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Glamaphonic

Glamaphonic, who is peri_peteia on LJ and used to be known as Rawles there, is an MSF who has been in many fandoms. She is also a long-time wanker who uses SJ rhetoric to defend her ships and attack other people’s ships. She is most notorious for:

 

  • being part of a clique of Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood fans who wrote Roy/Riza a certain way and were passive-aggressive about those who wrote it “wrong,” or who wrote about other issues in the canon in a “problematic” manner
  • claiming that Elementary is “problematic” because Moriarty is white, but that Star Trek: Into Darkness is flawless on gender and race issues because Uhura
  • claiming that Loki/Sif is more subversive of gender norms than Thor/Sif and thus morally superior
  • being a West/Allen shipper in Flash fandom who shits on pretty much all the other ships
  • harassing the actress Danielle Panabaker, who plays Dr. Caitlin Snow on Arrow and The Flash, on social media because they resent her being more popular than Candice Patton, who plays Iris West
  • using the term “klandom” to refer to fans she thinks are “racist” for not shipping what she thinks they should ship
  • claiming that shipping Stormpilot in Star Wars: The Force Awakens fandom was making Finn into a lighter skinned man's adjunct 

 
Glamaphonic is also the personal assistant to romance novelist Courtney Milan.

 

Meme has been discussing Glamaphonic since at least 2013. Here is an incomplete list of substantive comments or conversations in which she comes up:

 

