Aug. 7th, 2016

seraphcelene: (bitches be crazy)
Oh, fandom, thou art crazy and getting crazier ...

Now, I'm going to need all ya'll to calm the fuck down, and as my co-worker likes to say, take several seats.

This is not the first time in recent months where I have read an article like this one. Canon and Fanon have been separate things just bydefinition. The soaring popularity of fannishness and the rise in social media have reduced the distance between fan and creator and the result seems to be this weird assumption and insistence by fans that the content they consume be shaped to fit what they want. In other words, they feel entitled to fan service. As a writer, I object. The content that I create, as much as I hope it will appeal to others is not written *for* others. It's what *I* want to write, largely for me. Sometimes I loose track of that, but as I have been recently reminded, it's important to remember.

Now, as a fan, I also object because giving me everything I want isn't probably what I need. My feelings may get hurt and I may be unhappy, but if what happens makes sense then I am onboard.

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