but why do people actually act like this

I’ve been thinking about this PewDiePie situation and the right-wing response to it a bit, and I think it pretty well demonstrates the social rot at the heart of capitalist socialization.

Whenever somebody gets called out for using blatantly offensive and discriminatory language, the far right always thinks that the response is entirely performative. Everybody that is offended isn’t REALLY offended, we are just performing offense in order to play nice with “respectable” society. In other words, we are all just playing a game, and the end goal is getting ahead. Everything is a competition. Social justice is just another element in the game, and some people choose to take that route in their quest for power and social capital.

You can call this out as childish and selfish, because it is, but it also points to a much deeper problem in the way capitalism teaches us to think about morality. We are taught from a young age two conflicting narratives - that we should be kind and respectful to other people, but also that everything is a competition and you should do everything you can to be the absolute best. Those two ideas are incompatible with each other. You can’t simultaneously respect other people while viewing them as your competition in the game of life. So people normally end up predominantly recognizing one side or the other - we either decide to be especially kind and respectful to each other, or we decide to view everything as a competition.

For the people who choose the second option, morality becomes part of the game. Nothing anybody does is actually genuine - it’s all just a ruse to push other people out of the way. That’s why they can’t believe that there is anybody that actually doesn’t want to be offensive. That there are people who aren’t offensive when nobody is watching. The only reason you would ever be respectful in the first place is because other people are watching - because you’re trying to get ahead. It’s all a competition.

Some prominent parenting strategies exacerbate the problem. “You can’t do that because I say so.” If no reason is ever given, why are people doing anything? Because it’s a game. Just like school, just like work.

And the truth is, we all play that side from time to time. Everybody lies on their job application. Everybody acts way too happy to be at work. Everybody pretends to like their boss more than they do. Everybody plays nice to the horrible customers that you would otherwise strangle. Even people who choose to be genuinely kind are forced to play the game on occasion as well. And the people who chose the competitive view of the world recognize that.

So we can certainly mock and laugh at the people who can’t figure out that there are actually good people in the world who do good things out of genuine compassion. It is a laughable position. But it’s also baked into all of us from a young age in capitalist society. And that’s the real tragedy.

Jacksepticeye: *Plays Hiveswap and praises its art style, music and humor, visibly enjoys the story and the characters and praises it, shows perhaps a light interest in Homestuck itself*

Y’all: Omg LUL prepare for the exposure to ruin the Fandom, Undertale 2.0 here we goooooo.

VIZ Media: *Partners up with Hussie to bring Homestuck to a wider audience, with plans to deliver hard cover books for every Act, making a Homestuck.com website, and working with Hussie in future projects to deliver the Epilogue and more content*

Y’all: Wow I can’t believe Hussie is a sellout, this is so bad.

Stop it. Please stop it.

Joking about ‘fearing’ Homestuck content or ‘the ride never ending’ and it being hell was never funny and it never will be. We’re on the brink of actually having new people come into the Fandom, we have a good game, exposure thanks to Youtubers and Streamers playing Hiveswap, and promises for future content by a big company related to Manga and Anime.

And all you can talk about is how ‘bad’ this is?

If it was stupid Homestuck hate, I could get it. I really could. The Fandom had bad reputation back in the day, and it was extremely undeserved in my opinion, much like how Fandom hate is thrown around nowadays soooo easily. But I could get it, if someone hated Homestuck, being an asshole. But if you’re a fan of the content, why the FUCK are you trying to sabotage it?

To people outside of the Fandom it looks like people can’t stand Homestuck. To people in the Fandom it looks like you’re being an asshole. You don’t like Homestuck? Then don’t post about it. You like it? Then don’t act like an elitist asshole.

If you’re afraid of a bad side of the Fandom being rekindled, and all you can do is shove people away, insult possible newcomers and question actually good business decisions, then you know what? Congratulations! YOU ARE THE BAD SIDE OF THE FANDOM. No one is holding you hostage, to this Fandom, to any Fandom. You don’t want to see content? Blacklist it, don’t go into the tag, unfollow/block people. You WANT to see content? Then stop talking about it as if it was the End of the World every time there’s something going on.

Homestuck is something dearly important to me. And I know it’s niche, and I know it’s weird, but it’s been an experience being in the Fandom that’s really shaped me, it’s something that will stick with me for a long time, if not forever. And the Fandom itself has been really good too for most of the part! The art, the music, the talking with people, the support! But every single time something like this happens, toxicity begins to rise for absolutely no reason at all.

Let Homestuck have a Fandom.

Let people enjoy it without ironically throwing shit around.

