i'm sorry i'm not even in the fandom

anonymous asked:

So, I love villains. My favorite thing is writing and reading fic where a villain is redeemed. I love it when it's hard and they have to really earn it. Hence why I follow you :p So I was really hoping the Kylo Ren fandom would go that route. But, like, no one else seems to want emotionally gritty redemption plots for him. It's all sex with Rey and Hux and maybe like a slight nod to a redemption plot, glossed over. It still disappoints me and it's been a year lol. Did you wish the same thing?

hoo boy.

I have…more or less stayed Out of the Star Wars fandom since about two weeks after TFA came out - I’ll reblog gifsets but that’s about it, because the shit that went on around Kylo Ren was…legitimately giving me anxiety attacks, haha. I can only afford one villain with an aggressive anti-fandom at a time. 

I say this mostly because I have no idea what most of the fandom does and am trying to keep my stake in all of this to a minimum because I really don’t want people calling me a rape apologist. also have not really gone looking for a lot of fic. but, just speaking generally from my experience: yeah, absolutely agree. I understand! sometimes all you really want is porn, or you don’t feel like writing all the angst and rough process and things. that’s what I’m into but it’s not what everyone’s into, and I get that. 

but it’s never quite as common as I want it to be. honestly I think a lot of that just has to do with the amount of work it is - because it is a lot of work, it requires a huge commitment of time and energy. I wish there was more of it with Loki, and on that front he’s actually got it pretty good. (I just always want more. more crunchy slow burn redemption arcs, more!!!

part of the issue with Kylo Ren, though, might be that people are holding off to see where his story arc goes before trying to do their own. I could be totally off base, here, but TFA was so clearly setting up something that I can appreciate the desire to hold off from jumping on writing a plot before seeing what canon does first. 

and part of it may just be what seems to be the extreme toxicity of a lot of the fandom, and people not wanting to get into that. because any “redemption” plot is, as we have seen, bait for the villain police to come swarming in like a bunch of angry locusts.

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Alex, Maggie, and the Gay Jokes™

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that’s it, that’s the whole show

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Soooo I can’t be the only one who assumed Doc’s note was gonna be baby name suggestions, right?

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anonymous asked:

I don't know if I'm in the right place, but it seems like a blog about Louis (not only). I just want to say that I'm no Larry believer, neither do I have a strong opinion on Louis being or not gay, but I'm genuinely sorry for the fandom that Louis is treated this way. I'm from Poland, but I was in Berlin on 1D concert. I was 15 then and my English wasn't good, but when I happened to face Louis on M&G and I said "you're an inspiration for my brother, he came out as gay to us thanks to you". I +

+ thought I crossed some boundaries, that maybe he’d get angry that someone even connects him with the LGBT+ community, but no. He smiled so bright, didn’t say a word, pressed his lips together and only when I was moving further he said “I’m so happy for your brother. Say hi from me.” That’s it. It was ages ago, I told about it somewhere on Tumblr, but feels like there’s a need to bring back things like this now. (My brother still looks up to Louis, by the way)

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He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.

Because I’ve been so excited about the recent Person of Interest season finale, I decided to revisit my older paintings of Reese and Finch - they are among, if not actually, my favorite portraits I’ve ever done, and deserved some touchup and refinement. This show has come so far and raises such interesting questions - it’s a privilege to paint these characters (and hopefully I’ll do more this year during the hiatus!)

You can buy prints and products of “He Who Fights Monsters” and “The Abyss Gazes Back” at my Society6 shop!

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She made broken look beautiful
and strong look invincible.
She walked with the Universe
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So since I answered this ask this morning, I’ve been thinking about it, and I just want to make a point that I made in my response a little bit clearer:

Fandom wouldn’t exist without creators — we can all agree on that, I think. It’s the fic and art and playlists and vids and edits and gifs and meta that keeps people engaged in something years and years after the actual source material ends. But what we don’t always talk about is how fandom wouldn’t exist without all creators, the ones who get the attention and the ones who don’t. I know it may seem easy for me to say as someone who has found relative success writing fic, but I’ve been in fandom for about 15 years, and only now are people really finding and engaging with my stuff (this isn’t a complaint, just a fact)! The thing is, we keep creating not because we get notes or comments (even though those help with the Motivation) but because we love this thing (be it a TV show or book or movie or whatever it is). Enough to devote hundreds of hours of work to it without monetary reward and, often, without recognition. And usually in the face of a great deal of derision from others (both within and outside the fandom). That in itself is absolutely amazing.

The point I want to elaborate on, though, is that it is the diversity of perspective that makes engaging with fandom worth it, and makes each individual creator so valuable. (I’m going to talk about fic here ‘cause it’s my beat, but this applies to all forms of fan creation, I think). If the same 10-or-so writers wrote for a fandom, it would get so boring so quickly (not to say anything against those writers, of course) because no one would challenge anything. No one would say: “everyone portrays this character in such a way, but what if they’re reading this wrong?” No one would say: “I see this trope a lot, but what if this happened to turn it on its head?” We need people who see things differently to continue creating because that’s the only way our own perspective grows, not just in regard to the source material, but in regard to life.

Fan creators are making art, and art is the single most beautiful thing about the human experience. Its only purpose is to make us think — to reconsider, to revaluate, to challenge, to express — and every single individual human being brings their own personality, history, ideas and values to their art. No two people’s creations (be they stories, drawings, etc.) will ever be the same.

If you have a desire to contribute to fandom, but you’ve been holding back (or you’re considering holding back) because you’re worried about rejection or having trouble finding an audience, I’m asking you from the bottom of my heart to make your art anyway. Because some of the most incredible things I’ve ever read have had two comments on AO3. Some of the most mind-blowingly well-edited vids have had 40 views on YouTube (if that!). Someone will find your work, and that someone will be affected by it. And if they don’t — if for some reason you end up without any engagement — you’ve still made a huge personal leap. You’ve created something! With your own brain! And it is so uniquely and beautifully yours!

Fandom is imperfect. Incredibly imperfect. But there’s a reason we’re all here, isn’t there? We love this thing, and we want to love it together. Because of all of you — even the ones whose work I haven’t seen — I love my favorite show more than I ever have. You’ve kept this machine going for 50 years and it would not, would not, would not be the same without you. I know how easy it is to get discouraged, but you’re doing so well. And you’ll only ever grow from here.

tl;dr: All fan-creators are important. You’re doing amazing. I’m glad you’re here. <3