they are fictional but their love is real

Camren denied... again!

1. Lauren denied/killed Camren a lot of times. So, what is new?

2. Not even Camila’s 5H exit could stop us from shipping Camren. So, why give up now?

Lauren might have felt to address this since a lot of ya’ll became so overly intrusive. If y'all could layoff a bit, maybe she’d be more open about all these.

I don’t really feel good being described by Lauren as “invasive, scary, delusional and disrespectful" because not all of us are like that. But the whole fandom is stereotyped as that and it’s something we shouldn’t be proud of. Shipping is fine but stay respectful coz they aren’t fictional characters. They are real people.

I know a lot of us are losing hope and I’m sure that’s what the management would love to happen. So what I’d like to say is that if you still believe in what you saw in Camren, then don’t ever stop. But what’s more important here is for us to be considerate and mature. Yes, we are delusional at times but do we really have to rub/insist what we believe in the girls’ faces?

oh, boy, who wants to talk about anti-shipper bullshit with me, hm? because, as you may know, calling these bullies out on their hypocrisy is becoming something of a staple on this blog.

antis love to back themselves up with the claim, “fiction affects reality!” they insist that by shipping certain pairings – pairings with age gaps, incest pairings, pairings with unhealthy/abusive dynamics, etc. – shippers are implanting the idea (in minors especially) that these are ideals for real-life relationships, which makes people vulnerable to actual abuse.

ignoring that they’re stretching so hard they’re going to tear a ligament, let’s play with this idea with a ship antis will defend to their graves: ed/winry. in every version of the fma canon, winry beats ed with a wrench whenever he’s done something reckless or dangerous or breaks the automail she made for him, as well as screams at him. there’s an entire ova where ed tries to appease her with gifts to ward off the violence when he goes to her for repairs, and he’s often shown to be frightened of her.

all of this – all of it, in the manga, 2003 anime, and brotherhood – is played for laughs.

we are supposed to watch this boy be physically and verbally abused by someone whose essentially his doctor and laugh. we’re even supposed to think he had it coming: after all, it’s ed who broke winry’s automail, ed who was being reckless again, never mind that he’s literally a soldier and “danger” is in his job description.

i hardly need tell you that if the genders were reversed, no amount of goofy animation and silly sound effects could disguise how horrific the situation is. put a girl in the abuser’s role, however, and it becomes a fun joke. the message is clear: women cannot abuse men. if a woman mistreats a man, it’s because he did something to deserve it – in fact, a woman should use fear to “keep her man in line,” if we’re going with the manga/brotherhood ending where ed and winry eventually marry.

this is an incredibly dangerous message to send. male abuse victims, especially with female abusers, are very rarely taken seriously – many people even believe that men can’t be abused, period. just as they read twilight and 50 shades and think the actions of edward cullen and christian grey are romantic, young women might very well watch fullmetal alchemist and think this is how they should treat their boyfriends, fulfilling antis’ apparent worst fear – that a fictional relationship will result in actual abuse.

except, as i said, most antis adore ed/winry. that would be hypocritical enough, given their supposed zero-tolerance policy for “toxic” ships, yet they take it a step further, and actually condone the abuse. “it’s just slapstick!” they, the advocates for abuse victims, supposedly, cry, and then turn and condemn a drawing of an adult ed and roy holding hands as pedophilia.

are you even trying, antis? are you making the tiniest, meekest attempt to come across as less of a total hypocrite? or a homophobe, since queer ships dominate every discussion of “unsafe” pairings for minors and survivors? when, when will you surrender to the reality that you’re a bunch of content-policing bullies taking your personal anger and frustration out on other people?


(note: my intention isn’t to make anyone – who isn’t an anti-shipper, mostly – feel bad for shipping ed/winry. since non-antis tend to be able to consume media more critically, ironically enough, i feel like most non-anti ed/winry shippers acknowledge the problematic aspects of the ship and choose to either omit them in their own interpretations or portray them more seriously instead of playing them for cheap humor.)

edit: something i forgot to touch on is that fan content exists in such a small, confined space as opposed to mainstream media that it’s totally incongruous to treat them as equivalent. since antis are suspiciously silent when it comes to criticisms of mainstream media – after all, that could start an actually relevant conversation that could even do some actual good; they don’t want that, of course – i’ll leave it at that.

