My little sister thought that if she gave me a kiss while I was whistling, it would grant her the power to whistle too.
This is good and smart and I like it. I’d never thought before...
I’m gonna bitch here for a sec because I hate people in this fandom sometimes
sorry i don’t think i read that right
- The post itself seems to have a valid point because the visual similarities are striking. Now references are a thing, but I do believe this particular accusation is an issue that must be addressed. Between the artists first and foremost.
- That said, I do not believe creating a new blog and anonymously tipping people off via the tags is the way to take care of this.
- Because it is failing to accomplish their alleged purpose of putting a stop to the fuckery in the fandom. The person running that blog apparently created it to avoid a big, ugly, flashy show—for those of you just tuning in, that big ugly public spectacle is exactly what is happening. Has the problem been solved yet? I’m waiting…
- The blog itself is primarily what my anger is directed towards. I did read their about page before I formed any sort of opinion on them; by their own admission, they are going to go after “bad” fanart and fanfiction, or “OOC” art or fic. This is mostly subjective criteria and, phrase it any way you want, if you truly cared about someone’s improvement as an artist or a writer, you would leave con-crit in a review, message, or reblog.
- Disregard the potential questions this blog’s first post raises for a moment and concentrate on what the blog is supposed to be about. Plagiarism is a legitimate problem in fandom and it must be curtailed; “OOC” fanfiction or “bad” fan art that does not meet your personal standards is not. If you think they made that blog only to point out instances of plagiarism, think again.
- This is a very elitist premise to run a blog in my opinion. If the blog goes ahead and points out problematic content (i.e. isms in fic or other possible examples of plagiarism) they will be right to address it, if it is done in a very inefficient fashion IMO. But I don’t see the blog remaining a blog that addresses legitimate issues. I believe it will become a self-satisfactory medium of sitting above other creators in fandom.
- Now get back to the plagiarism issue. Recognize that if this is indeed the problem—and I’ll be frank, it looks like it—it’s not the end of the world. The artists can work things out; they can apologize; they can give credit where due to their references; they can continue to work on art and in a fandom they love if everyone will calm the fuck down and address this like adults. Not by spamming the tag, not by avoiding the issue, but by asking a question. People are not perfect. Give them room to overcome mistakes by allowing admission for those mistakes.
- Don’t “bury” the post in the Royai tag. Don’t make anymore posts about this in the tag (notice that this post is not tagged). Block the blogger in question and tell other people to do so, but please keep in mind that the particular issue they raised may be a valid one. Keep in mind that the blog probably made that its first post to try and establish itself with credibility despite my (frankly inevitable) misgivings that it will turn into an elitist wankfest.
- Do not blow this up anymore than it is already. If you want the artists to handle it, request that, stand back, and let them.
This is well stated. It’s my personal opinion that the “evenintofandomhell” blog is going to create many, many more problems than it even begins to fix. It’s not helping anything. It’s just creating drama in a fandom that frankly DOES NOT NEED ANY MORE DRAMA.
Being none of the affected artists, I am disinclined to comment on the plagiarism issue. But I think that should be discussed privately, between the artists in question - not blown up on an anonymous blog out of absolutely nowhere.
Maybe the blog’s creator legitimately means well. I don’t know. Without knowing who it is, I have no idea what their actual motivations are. But I just don’t see this as being a remotely good idea.
:c I’ve never understood why people make grumman so….power hungry?
He’s like Roy in a lot of respects, and I think people miss that. Yeah-on the Promised Day, he mentions placing the blame on the ‘young upstarts’. But remember when he mentions retiring but he can’t stand by while his soldiers are left to die?
He’s like Roy in that respect. And people forget that. They both have ambitions and they need power to do those things. Seeking power for those reasons is different than being power hungry. Grumman is cunning and sly. He’s eccentric but deep down he just can’t leave other people to the dogs.
I wonder where Roy had that trait solidified?
I don’t get where people get that idea either. I think it might be from the manga, where Miles thinks that he knows what Grumman’s up to. The confusion probably comes from the fact that they make it look like this is what’s going through Grumman’s head, and then you have to pay attention and realize that it’s just what Miles thinks the old man is thinking. We never find out how accurate he is or is not. But I think that’s where the Grumman-is-power-hungry thing comes from.
I never saw him that way, myself. I write him as very capable and sensible, but with a highly pronounced silly side. (Anyone who has ever read the chapter of my fic where they throw Edward a bachelor party should know that…)
I’m not even exaggerating when I tell you that this whole FMA thing made my blood pressure spike. This is high on the list of Things That Are Not Good For Me, because when my blood pressure goes up too much, it frequently leads to my retinal damage increasing. My vision is literally dependent on my keeping calm.
So if this fandom cannot learn to play nicely, then it will have to learn to play without me. I really don’t want to walk away from it, but I also don’t want to go completely blind, and given the choice I think my priorities are fairly clear. Therefore, if I see anyone on my dash contribute to the ongoing drama, I will be unfollowing you.
I made this partly to amuse myself and therefore calm down, but there’s also some serious intent behind it.
…and apparently, while I was gone, a whole lot of stuff exploded in the FMA fandom, a fact I am only just now learning.
I don’t care what you ship. I don’t care which characters you hate or love or feel mildly apathetic about.
You do not tell someone to (I quote) fuck themselves with a burning knife. You just don’t do something like that. DO I MAKE MYSELF UNDERSTOOD, FANDOM?
Don’t make me show you as a group exactly why I am both sides of Mirajane Strauss. And don’t think I won’t do it. I quite like being the fandom saint, as Darby calls me, but to use Edward’s own words, there are some lines you really shouldn’t cross.
Finally finished my FMA Big Bang. Just shipped it off to my lovely and tolerant beta reader (bayalexison) as well as to the artist who made the adorable piece it was based on (sarlyne), and hopefully I’ll be posting in a few hours.
This is in response to someone “humorously” pointing out that while yes, Sig and Izumi canonically had sex, “we all know how that ended.” Because that’s just totally hilarious, right?
I’m going to tell you a story.
How come in the 2003 anime, Ed and Winry and a few other characters sometimes have those little lines on their cheeks? Are they supposed to be blush stickers or freckles or what?
1. In Fullmetal Alchemist, everyone knows that the shit is going to go down on the Promised Day. Winry says it, Roy’s note from Riza says it, etc., etc. Why is it never explained at any time what the Promised Day actually is? Is it a national holiday in Amestris? Is it what they call the day of the solar eclipse? Everyone in-universe seems to know what the term means, but we the audience are never told where the name comes from.
2. This new Hansel and Gretel movie: is there any chance that this is the story of what really happened in Budapest?
3. In Rise of the Guardians, it’s mentioned that each of the Guardians had an earthly life before they were chosen. Who did their jobs before they were chosen? And if no one did, then how did they figure out their purpose?
4. On a related note, let’s take our dear sweet Tooth Fairy as an example. If, prior to Toothiana, there was no Tooth Fairy, then how did kids learn to start leaving teeth under their pillows?
5. Why does every modern interpretation of the Sherlock Holmes stories insist on portraying the man as a complete and utter jerk? Holmes canonically was socially awkward and didn’t mix much with the world, but he was always polite, and he had excellent relationships with Watson and with his brother Mycroft.
HOW TO BE A REAL WOMAN
by Lady Norbert
In other words, live your life. If you consider yourself to be a woman, then that’s all that’s really required to be a ‘real’ woman. All the women in FMA are real women - so is their creator. This has got to be one of the silliest arguments I’ve ever heard in a fandom.