petition to change the word ‘graveyard’ to ‘skeleton farm’
Do you know what fandom has done for me?
Fandom made me feel normal. Fandom taught me about myself, taught me sexuality and gender and taught me that I don’t have to listen to people when they tell me I’m too harsh on men or that my expectations are too high. It gave me people to talk to when I felt alone and it gave me a voice when I thought I didn’t have one.
But more than anything, fandom has given me fanfiction.
I’ve been writing fic since I was twelve. I wasn’t any good in the beginning - none of us are - but fanfiction and the constant feedback helped me to realize the pitfalls of my writing, the tactics I fell back on again and again.
Fanfiction taught me how to develop a world. It taught me how to develop characters as individuals, it taught me about character flaws and character strengths, and about motive and emotion and so many other things.
Fanfiction has given me a expansive vocabulary that surprises most people.
Fanfiction has allowed me to explore sexuality and gender and kinks to my heart’s desire and all without ever having to face the judgmental looks of the real world. Because I am a female and a female shouldn’t have these thoughts or urges, a “proper female” should not know about the things I know about.
You know what else fandom and fanfiction has done? It told me otherwise. It told me that I was beautiful and perfect just the way I am. I don’t need to change and I don’t need to be ashamed and anyone who makes me feel like that is an asshole.
You might not think I’m a good writer and that’s okay. On my worst days, I’d agree with you. But in my bones, I know I was born to do this one thing. I was born to write and fanfiction continues to help me develop this skill into something I can hopefully call my career one day.
Fandom is the breeding ground for the next generation of authors and screenwriters and fanfiction is the tool we use to get better.
So don’t you dare mock fandom and don’t you dare mock fanfiction because it is so much more important than your shitty television show will ever be.
"you’re too young to know what your sexuality is" said the straight person to a queer teenager
"he’s such a ladies’ man" said the straight person about a 6 month old baby that doesn’t know what a lady is
I wonder if anyone ever looks at me while I’m doing something and thinks I’m pretty. Because I do that all the time to people.
"i’m 10% german, 14% danish, 15% norwegian, 7% …"
remember guys: a feminist is not allowed to post ANYTHING without a source, even a quick personal or comedy text post. if she posts anything less than a fully sourced MLA style research paper, it is your duty to shame her and demand sources, even when a google search to verify would take literally seconds. she owes you EVERYTHING you demand, even on her personal posts.
Chicago or APA style is acceptable in certain situations, but honestly anything less automatically allows you to ridicule her and write her off as not having a leg to stand on, regardless of the post’s intention.
but lol bruh don’t worry, you don’t have to follow the same criteria. post personal thoughts on misandry and the evils of the matriarchy and friendzone all you want, sans citation. this is really just for women who step the fuck out of line and think they’re entitled to make posts for themselves.
You cannot be racist to white people
just like you can’t fire your boss
because you don’t have that power
See, this is a great analogy because an employee can say the same words to their boss and it would have a completely different effect as their boss saying those words to them. A boss tells the employee: “You’re fired.” and what happens? The employee is fired. An employee tells the boss: “You’re fired.” and what happens? The employee will either not be taken seriously and laughed at, or more likely, will be reprimanded for overstepping their role and punished or fired. Such is how PoC are treated in relation to white people. Whites saying discriminatory statements about or to people of color has real world effects; they are taken seriously, they are believed, and those statements effect the treatment of people of color. But PoC saying those same exact statements to white people are either laughed at or, more likely, considered to be overstepping their bounds and are punished, because they lack the backing of a kyriarchal power structure that reinforces racial supremacy.