You don’t want toxicity to increase and discourse to return? Then contribute to it. If you’re enough of a Fan to be insulting things and people, you’re enough of a Fan to shut down toxicity as it begins to rise.

The downfall of Fandoms right now isn’t the content, it’s not the toxicity or the cringe, it’s you policing how a specific Fandom has to work, enforcing stereotypes about Bad Things and Cringey Things, and then doing NOTHING to actually help stop Toxicity.

There’s nothing worse than a Fandom that doesn’t appreciate and try to better itself.

Don’t let this happen. Let Fans, new and old, enjoy Homestuck without shame.

And I know a lot of you don’t actually mean it and are just bandwagoning on the meme, and I bet even I may have reblogged or said something stupid like that before, but come on! This is an exciting time for everyone involved, it should be a matter or rejoicing, new Homestuck Books with commentary, the Game’s first Act finally out, famous Youtubers (@therealjacksepticeye) and Streamers playing Hiveswap and talking about Homestuck, hell, Rev Scarecrow from Vinesauce (@revscarecrow) took a God Tier test!!! How CRAZY is that??? Even in the prime of Homestuck Popularity I could’ve never imagined something like this. This is big. This is GOOD.

Why can’t you all just enjoy this as the good thing it is?

Please.

I hate edgy culture, this is a real article about a real *14 year old* girl being shot in the head, she’s paralyzed and partially blind, and people are laughing reacting or “thankful” reacting to it on Facebook. 

Male violence against women is so common, that we find this funny. A young girl has gone from wanting to spend her summer horseback riding and because of two boys instead her goal is to move her fingers, and we’re acting like it’s a joke. Why do we, as a culture, hate women so much? 

(here’s the actual article if you wanted to read the story)

100% things ur sign probably does
  • aries: says something thats kinda inaudible and then just says "nvm" and starts awkwardly laughing when asked about what they just said
  • taurus: randomly starts yelling their opinion or response with absolutely no filter
  • gemini: suddenly and drastically changes something about their appearance every now and then for no particular reason
  • cancer: you always have those spontaneous moments where you don't interact with anyone or become a sarcastic twat
  • leo: suddenly starts laughing about something and no one knows what's funny and its probably pretty stupid but they keep laughing anyways
  • virgo: always keeps their bag or their room super messy for some fucking reasons and no matter how much they "try" to clear it up, it goes back to its original state
  • libra: tends to spontaneously act super childish and child-like, it's almost as if a kid spontaneously possess you
  • scorpio: happens to just stare at ppl when they talk to you and we get the impression that you hate us and are mentally cutting our soul apart
  • sagittarius: sometimes just suddenly begins to sarcastically argue with people and act like sarcastic asshole
  • capricorn: sometimes acts really cold with people all of a sudden and everyone becomes confused af as to why they're being cold
  • aquarius: randomly starts contradicting people for absolutely no reason and defends their point, even if the person they're arguing with and themselves know they are wrong, and no one knows why aquarians fucking do this
  • pisces: does this thing where they remember things that didn't actually happen and somehow they manage to convince themselves it did (probs bc pisces people tend to have terrible memories)
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1.  “Ableist feminism is making reproductive rights activism all about birth control, abortion, and the right to *not* have children if you don’t want to, while writing off the fact that so many disabled people have to fight for the right to have kids, as if that’s not a reproductive rights issue, too.”

2.  "Ableist feminism is centering all their body positivity on "being healthy!!” when my body cannot be and will never be “"healthy”“ and i will always be ill.”

3.  “Ableist feminism is accusing people of being "bad/fake feminists” for not going to/participating in rallies, protests, and other events and ignoring how inaccessible these events can be.“ 

4. "Ableist feminism is criticizing people for not speaking up about misogyny and disregarding reasons why ND people may not be able to do so (such as lack of spoons, not being able to handle conflict/confrontation, difficulty with communication, etc).”

5.  “Ableist feminism is being outraged at the women who were sent to abusive asylums for being outspoken and such, because they "didn’t belong there,” while completely ignoring the institutional abuse of actual ND people.“

6. “Ableist feminism acts like autistic men are inherently more misogynistic than allistic men.”

7. "Ableist feminism is arguing that women’s concerns are valid because they’re not "crazy”

8.  “Ableist feminism is mocking people for "living in their parent’s basement”

9.  “Ableist feminism is no or poor accommodations for the disabled at feminist events.”

10.  “Ableist feminism is calling bigots ableist slurs.”

Let’s talk about ableism in mainstream feminism - submit your examples of ableist feminsim here.

just a few things straight* people need to never do again

since i’m feeling extra bitter tonight!

  • don’t call ppl gay as a joke/insult, this is 101 level shit friends!

