On Destiel and meta writing

There’s been some tension lately around the idea that positive destiel shippers in the community should be held responsible for ‘giving people false hope’ that Destiel will be explicit canon by the end of the show. I came across this post by ladyofthesilent (a person I respect and whose opinion I value, to be clear), and I’m now making this post to try and make sense of the current situation, and with the intention of not talking about this again unless personally asked.

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making speech bubble necklaces! These are a batch of The 1975 related ones but I can make them with any name/lyric or whatever on! They’re £3 or two for £5- free UK postage, and shipping everywhere else is £1.50. If you want any leave a message in my ask and ill get back to you asap:) even if you don’t wanna buy if you have any lyrics or whatever in mind that would look cool, feel free to leave a request!

I was thinking back today to how it was weird in high school to be into fandom, to write essays on color scheme and lighting in a TV show or interrogate the historical accuracy of a movie or draw up a rhetorically sound argument for why two characters were in love or locate every plot hole in a novel and tie them up in fanfiction and I realized that those behaviors are at the heart of scholarship. That level of critical thinking, textual engagement, and narrative inquiry are exactly what college professors (especially in the humanities) are hired to teach. So the next time you see a fifteen-year-old dismantling Moffat’s writing or drafting character studies of Victor Frankenstein, don’t you dare say an unkind word because they’re a fucking scholar.

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