An alternative approach. Vote With Your Wallets.
pas de teeth and perfectly kissable lol
I want her
Gimme gimme gimme
All these edible babies…
Move over all of you, she mine, mine , mine, all mine.
The next time someone tells you that your vote doesn’t matter or how “both parties are the same”, remember that the 2000 election was decided by 538 votes in Fl…orida.
Just imagine how different it would have been if the Bush Administration had never existed? Where would we be as a country now if just 538 people had voted differently?
Every vote counts in 2014, do not let anyone tell you otherwise.
Don’t let the GOP win in 2014: http://bit.ly/EveryVoteCounts2014
Furthermore, white people honestly cannot identify with black people being scared/offended when a white person says something racist and/or derogatory, but they can identify with other white people locking the car doors when a black person walks by.
In other news: Water is Wet
Is this the reason for Katrina in Sleepy Hollow? Because Abby’s fear and vulnerability is just not compelling enough? Does this explain the rise of Mellie because Olivia’s is just not quite sympathetic enough?
Glad to see you adding your 2cents revolutionarypertunia.
The Scandal fandom (and it’s obvious by “Scandal fandom”, the secret writer means Olitz shippers) on Tumblr is educated enough to write with decent grammar, punctuation, and spelling, which is more than can be said for the stupid Shonda piglet who wrote this secret.
Did the anon mean mind? And she doesn’t follow/stalk Scandal fans how can she have an opinion on what’s being posted?
I’m not sure which blogs anon checked out, because deep discussions on sexism, classism, racism, and anti-blackness are precisely are a daily occurrence this side of the fandom, Scandal related or not. Posting shirtless pics of Tony/Fitz does not negate that.
But, but, but
I picked this thread to follow-up on baronessvondengler sentiment. I don’t know where this statement came from (i.e. the platform on which it was posted). The ideology behind it matters more than who actually said it. I”m not going to insult this person about their grammar because I make dumb mistakes when I’m being lazy when writing something. I do take umbrage with the intentional and insinuated meaning of the original comment. I’m sorry, but I have a lot to say:
1) Let’s forget the fact that every platform has some not-so-bright people and folks that get on your goddamn nerves. The Scandal fandom on Tumblr is actually pretty broad, fairly engaged, intelligent and witty because that’s also a general description for Tumblr users, full stop (source and source). It’s one of several reasons why I decided to join the Scandal fandom on this platform as opposed to Facebook, TwoP or some other kind of television forum (Twitter is a side dish for me), even though I had no idea how to use it. Boy has that changed!
2) I really hate when people reduce the Scandal fandom on Tumblr to brash, hypercritical, harpie fangirls. It’s a tried and true way of dismissing people. I remember having to tell that industrygolddish person to be careful of this just because he/she (?) was dealing with a handful of fans in a specific context. Now, as the show has gone on, I have personally observed that the ideological factions have become a little more entrenched. Some of us are more vocal (i.e. post more) than others, but there are still a range of diverse opinions about the show even just within Scandal's black audience on Tumblr (more on that in #5). It sounds to me like the commenter has encountered a few threads which rankled them and somehow dismissed the entire fandom on this platform. It needn't have been so because there are plenty of blogs here that discuss the issues mentioned above all the time.
3) It is true (my opinion only) that some discussions give me a headache and make we want to punch a wall, but I understand that those discussions aren’t for me. Sounds to me like the commenter just doesn’t value (or understand?) the various ways in which Scandal's Tumblr fandom expresses its commentary. It's not all about long, drawn out posts or statements about wanting to lick Tony's chest hair. Finely honed gif sets, gif mash-ups, photo memes, fan videos, satirical word posts, etc. are all valid and great ways to comment on the socio-political contenr in Scandal. People on Tumblr do that every week—even during the hiatus of the damn show. What other platform do you find that all in one place? Salivating over Olitz sexytimes and a show of intelligence need not be mutually exclusive. In fact that’s my brand.
4) I’m glad the poster’s comment was posted here on Tumblr because this points to exactly what my PhD research regarding Tumblr is about: the use of this platform as an alternative forum for social education topics such as race, gender and sexuality, particularly with regard to how the discourse revolves around American television with black female leads (a stunningly new concept for Hollywood). Tumblr is evenly divided along (binary) gender lines, has a significant percentage of POC, and fairly visible in sexuality diversity. So it’s prime territory for discussion around those intersections of identity. This is the fastest grown platform (see sources above), yet most Americans (especially the media) still don’t fully get it, which speaks to the ignorance of the original poster. When you don’t understand something, it’s easy to dismiss it.
5 and last) A lot (not all) of the the more visible (well-followed) Scandal blogs on Tumblr are led by black women. Coincidence that people want to dismiss the intelligent content that can be found here? Riiiiiiiight. And again, intelligence is not only about text-based analysis. But speaking of that kind, both Trudy (Gradient Lair) and Luvvie (Awesomely Luvvie)—the two most visible and popular black female Scandal critics (obviously Trudy won’t be doing it come S4) push their content to Tumblr. Valuable discussion around social issues, as presented in Scandal, then develop here. If this wasn’t an important platform for topical social issues, they wouldn’t need to push their content here, would they? It could just stay on a stand alone blogging platform. Personally, writing for the Scandal audience on Tumblr has forced me to become a better writer because this is a platform where people are not shy to detail in full all they ways in which you are wrong and they will provide supportive evidence.
The point is, this can be an intellectual community filled with much passion and debate. Whether or not you want to participate in that debate is another matter, but the original comment’s reductivist reasoning of Tumblr’s Scandal fandom doesn’t curl all the way over for me.
And so what if I am all about Olitz, Olitz kissing, Olitz shirtless? Hello??That’s why Scandal exploded as a hit TV show!!
^^^Must reblog katrinapavela's brilliant commentary…
I would hazard a guess that the author of this drivel obviously either does not watch Scandal or has no meaningful (or otherwise) appreciation of the meaning of the ‘isms’ that s/he has enumerated. No one who has taken the time to engage with the contributions of most of the populous of this Fandom would so readily, and dare I say, so stupidly come to this ill-conceived and misinformed conclusion. For some of the reasons the author must be relegated to the misguided and foolish lot, please read hangingoutintheicu and lazyexceptwhencooking and katrinapavela’s mature and considered response to this rubbish. Well done you!