Posts tagged: for serious
when fandom adopts a headcanon and it spreads and gains traction and you just do not agree with it but it’s everywhere and you just
Anyone who makes fun of fanfiction has never read really good fanfiction.
What is ‘African themed’?
Ivorian? Zulu? Ashanti? Wolof? Yoruba? Cape Verdean? Zambian? Igbo? Egyptian? African cultures of the diaspora or the cultures of people with African heritage across the globe? Maasai?Swazi? Eritrean? Zimbabwean? Malagasy? Angolan?
Oh you mean like a safari? Oh right.
I can’t remember where I heard this, but someone once said that defending a position by citing free speech is sort of the ultimate concession; you’re saying that the most compelling thing you can say for your position is that it’s not literally illegal to express. - Randall Munroe, XKCD
I’m not sure, really.
I think maybe it could be upsetting to think that a person who doesn’t like his book is making a mockery of people suffering from cancer. Like the punchline of those posts I reblogged was “lol cancer,” (hint: it wasn’t)
My grandfather has been in and out of cancer treatment for years and my mother-in-law too, and I’m not particularly interested in cheap jokes about cancer.
What I’m interested in is poking fun at the pretentiousness of a white male author (who I already think is an ass) that uses cancer as the melodramatic backdrop of his YA novel. I’m actually not sure how those posts I reblogged, that made fun of his writing (that character fake-smoking a cigarette in the movie), were MORE triggery for cancer than John Green’s book to begin with.
I also don’t know what to do with someone chastising me with things like “I’m so disappointed in you,” over my opinion. My mom has been saying that for years and hardly made a dent, your anonymous disappointment in my making fun of John Green really doesn’t really carry a lot of weight.
the dude who pulls out a cigarette in front of a girl with lung cancer and then acts like sir dickweed mcfucklamp when she doesn’t understand the worst metaphor on earth seems to be tumblr’s newest squeeze