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Some thoughts on the Seunghyun hate.

Marijuana can be polarizing. Some people think it should be legalized – or at least decriminalized – while some people think it should remain illegal and even advocate for harsher sentencing. Some people think of it as a very dangerous substance and others see it as harmless, even beneficial. 

With regards to Seunghyun, opinions will vary on whether or not smoking marijuana was, moralistically, a bad thing to do. Some argue that smoking weed is not a big deal. Some argue that it was a terrible mistake on his part. Some might be in favour of legalization but still think it was a stupid decision on his part, or that it was wrong of him to break the law.

And of course, there are those who will send messages, cowardly hiding behind the anonymous feature, calling him a low-life drug addict and telling his fans that they should be ashamed to support him.

Whatever you think of his marijuana use – no big deal, stupid but forgivable, etc. – writing someone off as a lowlife for a one-time use of marijuana, accusing them of addiction is ridiculous. I get that there are differences of opinion; our religious, political, and cultural upbringings divide us, even in countries like mine, where the current Prime Minister has promised marijuana legalization by next year. But many influential, well-respected people have used marijuana, and whether or not you think that was wrong of them I don’t think it should detract from their humanity. 

Various leaders of countries, Nobel laureates, successful CEOs, great writers, musicians, and artists have had a history of marijuana usage. Francis Crick, a co-discoverer of DNA, was known for his usage of marijuana and LSD. Bill Gates and Steve Jobs have admitted to using both marijuana and LSD (so if you’re typing vitriolic messages about Seunghyun on either a Microsoft product or an Apple product, please take a moment to appreciate the irony).

There is commentary to be made about the negative presence of drugs in society and especially in artistic communities. The tortured artist trope exists for a reason. Drug addiction is a problem that needs to be addressed. We shouldn’t see so many tragic, young losses of life due to drug abuse.

Obviously in a country with such strict laws, smoking marijuana was unwise. But one-time marijuana usage is hardly drug abuse, let alone addiction. Furthermore, even if Seunghyun were addicted to drugs, treating him like the scourge of society would not be the right approach. Addiction is a mental illness. It is a disease. Those who experience it deserve our sympathy and our hope. We should want them to heal. We shouldn’t tell them that they can never redeem themselves. 

I know that this will be lost on the anon spreading hate about Seunghyun. They seem determined to hate him, and I find it unlikely that anything I or anyone else says will sway their opinion. But I wanted to say something anyway. Seunghyun isn’t perfect. BIGBANG aren’t perfect. Maybe that’s why I like them so much, relate to them so strongly. I’m not perfect either. We’re all just humans trying our best and sometimes we fuck up. I would always rather support someone going through a difficult time and hope for them to heal than kick them when they’re down.

I am really tired yall.

Lemme just preface this with saying that I am a writer. I have been writing for most of my life. I have taken actual classes about writing and about what fiction can offer you, me, and people as a whole. I have won an award for something that I wrote. I know and love fiction, be it in written form, graphic novels, or film. It is all so good and complex and it’s something I am passionate about. That said, let’s get into this.

A good majority of the discourse that goes on in most of the fandoms I’m in stem from the idea that violence and forbidden sexual acts in fiction will encourage those actions in reality. It is important to know, firstly, that the only time this happens is when a person is immature enough or not mentally healthy enough to distinguish reality from fiction. Growing up, my parents would often stop horror movies (back when I first started watching them) to ask me questions. To be fair, they were pretty shitty people, but in this one aspect, they were so good about making sure I knew this difference. “You know this is just a movie, right? None of the stuff on the tv is real.” They’d assure before continuing the film.

It’s not real.

Now, half of the stuff I read or watched back then was nowhere near pushing boundaries or making me think critically about society or whatever. However, I knew that what I watched wasn’t real. It was images on a screen. If I don’t like what I’m seeing, I can walk away. It doesn’t have to affect me, personally,  unless I let it.

Now, lets circle back. School. College. I took a writing class that used this book:

Granted, it was a screenwriting class and most of the chapters were about various script formats, but the beginning chapters focused on why we write and why we make the stories we do.

It had a section in it describing how human needs and desires are met through fiction. It detailed those needs in a list. This list:

Please draw your attention to the ones on the list that say that fictions helps people to:

Be purged of unpleasant emotions

To have vicarious but controlled emotional experiences

To confront, in a controlled situation, the horrible and terrible

To explore taboo subjects without guilt

Just because you personal don’t need various forms of ‘taboo’ media, doesn’t mean that others don’t. Media, in all of its forms, is a way for people to explore things safely. It’s an outlet that doesn’t harm anyone and it offers the creator and viewer/reader a safe way of exploring the complexities of situations (or in some cases relationships) that these people do not want to be involved in irl. Because we can distinguish reality from fiction. Because none of us are going out killing people or getting into abusive relationships or fucking our sibling.

