oohhh my goddd y’all todoroki didn’t grow up in a cave. the boy lived with an abusive father for years, he was abused, he’s socially awkward but he’s not a reckless idiot. did y’all sleep on his entire arc
and listen, as much as i love todo//deku myself, he didn’t blindly rush to midoriya’s location when he received that mass text, he knew something was wrong & was the first and only one of midoriya’s contacts to figure out that the boy was in trouble
“all you did was mass-send your location pin to all your contacts”
actually, let’s go back to the very beginning of the series:
his very first line shows us that he’s….. not… dumb?
AND (manga spoiIers ahead) DID Y’ALL FORGET ABOUT THIS?
can you tell that i’m sick of abuse victims being mischaracterised as dumb by their fandoms?
OH, AND HE HAS A SENSE OF HUMOUR. HE’S STOIC MOST OF THE TIME, BUT HE’S NOT INCAPABLE OF MAKING JOKES OR UNDERSTANDING THEM??
plus, for some mysterious reason everyone seems to be forgetting that he ranked 5th out of 20 in the end term written exam? (midoriya was 4th) hmmhhm
hell, when midoriya asks todoroki what he’d do with kouda, he straight up gives advice that i’m 100% certain comes from a personal standpoint:
todoroki knows how to express himself. he knows how his actions influence others, what impression he gives off. HE’S NOT DENSE.
and my dudes. even if you’re gonna write him as a lovestruck fool in fics: being in love means you can sometimes make irrational decisions or act flustered. it doesn’t mean you Suddenly lose half of your braincells.
MHHHHMM CONCLUSION:being socially awkward as a result of years of abuse doesn’t mean you’re “not with the times”. todoroki has a phone. he understands sarcasm. he gets jokes. he knows what an emoji is. he can communicate face-to-face with someone. he gets social cues. he’s an excellent fighter, analyser and strategist.
Hyperfixating on one white male character because you’re thirsty and trying to shoehorn him into literally everything at the expense of the overall narrative and Characters of Color who are the ACTUAL MAIN CHARACTERS.
Also known as ‘The Bucky Barnes Blight’.
If a fandom you know has been afflicted with this illness, destroy it.
This shouldn’t need to be said, but I really feel like I have to say something. People seem to forget that YouTubers are human. They seem to forget that they have feelings and that they have lives and that YouTube isn’t necessarily the only thing they ever worry about.
People seem to forget that YouTubers are not objects or toys that are designed to entertain us. People get selfish an don’t want to share them, they don’t want to see them move on to other things.
At the end of the day, they’re just people. They have lives. They have friends and significant others who they put before their careers (and rightfully so) and, most importantly, they have emotions.
They have emotions that can be shattered by harsh things people spew at them. They may not show these emotions in every video they make (or in any of them) but they’re still there. Depression can be so easily masked by a big smile and a loud laugh. It’s so easy to hide for some people.
The best way to get out your feelings is to talk about them. YouTubers are no different. If talking helps them, then they are going to turn to their biggest support group. You. They want your support. They want their voice to be heard by people who care because in that moment, that’s what they need.
When you mock them or make jokes about that, it’s going to hurt. They may never even see those jokes, but what if they did.
Instead of idolizing YouTubers and putting them on these pedestals, think of them as an adult or parent or just someone you know in your everyday life. Would you force those people into relationships (with yourself or others) because you believe that they belong with that person and no one else? Would you ruin their current relationship to do that? Would you purposefully be mean/hurtful to them after they spoke their feelings to you? Would you stop talking to them altogether and hate them because they said/did one thing wrong?
Probably not. You’d likely work things out, and you know what? It’s not that different in these fandoms. Sure, you may not be able to directly affect things like this when it comes to a YouTuber/community relationship, but you can sure as hell try. If you be nice, then maybe you can convince someone else to be nice.
Listen, kid. The patriarchy is the worst goddamn thing you’ll ever have to confront and I don’t need to tell you that you’ve been confronting it every day since you were born. But you don’t have to go it alone, ok? Especially not when ninety percent of the time…been there. Done that. Let’s be a coven of bitches together, okay?
Setter! The setter is the teams control tower! It's the setter that handles the ball the most in a match. It's the most dominant role! It's the coolest! And your favorite, the spike? You can't shoot without the setter. It's hard to tell from the angles they show on TV, but if you watch from the end side of the court, you can see the setter's super-fast toss really well. Zoom. From one end of the court to the other. The ball goes past the enemy's block. You think to yourself: "Hey! Can they really return that?" But before the toss, the spiker jumps, and hits it. Wham! Like that. Sure, spikers are cool. But... But the setter tricks the enemy blockers. The setter tears down walls for the spiker. It's difficult, it's cool, it's fun, and that's the setter!
This is going to be an very long post. I’m making this for myself and for others to be able to go back and find some of the truly horrible and disgusting things larries on Tumblr, Instagram, and Twitter have all said about Louis, Harry, Freddie, Briana, Danielle, and more, sometimes directly to them via their social media. Warnings for drama, abuse accusations, rape accusations, wishing for death/harm towards Freddie and Briana, very gross language and insults, ableist language, and stalking. If there’s anything else I should have a warning for, please let me know.
To anyone who wants to get mad at me for including screenshots and links to their posts, your blog is public, this website is public. If you don’t want to have people take screenshots of your posts, try refraining from posting such awful things :)