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colethewolf:

I’ve already made a post about Teen Wolf’s "The Collective", which you can read here if you haven’t already. However, this post is going to talk about something I didn’t touch on in the last post.
I’d like to bring to your attention the element of control and censorship MTV and Teen Wolf are trying to place upon this fandom with “The Collective”.
The Collective is essentially dubbed a Tumblr alternative for Teen Wolf fans, and this is a bad thing. This is MTV’s way of controlling the fanbase, and creating a space which they can censor what fans say or do.
See, here on Tumblr, we’re free to post whatever we want. And as many of you may have probably already noticed, fans are quite vocal when it comes to what is bothering them. Teen Wolf fans have no problem typing out posts about plot holes, continuity problems, problematic elements within the show, bad writing, etc. 
Of course, the people in power over at Teen Wolf aren’t too fond with this. They ignore critiques, ignore problems within their own show, block fans on Twitter who offer constructive criticism (even when it’s respectfully written) about certain things, and treat fans horribly for asking about bothersome things.
MTV would rather have a space where they can monitor what is said. A place where only positive light can shine upon their show, unlike here on Tumblr, where fans actually get a voice. Now, I understand that they want their show to look good, however, trying to cover up the problematic pieces in their show by silencing fans who speak about the bad is horrible.
The Collective is also a place where Teen Wolf can pick and choose which fanart and fanfic is "acceptable". You can bet your ass that they’ll exploit the hell out of hetero ships, because those are deemed acceptable. However, slash ships will most likely be treated unfairly. Just like how the Teen Wolf social media team and PR team treats slash ships. ie. ignoring them, treating them like taboo topics, and only mentioning them when they want to win something.
This attempt to control and censor fans is outrageous. Yes, it’s possible that I could be taking this too seriously. However, I don’t feel that I am. Especially since I know that MTVteenwolf has been trying to tame the fandom over the past years.
This fandom belongs to the fans. This is our fandom. It does not belong to Jeff. It does not belong to the writers. It does not belong to MTV. It does not belong to the TW social media team. It does not belong to the Teen Wolf PR team.
The sheer idea of them attempting to create a place where they can mold the fandom in their image of what’s acceptable, amazes me, and certainly not a good way.
Why would MTVteenwolf think that a place where THEY get to select a few couple pieces of fanwork to display is better than Tumblr, where fans of all different corners of this fandom can openly and freely display their opinions and fanwork with no problem. 
Again, it’s because they want control. Do not let them have it.
Not only is The Collective a way for them to take immediate ownership over the work you submit, but it’s also a way to control and censor the fandom. 
Fandom belongs to the fans. Fandom does not belong to a company, and a group of people that believe the fans are theirs to control.

colethewolf:

I’ve already made a post about Teen Wolf’s "The Collective", which you can read here if you haven’t already. However, this post is going to talk about something I didn’t touch on in the last post.

I’d like to bring to your attention the element of control and censorship MTV and Teen Wolf are trying to place upon this fandom with “The Collective”.

The Collective is essentially dubbed a Tumblr alternative for Teen Wolf fans, and this is a bad thing. This is MTV’s way of controlling the fanbase, and creating a space which they can censor what fans say or do.

See, here on Tumblr, we’re free to post whatever we want. And as many of you may have probably already noticed, fans are quite vocal when it comes to what is bothering them. Teen Wolf fans have no problem typing out posts about plot holes, continuity problems, problematic elements within the show, bad writing, etc. 

Of course, the people in power over at Teen Wolf aren’t too fond with this. They ignore critiques, ignore problems within their own show, block fans on Twitter who offer constructive criticism (even when it’s respectfully written) about certain things, and treat fans horribly for asking about bothersome things.

MTV would rather have a space where they can monitor what is said. A place where only positive light can shine upon their show, unlike here on Tumblr, where fans actually get a voice. Now, I understand that they want their show to look good, however, trying to cover up the problematic pieces in their show by silencing fans who speak about the bad is horrible.

The Collective is also a place where Teen Wolf can pick and choose which fanart and fanfic is "acceptable". You can bet your ass that they’ll exploit the hell out of hetero ships, because those are deemed acceptable. However, slash ships will most likely be treated unfairly. Just like how the Teen Wolf social media team and PR team treats slash ships. ie. ignoring them, treating them like taboo topics, and only mentioning them when they want to win something.