While being critical of the media we consume is important and it is vital to dissect the whys of the media being created, there is a line between creating open discussion about these taboos, about the society and personal experiences that makes one need these outlets, and verbally abusing and harassing strangers.

If you want to create a dialogue about media or a ship you don’t agree with, fine. Talk about it. Dissect it. Really dig deep into the human condition and the psychology behind these outlets, but don’t shame people for them to the point of telling them to kill themselves or telling them they are human garbage or what the fuck ever.

Fiction isn’t always meant to be picturesque. It’s not always going to be SFW. If that isn’t your cup of tea, then great. Stop going into the tags of things that make you feel unhealthy. You do you. Keep yourself safe. Stop continuously exposing yourself to content that you can’t swallow. To keep getting involved, to keep harassing people, to keep abusing strangers shows that you don’t give a damn about the content. You need an excuse to bully someone else and indulge in holier-than-thou circle jerks with other people who also have no sense of what fiction is for.

  • Me: sees queen Elizabeth is trending
  • Me: hasn't had an emergency news alert from the BBC
  • Me: is confused
Date a boy who...
  • Looks at you like you put the moon, sun and the rest of the starts on the sky- 

-even when you are not there

  • Decides to be goofey with you
  • Seems to drift close to you because you make him comfortable
  • Is there to offer you help and at the same time respects your boudaries- 

-and decisions

  • Would fight tooth and nail for you when you are vulnerable
  • Will never give you his back and instead receive you with a hug
  • Trusts your abilities no matter what
  • Will open up to you on his moments of weakness because he trusts you
  • Who will be there to have your back even on the moments you are doubting of yourself
  • Date…. Shiro

Date Takashi Shirogane

I was thinking of Blue Paladin Keith
  • Keith: Okay girl so let's just try to get along and-
  • Blue: You hurt my boy and I'll destroy you
  • Keith:
  • Keith:
  • Keith:
  • Keith: ...What?
  • Blue: It wouldn't even be that hard, you are like a baby

ok i know everyone loves it when keith calls shiro takashi or some variation thereof but what if keith is the one who originally came up with ‘shiro’ as his nickname and shiro loved it so much he just started using it?

To all my overachievers who don’t get praise from parents and loved ones anymore because it’s just expected of you to do well: I’m proud that you passed that test, I’m happy you graduated with honors, I love that you try your hardest all the time.

I know sometimes the lack of support and encouragement from those whose opinions matter the most to you can be disheartening, but keep pushing through and being the amazing person you are.

You know, reading @whitefire321′s post gave me another opportunity to draw background Camilla and here she is

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Sorry, who’s Jonathan?
My brother. Jonathan Morgenstern is a demon-blooded monster who is responsible for the death of your friend.

<<PREVIOUS

“OH… YOU MEAN THE BOY? HMM…”

“I DON’T THINK SO… AFTER ALL, YOUR PEOPLE TOOK FAMILY FROM ME. I’M RETURNING THE FAVOR~”

“AH, SANS… SO WE MEET AGAIN. I THOUGHT YOU DIDN’T WANT TO SEE ME~ THAT’S WHY YOU TRAPPED ME BACK IN HERE, IS IT NOT?”

“HMM… I WONDER…”

“THIS HUMAN BOY IS HALF OF MY KIND.”

“DOES THAT MAKE YOU… THE FATHER?”

“TELL ME, SANS. HOW IS THAT ESSENCE TREATING YOU?”

“THERE’S STILL MUCH THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE BEFORE THE TRANSFORMATION’S FULLY COMPLETE”

“AND YOU WILL BECOME JUST…”

“LIKE…”

“ME.”

“LET’S SEE WHAT WE HAVE OF THE ESSENCE SO FAR…”

“WHAT??? THE ESSENCE! IT’S NOTHING BUT A SCAR!”

“WHERE IS IT?”

“DON’T PLAY COY WITH ME! THE ESSENCE I PUT INSIDE YOUR SOUL! WHERE IS IT?!”

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“ANSWER ME!!!”

“AGH, WHAT IS THIS??”

Took me long enough to finish this part xDD

@superyoumna

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Once upon a time there were two little Deerling…

Ways I am exactly like Maria Reynolds

• half-dressed
• apologetic
• a mess
• looks pathetic