ugh i’m trying to compose an eloquent text post about this but i’ve erased it like four times now but like. there’s nothing wrong with being a moderate - in politics and in cultural stuff like fandom and everything else. a person doesn’t need to be Dead To You for saying one wrong thing. and on the flipside (and this is more my point), a generally shitty person (like jason kenney, or fucking like john mccain or someone) shouldn’t be Your God & Bae now for saying one right thing. don’t be reactionary, and don’t be polemic. don’t be inflammatory when you’re arguing with someone; they’re not an enemy to be destroyed. the end.
I swear, next time someone says how Gafou is an abusive ship because of the manipulation scene (no shit, Sherlock), I’ll write some dumb crackfic of Gaston giving up the mob to braid LeFou’s hair or something.
Literally the weakest argument I’ve seen about why allosexual is a bad word is because it sounds like a slur in a totally unrelated language
You know what else sounds like a slur? The Spanish word for black. Which is negro. (Of course, there are other terrible terms for black ppl in Spanish but I digress)
If someone were to call me a negro… In the context of “oh lookit that dirty negro!!” or something like that then that would be… Bad, lol
But if I were to deny a Spanish speaking person the autonomy of using their own word (which literally just means the color black) simply because it sounded like a slur… I can’t describe how unnecessary that is. And allosexual literally just means not asexual. That’s all.
Imagine still trusting Mashima to deliver anything. Imagine calling his “reveals” good plot twists and not just lying to his audience in a cheap way. Imagine believing Fairy Tail knows how to handle character development when it can’t handle even established relationships well. Imagine the concept that Mashima cares enough about his female characters to just respect them. Imagine thinking this manga is not the most “tell, don’t show” mess ever.