2018 VC Secret Santa is OPEN

vcsecretgifts:

*~The 2018 @vcsecretgifts​ exchange is open!~*

Deadline for joining is November 10, 2018 by 11:59PM CST (well, we’re not THAT hardcore about it, latecomers are always added, c’est la vie) 

Official form under the cut. Go to Submit and then copy and paste this form and respond to the criteria in the box. If you would like to participate anonymously, please include that in your submission. If you submit this form, please make sure your own Submit box or Ask is turned on so that we can send you your assignment 😉

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i-want-my-iwtv:

pazithigallifreya:

There’s this… phenomenon… I’ve witnessed in several fandoms, where a particular blog gets really popular within a fandom.

And suddenly that blog will start getting people literally asking them for permission to hold certain opinions. I don’t mean someone just asking “hey can I get your feelings/opinions on this subject” but “is it okay if I think/do xyz?” like some child asking their parent if they can go somewhere.

Worse, is when these blogs start taking these questions seriously and feeding them answers. Like they suddenly start believing that they truly have this authority. I mean it’s bad enough when people do this and the blogger is just like “well I have my own opinion but don’t ask me” but when they start to actually act like they can tell other people what they are “allowed” to do.

This I the creepiest fucking thing on tumblr I swear.

Why would you give some random stranger on the internet that much power over your mind? Why would you be so afraid of forming your own opinions that you have to ask someone else to give you opinions to hold?

And so often they end up with a rabble ready to crucify anyone who doesn’t do as they are told, and that’s when I really run for the hills…

It probably looks a little egotistical to reblog this post, as someone who relates to having the “particular blog gets really popular within a fandom,” but I deeply agree with this post from both sides. It has been suggested to me privately that my opinions hold sway over people and I have a responsibility to answer a certain way so that the other fans aren’t led astray, that they are so gullible that they take my every word as fact. I sincerely hope that this is not the case.

I refuse this responsibility bc that’s not the kind of blog I want to have. I don’t want anyone taking my opinions as an authority, or the Law of the Land or whatever… *~popularity~* shouldn’t give me any more authority than anyone else! 

Please don’t feel like you have to literally ask anyone for permission to hold certain opinions. I’m happy to share my ideas, but they are only my ideas. I’m a random stranger on the internet! I love my followers, the interactions we’ve had, the messages you’ve sent me publicly and privately over the past few years have kept my blog alive, and I can’t thank you enough for that ❤ 

But! If I can just paraphrase from the above, Do not give some random stranger on the internet that much power over your mind! Don’t be so afraid of forming your own opinions that you have to ask someone else to give you opinions to hold! 

Please do not become part of some random stranger on the internet’s rabble ready to crucify anyone who doesn’t do as they are told! 

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kotilae:

I had one more panel to go but I forgot about this entirely and I don’t have the energy to do the last part so I’ll leave it here

Based on this thing that’s based on another thing that I can’t find the source of

( @i-want-my-iwtv )