I'll go by Viv on here, female, demi-pan. German. Sometimes nsfw texts, please be aware. Wincest shipper. Completely ok with other ships, but anal about what's canon and what isn't (I'm a virgo, can't help it).
Other interests include weird literature, art, indie comics, kitties.
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We looked inside some of the posts by brsb4hls and here's what we found interesting.
I saw this recent interview from Michael Waldron where he cleared up confusion about the sacred timeline.
He describes it like rope, so it isn’t just one straight line. This clears up a lot of confusion because I have seen people say that because there is only one ‘sacred timeline’ that Loki and Sylvie originate from the same timeline.
I’m a visual learner so I made this timeline to visualise his explanation. Rope is made by intertwining different strands of wire and then intertwining those intertwined strands of wire around a core. So each strand is a different reality running parallel within a sacred timeline. Which means Loki and Sylvie aren’t from the same reality.
Then he described the multiverse verse as the rope breaking and I combined this analogy with the branching/tree analogy to make my interpretation of the multiverse.
Anyway so maybe I am wrong but I think this makes sense so I thought I would share it, maybe it can clear up some confusion about how the sacred timeline works.
I feel like with the new ~fandom drama~ or whatever going around, I should re-introduce my favorite theory of fandom, which I call the 1% Theory.
Basically, the 1% Theory dictates that in every fandom, on average, 1% of the fans will be a pure, unsalvageable tire fire. We’re talking the people who do physical harm over their fandom, who start riots, cannot be talked down. The sort of things public news stories are made of. We’re not talking necessarily bad fans here- we’re talking people who take this thing so seriously they are willing to start a goddamn fist fight over nothing. The worst of the worst.
The reason I bring this up is because the 1% Theory ties into an important visual of fandom knowledge- that bigger fandoms are always perceived as “worse”, and at a certain point, a fandom always gets big enough to “go bad”. Let me explain.
Say you have a small fandom, like 500 people- the 1% Theory says that out of those 500, only 5 of them will be absolute nutjobs. This is incredibly manageable- it’s five people. The fandom and world at large can easily shut them out, block them, ignore their ramblings. The fandom is a “nice place”.
Now say you have a medium sized fandom- say 100,000 people. Suddenly, the 1% Theory ups your level of calamity to a whopping 1000 people. That’s a lot. That’s a lot for anyone to manage. It is, by nature of fandom, impossible to “manage” because no one owns fan spaces. People start to get nervous. There’s still so much good, but oof, 1000 people.
Now say you have a truly massive fandom- I use Homestuck here because I know the figures. At it’s peak, Homestuck had approximately FIVE MILLION active fans around the globe.
By the 1% Theory, that’s 50,000 people. Fifty THOUSAND starting riots, blackmailing creators, contributing to the worst of the worst of things.
There’s a couple of important points to take away here, in my opinion.
1) The 1% will always be the loudest, because people are always looking for new drama to follow.
2) Ultimately, it is 1%. It is only 1%. I can’t promise the other 99% are perfect, loving angels, but the “terrible fandom” is still only 1% complete utter garbage.
3) No fandom should ever be judged by their 1%. Big fandoms always look worse, small fandoms always look better. It’s not a good metric.
So remember, if you’re ever feeling disheartened by your fandom’s activity- it’s just 1%, people. Do your part not to be a part of it.
On top of the fact that this would just mean that big blogs are basically just shuffling their money back and forth between them and small ones would have to leave eventually, doesn't this also mean you can get sued for a sh*t ton of stuff? Isn't it illegal to make money off of other people's creations, so fanfic is only ok as long as it's free? Just asking....
Y'know what, fuck this bullshit. I need to know y'all are actually against it.
Reblog this if you will NOT use or support Post+.
I hope to make @staff see how that is total bullshit. Tumblr will die without writers/creators.
Your day’s reminder that you don’t owe any motherfucker on the planet the details of your identity or personal history to justify reading or writing whatsoever fanfiction you may please; and that while writing easily avoidable fanfiction is not disrespectful to any real people, trying to control what easily avoidable fanfiction other people choose to write–or attempting to extort personal information from them to justify their easily avoidable choices–is.
Distasteful art exists. But show me the tackiest, schlockiest, most poorly thought out piece of fanfic on the internet, and it will still be less disrespectful than shaming random hobbyists into disclosing motivations that not infrequently involve a history of trauma, with the implication that their traumas had better be up to snuff, because someone else thinks the fictional constructs involved ought not to fuck.
“But why would someone write that?” None of your business. Move along.