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  • Steven Universe's writers: Could you guys stop being assholes for two seconds and let artists draw what they want?
  • Steven Universe's fandom: UMMM??? HOW DARE YOU??? MY FEELINGS MATTER MORE THAN SOMEONE'S LIFE1!!!! MY HEADCANONS AND REPRESENTATION ARE EVERYTHING1!!!! THIS IS SO PROBLEMATIC I LITERALLY CAN'T WATCH THE SHOW ANYMORE!!!
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The SU Official Facebook just posted this awesome family cosplay. What is the SU fandom going to do now? Bully the parents and their kids because their mother does not conform to the body everyone thinks Rose cosplayers should have, and tell them to go kill themselves? Even the people in the comments are talking about how the fandom on tumblr would destroy this family with their hate…. I’m sad to be part of such a terrible fandom.

anonymous asked:

a while ago there was an artist who headcanoned a character as asexual, and they got sent death threats and harassing comments because it was "homophobic" for them to do that, to the point where they attempted suicide. and even after this there were people sending them death threats and telling them to kill themselves all because of a headcanon. it makes me sad that people care more about a fictional characters sexuality than a persons life.

Honestly it doesn’t surprise me considering that something similar happened to Zamii for “drawing Rose Quartz too skinny.”

These people preach tolerance and acceptance but the moment you do something potentially “problematic” you’re instantly the target of a witch hunt and must be eradicated from the planet.

Dear Tumblr fandoms

Tumblr users will watch a show about straight brothers and ship them together.

Tumblr users will write fan fics of brothers fucking each other

Tumblr users will go out and make literally every character non straight

But god fucking forbid a Tumblr user makes a character a different body type or you dumb fucks attack them until they want to commit suicide.

“ I can ship and draw whatever I want!! Dont let people tell you what to do!!”

Ok but consider this.
Just because you can draw or ship whatever want, doesn’t mean you aren’t,
-fat shaming
-racist
-rude
-homophobic
-etc

So whatever, keep drawing and shipping whatever you want…But remember, if its hurting people and offending people, at the end of the day you’re still a piece of shit.

anonymous asked:

People in the Zamii tag are already saying " How dare you be anti Sjw to support Zamii! We Sjws did nothing wrong. " Yeah, keep telling yourselves that....

DO YOU PEOPLE NOT UNDERSTAND WHY WE CALL YOU SOCIAL JUSTICE WARRIORS?

BECAUSE WARRIORS ATTACK PEOPLE BLINDLY.

ALL YOU DO IS HUNT FOR BLOOD

LITERALLY EVERYTHING YOU DID WAS WRONG

YOU DELIBERATELY LIED ABOUT HER AND TOOK EVERYTHING SHE DID OUT OF CONTEXT FOR AROUND A YEAR AT LEAST

YOU MADE OVER TWO DOZEN BLOGS TO KEEP TABS ON EVERY RIDICULOUSLY TRIVIAL THING SHE DID

AND YOU ENCOURAGED PEOPLE TO HARASS HER

AND TELL HER TO KILL HERSELF

WHICH SHE ALMOST DID

AND EVEN NOW

DESPITE THE OVERWHELMING EVIDENCE

YOU STILL GENUINELY THINK YOU’RE THE VICTIMS

BECAUSE EVERYONE RIGHTFULLY EXPOSED YOU FOR THE HATEFUL SUBHUMAN TROGLODYTES YOU ARE

YOU REFUSE TO ADMIT WHAT YOU DID WAS WRONG

YOU STILL HAVE THE AUDACITY TO BLAME HER FOR YOUR ACTIONS

YOU ARE MONSTERS

I ABSOLUTELY REFUSE TO REFER TO YOU DEGENERATES AS HUMAN

EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS IS YOUR FAULT

AND IF THERE’S ANY JUSTICE IN THIS WORLD EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU IS GOING TO FUCKING JAIL FOR THIS.

AND I WILL NOT FEEL A SINGLE SHRED OF SYMPATHY FOR ANY OF YOU.

GET.
FUCKED.

