no bc im gonna say my bit now. if you hate mcyt and mcyt fans, why aren’t you talking to the fans who are actually racist or antisemitic or ableist or homophobic? and believe me, they exist. there are people in this fandom who will do and say gross things involving ccs who are minors. why aren’t you saying your piece to them?
you people always go after the fans who are poc, who are queer, who are neurodivergent, who are good people who actively push for things like removing ableist language from fandom discussions.
and i’d especially like to talk on the way you harp on poc about specifically racism. how fucking stupid do you think we are? if we feel uncomfortable or experience racism in a fandom space we are completely capable of either starting the conversation on it or just fucking leaving!
i am a nonbinary south asian person in the mcyt fandom. not even a month ago i received an anonymous ask from someone calling me a “crab-infested kebab”, as well as another calling me the r slur, all for the crime of not stooping to their level and instead calmly explaining what the average dream smp fan actually does here. (the answer is just character analysis, fanart, and the occasional meme.)
every single racist aggression i have experienced in nine years of being online has been while i was in this fandom, from people who hate mcyt.
consider practicing what you preach.
#syl says stupid statements #mcyt#discourse#mcyt discourse #mcyt anti critical #<- is that a thing? #tw racism#tw ableism #PLEASE reblog this mutuals if you see it. i want to see more exposure of the way these people treat poc like utter shit. #please don’t let our experiences go unheard.
Fandom is not a form of activism, but it shouldn’t be a hostile place that isolates people who most need it as an escape from what they have to experience in the real world. With all the posts and opinions that came out today on the Elain think piece, I feel like the biggest discrepancy is that people don’t understand that we’re talking about specifically the way this fandom operates in isolating specific groups with their rhetoric, and that we are not actually having a “how racist is this character” debate. This fandom has POC and we support different ships and characters, we’re here for different reason, and I’ve met some wonderful people here because of it. However (and I mean this as a BIG however) this fandom is fucked up. Every time POC try to talk about discussions that make them uncomfortable, it’s always the “this is faerie porn,” “I feel offended that you’re offended,” etc. Maybe you’re a POC and right now you’re think “no, I’m not offended,” okay good for you, I’m happy you’ve managed to create a bubble for yourself, but the vast majority of us aren’t comfortable right now, and have not been comfortable for a while, with how this fandom works and we don’t want to be shoved out of it by people who don’t accept our tone or opinions when we try to relate to the material in a way that they aren’t used to. And ACOTAR is a huge fandom, and the books are some of the most popular on the market right now. What we say and how we treat these community-centered discussion has ripple effects in the larger book community that has been generally unwelcoming or reluctant to embrace POC, non-ablesist, LGBT+ voices, whether it’s the fans, reviewers, or the authors themselves. That is why this is being discussed. Separate yourself from the character and ships for one fucking second because yeah, there are POC in every fan base in this fandom and yeah you might know what the definition of “feminism” is, but that isn’t some kind of “gotchya” to ignore what a lot of POC have been saying for months, years actually. The majority of us don’t feel okay here, and don’t feel comfortable in bookish platforms in general. Maybe some of you aren’t bothered because to you they’re just books, but it’s gonna affect the rest of us and how people are gonna view characters meant to represent people like us, and how we’re gonna be treated when we try to get a book published or write a review or write fanfic and draw art.
white people get sooo mad when I say that I don't trust white people...maybe if you acted right I'd make an exception but clearly you care more about trying to prove reverse racism is real than you do about supporting people of colour
This book is described as a dirty British novella and that it is.
Set against a Brexit background, our characters are old friends. James Foster is the best friend of Nina Chapman’s older brother. And they’ve both been harboring a flame for each other.
After a one night stand of sorts, their friendship is over. Until Nina starts getting death threats after a blog post.