This attempt to control and censor fans is outrageous. Yes, it’s possible that I could be taking this too seriously. However, I don’t feel that I am. Especially since I know that MTVteenwolf has been trying to tame the fandom over the past years.

This fandom belongs to the fans. This is our fandom. It does not belong to Jeff. It does not belong to the writers. It does not belong to MTV. It does not belong to the TW social media team. It does not belong to the Teen Wolf PR team.

The sheer idea of them attempting to create a place where they can mold the fandom in their image of what’s acceptable, amazes me, and certainly not a good way.

Why would MTVteenwolf think that a place where THEY get to select a few couple pieces of fanwork to display is better than Tumblr, where fans of all different corners of this fandom can openly and freely display their opinions and fanwork with no problem. 

Again, it’s because they want control. Do not let them have it.

Not only is The Collective a way for them to take immediate ownership over the work you submit, but it’s also a way to control and censor the fandom. 

Fandom belongs to the fans. Fandom does not belong to a company, and a group of people that believe the fans are theirs to control.

South Florida’s pine rockland, itself an endangered habitat with less than 2 percent remaining, hosts over 225 types of plants, 20 percent of which are exclusive to the area, and five of which are either threatened or endangered. And now, according to the Miami Herald, it’s about to boast a 158,000-square-foot Walmart, along with a L.A. Fitness, a Chik-fil-A, a Chili’s, and about 900 apartments. Of the 88 acres sold to a developer by the University of Miami, a mere 40 will be set aside for a preserve.

- Walmart is about to level an entire forest. (via wilwheaton)

(Source: salon)

The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) has done things that are far more heinous than anything Grant Ward has ever done as far as we know, and yet, at the end of the movie, you’re rooting for him to come back on the side of the angels,

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Jeph Loeb (via jennieconvertible)

The difference here being that Grant Ward CHOSE to do them.

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(ladyfabulous)

UGH.

Worst of all — this dude is one of the execs for Agents of SHIELD, and this sounds like a prelude to a fucking redemption arc. Now I fully expect the next season to be a shitfest. Just… how can you misinterpret your characters this badly? 

(via moriann)

#friends don’t let friends write redemption arcs for grant ward

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bucky was literally a prisoner of war who was experimented on and tortured until he was unable to fight back against any orders and the minute someone showed up who started treating him like a person again, he started to revert back to his humanity and fight against his programming

ward is a grown-ass man who was treated as a person by the people on his team clearly presented with opportunities by them to make the right choices and refused to make the right choices every time

fuck grant ward

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y’all are surprised???  this is how he publicly promotes himself.

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http://distractedkat.tumblr.com/post/92753615488/mercy-misrule-the-reason-people-get-tired-of

mercy-misrule:

the reason people get tired of educating, explaining, reasoning, sounding out

is that it just never ends

and its the same shit over and over again

people just continually fuck your shit up

and you have to smile and grit your teeth and go, ‘yo thats actually fucked, please…

tank-grrl:

hello-missmayhem:

cptprocrastination:

doomhamster:

belcanta:

nikkidubs:

attentiondeficitaptitude:

belcanta:

Guaranteed basic income to every citizen, whether or not they are employed to ensure their survival and that they live in a dignified, humane way, preventing poverty, illness, homelessness, reducing crime, encouraging higher education and learning vocations as well as helping society become more prosperous as a whole. 

Wow. Forget raising the minimum wage. This is much much better idea.
The minimum wage could actually drop if we had basic income.
But Americans would never go for it. Miserably slogging through 12 hour days and having businesses open 24/7 is too engrained in our culture.

"BUT WHERE WILL THE GOVERNMENT GET THE MONEY?" screamed Joe Schmoe, slamming a meaty fist onto the table and getting mouth-froth all over the front of his greying tank top. "You libt*rds all think money grows on TREES!! HAHA!""But where will people get the incentive to work?!" Mindy Bindy cried, flapping her hands in front of her face. She’d had a fear of the unemployed lollygagging about ever since she was a child and her mother told her to be afraid of the unemployed lollygagging about. "You think people should get paid for nothing? I work hard for my money!”
"But who will serve me?" grumbled Marty McMoneybags. "Who will make me feel important? Who will do my laundry and cook my food and stand in front of me wearing a plastic smile while I take out all my stress—because I do have a lot of stress, you know, being this rich is stressful—on them?” He paused and straightened out the piles of hundred dollar bills on the desk in front of him, then raised his two watery, outraged eyes up to the Heavens. “Lord, if there are no poor people, how will I know that I’m rich??”

