Familia Ante Omnia
Chris Evans

I sold my soul to the world of fiction.

And to Chris Evans

And I have yet to demand a refund.

Chris Evans

I sometimes swear like a sailor on leave.

Also Chris Evans <3
Follow-up to my anti-shipping blog post…

I read the comments, and would’ve responded to each, however I felt it prudent to acknowledge this particular quote, more specifically the bolded text:

"I’d also like to point out that your statement about shipping something in fiction being tantamount to endorsing it in real life is profoundly and utterly untrue. The human mind is capable of differentiating between the morality of problematic things in fiction versus real life.”

I’m sorry dear blogger, but you are in fact WRONG

To say that humans can keep a wall between fiction and reality is to say that the media/literature/fiction in general have no impact on humanity.

Supernatural fans can tell you stories about how so-called “fans” have violated that fine line between fiction and reality, REPEATEDLY, by treating the cast members as though they are actually their characters, completely disregarding that they are their own person and not a walking excuse to project their fanon on. They have been groped, stalked, harassed, bullied, generally hated for FICTIONAL reasons.

Fiction and reality are separate?

Fiction REFLECTS reality a majority of the time.

Yes there are some other things thrown in: magic, the supernatural, alien-oriented highly advanced technology, but it all boils down to one thing……at the end of the day, it’s all about humanity, and how it’s portrayed.

You don’t think it’s problematic to ship an abusive ship? I’m sorry but you are being delusional.

If even on a fictional level you try to justify certain horrible things (rape, abuse, murder, etc.) what’s to stop you from ignoring it in real life?

There are literally MILLIONS of fans that wish to have relationships similar to the ones portrayed in these fictitious scenarios:

Twilight fans want boyfriends like Jacob and Edward, when we all know that Edward and Jacob were abusive, a constant threat, and nearly got Bella killed MULTIPLE times.

50 Shades fans want a relationship similar to Grey/Ana’s, but any self-respecting BDSM participant will tell you that the relationship depicted in that series is NOT correctly BDSM and in fact distorts that kind of relationship, glorifying the WRONG aspects of what it means to be “dominated”.

Delena? Klaroline? They both speak for themselves: boyfriend/fling has previously threatened partner (one of which actually tried to kill said partner, THREE TIMES), both involve abusive situations (mentally, physically, verbally) that are CONSISTENTLY glorified by the writers/fans, and don’t even get me started on the “I hate you, and what you do/have done, but you’re hot let’s do the sex” bullshit excuse they use when they want to appeal to the collective fandom libido and toss out the fanservice, heavy on the plotholes.

And Destiel? Let me see…Fanon-only? Check. Do all the fans realize this? Sadly no. Has the blurring of that fine line led to the harassment/violation/overall mistreatment of the cast/crew on the so-called fans’ part? PLENTY.

The other aspects of the Anti-Destiel Handbook include pointing out the following: that the relationship portrayed in the show is ABSOLUTELY abusive and yet is being romanticized on a regular basis, that the romantic relationship itself is NOT REAL, and that ANY form of intimacy would be constituted as rape because one of the participants is merely using his form/vessel as a “meatsuit” and is disregarding the soul trapped inside.

Do the fans acknowledge this problem? Sadly most don’t, they just want to have a sex scene on screen.

The BIGGEST contributing factor? THE BIBLE

Is the Bible fiction or reality? I don’t know, and I’m not about to debate that right now. I WILL however point out that this particular book has been SOLELY to blame for influencing more wars, ridiculous laws, mistreatment of others, and all around douchery of humanity than ANY other form of “entertainment” (i.e. TV, movies, books, comics, comic books, etc).

Fiction is influential, and we’re a HIGHLY impressionable species.

To deny that there is a problem is to reinforce what makes it problematic in the first place.

To deny that murder/abuse/rape is a problem, even if it is just fiction, is to perpetuate things like mindless killings, the deaths/abuse of innocent people at the hands of their captors who beat them, and (possibly the worst): RAPE CULTURE

You dear blogger are part of the problem if you do not think that rape culture is an issue, even on a fictitious level.

So yes, anti-bloggers should adopt the following mission: to help restore faith in humanity

(crossfire tagging ensued)

shinebrightlikeafrankiebb16:

Does it bother anyone else that there are parts of your life you don’t remember? You have done and said things that you don’t even know about anymore. That means you don’t even have the right perception of yourself because you don’t even fully know who you are. However, something that you’ve forgotten about could be a prominent memory in somebody else’s mind. It trips me out.

ORRRRR

Your brain can subconsciously remember things but consciously you may “forget” most of the things that happen to you. This is normal. You are more likely to remember significant moments in your life if they occurred during times of emotional stress/elevation, you are least likely to remember what you were thinking when you brushed your teeth three years ago.

There is no AU nonsense going on, this is just how your brain functions.

elenasucks:

gilbertssucks:

i’m going to watch the first episode of season six online in case they trick us all bamon and steroline/stelena shippers into watching delena bullshit.

i highly recommend that everyone who is unhappy with the show but still addicted do this.

