announcing he’s engaged to Robin a.k.a. the love of Ted’s life, and practically shoves it in Ted’s face in that booth scene that it is he, not Ted, who is marrying Robin, knowing fully well that by far, Robin is Ted’s greatest love. (Barney knows this about Ted - refer to Season 5 when these two got drunk and tried to win back Robin.) How insensitive and selfish was that. So yeah, I will never get why no one seems to be bothered by this about Barney. One might say: “Because Barney and Robin love each other and Ted gave his blessing.” No amount of romantic or lovey dovey feelings between Barney and Robin will ever justify for me what they did to T-dawg. And no amount of romantic or lovey dovey feelings between these two will make it ok to rush T-dawg to get over and move on. And I fucking find it ridiculous that Ted has to self-loathe at the same time even be all goody goody, polite and apologetic to Barney for this. Those are your feelings, Ted. Do not let people dictate how you should feel. Do not be apologetic. And don’t hate yourself for it. Don’t be kind either, especially not to “best friend” Barney. Enough of your martyr BS. Feel your feelings and let them run their course. If Barney is bothered, let him fucking deal with it.
Not that any of these things matter anyway since you’re meeting the mother soon and she seems awesome. :)
(surprise, surprise!) a Teddy Westside lover
Bless everything about this post.