To all who watch me or visit my page, be aware that you are to treat others how YOU want to be treated! If I see anyone that breaks this rule, I'll give you a warning, and if you break it again, YOU WILL BE BLOCKED!! More info here
I'm so sorry for those who I haven't responded back to yet. Life's been really hectic and have been focusing on animating lately so if I haven't responded yet, I'm not ignoring you. I'm just very busy and haven't figured out a response yet but I will respond to you at some point.
That being said, thank you all for your wonderful support and for sharing your thoughts on this matter
(I'm probably gonna use more stamps for this entire journal entry because they'll help me explain things better)
So with the latest release of Bendy and the Ink Machine, Chapter 2, theories and general discussions about it have been sky rocketing all over the internet. However, something that I've constantly seen being brought up is how Bendy is becoming the next FNAF (and maybe UT but the former is mostly talked a lot). My response? Why do you guys keep comparing it to a different game entirely??
Yes they're both horror games but here's the difference:FNAF
- Sitting on your ass in your office/home
- Trying to survive til 6 AM
- Enemies are animatronics
- Absolutely no weapon to defend yourself
- Walking around in an old cartoon company
- Trying to figure out what's going on
- Enemies are ink blob monsters (so far)
- Hey look! They gave you an axe: a weapon!
- You can actually move around in this game
- Btw, it's only on Chapter 2
However, if it's one thing that I've seen people bring up constantly, it's mostly about the fandoms, preferably the bad ones. So far I've heard things like, 'Oh great, BATIM's fanbase is now FNAF.' 'There's another game ruined by the fandom.' 'This is gonna be the new FNAF, isn't?' 'Can we not have this get as bad as FNAF?' 'Welp, fandom's ruined, I'm out.'
My response to all this? Where the hell are these 'toxic' fans that ya'll keep talking about?
So far, I have seen almost none
of these fans that everyone has brought up. Instead, I've seen nothing but haters and complainers.
Whether it's about fans of the game, artists who draw Bendy as a human, makes gender benders, shipping, OCs, AUs, whatever, yeah, nothing but people complaining about it!
If there's anything that is toxic
within BATIM fanbase it's the haters and complainers!
Seriously, somebody could be doing something completely innocent and suddenly haters are getting at it because they don't want their precious game to be touched by such 'filth'
Look, I get it, you guys don't want the fanbase to get ugly but you're also not helping by trying to dictate others! In fact, you're making it worse
, so cut that shit out!
Besides, the only bad thing that I've heard about is the rule 34 shit but other then that, no rabid fans yet.
In fact, here's a stamp I came across recently and fully agree with it:
Copy/pasted a piece from the stamp's description:'While there are rabid fans that can be very nice, though annoying and unoriginal, I generally believe that all rabid haters are assholes.'
Which, again, I agree because I have heard stories and have actually SEEN
where haters have been downright rude
to others to the point where they tell that person to kill themselves
. Like...wow, really? You want someone to die because they drew/animated/wrote something you didn't like?
That's utterly pathetic
not to mention that ya'll are getting bent out of shape over a fucking ink blob
, actually no, OVER A GAME!
And the same could be said about other games to! I mean, Jesus Christ...here's more stamps:
(Well, game in this case, but you get the idea)
It's not gonna be the end of the world if the fanbase gets bad, which I'm sorry to be 'that guy'
but, it is. Once something starts to get popular, it starts to attract the good and the bad and it's gonna happen with Bendy whether you like it or not. The only thing that matters is if you let the fandom affect you. Me? Pfft, I don't give a shit;
If it gets bad, fine, whatever. I'll just sit in this burning house, not giving a single fuck, and go on about my merry way because if I let a fandom get to me, then it's essentially like bullying where I gave them power and showed them that they can continue to behave like this and make others leave if they don’t meet to their standards.
I mean, you're really going to tell me that you've stopped liking something because someone else ruined it for you? Someone you didn't even know?
And are you going to keep doing that with other things that you liked? Cause if you are, then you're probably better off not getting into anything.
