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Target, Tumblr, and Blog: moontouched-moogle: mushroom-just-one: which ones are the real mythbusters don鈥檛 ever talk to us or our sons ever again
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which ones are the real mythbusters


don鈥檛 ever talk to us or our sons ever again

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Chill, Cute, and Head: dombinic why do they always show cranberries in thos big pits n its implied its wet and possibly swimmable. do cranberries really grow like that. wh thetaobella You've never heard of The Bog? heartachedreamboy th the what heartachedreamboy #i forget some people dont understand massachusetts EACH ADDITION TO THIS POST MAKES MY BLOOD RUN COLD punkrorschach This is a cranberry bog (unflooded) it's how cranberries grow. Once they're ripe, the blog is flooded and the cranberries harvested. Basically by using big floaty things to round them all up and then scooping them out of the water. heartachedreamboy thank u. i hate it a little less but the horrible little man in my head is still screaming "BOG BODY BOG BODY BOG BODY", but i appreciate the education, bomberqueen17 oh here is a fun lil perspective on cranberry harvesting i never heard about anywhere else. the guy who owns the restaurant right down the road from the farm, who fries our chickens sometimes, is from Boston, with the strongest Boston accent ever, and in a former life before he started slinging reasonably priced barbeque and occasional organic chicken, he was a cranberry farmer. His farm was on the leading edge of kinda using organic/sustainable pest control methods, and one of the things that they did to keep insect damage down was that they encouraged wolf spiders to live in the cranberry field, to eat the bugs. This was all fine and good until they flooded the bog Now, you don't just like flood the bog and then go around it in a boat or whatever. No, you use hip waders to get in there and put the big floaty things where they go and get all the berries and such. Well when you're in the bog in hip waders, that makes you the tallest thing. Wolf spiders can swim a bit, but they don't like it, so they're, quite understandably, looking to climb out of the water onto a tall thing. So yeah the first interview question he always asked potential cranberry bog harvester hires was "are you cool with spiders?" "You'd be amazed," he said to us, shaking his head a little, "how many guys would just straight lie. Like, you think I'm asking you that question to be cute? Nah man you're gonna have like a hundred wolf spiders trying to climb your eyebrows, you gotta be chill, those wolf spiders are fellow employees. You really gotta be chill with spiders if you're gonna work a cranberry harvest." 129,044 notes The Berry Bog
Chill, Cute, and Head: dombinic
 why do they always show cranberries in thos big pits
 n its implied its wet and possibly swimmable. do
 cranberries really grow like that. wh
 thetaobella
 You've never heard of The Bog?
 heartachedreamboy
 th
 the what
 heartachedreamboy
 #i forget some people dont understand
 massachusetts
 EACH ADDITION TO THIS POST
 MAKES MY BLOOD RUN COLD
 punkrorschach
 This is a cranberry bog (unflooded) it's how
 cranberries grow. Once they're ripe, the blog is
 flooded and the cranberries harvested.
 Basically by using big floaty things to round them all
 up and then scooping them out of the water.
 heartachedreamboy
 thank u. i hate it a little less but the horrible little man
 in my head is still screaming "BOG BODY BOG BODY
 BOG BODY", but i appreciate the education,
 bomberqueen17
 oh here is a fun lil perspective on cranberry
 harvesting i never heard about anywhere else. the
 guy who owns the restaurant right down the road
 from the farm, who fries our chickens sometimes, is
 from Boston, with the strongest Boston accent ever,
 and in a former life before he started slinging
 reasonably priced barbeque and occasional organic
 chicken, he was a cranberry farmer.
 His farm was on the leading edge of kinda using
 organic/sustainable pest control methods, and one
 of the things that they did to keep insect damage
 down was that they encouraged wolf spiders to live
 in the cranberry field, to eat the bugs.
 This was all fine and good until they flooded the bog
 Now, you don't just like flood the bog and then go
 around it in a boat or whatever. No, you use hip
 waders to get in there and put the big floaty things
 where they go and get all the berries and such.
 Well when you're in the bog in hip waders, that
 makes you the tallest thing. Wolf spiders can swim a
 bit, but they don't like it, so they're, quite
 understandably, looking to climb out of the water
 onto a tall thing.
 So yeah the first interview question he always asked
 potential cranberry bog harvester hires was "are you
 cool with spiders?"
 "You'd be amazed," he said to us, shaking his head a
 little, "how many guys would just straight lie. Like,
 you think I'm asking you that question to be cute?
 Nah man you're gonna have like a hundred wolf
 spiders trying to climb your eyebrows, you gotta be
 chill, those wolf spiders are fellow employees. You
 really gotta be chill with spiders if you're gonna work
 a cranberry harvest."
 129,044 notes
The Berry Bog