  • DEFINITELY don’t call homophobes gay as a joke/insult. this goes TRIPLE for homophobic politicians etc who deliberately torture, or endanger/end the lives of, LGBT+ people. fuck your putin memes!!!

  • don’t suggest that violent homophobes are just closeted self-hating gay ppl or that “the worst ones are always secretly gay”. that places the blame on us for our own oppression which is a cruel move

  • don’t bring up the fact that “LGBT+ people aren’t all perfect, they can be abusers too!!” because we know, you paint us all that way in order to justify our oppression, and you literally cannot handle that conversation with nuance because of that history - so leave those discussions to us.

  • don’t say making a butch-coded character a lesbian would be “a stereotype” so it’s somehow more Progressive™ to have yet another straight character who just happens to take all her fashion cues from lesbian culture. we need rep more than you do, straight girls with short hair!

  • don’t insist that it’s somehow wrong to be LGBT+ and fulfil stereotypes, as though the negativity in those stereotypes doesn’t nearly always come directly from straight people being uncomfortable with people being visibly LGBT+ and having our own cultures and ways of identifying ourselves to each other

  • don’t act all offended when someone mistakes you for one of us. take some time to think about why you think they should know you’re straight, and why you think it’s so bad to be seen as one of us.

  • don’t make AIDS jokes. what the literal fuck. it was a fucking genocide you monster.

  • don’t defend the way we die on screen all the time. don’t write stories where we can’t be alive and happy and LGBT+ all at the same time without being punished for it by the narrative.

  • don’t go making or joining in on our jokes about how straight people are the worst. that’s you too, buddy, no matter how big your rainbow backpack is.

  • don’t talk about how there are straight people and Straight People™ and you’re better than those other Straight People™. that’s not your fucking call and if you think it is you’re definitely Straight People™

  • don’t assume that everyone in your life is straight. odds are a lot of people just aren’t out to you. it’s your job to learn to be a person they can feel safe being honest with, and to act like that person even when you think you’re only interacting w straight ppl.

  • don’t assume that all LGBT+ people are adults who always knew. be aware that in most groups of children, some will be lgbt+, and be respectful of that possibility in how you talk to them

  • don’t out us. don’t speculate on whether someone you know is lgbt+. don’t mention us in conversation purely to get Cool Credit for knowing A Gay, that’s weird and uncomfortable even if it’s not to someone we know/will ever meet. other lgbt+ ppl see u doing that and we are creeped out.

  • don’t pretend you can be privately creeped out by/uncomfortable w/disapproving of our existence without being a homophobe. you’re a homophobe. you don’t have to stay that way.

  • don’t fetishize relationships between ppl of the gender you’re attracted to. our sexuality and our relationships are not for your consumption and us loving/fucking each other is explicitly not about you at all!

  • stop talking about same gender relationships like they’re dirtier or more sinful than yours. stop pretending gay fanfiction is dirtier than straight fanfiction.

  • shipping isn’t activism, porn isn’t activism, and it’s homophobic to pretend voyeuristic fetishization of our existence is remotely supportive. especially if you’re still uncomfortable w gay & bi people of your own gender.

  • like it’s 100% ok to ship gay relationships but it doesn’t make u an activist or exempt from homophobia, and u do need to examine how u interact w those stories to make sure you’re not objectifying oppressed ppl for ur own pleasure - we’re not fetish objects, we’re people

  • stop showing up to gay bars uninvited. stop having your bachelor/ette parties at gay bars. stop treating our only places to meet each other like your personal zoos.

  • don’t hit on gay men or lesbians, in earnest or as a joke. This includes hitting on gay ppl of your own gender bc you think it’s funny or bc you want to turn on your partner. don’t fucking ask us if you can watch us having sex. stop asking for sexual interaction altogether from people you know aren’t attracted to your gender. you will not be an exception.

  • don’t pressure ur bi partner to engage in a threesome they haven’t said they actually want. definitely do not hit on LGB+ ppl on behalf of your bi partner. wtf dude.

  • straight women, please stop calling your platonic female friends “girlfriends” or people you admire as “woman crushes”. Take some time to think about why you think just indicating she’s a girl is supposed to make it clear that your feelings toward someone are actually platonic, and how that makes lbpq women you know feel.

  • when someone comes out to you, don’t act like they’re suddenly a predatory pervert w no self control. don’t stop inviting them to events or start acting differently around them. we interact w ppl of our own gender all the fucking time w/o making it sexual, stop interpreting every interaction w a gay person as sexual in our minds, it’s almost certainly not. ur not that irresistible, stop making it weird.

