It…honestly pisses me off to no end that so many of my interests are stuff that’s considered “cringey”. Cringe culture in general pisses me off to no end.
I just want to be left in peace so I can enjoy the things that I like.
Like…for example. In the brief time in late 2015 when Undertale was my special interest, Sans was my favorite character. I wasn’t an out-of-control fan that shipped him with his fucking brother or wanted to fuck him, though. I was just a casual fan. I thought he was cute. I thought he was funny, and I could relate to him some. But then….I was told that Sans is “cringey”, and that I’m bad and annoying for liking him. Now…I can’t stand to look at him anymore. I want him to be my favorite again so badly, because he isn’t actually a bad character. He was just a victim of crazy fangirls. But…I can’t look at him the same. I look at Sans now, and all I’m reminded of is his crazy fangirls. Not the actual character for what he is.
I’m starting to worry something similar will happen with Peridot…that due to a lot of backlash against her character from recent episodes, I’ll start feeling bad for genuinely enjoying her character and how the writers have been writing her, and eventually I’ll come to resent her character. I don’t want that to happen. Ever. It may sound silly, me saying this about a cartoon character, but Peridot makes me genuinely happy. I don’t want to be told that I’m wrong for liking her. But, hey. Cringe culture. It doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon. Steven Universe is already seen as cringey a good chunk of the internet. Just like everything else I’ve ever liked, apparently.
Like…really. I know I’m two years away from being an adult, but I’m still technically a fucking kid!!! I still want to have fun!!!!!! Let me enjoy my shit in peace, dammit!!!! So what if I watch grown men scream at video games? Sometimes it’s funny to me! So what if I like a cartoon about magical ponies? It’s cute and sometimes it has very good messages!! So what if I like a video game about underground monsters and pacifism?? So what if my special interest is a cartoon about magical gay aliens??? So what if my favorite video game series is Sonic the Hedgehog???? So what if I self-ship or ship my OCs with canon characters sometimes????? Why the fuck do you care!!!!!!!!! It’s my life!!!!!!! Not yours!!!!!!!!!!!!! Why are you fucking shaming people for the things they like!!!!!!!!!! And why especially are you doing it to children and teenagers!!!!!!!!!!! Fuck off and get a life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!