And I’ve given it a few days to really kick around in my head.
And I’m just….so conflicted over it.
Because on one hand, yeah, it’s…kind of progress. I mean, at least Disney is willing to have an explicitly gay character now, instead of just queer coding all their villains. And it should open the door for more in the future. And every little bit helps.
Disney has been queer coding the villains FOREVER. So turning their Fool side villian canonly gay is the smallest possible step they could take. It will be played as unrequited and comic relief. Like, unrequited butt of the joke comic villain is gay might have been progress in 2000.
But it’s 2017. This just feels like crumbs. Too little too late in the game.
Maybe it’s not realistic to expect Disney to go from 0 to legitimately progressive for the time in a single leap. But god damn. We couldn’t even have the supportive best friend cliche? We had to have the evil crony fool?
With everything going on lately, and with the fandom feeling the effects of negativity throughout, I’ve decided it’s time for a change of pace.
I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase “Practice random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty.” or some variation thereof.
Well, I’m challenging the fandom to do just that.. let’s practice some Miraculous Acts of Kindness. And the great thing is, this is not limited or exclusive to content-creators, like artists and writers– THIS IS FOR EVERYONE!
There is no limit to how you can participate~
~ You can pick ONE PERSON and send them positive affirmations and compliments in their ask box randomly throughout the day.
~You can spend 30 minutes leaving comments on as many fics as you can!
~You can post a shoutout to some of your favorite people in the fandom, promoting them for others to follow!
~You can tag people in positive posts that will make them smile or brighten their day!
~You can pick MULTIPLE PEOPLE and send each of them one kind message to remind them that they are loved and are brilliant human beings!
Everyone keeps talking about wanting appreciation, to be seen and heard and loved… So instead of talking about it, let’s TAKE ACTION. Let’s start being appreciative and kind and welcoming and MIRACULOUS towards each other!
Become someone’s lucky charm, become someone’s miracle, and let’s make every day miraculous!!!
“to me, beauty is something very individual. it’s something that has meaning to each specific person, and it can either be nostalgic, or bring up some kind of memory or some kind of emotion […] beauty is something rare, it’s something individual, it’s something to be cherished and appreciated.”
can we get some mlw positivity? i know sitcoms and movies try to make it seem like relationships between men and women are all dysfunctional or some kind of joke but heterosexual love can be just as beautiful as homosexual!
Today with these two was the absolute best! I have a million and ten pics and videos and I’ll get to them some time but for now…just….they are SOOO LOVELY!!! so kind and beautiful! I flipping even got up there and asked them a question! TINYLITTLESHYME!lol! it prolly didn’t even make any sense, but fuck it, I did it lol! they are THE BEST! So happy these two are ma ship! SO DARN HAPPY !