Fandom Gripes Thread

Discussion in 'Fan Town' started by keltena, Feb 6, 2017.

  1. YggiDee

    YggiDee Well-Known Member

    Entering a small close-knit fandom like: half these people reblog each other so what arcane combination of tumblrs do I follow for the best content/reblog ratio? I wanna see the good posts but I don't want to see them four times.
     
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  2. GlassesBlu

    GlassesBlu Jaskier, you're ok :)

    Its really so amusing to see anti rhetoric in the its always sunny fandom of all things, when its a show where all the characters are horrible horrible people
     
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  3. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    Have not seen the show and have not engaged with the fandom, but I remember hearing someone mention seeing antis stanning a character who's a canonical serial sex predator?
     
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  4. Acey

    Acey partly submerged, playing a dirge

    are

    are people acting like deedennis is uwu bad uwu even though it's joked about the whole show...
     
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  5. Maya

    Maya linhardt propaganda

    i dont go here either but yeah that sounds about right, actually
     
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  6. emythos

    emythos Lipstick Hoarding Dragon

    man why does half the tma fandom seem
    weirdly ableist. like. there's some VERY UNCOMFORTABLE attitudes towards things like drug addiction or anxiety.
     
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  7. Ana Nimus

    Ana Nimus Well-Known Member

    so the RWBY fandom is calling Bury Your Gays and queerbaiting over a recent character death. except said character is only "gay" in the sense that he had positive, friendly interactions with another male character and the fandom declared it a ship. which is what we do for every character interaction but thats not the same thing as the character actually being gay!

    the death absolutely could have been set up better but its not fucking byg or queerbaiting bc it sank your precious ship!
     
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  8. Morven

    Morven In darkness be the sound and light

    Idiots. Bury Your Gays didn't mean "you're not allowed to kill off gay characters", it refers to the trope where "good gay" characters were allowed only if they died tragic deaths to inspire the straight characters. It's a moral censors trope.
     
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  9. Maya

    Maya linhardt propaganda

    yknow the term queerbaiting was useful for a while and now its one of those that ppl will pull out at the drop of a fuckin hat and im getting real annoyed at it being leveled at any male character who isn't steeped to his nostrils in toxic masculinity
     
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  10. vuatson

    vuatson [delurks]

    also very annoying when people don’t understand the difference between queerbaiting and legitimate intentional subtext.
     
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  11. Aondeug

    Aondeug Oya Manda

    tfw people don't understand what the fuck gay coding in japanese media looks like and assume that claude is it
     
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  12. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    I'm still not over people throwing fits about Bury Your Gays in Critical Role because a bisexual player character with abilities that damaged himself rolled badly and died. He wasn't even the only not-straight party member.
     
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  13. Aondeug

    Aondeug Oya Manda

    ...do people not get how dice work.
     
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  14. tinyhydra

    tinyhydra a dingus

    I think people were less mad that he died at all and more mad that the DM didn't hand them an NPC cleric to resurrect him and/or that the other PCs didn't try hard enough to find an NPC cleric to resurrect him. Also, that the player (a bi man himself) chose to move on and play a new character that hasn't so far given any clear indications of what his sexuality is. I've even seen people get mad at the fact that the player decided to symbolically let go of this old character by having the new one (a grave cleric) do a lil magic trick on the old one's grave that speeds decomposition and promotes plant growth. Cause it'd destroy the body and they need that when they level up enough to cast resurrection!!!

    That character's been dead for a year and a half's worth of episodes, and people are still like "but they could bring him back!!!!!" It's pretty wild. Obviously the player himself doesn't want to do that. He's moved on.
     
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  15. BaseDeltaZero

    BaseDeltaZero Shitposting all night.

    Dice are homophobic.
     
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  16. Maya

    Maya linhardt propaganda

    Oh, but now I'm curious as to what it does look like! Do you have any resources/knowledge to impart onto me?
     
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  17. Verily

    Verily a very ineffective hitman

    Oh no, I’m wincing so hard. Hassling a bi person about the possible bisexuality of their character(s) is intrusive as hell. Bi people already get so much shit about not being visibly queer enough. Demanding confirmation of queer representation from a bi person is several layers of awkward and uncomfortable.
     
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  18. Aondeug

    Aondeug Oya Manda

    One of the most common is what would read as a macho straight man in the states. Buff. Big. Got facial hair. Very manly. Chunky hairy dudes are another type. If you want an offensive stereotype get a guy with five o clock shadow and lipstick with effeminate mannerisms. These are usually weirdly sexual at men, often at their discomfort and often show very little concern for the comfort of the straight guy. So like Leeron from ttgl is the offensive gay stereotype comedy character to be laughed at. These characters may also crossdress, usually very poorly.
     
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  19. KingStarscream

    KingStarscream watch_dogs walking advertisement

    PuriPuri Prisoner from One Punch Man is a good ("good" here meaning "offensive") look at some of those particular stereotypes. Though it's also much more explicit with him.
     
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  20. Aondeug

    Aondeug Oya Manda

    Oh yeah he is. He is a really fucking blatant example.

    Also if you're wanting to know like how the Japanese gay community reacts to some of this shit look into the drama behind the revival of Homoo Homooda. An infamous o-ne character that was really popular on tv 30 years ago. The outcry was so extreme that it got pulled from tv and the station issued an apology.
     
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