fandoms exploding

feelbending  asked:

Thomas I hope you're okay with all the current drama, I personally believe that you did nothing wrong at all. You're always making sure you're inclusive and doing the right thing, sorry your fandom's exploded :(

Hey!! Yeah, I’m doing fine!! Please don’t worry, these sorts of things happen sometimes and it gets very hard to address and handle all at once! I have made mistakes though, so please don’t feel like you have to defend all that I do, that’s not your responsibility, and I’ve been doing what I can to make sure things were addressed!

There was a piece of art of myself that was posted a while back that I put under a Read More and tagged nsfw because it was, and it was revealed later, after the artists’ bio was updated, that they were not of appropriate age, and that was a complete mistake on my part to make sure! I’ve always made a point to clarify, if people asked me, that if they were to do any nsfw art of me and submit it, that they should be of appropriate age to be doing so. My tumblr started as a personal blog and I thought tagging things appropriately would be enough, but this occurrence absolutely made me rethink how my blog was laid out and how much more consideration I needed to be putting into my blog and who was viewing it, so I made a public apology for it yesterday (in the #TSask) and decided to restructure my blog in order to make sure this never happens again. Posts I deemed too questionable, I have removed and if they ever go up again, they would be going up on a sideblog of some kind. I absolutely appreciate those who brought this up to me. I should have been the one to catch it, and I need to be far more vigilant about what I post from here on out!

There was also the post I responded to about why I felt it right to include asexuals and aromantics of any combination in the community. I’ve been having many really awesome and respectful conversations with people on both sides of this argument and its been really good, for me and I think for a lot of them, to gain understanding on where we’re both coming from. I am so grateful to those who came to me and got to discuss with me incredibly important things to remember and respect: the early struggles of the trans and gay community, the Stonewall Riots, the travesties and systemic oppression that still happen around the world today that need to be fought. We also got to discuss issues like arranged marriages that affect people on all areas of the spectrum. We talked about different demographics of the community and where they would like to stand or not stand. And the importance of limited resources made available to people of the community were discussed with me as well. I’ve been so absolutely grateful to those of you who came to me and are still coming to me to talk through these things, because I don’t claim to know everything, and many of the discussions were ended wonderfully respectfully. In the end, obviously, I have no, or maybe just really little, say in what defines the community. In what I say, I am absolutely making no attempt to prioritize people over another, because there are some extreme things that need to be fought. I can only be in control of myself and who I deem to be valid and who I would like to offer my support. I truly am trying to put myself in everyone’s shoes and see where they’re coming from. And I am so grateful so many of you came to me so respectfully to talk! That’s amazing! That, I think, is the most optimal form of discussion for people on both sides. I don’t like seeing anyone on either side attacking each other, and it’s so devastating to see so much of it. 

I truly hope this helps bring clarity for those of you who were confused or looking for an update! The internet can be a confusing place and the truth can be mangled, but I am doing everything I can to make sure I amend for any bad decisions and hear you all out as best as I can. I’m only human, and I truly do care about you and where you’re all coming from, so I hope you can all bear with me! 