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Red Velvet Cake and Fairy Cake

Red Velvet Cake - Ultimate guilty pleasure: Oh man, uh… I don’t know if I really feel guilty about any of the things I like, but maybe drawing AU furry fanart for non-furry series (ie. the PMMM youkai AU)? Sometimes I feel kind of self-conscious about posting stuff in the tags, haha.

Fairy Cake - If I could live in a fictional world: I was going to default to “Pokemon”, since it’s hard to go wrong with a carefree world of raising magic critters (I’d have so many pet Cutieflies)… But the world of Medea in The Witch And The Hundred Knight would be good, too! I love the atmosphere of that game so much, and I’ve always wanted to be able to use magic. The only real downsides would be Impending Destruction From Eldritch God (depending on the timeline) and how I would greatly outlive all of my human friends if I were a witch.

love and romance are concepts that in a capitalistic society are used to sedate and control the masses since romance is a profitable commodity that corporations can market in books, movies and products and those who purchase in pursuit of happiness and to improve oneself physically so they can become attractive in order to obtain a romantic partner will be forever disappointed because they are chasing something that does not exist and is intangible and exists only in fiction… anyways vodka is real and tangible so buy that instead drink up bicth

Writing Is Hard

Summary: Dean finds the blog you use to read smutty fan fiction. And of course, he decides he can write a better story about himself. You help.

Warning: Smut, some dirty talk, mutual masturbation, all kinds of fan fiction clichés

Word Count: 4350

A/N: This is all written with love for fan fic. I’m teasing, not putting it down in any way. And thanks to @littlegreenplasticsoldier​ for being a great beta and being generally flawless. Hope you enjoy! XOXO

No. This isn’t happening.

This is one of those moments you’d had weird nightmares about, dreams that left you embarrassed and feeling all icky the next day until you finally convinced yourself that it wasn’t real. And just like those moments, this one will end any second now. You’ll wake up in some motel bed, Dean will be in the next room with Sam, asleep or showering or eating or anything but standing over your laptop with that look on his face.

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Anne: “I went looking for my ideals outside of myself. I discovered it’s not what the world holds for you, it’s what you bring to it. The dreams dearest to my heart are right here.”

Gilbert: “Well, I hope you keep on dreaming. It’ll be three years before I finish medical school. Even then, there won’t be any diamond sunbursts or marble halls.”

Anne: “I don’t want sunbursts or marble halls. I just want you.”

Coherent Female Characters

My only requirement of any story is that it respect its own characters to behave as the human beings their backstories, personalities, and circumstances insist they are, and to react coherently to the context in which the story places them. 

In practice, that doesn’t mean a happy ending for them, or a character making a morally correct choice, or being likeable, or being treated respectfully, or even getting what they want. It doesn’t even require a character to be original, or interesting, or even anything too far removed from a basic stereotype. This requirement only asks storytellers to address issues their story raises and allow characters to react to those issues in a coherent way. 

Two things brought this basic requirement home to me: reviews of the film Passengers, and watching Elf with my mother. 

I have not seen Passengers, and given the spoilers I doubt I ever will. But it reminds me how frequently female characters are not given the benefit of coherent reactions and subsequent actions. Too often a story fulfills the desires of a male protagonist at the cost of any internal coherency in a female character. Why would an ambitious and adventurous woman whose choices in life led her to a career in journalism, suggesting a deep interest in experiencing and documenting human society in all its forms, accept never again being part of human history, never having another conversation with anyone other than this one guy she’s sleeping with? It’s possible to construct a character who would be okay with this scenario, but if you haven’t constructed her that way, you can’t expect an audience to accept her actions as coherent or okay.

Why would an intelligent, self-sufficient young woman who is knee-deep in the difficult realities of her life suddenly want to go on a date with a much older man wearing tights who behaves like a 7 year old? Is she tired of the real world and wants to retreat from it? A few moments of thought suggests that if she wants her life to be easier and have more innocence and magic in it, she would want a partner who can help her deal with its difficulties and rise above them, not someone who is unaware that they exist in the first place. I’m exhausted just thinking about it. But when a story needs a romantic ending for an idiot man, female characters often have to be bent to accommodate.

Fight back, ladies. You deserve better.

My dear lgbt+ children, 

If you’re asexual but enjoy reading erotic literature, that’s okay! You’re 100% valid. 

If you’re aromantic but love romantic movies, that’s okay! You’re 100% valid.

