Been reading a lot of discussions on your blog since the last few weeks. Looks like you are bothered (sounds weird?) by both Shivika/Narbhi and Rikara/Shrenal fans. Does it feel overwhelming that your opinions carry so much weight in Tumblr fandom that people actually spent so much time agreeing/disagreeing/ debating your views on the matter?
Simple answer: Yes, sometimes.
I’ve never claimed to be an authority on all things Tellywood, or for that matter, this show even. The only “knowledge” I have is like 15+ years of watching Tellywood. I know about tropes/the general patterns shows follow and have a vague idea of how the industry works, and I’ve followed Ishqbaaaz pretty closely; but other than that, I’m just another viewer like everyone else. I don’t take myself too seriously, so it’s bewildering to me that others do, so much so that I’m seen as some kinda official mouthpiece.
On most days, this blog is a joy, because nice messages and genuine questions that are interesting/fun to answer are the norm, and I’m forever thankful for that. On the flip side, some people don’t seem to understand that this blog is MY platform, and the opinions expressed here are not some kinda gospel truth, they’re just MY interpretation/analysis on the matter. Also, they seem to not grasp that the question has been sent by the asker to ME, because they’ve been reading MY take on these topics and want MY opinion. If the asker wanted a general take from all the fandom, then surely they’d ask it in the tag/on IF/twitter instead of in MY inbox?
I don’t claim to be always right, and civil discourse, polite disagreement, and inputs provided in a genuine and earnest manner are welcome, but I don’t care for people cherry-picking/twisting my words and then jumping down my throat based on their faulty interpretation, or attempts to “correct” my opinions. Also, attempts to try and slot me for/against a fandom is most likely just based on their own opinions, not necessarily the views I hold. (I’ve said repeatedly that I wouldn’t give a flying fuck if the romantic relationships in this show went away tomorrow, but I guess that’s just unbelievable?) I ignore most attempts to get a rise outta me; coz honestly, I don’t have the time or energy to engage in buffoonery; but the TONE of some messages is just so passive aggressive and/or combative that I can’t help but snap occasionally.
It’s a free world and people are free to have their opinions, stan their favs and do whatever the f they want as their form of participating in fandom, but I don’t appreciate them doing that on MY blog. They’re welcome to go make their own blog and express their opinions over there, instead of riding on my coat tails. This is MY happy space and I don’t appreciate people harshing my vibe with such fuckery.
TLDR: Am no expert, have never claimed to be. If you don’t agree with something expressed here, then lol, that’s not MY problem. Just unfollow/block me and move the fuck on, instead of ruining my day. Kthanksbye.