“When I take something from a man - his ship, his money, his life - I don’t hide behind a clerk. I don’t hide behind the law. I don’t hide behind anything. I look him in his eye and I give him every chance to deny me. That is legitimate.”
Confession: Even though I do love Donald Glover and I’m happy seeing his success. It’s little bittersweet seeing everything the does get called black excellence. But knowing in the back of my mind, if he was a black woman, black tumblr/twitter would’ve canceled him long time ago like they did with Azealia Banks, whom is he equally as problematic as. I just hate how problematic black women get canceled but problematic black men always get a pass. You can be a fan and still call out the bullshit.
I love how a year ago the fandom would have been like, “Omg Shandy’s getting engaged!! How exciting!! Can’t wait!! Our patience will finally be rewarded!” And today the general consensus is, “So how is Duff gonna screw us this time?”
Race updates are a bit tougher while driving, but @iwatchtheworldoutside is doing great! She just passed us at mile 32 and is in great spirits!
Crewing is also going pretty great, especially with the total surprise of @elkay723. Somehow she was even voted the Crew Captain, which I still call bullshit on (because I didn’t get a vote), but she’s embraced the role…
There isn’t a single thing in the world that can convince me that Locus didn’t know exactly who Felix was. To a tee. So well that he understands Felix’s reactions, motivations, and body language. That he knows what Felix is going to do when he does that particular little nod, what he’s feeling when he rolls his shoulders a certain way, and what he means with that subtle huff of breath. Locus is quiet and observant, and he’s built a thorough, detailed map and understanding of Felix in his entirety.
Why yes, Marvel Studios, I do have a question I’d like to ask about Ant-Man...
Will Hank Pym’s abusive behavior be addressed in the movie, and does that have anything to do with the absence of Janet van Dyne? If so, was it intimidating to tackle such a mature topic in a genre that most people still think is “just for kids” or were you excited by the challenge and the opportunity to address something so important?
The next few days were a flurry of activity. Sam’s week off turned into moving week. Luckily she didn’t own a whole lot so that part was easy. The apartment building was the very same one that some other graduate students in her department lived in. Honestly it suited Clint quite well, not only was there a loft inside there was also a very small balcony out the other way.
Steve Rogers stood in the doorway of the apartment holding a box, shaking his head. “How did I miss that you and he were a thing again?”
Sam shrugged. “Guess you just need to pay attention? Though I do appreciate the help.”
Nat leaned on the counter, staring at something. “I still call bullshit. Some big practical joke you two are plotting. I just don’t know what the punchline is yet.”
“No punchline. No joke. Sorry to disappoint you.” Sam sighed as she unpacked the coffee pot, only the most important thing in the apartment of course.
“Really… Well when Barton comes through that door why don’t you give him a big passionate kiss since you’re so in love and all.”
“Sure.” Sam buried her nose in a box, trying to avoid making eye contact with the spy because quite frankly she was afraid she’d melt into a puddle of deceit and lies. Maybe she’d get lucky and Clint would take his time and not show up until long after their help had left for the day.
So one minute sasha & shay are all #emison and now they’re all ranting about how toxic it is. I’m honestly tired of the games this show continues to play. At this rate they could literally reveal ‘A’ and I would still be calling bullshit from the highest mountain I can be bothered to climb.
the post is literally just “you should ignore this author’s unwillingness to put visible poc in her books while trying to retroactively claim it was a thing all along, because she’s cool with fanfiction and whatever! and anne mccaffrey wasn’t!”
likeee those things don’t have anything to do with each other? racist bullshit is still racist bullshit no matter how down the author is with your creepy shipping shenans? anne mccaffrey is totally irrelevant in this discussion? you’re just trying to fill a text post with junk information to pull a smoke screen over something that is actually kind of an important problem?
fuck. that. i see you.
JK Rowling is not “responsible for how fandom exists today,” that’s just entirely false, and even if it were true, the ~lol black hermione~ shit is still fucking bullshit and i will still call it fucking bullshit because this author’s effect on fandom culture has literally nothing to do with that
fandom has existed since there was shit to be a fan of, okay, communities built around obsessing over media and creating/sharing transformative works have always been around. People on this fucking website always talk about the ~olden days~ of FF.net and shit but before that there were email lists, people shared archives of fanfiction through fucking FTP, do you know what a “webring” is?
Before that there were actual dead-tree circulars and fanzines that fans would come together and create and distribute because that’s just what fans fucking do!
Maybe the first character that pops into your head when you think of “Mary Sue” is Ebony Dark’ness Dementia Raven Way, but do you know where that term originated?
From an OC in a Star Trek fanzine published in 19 fucking 73.
Maybe “shipping” means Draco/Harry to you but that term came out of the fucking X Files fandom.
Harry Potter’s popularity coincided with the evolution of fan culture online. Social media and user created content has made it easier for fans to find each other, and to find and share transformative works. Yes, it so happened that Harry Potter was particularly popular as these platforms developed, but it’s in no way responsible for it. If it wasn’t Harry Potter it would have been some other got damn thing.
And even if JK Rowling herself personally invented and pioneered modern fan culture, i don’t give a single fuck because it’s still real fuckin shady to try to try to half-assedly support reading one of your major characters as black, fucking years after the fact
it still leaves me shaking with rage
so like, maybe think of all that before you reblog that nonsense :/
If a story says its drarry with past pairing of Harry/Ginny please please for the love of god don’t make me read at least 20,000 words of Harry/Ginny wondering when the hell they’re going to break up. I’m almost halfway through this story and there’s still no Draco!