You know, I’d really been hopeful that I wouldn’t have to write about Big Bang Press again. I said my piece last time and I stand by it, and in a perfect world that would’ve been that.
Unfortunately, this is not a perfect world, and, over the last few days, I’ve come to doubt my last post’s basic assumption. Specifically, that the people involved in Big Bang were well-meaning but naive.
I don’t think that any more. Now, I think they’re intentionally misleading and exploiting fandom—and, more importantly, fan authors—in order to turn themselves a profit. And that I do have a problem with. Not the “turning a profit” part, mind; Big Bang is setting up a business, businesses (hopefully) make money. I myself live a comfortable upper-middle-class lifestyle thanks to the proceeds of business, so it would be hypocritical for me to deny anyone else the same. But the way Big Bang is going about it, by outright lying to fandom, is objectionable.
Hence this post. And no, I’m not the only person saying these things (check the reblogs on the original post). So think of this as a signal boost, if you will.
(Massive tl;dr ahead. Consider yourselves warned…)
"So, uh, Phil… what are you doing with that baby?"
Sid and Geno? THIS IS NOT AN INSTRUCTION MANUAL.
Are you kidding me, this is James Neal all the way.
WIT!!!! TRUTH!!!! BRILLIANT!!!!!
I love him!
Yeah, I always wondered if that’s why the powers that be at BBC still decided to go with a white guy for Dr Who. If Dr Who is not a white guy, they’d have to think too hard about certain plots and situations. Moffat ain’t got time for that.
That’s a really Western-centric view of history, though. White people are a considerable minority globally, and up until about five hundred years ago they only controlled Europe and the Mediterranean. Most of global history is not white-dominated.
Jeremy Glass, We Can’t Get Lost Anymore (via fawun)
Come on, son, back in the days before the ubiquitous cell phones, people didn’t just jump off bridges for the hell of it. But I do hear him about technology and how it dooms the moment. I remember being in St Paul’s Basilica trying to have a moment (grew up Catholic, so the memories still tug) only to be distracted by the clicking of cameras. The views distorted by the images on the now ubiquitous ipad. Bleh.
Eh, and back in the day you’d hear the annoying scratch of pencil on paper as young ladies determinedly sketched it. And beaches, really, at least we don’t have to hitch up a pony and trap - if we are lucky and wealthy enough to have access to such - and spend hours jogging along to the coast, where we would be pretty unlikely to skinny dip, taking into account modesty, weather, and the not at all ubiquitous ability to swim.
Technology has allowed access to adventure for people who could never have afforded it. Spontaneity is and always has been a luxury.
Monica Sjoo and Barbara Mor in the book “The Great Cosmic Mother -Rediscovering the Religion of the Earth” (via sacredwoman)
There’s a lot of nonsense right here, but let’s just pick out Joan of Arc. What the fuck, guys, her “witch coven associations” were allegations made by her enemies along with a slew of other slanders. Joan of Arc was really fucking Christian, and was passionate about her love for the Christian god, and claiming her as a pagan is about as tasteful as Mormons posthumously baptising people into their church.
Never trust anyone who treats ancient spirituality like a monolith, or who thinks they can generalise about ALL cultural heroes.
In fact you can probably simplify your life a lot if whenever anyone says “all cultures” you throw your drink into their face. If you don’t have a drink, get one, you’ll need it.
(◡‿◡✿) Derek and Stiles in ~♥~
(◡‿◡✿) More female characters who haven’t died!
(◡‿◡✿) ~ooooh Ms. Blake get it gurl
(ʘ‿ʘ✿) What you say about Ms. Blake?
So basically what I’m hearing on the internet is that Jennifer/Derek is a heteronormative attempt to escape the crushing grip of Sterek…
We not that important? Dude, the fans are the reason it’s an season 3. There wouldn’t be a show if the fans from all the otp didn’t watch the show.
Teen Wolf has a couple million viewers, and is said to double the usual MTV numbers for its timeslot.
The AfterElton slash tournament had Sterek getting under 60% of under 600,000 votes - say 350,000 votes. Even if all those votes were unique (which they absolutely weren’t, people voted hundreds of times) then Sterek shippers aren’t key to the show’s survival - if they all dropped the show, the show would still be performing comfortably above timeslot averages.
The vocal online fandom is a small proportion of people who watch the show. The show does not depend on it.
Steve looked down, to make sure Hawkeye wasn’t going anywhere, and then looked back to Tony and extended his empty hand, hefting the knife with the other. Tony went still, eyes widening comically.
“Well?” his throat was dry, voice a croak, but Tony wouldn’t have heard him if he’d shouted. “Death or mercy?”
Tony shoved his hand out, palm open and down, no attempt at dignity or gravity. “Mercy,” he mouthed, as if Steve might misunderstand him, and that might have been of course after it. Tony was a kind man. Soft, a fool, but kind.
- The Emperor’s Fury by Valtyr
always been meaning to illustrate this fic! go read it go read it huehuehue
Holy shit, wow. That is AMAZING. :D
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Cynics need wedding themes too, Mucca.
The things I don’t write are perfect; I can hold them complete in my head, and they don’t need to obey the laws of physics or of narrative. Like a dragon, or a stairway to the Moon; they have two endings, or tell the same scene from three different points of view, and the suspension of disbelief is never broken.
Writing is such an imperfect way to capture it all; some things are just going to stay in my head, where they’re perfect, rather than be written down and crack and tarnish.
“It’s a talking dog, or a bear cub?”
“Yes it would, but the point is, no human being would do such a thing.”
That sounds about right, actually.
“But the Russians knew.”
“That encourages further attacks from opposing politicians, gives pause to allies, and stimulates aggresive questioning from news organizations and blogs, spreading perceptions of even more negative public opinion.”
That’s…complicated. And seems so public.
“I couldn’t believe it.”
….Seems kind of accurate so far.
OH MY GOD I GOT THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING AND IT WAS THE PART ABOUT BILBO’S BIRTHDAY AND
“All one hundred and forty-four guests expected a pleasant feast…”
page 35 in the nearest book to me was just a giant photo of a micro-pig
“They left you the message, because they could not wait.”
Not sure what to make of that.
“Angie and Dakota were talking with Manuel, but Elizabeth was conspicuously absent.”
So, uh, pansexual orgy then? Not involving judgemental conservative girls?
So page 35 is a full-page illustration of Megatron locked in gladiatorial combat with an Autobot.