I told myself I was going to do another giveaway thing at 1500 if I ever got there but I had stopped checking until recently, so- I love you all lots and super appreciate your awesome rays of sunshine beaming into my darkness :]
My giveaway this time is going to be;
- two free basic hannigram idea doodles (like above) for two re-bloggers
- two dvd’s of a re-blogger's choice from this list pertaining to Hugh or Mads: Blood & Chocolate (Hugh), Clash of the Titans (Mads), The Jane Austen Book Club (Hugh), or The Hunt (Mads).
- and last but very least because I don’t really share that I do like to write, a ficlet with your prompt choice for a reblog - with a scribble doodle to go along
This giveaway thingy starts September 17 (Sunday), ends September 22nd (Friday)
antis’ outraged reaction to Rian saying we can all relate to Kylo is reminding me of this C.S. Lewis quote @themoonslayer reminded me of the other day:
When a man is getting better he understands more and more clearly the evil that is still left in him. When a man is getting worse he understands his own badness less and less.
these people that systematically bully and harass people over fictional characters and ships seriously think they’re like the heroes of the story. they relate to Rey and Finn because like Rey and Finn, they’re good and kind and brave??? have they looked in the mirror lately??????
meanwhile, reylo shippers/ben redemptionists are some of the sweetest people I’ve ever met, and I think it’s because we see ourselves in Kylo. we see ourselves for the flawed people we are, people who fuck up and hurt people, and get up again and try to do better, which is what we hope Kylo will do. we like the heroes too, but it’s not because we think we are them, but because we admire them. they’re what we aspire to, but they’re not a reflection of who we are. who we are is Kylo (and no, this doesn’t mean we’re literally going to betray our families and kill our dads. this is a story, and Kylo functions as both a metaphorical reflection of our worst impulses and the hope that we can overcome them).
it’s just supremely ironic to me that here Rian is talking about how Kylo’s anger is a relatable quality, and then antis, the angriest people I’ve ever encountered, are screeching about how they don’t relate to Kylo at all. ‘understanding their own badness less and less’? sounds about right. (and I could add here that they’re possibly even more regressed than Kylo, who’s already showing signs of regretting what he’s done, Adam saying ‘humanity’ and ‘patricide isn’t all it’s cracked up to be’, etc. and I just laugh because it’s possible Kylo the fictional character who they think is worse than the devil is already more self-aware than they are.)