👻 Can’t tell if muse is low, feeling burnt out, or I just feel like shit.
👻 Can’t tell if muse is low, feeling burnt out, or I just feel like shit.
I am absolutely living for all these hot takes about how Tabitha has no plot of her own. It’s like RAS and Evan handed B*ghead shippers a shovel and said “we wanna see how deep your bullshit goes, so dig.”
Because I mean… last time I checked… Tabitha was the one who *introduced* the mothman plot to Jughead, right? Tabitha was the one who went with him to Nana Rose, right? I mean, sure, Jughead is the main character here, so it’s going to tie into him more since that’s how main characters work, but like… technically the Mothman is JABITHA’s plot.
Betty has her own plot this season: TBK/Trucker killer. Now, are all of these things connected? Yeah, probably (although it’s Riverdale so the magic 8 ball says “try again tomorrow”). But the Mothman plot is very much Tabitha and Jughead and the TBK/Trucker plot is very much Betty (with a little bit of Tabitha recently).
Tabitha isn’t “clinging” to Jughead’s plot (which… your phrasing is gross, btw) — she facilitated it.
Between Young Royals, Bake Off, 3rd Life and finally getting my physical copies of Heartstopper (2 of 4) today has been so much fandom, my brain is going brrrrrrrrrrr
not necessarily abt tori herself but here’s a hc-take thingy: delta.rune!as.gore’s seven flowers are JUST the same flowers from tori’s wedding bouquet, and the fact that they’re colored like the u.t souls is more a reference or a metaphor then anything. he DIDN’T kill anybody. he isn’t hiding bodies in his shop. he just can’t let tori and the life he had with her go.
Why is it that whenever new stills - or other kinds of promos, for that matter - of an upcoming episode come out, some people already know what's gonna happen (and are all doom and gloom about it)? Maybe wait and watch the episode first? 😅🙃🙂
i love how i was in one fandom where the author redeemed a child abuser and the whole fandom hated it even though the guy seriously regretted his actions and atoned for them, meanwhile in this other fandom i’m in child abuse is completely redeemable even if the guy doesn’t feel remorse about it ToT because it’s a “moral grey area”
I have...a lot of feelings on the Technoblade-Tubbo situation, as a heavy enjoyer of both of them. I can't even seem to word the thoughts in a way that will make sense and not immediately get me lambasted by both sides, regarding Technoblade's current lack of apology or acknowledgement in his will of Tubbo.
But let's just say my feelings there have some heavy similarities to my feelings on the possibility of a Dream Redemption arc:
There are far too many factors for a clean answer AND too much emotion invested in both sides of the fandom for there to ever be agreement, and some of the takes on both sides make me uncomfortable
I just want a piece of media to consume me
You know if hero coded character was treated the way Loki was treated in Loki series, mcu fandom would kick up skink but because it was Loki then that okay because he's villain coded so he deserves being tortured, humiliated and gaslit
It really shows me how hero coded vs villain coded characters are being treated differently
The post I just reblogged about the Designated Lesbian Syndrome in fandom absolutely describes the Karyn Faro/Ar'alani ship to a fucking T, and why I really dislike the ship: Two woman characters who are interesting and narratively important characters in their own right, but get reduced to token background lesbians by the fandom as everyone focuses on the Thrawn/Eli Vanto ship.
This is in addition to the fact that almost every so-called evidence shippers use to rationalise the Faro/Ar'alani ship relies on taking their canon interactions out of context, so they could zero in the "uwu lesbian power couple uwu" aesthetics of the ship.
This is why I strongly believe that the Thrawn shipping fandom loving this ship and headcanoning Faro and Ar'alani as lesbians have more to do with getting these two women out of the way of their Thrawn ship than actually caring about lesbian "representation". People who make lesbian headcanons for Faro and Ar'alani are mostly Thrawn/Eli shippers, but I've seen at least one Thrawn/Governor Pryce (a ship that I absolutely despise) shipper does this too.
No amount of attacks or vagueblogging from defensive shippers will ever change my mind and convince me that Faro/Ar'alani doesn't exist to be a Pair The Spares ship for those who primarily ship Thrawn/Eli.
For the record: I am a lesbian. In fact, BECAUSE I am a lesbian, Designated Lesbian Syndrome is one of the many, many things I loathe about fandom and shipping culture.
