I admit. I’m going to be kind of lazy here. <3 No graphic, because this is more about the followers. The following are people I’m super active with in the Jem Carstairs leg of the Infernal Device fandom. I AM SURE THERE ARE MORE OF YOU. I WANT TO KNOW MORE OF YOU!
ashagreyjoys Before Tumblr, there was only Angie. She was my Jem island in a sea of fangirls and I refer to her all the time with my fangirling and theories. She has put up with my silly spazzing for a long time now. <3
fyeahjemcarstairs My parabatai! <3 The first Tumblr Jemfangirl I met who shared EVERY SINGLE VIEW as me with the ID fandom!
Okay, not gonna lie but I liked it when Jef kindda indirectly told Arie off that if you really cared for someone you wouldn’t be afraid to warn that person about a guy who isn’t good for her because it isn’t thrashing but simply looking out for the person.
You’ll get a rant out of me every time you ask me whether I’m “Team Jem” or “Team Will."
Stop this right here. Do not go any further.
Now, I’m not even going to take the route most people do and say that people are bringing Twilight into this. I get that Twilight didn’t start the concept of teams, but that concept absolutely destroyed that fandom. If you’re a fan, do not be the one to ruin this fandom, too.
I will say this, though: Jem and Will are parabatai. They love each other more than we could ever love either of them. Asking fans to pick a side is going to do nothing but divide the entire fandom into two sides. It’s going to pit Jem and Will against either, and if you are the one to pit the two parabatai against each other - two Shadowhunters closer than brothers - then you’re simply a horrible person, and this fandom doesn’t need you.
Yes, I get that you may like Will better or that you may like Jem better, but picking a team and choosing between the two is like saying that you love one and hate the other.
I also get that you may like Will or Jem better for Tessa. Seems understandable, but when you say that you’re in one team, you’re saying that the other doesn’t deserve to be with her - doesn’t deserve happiness or love. If you do think like that, just say it in the simplest of terms.
Keep Teams out of this fandom. When you ask someone on Facebook of Tumblr which team they’re on, you’re only enforcing the idea of only liking one character and having to choose, and it’s not like that. You can love both characters. Pick Team Shadowhunters, why don’t you?
You can also think of it like this: If you pick Team Will, Will himself would hate you for implying that you hate Jem. If you pick Jem, he wouldn’t like you for implying that you don’t give a damn about Will. The characters you love will absolutely despise you. Because they love each other, dammit! Can’t we just leave it at that?
If you’re on Team Jem or Team Will, then you’re not on Team Shadowhunters as a whole. It means that you’re not part of the TMI or TID fandom; you’re just a part of a fandom based on one character alone.