The last 48 hours have been insanely awesome as a person who loves both BTS and IKON but they could not be more different. BTS is a YSL suit. IKON are a scuffed pair of Air Jordans. BTS is like the Ferrari 458. IKON is more like a Nissan GTR. They’re both supercars but in completely different leagues, made for completely different demographics. Maybe this comes across as rude but there are (many many many) days where I totally prefer Jordans and a GTR.
This isn’t a call-out post for a specific person. I’ll just call her X. Fan X made a post to complain about mean anti-reylo fans, saying how reylo shippers were being unfairly accused of racism (among other things). She cross-tagged her post with the finnrey tag. (Anyone who’s spent time in the finnrey tag has seen similar posts, yeah?) I sent X a PM, politely asking her to remove the tag. Some people had already commented on the post, asking for the tag to be removed, but it was still there, and I figured a PM might get her attention faster. I mentioned in passing that her post was off-track as well as badly tagged, and thought that would be the end of it.
Instead it evolved into a conversation where X wanted to prove that she’s a fan of Finn, and she has NEVER EVER seen anything racist said about him on her dashboard from her fellow reylo fans.
So before I dove back into the conversation, I did a keyword search on her tumblr. One of her most recent reblogs at that moment was a post that talks about how Finn is a beta male and inferior to Rey, and Rey had to save him 100 times, and so forth. (Some of y’all know the post I’m talking about. And no, I’m not exaggerating on the wording of it, that’s literally what it said… along with a bunch of light-and-dark and Romeo-and-Juliet imagery about reylo.)
X hadn’t noticed it. She missed the blatant racism and erasure of Finn as a lead in the post. She liked the pretty wording about how epic reylo is going to be, and that was enough to make the racism not ‘visible’ to her.
That’s what I think of when I see someone say that they’ve never seen anyone being racist in [insert ship or character or movie/show name here] fandom: a fan who will reblog a blatantly racist post that comes across their dashboard, and then have the ignorant bliss to say that they’ve never seen any racism in their section of fandom.
hannah baker & jessica davis ;; thirteen reasons why
“friendship. it’s complicated. but don’t worry. you won’t go through this alone. that’s not fun. trust me. i’ve been there. now, it won’t always be easy. it might even hurt a bit. or a bit more than a bit. that depends on you. but fear not, we’ll get through this. step by step, tape by tape. you and me. together.”
I’m skimming the manga because of the overwhelming feelings that one panel gave me and there’s that part where Oikawa singled out Tsukishima because he’s bad at receives (Hinata too, but Tsukishima was at the rear during the rotation)
And Hinata gets annoyed, right. So…
he targetsOikawa, the same way Oikawa was doing with Tsukishima.
how the hell did it take me 150+ chapters before I noticed Tsukishima and Hinata’s interactions??? how have I been so blind