I laughed. This is perfect! Well said!

The thing is, while I’m sure you could scrape up a few people who’d be willing to just float by on a guaranteed minimum income? For most people the choice to work would be a no-brainer. “Hmmm. I can get by on 33k a year, or I can take that part time job and make 48k… enough to move to a better apartment, maybe take the family on vacation. Sold.” Hell, most people would want to work simply because it gives one a sense of dignity and something to do with one’s time. (Speaking as someone who’s been unemployed, on extended sick leave, etc. in her time, the boredom and sense of isolation that comes with not having a job is almost as bad as the humiliation of having to depend on other people for one’s survival.)
And with this system, part-time jobs and “non-skilled” jobs would be much more readily available because nobody would need to work two or three jobs just to stay afloat!
Which would ALSO mean that employers and customers couldn’t shamelessly exploit employees the way they can today, because if losing a job weren’t necessarily a financial disaster, more people would be willing to walk out on jobs where they weren’t being treated with dignity.
And if this also applies to students (and it should) then student loans would become much less of a problem, and fewer people would flunk out of school because of having to juggle studies and work.
Far fewer people would be forced to stay with abusive partners, parents or roommates because they couldn’t afford to move out.
And the thing is, all those people who suddenly had money? They’d be spending it. They’d be getting all the stuff they can’t afford now - new clothes, books, toys, locally-produced food, car repairs - and with each purchase money would flow BACK to the government, because VAT, also income tax.
The unemployed and/or disabled wouldn’t need special support any more - which would also mean the government could fire however many admins who are currently engaged in humiliating - *cough* making sure those people aren’t getting money they don’t deserve. Same for medical benefits and pensions. And I’m no legal scholar, but I somehow imagine less financial desperation would lead to less petty crime, and hence less need for police and security everywhere?
TL;DR Doomie thinks this is a good idea, laughs at those who protest.

reblogging for more top commentary

They tried something like this out in Canada as a sort of social experiment, called Mincome. What they found was that, on the whole, people continued to work about as much as they did before. Only new mothers and teenagers worked substantially less hours. 
But wait, there’s more. Because parents were spending just a little more time at home and involved with their families, test scores increased. Because teens didn’t have to work to support their families, drop-out rates decreased. Crime rates, hospital visits, psychiatric hospitalizations and domestic abuse rates all dropped, as well. More adults pursued higher education. Those who continued to work reported more job flexibility and more opportunity to choose employment they preferred.
Basically, now you can go prove to your asshole family members that society won’t collapse without poor people for you to feel better than.

The picture is awesome, but read the commentary, that’s what I’m reblogging for.

tank-grrl:

hello-missmayhem:

cptprocrastination:

doomhamster:

belcanta:

nikkidubs:

attentiondeficitaptitude:

belcanta:

Guaranteed basic income to every citizen, whether or not they are employed to ensure their survival and that they live in a dignified, humane way, preventing poverty, illness, homelessness, reducing crime, encouraging higher education and learning vocations as well as helping society become more prosperous as a whole. 

Wow. Forget raising the minimum wage. This is much much better idea.

The minimum wage could actually drop if we had basic income.

But Americans would never go for it. Miserably slogging through 12 hour days and having businesses open 24/7 is too engrained in our culture.

"BUT WHERE WILL THE GOVERNMENT GET THE MONEY?" screamed Joe Schmoe, slamming a meaty fist onto the table and getting mouth-froth all over the front of his greying tank top. "You libt*rds all think money grows on TREES!! HAHA!"

"But where will people get the incentive to work?!" Mindy Bindy cried, flapping her hands in front of her face. She’d had a fear of the unemployed lollygagging about ever since she was a child and her mother told her to be afraid of the unemployed lollygagging about. "You think people should get paid for nothing? I work hard for my money!”

