The idea that it is unfair to punish a group for the actions of a few individuals is something even I had come to support for the longest time. Even now, I still think it is unfair. But this world is broken. Reality, in a sense, has been unfair from the beginning. In these last few months, I’ve been slowly realizing that in this broken world, the whole concept of group punishment is something we need to learn to accept. Yes, I’m being bold in stating that but it’s something I’ve come to realize.
At this point, people might put words into my mouth and say that I’m inadvertently justifying a lot of societal problems linked to bad rules or laws enforcers or even just societal concepts. That is not my point and I am not justifying any of that.
My point is that in response to what a lot of content creators have been going through, we need to stop victim-blaming the artist or the writer for choosing to stop what they’re doing and causing their fans to suffer (I’d go as far as to say…simply inconvenienced).
What that anon did in Austra’s post shouts all kinds of entitlement.
-Legal users suffered because rules were implemented in order to combat piracy. I don’t blame the authority for trying to clean up the mess.
-Teachers punish the class because one student mucked up. I don’t blame the teacher for trying to prevent other students from making the same mistake and to teach a lesson in consequences.
REMEMBER: Consequences are real. And fyi they tend to affect more people than the perpetrator would intend to or even consider. Just look at families with certain members who’ve committed crimes.
So why should anyone blame the content creator for stopping what they’re doing because they got tired of all the bad stuff that’s been happening to them? Shouldn’t we be blaming the people who mucked up in the first place?
TL;DR. Stop blaming the content creator for something they had every right to do just because the rest of you had to suffer the consequences for the actions of a few individuals (and in this case, the consequences were really inconveniences).
P.S. Consuming fan art and fanfiction isn’t even a right. It’s a privilege. You aren’t even being punished when they decide to stop making fan art or fanfiction. If anything, the artist punishes themselves.
Kurt could’ve said that Jesus Christ is his son and I couldn’t give less fucks anyway because I have witnessed one of the greatest moments of this era in WWE, the same moment I was waiting since 2015 and man I don’t even know how I’m still alive. They bickered, they brought up the past, they faced each other like none else has ever done, and Seth finally told Dean that he’s sorry. That HE MUST MOVE ON, just like two ex lovers that can’t get rid of each other. And fuck Dean’s stubborness, he asked him to hit him with that chair to be forgiven. I MEAN, HE FUCKING ASKED HIM TO HIT HIM WITH THAT FUCKING CHAIR. And then the priest came in the locker room and married again that old married couple and THIS, ALL THIS, IS EVERYTHING I LIVED FOR ‘TIL NOW SO I’M SORRY IF I’M NOT GOING TO RECOVER FROM IT FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR OK. Thank you, WWE. Thank you for giving me back my Dean and my Seth.
Okay. Ranting because Hogwarts sorting is topical right now (everyone on my Facebook feed is doing that Buzzfeed quiz and honestly when would I not want to talk about Star Wars and Harry Potter in the same breath?).
I love Kilgrave (as a character concept) so much, man. He lives in a delusion he’s fabricated for himself as a result of the circumstances he is surrounded by. He is as much a product of himself and his abilities as he is a product of how those independent of his influence (either before or after he inherited his ‘Gift’) act around him and create (or fail to create) demonstrable distinctions between right and wrong. There is a dangerous certainty in the way that he acts because for him this false reality is perpetuated by his abilities; he need not care for others because they are not truly individuals, only actors on a stage awaiting instruction in a great game of cat-and-mouse, and those free of his influence are the rare other Gods literally made for him, if only they would see.
He could have been so much more. If these powers had been brought to him in some other light, if he had been a different person, if the people he knew had not been who they were (he reached out for help from Jessica and was subsequently drugged and tortured; he tried to reconnect with his parents and told to his face that he was a burden and one best dealt with through murder; he was never talked to about the reasons for the experimentations on him as a child, if any, or offered a choice in the matter). There’s so much failed potential in this man who is clever, calculating, emotionally intelligent (a man lacking emotional intelligence would not be quite so manipulative), powerful (though perhaps not in a very morally correct way), addicted to the high-life (tell me you wouldn’t watch a show about a superhero not about saving lives, who’s only in it for the money).
But as well as all of those things he is deluded, impersonal, the creator of an autonomous power elite, and fails to even recognise others as truly other, as more than the dolls they are to him. He does horrible things because he is not able to does not recognise them as quite as horrible as they are, and those things are not excused by this, only explained. But the explanation is beautiful. The explanation of who he is is beautiful and brilliantly executed by David Tennant. He is not a good man gone wrong but a selfish man gone self-righteous.
A psychopath by circumstance.
