Anonymous said: Oh goody, I'm glad I could cheer you up! (it's that anon again) Yeah, Tumblr TF fandom is very toxic, especially lately, it seems. It's why I don't have a blog of my own, I just know I'd keep getting into trouble, I'm angry and I have a big mouth, I'd never be able to handle the fallout. xD Stay safe and take care, nobody needs this kind of harassment, I hope starscreamian is alright, too. It's just sad, because I see the few voices of sanity disappearing one by one, people being silenced-
(character limit sucks) -I wish there’d be something one could do to create a safer space. Anyway, you are not alone. I’ve been lurking on Tumblr for more than two years, but I have social anxiety, talking to people is getting easier, though. I’m a faithful but very quiet reader of your blog (I’m secretly Soundwave, lol) and your wonderful KO fic. Right now I see a lot of good people get treated badly and I had to say /something/. The best one can do is ignore the little shitheads, I suppose-
-but it’s hard when they attack en masse like that. Heaven help you if you dare say anything about Starscream, yikes. They’re so deeply invested in their skeevy headcanons and their shallow reading of the show that they’ll attack in droves, and then claim /they’re/ being bullied, what the everloving- But now I’m spamming you, sorry. Just wanted to say you rock, too. xD
WOW sorry it took me so long to get back to this anon (I actually suffer from social anxiety too, which makes keeping up with “formal” correspondence like emails and PMs and messages exhausting and difficult).
Anyway I wanted to say thank you again, I may not have responded but I was definitely thinking about this message a lot. Thank you for your support and kind words, you’re super-awesome!
TF fandom is definitely kind of a hostile place to be, especially if you hold opinions that challenge the greater fandom zeitgeist, and right now sort of withdrawing from it all has really been the safest and best option for me. That’s why I’ve mostly just been using Tumblr lately to post my own stuff, instead of reblogging and engaging in discussion or anything. It really is criminal the way dissenting voices get shouted down and bullied into silence, though.
Anyway, nonny, thanks again for your kind messages, and if you ever want to talk privately, let me know? I’m on AIM and Skype and I’m always happy to have someone new to talk TF with!