  • Sep. 24, 2013: In a thread titled “Tumblrs/LJs/Blogs you hate-read?”, a nonny says“glamaphonic. wank-stirrer who loves to wonder why she gets anon hate after directly inciting wank and tagging hate. also has written seminal fics and become notorious in certain fandoms she later left, and now makes fun of people who associate her with those fandoms.
  • Sep. 26, 2013: A nonny says that Glamaphonic had great posts about Star Trek, but seemed to have gone off the deep end once she started posting on tumblr.
  • Sep. 26, 2013: A nonny confesses to checking out certain people’s Tumblrs just to see their occasional batshit. glamaphonic’s reactions are both entertaining and really annoying."
  • Nov. 7, 2013: A nonny askstentatively dipping my toes in sleepy hollow fandom and already i'm leery of glamaphonic. whats her deal? Many other nonnies reply, discussing her intolerance of disagreement with her opinionshow her Tumblr crowd has made her worse over the years (from a nonny who’s spent time with some of them IRL), her hypocrisy, and how she projects onto characters and resents fandom for not catering to her personal preferences, which usually involve white dude/WOC for western shows and movies.
  • Dec. 11, 2013: A nonny links to Glamaphonic's thoughts on Sleepy Hollow, and another replies...man, I wish that had been posted by anyone else but glamaphonic. Im so tired of her constant outrage over whatever shes into at the moment that I can’t stop myself from thinking ugh, shut up' even when she makes good points.
  • Dec. 22, 2013: Hypocrisy is a constant in fandom SJ. Let us never forget that time glamaphonic blasted Elementary for not having Moriarty be black (Joan is not nearly good enough) but not two weeks later furiously defended ST:ID because Uhura exists.
  • Feb. 9, 2014: glamaphonic … literally defends the nuTrek franchise to the death because UHURA IS SO FLAWLESS AND FIERCE, YALL.” Other nonnies discuss her hypocrisy, especially how she vented about “Cumberkhan” and was approvingly linked to by the Racebending tumblr, then posted this about two weeks later.
  • Jun. 27, 2014: Short thread about Glamaphonic’s role in the wanky Roy/Riza clique.
  • Aug. 6, 2014: Oh, shes totally seen the Star Trek film, but you forget the reboot isnt misogynist Because Uhura. Glamaphonic says so and we all know shes the bomb with this stuff.
  • Aug. 26, 2014:  In a thread titled “Past wanks you're curious about,” a nonny asksWhat's the deal with meme and glamaphonic? There’s a rehash of the Nov. 7 thread, plus some other replies. One is from a nonny who experienced a rash of Glamaphonic and her sycophants in Thundercats fandom c. 2011. Another states that shepretty damn passive-aggressive about her preferences, especially in ships, and its hard not to notice how much her shipping preferences factor into her arguments.
  • Oct. 3, 2014: More discussion of the Roy/Riza clique that  Glamaphonic was in, though the thread is mainly about other people in it.
  • Nov. 21, 2014: IME glamaphonic is one of those Tumblr users who will constantly use SJ rhetoric to make her favorite characters and ships seem like the more progressive choice, and will use the same rhetoric to declare that opposing ships and other characters are the Worst Ever. Sometimes she has good points, but more often than not, it gets buried under her fannish rage and her inability to consider other viewpoints. And sometimes the stuff she says just straight up makes no sense. (How is Loki/Sif more progressive and feminist than Thor/Sif, how?!) She wasn't nearly as bad about it when she was rawles on LJ, but when she switched over to Tumblr full time, she got exponentially worse.
  • Nov. 26, 2014: Long-ish thread mainly about Glamaphonic's wank in Flash fandom. Highlights:
    • A nonny notes that people gave her a pass for a while because she was bringing up legitimate race issues in fandom (bashing black canon love interests and the like) but honestly that is pretty clearly not her only motivation, because I have seen her wank hard over her ships where both parties are white, or both ships involve the same POC (Spock/Uhura is morally superior to Kirk/Uhura!)
    •  Another links in despair to Glamaphonic having gotten an ask requesting permission to include Caitlin Snow in gifs, in which the user censors the ship name “Snowb*rry”.
    • A third vents about Glamaphonic's headcanon for Sif/Loki: That it's morally superior because they buck gender norms. (But her fic has them acting in a very heteronormative way.) That poor Loki can be redeemed through care & understand. And Sif can be a big part of that because she's nurturing.
  • Dec. 13, 2014: Shipping for greater justice, that's what's going on. Wankers who are very aggressive about the pairings they ship (glamaphonic and company) have decreed anyone who dares shipping a pairing they've deemed unworthy (snowboring, and how they lovingly call the shippers 'SnowAsses') must be called out and taught the error of their ways. And they also hate olicity (or 'olicishit') because reasons. They froth at the mouth at any mention of snowbarry, pass links to any articles that mention snowbarry and then bomb the comments section with pro-westallen comments. Because they're convinced it's their sacred duty to make sure the CW isn't tempted to pull a janny or an olicity on them. The whole thing is very one sided.”
  • Dec. 14, 2014: In TYWAUa nonny confesses to having for the last few years been friends with someone widely considered a wanker on FFA... I never really shared a fandom with them, so my opinion was always that meme was kind of harsh on them. But recently we got into the same fandom, and there's a shipwar brewing, and . . . yeah. They are that bad. And I don't really know how to say as much to them without pissing them + our wider circle of friends off.  Surprise, the friend was Glamaphonic!
  • Jan. 7, 2015: In a thread titled “SJW's you can't stand,” a nonny offersBlackgirlsparadise and glamaphonic, they're just bullies who use the rest of fandom as punching bags. Their performative rage is so ott and ridiculous and I wish they'd just admit they only care about SJ issues as long as they can use them to be disgusting to fans of opposing pairings.”
