vikings fandom: a flowchart
one of my favorite things about fandom is that the exchange of intellectual and creative property is a legitimate form of gift giving. like ‘i’m so enchanted by you, i love you, let me tell you a story’
#as much as i’m turned off by certain aspects of fandom it’s things like this that balance them out #there’s just something so sweet and selfless in wanting to share your own little safe haven with another individual #i have all of these lovely feelings about a thing and i want you to have them too #because you mean a lot to me and this means a lot to me and i want to share this happiness okay #i want you to have this too #it’s all just really fucking wonderful when you think about it man #creativity in the least selfish way possible and it’s brilliant and yeah
Okay, so you know Mako said he always wore his father’s scarf because it made him feel safe? Did anyone else think about the fact that he probably gave it to Korra before the equalist rally because he would rather have her be safe than him?
do you ever just want to grab your favorite character by the shoulders and whisper “god you think you’re so cool and i think you are too but deep down we both know you’re just a huge dork i know it i’ve seen it i’ve seen you do dorky things you can’t deny it i’ve seen it i love you you are such a fucking dork”
Here’s the fucking thing
I’ve heard/seen several people mention how the Steubenville case should remind us all to speak to our daughters about parties and drinking.
Thing is, we already fucking do that. We’ve been doing it. You think I won’t be a paranoid mom about this shit with my daughter? You think every time she goes out to a party I won’t ask the universe to protect her? We already worry about and lecture our daughters endlessly. By the time our daughters are 16 they’ve already been told what a cruel and dangerous place this world is for them.
Guess what? They still get attacked.
So maybe, just fucking maybe, we should shift the focus to talking to and lecturing our young boys and men in our communities. Maybe they need to hear from their adult male role models and peers that there is never ever a time when they can assume consent or force themselves on a woman. Maybe we need to stop our boys before they walk out the door to that party and say, “You be careful, son. If she doesn’t say “YES” then you leave her the hell alone, you got it?” or maybe “You stick with your friends, son. Make sure you look out for each other. If one of your buddies is thinking about taking advantage of a girl, you help him home, ok?”
Our young women don’t need any more lectures. They hear them from childhood on up.
Stop blaming your daughters and start educating your fucking sons.
I don’t want little girls to hear casual hateful comments about what women can and cannot do, because those comments have the potential to be tremendously damaging. And I don’t want little boys to hear that it’s not okay to be gay. I don’t want children of colour or nonwhite children to encounter casual racism that’s never refuted or sternly opposed. Not just because it’s wrong on its face, but because people should know that there is no requirement to be nice and passive in the face of people doing and saying offensive things. They don’t need to play nice for people who don’t respect them or people like them, and the earlier they learn that, the better.
Talk back to sexism, for the children, if not for yourself. Because every time a kid hears a sexist argument refuted, that lesson gets absorbed.
do u ever look at george w bush just like not even mad just like “what the actual fuck”
DO U EVER HAVE A FICTIONAL CHARACTER THAT U JUST REALLY LOVE AND U WANT TO HUG THEM FOREVER AND PROTECT THEM FROM BAD PORTRAYALS OTHER PEOPLE PUT THEM THROUGH