I highly recommend boycotting from buying the S5 DVD as well, maybe that will send a message to the writers.

sassy-rising-angel:

colorfullyfuckedazazel:

genuinewonderment:

sirsquidfish-thefirst:

Do you think that when Steve Rogers sneezes, one of the Avengers goes up to him and whispers, “God Bless America”
Then Steve fucking looks at them like this
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no IT GOT SO MUCH BETTER TONY’S FACE OH MY GOD

thor’s pokerface

itsstuckyinmyhead:

Tumblr Puns 

steve rogers + signs of depression

boys-in-leather-straps:

OH MY FUCKING GOD I AM SCREAMING AT MY COMPUTER SCREEN WHY THE HELL WASN’T THIS SHOT?? DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA HOW COOL THIS WOULD’VE BEEN?? OR HOW MUCH THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THESE THREE AVENGERS WOULD’VE EVOLVED, OR THE DEVELOPMENT THAT CLINT’S CHARACTER WOULD’VE HAD?? IMAGINE THE STRAIN IN THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN NAT AND CLINT WHEN NAT HAD GONE HELPING CAP WHILE CLINT HAD TO HUNT THEM BOTH DOWN

ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME????????

sourcing this shit so you can see it for yourselves[x]

tastefullyoffensive:

[bluechaircomics]

Reblog if one of your favorite characters has ever died.

trashclown420:

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Rest in peace, Mongo from Shrek 2. Your life was fleeting but you will never be forgotten.

Similar to the idea of Where’s Waldo, a Tumblr page called Subtle Dildo is posting random, ordinary pictures with a special hidden object. Can you find the dildo?

did-you-kno:

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Source

zuzuhiddles:

I’ll stop reblogging this when it becomes irrelevant which will be never. 

zuzuhiddles:

I’ll stop reblogging this when it becomes irrelevant which will be never. 

El Dorado is literally a reaction GIF GOLDMINE

salt-and-burn-my-heart:

When you and your friend are on the same page

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NAILED IT

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When you’re trying to show your friend something important

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When two fans react differently to the same thing

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When a fandom realizes they fucked up

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When your celeb crush is doing THE FACE

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DA FEELS

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EXCUSE U

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When shit gets real

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Dealing with TPTB

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Being seductive

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Fandom comebacks

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GAME ON

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LOL NOPE

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When you’re 5634% DONE

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When you’re trying to be helpful but the other person is being ridiculous

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When you’re challenging an argument

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When things DO get worse

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JUST CUZ

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My personal favorite

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(GIFs NOT MINE)

GASPARD ULLIEL I DID NOT JUST SEE YOU EYE-FUCKING THE CAMERA IN A COLOGNE COMMERCIAL

MY HEART JUST CAN’T TAKE IT

Why do anti blogs exist you may ask…

So why are Anti/”Hate” blogs necessary?

If you solely believe that these types of blogs are created simply to be “down” on whatever character/ship you have a preference for, you’re obviously stuck in a ring of selfishness and seem not to care that other fans actually need these kinds of blogs as a means of an outlet.

"An outlet?"

Yes, an outlet. We need to spew our distaste as much you need to spread your “love”.  There needs to be a balance to how the world works, for every positive there will be a negative.  There’s no getting around it.

You’re biggest problem as of now, are not the blogs/bloggers/anti-posts themselves, but rather the tags involved.

The problem with these anti/”hate” tags is that they are limited to whatever clever “names” we can come up with, some examples include (but are not limited to) Destiew, Dullena, Whinecest, etc. These particular kind of tags are a “spin-off” of the original tag itself (Destiel, Delena, Wincest…). However not everyone knows the proper “spin-off” tag to use, and are therefore reduced to using the traditional “anti”-whatever method (anti-delena, anti-destiel, anti-wincest, etc).

"So what’s the problem?"

Well Tumblr has this little glitch that occurs when a blogger tags his/her posts. Whenever you attempt to include the “anti” at the beginning of a tag (in your honorable effort to restrict your post to its proper tagging place) Tumblr doesn’t recognize the dash (this symbol —> - )as a means of “combining” the two words. Basically this means that the word “anti” is tagged by itself, and the other word (whatever general tag you are creating an anti post for) is recognized for what it is: the general tag.

"So why continue to use these tags knowing they don’t work?"

Maybe the blogger doesn’t know. Maybe they think the problem has been fixed. Or maybe they just don’t care.

It has come to the point where having a difference of opinion is so problematic, that creating a post (where an opinion is solely stated and no specific person is being “attacked”) is practically taboo, and we resort to acting like two-year-olds. The “not caring” factor plays in when some bloggers just stop believing in the “restoration of faith in humanity” and stick to looking out for themselves, because there will ALWAYS be  that one person that feels entitled to restricting someone to the point where they can’t even make an opinion-post.

It’s very oppressive is it not? And oppression has been the ONE thing we’ve worked so hard to fight.

"So what else is it then? What else are these blogs good for?"

I’ll break it down this way, two words: Community and communication

COMMUNITY:

It’s very simple really. We’re humans, we’re under the influence of an evolutionary technique known as “herding”. Basically it means that (as humans, more specifically as mammals) we are driven to find more beings similar to ourselves. You have herds of: horses, cows, pigs, goats, etc. As humans we are driven to find more people like ourselves.

