made this for reasons

Reasons why you should watch Heathers (1988)
  • Shows how society exploits suicide for their own benefit
  • One kickass female protagonist that admits she’s done wrong in the end instead of making excuses for her behavior
  • This movie inspired Mean Girls and Scream Queens
  • A hell of a dark story line for your typical 80s high school movie 
  • Winona Ryder’s sarcasm
  • If a popular student dies, the whole school will notice. If a “nobody” dies, everyone waves it off. 
  • Three Queen Bitches™ that actually struggle with various conflicts in their lives like every other teenage student
  • Accurately portrays how grief of a fellow student’s suicide doesn’t feel genuine
  • Popular female protagonist doesn’t abandon her pre-popularity friendships
  • Chilling parallels (”Great pate, but I gotta motor if I want to get to that party/funeral”)
  • Over exaggerated but still relatively accurate caricature of brutal social hierarchy that’s high school
  • The AESTHETICS and COLOR SYMBOLISM
  • Adults are generally unhelpful when it comes to high school matters 
  • Black comedy that’s so humorous and morbid to the point where it’s sickly hilarious 
  • Portrays the lesson that killing a problem doesn’t always solve it

I think the worst thing that fandom culture and the increasing acknowledgement of fandom culture from creators has wrought is this

incredible amount of entitlement that people in said fandoms get like

just because creators know something is a thing in a fandom doesn’t mean they have to do it or else they hate their fans. It’s a consistent thing I’m seeing more and more in fandoms and it’s getting worse. Like all the steven universe garbage that’s happened over that show’s run and now overwatch like

people are wishing other people dead because a robot ninja and an angel woman are dating. and there are people who are legit horrified at the sheer concept of characters being straight and I’m just sat here wondering how they can possibly tolerate real life.

the fact that people get so entrenched in what they perceive as author approval when their ships and headcanons aren’t immediately shut down, despite said author interacting with the fanbase, that their mental health deteriorates when something contradictory is even hinted at is just sickening like

I just went on twitter and saw people legitimately wanting to kill a man on the overwatch team because of gency and like

its. not. yours.

you do not own overwatch. you do not own steven universe. you do not own anything you’re fandoming so hard over. rebecca sugar could tomorrow have pearl confess her love to renaldo and the overwatch team could make torbjornXpharah and both of them would be canon because it’s THEIR CREATION AND THEY DECIDE WHAT HAPPENS.

THEY get to decide what to do with it. Not you. It is NOT YOURS.

I absolutely think fandom/tumblr culture has led to more death threats and harassment than any other thing on the internet and I think if creators want to avoid it, the best way is to just stop acknowledging the fandoms. Because they’ll twist whatever they can get their filthy hands on so they can shit on other people and never feel remorse or grow as people because they’re doing it to be “progressive”

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Okay back to happier (?) topics - today’s prompts were firsts/future/tears !!!! and honestly that’s probably a happy set why did I go for this even we might just never know