tagging your hate for something with a tag that is browsed by people who like the thing your hating on is like going to someone’s birthday party, publicly announcing that that said person is a stupid doo-doo head, spitting in the cake, kicking the presents around, then walking out wondering why everyone’s so angry with you
i see this sentiment around more and more lately, and i am confused.
i got yelled at once for tagging a negative analysis of a character’s behavior with his name. that baffled me—is tagging assumed to be a declaration of love and support now? why? what does this imply about people who use the #hemorrhoids tag? at what point does critical analysis become ‘hate?’ a lot of people define ‘hate’ as any kind of negativity at all.
it all seems sort of subjective and unfeasible to me. i am suddenly not sure how nice or friendly i need to be before it’s ok for me to tag my posts accurately, and that’s a weird dilemma to be dealing with when the purpose of tagging is to sort things by topic.
i do not feel like having a contrary opinion, even if it hurts somebody’s feelings scrolling past it, is comparable to vandalizing their home and bullying them. going by tumblr standards, though, i’m a monster.
My name is Ali and I like Homestuck. I’ve just finished my John Egbert cosplay and I’m incredibly proud of myself. I’ve made a lot of great friends recently, and I wanted to share a very important thing about myself.
I’ve got a seizure disorder that’s classified as ‘epilepsy’. If you click the link you’ll find out that it means I have a lot of electrical misfires in my head that make my body and mind go wonky. My triggers are stress and light, and it depends on the day as to what sets it off.
Now. I’m going to share my medication with you.
This is Lamotrigine. The blue is 200mg, the peach is half a 100mg pill, and the white is a 25. I take two of the 200, a whole 100, and one of the 25’s, daily.
This is Zonisamide. It’s a 50mg capsule, and I take 3 at night. Both these types of pills are anticonvulsants.
This is Verapamil. It’s a blood pressure medication that my doc prescribed to keep away the migraines brought on by my seizures.
this is my night dose. Watch as I take it.
it’s gross. bleeeeeh
This is my morning dose. Easier but still nasty as shit.
These are my goggles. I use them to read homestuck. They darken the world and make the gifs easier to see.
This is how I know to put my goggles on.
Now, to the meat of the matter. I’m asking you all, my followers and friends, to please tag anything that flashes, flickers and strobes. I’m not always wearing my goggles, so I don’t always have protection from dangerous images. Every time I have a seizure, I suffer, both brain damage, and the potential to have a bigger one.
And I’m not the only Homestuck fan that suffers this way. It’d be great if you made it a practice to tag LE gifs as ‘epilepsy warning’ or ‘flashes a lot’. These things are sweet words that protect me, and others, that prevent us from being ill.
Thank you in advance.
btw: portal fandom. This is directed at you too. Fuck. today has been a bad day on my dash. GDI
signal motherfucking boosting
Tag your shit, guys, it doesn’t take much effort and it’s good manners, could potentially save physical or psychological trauma
HEY HOMESTUCK FANDOM, THIS IS IMPORTANT
excellent post, passing it on.