To survive this game without feeling like shit all the time, you must be a conspirator and not a shipper. One is logic, one is sentiment. We got cocky too early – we let our love for our ship blind the part of us that reads codes. We thought we knew exactly what was going to happen so we ignored everything we were told. We’ve been celebrating for months, which is fine and dandy, but we ignored the clues staring us in the face about dual timelines, “two places at once”, multiple endings, The Geek Interpreter, The Lost Special, and the history behind “The Final Problem”. Do what you gotta do to enjoy the Fandom, but we were told many things and we ignored them – which we don’t usually do. I do not doubt their ability to write – I doubt my ability to accurately read their code because i was blinded by sentiment. Ah, irony. It’s bittersweet.
I’m a conspirator first and a shipper second, like i always have been. That’s the only reason I’m one of ten people in this Fandom that doesn’t have an ounce of doubt about the intent of this game. I’m not operating on hope or faith right now – I legitimately believe this to be true because of the many well-constructed arguments laid out before me. Could i be wrong? Of course. Wouldn’t be the first time. But I’m not going to worry about something I don’t believe will happen. I’ll cross that bridge when i get to it.
I’m writing this long post because I’m getting bombarded with messages from those who doubt. This is my only advice to you:
For one week, choose to be either a shipper or a conspirator. Whichever one you pick you must step away from the other. This week will hurt so, so much if you try to balance logic and sentiment. So either play the game or leave it alone. All in or all out. Anything other than that will eat. you. alive.