Alright guys I'm just gonna go on a little rant you can just skip on by this if you want.
I came across a post where the SuperWhoLock fandom were called 12 year olds for saying stuff like “I will cut you!” For saying that the fandom sucks. This is my reply to not only that post, but to ALL fandoms;
Guys… I’m a SuperWho myself, like seriously, grow a pair. You really are acting like 12 year olds. We’ve already covered this like a million times, JFC. If someone insults SuperWhoLock, we shouldn’t be threatening them like that. If they don’t like a show, fair enough, I’m sure you have a show or 2 you hate yourself. If they hate the FANDOM however, did you ever stop to think that it’s because THE FANDOM IS THE PROBLEM? Like seriously, I’ve been in enough fandoms to know what a good fandom is and a bad fandom. And frankly, right now I’m embarrassed to be in the SuperWhoLock fandom if people are just gonna act like 12 year olds every time they get insulted.
"We could kill you and hide the evidence!" STOP. Stop right there. That is called a DEATH THREAT, especially when paired with "most of us are like 20 and could like hunt you down and do it!" Seriously. STOP IT. When I first joined Tumblr, I thought only a few people were like that and that the majority of us were accepting and not hateful. Although, since I’ve seen many fandoms react to things like "This fandom is stupid", I’ve come to realise that this isn’t necessarily the case. And I’m not just talking about SuperWhoLock.
Virtually every fandom I’m in or have ever been in acts like this at some point. What gets me though is when you act like this THEN WONDER WHY MORE PEOPLE WONT JOIN THE FANDOM. Oh yes, I wonder why people won’t join when the fandom has a reputation of DEATH THREATS AND OVERALL MEANNESS. I have avoided WATCHING SHOWS that look good just because I don’t want to run into the fandoms before. I am literally SCARED of some fandoms acting like rabid 12 year olds because someone doesn’t like their show or OTP or whatever.
Now, I do admit not everyone is like that. There are chilled out fans who just don’t care what is said about their shows BECAUSE THEY LOVE THE SHOW ANYWAY AND DONT CARE WHAT OTHER PEOPLE SAY. Please, take a leaf from their book. “Your fandom sucks!” Just say “Okay / whatever”, and MOVE THE HELL ON. “Your show / game / movie / book / whatever the hell else can have a fandom sucks!” Reply with “okay yeah, that’s your personal opinion”. Then MOVE THE HELL ON. “Your show has faults!” Respond with “yeah, nothing’s perfect”, and then just MOVE THE HELL ON.
It is really not that hard, people. I’m not saying that people trying to provoke you into giving that kind of response is good or that they are in the right. Not at all. They are just as bad. But please, just try and CALM THE HELL DOWN and MOVE THE HELL ON. Do NOT give them the response they are looking for. They will only try and fuel the fire more because they think it’s funny. It’s not. But respond calmly every time, and eventually THEY WILL GET BORED BECAUSE THEY REALISE YOU JUST DONT CARE.
I realised all this pretty early on. But I still see Tumblrs, more often than I’d like to admit, that still act like 12 year olds after being on here for 4+ years. Please guys, let’s just put an end to this. I am SICK of saying this same crap over and over again.