the death of superwholock will always make me angry because no matter how you spin it or point out the many other factors that caused its demise (and to be clear, there were many) the absolute underlying cause was people were tired of what they perceived as teenage girls having fun and so practically overnight they made it so that you couldn’t identify as being a superwholocker without being Morally Inferior in some way and that’s how it fucking died.
i love fake internet stories of all kinds, whether they end with your english teacher secretly being a superwholock or everyone on the bus clapping, or everyone on the bus kicking the shit out of your friend when you both were jst minding your own business & talking about a movie, but the christian chain emails are probably the funniest. like the one about the soldier who makes the atheist professor drop the chalk, and the one where the newborn baby says “no weapon fashioned against me shall prosper”. i want to meet the people who wrote them just out of curiosity.
the 15-year-old bloggers that have an /about with their genders, split-model sexualities, self-diagnosed mental illnesses, and steven universe kintypes are just being kids. adolescence is shitty and there are some pretty severe emotional growing pains when you’re trying to figure out “who you are”.
it’s all the same impulse. right now they’re IDing as floralgender/Peridot/grey-ace biromantic & self-diagnosing with six different personality disorders. but before them, teenagers were structuring their e n t i r e sense of self around being an anglophile superwholock fan.
and the gender stuff is super sexist because there are shitty adults telling these vulnerable kids sexist stuff! adults in their late 20s tell kids about how gender is ~personal~ and ~innate~ and they use the language of politics & mental health so that you can’t question it without incredible backlash.
14-year-old kids feeling like demisexuality is central to their being is a symptom. adults who should know better are the cause.
I don’t even hate the Superwholock fandom. They just need to chill the fuck out. I’m a fan of Tokyo Ghoul and Hannibal, does that mean I’m a cannibal? No. And y’all ain’t demon hunters/detectives/time traveling aliens. Sit the fuck down and enjoy your fandom without acting like two year olds.