I have had it with this fandom and its discourse. First it was anti-shaladin discourse, then it was discourse for liking Lotor as a character, and now there’s this whole: “Shallura is pedophilia now too, ermahgerd I hate the creators” drama.
It sickens me that you have watered down the meaning of the term pedophilia (at this rate, it’s going to become the new “triggered”). It sickens me that you equate like for a character as defense of the character’s actions. It sickens me that you push your own moral values upon others, when morality is SUBJECTIVE and societal.
It sickens me that you attack people and then parade around with some sort of moral superiority as if you are entitled to being pandered to. It sickens me that you have attacked the TEAM for following their own vision and not pandering to you. It sickens me that many of you seem to be so out of touch with reality and unaware of how your actions effect others. Over the years, I have been in many different fandoms with terrible discourse: including the ATLA, Free!, SNK, and Naruto fandoms and in my personal opinion the Voltron Fandom beats out all of them in terms of how terrible it is. The Voltron fandom has created such a toxic environment for itself, it isn’t even funny.
Because here’s the thing: people shouldn’t be SCARED. And everybody is scared. Even the Voltron Team is so fucking scared of this rabid fandom. Josh Keaton, who is a great guy by the way, was one of the most active supporters of shipping in our fandom. And what did he get for it? Attacks (including personal ones) to the point where he isn’t allowed to discuss shipping anymore. And now people complain when the team doesn’t want to talk about it. You did it to yourself people.
No ages have been confirmed. We have been given ranges - sometimes hypocritical ranges - by multiple members of the team. And from what I’ve seen, I don’t even think the team is on the same page when it comes to their ages. So until ages are explicitly stated, you have NO REASON to label a ship as “wrong”, and you NEVER have reason to attack somebody over a ship. Feel free to say: “I’m not comfortable with this ship” all you want, but you have no right to force your opinion down other’s throats.
I will NOT be participating in fandom matters on this site until shit dies down and people finally start admitting that this is all due to some dumb shipping war. (which I highly doubt is going to happen). If any of you reading this follow me on Youtube for my edits, do not worry as I will still be active there.
Okay, but can we please acknowledge and appreciate that the finale couples in that stupid poll are two mlm couples. One of which has an Asian bisexual and the other features a bipolar bisexual (or pansexual - we don’t know how he identifies). Like what a time to live in. Whoever wins the final round we should know that this is amazing.
I’m in the process of crossposting fics & drabbles from tumblr onto ao3, and vice-versa. And I’ve just realized that although I sent it over to the absolutely lovely gals over at @txf-fic-chicks I never officially posted the text of my very first smutty, sloppy little venture into the world of fanfic in my own little corner. So, um. Here! I wrote this back in January.
Post-Never Again. Very NC-17.
“Not everything is about you, Mulder. This is my life.”
Mulder blinks at her a few times, softening, his vulnerability shining like a new penny under his bratty charade. “Yes, but it’s m -”
Scully moves around her apartment in a haze. Turns the television on, then off. Picks up a book, and reads the same sentence four times before putting it back down again. Makes a cup of tea, then forgets about it while it over-steeps. Damn him, she thinks, as she tilts her cup into the sink, watching the lukewarm liquid swirl down the drain. Her tattoo, still new, itches irritably against the back of her sweater. Arlington tomorrow, she reminds herself. She’d better pack. She leans against the sink and sighs forcefully, as if trying to physically expel the weight of him from her lungs.
His heavy, sullen presence is overwhelming, even when she’s alone. At some point in the last four years, he’s taken residence within her, braided himself into her ribcage. Everything she does, everything she is, pulses with the dark undertone of him - muldermuldermuldermulder. She wonders idly if she’ll ever be free of him. If she even wants to be. Hadn’t she gone to Philadelphia for him, even after she told herself she wouldn’t?
I’ll always see Zutara not being canon as one of the biggest missed opportunities of television but it truly has the BEST fanworks of any ship i’ve ever seen tbh. And I will be able to go on strong through that.
I loved all the effects and I thought the humor was great!
I really loved that song that the Beast sings…Evermore I think it’s called right?
However, there was one thing I noticed that kinda bothered me. Emma Watson’s singing voice definitely sounded digitally enhanced. I mean, I’ve never heard her sing but every time she sang in the movie it kinda sounded like a recording whereas everyone else it sounded like it was actually them singing. I mean, it didn’t sound completely different than her speaking voice so what I’m thinking is maybe she can sing just not as well as they were hoping maybe so they just kinda polished it a little to make her natural voice sound better.
Anyway, I really think that people were kind of over-exaggerating saying that she was totally awful and miscast.
One of the big reasons I love the Mendo fandom is, at least from one I’ve seen…. nobody starts shit. There aren’t fights in the fandom, we’re just all here bc we love Ben Mendelsohn. By far the best fandom I’m in.
With the GIFs and table reads and all the new things the LeDuo fandom now gets, let me tell you one thing:
Like, I’m so happy with this fandom because it’s so nice!? And so respectful!?!!!
I mean, we’re all like “Yep, they’re dating. Totally in love with each other. Secret boyfriends / best best friends ever.” and stuff, you know?! But at the same time, we all have such a HUGE respect for Ida Gad and Josh’s little family. Like, if you say something against them, you better prepare for the shitstorm.
And that’s just so nice!?!!!
We can ship two actors, with a great chemistry and and awesome / the best friendship and some ship them as friends, some as bromance, some as romance and some as I don’t know - but at the same time and no matter how you ship them, everyone is really respectful and nice and especially when it comes to Ida and Josh’s family.
And that’s awesome.
I just love you all.