  • don’t pretend our existence is 100% about how we have sex. that means stop making excuses to not tell children about us! don’t act like we shouldn’t be gay in public! don’t act like your weird kinks make your experience remotely equivalent to ours! (stop ‘coming out’ as kinky you creeps!)

  • don’t demand we present a desexualized and platonic image of our existence and relationships at all times. we have wildly varying sex lives and levels of complexity in our relationships to sex, just like you do.

  • don’t ever EVER use the word h*m*sexual, it’s considered a slur bc it was used for medicalized justifications for our torture. there’s a reason 99% of the usage of that word today is by anti-gay groups.

*tbh this is really just @ straight cis ppl even tho it’s abt gayness since honestly most of these do not apply to straight trans ppl, bc straight trans ppl are an integral part of the same communities/face many of the same issues - and almost always have better fucking manners.

  • Series 1
  • Martin: So...umm... Mark and Steven didn't discuss this with me but it is my understanding that Sherlock and John fall in love. So I guess I will have to act accordingly, right?
  • Benedict: Yes, this is what I understood from the script too. It's an innovative version of Sherlock Holmes. That's how we should act.
  • Martin: Great.
  • Series 4
  • Martin: What do you mean this was never your intention?
  • Mark: As we have explained many times, people tend to read far too much into-
  • Benedict: Then why didn't you stop me when I was looking at Martin longingly and sadly all the time?
  • Steven: Well, Sherlock is a sad and lonely man in general so your expression actually fitted for the-
  • Martin: And why the fuck nobody stopped me when I was walking around like I had a constant hard on
  • Mark: To be honest, we were not entirely sure you were acting
  • Martin: Bitch, I'm out

ALRIGHTY Kids strap yourself in it’s time for me to EXPOSE daniel howell for getting Dil abducted

FIRSTLY there are so many comments talking about how if a male sim gets abducted that they might become pregnant:

Also if you read articles about how to get a sim abducted it talks about the satellite:

And how if you the sim is outside between 9pm and 4am there’s a vert high chance

Now as you noticed in the sims Dan and Phil were ‘shocked’ to see Dil had started sleeping outside only - daniel the sneaky little shit he is - actually selected for Dil to sleep outside on the log:

Which doesn’t work the first time so they put him outside on the log and both just joke about how Dil is back outside on the log…. when it was their doing!!!!

Which Dan says to not bother discussing… I wonder why Daniel

And now the biggest proof of all:

We know how Danny boy likes to react to things… I mean just watch this video

And yet when Dil gets abducted Daniel is all like: 

Great acting skills boys - but I’m onto you - and so are people in the comments 

aelin

The real problem people have with Aelin’s attitude throughout TOG (imho) is the fact that she owns what she is. She’s smart and strategic and carries a lot of burdens and is beautiful, and she never tries to diminish herself or act like she is less, in order to make other people feel better about themselves. And that’s what people don’t like to see.

We don’t want to see a pretty girl who knows she is pretty.

We don’t want to see a smart girl who knows she is smart.

Those things bother people. And honestly, why. Why do we want people to feel like shit about themselves. Or at the very least, why is it that others need to be the ones to validate us and say “why yes, indeed, you are actually smart, you may think that of yourself now”. That’s so effed.

In conclusion, anyone who would want to put someone else down (real or fictional) for recognizing their own strength and not minimizing it or downplaying it, can screw right off.

(And sure you can have other reasons for disliking her, whatever, but a character having confidence in themselves should not be a reason to dislike them. Especially when that can spill over into the real world and suddenly we are shaming real women for feeling good about themselves, for whatever reason.)

My thoughts on 13 Reasons Why Characters (Contains Spoilers)

Hannah Baker: I hate everything that happened to Hannah.Those terrible scenes just grabbed my heart and crumbled it into dust. She went through so much and felt like she had no one to talk to. Majority of her friends just betrayed her except for Clay Jenkins. The only thing about Hannah that I found messed up about her was that she pushed away the one person that actually wanted to be there for her. 

Clay Jensen: I felt bad for him, having to hear about the awful things done to the person he loved and watching him struggle to try and get justice for her. I just wished he was able to overcome the fear he had when talking to Hannah and told her how he really felt. There was that moment where he was a dick to her when she tried to talk about the car accident and he completely shut her down. 

Tony: Ever since the beginning i got this mysterious vibe off Tony and i didn’t really like it but i realized it was all for Hannah and honoring what she wanted, I’m really glad he decided to show Ms. Baker the tapes even though I was dying for him to tell her sooner.

Jeff Atkins: OMG WHY?!? JUSTICE FOR JEFF TOO! He had absolutely nothing to do with the tapes and all he wanted was Clay to be happy and to be with Hannah. He was such a sweet guy who definitely didn’t need to go. 

