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i wish there was a way in AO3 to filter out fics which EXCLUSIVELY fit a single category
like iʼm fine with M/M fics but i donʼt want to read an EXCLUSIVELY M/M fic because as a lesbian i am generally not interested in either of the guys and then get bored with it lol
and you can filter out M/M but that will also filter out all the fics with like, the entire gay rainbow happening, so
need to get back on my “if millions of people love a thing, it is probably because it is meaningful in some way” train tbh.
if you donʼt find meaning in a thing, you can either accept that fact, or work to change your perspective so that you approach the work in the way that others do.
you can also find meaning in it, but find that meaning to be outweighed by other factors, or ultimately self‑defeating in some fashion.
but you canʼt say itʼs not meaningful. that oneʼs not an option imo.
like if you say Zelda is a fundamentally conservative narrative about maintaining the stability of the current political regime because at least it is better than all-out fascism or widespread starvation and despair
i will look and you and say, “alright, but the themes provide so much more depth than that basic surface reading, so you shouldnʼt let that overarching narrative dominate your understanding of the series”
but at least youʼre not WRONG
if youʼre going to make a useless disparaging take critiquing a piece of media
(why would you; it helps nobody, and only gets others fired up defending this piece of media you supposedly hate, which does not in the least bit help it fade into obscurity)
at least make sure your useless disparaging take is CORRECT first, please?!?
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