she's the fandom

anonymous asked:

With regards to an ask you answered about lana and that barcelona con i think the reason she gets asked so much sq questions is because most of the sq fandom feel like she's the only ally they have. Most of the cast and especially adam & eddy put c$ on a pedestal and ignore the fact that they say alot of mean and hurtful stuff to the sq fans whiles complaining that the sq fandom are the ones causing trouble

yeah, i mean i’m pretty clear on what brought fans to this point, and i sympathize–i’m in the same position. i’m not denying the 6+ years of harassment from m/f-shipping groups or the writer’s habit of baiting and stringing us along for the sake of viewership, all without ever once considering swan queen a viable option for the show. but while i’m with you on the marginalization of swan queen fans as a collective group within fandom (in partic b/c while there are obviously LGBT people throughout broader ouat fandom, swan queen fans as a group are positioned as non-straight because their ship is non-straight, and a majority of us are wlw) that doesn’t mean all of us are perfect or that our behavior is above reproach. 

even if lana hasn’t been perfect, i think she (more so than any other cast member) recognizes everything you’ve mentioned in this ask, and has bent over backwards to accommodate us because of this. in return, it’s our responsibility to acknowledge her position as a woman of color at the whims of an all-white cast and crew, who’s discussed drastically altering her speech and appearance to get roles in the industry. lana isn’t in the same position as jen, colin, bobby et al. and she’s still been far more gracious toward us than any of them. 

at the very least, i think swan queen fans should ask themselves “would this make me uncomfortable if it were me?” before asking lana leading questions or giving her inappropriate things to sign. i’m not saying don’t ask questions about swan queen/swan mills family! what i am saying is that there’s a very big difference between polite, respectful questions (“how would you say emma/regina’s relationship has changed over the course of the seasons?”/“how are emma and regina different kinds of mothers to henry?”/“will we see emma and regina combine their magic in upcoming episodes?”/etc.) and, like: “can you read this vaguely sexual line for us just so we can post clips of you doing it on twitter, wink wink, nudge nudge?” especially when you consider that she can’t really say no when fans back her into these kinds of corners, even if she feels uncomfortable. 

all i’m saying is…i get that people are hungry for validation after being ignored, called delusional or outright harassed over the past few years, but that’s not a get-out-of-jail free card for treating lana like a receptacle for our feelings instead of a human being! when you ask her a question, it’s probably a good idea to expect…her answer, not the one you’ve already formulated in your head and are waiting to record and post on twitter. 

CW, please, this is annoying

CW: gay fandom, please, SuperCorp is not real, Kara is straight!

Lena: is it because I am a Luthor?
Kara: I said I am not gay but I never said I was straight.
Maggie: you would be surprise of how many gay people I heard say that before
Alex: please, Kara doesn’t obey gravity, why would she obey heteronormativity?
Mon-el: fandom?
Lex: Lena! Luthors are not gay!
Clark: says the man who is obsessed with me
SuperCorp Fandom: *musical voice* I don’t care! I ship them!

Bonus
Katie: SuperCorp?
Melissa: oh, let me show you

can someone tell me where this fanon trend of making ladybug hate chat’s puns, hate chat’s humor, hate chat’s flirting, and be all around irritated with him in general comes from? seriously. 

because 

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ladybug

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loves chat

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so much?????

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like just?????

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i don’t know?????

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where you guys are getting this from??????

  • What I say: I'm fine.
  • What I'm thinking: Can you believe how badly the fandom has treated Roxy Lalonde since she was first introduced? They either make her Dirk's best friend who gives him relationship advice when he's upset. Or they give her alcohol and a cat. Her personality is more than just alcohol, a cat, and Dirk's therapist, or just a funny prop. Where's fan content with her as a scientist? A coder? A gamer? A fanfic writer? Where's the in-depth meta about her overcoming addiction or her fixation on femininity or her relationship regarding her mom and the post-apocalyptic world she grew up in, or her compulsive-heterosexuality when she's obviously more comfortable flirting with girls? When the fuck is the fandom going to respect Roxy Lalonde?
Prince Aladdin

i just rewatched aladdin with the roommates and it got me thinking

aladdin wishes to be made a prince, but all genie does is get him a lot of stuff and money. that’s not what a prince is. a prince is the son of the king, someone in line for the throne. someone with a lot of money is just - rich. so what i think is:

genie goes okay, that’s a big one - and i can do it! but not on my own, not if you want to do it right. not if you truly want a chance to marry your princess for real, as a prince. and aladdin is a foolish, moral, kind boy - and he agrees. he’s fallen in love with jasmine, an innocent all encompassing love, and he’ll do anything for this sweet, clever girl he only knew for a few hours. so genie takes him across the desert, far from agrabah, and plops right in the middle of a skirmish and is like okay, good luck! and aladdin is like ?????

