That’s really all my drafts folder is. Pictures of Scarlett Johansson to use as models for collage, adorable fanart of Cap2, and really passionate arguments about why everyone is wrong about John Green.
The TL,DR version is that ultimately, because he is a white man popular in a field that has traditionally been both female-led and overlooked, and because his fans are largely teenagers and particularly teenage girls, any discussion of John Green and his work is inherently political, and if you don’t pay careful attention to the implications of how you discuss him and his work, whether you are being positive or negative, your post is probably in my drafts folder with a long explanation of why it would be helpful for you to consider the bigger picture .
things i dont really like but have defended on this site because before anything, even “decent human being” i am a contrarian obsessed with a false notion of fairness and authenticity: john green, batman, loki’s resistance, game of thrones, agents of shield, steve/tony, sansan, man of steel, i could go on but i won’t
I get this, from a contrarian pov. Me, I’m a fan of John Green, but don’t bother defending him because he’s super successful and super privileged, and the last thing the people who have legit frustrations need is being dogpiled on by defenders of someone who they’re not a threat to the success of in anyway.
Attack a less successful writer I love AND I WILL COME DOWN ON YOU LIKE THE FIST OF GOD!
tbh I’m not really defending John Green per se (I read Looking for Alaska and didn’t particularly care for it) but I will defend his young fans who are getting shit as part of this hate. I’m not here for that.
Yeah, this, basically. I mean there are different levels of defending in that list, but with him… have read several of Green’s books and the only one I really enjoyed was Will Grayson Will Grayson which doesn’t even count cuz the part I liked was David Levithan’s chapters and partially cuz they illustrated everything I hate about Green’s work. So honestly, I’m here for critiques of his writing cuz I think it’s severely overrated and obnoxious. And I won’t defend him for any stupid comments he makes, he can deal with the consequences of his own dumb face, but. When the hate gets to a certain point where it just becomes moralizing about ANYONE who might enjoy his stuff , I find it incredibly offputting and shitty because I get super protective of teenagers AND of people’s personal relationships with pieces of fiction so that’s a perfect storm of “go away” for me.
#i have typed so many words about john green on this here tumblr #amy amy you understand me #help why do i keep doing this #anywayyy #yeah talk shit about green all you want and make funny jokes idc but there’s a line fo rme
LOOK LOOK IT’S THE ME-SIGNAL
(I have a ton of John Green posts in my drafts folder and this is the one I am choosing to reblog for reasons that will quickly become obvious.)
(BTW this got really long sorry)
angryampersand asked: Craft Witch (?- present), Tumblr Delight (?- present), Successfully took joke prompt and turned it into joker's tears (First Quarter 2014), Feelings Haver, All of Them (birth-present)
I appreciate the dedication to format here!
I still haven’t written you the non-depressing response to that prompt, have I? I HAVE ACTUALLY THOUGHT A LOT ABOUT IT. Mostly because I enjoy a good dramatic toy battle.
My collages would take so much less time if I was willing to use anything that showed the edge of a frame and/or speech bubbles.
Other people do that and their collages are AWESOME. I want to be that brave someday.
For now, I will sulk and look for more pictures that don’t cut off the tops of people’s heads just because they’re unnecessary to the scene.
cacchieressa asked: MUPPETS. BABY GENIUS SPIES. BUCKY BEAR. NATASHA.
What I particularly like about this is how much overlap there is among the categories.
Although it does remind me of my unfortunate desire to write an “A-Babies vs X-Babies”/The Christmas Toy fic that would make sense to literally no one on earth but me. BUCKY BEAR AND RUGBY TIGER. BUCKY BEAR AND METEORA. BUCKY BEAR AND MEW AND MEW II.
Hey I’m not suggesting that with all the increased racialized violence against Jews and Roma worldwide that it would be super important to feature two immensely well known and popular Roma Jewish superheroes in a major international blockbuster film franchise, but…
that’s precisely what I’m suggesting.
autoluminescence asked: i'm so sorry that u had a bad day, bb, but: brooklyn 99 gang host a seder DON'T ASK WHY JUST GO FOR IT
OHHHHHHHHHHH MY GOD i can’t even make this fic i’m just
so headcanon: jake’s, like, a REALLY lapsed jew (i mean he’s had a bar mitzvah, he knows like half the v’ahavta, he makes latkes on hanukkah, but ever since his nana died there’s been no one yelling at him to do shabbat and he’s forgotten literally everything)
but he and gina are talking one day about how jake’s nana used to host the most hardcore seders— like, 3 hours long, matzo balls that were exactly the right amount of fluffy, horseradish that would make your brain steam out your ears, the afikomen would not be found for y e a r s
and holt hears them and happens to mention that oh, he and kevin have been looking for a seder to attend this weekend, they usually have a seder with kevin’s family but unfortunately kevin’s mother’s cousin’s older daughter (who usually hosts them) has recently had a baby and can’t do it, and everyone else in kevin’s family is too far away, what on earth will they do
and amy overhears this and HELPFULLY INFORMS HOLT!! THAT JAKE IS HOSTING A SEDER!! THE BEST SEDER EVER!! HIS FAMOUS SEDER! THAT HE DOES EVERY YEAR! AND YOU ARE TOTALLY WELCOME TO ATTEND SIR!!
captain holt is like, that sounds lovely, santiago
amy is like, !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
jake is like, what
"This year we are slaves; next year we will be free." Kitty and Erik host a seder for Passover at the Xavier School.
Well, I wrote it. The seder’s not really nearly radical enough, but I spent my whole life going to hippie-dippie peaceful seders with a family haggadah, so it was never going to be truly revolutionary. Mishmash of various canons into an AU where Erik can plausibly be at the Xavier School, lots of jokes at various characters’ expenses, Kitty and Erik are friends, and some awkward questions and metaphysical hooha. I wanted to get this posted before Passover was finished, so you get it on a Saturday night. ENJOY.
GUYS THIS IS SO IMPORTANT THIS IS X-MEN PASSOVER FIC.
THE MORE YOU READ IT AND KUDOS IT AND COMMENT ON IT THE MORE YOU ARE TO BE PRAISED.
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OH MY GOD I DIDN’ T KNOW THAT WAS PSSOIBLE????
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Sorry for the long absence, Tumblr! I was dodging Captain America spoilers - wisely, as the movie was SO GOOD unspoiled and I have many feelings...
seriously, fandom is totally underutilizing those magnetic cuffs. I expected them to feature in like a zillion more percent of the post-Cap2 fanart