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Anonymous asked:

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.

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thescienceofjohnlock:

linzeestyle:

euclase:

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.

die-walkure13:

fuck man, this is my favorite quote.

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happydorid:

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Reblog this post to enter. 
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To go along with my Tea Spirits 2015 Calendar Kickstarter I’ll be giving away some free tea!
The winner will receive their choice of one tea (2oz) from the eight listed above. Teas are from the lovely Song Tea.
Rules
Reblog this post to enter. 
Up to two reblogs per person.
Shipping is on me. (anywhere in the world)
The winner will be chosen by random Oct 17 midnight PST!
And if you’re interested in the calendar or teas check out the project here!  happydorid:

To go along with my Tea Spirits 2015 Calendar Kickstarter I’ll be giving away some free tea!
The winner will receive their choice of one tea (2oz) from the eight listed above. Teas are from the lovely Song Tea.
Rules
Reblog this post to enter. 
Up to two reblogs per person.
Shipping is on me. (anywhere in the world)
The winner will be chosen by random Oct 17 midnight PST!
And if you’re interested in the calendar or teas check out the project here!  happydorid:

To go along with my Tea Spirits 2015 Calendar Kickstarter I’ll be giving away some free tea!
The winner will receive their choice of one tea (2oz) from the eight listed above. Teas are from the lovely Song Tea.
Rules
Reblog this post to enter. 
Up to two reblogs per person.
Shipping is on me. (anywhere in the world)
The winner will be chosen by random Oct 17 midnight PST!
And if you’re interested in the calendar or teas check out the project here! 

happydorid:

To go along with my Tea Spirits 2015 Calendar Kickstarter I’ll be giving away some free tea!

The winner will receive their choice of one tea (2oz) from the eight listed above. Teas are from the lovely Song Tea.

Rules

  • Reblog this post to enter. 
  • Up to two reblogs per person.
  • Shipping is on me. (anywhere in the world)
  • The winner will be chosen by random Oct 17 midnight PST!

And if you’re interested in the calendar or teas check out the project here

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“This dominant narrative surrounding the inevitability of female objectification and victimhood is so powerful that it not only defines our concepts of reality but it even sets the parameters for how we think about entirely fictional worlds, even those taking place in the realms of fantasy and science fiction. It’s so normalized that when these elements are critiqued, the knee-jerk response I hear most often is that if these stories did not include the exploitation of women, then the game worlds would feel too “unrealistic” or “not historically accurate”. What does it say about our culture when games routinely bend or break the laws of physics and no one bats an eye? When dragons, ogres and magic are inserted into historically influenced settings without objection. We are perfectly willing to suspend our disbelief when it comes to multiple lives, superpowers, health regeneration and the ability to carry dozens of weapons and items in a massive invisible backpack. But somehow the idea of a world without sexual violence and exploitation is deemed too strange and too bizarre to be believable.”
— Tropes vs Women in Video Games, Women as Background Decoration: Part 2 (via femfreq)

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stupidstagram:

women are more likely than men to develop a mental illness but you rarely hear about women going on shooting sprees because men won’t be with us or love us or fuck us, bottom line, if you’re willing to relate mental illness and mass murder while also refusing to relate misogyny to women dying at the hands of men, then bye bye no time for you 

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“The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.”

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Good Vibes HERE

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doodlesanddiscord:

thommquackenbush:

jennlyons:

jadelyn:

Are you fucking kidding me? Like, no, Shakespeare wouldn’t tweet a sonnet cause 140 characters is a bit short for that. Wrong medium. But you know what he would have? A very active twitter FULL OF DICK PUNS AND YOUR MOM JOKES okay. (And probably also a blog for the sonnets and longer works, that cross-posts links to twitter anyway.)

Get out of here with that pretentious anti-technology bullshit.

He’d rock the fuck out of memes. Don’t deny it.

Exit, pursued by a doge.

much run wow 

I don’t understand people who try to make Shakespeare into a pretentious thing cause he was basically an uneducated dick-joke making dude for the common masses. His historical plays are straight up fanfiction. There’s a scene in Macbeth where two guards are having a conversation as a dude pees on a wall. Get out of here with your Shakespeare snobbery.

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scifigrl47:

gingerjuju:

I just don’t understand where this concept of ‘fake geek girls’ came from. Like, AT ALL.

Cus when I look for fandom related stuff like 90% of the fan art and the fanfiction and the meta, zines, comics, etc. Like 90% of the shit that I’ve seen is created by…

fancytrousers:

thetotallyawesomelance:

I was talking with someone recently about how much more awesome Tangled would have been if Mother Gothel had been replaced with Maleficent. Pretty sure that would have been one of the best movies ever. Thoughts?

I may be biased because I think Maleficent is a total badass, but I do think her dragon powers would have given the film’s climax a little extra oopmh. 

I don’t know—I mean Maleficent is wicked awesome, but the fact that Mother Gothel could actually be a real person makes it scarier for me; I feel like having Maleficent would kind of make the plot a bit too fantastical. 

captoring:

raisehelia:

Don’t say “I’m not like other girls.”

Be like other girls and meld with other girls and become one with the glorious mass of writhing womanhood that will roll over the towns and the cities and devour all space and all time.

i like how our response to…

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