Question, probably a silly one: is there any online community where people celebrate Doctor Who stories the same way tumblr does (gifs, fanart, fanfic, gushing about actors’ stupid sexy faces) but without the constant barrage of negativity tumblr has?
I’ve added around 40 keywords to my tumblr saviour browser extension just to try and filter posts about discrimination, anger, disappointment, abuse, self-harm, and a slew of other topics that people on tumblr want to focus on, but every time I open my dash I still see people talking about those things. I’m all for discussing these topics, they’re very valid and real issues, but I want to read about them on my own terms and not constantly sandwiched in between nice pictures of a show I love. The association is getting to me. I don’t agree at all with tumblr’s views on how to deal with social problems, and with the way the culture here continuously ascribes opinions to people that those people never held in the first place. Not to mention the sheer amount of misinformation I see on tumblr — I’ve lost track of how often I’ve seen 100% fictional posts, or even jokes, presented as fact and getting tens of thousands of notes.
The only sweet and positive communities I’ve found are livejournal (which is near death) and fanfic sites. Reddit is right out, it’s full of people writing long essays about things they hate. The Big Finish forums are just… tiny.
Where should I look? Anyone? :)