fandoms doing their thing
  • naruto fandom: yelling about which female character is the worstest
  • bleach fandom: angrily hissing at themselves and each other and being super salty over really little things
  • one piece fandom: sobbing into a pillow about whatever the hell's going on with sanji
  • fairy tail fandom: alternating between which ship they feel like fighting about and getting angry at cleavage
  • attack on titan fandom: explodes once a month in a burst of glory before immediately forgetting it ever existed
  • steven universe fandom: everything is problematic except what i like
  • jojo's bizarre adventure fandom: spent the last 29 years trying to figure out the plot; still hasn't gotten anywhere
  • yuri!!! on ice fandom: so gay very homosexual much wow
  • gravity falls fandom: slowly sinking into an existential crisis (possibly five existential crises)
  • my hero academia fandom: anxiously quadruple-checking saisai-chan's blog to see if there's anything new
  • yu-gi-oh! fandom: probably still confused about pot of greed??? idk lots of memes about hair
  • puella magi madoka magica fandom: crying about gays
  • ouran high chool host club fandom: pressed up against the window like creepers but no one notices
  • fullmetal alchemist fandom: but is it legal in japan????? no??? how about germany????? how about germany in 1912?????
  • pokémon fandom: still trying to catch 'em all
  • danganronpa fandom: all your faves are dead
  • game of thrones fandom: all your faves are dead or suffering
  • lord of the rings fandom: may or may not have ceased to exist altogether
  • doctor who fandom: hiding from the supernatural and sherlock fandoms
  • supernatural fandom: hiding from the sherlock and doctor who fandoms
  • sherlock fandom: hiding from the doctor who and supernatural fandoms
  • superwholock fandoms: sitting in a dark room, rubbing their hands together, and giggling maniacally
  • harry potter fandom: desperately awaiting the sweet release of death (or the next fantastic beasts movie)
  • hayao miyazaki fandom: anime was a mistake
  • voltron fandom: obsessing over keith, lance, klance, pidge's gender identity, shiro's ptsd, and allura's allura
  • rwby fandom: watching the bumbleby and black sun fans viciously circling each other like angry coyotes
  • dragon ball fandom: very tired at this point
  • abridged fandom: y u no update
  • star vs. the forces of evil fandom: the most passive aggressive ship warring i've ever seen tbh
  • avatar fandom: still bitching about zutara and makkora i guess idk
  • buffy the vampire slayer fandom: peering out from behind trees, probably waiting for the sun to sink
  • avengers fandom: either bickering about tony stark, screaming at sharon carter's existence, or dead inside
  • durarara!! fandom: fuck fascinating characters, development, and story; i want unhealthy gays
  • baccano! fandom: softly sobbing in the distance
  • warrior cats fandom: trying to pretend they never existed to begin with
  • rick riordan fandom: has either read every single thing he's ever written or gave up years ago
  • rave master fandom: sniggering as the fairy tail fandom loses its shit again
  • twilight fandom: rewriting the series so it doesn't suck as much and/or making cactus jokes
  • over the garden wall fandom: listening to "into the unknown" and sobbing
  • discworld fandom: secure in their superior sense of humor but sad because a great man has left us
  • a series of unfortunate events fandom: aggressively glowering at anything related to the movie
  • seven deadly sins fandom: confused af right now
  • vamp! fandom: has the best vampires ever created and fucking knows it
  • seraph of the end fandom: thinks they have the best vampires ever created (and are incorrect bc vamp! exists)
  • his dark materials fandom: making dæmons for themselves, their ocs, and literally anybody
  • star trek fandom: speaking in kling-on or whatever
  • star wars fandom: kylo ren discourse
  • miraculous ladybug fandom: arguing over which of four ships is the best even though they're all the same two people
  • thomas sanders fandom: deeply in love with thomas sanders bc it's really hard not to be

listen jack’s not out his first year in the nhl so when its time for family skates he doesnt want to be that guy who just brings his parents there is nothing wrong with that but he would just feel weird plus he wants to have bitty there without things being obvious so he invites the smh and the media has never seen jack happier and the falcs fandom explodes from all the pics

Isak feels like he’s living in an autumn aesthetic.

It’s just so fucking picturesque. Crispy air, spiked apple cider, colourful trees. His best friends preparing a stew together in the kitchen because they’re together again, something Isak almost ruined last time he was here. Even sitting under one of those trees that’s almost as colourful as he is, sketching with his legs propped on Isak’s lap. 

“Baby, what are you drawing?” Isak asks, tilting his head to sneak a peek. Even blocks his sketchbook with a hand and a grin. 

“Don’t be so impatient.”

“Is it me with a pumpkin head again?”

“…Absolutely not.”

The cabin door opens and Jonas comes outside, guitar on his shoulder. Eva follows behind him, rolling his eyes. “I keep telling him don’t be that guy,” she says. “But he keeps being that guy.”

“You’re not mad that I’m that guy,” Jonas says, circling his arms around her waist and kissing her cheek. “You’re mad that you like me because of it.”

“In spite of it.” Eva laughs as Jonas swings her around in his arms so she’s facing him, then kisses her for real. Eva told Isak she found herself before she found her way back to Jonas again. Jonas said something about how he wanted to be a better person for his friends, but she inspired him to the best person. Gushy, romantic bullshit, but Isak knew he was in no position to call them on it. That was the language he spoke in now.

“Do you take requests?” Even asks Jonas. “Know any Gabrielle? 

“I’ll learn it for your wedding,” Jonas says.

“If you’re planning to bring that to our wedding, you’re not invited,” Isak says. 

