(I was going to post this on my Voltron blog @keithkoganeswife but no one follows me there and I want to get it out to everyone)
Today, to but it bluntly, really sucked to me. I won’t go over every detail, but I ended up crying in a ball and considering ending it(I’m fine now on that front, thanks to Mod Shiro god I love her). I was in a really awful and depressed mood, and when i got home I was able to check Tumblr. I knew what day it was, I knew SDCC Voltron’s things were today, and I found hope.
Seeing all of you so excited, and hyped, and already so many theories, it really helped balance me. It got me to get excited for something in this mood that probably would’ve taken another day before I did get excited over anything.
This fandom might not be the best sometimes, but today, it helped save me. It helped get me to smile so quickly again. I just want to thank all of you for that, from the bottom of my heart.
May Season 3 live up to this hype, and be amazing for us all :)
one says “Do you believe in psychology?” “Do you believe in biology?” “Do you
believe in metaphysics?” “Do you believe in zoology?” “Do you believe in
engineering?” “Do you believe in sociology?”
is a science (a social science, or a pseudo science), and it’s not something that requires
“belief.“ It’s not a creedal religion.
requires a belief in the one true God; Vaishnava requires you to believe Vishnu
is the one true God, and all others are various reincarnations of him. Astrology has no deities, no moral codes. There’s no rules of conduct, nothing (or no one) we worship. We do not lay claims to knowing the future or past.
Astrology is a set of data. Astrology is a collection of patterns studied vigorously to make predictions about future and past circumstances, and what those may indicate - much like meteorology.
is a “science”, a tool, that’s "unverified’ because man lack the ability at
this current point in scientific and technological development, in addition to
other factors. Perhaps someday this may change; just as Psychology was
originally considered a load of horse crap. Once man learned how the brain
worked, how hormones and bodily chemicals affect us, studied how our
environments mold us, and conducted many other studies - all of which happened
quite recently - it became valid.
believe Astrology will follow down a similar path, with similar results. But
for now, let’s step away from the notion that Astrology is about believing in
it; it’s about use.
you find Astrology useful, or you don’t.
Personally, I find it extremely useful. It’s
easier for me to say “I have a Moon in Pisces.” than to say “I like time to be
alone every now and then. I need to retreat from the world to recharge my
batteries. I come back out after a while, but I need isolation.”
is our language. It’s how we say a lot with only a few words, it’s how we express
vast ideas and concepts in an extremely brief sentence. It’s a tool for us to
understand and communicate, and hope others understand too.
Astrology is a tool to gain insight into people that we normally wouldn’t be able
Shipping Youtubers is perfectly okay. I do it all the time, it’s fun. But don’t take it too far and try to make it a reality when it already isn’t.
Creators like Pewdiepie, Markiplier, VanossGaming, JackSepticEye, DanTDM, NetNobody, et cetera, are real people just like any of us. They have relationships, and aggressive shippers have managed to ruin some Youtuber’s relationships in real life.
But it’s not wrong to ship Youtubers, as long as you ship the username and not the actual life in front of the camera.
Mark Edward Fischbach is a heterosexual male with a beautiful girlfriend and a happy, healthy love-life. He won’t be dating Seán William McLoughlin, Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, or any of his other Youtube friends anytime soon.
But Markiplier is as much as a character as Mark Edward Fischbach is an independent person.
Write fanfiction about how Markiplier exists in a world where he’s bisexual, single, and there just happens to be a really hot and gay Irish person that lives down the street. Call him Mark Edward Fischbach, but remember that he’s far from human. He’s fictional, and that’s okay. His ideals are still the same, and they are just as impactful.
Draw a picture of VanossGaming and H2ODelirious making out or whatever you want, but don’t go forcing it down Evan Fong’s throat expecting him to magically turn bi or gay or whatever and go hunt down his anonymous friend.
Some Youtubers also have children. Adam Dahlberg wouldn’t want the life of his child threatened because he won’t have sex with another content creator. NetNobody creates music, not porn.
Keep their subscribers in mind, too. DanTDM has a young audience, don’t expose them to something mature like smut of the family-friendly Youtubers. Censor your work accordingly and/or upload it to adult-only sites if it has those kinds of mature things. Sometimes it can’t be helped like on Tumblr, when they may not have the safe search on, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be cautious. On DeviantArt, if your work contains mature themes, enable the “mature content” option in a picture’s settings. If it’s really mature, make it “strict” so only people who are 18 or older can view it.
Youtubers create for a living. They do it for us and to support themselves. Don’t scare them away from their passion just because they’re not perfectly aligned with your fantasies.
If it helps, imagine they’re AI, living in a digital world that’s just like our own, but where you have the power. Write about that world, pretend it’s real, but don’t try to make it real.