WELCOME TO OUR LIVES. WELCOME TO YEARS OF SEARCHING FOR SPACES WHERE WE CAN INVITE ALL OUR BROWN, ALL OUR QUEER, ALL OUR BROKEN. WELCOME TO THE MILLIONS OF MAGAZINES WE HAVE WALLPAPERED OUR MINDS WITH. WELCOME TO THAT ONE WORKSHOP WHERE WE ASKED “WHAT ABOUT RACE” AND THEY TOLD US IT GOT COMPLICATED “WHEN YOU INTRODUCE RACE.” WELCOME TO BEING A PROBLEM. WELCOME TO BEING IRRELEVANT. WELCOME TO THAT PORN FILM, WELCOME TO THAT HOLLYWOOD MOVIE, WELCOME TO THAT POLITICIAN, WELCOME TO THAT “NOT ME,” WELCOME TO THAT “NEVER ME.” WELCOME TO THAT PERPETUAL FEELING OF DISLOCATION – THAT DAILY RITUAL OF BEING PRESENT BUT NEVER BEING VISIBLE. WELCOME TO YOU NO LONGER BELONG HERE. WELCOME TO YOU NEVER BELONG HERE. WELCOME TO INVISIBILITY. HOW DOES IT FEEL TO KNOW THAT YOU ARE NOTHING? HOW DOES IT FEEL TO KNOW THAT YOU ARE AN AFTERTHOUGHT? RELISH IN THE COMPLETE ABSENCE OF OUR NOT GIVING A FUCK. RELISH IN HOW TERRIFYING IT IS FOR THE WORLD TO SLIP FROM YOUR FINGERS. WELCOME TO “NO I AM NOT INTERESTED IN FUCKING YOU.” WELCOME TO “YOUR OPINION NO LONGER MATTERS.” WE REFUSE TO APOLOGIZE FOR YOUR OWN SELF- ANNIHILATION. WE REFUSE TO APOLOGIZE FOR YOUR INADEQUACY. WE REFUSE TO APOLOGIZE FOR THE LIE YOUR PARENTS RECITED TO YOU WHEN YOU “BEAUTIFUL” WHEN YOU “POWERFUL” WHEN YOU “SIGNIFICANT.” WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE TO WATCH YOUR FANTASY DECAY ALL AROUND YOU? WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE TO DISAPPEAR IN THE SATURATION OF YOUR OWN UNBEARABLE WHITENESS OF BEING? #INSTAGRAM THAT. MAKE A FACEBOOK STATUS AND GET NO LIKES FOR IT. WRITE A NOVEL ABOUT IT AND REALIZE YOU HAVE NO ONE LEFT TO PUBLISH IT FOR YOU. SPIT IT TO THE TO THE VAST EMPTINESS OF THE STARS. BE GRATEFUL IF THEY HAVE THE CHARITY TO EVEN LISTEN FOR A SECOND.
From their announcement:
For various reasons, Bass Coast Festival is banning feathered war bonnets, or anything resembling them, onsite. Our security team will be enforcing this policy.
We understand why people are attracted to war bonnets. They have a magnificent aesthetic. But their spiritual, cultural and aesthetic significance cannot be separated.
Bass Coast Festival takes place on indigenous land and we respect the dignity of aboriginal people. We have consulted with aboriginal people in British Columbia on this issue and we feel our policy aligns with their views and wishes regarding the subject. Their opinion is what matters to us.
Nicki Minaj shining a light on the differences on acceptable sexuality from white women and black women.
Okay drag, Nicki
Jordan Parrish in the mid-season trailer.
Oh, an assassin in the Sheriff’s department? There’s always someone on the inside!
Oh, that’s pretty clear. There another shot of Derek and Braeden fighting some deputies. (Not Parrish)
Here’s why it’s a terrible idea to let your kids watch Fox News.
While commenting on a female perpetrator fleeing to Canada after committing statutory rape, a Fox correspondent said this:
"If you’re a sixteen-year-old kid and you have sex with your best friend’s mom you usually get high-fives."
And Jesse Watters didn’t stop there.
"She’s not that attractive so you might not have that kind of reception … She’s not Debra Lafave.”
This isn’t the first time a man on Fox’s Outnumbered downplayed the seriousness of statutory rape. For reference, see: Tucker Carlson, who told America to "lighten up" on the crime and said that men understand that sexual harassment from a female teacher is the "greatest thing that ever happened." A month later he attacked a kid for reporting statutory rape as "whiny."
We’re seeing a trend here, and it’s Fox’s glorification of crimes against America’s youth. This is especially problematic when an estimated 1 in 6 men go through unwanted or abusive sexual experiences before they turn 18.How rape culture handles male victims.
Okay but how did she even get asylum.
sure we’ve never had a woman president, the majority of politicians and CEOs are men, a woman needs a masters degree just to make the same money as a man with a BA doing the same job, rape cases are grossly under prosecuted, and we teach young girls that they’re “asking for” rape based on what they’re wearing
but let’s talk about the REAL issues like how some woman on the internet is selling a coffee mug with the words “male tears” printed on it
omg the mug has gotten BIGGER. the misandrists are escalating the war!!!!
fight the matriarchy, brothers!! they are coming for our tears!!!!