Is it just me or do you also feel that OQ Fanfic writing has been slowing down ever since Robin's death? Maybe it's just a summer thing? Or maybe I'm just not looking in the right places? You're my OQ guru, so I'd love to know your thoughts and if you've experienced this as well.
I think it is in part a summer thing, but I do think people are writing less. A lot of people are very disheartened right now, they have a hard time thinking or writing about the show. And I know a lot of people, writers or not, have been saying they’re not going to watch the show and have been muting or unfollowing OUAT related accounts.
Which is totally their right, but let me tell you, I have had NUMEROUS writer friends talk about how notes are down, how reviews are down, how they feel like people aren’t reading anymore and they’re wondering if there’s enough interest to keep writing.
So if you’re an OQer and you are still hungry for fic, make sure that you REBLOG fic posts here on tumblr and RETWEET on twitter, make sure that you LIKE, make sure that you leave REVIEWS. Send prompts for one-shots you’d like to see, send encouraging notes about the multi-chapters you’re anxiously waiting on updates for. If there seems to be little interest, little demand, you will see writers slow down, you’ll see them start to write more for their other fandoms, etc.
The show dealt us a shitty hand, for sure, but Outlaw Queen is still alive and well in the fandom, still full of stories to tell. And many of us are still here and willing to tell them, but we need all of y'all to continue to be present, to let us know you’re still out there, that you’re still interested in OUR stories even if you’ve thrown in the towel on canon.
A&E may have killed Robin, but it’s on us to see to it that they don’t kill our ship.