Why FCKH8 is NOT an Ally to the Queer Community
- That time they made fun of asexuality and diversity of the queer community in one fell swoop
- That time they became hypocrites about it to avoid being called acephobic (not to mention cissexist/ not trans* inclusive)
- That time they used misogyny to empower cis gay men, alienate lesbians, forget about bisexuality, and be cissexist about all forms of sexuality
- That time they stole ideas from queer charities to make a profit
- That time they stole ideas from bloggers to make a profit
- That time reviews show just how shitty they are at doing business anways
- That time they paralleled racial segregation to the gay rights movement because they are definitely the same thing
- That time they used stereotypes of Black women to render them into props
- That time they ignored gender neutral pronouns, cited religion as a reason for doing so, and harassed someone over it
- Basically all of the stuff folks are reporting on this tumblr I keep linking ya’ll to
They harass and disrespect people on their facebook page. They are actively cissexist, transphobic, asexual erasing, racist, sexist, and misogynist in order to sell shitty, overpriced t-shirts that they stole from charities.
So in other words, fuck fckh8.
(I understand that a lot of parodies of fckh8 have recently appeared on tumblr and other social network websites. As far as I am aware none of the links I have posted above are parodies, and are actually associated with fckh8.
If you notice any disparities, please let me know.)
Before you go adding an example of describing skin color using any of these to point out it sounds weird (it’s happened already), these are the OP’s tags: #but seriously guys the point is not to use these descriptions exactly #they’re just inspiration #i don’t expect you to actually say someone’s skin is ‘vintage red sunfire’ #although that would be pretty awesome
I highly encourage checking out the rest of the posts, too.
Thanks for that. My first draft came with an explanation that was terribly long-winded so I just decided to just delete it, which ended up not being very helpful at all.
So, yeah, the point is simply to start thinking of things in a different way in order to help strengthen your descriptions. (In addition to avoiding the icky skin = food thing that’s all too common.) Randomly telling your audience that a character you’re introducing has skin the color of a cellar door isn’t just absurd, it’s poor writing. Instead, show me an old woman caught in a room with strangers whose argument is growing increasingly frightening, who wants to slink away without being noticed so she creeps toward the door and then hesitates, worried the rusty hinges will give her away - she pauses for a moment to consider her options, resting her hand on the door, and we notice the way her large, arthritic joints remind us of knots in the door’s wood. Paint us a picture, don’t just give us the police report version. Similarly, if a ballet slipper makes you think of your own filthy, beaten up pair, that’s great. Show us every rip, every blood stain from grueling hours of practice, and then use that to describe a graceful, delicate character who’s just been through hell and has the marks to show it. Physical description isn’t just about finding the most precise word. It’s about showing the audience who your characters are.
ALSO: I forgot to mention that clicking on an individual picture will show you the relevant hex code.
who is up and would enjoy helping me decide a nsfw aspect of my fic?
…….if u do, inbox me and i’ll message you the question <3
MOST IMPORTANT REPLY OF THE NIGHT
on the one hand, i wanna read comics
on the other, fic?????????????????????????????
Hey tumblr… so you know how the block feature just doesn’t work right? Well, boy oh boy is it fucking up big time right now. (And yes, I do want this reblogged because this is fucking bullshit).
what browser are you using? i’ve seen like 3 ppl complain about this but i havent had any trouble with it
chrome based browser called comodo dragon
DOES ANYONE ELSE’S DASH LOOK LIKE THIS??????