Eva glances over Even’s shoulder at his drawing. “Oh, nice,” she says. “You’ve really captured Isak’s inner-glow.”

Isak pushes Even’s legs off his lap and moves behind him, resting his head on his boyfriend’s shoulder. “You drew me as a pumpkin carving?”

“How dare you suggest this is anything but my best work?” Even says, tilting his own head to kiss Isak’s cheek. 

“I don’t think you got my eyes right. They’re less…square than that.”

“Hm, really?” Even reaches behind him to grab Isak’s hand, tugging him forward. “Can you come around so I can take a closer look?”

Isak moves in front of Even and sits on his lap, straddling his waist. He catches Eva and Jonas eyeing each other before making an excuse to check on the food and heading back inside.

“Hey.”

“Hey.”

Even brushes his nose against Isak’s. “What are you doing?”

“Sitting on my boyfriend’s lap. What are you doing?”

“Trying not to get a boner.”

“Jesus Christ, Even.”

Even smiles and brushes his thumb against Isak’s cheek. “Can I tell you something?”

“Mhm.”

“I’m really happy, Isak. So fucking happy.”

And that is really all it takes for Isak to feel the same way. He has a biology exam on Wednesday, he’s overdue for a visit with his parents, he got stuck in a hateful internet comments rabbit-hole this morning, but right now, he is at a cabin with his best friends and very happy boyfriend.

Of course, Isak is so fucking happy too. 

Reasons why you should watch Young Justice

It’s an amazing show

It’s DC

It touches on a lot of important issues, that aren’t always brought up in shows (self-image, freedom to be yourself, loss of innocence, grief)

Bluepulse and Spitfire

STRONG FEMALE CHARACTERS

It passes the bechdel test!!!

Mastering the art of creating a female character that is in a codependent relationship, but doesn’t let the relationship rule her life

There is some VERY gay undertones, especially in season 2

Bluepulse and Spitfire

Diversity, more so in season 2

THEY GET TEENAGERS RIGHT

Thank you DC, for realizing Mellenials are actually smart and don’t rely 100% on our phones

They also get relationships right. Like, ya, no relationship is perfect: but their ability to get over the problem is what makes a strong couple.

There’s a couple for every shipper.
Kinky relationship? Chalant
Lovey-dovey relationship? Supermartian
Looong-time relationship? MalXKaren
Fights because sexual tension relationship? SPITFIRE
They’re-not-gay-but-they’re-totally-gay? BLUEPULSE

WHO IS THE CANON LGBTQ+ DC?? WHO????

Believable characters with a lot of depth

You thought this chick was a shallow girl with 2 brain cells? Lol turns out she’s actually not that bad and has a severe inferiority complex
(Still not a huge Megan fan but whatever) (she’s a Mary-Sue, I don’t care what you say)

Bluepulse and Spitfire

SO.MANY.PLOT.TWISTS.

Some plot holes that are fun to point out (THAT DC WILL HOPEFULLY FIX IN SEASON 3)

It’s a DC show that doesn’t revolve around Superman and Batman (but heavily relies on their son/younger brother)

Bluepulse and Spitfire

The show has a great fandom

Like we literally exploded just because Dick Grayson hit puberty

But God DAMN he was hot

Bluepulse and Spitfire

It’s like Teen Titans, but better

I shouldn’t have said that

I’m sorry

BLUEPULSE AND SPITFIRE

What I love about the Young Justice fandom is that we could get the smallest, most insignificant news regarding season 3, and within minutes the whole fandom will explode and come up with a trillion different theories by grasping at every straw they find and making a bunch connections that make little to no sense.

They could release a four second clip of Nightwing drinking a glass of milk and we’d be like “okay but judging by the consistency of the milk and the tiny bubble near the rim of the glass, it is obviously 2% milk he is drinking, and the color of the lamp in the corner and the position of the sun through the window clearly mean that Wally is alive in the speedforce and will return with the help of John Cena and a poodle okay, just look at the evidence”

1D as fic writers:

Liam: write beautifully but is underrated, not enough kudos, not enough comments, is happy to write still because he just needs the words out of him at all cost. Hasn’t heard about doing fic posts with nice edits, doesn’t link in the notes because what even is an html code what? you’re speaking a foreign langage right now. 

Niall: only writes fluff, a fandom favorite but couldn’t care less about his popularity, would kill you if you ever send him an ask about adding some angst because “why do you hate love anon? Who hurt you?” 