"But who will serve me?" grumbled Marty McMoneybags. "Who will make me feel important? Who will do my laundry and cook my food and stand in front of me wearing a plastic smile while I take out all my stress—because I do have a lot of stress, you know, being this rich is stressful—on them?” He paused and straightened out the piles of hundred dollar bills on the desk in front of him, then raised his two watery, outraged eyes up to the Heavens. “Lord, if there are no poor people, how will I know that I’m rich??”

I laughed. This is perfect! Well said!

The thing is, while I’m sure you could scrape up a few people who’d be willing to just float by on a guaranteed minimum income? For most people the choice to work would be a no-brainer. “Hmmm. I can get by on 33k a year, or I can take that part time job and make 48k… enough to move to a better apartment, maybe take the family on vacation. Sold.” Hell, most people would want to work simply because it gives one a sense of dignity and something to do with one’s time. (Speaking as someone who’s been unemployed, on extended sick leave, etc. in her time, the boredom and sense of isolation that comes with not having a job is almost as bad as the humiliation of having to depend on other people for one’s survival.)

And with this system, part-time jobs and “non-skilled” jobs would be much more readily available because nobody would need to work two or three jobs just to stay afloat!

Which would ALSO mean that employers and customers couldn’t shamelessly exploit employees the way they can today, because if losing a job weren’t necessarily a financial disaster, more people would be willing to walk out on jobs where they weren’t being treated with dignity.

And if this also applies to students (and it should) then student loans would become much less of a problem, and fewer people would flunk out of school because of having to juggle studies and work.

Far fewer people would be forced to stay with abusive partners, parents or roommates because they couldn’t afford to move out.

And the thing is, all those people who suddenly had money? They’d be spending it. They’d be getting all the stuff they can’t afford now - new clothes, books, toys, locally-produced food, car repairs - and with each purchase money would flow BACK to the government, because VAT, also income tax.

The unemployed and/or disabled wouldn’t need special support any more - which would also mean the government could fire however many admins who are currently engaged in humiliating - *cough* making sure those people aren’t getting money they don’t deserve. Same for medical benefits and pensions. And I’m no legal scholar, but I somehow imagine less financial desperation would lead to less petty crime, and hence less need for police and security everywhere?

TL;DR Doomie thinks this is a good idea, laughs at those who protest.

reblogging for more top commentary

They tried something like this out in Canada as a sort of social experiment, called Mincome. What they found was that, on the whole, people continued to work about as much as they did before. Only new mothers and teenagers worked substantially less hours. 

But wait, there’s more. Because parents were spending just a little more time at home and involved with their families, test scores increased. Because teens didn’t have to work to support their families, drop-out rates decreased. Crime rates, hospital visits, psychiatric hospitalizations and domestic abuse rates all dropped, as well. More adults pursued higher education. Those who continued to work reported more job flexibility and more opportunity to choose employment they preferred.

Basically, now you can go prove to your asshole family members that society won’t collapse without poor people for you to feel better than.

The picture is awesome, but read the commentary, that’s what I’m reblogging for.

randomingoftherandomness:

shubbabang:

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i dedicate this comic to the teacher who pulled me out of class in middle school to tell me my bra strap was showing and that i needed to get a jacket to cover it up so that i didnt distract the boys

dedicated to all teachers, school administrators, parents, dudes, dudettes, random ass strangers, politicians and dogs who think that is a woman’s duty to ensure that men aren’t ‘distracted’

gothiccharmschool:

sherlockedbadwolf24601:

hyperscraps:

missmonstermel:

winneganfake:

agender-unicorn:

skepticalwitch:

calypsos-island:

twohourartist:

isitsafe:

fandomsbecrazy:

oMFG I just came downstairs and I found my sister with a lighter and I told her she can’t use fire and that it could catch the house on fire. She said that she was doing something important so I asked “what the hell is so important that you need fire for!?” and she told me with serious face ” I am using black magic to summon demons to get the mean girls at my school.” i can’t fucking breathe. I sat and watched her ritual hahahahaha shes fucking 10 years old 

This should be a wake-up call to her parents.

She obviously needs help.

Her parents should to talk to her about those mean girls,

and teach her that she can’t summon demons with just candles.