The Berry Bog

Af, Books, and Crying: ti skerb Retweeted Shan AF RJ mesa 15 - AF SP mesa 71 @ShanaBRX Jun 14 Fuck everyone who whines about ao3 News All News May 2019 Newsletter, Volume 135 Published: Thu 13 Jun 2019 01:03PM 03 Comments: 4 Recently, the Archive of Our Own has received an influx of new Chinese users, a result of tightening content restrictions on other platforms. We would like to extend our warmest welcome to them, and remind everyone that our committees are working to make AO3 as accessible as possible in languages other than English Read more... 20 t 2.8K 6.4K Show this thread wetwareproblem: wrangletangle: zoe2213414: eabevella: naryrising: You can read the post here聽for more info, but I wanted to just add a bit about what this entails from my POV, on the Support team.聽 Somewhere between 录 to 1/3 of all our tickets last month were in Chinese (somewhere upwards of 300 out of 1200 or so), almost all from users just setting up their accounts or trying to find out how to get an invitation.聽 A lot of the tickets are what I鈥檇 characterize as聽鈥渋ntro鈥 tickets - they say hi, list favourite fandoms or pairings, or provide samples of fic they鈥檝e written. Although this isn鈥檛 necessary on AO3, this is not uncommon in Chinese fandom sites that you have to prove your credentials to get in (in fact it wasn鈥檛 uncommon in English-language fandom sites 15-20 years ago).聽 We respond to all of these tickets, even the ones that just say hi.聽 We check whether the user has managed to receive their invite or get their account sent up, and if they haven鈥檛, we help them do so.聽 This means taking every single ticket through our Chinese translation team twice, once so we make sure we understand the initial ticket, and then again to translate our reply.聽 This is a challenging process, although we鈥檝e found ways to streamline it and can normally get a reply out pretty quickly (like within a few days).聽 We do it because this is part of why AO3 exists in the first place - to provide a safe haven where users can post their works without worrying about censorship or sudden crackdowns on certain kinds of content.聽 We do it because this is important, and helping these users get their accounts and be able to share their works safely is why we鈥檙e here.聽 We hope that we鈥檒l be able to help as many of them as possible.聽聽 There have been a few (thankfully few, that I鈥檝e seen) complaints about these new AO3 users not always knowing how things work - what language to tag with, or what fandom tags to use, for instance.聽 To this I would say: 1. Have patience and be considerate.聽 They are coming to a new site that they aren鈥檛 familiar with, and using it in a language they may not be expert in, and it might take a while to learn the ropes.聽 You can filter out works tagged in Chinese if you don鈥檛 want to see them.聽 Or just scroll past.聽聽 2. You can report works tagged with the wrong language or the wrong fandom to our Policy and Abuse team using the link at the bottom of any page.聽 This will not cause the authors to聽鈥済et in trouble鈥 (a concern I鈥檝e heard before, as people are reluctant to report for these reasons).聽 It means the Policy and Abuse team will contact them to ask them to change the language/fandom tag, and if the creator doesn鈥檛, they can edit it directly.聽 If you remember Strikethrough or the FF.net porn ban or similar purges, please keep them in mind and consider that these users are going through something similar or potentially worse.聽 This is why AO3 exists.聽 We are doing our best to try and help make the transition smooth.