Reblog this if you pronounce “.gif” as “JIF.”
WE SHALL SEE WHICH ONE PREVAILS.
I know this is a difficult question for you but I don't know where else to go. As you probably know Eddplant uploaded a hardly-even-apologising video, deleting all negative comments. Hearing this happened I went on to Alex Day's channel to see that he had liked the video and I know these two youtubers are still kind of big and I'm really worried the video gets big and a larger audience is gained for ed because he does not seem sorry. Is there a way to report the video/should something be done?
Asketh - sheriockhomes
You know, very briefly there was a weak-willed part of me that didn’t want to weigh in on this for the sake of me and Ed’s old friendship, but when I learned that he’s not just deleting comments, but comments from his own victim, that’s not a luxury I’m affording anymore.
Ed was about the second person from YouTube to be publicly implicated in sexual abuse, and the first to try to come back (bearing in mind that the first person is now serving a prison sentence). He won’t be the last unless the community as a whole makes it clear that this is not an okay thing to do.
First thing’s first: DON’T WATCH. Literally do not even consider going to his or any of their channels to fuel your morbid “gottaseethis” curiosity over the ~drama~. I haven’t watched the video, instead getting my info from everywhere and everyone else. Even if you want to leave a negative comment, don’t, fuck it, you’re adding to an algorithm and he’s deleting them anyway. A view is a view, and the ability to thrive on controversy is what causes shit like this to happen all the time. Do not be responsible for those numbers climbing.
Secondly: There are and will be other YouTubers misguidedly aiding in any attempts at a comeback. DON’T LET THEM. Remove your support for anyone who appears to be facilitating the return of a known abuser; be it through liking/sharing their videos, promoting them or even (heaven forbid) collabing with them. Unsub and unfollow that person, let them know why. Let them know they’re fuelling a poisonous environment that will spread to their own audiences, and you want no part of it. Zero tolerance.
Lastly: Do not buy into any “everyone deserves a second chance” crap. So many people spout this like it’s an instantly redeeming Hail Mary but it’s just not a thing. Yes, almost everyone deserves the opportunity to improve themselves and start over, if they are willing and understand their transgressions; but when you burn your house down, you don’t sit in the ashes and try to piece them back together. You find another house.
Ed and all the others need to find somewhere else to rebuild their lives, because they have no place trying to shoehorn themselves back into a space where all the people they affected are still around and have been attempting to put it behind them, only to have their assailant shoved back in their face and mind with a “welcome back” pat on the shoulder.
The bravery of these young women in coming forward with their stories will mean absolutely nothing, if we aren’t prepared to continue listening to them and consider their feelings the entire way. The policy I adopted during this whole process is “no forgiveness until the victims* are satisfied” and will be sticking to that.
Also, sidenote: YouTube comments can be deleted, but tweets and Tumblr tags can’t. You have your tools. Don’t let people forget.
*victim is a bit of a blanket term and many people aren’t comfortable with it, but for lack of a better term I’m trying to be concise.
Writing with Color: Description Guide - Words for Skin Tone
We discussed the issue of describing People of Color by means of food in Part I of this guide, which brought rise to even more questions, mostly along the lines of “So, if food’s not an option, what can I use?” Well, I was just getting to that!
This final portion focuses on describing skin tone, with photo and passage examples provided throughout. I hope to cover everything from the use of straight-forward description to the more creatively-inclined, keeping in mind the questions we’ve received on this topic.
So let’s get to it.
S T A N D A R D D E S C R I P T I O N
B a s i c C o l o r s
Pictured above: Black, Brown, Beige, White, Pink.
"She had brown skin.”
- This is a perfectly fine description that, while not providing the most detail, works well and will never become cliché.
- Describing characters’ skin as simply brown or beige works on its own, though it’s not particularly telling just from the range in brown alone.
C o m p l e x C o l o r s
These are more rarely used words that actually “mean” their color. Some of these have multiple meanings, so you’ll want to look into those to determine what other associations a word might have.