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screengeniuz: Same energy

screengeniuz:

Same energy

What do you make of the last 3 articles that have come out over the past 3 weeks ,always at the end of the week, that keep bringing up shipping and shippers as problematic? Seems that they’ve painted a target on a segment of the fandom and are even getting people high up in the Starz chain of command- Parnell- to comment and shame this community. Doesn’t that kinda prove, yet again, that TPTB are somehow involved with this narrative? Have you ever seen this happen before, higher-ups involved?

In the interest of full disclosure, I’ve been out of the celebrity gossip game professionally for a few years now. I also don’t keep tabs on it as a hobby, hene the all-caps WHAT THE FUCK DO YOU MEAN BRADLEY COOPER IS A DAD text I sent my friend this weekend. But when I was immersed in it on a 70+ hour/week basis, I don’t recall there being such a relentless, insistent and lengthy effort by a production put into establishing a public record of the private lives of their stars. 

Rules or guidelines about public relationships? Yes. Fake shit to garner buzz? Yes. Rehabbing an image after a scandal or PR issue? Yes. Making sure errybody knows your rumored gay actor is “straight”? Yes. 

But this is weird. And I cannot stress enough how often I think a situation or how it’s handled is weird because my tolerance and acceptance of this kind of thing is significantly higher than a run-of-the-mill fan. Hope this helps, bunny.

Why do people believe they owe it to everyone to come out that they are a couple?

I don’t think people believe that. They just owe us the respect of not saying we’re delusional or as Parnell said, detrimental to the actors.

lisalein-sails: pissedoffsoka13: Here’s what I don’t get after so many years of hanging out in…

lisalein-sails:

pissedoffsoka13:

Here’s what I don’t get after so many years of hanging out in this corner of Outlander fandom. Why are the network, actors, entertainment outlets, random has been (Shatner), and etcetera are so obsessed with why fans love Sam and Caitriona together? Why are they so obsessed with one faction of fandom? Ever heard of a network co-president getting involved in how fans are invested in a show? Ever heard of an entertainment outlet going the extra mile to malign fans? 

From @jamesandclairefraser poll and @lisalein-sails shipper headcount, there are definitely more than 20 shippers. However, some would argue that we are still a small number. Ok. Small compared to…casual fans? “Normal” fans? #bestfansver? Small compared to what type of fans? Others say we are a small yet powerful group. Powerful in what sense? Powerful enough to convince others why we love Sam and Caitriona together?

I have never been in any other fandom so maybe I am way off here but I have never heard of such strange preoccupation with what fans do with their OTP. From the insistence and never ending need to address shipping and shippers, you’d think that this is almost one strong marketing strategy to keep fans talking about the show. Is there so little faith in how Outlander sells itself without the extra and added noises? 

I can’t think of a show and/or actors who have problems with fans shipping. It begs the question of why it is so taboo in the Outlander universe? Why do shippers need to be convinced that Sam and Caitriona are not together? Why care about what shippers do? Regardless of where you stand on shipping Sam and Caitriona (aggressive, occasional, disgruntled, neutral, etcetera), one should wonder why there is a need to continue being obsessed with this segment of the Outlander fandom. It’s just highly disturbing and counterproductive; if anything, it has unintended consequences, convincing many more that shipping harder than ever is the way to go because it is looking like there is something that needs to be protected and kept under wraps.

Makes you wonder, doesn‘t it.

What advice do you have for a 14 year old girl?

This is so vague I love it. The voices you are hearing are real, god is speaking to you. The nation of France needs you. Don your armor, take up arms, lead the French army. This is your destiny, joan. When the flames come for you let them lick your bon…

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