Here is the secret to fandom:
Give zero fucks about what anyone else is doing.
Seriously. I mean it. Because inevitably you will love something that no one else loves. Or you will love something that everyone loves and people will shit all over it because it’s “so trite and unimaginative and done.” Or you will love something that no one else has ever heard of. Or you will love something dark and edgy and or obscure and people will roll their eyes and say, “What, do you want people to think you’re dark and edgy and obscure?”
Alternatively, you will not love the thing that everyone else loves, and you will wonder what precisely is wrong with you that the sight of that thing is aggravating the shit out of you now when the whole world sings its praises as one.
People will irritate you. They’ll irritate you with headcanons that make no sense and misinterpretations of canon. They will make the same jokes 500 times. They will overwhelm your corner of fandom with something you either are tired of hearing about or don’t care about. They will post art that isn’t theirs. You will meet people who think you are the greatest person ever and bombard you with messages only to wander off when they find someone new or shinier; you will meet people whom you admire and who do not really seem to notice you exist.
So give zero fucks about it. Seriously. Like what you like, blacklist what you need to blacklist, and ignore everything else. Be friends, play nice, enjoy it. And in the meantime, just do you. Like what you like, love what you love, and to hell with all the rest of it.
Salmon sharks got me thinking about salmon, and now I’m hungry. Any cursed or blessed facts about these delicious fish?
when male sockeye salmon are ready to breed they go from this
in a matter of weeks.
What happened yesterday in Warsaw? (7.08.20)
Yesterday, an attempt was made to arrest for 2 months an activist Margot (a non-binary person - from Stop Bzdurom) for damage to a van that preaches homophobic slogans (such as “homosexuals are pedophiles”) and for damage to the health of the person from the foundation that finances these vans - (these vans often drive around Poland in police custody). When they came to get her, she was in the headquarters of KPH (Kampania Przeciw Homofobii - Campaign Against Homophobia). On the Internet, I read how they called to appear there and disturb the police. The police could not get to Margot thanks to people who came and other activists.
Eventually Margot went out to voluntarily surrender herself to the police, but was not arrested. The police left her…
Margot and the rest of them went to the Krakowskie Przedmieście district, where a rainbow flag was hung on the Nicolaus Copernicus monument again. Then Margot was raided in an unmarked police car. Even more people gathered in the square and sat around the car so that it could not leave. Police was agressive.
There were no warnings before the police started using force. It was brutal. The left-wing MPs were on the spot and tried how they could defend those who were treated worst.
(Jakub Kaminski - East News/ Przemysław Stefaniak)
Paweł H. Głogowski/REPORTER
Everything lasted many hours and about 50 people were detained/arrested.
The MP testifies that she heard the cops talking to each other to arrest 3 people at random.
„An escalation in police violence I haven’t seen in a long time.
We were blocking the car with Margot. The police crashed the crowd. Then the car tried to drive away, but the crowd kept blocking it… Another person who threw himself on the car to stop the political police from taking the activist. This is our rainbow civil disobedience. I don’t have a word for what happened. Tears come into my own eyes. There are many detainees at several commands and a huge team of attorneys who help. There are also MPs from the opposition.”
- Bart Staszewski
“Solidarity is our weapon.”
Foto. Przemysław Stefaniak
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Y’all better stop thinking you can talk to anyone on the internet any type of way, especially when you struggle making calls to people in real life. People on the internet are not target practice for the insults you never got to hurl at your 5th grade bullies, or fodder for your unfettered feelings of insecurity that you can’t seem to stop projecting on others. We get it: you have no sense of control or power over your life so you go online and try to mimic that same power you wish you had. Take it up with your therapist, don’t bring that shit around me.
A Ghanaian celebrity who lives and works in South Korea named Sam Okyere is facing extreme backlash and racism, with comments such as, “Go back to your country,” being thrown at him for daring to call out racism and saying that (some) Koreans can be ignorant on that topic and need to be educated, which can be hard, thus proving his point completely with their extreme reactions. He spoke out on social media about a situation regarding a certain school in South Korea that seems to have a history of blackface in their graduation photos, calling them out, and a lot of Koreans responded with things like, “So, blackface is racist now???” among many insults and horrible comments thrown at him, and they attacked him for sharing the photo of the students, which he only did AFTER media outlets already shared them without blurring their faces.
Some Koreans are asking for him to be “sent back home” and for his shows and works to be boycotted, saying that he has ruined their international reputation for for daring to write a post about their racism in English as well as Korean, not realizing that they’re doing that themselves by refusing to acknowledge faults, refusing to be educated and throwing temper tantrums when people call out abhorrent behavior. The racism and xenophobia really jumped out.
His social media has been bombarded with hate and racism and he has been forced to apologize due to the strong and extreme backlash, because apparently, if the guy who was in the original coffin dance video says that the recreation images like this are okay for him, that means the whole black community thinks that way and nobody has any right to say otherwise or try to educate people on the history of blackface and why it’s racist, or else they’ll be destroyed. Even journalists who jumped to his defense and tried to explain the situation and educate folks on why it was wrong for people to attack him, have received mass hate.
If you can, please leave a positive message on his Instagram (LINK HERE) so we can combat hate with love and show racist and ignorant people that their behavior is in no way okay and that there’s more of us that there is them!
Sam Okyere is a wonderful man and he doesn’t deserve any of this.
it’s so dumb that broad shoulders are considered unattractive in a woman just because the ideal of womanhood is based on the perceived fragility of a smaller frame. have you ever seen a woman with broad shoulders? looks like she was sculpted by the gods themselves
For those who are confused, SpaceX has been putting a metric fuckton of little sattelites into low earth orbit, and they’re well on their way to making earth-based visual astronomy impossible.
Like, this was a picture taken by an observatory in Arizona
the fact elon mask genuinely might ruin the night sky for everyone makes me wanna sharpen my shovel and get to work
The streaks are all SpaceX satellites. So you can see why that’s a bit of a problem.
if you say that bisexuality means “attraction where gender is a factor” and pansexuality means “attraction regardless of gender” you are actively participating in biphobia and erasure of bisexuality and bisexual history
If indigenous ppl are talking about their struggles and how systematic oppression effect them and your immediate response is “I’m not American, it’s not like that here in (Insert country)” you’re a racist. There’s indigenous ppl where you live, no matter where you are. The Ainu of Japan, the Sámi of Europe, the indigenous Palestinians, the Äynu in China, the First Nations of Canada, the Khoeisans of South Africa, Maoli of Hawaii and many more. Stop denying indigenous ppls’ existence.
Hi!!! We were approved for our new apartment! We’ve signed the lease and my friend has put down the deposit and first months 🥺 I’m still short on August rent, and have two weeks left to pay it. Please consider reblogging or donating, even a dollar (literally) would help!!!
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help qtpoc pay rent (aug 3)
Hey y’all, is me again, Ve 🛌 for my birthday (aug 5 ♌️) I’m asking for help to pay my August rent. My lease is up on August 25th, and my friend has offered to pay the deposit and September rent for our next apt bc I won’t get financial aid for living expenses until the semester starts so I just need to pay the last months rent for our current apt. My goal is $500 which is the balance for August rent. I am eternally grateful for all the help folks have given me, and I could not be here without the immense compassion of people who interacted with and donated bc of my posts. I love y’all, and hope everyone is adjusting to life’s changes!
With much love and respect,