Emma is just sitting next to me and swearing angrily while she reblogs photosets of Alvin.
You’ve always had a lot of guts. A lot more than I’ve ever had. No, now that’s not true. It is. People think I’m this rough, tough, gun-toting badass, but I’m not. I never was. I don’t think about you as a ‘badass’. Dick. No, I mean, that you’ll always be my little sister.
The way this is phrased is really fucked up. There are so many reasons to not like Alvin/Jude (like: Jude is underage, you don’t see much in the game pointing to it, it’s just not your thing, etc.) but “warping the sexualities of these characters” isn’t one. They’re not real people and I’m pretty sure there’s nothing saying that Jude and Alvin are 100% straight and would never get with other dudes ever.
Hate towards female characters is a big problem, and I admit having to close out of a few otherwise good fics because of how they treated Milla, but I have to agree with this comment.
Like… there’s a direct conversation where Alvin jokingly asks Jude if he’s bi/pan. Bi/pan people exist. Of course it’s good to think about how you’re treating Jude’s relationship with Milla. Maybe you see it as close but not romantic. Maybe you feel that their feelings would never become a long lasting relationship. Maybe you choose my favorite solution and go with OT3. (Seriously. More Jude/Milla/Alvin pls fandom. I will accept any combination of two of them, but it’s best with all three)
Not liking Jude/Alvin is totally valid. For all the reasons listed above and more. Talking about the over saturation of male focus on a game with lots of great female characters is important. Talking about erasing important relationships or abusing female characters is important.
Acting like bi/pan people don’t exist and acting like there is something weird and twisted about pretending they do skeeves me out like whoa.
heres the thing: i really, honestly think that if youre an adult and youre going to inform a child that their opinion on something is harmful on tumblr
there is literally no excuse for doing it in the form of a reblog. message them privately if you absolutely feel that it is necessary for you to engage them and that you can conduct yourself in an appropriate and gentle way
i dont think its appropriate to publicly correct a young teenager or pre-teen, especially one who you do not have any kind of a relationship with, especially in a way that shames them and exposes their mistakes to a wider adult audience
like this is honestly the minimum expectation and i thought expecting adults not to gang up on teenagers was setting the bar pretty low but you guys keep doing it over and over again
From now on Im going to speak like an anime protagonist giving an inspirational speech, because….. *clenches fist* because there are people who believe in me! People who are constantly giving me strength! And even if they’re not with me right now…. *faint smile at the ground*…. They’re always sending me their wishes a-and I want to be able to give them courage too!!!!