The Brexit situation is…
I know I just posted WarVerse shit, but you know what? I wanna talk about Sombra because I love him
Also FIENDship is magic is not a typo, it's the name of the villain comics lol
FIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #1 SPOILERS
Or stay if you dont mind spoilers lol
Either way you've been warned
So King Sombra's story mostly follows the comics, but with some alterations and my own interpretations. I'll first talk about some alterations:
- Sombra didnt gain a friend. He stayed alone throughout his life. No Radiant Hope, no anypony. He had to go through the torture of the Crystal Fair alone for years. Ponies found out and were suspicious, but their worries mostly faded once he "got his cutie mark."
- With Radiant Hope not being there, Sombra's body actually fell apart. He was able to pull himself back together with his own magic, but he still has cracks and scars in some places.
- Sombra painted on a cutie mark to avoid danger when he found out he was an Umbrum. ( will be explained in the headcanon section )
- Because he was an outcast, Sombra spent almost 24 hours a day in the Empire's libraries. That's where he learned about more advanced magic, and also about dangerous dark magic. Yes, dangerous and dark even for an Umbrum.
- Speaking of Umbrum, they're actively discriminated against in the Crystal Empire. Because of his origins not being known, the crystal ponies didnt know about Sombra's identity. Ponies were just mean because he was weird.
- Equestria also struggled with this problem but it was way less extreme than in the Empire. In Equestria it was just ponies giving Umbrum hateful looks and the occasional mean word; the Crystal Empire would find excuses to kill and torture them.
- His mother isn't a crystal, but is actually dead. He knew about the Umbrum's location like every other pony in the Crystal Empire.
So those are some alterations I've made, but I've also got an interpretation about Sombra's backstory that is canon, but of course I've twisted it to fit the WarVerse and added my own headcanons. I'll give a quick recap first.
The Crystal princess before Candace, Princess Amore, knew Sombra's identity from the beginning, but didn't tell him. If I remember correctly, it was because she knew he wasnt just the fact he was an Umbrum? But alas, gotta shatter the nice view of Amore.
The way I interpret it is that she knew from the beginning, but didn't do anything because of the view towards Umbrum. Amore, just like many other crystal ponies, hated them, and was also the one that locked them all underground. Once she caught wind of Sombra's illness during the Crystal Fair, she immediately knew.
Amore never did anything because she loved the idea of the Umbrum in pain. She had every chance to kill them, but again, her sadism is what kept them alive. Sometimes she would let some out and use their torture as entertainment for the Crystal Empire, only to throw them back underground.
The reason they were trapped underground in the first place is because they were planning a revolution against Princess Amore. A crystal pony spy managed to get this information after posing as an anti-Amore pony, and they reported it to her. The Crystal Military quickly interfered, and trapped them all underground. They did hurt the Umbrum and even killed some.
The only ones who were able to escape were a mother and her son, Sombra. Unfortunately, she succumbed to her wounds. He was eventually found by a crystal pony who genuinely didnt know he was an Umbrum, and they took him to orphanage, who in turn didnt get the information about Sombra's identity. He was too young to remember Amore's purge.
Now, I think to fill in some information I want to give my headcanons for the Umbrum, as there's limited canon information about them. The only canon is that they're shadow ponies and were buried underground, so let me give me some headcanons
- Umbrum are incapable of getting cutie marks. This is actually canon but it's a tactic used to identify possible adult Umbrum in the WarVerse. Its not the only way but it's usually an indicator. Not entirely fool proof too because there are a ton of normal ponies that are late bloomers.
- They originate from the Artic, and also live there. The Crystal Empire however is within walking distance of the Artic, and it wasn't uncommon for Umbrum to visit to get necessities that their natural habitat couldn't provide before Amore's purge.
- Adding onto the Artic, they thrive in the cold and darkness. Amore's underground prison was constantly on fire and there were lights everywhere. It's also the reason the Crystal Heart and Fair cause them great pain, as it radiates warmth and light.
- Umbrum have been discriminated against from the moment other ponies found out about their existence, and have evolved a disguise mechanism to protect them. It makes them look like any other pony. This mechanism doesn't protect them from the Crystal Heart/Fair, which is how they're identified.