but there’s assholes with swords attacking a young girl, and aladdin doesn’t even have to think about that, just like when he stood in front of the whip for those little kids. there are three men against him, but he’s fast and clever and has been against a dozen trained palace guards. so it’s not easy to get out of there alive, especially with the little girl to protect, but he manages it with only a thin slice on his upper arm, and he’s endured worse for less. so he picks up the little girl and says “i think we should get out of here, hmm?” and she’s in a pretty red silk getup with tiny jewels encrusted on her like stars against sunset. and she nods and throws her arms around his neck. she won’t talk, only points in the direction of home, but aladdin’s okay with that, he’s used to quiet, scared kids. so he keeps up a steady stream of stories of agrabah, which seems almost like this other desert land. but there are more men with swords and aladdin is like what the fuck is going on, but he hides the girl in a corner and fights them too. and that’s how it goes all the way home. there’s no one on the streets really, and they all scatter when the men attack, and they keep on attacking, he fights his way all the way through the city with the girl on his hip or hidden away.

and he should have known, of course, but he was tired and bruised and bleeding by the time he realized the little girl is silently guiding him to the palace and he’s like why can’t you princesses stay inside??? but he walks up and the guards get one look at the child in his arms and whisk him through and multiple people try to take the girl away but she won’t budge from him, a stubborn pout to her lips as her hands remained locked behind his neck. and he’s finally tossed into a throne room where a tall old man is sitting in agony and two young men pace in front of him, each at least a decade older than aladdin. “they’ve taken our sister!” one of the younger men hiss, “i don’t care about their power or their connections, they’ve taken esfir, and we must go get her!”

“uh,” he clears his throat, “hi?”

and all three men whirl on him and the old man stumble-runs to him. esfir finally lets go of aladdin to picked up and twirled around by her father. the two men are rahim and shapur and they look in wonder at this dirty boy of fifteen who’s returned the girl to them, and he speaks with an accent and clearly is not from here and they get the story from him - he’s traveled across the desert because those in his own country want him dead. “you know,” rahim says as the king clutches at esfir in desperate relief, “you could have held her for ransom. you almost died saving her, and we would have paid handsomely to have her returned safely.”

and aladdin gives him a flat disapproving look, appearing in this moment four times his age, and says “people are not objects or bargaining chips. especially not lost little girls.” and rahim and shapur share an impressed conspiring look and they each grab one of his arms and lead him away. “hey! what are you -”

“do be quiet little brother,” shapur says cheerfully, “we really have to get you out of your rags.”

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anonymous asked:

Hi! I see lots of people talking about that fangirls are fetishing mlm relationships, I see this like a problem too but I feel like lots of people think that it means that everyone who ships queer couple is fetishing it and forgets that there are also queer people who ship characters because they need representation. Where is difference between shiping and fetishing? Is every cishet girl who ships mlm ship fetishing them? (I was using word "queer" because I'm trans gay who ships Holmes/Watson)

For one thing, all of the talk around fetishisation in fandom really annoys me because I think it’s largely misguided. For example:

In addition to that, I identified as straight when I first started reading fanfiction, and it was reading Johnlock fanfic, in part, which allowed me to come to terms with my sexuality (I now identify as bisexual with a strong preference for women). As well as normalising queerness for me, it allowed me to explore it at a distance (f/f fanfic seemed threatening to me at the time, no doubt because of my issues with internalised homophobia). It also introduced me to a community in which queerness was celebrated, which was exactly what I needed at that time, having no access to that in my real life (although I’m fortunate enough not to have been exposed to violent homophobia, either). 

Also, I think it’s incredibly disingenuous to treat young teenage girls reading fanfic as being remotely on the same level as straight adult men masturbating to lesbian porn (produced by an industry which profits from the exploitation of women) and meanwhile often voting to deny real LGBT people equal rights. I also think it’s worth bearing in mind that girls are taught from a very young age to be ashamed of their bodies, and a lot of sexual imagery (in books, in films, in tv, in advertising, in music, everywhere) revolving around women’s bodies is incredibly violent, so it makes perfect sense to me that cishet girls would feel uncomfortable reading anything which implicates bodies like their own in a sexual context, regardless of their sexuality.

Of course festishisation happens, and I’m the first to criticise people for using real life LGBT victories to talk about their ships, for example, but I think that this issue is way more complex than people tend to make out.

…well
*casually chops off a finger*

When King Regis calls (part 3)
  • Noctis: No I'm not answering this, after what you did before.
  • Ignis: But Noctis, King Regis would contact you only if it's a very important matter.
  • Gladio: Yeah, have some respect for the old man.
  • Prompto: Maybe he just misses you?
  • *everyone else in the room is giving him a dirty look*
  • Noctis: ... Fine.
  • Noctis: Hey da-
  • Prompto: PLEASE USE A CONDOM NOCTIS
  • Ignis: I'M COOKING METH
  • Gladio: MY SWORD IS NOT THE ONLY THING THAT'S THICK AND LONG!
  • LUNA: I'M PREGNANT WITH NYX
  • *Nyx chokes on his drink in the background*
  • Cindy: AUGH NOW THAT'S A NOICE REAR HIGHNESS
  • *Aranea decided that it's her turn to make the weird sexual noises this time*
  • Noctis: I'll call you later.
  • Noctis:
  • Noctis: I'm going to ignore all of you for like five mins.

honestly i’ve been in the pjo fandom for so long i don’t even think i can describe it, i’ve seen literally everything. i was there for it all. i witnessed the original luke castellan stan come and go, i saw the drama filled deletes, i’ve reblogged every type of graphic there has ever been made, my eyes have seen it all. seen. it. all.