So what was so very wrong with drawing a fat character skinny, anyway?
  • SU fandom: It's fatphobic! It shames little kids who don't fit societal beauty standards!!
  • Me: So it could do harm to other people, is what you're saying.
  • SU fandom: Yes! Bigger characters need more representation in the media! Erasing that representation will make little kids who are bigger feel bad about themselves.
  • Me: But she didn't erase the character. She just drew her differently. The character and representation is still there...?
  • SU: It doesn't matter! Someone could still see her work and take it personally!
  • Me: And feel bad about themselves. Even though it didn't actually, physically harm them. Your biggest concern in all of this, basically, is that it might hurt someone's feelings.
  • SU fandom: YES, holy shit. Feelings are important, IT'S WRONG TO MAKE PEOPLE FEEL SHITTY. THEY COULD BE SERIOUSLY DEPRESSED OR MENTALLY I'LL.
  • Me: So it could make them depressed.
  • SU fandom: YES.
  • Me: Depressed... to the point of hurting themselves or even, I dunno, attempting <i>suicide?</i>
  • SU fandom: EXACTLY. NO ONE SHOULD EVER BE MADE TO FEEL THAT DEPRESSED BECAUSE OF A ooooh wait I see where you're going with this

“People can’t draw Garnet as white!! She’s black!!”

Last I checked, she was red.

“But she’s clearly coded to be black!!”

No, she’s “coded” to be red. Like a garnet. Because she’s a rock.

….and furthermore how racist is that?? Seriously do you not hear yourselves talking when you use that argument? “Coded” to be black. Do you have, in your mind, tiny little pockets of racial stereotypes that you automatically sort people into based on any exhibited stereotype? That’s disturbing. You are admitting, in your mind, that everyone, even non-human people, MUST ALWAYS be representing a specific race because you can’t stand the thought of someone just… being. You HAVE to categorize them. And you categorize them based on stereotypes.

“But she was dark-skinned in that dream that Steven had!!”

….And that’s an excuse to act vile and bully people to suicide? Besides, it was a dream. If a character had a dream about another character turning into a silver tabby, would you complain when someone drew the character as a calico? Would you go NOOOOO if you EVER draw them as a cat, they HAVE TO be a SILVER TABBY!! It’s CANON!

But let’s entertain this argument for a second. It’s okay to bully people because someone drew something that wasn’t canon? Oh gosh I guess we should condemn literally everyone who has ever written fanfiction, since, you know- it’s not canon. Especially when it goes explicitly against canon, eh? I guess we should harass everyone who has ever drawn a comic involving characters that weren’t their own, interacting in a way that has never occurred in their respective show/movie/etc. I guess we should condemn crossovers. I guess people who ship things really ARE terrible people. Let’s just go ahead and condemn everyone for ever thinking, writing, or drawing anything that was never in canon.

Garnet isn’t even human. Sometimes people like to draw non-human characters as humans and that’s fine, deal with it, but you can’t police the way someone draws them when they already are breaking what is canon just to make them a human in the first place. Be consistent. It’s hilarious that the only thing that bothers you people is a changed race or body type. Never mind a clothing style they’d likely never wear, never mind gender bending, never mind taking human characters and transcribing them to look like little puppies in costumes. Where’s all the people screaming about a character being drawn like a corgi when they are clearly “coded” for being a German shepherd?

Do you understand how ridiculous that question is?

Know a fandom in which non-human characters are often drawn as humans by the fans? My Little Pony. Oh, but what race do you make the characters when you draw them as humans? They are literally equines with neon-colored fur. So people have drawn them as whatever race they want.

Do people whine about the races that people depict each of the ponies as?

You bet.

Is it stupid?

You bet.

I’ve seen someone complain about Twilight being drawn as “Latina-ish.” They didn’t like how brown she looked.

She’s purple.

And the same girl who tumblr bullied to her suicide attempt for drawing Garnet as a “white passing” shade? She drew a picture of a Native American humanized Fluttershy. And people harassed her for THAT, too.

It’s truly ironic how tumblr doesn’t realize how extremely racist they are when they try to NOT be racist.

“How dare you draw Twilight Sparkle as Latina!! What are you trying to say about Latin@s???” ……literally nothing?? That’s just how that artist drew her?? Because they felt like it?? This goes back to the “you must have little tiny pockets of racial stereotypes in your brain that can’t intermingle” comment I made. Why does the artist have to be “saying something” about Latin@s? …Why do YOU look at a character of a certain race and go “but… but WHY are they that race??” …gee, I thought you guys were always trying to preach “White isn’t the default!!!” so how come when someone draws a character with no canonical race as being something OTHER than white, that’s an issue? Did… did you WANT them to default to white? Oh but my bad, if someone drew them all as white, then you’d complain about that, too, wouldn’t you? ……talk about censorship. People aren’t allowed to draw ANYTHING.

Fanart isn’t canon. Fanfiction isn’t canon. Fanart doesn’t deny what is canon. Fanfiction doesn’t deny what is canon. It’s not like a drawing is going to ruin the show when it’s not even associated with the show- the producers didn’t make it, it’s not a story board, it’s not going to influence anything in the show. Who do you think you are to censor people? To limit everyone’s creative juices to fit only your idea of creativity? To dissuade artists from drawing what they want to draw?