You need at least a pentagram drawn in a perfect circle

with goat or lamb blood,

and a proper incantation from a book of dark magick.

This is great way to to teach your child early on

about geometry and foreign languages.

Good art lesson too. Drawing perfect circles is hard

dOES NO ONE ELSE FIND THIS EXTREMELY DISTURBING 

Actually I find this girl fantastic. Ending bullying one curse at a time.

She might want to hold off on summoning demons until she’s a bit more mature but yes curse those fuckers you go, girl 

Now hang on, just hang on a moment there. Let’s make one thing clear right now:

There is not a goddamned thing wrong with calling on someone bigger and stronger then you for help if need be. 

If that stronger someone just happens to have tentacles and two-foot-long fangs, well, that’s more the problem of certain mean girls, I’d say. 

Here kid, i drew you a new pal. You summoned a demon, you got one. Sorry i couldn’t put more time into this sketch but his name is Bill.

I love everything about this post

only on tumblr

I will always reblog this. 

Supernatural is like the herpes of Tumblr. It gets everywhere. With prolonged exposure, you’re doomed to be infected.

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Another beauty from Ellen, who has not watched SPN. 

OMG. I can’t take it. 

http://ellenwin.tumblr.com

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vthebookworm:

ragglefraggles:

when they say youre too old for disney

The hop, I can’t. I cackled.

❝Go in peace my daughter. And remember that, in a world of ordinary mortals, you are a Wonder Woman❞ - Queen Hippolyte (1975)

(Source: secretlysupergirl)

sumireba:

I swear, this gif was like made for this post.  (*≧▽≦)ノ

tastefullyoffensive:


[slugbooks/sarahcandersen]

tastefullyoffensive:

[slugbooks/sarahcandersen]

  • DC: Wonder Woman is too difficult to find a movie audience for-
  • Marvel: YO YOU LIKE BLACK WIDOW? HERE SHE IS IN THE NEXT CAPTAIN AMERICA MOVIE WITH A TON OF SCREENTIME AND MAJOR ASSKICKING SKILLS
  • DC: We can't allow the lesbians in Batwoman to get married in the comic, sorry.
  • Marvel: HEY GUESS WHAT WE'RE GONNA FEATURE A GAY WEDDING ON THE COVER OF AN X-MEN ISSUE
  • DC: The new direction for storytelling needs to be dark, gritty, mature and cynical.
  • Marvel: DUDE CHECK IT OUT LOKI GOES SPEED DATING IS THAT NOT THE BEST SHIT EVER
  • DC: After years of rumors, the Superman/Batman movie is finally coming, but with a new actor and suit for Batman and MAYBE a cameo from Wonder Woman.
  • Marvel: PHASE 2 MOTHERFUCKERS EVERYONE IS IN EVERYONE'S MOVIE AND THERE AIN'T NO STOPPIN US NOW
  • DC: We can try to add maybe one or two 'people of color' to our lineup...maybe...
  • Marvel: NEW MS MARVEL THAT'S MUSLIM AMERICAN, BITCHES.
  • DC: We feel no problem with Batman's vengeful personality being like wet cardboard.
  • Marvel: NEW LATINO GHOST RIDER WHO SEEKS VENGEANCE WHILE TAKING HIS AWEET LIL BRO FOR ICE CREAM
  • DC: We can't mention any superhero titles in our movies, that's ridiculous.
  • Marvel: FUCK YEAH YOU WANT A RACOON VOICED BY BRADLEY COOPER WITH A GIANT GUN? YOU WANT VIN DIESEL PLAYING A TREE? AMY FUCKING POND PLAYING A SEXY BALD SPACE PIRATE? HERE YOU FUCKERS GO
  • DC: Our fanbase is mostly white males, I'm sure our focus is-
  • Marvel: NEW SHE HULK LINE WHERE SHE GOES TO COURT THEN SAVES NEW YORK
  • DC: Wait-
  • Marvel: NEW FEMALE THOR
  • DC: I didn't-
  • Marvel: NEW BLACK CAPTAIN AMERICA
  • Marvel: TAKE ALL THIS COOL SHIT MARVEL BE OUTIE
  • Marvel: PEACE

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amusingmurff:

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