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The Moon and sun

Alright so since you claimed you wanted one of my poems (I’ll post others on different days so I’m not spamming this blog with nonfandom content)

The Moon and sun 

The sun is steady

reliable.

It slaves to light up

the world.

Day after day

you avert your eyes.

For isn’t the moon

the prettier sister?

It follows the sun

yet surpasses its wake.

Beautiful, magical

maybe even eerie.

Day after day

each new phase is exciting.

You think:

it eclipses the other.

WHY ARE PEOPLE LIKE THIS??!!!

So today I have come across the same problem twice…. Where people have been disrespecting the creators/illustrators of fandoms. (WARNING: There may be a spoiler or two)

First: Tokyo Ghoul
So yesterday I heard that a new manga chapter came out where it had sexual content of Kaneki and Touka… today on Facebook I saw a post that said people were telling one of the illustrators to kill themselves because they hated or were angry about the new chapter….

Second: Voltron Legendary Defender
As I was scrolling through Amino just a few moments ago, I saw a post about Studio Mir accidentally leaking photos that they weren’t supposed to. This one disrespectful bitch (excuse my language) had apparently got a hold of these pictures and had refused to delete them from her profile unless Klance was made canon. Which also could lead to people losing their jobs (since they work alongside Dreamworks) and if the situation had gotten worse (which I’m not sure if there’s still a possibility of it getting worse) then Voltron could’ve gotten cancelled (from what I hear). Luckily this bitch’s profile got deleted from twitter, idk about tumblr tho.

Honestly, why do people do these things??? It’s not their stories so they shouldn’t be trying to add to or rewrite it! If it’s what the creators want then let them do it and if you disapprove of what they want for the characters then too bad deal with it!!! You want the story to go differently then make a damn fanfiction! Don’t harass the creators! Also if you’re putting people’s jobs on the line for a ship, then damn you’re really not a fan of the actual show, manga, etc. Because if they lose their jobs then instead of getting your ship canon, you’re just going to lose the show and end up ruining it for lots of other people! Seriously some of you need to learn some respect!

Don’t judge a Book by its cover.

You know the society you live in is really fucked up, when a stranger can judge another person based off of their portrayal of and them relating to a fictional character; when ALL the evidence points against them being a bad person and more likely you not knowing what you’re talking about.

That a person whose shown to be selfless, kind, hard-working, funny and humble can be debased by some fuckers pathetically cruel and idiotically nasty take - cause they think they know best due to his personality not conforming with societies boring bullshit and him acting differently towards people cause he’s doing his job and getting into character to give us the best performance possible, just cause he’s not being happy go lucky with every single person on set (even though Adam ‘I hate hugs’ Driver allowed John to continue hugging him even though he must have felt uncomfortable) especially the OT actors like Mark cause you’re a die-hard “fan” and can’t imagine why somebody wouldn’t… ugh.

There’s a reason Adam has social anxiety, and went/goes through depression, that he’s humble to the point of being heartbreakingly self-deprecating or that he doesn’t like physical contact- it’s judgmental fuckers like the ones going against every great thing the SW cast has said about him and in general what the themes of SW actually are - just cause they can’t get their ignorant heads out of their own backsides. It’s not a hat honey. It’s sickening, and disgusting, and it doesn’t just happen to Adam, but so many other people too. My friend’s little brother is autistic, and he is one of the smartest most awesome little lads I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing - yet people treat him differently just because he’s different from them - it makes me so angry sometimes, and sad.

I don’t like hugs, I’m introverted, I’d prefer an interesting book and a good cup of tea over conversing with other people most days; I don’t need to explain myself just to satisfy peoples self-righteous egos nor do they have a right to judge me - a person they know fuck all about or why I am the way I am.

It has become normal in our society for us to have to explain ourselves on anything and everything we say or do. Why the fuck should we have to explain ourselves? What right do you have to judge us? People, not all, have lost the ability to respect their fellow human, that we are complex creatures and you must first learn before you judge - otherwise it’s just a cycle of judgment and segregation and misinterpretation…it leads to walls between people, this can lead to hate and we all know where that leads to…suffering.

Until I was about 7, I didn’t actually know that racism, or sexism, or homophobia or discrimination or anything like that existed. It never crossed my mind, I’d always treated everyone equally and I never judged somebody on their skin color or their sexual preference/gender or the way they acted - I’m not saying I was perfect, cause I’m not believe me - I’m just saying those things weren’t concepts to me, they never crossed my mind. I found out through a history lesson on the Holocaust. Yeah. It left me baffled, asking why are humans seemingly so eager to hate one another for reasons that seemed so pointless to me? I’m still baffled to this day.

Star Wars especially has always been about hope, forgiveness and most importantly love. I know that sounds cheesy, but it’s true. It’s about people coming together, about transcending those walls, and finding hope there in the darkness of our own reality. It’s fiction, yes, a story - but to every story there is always some truth. Our spec of time in infinity is not worth wasting on pettiness and judgmental hate. I know I’m a nobody, that my voice is just a soundless plea echoing into the endless void, but please. PLEASE. don’t be a puppet of ignorance. Our lives are our own stories and in the most basic way possible what I’m trying to say is…

Don’t judge a book by its cover.  

