victims of the 90’s
|nice friend person:||hey, how've you been?|
|me:||capitalism is crushing me. i am barely surviving. i am full of toxic resentment. i want revenge.|
have you ever known somebody so shitty they completely ruin that first name for you?
Scouting Legion Parent AU is my favorite AU \(>u<)/
I made a speedpaint, I shall upload the video later :P
Alternative phrases to “calm your tits”
HAKUNA YOUR TATAS
Anonymous said: Do you ever think you'll stop drawing fanart? No offense it just seems like the kind of thing you're supposed to grow out of. I'm just curious what your plans/goals are since it isn't exactly an art form that people take seriously.
Ah, fanart. Also known as the art that girls make.
Sad, immature girls no one takes seriously. Girls who are taught that it’s shameful to be excited or passionate about anything, that it’s pathetic to gush about what attracts them, that it’s wrong to be a geek, that they should feel embarrassed about having a crush, that they’re not allowed to gaze or stare or wish or desire. Girls who need to grow out of it.
That’s the art you mean, right?
Because in my experience, when grown men make it, nobody calls it fanart. They just call it art. And everyone takes it very seriously.
It’s interesting though — the culture of shame surrounding adult women and fandom. Even within fandom it’s heavily internalized: unsurprisingly, mind, given that fandom is largely comprised by young girls and, unfortunately, our culture runs on ensuring young girls internalize *all* messages no matter how toxic. But here’s another way of thinking about it.
Sports is a fandom. It requires zealous attention to “seasons,” knowledge of details considered obscure to those not involved in that fandom, unbelievable amounts of merchandise, and even “fanfic” in the form of fantasy teams. But this is a masculine-coded fandom. And as such, it’s encouraged - built into our economy! Have you *seen* Dish network’s “ultimate fan” advertisements, which literally base selling of a product around the normalization of all consuming (male) obsession? Or the very existence of sports bars, built around the link between fans and community enjoyment and analysis. Sport fandom is so ingrained in our culture that major events are treated like holidays (my gym closes for the Super Bowl) — and can you imagine being laughed at for admitting you didn’t know the difference between Supernatural and The X Files the way you might if you admit you don’t know the rules of football vs baseball, or basketball?
"Fandom" is not childish but we live in a culture that commodified women’s time in such away that their hobbies have to be "frivolous," because "mature" women’s interests are supposed to be marriage, family, and overall care taking: things that allow others to continue their own special interests, while leaving women without a space of their own.
So think about what you’re actually saying when you call someone “too old” for fandom. Because you’re suggesting they are “too old” for a consuming hobby, and I challenge you to answer — what do you think they should be doing instead?
Imagine the looks I’d get if I showed up at work:
-on the day of my show’s season premier put a flag and magnetic stickers on my car with a show logo or symbol
- wore a show T-shirt & left early so I could BBQ and drink beer before show time
- brought around a magazine with my characters on the cover & bragged about how they were the best
- announced after work drinks at a fan-bar where all my shows were on screens & even the wait staff wore fandom jerseys
I only get this at cons. Sports fans get it in RL.
I have SO MANY THOUGHTS about this. I’m planning to make it a topic of one of my columns. I’d even argue—and have seen argued elsewhere—that now ladies are doubly screwed, because male geekdom, once shunned, is weirdly trendy—but the female expressions are still roundly mocked.
Let’s keep talking about it until someone gives us a reasonable answer to why all these things are cool with sports and not cool with other fandom (They won’t.)
But see, male fans are all about data and facts and statistics, about power and knowledge, not bodies and desire and feeeelings. Male fans are Moriarty, smart and powerful, collecting every bit of information he can on Sherlock so that he can play the game Sherlock plays. Female fans are Kitty Reilly, besotted and inept, pursuing Sherlock right into the private space of a restroom so she can try to seduce him (but only repel him). “There are two types of fans,” Sherlock says, “‘catch me before I kill again…and ‘my bedroom’s just a taxi ride away.’”
(And of course the stereotypes hide more dangerous truths: that male fans also have desires and want to be desired, and that female fans also have knowledge and power—often through the very desire that supposedly marks them as other, and lesser.)
Eren: Oh, we’re just like the average couples, you know. Normal stuff.
#this show took some turns down some suspect alleys along the way but #as manifestos go the ‘shared power’ theme running through this scene TAKES SOME F*CKING BEATNG #a giant ‘screw you’ to the Batman-esque Saviour complex running though most dude-focussed superhero franchises #’it’s me and only me who must save the helpless!’ vs ‘HERE TAKE THIS - AND USE IT TO SAVE YOURSELF AND OTHERS’ #you don’t hide power and hoard power and swoop in to impose your power on others to ‘save’ them #you share it #you teach it #’are you ready to be strong?’ #[i’m not crying YOU’RE crying] (via harrietvane)
#THIS WAS THE CROWNING ACHIEVEMENT OF ALL SEVEN SEASONS #THIS MOMENT RIGHT HERE #i fucking WAITED for my hogwarts letter #but when i saw this #i was like ‘fuck. I COULD BE A SLAYER’ (via callousyoungbeliever)
#ugly empowered weeping (via surprisinglywiry)
the germans want them dead because nudity is a crime.
I haven’t watched it yet but now I really want to