If people ever look down upon you for crying for fictional characters, you should give them a gentle, pitying look and feel bad for them. If they’ve never cried for a fictional character, then they’ve never loved one (and what a joy that is). If they’ve never cried at a book, a movie, a piece of music, then they’ve missed one of the great pleasures life has to offer. Just because fiction does not contain things that are real doesn’t mean it doesn’t contain truth, and we find it through the alchemy of our tears. -Cassandra Clare.


Ok, i`m just feeling the need to addreshion this. This is not to a single person, it`s collectively and I mean it in the nicest way possible ok (calling us all out for the good of Tyler and Troyes sanity). Also that last tweet has been deleted by Tyler anyway. 

I think that the line has severely been crossed with the Troyler kiss, and I think it is time to leave the speculating to your friends, your blog without their tags, and even just to your own mind. I literally do not even give a shit about the kiss anymore (and I don`t think I really gave that much of a damn about it), if it happens, it happens because they want to, not because they feel like they are being forced to. And it was kind of a very broad promise that was made when we had reached $200,000.

So lets just all back off and leave them alone. Instead of tweeting/tagging them in stuff about the “kiss” how about you just tweet congratulations because hell, over 33,333 lives have been saved. You go Glen Coco, you go <3


Anonymous asked:

you are a pretentious prick who is also a transphobic piece of trash, go to hell

fishingboatproceeds answered:

There is so much of this stuff in my ask box, and most of it not even anonymous, but I don’t want to call out any particular user because I know they’ll then get a lot of hateful asks and the cycle will just continue.

First off, there’s a comma splice in your ask. I just have to let you know that, on account of how I’m a pretentious prick.

I hope that I’m not transphobic. I’ve been public and vocal in my support for the rights of trans people for years, and I’ve tried over the years to amplify trans voices, from T Cooper to Stephen Ira Beatty, rather than pretending to be able to speak for them. 

Look, I am a person, and I am not a particularly good one. I am screwed up and make a lot of mistakes. But I am not a piece of trash. I would imagine that you are also screwed up and make a lot of mistakes, but you aren’t a piece of trash either.

But it is still hurtful—very hurtful—to hear people call me a piece of trash. It just makes me sad to hear, the way I think it would make most people sad to hear. The certainty and lack of nuance in that characterization reflects a broader lack of nuance in online discourse these days that just bums me out. 


Stuff like this? It’s not activism. It’s hate mongering. 

And it’s not even correct. Just because you levy an accusation at someone doesn’t make you right about it.

This is the kind of stuff that will ruin the internet, if we let it. I hope we can get ourselves together and end this so we can have good things.