cuddling is so perfect when you think about it because you get really close to someone you love and it’s like saying “hey human, theres a lot of humans in the world but you’re my human and i love you”
Queer Dean Month: Dean + favorite queer moments
knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit
wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad
That was deep
philosophy is wondering if that means ketchup is a smoothie
That was deeper.
common sense is knowing that ketchup isn’t a damn smoothie you nasty
I assume you mean the TW cast and probably their reaction to the question if they have any favorite ships that are not canon?
Okay, I don’t know.
Is there even a right answer?
I think all the fans deserve to be treated with respect. And fans are important to the show. Without fans there would be no show.
I also think I understand where the cast is coming from, you know?
I’m an author too. Nothing major, just small stuff. But I’ve written some original work that Im very attached too.
Now imagine you wrote a book.
And you created like a main character that you adore and you gave her some friends and some enemies and hey, you created a lot of awesome tension and chemistry and you are ridiculously pleased with how happy these relationship make you, like woah, do you ever dig Polly and Jean and Tucker and Bob. And you created a plot that you’re really satisfied with and actually a little proud. It might not be perfect, but it’s yours and there are some awesome moments, a little humor, some tears, it’s thrilling and fun and angsty and there are lots of emotions and personal struggles. And hey - you’ve got fans.
People adore your book, ain’t that great?
And maybe they tell you - woah, you know what? Polly and Tucker - their chemistry is awesome.
And at first you’re like “awww, thanks, that’s so sweet, glad you like them, I like them too! ^-^” because of course you love them. You created them and yes, you had a lot of fun writing these scenes where Polly and Tucker argue about everything.
And people ask you “you know what - we would love to see more Polly and Tucker!”
And you’re like “sure why not!” and you’re still happy that they like them, but you wonder - why isn’t anybody talking about Jean, poor Jean is actually the pov character and she has a really interesting storyline and her romance with Polly is super refreshing and nice and you put a lot of thought into it. But well okay, lets add some more Polly and Tucker.
And then the fans start to ask you - “can’t Polly and Tucker become a couple? You know, like really?”
And you start to feel kind of uncomfortable, because - duh no? That’s actually not at all what was ever the plan. And also - you start to get a liiittle bit fed up with everybody asking about potential romance for Polly and Tucker, when you actually want to talk about that new plotline that you wrote.
And you still smile and say “yeah well, let’s see what’s going to happen” and people keep asking and asking and you might even say “you never know” or stuff like that because what else could you say? Be polite and everything. Maybe it just blows over whatever.
So you go on and keep writing your story - you know, the one you have in mind, the one you actually want to write - and oh gosh, Polly and Tucker don’t have any scenes together. That’s a pity, but hey you really needed Tucker to fix his relationship with Bob, it’s integral to Bob’s storyline. And Polly can’t be there because she absolutely needs to do something else for your plot.
You know the plot you’re actually kind of proud of, because it’s all yours and it’s thrilling and fun and romantic and emotional and stuff? Yep, that one.
And you look really forward to see the fans reaction to the new revelation about Bob and did they notice what you did with Polly and Jean and what did they think about that awesome plot twist at the end of the second book?
And guess what.
All of a sudden the fans are angry with you.
Really. They’re livid.
They demand to know why Polly and Tucker still haven’t made out yet??? After all you said “‘lets see”, you gave them hope, you SAID YOU LIKED THEM too? You’re a liar, that’s what you are.
And you’re like woah… wait a minute. Because all you did was tell the storyline that you always wanted to tell, okay? And sure, you like Tucker and Polly just fine and you have no problems with fans writing their own versions of Tucker and Polly and creating fanwork to them, go ahead, yeah that’s great why not, but it’s not really going to happen and at the moment you just don’t see any way they’re going to fit into your storyline.
And you’re also a bit frustrated, because deep down you think wow, will people ever going to shut up about Polly and Tucker? can we please please focus on the things that are actually happening in your book? You know the things you worked really hard on and are really proud of?
