“And darling, darling stand by me,
oh, stand by me,
oh stand, junto a mi, junto a mi…” Prince Royce’s version of “Stand By Me” blasted through the Bluetooth speaker that sat on the middle of the coffee table in my living room. I bustled about, singing the lyrics with enough gusto to match the speaker’s volume.
“Y aunque las montanas o el cielo caiga, No voy a preocuparme,
Porque se que tu estas junto a mi.
No llorare, no llorare, oh,
I won’t shed a tear, Porque se que tu estas junto a mi.”
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”
Today’s episode of YOI was BEYOND AMAZING. This is it guys, it’s a real beautiful relationship - not just some random fanservice. I honestly can’t wait for the next episode to see blushing Yuri~~ ahh my heart…
September 3rd, Bangtan was prepping for Show Champion in Manila. This is the day that Tae found out his grandma had passed away. (He announced at MUSTER that his grandma passed away, which is why he randomly said, “I love you my grandma” during their music show.) K-ARMYs tweets say how they’re sorry for not fully paying attention to the sadness painted on his face. We love you, Tae, and hope your heart heals soon.