聽聽 I am a Taiwanese and I鈥檇 like to put some context behind the recent influx of China based AO3 users. China is tightening their freedom of speech in recent years after Xi has became the chairman (he even canceled the 10 years long term of service of chairman, meaning he can stay as the leader of China as long as he lives鈥揾e has became a dictator). They censor words that are deemed 鈥渟ensitive鈥, you can鈥檛 type anything to criticize the chinise government. Big social media platform won鈥檛 even post the posts containing sensitive words. You don鈥檛 have the freedom of publish books without the books being approved by the government either. To disguise this whole Ninety Eighty-Four nightmare, they started to pick on the easy target: the women and the minorities (China is getting more and more misogynistic as a result of the government trying to control their male population through encouraging them to control the female population through 鈥渃hinese tradition family value鈥 but that鈥檚 another story). Last year, the chinese government arrested a woman who is a famous yaoi/BL novel writer named 澶╀竴 and sentenced her 10 years in jail for 鈥渟elling obscene publications鈥 and 鈥渋llegal publication鈥 (she鈥檚 not the only BL writer who got arrested. Meanwhile, multiple cases where men raped women only get about 2 years of jail time in China). It鈥檚 a warning to anyone who want to publish anything that鈥檚 鈥渘ot approved鈥 by the government that they can literally ruin you.聽 Just recently the chinese government 鈥渃ontacted鈥 website owners of one of their largest romance/yaoi/slash fiction sites 鏅夋睙 and announced that for now on, for the sake of a Clean Society, they can鈥檛 write anything that鈥檚 slightly 鈥渙bscene鈥. No sex scene, no sexual interaction, they can鈥檛 even write any bodily interaction below neck (I鈥檓 not kidding here). But that鈥檚 not their actual goal. They also listed other restriction such as: can鈥檛 write anything that鈥檚 about the government, the military, the police, 鈥渟ensitive history鈥, 鈥渞ace problems鈥, which is鈥 you basically can鈥檛 write anything that might be used as a tool to criticize the government (as many novels did). This recent development really hurt the chinese fanfic writers. They can鈥檛 write anything without the fear of being put on the guillotine by the government to show their control. Most of them don鈥檛 even think that deep politically, they just want to write slash fictions. But there are no platform safe in China, that鈥檚 why the sudden influx of chinese users to AO3. I bet it won鈥檛 be long before AO3 got banned in China, but until then, be a little bit patient to them. As much as I hate the chinese government, I pity their people. I鈥檓 crying so loud鈥s a Chinese, you don鈥檛 know how your kindness meant to us. When I鈥檓 young, I read 1984, and I thought this story is so unrealistic, but now, it鈥檚 getting tougher and tougher for fanfic and the writer in China. Thank you ao3. Thank you for the people who care about Chinese people. (hope I didn鈥檛 spell anything wrong) The OTW鈥檚 account on Weibo, the biggest Chinese social media site, is constantly fielding questions from Chinese users about how to get invitations, how to post, all of it. Chinese fans deeply want to learn how to use AO3. The difference between Lofter鈥檚 posting system and AO3鈥瞫 is perhaps even wider than the gulf between Tumblr and AO3. But imagine if you had to navigate across that gap in a language you didn鈥檛 speak, using translation programs that don鈥檛 understand fan terminology. This is exactly what the AO3 was built to deal with. We just didn鈥檛 get a chance to get the internationalization done first, so things may be bumpy for a while. We are all part of fandom, so let鈥檚 take care not to leave anyone out. Just in case it isn鈥檛 clear to anyone? This. This right here is precisely why the AO3 doesn鈥檛 police content or remove things that are icky or obscene. Because it鈥檚 not you who defines what鈥檚 obscene. It鈥檚 the authorities.
Af, Books, and Crying: ti skerb Retweeted
 Shan AF RJ mesa 15 - AF SP mesa 71 @ShanaBRX Jun 14
 Fuck everyone who whines about ao3
 News
 All News
 May 2019 Newsletter, Volume 135
 Published: Thu 13 Jun 2019 01:03PM 03 Comments: 4
 Recently, the Archive of Our Own has received an influx of
 new Chinese users, a result of tightening content restrictions
 on other platforms. We would like to extend our warmest
 welcome to them, and remind everyone that our committees
 are working to make AO3 as accessible as possible in
 languages other than English
 Read more...
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wetwareproblem:
wrangletangle:

zoe2213414:

eabevella:

naryrising:

