I want to write an alternative version of Romeo and Juliet where instead of being a little ponce and trying to work things out for himself, Romeo asks his smarter friends what to do about the whole thing and Benvolio and Mercutio come up with the world’s greatest plan:
- Tumblr: Racism is horrible!
- user: yeah! it is!
- tumblr: POC are mistreated!
- user: yeah! it's so horrible!
- tumblr: White people are horrible!
- user: YEA- wait.....
- tumblr: I HATE WHITE PEOPLE
- user: wait what
- tumblr: THEY ALL SUCK
- user: i.......uh..
- tumblr: Women are important.
- user: oh! yes! they are!
- tumblr: no matter what shape size or color!
- user: yeah! youre all wonderful and great!
- tumblr: men are pigs!
- user: wait.......
- tumblr: WE SHOULD TREAT THEM ALL LIKE IDIOTS
- user: but-
- tumblr: THEYRE ALL THE SAME.
- user: but wait-
- tumblr: Trans people are mistreated....
- user: yeah...they are....
- tumblr: its sick how people hurt them
- user: that is sick. There's nothing wrong with trans people.
- tumblr: Cis people are all horrible killers
- user: but...but they're-
- tumblr: fucking cis scum
- user: you know....i dont feel comfortable with this
- tumblr: what do you mean
- user: well you're kind of bullying people-
- tumblr: ITS NOT BULLYING
- user: but-
- tumblr: WE HAVE TO BE OPRESSED EVERY DAY. SO WE'RE ALLOWED TO CALL YOU NAMES
- user: i dont think that's how that works-
- tumblr: OOOOOOH YOU POOR OPRESSED WHITE CIS PERSON! YOU HAVE IT SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO BAD!
- user: thats not what i meant-
- tumblr: DID WE HURT YOUR POOR LITTLE BABY FEELINGS
- user: you're insulting-
- tumblr: YOU DONT GET AN OPINION
- user: .............
- tumblr: by the way we love everybody! never bully! no hate! loving community! :)
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 caretaking, via marriage, children, and the lives of those within an imagined (generally nuclear) family unit: 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?
I would like every anon and non-anon who have sent me messages along the the lines of 'you're too old for tumblr, it's creepy' and 'when will you grow out of fandom?' to read this and remember it when they are in their 40s.
HAHAHAHAHAH SO MY FRIEND TOLD ME THAT SHE AND A FRIEND OF HERS ARE FAKING A RELATIONSHIP RIGHT NOW BECAUSE SHE WANTS TO TAKE HIM TO THIS HOUSE IN THE MOUNTAINS WHERE THEY HAVE YEARLY FAMILY REUNIONS BUT ONLY RELATIVES AND PARTNERS ARE ALLOWED
AND SHE’S LIKE YEAH SO WE ONLY HAVE TO ACT LIKE WE ARE A COUPLE BUT WE’RE NOT OF COURSE IT WILL BE FUN
HAHAHAHAHA M8 I HAVE READ ENOUGH FANFICTION TO KNOW WHERE THIS IS GOING
That last sentence.
sometimes i think that i am not so stereotypical of an american
and then i remember that i consider the coke freestyle machine one of the greatest modern inventions
i mean look at this thing
over 100 choices, computerized mixing, one spout, touch screen, ice dispenser
They have these at Taco Tote here so I love to eat inside and get like three different refills :D
I NEVER NOTICED UNTIL TEN MINUTES AGO THAT ANDY USED TO WEAR JESSIE’S HAT WHEN PLAYING WITH WOODY AND FOR SOME REASON THIS MAKES ME REALLY HAPPY
Wait a second…
Jessie’s previous owner, Emily, wore a hat similar to Jessie’s. And now Andy is wearing one.
Guys… what if Emily is Andy’s mom?!
please dont do this. not 10 years later please dont give me toy story feels
I totally thought this was canon? As a child Emily got likely a set because she loved watching the BRAND NEW SHOW Woody’s Roundup. But she preferred Jessie so had her hat and left Woody in the box. So then when she outgrows Jessie she leaves her for another kid, yet the hat had gotten lost in the attic or something with Woody in mint (or near mint) condition. She has Andy, and finds some toys for him. Likely has fond memories of the Woody so that’s why at the garage sale I’m almost positive she called him a ‘family heirloom’. That was my thinking, anyway.