what-is-wrong-with-this-fandom

people need to stop doing three things: 

  • thinking that just because something makes them uncomfortable, that means its wrong / “problematic”
  • thinking that their opinion is absolutely, 100% right and anyone who thinks differently is “problematic” and should be called out

  • throw around words / terms they obviously have no idea what they mean in a accusatory or “call out” manner  

people need to start doing one thing:

  • realize that fandom / the internet itself is not their safe space and it’s their responsibility to maintain / control what they consume and if they don’t like something or if something makes them uncomfortable to the point that they can’t reasonably react to it then they need to block it, blacklist it and move on
Not Too Tight

Fandom: Dragon Age

Pairing: Krem x Reader

Warning: N/A

Writer: @imaginesofeveryfandom aka @thequeenofthehobbits

Summary/Request: Requested by anon:  A “teaching you to hold a sword” one shot with the resident cutie, Krem?

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razzmatash  asked:

I would definitely report them. They haven't done anything about being called out by the author and their response to it is honestly ridiculous. It's kind of obvious they know what their doing and don't think it's wrong. It's a shit situation to be in for you I know but I really don't think they're going to change unless a bigger action is taken :/

Just submitted it. If people are curious as to the report I sent, I’ll leave it under the cut below

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anonymous asked:

what's so wrong about wanting a canon gay character not being a doormat. because that's what isak looks like right now. a doormat.

1) Umm what does Isak being gay have to do with this?
2) Just like being in a relationship with someone doesn’t entitle you to their body, it also doesn’t entitle you to their history.
3) Isak isn’t a doormat, he’s respectful of Even’s choice not to disclose what happened. He’s curious (understandably) but he’s not really pushing all that hard to find out. Maybe people in this fandom should take a leaf out of his book and show Even some respect instead of victimising Isak and villainising Even.

i cringe every time an interview involves sending in questions?? like honestly, the perfect example of The 1D Effect because when these interviews happen, the interviewer always frames it like, “guess what ;) your fave ;) could answer ;) your question ;) ;) ;)” and in /any/ other fandom that would be exciting and people would be tweeting like 1000 times but in the 1D/larry fandom it’s like “OK on a scale from 1-10 how likely are we to get bullied today” and that’s so wrong lol

Some people aren’t going to like what you write. Write it anyway.

Some people, people you know objectively suck at being a human being, will get more kudos, more comments, more recs. Write it anyway.

Some of your friends aren’t going to read what you write. Write it anyway.

Some of the people you support the most won’t support your work. Write it anyway.

Some people are going to say your characterization is 100% wrong. X would never. Write it anyway.

It’s been done before. Write it anyway.

Your writing might not measure up to the fandom greats. Write it anyway. (I can guarantee they didn’t measure up at some point either)

Some people aren’t going to rec your work. Write it anyway. (And make your own recs)

Write it anyway.

Write it anyway.

Write it anyway.

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My reaction to the Not Today MV Teaser

I WAS NOT EXPECTING A SECOND MV TEASER AT ALL, WE GOT 2 MV FAMMM we’re a really spoiled fandom guys… we must be thankful to bts for their hardwork and caring for Army.

The funny thing is that I was actually watching that “BTS Baepsae hip thrust 10 min. loop” vid when the vlive notif. popped up lol 

Also, that Puma ad thing is from this post that i found hilarious so i had to add it here, so creds to that acc

btw, ARE YOU READY FOR THE COMEBACK TOMORROW? bc I’M NOT :’-D

Spring Day / Not Today

This comic if fuuuuull of Gifs so it might take time to load them!

I’m done.

I have had it with this fandom and its discourse. First it was anti-shaladin discourse, then it was discourse for liking Lotor as a character, and now there’s this whole: “Shallura is pedophilia now too, ermahgerd I hate the creators” drama. 

