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I'm usually pretty easy going when it comes to fandom. I know everyone has different opinions and I know that's going to cause arguments. I usually only put my two cents out there when it's something that really riles me up. I'm pretty sure the last time I felt like this it was the stupid Smut Box.

But the shit I've been seeing over the past couple days is just wrong, spiteful, and mean.

I'm not going to call anyone out or name names. You know who you are. And I know this post probably won't sway you at all. And I'm not asking for that happen. You're entitled to your opinions. But right now you're going to hear mine.

What you've been doing isn't right and it's not doing the image people of have people in fandom any good. You're giving yourself and everyone else a black eye.

So could you please just drop it. We're all in this together. There isn't an "enemy" out there you need to destroy and drag through the mud.

It's just a show. They're just fictional characters. They're just actors.

That's all.

I just needed to air this out because it's been festering in my brain for awhile now. I won't be responding to pleas to know exactly what's going on so don't bother posting here asking for them. And I don't want anyone else posting the details here either. But I'm not turning off comments or screening them because we're all adults here. Right?


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Date: 2008-06-17 01:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hoperoy.livejournal.com
It's just a show. They're just fictional characters. They're just actors.

Thank you! A fictional show is no reason to rip people's throats out. Why do people have to be so mean about stuff that really has no consequence? Furthermore, why does everyone else in fandom let them keep doing it? I wish more people would be like you and stand up and say something.

My .02

Date: 2008-06-17 06:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] acampbell.livejournal.com
I support what you both say, and I'm probably going to sound really dim here, but I find I have to pick & choose my battles in fandom; for example, my first fandom kerfluffle back in 2003, involving the [livejournal.com profile] wednesday100 community, was VICIOUS, and several of us got reamed just for making a cordial suggestion to the community about how to improve the weekly 100 word drabble activity. How dare we!?! The vitriol was truly amazing.

Even as recently as last fall, I posted an opinion on the Squirrel kerfluffle and was immediately dropped by several people who ordinarily tend to pride themselves on being magnamimous and "not taking sides" in fandom. I guess that's what I get for making a critical remark about an LJ-er who, for some incomprehensible reason, is a fandom favorite.

I guess it's no great loss all in all, but I made the personal decision a while ago to involve myself only if the subject was really important to me. The Squirrel Kerfluffle, in retrospect, was not.

Sometimes, as with the svmaria kerfluffle, I'll post a reaction opinion after things die down, which seems to go over better.

And I'm definitely with you guys in that I hate to see people being hateful to others over some fictional characters, much as we all may love these characters, and hold them important to us.

All just FWIW.

Re: My .02

Date: 2008-06-18 01:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hoperoy.livejournal.com
At this point, I think I'm going to just try to remove myself from all the crap. It's not worth it.

Maybe I'm missing something, but what does your icon stand for?

Re: My .02

Date: 2008-06-18 01:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] acampbell.livejournal.com
Nothing--it's just a cartoon character, Brak. I've had it since my early days on LJ.

This'll all die down, like everything else. Summer/hiatus always seems to bring out the kerfluffles.

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Date: 2008-06-17 02:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dm-wyatt.livejournal.com
It IS just a TV show. I don't get the angst and the hate.

It's sad, really.

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Date: 2008-06-17 04:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bittermint.livejournal.com
I'm a bit puzzled by what you're saying here. I haven't seen any mean or spiteful behavior on my flist, but maybe I just wasn't looking in the right place!

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Date: 2008-06-17 05:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lexalicious70.livejournal.com
Wow. If it's as bad as the smut box incident, it must be bad. That's even on fanwank.

But you're right . . . it's just a show, and actors are people, and there is a life outside your fandom. It's supposed to be fun, not wanky. I don't know what this is about because I haven't seen any kerfluffle, but . . . smile and be happy, it's just tv!

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Date: 2008-06-17 08:31 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] duskwillow.livejournal.com
I think I might actually know for once what someone is talking about with one of this posts. Or hopefully I do, because it would be too much to have two situations at once. O_o
Fandom has been out of control and for the lack of better word - vicious, lately. I lost respect for a few people after some of their actions. Meh.

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Date: 2008-06-17 12:53 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] voldything.livejournal.com
I agree wholeheartedly


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