What's your take on the Outlander cast/production's SM? IMO, it's pretty disappointing. Sorry, but their SM really isn't for them anymore. Most celebrities get this, but not Sam or Cait. Whether they like it or not, their SM represents their show, yet we hear nothing about it. I think they resent what they should be grateful for. Want to talk to your friends? Text or setup a private account. So it's all charities/retweets/political opinions now. Or a way to passive aggressively shade some fans.
Heya Anon! Just wanna say I’m fasting so I’mma try and be as nice as I can ;)
What’s my take on prod/cast SM… Well, it’s no secret that I’ve had issues for a while now with their approach to promo and engagement with fans. And I totally agree it’s so disappointing.
Perception is everything. And at first glance, what do you see?
The Official Outlander account is terrible to an incredibly laughable degree. Just getting a simple tweet/pic out can be an arduous ordeal for them, let alone promoting the show to a new audience. They’ve relied heavily on fans to do that for them. When a new fan (let alone battle worn hardies) goes to their SM and sees they haven’t tweeted anything of substance in ages but superficial dribble or birds, landscapes and boats on a producer’s SM, what’s that new fan to think?
Which brings me to Sam… I haven’t followed him for a good long while now, and have no desire to (zero zero done). But I went to his twitter today and did a bit of scrolling. Wow. If I didn’t know who he was, I’d think he was just some generic whiskey loving, health guru type account that plugs friends businesses. Nothing to tell me he is an actor, let alone one at all interested all that much in OL, other than engaging only with the people that will and have parted with their money for him, the rest get shade thrown at them. It would be nice if his show related activity didn’t seem like a vain, afterthought/obligation or dare I say, an FU (Same goes for Cait).
Cait, I had gotten used to her being MIA on SM and when she did pop up there was a humor I loved and purpose. But recently that purpose seems almost… Disingenuous? Her SM’s all politics, charity, art - which is totally fine - she’s taking a stand for the things she believes in. At least she’s been giving it a try lately (tweeting Lauren and Cesar, posting more on IG), yet at the same time, just seems like she’s felt the backlash from the fandom and is trying to get back in everyone’s good books - again, at least she’s trying. Even her
damage control driven q and a, where she played it safe and just stuck to pretty much the same people to answer, didn’t seem to help all that much. But I appreciated the effort. (And that she didn’t throw in a ‘get me to this-much-thousand followers for a q and a!’).
For any new fan looking to have a peek TODAY at the SMs of Outlander related cast/crew/production, they will be sorely disappointed (and pretty confused), because at first glance, there’s nothing anywhere near resembling enthusiasm/genuine love (which I’m sure they have) for a show they’re filming.
Absolute minimum, till obligated otherwise.
I dunno, it’s just all about Timing, and I’ve longed stopped believing in coincidences in this fandom.
Again, Perception is everything.
And only engagement they seem to have with
wallets fans, have been limited to those they’ve deemed “true”.