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(Fandom is such a bizarre place.  I’m sitting here, waiting to get my latest round of Kenalog injections, pondering this fact, like…one day, someone groundlessly attacks you, and you’ll get 40+ people coming to your immediate defense and gain just over 100 new followers in a week; meanwhile, another day, you take self-care measures for general sanity purposes during the busiest part of the semester and instantly lose two followers and then gain two more within ten minutes, seemingly due to said measures.  If anyone has written a thesis on what dictates social-media interaction decisions in fans, I totally want to read it!)

titconao3 said: take care of yourself first. i’m of the same mind regarding the show, and i’m sure plenty more people are. <3

You take care of yourself, too *hugs*  I hope you haven’t been too stressed.  

I think that it’s…hard to express what a weird experience something like this is for GO fandom, no matter what someone thinks about it.  We had nothing but a book and our collective fanworks for twenty-five years, and then, in about a five-year period, we’re being hit with two major media adaptations.  For those of us who don’t adjust well to major environment-changes, whether it’s an issue of neurotype or not, it’s daunting.

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Margaret Cho: Trolls Who Call Me ‘Fat And Ugly’ Are Admitting Defeat

Margaret Cho has a simple philosophy for dealing with degrading comments about herself: If you’re debating a woman and you stoop to calling her “fat” or “ugly,” you’ve already lost the argument.

The comedian explains how to turn misogynist attacks into a “more palatable and pleasurable” experience.

📚 Author Themed Asks 📚

Because I love books and I CANNOT find an ask-prompt that satisfies my literary sensibilities AND my insatiable desire to troll. (Feel free to reblog). 

F. Scott Fitzgerald: How would you describe your ‘ideal’ brunch attire?

J.K. Rowling: What is your Hogwarts house? 

Donna Tartt: Which of the seven deadly sins are you most guilty of? 

Sylvia Plath: What is your favorite artistic medium?

Dostoevsky: Do you sleep feverishly or perhaps not at all? 

George R.R. Martin: Would you rather marry for wealth/power or murder for it?

J.R. Tolkien: What is your favorite magical creature? 

Jane Austen: What social faux-pas annoys you the most? 

Leo Tolstoy: Do you feel honor-bound to betray aspects of your formally bleak and morally corrupt life?

Hans Christian Anderson: What is your favorite fairytale?

Lord Byron: Are you narcissistic? 

JD Salinger: What is/was your worst subject in school?

Stephen King: What kind of curse would most effectively punish you for disrespecting the sanctity of some Native American burial grounds?

Oscar Wilde:  Would you sweep your rival a magnificently lethal leg at the top of a long flight of stairs? 

Charles Dickens:  How do you really feel about children? 

Edith Wharton: Do you love someone with every fiber of your being but respect them too much to touch them?  

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I’m starting a new podcast called ‘Conversations with People Who Hate Me.’ It’s an interview series where I have extended conversations with some of the people who have sent me negative or hateful messages. 

You can subscribe by clicking here or wherever you love listening to podcasts.

The first season is 10 episodes and it starts on July 31st. 

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The social media world is heavily populated by trolls — you know, those people who write nasty, mean comments online. Sometimes it can be tempting to respond back, but what if there’s a better alternative? Like sending them a cake…. with their words written on it.

New York City baker Kat Thek does just that. She’s the founder of Troll Cakes, a bakery and detective agency.

The process is simple. First, customers go to the Troll Cakes site to submit the comment and address of the troll in question. Thek will then bake a cake, write the comment on it using frosting or fondant letters, wrap it up in festive confetti, and send it to the perpetrator.

“When you open it up, [the box] looks like 100 percent good news,” Thek laughs. “And then you see a screen grab of your comment, and it says, ‘Congratulations! Your Internet comment has been made into a Troll Cake.’ ”

This Baker Makes Internet Trolls Eat Their Words — Literally

Photos: Courtesy of Troll Cakes

Tango is the world’s largest troll

You don’t have to say something like that unless someone has REPEATEDLY AND DELIBERATELY taken your instructions to literally just to fuck with you.

It may have been said before, but this is the one that throws the whole thing into sharp relief for me. I mean, I probably should have known from his first appearance.

I mean sure, maybe he really is that clueless, he’s been asking a lot of questions, but I ask you…really? ……Reeeeally?

I’m convinced he’s playing the long game acting totally lost all the time just for the laughs.

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