if you ship a healthy queer ship and you don’t want it to become a well-written canon on whatever show it comes from then go fuck yourself ♥

penns-woods:

foxestacado:

"Lustful cock monster" — Interview with Benedict Cumberbatch (OUT Magazine, October 2014)

Inspired by the fandom response to the OUT Magazine article, I felt compelled to put Lustful Cock Monster onto a t-shirt, so that we can reclaim this phrase by wearing it with pride, and celebrate fanworks and fan creativity.  

» Preorder* this shirt for only $18 (S-XL) | $23 (2XL-5XL) «

* I need to reach a minimum of 25 orders to produce this shirt. If minimum is not reached by Oct. 31st, 2014, everyone who purchased will receive a full refund by November 7th. More info at the site. 

5% of shirt sales proceeds will be donated to OTW: I feel pretty strongly about fandom and fan-created works. The fruits of fan creativity has been a huge part of my life; it is a source of joy, comfort, challenges, learning, and thought. Fandom has made an enduring impact on my life, views, and perceptions. I credit fandom for giving me perspective on a diversity of subjects, and helping foster lasting connections with friends from all over the world. So that is why I would like to give back by donating 5% of proceeds from shirt sales made before 10/31/14 to the Organization of Transformative Works

How I love that an artist’s response to the implied critique of fandom and slash fanfiction in the Out article is to create, have fun and give back a little to fandom.

"I like the slash, and I think I like it because I feel there are so many people who are under-represented - or not represented at all - in mainstream Hollywood entertainment. I really enjoy the fan fiction that embraces character and themes that showcase those people - their love, their desires, their passions.

"I think that’s really cool - and I hope the show as it continues embraces that more, because that’s an opportunity to tell stories that other people might not be familiar with. I mean, there’s slash of me and Ichabod… that’s like, ‘What?!’ and then I read it and it was really well-written.

"I get it - it’s another way to go but it’s no less valid than what we’re doing and it’s certainly interesting, so I really get a kick out of that. To read fan fiction and to see fan art and to watch other people’s artistry paint different colors on top of what we’re doing… how can you be mad at that? That’s just completely awesome!"

Orlando Jones - Sleepy Hallow

Read more: http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/s250/sleepy-hollow/interviews/a603497/sleepy-hollow-orlando-jones-on-season-2-sleepyheads-and-slash-fiction.html#~oSMqhq0KkKcsZC#ixzz3GEZ8yJxe 

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IT’S NO LESS VALID. Thank you, Orlando. Thank you.

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Orlando Jones is actually the best.

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  • Vulnerable teenager: Do you think Sherlock would like me?
  • Benedict Cumberbatch: No, he'd take one look at you, tear you down using everything you hate about yourself, then crumple you up like a piece of paper and toss you aside because he doesn't have time for your fawning.
  • Vulnerable teenager: ...Oh.
  • Benedict Cumberbatch: Hang on, I godda find a way to say this to as many teenagers as possible--preferably the show's massive queer youth fanbase. Oh, I know, Out magazine!
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winbutlervevo:

Pls eliminate the word brotp from the rickyl tag pls

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frankengrimes:

just know that, if you tag my queer-intended post as ‘brotp’, i will hold a grudge against you for eternity 

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in the past three days, I have had a straight person tell me that fifteen years ago, I would have been killed. i’ve had a straight person tell me I didn’t really know what I wanted and I just “needed a little meat”. i’ve turned on the news to celebrate that in my state, my people can now get married to each other- can now celebrate their love and have equal rights in that respect, and seen sick politicians talking about how it’s a step backward, how they’re being oppressed. i watch shows without a single person who is like me, or with only one out of dozens. i gorge myself on breadcrumbs and spend $60 on art to feed a need for love that I don’t get to see on television, that I’m desperate for.

this is a spectrum of oppression, but they are all part of it, and they are all 900% real.

don’t anyone dare pretend that when you reblog a pro-queer character post and add shitty fucking commentary about how that post makes you puke, about how you’re furious about it, about how you can’t stand it and how stupid it is, that you aren’t contributing to every single thing above. because you are.

you don’t head canon a character as queer?

fine. fuck it. whatever. do your straight-character thing, that literally owns the rest of the entire world, on your OWN posts.

but don’t you dare take queer posts and pollute or mock them or make them unsafe. your voice doesn’t matter here.

timemachineyeah:

This is a jar full of major characters 

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Actually it is a jar full of chocolate covered raisins on top of a dirty TV tray. But pretend the raisins are interesting and well rounded fictional characters with significant roles in their stories. 

We’re sharing these raisins at a party for Western Storytelling, so we get out two bowls. 

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Then we start filling the bowls. And at first we only fill the one on the left. 

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This doesn’t last forever though. Eventually we do start putting raisins in the bowl on the right. But for every raisin we put in the bowl on the right, we just keep adding to the bowl on the left. 

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And the thing about these bowls is, they don’t ever reset. We don’t get to empty them and start over. While we might lose some raisins to lost records or the stories becoming unpopular, but we never get to just restart. So even when we start putting raisins in the bowl on the right, we’re still way behind from the bowl on the left. 

And time goes on and the bowl on the left gets raisins much faster than the bowl on the right. 

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Until these are the bowls. 

Now you get to move and distribute more raisins. You can add raisins or take away raisins entirely, or you can move them from one bowl to the other. 

This is the bowl on the left. I might have changed the number of raisins from one picture to the next. Can you tell me, did I add or remove raisins? How many? Did I leave the number the same?

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You can’t tell for certain, can you? Adding or removing a raisin over here doesn’t seem to make much of a change to this bowl. 

This is the bowl on the right. I might have changed the number of raisins from one picture to the next. Can you tell me, did I add or remove raisins? How many? Did I leave the number the same?

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When there are so few raisins to start, any change made is really easy to spot, and makes a really significant difference. 

This is why it is bad, even despicable, to take a character who was originally a character of color and make them white. But why it can be positive to take a character who was originally white and make them a character of color.

The white characters bowl is already so full that any change in number is almost meaningless (and is bound to be undone in mere minutes anyway, with the amount of new story creation going on), while the characters of color bowl changes hugely with each addition or subtraction, and any subtraction is a major loss. 

This is also something to take in consideration when creating new characters. When you create a white character you have already, by the context of the larger culture, created a character with at least one feature that is not going to make a difference to the narratives at large. But every time you create a new character of color, you are changing something in our world. 

I mean, imagine your party guests arrive

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Oh my god they are adorable!

And they see their bowls

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But before you hand them out you look right into the little black girls’s eyes and take two of her seven raisins and put them in the little white girl’s bowl.

I think she’d be totally justified in crying or leaving and yelling at you. Because how could you do that to a little girl? You were already giving the white girl so much more, and her so little, why would you do that? How could you justify yourself?

But on the other hand if you took two raisins from the white girl’s bowl and moved them over to the black girl’s bowl and the white girl looked at her bowl still full to the brim and decided your moving those raisins was unfair and she stomped and cried and yelled, well then she is a spoiled and entitled brat. 

And if you are adding new raisins, it seems more important to add them to the bowl on the right. I mean, even if we added the both bowls at the same speed from now on (and we don’t) it would still take a long time before the numbers got big enough to make the difference we’ve already established insignificant. 

And that’s the difference between whitewashing POC characters and making previously white characters POC. And that’s why every time a character’s race is ambiguous and we make them white, we’ve lost an opportunity.

*goes off to eat her chocolate covered raisins, which are no longer metaphors just snacks*

holidaywithnuts:

Why is it always ‘queer people are projecting their identities onto characters’ and never ‘straight people are presuming that their identity is the default’?

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