It sickens me that you have watered down the meaning of the term pedophilia (at this rate, it’s going to become the new “triggered”). It sickens me that you equate like for a character as defense of the character’s actions. It sickens me that you push your own moral values upon others, when morality is SUBJECTIVE and societal. It sickens me that you attack people and then parade around with some sort of moral superiority as if you are entitled to being pandered to. It sickens me that you have attacked the TEAM for following their own vision and not pandering to you. It sickens me that many of you seem to be so out of touch with reality and unaware of how your actions effect others. Over the years, I have been in many different fandoms with terrible discourse: including the ATLA, Free!, SNK, and Naruto fandoms and in my personal opinion the Voltron Fandom beats out all of them in terms of how terrible it is. The Voltron fandom has created such a toxic environment for itself, it isn’t even funny.

Because here’s the thing: people shouldn’t be SCARED. And everybody is scared. Even the Voltron Team is so fucking scared of this rabid fandom. Josh Keaton, who is a great guy by the way, was one of the most active supporters of shipping in our fandom. And what did he get for it? Attacks (including personal ones) to the point where he isn’t allowed to discuss shipping anymore. And now people complain when the team doesn’t want to talk about it. You did it to yourself people.

No ages have been confirmed. We have been given ranges - sometimes hypocritical ranges - by multiple members of the team. And from what I’ve seen, I don’t even think the team is on the same page when it comes to their ages. So until ages are explicitly stated, you have NO REASON to label a ship as “wrong”, and you NEVER have reason to attack somebody over a ship. Feel free to say: “I’m not comfortable with this ship” all you want, but you have no right to force your opinion down other’s throats. 

I will NOT be participating in fandom matters on this site until shit dies down and people finally start admitting that this is all due to some dumb shipping war. (which I highly doubt is going to happen). If any of you reading this follow me on Youtube for my edits, do not worry as I will still be active there. 

Thanks, and goodbye.

as a white™ to other whites™ in the omgcp fandom i feel like a lot of y'all are afraid to write poc because you dont want to get shit wrong but like fr. its not hard. just dont talk about being black or asian or latino if you dont know what its like. thats it. you can still write them, and have them be your main character, and allow them to be complex. you can be white and write a black character!!! all you have to do is not write about the black experience because you dont personally know about it. that means that you can still have them be black, like things that are typically associated with black culture (if thats what the character is like), and still have human emotions!! it can be done well, like if you take a gander at @geniusorinsanity who writes an amazing nursey!! and if you REALLY don’t feel comfortable making content like that, you can always reblog it!! support those creators, like @hoenursey and @omgcphee and @duanlarissa and @oluranurse and like a billion others!! follow accounts like @omgpocplease !! dont be afraid to show interest in those characters because even if you get called out, its a learning opportunity man. if someone calls you out then you just learn about what you did wrong like nobody is perfect but if you recognize your mistakes, own up to them, and strive to be better itll be okay!!! like the characters you want to, but dont be deterred from the ones you do because you dont want to make people angry!! its just a process of life my friends, we are all on a learning curve. (make content for non-white characters broski. it will enrich your life.)

I did something really stupid today

Earlier today, I did something that received a lot of backlash and with good reason. It was wrong and insensitive for me to talk about something that’s happening in real life and use something that is supposed to be light hearted, fun, and loving as a vehicle to raise awareness about this issue. Even worse was to drag the fandom into this painful situation.

And I am going to name it: I mentioned and used the anime series, Yuri on Ice to raise awareness of the extreme homophobia and treatment of gays in Russia. In the post, I tactlessly and poorly pointed out how unrealistic the official couple, Viktuuri, would be due to the current nature of Russia in real life in regards to their stance on Same Sex relations. To finish, I used this relationship as a reason to protest against the homophobia there.
It was wrong of me to do that.

At that time of posting, I was mindless and impulsive. I heard about the news of what is happening on Tumblr and my thoughts were to spread that news in a fandom, which I personally am a part of, as the issue of same-sex relationships are also a major part of the story. I made the connection, hoping this would further highlight the homophobia in Russia, and raise awareness.

