On the subject of the one way I’d say internet fandoms have changed…
I mentioned in my previous post that one major difference I’ve seen from the fandoms of the 90s and the fandoms of today is that you get people using fandom to scream about social issues.
But after talking with it with some folks over Discord I remembered… that’s not entirely new.
A lot of folks here are too young to remember what happened with things like Pokemon and Harry Potter back in the 90s. (Or even further back, the old rallies against things like Dungeons and Dragons.)
People burned books. People tried to ban TV shows. People screamed that you shouldn’t read these books, play these games, watch these shows, because if you did, you would be possessed by demons, you would try to use psychic powers, you would start to abuse animals.
But the thing was… the vast majority of kids knew the stuff they were reading/playing/watching was fictional. Yes, there was that one kid who jumped out a window thinking he could fly like a Pidgeotto, but that’s one kid out of millions. Does an entire show need to be cancelled because one person did not understand that humans do not have the ability to fly like birds? Folks in the fandoms knew that the Pokemon they were catching and trading were purely fictional, that you couldn’t actually wave a stick around and whisper some bad latin to make something float into the air.
You’ll still hear bits of that here and there–people totally detached from fandom screaming about how a show or book will make you do bad things–but for the most part that’s quieted down quite a bit.
After thinking about it… that sort of stuff really hasn’t gone away. It’s resurfaced, not outside of fandom, but inside fandom, in the form of fandom policing.
“DON’T SHIP THIS PAIRING, OR YOU’LL THINK THIS KIND OF RELATIONSHIP IS OKAY IN REAL LIFE!”
“YOU’RE NOT ALLOWED TO LIKE THIS CHARACTER! HE DID BAD THINGS AND YOU’RE SUPPORTING THOSE BAD THINGS!”
“IF YOU CRITICIZE THIS CHARACTER’S ACTIONS, YOU’LL WIND UP ATTACKING REAL-LIFE VICTIMS!”
To me, this doesn’t sound much different from the old cry of “DON’T PLAY POKEMON, OR YOU’LL BECOME GREEDY AND EVIL AND TRY TO INTERACT WITH DEMONS!” and “IF YOU READ HARRY POTTER, YOU’LL SELL YOUR SOUL TO THE DEVIL!”
Yes, you will get the occasional idiot who thinks that because they saw a character they like do something bad, that means it’s okay for them to do that bad thing, too. But that’s not most of the fandom. Not that that will stop the fandom police from trying to censor every single fandom member due to the actions of one or two.
So in short… I guess fandom has changed a little, but only in that the censorship is now coming from the inside rather than the outside.
people freaking out over these out-there theories while sana and yousef are just flirting and a beautiful relationship is blossoming?
maybe this season will be like the San Junipero episode of Black Mirror you know, not everything has to end so badly.
i say just enjoy the content we are actually getting and worry about drama and when it actually starts happening? and no one understands what all the s3 parallels mean yet so…
cause at the moment all i see is a beautiful muslim girl who is the literal sun with a crush on a beautiful muslim boy who encourages her in every way.
Ah, seems Grandpa Shade is still a little sensitive ; 3;
Heading into headcanon territory here:
Since Ganondorf still retains his memories from his past selves, he remembers Time and the battle they previously had. When Time became Hero’s Shade, he was given the memories of all the previous Links, as well as maintaining his own (I wrote out a prompt about this, but you guys won’t get to see for a while). I’m pretty sure Ganondorf must have taken some part of the Hyrulean Civil War, whether it was actually participating, or just sitting back and watching. But, he had to have been there. So, it’s no surprise that he knows what happened to Time’s poor momma, and it seems Time still holds some grief about it.
I wonder if he ever got to see his parents again in the afterlife…
Please share more of your headcanons they are awesome. from a fellow pukwudgie.
Ask and you shall receive my fellow Puk :) It´s been a long time since my last Puk headcanons I´ve missed them!