If you’re gay but don’t enjoy homoerotic literature at all, that’s okay! You’re 100% valid.

If you’re a girl who likes girls and boys but only like romantic plots that involve two girls. that’s okay! You’re 100% valid.

Your preferences in fiction don’t have to reflect your preferences in real life. 

Everyone can enjoy or dislike any kind of literature, movies etc. without it invaliding their identity! 

With all my love, 

Your Tumblr Mom 

do you ever just,,,

fall completely and utterly in love with a “fictional” character so hard that it hurts and you wonder if you will ever be able to feel this way about a tangible human being because surely that emotion can’t actually be possible when you feel it towards someone in real life… it’s too STrONg… And like you read so many fanfics but that little empty feeling inside of you just needs more and more and more until you have so many unfinished universes in your head. and you have these few people you just love so dearly and you cant communicate to, but you just want to tell them you’re proud of them in every single universe and you want to hug them but you cant, so you read some more fanfiction and fall asleep with it every night secretly wishing that “fictional character” was the one you fell asleep with?

cuz yeah me too

The cool thing about Magnus Scheving being really hot, athletic, and one of the richest people in the world is that you also know he’s a huge nerd who loves theater and willingly acted alongside puppets and he is an earth-bound spirit guide for anyone who loves to write fiction for kids or who loves drawing art for kids. There is absolutely nothing fragile about his masculinity and if anyone makes fun of you for liking Lazytown or another kids show or for creating content that’s family friendly, you can just remember the words of Hot Gymnastics Dad, and that he reaffirms that you can exist in a world where you can both be an adult with grown-up thoughts and desires, while also tapping into that completely innocent, child-like wonder that exists in your soul, and that creating content for kids is really just creating content for real, valid, existing human beings who just haven’t been alive on earth as long and who need support and validation and inspiration. Sportacus is both a sex symbol and also a symbol that reminds you that you can spend your time drawing and writing without focusing on sex or money or the worry that your creations have to be more ‘successful’ than the creations of other people. You can be a grown up and also create what you love with the aesthetic that you love. One of the rules of Lazytown is that ‘everybody wins’. If anyone ever asks you why you’re reading or writing or watching or drawing something ‘for kids’, you can remind them that it’s not just for kids, it’s for everybody, and then you can remind them that Magnus Scheving once performed in front of 10,000 screaming women. 

Just 👏🏻a👏🏻reminder 👏🏻to👏🏻ship👏🏻the👏🏻characters 👏🏻and 👏🏻NOT 👏🏻the 👏🏻actors 👏🏻please.

Can I be real here for a sec

This show and this fandom has truly been a blessing. It’s a community expressing their love for a gay interracial couple, empathy towards anxiety and crippling self-doubt, and the utmost support towards Kubo-sensei - an unwavering, hard-working creator. I’m so deep in this fandom I’d sooner learn to lick my own butthole before ever leaving, so call it a bias. But damn. I haven’t felt this moved and motivated by fictional characters in a long while. 。◕‿◕。 💗 Thank you all. We wouldn’t be seeing the next level without every one of us here.

David Bowie fandom Gothic
  • People keep telling you he has different coloured eyes. You correct them. It keeps happening again and again and again. There’s no end to this torture.
  • There’s a lightning bolt photoshopped onto a photo of him from every era. You don’t know what’s true anymore. Could the real Aladdin Sane please stand up?
  • David Bowie collaborates or was friends with an artist/musician. You are now a fan of said artist/musician. You have no choice in the matter.
  • Everyone both simultaneously loves and hates Labyrinth.
  • Some of his films are completely lost to time, has anyone actually seen B.U.S.T.E.D?
  • There’s is so many unnofficial biographies and they are all both fiction and non-fiction at the same time.
  • You copy his haircut. Your next haircut is another one of his haircuts. And the next. There’s no escape.
  • David Bowie is always simulatenously lying and telling the truth. You can never tell. Was he being serious in that one interview in 19xx?
  • You start noticing clothes that you think he’d wear, but they’re so ugly that you could never pull them off like he did
  • Every magazine is just another source of new posters.
  • David Bowie makes you question your gender identity and sexuality. These feelings didn’t exist before you found him, or did they?
  • You meet other Bowie fans. Somehow they are all the same, but different.
  • You don’t know her, but you trust Iman
  • Every now and then, you just get sad thinking about him.