IT KINDA HIT ME THAT SOMETHING HORRIBLE COULD HAPPEN TO ONE OF MY INTERNET FRIENDS AND I’D NEVER KNOW AND I’D SIT HERE AND WAIT AND WAIT FOR THEM AND THEY’D NEVER COME BACK SO I JUST WANT TO SAY I LOVE ALL OF YOU OKAY NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS TO YOU GUYS OR TO ME OR ANYTHING OKAY I LOVE ALL OF YOU SO MUCH
There’s something about watching certain youtubers that reminds me that aging does not in fact equal dying inside, and that there are people over thirty that have not compromised their interests or personality.
I made some “pokedoll” pixels (with 3 extras at the bottom)!! The eeveelutions didn’t really turn out the way I’d hoped, so I might go back and edit them later. Heck, I may even make more at some point! If you want, you can use them. All I ask is that you credit me if you do ^^
headcanon posts that just show a fundamental lack of critical thinking about the source material are my least favorite thing but i never want to be the party pooper that’s like “uh thats factually incorrect” so i just sit here quietly seething abt it like some misanthropic evil grandma
i want so badly to ignore this and just get on with my life, considering that i’m in the midst of tour and traveling the US right now, but it’s clear that I can’t escape this. this is a very long post, i am keeping it under a cut.
additionally, at least until tumblr moves on from this, my askbox is off. it is a nightmare. i can’t deal with it right now.
so. I was an invited panelist at Dashcon, and I was on 10 panels over the weekend. my name is mark, I run Mark Reads and Mark Watches, and have been doing so for 5 years next month. (HOLY SHIT THAT IS A LONG TIME.) I have been attending cons for over a decade and been speaking at them as a panelist or a guest since 2011. Including my own tour events outside of cons, I have participated in over 150 “panels,” ranging from 50 minutes to 4 hours. I’m including this upfront because I’ve already been accused of being a 16-year-old nobody who doesn’t know what he’s doing at cons and is ruining fandom. Also, I’m apparently white and straight. ALSO THIS IS A MESS.
man can’t people just dislike characters anymore just because?? like why does there always have to be some deep underlying reason other than the fact that the characters annoys the ever loving shit out of me or I don’t like their prickly little face
kinda tired of “human” apparently being the endgame goal for all non-human entities. why is calling them “human” the highest praise they can receive in fiction. angels, demons, robots, aliens, etc. becoming literally human or being as close to human as possible is always considered the pinnacle of personal emotional achievement or something. it makes me uncomfortable.
why is there so much fiction that claims angels and robots cannot TRULY know what “human” experience is like until they themselves are human?? why do you think non-human entities can’t be passionate about music or art until they’re human. what part of these activities strikes anyone as exclusive to humanity in the first place. literally what the shit is that entire set of tropes and themes