  • Feb. 8, 2015: In a thread titled “Irritating Tumblr users,” nonnies vent about Glamaphonic, especially her hateboner for Snowbarry. I used to be friends with glamaphonic, and her getting into The Flash fandom is what killed it… she's exactly as bad as FFA always said she was. It also put me off watching the show entirely. 
  • Feb. 16, 2015: In a thread titled “Guess the Wanker,” nonnies complain about Glamaphonic's hypocrisy over what constitutes a “canon ship.” And how [i]f  you ship a rival pairing, she'll look for the best angle on how to prove you are a horrible shitty person who enjoys drowning puppies for a hobby.
  • Mar. 4, 2015: Glamaphonic is making drama out of someone posting you are not racist, homophobic and/or biphobic for not shipping a specific pairing’ in the westallen tag, so I assume nothing worse is happening. 
  • Mar. 31, 2015: [Courtney] Milan is forever tainted in my eyes because Rawles/glamaphonic is her assistant, and I not only can no longer take anything glamaphonic says seriously, I absolutely loathe her. What a horrendous wanker.  
  • Mar. 31, 2015: Glamaphonic opines that Barry and Iris didn’t cheat on their SOs, Eddie and Linda, becuase “[t]he moment Iris and Barry admitted that they are in love with each other, in their minds, their relationships with other people DISSOLVED. They just had no opportunity to tell Eddie and Linda yet because they were about to be overwhelmed by a tsunami.” NonnyI know. It's glamaphonic. But I am just WTF-ing at the idea that cheating isn't cheating because reasons.”
  • Apr. 15, 2015: In a thread titled “First impressions vindicated through meme,” a nonny shares a link to a Glamaphonic post in which she replies to anons challenging her assertion that Snowbarry is racist with, “It is as simple as this: I am right, children. You are wrong. You have no idea what the fuck you’re talking about and your parents should have raised you better, but I am not your mama and I have things to do in my life besides try to teach human decency to lost youths on the internet who don’t want to learn.” Another nonnyGeez, that is some high-level bile. I don’t care who Barrys with, but this might make me start shipping Caitlin/Barry just to spite glamaphonic.
  • Apr. 16, 2015: In a thread about Sherlock 221b Con Wank, a nonny asks about the early warning signs of toxicity in other fans, and Nonny who used to be friendly with glamaphonic provides a long, thoughtful comment about their experiences in that crowd and the lessons they've learned. Another nonny who was also in that crowd said they had similar feelings.
  • Apr. 17, 2015: Glamaphonic is discussed in a thread titled “Users Fandom is cursed to have.” Discussion covers how she’s gotten worse over timehow toxic shes made Flash fandom, how her fic about couples who subvert gender norms in canon actually supports gender norms, and how she liveblogged the movie Looper only a week before it came out without tags or warnings.
  • Apr. 17, 2015: Thread about how Westallen shippers, including Glamaphonic, were called out collectively on MTV for harassing Danielle Panabaker on social media, and how huffily they reacted on Tumblr.
  • Apr. 22, 2015: Glamaphonic needs to stop acting so goddamn condescending and stop pretending shes the only one who cares about Caitlin. Its like debbiechan and Orihime all over again. That would require glamaphonic to stop being herself or just fuck off our of fandom. /glamaphonic hateboner nonnie
  • Apr. 23, 2015: “Fandom Venting” thread in which a nonny complains about shippers who try to mask their hate for a character and a pairing as concern and try to force this narrative that they care more about the character than people who call themselves fans because they dont ship that rival pairing that breaks their otp. And the only reason they spend so much time criticizing the character and antagonizing her fans is because they care so much and are the only real fan that character has. And those long screeds they write about how if you really cared about that character as much as they do, you wouldnt ship that wrong pairing. Because people who ship that wrong pairing obviously dont care about her, they're not real fans. Of course, it was about Glamaphonic.
  • May 4, 2015, in the “Fandom Venting” thread again: The concept of “klandom” comes up, and it is explainedthat [s]ome Iris stans in the Flash fandom use klandom’ to refer to... everyone who isnt them, basically. Because as black women stanning a black woman character they are allowed to fling such vileness at other fans.”
  • May 14, 2015, in the “Fandom Venting” thread: Is there a way to stop glamaphonic's venom from spreading? Shes already set her sight on Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl. And you may think avoiding one person is easy but not her, shes a fandom ruiner, she ruins fandoms.” Nonnies offer advice.
  • May 14, 2015: The first trailer for Supergirl comes out. Aaaaaaand of course glamaphonic is already being, uh, intense about how racist Supergirl fandom is. Quote: “Well, he’s a young white guy so who cares if he’s a horrific child-stealing, child-murdering creeper tbh.” The nonny who posted the quote points out that Glamaphonic has no trouble stanning the white villains she likes, such as Loki.
  • May 15, 2015: In an “Unpopular Opinions” discussion of Glamaphonic, a nonny says, Fetishistic is definitely the right word. Its self-insert fantasies and ship wars being presented as moral issues about race. I agree that black women deserve this is patronizing and does a serious disservice to those characters. Then again, its not about individual characters for these people. It just matters that its a black girl/white guy. 
  • May 19, 2015: Glamaphonic and chums” are nominated as “The cancer on your fandom.”
  • May 19, 2015: A nonny vents about SnowBarry shippers who are too eager to prove to Glamaphonic that they’re not racist. That nonny and the one who responds to them both counsel ignoring that crowd completely.