Jessica Davis: I loved her, then i hated her, and then I felt really bad for her and like Hannah I hope Jessica gets the justice she deserves. I really liked her at the beginning, she was such a cool person and her and Hannah were so so similar. They had that friendship, where you can consider each other sisters. But then I hated how she automatically blamed Hannah instead of Alex for the list that he made and then blamed her for end of their break-up. She didn’t even try to listen to Hannah. And I hated that she didn’t want to see justice for a girl who was once her friend. But then it all started to make sense and it was because she was fed a soup full of lies by her boyfriend. 

Justin Foley: I feel like Justin Foley actually does have a good heart but he just didn’t make the right decisions. I loved how much he cared about Jessica but what he did to her was completely awful. But, it killed me when he called out to his mom after her boyfriend just choked her son and she just walked away. And what really also got to me was when he told Jessica about almost jumping and said he couldn’t because he was thinking about her almost made me forget about what he did but then Jessica told him off, and I remembered the pain he helped cause her. It’s clear that what he did was eating him up inside (as it should) and now he just has to live with that

Bryce aka dickshit: FUCK HIM. HOPE HE CREMATES IN HELL. If you watched the show, i’m pretty sure this is all I need to say about that disgusting animal. 

Courtney Crimsen: Hate her. Hated her. And still hate her. I understand she didn’t want people knowing she was lesbian but that was no reason to throw Hannah under the bus. Coming out is hard, especially when you go to school with a bunch of judgmental, immature idiots but that’s still not a justification for what she did. And then i absolutely hated her when she tried to stand up and protect Bryce like he wasn’t a rapist who raped not only Hannah but Jessica too. I get she was lying to herself about him not be a rapist so she wouldn’t have to consider herself a lesbian but she just needed to finally admit the truth to herself. 

Sheri: I liked her and….. i don’t hate her. She should’ve called the cops but I understand her reasons her hitting and running a stop sign. She was scared. But she should’ve never left an slightly intoxicated Hannah there after she offered her a ride. But i do feel like Sherri has her heart in the right place by hanging around the old man who got in the accident and by finally going to the police. 

Alex Standall: I hated him for making the list and letting Jessica be mad at Hannah for it. But he was the only one who actually had a brain in the ‘lets take Clay down so the world won’t know about all the horrible things we’ve done” group. He was the first one to actually wanted to tell the truth and accept the punishments. He was also a sweet character and I really hope he isn’t dead. 

Zach: I thought he was sweet too. But i didn’t like how he didn’t speak up for Hannah and actually take into consideration that she needed help, but i can’t really blame him for the fact that he was scared and it’s hard to know that there’s something wrong with someone and actually being able to help them. Knowing that there’s something really dark about a person and just freezing up with fear and not knowing what to do. And what people do in situations like this is they take the easy way out and just ignore it and act like it never happened. But i truly think he actually liked Hannah. 

Tyler: Fucking creep. Seriously he should have his camera shattered into a million and one pieces. And i know this is just a theory but i just wanna put this out there and most of you are probably thinking this too but i’m pretty sure Tyler shot Alex. He had all those guns and he took down Alex’s picture. It makes sense. Anyways, i don’t understand why he was trying so hard to try and get into the  ‘lets take Clay down so the world won’t know about all the horrible things we’ve done” group. I think he’s a psychopath and that side of him will unravel in season two of this show.  

Marcus Cole: I thought he was actually a nice guy when he asked Hannah to go out with him and then once he came and hour late and sexually assaulted Hannah that’s when I hated him. He cared wayy to much about his reputation. 

Ryan: self-centered douche bag. The only moment i’ll applaud him is when he shut Courtney down when she tried to deny Bryce was a rapist. I saw his point on having her poem open to the world and about her struggles reaching out and connecting to other people’s problem but it was personal and he should’ve asked for permission. 

Mr. Porter: What’s the point of having a guidance counselor if they’re not going to help guide you out of your problems?? I’m happy he felt bad for not being able to stop what Hannah did to herself. Out of all these people, he was the only one that actually gets paid to help people out of their problems   

anonymous asked:

I'm saying I would expect a black artist to try and represent a race that's already pretty underrepresented, but instead you focus a lot hispanic and white people.

This response is more than enough for me to block you because you obviously know NOTHING about my characters. But, I’ll go ahead and give you a little mini census. Even though you don’t deserve it. 

