Since my askbox is full...
I know lot of people are upset over the show, and I get it. We’re all in mourning right now. I’m going to answer the bulk of these in one post instead of sending the same answers to loads of people:
No, I’m not abandoning the ship
Yes, I still love Bae
Yes, I will finish House of Green & Black
Yes, I will continue writing fanfics.
Yes, I still love PxS. Fuck the haters. I don’t care. There is a reason I fell in love with this ship and the stupid show isn’t going to ruin that for me.
Yes, I expect my readers may jump ship after this season. It is what it is. If one person is still reading my stories at the end, I’m happy. I’m writing for myself. I’m happy that anyone decides to read my stuff. I hope other authors keep going too. I understand if this season ruined it for them. I don’t blame them. It’s hard to come back from that episode - to erase that from your mind.
Yes, I really am thinking of continuing Return to Winterfell now, especially after this season - and an element I was thinking of using, actually might work now that the show is over in my opinion.
No, I don’t hate Sansa or Sophie. Sophie is young and that fame is hitting her in the face with this rabid fandom, OF COURSE she’s going to side with the show. I get the feeling she got a lot of flack for her trolling the past few years. Plus, her character got bigger…and well. I never expected her to disagree with the show. She did a complete 180 for this season. The fandom gave huge backlash for the Ramsay thing (totally deserved) and in turn the show decided to make her a badass MarySue bitch and sacrificed Petyr to do it.
Do I like what they did with Sansa this season? Hell no. But that’s because the show is shit and never should have sent her to the Boltons. The show destroyed both characters. Honestly, if it weren’t for Aidan and just a shred of hope that it might not be a stonking pile of shit, I would have stopped watching a long time ago. Aidan gave a face/voice/life to a character I loved in the books already. I’m going right back to that character I love. Imagination is amazing. Who needs a poorly written fanfic show when we have better fanfic writers that actually appreciate the characters, flaws and all.
Do I think fans will leave this ship? Yes, I do. You do you. If this season and especially that episode ruined it for you and you don’t love it anymore… who can blame you? It doesn’t make people any less a fan of something. I think back on all the shipping during Harry Potter… sooner or later that dies off and people don’t post about it anymore or write fanfics. It will happen at some point. The show is almost over, our Bae was killed off and our ship sunk. People are going to lose heart and it’s okay. We, as Baelish and PxS fans are being ridiculed right now by the rest (some are actually being nice about it - especially those that have lost a fav character already) of the fandom in their obnoxious, juvenile gleefulness. They just have to tear other fans down. But PxS/Baelish fans I have such respect for. We held our heads high. We’ve taken a lot of shit from this fandom for years and yet we hardly EVER stooped to their level and trashed their favs on their fan sites/tags/blogs etc. We didn’t go out of our way to be wankers to other fans even if we hated the characters they loved. Our fandom is awesome with some great people that I’m very pleased to have known and call my friends. I wish them well if they decide to move on and we had a great time in our little, despised corner of the fandom.
Now that this horrible season is over and I can relax, I’m back to writing my fics. I’m all about the creepyship and I’m not about to leave it. I hope some people stay on board too!
LOVE EVERYONE!!!!! GROUP HUG!!!!!!!