I sincerely apologize for spamming you all with the Hamilton fanfic controversy, but it’s really giving me so much strength. It’s been a while since we’ve had the kind of scandal that only Tumblr can provide (like the person who robbed graves; the person who mailed their toe to another person so they could make a necklace of it; etc). This scandal is just so fucking good, you know? White American college girl pretends to be a nonbinary Chinese-Pakistani Muslim human-trafficking survivor AND their American WOC wife and they live in India??? And they suffered a miscarriage? And they both have HIV? All so she can scam people out of money and amass kudos on Archive of Our Own for her Hamilton HIV fanfic? And she does this for YEARS? And the person who uncovered it is doing it for revenge because the fake-HIV-fanfic writer made them delete a fanfic about Lin-Manuel Miranda and Thomas Jefferson as cannibal mermaids performing oral sex and unironically accused them of gentrifying cannibalism??? I mean, this shit is fucking gold.
you can’t…… you can’t just…… put words together and force them to form a coherent paragraph….. you’re playing god here
I hate every single thing that led to me reading these words in this order with my own two eyes
I saw this mentioned elseweb and had to do a search and…um.
The frosting on this bizarre dramacake is the posts I ran into claiming that someone building an elaborate multi-person fake identity (and also asking for and taking donations as part of that fake identity/identities) is all the fault of Tumblr’s toxic culture making this person afraid to write their fic as themself and I’m like, somehow I don’t see a straight line there? “I might get called out, I’m going to have to do this really elaborate and racist fake identity shit plus also scam money from people to pre-emptively prevent that!” I mean, really? That’s…that’s not a thing an ordinarily well-meaning person would do in that situation, you can’t lay all of that at the doorstep of Tumblr callouts. I’m side-eyeing the folks who think that’s a reasonable conclusion to draw.