when rey feels rejected by luke skywalker, who also sees parallels between the power in her and the abilities of his estranged nephew, the old jedi master inadvertently pushes the two toward each other.
— anthony breznican
imo zine culture in the yoi fandom is harmful and in many ways elitist but you should not, under any circumstances, think of your work as not being good enough because you didn’t make it into zines you’ve applied for.
your content is amazing regardless of what a bunch of randos have to say! you’re out there making your content and that’s amazing! there are people who appreciate your work even if you don’t make it to this stupid “spotlight” zines are. they do not determine your worth.
(and please don’t be mean to people behind zines and artists/writers that are part of this elite. as upset as you have the right to be there’s no excuse for being rude to other creators)
This is Micro’s Dad Face complete with Dad Hand Gesture telling Frank to please calm down. This is also Micro’s Realisation Face when it becomes apparent just how invested Frank is in Karen Page’s safety. This is Micro going “oh shit he’s in love I missed this how did I miss this” while simultaneously going “dude please don’t hit my desk again or kick another chair at me I beg of you my headlamp can’t take that much excitement”.
Guess what, if the anonymity on the internet removes your humanity, you probably didn’t have much to start with.
Wish some people would just grow up and get on with their lives instead of muddling in others.
Just blows me away to hear stories about ppl showing up at these dude’s doors and it’s like “they were a totally nice guy” like no, they’re not, not if they can do shit like this in ANY form.
Lack of inhibition or consequences doesn’t lead someone to do something bad, it just means they always had that in them.
Flower, gleam and glow Let your power shine Make the clock reverse Bring back what once was mineHeal what has been hurt Change the Fates’ design Save what has been lost Bring back what once was mineWhat once was mine
I’m in a hotel room by myself and I’m thinking about what has happened this last week. I want to add my thoughts to the many posts I’ve read already. I don’t know anyone involved, have never spoken to any of the people accused or doing the accusing, and I haven’t read the fics any of them have written. So this is an outsider’s perspective.
I am currently in a training week about safety and security in unsafe countries. We learn how you keep yourself and others safe in a life-threatening or violent situation. First rule: de-escalate if you can. Bring down the tension and think, if even for two seconds.
The opposite has happened here, and that’s horrible, but frankly unsurprising. We as a community escalate as a rule. We jump to conclusions where we should find facts, jump into action when we should breathe and think, and we shout where we should talk. And we are dogmatic where we should read context.
In real-life threatening situations, acting before thinking is how people get hurt. Online, where nobody is at gun point but real people are involved, this is how people get hurt too. Reading some of the posts of the people who were accused, it seems like they’d have preferred a gun shot over this public and immediate condemnation that happened in a community they trusted and loved.