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Conflicted


The Common Experiment #0513
Owner: Trees

Age: 1 year, 4 months, 2 weeks

Born: March 1st, 2023

Adopted: 1 year, 4 months, 1 week ago

Adopted: March 6th, 2023

Statistics


  • Level: 8
     
  • Strength: 10
     
  • Defense: 10
     
  • Speed: 10
     
  • Health: 10
     
  • HP: 10/10
     
  • Intelligence: 130
     
  • Books Read: 130
  • Food Eaten: 130
  • Job: Unemployed


CREDITS
Profile template by helix (get it here)
Story by User not found: sneaky

Pet Description

It's so hard when you discover something you end up liking, only to end up feeling conflicted about it. For example, if your friends don't like something you like or even outright hate it, you're scared to let them find out you like it in case they think you're betraying them and won't want to be your friend anymore. You don't want to have to choose a side, why can't you have both?

Another time you can feel conflicted is when that thing you like turns out to be controversial in some way. Like you discover a piece of media that you really like and it becomes a hyperfixation for you and even gives you a new comfort character to add to your collection of favourites who you didn't get to choose to become attached to. But then you find out that the creator is racist or homophobic or transphobic or discriminating against disabilities or any minorities really. Then you get people telling you not to spread information about that media around the internet and let it fade away until it becomes obscure, in order to deny the creator money and support until they either die or change their ways.

So then what do you do? You still enjoy this media even if you hate the creator and don't agree with their bad opinions, but you can't gush about it because people will automatically assume that means you do agree and that you're harming those minorities that they're discriminating towards. You understand where these people are coming from, but you don't know if you can or should "separate the art from the artist" or not.

You like a few songs by an awful person so you avoid listening to them on streaming services, instead opting for mp3s, but you still feel like you can't tell anyone that you like those songs, or include them in any public playlists you make on said streaming services. You really like a character in a film or TV show, but the actor who plays them has terrible beliefs about something and even if they do play the part well, you don't want people to think that you like everything else about them. And sometimes you may not even be aware of these things until someone else mentions it, and then you feel bad, but you might also wish you hadn't learned it in the first place. You just feel stuck.

This isn't specifically about a certain book series by a certain transphobic author, by the way. But still, everyone's opinions on if you can still enjoy that or not are divided. Personally I was never really into it.

Pet Treasure


Character Creation

Steel Typewriter

Crazy Eights Deck

Gift Sack Sticker

Present Pile Beanbag

Heart Pillow

Gigantic Heart Pendant

Orange Ytiva Stacking Doll

Water Nymph Serene Music Box

Magical Hikei Glow

Light Matter

Shiny Sticker

Mysterious Truth Telling Device

Oops!

Anti-Establishment Print

Bottled Coalbra Venom

Small Bottle of Liquid Shadow

Sucking Black Hole

Cloudy Locks

Torn Blood Stained Fabric Patch

Maggoty Peach

Moldy Mug

Poison Apothecary Bottle

Darkmatter Contacts

Gourd Witch Wheelbarrow

Black Verevolf Tooth

Retro Tin Robot Head

Darkonite Shield

Mori Bracelet

Silver Absurd Novelty Chain

Lust Eros Wings

Broken Heart Plushie

Blue Soap

Pink Soap

Purple Soap

Aqua Potion

Enchanted Bottle of Forest

Purity Potion Plushie

Iron Incense Burner

Enchanted Maiko Comb

Green Angelic Heart Pillow Plushie

Trio of Golden Statues

Green Ghost Plushie

Blue Bat Plushie

Vampire Cloak

Stylish Vampire Cloak

Battered Golden Doubloons

Gold Doubloons Sticker

Gold Doubloon

Ghostly Play Masks

Ancient Gray Pot

Peachy Flower Vase

Fireside Pumpkin Pie Leaf Candle

Orange Fireside Centerpiece

Fireside Butternut Candle

Pumpkin Morolantern

Lantern

Illumis Dawn Bug Zapper

Red Leaf Lined Jacket

Red Mirror

Blue Mirror

Frozen Rose Key

Pet Friends