  • May 23, 2015: Another (brief) discussion of Glamaphonic and Supergirl.
  • May 23, 2015: In TYWAU, we learn that WestAllen shippers have started to tin-hat a RL relationship between Grant Gustin and Candice Patton. And yes, one of the major conspiracy theorists is glamaphonic. Another nonny calls Glamaphonic the gracee of the Flash fandom. A third saysi lost a lot of respect for courtney milan when i saw she kept supporting her, promoting her book, etc. why would you associate yourself with such a bully? and i hate how she claims to ~like Felicity and Caitlin, when its 100% she despises them and how theyre more popular than her faves. Just admit it, lady, you ain't getting points for loving ladies when you keep calling Felicity Fefe anytime someone brings her up. 
  • Jun. 2, 2015: In a thread titled “Who to avoid in each fandom,” Glamaphonic is mentioned, with links to past threads about her. Another nonny opines that she must be trolling at this point, and adds, I seriously do not get how the proper response to an actress receiving racist/sexist remarks is to apparently call her female costar(s) equally sexist stuff & harass them on social media. Why not put that energy into getting the offenders accounts deleted & stuff.
  • Aug. 2, 2015: In a thread titled “Pairings that make you feel irrationally angry,” a nonny says Sif/Loki, because their shippers claim Marvel secretly wants you to ship them & has secret messages about the ship in all their scenes.” Another mentions their amusement at Glamaphonic’s claim that Sif/Loki would be healthier than Sif/Thor.
  • Aug. 8, 2015: A nonny worries that Supergirl fandom will be Flash 2.0  because of Glamaphonic & Co.
  • Aug. 8, 2015: In a thread about how older canons would be received by fandom today, a nonny speculatesthat Sheppard/Teyla shippers, “who were already crazy enough with the sockpuppeting and trolling,” would use the powers of SJ to wage their shipwars. Glamaphonic would get into the fandom early to make sure no on strayed from the righteous path. That'd guarantee Teyla would be a ~awesome lady and that people who didnt hate Elizabeth would be branded as traitors and not true sheyla shippers.” (There was a very similar thread, and very similar subthread, on Dec. 7.)
  • Aug. 8, 2015: In a thread titled “courtney milan gets in on trashing mixon report,” it’s brought up againthat Glamaphonic is Milan’s assistant. They are perfect for each other.”
  • Aug. 27, 2015: Whenever I see glamaphonic sniffing around one of my fandoms, I feel we should just burn it to the ground and salt the ashes. It would save us the time and energy.”
  • Sep. 16, 2015: In a thread about so-called “proghet” (hetships, which are allegedly more progressive than slash ships), a nonny writes a long comment that includes this: Theres also a racial element a lot of the time, where many shippers will argue that a het pairing with a WOC is more progressive than a white dude slash pairing (this is a big part of glamaphonics fandom presence). Some of the popular pairings among them include Mako/Raleigh, Spock/Uhura, Abbie/Ichabod, Barry/Iris, and Pacific Rim Scientist Guy/His Biracial Wife Not Appearing in the Movie.
  • Oct. 28, 2015: Discussion of Glamaphonic and her crowd expressing interest in the TV shows Minority Report andVega/DashOne nonny provides links to past FFA threads and a list of Glamaphonic's greatest hits in Flash fandom.
  • Nov. 13, 2015: Brief mention that Glamaphonic & Co. pre-emptively killed interest in Supergirl fandom by merely taking notice of it, as they did with Minority Report fandom.
  • Jan. 1, 2016: In the regular Tumblr thread, a nonny quotes someone getting the anon ask, “What’s the difference fandom wise between today and ten years ago?” The Tumblr user replied, “It’s on Tumblr instead of LiveJournal and people argue illogically and insincerely to ‘prove’ that their preferred reading is morally superior instead of arguing illogically and insincerely to ‘prove’ that their preferred reading is canon.” Nonny: Er. Yeah, that’s a good point...glamaphonic.” Another nonny points out that Glamaphonic was doing that on LJ too and provides a link that has subsequently been locked down.
  • Jan. 10, 2016: Glamaphonic claims that shipping Stormpilot is racist because it makes Finn into a lighter skinned man's adjunct. (The post is tagged, without irony, #shipping isn't activism.)  Meme is not impressed with her reasoning.
  • Feb. 2, 2016: Meme discusses a reblog from glamaphonic about how fandom has changed, tagged "there were no good old days."
  • Feb. 15, 2016: "i like how you can tell which parts of fandom remember poe is latinx by how much they grossly oversexualize him." 
  • Feb. 21, 2016: As Zarabithia appears to be getting chummy with Glamaphonic and her clique, meme discusses proghet"[T]o sum up, canon het is the only legitimate and acceptable way to ship characters together."
  • Feb. 23, 2016: An anon writes"Being dismissive and laughing about the misogynistic treatment of white female characters is fucked up. All the fictional women you hate can no longer be something you can honestly hold onto if your calling a female character who was killed useless instead of critizing a narrative that did wrong by her." Nonnies discuss Glamaphonic's hypocrisy.
  • Feb. 24, 2016: A nonnie vents that Glamaphonic is going to ruin The Force Awakens fandom and FinnRey for everyone. 
  • Mar. 16, 2016: Gl amaphonic creates a post promoting FinnRey and slamming Reylo.  Nonnies are not impressed.  "Finally she's going after Reylo. Bashing Stormpilot for making Finn a "lighter-skinned man's adjunct" didn't go so well. Does anyone else feel that's she's phoning it in? When she was going after Stormpilot it was all, disgusting white fangirls with their thirst for Oscar Issac, they don't care about Finn. And here, she didn't even call anyone racist."  "This a prime example of shipping goggles, honestly; most of the things on this list are half right, but with that extra crazy to give them some oomph." 
  • Apr. 13, 2016: "In my experience, the "Poe is basically white" argument comes from Finn/Rey shippers who are bashing Reylo."