“We deserve it” rubs me the wrong way, sends chills up my spine, makes my skin crawl in the same way as chalk screeching on a chalkboard does.
As a consumer of art, television, literature, music, film, etc., enjoy it, love it, revel in it, relate to it, dislike it, critique it, but make no mistake, you do not deserve it. None of us do.
Artists, writers, musicians, filmmakers, producers, creators do NOT owe you a specific storyline, lyric, romantic pairing, or plot.
They’re creators. They create. They imagine worlds that we get to enjoy or dislike. Places we can escape to, have opinions about, but still DO NOT DESERVE.
How entitled and selfish is that? To think you’re deserving of a creator, fanfic writer, producer, or actor to cater to your desires and will.
Reality check… disagree with something, like it, dislike it all you want, consume as much of whatever form of media is your vice, but your specific wants and desires–even if more than one person shares your viewpoint–still doesn’t DESERVE to be catered to.
You’re a consumer. We are consumers. We consume.
Unless you’re paying for a commission or signing paychecks every month as a patron of the arts, you don’t get to dictate what someone else creates. And even then you’re still not deserving of it, you’re a patron.