KRSONMar Fangirls About Things
::floor flop of drama::

I need to finish my stupid fanfiiiiiiiic…::floorflop::

And I need to learn how to use Tumblrrrrrr…::additional floorflop::

(Floorflop is one word,btw.)

Fetishizing ‘power’ in women characters – having them kicking ass and always being ready with a putdown - isn’t the same as writing them as human beings.

Jack Graham, in Stephen Moffat - A Case For The Prosecution, a guest post on Philip Sandifer’s blog (via linnealurks)

bigbardafree says the first thing I thought of when I saw this quote.

(via likindimbuns)

I am asking you all to please write slash FOR FREEDOM.

Apparently China is cracking down on—as in actually arresting—women writing slash fanfic. Just read an article from The Daily Dot about women in their 20s being hauled off under some policy trying to eliminate porn from the Internet…I’ll pause and let you finish laughing. As I think my readers know, I’m not a big fan of writing anything smutty, but for crying out loud, if people want to, they have that right! I’m reading the whole thing as an attack on women in a field of the Internet that is pretty well dominated by women and telling them that being sexual, especially publicly acknowledging it, is wrong (not to marginalize the guys who write fanfic; really, dude-fellas, you rock, and seriously, bring some guy friends with you! Fanfic is for everyone!).

And also, holy homophobia, Batman! It looks like a lot of the policy is specifically against anything portraying gay relationships or liaisons…because I guess these policymakers decided people don’t already freak out enough about two people of the same sex kissing, even if it’s in a fictional story that isn’t necessarily endorsed by the creators.

The reason I bring this up is this: I have been thinking for a while about fanfic as a legitimate artform or means of expression, and I think it’s important that fanwork does tend to be, from what I’ve seen, one of the few realms of the Internet that is pretty heavily by and for women (apart from some blogs and like…Pinterest). Somehow the Internet is not as democratic or equalizing as it was meant to be, and a lot of the disparity you see in online worlds is gender-based; even after Web 2.0, the Internet seems more like a guy’s realm, and that sucks. I think fanfiction is an exception in letting fans find each other and see that there are people who do the same things they do—in this case, obsess weirdly about fictional characters and worlds (wooooo, represent!)—and in giving them an outlet for their ideals, fantasies, perspectives, and voices. It sounds like I think about this too much and too seriously—and I do—but I really believe in fanfiction as a legitimate thing that we do, and I want to work to make the world see that.

Where am I going with this, you ask? I’m asking you to write smut.

Woah woah woah…where did that come from? Let me explain.

Mockery can be a tool. If you can’t do very much else about something you don’t like, you can draw attention to how ridiculous it is, and hopefully weaken it by doing so. I’m an American citizen living in America, the Chinese government doesn’t give at all about what I think of their stupid fanfic policy. But maybe if they start seeing how stupid this makes them look…something will happen. I don’t know what. But art can be a political tool, and I firmly believe fanfiction is or can be art. I’m proposing people write slash fanfic about these policymakers and the people enforcing the policy—no specific individuals, but just rough sketches of a generic, fictional policymaker or whatever—as slash, and post them on fanfic sites anywhere and everywhere so they get seen. Because if you can’t fight em, you can make em look stupid. What do we think?

I’m posting this on my profile on FF.net but I’m going to crosspost it to a few other places too. Please pass it along if you feel so inclined. And hey, smut for freedom…that’s a noble cause, right?;-)

Oh yeah, here’s the article I read:

http://bit.ly/1nArJ7G

ohboyitsamegaman:

Why does Edward Snowden look so much like Gordon Freeman?

Hahaha…me and a friend were talking about Anticitizen Number One being unexpectedly trapped in Eastern Europe and how you always have to worry about those quiet people,because they either freak out with crowbars or leak government secrets to the media.

zombiesasametaphor:

That awkward moment when you want to show some form of physical affection to someone you really like but haven’t known for very long so a hug would feel vaguely uncomfortable so maybe a pat on the shoulder but no that might still be too forward but you can’t just keep standing here in awkward silence like an idiot so you just kindaldskalfadmslfsalkfm

zombiesasametaphor:

That awkward moment when you want to show some form of physical affection to someone you really like but haven’t known for very long so a hug would feel vaguely uncomfortable so maybe a pat on the shoulder but no that might still be too forward but you can’t just keep standing here in awkward silence like an idiot so you just kindaldskalfadmslfsalkfm

christatheman:

I have finished all of the Half-Life. I played Blue Shift and Opposing Force. I even played Lost Coast. There’s nothing left. And then Josh helped me realize that this is how it’s been for everyone else for years. D:

I seriously have dreamed this.

christatheman:

I have finished all of the Half-Life. I played Blue Shift and Opposing Force. I even played Lost Coast. There’s nothing left. And then Josh helped me realize that this is how it’s been for everyone else for years. D:

I seriously have dreamed this.

timetofeedthealien:

Alyx I have brought you a gift, your very own strider brain aren’t you happy

Isn’t it enough to know that I ruined a Strider making a gift for you?

timetofeedthealien:

Alyx I have brought you a gift, your very own strider brain aren’t you happy

Isn’t it enough to know that I ruined a Strider making a gift for you?

chizuu:

im cryign this is adorable

chizuu:

im cryign this is adorable

Shoop

Shoop

candivase:

I found a copy of Half Life for PS2 with the original game booklet in the case, and I was flipping through it and found this

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Just look at him

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So graceful