Don’t give the Jontron fandom too much credit just yet. Yeah, they’re turning it against him en masse, but if you pay attention to the actual substance of their criticisms, what they’re shocked about is that it turns out he “meant it”. By and large, they’re still hanging onto the notion that it’s okay to indulge in racist rhetoric as long as you’re doing it ironically, or to be an edgelord, or whatever. As far as they’re concerned, Jontron’s real crime isn’t being a racist fuckwit, but failing to maintain plausible deniability.
I just got home from watching Spider-man Homecoming. Oh my GOD. BEST. SPIDER-MAN. EVER. FUNNIEST MARVEL MOVIE EVER. The people were not joking. I’ve never so laughed this much in my life. The amount of times I said “Holy SHIT” and “Oh my GOD” and “Awww” was horrendously alarming. I came into the cinemas with high expectations and it exceeded it. Oh my god. GUYS. WATCH IT. TOM HOLLAND WAS AMAZING.
so, we’re running a star wars tabletop, and my husband (an npc) was recently kidnapped. The ransom was 25,000 credits (not a huge loss for my character) but as we made the exchange, the rest of my party kept trying to haggle for more stuff from the kidnapper (asking for his personal belongings as well as my husband) getting me and the dm a little frustrated-
me: (in character) Enough! I demand to have my husband brought to me immediately! dm: (as kidnapper) Who do you think you are?! me: (in character) I’m prepared to drop it to 24,000 credits! dm: (as kidnapper) YEAH?! WELL, I’M PREPARED TO GIVE YOUR HUSBAND NINETEEN FINGERS! me: …what? party: That’s… you have ten… dm: … oh, sh*t…. um… (as kidnapper) I’M GONNA… I’M GONNA… CUT YOUR HUSBAND’S… toes off… AND SEW ‘EM… onto his… hands.
Where did all those feelings go? People spend their whole lives looking for love. Poems and songs and entire novels are written about it. But how can you trust something that can end as suddenly as it begins?