ugh bed. I wish I could talk to you guys more! But an early morning awaits me. I’ll be back! :D

Posted on Apr 22
Yeah, I understand what you mean. Probably the only major thing that I saw in the anime that made me go "NOPE I WILL NOT ACCEPT THIS" was when they said that an ice age befell the Earth and that's how Crystal Tokyo was born. Didn't that happen in the S movie though? Haha. So either the movies aren't canon (which could be true, but only the SuperS movie seemed to be completely non-canon), or they're using the same plot twice, which isn't good enough for me haha

that is agree upon, especially because ice is such a low threat hahaha. and that SuperS movie. Honestly I really think the whole thing was a dream itself like Inception or something. 

Posted on Apr 22

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I totally understand your feelings about this, but I guess for me the thing is that canon doesn’t give me what I need/want usually.

To try to explain what I mean a bit better… How often do I get to see bisexual characters?  That are written in a way I can relate to and not just objectified and turned into sex objects?  How often do I get to see/read about characters in a happy functional threesome?  How often do I get characters that are genderfluid, or intersex?  How often do I get to see the female characters’ stories really focused on unless it’s a story with only female characters?

Some canons give me some of these things, but I’m always going to want more, and, I mean, people could say “well go create your own stories” but I do that, and it’s still not enough.  Plus how great is it that there are other people like me who also can see a character we love being interpreted as queer?  Especially in situations where it’s a character that probably would be queer except for censorship reasons.

And for me… well I know that even something I created myself isn’t perfect, it’s never going to be perfect and neither is anything else out that that exists already so I don’t mind tweaking things.

Especially when it comes to stories that have obvious flaws in them, due to sexism, racism, abelism, (etc)  or because of just plain old lazy writing or things having to get cut for time.  Like when a female character gets killed off for ‘manpain’ of course I’m going to write and read fic that fixes that!

Plus it’s also about exploration.  I’m a curious person, I always want to know more, so fanfiction is a way to explore the way things might have happened instead or just to see how the characters might act in a completely different setting.

Not that I mean this to criticize the fact that you strictly like canon-based stuff, there is absolutely nothing wrong with that, I just thought I’d try to offer some insight into why I adore things that delve a bit deeper and go a bit farther than that.

Oh yeah, Bree! That makes loads of sense, especially because some of the main shows/storylines offers a lack of a certain demographic or only intends to serve a particular fan. And the fact that I’m mostly in the minority of the fandom, that does say something about the creativity level of Tumblr. 

I’m more of the type of fan that if a series doesn’t really satisfy what I like, then I end up uninterested and forget about it. That has happened A LOT in fact that I hardly start any new series. I guess this is the wrong way of going about things, but honestly, I take series/storylines as they are written, and if a character or relationship seems to be iffy or not to my liking I either 1) take it as it is or 2) leave the series entirely, since I feel like why waste my time? (especially if I only slightly like a series) 

But alas, I am not really a “normal” fan in that respect, which I wholeheartedly understand. And most times, I think it’s quite interesting to see how other fans view character’s and situations. Sometimes, I even look at a series in a different way. 

Posted on Apr 22
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Posted on Apr 22

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All. The. Time.

I’m not one to deviate from canon either. So I’m also really one for details and when they deviate from canon it bothers me. It’s why I tend not to participate in fandom related things. For any fandom. I get filling in the blanks where canon fails to explain something, but when it’s a clear deviation…. nope.

yes I totally agree. I guess it depends on everyone’s tastes? I’m pretty much in the mindset of “not everyone is going to like everything” about a series, book or whatever. But I accept it as a part of the creative process the author/artist went through. But I never try to change it. I guess that is also why I sometimes have a hard time writing fanfiction as well. 

Even if I don’t like something about the author’s universe, it’s still part of it and I don’t believe it’s my place to change it for myself. I get that it’s not how everyone else works, but….. sometimes it’s really hard when people make such obvious and drastic changes and I cringe D: Maybe this comes from being a writer myself and I want my meanings to reach the reader - and I’d want the universe to remain as I wrote it XD

sometimes it’s really hard when people make such obvious and drastic changes and I cringe D: Maybe this comes from being a writer myself and I want my meanings to reach the reader - and I’d want the universe to remain as I wrote it XD

yes yes yes, especially because much of my creative process is to amplify the already good qualities of life, so I do the same when I write the occasional fanfiction. Plus if I love a series enough, I won’t change anything, even though I may hate certain scenes and stuff. If I don’t like a series, I won’t waste my time devoting to changes haha

Posted on Apr 22
Claudia I feel the same way! As far as shipping goes, I'm all about canon stuff. I tend not to like too many other couples that aren't canon. And I have A FEW different opinions, but like you, I just kind of accept things as they are.

Yes Morgan! (and btw hey girl! :D) 

This is also by no means an attack on fans who DO tend to deviate from canon. I think fans should do what they are most comfortable with. I personally don’t like to do it too much, and like you said Morgan, I accept things as they are, kind of like in real life. 

A perfect example is Mamoru’s break up with Usagi. It happens to be one of my favorite parts of the series, but not because I love it, or I change to worsen Mamoru’s character. I just accept it for how it is, a major blemish on Mamoru’s character, but it easily reflects the trauma he endured from previous seasons. It wasn’t handled well at all, but I don’t try to change that fact; it’s a part of the series. 

And it’s okay that I’m on the outlying region of fans because of my immense “canon plainness” but I was just wondering if anyone had the same mindset. xD

Posted on Apr 22

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All. The. Time.

I’m not one to deviate from canon either. So I’m also really one for details and when they deviate from canon it bothers me. It’s why I tend not to participate in fandom related things. For any fandom. I get filling in the blanks where canon fails to explain something, but when it’s a clear deviation…. nope.

yes I totally agree. I guess it depends on everyone’s tastes? I’m pretty much in the mindset of “not everyone is going to like everything” about a series, book or whatever. But I accept it as a part of the creative process the author/artist went through. But I never try to change it. I guess that is also why I sometimes have a hard time writing fanfiction as well. 

Usagi, you don’t do things for yourself, but you put your life into it if it’s for someone else. It’ll definitely be okay. I trust you.

Posted on Apr 21