- When not disguised, they have attributes that resemble a dark crystal. Unicorns have a crystal horn, pegasi have crystal wings, and earth ponies' hooves are coated in crystals.
- The other ponies hate them because of how much more powerful Umbrum magic is, and also fear their ability to control basic dark magic. Dominating them is how the Crystal Empire made sure they wouldn't use it.
Okay so that was it for this WarVerse post! I was gonna talk about current King Sombra and his rise to power as well, but it wouldve become too much of a ramble and this is already me pouring my 3 AM thoughts out with no sense of organization lol
Marvel’s really going to make me do this again, aren’t they? *sigh*
Loki (2021) sucks. It sucks in every imaginable way that a thing can suck. It sucks as a Loki series. It sucks as a standalone television show. It sucks from a characterization standpoint. It sucks from a messaging standpoint. It sucks from a storytelling standpoint. It sucks from a technical standpoint. It sucks. And it sucks way worse than Thor: Ragnarok did.
Now, this post is not about telling fans of the series that the thing they love is terrible, nor that they’re wrong for finding enjoyment in it. To each their own, live and let live, etc etc. But much like with Thor: Ragnarok, people who disliked the TV series have taken a lot of abuse for daring to express their honest opinions online. What this post is about is tearing down the strawmen about why people disliked the series (no, it’s not about ship wars or Loki not aligning with our “headcanons”) and compiling the abundance of evidence against it into one easily-accessible and referenceable location—both for people who are genuinely curious why some of us couldn’t be less impressed and also for the sake of those who didn’t like it, that they might feel a little less crazy and/or alone.
With that being said, buckle in; I have a feeling we’re going to be here for a while.
Yes, Loki’s Loki Is Ridiculously Out Of Character (And Irrelevant To Boot)
Loki’s “Redemption” Arc Wasn’t
Loki Never Cared About Having A Throne
Loki Made Its Title Character Irrelevant While Ignoring Everything That Motivated Him In Past Films
Friendly Reminder That Odin Betrayed Loki, Not The Other Way Around
It’s Not Just About What Loki Is Doing But How He’s Doing It
The Absurdity Of Claiming An Entire Fandom “Headcanoned” Loki’s Previous Characterization
Arguing About Whether Thanos Tortured™ Loki Misses The Point
Is Loki A Narcissist?
The Shameless Erasure Of Loki’s Familial Trauma
Marvel’s Ongoing Failure To Remember Their Own Lore
Loki’s Entire Arc In Loki Is Based On A False Premise
Loki May Be The Title Character, But He’s Certainly Not The Main Character
The Loki Series Is Not A Series About Loki
Responding To Fandom Policing And Claims That Loki Fans Invented His Prior Characterization From Nothing
TV!Loki Couldn’t Manipulate His Way Out Of A Paper Bag
Even Many Supporters Of The Show Know Something Is Wrong With Loki
Debunking The Lie That Loki Was A Lazy, Pampered Prince (Unlike Sylvie Who Just Had It Sooo Super Hard!)
Contrasting TV!Loki With Movie!Loki
Addressing The Laughable Notion That Loki Has Never Been Out Of Control Until Now
TV!Loki Isn’t Even In-Character Based To The Show’s Own Logic
The Incoherency Of Claiming Loki Is A Narcissist Who Needs To Learn Self-Love
Loki’s “Redemption” Arc Only Works If You Ignore His Original Characterization
The Loki Series Would Have Worked Fine Without Loki
Sylvie, Not Loki, Is The Protagonist Of The Loki Series
TV!Loki Isn’t Out Of His Comfort Zone; He’s Out-Of-Character
Loki Caring About Other People Is Nothing New
What Happened To Loki’s Rage?