I'm sorry but, it's a major
pet peeve when I hear people leave something because of a fanbase ruining it for them. Let me ask you this; do you like the game/cartoon/TV show/story/whatever? If the answer is yes, THEN WHO THE FUCK CARES ABOUT WHAT OTHER PEOPLE THINK!?
If you wanna leave something, leave on your own terms. Do not let the fans drive you out!
The same thing could be said about hating characters and stories:
Just ignore the rabid fans and enjoy the thing you're interested in and if you get someone constantly harassing you, here's a crazy idea; BLOCK 'EM!
<- This mostly refers to blocking those who have been harassing you and just being an utter dick. However, if someone gives you legit critique or advice about something and you block them? Eh, no.
And if said person is still harassing you to the point where it's escalating to death threats, take screencaps of the conversations and
(if it's been going on for several months) report it to the authorities!
Granted, ignoring doesn't always work, hell some are saying that ignoring makes it worse
, so maybe ignore isn't the right word to use. More like, take whatever you see in the fandom with a grain of salt and move on.
But of course, people will always
find ways to counter argue stuff like this, the popular one being, 'How can I ignore it when I see it everywhere?!'
Okay, how much do you wanna bet that you didn't even know
a certain thing existed until someone pointed it out? Or did you go looking
for it? If you did the latter, I'm sorry but, that's your fault
. Parroting a bit of what Sonicgirl1001
in one of her ramble vids, if you're going to go look for shit, you're going to find shit!
Here's an example that happened to me recently:
When I was clearing out my messages, I saw a Frisk and Chara model that looked really cute but accidentally clicked the 'x' button and deleted it from my messages. I quickly searched for it and, what do you know? THERE'S A BUNCH OF FRISK AND CHARA MODLES,
but I didn't complain about it because I wrote 'MMD Chara and Frisk'
in the search bar and got a bunch of it from the results. So if you don't want to see whatever it is, just don't go looking for it otherwise it WILL
However, yes, there are moments where something is actually shown everywhere, but depending on the site, I'm sure there's like some sort of safe search or filter that can make you see it less, or just avoid the internet entirely. Still when I see folks say this and use it to hate on something;
Cause it's not. When I see something that's possibly 'everywhere'
I click past it because there's no point. If anything the majority of what I see everywhere on any site is hate and it needs to at least simmer down.
More stamps to help me move onto another topic:
Really guys, there are things that are MUCH WORSE
then a rabid fanbase, which is why I cannot stand it when I see someone compare something to cancer:
CANCER IS A DEADLY DISEASE THAT
-depending on what type- EFFECTS YOUR BLOODSTREAM AND HAVE YOU GO THROUGH EXCRUCIATING PROCEDURES!
Random story but bare with me: I believe around October, my uncle was diagnosed with kidney cancer
, but thankfully the cancer miraculously stayed within the kidney (cause due to insurance, they wouldn't cover the operation so he had to wait until MARCH
to get it) and the doctors managed to remove the tumor, so he didn't have to go through the chemotherapy treatment. Meanwhile, my nana has a sister who was also diagnosed with cancer and wasn't so lucky so she now has to go through the chemotherapy procedure. Bottom line: STOP COMPARING FANDOMS TO A DISEASE THAT HAS KILLED PEOPLE!
You can sit there and explain as to why you would compare it, only for me to say 'Don't you dare compare it to a disease you have not gone through!'
because something tells me that if you've actually had cancer, it is FAR WORSE
than a fanbase and should be the LEAST
of your concerns. I don't have it therefore I don't compare it and neither should you.
Then there are people who compare the fandom to the fucking holocaust
, to which I point to this stamp:
Seriously, HAVE YOU NOT SEEN DOCUMENTARIES ABOUT IT?!
Millions of people have suffered
, were tortured
and had unspeakable things
done to them, not to mention, WERE KILLED! SO DON'T YOU FUCKING DARE COMPARE FANDOMS TO A TRAGIC EVENT LIKE THAT!
So in conclusion, the majority of this journal was to point out that there's been a lot of haters and complainers and ya'll need to calm down. Stop dictating others to do something that fits in your eyes, stop comparing it to other fanbases, hell, to other games, and please, for the love of god, STOP TELLING PEOPLE TO KILL THEMSELVES!