You can read the post here聽for more info, but I wanted to just add a bit about what this entails from my POV, on the Support team.聽 Somewhere between 录 to 1/3 of all our tickets last month were in Chinese (somewhere upwards of 300 out of 1200 or so), almost all from users just setting up their accounts or trying to find out how to get an invitation.聽 A lot of the tickets are what I鈥檇 characterize as聽鈥渋ntro鈥 tickets - they say hi, list favourite fandoms or pairings, or provide samples of fic they鈥檝e written. Although this isn鈥檛 necessary on AO3, this is not uncommon in Chinese fandom sites that you have to prove your credentials to get in (in fact it wasn鈥檛 uncommon in English-language fandom sites 15-20 years ago).聽 We respond to all of these tickets, even the ones that just say hi.聽 We check whether the user has managed to receive their invite or get their account sent up, and if they haven鈥檛, we help them do so.聽 This means taking every single ticket through our Chinese translation team twice, once so we make sure we understand the initial ticket, and then again to translate our reply.聽
This is a challenging process, although we鈥檝e found ways to streamline it and can normally get a reply out pretty quickly (like within a few days).聽 We do it because this is part of why AO3 exists in the first place - to provide a safe haven where users can post their works without worrying about censorship or sudden crackdowns on certain kinds of content.聽 We do it because this is important, and helping these users get their accounts and be able to share their works safely is why we鈥檙e here.聽 We hope that we鈥檒l be able to help as many of them as possible.聽聽
There have been a few (thankfully few, that I鈥檝e seen) complaints about these new AO3 users not always knowing how things work - what language to tag with, or what fandom tags to use, for instance.聽 To this I would say:
1. Have patience and be considerate.聽 They are coming to a new site that they aren鈥檛 familiar with, and using it in a language they may not be expert in, and it might take a while to learn the ropes.聽 You can filter out works tagged in Chinese if you don鈥檛 want to see them.聽 Or just scroll past.聽聽
2. You can report works tagged with the wrong language or the wrong fandom to our Policy and Abuse team using the link at the bottom of any page.聽 This will not cause the authors to聽鈥済et in trouble鈥 (a concern I鈥檝e heard before, as people are reluctant to report for these reasons).聽 It means the Policy and Abuse team will contact them to ask them to change the language/fandom tag, and if the creator doesn鈥檛, they can edit it directly.聽
If you remember Strikethrough or the FF.net porn ban or similar purges, please keep them in mind and consider that these users are going through something similar or potentially worse.聽 This is why AO3 exists.聽 We are doing our best to try and help make the transition smooth.聽聽

I am a Taiwanese and I鈥檇 like to put some context behind the recent influx of China based AO3 users.
China is tightening their freedom of speech in recent years after Xi has became the chairman (he even canceled the 10 years long term of service of chairman, meaning he can stay as the leader of China as long as he lives鈥揾e has became a dictator). 
They censor words that are deemed 鈥渟ensitive鈥, you can鈥檛 type anything to criticize the chinise government. Big social media platform won鈥檛 even post the posts containing sensitive words. You don鈥檛 have the freedom of publish books without the books being approved by the government either.
To disguise this whole Ninety Eighty-Four nightmare, they started to pick on the easy target: the women and the minorities (China is getting more and more misogynistic as a result of the government trying to control their male population through encouraging them to control the female population through 鈥渃hinese tradition family value鈥 but that鈥檚 another story). 
Last year, the chinese government arrested a woman who is a famous yaoi/BL novel writer named 澶╀竴 and sentenced her 10 years in jail for 鈥渟elling obscene publications鈥 and 鈥渋llegal publication鈥 (she鈥檚 not the only BL writer who got arrested. Meanwhile, multiple cases where men raped women only get about 2 years of jail time in China). It鈥檚 a warning to anyone who want to publish anything that鈥檚 鈥渘ot approved鈥 by the government that they can literally ruin you.聽 
Just recently the chinese government 鈥渃ontacted鈥 website owners of one of their largest romance/yaoi/slash fiction sites 
鏅夋睙