Instead, I received a harsh reminder from the tumblr community to keep these two things separated. I was told to delete my account, that they are not real people, that my behaviour went too far, and that the problems were real and I shouldn’t have taken it so lightly when responding to it.

And you are all right about that.
I am regretting what I have done and I don’t expect anyone here on tumblr to forgive or accept my apologies for what I have done.
So, I want to say how sorry I am for what I did earlier today.
I took down the post, but I am here to tell you that it did happen earlier today at 10:30-ish GMT+11 time.

And as for deletion of this account, there are too many happier memories of Tumblr in it, so I will not delete this account. I don’t want this disaster destroy my love for this platform. It raises awareness of so many issues, has beautiful fandoms and artwork, and many wonderful people on it.

I hope that this is enough for everyone.
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TL;DR- I am regretting what I did earlier, and I am sorry for my impulsive and mindless actions. I will not take this account down, but I have deleted the post. This apology post will stay just to clear things up.

I just want Dalinar and Kaladin to sit around late one night talking, then accidentally getting on the topic of their brothers and their “failures” to protect them. So it starts off really angsty and somber but 3 hours later Dalinar’s telling Kal the story of how Gavilar once tripped in full shardplate off of a waterfall when he got startled by a chicken. Dalinar had been sworn to secrecy when it happened.

Just them recognizing that they’ve been through similar things.

Me to the Shadowhunter fandom right now...

If there is no season 3 because of this mess i…

that’s it.

@pastacatsandchainsaws

Hey, friend. Reckless promotion of actual criminal activity disgusts me, so between the two of us, in a court of law, I’m the one who actually has a case.

Also. It is my business. Literally. I work (as one of my two part-time jobs, which I work 45-52 hours a week at - including weekends - and which I have fought to have, so that I can pay my bills, so that I can have food on the table, so that someday I can have a real career and life) in Retail. I work Customer Service. I’m a Cashier. It is my business.

Originally posted by mattsgifs

I have dealt with shoplifters in my store. I have turned down returns from people who don’t have receipts for their ‘purchases’ because I can tell the items have been lifted. (Cuz, guess what? My store keeps a record of items that have been sold from it. We know if you bought that or not when you try to return it later.) This also means I have to turn down returns from customers who probably actually bought those items, but store policy without a receipt is pretty strict. Why? Because people steal from us. If this wasn’t the case, we would have no need for the policy at all.

The “lifting community” or “liftblr” or whatever you want to call it is promoting and glorifying a selfish criminal lifestyle and I will never stop reporting and blocking members of it until Tumblr @staff  actually does something to stop them from showing their gross misunderstanding of how life should be, their own insanely skewed perception of what is right for them, their outrageously sense of entitlement, their complete disregard for anyone else or any psychological or moral or legal consequences to their actions, and the way they draw in other people (including, but not limited to, minors!!!) to join their thievery and crimes.

‘Lifting’ is stealing.

Stealing is a crime.

Crimes bring harm to others.

What is wrong with you.

I hope they get caught. I hope they face consequences. I hope they get help, so they can begin to have a healthy mindset and live normal, beautiful, healthy, crime-free lives.

The only ‘lifting’ I will support is with weights, as a form of exercise. Not anything that has to do with taking what is not yours, without any regard for anyone else, being self-centered and proud and cruel, and honestly just plain clueless about how the world actually operates.

This world owes you nothing.

If you have the time, energy, thought, and physical ability to lift, you are completely able to get a job. If you are stealing cosmetics or fashionable clothing or music or electronics or anything other than food, then you don’t have even that marginal excuse of stealing to survive. If you are stealing to survive, friend, there are other ways. Hundreds and hundreds of them. Either way, go get help, stop breaking the law, and stop promoting it here on Tumblr.

Because I will report you.

You’re breaking that law. And the last thing you need is for people to mind their own business and let you go on in this dangerous and unhealthy lifestyle. You need someone to stop you. You need help.

