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Dissolution and Related Matters

The following is a list of some, but not all, of the issues we help with in dissolution and related matters.

"The Lonely Hurt of Beautiful Things": paranoia, representation, and connection above all

Recently on MTV News, a writer named Carvell Wallace published an essay entitled “The Lonely Hurt of Beautiful Things.” Its main concern, or at least, what it uses as a lightning rod for its main concern, is Justin Bieber’s song “Sorry” and its “beautiful” (this is a pop-culture consensus, not mine, I remind you) music video that features an entirely white group of hip-hop dancers. 3,305 more words

Game of Thones' Polynesian khals: Dothraki chiefs, Polynesian masculinity and the western imagination

I am writing this piece having in mind the work I did for my master’s thesis: South Sea Mermaids: A Study of Images of Vahine and Mermaiders… 2,158 more words

Reflection

Tirade Tuesday: When Fandom Throws a Hissy Fit

I have had it. I’m not very vocal in The 100 fandom. I mainly stay in my corner and post poetry, but I need to speak out. 1,006 more words

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The 100 means the world to me, I have never related to characters on such a deep level like I do to Bellamy, Clarke, Octavia and Raven, and to think that they can be taken away because of the immaturity of the Clexa fans hurts. You know how many people relate to Raven’s disability and feel inspired by the way she pushes through it? How many people relate to Octavia’s struggle to find her place in the world? Clarke embracing her bisexuality and still being in a position of power? Bellamy being POC in a position of power? Jasper’s PTSD? Monty? Miller? I could go on. Lexa wasn’t the only symbol. This show represents a lot of minorities through these amazing characters, and yeah not everything is perfectly done in this show, but to want to end all this because of the death of a single character (that wasn’t even there since the beginning and honestly her death was heavily foreshadowed) is so wrong. And then of course there’s the fact that they’d be sending tons of people who have worked hard on this show since the start into unemployement. And saying they deserve better than The 100? The cast is like family. I think they’re capable of deciding weather or not they feel happy in the show, like Ricky did. Honestly, I’ve been in this fandom since the end of 2014 and it was never this toxic. Since season 3, and especially since Lexa’s death, this fandom as become so toxic it’s unbearable. I try to just talk about the things I love in the show but whenever I post something explaining why I love Bellamy (who is very hated right now, as are his fans, like me) and Bellamy & Clarke’s relationship I usually get hate from Clexa fans and no matter how hard I try to keep the discussion civil all they do is attack (I’ve only had a decent conversation with two). I have bad anxiety and honestly the things they say to me get stuck in my head and I hate this feeling because fandoms are supposed to be a place where you can talk about something you love, not get attacked and told to die for who you ship or stan or called homophobic for not shipping Clexa or even having people say you’re not really bisexual if you ship Bellarke over Clexa. That is so ridiculous. There are people who actually have panic attacks because of the awful things they are told by the Clexa fandom. I am in so many fandoms and I have never ONCE been attacked, but I’ve lost count how many times that has happened in The 100 fandom. And it’s not just the fact that they attack fans, they attack EVERYONE, writers, producers, actors and even William Shatner. Everyone has had it with them, even the Shadowhunters fandom comments on them and their disrespect towards Malec. It’s sad that Bob and Chris and Adina (and probably others, I think Lindsey got attacked once as well) have had to speak up about what this fandom is doing to them. The support Bob gives to people with anxiety means the world to me because it’s something people generally make light of, and to see him constantly being disrespected hurts me. And why? Because he called Lexa a tyrant? That is what she was, that is the grounders way. It’s not disrespectful to point out the truth. When will people realize that no character on this show is innocent? Lexa is a fictional character. The actors are HUMAN BEINGS.  What they’ve done for the Trevor Project is amazing but it’s sad that they claim to defend the lgbtq representations and then want Clarke, a BISEXUAL character (and the greatest bisexual lead representation), to die and constantly erase her sexuality. Clarke being with a guy is still representation because she is still bisexual and to think otherwise is extremely biphobic, which a lot of the Clexa fans are. They claim that all minorities matter and then white-wash Bob/Bellamy and disrespect Bob’s cultural heritage to the point where he feels the need to speak out. And what do they do after that? They call him whiny and Bob Moaney. I’m tired of their constant disrespect. They don’t actually care about minorities or even the lgbtq community as a whole, they just care about their representation. And that is giving the lgbtq comunity a bad name, sadly.

#Chapter212

Chapter 2.12 is a campaign against rape culture which started at Rhodes University  on the 11th of April 2016.The title of this campaign comes from the chapter in the South African Constitution that deals with the following: 529 more words

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Representation

4th November 2016

-Please note this is a post transferred from my old blog so the date of publishing does not match the date of writing.- 526 more words

Deadpool

What’s So Indivisible?: Identity, Community and Content Creation

I haven’t really addressed the identity of my website and the origins of the name. There isn’t a very elaborate story to explain the name, but the concept of the company has been stewing in my brain for years. 962 more words

Writing & Editing