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If you got to the end of this little rant of mine, bless you for having the patience to deal with my tired queer mind. I don’t know I just thought about all the stuff going around about Adam being creepy and BS assumptions of Adam from the VF interviews, and my sadness at the hate from some antis in the tags (especially as a Reylo shipper), and needed to just release my inner rantersaurus-rex. So thank you, and I hope you took something from this that wasn’t 'wtf is this weirdo going on about?’ X) and I hope you have a lovely day and know that for all the hate in the world, there will always, ALWAYS, be people who understand and are kind. Damn that was some heavy shit, sorry guys I’m not usually like that, lmao. 

May the force be with you. 

anonymous asked:

Hi! Um, no special request but i just wanted to thank you and any other mods if there are any for all the fic recs and help for finding sterek stories. I thought i ran out on ao3 but amazingly this fandom keeps going, i love it. I have so much love for your blog, the sterek fandom and all the writers that still write for sterek. I'm new to the online fandom of sterek so i was so scared you're all gone. But you're still here <3333

Hey :)

Omg! Welcome!!!! We are all still here and dying to talk sterek to anyone and everyone :) I can remember jumping into a fandom too late and there being nobody to talk to. No worries! There is still so much going on in the fandom, ya know considering the mess that teen wolf turned out to be :) 

Strangely enough, that is why this blog is not named sterek  I completely expected to get bored and move on. I have a short attention span ;) and I have dabbled in other fandoms but I am a sterek fangirl through and through. 

Anyways! I hope you hang around and soak up the sterek goodness :)

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I present to you: My attempt at a fandom shitpost to end all fandom shitposts.

Thanks to @crystalitar and @thegreyturtle for letting me borrow their icons to make it look more authentic

AN ODE TO FANFICTION WRITERS:

FROM YOUR FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD FANFIC CONSUMER

Here’s to the newbies just starting out, the ones discovering their ability to twist and bend plots, characters and places to their will for the first time,

To the old faithfuls, who have kids at home and a full-time job but somehow still find the time to make us forget for a while,  

To the students who publish one-shots and sagas in-between study sessions,

To the ones who posted that one fic years ago and have since moved on, but whose story meant (and still means) so much to so many readers,  

To those of you who publish short, little things that pack the emotional punch of a freight train,

To the ones who update faithfully, and to the ones who don’t,

To the ones who weave lyrics into their stories, and the ones who deal in nothing but angst,

To those who don’t write in their native language, 

To the brave ones who do it despite their fear of rejection or criticism, 

To the ones who like to write with their friends, and the ones who do it alone because their friends wouldn’t understand, 

To the ones who spend hours researching in order to to make their world as real as possible, 

To to the poets and novelists and essayists and dreamers:  

Every single one of you is precious.  

You, along with all the other fandom artists and creators, lift us up and give us hope.  You make us laugh, you make us cry, you make us think and question and wonder.  You help us escape, sometimes, when we need it most.  You bring the unimaginable to life, you translate lofty words into ones we can smell, hear and taste, and you continually encourage and inspire us.  You’re wonderful and powerful and courageous and so, so loved, even if we aren’t always the best at letting you know it.  So this is for those of you with empty comment sections, with a concerning lack of kudos/likes/favs/bookmarks. Your stories make a difference, and they always will.  

So, from all of us to you:  

Thank you.

just your friendly reminder before all the comic cons and whatnot begin: ACTORS ARE NOT THEIR CHARACTERS

I’m angry. I have been, for weeks now.

I didn’t want to make a post or say anything because I don’t think enough people will notice or care. But fuck that, because I’ve got something to say.

I’m a fanfic writer for Haikyuu, I’ve been one for over a year; going on two. I’ve written 50 fics for this fandom, and I’ve been posting one fic or chapter update every week since the beginning of this year.

I write because I love writing, because I have a lot of ideas, and because I love the characters. I post my work because I think other people might enjoy my work, too.

But I’m also sick of it.

I’m sick of spending all my free time on writing only to get ten notes max on my fics on tumblr. Which, you know - it might just be that people don’t like my work. But it’s not just me.
I’ve participated in events, and if you look at the pages for any fandom-related project that includes artists and writers, I can assure you that you’ll always find the same thing: art with over a thousand notes per pic, and fics with less than twenty.

Don’t get me wrong. I love the art that people are creating in the fandom, just as much as the next person. I buy every zine I can get my hands on. I commission artists when I can.

Recently, I commissioned a writer. I didn’t even know that was a thing until a couple months ago, and even then, I’ve seen writers offer 1k words or more for as little as 3$. Are you fucking kidding me. I paid 25$ for 4k and I wish I could have tipped more.

I guess what I’m saying is that I’m done with this.

I’ve been thinking every single day for the last three weeks that I want to just say I’m not going to be writing anymore. Because I’ve got no more energy for this. I’ve got enough other shit going on, and constantly being angry about how writers are treated is not helping, and it’s not something I can turn off. Every day I’ve been thinking “you should just go. For your sake. Stop this shit.”

I can’t do that. When I finally reached that point, and made the decision today that I’d stop, I’m done, I’m out - I immediately felt AWFUL. I love writing, and I love the friends I’ve made through it. I get really sweet and supportive comments sometimes. I feel like my work has maybe impacted a handful of people.

But I hate this. I hate the way the fandom treats us. I hate getting 1k hits and 2 comments. I hate getting 20 notes, only one of which is a reblog. Who’s going to see my work? No one. I hate it, and I don’t know what to do about it.

I guess that’s all. Expect a new fic from me next week, as always. Because as much as I hate it, I can’t leave. But I’m done pretending I’m not angry. Because I am.