Loki Has Died Many Times, But His Own Series May Be His Most Brutal Character Assassination Yet
Everyone In This Show Is A Terrible Person
Loki’s “Therapy Sessions” With Mobius Were Literally Torture
The Loki Finale Was A Hot Mess
The TVA, Mobius And The Banality Of Evil
Debunking Loki’s Whitewashing Of Frigga’s B+ Parenting
Reminder: Mobius Is Loki’s Enslaver, Not His Friend
Sylvie and Mobius Are Both Terrible “Friends” To Loki
Even Ignoring The Incest/Self-cest, Sylki Is A Terrible Pairing
How The Audience Was Primed To Love Mobius At Loki’s Expense
The Moral Bankruptcy Of Framing Mobius As Loki’s “Friend”
Loki Deserves Better Than His Toxic, One-Sided Romance With Sylvie
Racism, Ableism, Transphobia, Oh My!
Torture Is A Valid Form Of Therapy, Yes?
The Many Times We Were Lied To About Canonizing Loki’s Genderfluidity
How Loki Minimizes Emotional Abuse/Neglect And Treats Trauma As A Competition
Visibility Does Not Equal Representation
More On The Problems With Loki’s Black “Representation”
Episode 1′s Mongolia Scene Was Also Pretty Racist
Sexism, Fluidphobia and Transphobia In Episode 5
Framing The Irredeemably Evil TVA As Good And/Or Necessary
Toxic Messages In The Loki Show: A Summary
Loki Is A Show Made By And For Bullies
The Horrifying Totalitarianism Of The TVA
The Obvious Bad Guys Who Weren’t
How Marvel’s Chronic Glorification Of Abusers Retraumatizes Victims
“I Thought You Didn’t Like To Talk”
The Hidden Harm In How Marvel Has Treated Loki’s “Adoption”
Making Our Previously-White, Fascistic Villain From The Comics Inexplicably Black Is Totes Progressive, Right??
The Real-Life Effects Of Framing Mobius’s Torture Of Loki As “Therapy”
Forcing Loki To “Admit” His Inferiority Is Not Character Growth
Everyone Who Worked On This Show Is The Worst
Kate Herron Really Does Not Understand Loki
Loki’s Costume Designer Thinks Attractive Clothing “Distracts” From The Character’s Personality. No, Really.
The ‘Loki Lectures’ Were (Probably) A Lie
Loki’s Cynical Use Of Comic Book Easter Eggs To Shortcut Sylvie’s Character ‘Development’
The Only Consistent Thing About Loki Is Everyone Shitting On Him, In-Universe And Out
Mike Waldron Quit Openly Insulting The Character Your Show Is Ostensibly About Challenge 2k21
That Time When Mike Waldron Thought Odin Killed Laufey, And Other Hilariously Stupid Commentary
That Time Kate Herron Decided To Christianize Norse Mythology
Why I’m Not Impressed With Mike Waldron’s Weaponization Use Of The Word ‘Trauma’
Addressing The Tom Hiddleston-Shaped Elephant In The Room
Happy Pride Month! Have Some Queerbaiting :)
Dollar Store Taika AKA Mike Waldron
Mike Waldron Doesn’t Understand Loki, Or Trauma In General
Mike Waldron: An Endless Stream of Bullshit
Kate Herron Is Also Terrible
(Once again, shoutout to everyone who has contributed to this masterpost, either by writing brilliant meta about the show or having such odious hot takes that it would be a criminal offense not to respond lmao)
#degrassi #degrassi next class #not glee#asks#answered#my thoughts#anonymous #anti frankie hollingsworth #anti esme song #anti hunter hollingsworth #i think those are the worst #also omg i really forgot until i started typing #im like esme was mentally ill who cares lol #then was like .... hunter was in a mental health facility also #and zoe was self harming #being mentally ill doesnt make you a good character lol everyone had something wrong with them smh #guns tw #school shooting tw #racism tw#coma tw #self harm tw #suicide tw #lmk if i need to tag anything else
hello my loves, sorry for disturbing your afternoons (or mornings, or nights, depending on where you are) but something happened today and idk if i’m angry or upset (probably both) so i’m gonna talk about it
i’m gonna tag these but in case the trigger warnings you block are in a different format than mine, here are the TW’s for this ramble: tw racism, xenophobia, shouting, verbal assault
so today i went shopping to pick up groceries for my mom. this is something i do normally when she’s busy or like today, when she was feeling under the weather. i’m in the supermarket, on the phone with her as she guides me through what exactly to buy (while most of us at home are capable cooks, she does not trust any of us with shopping because we will most likely accidentally get the wrong thing)
sometimes when we talk i slip into hindi, especially when we’re cooking because we use the hindi names for a lot of the ingredients which we use (i literally grew up not knowing the english name for coriander). so today on the phone, i was picking out spices for her and just ended up talking to her in hindi.
