You know what’s fucking sad?
I cannot tell you how many times I have seen posts about how someone’s family or parents are just so mean to their children. They’ll bully them, belittle them, ignore their struggles with school and their mental disorders, brush away their opinions and explanations, scream at them for being who they are, and I’m just sitting here feeling completely… guilty.
You know what seriously bugs me?
See, I love Medic and Miss Pauling as a pairing. I love this ship, they are my OTP. I understand people disagree and, though I am not a fan of pairings, like Heavy/Medic, I really do not mind nor care if someone else does.
But I cannot tell you how many times I have talked to people, who also are fans of Medauling, and have openly said that they are SCARED to post fan art and fan fiction because there are people out there who are so against the pairing, they will BULLY them, send HATE mail, THREATEN them to stop, TRASH their work, and etc.
What the fuck is wrong with you people? Everyone should enjoy a fandom, everyone can have different opinions. You do NOT have to agree with them. People are supposed to have fun when enjoying a fandom.
But when it comes to the point where you fucking gang up on a group of people and threaten them to stop liking/drawing/writing them and will bully them constantly until they stop, that is fucking wrong. That is not fucking fair. And this goes for ALL fandoms, not just TF2’s pairings. That’s even worse.
I was accused once of ruining the fun of the TF2 fandom for writing something about how I did not think Medic and Heavy were a couple, in response to another one someone wrote as to how they are. I clearly stated that this was a matter of opinion and that if shipping them makes you happy, dig it. But if you go out of your way to STOP people liking a pairing you do not like by threats and bullying, it makes me so fucking sick to my stomach.
Everyday, I see countless pictures of Heavy/Medic and none of Medic/Miss Pauling. And forgive me when I say this, but I get sad. I get so sad because a good amount of the fans of that pairing were the ones who endlessly bullied people who liked Medic/Miss Pauling. They threatened them to stop liking it, they made people SCARED to draw or write anything of that pairing, just so they wouldn’t have to look at it anymore.
I can’t stand those kind of selfish, ignorant people. I can’t stand bullies who feed off of others’ fear and misery just so they can continue enjoying what they like and ruining the fun of everyone else. Granted, this is Tumblr. What else do you expect? But I don’t want people to be afraid of drawing a fucking picture or writing a story that is of their favorite pairing.
TL;DR Don’t bully and threaten people to stop liking their OTP, just so you can keep enjoying yours. And if you do that, grow the fuck up and get a life.
I had to drop out of one of my college classes. My adviser failed to inform me that I had to take a drafting class BEFORE I took this lighting design one. I’m sitting in my seat, clueless, as my classmates breeze through like it’s nothing. What’s even worse, I’m taking both the drafting AND lighting design classes this semester. I’m learning to draft, but I cannot keep up with a class that already knows how to do it. I honestly feel like an idiot with everyone saying, “Well, duh! You have to take a drafting class before you take this one! Everyone knows that!”
Everyone but my fucking adviser.
I had to drop out, but I’ll sign up again for next semester.
I’m at least getting a refund and I can sleep in longer on some days, but I’m rather pissed that this had to happen in the first place.
You know what’s fun?
Walking around campus for at least five miles on hilly roads, carrying a backpack that weighs around 30 lbs and having your legs swell up due to the hot weather and very sensitive skin so one’s pants are stifling tight and stiff to walk in.
Oh wait, that’s not fun.
I really took my time to write this and, though it might be a little late, better late than never.
Last year, my friend Mel (also known as NocteLepus) and I decided to create a webcomic based off of Team Fortress 2. She was to illustrate and I was to write. It had been a dream of mine to write a comic! Ever since I was a child, I wanted to create stories and, being completely talentless with drawing, knowing I could still create a comic with a best friend of mine was a dream come true!
I spent almost a year perfecting the story. I wanted it to be original and special, and I did not want to fail my friend. I helped her with planning out her stories and characters, I put all my work and effort into something I had been wanting to do for as long as I could remember!
And now, my dream is crushed.
I lost my best friend recently.