pet peeve: fanart depicting humanized versions of nonhuman characters (animals, monsters, aliens, etc.) where they’re white, youthful, and conventionally attractive, regardless of what canon may suggest
The way that Yuri on Ice fandom only acknowledges Mitsurou Kubo as the main creative force on the show and not director Sayo Yamamoto, despite it having her style all over it, is seriously starting to piss me off at this point
Kinda petty but as someone who was a Yamamoto superfan before it was cool, I was kinda looking forward to this show finally giving her the gigantic fandom (especially on Tumblr, considering the heavily feminist themes of her earlier anime) that she’s always been due
It’s a very collaborative work of art, sure, way more than Michiko and Hatchin or The Woman Called Fujiko Mine were (I still can’t believe Mari Okada wrote the latter). But there are still so many fun little things (like Chris and Georgi’s entire characters, for instance) that could only have come from Yamamoto and I love and appreciate them and you should, too
I want a remake of the L word that isn’t filled with cheating lesbians, unfaithful bisexuals, and this weird ass handling of those who are transitioning. I understand that within the LGBT community that all these things exist and I’m not denying it. But fuck is it frustrating when you realize that the show doesn’t have one single fucking healthy relationship.
The Most ANNOYING kinds of episodes on Property Brothers
“Hi I’m Husband and I’m a High School teacher, this is Wife, she’s a stay-at-home mom. We’re looking for a place in the city closer to work. Our max budget is $900,000”
“Our dream home is 3 floor detached with a view in the city with 5 bedrooms, open concept chef’s kitchen, an ensuite with a claw foot cast iron tub, marble countertops and fireplaces, all new appliances, high end finishes, high ceilings, and custom walk-in closets. Our budget is $75.”
Jonathan: I always budget 10% contingency money.
Couple: Does that mean we can get our custom walk-in his and her closets?!
Jonathan: So this house is basically a blank slate. There are no walls so you can see everything, no kitchen , no finishes. The demo is pretty much done. And with the place at $500,000 market value, you have about $120,000 for renovation. You can pretty much do whatever you want.
Couple: …mmm I don’t know Jonathan… we’re not really looking to go through another renovation
Me: WELL IT’S A GOOD THING YOU’RE ON PROPERTY BROTHERS
Today’s pet peeve: when Western fantasy and sci-fi media takes the sola scriptura literalism that’s idiosyncratic to certain (predominantly American) stripes of Evangelical Christianity, and acts like this worldview is characteristic of every religion everywhere.
So you get stories with, like, practitioners of… oh, let’s say Mahayana Buddhism, for example, acting like they believe that their etiological stories represent a complete and literal history of the cosmos, and further acting like they believe that the spiritual value of those stories is wholly contingent upon their being literally and provably true.
As always, my #1 pet peeve is utilize. Because people think it’s a fancy, smart version of use when in fact it means “make a useless thing surprisingly useful”. My favourite use of the word utilize is when someone has failed to understand that they are suggesting something was heretofore useless in their quest to sound smart. “We’re really utilizing the skills of staff!” is a personal favourite.
Anyways: that word that’s everywhere but is not a word. There is only a single way in this context, it’s just anyway, no plural required. It would be very interesting to know how that s got applied in the first place, and why it’s so popular.
Nevermind is the 1991 album by Nirvana. Dear Tumblr: why reference the 1991 album by Nirvana in your interface? A you all big 90s grunge fans? Oh, never mind.
On accident. Can someone explain this one to me? You do something on purpose or by accident, but nothing is ever done on an accident. Though it would be interesting to use the concept of a lack of intentionality as a work surface.
Oh. Not “oh” as a bit of dialogue, or in “oh my god” where it belongs. I mean “oh” when it invades description. Ex: “The wine was oh so good,” “his lips were oh so soft.” How good was that wine, Linda? How soft were his lips? Oh so? Well that clears it right up!
Today’s pet peeve: insisting that [historical personage] could not possibly have been [gender or sexual minority] because they describe their experience as [presently disfavoured term] rather than [preferred nomenclature coined decades or centuries after the source was written].
I hate when people mention someone in their life by their name without providing me with any context about who this person is.
“So Dylan and I went to yoga class yesterday — ”
Hold it right there. Who the fuck is Dylan. Your boyfriend? Your arch nemesis? Your brother? Your pet sea monkey? Your therapist? Your favourite fictional character? Are you on a first-name basis with your dad? Last-name basis with Bob? WHO THE FUCK IS DYLAN.
If there’s one trope I hate, it’s characters that often eat other characters’ food for no reason. Not dying starving or anything. and I don’t mean like “sorry I didn’t know it was yours/thought it was for everyone”, but like, KNOWING the food belongs to someone else and eating it, sometimes acting sad/sorry about it like it was an “accident”.
If you don’t know the source of
something, don’t post or reblog it. If you do know the source, credit
it. It’s just rude not to. If someone is good enough to share their
photos with us, after standing outside all day to take them, the
least we can do is make sure they get the appropriate credit.
If someone had stolen my gifs, I’d be pissed, so would a lot of the people I see reblogging un-credited photos. Let’s not be hypocrites. The same rules apply.