This. Is. Amazing. I have no words to describe how amazing this is. I really, truly don’t. The art speaks for itself. Whoever made this, I tip my hat to you. I would tip a million hats to you if I had a million hats to tip.
This is fantastic!
Recently I’ve been disturbed to see BBC Sherlock writers Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat receive extremely rude tweets from people on Tumblr. It’s absolutely not the first time this kind of thing has happened to any celebrity; the fangirl stereotype has been around for a long time for a reason. However, it saddens me to see people being disrespectful and crossing the line.
I decided to write this to Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat, Louise Brealey, and Lara Pulver (and to the rest of the cast and crew) in hopes to show them that the fandom does not just consist of the extremist fanperson and that we do love and appreciate everything they do.
I am not in anyway condemning the fanperson lifestyle. I love being a fangirl. I love reading every type of fanfiction, staying up late with friends to watch a show or movie, making our own art out of cannon, bouncing and flailing like a hyper-bunny in excitement over something that happened, wildly speculating on what’s going to happen next, shipping, reblogging the flawless fandom art created by people here on Tumblr, etc. My fangirling is absolutely an expansion on the stories that I love.
What I refuse to do is to go overboard with it. I will never be intentionally disrespectful to anyone in these fandoms, cast and crew included. Our fandom is based on their collective art. While they might occasionally want to hear what our thoughts are about their show, we should never shove our fandom in their faces. They have their own ideas on where their story is going. They are professionals who have their own legacy that they’re trying to create. Frankly, I feel like a series looses its intrigue when it gives itself completely over to the fans to placate them.
I want to know what their story is. If I’m not satisfied wholly with it, I’ll go read or write my own fanfiction or I’ll make a gifset or something. I will not attack the writers and actors for not taking the story where I want it to go.
Theater and writing is about having your own voice. About having the courage to tell a story that might just provoke thought.
So, please, be respectful of everyone in this fandom. Don’t dehumanize the very people who bring us their art.
Thank you. Thank you all for sharing your creativity and filling my life with its beauty.