But people start to demand you finally are going to acknowledge Polly and Tucker. Why don’t you ever talk about Polly and Tucker? When are they going to meet again? What’s going to happen with Polly and Tucker? Why is there no making out? And most of all - why don’t you talk more about Polly and Tucker, you OWE it to them, okay? They’re your fans and they demand to see Polly and Tucker making out, right now.
And slowly but surely you start to get really really pissed off.
And maybe you even say “you know what, if you’re only reason for reading my damn book is Polly and Tucker, that’s the wrong reason”. Because that’s totally NOT what your books are about. At all.
And you really really really don’t want to talk about FUCKING Polly and Tucker’s love life anymore. You really don’t.
But people keep pestering you.
You write book after book after book. Awesome stuff happens. People die. Romance happens. Jean almost looses Polly. Big revelations come. It’s emotional. It’s dramatic. It’s fun. You think about plot twists you could do, and you come up with new mythologies you could explore.
And you know what? People KEEP ASKING ABOUT FUCKING TUCKER AND POLLY.
They won’t stop. Oh no. They keep making stuff to show you and they keep making protests for Tucker and Polly finally to happen and they say “hey look how big we are”, “look how loud we are!” “look how much we want Tucker and Polly to finally become canon!” “You NEED to acknowledge us!”
And you just … don’t want to talk about fucking Polly and Tucker anymore. You don’t. You just really fucking don’t. You just wish it would stop.
Can’t they just enjoy Tucker and Polly in peace and leave you alone with it, please? Because it got nothing to do with the fucking story you’re trying to tell.
But no. Fans keep demanding it. Fans keep shoving it in your face wherever you go.
And now tell me honestly:
If you’re sitting at a convention, talking about your awesome book and what’s going to happen next and someone asks you “what do you think about non-canon romances when it comes to your book? What’s your favorite?”
Tell me that in that exact moment you won’t react with PLEASE STOP I DON’T WANT TO TALK ABOUT POLLY AND FUCKING TUCKER NO MORE NEVER AGAIN, PLEASE JUST STOP.
And in this moment you wouldn’t even care that the question might not actually be about Tucker and Polly, that it might actually be about Bob and Jean - but you don’t care, you just really don’t want to talk about any of it anymore. You just want to write your goddamn book and talk to the people who like it.
So I don’t know.
As a fan I know what it’s like to have wishes and expactations and wanting them to be acknowledged.
But as an artist I think I also know how it feels when you just want to tell your damn story and talk about the stuff that’s actually happening in your book.
So I guess there’s no easy answer here, because when it comes down to it, we’re all just human.
And sometimes we get overly excited and intrusive and sometimes we get angry and snappy. It’s not cool, but it happens. Because none of us is a robot.
LONG ASS RANT BUT SO RELEVANT OMG like just because YOU ship it doesn’t make you entitled for it to become real its not your fucking story! So yeah in the end enjoy your thing the way YOU want to enjoy it but don’t get pissed that the rest of the writers and artists aren’t always on board with your wish, because its not their job to pander your wishes its their job to tell the story as it was meant to be told.
Man this series makes no fucking sense
Behind the Scenes of “All About That Bass” +
How are skinny girls supposed to feel love when your song is about loving only fat bodies?
I’m sorry, but how are fat girls supposed to feel when every advertisement, be it on television or in a magazine, when nearly every movie, shows only thin women? I am completely against body shaming, but the fact remains that there is very little positive representation for bigger girls. Thin women are considered the norm and are far more accepted and you see them everywhere you look in the media. So please, don’t take this the wrong way, but please just let me have a song that makes me, for once, feel good about my body.
ive also noticed that people always focus on one particular line of this song which apparently makes it “skinny shaming”
but nobody ever acknowledges the following lines?
the main theme of the song is giving love to larger women because larger women are so commonly shamed for their bodies, ignored by the media and generally given less love and acceptance than thinner women, but the song in its entirety is a message that all women are beautiful. People are failing to acknowledge that