and announced that for now on, for the sake of a Clean Society, they can鈥檛 write anything that鈥檚 slightly 鈥渙bscene鈥. No sex scene, no sexual interaction, they can鈥檛 even write any bodily interaction below neck (I鈥檓 not kidding here). 
But that鈥檚 not their actual goal. They also listed other restriction such as: can鈥檛 write anything that鈥檚 about the government, the military, the police, 鈥渟ensitive history鈥, 鈥渞ace problems鈥, which is鈥 you basically can鈥檛 write anything that might be used as a tool to criticize the government (as many novels did). 
This recent development really hurt the chinese fanfic writers. They can鈥檛 write anything without the fear of being put on the guillotine by the government to show their control. Most of them don鈥檛 even think that deep politically, they just want to write slash fictions. But there are no platform safe in China, that鈥檚 why the sudden influx of chinese users to AO3. 
I bet it won鈥檛 be long before AO3 got banned in China, but until then, be a little bit patient to them. As much as I hate the chinese government, I pity their people. 


I鈥檓 crying so loud鈥s a Chinese, you don鈥檛 know how your kindness meant to us. When I鈥檓 young, I read 1984, and I thought this story is so unrealistic, but now, it鈥檚 getting tougher and tougher for fanfic and the writer in China. Thank you ao3. Thank you for the people who care about Chinese people. (hope I didn鈥檛 spell anything wrong)

The OTW鈥檚 account on Weibo, the biggest Chinese social media site, is
 constantly fielding questions from Chinese users about how to get 
invitations, how to post, all of it. Chinese fans deeply want to learn 
how to use AO3. The difference between Lofter鈥檚 posting system and AO3鈥瞫
 is perhaps even wider than the gulf between Tumblr and AO3. But imagine
 if you had to navigate across that gap in a language you didn鈥檛 speak, 
using translation programs that don鈥檛 understand fan terminology.
This is exactly
 what the AO3 was built to deal with. We just didn鈥檛 get a chance to get
 the internationalization done first, so things may be bumpy for a 
while. We are all part of fandom, so let鈥檚 take care not to leave 
anyone out.


Just in case it isn鈥檛 clear to anyone? This. This right here is precisely why the AO3 doesn鈥檛 police content or remove things that are icky or obscene.
Because it鈥檚 not you who defines what鈥檚 obscene. It鈥檚 the authorities.

wetwareproblem: wrangletangle: zoe2213414: eabevella: naryrising: You can read the post here聽for more info, but I wanted to just add a b...

