Ah, fanart. Also known as the art that girls make.
Sad, immature girls no one takes seriously. Girls who are taught that it’s shameful to be excited or passionate about anything, that it’s pathetic to gush about what attracts them, that it’s wrong to be a geek, that they should feel embarrassed about having a crush, that they’re not allowed to gaze or stare or wish or desire. Girls who need to grow out of it.
That’s the art you mean, right?
Because in my experience, when grown men make it, nobody calls it fanart. They just call it art. And everyone takes it very seriously.
It’s interesting though — the culture of shame surrounding adult women and fandom. Even within fandom it’s heavily internalized: unsurprisingly, mind, given that fandom is largely comprised by young girls and, unfortunately, our culture runs on ensuring young girls internalize *all* messages no matter how toxic. But here’s another way of thinking about it.
Sports is a fandom. It requires zealous attention to “seasons,” knowledge of details considered obscure to those not involved in that fandom, unbelievable amounts of merchandise, and even “fanfic” in the form of fantasy teams. But this is a masculine-coded fandom. And as such, it’s encouraged - built into our economy! Have you *seen* Dish network’s “ultimate fan” advertisements, which literally base selling of a product around the normalization of all consuming (male) obsession? Or the very existence of sports bars, built around the link between fans and community enjoyment and analysis. Sport fandom is so ingrained in our culture that major events are treated like holidays (my gym closes for the Super Bowl) — and can you imagine being laughed at for admitting you didn’t know the difference between Supernatural and The X Files the way you might if you admit you don’t know the rules of football vs baseball, or basketball?
"Fandom" is not childish but we live in a culture that commodified women’s time in such away that their hobbies have to be "frivolous," because "mature" women’s interests are supposed to be marriage, family, and overall care taking: things that allow others to continue their own special interests, while leaving women without a space of their own.
So think about what you’re actually saying when you call someone “too old” for fandom. Because you’re suggesting they are “too old” for a consuming hobby, and I challenge you to answer — what do you think they should be doing instead?
(Drew this on the plane from Seattle)
Tilikum, a 33 year old bull orca who resides at Sea World Orlando, is notorious for causing three brutal deaths among a part-time trainer, an intruder to the park, and a senior, experienced trainer.
He is bullied by the other orcas at the park, mainly the matriarch Katina. He is kept away from the other whales, aside from his grandson Trua, who’s father is dead and mother was separated from him at an early age and moved to Sea World San Antonio. Tilikum is often seen alone though, lifelessly floating.
Tilikum was the main focus in a recently released documentary about the treatment and events in cetacean captivity. The film has allowed many people to be exposed to what goes on behind the show and how everything began, yet is often criticized by sea world supporters and claimed to be false. Sea World itself made documents in regards to the documentary, pointing out misleading content or footage mistreatment. However, the makers of Blackfish and many other researchers debunked the “69 Things Wrong With Blackfish”, and even accused Sea World of doing what they were calling Blackfish out for (manipulating emotion of viewers, misusing research and twisting it to their advantage, using misleading footage in videos produced by them where one orca would actually be another).
It shouldn’t take a documentary to realize how wrong cetacean captivity is, though. Tilikum is one of 51 orcas still remaining in captivity, (less than a week ago it was 52, but a bull a year younger than Tilikum passed away on August 2nd). All of them have different, shocking stories.
Don’t buy a ticket. One ticket pays for the entire industry to continue.
Shopping for clothes when you have big boobs is normally really annoying esp when you like drapey things or want something that cinches at the waist cause you always get stuff like this
when the hell did this get over a thousand notes
Christ this speaks to me on an emotional level
ALL OF THIS
important psa about buns
We raised rabbits when I was a child and my sister gave a rabbit a bath (she was 5) and it died..so heed this instruction.
I wasn’t going to reblog this, but then I realized I might save a rabbit.
This is important guys. If your rabbit gets into something gnarly and you HAVE to bathe them:
1. Fill a bowl with warm water.
2. Get a washcloth. Put it in the water. Squeeze it out until it is just damn.
3. Lightly scrub the dirty area on your bun.
4. That is it. DO NOT get your bun wet. Only slightly damp on the part that was dirty.
VERY IMPORTANT! SAVE A BUNS LIFE!
my hair and i have a very complicated relationship </3
That’s soooo me…. Every damn time:Ptruth
The hair drier one-so true makes me look like a male lion with a fuckin’ mane!!!!
shoutout to those three followers who like and reblog literally everything you post
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Some headline writer has waited their entire career for this day.