apprehensiveacolyte: (cass)
I make a post warning Tumblr's Autistic community about a Doctor Who charity anthology whose proceeds are being donated to an organization (Caudwell Children) that is directly harmful to us, and soon someone who knows the author decides that I’m making the post to slander THEIR friend, because I have some kind of vendetta against THEM.
No. I have literally never spoken to you in my life. I am not following you and you are not following me. I made that post to help people who are dear to me, not to harm anyone else. I wasn’t “calling out” the author– I was trying to warn my community about something that could and has hurt us. The author has nothing to do with this. He’s a middle man here– seeing as he has an Autistic son who I’m assuming he loves and wants the best for, he probably thinks he’s helping his son by supporting said charity. He’s not helping his son, but I’m assuming ignorance rather than malice in this situation.
Anyway, you want to buy the book, then buy the book. I’m sure the quack autism cure industry will thank you.
apprehensiveacolyte: (cass)

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  • First of all, if loving your home enough to not only rebuild it but improve it is romanticizing, then yeah, GT "romanticizes" Gallifrey. The classism and systemic problems in Gallifreyan society are something that has come up in almost every single group discussion we've had recently. One of our group's biggest inspirations is a Gustav Mahler quote that reads "Tradition is not the worship of ashes, but the preservation of the flame." The DWkin community thinks we're out there trying to Make Gallifrey Great Again or something, but that's not it at all-- we're trying to make Gallifrey better.
  • Second, GT doesn't "target" kin/fictives of the Master-- I do. And saying I "target" them is the most dramatic bullshit I've ever had the dishonor of hearing. I'm an Oakdown, and the Master is more or less my family. I always make it clear to them when I meet them: "This is who I am, this is who I have in my system, if that makes you uncomfortable you're more than welcome to never speak to us again and we won't judge you."
  • Third-- yes. Rassilon's here. He's quite a nice guy, too, despite what canon will have you believe. But once again, the anger they have towards GT in this case isn't about GT, it's about me, and it's bullshit. I do venerate Rassilon. I suppose you could call our relationship worship-- it certainly looks that way from a certain angle. But from a different angle, it looks like a platonic BDSM relationship. Neither angle tells the correct story. The correct interpretation is that I am fulfilling a very ancient and very specific role, the precedent for which was set long before I began my life on Gallifrey, much less here on earth. It's a role that I'm a little bit protective of, and it's hilarious that they'd think that the goal of GT is to indoctrinate everyone else into fulfilling it too.
  • Fourth? AUK abused me, NOT the other way around. And even if it was the other way around, I DO NOT SPEAK FOR ALL OF GT. I'm still recovering from the damage he did to my circadian rhythm, among other things. Which I could forgive him for, if he hadn't manipulated River in order to do it. You hurt me, fine, but you hurt my moirail and you're going down, son.

apprehensiveacolyte: (cass)
There's a HUGE difference between "I see myself as president of all Gallifreyans but no one else is obligated to see me that way and I would never act on that self-perception" and "I am definitely the rightful ruler of all Mandalorians and any Mandalorian fictionkin with any self-respect will bow to my authority or face trial by combat." But of course, only one of those things gets screencapped, and it certainly wasn't Darth Maul jacking off to his own perceived power.
apprehensiveacolyte: (cass)
Can Tumblr please stop making positivity posts that sound like moral defenses?

I see all these posts about how “(insert group here) is pure and good and soft uwu” but, like… anyone can be Not those things, no matter how marginalized they are or which demographic boxes they happen to tick.

If someone’s abuser was a bipolar trans boy, for instance, and they’re constantly bombarded with “bipolar trans boys are all good and pure uwu” then eventually the message that they’re going to get is “my abuse must not have happened/been as bad as I remember it, because my abuser was good and pure like all bipolar trans boys.” Bipolar trans boys, or East Asian lesbians, or Jewish Autistics, have the potential to be good people, by virtue of being people. But they also have the potential to be assholes.



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