For every new person that follows my Tumblr, 2 or 3 leave.
But my number of followers keeps getting bigger.
Criticisms about representations of gender (or race and other diversity) are often countered in fandom by sociological or scientific analyses attempting to explain why the inequality happens according to the internal logic of the fictional world. As though there is any real reason that anything happens in a story except that someone chose to write it that way.
Fiction is not Darwinian: It contains no impartial process of evolution that dispassionately produces the events of a fictional universe. Fiction is miraculously, fundamentally Creationist. When we make worlds, we become gods. And gods are responsible for the things they create, particularly when they create them in their own image.— Leia is Not Enough: Star Wars and the Woman Problem in Hollywood (via briandanielwolf)
literally thats all anyone would need to tell me to get me to hate john green
"did you know in one of his books the two main characters make out in the anne frank house"
thats literally making out with someone at a holocaust memorial that’s awful what the fuck
especially in the context of the scene, like they act like they’re Taking It Back For True Love bc no one else appreciates the anne frank house in the right way, i love when white christians reclaim holocaust memorials
Most people don’t appreciate things of historical significance in the right way.
A few days ago, I Michelangelo’s David and it was utterly overwhelming to me that he was real and in front of me and the Michelangelo had carved that and it had stood the test of time and it was so beautiful they couldn’t put on top of the Duomo cause he was so freaking beautiful even if it meant he was out of proportion when you saw him up close and I was awestruck.I walked past his slaves were you could see the marks his chisel had made.
But how many people do you think have gone to the Academia and just glanced at it. just to say they have?
How many people go to the Anne Frank House and do just the same? At least Hazel acknowledged that people lived there and that they have lives and they loved people there. I mean it wasn’t the most tactful of gestures but more then likely they would’ve been surrounded by tourists who didn’t even recognize that.
Yes, the kiss wasn’t the most respectful thing, but it’s not any worse then meandering through a place where people, real people hid and lived in fear and still managed to love and learn and just snapping a few pics as evidence without appreciating or often even acknowledging the history of the place.
you do realize this book is not about real people
those are fictional characters in a fictional scenario that was written by a christian man in his 30s who wrote a scene basically trying to reclaim the anne frank house as a romantic tourist attraction for the sake of his characters
he literally used the tragedy suffered by those people to create a scene specifically for his characters to get off on
and then he had people in that scene applauding what they did.
this literally has nothing to do with academia the anne frank house isn’t a work of art it’s a memorial to a horrifying act of human cruelty and john green used that as the backdrop for a LOVE STORY effectively ignoring the importance of the memorial for the sake of his white christian protagonists
he literally used a serious tragedy and the deaths of millions of people as inspiration porn for his main characters and how their story is more important like he could have had them kiss anywhere but he wrote them kissing in the anne frank house on purpose
and that is gross
"Nazi war crimes make me so hot, let’s make out!"
Having not read it, I will say this:
Characters doing a thing in a book, even if they’re the protagonists, does not automatically mean the author agrees with it, or 100% of everything they do. Any realistic author does not endorse everything their characters say or do.
Maybe John Green did mean it and he really is an asshole. I don’t know. But just keep what I’ve said here in mind.