Facebook, Fast Food, and Food: Too Horny But Horny For Cuddling @SeitanSlut Ah yes. Explore a restaurant while waiters carry around hot food and beverages. A safe environment for a child to go unaccompanied. Slate @Slate 7h SLATE Our waitress told him to sit down. I'm angry she didn't speak to me before disciplining my kid. slate.trib.al/koyzfB5 lazy-cat-corner: giasesshoumaru: This is the full question and response in case anyone is curious. It鈥檚 awesome. Dear Care and Feeding, My wife and I and our 4-year-old son were out to dinner last week. It was a medium-nice restaurant, not fast food, but not super fancy either. My son is a normal, active little boy, and it鈥檚 hard for him to sit through a whole dinner, so we let him explore the restaurant a little. I noticed our waitress giving him the hairy eyeball, so we asked him to stop running. He was pretty good about it after that, but he did get underfoot when she was carrying a tray, and she spoke to him pretty sharply to go back to our table and sit down. I felt it was completely uncalled for, and she should have come and spoken to us personally instead of disciplining someone else鈥檚 child. I tipped 5 percent and spoke briefly to her manager, who gave noncommittal replies. My wife agrees with me, but when we posted about it on Facebook, we got a lot of judgy responses. 鈥擨t鈥檚 Hard for a 4-Year-Old to Sit Still Dear Sit Still, Yeah, this is your fault. It鈥檚 hugely your fault. Of course it鈥檚 hard for a 4-year-old to sit still, which is why people usually stick to fast-dining establishments while working on restaurant manners. It鈥檚 why one parent usually responds to a fidgety kid who wants to 鈥渆xplore鈥 by taking him outside the restaurant, where he can get his wiggles out while not taking laps around servers precariously carrying trays of (often extremely hot) food and drink. A kid 鈥渆xploring鈥 a restaurant is not a thing. When you did intervene, it wasn鈥檛 to get him back in his seat. It was just to instruct him to 鈥渟top running.鈥 You weren鈥檛 parenting, so a server did it for you. She was right. You were wrong. Your son is not ready to eat at a 鈥渕edium-nice鈥 restaurant again until he is capable of behaving a little better. You can practice at home. You can practice at McDonald鈥檚. You can try a real restaurant again with the understanding that one of you may need to take him out when he starts getting the urge to run an obstacle course. I doubt that you will do this, but I encourage you to return the restaurant, apologize to the manager for complaining about your server, and leave her a proper tip. Mend your wicked ways. And that鈥檚 the tea! It鈥檚 not complicated. Your wine glass is on your right Use the fork farthest from you and work your way in Watch your damn kids And tip your fucking waiters! Periodt!!!
Facebook, Fast Food, and Food: Too Horny But Horny For Cuddling
 @SeitanSlut
 Ah yes. Explore a restaurant while waiters carry around
 hot food and beverages. A safe environment for a child
 to go unaccompanied.
 Slate
 @Slate 7h
 SLATE
 Our waitress told him to sit down. I'm angry she didn't speak to me before
 disciplining my kid. slate.trib.al/koyzfB5
lazy-cat-corner:
giasesshoumaru:


This is the full question and response in case anyone is curious. It鈥檚 awesome.
Dear Care and Feeding,
My wife and I and our 4-year-old son were out to dinner last week. It was a medium-nice restaurant, not fast food, but not super fancy either. My son is a normal, active little boy, and it鈥檚 hard for him to sit through a whole dinner, so we let him explore the restaurant a little. I noticed our waitress giving him the hairy eyeball, so we asked him to stop running. He was pretty good about it after that, but he did get underfoot when she was carrying a tray, and she spoke to him pretty sharply to go back to our table and sit down. I felt it was completely uncalled for, and she should have come and spoken to us personally instead of disciplining someone else鈥檚 child.
I tipped 5 percent and spoke briefly to her manager, who gave noncommittal replies. My wife agrees with me, but when we posted about it on Facebook, we got a lot of judgy responses.
鈥擨t鈥檚 Hard for a 4-Year-Old to Sit Still
Dear Sit Still,
Yeah, this is your fault. It鈥檚 hugely your fault. Of course it鈥檚 hard for a 4-year-old to sit still, which is why people usually stick to fast-dining establishments while working on restaurant manners. It鈥檚 why one parent usually responds to a fidgety kid who wants to 鈥渆xplore鈥 by taking him outside the restaurant, where he can get his wiggles out while not taking laps around servers precariously carrying trays of (often extremely hot) food and drink.
A kid 鈥渆xploring鈥 a restaurant is not a thing. When you did intervene, it wasn鈥檛 to get him back in his seat. It was just to instruct him to 鈥渟top running.鈥 You weren鈥檛 parenting, so a server did it for you. She was right. You were wrong.
Your son is not ready to eat at a 鈥渕edium-nice鈥 restaurant again until he is capable of behaving a little better. You can practice at home. You can practice at McDonald鈥檚. You can try a real restaurant again with the understanding that one of you may need to take him out when he starts getting the urge to run an obstacle course.
I doubt that you will do this, but I encourage you to return the restaurant, apologize to the manager for complaining about your server, and leave her a proper tip.
Mend your wicked ways.


