My little brother got into outer space and stuff so my step-mom bought him a place mat with all the planets on it. When I first saw it, I was upset, because it was newer and so Pluto wasn’t labeled. I was about to say something when I noticed something…
Pluto is there.
The artist remembered Pluto.
The artist drew Pluto crying.
Is this really overly dramatic or am i imagining that
Is the pluto fandom an annoying one?
Yes, the Pluto fandom is as terrible as any other.
P…Pluto fandom? Really?
There’s something that happens when you go to grad school and start to get initiated into the inner mysteries of academia. One of the things that you get told is that everything considered to be scientific fact right now is perpetually open to question and can possibly overturned at every moment. But again, that’s something that you don’t get told until grad school.
Up to that point, you are taught the scientific method, but other than that, everything you are taught in class is portrayed as concrete fact, completely set in stone, almost impossible to be changed. And when you have something as basic as the fact that Pluto is a planet become completely nullified, that’s going to disorient people and freak them out very much. And that’s why you have a Pluto fandom and a crying Pluto in that picture. The crying Pluto represents the artist’s inner child, crying because something so basic and taken for granted has been ripped from them and turned their world upside down forever.
But that’s science.