I will never not find this funny.
Tubbo and Phil: We're canonicizing that Phil found Tubbo in a box as a kid and then raised him for at least a little while, resulting in c!Tubbo considering Phil to be his only father figure and c!Phil not minding Tubbo calling him dad.
Wilbur: My character Phil's literal son and he's never met Tubbo in his life before he joined the SMP, I only knew Tubbo as Tommy's friend, and Tommy is my brother. So is Techno.
Philza: I have one biological son, Techno is my best friend, I found Tubbo in a box, and I never met Tommy in my life before the SMP and I barely knew him after I arrived as he got exiled like... immediately.
Tommy: Wilbur and Techno are like brothers to me. Tubbo is my best friend, but he's not family. I consider Philza to be a father figure.
Techno: Who is Tubbo? He's that dictator, right? I care about Ranboo, Niki, Tommy, and Philza, and them only.
Fundy: But you're all ignoring me, where do I fit in?
Wilbur: You're my son... I suppose...
Philza: But you're not related to me. I refuse it. You're not.
There is no consistency in the family dynamics when it comes to SBI and co.
I really hate how people pit all the dsmp characters against eachother. And that there’s a precedent to like only a Few of them.
Like I know my blog is mainly about like a few characters so sounds weird coming from me right? Nah it’s because it’s hard to follow a wider variety of people because of all the damn infighting. I don’t wanna see that shit.
They’re characters. But it’s treated as some Moral Argument of who you’re allowed to like in this fandom and I’m frankly sick of it.
I like most of the dsmp characters! I have my favorites of course, but I don’t hate the rest! Some of you guys are really weird about it??
fandom vent under a read more i guess. im just upset with this fandom in general.
im starting to hate this fandom a little bc of the pure amount of discourse. like i got into apologist discourse a bit but i don’t actually care that much because we’re all here to have fun. this is the first fandom i’ve had to block so many tags for because the discourse is just EVERYWHERE. i didn’t make a tumblr to see people arguing all the time, i made a tumblr to see people make fan posts and talk about what they love and share writing and art. i don’t want to hear people constantly arguing.
i know that’s a personal thing for me - a lot of people love the discussions that apologist discourse brings and that’s fair! but when all i see after a lore drop is just negative thing after negative thing it gets exhausting. i’ve blocked every tag and people still don’t use them properly and my dash is covered in negativity for my favorite characters and lore points. i’m here to have fun, i’m here to escape, i’m not here to read mile long posts about why some piece of lore was done badly or some character is terrible. you’re entitled to your opinions, of course you are, but when half the fandom is just negativity it feels terrible to even interact with. i want to interact with this fandom, i do, and so many of you guys are wonderful people, but i’m dealing with SO much shit in real life and i’m here to escape that via fiction, not see people argue all the goddamn time.
once again this is just how i feel and it’s just my opinion on the fandom at the moment. i’m just fucking miserable with it all yk? i wish there was more joy here. i really do. i might start up a positivity project for this fandom, idk. there is so so much negativity it’s starting to weigh on me BAD.
@rustpuppy TARGET AUDIENCE!!!!!!!
But no seriously tho that’s the exact reason I made that post. When I first read Treasure Island after months of having watched Black Sails and consumed the fandom content, I felt like I had a decent idea of what to expect, but then I was caught entirely off-guard by the characters calling Silver “Barbecue” and I couldn’t let this tragedy happen to anyone else.
a portion of the sex education fandom seems. disturbingly vitriolic towards eric post-s3. like, ppl are filled w/ sympathy for adam...... who bullied eric for years? yet at the same time they’re saying such awful things about eric. kissing someone else is not worse than bullying. i’m not saying “cheating is okay” but i’m also hoping folks can not reduce the complex humanity of eric to “he’s a terrible person and a cheater.” there was more to the kiss, and to its build-up, than what ppl are making it out to be.
it’s like, which is it? is this a drama u’re watching to see complicated human people making human decisions, or is it a chance to judge the morality of each of them? if it’s the latter, why judge eric harsher than u judge adam? and if it’s the former, if u can see and empathize with the complexity in adam, then u can see and empathize with it in eric, as well. please do so.