We. Are. Not. Children.
(Rant be prepared. Running on no sleep and I’m pissed off.)
Trigger: talk of gore and suicide.
I’m not saying my age. But I’m pissed off that I have to be ashamed that I’m in this fandom. Because a majority of the fandom is males who are under 15 no 14, people assume we are immature, childish, and have no respect for others and are just trolls sticking up for their favorite crafter.
The youtubers themselves may act goofy and just be there for money. But take a glance at how we see them. Take another look at how each one is viewed to us.
In the Wattpad community, and even here, I’ve seen things from gore to fluff in a matter of seconds. The stories and head canons people share are beyond child like or at the level of a 12 year old. Though some are young, I admit as a reader their writing is better than mine.
We have insane alternate universes for each one. Hell, half the Skylox stories are about suicide and cutting. We have literal battles to the death on who is right. Each crafter is unique with each author. I haven’t seen two alike in personality.
So I’m focusing on writing. What about the art? Sure it’s all done by younger people BUT THEYRE BEGINNERS FOR CRYING OUT LOUD. WE HAVE ARTISTS WHO HAVE THEIR ART SHARED ALL OVWR CAUSE OF HOW AMAZING IT IS. I CANT NAME SPECIFICS BUT WE HAVE SOME COME TO MIND IMMEDIATELY!
Our writers and artist may be small in number. BUT I WILL FUCKING FIGHT YOU IF YOU SAY WE ARE ALL CHILDISH. THIS MAY BE A CHILDISH RANT BUT I WILL STAND MY GROUND AND GIVE PROOF THAT WE ARE NOT JUST STUPID KIDS
YES WE CAN GET EXCITE WHEN TEAM CRAFTED GOT BACK TOGETHER. DONT YOU DARE SAY WE ARE CHILDISH CAUSE OF THIS! WE ARE HAPPY THAT THEY ARE HAPPY.
I AM NOT SAYING WE SHOULD SNAP UP AND NOT BE CHILDISH. WRITE THAT GOOFY FANFIC. DRAW NO MATTER HOW IT TURNS OUT. JUST DONT MAKE FUN OF US FOR BEING THIS WAY. IT DOESNT REPRESENT ALL OF US. FUCKING RESPECT US LIKE EVERY OTHER FANDOM.
I DONT SEE ANYONE LAUGHING AT THE CARTOON TV SHOWS. THEY HAVE AS MUCH COMPLEXITY AS US AS WELL. WE JUST DONT GET THE TIME TO SHOW IT OFF CAUSE EVERYONE IS AFRIAD TO SAY THEYRE A CRAFTER
I dare you to argue. Try me. I will give examples.