You people LOVE that racebent Disney thing. I wonder why it’s any different. Is it because the characters have a canon race, and so you can look at the racebent one and go “haha it’s just in good fun.” But the second that a character who has non-canonical race is portrayed in any way other than how YOU wish they could canonically be…. that’s a terrible terrible thing and you need to harass someone for it?

These are people pouring their time and effort into making things they are proud of and you aren’t even critiquing them for ways to improve their talents- you are critiquing who they personally are and their creativity. You are critiquing them for not magically conforming to YOUR ideals. How are they supposed to take that? What do you expect them to do with your critiques, if you can even call them critiques, seeing as they always venture into harassment?

Let. People. Draw. What. They. Want. To. Draw.

Stop your attempts at being anti-racist from actually turning into the most deeply ingrained internalized racism I have ever seen.

How to Internet: Criticizing Artists

Recently the Steven Universe has gotten a little controversy because some members of it bullied artist http://paigepaz.tumblr.com because she drew Amethyst skinny. This caused her to almost commit suicide. She’s ok now, but this has caused people to say that this proves that the Su Fanbase is the worst

 even though many fanbases have sent death or rape threats way more frequently than this one (Gamergate anyone). They also use this to prove how awful SJWs are, this is also not true but that’s for another post. Let’s instead use this as a learning experience and learn how to treat artists. 

Ok, so here’s a scenario. You are browsing Tumblr and you find fan art of an overweight character drawn skinny. Now let’s ask ourselves some questions. 

Is it Ok to Criticize an Artist? 

Yes, yes it is. Good Artists want to learn and one of the ways to do so is through fan response. Personally, I want criticism so I know when I do something wrong and I know to fix it in the future. For example here’s actually a piece from Zamii that shows her growth. 

Here’s the thing that all SJWs should know before criticizing. Not everything an artist does or implies is on purpose. A lot of times artists or writers don’t know everything that they imply with their text (this is also why Josh Whedon didn’t deserve the crap he got earlier this year). So here’s the first lesson to learn. 

Always explain to the artist what they did wrong 

To use as an example here’s a response to one of my posts and my response to that response. 

Ignoring my poor grammar at the time, it does illustrate what I mean. My post offended leafoflegends for some reason, but since they didn’t elaborate why, I was ignorant to what I did. Now here’s a contrast where the responder criticized me correctly. 

As you see, the responder told me what I did wrong so I knew what to apologize for. Notice the lack of drama, the lack of vile. This has actually been illustrated in Steven Universe lately with how the gems have been treating Peridot. Notice how Peridot didn’t learn her lesson until Steven explained to her what she did wrong. Garnet putting Peridot on a leash didn’t teach her to respect fusions, as evident by Peridot’s confusion as to why she was being punished. All putting Peridot on a leash accomplished was making Garnet feel better, and if you’re criticizing or punishing someone just to make yourself feel better, then you’re doing it for the wrong reasons. So let’s go to lesson #2 then 

Be Nice 

Always be nice when criticizing. Yes, sometimes it feels good to be an asshole, but being an asshole is wrong and most of the time, ineffective. This is because people usually react to hostility with hostility. The other common response is that they don’t take your comments seriously, because you acted immature so they ignore you (that’s how I usually react to harsh criticism). The final response is that you deeply hurt someone’s feelings and might lead them to commit suicide (especially if you told them to do it). Being nice is the best and most effective means of criticism. Back at the Barn might have ended much easier if Pearl calmly explained to Peridot that Pearl’s aren’t servants on Earth instead of yelling at Peridot and calling her a turd. 

What if the artist didn’t take my criticism or reacted to me with Hostility?

Then move on. You tried to help the artist with your constructive criticism and they didn’t take it. Don’t harass them, it just makes you look like an asshole. You don’t want to look like the asshole and harassing a person is just a waste of time. If you do succeed and the artist makes a front of changing their ways just for you to go away, then congratulation, you didn’t really change somebody and accomplished little. Criticism is meant to help people, and if someone doesn’t accept your help, don’t force it one them. They probably don’t deserve your help anyway. 

So hopefully my post does teach some people how to criticize artists. One more thing I should say is that those calling all SU fans awful because of what happened to Zamii is wrong too. Generalizing an entire group of people is very ignorant and insulting to innocent people. Most SU fans probably feel awful for what happened to Zamii. I know I do. It was just a few assholes that happened to be SU fans who were thinking they were doing the right thing, but just didn’t do it correctly. Hopefully they feel bad for what they did. Also you’re insulting Zamii when you say that all SU fans are awful, since she is one. Let’s all be civil here and hope that Zamii gets better, and that the internet does too. 

