Can I just say thank you for going against this person?? They say they don't try to police fandom but every damn post they post boils down to "Scott is better than everyone else and if you don't watch the show for him, you watch it for the wrong reasons" and I'm for my part am very tired of this arrogant person
Look, I think there’s an argument to be made for when the creator’s vision doesn’t line up with the audience vision, but that argument is not “You’re doing it wrong.” That argument is “Hey, things are open to interpretation.” Or even “Hey, if the creator was adamant that this was the message they wanted to get across, and yet they failed to do so, then they should have hired better writers, directors and editors.”
*stares hard at Jeff Davis*
Most importantly though, it doesn’t matter. I can go and see Titanic and say “Well, that was a hell of an indictment on the practices of non-unionised ship building in the early 20th century ship building, wasn’t it?”
And you know what? Maybe I’ve got a fucking point. It might not be a point the creator considered, but that doesn’t make it any less of a valid interpretation. We have things called alternate readings for a reason.
Canon is not gospel. Well, actually it is. Because even Gospel isn’t gospel. Gospel is the original fan fiction. It was written anonymously, nobody can agree on the canon, and people still fucking fight about the pointless details to this day.
Watch whatever shows you want. Interpret them however you want. Read and write whatever fan fiction you want. And the deal is that I won’t tell you how you’re doing it wrong, if you extend the same courtesy to me.