— traditional collegiate Internet taunt
History, psychology, philosophy, linguistics, biology, physics, sociology, anthropology, mythology—none of us gets enough time on earth to study it all.
Agreed. The subject of “cultural appropriation” is particularly bad in this regard, to the point where angry crusaders will accuse people of appropriating their own culture. And I also do not like how the socio-political fervor bleeds into fandom. I make posts about it a lot—and I will admit that I probably come off as overly defensive and tilting at windmills—but I am a firm believer in fandom as “id space” and am affronted by people trying to regulate and police and make it all about issues, about which, as you mentioned, they are often marginally informed or flat out misinformed. I am going to try harder to be positive, though, and not let the righteous indignation and anti-rationalism get to me.
Your feels are important, but what I really want to hear more about are your thinks.