Journal Entry: Wed Aug 22, 2012, 12:07 PM
Full disclaimer: I like MLP:FiM. I have fancharacters. I have six MLP shirts (a 20% Cooler, an Equestria Girls, Dumb Fabric!, a Fluttershy "Yay", a Nightmare Moon, and a Doctor Whooves) and collect the toys -- brushable dolls? Blindbag ponies? 5" plushies? I got 'em. I love the show.
So there's been con drama going amongst the MLP:FiM fan community recently, and a lot of people are in an uproar about "NOT ALL BRONIES ARE LIKE THAT".
They're offended that they're not getting recognition for "not all being like that".
Know what I think?
You deserve to be offended.
If you are pitching fits about this... realize that whether the events of the con were "factual" or not? This happens in your fandom. People are being harassed, threatened, and physically assaulted. Racism, sexism, homophobia, and transphobia run rampant in the fandom. (Pro fucking tip: rape jokes are never, ever, ever funny.)
And yet, the only thing you whine about is NOT ALL BRONIES ARE LIKE THAT!!!!.
So basically, fuck you. You are saying that no, it doesn't matter that people are being assaulted, what you really need to recognize is that we're not all like that so don't pay attention to them.
The safety of all people in this fandom is more important than the internet being a hugbox for every cis white straight male.
You don't get a cookie because you didn't strangle someone at a con. You should be calling these fucks out, not whining about how you're not all like that. Because if that's what matters most to you?
You're one of them, and you are like that.
(Sorry, I just needed to vent this.)
Listening to: Bentley Jones - 'STUTTA'