Being an Avenger means continuing to be Captain America and smiling and being honorable for the public and Harry does his best. But it doesn’t give him time to figure out who he is supposed to be once he takes off his uniform and puts the shield to the side. Just being Harry had always involved Louis, and Harry fears he doesn’t know how to exist without him.
or: Harry is Captain America, and Louis’ been dead for 70 years.
Blessed are the readers, for theirs is the archive.
Blessed are the betas: for they help us write the stories we see in our hearts. Blessed are they that kudo, for they reassure us that someone likes what we’ve done. Blessed are the rebloggers and reccers, for they help the readers find our work. Blessed are they which leave comments on a WIP that say something other than “write more please”: for they comfort us when we feel taken for granted. Blessed are the commenters; for their words bring us joy. Blessed are the loyal fans, for they keep the fandom alive. Blessed are the fan artists, for they bring our worlds to life before our eyes. Blessed are they which read an entire long fic and comment each chapter, for the string of comment notifications fills the writer’s heart with delight. Blessed are ye, who rec our fics in public and tag us, for seeing that we made somebody squee is the light in our days. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad; for great is your reward in fandom.
you are not their fan if you invade and feel entitled to their privacy, whether that be their private social media accounts, their homes, or anything else they’ve decided is qualified as ‘private’ and ‘not for the fans/public’. you are also not their fan if you take advantage of invasions of privacy, whether you were the direct perpetrator or not.
you are not their fan if you cause them fear and/or pain, either because you won’t leave them alone (i.e. stalking them, which is a crime, btw) or you’re constantly tearing into aspects of their life they didn’t give you permission to access.
you are not their fan if you make places that are supposed to their safe and private paces, especially their homes (regardless of what country they’re currently staying in) feel unsafe and threatened
i’m going to repeat this.
you are not their fan if you cause them pain, or fear, or invade their privacy, or stalk them, or break in to their homes, or chase them down the highway and cause them to get into car accidents or any of the other innumerable fucked up shit that goes down. you are not entitled to their lives - yes, they may be famous and in the public eye but they are not toys. they are human beings and you are hurting them, you are creating toxic environments for them, you are causing them pain and fear.
this shit doesn’t prove you love them - if you loved them like you claim to do, you’d respect them but this shit is the height of disrespect andis the product of unhealthy obsession. when this shit happens, it proves you that you don’t see them as human beings, but as - toys, as things that exist for solely for your enjoyment, not deserving of basic human rights.
Some kind of AU where Dominator is inspired by Big Brother from 1984 by G.O Dayum I love this book <3 And I just wanted to try to some fake propaganda poster to try new things and because I need more sci-fi/distopia universes in my life. I’m not that much active in WoY Fandom but I needed to show this idea anyway wouhou!
and then I decided to be brave and actually post fan art.
This happened because I love the idea of Sherlock so full of compassion and emotion and beauty he can’t contain it, so all of it is hidden away. It is a piece of him that he won’t allow to come out, but it colors everything he does.
back when there weren’t hacks and we all had to duplicate crap with that turn-off-your-wifi-when-the-session-is-ending-at-the-exact-right-moment
when clover paths blew up in popularity and we all shared the same pain of having to dupe for hours and hours to fill our towns with clovers and WHOA I FOUND A FOUR LEAF CLOVER I WONDER IF THAT MAKES ME LUCKY
I remember when all the drama was on acnlconfessions and about 50% of it was furries
that infamous club tortimer troll guy who made me cry that one time and wow that was so stupid omg
“why is marshal so popularrrrr I only liek the UGLY villagersss” - about 30% of submissions to confession blogs
when I sold marshal to someone for 40 million bells omg
beetle farming for hours and hours to pay off them loans because once again NO HACKS
kind souls posting their high turnip prices and letting people come to their towns to sell, those people saved my life
the great pastel vs. forest towns debate (is that still a thing?)
when the sloppy set was a Huge Deal and now I never see it??
north tbh, I miss it
dream suite: “is that a bra rack”
debates about whether or not tom nook is really evil
discovering that you could put ur kk music on shuffle = mind blown
the excitement of discovering various new features in acnl for the first time- gem rocks, the clam shell music boxes, bamboo!! amazing!!
the term “dreamies” I rarely see it anymore and I am grateful for that
Hello, @garr9988 . You may or may not remember, but I was the
first person to respond to your reblog of that Bering & Wells post, in
which you called out @ellabellbee . In the Ask I sent to you, I said the
following: “Hey man, just FYI, you don’t need to ‘explain’ things to
anybody in the B&W fandom, and particularly not to @ellabellbee. We’ve been
here a lot longer than you and know what went down just a tiny bit better. For
To which you responded publicly, saying that I sounded
condescending but that I probably hadn’t meant to. (For the record: meant to,
but only a little.) You also said that you “felt the need to correct people”
when they held “incorrect beliefs” about things. I didn’t much like your
response, I’ll admit, but okay. I said what I said, you said what you said, and you made those words public.
