also i'm not a fictional character

I keep wanting to read ‘Adult’ books, but Young Adult lit is constantly stepping up their game, with diverse characters, lush world building, intriguing and complex plots and genre experiments, and adult lit is all ‘Feeling unfulfilled with nice job better go back home and get to the bottom of a small town scandal from 20 years ago and maybe get in a love triangle?’ Also we’re all white and attractive and don’t listen to music.

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On the subject of the one way I’d say internet fandoms have changed…

I mentioned in my previous post that one major difference I’ve seen from the fandoms of the 90s and the fandoms of today is that you get people using fandom to scream about social issues.

But after talking with it with some folks over Discord I remembered… that’s not entirely new.

A lot of folks here are too young to remember what happened with things like Pokemon and Harry Potter back in the 90s. (Or even further back, the old rallies against things like Dungeons and Dragons.)

People burned books. People tried to ban TV shows. People screamed that you shouldn’t read these books, play these games, watch these shows, because if you did, you would be possessed by demons, you would try to use psychic powers, you would start to abuse animals.

But the thing was… the vast majority of kids knew the stuff they were reading/playing/watching was fictional. Yes, there was that one kid who jumped out a window thinking he could fly like a Pidgeotto, but that’s one kid out of millions. Does an entire show need to be cancelled because one person did not understand that humans do not have the ability to fly like birds? Folks in the fandoms knew that the Pokemon they were catching and trading were purely fictional, that you couldn’t actually wave a stick around and whisper some bad latin to make something float into the air.

You’ll still hear bits of that here and there–people totally detached from fandom screaming about how a show or book will make you do bad things–but for the most part that’s quieted down quite a bit.

…Sort of.

After thinking about it… that sort of stuff really hasn’t gone away. It’s resurfaced, not outside of fandom, but inside fandom, in the form of fandom policing.

“DON’T SHIP THIS PAIRING, OR YOU’LL THINK THIS KIND OF RELATIONSHIP IS OKAY IN REAL LIFE!”

“YOU’RE NOT ALLOWED TO LIKE THIS CHARACTER! HE DID BAD THINGS AND YOU’RE SUPPORTING THOSE BAD THINGS!”

“IF YOU CRITICIZE THIS CHARACTER’S ACTIONS, YOU’LL WIND UP ATTACKING REAL-LIFE VICTIMS!”

To me, this doesn’t sound much different from the old cry of “DON’T PLAY POKEMON, OR YOU’LL BECOME GREEDY AND EVIL AND TRY TO INTERACT WITH DEMONS!” and “IF YOU READ HARRY POTTER, YOU’LL SELL YOUR SOUL TO THE DEVIL!”

Yes, you will get the occasional idiot who thinks that because they saw a character they like do something bad, that means it’s okay for them to do that bad thing, too. But that’s not most of the fandom. Not that that will stop the fandom police from trying to censor every single fandom member due to the actions of one or two.

So in short… I guess fandom has changed a little, but only in that the censorship is now coming from the inside rather than the outside.

History repeats itself, I guess.

On the topic of philosophy in Eva, I really enjoy how Evangelion uses the AT Field in the original show. You honestly think that with a name like AT Field, that its use is similar to (if not the same) as force fields in science fiction. The AT Field is a huge metaphor for boundaries, how people utilize said boundaries, + gives us insight to who the characters are in Evangelion.

The AT Field also goes under the Hedgehogโ€™s Dilemma, if you think about it.

(More metaphorical nerding out under the cut)

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Don’t riff on people who ship their oc’s with canon characters.
Don’t riff on people who write chapter upon chapter about their oc in a fandom universe.
Don’t riff on people who create an oc that shares traits they themselves have.
Don’t riff on people with oc’s.

People make oc’s to be a part of a fictional world they love. People make oc’s to escape their world. 
Don’t fucking riff on people with oc’s.

Regarding all the complaints about Bernie Wolfe:

Frankly I don’t have the strength to bring out the diagrams and the scene studies and the character dissections - but it makes me think that a great many people out there have had the luxury of being perfect and in perfect relationships.

To me, this is as real as I’ve ever seen two female characters portrayed in a fictional romance. They aren’t in any way perfect or being shone in a glittery, sparkly way to insinuate that they are.

They’re unabashedly flawed, real people and for me - I’ll take that any day over hearts and flowers.

Also on the note of Jemma not kissing Catherine right, some how insinuating that means she’s “not into it” professionally speaking? I mean I didn’t have words but what I can muster in question is - you do realize that this actress was approached with the only set character storyline being that she would end up with another woman and Jemma jumped at the chance to be a part of it?

Addendum - I’ve kissed women my whole life and I think all three kisses are absolutely heartbreakingly real.

Source: Me being a big lez

anytime i see a post with nursey being v romantic and dex being a memer i 100% agree but i am also picturing dex internally screaming the entire time like this boy is deeply in love but when nursey asks him out his brain just goes blue screen of death and he says something like, “yeah sure” and shrugs even though he wants to scream out a sick guitar solo right there

also dex definitely has issues communicating w people? like it isnt uncommon for people to misread his emotions or what he’s trying to say and its v frustrating/confusing bc he isnt really clear on where the misunderstandings are coming from?? 

he legitimately does not have words for his feelings for this boy and he definitely shows his affection very very differently from how nursey shows him but make no mistake anytime nursey does something sweet dex is burning with the rage of a thousand suns/living a constant litany of “be cool Will BE COOL”/lying face down on the floor in death’s sweet embrace 

also I wish people weren’t so sensitive about the split movie. Yes there are parts which inaccurately depict or exaggerate DID - but this is a work of FICTION. It doesn’t demonise people with personality disorders, as the main character is portrayed as having many pleasant personalities and only 3 which are negative. If you watch this film and honestly think people walk away with bad thoughts about DID, you’d be wrong. If anything it made me want to research so I can understand it properly. But in the end IT IS FICTIONAL. The same away all of your stereotypical ghost girls are fictional too. If you boycott this movie you’re seriously missing out on some fantastic acting from James McAvoy and a pretty entertaining thriller film.

How to give a stroke to people who belong to multiple fandoms:

You have to choose one fictional character to live with, marry and love you forever.
Go.

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Okay but can we talk about how by the time Treasure Island rolls around John Silver is a "cook" again?

And maybe he’s older and wiser and has learned some actual recipes and stuff to support that identity but also maybe just once in a while, when the crew is on land, he’ll roast a pig, just the way Flint taught him…

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RULES: tell us one favorite character from ten fictional works (shows, films, novels, etc.) & tag some people.
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1. ULTRON / marvel cinematic universe.
2. DARTH REVAN / star wars: knights of the old republic
3. ALTAÏR IBN-LA’AHAD / assassin’s creed
4. JACK THE RIPPER / assassin’s creed: syndicate
5. DESMOND MILES / assassin’s creed
6. EZIO AUDITORE DA FIRENZE / assassin’s creed
7. CATERINA SFORZA / assassin’s creed
8. THE HUNTER / left 4 dead 2
9. GENJI SHIMADA / overwatch
10. KAI PARKER / the vampire diaries