Aug. 15th, 2016

Amadi

Aug. 15th, 2016 10:05 am
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 A prime SJ warrior. While she has occasionally been in the right, such as during the Juneteenth wank (see here), she is usually full of fail:
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Impertinence

 

Sometimes we love her, sometimes we hate her. But we know she's aware of us.

 

Involved in Vividcon wank (here), and always involved in warnings wank (herehere).

 

History:  Impertinence first came to be well known in SJ circles in the the first round of Warnings Wank that occurred in June of 2009. She posted an LJ entry (Warning: contains very explicit discussion of sexual assault and the nature, anatomy, cause & effect of triggers; is itself triggery) that discussed the difference between warnings in fanfiction for squicks vs. triggers and what triggering can be like for someone with triggers. Her post was picked up by Metafandom, and days of discussion resulted about the topic of triggers in fanfiction. 

 

In July 2012, Imp was snarked on the meme for talking about Buffalo, New York, about which she apparently knows nothing. (That thread sparked some wank about accents and about regional resentment of "people from away.")

 

Later in Post #141, one nonny said, "I am writing fic that I am guessing will provoke the ire of a wank-prone BNF," who turned out to be "Imp." Her fic "Human Empanada" was linked in this subthread, and nonnies expressed astonishment at its lack of quality, with one providing a technical critique.

 

In September 2015, a nonnie asked why people hate Impertinence.  They received a handful of answers, including: "[S]he sashayed in [to hockey fandom] and suddenly things went from 0 to wanky and back-stabby in about 60 seconds" and "all her popularity has made her smug in a way that's really, really annoying to those who have no reason to like her."

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 Cassie Claire is a Harry Potter BNF turned pro author. She became infamous for plagiarism, grifting off her f-list, and bullying people. Some comprehensive background links:

 

 

Her two young adult urban fantasy series are Mortal Instruments and Infernal Devices. The film rights for the Mortal Instruments series were optioned in 2009.

 

As one of fandom's biggest wank magnets, Claire comes up on f_fa from time to time. In April 2013, Gentlefailers discussed at great length the Mortal Instruments movie trailer. Far down in that thread, one nonny linked to this blogger, who claims that Claire's lawyers "are trying to remove any Internet sites which mention her fanfic plagiarism." Not long after, there was another long thread on Cassandra Clare's Gigantic Tourbus.

 

After reading The Cassandra Claire Plagiarism Debacle (currently only accessible through the Wayback Machine) a nonny was curious exactly how big/powerful CC was and asked for points of comparison. Meme obliged as best it could, though it was fairly unanimously agreed that no one since has been as influential or widely known.

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Due to SOMEONE reporting the FFA wiki to its hosts because apparently the truth is too much to handle, this blog has been set up to archive what cached versions we can.

FFA Wiki will not die, you ignorant fucktrucks. Please feel free to send people here until the official wiki sitch is fixed.
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 Discussion of fat, weight, diet, nutrition, and the like was banned early on by Ur-Sunny, who has stated she does not want to deal with the wank that inevitably results because she is fat. When it appears, or appears imminent in the meme, it is frozen as equickly as possible. Example: Fan of TV show Hungry Girl starts talking calories. Freezation comes quickly.

 

Arwen

Aug. 15th, 2016 01:21 pm
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 Arwen is a blogger who was mentioned early on in meme's history for promoting the SJW idea that the word "crazy" is "ableist." It was brought up in the f_fa thread that she believes that people who don't like hearing or seeing kids act up in restaurants are promoting "child-hate."

Lanning

Aug. 15th, 2016 01:23 pm
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Obnoxious fan of long standing and obnoxious SJW since Racefail '09. Also known as "MegWrites." Famously, she lost her shit over Elizabeth Bear's metaphorical use of the phrase "death march," which is OMGOFFENSIVE!!! to Filipinos. 
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Whoa, big topic. Okay. "SJ" stands for "social justice," right, but not actual social justice. It refers to the misuse of social justice terms to get your own way in fandom and tear down disagreement. We used to refer to people who did SJ as "SJers," but it has morphed into "SJW" or "SJ Warriors."

