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Our Generation and Fandoms

Hello everyone, I’m warning you now that this is going to be a long post, but it is also important.  So I’m sorry about this, but I’ve been thinking about this for a long time and I think it needs to be said.

Our generation has changed, that’s for certain, but changed into what; I don’t know.  Are we toxic, do we just hurt ourselves and the people around us? Are we damaged, suffering from the decisions made for us by previous generations? Are we controlling, doing whatever it takes to make sure that we are always appeased?

I don’t have answers for these questions, but when it comes to entertainment made for us, and the children who have come after us, there are some truths to be said.

Back in elementary school, I would always talk to my friends about cartoons and the like.  We would talk about our favorite episodes, favorite characters, and even just quote some of our favorite lines.  I remember just quoting Ed from Ed Edd n Eddy for a long time, mainly just “Buttered toast!”

But as time went on, mainly as I hit near the end of high school and started into college, the conversations changed.

We changed.

Now all I see is: “I ship (this character) with (this character)”, “I headcanon (this character) as (this sexuality)”, “I headcanon (this character) as (this gender)”

and each of these are followed by angry arguments, death threats, and basic unrelenting rage.  On what…cartoon characters?

Cartoon characters that, none of us own?

I get it though.  There are people who wished there were more characters in cartoons who were like them; whether it be gay, bi, trans, etc.  But the problem is that we can’t just make that fact.  Only those who own the show can, and I’m sorry to say this, but usually when you make a cartoon, you need to have a lot planned out, and if it is never planned for the main character to come out as gay or trans or something else, than it just isn’t going to happen.

Then, there are people who like to say: “this character is (this sexuality/gender/other headcanon)!”

Unless there is spoken or written truth from the show itself, or the creators. Then your headcanon is only a headcanon, not fact.

What happened to us?  We used to just, quietly sit and watch cartoons, laugh when something was funny, feel sad when the characters felt sad, and then shared with others about how we loved the show so much.

But now, we’re just trying to control these kid’s shows for our own selfish desires.

Why can’t we just watch the shows, and be happy about it, with nothing else?

I’m not trying to say that we should stop being fans of the shows that we love, just maybe we should…tone it down?

When did children’s entertainment, stop being entertaining?

Multiverse Theory and Why It’s Your Friend

The multiverse theory in the most simplest of terms states that there are an infinite amount of parallel universes to coincide with the infinite possibilities that can occur throughout time and space.

So you’re probably wondering why you’re seeing this in tags about your favorite shows and whatnot, well it’s simple.

Everyone has headcanons and AUs about their favorite shows, and not to mention the wonderful fan theories about hidden secrets or future events.  And some, not all, but some people wish deep down that their headcanons/theories become true.  Sadly when a show is either finished or canceled, for many these things don’t happen.

Unless

You believe in the multiverse theory, such as I do.  Because by law of this theory all headcanons and theories are true, within their respective universes of course.

You may have a headcanon that isn’t true here, but there is a universe out there where it is true and maybe another where it’s true with a theory of yours, the possibilities are limitless!

For instance a universe where Bill Cipher is voiced by Morgan Freeman!

or a universe where Lincoln Loud always wears a pink shirt instead of an orange one!

or a Steven Universe where Jasper did join Steven instead of getting corrupted!

or a universe where Marco Diaz is openly trans, Star’s gay with Jackie and Ludo is actually just an angry banana with a face!

Literally endless possibilities!

Now you’re probably wondering why I made this post right?  Well it’s because we should be happy, and no matter what happens to our favorite shows, whether our theories aren’t right, or our headcanons get disproved.  They are true…somewhere.

So let’s all sit back, relax, and enjoy some quality entertainment…after this commercial break!

Because girls with glasses are the best, I took my favorite female characters with glasses from cartoons and Anime: Miharu Mikuni (KissxSiss), Jeanette (Alvin and the Chipmunks), Eileen (Regular Show), Lotte (Little Witch Academia), Susan Test (Johnny Test), Beth (Total Drama), Jackie Wackerman (Kick Buttowski), Inez (Cyberchase), Mina (Grojband), Dana (Wayside), Chloe (We Bare Bears) Bessie (Mighty B) and Penny (ChalkZone), hope you like it  

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