Hey, so I lost a few followers recently because of the Reylo Discourse™. And that’s fine, I’m not on Tumblr to win a competition or be besties with everyone.
But. I feel the need to assert something: we are not a monolith guys. Some of us have different ideas and interpretations of SW and Reylo. Some of us will disagree, and that’s ok. If you’re upset simply because another Reylo thinks Kylo and Rey are kinky, and that Reylo over there thinks they’re virgins - like, if that genuinely upsets you, maybe take a break for awhile and get a fresh breath of reality air?
I’m not trying to be bitchy, so stay with me for a sec.
All I’m saying is, like any part of a fandom, we have different ideas. We don’t have to agree on those ideas - especially if they have nothing to do with what’s canon or not. Can we not just have some fun, silly conversations sometimes without it devolving into a pissing contest about what is or isn’t “canon” or problematic or what the fuck ever?
Like, I get it, SW is important to all of us. We wouldn’t be on tumblr if it weren’t. But let’s remember it’s fiction, and it’s a story meant to be enjoyed - don’t take it quite so seriously, at the end of the day.
Reylos get enough shit as it is, and it’s perfectly fine to disagree or even call people out (nicely). But let’s allow each other to just chat and have fun and share each other’s posts without it devolving into another Tumblr Shitshow Discourse Extravaganza. It’s ok to have fun and not be so serious ALL THE TIME.
And this ends my discourse post on why we need less discourse. I am well aware of the irony, yes.
EDIT: And this goes for ANY conversation or opinion, not just the recent one I explicitly talk about here. I’ve had a few encounters recently where just having an opinion - even **explicitly** stating, “this is just my view, no intended shade” - got people upset with/unfollowing me? Like, come on. We don’t have to block each other over a single disagreement. We don’t have to be rude and call names over something as silly as opinions on light sabers, or whatever the fuck.
I do sometimes engage in discourse, but I mostly just wanna have fun. Let’s not make the “having fun” part so hard, right?