Where I stand in OL fandom
I want to make some things clear.
1. My problem is with Intergalactic Wanker - that’s you Mr. Shatner, and IW only.
I see IW in the same category as Trump. Someone with way too much money and an audience willing to be led like sheep into making a total mockery out of things. They turn every situation, even very serious ones, into a crude and cruel joke and a marketing platform for their TV shows, books, hotels and golf courses.
2. Does that mean that I don’t wish Sam and his PR team handled the bullying better? Absolutely NOT.
I do wish that and I hope that at some point they will handle things properly. The reason I say this is because even if we ignore IW, I don’t think his mockery and attacks on Shipper fans will end, he gets fed too much material by other members of the fandom. Ignoring is only one step:
- Ignore the bully. If you can, try your best to ignore the bully’s threats. …
- Stand up for yourself. Pretend to feel really brave and confident. …
- Don’t bully back. …
- Don’t show your feelings. …
- Tell an adult
Well, #5 is a moot point here…LOL
3. I will be here and on twitter though still shipping as usual.
I mean, why the hell not. I don’t see anything to make me think they don’t have some sort of relationship beyond just friendship. If they didn’t like the idea of people shipping them, they wouldn’t do all the shippery stuff they do.
At least our cues come from Sam and Cait, not some idiot who flatters himself into thinking he knows…
Besides, I enjoy the show… so… this just makes it more fun…
4. I will continue to comment on here and Twitter about the general problem of IW- without including Sam, Cait or the show, they are separate.
Quite frankly, Sam is right, it is just a damned TV show.
BUT my beef with IW has nothing to do with the show. The problem I have with IW is the same one I have with Trump and I am not sure I should let him get away with it. However, I don’t want to involve Sam, Cait or the show in what is in reality a much larger issue for me.
THAT’S WHERE I STAND! SCREEN CAP THIS IW!!