I think one of the longest running jokes I’ve ever been a part of is the one where the movie studio and Eoin Colfer officially announce they’re making an Artemis Fowl movie, again, and then just straight-up don’t ever make one
I have friends who’ll ask me about whether or not I’m excited for the Artemis Fowl movie and then we’ll just start laughing
woah they’re making a movie what.and NO ONE HURT S RAPTORIFIC NO
Wow, I really super dislike the individual people who insisted on talking to me (very much against my will) about Artemis Fowl tonight. Like, I dislike them as people, because they went ahead and ruined my night, by:
Bull-shit do you care about what’s triggering and damaging to mental health. You motherfuckers spent all night actively making sure I had as shitty a night as possible, triggering a manic episode in the process, because I talked about something you were tired of hearing about where you could hear it.
Fuck off entirely. Seriously, the Artemis Fowl fandom was, for a really long time, something that I took pride in being a part of, but in one night, the Artemis Fowl fandom on tumblr has managed to turn every ounce of that pride into contempt. You assholes are so toxic and vile that I’m starting to remember why I’d be okay with them never making a movie, because I knew it would make horrible human beings like you come out of the woodwork.
If you sent me messages of support tonight, you and I are cool. However, the rest of the people who continued to harass, threaten, and send hate speech to me tonight have really shown me how necessary it is that the discussion on Holly’s skin color must continue, much more passionately, at least through the release of the movie, and that the feelings of the people who spent the night verbally abusing me aren’t worthy of consideration.
Asked by iwasabrokenboy
Hey! Thank you, I appreciate your politeness.
However, I take issue with a few of the things here:
I don’t respect the opposite party’s opinion, because their position is that other people’s opinions upset them and that other people should take extra care to hide it from them even though they have no intention of making the slightest effort on their end to avoid seeing them. It’s incredibly disrespectful. I respect their right to have an opinion, but I don’t respect their opinion and I have no intention of letting this go without an apology.
Asked by lizziethemagical
"discussing whitewashing in the upcoming film"? Uh, unless you have some inside knowledge, they haven’t announced a cast, which means there is no whitewashing because they don’t even have the actors yet.
Tagging it “whitewashing” doesn’t block all posts about whitewashing, because you can still click the link that says “show this post anyway.”
Also, xkit doesn’t work for everyone because you have to download the software.
If you blacklisted the word “whitewashing” or my URL, you’d be doing everyone who wants to talk about this without having to go out of their way for your benefit a huge favor, which would make you a good person.
Do you see how you are asking me to make accommodations for you that you refuse to make for me?
The point is, I’m already going out of my way by tagging it “whitewashing” so you can blacklist it. If you’d prefer, I can tag the posts with something else, like “whitewashing artemis fowl,” but if that doesn’t work for you, you could:
I promise that if you blacklist me or use the ignore button, that’ll be the end of our interactions. Don’t start shit, won’t be shit.
As for that last bullshit comment, you got me, I meant to say potential whitewashing, because the time to make a fuss about this is before they cast the film. Wait until after the cast list is revealed, and it’s too late.
Asked by lizziethemagical
I’ve begun to tag my posts on the subject with “whitewashing.” If you blacklist the word “whitewashing,” you won’t see the posts. I’m not putting anything under a read-more because then the people who don’t have a problem with it have to go out of their way to see it, even though no effort whatsoever is required of the people who do have a problem.
Seeing me mentioning it gives you panic attacks. It’d be unfair to ask me to stop talking about it or to hide my posts under a read more. There is a solution that allows the people who have the problem to not see me talking about it, the people who don’t have a problem can see the posts just fine, and I don’t have to stop posting or hide my posts under a read more. It’s me tagging the posts with “whitewashing” and you blacklisting the term “whitewashing.”
I’ll remind you that no part of this is my problem, and if you’re unwilling to accept a solution that gets rid of the problem entirely, I can’t be expected to meet you more than halfway to solve it for you.
Asked by lizziethemagical
Are you fucking serious with this? How dare you?!
"The fact that people are arguing about this depresses people!" Well, guess fucking what. The fact that people are unwilling to have this conversation makes me depressed, as does the fact that strangers are coming onto my posts and into my ask box to tell me not to talk about something I’m passionate in a public space, and if I must, hide my opinions.
And as someone who spends every minute of their life crippled by mania, depression, anxiety and a whole host of other symptoms of my mental illness, how dare you use my language to tell me not to talk about something I care about? You have the nerve to tell me I’m supposed to sacrifice my own mental well-being for the benefit of someone else?
Because that is what you’re asking me to do. It hurts me to be unable to express the things I’m passionate about and it hurts me to need to go out of my way to hide them from people who refuse to meet me halfway and maybe blacklist a few things to make sure they don’t see the things that trigger them. What you are asking is unfair, and I won’t do it.
What I will do is tag my future posts on the subject, including this one, with “whitewashing,” so that if you don’t want to see them, they’ll be caught by your blacklist. I will not keep any posts about Artemis Fowl out of the tag, and I will not put them under a read more. That means I’ve met you halfway. If you’re willing to make up the other half, then we won’t have any problems.
Yeah, that post is right. It is time to stop talking about Holly’s skin, because there is no room for discussion.
Holly’s skin is brown. That’s it. That’s the only correct answer. The books explicitly describe Holly’s skin as brown. The actress who plays her should have brown skin. That’s it. That’s the only correct answer.
This isn’t a debate. Holly’s skin is explicitly, indisputably brown. That’s all. There isn’t another valid side to this argument. If you’re arguing against that, then your argument doesn’t have a leg to stand on, because in the books she is explicitly stated to be brown-skinned.
If the actress playing Holly has brown skin, then great, there’s no need to talk about it because they got it right.
If they cast a white actress as Holly, though, then you had better strap the fuck in because we haven’t even begun to talk about Holly’s skin color.