The biggest form of irony is that most of the people who harassed Zamii were in the Steven Universe fandom, a show where the main character’s most important trait is his unconditional love and acceptance of everyone.

You might call yourselves fans, but clearly none of you actually watch the fucking show, because if you did you’d know that Steven would be against everything that you guys have done.

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I woke this morning to see stuff like this on my pictures. It absolutely burns me to see people like this. Why is this fandom filled with elitists?


Rose HAS to be “big”.

Opal HAS to be “lilac, white, and peach”.

Wtf?! Let people art the way they want to art!

Okay, tumblr, we need to talk

This shit with Zamii isn’t the first time it’s happened. You did the same to the xkit guy and John Green (I have to mention him even if he is a hack), and both times you’ve first been vitriolic, conflagratory arseheads, and then, after the delict’s been done, then disingenuous, self-centered fucks.

You chased off the xkit guy on a vague and uncorroborated accusation and then fucking pleaded some – what?? – two days later for him to come back and fix whatever staff had fucked up yet again, but not without your characteristic disingenuousness and arch-smugness, never getting off of your moral high horse, telling him that you will forgive him for the bullying that you had perpetrated, only if he were to just turn around and crawl and grovel back to you as if you do not possess self-control.

Then the same shit happened with John Green. Whatever anyone’s opinion of him may be, I think that it’s only fair to say that he too was chased off by no other dint but the one of the fact that someone compared him to a pedophile for writing YA fiction, as if writing for any sort of target audience is the same as wanting to roger those same people whom the writer will for the most part never even meet. That comparison was vitriolic and overstated, but once again nothing stopped a Plural You from dropping every single, final modicum of any sort of sense towards self-control and sense of responsibility just because you wanted to take it out on someone again. And of course, you fucking did because, and let’s face it here, my esteemed colleagues, you don’t have the Basic Human Decency (that you keep regurgitating so much about) that it takes to question your own actions from a standpoint that has got to be individual and critical.

Instead, what you chose to do is what I judge (and judge hard) one of the most debased and depraved modes of action that a human being can descend to, and that same thing All of You did to Zamii, once again, under a different pretext.

No, screw that – it’s even worse.

Steven Universe is a bloody kids’ show. Its characters are fictional and they don’t have feelings. Bad fan art will not irreversibly mutilate them. Your sense of undue entitlement spiralled out into what almost became a murder and for all that you intended to do, you’re murderers in my book, and that Zamii managed to survive her suicide attempt will not exculpate you one mote.

When and what will it take you to fucking look back on what you’ve done and how you’ve been thinking and finally come to terms with the fact that those characters are fictional, that they don’t exist as actual people and that they never will exist as actual people? That you don’t need to defend them because they can’t be attacked?

What in the Devil’s arsehole will it take for you to realise that non-real personalities are less important than living, physical people’s lives which you already treat with such levity that people are rightfully scared of even fucking up the slightest bit on this growing lump of cancer of a website?

What will it take you to just stop running about for a moment with torches and pitchforks primed for stabbing and raising, and just think - do nothing but just stop and think - on whether there’s any humaneness and goodness left in you and whether you’ve abandoned all sense of right and wrong, all sense of personal, critical, independent existence, when you could do things such as that?

What the FUCK will it take you to understand that a shitton of other people doing it doesn’t mean that they’re inherently right just for their sheer numbers? Do you know of shame, if not decency? Don’t you know of humanity? You constantly homily about Social Justice™ and Inclusiveness™, but come the moment when your patience is tried the slightest, you show that you’re not any activists or people who argue for justice and change, but a throng of abject, craven Belongers who repeatedly use whatever they espouse as pretext to commit gross and repugnant injustices and horrifying acts of othering and violence that make me feel literally, actually ashamed of simply having to witness you.

I want you to stop and think about what you did yourselves, what you did to a person called Zamii, that you’ve already drawn blood over a cartoon, and what kind of people you’re putting yourself at risk of becoming. I want you to stop and think deeply about all of those because this sort of behaviour has long since stopped being a joke. And here’s an addendum: when people use the term “SJW” in a derogatory manner, they mean people such as you. Not hard-working, hard-thinking, level-headed altruists who dedicate their lives to aiding the disenfranchised and the dejected. Instead, they think of you, and they relate the term to the odious impression of a frothing-at-the-mouth, torches-and-pitchforks mob that you give off when you, over the pettiest of causes, commit un-acts that are legally criminal and morally unacceptable, such as these.

So please, for the third or fifth time – stop and think. And if not for anyone else’s, then at least for your own, individual sakes.