Much Ado About Nothing?
I don’t get it. I know, that starting sentence is fairly vague. Let me clarify my point of confusion.
It has to do with the involvement of Mr. Shatner with the OL shipper fandom. Mr. Shatner or rather his sidekick Mr. Camuso are spending their valuable time lurking through shipper blogs and screen capping commentaries and especially lately benign commentaries at that.
But, why? Why is this so important to them? Do shippers care what the “truth” is? Not really.
I think Mr. Heughan and Miss. Balfe would make a terrific couple in real life and I believe they have at the very least contemplated the idea. They don’t want to share with us their decision-making process about their dating life? Totally understandable. Technically, we are not asking them to.
Our frustration stems more from people censoring our opinion rather than anything else. Our opinion is valid and furthermore not unusual as it happens with fans of many TV shows, soap operas, movies, not to mention reality TV.
So, back to the question of, why are they so concerned about what we think? Why are they so concerned about exposing the “truth”?
Mr. Shatner and Mr. Camuso have only contributed to the drama created in the fandom over thinking two people might be dating. Really, shippers have always shipped and then they ran into the “Truth Seekers”, no joke, who were hell bent on proving the shippers wrong (why? who cares?) resulting in some epic and embarrassing exchanges on SM. We have put that behind us and no longer care to engage.
Now Mr. Shatner has taken up the role of engaging unprovoked. Why? Mr. Shatner will argue because shipping is not benign, people have received death threat…wow, talk about blowing things out of proportion. People are angry with Graham, please, who is angry with Graham? NOT us. Finding Graham’s comment funny or beyond belief is not the same as being angry at someone or disliking them, so stop dramatizing. I know it is an occupational hazard for Mr. Shatner, but just stop.
Mr. Shatner and Mr. Camuso are a typical attention seeking pair, over-dramatizing events to make themselves seemingly more relevant. It is pathetic that is what a celebrity of his status deems himself responsible for.
My only conclusion is that it is them and not us who are making much ado about nothing in hopes of achieving what? I am not sure. But the fact they are so involved only makes me more suspicious and not less. Nobody makes such a big deal over a fairly benign shipping topic and what random bloggers think unless we have hit a nerve.