July 24th, 2009

asleep at mal 9/09

fer fucks sake...

sci-fi fandom fails again...

Bingo! RaceFail, LGBTQFail & Misogyny all in one small act of fannish cluelessness

A few clueless slashers fetishize real queer people while throwing in fun sides of racism and misogyny:

http://community.livejournal.com/newtrekslash/268981.html
http://www.seetreklove.com
http://www.seetreklove.com/forums/showpost.php?s=e39b6284f12358bc55546e23865c5597&p=2608&postcount=15

THIS IS WHAT FAIL LOOKS LIKE.
(from http://rm.livejournal.com/1674195.html)

and a simple, eloquent follow up... http://karnythia.livejournal.com/1319501.html

and my response to karnythia's post and a comment from bay_bus_rider

"Are these people really confusing their squee for some kind of civil rights struggle? What BS. The insulting MLK comparison is just icing on the cake."

This is the part that really gets me - almost any positive LGBT portrayal of a featured character in ST would be awesome, but Kirk/Spock? I just can't see it, nor from Kirk's behavior at the Academy or his reaction to Spock/Uhura does it feel like it would fit his character (come on - he's a bit of a misogynist ass in the film, as he was in TOS), and Spock is obviously in a relationship already.

What is it with fandom and the sense of entitlement it seems to breed? I've been reading and watching sci-fi for 35 years now, but never knew about fandom until maybe the last five years, and I honestly find so many of the attitudes appalling - didn't your parents teach you how to behave in public? Don't you realize how insulting this crap is, not to mention how degrading to those of us who do? The creators/writers/actors/etc are NOT your bitch.

oh, and this post too... http://telesilla.livejournal.com/776157.html - see the added lesbians don't count because they're more socially acceptable link at the bottom too