And that鈥檚 the tea! 
It鈥檚 not complicated.
Your wine glass is on your right 
Use the fork farthest from you and work your way in
Watch your damn kids
And tip your fucking waiters! Periodt!!!

lazy-cat-corner: giasesshoumaru: This is the full question and response in case anyone is curious. It鈥檚 awesome. Dear Care and Feeding, My...

Being Alone, Bad, and Family: NEW EPISODE CN CARTOETw I WAS TERRIBLE TO YOU. I LIKED TAKING EVERYTHING OUT ON YO.. beta-kindergarten: Because this is, for whatever reason being discussed again in the tags, here鈥檚 just another reminder to everyone, and especially to my fellow survivors who see themselves in Jasper: SU has /never/ been ambiguous regarding who was in control of malachite. It was undoubtedly Lapis up until SWI, and even then you could say she and Jasper were working together to fight the CGs. Abuse by definition NEEDS to have a power imbalance between the victim and abuser. Jasper was never allowed that power, while Lapis is always described as the one who was in control, therefore Lapis was the abuser and Jasper was the victim. Victims aren鈥檛 always good people. Jasper is very much a victim of circumstance, both from the war and from Malachite. Yes, she鈥檚 abusive, but towards the corrupted gems, and has yet to be given a chance to unlearn her toxic behaviors. She鈥檚 a messy victim, she鈥檚 aggressive and angry, and there are so many survivors who act like this; and guess what, they鈥檙e still victims. Having 鈥渦gly鈥 symptoms and feeling affection for your abuser does NOT make you the abuser of the relationship. It doesn鈥檛 undermine your abuse and certainly doesn鈥檛 justify it, no matter what vitriol this fandom tries to spew at you because you see Jasper as the victim. Abusers aren鈥檛 always going to be your enemy. They aren鈥檛 always going to be bigger than you, or physically stronger. They can be friends or family or 鈥渂each summer fun buddies鈥. They can be nice sometimes and absolutely terrible other times. And they can also have traumas of their own. This doesn鈥檛 change or excuse the fact that they鈥檙e abusive. Lapis is this kind of abuser. She was the one holding the chains, the one who acknowledges her own power (and fears being placed in positions of control because of it), and the one who regrets her decisions and is trying to stop being abusive. Frankly I don鈥檛 care about protagonist centered morality enough to even consider Steven鈥檚 point of view regarding Malachite. I don鈥檛 care what the CGs in the show have to say about the situation because regardless of how much of a 鈥渢errible鈥 person Jasper is, it鈥檚 presented clearly to us who was the one being held in chains against their will. I also cannot be bothered to care about your definitions of 鈥渓ashing out鈥 or, 鈥渟elf-blaming鈥. Lapis made her intentions painfully clear that this was for revenge and wanting to take out everything on someone. She doesn鈥檛 love the earth nor does she want to play nice with the CGs. So don鈥檛 even try to tell me this because I鈥檓 frankly just /tired/ of being reminded that you people don鈥檛 actually care about victims if our behaviors or coping mechanisms are 鈥渨rong鈥 to you. Also, of the 2 years that I鈥檝e been involved in this hell fandom I鈥檝e yet to see Jasper fans attack the inboxes or posts of Lapis fans to the same extent that the reverse has been done. Jasper fans don鈥檛 spread ugly rumors about Rebecca Sugar鈥檚 abuse history either, so it鈥檚 pretty ironic that WE鈥橰E the ones who condone abuse isn鈥檛 it? tl;dr: You鈥檙e honestly disgusting if you鈥檝e EVER tried to make a victim feel bad for liking Jasper, and I sincerely hope you grow up some day and learn that it鈥檚 not worth it to harm real people and survivors for the sake of a cartoon. And if you鈥檙e a victim who relates to Jasper, believe me when I say you aren鈥檛 alone and you aren鈥檛 a bad person. Keep doing you. 鉁岋笍
Being Alone, Bad, and Family: NEW EPISODE
 CN
 CARTOETw

 I WAS TERRIBLE TO YOU.

