David Mitchell, Slade House
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I love seraphine so much
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PSA: anybody who prefaces discussion of purity culture in fandom with “in the OLD days, we all knew how to ignore content we didn’t like” is flatly wrong. I was there, Gandalf, and the Harry Potter ship wars arose in a culture of mailing lists, ship-specific websites, and forums with separated boards. Intra-community fandom conflict is not a specific failing of The Youth.
It is OTOH true that the specific form/tone of fandom purity culture has arisen and worsened over time, and for sure social media algorithms/tags and the agglomeration of all fic to AO3 have not helped. But people could and did start vicious, long-lasting fights over what fandom content was acceptable or not, some of which escalated to harassment and severe bullying, even when they had every opportunity in the world to stick to their own bubbles. There has never been a truly golden age, there was never a Garden of Eden, we’ve always just been people forming communities and having social interactions.
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im a little sad there's a new mc but not for the reason you might think
I just think the lil pink blonde bimbo mc was funny and cute as hell. the contrast of "I'm a professional bimbo who lives with her parents, a NEET with no thoughts head empty<3" and "I'm a killer who wears all black" was consistently hysterically funny to me
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While most residents of Longsummer don't know about their supernatural neighbors, there are some locations in the city where the two societies mix freely.
But neutral ground can be overstepped, and codes can be broken…
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therapists don’t want to tell you this, but the best thing you can do for your mental health is to be a hater
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hey writers if you want to make a metaphor for racism, please maybe remember that racism is literally based on nothing. Africans weren’t enslaved en masse because the Robo-Musa threatened to destroy the world, they were enslaved because it was economically rewarding and politically convenient. If at any point your allegory for racism includes “so <oppressed group> did this major catastrophe and” then you have not only missed the point but you are literally reinforcing the ideas that racism have let racism self-perpetuate (that e.g. black people are naturally dangerous and violent and must be contained or begrudgingly accepted by the Nice White People)
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cracks open a piece of amber and the bugs inside crawl out and walk away completely normal
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Inclusivity Win! The Wizard Who Just Electrocuted You To Death Is Nonbinary
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"x ship is normalizing incest-"
If game of thrones hasn't normalized incest by now (pulling over 10 million views in the 7th season alone) then a small fandom ship most certainly won't
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for the last time, youre not "queering the database" its pronounced querying
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Did I ever tell you how I got kicked from Chess club back in school?
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