I bring this up only because you deleted my Ask and your
answer: you erased me, and my voice, from the situation. And I don’t often express anger publicly, but erasure is one of the things I REALLY DON’T LIKE.
You say you’re a feminist, and you support that by citing the dictionary definition of feminism. I really, genuinely hope you won’t find
it condescending if I point out that dictionary definitions tend not to cover
lived experience in its fullness. I’m a feminist too. My lived experience of
that—as a gay white woman, one who has spent most of her
working life in fields dominated by men—probably gives me a different perspective than
yours gives you. Anyway, my lived
definition includes the importance of not erasing women’s voices. Maybe take that into consideration the
next time you decide, first, to insert your voice into a conversation that is mostly
(but of course not completely) among and about women, and second, to mostly disregard, and then delete,
what was intended as a friendly warning from a woman who is fully informed about said conversation.
I know I said before that I personally don’t like the stereotypes yaoi has or the way fujoshis portray gay couples
But lately I feel like all the bashing against them or straight women who watch shows with LGBT characters in general is uncalled for
Usually, they simply enjoy the ship like any other ship(Of course excluding the ones who call it sin) and even learn to support the LGBT community along the way?
Meanwhile straight men who enjoy lesbian porn and content in general still treat the LGBTQA+ community like shit, only like lesbian couples for their sexual fantasies and even sometimes claim they dislike real life LBTQA+ women?? Yet I don’t see long ass posts bashing them or people giving them names with awful meanings like fujoshis?
Also, whenever there’s a show with a gay ship straight men spend their time bashing the shippers (and the show if this ship becomes canon), meanwhile straight women react to lesbian ships with neutrality and even positivity most of the time, if not always?
But I never really understand why people say fandoms are such a toxic place? In my mind you only have to see what you choose to see, follow people who you want to follow. People always complain about their notps showing up on their dash, or the anti’s ruining their fun, but like, you know you don’t have to follow people who are blogging about that right? I mean, sure there are ships in the fandoms I follow that I don’t like, but it doesn’t bother me because I scroll past them. If you don’t seek out the things that make you upset I don’t know why it’s so hard for someone to simply scroll past a few post, or blacklist a tag they really don’t want to see. Fandoms, and tumblr in general, is what you make of it. If you follow a bunch of negative people or people who share opposite views as you of course you’re going to have a bad time. This isn’t to say you should never expose yourself to other’s views, but for me, tumblr and fandoms are an escape from the real world where I don’t have to deal with all the shit going on in the outside world, so i only seek out things that I want to see.It makes me sad to see people complain about fandoms that I love because they only see the negative. Every fandom in the world has its negatives, there’s no escape, so I choose to see the positives.
“I wish people would keep their opinions to themselves.”
I wish you’d do the same and quit being victimized by opinions.
“I wish people would stop hating this arc/manga/show.”
I wish the sky would stop being blue, but I can’t make that happen and it never will, so I shut up and let it be.
“I wish that vocal minority would shut up.”
I wish you’d open your eyes and get out of your fantasy world where haters are a blind subgroup with no validity at all.
“Mashima works hard on Fairy Tail.”
And I also work hard for the money I use to buy things like manga that Hiro Mashima is paid to write.
“God I wish that–”
I wish you idiots would shut the fuck up for a change. People will stop hating Fairy Tail when it stops being crap. If you have absolutely no aspect of Fairy Tail that you think is worth criticism, you are a blind fan. We are not required to like Fairy Tail, our hate is as valid as your appreciation for it (oftentimes moreso), and no, we are not required to list a Good Thing for Every Bad Thing. When everyone but you is complaining, that isn’t unfounded hate, it’s a sign that the target needs to reevaluate their product. And you need to reevaluate yourself before you try posting bullshit like this again.
And I don’t care how hard he works on it, the end result is shit. And given that you aren’t sitting at Mashima’s desk, you have no basis for this. Until you see him in person, slaving over a manga that takes all of his energy to write, leaving him a wasted husk, don’t tell me he works hard on it. Poor results tend to indicate a poor or lazy job done, not hard work.
Quit your fucking whining about people being meeeaaaan about your favorite manga and get over yourself.