Let’s start with these guys:

Race/Ethnicities from left to right: 

Roma, Iranian, Black, White, Black, Native American, Hispanic, Black, White, (No canon race she’s a fucking mermaid from another world), Indian, (No canon race he’s a fucking fairy from another world) 

Now, these guys: 

Left to right:

Native American, White, Hispanic, White, Indian, Black, White, Raceless, Raceless (even though he acts and sounds black and if I drew him as a human he’d be black), and Raceless

This kid:

Black/Filipino 

Here’s MOST of my active black characters:

Here’s ALL of my active Hispanic characters;

WHERE. ARE. YOU . LOOKING? You aren’t.

Representation is important. Do you know why? Because it is one of MANY WAYS to make people feel like they’re accepted and they belong.

You know another way to make people feel accepted? ACTUALLY ACCEPTING THEM. You know that I’m black. You know that I have a hobby that I enjoy and am trying to get out into the world to eventually make a career out of. And what are you doing? Trying to hinder me. Trying to tear me down. Trying to make me look undesirable. Trying to make me feel bad. You talk like you’re trying to imply that you care about things like inequality. But really you’re just shallow and scornful. People like you are the reason that we can’t grow as a species. 

ok people, listen up. freeform still hasn’t announced the renewal of three of their shows and shadowhunters is one of them. i don’t know what is taking so long considering the fact shadowhunters is one of their more successful shows but freeform is random like that, they will cancel the show even if it’s doing great. last year, we trended that we want shadowhunters season 2 so i can’t see why we can’t do the same this year. we need to act and show that we do actually want a season 3!

edit: tag your tweet with #ShadowhuntersSeason3 !!

Why do people make out Will Solace to be this sunshiny optimistic character like just li s ten-

This boy has probably had people die in his arms, he’s probably been the only person there when multiple demigods died. He deals with severed limbs and gushing wounds every. single. day.

He has canonically stated he acts calm for the sake of others.

You’re actually going to try to convince me the boy that practically had a mid life crisis when he was like 15 because a cute guy didn’t visit him in the infirmary is a ball of sunshine??

Will Solace is legit about to fall apart from stress at any given moment alrigjt

itallstartedwithamedicnamedfabi  asked:

What are your feelings towards The Amazing World Of Gumball now after that SJW callout episode?

i still love it, the episode was fuckin dead on and good lmao. its not “anti-sjw” their whole fuckin point of the episode was that being a good person is good, but using sj topics as cannon fodder to tear down ur opponents in an argument by making them sound like terrible people is a shit thing to do that genuinely does harm the actual causes.

i know directly calling it by name turns a lot of ppl off because they assume the show targeting sjws on tumblr = being anti-sjw (in the ‘racism isnt real!’ and ‘feminism is cancer!’ sense), but like … watch the full episode and tell me theyre not right, tell me u havent seen people acting like that before. its an issue especially with younger kids on tumblr between like 13-15, they dont know why theyre using certain arguments they just recite what they hear other people say and they weaponize it. its like, a genuine lack of actual thought & it does diminish the fights against discrimination by not taking it seriously.

that cactus character may have been snobby and annoying, but she wasnt a bad person, so it was wrong of gumball to try to frame her as one just to tear her down for being a bit stuck up. and the scene where he went “looking for receipts” by finding out she used to be a bad person and then wanting to show the whole school (fuckin … literally call outs do i even need to clarify) was wrong of him because clearly she wasnt like that anymore and she wasnt trying to hide it, just trying to move on. it was a good episode i didnt get any bad vibes from it

After thinking about it, I think the circumstances with Lauren Zuke perfectly explain what’s so bad about this goddamn fandom.

The su fandom doesn’t actually care about issues like body positivity or proper queer representation. They only care about the characters and the ships that they wanna see, just like any immature and hateful fandom, and they don’t care about who they hurt in the process, even if they’re a part of the show like Lauren is.

That’s why they call anyone who ships Pearl and Dewey homophobic, but call Peridot and Lazuli ‘queerbaiting’. That’s why they constantly attack fanartists who draw Rose or Amethyst marginally skinnier than the official artists do, even though the actual staff of the show have publicly said that they don’t care about that and want fans to have fun. That’s why they call people who like Peridot or Jasper ‘abuse defenders’ when the show itself had a whole redemption arc for Peridot. It doesn’t actually involve abuse or homosexuality or anything of the sort, it only involves the characters and ships that do or don’t wanna see, and raise an utter bitchfit when they anyone else daring to do something they don’t want.

A lot of people ask why the SU fandom in particular is so bad, when in actuality, it’s hardly that different from any other toxic fandom. Take it from me, I’ve been on the net for a long ass time, and have seen a bunch of horrible acts, like the FNAF fandom harassing rebornica for not making their comics 100% canon to the FNAF lore, the Undertale fandom harassing let’s players who don’t play Undertale ‘the right way’ even if they’ve already been spoiled about the whole game, the Free! fandom bullying voice actors who were simply casted as characters in the english dub. You’ll notice that kind of pattern from anything that has a large following, because where there is a popular thing, harmful, mean, and flat out toxic people will definitely follow, regardless of its positive or progressive messages.

