the_sun_is_up: Person with a fan for a head excitedly typing the word "OMG" over and over. (zero p - eeeeeeeeee)

Fandom Wank has discovered what might be the greatest wank ever. As the write-up put it, this wank combines elements of His Wife A Horse, the Snapewives, and My Ponies Hate You.

In summary: In MLP fandom, Brony A politely requests that Brony B stop drawing furry porn of Twilight Sparkle because Brony B is engaged to marry her on the astral plane. Did I mention that Brony A has a Twilight plushie that he considers to be the physical manifestation of Twilight? And that he carries the plushie around town with him and takes it out to restaurants with him? And there's a whole group of MLP fanboys who have similar astral plushie relationships and some of them do... things to their plushies?

Common sense dictates that this all has to be the work of a troll, but common internet sense states that this sort of batshit is nothing new on the web, and this saga's level of detail makes trolling unlikely. Either way, all I can do is laugh my butt off and bask in the glow of this wank's glorious splendor.
the_sun_is_up: Panty from PSG wearing glasses. (Default)
Well I got schooled pretty good on the "Derpy" issue. Sorry about the whole being-a-whiny-douche thing.

However in the midst of all the moral/social justice debating, I forgot that there was one other thing that bugged me about that scene, something much more trivial: hearing internet slang used on television. That completely skeeved me out. Maybe it's because I try to keep my internet life and my real life strictly segregated, maybe it's because I believe that fandom ought to fly under the radar for its own good due to all the questionable moral and legal stuff that routinely goes on here, or maybe it's just that it made the dialogue sound like something out of a fanfic, but as soon as the word "derpy" came out of Rainbow Dash's mouth, I was like "nooooooo they know about us! They know we exist! The abyss is looking back! Everyone run for your liiiiiives!" There's just something so wrong about hearing a slang word that was mostly popularized by 4chan get spoken on an actual professional real-life tv show.

It's like that one time when two of my professors asked me what 4chan was and I was like "YOU'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO KNOW ABOUT THAT" D:

*hides under a comforter*
the_sun_is_up: Panty and Stocking looking confused, with the text "What?" (psg - wut)
So that last episode of MLP was pretty cringe-worthy, huh? Well compounding the cringe factor is the fandom itself, who are naturally lapping this shit up and trotting out every derailing tactic known to man when arguing with the people criticizing the ableism. Especially frustrating are the large number of actual disabled people who see nothing wrong with "Derpy's" portrayal and in fact think it's offensive that people are getting offended! People who say stuff like this:

I swear to god there is nothing that bothers me more then people who have NOTHING to do with the disabled community bitching about people being “ableist”.

Okay, I guess I was wrong, there's nothing problematic with "Derpy's" portrayal, and as an able-bodied person, I shouldn't be getting all offended over something I know nothing about.

But seriously, I don't what I, as an ally, am supposed to do with an argument like that. Only disabled people are allowed to get pissed off at ableist stuff? How the hell is that helpful to your cause? I'm always hearing people from minority groups (including myself!) complaining because the privileged majority can't be bothered to get off their asses and help fix things, but whenever an ally-type-person does get off their butt and try to help out, they inevitably get shouted down by a bunch of members of that minority group telling them to stop sticking their nose in other people's business.

So either I do nothing and feel like an apathetic jackass who's just enabling prejudice to continue unchecked, while hearing my disabled friends rightly bemoan the fact that nobody's supporting their cause, or I speak out against what I genuinely feel is gross ableist garbage and in turn get smacked down by a bunch of disabled people telling me I'm the offensive one for misidentifying what's ableist and what the hell would I know about what constitutes ableism anyway so shut up and sit down.

I mean, I'm an ally: I do only what you tell me to. I am here to serve you. But when you can't make up your damn minds about what it is I'm supposed to be doing, I get a little frustrated. And that applies to minority groups that I'm a member of as well: as a feminist, there's nothing more infuriating than having a bunch of women stand up and go "I don't see any problem at all with this obviously misogynistic thing, so you bitches need to just calm your tits! Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go drink some of this delicious Kool-Aid." *glug glug* And for the record, I would much rather have a bunch of dudes getting misguidedly het up over stuff that isn't actually offensive than a bunch of dudes who don't give a shit and won't lift a finger to help.

It's bullshit like this that just makes me want to leave the social justice community altogether because what the hell is the damn point anymore.

Edit: And lol @ people saying "It's just a kids' show, lighten up!" Imma just quote the Nostalgia Chick on this one: "It's just a car seat, who cares if the belt barely works? It's just for my children."

Yeah, unless you're cool with kids drinking water with lead in it, you should not be uttering the phrase "just a kids' show."
the_sun_is_up: Satan from Dinosaur Comics saying "What, what, I am in hell and that is the worst thing I've ever heard!" (dinos - the worst ever)
Huh, so I'm way behind on watching MLP:FIM, but according to Tumblr, the latest episode featured Ditzy Doo/Derpy Hooves getting speaking lines for the first time. Cool beans!

*watches the scene in question*



I mean making the name "Derpy Hooves" canon was already uncomfortable, but then they had to go and make it like TEN TIMES MORE UNCOMFORTABLE. I AM ALMOST IMPRESSED BY HOW MUCH CRINGE THEY MANAGED TO CRAM INTO THAT SCENE.

Normally I'd say a show's writers should listen to their fans, but this ceases to be a good idea when the fans in question mostly hang out on 4chan.



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