I like Denki too much and I’m sorry that he gets a lot of my attention, but he just oozes adhd energy and I feel that. He’s got that distraction induced dumb bitch energy and I have felt that since I was born. It’s just like “Ah, yes, my dumb bitch son. As your adhd elder I recognize this energy.”
There is a huge difference between discussing problematic/bigoted portrayals of marginalized groups in popular media and harassing unwitting strangers on the internet for shipping the “wrong” thing and I really wish that tumblerites would stop conflating the two. Mainstream media has a bigger audience and impact that a fanfic about a weird ship with a thousand or so people reading it ever will.
I never got into WoW but I feel for the roleplayers of that community. Years ago, a close friend tried to have me hang with them and I poked around for about a week, and their ex was pretty intent on explaining why certain ideas I had wouldn't work because of lore.
Anyway, I just wanted to be a dragon who runs around as an elf lady. I've heard other people I've met in online games talk about how people were so strict about RP in that community, and then I experienced similar things in other games.
I don't think RP should ever be strict. I think we're beyond those little community forums where you have mods/admins, and whole discussions on what ideas are "plausible." Frankly, it never sat right with me having kids in college dictate my hobbies when I was already in my mid- to late-twenties (not to make this an "I'm better because age" thing, by any means). But even without age as a factor? Why should anyone have some status over other people with something that's for fun? Furthermore, those environments just created whacky popularity contests, and mods/admins sat at the top, all their ideas being favored and exempt from criticism.
Nah, I'm way happier flying solo with my own blog and my own say over what I do, and I want the same for everyone else. I get happy seeing people with concepts that embody all the things strict roleplayers scorn. I get happy that roleplayers nowadays are just doing exactly whatever they want.
An Internal Response to a Mess.
CW for discussion on CSA
"You used to love Teen Wolf. How do you feel about the news? "
"I'm using the news to go in and block all the people being jerks in the Sterek tag."
"Oh, I don't remember us having a strong preference for Sterek?"
"Eh. The fanfiction was good."
People use Sterek's age difference as an excuse to abuse mostly young queer fans who were used by the show.
Whenever it's pointed out that 'teen and older supernatural person' is one of the most basic of teenage fantasies, these people are suddenly incapable of engaging.
Whenever it's pointed out that Derek's age was all over the place and the show had other teen and early 20s characters dating, these people are suddenly incapable of engaging.
Whenever it is pointed out that the show was absolutely shameless when it came to queerbaiting Sterek, these people use CSA as a buzzword to shut down the argument.
As someone who has some experience with CSA the fact fandoms use these experiences to win freaking shipping wars infuriates me and the Teen Wolf fandom is one of the worst offenders."
"I see. Well, keep-a-blocking."
i see no one has grown up and i am already in defensive mode