April 16th
8:56 AM
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how??

how??

April 14th
8:26 PM
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jesuschristvevo:

this one is for the boys with the boomin systemimage

"Magic exists. Who can doubt it, when there are rainbows and wildflowers, the music of the wind and the silence of the stars? Anyone who has loved has been touched by magic. It is such a simple and such an extraordinary part of the lives we live."
—  ― Nora Roberts (via psych-quotes)
April 13th
6:58 PM
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fat friends are so crucial

6:31 AM
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baapi-makwa:

A Tribe Called Red - Sisters ft Northern Voice

April 12th
7:38 PM
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1:05 PM
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a message from maisie-whimsie


???? What part of Cecil's tweet means he's a shit? He's the main actor of the show, do you expect him to actually come out and say, "I've been reading what's going on in the fandom, and I think most of you fans are pretty damn racist, and please clean up your act"? Because that is pretty much what he's saying. If you don't know what's going on, read up on it before commenting.

cecilbaldwinfan:

myownbody:

Yes I expect him to actually use those words and be direct. Not ‘pretty much say that’ by tweeting a quotation that generous and knowledgable fans can kindly interpret. These are not te fans who need to hear him defend queer people of colour in the fandom. It is the ignorant people who won’t be able to interpret his hidden meaning. See how he cleverly placates part of his audience while not alienating the abusive part of his audience, and makes no effective difference?? Clever. I have read exactly one post on the issue so far and that is all the background I need to see someone pull this shit, get praised, and say no.

OK, let’s play a game. You are now Cecil Baldwin, narrator of Welcome to Night Vale. 

You’ve just come home from a month-long tour where people came up to you, saying how much they love you, how you give them hope in their anxieties, how you saved their life. They’re good people, sweet people, the show is their life, and they love you. They spend their free time drawing fan art and writing analysis of a show you’re the star of. This is what you’ve been working for your whole life. It’s overwhelming and it’s beautiful. 

Then you come online and you lurk on Tumblr, and they’re tearing each other apart. Maybe the same people you just met, maybe someone you hugged who told you the show helps them so much. You don’t know. You can’t tell who’s behind these complex urls. 

What can you say? Bear in mind this show isn’t yours alone. If you alienate a bunch of fans, it might seriously affect the show, and that means affecting Joseph, Jeffrey, Meg, Dylan, Kevin, Jasika, Flor, Symphony, Jon, etc. etc. 

You were just building up a fanbase. If you say something that alienates them, you will be affecting many people’s lives. 

Including the fans themselves. Would judging them break their hearts? Would you throw someone into the pits of anxiety? Would it actually HELP anyone? 

How young are they anyway? 14-18? Do they even GET racism? Can you ask them to get racism? You are 35. What were YOU like at 14-18? Did you get racism? 

Who would you even call out, when it’s so many fans doing this? Do you understand the whole situation? Do you have time to read everything, considering that you’re rehearsing for an important play that opens next week? 

Are you picturing this? Now tell me what YOU would have said.

I’d like to think that I’m critical of Cecil, but he’s in a hell of a bind here. There’s very little he can do. Let’s keep that in mind. 

Lolololollllol ‘I like to think I’m critical of Cecil’

I don’t know what I would have said to be honest. I might not have said enough at the start either. But I would hope there would be ‘critical’ fans out there who would let me know what is not enough. And demand that I take responsibility for the messages I send my fans when it comes to harassment. Not okay. No. Never. Most importantly protect marginalized and oppressed groups. And don’t try to empathize with or take pity on abusers.

6:54 AM

a message from maisie-whimsie


???? What part of Cecil's tweet means he's a shit? He's the main actor of the show, do you expect him to actually come out and say, "I've been reading what's going on in the fandom, and I think most of you fans are pretty damn racist, and please clean up your act"? Because that is pretty much what he's saying. If you don't know what's going on, read up on it before commenting.

Yes I expect him to actually use those words and be direct. Not ‘pretty much say that’ by tweeting a quotation that generous and knowledgable fans can kindly interpret. These are not te fans who need to hear him defend queer people of colour in the fandom. It is the ignorant people who won’t be able to interpret his hidden meaning. See how he cleverly placates part of his audience while not alienating the abusive part of his audience, and makes no effective difference?? Clever. I have read exactly one post on the issue so far and that is all the background I need to see someone pull this shit, get praised, and say no.

April 11th
6:55 PM
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cecilbaldwinfan:

I try not to speak for Cecil, because I don’t personally know him and he has his own voice. 
But I want to emphasize a couple of things here.
Cecil reads Tumblr. 
Audre Lorde was a queer person of color. 
This is the closest Cecil can come to actually getting involved and saying “care about queer people of color in the fandom”. 
Please think about what this means. 

Could it mean that he is a shit who should actually come out and say “care about queer people of color in the fandom”??

cecilbaldwinfan:

I try not to speak for Cecil, because I don’t personally know him and he has his own voice. 

But I want to emphasize a couple of things here.

Cecil reads Tumblr. 

Audre Lorde was a queer person of color. 

This is the closest Cecil can come to actually getting involved and saying “care about queer people of color in the fandom”. 

Please think about what this means. 

Could it mean that he is a shit who should actually come out and say “care about queer people of color in the fandom”??