Okay, the show's been shit for a long time now, but what we used to have was SQ as something that was solely ours. Through metas, headcanons, fanfiction and other creative fanwork, the whole positive fandom experience. And being one of those present from the early days, it's really sad to observe what it all got reduced to. Between having to align yourself between "industry insigters" who are there just for clicks and follows, quasi "activists" who either spew actor hate or worship them.. (cont)
(pt 2) and the “dumb positivity crew” that frankly, kinda have a lopsided view of reality (denial, I guess?) no wonder people have been leaving, left and right. The show’s been shit and now that even fandom experience’s been reduced to infighting for leadership and/or spotlight, so what do we have ahead now? You guys have been a rare island of level-headedness and reason in all this mess, please tell me these latest posts of yours don’t mean you’ll be leaving too, with the rest of the delusionals? :(
It is sad, isn’t it? Being around during the best of times, of the show itself, the fandom experience, the creative works as well as intellectual analyses, and then witnessing… everything that followed? The show’s steep decline, its message becoming even
than its narrative being half-arsed, everyone involved in its creation showing only basic self-servitude and endorsing severe toxicity in any and all active viewership following? Well, then. Not sure to tell you, friend.
If you can’t, or don’t want to align yourself between any of those ‘sides’ you mention–why force yourself? Because if all of this is making you feel the way it
does… then what’s the point of anything?
Then even the future of this blog (which yes, to answer your question–we will be leaving as well, only I’m gonna have to get back at you about if the blog will remain as an archive of a collective show/PR/fandom Once Upon a Time fuckery, or if it’ll just… disappear) should have absolutely no impact on your decision. If the creative works of people who are the only ones deserving all credit and praise (be it fanfiction or graphic arts) in the end–aren’t enough, then yes. Off you go. Run. Be free. Leave all of this shit behind. Because I know that I personally will move on happily, knowing only one thing: we may have been hopeful, subsequently disillusioned–but never delusional.