this isn't some fun kids show

guys OKAY listen. i never normally Speak Out but….. you know debate about theories can be really fun? like. the word discourse stems from communicative debate but it’s been reclaimed in this way that has come to mean not accepting there are other opinions and interpretations, alongside throwing buzzwords into the mix to invalidate another argument. also losing a respectful tone with each other so often (not all the time, but lbr!)

discussions - real discussions willing to take into other POVs - are genuinely so fun! like idk i remember at college i went to a debating society which was never my thing bc public speaking really makes me nervous haha but. it was so fun! and someone would make a HELLA SICK POINT on one side and you’d see the other person on the other side like “well… shit. okay damn. that’s … i don’t agree but that’s actually a good point and now my next point is compromised. BUT!!! A-HA! look at THIS!” and the exchanges were really 👀👀👀 in a way more positive way bc there was always a level of general acknowledgement it was just a debate at the end of the day. at the end you shake hands and that’s that lol. 

you can still have heated passionate debate without it being an attack on each other or employing some tactics with certain usage of words to make the other side X and Y. 

i think it’s important to remember that literally none of us can speak with full authority on stuff here, because we’re not the writers of the content. we can have our opinions and be critical. it’s gonna play out how it’s gonna play out, regardless of what we think or feel. at the end of the day, we are the audience and as a result our commentary is interpretive by nature. in fanworks we are transformative ect. 

we all want to see something in a story. there are universal themes and sometimes there are more personal themes. despite taking a stance on something, there is always gonna be this undeniable level of subjectivity in some level just there because we are all individuals and it’s impossible for every single person to see things the same way. there’s also gonna be other points of view. AND THAT MAKES SENSE. bc we all want different things, we all relate to different things and have different experiences.

tbh there’s so much in this show that honestly would be so enjoyable and engaging to openly discuss together without animosity rather than conform to the way debate has regressed into something very hostile, demeaning and negative (often scary LOL) on this website. 

Me watching X-Men apocalypse
  • Movie: *opening title sequence*
  • Me: there goes Jesus....and the Nazi's...and ooo communism!
  • Movie: shows nightcrawler.
  • Me: DERE HE IS! AND HE HAS AN AMAZING HAIRCUT
  • Movie: *shows Eric having fun times with his kid*
  • Me: ....she is so dead isn't she. Damn it.
  • Movie: *Quicksilver saves everyone from the blast with sweet dreams in the background.*
  • Me: I AM IN HEAVEN RIGHT NOW CAUSE THIS IS TRUE BEAUTY.
  • Movie: *military kidnaps several of the main cast*
  • Me: well that was sure covienaint they picked the only people who matter in the story.
  • Movie: *shows man coming out of the cage.*
  • Me: ITS WOLVERINE ISNT IT. ITS GOTTA BE.
  • Movie: *reveals he is wolverine*
  • Me: CALLED IT! GO KILL SOME SOLDIER'S MAN, GLAD TO HAVE YOU BACK.
  • Quicksilver: I'm your....I'm here for my family too!
  • Me: *facepalms* god dammit he was SO CLOSE
  • Movie: *apocalypse hurts quicksilver and breaks his leg*
  • Me: NONONONO I CAN'T HAVE ANOTHER FAST MARVEL BABY DIE PLEASE THINK OF THE CHILDREN
  • Charles: You're in my house now.
  • Me: YEAH KICK HIS ASS!
  • Movie: *apocalypse starts to win*
  • Me: ...OK PLEASE DONT HURT POOR XAVIER
  • Charles: You're sure I can't covince you to stay?
  • Eric: you're a psychic, you can convince me to do anything.
  • Me: .....YOU GUYS ARE SO GAY FOR EACH OTHER GAHHH