But what’s dangerous about this toxic section of the su fandom in particular is how it uses topics like homosexual representation and body positivity in their immature statements to shoot down a ship or a drawing. You make Connie’s skin tone slightly lighter than usual because of the lighting? They break out whitewashing. Ship Pewey? Lesbian Erasure. Ship Lapidot? Queerbaiting. Make a redemption story for Jasper? Abuse defender. They throw around terms like these in order to give their petty compaints some sort of political correctness, and somehow prove them right, even if the ‘it’s just their opinion’ argument gets thrown out. That’s why things are so quick to get heated up, hit the fan, and then get into the news, like Zami’s suicide attempt and Lauren leaving twitter. It’s one thing to have shit go down when it relates to a super popular show like Steven Universe, but when it uses terms like those, it makes for the most eyecatching news story to tie into social conflict, especially nowadays.

tl;dr, the su fandom is the same as any other bad fandom. They harass and bully people over stupid shit, and they use big terms like lesbian erasure and queerbaiting to sound smart even though they’re using them improperly and hurting people. 

Seriously. Fucking stop it.

Muse

Originally posted by sugutie

Genre: Smut, fluff, angst (it will contain smut in the next parts)

a/n: The story will have another part. So dont worry, im not cutting you off

Description:Jungkook is a  photography major in collaage. Every girl likes him yet he only has eyes for his camera, until he -even tho he hasnt realized it yet-  finds his muse.

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No please...not another Moon Sign post.

I know that moon signs are easily accessible these days, but I made this post solely for refreshing my memory on the moon signs, and to try and get a better understanding of them. 

If you’d like, i’d be very interested in getting to personally know how the moon signs work. If you could answer any of these questions of your choosing, or all, I’d really enjoy reading them. Just make sure to let me know what your rising, moon, and sun sign are. Please send them in an ask :)

Questions:

1. When conflicted with trying to express yourself to someone, how do you approach the issue? For example, if you have feelings for someone, how would you tell them?

2. When you are feeling sad but are bombarded with reality such as being at work, going to school, or being around family, how do you deal with your emotions? Do you let everyone know that you feel a certain way or do you put it in the back burner and deal with it later?

3. Do you tend to manipulate people? If so, how and why?

4. When are you most happy? When are you most sad?

5. Do you deal with negative energy or do you cut the bullshit right away?

6. Are you possessive of your loved ones?

7. Would you say you are social and friendly, or shy and quiet? Or a mix of both?

8. Do you prefer the comfort of your home or out being productive?


MOON SIGNS

How can we even begin to explain the beauty that is the moon sign? It’s who we are at a personal level, when we feel vulnerable, and how we deal with our emotions. It’s a tricky sign because having the same moon sign as someone can suggest you are similar to that person, but the combination of your sun sign with your moon signs says SO much about you. It already sets you apart from the rest of the people with the same sun sign as you. Your moon sign gives you individuality and shows who you are…at heart. 

Moon in Aries: You are so full with emotion whether it be happiness, rage, sadness, that when it comes to this placement, the Arian qualities are even stronger. You are very impulsive and can act on whatever you’re feeling right then and there, without question. If you find yourself letting your heart rule your head this placement would be why. The fact that you can be impatient and get bored easily is actually beneficial for you because it makes you achieve things that most people would be afraid to do. 

Moon in Taurus: You are what home feels like. You want security, comfort, and financial stability and are willing to give this to the people you care most about. You are loyal and it shows. Although you can be the most stubborn one of the group, there’s a reason why you like things a certain way, you just know what works for you. You can be materialistic, often times taking great pride in your luxurious possessions which can put pressure on your friends to live the same way as you. Not everyone has to or wants to live as lavishly as you so try not to compare others to you. 

Moon in Gemini: You are witty, clever, funny, and always want to be mentally stimulated. Since the moon sign is about emotions, with this placement you may find yourself over analyzing your thoughts to the point that you try to rationalize your emotions in a logical manner instead of just feeling. There’s a lot going on in your mind, as most air signs, but since you carry the twin personality, it can be more intense for you. Take a breather and remember that everything will be okay. There’s nothing a good conversation can’t fix.

Moon in Cancer: Very in tune with your emotions, you can soak up any feeling, whether good or bad, like a sponge. Because of this you can become irritable to those who do not understand your emotions because you wish people would be just as understanding as you. However, manipulating people to get what you want out of them is not the greatest idea. Try to be more vocal about your feelings instead of just soaking it all in. You are a very caring person, who is loyal to the end, and because of this people feel very safe and loved around you. 