 

   God damn am I sick, in general, of the whiny, overly precious people in fandom that can't seem to so much as look at something bad without getting the vapors. That Holocaust fic was fucking stupid and offensive, but you can just say "this is fucking stupid and offensive" without going into oh my God how you can't stop shaking you're going to throw up and cry all over blah de blah. I don't understand how these small, shaking animal types deal with life on a day to day basis. 
   I'm not even talking about people with legit triggers and disorders -- I have those and sometimes they make me react really stupidly to things! I'm just talking about these twee assholes who appropriate spoon theory and apparently have fits of apoplexy whenever someone acts like an idiot on the internet.

— Source.

 

However, as of 2014, with the advance of Gamergaters and other people with right-wing sensibilities adopting the term as an epithet for anyone who's anti-racist etc., many nonnies are backing away from "SJW." For example, in November of that year, one nonny linked to Andrew Sullivan's column on "SJWs" and asked, "Has the term "SJW" finally, officially, jumped the shark?"

 

Origin of the term 'SJW'

 

In February 2016, one nonnie gave a brief history of the term SJW:

 

The term originally was a derivation from 'keyboard warriors,' a phrase used to refer to bloggers who were super gung-ho about the Iraq War but who had not ever actually served in the military. Such bloggers often acted as if their blogging made them sort of warriors-by-proxy; they boasted about how "we" were going to take out the Iraqi Army, or wrote how their struggle in the "culture war" was as important as the one undergone by the actual American infantry. So some liberals began calling them 'keyboard warriors' to mock their attitude that a few blog posts was basically the same thing as storming Fallujah.

Other characteristics of the keyboard warriors was that they tended to be really vehement and aggressive and took anything-goes approaches to advancing their cause. After all, in war you don't play nice but instead seize enemy territory with every resource at your disposal, and these keyboard warriors thought they were at war, so it fit. Also, many of them didn't seem to care about the military in any other context; they opposed funding the VA at appropriate levels, for instance, or were dismissive of the "soldiers had to pay for their own body armor" scandal. So they acquired a reputation as people who didn't actually care about the military but just liked to posture about it to look good.

Later, with the rise of social media, certain progressives began taking similar approaches. These particular liberals acted as if a few retweets or 'likes' on Facebook made them a bold warrior for justice like Rosa Parks or Nelson Mandela. They acted like they were in a real war instead of just a blog spat. (After prominent SJW Kynn committed rape, for instance, another prominent SJW wondered if Kynn had developed PTSD as a result of arguing about social justice on the Internet, much as soldiers can develop PTSD after combat, and asked if this could excuse Kynn's actions).They acted without any sense of restraint or proportion, because they're at (culture) war and in war the stakes are so high that you can't afford to play nice but instead must do whatever it takes to win. And many of them didn't seem to actually care about social justice ideals, casually offending and hurting other people with nary a qualm, unless they could use those ideals to puff themselves up and make themselves look good. 

And so, since these people shared so many traits with the aforementioned keyboard warriors, they were deemed Social Justice Warriors. Different party, but same concept.

Later, of course, the term was applied to basically anyone left of Vox Day ...

 

SJ Warriors

 

Sometimes these people have great things to say.  However, lots of times they get caught up in the dogpiling and shunning.

 

SJ Communities

 

Not necessarily created for the purpose of SJ or populated entirely by SJers, but they have a tendency to go that way. (LJ = LiveJournal; DW = Dreamwidth; JF = JournalFen)

 

Anti-SJW Communities

 

A number of Tumblrs have emerged to mock SJWs. Sometimes they're right, sometimes they're really wrong, but they're usually worth checking out:

 

Various f_fa discussions about SJ

 

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