I love Alisha. I really do. In fact, she might actually be my favourite female character in Tales of Zestiria (it’s so hard to pick favourites in Zestiria, since everyone’s so amazing and lovable). She’s kind, responsible, and fully capable of standing up for her morals and doing what she believes is right. Her strength and resolve are truly inspiring, and despite everything she goes through, she somehow manages to keep pushing forward for what she believes is important to her and the people she cares about. I actually see a lot of myself in Alisha–her idealism and slight naivety are things I can relate to, and her strength and persistence remind me to keep my head up and never give up on the things I value and believe in.
My biggest bug bear is the fandom saying that Sansa is the reason Ned died. Like, yes she ran to Cersei but that's not why Ned was killed. Ned was killed because he confronted Cersei about her children. That's what killed Ned, not Sansa going to Cersei, not Catelyn capturing Tyrion. They added to the tension but Sansa always seems to get blamed. Ned wouldn't blame Sansa, he happily sacrificed himself for his little girl and would never ever blame her for his death
Anon here we touch a sore spot for Sansa, and the opinion most of the fandom has on her character. Before saying anything, I want to make a distinction between what is “Intetional foul” (or as I say in italian: dolo) and
misconduct (or italian: colpa).
Intetional foul: is when you know what you are doing is wrong, is illegal, AND you are aware of all the facts and consequences (which is more bad)
misconduct: is when you still do the wrong, illegal thing, but you are not doing it with intent. Meaning you dont know or understan all the facts and consequences.
What Sansa did is a misconduct, meaning she did betray Ned, (so we disagree on this) but she didnt know all the consequences and the facts of the events. This is clear in text:
Sansa looked up from her food. “If she can have a dancing lesson, why won’t you let me say farewell to Prince Joffrey?”
“I would gladly go with her, Lord Eddard,” Septa Mordane offered. “There would be no question of her missing the ship.”
“it will not be wise for you to go to joffrey right now sansa, i am sorry"
Sansa eyes filled with tears “but why?”
“Sansa your lord father knows best” septa mordane said. “You are not to question his decisions”
“Its not fair” sansa pushed back her table,knocked over her chair and ran weeping from the solar.
Sansa here asks why she cant see Joffrey, but Ned doesnt explain it. So she doesnt know all the facts. Sure Ned told her they are in danger but he never said the reason for it. He never told her the truth about Joffrey.
As for Sansa, she knows that she is doing a wrong thing when she goes to Cersei (she says it herself)
“How well I know that, child,” Cersei said, her voice so kind and sweet.
"Why else should you have come to me and told me of your father’s plan to send you away from us, if not for love?“
“It was for love,” Sansa said in a rush.
"Father wouldn’t even give me leave to say farewell.“ She was the good girl, the obedient girl, but she had felt as wicked as Arya that morning, sneaking away from Septa Mordane, defying her lord father.She had never done anything so willful before, and she would never have done it then if she hadn’t loved Joffrey as much as she did.
So yes Sansa did something very wrong, but again she didnt know the mess that it would happen, because she didnt know all the facts (because again Ned didnt tell her). So while yes she defied her father, she had NO idea that it would be followed by her (and arya) imprisoment. (Ned was already screwed, littlefinger saw to that!).
Sansa “betrayal” (or as i prefer to call it “ Misbehavior”) is the surprise of the series. Since the beginning she is always portrayed as a girl who respects the rules, who is obidient and courteous. (which for me is sign of her desire to be loved)
Even Tyrion is surprised by her willful behavior. (and he barely knew her…):
"Littlefinger made the arrangements. We needed Slynt’s gold cloaks. Eddard Stark was plotting with Renly and he’d written to Lord Stannis, offering him the throne. We might have lost all. Even so, it was a close thing. If Sansa hadn’t come to me and told me all her father’s plans . . .
"Tyrion was surprised. "Truly? His own daughter?” Sansa had always seemed such a sweet child, tender and courteous.
“The girl was wet with love. She would have done anything for Joffrey, until he cut off her father’s head and called it mercy. That put an end to that.”
So in conclusion I would say the blame in this case is on both sides, Sansa and Ned. And it makes sense given how both in KL and in the trident accident, turned a blind eye and didnt want to see how awful Robert (in ned case) and Cersei/Joffrey (in sansa case) were. Having trouble with facing the “ugly” reality is a strong part of Sansa as a character, something that she has to be confronted with sooner than later.
I know most of the fandom hates Sansa for this, or doesnt believe she did it, but to me this episode is what makes her so HUMAN. She makes a mistake true, but her reasoning its so relatable to me. She does it for love, because Sansa (to me) is a character who at the end of things doenst want to be queen, or rule or be a political masterming, she just want to love and be loved by someone.
(my guess: her dream of loving and being loved by that someone will happen when she has children of her own…)