There’s a new blog on the block which professes to be about criticizing bad writing….but which is more about bashing and shaming authors who write ships and kinks that the blog-author does not approve of.
There’s even a drinking game to go with it.
This kind of behaviour is nothing new from the blog author, who is known for cyber-bullying people they don’t like.
The good news is:
So if you know anybody whose fic got bashed there, please don’t hesitate to let targeted authors know.
Here’s a template you can use:
There’s a blog on tumblr that has the sole purpose of bashing fic and kink-shaming people, and I’m sad to say that you got featured on that blog: http://badwolffiction.tumblr.com/
The good news is, a LOT of people have spoken up against this kind of thing: http://andarthas-web.tumblr.com/post/68851901955/von-gelmini-myshippersheart-j2asndh
and, according to the blog author, you only need to leave a comment, and they will take their spiteful post down: http://badwolffiction.tumblr.com/behindthemadness
Also, if you can, leave some kudos and maybe a few friendly words for the affected author.
After such a bit of nasty toxicity from the fringes of fandom, they can probably do with a bit of kindness.
Yeah, making it a drinking item that the person mentions they are a new writer? That’s pretty mean. And when behaviors are only critiqued if they involve specific characters? This isn’t criticism, this isn’t constructive, it is purely insulting something you don’t like, flaming new writers. And who the hell would submit themselves to it? The only people who wouldn’t ask their stuff to be taken down are going to be those who don’t know it is there.