Harry: Is the biggest angst hoe in all the land, the tags left by his followers under his fic posts make you wonder if they really love his shit or not  (from “noooooo” “this is going to hurt so good” “I hate you” to “Don’t do this to me”). Posts during the night when everyone is asleep then smirks and sleeps like a baby imagining the fandom exploding in the morning when he posts his 150k long angstfest. Is rather absent from his blog after that.

Louis: specialises in slow burn with a happy ending, is a fandom favorite but still doesn’t know why, and can’t believe it when his stats are good. Loves symbolism and writing banter. Loves co-writing and headcanoning. Does his fare share of shitposting when he’s not writing fics.

Zayn: Writes great fics then orphan them all, leaves the fandom and you never hear from him again.

Figure Skating Charms and a Wealth of Nuance

Haha…so…*guiltily posts this months later* I had this in my drafts 70% completed since episode 10 came out, but with episode 11 and 12 the fandom exploded on other issues, and I thought it was kind of irrelevant since the rings have so many layers of meaning already. But in PASH magazine’s March issue, Kubo-sensei actually brings this up. 

I ended up cleaning this post and after finding out that @sachiro​ was going to make a similar post, we decided to have “pair posts” to submit for victuuriweek. You can read their yoi meta here , which discusses and connects specific moments throughout the series to the points I’ll lay out in the second half of this post.

About Yuuri’s charm. Yuuri has a figure skating precedent for buying jewelry to act as a charm - it isn’t a blasé “lots of good stuff around here…yeah, rings can make good charms, right? idk, but I’m doing it anyway.” Here’s yet another layer.

Charms are a legitimate THING in figure skating.

You won’t read about this in figure skating intros or on Wikipedia, and you won’t hear commentators talk about it either (if it’s brought up, consider it a stroke of luck and immediately save that video/interview forever). Unless you follow skaters to the point of knowing about their personal lives, then this is one meaningful aspect of figure skating that is easy to miss.

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Spoiler-Man
  • Jeremy Zag: *posts two spoilers in one day, one including an Adrienette dance scene*
  • Fandom: *explodes, screaming and crying as fire spreads*
  • Thomas Astruc: Oh hey btw ice skating is a thing now
  • Fandom: ...
  • Fandom: CAN YOU HEAR MY HEARTBEAT-

After Viktor and Yuuri retire from competitive figure skating, it becomes notoriously difficult to get an interview with even one of them unless they’re at a skating competition as Yura’s coaches.

It’s even more difficult to get them to agree to a photoshoot.

So when both Yuuri and Viktor, miraculously, agree to answer some questions for one particularly popular figure skating magazine, it’s like a dream come true.

They even agree to pose for a bunch of photos.

But only on one condition.

No photoshop.

The magazine editors are quick to agree. That’s not exactly much of a concession to make, when both models already look like they’ve stepped out of a magazine.

(In hindsight, Yura’s slightly queasy, but ultimately amused expression and muffled snickering probably should have alerted them that something was up.)

Then, the day of the shoot arrives, and Yuuri shows up with hickies scattered all over his neck and collarbones.

They’re supposed to be modelling shirtless.

The photographer faints.

Then, Viktor takes off his shirt, and there are bright red scratches all down his back.

While everyone runs around panicking, trying to figure out what to do, Viktor and Yuuri just stand to the side, casually sipping their Starbucks and watching the goings on with amusement.

There are many negotiations, and the couple is offered triple their original price in exchange for photoshopping the scratches and hickies off.

Viktor and Yuuri already have more than enough money, and it’s more amusing this way, so they refuse.

After another hour or two of arguing back and forth, they decide that finding more models at this time would be too much trouble, and that the prestige of actually having had Yuuri and Viktor pose for them was worth the risk of running the pictures.

When all their friends see the photos, Yuuri and Viktor get several amused (and a few scandalized) texts and phonecalls from basically everyone they know.

The entire figure skating fandom explodes and dies.

That issue of the magazine ends up being the most popular issue ever.

Viktor and Yuuri are impressed that they actually went through with it - that magazine has managed to gain their respect.

In the future, they agree to many more interviews and photoshoots with that magazine. They usually cooperate, but every once in awhile they do manage to find a way to cause trouble for the poor employees.

The couple is the most difficult people that magazine has ever had to work with. But all the money they bring is more than worth the frustration.