It’s annoying to have people accuse me of doing stuff (like those two suspicious sideblogs yesterday lying on me and the Rose anon last month) because I’m supposedly bitter and want to force people to like the ships/kinks/characters I like…

Because that’s kind of the opposite of what I want.

If the only reason you decide to like something is because you feel like you have to or else I’ll… frown at you intensely or something, what kind of content are you going to create? What kind of resentment will that nurture?

I’d rather you guys read my stuff, decide what I’m saying isn’t for you, and then… move on than get mad at me because you feel like I’m personally going to come up to your house and delete your fanworks from the Ao3 if you don’t write what you think I want.

I wish people could maybe thinking more critically about what they create and consume in fandom/media but seriously, if that sort of attitude in my work/blogging is not for you, it’s not for you. And that’s fine. I’m not going to harass you over it.

Just block me and move on so you don’t have to see my stuff and stress yourself out.

accioharo:

hansolocareer:

shit-larries-say:

[source to retweet]

Good to see common sense and decency is outpacing the erasure of a talented gay woman of color. You’d be wrong, however, if you thought there weren’t larries in the replies defending this bullshit.

Louis Tomlinson and Harry Styles did not make this bold statement at an event whose theme was the Catholic Imagination. Lena Waithe did.

Lena Waithe.

Y’all really just put the face of a male celebrity who got pissed when an author of an article insinuated that he was LGBT supportive….over an out black woman….the audacity

It’s worth noting that Lena is also wearing the black lgbt pride flag, which makes this (if possible) even more yikes. 

It’s weird being mocked for not being able to close a tag/ignore content that supposedly upsets me by someone who hates me so much that they decided to make at least one sideblog specifically so they could say unkind things to me that aren’t based in truth 

like… i’m not the one camped out on someone’s blog being a dick to them with sideblogs when I could just block them and go have fun with my friends in fandom.

That shit’s just straight up unhealthy

Do you want ulcers?

They are NOT fun

my last nerve – a shitty poem

coolshamelesslightbouquet:

stitchmediamix:

“the ao3 is a safe space for writers” 

okay but

i am a writer 

with an account on ao3

and i’m telling you

that it’s not a safe space for everyone

considering how much racism towards characters and fans of color

are present

unchecked 

and untagged

on that website

and how many people are bending over backwards to defend the status quo

and have ‘splained the ao3′s inner workings

and/or

suggested that fans of color simply hide offensive content

as if racism isn’t subtle 

or accidental

or everywhere

even in fandom

and it’s rarely fucking tagged –

because how can you tag for something you don’t know you wrote?

i am on my last nerve

with you people

and your fears of a slippery slope

and deeming everything

as part of purity wank

or callout culture

on a post talking explicitly about fandom racism.

what

the 

fuck

dudes

?

if ao3 is a safe space for writers

don’t writers of color deserve to be

safe

too?

Cool story bro. I”m a black writer too, though I”m sure you’ll just call me white again because that’s what you do to people you don’t agree with.

And you wonder why we don’t trust you to decide what is racist.

You cry on and on in this poem because you don’t know how to close a tag yet in another post you claim that Trauma stories aren’t your thing. 

No. Listening and caring about other people’s trauma aren’t your thing. You don’t care about other people, you only care about yourself. 

Here’s the thing:

you aren’t a very likable person. I don’t like you. I don’t trust you. You have consistently confused “number of angry people shouting with me” as you being on the right side and you are not. 

Your trauma doesn’t apply to me and it does not matter to me. It should not matter to anyone else. 

You aren’t that fucking special and neither are all the other crybabies who don’t know how to close a fucking tab.

grow up or leave. 

Another one. Who are these people? Why are they doing this? That’s also not what this shitty poem is about.

(Also, I’m a super likeable person, thank you very much. It’s something I’ve never understood. People Iike me. I’m going back to my home island for a visit and I know people will literally stop me in the street to talk with me because I am adored and it is like kind of weird.)

tenderlywingedgalaxy:

prairiedawn:

nkjemisin:

diversehighfantasy:

stitchmediamix:

I’ve largely been approaching the various “don’t censor fandom/the ao3″ conversations through a lens of race because many of the people arguing in favor of what’s essentially a free-for-all because desire is like sacred also don’t get that some of the stuff fandom desires leads to the erasure, objectification, or dehumanization of characters and fans of color

and i just saw this long ass “if you don’t like the ao3, make your own it’s open source” post and it reminded me of the fact that well… what happens when fans of color make our own?

We get accused of alienating white fans, reverse racism, and of causing drama.

Keep reading

I’ve been thinking about the AO3 controversy a lot, and how pointing out racism is so often categorized as “purity wank.” 

AO3 prides itself on its transparency, its warning labels making it so, in theory, no one will be caught off guard reading something triggering.

If there is no intention to cut racist fanwork on AO3, there should be a “racism” content warning, and it should be something readers can flag, not just something the author chooses (because then it would only be used in fics where racial slurs are used and nothing else).

I know the chances of AO3 allowing (especially) Black people to tag fics as racist to inform other fans is below zero. AO3 will never prohibit racist fanfic, and it will never warn readers of racist content – unlike things like sexual assault, which they strongly encourage authors to warn readers of so “everyone” can have a safe experience.

I am 100% in favor of this idea (a racism content warning, and other bigotries while we’re at it).

What mechanism could we put in place to prevent the almost certain misuse of the tag by people with personal vendettas against particular authors, characters, or ships?

