No marketing or advertising campaign will ever be more effective on me than a mutual who really likes a piece of media
you know what? sometimes you are wrong. sometimes you are the toxic one. sometimes you are the bad guy in a story. but that does not make you a bad person. we all at many points in our life, no matter how healthy and good we are, have moments where we are wrong. don’t beat yourself up for this. reflect on the situation, identify what you did wrong and how you can avoiding making the same mistake, and move on. you’re human. you make mistakes. all you can do is learn and move on.
Where do you think LGBTQ+ content is at in western animation? There's been strides but not as much male gay rep. Even the female rep featured often isn't explicit until the last episode. It seems like The Owl House and She-Ra have the best representation so far.
you mention the owl house and spop and neglect to include the 45-minute wlw romantic action comedy special i made? i see how it is…
not to be “that person,” but korrasami, the absolute bare minimum which was unheard of and revolutionary at the time, didn’t happen until late 2014. not even 7 years ago. that might seem like a lot of time, but most animated tv productions take almost two years to make a season and the development process to get an original show even greenlit for full series can take much longer. people are really impatient for quality representation and i completely understand that, but coming at this purely from an animation production standpoint, not enough time has passed for more of these types of shows (or more prominent, well-executed representation in already airing shows) to be made given the rate of progress, logistically speaking.
as someone who couldn’t go a day without hearing a school classmate use “gay” as an insult in 2011, looking back on how quickly this social progress has been made is absolutely mindblowing. trust me when i say there are many people in the animation industry who are pitching explicitly queer stories and characters right now and some will certainly get made. given the events of last year, animation studios are taking diversity and inclusion MUCH more seriously (finally), and are establishing systems and resources that will not only make quality representation easier to incorporate into shows, but also (in some cases, to some extent), a requirement. the work is happening. we just haven’t seen it yet.
Hi! Not active in the Glee fandom, but you’re one of the few Glee accounts I still follow and I was just wondering something.
I was an avid Naya Rivera fan, her character Santana was the first lesbian I had seen on Television, and to say that she changed my life is such an understatement. I followed her work after Glee, I followed her through the good and bads, and when she was receiving awful hate, I stuck by her and spent my free time defending her from online psychos.
Her passing put me in a horrible, depressive place. She was my favorite actress/celebrity, the only person I was invested in on a personal level. When she died, the void was empty and I feel like I really hung onto Jenna, who is now the actress I keep up with the most. I think a lot of it has to do with how much she did after Naya’s passing, it all felt so comforting. Seeing her be the one to constantly post little pictures of Naya on her story, the work she put into setting up tributes, how she spoke to the fans with her grief. It
I guess I’m just wondering if anyone has a similar experience? Or if this is just weird? Like, forming an attachment to a cast member due to the death of another cast member.
I want you to know that, while I’m really sorry to hear you were/are in a bad place because of Naya’s passing, it’s perfectly valid to feel that way. Parasocial relationships are important to recognize as such but that doesn’t mean the grief you and many, many, many others around the world have felt isn’t real. It really sucks and there’s such a sense of unfairness in this tragedy. I myself was surprised to find that I really was grieving for her, especially because it was only after last July that I truly got into Glee and read up more about Naya and the rest of the cast.
She’s changed so many lives and like you say even that is an understatement; I don’t think it can ever properly be expressed just how much her portrayal of Santana and her off-screen advocacy meant. I think it’s really sweet that following Jenna more closely helped fill that void even if only a little bit, it’s definitely not weird and hey, if it makes you feel better then please do take as much comfort in her posts about Naya as you can. I have a massive amount of respect for Jenna: not only does she seem like such a dignified person in general (after all that she’s had to put up with on the Glee set) but like you I took comfort in her efforts to remember Naya’s legacy. She was a key organizer of Snixxmas and it filled my heart with such joy when I found out she was the one who reached out to GLAAD about the tribute.
So just to reiterate, it’s not weird at all. Take comfort in whatever you can, whether that’s following what Jenna’s doing or rewatching Santana performances on a loop, or really just whatever. Like I said it’s a genuine sense of grief that accompanies celebrity deaths - I mean, they’re people too, with loved ones and a body of work that has meant something to people.
Sorry to go all PSA at the end here but as a disclaimer, obviously there’s a healthy line there as well like with all parasocial relationships, so putting all we have into a single celebrity to the detriment of our “real lives” is of course crossing that line. But that’s not to say you can’t feel sad about Naya and truly grieve her passing, or that forming an attachment to people like Jenna who loved her and keep her memory alive is also necessarily crossing it. At the end of the day just do what’s best for you, take comfort even in the little things and take a step back when you feel like it’s getting too much. I really appreciate that you shared this with me, my inbox is always open to any and all random thoughts or if you feel like you need help.
Santina canonically gossiping together (even after Santana’s graduated college)
Mercedes being a big gossip and close to both of them
Santinacedes #GossipGirls group headcanon that you’ll have to pry from my cold, dead hands 😤😤😤
(Commissioned from @arizuume!)
being a tech writer has made me unironically into that “hurr burr fire scary thomas edison was a witch” guy
any cool new application of tech: *happens*
the cia, the fbi, the army, the cops, silicon valley, amazon specifically:
Okay but after seeing this I started doing it too and it’s amazing how many men I’ve run into bc they expected me to move
Gotta try it
I work (and walk) on a college campus. I’ve lost count of how many men I’ve smacked shoulders with.
Recently, I was standing outside my son’s classroom waiting to talk to his teacher. I stood on one side of the hallway, not even close to the center. At some point, a man came walking along. I was standing right in his path, but the hallway was empty, so I logically expected him to swerve around me. Instead he kept walking right toward me, got to me, and stopped, as if waiting for me to get out of his way. I didn’t; I just smiled politely at him. He finally walked around me, clearly annoyed that I hadn’t leapt out of his manly path.
Now I’m wishing I’d leapt aside, taken off my jacket and laid it on the floor before him, then bowed deeply and said, “My Liege!”
I also work at a college campus. I smack shoulders sometimes, but I find that if I stare straight ahead and follow the advice below, people get the heck out of the way.
My copy of the Bubbline fanzine has arrived, along with the merch goodies! Perfect timing as I was wearing my Bubbline shirt when it did (one of many anyway lol).
Thank you @bubblinezine, not only did it get here so much faster than anticipated but it’s such a treat to see these amazing pieces of fanart all together. It’ll have a good place on my shelf inbetween Bubbline centric Adventure Time comics.