babblingbhumzi said: Check out my bookmarks on AO3 'cause I've added a ton more fics there and you can choose...long fics, too! ALSO, if you want LuRe I can only recommend 'First Love' by Cherimola! It's in my bookmarks I think, if not then just google it. ;) archiveofourown(.)org/users/esmereldagrace/bookmarks
Thank you, darling! I will have a look :)
An open letter to anyone involved in that mockery that was reading Teen Wolf fanfiction only to make fun of it.
Congratu-fucking-lations to Clever TV (whatever the fuck that is), Jeff Davis and the Teen Wolf Cast who were involved in that frankly ridiculous and mean display of reading aloud snippets of fanfiction.
Just think about what you did there. You took three fanfictions, small snippets from them and took them out of the context of a whole story. And then you went on to ridicule them. So now there are three people out there who are feeling shit about themselves and about their writing.
What if those were the first stories for these writers? What if these were young people who just had their confidence dashed? What if it took all of their courage to post these stories, hoping that someone, anyone, would like them, only to have their work read aloud, out of context, by people who were obviously just waiting for them to be bad?
I hope you are all really proud of yourselves. You may have just made someone vow never to try to write again, which means that they won’t ever improve on their writing because EVERYONE improves their writing over time, but you’ve taken that away from them. Some great piece of literature may never be written now, we’ll never know.
We are your fans. We are what gives the show ratings. We are who make the hype for your show, even though it is declining in quality. And you mock us? You take something that has been happening for as long as there have been works for people to write about and shit all over it. Fanfiction should be heralded, not made fun of.
THIS FUCKING SHOW IS BASICALLY FANFICTION OF A MOTHER FUCKING 80’S MOVIE STARRING MICHAEL J. FOX. ARE YOU KIDDING ME WITH THIS RIGHT NOW????
I swear to God, I am so sick of being made fun of by these people for enjoying their content. I get to enjoy it in whatever way I choose and you shouldn’t be able to make fun of me for it. You shouldn’t be calling me sick and twisted for liking a non canon pairing or telling me I’m watching it for the wrong reasons. You shouldn’t be downplaying the popularity of one of my ships in the “real world”, only to turn around and play all over that apparently only Tumblr popular ship to get ratings. You shouldn’t be making fun of me for writing fanfiction and taking the show in directions you never would and/or could.
We are fans. We are the power behind your show. Do you know how many shows get axed because they’re not popular enough? You are popular because of us. And what do you do? You put us down all the time for being fans of your show and being creative about it, being passionate about it. Well guess what, you keep going the way you’re going and no one’s going to make you one of the highest producers of fanworks anymore, that’s a pretty huge thing in this day and age. People are going to stop tuning in and there go your ratings. People are going to be so disenchanted by you making fun of us for one thing or another and they’re not going to tune in to any future works of yours in case it happens again.
Just stop. Stop shitting all over your fans. We love this show, we love these people, and you’re making it so hard for us to continue to love you.
*sighs deeply but is not surprised this happened*
I wish I could say I was surprised…
And here is the reason I find it hard to enjoy this fandom anymore. For a cast who constantly talks about being proud of our talents and tells us to never be ashamed of our creativity and to do what we love, they sure don’t seem hellbent on making it a positive experience for us.
Just leave it alone. You know fandom exists, but if you’re so disgusted by it, why seek it out? Leave us be. Focus on your show instead, lord knows it needs it.
Yet another reason why I am so happy that I have stopped watching Teen Wolf. I refuse to be a part of something so negative.
Your fandom is not something to ridicule and make fun of! Shame on you!
Preferably long ones. Going on vacation for two weeks, need loads of reading material!!