So go and write or draw your OTP or any ship you like. It’s okay, it’s entertaining, and sometimes you’ll make some friends while doing it.
But please remember.
Ship Markiplier, not Mark Edward Fischbach.
Ship VanossGaming, not Evan Fong.
Ship JackSepticEye, not Seán William McLoughlin.
Ship DanTDM, not Dan Middleton.
Ship NetNobody, not Adam Dahlberg.
Ship PewDiePie, not Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg.
Ship the body, mind, and soul of the channel, not the spirit of it.
Sign has both Negative traits and Positive traits. Everyone is a blend of both
the Negative and Positive sides of the Signs, but the ones that are more
towards one side of the scale than the other are considered Immature or Mature.
Mature Signs tend to display more of the positive traits, whereas Immature
Signs tend to display more of the negative. There is no definite way of
measuring which one an individual is, other than careful observation and
individuals considered to be Mature have a positive energy that can be rather
contagious. They’re a lively bunch, and never seem to run low on energy.
They’re adventurous and courageous, boldly stepping forward to take on almost
any challenge. They are extremely passionate, and have a wide variety of
interests, which often leads them to be a Jack of all trades. These Aries tend
to be very friendly and charismatic, and find it easy to make new friends.
individuals considered to be Immature believe that what they know and perceive
is right, regardless of what anyone else has to say. This can make them rather
insensitive of others’ emotions and very stubborn. They are rather impulsive in
nature, and impatient to boot, leading them to act without thinking first,
which can make them leave projects half-way through. These Aries are also quite
confrontational, as they say and ask whatever they think to.
individuals considered to be Mature love to take care of their friends, family,
and significant others and are incredibly generous people. They are very
patient, and believe in being the one to get the job done correctly, rather
than being the first one to complete it. Giving up is not within their nature,
and these people will persistently put in the effort to achieve all of their
goals. These Taurus are also usually both financially and emotionally stable,
preferring to be independent and strong so they can support others.
individuals considered to be Immature find security in their material
possessions, which can lead them to be rather self-indulgent. While they are
patient, they can also be rather lazy, choosing to not move a muscle until they
find the worthy motivation. Their stubborn streak is unmistakable – so much so,
that when the logical arguments don’t suit them, they simply refuse to listen.
They can sometimes be rude, and ignorant of others’ emotions.
individuals considered to be Mature are open-minded and easy-going, and enjoy
each and every moment. Their enthusiasm is undying, and they’re always up for
doing something new and exciting. They have a strong thirst for learning about
as many subjects as they can, and pick up new information rather easily. They
are versatile, and have a wide variety of interests. These Gemini’s have strong
communication skills, and are very eloquent people.
individuals considered to be Immature are unfocused and inconsistent. They’re
easily bored, and very restless, so their thoughts are often scattered. Their
lack of focus often causes them to seem superficial, as they rarely delve deep
or pay attention to details. It’s difficult for them to stay interested or
engaged in one project for very long. They also tend to be rather indecisive,
as they tend to have multiple opinions or thoughts on most every topic.
individuals considered to be Mature empathize easily with their friends,
family, and strangers. They’re kind and loving, and want to take care of anyone
in need of help. They’re very protective of their personal space, interests,
possessions, relationships, and loved ones. Additionally, they incredibly
intuitive, and have strong instincts. Sometimes, it’ll seem as if they can read
minds. These Cancers are also very creative and imaginative, with
individuals considered to be Immature are overly emotional. They are very
sensitive, and tend to hold on to things that hurt them, and experience strong
mood swings that can be rather unpredictable. Their moods and pessimistic
perception leads them to be rather doubtful of other peoples’ intentions, and
fear that everything is moments away from falling apart. This often causes them
to cling unceasingly to people and things that bring them comfort or security.
individuals considered to be Mature are kind and big-hearted, and enjoy
showering love and affection on those they hold dear. They have an endless
amount of energy, and are always ready to chase after whatever they want. They
are unceasingly optimistic, too, and tend to see the glass half-full, which
makes it almost impossible for them to become disheartened. These Leo’s are
straightforward about their thoughts, as they’re unafraid to say what they feel
needs to be said.
individuals considered to be Immature tend to focus on only themselves. This
can cause them to become harsh, and say what they think without considering
whether or not anyone will be hurt. They have a large ego, but a fragile one,
which is often hurt over trivial matters. These Leos can also be extremely
possessive, as they cherish everything they hold as theirs. They’re givers, but
individuals considered to be Mature are quite modest, and don’t often boast
about their accomplishments or personality strengths. They are very realistic,
and have a practical approach to life. They have a strong attention to details
and a very analytical mind which allows them to produce a clear analysis and
solution to solve even the most complicated problems. These Virgos use these
skills to nurture their closest friend and family.
