so my plan for halloween is to dress up as a Nazgul with my black horse and go trick or treating but instead of saying “trick or treat” i’ll either scream or hiss “Bagginssssssssss, Shhhhhhhire” and then ransack their villages in my search for the One Ring
i was joking
oh dear god
HOW MANY PEOPLE DID YOU TERRORIZE
OH MY GOD
i can’t stop laughting
This was an adventure
This is now my favorite gif. That baywatch run.
I’m not saying you should read too far into the similarity of the names Janine and John, buttttt I’m p sure there’s a cottage in Sussex and 7 times a night at Baker Street on the horizon
actually etymologically they’re are the same name, Janine is the female version of John… just saying
the rest of the post is like 110% correct
you got me, I actually want you to 100% read into the similarity of their names and conclude bees in sussex and lots of sex
Congratu-fucking-lations to Clever TV (whatever the fuck that is), Jeff Davis and the Teen Wolf Cast who were involved in that frankly ridiculous and mean display of reading aloud snippets of fanfiction.
Just think about what you did there. You took three fanfictions, small snippets from them and took them out of the context of a whole story. And then you went on to ridicule them. So now there are three people out there who are feeling shit about themselves and about their writing.
What if those were the first stories for these writers? What if these were young people who just had their confidence dashed? What if it took all of their courage to post these stories, hoping that someone, anyone, would like them, only to have their work read aloud, out of context, by people who were obviously just waiting for them to be bad?
I hope you are all really proud of yourselves. You may have just made someone vow never to try to write again, which means that they won’t ever improve on their writing because EVERYONE improves their writing over time, but you’ve taken that away from them. Some great piece of literature may never be written now, we’ll never know.
We are your fans. We are what gives the show ratings. We are who make the hype for your show, even though it is declining in quality. And you mock us? You take something that has been happening for as long as there have been works for people to write about and shit all over it. Fanfiction should be heralded, not made fun of.
THIS FUCKING SHOW IS BASICALLY FANFICTION OF A MOTHER FUCKING 80’S MOVIE STARRING MICHAEL J. FOX. ARE YOU KIDDING ME WITH THIS RIGHT NOW????
I swear to God, I am so sick of being made fun of by these people for enjoying their content. I get to enjoy it in whatever way I choose and you shouldn’t be able to make fun of me for it. You shouldn’t be calling me sick and twisted for liking a non canon pairing or telling me I’m watching it for the wrong reasons. You shouldn’t be downplaying the popularity of one of my ships in the “real world”, only to turn around and play all over that apparently only Tumblr popular ship to get ratings. You shouldn’t be making fun of me for writing fanfiction and taking the show in directions you never would and/or could.
We are fans. We are the power behind your show. Do you know how many shows get axed because they’re not popular enough? You are popular because of us. And what do you do? You put us down all the time for being fans of your show and being creative about it, being passionate about it. Well guess what, you keep going the way you’re going and no one’s going to make you one of the highest producers of fanworks anymore, that’s a pretty huge thing in this day and age. People are going to stop tuning in and there go your ratings. People are going to be so disenchanted by you making fun of us for one thing or another and they’re not going to tune in to any future works of yours in case it happens again.
Just stop. Stop shitting all over your fans. We love this show, we love these people, and you’re making it so hard for us to continue to love you.
*sighs deeply but is not surprised this happened*
Do you know what two things I find well and truly bitterly amusing?
First: one of the fics mocked was a finalist in Teen Wolf’s official fanfic contest back in 2012.
Second: LESS THAN A WEEK AGO MTV LAUNCHED THE COLLECTIVE.
This is very fucked up. I saw this happen to the sherlock fandom once and it was awful. I’m not in the Teen Wolf fandom but I do understand how you all feel and I’m with you all.
Showrunners and press NEED to understand 2 things
1 It’s not okay to take someones work without consulting first with its author and read it in public.
The fact that its on the internet and published doesn’t mean its not protected and that you should always ask for permission to do a public reading
2 the press needs to learn that fanfiction is not just a silly fantasy from a crazy fan. Its the training ground for many writers and they put their soul and heart on the pieces they create. This shaming needs to stop. Authors wrote those without thinking that the stars of the show could read this. And I’m positive that if you asked them if they were cool with the actors reading it the majority would say no. Fanfiction is written to get our ideas out of our heads and share it with other fans. If a star of a show willingly reads fanfic or even writes his own that is cool, that is fine. But the press needs to stop shoving it to them and disrespecting everyone.
I’m utterly disgusted by what just happened. Something needs to be done about this.