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remember the heartbreaking/fandom shaming “quote” from Benedict that was going around earlier today?
well let’s compare and contrast:
let’s talk about THIS:
”Whatever they produce, the new series is being almost obsessively anticipated by its fans, some of whom are outside the London hotel where these interviews were taking place. “They don’t teach you how to deal with that,” says Cumberbatch, who undoubtedly owes his star status to Sherlock. Does he find the obsessive nature of some Sherlock fans just a little, well, too much? “I had a friend who once squeezed her rabbit too much until it started to squeal and she thought it was kind of going, ‘I love you’, when it was really saying, of course, ‘You are the reason I’m dying’,” is his slightly alarming response. “But what I love about the show is that there are lots of people who weren’t outside the hotel today equally excited to see it and are just waiting for it as a quality piece of television. […]
The problem, of course, is he [Sherlock] uses social media and it gives a platform for this fan fiction, which is really creative but it’s not really what we’re doing… [online fan fiction that imagines Watson and Holmes as gay lovers]. It’s part of the love people have for the show even if a few of them are quite fanatical about it.”
and now THIS:
”Is there a sense that Sherlock’s fandom might love the show a bit too much? Like, they’re Lennie squeezing that puppy in Of Mice And Men?
What a great analogy. Wow. I never would have thought about it as something as dramatic as that. I had a friend who once squeezed her rabbit too much - that’s not a euphemism - [laughter] until it started to squeal, she thought it was saying (in the voice of a rabbit, somehow) ‘I love you’, but it was really saying ‘You’re crushing my ribs and I’m dying’ [laughter].
I would never want to accuse the fans of being anything other than intelligent, thoroughly full-throttle enthusiastic and into it, but what I love about our show is that we have a really broad audience and there were lots of people who weren’t outside the hotel today who will be equally excited to see it, who will just wait for it as a quality bit of television, which is what we like to view it as.
A problem is of course, that Sherlock uses social media, so it gives a platform for this kind of fan-fiction, the slash fiction, which is really creative but it’s not what we’re doing and we’re not doing it for that, so there are some insistences about John and I’s relationship [makes a face, everyone laughs], it’s sort of ‘come on, just drop it now’ you know. But it’s part of the love that people have for the show and even people who are fanatical about it do it for the right reasons.”
SEE WHAT HAPPENED THERE?
we are talking:
- purposeful leading by the interviewer
- BC wanting to accommodate the interviewer i.e. playing along
- they tailor everything to their need. more controversy = more clicks!
Glad that’s cleared up.
I was already pretty skeptical about the Independent writer’s research skills and/or ethics when he pulled out the old “‘There is a clue everyone has missed,’ co-creator Steven Moffat has said. ‘So many people theorising about Sherlock’s death online – and they missed it!’” quote.
MOFFAT SAID THAT A FEW DAYS AFTER REICHENBACH AIRED. IT’S BEEN NEARLY TWO YEARS. THE ODDS THAT THE QUOTE IS RELEVANT AT THIS POINT ARE EXTREMELY LOW. JUST STOP IT. STOP.
(Sorry I got shouty but I’m pretty tired of that one at this point and the fandom repeats it as new every time they hear it and acts like it’s a new quote and this will only lead to people being annoyed when it turns out the whatever-it-is clue was figured out a year and a half ago or whenever.)
I hate it when things like this happen, where he’s quoted wrong or the interviewer wants to write what they want to write despite what was actually said.
I’ve become spoiled by AO3’s tag system. Usually people tag their fics good enough that I can determine if I’ll like reading it and it won’t contain shit that I don’t want to read at the moment.
To people who are on AO3 and don’t tag their fics appropriately, I hate you on some level.
I just got through reading a 19k word Star Trek fic the summary sounded nice and the only tags on it were pairings and characters in the fic, my brain assumes that there’s nothing bad gonna happen in the fic then. No, turns out its an Mpreg AU where Earth got destroyed along with Vulcan (Mpreg I’m fine with if anything that was actually a happy surprise) and the fic ends on the saddest note possible short of character death where theres a shuttle crash and the baby is lost in the crash just before its even born and the fic ends with the pair holding the dead body of the baby in the hospital. NONE OF THAT WAS TAGGED! hell even a simple ‘angst’ tag something to warn that depressing shit like that was coming would have been helpful but no. Now I’m feeling kind of crappy trying to find something to read that’s happy enough to combat that spiraling nightmare of an ending. And it really doesn’t help that that vast majority of that fic was actually pretty good and happy and its only towards the end that it just goes straight to hell out of nowhere.
There should be a way to search through your ‘likes’ beyond just going back page by page.
I have well over 8k likes from over the years I’ve been on here, and every once in a while I think of one of them and I know what to look for but hell if I can remember what page it would be on specifically or how long ago I liked it.
Like, I don’t know, and archive feature for my likes.
Well I was having a fairly good day after a crappy thanksgiving…
and then I ruined my mother’s birthday cake.
Update: managed to salvage it, the cake kind of tried to fall appart coming out of the pan, the right side of it was really got mangled and the left side had a chunk come out of it, managed to piece it together sort of and the icing is holding it together… Oh and leftover batter cupcakes
I think tumblr has somehow managed to cure my fear of bees!
Bees used to scare the ever loving hell out of me and send me running for the hills and cringing if they came near.
This year’s Thanksgiving was outside again this year (god damn Florida) and the bees love the red and whit flowered table cloth we use on the tables. I didn’t even flinch around them, they were fine, I was fine. I didn’t get stung and felt perfectly alright when on landed on a flower on the table next to me. I was actually watching them move around and such because its colder than normal for this time of year and they’re a little slugish flying around it seems. I was even telling my cousins about them and was telling them not to swat at them or try to kill them (after someone’s bright idea of ‘do we have any Raid we could just spay them’ -_- I’m in a family of rednecks).
Thank you tumblr for educating me about bees enough to cure my fear of them!
Wasps and hornets on the other hand are still little flying stingers made of piss and vinegar and they still scare the fuck out of me.