A response to the LGBT+ Community in the comments

After hearing the messages from the Tumblr Community, I was informed by a few tumblrs about how wrong I was in who I was apologising to. I should have apologised to the LGBT+ community rather than the fandom, for the real issue was what was happening in reality, not the fictional world. 

In reality, your community have been subjected to all sorts of painful things; bullying, insensitivity (like my earlier comment and initial ‘apology’), harassment, assault, and were even killed for being who you are. It is a subject close to all of your hearts because it’s who you are. You have been attacked from several tiers and groups in society, so I realise and understand why you are so protective of one another. To have me just treat it in a trivial manner by putting it on a pedestal to a popular ship is offensive, rude, and disrespectful. 

What I did earlier with the apology was misdirected, and not enough to repair the damage done. I was naive enough to think that I should be apologising to the YOI fandom when really it was the LGBT+ community that were the most offended. Someone kindly pointed out how fetishisation of same-sex relationships is only there for pleasure, which in reality, its more than just interactions for pleasure in the media, but the formation of a relationship between two people who love each other deeply. Furthermore this person pointed out how I came across as someone who only cared about what was happening in Russia because of the characters, not for the actual genocidal activities that were happening there. It comes across as a shallow, tasteless, and really lacking in a genuine reason to reblog and comment. In fact, it was as if I really didn’t care about the issue at all. 

I wanted to bring people together to fight this atrocity through a Fandom. I thought it’d be a springboard to raise awareness of this issue in the anime community. However, what I received in my inbox demonstrated how shallow I was to use a ship as a reason to fight against the atrocity, but instead, the issue is the right to be who you are and love who you want. You are human beings, not just a mere fetish or fantasy. It was a horrible move on my part, and I am deeply ashamed that I didn’t pick up on this earlier, and apologised to the wrong people. 

So, if anyone out there is still angry and outraged for what I did twice, I hope this apology and explanation will help you understand what I did, why I did it, and what I’ve learned from you guys. You guys pointed out a serious flaw in my thoughts and behaviour, and I thank you for helping me reflect upon myself. I am sorry for what I said and done. You don’t have to take the apology, after all I said the wrong things twice. But I just want to put it out there how upset and ashamed I am to what I did. 

Let me understand this: when Prince William talks about his mother the Cambridge haters says he plays the “victim” card and uses his mother for PR and to justify his mistakes but Prince Harry is praised and glorified for talking about his mother 🤔

Where in the even fuck is the logic? Two boys lost their mother in one of the most tragic possible ways. Yet, when one of them lets out how he feels about it he is criticized but the other is praised. What the fuck is wrong with you people? Are you that blinded for your hate that you can’t see your own hipocrisy?

anonymous asked:

What pisses me off about the general fandom's stance on Kylo Ren is that it's based on misinterpretating his character. The most common word used to define him is whiny... Whiny means complaining a lot, Kylo never complains during the movie. So why do people have a problem with him? Ren is emotional, he doesn't fit the stereotipical Hollywood villain who's cold, calculating inhuman and psychopathic, so they're conditioned to think there's smth wrong with his characterisation.

I think the response to Kylo Ren says a lot about how people perceive masculinity, and in particular how they expect and want men to behave. Everyone wanted and expected Kylo to be some emotionless, cold and calculating badass, and people were unsettled when they instead got an emotional and deeply unhappy young man who struggles to regulate his emotions. 

We associate displays of emotion with weakness and vulnerability, deeming them feminine, and it’s especially taboo for men to be honest and unguarded about their feelings. That is part of why it’s so painful and raw to watch Kylo in his moments of profound turmoil and distress. He only increases his self-loathing in those moments where he’s helpless to contain his emotions, which makes him more and more desperate and frustrated. It creates a vicious cycle.

Why are so many people writing on Yixings Insta page things like “Oppa don’t leave”? He said so many times already that he won’t leave us and exo. Can you guys PLS start to trust him once? Not only once but ALWAYS?? The whole situation is not easy for Yixing or exo but we will make it work.