I’m not sure exactly what happened with the old discord server, but it was deleted. There is a new one for us incest shippers: https://discord.gg/CDaqwrV
Please join, please spread the word, please come and chat!
Hey people (if you are still here).
So if you haven’t already heard, Tumblr has been deleting blogs with NSFW type of content, even if the blog had fewer followers or if it contained mostly text and non-porn material. Their real target seems to have been abuse material involving minors, but unfortunately this has affected some blogs on consensual incest or incest shipping, which in no way or form is connected to abuse.
I have a lot of feelings about this, and would like to say “I’m done with Tumblr.” And actually, that is how I feel, because Shipcestuous’ blog was one of those deleted. If you’ve followed her blog, you’d know it was one of the biggest shipcest blogs, and possibly one of the few multi-fandom ones. There was always such great discussion on there, and I’ve never seen a community more loving and genuine than the one she built there.
If you wants to keep in contact with Shipcestuous, see her WordPress blog and maybe leave a comment:
I wrote in to Tumblr about this, but we will all have to wait and see what happens. I don’t feel comfortable there anymore if she is gone because it means no shipper blog is secure. The only reason I even bothered with Tumblr at all was because of her community…it represented true Unconditional Love, intelligent conversations and love of fiction all in one.
If your blog contains shipcest content, check out these steps to download your material from your tumblr (you have to refresh the page after some minutes of it saying “processing”. Then the “download” button will be there. Give it time if you have a lot of material.):
(It’s also possible to move your blog stuff to WordPress, so you can do it that way too – just look it up)
I have no doubt that that is why the book Forbidden (Tabitha Suzuma) ended as it did. She set out to make every aspect of that novel as sympathetic as possible. And she’s not the only author/creator who did that, I think you are entirely correct.
There’s an important distinction to be made – one that I confess I don’t usually bother making – between “tragedy because of society’s judgment” and a theme of “incest is destructive”. I usually lump it all into “not a happy ending”, but there’s one that’s sympathetic and one that is critical of incest. And the former, I think, sometimes falls under what you say. Often enough for it to be a trend.
EXACTLY. Sometimes people who are anti-incest try to use those unhappy endings to justify their own judgmental behavior. But really, many of those unhappy endings are actually showing what happens when innocent people are prosecuted just for being unconventional. You can usually tell when the author doesn’t care about the characters vs when the author is just trying to capture realism. The book ‘Forbidden’ seems like the 2nd kind, even though I haven’t read it yet… I can tell.