there are thirteen year olds on this site

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Sometimes you just feel like that thirteen year old who wants to post photos of your partner everywhere surrounded by hand drawn hearts and stickers because you’re happy and in love. But other times you have to remember that your relationship deserves privacy and sadly you are an adult now and there’s a big difference between your school journal and a social network site where you have hundreds of thousands of strangers seeing everything you do.

anonymous asked:

white people make jokes about thirteen year olds on xbox live being racist assholes but when they're actually confronted with one it's just satire 🤔

I’ve always said this but the white kids on this site love to pretend to be anti-racist and when yet when they get shit for it they play the victim and everyone babies them for it

It’s so, incredibly interesting that people are asking where Mabel’s “goodness” has gone and whether or not she’s becoming dark and I’m just incredibly fascinated by this. Kids are so interesting because they’re mirrors, they don’t over think things like adults do and Alex has written Mabel and Dipper exactly how twelve year olds are; some want to grow up, others are just enjoying the moment.

Mabel and Dipper are the most fascinating characters I’ve ever seen, particularly in character development but, for right now, I’m focusing on Mabel.

Where has Mabel’s goodness gone? Is she truly growing to become morally ambiguous?

Yes, she is becoming more morally ambiguous. Of course she is. Everyone on this site is older than Mabel (if you follow the ‘must be over the age of thirteen’ rule), that means that we have all been through more lessons, more experiences, more everything than she has.

She’s twelve.

Twelve.

You know what I did when I was twelve? I broke about six windows, lit my backyard on fire, and did a whole bunch of stuff that would probably get me in huge trouble (and land me in prison) now that I’m an adult including trespassing, graffiti, and damage to private property.

Mabel is a pretty tame child compared to the hellion that I was. But here’s the massive difference between being twelve and being an adult; you know when things are wrong. When I broke those six windows I wasn’t trying to break them. I was simply trapped inside and my siblings thought it would be fun to play hockey/football/cricket/baseball and other such games in our basement.

Does that make me a horrible person for breaking the window on accident? I should hope not.

Plus, our parents started the hockey in the basement. My mother and father played it with us. So if they did it, why couldn’t we?

Now, let’s look at Mabel. Mabel and Dipper get the tie in “The Stanchurian Candidate” from Ford and Dipper shows an amazing amount of maturity when he says: “This is amazing! And ethically ambiguous!”

At that moment he’s questioning whether or not they should actually use the tie. Dipper sees a problem with it, turns to an adult (who he really looks up to) and asks ‘is this okay?’ and the adult (Stanford Pines) gives him the other tie and says “use it responsibly”.

Dipper is twelve.

Dipper has a faint idea that mind control is bad but his hero, his Grunkle, just gave him a tie that said Grunkle designed and said ‘go for it’.

How is this any different than when I broke six windows?

Therefore, Dipper runs upstairs, hands the tie to Mabel and she controls Soos. We, as the audience, know that this is a very very bad thing. Mabel and Dipper? They don’t. Someone said they can do it. An adult gave them permission. That is why Mabel doesn’t bring it up in front of the unicorn. Grunkle Ford gave them the supplies and permission to control people’s minds so of course they’re not going to see anything wrong with it.

Even when Gideon says “you two have gotten much eviller since I last saw [you]” they don’t fully comprehend it. Stanford said they could do it so it can’t be bad, right? A tear is going to come between them at this. Someone is going to realize that, no, the adults are not always right and we see that seed planted in “The Last Mabelcorn” when Mabel finds out that Stanford is wrong about the unicorns, but I’ll get to that some other time and on some other post.

Now, knowing that Mabel and Dipper don’t see what they’ve done as truly bad in “The Stanchurian Candidate”, “The Last Mabelcorn” is interesting. Mabel is told that she’s not a good person by a creature she has deeply admired from childhood and, instead of giving up, she tries to make herself better.

She does one thousand good deeds okay. One thousand. This child is freaking dedicated to being a good person. And she’s worried about it. Mabel is terrified of not being good (“if I’m not a good person, then who am I?”). That’s a pretty nice sign of a good person; if you wonder if you’re doing bad or if you’re evil, chances are that you’re probably not.

And the unicorn tells her that doing good deeds to make herself look better is bad. First of all, that was rude as fuck, second of all, how are people supposed to be good then? Mabel does one thousand good deeds. The unicorn sits in front of a flipping rainbow at three o’clock and poses.

That’s not the finishing move, though. Mabel does do the thousand good deeds to make herself better, but she’s conscience of it. You know how she’s a good person? Wendy, Grenda, and Candy knock out queen bitch of the unicorns, are about to steal her hair and what does Mabel do?

She stops them.

Because it’s wrong.

That is what makes Mabel a good person. Not the one thousand good deeds, not her glitter filled blood stream. When Mabel knows something is wrong, she puts a stop to it. She just needs to learn what is wrong, just like the rest of us. We’re not born with a conscience radar in our brains; we learn from the people around us.

She is twelve. She’s still learning all of this. But from what she knows; Mabel is a good person. She’s kind and nice and gives people second chances even when people (*cough* Dipper *cough*) don’t believe said person deserves it.

Where has Mabel’s goodness gone, then?

Nowhere. It’s just hidden behind things that she believes is okay because people told her it was.

regarding ponypop

listen i am not condoning sodapony/ponypop in ANY WAY (yall know how much i hate that shit you have seen my content) but i think we have to keep in mind that the majority of the shippers are minors (just like the majority of the fandom in general) and i think that instead of attacking them immediately and running them off the site/reprimanding them, we should teach them. teach them that it’s wrong, teach them that normalizing shit like that is bad. it’s a matter of correction, not scare tactics. i mean fuck when i was in the hom/e/stuck fandom i used to ship stridercest to a degree (granted in that timeline they werent really brothers but its still disgusting and now older!me recognizes that’s ugly) but like. if thirteen year old me was suddenly getting hate mail because of something i didnt understand, i wouldnt ever want to touch the internet again, let alone try to enjoy the fandom and its content.

we dont want to ruin these kids/teens experience here within the hell that is the Outsiders Fandom™ we need to teach them right from wrong

sodapony is bad, end of story

Sometimes you just feel like that thirteen year old who wants to post photos of your partner everywhere surrounded by hand drawn hearts and stickers because you’re happy and in love. But other times you have to remember that your relationship deserves privacy and sadly you are an adult now and there’s a big difference between your school journal and a social network site where you have hundreds of thousands of strangers seeing everything you do.

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Sometimes you just feel like that thirteen year old who wants to post photos of your partner everywhere surrounded by hand drawn hearts and stickers because you’re happy and in love. But other times you have to remember that your relationship deserves privacy and sadly you are an adult now and there’s a big difference between your school journal and a social network site where you have hundreds of thousands of strangers seeing everything you do.

“Sometimes you just feel like that thirteen year old who wants to post photos of your partner everywhere surrounded by hand drawn hearts and stickers because you’re happy and in love. But other times you have to remember that your relationship deserves privacy and sadly you are an adult now and there’s a big difference between your school journal and a social network site where you have hundreds of thousands of strangers seeing everything you do.”

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Sometimes you just feel like that thirteen year old who wants to post photos of your partner everywhere surrounded by hand drawn hearts and stickers because you’re happy and in love. But other times you have to remember that your relationship deserves privacy and sadly you are an adult now and there’s a big difference between your school journal and a social network site where you have hundreds of thousands of strangers seeing everything you do.”