Just a little something I threw together for my post about how I felt about the Thrilling Adventure Hour / Welcome To Night Vale Crossover.
Thought this one was good enough to release on its own.
I’ve reached the point where I pretty much just hate all the canon couples. I love Swanfire, but they handled it so badly in canon. I ship Outlaw Queen, but not in canon, because they rushed the fuck out of that ship and, oh yeah, it started with her trying to choke the life out of him. I will always love Rumbelle because of Skin Deep and early season 2, but they’ve even managed to fuck that ship up by making it such a mess of lies and making Belle just eat up his lies. Captain Swan is just… yeah… I haven’t even spent any time considering if there’s anything really unhealthy about Snowing because I got sick of the boring repetition.
Everything I ship on OUAT now I ship in fanon. AU Swanfire where Neal didn’t die, Green Star, AU Outlaw Queen where time was actually taken to develop the relationship, AU dark and fucked up Sleeping Hook, AU Rumbelle where Belle doesn’t just take Rumple’s shit. AU Sleeping Warrior where Mulan didn’t just disappear off the face of the earth.
Pretty much everything about the canon of OUAT is wrong.
Jeff x Annie | Season 5
"It’s funny how close your two little helpers came to catching me. Sometimes I wonder, are they chasing me as an excuse to get near each other? I mean, get a room already!" -ACB
"Did you all hit your heads on each other’s heads?" -Britta
"I think you two like to partner up on cutesy capers so you can hold hands in the dark and address your urges in semi-acceptable scenarios." -Dean Pelton
Okay, this has been bugging me a lot lately, and I saw a post this morning that brought it up again, and maybe it’s just that real life has been shit lately that’s making it difficult to hold in fandom aggravations, but I need to get this off of my chest.
I’m really fucking sick of the whole “it’s just interpretation” or “it can be interpreted that way” thing. While I’m sure I’m guilty of saying just that at one time or another to diffuse a situation or whatever, in a lot of cases “it can be interpreted that way” is just a lot of bullshit.
The fact is, sometimes, it’s not interpretation. It’s just fact. Even when it comes to stories and media. Sometimes not every opinion is as valid as others when it’s a shitty opinion that contradicts facts and, in the case of stories and media, canon. If your opinion is uninformed or based on misinformation, misconceptions, or bias, it isn’t “just as valid” as every other opinion. When you’re consuming media and analyzing it based not just on what is presented in canon, but on the facts of society and the world around you as well, it isn’t just some interpretation that’s just as valid as others. Sometimes it’s just stating fact.
So I get pretty irritated when I see people trying to downplay the rape culture of CS (and OUAT in general), whether they agree with it or not, with “it’s just an interpretation”. No. This isn’t even an argument. It isn’t just “an interpretation”. Rape culture is a very real, very present problem in society and impacts they lives of pretty much everyone every single day. Analyzing CS and seeing the elements of rape culture that are present there is not just “interpretation”. It’s looking at the canon of the show, what has actually happened on screen, and understanding that media does not exist in a vacuum. Hook referred to Emma’s love as prize. He treated her like an object to be won and fought over. He treated her feelings as secondary to his own, as an impediment to what he wanted, and he refused to take no for an answer. This is not “interpretation” of what happened in canon. This is what happened in canon. No amount of “but she really wanted him”, “but she never actually said the word ‘no’”, “but it’s all so romantic” changes that. No amount of fucked up, romantic framing changes that. These are the things that happened in canon. These are things that are elements of rape culture. This is not just an “interpretation”. It’s simply looking at facts.
So no, it’s not just another “interpretation” that’s just as “valid” as the others. It’s not just some “argument”. It’s a fact. CSers disagreeing with it doesn’t change that. It’s entirely possible for people to disagree with fact. But that doesn’t mean that it’s no longer fact. And it certainly doesn’t mean that their opinion is somehow equally valid.
It’s funny seeing CSers trying to justify Hook not telling Emma about what he did to Bae with “he did it to save his life!”
If that was true (which is pretty ludicrous when you actually put the action into the context of the show), then why has he still not told Emma?
Whatever his motives, he’s still continuing to lie to her about it. He’s still allowing this relationship to be built on a series of lies. His motives for the original action are irrelevant.
Britney is younger than Bey…
white people age like milk lol
yeah. the stress of having your parents financially dependent on you since childhood, learning disabilities, mental illness, two divorces, and drug and alcohol abuse will age you.
not to say bey has had it easier since you know, racism. but bey definitely has class privilege and as far as we know, health/ability privilege over britney. but yeah, go on and say how poorly britney has aged. It’s not like she’s been working and paying her family’s bills since she was like 15.
I have to agree on this…it’s not fair to make racial comments about one woman in comparison to another. As women, we need to be trying to cooperate with each other, not tear each other down. It only perpetuates an endless damaging cycle, in my humble opinion.
Not to mention the fact that Beyonce, the woman who stood in front of the word Feminist in big letters on national television, probably would be really upset to see that people are saying things like this.
She looks just fine to me.
YES pitting women against each other does nothing to help anyone
We should all just be fucking happy that Britney seems to be doing fairly well now.