i love it when celebrities are fans of each other

have other queer fans noticed this trend in fandom (like, literally any fandom) that heavily echos canonical queerbaiting? to a really uncomfortable and probably harmful extent? 

i’m specifically referring to the godawful trend of straight people posting a gifset of two canonically straight (usually white) characters glancing at each other, and label it “boyfriends” or “girlfriends.” 

important context: a) i’m a queer/wlw b) none of this is aimed at queer fans c) of course i want more representation, but queerbaiting is not!!! representation!!!

1. i love seeing people celebrate canonical queer characters

2. i don’t love people taking characters who aren’t queer, and who, unfortunately, will never be queer, and pretending that they are. especially when, based on the showrunner’s history, there’s no real hope that those characters are ever going to be together on screen (i’m looking at you, destiel and johnlock and hannigram, although other shows and fans do this too.)

3. i know that race plays a huge part in this too (see: current shipping trends in the sw fandom) and while i’m not going to dig into that atm, there are a ton of posts out there on it (literally just search fandom racism and it’s all right there.)

4. point 3 may have answered my question, actually

5. i’m just really, really tired of the term “boyfriends” being thrown around every time two dudes look at each other on screen, especially when it’s being used to bait queer fans into spending their time and emotional investment on the show, just to realize that they were being used all along. (also, refer back to point 3.)

6. this post was specifically inspired by the shadowhunters fandom, bc i keep seeing posts about clary and izzy, and while i 10000000% would LOVE to see them together on screen, and i think they have amazing chemistry a) we literally have a 7 book series that tells us they’re not going to be together, unfortunately b) stop getting my goddamn hopes up. every straight person who mislabels straight characters as queer now owes me $10 for getting my hopes up. 

i mean, there’s a huge difference between, “these two would be so great together!” and “girlfriends.” 

please please please just boost queer characters instead (or hey! write fan works about your favs being queer!!! because creating your own content about them, where they’re actually queer, is great too!!)

tl;dr boosting queer characters is awesome!! making fan work about characters being queer is awesome!! (i would kill for izzy/clary art and fic.)

posting gifs of Straight™ characters from a show, with no added edits, commentary, or meta, and just the comment, “boyfriends,” or “girlfriends” makes me super sad. please stop queerbaiting my sad little gay heart it’s just not nice.

Today marks the series wrap on ‘Pretty Little Liars,’ my home away from home for the last seven seasons. When I call ‘cut’ on the very last scene, all five PLLs will be in the shot. Tears will be spilled, gifts will be exchanged, and final memories will be made. The most meaningful gift, however, is that we call ourselves 'PLL Family’ because that is how much we mean to each other. We have created a worldwide family of fans who have come together to watch and celebrate the show. Friendships have been made and sealed over the love our passionate fans have for 'PLL.’ In an age where technology often separates people, we used social media to bring them together. In season six, Spencer quoted A. A. Milne, author of 'Winnie the Pooh’: 'How lucky I am to have something that makes saying good-bye so hard.’ And those words have never spoken to me so loudly. Thank you to the cast, the crew, and all the fans who have kept Rosewood alive; we would be nowhere without you. And as this chapter ends, to my 'PLL’ family all over the world, I won’t say good-bye, I’ll say, 'See you soon, bitches.’
—  Marlene King on the final day of filming PLL
A Thank you Post

As Many Star Wars fans know, the TCW Bad Batch Arc aired on Star Wars. com last night. The fortune cookie of the first episode was this

This encapsulates the love, respect, and care that the creators of Clone Wars had for this franchise and its fans. When it aired at celebration, the crowd cheered. It’s amazing how a show that received so much hate at its onset has now become one of the most beloved Star Wars properties in recent memory. It became this great because of the care that the creators put into it. Whether it be directors, animators, writers, voice actors, lighting and sound guys, or Lucas himself, everyone who worked on this series loved each other and this fantastic universe. I would like to thank these excellent people. Thank you for giving us so many excellent stories. Stories filled with lovable characters, heart pounding action, funny humor, and gorgeous animation. These stories and characters have resonated with hundreds of fans across the globe. Even the weaker episodes like the D Squad ones still have positive elements to them. these stories were great because of the love that this fantastic team poured into them, and because of this heartfelt storytelling, the Clone Wars surpassed the prequels that gave it birth and the micro series that proceeded it. So, if you worked on Clone Wars, All I have to say is thank you, and may the force be with you. always.

Oscars 2011
  • Sandra Bullock Red Carpet Interview:
  • Interviewer: Who were excited to see when you were walking down tonight?
  • Sandra Bullock: Oh! You know who I love? Helena Bonham Carter.
  • Sandra Bullock: Ugh I love that woman! Love her from head to toe.She is the reigning queen this evening.I lover her, lover her, lover her
  • Helena Bonham Carter Red Carpet Interview:
  • Interviewer: I was just talking to Sandra Bullock said she was very excited to see you on the red carpet, she is a big fan of yours.
  • Helena Bonham Carter: Aww me too! Absolutely mutual, Sandra thats so nice.
  • Interviewer: What could you guys do together?
  • Helena Bonham Carter: I don't know, we will have to think.
  • Helena Bonham Carter: The kids are alright, or REALLY not alright.
  • Interviewer: That would be a really hot couple actually.

I just wanted to tell all my followers that if you are not disgusted and outraged by the reasoning behind Shanna deleting her blog you can go ahead and unfollow me now. I have no interest in knowing you.

This is supposed to be a fun, enjoyable, and SAFE place for us to post about whatever we want. The hate and the threats are absolutely unacceptable. I’ve always considered the 1D fandom on tumblr to be like a family. The kind that welcomes you home, celebrates with you when things are good, cries with you when things are bad, and supports you no matter what. The kind that genuinely cares for each other.

I very much believe that the boys would be disgusted and greatly saddened by the actions of those who caused Shanna to delete. They’d be disgusted by those who send hate and threats and make this anything less than a safe and enjoyable space for their fans.

I’ve been very lucky that I have received nothing but love and support here. And today I’m sad for Shanna and anyone who has received hate here that they haven’t had the same experiance.

I also want to add…Shanna’s blog was what brought me here and was what convinced me to make a blog here. I will always be grateful to her and her blog for being one of the reasons I’ve found this place and without that I would have never found some of my best friends.

Let’s celebrate this week, when zombies PDS sufferers take over the streets with our favourite show!

  • You don’t have to follow me, but I’d love it if you checked out my blog.
  • You should totally check out casinthongs blog, who’s the inventor and great support for this thing. Please, send some love to this cute little pumpkin!
  • Each day of the week has its own theme to inspire gifs, graphics, edits, fics, fan art, headcanons and any other texts - wherever your creativity takes you.
  • Please, post only original content. This means no reposts.

Oct 25 Day One / Favourite scene

Oct 26 Day Two / Favourite quote

Oct 27 Day Three / Favourite undead pumpkin

Oct 28 Day Four / Favourite living pumpkin

Oct 29 Day Five / Song for ultimate undead party

Oct 30 Day Six / Halloween costumes for all ITF pumpkins

Oct 31 Day Seven / Celebrating Halloween in Roarton

Important reminders:

  • When posting your creation, please put #itfhalloweenweek in your first five tags. It won’t show up on the page otherwise.
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  • Ask me any questions you might have and have fun! :)
  • Go, pumpkins!