In the blogosphere, bloggers like to find like-minded people to share their thoughts/feelings with, and not worry about being judged or mocked for their opinions.  Not everyone loves the same things, some people will hate the very thing you love, and there’s nothing you can do to change that. The worst possible course of action you can take with an “anti” fan is to try and change their opinion so you don’t feel as “threatened” by them.

Because that is exactly the problem at hand when two people with differing opinions butt heads: one or both of them feels threatened by the other, and attempts to change them so they feel “safe”

The best course of action, the more humane action for that matter, is to just let them be. Let them (not) enjoy something if that is their wish. If it’s not hurting you, than you have nothing to worry about.

It’s not about creating a “hate” army, it’s about not feeling alone.

COMMUNICATION:

I mentioned the tag issue earlier, well the anti-tags themselves are only half of the “outlet” I talked about. The other half are the anti-blogs that make the posts included in those tags, blogs that like-minded anti-fans love to follow, and relish in the anti-posts that are created.

Some of these blogs exist as submission blogs that allow fellow bloggers to submit opinions and so-on. These submissions are tagged, posted, for the rest of cyberspace to see.  Other fans see these posts and realize they have a way of getting their opinion across to others that may not see it otherwise.  The tagging issue makes it difficult for anti-fans to find each other, submission blogs sometimes include the URL’s of bloggers who submit opinions off anon, this helps fans to locate other blogs that are similar to them in terms of preferences.

Submission blogs also make it easier to post opinions publicly but remain anonymous.  Many a blogger’s worst fear is posting an opinion off-anon, thinking they might be ridiculed, bullied, or otherwise shown cruelty simply for having an opinion.  These blogs help to put these fans at ease, and allow them the outlet they need with a built-in safety net to calm their nerves.

"You’re really just out to ruin it all aren’t you?"

Why yes we are. We’re out to create a horde of mindless drones that will obey every given command and destroy the sanctity of your blogger-hood.

Actually no, it’s nothing like that.  Our ultimate goal is less eccentric, and completely honorable, if one were to donate five minutes of their time (and an open mind) and listen to what these bloggers have to say.

Our goal is: To save YOU

Have you ever heard the expression “too much of a good thing can be a bad thing”? Well there’s a reason it exists; because it’s true.  Too much of something you think is harmless is actually hurting you.  When you invest so much of yourself in something, you tend to lose touch with what’s important, and/or you let it manipulate you in ways that can screw up your life.

It’s not simply that too much of a good thing can be bad, but too much of a seemingly good thing (that is being passed off as “good” regardless of how obviously harmful it can be) can be deadly.

The main issue with this concept is the never-ending love/hate battle with shipping.  Fans want to “ship” things, usually people, but why? Is it because the two suit each other? Is it because they make a “cute” couple?

Or is it simply because you want to see them have sex?

Shipping in/off itself is not the issue, it’s the “why” behind each ship that seems to be the real problem.  Many fans will say that their two characters “compliment” each other, that they “love” each other, it has nothing to do with what goes on under the sheets.

Or does it?

Sometimes it appears as though having sex is the ONLY reason for a ship to exist. How is that harmful exactly? Well if all you’re searching for is a one-night-stand it’s best to label it appropriately, and the word “relationship” should not emerge. Relationships are for people that are TOGETHER together, not for those that are “hooking up”. That’s called a “fling”.

Plenty of anti-ship blogs exist as an outlet for fans that are sick of ships that exist for the wrong reasons, that claim to be “relationships” but are solely excuses to watch two characters make out.

"What’s wrong with that?"

Nothing really, but it does create unrealistic expectations for your own personal relationships (past/current/future).  You’re using your ship as a measuring stick for your own standards in regards to relationships, you’re setting yourself up for disappointment.  If you think two characters should date and do nothing but have sex, you’ll eventually begin to project that ship onto your own relationship.

"I just like what I see, it’s no big deal. We’re fine."

Keep telling yourself that, but let’s take a look at a few ships that are on the radar now:

Delena - abusive, manipulative, described in canon as “toxic”, hypocritical, completely disregards character “development”, MAJOR case of character/ship regression

Destiel - (fanon only) abusive, manipulative, hypocritical, detracts from the actual story

Klaroline - abusive, manipulative, character regression, detracts from the actual story

Edward/Bella - abusive, manipulative, gives the wrong idea on BDSM relationships

50 Shades in general - abusive, manipulative, gives the wrong idea on BDSM relationships

Do you see a running theme here?

The word “abusive” keeps popping up because EVERY SINGLE ONE of these “ships” were abusive in one way or another.  Each of these ships has been glorified and defended for the very SAME concepts that Tumblr has done countless signal boosts to raise awareness for: abuse

You can’t be okay with it in fiction but sickened by reality, fiction SYMBOLIZES reality.

As anti-bloggers it is our job to shed some light on the self-destructive nature of certain sub-fandoms, to call you all out on your bullshit, and ultimately get you to realize you are putting yourselves in a downward spiral and creating your own worst enemy: yourself

We’re here to save you from YOURSELVES

(crossfire tagging activated)