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jumpingjacktrash:

did you know iron rations are basically dog biscuits and chocolate?

not chocolate dog bisctuits. just like. some dense crackers flavored with beef boullion, and some little chocolate bars.

my past d&d characters are all retroactively disappointed.

(not cavino, though. he is much too classy to…

I had no idea.

Not that Mouse has eaten other than recreationally in months. Ring of sustenance is love.

I personally interpret the "characters you should never kill in books" post as a hyperbolic tumblr way of talking about feels. Like, definitely /not/ serious writing advice. So, while it is not really good advice, I don't think it was ever intended to be. Though yeah, some people might - and have - and yeah, for their sake, it is good to explain how it is bad writing advice. Weirdly enough, I'm autistic. People'd think /I'd/ be taking it completely literally. XD
Anonymous

jumpingjacktrash:

the-real-seebs:

I have seen a lot of writers get very upset over things which I suspect may have been intended as “ow ow right in the feels” but which came across as “you suck at writing and I don’t enjoy your stories”.

something i have learned from posting my writing on the internet: never respond to what people say about my writing unless they are saying it directly to me.

i mean, i make an exception for, say, fanart, which i reblog and say thank you. but in general, i think it’s best if people can say things about my work and not have me jumping on them to argue.

dduane is a nice person and a good writer, but she doesn’t have much of a sense of humor and doesn’t grok internet culture. i reckon she doesn’t understand how keymash-feels fandom communicates with itself. :D

That, or she’s got a large enough fan base to have encountered perfectly serious criticism that said the same things.

Haha, I figured that 'cause I've seen it too, yeah... Tumblr speech can be pretty hard and confusing sometimes. Like, I took to it fast but that might be 'cause I'm used to figuring out what people mean from context and stuff, and optimistic enough about human nature to believe that most people don't spend their time saying mean things about characters/actors/stories whatnot. Though yeah, if I got a comment like, "don't do that!" or "the pain!", I'd probably devote more-than-usual thought to it.
Anonymous

Part of the problem is just Poe’s Law. There really are people who are genuinely outraged about other people not being quite aggressive enough about meeting their needs.

When people were debating whether or not they thought Rift should allow player-made UI addons, one person argued that they should be completely banned, because they are so nice to use and make the game so much more pleasant. Problem is, then if the person who maintained an addon you liked leaves the game and it stops working, you don’t have it anymore.

How dare people give me free stuff and then not provide full support for it as though it were paid software!

I personally interpret the "characters you should never kill in books" post as a hyperbolic tumblr way of talking about feels. Like, definitely /not/ serious writing advice. So, while it is not really good advice, I don't think it was ever intended to be. Though yeah, some people might - and have - and yeah, for their sake, it is good to explain how it is bad writing advice. Weirdly enough, I'm autistic. People'd think /I'd/ be taking it completely literally. XD
Anonymous

I have seen a lot of writers get very upset over things which I suspect may have been intended as “ow ow right in the feels” but which came across as “you suck at writing and I don’t enjoy your stories”.

Characters you should never kill off in books because your fandom will literally never forgive you:

dduane:

jjcka:

trenchcoatsexual:

trenchcoatsexual:

  • beloved pets
  • only 1 twin

yes, joanna kathleen rowling, i made this post specifically for you

And you know what? If you are a writer serious about your craft and the story requires it, you will kill pets or single twins or whatever else needs killing: because there are things more important than whether your fandom will ever forgive you.

And there’s fans who won’t forgive you if you don’t tell the story as well as you can.

I counted and there are 3 "he's" in that quoted portion. From /both/ Doctors, nonetheless. XD I'm suspecting that person's agenda is basically blinding them to the stuff that contradicts it. Like, they might know a lot - but when it comes to their agenda, they are more prone to get things wrong. (Ironically even though they are misgendering the character according to that quote, they get really mad about other people misgendering him [like if you're talking to them, they require you use theirs])
Anonymous

In the immortal words of one of the Something Awful tropes:

Christ, what an asshole.

- Tip: If someone claims to never be wrong about something, they’re probably not very good at it. - Haha, I figured that, but it is pretty hard catching them out on things because (their fave canon being the EU) I don't think I've been through even half of it. So, I just tend to be like, "okay, you're saying this, okay, maybe it is canon, not exactly my personal headcanon though, I'm skeptical, let's see if you can convince me," "maybe that's canon but... I REJECT YOUR REALITY" or "yeah good."
Anonymous

Heh.

The sad thing:

I’ve seen maybe one episode or so of Doctor Who since the 7th doctor. My fandom is so lapsed it’s not even funny. I mean, I sorta like what I hear about the stuff, I’ll probably watch it sometime, but I sort of want to start over from the first episodes and watch all the available stuff in order. But I could get that one verbatim from memory, except that I didn’t know how to spell the Beatles quote part.

You kids these days with your “expanded universes” and multiple canons. When I was a kid, we watched Doctor Who in 25-minute hunks after some kid’s show, and got interrupted if it was pledge week. AND WE WERE GRATEFUL.

I feel a like bi/pan is a little like nerd/geek: you can kind of tease out separate meanings sometimes, but ultimately someone is gonna have a different opinion than you and it's really not worth getting up in arms about.
Anonymous

… *sigh*

*sadly starts putting the siege weapons back in their boxes*

- Hang on. I just realized. The person using these pronouns is wrong as a matter of canon. We know because in some of the early multiple-doctors shows, one of the Doctors says of another “I am he, and he is me.” So at least one of them clearly thinks of one of the others as “he”. - This is where I burst out laughing 'cause a big thing with this person is THEY ARE NOT WRONG ABOUT DW CANON EVER. Like, they think that, their friends think that, and they're intense about convincing people of it.
Anonymous

IMDB quote database:

The Second Doctor: You see, he is one of me.
Jo Grant: Oh, I see. You’re both Time Lords.
The Second Doctor: Well, quite. Well… not quite.
Jo Grant: Oh.
The Second Doctor: Not JUST Time Lords, we’re the SAME Time Lord.
The Doctor: Now, please, you’re only confusing my assistant. Jo, it’s all quite simple: I am he and he is me.
Jo Grant: And we’re all together, goo-goo-g’joob?

I remember this because I had to ask my mom what the heck Jo was talking about. (Answer: Beatles joke.)

… Note: I may at one point have been a sort of nutty Doctor Who fan. I actually have, somewhere in my RPG stuff, the original Dr. Who RPG by FASA from (Wikipedia says) 1985.

So there you have it. Absolutely clear, unambiguous, canon references by the Doctor to himself in the third person, and he uses masculine pronouns.

Tip: If someone claims to never be wrong about something, they’re probably not very good at it. I would consider myself actually an expert on C (as I quipped once when someone was annoying me: “I’m not claiming to be the best in the world at this. There are hundreds of people who know this material better than I do.”), and I make mistakes in C language spec stuff now and then.

I don't know if it matters (might answer the question of 'is this totally fetishizing or not?'), but I think the person-with-the-abundance-of-Doctor-pronouns is nb trans too. (I think, I'm not entirely sure, but they've definitely stated that they aren't cishet.)
Anonymous

I don’t think that changes it, really. There’s in-canon references by the Doctor to his other reincarnations, and he refers to them (individually) as “he”. So we know the Doctor has a particular preferred pronoun. Assigning him other pronouns is creepy as fuck, and is unambiguously misgendering. You’re allowed to be non-binary, and be fine with one of the obvious pronouns if you just don’t care that much. (I’ll happily accept either of “he” or “she”. I have slight preferences in some contexts, but really, it doesn’t matter much.)