So, I have some new followers and it’s been a while so I’m making this introduction post that I’m gonna leave pinned... somewhere (might be time to update the blog but eh).
So first of all, hello! I’m V, I’m an adult and I write fanfiction - mostly Wolfstar, and all my posted works are on the HP fandom thus far - I’m anti JKR, if there’s any doubt left. I’m WanderingBandurria on AO3 too. Here on Tumblr I mostly reblog fanart, post and reblog meta, and chat about fandom, my fics, and writing. I occasionally shitpost and I love getting asks and interacting on silly online games, so go ahead and tag me, send me asks when I post tag memes or even when I don’t, and @ at me whenever you want!
So if you are following me because of my writing, omg, thank you! and if you are following bc you like what I post here or bc I appear too often on your dash, that’s wonderful too! Tumblr has been a ride, and I really appreciate the opportunity of meeting new people and get the creative juices flowing with prompts and other people’s input on fandom and characters.
Now, because I think it’s important to get this clear - I am an adult. Like, adult-adult. I’m a professor that teaches courses related to mental health and social change at Uni level, but I’ve also worked with teens for years in formal and non-formal education programs. I post about mental health here from time to time, and I do get political in my writing and posts occasionally, but both of these topics are touched from my experience and not from my professional role. This blog is mostly a rest place so I don’t get that highly involved here in social issues, but I do try to make sure my stances are clear. My activism is not reduced to fandom/digital activism, and therefore, it’s not my main goal with this blog to bring “social awareness,” but I am always down to chat and discuss these topics if you are interested!
When it comes to fandom stances, I mostly adhere to ship and let ship, tagging over censorship (or don’t like, don’t read, but I’ve never liked that formulation), separating fiction from reality, and taking accountability in what you post and what you read (I also LOVE AO3 and what it stands for). I say mostly because I don’t think there are easy answers for these questions (as I, for example, love reading dark fics). I’m highly aware of the racism, misogyny, transphobia, queerphobia, ableism and other issues and stereotypes that circulate in fandom spaces, but I don’t think any of these issues are going to be solved by call outs or moral superiority stances. I always try to give the benefit of the doubt to people and discuss with them these issues if they are down for it (doesn’t mean I’ll always be down to discuss anything and everything, nor that anyone is forced to be friends with anyone). That might be perceived as a mistake for some of you, I’m sure, but I also see fandoms as (plural) spaces to grow, learn and change. It’s cool though if you have more clearly defined boundaries. I do try to avoid getting suck into drama and I do take breaks where I just leave my queue posting.
When it comes to my boundaries, I don’t write explicit sexual content with characters when they are minors, I usually don’t ship characters with power imbalance and I’m very, very into consent. I’m sure I have other squicks and boundaries but that’s what I can think about right now. If I ever post/write something that hurts you/someone you know because it has implicit biases or is not correctly tagged, please let me know in a DM first, if possible! I will do everything in my power to understand and avoid doing it in first place, but as a person, I do have blind spots and might fuck up from time to time.
Having getting that out of the way - A bit more about me. I’m a genderqueer, queer, South American, mix-raced, white passing latinx. My pronouns are they/them in English, but I don’t mind she/her. English is not my first language so I usually make tons of mistakes (I’m sure this post is plagued with them), so please be patient with me. I always appreciate the help/feedback when it comes to my English, but that’s a personal decision (don’t go around correcting people/making fun of their spelling please!). My first language is Spanish and my pronouns there are -e pronouns (elle, le). I recently moved to an English speaking country that’s NOT the US with my partner and a succulent. I draw from time to time, love anime and Studio Ghibli, and I’m not very good on keeping track of mainstream media. I follow content (fic, fanart) in tons of other fandoms. I’m a bit shy but I also tend to overshare from time to time, so if you ever wanna chat with me, you’ll probably have to take the first step and then get ready to me freaking out and putting my feet in my mouth, before managing to put my act together.
if you wanna know more about me, you can always send an ask! My DMs are open but I do set clear boundaries if you are a minor. I’m not interested in being anyone’s “mom” friend or anything, but I do believe we are all supposed to take care of each other and make fandom spaces as safe as possible for everyone.
I’m sending love and please don’t hesitate to hit me with an ask if you feel curious about any of this ;)