The other post is super long so here’s a recap of what is going on
Goblins are heavily influenced by antisemitism. Some Jewish people here on tumblr states many times that they didn’t feel safe and didn’t like it.
Goblincore has never ever been about goblins but about neurodivergent traits, celebrating nature and what society says is repulsive in nature, it’s about body acceptance and fighting fascism, sexism, heteronormativity, capitalism and all that.
So it really doesn’t matter to change a word ! My proposition is gremlincore ! It’s already used a lot here and is the exact same thing as goblincore, just take harmful traits out ! (Which are physical appearance and the greedy/will kill you for gold thing that goblins have in our culture)
Why gremlins ? Why not trolls or anything else ?
Well first really if you want to call it anything else just make propositions !
But gremlincore is already very present on tumblr and is really the exact same thing, really. I’ve been looking into the tags a lot today. Gremlins are also depicted as fighting n*zism like here !!
Gremlins are faes who are little trickster and according to some stories protectors ! A book about them says that they started destroying machinery cause a plane crashed into their forest and destroyed their home. British people humouristically blamed them when anything went wrong. Other stories say that some of them do like machines and planes and will help people out !
Here’s a cute one made by Walt Disney (during the war as well) of them fixing a plane !
Here is a humoristic one showing their chaotic side !
- The exact same thing without the harmful physical traits and the “will kill you for gold” reputation
- Still look life faes !
- Actually fight n*zism
- Fight machines too cause they destroy their home
- Even more chaos and kindness
- Absolutely cute