I think it’s time I wrote some rules up for discussions, and I’ll give them they’re own page. But lets start with some explination.
The “Representation” discussion is now over on this blog. If it starts again at another point that’s fine, but I will not reblog another reply or ask or note, even though I have many from the discussion this time round. Your points could be valid, I may agree with them. But this is the only way I can draw a line under it right here and now.
I want this fandom to be a safe environment where we can talk about things without fear of being bullied off our blogs for what we say, regardless of what we say.
If sometimes this means I “tone police” you know what? I’m not giong to appologise for telling you to calm down if you are being rude.
Because your intentions do not excuse your conduct.
And if your plan to convincing people involves intimidation then I don’t care how valid or important your argument is. If the only way you can think to enforce your oppinion is to intimidate other people in to agreeing with you or arguing with you in order to validate yourself it obviously isn’t good enough to stand on it’s own merit yet. Come back when you can approach it like a debate insted of a war zone. Your anger has no place here.
To borrow a term, today this discussion, argument, whatever, this blog has cost me all my spoons trying to keep up with everyone’s points, and the discussion, trying to give fair light to every aspect of this discussion, and regardless in the end we decended from “This book has these in, it could do these better, this is problomatic, it needs more of this. And the question is whether this is the authors intent, or not.” in to “I don’t care what you have to say about this, you are wrong, and I’m not going to listen to anything you’ve got to say on the matter because my interpretation is the only right one.”
I do not agree with everything I post on this blog. But because I do not agree with it does not mean it does not deserve to be read and responded too. A book is as varied as its readers. All interpretations are valid. And if you can not handle someone elses interpretation of the same sorce material then you are welcome to either unfollow me, or blacklist the hell out of it, and stick around for the quotes and art and occasional text post about Sue. You are under no obligation.
I’ve lost more followers over the last 24 hours than I’ve lost since this blog started, so here’s some help for the blacklisters.
I tag everything, and I try to keep it consistant. If you would like me to tag something spesifically then you can ask, and I will oblige. I will slip up, I am human. I am dyslexic. Mistakes happen. But I will try. Because your dash should always be somewhere you want to return too.
If you have Tumblr Savior you can blacklist buzz words, or user names, and white list others.
If you would like me to post something, you can tag me. I track my tag.
This has been a compleat cluterfuck and before it happens again I will have some ground rules for discussions taking place.
Now back to your previously sceduled content. Art and Quotes.
Foreveryone else the door is there, and you are welcome to use it. I hope you can fill your bubble with the kind of people you want in it.
Thought about what I could say, realized others have said it much better than me before:
This is not a welcoming community anymore. This is a place where conversations are dismissed, LGBTQ people are told they’re “making an ass of themselves” for talking about homophobia, and calling out racism makes people joke about beating you with a hammer.
Y’know, that could be why people unfollowed, because they don’t feel safe or welcome anymore? I know I sure don’t.
It’s not as good as the books, ans so the fandoms generally very torn about it. Some people like it, some people really don’t. And the fandoms tiny anyway, it could have been a lot better, so it’s just kind of skimmed over on occasion.
Personally? I think it’s alright. Not the best thing on TV, not the worst. I’d like them to have another go at it. Don’t think it deserved a second season, but it’s got some rewatch value at least. I’ve got it on DVD!
What gets me is why it was cancelled, because according to the SciFi Channel (when it was still called that) it was attracting the “wrong audience.” They wanted to target teen-young men, instead they were getting a lot of college-middle aged women. So they cancelled it.
Kind of like what happened with Young Justice. Girl cooties can apparently make girl money not worth as much as men’s, or something, for executives. But if a show geared towards girls attracts a large male fanbase (i.e. My Little Pony) it’s a wild success, hurray, let’s make them feel welcome!
I really love this pic, in part because I think it is one of the best examples of non-objectified women in fantasy art that I have seen. It tells such a cute story with just a simple picture, and it is a great example of showing the non-monstrous side of orcs.
omg ok well while i was home from university this weekend i stumbled across an old photo album and found pictures from a job I did when I was in like 5th or 6th grade and I remember the shoot being pretty long, like 4 or 5 days, and just being in love with the girl who played my sister. All i really remember was that it was her first acting gig and she was from Kentucky but I DIDNT REALIZE UNTIL NOW THAT IT WAS JENNIFER LAWRENCE OH MY GOD I KNEW HER BEFORE SHE WAS FAMOUS WORSHIP ME PEOPLE WORSHIP ME
if you’re going to reblog a picture of jennifer lawrence at this time, let it be this one. Look, she’s reading harry potter, and 12 year old me is looking at her like the sun shines out of her ass.
#also totally just saw Kaylee as the Doctor and Simon as her assistant (via extrajordinary)
I am behind this 100%
you have my attention
500 in sarcasm years.
Um … I’m guessing college-aged? Somewhere in your early 20s? I’m probably way off, I’m terrible at this sort of thing.
i love it
Now that’s a TV show pilot I would watch.
And a subsequent “and then we got an apartment together and decided to start a band/fight demons/run a halfway house for superpowered aliens” show.
I love how Linda and Sam are legitimately terrified of that while Kevin and Dean look extremely let down that Buzz Aldrin had made a demon deal.
Up until this moment I thought Crowley was talking about Buzz Lightyear.
I THOUGHT HE MEANT BUZZ LIGHTYEAR TOO OMG
please tell me you know who Buzz Aldrin is
This post is amazing.
i did the thing.