The Revolutionary Fluff Manifesto (No More Tragedy Porn for the Duration, kthxbai)

Given what just happened and what has been happening and what is yet to happen and some of us are dreading, I present the Revolutionary Fluff Manifesto.
Happy stories give us hope. They give us a shape for the future we want.
  •  They feed us while we’re at war
  •  they remind us that we’re human, because humans are distinguished by laughter.
  • They let us relax for a while

    They keep our eyes on the prize, a world where love and laughter can happen in he open square under the sky. They remind us of what’s important, what we’re defending.

    Happy stories written with ruthless realism – a clear understanding of how evil works, how it plays out, and how it can be defeated – that’s political education right there, and it tastes good too.Let’s have a moratorium on Tragedy Porn, given what is happening now. I’m really tired of privileged (rich, white, cisgender, male, het, and intersections thereof) who think they’re Elevated rather than Fucking Twisted in esthetic  contemplation of disaster that happens to someone else.

    Go forth then, beloveds, art your heart out, love your happy stories, and know you are doing something sacred.

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One Response to The Revolutionary Fluff Manifesto (No More Tragedy Porn for the Duration, kthxbai)

  1. Lara/Trace says:

    I’m still thinking about what you wrote and I like it!

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