You may argue the whole 'freedom of speech'
thing but once you introduce a death threat
, first amendment goes right out of the window and you could get into serious trouble! Whether if you're 'joking'
or trying to run a satire blog/account, death threats are not
Just...here, have some more stamps:
And to fans, like myself, who like to obsess over things:
Because rabid fans aren't completely blameless in this ether...
Actually, one more thing to add to this long ass journal. I guess this is somewhat of a PSA thing;Stop saying that all FNAF/Undertale fans are autistic!
As someone who is on the spectrum herself, yes, I do love FNAF and may not be the best example because I'm 'proving'
their point but at the same time, I go to a school that focuses on helping folks on the spectrum and I know some of them who ether can't stand
FNAF or don't care
for it (the same applies to UT as well). Also, there are fans who are NOT
autistic and love the game, so knock it off:
Plus, when you say that all fans are autistic, are you implying that folks who are on the spectrum are stupid? Cause if you are, here are more stamps:
Now I can't speak for everyone but, me, personally, I always get very
insecure when I see someone insult people on the spectrum. I come off as extremely ditzy and I hate it because my brain can't understand things quicker like everyone else,
I have a hard time reading social cues, can't tell when someone's being sarcastic nor if they're joking, am too open about personal things, take things too literally, and am extremely sensitive. But when I went to a school that helped folks on the spectrum, I started to feel a bit better about myself because there are a lot of folks who are on the spectrum and are incredibly smart! Another thing that made me extremely happy was when I went to see Power Rangers and saw that one of the characters (spoilers) was on the spectrum because it told me that you don't have to be normal to be a super hero! We are not stupid
, we just learn things differently
than others at a different pace!
So when someone says that all FNAF/UT fans are autistic, first off, fuck you, second, even if there are fans on the spectrum, again, that doesn't mean we're stupid. Yes there are some who can be rude (trust me, I know a few at the school who are) but that doesn't apply to every single person on the spectrum!
Now what I'm about to say may sound like an excuse but I swear to god that I don't mean to make it sound that way (like the stamp said, I suck at explaining) but there are some
things that we can't
control/help. However, unlike those who would use it as an excuse, I try my best to find ways to at least cope with it, such as helping tools, asking people for help, doing research, talking about my problems with my therapist, double checking things before I jump to conclusions, and working on how to improve myself when I do something wrong. I do my very best not to use my disabilities as a crutch which is why I get hesitant to explain about certain things because of course people are gonna dismiss it as me using it as an excuse.
Yeah, hate to break it to you but, I don't like putting my disabilities on a pedestal and demand everyone to treat me like a special snowflake. If anything, I only talk about my disabilities to give people a heads up that I might not understand things right away. If I don't understand something, I ask for help. If I misbehave, I learn from it and do my best to not make that mistake again. Just because I have disabilities, it does not mean I get a pass to behave a certain way or use it as an excuse to get away with something. I'm just another person who's trying to understand how the world works just like you, I just learn things at a different pace. So for those of you who do use it to get what you want, stop it. And for those of you who make fun of it, also stop it.
...All this came from trying to talk about Bendy and the fandom, BRAIN WHY?? XD;; Jesus Christ, it was 12 PM when I started writing this... now it's 5:25 PM
"There's a hacker in dA!! He/She will hack your account and post pornoghaphic pictures, only if he/she hackes your account. If he/she finds out that you've posted this to a journal or on your page, he'll/she'll know what's going on and won't hack you. Please copy this for your safety to prevent your account being hacked.
This hacker writes in journals 'I hate you all, go die', and (s)he'll also remove your watches. I suggest you to copy this journal to warn your watchers. Spread the word!!! This hacker is going around and hacking into other people's accounts to block your friends so that your friends block you, get you in trouble, and could get you banned from deviantART!
I suggest you to change your password. Make a stronger one, to make the hacker's job harder!!"
I'll delete this once it's calmed down. I'm sure it's a hoax but better safe than sorry, right?