Y’All Need to Come Get Your Friends

When your fandom is on fire, what do you do? Do you un-like, unfollow, mute, block, restrict, unsubscribe? Do you even notice? Do you fight in the comments? Do you swear the whole community off? Do you dig through the offender’s oldest posts and interviews to see the signs through a new lens? Do you finally read the IG caption since you probably just liked a pretty photo the first time around? Do you spend a day catching up on response videos? Do you take the time to educate yourself on why the bad thing they did was bad? I’m a huge fan of that first option because it’s easy, and I’m less likely to fall for their lies in the future when I question why I’m not already following them. If [by some miracle] I don’t identify with the marginalized group, I do that latter one as well.

I would say buckle up, but my words ain’t wild and this ain’t new.
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This Is Not A Year End Review, It’s Just A Tribute

I honestly don’t know where (or when) to begin. I was going to start with the glossed over reasons that prevented me from doing my monthly updates in October and November. Then, I was going to turn those excuses into a “Fall Wrap-up” (cough… Backyard Ren Faire). Then, it was mid-December, and I was firmly planted in a sea of “Have To Do Right Now” projects. Now, it’s the ascot end of December, time for a “Year In Review”, and I’m just sick to death of trying to sum up all that this year was.

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.”― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities
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