I am not excusing his actions. Rape, murder and mind control are all terrible things to do. He should be imprisoned permanently, he’s a madman and a danger to others and obviously, obviously condemnable. But as a character, purely as an example of literary prowess in fiction, he’s brilliant – and obviously, obviously commendable.
So I was just going through official KnB art and I noticed something- Kagami and Aomine are almost always next to each other, talking, fighting or playing.
See, if you viewed someone as just a rival, you wouldn’t laugh around or with them, you wouldn’t be yourself with them, you wouldn’t indulge them. But that’s clearly not the case here. Obviously the two of them are volatile and can’t stand each other but at the same time they are so much more than just rivals.
I feel like they’re actually great friends and to every person out there who questions or can’t understand Aokaga - this is one of the many reasons we ship them.
If you don’t ship them or have another otp, that’s your choice and it’s totally cool but don’t give me this bull that Aomine and Kagami hate each other and that’s the only thing between them.
There’s an intense, passionate rivalry there and at the end of the day they both need each other- one to improve and one to keep him away from the darkness.
This is what gets me. People saying “God, stop forcing me to watch this once upon a hook/captain swan crap.” or “I am so tired of being force fed this hook crap. let me watch my show WITHOUT forcing me to see this!”
But here’s the thing….
No one is FORCING anyone to watch HIS show. This isn’t your show. This is THEIR show that you are CHOOSING to watch. What you are saying makes no sense whatsoever. No one is forcing you to stomach Hook. No one is forcing you to sit thought scenes you hate. No one but yourself. Stop acting so god damn entitled like you think you own the show and they took over in a way you don’t agree with. That’s not how this works. You are the viewer, watching a free show that they provide for our entertainment. If you feel like you are being forced to watch things you don’t like… then why the hell are you watching it?
Bottom line. If you haven’t accepted the fact that Hook is a main character now and is going to be an important part of this story, you better leave now. Because his story is just beginning. And Adam don’t give a damn about your embarrassing behavior.
As if we needed more evidence that “Abaconings” was really just a metaphor for how Stan wished the whole portal thing had gone down, I noticed this shot when I was rewatching “Little Gift Shop of Horrors”. That kid on the box looks an awful lot like Stan when he was a kid. Maybe to show his brother’s nerdy ambitions to be recognized and popular because he was such a braniac.
Another thought I had during the episode: If Waddles is Author Stan and Mabel is Grunkle Stan, that makes Dipper Fiddleford in this parody. Dipper is the faithful assistant who runs off with the genius, leaving Mabel/Grunkle Stan behind, alone.
Imagining this situation as Author Stan running off to play science with a complete and total stranger I can see how easy it would be for Stan to be resentful towards him and blame him for taking his brother away. I think the only reason Mabel didn’t get resentful is because it was her brother who was off with Waddles.
Another submissions slipped past me without the correct text (the Gendered Peppers post should have said “TODAY’S Gender of the Day IS” and then it got 10000 notes….before i could fix it……
dont mind me, just sobbing here in the corner… people will think my workmanship is shoddy! people all over tumblr will point and laugh that I’m no longer the on-top-of-it-all gender collector i once was! Bears will become hyper-intelligent and attack humans and steal our genders with laser weapons! Don’t believe me? It’s happened before!
make sure your submissions have the right text, folks!
how is it ok when i guy rejects a girl its like ‘oh she wasn’t pretty/ thin/ hot/ etc enough for him, but god forbid a giRL TURNS DOWN A GUY 'HOLY FUCK HE WAS NICE TO YOU JUST BECAUSE YOU AREN’T ATTRACTED TO HIM YOU SHOULD AT LEAST PITY DATE HIM OR HE WILL FUCKING GO OUT AND KILL A BUNCH OF GIRLS’
honestly with the way things are going I wouldn’t be surprised if josh and tyler stopped going into the crowd this fanbase is an absolute mess making up accounts for attention and literally groping josh when he fell off the drum island?????? you clearly don’t love him as much as you say you do, if you did you would’ve fucking helped him
It’s really important to me that y'all know that Shadowhunters is not gonna be like the books, ok? IT IS NOT GOING TO BE LIKE THE BOOKS!
I JUST REALLY WANT PEOPLE (cough b00ktubers📕) TO UNDERSTAND THAT SHADOWHUNTERS IS A TV SHOW BASED ON A BOOK SERIES, it is not an “adaptation”
So it is gonna be really different than the books and you should expect nothing.
So now that we have clear that IT IS NOT GOING TO BE LIKE THE BOOKS I think we can all enjoy and let people enjoy the show for being its own thing.
So if I see people complain about how this is not like the book I’ll report you, ok I won’t but I’ll block you
Since nycc is near and i’m sure I’ll see complaints 🙄🙄