if you don’t like the thing (and by thing I mainly mean a graphic or any other type of fandom related thing that someone probably spent hours working on)
- don’t reblog the thing (◕‿◕✿)
- don’t add comments explaining why you don’t like the thing (◕‿◕✿)
- don’t add tags explaining why you don’t like the thing (◕‿◕✿)
- let people who like the thing like the thing (◕‿◕✿)
- (ﾉ◕ヮ◕)ﾉ*:･ﾟ✧ leave the thing alone
i mostly agree, unless it’s sth problematic tho, like some whitewashed fancasting.
the fact that kids feel physically ill and have mental breakdowns at the very idea of going to school should be a clue to some people that maybe something isnt fucking right
Magic systems matter
Magic systems—by which I mean the rules established in a work of Science Fiction or Fantasy that outline the ways in which its fictional world is different from our own—are important.
Here is why.
If the Cowboys won the Super Bowl by convincing the NFL to change the rules during the last seconds of the game to “Cowboys get double points,” there would be no point in playing football.
Yet narrative crimes like these are routinely committed in fiction, and the defense for such crimes is often some variation on “Well, this is all magical nonsense anyway, so what it does it matter if the rules change?”
It matters because if the rules can’t be counted upon to create a meaningful conflict whose outcome is in doubt, there’s no point in playing the game at all.
Seriously. Your rules can be whatever you want them to, but you have to actually stick to them.
okay can we just one last thing
spreading the idea that one is only triggered when having a full blown, system-shut-down panic attack is damaging and delegitimizing to people who have physiologically and emotionally different reactions to triggers.
like slow burning, long lasting unease and fear.
that’s a trigger reaction too.