Jared did a very unfortunate thing again, I’m gonna retreat into my garbage can of anime for the next many hours to avoid the stress.
"um starfire’s powers are fueled by the sun that’s why she has to wear skimpy clothes" hey u know who else’s powers are fueled by the sun? superman. come on clark time for that toothfloss speedo chop chop
his nipples are covered by tiny capes
truth, justice, and the american way
Big thanks to kinsara for suggesting this reblog!
I feel like I need to tell u the first fandom i was ever involved in was the Pocahontas (disney) fandom and omg. Omg. Everyone hated Rolfe there were entire forums devoted to how much they hated them there were communities devoted to Rolfe bashfics.
[stereotypical surfer voice] duuuuude.
I just never found the effort to involve myself in fandom, or really do anything on the edges of it. I was starting to get into reading fic and coming off my days of playing computer games (wow, look at me at eleven-years-old), I wasn’t much concerned with a lot. If I didn’t like a character, I’d avoid them.
I didn’t get into fandom until almost at seventeen, which was three years ago, so I was pretty much clueless about ship wars other than character bashing fics I saw.
I was so sheltered, omg
the thing was that the author was a hardcore Kyoru stan and idk if u remember but the shipping wars in that fandom were a bloodbath. Each side would make Kyo/Yuki hurt Tohru BECAUSE THEY HATED THEM THAT MUCH (I personally loved Uo & Hana most)
I wasn’t involved in the fandom. For years, I watched shows without ever caring to get involved beyond sometimes commenting on forums (also since we’d lose internet for a few years at a time from not being able to afford it), long before I joined Tumblr. It was how I was able to escape some really bloody wars, like when people would fight over whom Inuyasha should end up, Kikyo or Kagome (I would choose Kikyo because I really dislike Kagome), and I can remember some of the arguments people had that I would stumble upon, but never really cared.
I didn’t really care for Kyo/Tohru or Yuki/Tohru, so I never really got the fuss about it, I still don’t care for those pairings, but now that I have insight, I can understand why they were fighting.
But remembering all the character bashing fic that was popular, I can get a sense of what those wars were like, because man, did I ever see some really intense character bashing fics. I checked out one once because I was curious why they called them character bashing because I had no idea what it meant, and lord, I left after three paragraphs.