A Lesson in Influence
Caption: “Can you believe we’re getting ot3 supereigncorp in season 3? Amaze.”
Caption: “The tension during the sdcc interviews is literally ridiculous. Melissa better sleep with one eye open.”
Caption: “Odette legit thinks that Melissa’s answer is the dumbest thing on this planet”
Reality, 2 seconds later:
Manipulating footage to fit an emotion is what tumblr creators do best, and it’s why non-canon ships sail so well. We can do a lot with a little.
But don’t rely on it in reading real people’s real emotions, because tumblr creators can and will manipulate the way it looks in order to fit their agenda.
Sometimes that agenda is positive and fun, sometimes it’s negative, malicious. Opinions of which is which will vary.
But if you want the truth of an interaction, look at the footage yourself, clear of the expectations people put in your mind for what is happening, because your perception of reality is more easily influenced than you think.