so when are we gonna stop pretending beer tastes good
This, my friends, is what happens in a fandom where there is as much female representation as there is male. This is a screenshot of every single Pretty Little Liars fanfiction on AO3 (a drop in the pond compared to what’s on FF.net but the femslash on that site is less easy to quantify).
Listen up. I see plenty of meta on tumblr going on about how fandom is so skewed towards gay people and gay ships, and how it’s because of the fandom’s intrinsic sexism and bias against lesbians. And maybe a little bit of it is. But the greater problem - the much greater problem - is the lack of female characters to ship people with. What femslash pairing do you want me to ship in Sherlock, where for the first four years there were three women, one of whom was demonised and the other who was elderly? How am I supposed to ship femslash pairings in Supernatural when the women A) Never meet and B) All die?
The reason why male pairings are so popular is because the overrepresentation of male characters and male relationships (romantic, platonic, and familial) has given us a culture in which shipping these characters are encouraged. But this is almost never true for women, most of whom hardly ever interact with each other.
(And I know people say, “But heaps of people ship men that don’t interact! Look at Lestrade and Mycroft!” Well, these pairings come of the backs of established male pairings - in Sherlock, it’s JohnLock. People think “Well, who else can I ship?” The same DOES happen with female pairings - if there are two unpaired women in a slash-fic, quite often they’ll be thrown together at the end of a long list of homosexual male relationships. For example, Natasha Romanoff and Pepper Potts.)
THIS is what shipping looks like in a fandom with four well-written female characters as leads. Yes, there are men, and by god are they far more involved in the story line than a cast of women would be in an equivalent show, but they are largely relegated to the background, and this makes all the difference.
You can still argue that the lack of femslash pairings is because fandoms are sexist. But you haven’t given fandoms a proper chance to ship women together. We need more - and better - female characters for that to happen.
I would just like to add that this may also play a part in the lack of femslash.
^ Valuable and important read.
THE THRILLING SAGA
Fuck yeah George Lopez
innocent girl my ass. more like racist bitch. she deserves what she got.
I’ve reached a moral quandary in my life. Sex is a natural and necessary part of life for the majority of human beings - most of us wouldn’t be here without it. I don’t understand how a child could be “too young” to understand where he or she came from. However, the issue that therefore arises is the kind of shit bronies do. Sexually explicit cartoon characters drawn only for wank material are difficult. I feel that children should be sheltered from that sort of thing, but I can’t for the life of me figure out how I feel that it’s horribly wrong when I feel that children should be educated about sex whenever they’re old enough to ask…
well you succeeded in making me laugh, jon
until i see what he initially said was stupid, i’m going to actually agree with him. i think a lot of the things we get offended over these days are stupid. ignorance is not a crime unless it’s willful ignorance meant to hurt people. not knowing that someone wants to be referred to by some new tumblr buzzword is not a fucking federal offense. there’s much bigger things going on in the world than that sort of thing.
however, his white boy indignancy at what that person said is disgusting. he acts as though the problems in gaza are specifically his problems, and being accused of using them as a way to dodge a bunch of twitter shit does not even approach how appalling what’s happening in gaza is.
get the fuck over yourself and your white savior complex, john.
giving advice to friends like
>my face when Americans call chips “french fries”
>my face when Americans call crisps “chips”
>my face when Americans call lifts “elevators”
>my face when Americans call chocolate globbernaughts “candy bars”
>my face when Americans call merry fizzlebombs “fireworks”
>my face when Americans call wunderbahboxes a “computer”
>my face when Americans call meat water “gravy”
>my face when Americans call electro-rope “power cables”
>my face when Americans call beef wellington ensemble with lettuce a “burger”
>my face when Americans call whimsy flimsy mark and scribblies “pens”
>my face when Americans call twisting plankhandles “doorknobs”
>my face when Americans call breaddystack a “sandwich”
>my face when Americans call their hoghity toghity tippy typers “keyboards”
>my face when Americans call nutty-gum and fruit spleggings “PB&J”
>my face when Americans call an upsy stairsy an “escalator”
>my face when Americans call a knittedy wittedy sheepity sleepity a “sweater”
>my face when Americans call a rickity-pop a “gear shift”
>my face when Americans call a choco chip bucky wicky a “cookie”
>my face when Americans call peepee friction pleasure “sex”
>my face when Americans call a pip pip gollywock a “screwdriver”
>my face when Americans call a rooty tooty point-n-shooty a “gun”
>my face when Americans call ceiling-bright a “lightbulb”
>my face when Americans call blimpy bounce bounce a “ball”
>my face when Americans call a slippery dippery long reppy a “snake”
>my face when Americans call cobble-stone-clippity-clops “roads”
"…in science, as in morality…"
Robot - season 12 - 1975
I saw this serial, and let me tell you, I am 99% sure that all of the scenes from the robot’s perspective were shot through a plastic tray, the sort that has a pattern stamped in it.
all you girls out there had that stage where you played online dress up games dont even lie
what do you mean had
what do you mean girls