1/ The Black Market run by Pukwudgie students is a thing okay. Everyone knows. The teachers would do something but…
2/ Pukwudgie’s pureblood prefect and wampus’ no-majeborn prefect are dating and they are most terrifying power couple in the whole school (although to be honest there is this Horned Serpent couple from 5th year that is really next on the list to be The Couple when the prefects graduate)
3/ Girl gangs are definitely a thing in Ilvermorny but only the one integrated entirely by Puk girls have matching jackets
4/ Actually, the most dangerous dark lord from the last century in America was a Pukwudgie boy called Adrian Koch. But he has no tragic background. He was pretty okay all the way through his education in Ilvermorny. The only problem was that “he thought he was sick in his heart if you could be sick in that place”. Because the most terrifying thing about the heart is that when sick, it wants and wants and wants, but it doesn’t care it doesn’t fill it just takes.
5/ Pukwudgies that love reading team up with Thunderbirds and Horned Serpents to go to muggle cities during mid-term to go get the latest book from their fave series
6/ Pukwudgie’s own ilvermorny’s debate club. It might have been officially founded by Horned Serpents but ask anyone and yup Puks own that club they are terrifying you can present actual facts while they get there with a pen and two pieces of paper and they will still win. Devil’s advocate those ones.
7/ Pukwudgies are known as the most… how should i say this… promiscuous house. It’s mostly a stereotype, of course, but rumor has it the heart does what it wants and Pukwudgies are not ashamed of feeling love or any kind of desire, and some of the most vocal house members have given the whole house a ‘reputation’ through the years. This does make a lot of freshmen uneasy, living up to weird expectations or plain disgusted for being seen as ‘easy’ or 'eager’ or even interested in sex by default.
7/ Sooner or later every Pukwudgie sees the little carved quote that its half hidden in the stairs of Pukwudgie’s common room and smile every time they remember it.
8/ In summer the school grounds are basically full of two houses: Thunderbirds and Pukwudgies.
9/ Pukwudgies curse. A lot. Remember that post “Look im mad, and just saying 'gosh’ is not gonna do it for me Susan”. That’s Pukwudgie.
10/ Pukwudgies have archery training fields.
11/ The actual Pukwudgies (the creatures) have been seen teaching Pukwudgie students little basic fire magic when they find out the student its afraid of the dark
12/ Every Pukwudgie ever will deny they actually bake. Even while they are baking in that very moment in fron of your eyes. They will go full Mariah Carey on you
13/ Pukwudgies, just like the creatures they are named from are incredibly easy to annoy
14/ Salty Pukwudgies are a Thing okay. Mean Pukwudgies are something to be avoided. They will lash out to anyone and everyone and perks of the heart: they know how to cut deep.
15/ Some Pukwudgies are terrible in potions and that makes them feel so empty they can feel their eyes water when asked about that particular stereotype.
16/ The most romantic Pukwudgies, when in love, will literally make flower crowns to everyone who even looks in their general direction.
17/ Pukwudgies are the type of people who get strangers phone numbers in public cafeterias.
18/ Some Pukwudgie’s love parties. Capital L love even. Some Pukwudgies can’t stand them at all. Every Pukwudgie is obsessed with at least one blanket from the common room and there would be fights for the best spots to cuddle in winter when it rains.
19/ House movie marathons are a thing.
20/ Pukwudgies value eye contact and is their preferred go-to when flirting with someone they actually like.
21/ During exams, Pukwudgies are either the friend who brings enough snacks to the library to feed their entire year or the one who forgets to eat 3 days in a row. There is no in between.
22/ Pukwudgies do love plants. That stereotype is 110% true. Not the actual plants mind you, allergy is a thing, but the aesthetic of it. The common room is filled with them and *magically enough* once you enter Pukwudgie’s common room allergies stop being a thing entirely. People have had to be physically removed from the common room during spring because *No you can´t stay here Marcos this is not even your common room get. out.*
The baby’s growing like it should and I got new vitamins, but that should be fine. What’s not fine is the fact that I’m way too sexually frustrated now. It has something to do with the increase of blood flow or some shit like that, but I’m not enjoying it. At all.