I don’t often make posts regarding the general temperament, behaviour or content of fandoms. I usually just post my writing and my reblogs or real life stuff posts, and stay quiet. I am scared of fights. I keep my head down. I don’t get involved in social justice things or pick sides because I am a person who does not like conflict - I am a coward.
The Night Vale fandom *still* has those actual fucking no-kidding real life white supremacists spamming the tags. And people are still picking on the PoCs in the fandom for venting or otherwise being quite understandably defensive, skittish, or pre-emptively aggressive out of self-preservation.
And this is shit and it needs to stop.
If you see people trying to invalidate PoC headcanons (eg, claiming such and such character is white or that a PoC headcanon is incorrect), go and talk to them and tell them they are being a dick.
If you see people spamming white supremacist bullshit in the Night Vale tags, report their ugly asses and spread the word so the rest of us can report them also.
If you are white, and you are uncomfortable because PoCs in the fandom are complaining about white fans being awful, consider that either they aren’t talking about /you/ because you are being a good person and reporting the racists, or consider that you could maybe step up a bit so the fandom would be safe and they wouldn’t have to make those uncomfortable complaints in the first place.
For everyone, regardless of colour - this whole thing has been very stressful, and made enjoying Night Vale difficult for a lot of people. If you’re finding it difficult to cope, I suggest installing xkit. You can blacklist certain posts and users and keywords, and give yourself a lower-impact dash for a little bit while you get back up to being able to deal with everything.
Ugh, what the hell. This is disgusting. I haven’t been keeping up with tumblr Night Vale fandom at all, so I didn’t know.
Reblogging for notice to anyone in the WtNV fandom who may be following me.