I think my fav thing was when I was in waterstones near covent garden/leicester square and in their ‘recommended reads’ section they had TLOS with a little comment about why you should read the book. And it didn’t even mention that Chris was from Glee/an actor - it just said that it was a witty, interesting book that was on the NY times bestseller list. And I nearly creyed proud tears because bb is being recognised as a good author rather than just ‘that guy from Glee’.
- KARTIE MINI DUET
- U IN DANGER ASH
- RIB killed it with pesticides
- Togepi you evil fucker
- Ned Flanders = Sam Evans
- I LOVE PINGU
- She sometimes makes me question my sexuality
- SPECIFICALLY CAKE
In every fandom that I belong to/have belonged to, there is always that one character (or two) who 98% of the fandom absolutely adore and go batshit over, but who I just either don’t care about at all or who I quite like but find seriously overrated. It’s not that I dislike them, it’s just that I don’t feel the love all that much.
I’m not American, but we have similar complaints here, and the whole thing is a load of bs.
Christianity does not deserve special treatment, especially in schools, which are meant to be secular centres of education. No one is banning your kids from celebrating Christmas. You are free to do that in your own homes, with your families, in public - the only difference is that your school curriculum won’t be forcing it on children who don’t share your religious beliefs. I’d love to see the outcry if, say, schools were required to make everyone celebrate Ramadan in schools.
It’s especially true in this country where Christmas still receives a billion times more attention than any other religious holiday, and Christians are pandered to more than any other religion (despite the fact that practising Christians are only a small percentage of the population), yet there are still a lot of people who complain about ‘not being able to celebrate Christmas’. Respecting the fact that there are people who don’t celebrate Christmas and therefore aren’t required to =/= banning you from celebrating your own religious festivals. It’s a pile of hyperbolic, scaremongering crap.
I think we had a poll about this a few months ago and it turned out that the ratio of Kurtsies to Sammites in the Kum fandom is about 50:50? I’m not sure, though.
Also, I stalk a Kurt community and I can assure you that most shipless Kurtsies hate Blaine. It GMH.
Eh, you could be right - it’s just that the majority of Kummers I follow (not an incredibly high number, but still) seem to be Sammites, or people who like both equally. There appears to be a lot more Sam stanning on my dash (from the Kummers, anyway) than Kurt stanning.
Although it seems that a lot of Kummers have some degree of personal investment in both, unlike in a lot of Samgina ships where it’s all about the girl, and Sam is just seen as an accessory.
TBH I think the vast majority of Klainers are Blaine stans first and foremost.
I get really irate when I see people (mainly in the media, but also elsewhere) trying to portray THG as ‘the next Twilight’ or whatever. Yes, both series have a love triangle centred on the female protagonist. Yes, the similarities end there. Presenting THG as Just Another Twilight does a massive disservice to the books and ignores how they’re infinitely more well-written, thought provoking and interesting than anything that Meyer could come up with.
I know that they have to make the films ~marketable, and that by playing up the Twilight comparisons they’re basically inviting in hundreds of potential screaming teenage fangirls and their wallets, but they could also alienate other potential fans who are turned off by the idea of another Twilight. I just wish they would big up the post-apocalyptic/action/war/rebellion side of the series instead, which would be a marketing strategy which wouldn’t offer a gross misrepresentation of the books and make them look like steaming piles of trash.
Enough with the Team Peeta/Team Gale bs already.