It’s mad. I think he might be mad. He was certainly arrogant and really quite rude and he looks about 12 and he’s clearly a bit public school and, yes, I definitely think he might be mad but he was also strangely likeable. He was charming. It really was all just a bit strange. So tomorrow, we’re off to look at a flat.

Me and the madman. Me and Sherlock Holmes.

anonymous asked:

If you haven't met any Social Justice Warriors, then all I have to say is that you are very, very fortunate, because there are few things more upsetting than watching some one take a good cause and turn it into something evil

Oh, I didn’t say there are no social justice bloggers with problematic views - far from it, I explicitly granted that social justice bloggers have their fair share of jerks and trolls.

My point is that I’m far from convinced that it’s any more than their fair share. Every group has its jerks and trolls; for every social justice blogger who’s prepared to tell me in all apparent sincerity that I should kill myself for being white or male, I can show you a dozen fandom bloggers who are prepared to tell me in all apparent sincerity that I should kill myself for preferring the wrong Star Trek captain.

(Picard, incidentally.)

That’s what I mean when I say that I don’t believe that “Social Justice Warriors” actually exist. Certainly, there are individual bloggers who fit the description of the stereotypical “Social Justice Warrior”. I’m simply not persuaded that we’re looking at any sort of meaningful phenomenon here.