As in “Twenty years ago when Author was 14 they wrote something naive that kinkshamed something I like, therefore I will stalk them and flag everything they write as racist” as an extreme, but not unreal example.

OR Everyone who ships this (noncanon) pairing as opposed to this (other noncanon) pairing is racist.

I am actually looking for suggestions here.  I can’t figure anything out, but maybe it’s possible.

It is not possible. The very people who are supporting this idea are not people I trust at all in fandom, because their hypocritical ideas of what constitute racism and misogyny are based entirely on their shipping and kink preferences.

The very OP of this post supported an “appreciation week” for a character that was blatantly racist against Rose Tico because butthurt FinnRey shippers decided that accusing Rose of being anti-black was a better shipper war tactic.

so lol @ the idea of her flagging a damn thing. “This includes Rose/Finn! Better tag it as racist!” Or “Someone wrote sexual slavery fic and my newest crusade has decided that it’s all racist, so I’m gonna go through and tag all the kinks I don’t like as being racist.”

 (PS: People roleplay sexual slavery fic every fucking day in the privacy of their own home. Are they racist too? Are there only CERTAIN acts that are allowed to be published? Who decides that? Why are you that important? You aren’t.)

Or perhaps we’ll have the AMAZING wank of when fandomhatespeopleofcolor harassed a black rape survivor because they didn’t like the woman’s Sam Wilson fic. I’m sure that the ability to tag that fic would have turned out well. Or not, because they still argue to this day that nobody – including other rape survivors- have a right to publish such fic. Because they don’t like it. Because the abhorrent way that @fandomhatespeopleofcolor behaved was built upon racism and misogyny in THEIR OWN ACTIONS, but you damn well bet they played a victim and continued to bully and harass creators despite the fact that they need take a long look at their behavior. 

Do I get to flag every fic that MAKES THE CONSCIOUS CHOICE TO EXCLUDE ROSE WHEN SHE IS FINN’S CANON LOVE INTEREST as racist? No, because that would be stupid. But you can damn well bet that people would misuse any such flagging tool. People misuse allegations of racism and sexism on this website every fucking day.

Anyway, you want to scream to the world that a work isn’t your cup of tea? That’s why you have a tumblr. You think it’s actually problematic? That’s why you have a tumblr.

But you do not have a right to “flag” anyone’s content. You don’t have a right to ADD content to something that is already up.

And frankly, the Archive has never been concerned about keeping you safe from content. It’s been concerned about keeping content makers safe re: the ability to make content. If you don’t agree with that policy, then: yes, you should go somewhere else.

The simple fact is this: just because some person on the internet thinks it’s racist or “child porn” doesn’t mean it is. No, you don’t have a right to add that tag to someone’s fic. And no, you don’t deserve that right no matter who you are or what minority you belong to. Nobody does but the author.

There’s also a whole lot of “your desire is creepy and gross” in the comments of this post and lmao!! Why do you think your desires to bully and make false accusations of racism are more important than someone writing a fic where Tony Stark enslaves Steve Rogers and gets off on making him choke on his cock? 

Hint: Your desires aren’t more important. They aren’t. They never will be. 

Genuine accusations of racism can be put on tumblr and it can be discussed there. They should be. 

But in current fandom climate, allegations of “racism” need to be taken with the salt of the entire fucking Pacific, and the OP of this post (And literally all of Star Wars fandom) prove that to be true. 

Incorrect allegations built around your own personal preferences and shipping activities can be put behind a $3 paywall on Patreon, can’t they, @stitchmediamix? 

Fandom has cried wolf too many times. IT doesn’t have the right to this “flagging” system and it sure as well should never be trusted with it. 

Look at this asshole with an obvious vendetta.

Wow.

(Like the Rose stuff? It wasn’t even like how they’re trying to say it is, y’all and on top of that, everything I create on Patreon for the $1 and $3 Tiers eventually makes it on my site unless I forget so it’s not like I’m forcing people to support me.)

my last nerve – a shitty poem

“the ao3 is a safe space for writers” 

okay but

i am a writer 

with an account on ao3

and i’m telling you

that it’s not a safe space for everyone

considering how much racism towards characters and fans of color

are present

unchecked 

and untagged

on that website

and how many people are bending over backwards to defend the status quo

and have ‘splained the ao3′s inner workings

and/or

suggested that fans of color simply hide offensive content

as if racism isn’t subtle 

or accidental

or everywhere

even in fandom

and it’s rarely fucking tagged –

because how can you tag for something you don’t know you wrote?

i am on my last nerve

with you people

and your fears of a slippery slope

and deeming everything

as part of purity wank

or callout culture

on a post talking explicitly about fandom racism.

what

the 

fuck

dudes

?

if ao3 is a safe space for writers

don’t writers of color deserve to be

safe

too?

You don’t have to ask me how fed up I am with these absolutely unoriginal responses I’m getting on my post about racism in fandom and on AO3.

I’m going to tell you right now.

It’s annoying that fandom cares SO MUCH about protecting the AO3 and coming up with reasons why the AO3 can’t do any better when it comes to fandom racism.

And so far, as far as I can tell, all of the people who have commented on that one post post-NK Jemisin reblogging it with that “but what about the slippery slope” nonsense or bringing up the free speech/hate speech stuff like ~visible or purposeful racism~ are the only kinds of fandom racism that need to be pushed out?

Appear to be white.

Hm.