Moon in Leo: Yes, you thrive off attention, what Leo doesn’t? However, because this is the moon sign, you prefer attention in mainly comfortable situations. At home you are the entertainer and very theatrical in your ways. Very domineering and bossy, you are good at leading others while knowing the importance of being fair. Your appearance is very important to you so you’d rather fake it until you make it instead of showing people how you really feel. A stubborn lion, you do not like to take advice from people but can give it very well so try not to let your ego get the best of you.

Moon in Virgo: You can be your own worst enemy since you criticize yourself the most. Having a low self esteem can bring you down, but don’t be so hard on yourself you are doing the best you can. Living a life of routine makes you happy and feel secure and there is nothing wrong with that. You show your love through action and have an undying love for those you care about. So much so that you voluntarily go the extra mile for them. People admire this about you, but don’t let them take advantage of you either. Learn to take care of yourself the same way you do for others. 

Moon in Libra: Dependency on another person is what you crave. This is not a bad thing, but it leaves you feeling very lonely when you’re not around someone you care about. Very indecisive, you never know what you want often looking for answers in other people, but remember that you know what is best for yourself. You are social, charismatic, and bring peace to those around you. People feel comfortable around you because you have the skill of changing yourself for the benefit of the other person. You can be flirty with just about anyone but at the end of the day intellectual conversations stimulate you best. 

Moon in Scorpio: Emotions are felt very intensely with this placement.You either love something or hate it. Like Aquarius you find interest in the odd and eccentric. Your intuition can be very strong and you show this by picking up the emotions of others. Your life can be all over the place because you aren’t happy living a normal life so you thrive in drama and chaos. You can be intimidating because what Scorpio isn’t? Stubborn but loyal and passionate, when you want something, once you get it, you will never let it go.

Moon In Sagittarius: Upbeat, happy, and optimistic, you believe there is a bright side to everything. You have the power of chilling everyone out so people enjoy your company because it’s full of good energy. An adventurer, you love exploring and getting to know the great outdoors. You can be quite athletic since you are for the most time on your feet doing something active. You are not afraid of commitment but refuse to settle down because you know life has so much to offer and you don’t want anyone or anything holding you back. Freedom is your happiness.

Moon in Capricorn: Handling emotions is not your greatest forte. In fact you specialize in hiding your emotions which can be unhealthy and put you in more stress. Try to talk things out with a loved one and you will see how much it can benefit you. Cold and reserved, you are not an affectionate person but show your love by being useful to those you care about. You seek validation through your hard work, possibly becoming a workaholic. Productivity is important to you so you don’t let emotions stop you from achieving success.

Moon in Aquarius: Emotions? Come again? It’s not that you don’t have emotions it’s just that you have mastered the act of not letting them affect you. If something needs to get done it is going to get done regardless of how you feel. However, you must come back in tune with your emotions every once in a while. At your best, you are observant, curious about human nature, and want to learn all their quirks. Because of this, you might give off a superiority complex since you think you know more than others. Being different and going against the norm, in the end, is all you could care about. Optimistic, friendly, and revolutionary, you attract a lot of friends this way.

Moon in Pisces: You are pretty intuitive with not only your emotions, but of those around you as well. You might feel like you can sympathize and literally understand every emotion a person has ever felt. This can cause some sort of psychic ability. As compassionate as you are, people might walk all over you so be cautious of who you open up to. You may find yourself drifting away or day dreaming because you are in awe of all the things the universe has to offer. Lastly, you are a great friend because you can understand everyone’s side and you always try to put yourself in other people’s shoes. 

why do some people act like trans men are baby rabbits that just came out of the womb and know nothing about misogyny or even gender as a whole. not gonna sit here and pretend like our experiences with misogyny are more important than or even AS important as actual women’s experiences with misogyny, but like….. Belieb it or not i still have the memories of functionally being a girl for fifteen years. that is a part of my past that will always be with me and will always be contributing to my current sense of self. i don’t know where i’m going with this but i am not an ignorant zygote of gender

Tantalizing: 06

Originally posted by jikookfantasy

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Ship: Jungkook | Reader
Description: Back in high school, you were nothing more than a nerd Jungkook wanted to deflower, to get a good fuck from. When he sees you at the club, though, things have changed drastically, and his dominance starts to teeter on the edge.
Warning: Sub?Jungkook, Choking, Slight BDSM, Oral, Handjob, Sex Toy, Degrading Names, Spanking, Angst, Orgasm Denial, Blowjob, Intercourse, Masturbation, Hair Pulling, Slight Slapping?
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