I liked the Golden Trio for a long time. But seeing them shilled for the smallest acts of goodness, and seeing people attacked for just not liking them, has soured me on those three. The more people build them up as the greatest characters in existence, the more flaws and weaknesses I notice. They just seem overhyped and overrated to me now.
Apparently, creators are not allowed to write about taboo topics anymore without “promoting” them. You can only write things you believe in!
Seriously! It’s such a new trend now to shame writers, artists, and anyone creative for it being CREATIVE in a fictional work! You’re not allowed to write about ANYTHING that may be “problematic” or “disgusting” unless you yourself get off on it!
You write about incest? You MUST ADVOCATE FOR INCEST!
You wanna write about rape? YOU MUST BE A RAPIST!
You wanna write about torture? YOU’RE A SICK SADIST!
Yup! THAT’S WHAT THE WORLD HAS COME TO NOW! NO MORE CREATIVE THOUGHT! NO MORE PLAYING IN THE FICTIONAL REALM! EVERYTHING MUST BE FULL OF RAINBOWS AND HAPPINESS OR ELSE YOU’RE A SCUMBAG!
To ANYONE who thinks this: Get over yourself.
Seriously. I’m pointing at some fandoms right now with my words, but if this applies to you, then you are being pointed at too.
Just because we creators create something with taboo topics in it doesn’t fucking mean we advocate for it. If YOU have a problem with it, then don’t watch/read/look at it.
I’m 100% done with people being so close-minded about creative works and the freedoms it has. It’s FICTION. It’s NOT REAL.
If you cannot separate fiction from reality, then stay away from fiction and I mean this both lovingly for your mental health and aggressively to protect creative works from bullshit censorship.
We use taboos to make unique/interesting stories. You may not like it, but we’re the ones making the story. Not you. We are weaving and carving our FICTIONAL worlds however we want so we can tell our stories in the ways we want to.
Don’t like it? MAKE SOMETHING YOURSELF. The world needs more creatives and if you wanna tell a story then tell it however YOU want to tell it.
But FUCK YOU if you ever think a creator advocates for taboo subjects just because they put it in their works.
Signed, a creator who has written about child/sex trafficking, rape, kidnapping, torture porn, murder, the dark web, Christian mythos, hard drugs, and alcohol abuse.