Most people in fandom hopefully have heard about this already, but just in case. This is absolutely ridiculous. I'm furious, and sure, this will probably blow over soon, but the fact that it's happening in the first place is absolutely disgusting. Innocent people have been shut down, in most cases because of a single word; at least one abuse survivor was shut down in the kerfluffle; actual pedophilia communities have been shut down and their members scattered, when information about who they were might have been handled better in, oh say maybe the hands of LAW ENFORCEMENT or some of the authorized civilian groups trained to help catch the real criminal abusers and online predators. This debacle was so poorly handled it's amazing, and the fact that innocent people got caught in the crossfire chills me. There are people on the list of deleted comms (mostly fanfic and fandom communities, of course) who are talking about four years worth of fics that they lost. Some communities that I imagine were HUGE are now gone, like pornish_pixies
, and others have shut down or moved in anticipation of the same happening to them. And what about the individual journals? I can't imagine what it would feel like to lose this journal. I may not post that frequently, but a lot of my life is tied up here. And considering my deplorable memory, I need something like this to remind me of the past years.
This makes me very sad, and mirrors too well all the censorship crap that's been going on 'IRL' lately. Why does the world have to be such a scary place? I'm gonna try to keep an eye on this and see what can be done to help.
For now, I'm gonna watch Tuttles with my Babeh, damnit.