individuals considered to be Immature are overly obsessed with “perfection” in
themselves, other people, and their life in general. This often causes them to
be overly critical, harsh and fastidious, which can lead to conflicts in their
personal lives. They also tend to focus on the faults or negative qualities of
anything they consider to be less than perfect. Virgo’s tend to need to test
the waters and be sure of an outcome before they accept change, and Immature
Virgo’s tend to be very conservative and reject modern ideas.
individuals considered to be Mature have a deep love of balance, so much so,
that they are unceasingly fair. They have a strong sense of right and wrong,
and never resort to dubious or manipulative means. These Libras also have
strong tactful skills, which add to their charming nature. They have a very calm,
friendly, and likeable air around them. They also are die-hard romantics, and
love to be loved almost as much as they love to love.
individuals considered to be Immature tend to focus on external beauty,
sometimes ignoring potential flaws beneath a beautiful exterior, and can be
self-indulgent, and extravagant. They also prefer to avoid tension or conflict,
so much so that they avoid situations, people, or even making decisions that
they believe may lead to problems. Another factor of their indecisiveness is
their detached perspective, as they sometimes have trouble caring about the
choices at hand.
individuals considered to be Mature are ambitious and unceasingly determined.
Not only do they aim for the stars, but they also never deviate from their
path. No matter how difficult a situation is, they will take it head on. They
are also incredibly intuitive, and seem as if they can read peoples’ minds. These
Scorpio’s instincts help them take the right decisions at the right time as
they pursue their dreams.
individuals considered to be Immature tend to be extremely possessive and
jealous. They see things, and people, as theirs, and will take up arms whenever
anything threatens that. They often seem controlling, as they need things to be
done their way. These Scorpios are also rather sensitive, and are easily hurt
by negative treatment and comments from other people. They find it hard to let
such things go, and always feel the need to get even by seeking revenge.
individuals considered to be Mature have a large heart. They love to help other
people reach their goals, and have a difficult time turning away anyone in
need. They are unceasingly optimistic and can always see the brighter side of
life. They have interests in a wide variety of topics, especially those of the
philosophical variety. These Sagittarius say what they mean, and are almost
individuals considered to be Immature have a very restless nature, and need
constant activity. Coupled with the overconfidence their optimism sometimes
causes, leads them to jump into things without much forethought. Their restless
nature also causes their interest levels to vary on many different topics,
which makes it difficult to ensure they will be consistent. These Sagittarius
are honest and straightforward, but can brutally blunt.
individuals considered to be Mature have a very logical and practical mind.
They know how to see facts as they are, without letting any emotions they may
have interfere. They’re innately ambitious, and tend to aim for the stars.
Capricorns are naturally disciplined, and these ones use this to their
advantage in achieving their goals, without being over-the-top or rash.
individuals considered to be Immature are prone to dwelling in their negative
emotions, and often succumb to mood swings. They tend to bury their feelings
rather than actually handling them. These individuals also tend to be
egocentric, in that they tend to focus mostly on how events will affect them.
These Capricorns also sometimes care more about preserving their public image
than whether or not their actions hurt people.
individuals considered to be Mature are friendly, and humanitarian. They care a
great deal about those around them, and often try to help make the world around
them a better place. They’re intelligent, and progressive, able to think out of
the box to create new ideas. They value their independence, as well as
preserving the independence of their loved ones.
individuals considered Immature have a tendency to feel or appear removed from
the world around them. They often feel that forming an emotional attachment to
anyone or anything is synonymous with giving up their personal freedoms. They
can be extremely stubborn, and stick to what they happen to believe at any
particular moment, and if they change their mind, then it’s because of their
own internal happenings rather than any external influence. These individuals,
while passionate, also tend to be extremists who view the worlds in black and
white, ignoring any “grey” areas that may exist.
individuals considered Mature tend to be very tuned in to their emotional
responses, as well as those of others. They’re nurturing, caring, protective,
compassionate, and humanistic. Typically good listeners, they tend to be easy
to vent to, and have a knack for giving great advice. These individuals are
very empathetic, and can often know how they would feel in a situation without
ever experiencing it. These Pisces tend to have skills channeling their
negative emotions into creative outlets.
individuals considered Immature tend to have bouts in which they wallow in
their emotions. They’re sensitive and easily take things to heart. They are
very concerned about their loved ones, but have a tendency towards
self-sacrifice and martyrdom. To these individuals, love and sacrifice are
inseparable. These Pisces also have a tendency towards being escapism. They
often fall into habits and addictions that help them avoid their problems.