someone taps me on the shoulder and i look around and it’s a white man. much older than me, with a cart of his own, and i don’t think much of it (i assumed he just needed help) so i put my mom on hold and ask him what he needs. turns out the only thing he needed was to start shouting at me for speaking a foreign language, and get in my face to tell me that i needed to “talk in english or go back to my own country” (note: i was born in america, i’ve lived here my entire life)
i don’t do well with yelling. i fucking hate it and my immediate reaction is to yell back, even though i was scared out of my fucking mind. i’m a 5’4” 19 year old and this guy was 3 times my age and looked like he could throw me over his shoulder like a sack of potatoes.
eventually store security came to take him out but i ended up just standing there completely in shock thinking “did that actually just happen?”, trying to keep my voice straight when i put my mom back on the line- even though at this point, i’m crying.
this isn’t the first time it’s happened to me and it sucks to say i don’t think it will be the last but the thing that got to me about the whole thing was that we were in the aisle of this supermarket that sells indian food. this guy had indian food in his hand, which is why i thought he might need help with something.
and the situation’s just so ironic and i don’t fucking get how this guy is gonna yell at a girl he doesn’t know for speaking a different language and then go home and heat up his frozen biryani like nothing happened.
it’s such a mindfuck. i’m a first-gen kid. my parents immigrated here and had me, and i’ve spent my entire life trying to fit in- which is hard when you live in a predominately white town. a kid in high school once told me stuff along the lines of what this guy said today. i wasn’t “american” enough then, and i’m not enough now. which kind of begs the question if i ever will be.
idk what the point of this rant was (also sorry for any grammar problems, my hands are still shaking a bit) i just needed to get shit off of my chest cuz i have no clue what just happened.
#mar rambles #feel free to scroll past this i kinda just felt like if i didn't get shit off my chest i was gonna implode #this happened at my local grocery store so uhhh new fear unlocked #tw racism#tw xenophobia#tw shouting #tw verbal assault #started crying again typing this lol life's good
it's a joke .......... but also it points to a serious problem with how poc and particularly black people (was gonna say BIPOC, but there are no indigenous people in the mcu, who we are kidding) (don't come in the notes and say there are indigenous characters in the shows, I don't have the emotional energy to commit myself to an actual tv show rn) are treated in the mcu. why does everyone brush off that Wanda and Pietro were in an organization founded in nazism??? (waaahh, hydra aren't actually nazis - literally shut up.) (also the white washing of these romani jewish characters ... quicksilver baby, I'm so sorry) why does no one give a fuck for more than two minutes that Wanda unleashed the Hulk on Johannesburg??? at least destroy ohio or something. no one gaf about ohio, not even the people that live there. even when Wanda is supposed to feel remorseful in age of ultron and civil war, Johannesburg is NEVER brought up - at most they bring up Bruce's violation, which is definitely valid and upsetting, but how about the people he may have actually killed and the homes of (African) people that were definitely destroyed? (literally do not look at that scene in age of ultron and tell me no one died. i will not believe you.)
it's not even that this is portrayed as a character flaw that the movies are aware of, but seems much more like the writers themselves don't notice the racist decisions they're making
I can’t tell if tumblr has merged Stop Asian Hate and BLM into one category, which completely ignores the reason why there’s two separate movements, or if people care more about Minecraft youtubers than they do about POC