The wank was worth it even though I’ve made enemies of 90% of the fandom: The epic saga
Women who claim they haven’t benefited from feminism are like evangelical creationists who claim they haven’t benefited from science.
you might not believe in it but I bet you’ve used fucking penicillin
I bet you depend on fossil fuels too.
Does anyone have a TJLC receipts masterpost floating around? If not, send me links* and I’ll start compiling.
I don’t think people are seeing all the stuff that rarepair shippers and pro-ladycharacter Sherlock fans have had to deal with from that corner of fandom, so they’re less likely to believe me when I say “no really, there are TJLCers who are actively supporting, encouraging, or participating in toxicity towards other fans.” It becomes something that folks can handwave as “oh well it’s just a ship war” or “you’re just trying to create division for no reason.”
When I - and others like me - are genuinely and enthusiastically supportive of a multitude of ships (including Johnlock!) and interpretations as a general rule, provided fans aren’t actually using those preferences to attack other fans. And since I’ve seen this behavior enough times on my dash that I finally ran out of patience, I know this stuff is happening - I just didn’t save links.
(* Anon messages can count, but try to add context, like “I got this after saying X” or “I received this when I tried to call out Y”)
I’m sorry, I’ve only vaguely been following this wank, but I can’t get over the fact that one of the people tagged in the original post (as in, someone who has been attacked and had a fandom made toxic towards her for questioning an overzealous interpretation of the canon in favor of one major ship) is someone who did the exact same thing to me in another fandom, who used her position as a BNF and acafan to turn the rest of the fandom against a complete nobody like me, who used my fanfic to publicly eviscerate my character, who used my fanfic to basically call me and other shippers of our little rarepair homophobic, even though I and most other shippers of said rarepair are queer and the person in question is straight. All because I engaged in some untagged sarcasm about her reasoning for her ship (without even naming names).
Especially considering the fact that the larger point of contention was a queer character created by a queer writer who I, as a queer fan, was frustrated that the larger fandom was ignoring (when they weren’t treating him like shit) only to be told by other fans that I was the homophobe for cherishing a ~problematic~ character, and that the people who hated him and treated him like a one-dimensional cartoon rapist were the ones “doing it right”.
So while in principle I’m on your side, in practice I can’t help but feel that turnabout is fairplay.
(Yes I’m feeling slightly punchier and cocky about this since I met said creator at Comic-Con and he, along with other queer creators, validated all of my feelings about what we’re “allowed” to like and create.)
When people say they don’t want their kids ‘influenced’ by seeing homosexuality portrayed on tv, in books, in public, etc, what they’re really saying is ‘if my kid isn’t straight, I want them to be too uneducated to understand so they’ll be forced to stay in the closet and it doesn’t become my responsibility to face things that make me uncomfortable’
Oh look, my mom’s technique until I was in my mid-20s.
I don’t think writers realize that “strong female character” means “well written female character” and not “female character who punches stuff and shoots stuff”
I went to a Strong Female Characters panel at SDCC and it was good, but no one said the most accurate and comprehensive definition, which is “a character, who is female, that someone might actually want to be.”
I arranged to get my car fixed when I was away and pick up a rental for the remaining few days at the airport. Except my insurance company doesn’t work with the airport desks. And the off site place isn’t allowed to pick me up from the airport. And doesnt open for 45 minutes. And I’ve had like 4 hours of literally turbulent sleep. And I have to drive over an hour in DC metro area morning rush hour traffic to get anywhere near my apartment, let alone the place where I need to pick up my kitty.
I completely missed this message!!!! I’m so sorry, I would have loved to have seen you guys again!!!
It’s alright, Comic-Con is madness. I don’t think I saw blinkingkills again after the Hannibal panel either. I did stop by the Marvel booth and one of the staff had a pic of Captain Dad on their laptop and she verified it was a new pic, so in a way I saw you again!
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not being at comic con like
TBH sometimes even being at Comic-Con feels like this.
my aesthetic is the kid on the playground who tells all the other kids that ring around the rosie is about the black plague
My aesthetic is the kid who tells the other kids that that’s not actually true and then goes into explicit detail about plague symptoms and how it was treated, then suggest they read Albert Camus’s The Plague.
Watching a documentary on psychopaths and there’s this top 10 of movie psychopaths and James Bond is on it.
The urge to write more 00Silva is huge.
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