i'm sorry the fandom ruined things for you. i'm having a hard time dealing with it all too. :( i hope you feel better tho because i really love your caryl fics and all you contribute to the fandom, i'd hate to see you leave <3
Awww thank you so much ❤
Don’t worry, I’m not going anywhere. Things like that just ruin my mood and motivation for a while, which is why I don’t usually go into the tag and I don’t follow a lot of people, either. I just like to stay away from drama. I’ve had enough of that in other fandoms to last me a lifetime and I just want to enjoy the things I do like in peace.
It’s not that I don’t think people are entitled to sharing their own opinions. But it often gets so spiteful and some people tend to generalize their dislike and I really hate that. I don’t need anybody to tell me how I’m supposed to feel about something.
Also, I tend to have a slightly different opinion about shipping or a different way to go about it than a lot of other people do. I don’t ship for canon. That’s not what I’m here for. If it happens, great. But what matters most to me, what I really enjoy more than anything when it comes to shipping, is the journey there. All the little moments here and there that make you think: yes, those two are in love. I’d rather have years of that even if it ultimately leads nowhere than rushed, badly executed canon just for the sake of it.
I know this is a fairly unpopular opinion. And I’m not saying this show is doing a particularly great job at the build up because it’s not. I’m disappointed and frustrated, too. Mostly because I feel like no matter what they do now on the show can ever make up for everything they haven’t done in the past. But it is what it is and I want to be able to enjoy what little I can still find joy in and not let that be ruined by other people.
I’m not saying everybody should accept things the way they are or not post about them. I just need to stay away from that and I failed at that yesterday.
What I have no understanding or tolerance for whatsoever is bashing other people’s ships. On both sides. Being rude and unnecessarily spiteful and not letting other people enjoy what they care about even if you disagree with it. I find that extremely irritating and it’s another reason I don’t venture past the safe bubble of my dashboard.
I’m sorry this turned into such a rant, but I just needed to get this off my chest. Thank you so much again for being so sweet *hugs*