heres the thing: i really, honestly think that if youre an adult and youre going to inform a child that their opinion on something is harmful on tumblr
there is literally no excuse for doing it in the form of a reblog. message them privately if you absolutely feel that it is necessary for you to engage them and that you can conduct yourself in an appropriate and gentle way
i dont think its appropriate to publicly correct a young teenager or pre-teen, especially one who you do not have any kind of a relationship with, especially in a way that shames them and exposes their mistakes to a wider adult audience
like this is honestly the minimum expectation and i thought expecting adults not to gang up on teenagers was setting the bar pretty low but you guys keep doing it over and over again
#a while back I saw a post with a pretty ridiculous and ignorant claim about trigger warnings#in that sort of sjw way#I later learned that they had received thousands of death threats#this can’t be the best way to do this
Prof’s anecdote is the kind of thing that stops me from reblogging almost any “HAHA look how stupid the OP is” post I see on my dashboard. If said stupid OP post is largely harmless and I feel like the OP isn’t in jeopardy of being piled on by anon hate based on the content, I consider reblogging it, but otherwise I worry that I could potentially, indirectly cause something terrible to happen. That reblogged post links back to them directly. ”Well, they’re the one who said something stupid in the first place,” someone might say, but. I just…cannot hold young people responsible for Being Stupid In Public, not to mention it’s always felt like it just feeds into shaming culture. I don’t hold it against any of you individually if you reblog such posts, but personally that is where I stand, and I’ve been meaning to bring it up in some way or another for a while. I think it’s something worth considering.
I’m sorry if I’m overstepping any boundaries here, and I hope none of you take this as an attack. Please feel completely free to disagree with me, and regardless, use this wild and crazy website in the way you think is best.
A+ post, could not agree more. I’d like to include that no one should really do this to ANYONE regardless of age. I’ve seen far too many friends hurt because someone took something the wrong way, something was blown out of proportion, or just the typical tumblr culture took over and things were blown out of hand.
The message function is there for a reason, more people should us it.
Drawing your friends is weird.
Like, you have to pay more attention to their faces than usual, and you realize that they have features that are super great to draw and features that are super awful to draw and then you want to send them text messages like I LOVE YOUR EYEBROWS or FUCK YOUR BEARD.
The truest of words
Someone tell me it’s okay to delete all meme asks (written or drawn) I’ve ever gotten because I’ve kept them because I want to give people the answers/art because they took the time to send an ask, but just looking at them is stressing me out.
There’s too much to do and doing art for even those color meme things takes me 2-6 hours to do, averaging on 4 hours and I just CAN’T.