 I LIKED TAKING EVERYTHING OUT ON YO..
beta-kindergarten:

Because this is, for whatever reason being discussed again in the tags, here鈥檚 just another reminder to everyone, and especially to my fellow survivors who see themselves in Jasper:

SU has /never/ been ambiguous regarding who was in control of malachite. It was undoubtedly Lapis up until SWI, and even then you could say she and Jasper were working together to fight the CGs. Abuse by definition NEEDS to have a power imbalance between the victim and abuser. Jasper was never allowed that power, while Lapis is always described as the one who was in control, therefore Lapis was the abuser and Jasper was the victim.

Victims aren鈥檛 always good people. Jasper is very much a victim of circumstance, both from the war and from Malachite. Yes, she鈥檚 abusive, but towards the corrupted gems, and has yet to be given a chance to unlearn her toxic behaviors. She鈥檚 a messy victim, she鈥檚 aggressive and angry, and there are so many survivors who act like this; and guess what, they鈥檙e still victims. Having 鈥渦gly鈥 symptoms and feeling affection for your abuser does NOT make you the abuser of the relationship. It doesn鈥檛 undermine your abuse and certainly doesn鈥檛 justify it, no matter what vitriol this fandom tries to spew at you because you see Jasper as the victim.

Abusers aren鈥檛 always going to be your enemy. They aren鈥檛 always going to be bigger than you, or physically stronger. They can be friends or family or 鈥渂each summer fun buddies鈥. They can be nice sometimes and absolutely terrible other times. And they can also have traumas of their own. This doesn鈥檛 change or excuse the fact that they鈥檙e abusive. Lapis is this kind of abuser. She was the one holding the chains, the one who acknowledges her own power (and fears being placed in positions of control because of it), and the one who regrets her decisions and is trying to stop being abusive. 

Frankly I don鈥檛 care about protagonist centered morality enough to even consider Steven鈥檚 point of view regarding Malachite. I don鈥檛 care what the CGs in the show have to say about the situation because regardless of how much of a 鈥渢errible鈥 person Jasper is, it鈥檚 presented clearly to us who was the one being held in chains against their will. I also cannot be bothered to care about your definitions of 鈥渓ashing out鈥 or, 鈥渟elf-blaming鈥. Lapis made her intentions painfully clear that this was for revenge and wanting to take out everything on someone. She doesn鈥檛 love the earth nor does she want to play nice with the CGs. So don鈥檛 even try to tell me this because I鈥檓 frankly just /tired/ of being reminded that you people don鈥檛 actually care about victims if our behaviors or coping mechanisms are 鈥渨rong鈥 to you. 

Also, of the 2 years that I鈥檝e been involved in this hell fandom I鈥檝e yet to see Jasper fans attack the inboxes or posts of Lapis fans to the same extent that the reverse has been done. Jasper fans don鈥檛 spread ugly rumors about Rebecca Sugar鈥檚 abuse history either, so it鈥檚 pretty ironic that WE鈥橰E the ones who condone abuse isn鈥檛 it?

tl;dr: You鈥檙e honestly disgusting if you鈥檝e EVER tried to make a victim feel bad for liking Jasper, and I sincerely hope you grow up some day and learn that it鈥檚 not worth it to harm real people and survivors for the sake of a cartoon. And if you鈥檙e a victim who relates to Jasper, believe me when I say you aren鈥檛 alone and you aren鈥檛 a bad person. Keep doing you. 鉁岋笍

beta-kindergarten: Because this is, for whatever reason being discussed again in the tags, here鈥檚 just another reminder to everyone, and es...