Pet peeves

Fanfic pet peeve #1

‘Oh no!!!! I feel butterflies in my stomach for this person of the same sex as me! But I’m StRaIgHt ™ and I’m NOT GAY ™!!!!!!’

Like, cool dude, you’re not gay. Ever thought about you could be, oh, I dunno? BISEXUAL? PANSEXUAL? POLYSEXUAL?

It’s like, you can be either 100% gay or 100% straight, no in between. Bisexuality (as well as pan and poly) are just non-existent ™ and therefore out of the question. Of course.

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

Scenario 1:

“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

Me:

Scenario 2

“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.”

Me:

Scenario 3

Jonathan: I always budget 10% contingency money.

Couple: Does that mean we can get our custom walk-in his and her closets?!

Me: 

Scenario 4

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.

It’s just bizarre.

Petting my Peeves: Present Pedantry

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!

I am a crotchety old woman. Send help.

Rogue One was my favourite movie of the year and am so absolutely adoring the amount of stuff about it on my dash.

BUT.

It is also causing my most hated misspelling/typo to appear on my dash with great regularity.

ROGUE ONE NOT ROUGE ONE

ROGUE: REBEL, OUTSIDER, ETC

ROUGE: FUCKING MAKEUP

THEY DIDN’T GET THE DEATH STAR PLANS VIA A TRIP TO SEPHORA.

Fanfic Pet Peeve:

In Fairy Tail fanfics when someone says: “Oh my Mavis!” Or “Oh Mavis!” Instead of “Oh God!”. In Fairy Tail I always thought Ankhersam was the God, so it confuses me for a second every time I see it.

  • someone in a fic: *is controlling, overprotective, gets jealous extremely easily*
  • me: ๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ‘Ž
  • someone in a fic: *is petty, gets slightly irritated, jealous but still respects their s.o. and doesnt try to control them, apologizing for being unfair*
  • me: ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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”.

NO. RUDE. NOT FORGIVEN.

pet peeves

19+ concerts

people who wear band shirts that don’t listen to the bands

slow walkers

the ending of movies

people who can’t find it in themselves to upkeep their hygiene

people who care about themselves too much

the endings of books

people who don’t know what they’re talking about but think they’re being smart

when people think they are better than other people regardless

kids who act like adults

adults that treat kids as if they’re much younger

when old people treat kids as if they’ve never been in the same place as we are now

when you crave a food that isn’t in the house and you can’t go out and buy it because you’re bone broke

when holidays which let u miss school fall on weekdays

“holidays” where you still have to go to school

parking lots

G1 drivers licence crap

the same songs on different albums with the exception of greatest hits albums (why)

people a few years older who ask you “so do you know what you wanna do in university?” my answer will always be no

Mini rant.

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.