Not because I think I’ll hate it. I’m quite sure I’ll like it, I’m just tired of all of the drama in the fandom, the hate, the bitterness, and all of the negativity that is just ruining this show.
It makes me sad that the reason I dread each episode is not because of the show but because of some of the fans. Sometimes I feel like I should just quit tumblr all together. Maybe then I can actually look forward to a new episode again.
I know, I’m the same way. I’m enjoying 3B a lot, but I feel like I can’t say anything because all I see is people screaming over how much they hate it, how Adam and Eddy are ruining everything, how they should be writing the show, etc.
Yeah. At least the wank will hopefully be a lot less after this ep. And once Zelena got her bucket of water, which will happen sooner than later.
My favourite is when it’s said that Adam and Eddy and the writers don’t understand the beauty of Rumbelle WHEN THEY CREATED RUMBELLE AND THEIR STORY WTF????
Yeah I don’t get that. I think some of these folks forget how much hell they put the Charmings through. I mean, we had Charming with KATHRYN in season 1. Cheating on his “wife” with Mary Margaret, buying more than one V-Day card. Then they got their memories back and like TWO SECONDS LATER, Snow and Emma fell through the portal to FTL and spent several episodes there. There was that whole angsty sleeping curse room thing.
And now what do people say about them? They’re “boring.” So…*shrug*
I think they get Rumbelle. And they’ve said over and over that he IS a difficult man to love. And I don’t think they mean just because of who he is. Belle DOES love him for who he is. But he has many enemies. And now one has tracked him down and is keeping him under her control. And so that means we could have NO Rumbelle scenes at all. But they love them and understand them and know that Belle would try to find a way to reach them so we got that amazing and heartbreaking moment in the cellar.
I CAN understand being upset over various things. But when it becomes “the writers suck” or “they don’t know what they’re doing” or “they hate X character or Y ship” it gets to me. I don’t like this whole Zelena kiss thing. Not because it’s bad writing, but because I hate watching a character who I really love being forced into that position. But without angst and drama where would a show be? I know where it would be. CANCELED.
Well I think there is a difference between someone actually critiquing the show with valid reasons, and stating their opinion, vs people going overboard and sending hate to people that work on the show or are just plain insulting. I don’t agree with taking things to extremes, but having said that…
I do have my issues with this season. And it’s affecting my enjoyment of the show, yet I’m also on my 5th rewatch of the entire show. Yes, the entire show. Not just my favorite episodes, or forwarding through to my favorite scenes. I genuinely love the show, even when I think it’s being cheesy or has some plot holes or whatever. I just question how some things have been written this season. I think it should be OK to do that as much as it is OK to gush over stuff I like. Instead, I kinda feel like I’m going to be annoying people or get labeled a hater for expressing a more negative opinion about stuff. It should just be OK to express an opinion.
My problem isn’t with angst or this or that. This is a drama. I understand that. My problem is with the writing. That can be a valid criticism too. The people who write the show are human, and have admitted some missteps they’ve taken along the way so I think it should be OK to state that one doesn’t like the way something was written, or acted, or whatever.
If it isn’t OK to critique the writing on a TV show within a fandom anymore then I might as well just bail right now. Maybe I’m old. I’ve been doing it for 20 years. I thought that critiquing a show or an episode was part of fandom.
It’s those that go overboard that’s a problem. And that’s been a problem for 20 years in every fandom that I’ve been in. It isn’t going to change. Agree to disagree. Block and ignore. Step away from the computer for a bit. That’s the thing to do most of the time.
Oh I have NO problem with critiquing and questioning and discussing like that. None whatsoever. But sometimes it seems like some folks (not you! and not most people I know!) see a photo and automatically start shouting “bad writing”…when they don’t even know the context or what is said in the scene, etc. I have my own issues with how some things were written and I suspect we all do. But the amount of “this is bad writing” things I’ve seen over a few promo photos that no one really knows EXACTLY what’s going on is sort of astounding.
But like…take Neal’s death. I can understand people’s complaints about that. Not exactly the death, though I can understand that too, but the fact that he was essentially written out of several episodes, brought in for some big final climactic one where things were a little too conveniently wrapped up with his father, Emma, and even Hook, and then killed off. The episode was intense and sad, but it would have made far more sense for some of that to have been building over the episodes before it. Bad writing? Maybe not BAD…but not the best writing either. So legit complaints, sure. But I see a lot that are complaints about things that haven’t even happened.
And I see a fair amount of people “hate watching” the show and posting a lot of complaints and about how much they hate the show. Which to me isn’t criticism either. Because critiquing, to me, involves both the positive and negative end.
Yeah, see that’s the more extreme reactions IMO. That stuff just gets a scroll by from me or an ignore… at least until the person is over it. And yeah, extreme reactions over promo photos and jumping to conclusions is one of my issues too. Like… waaaaait and see.
I’m like tinuviel, the constant complaining gets to me sometimes. I’ve taken extreme measures to avoid it, but it sometimes slips on my dash or I’ll see it elsewhere and then it becomes a trainwreck to me and I can’t stop looking becausing I’m between laughing (just to calm myself down) and shuddering sometimes. And “bad writing” seems to be something thrown around lately.
I have no problem with seeing legit criticism. I’ve criticized things I felt were off too about this show. But most of the so-called “criticisms” that some fans have….they’re not criticisms at all. They’re temper tantrums.
And boushh, I’ve never seen anything hateful from you :) I enjoy reading your thoughts.
Thanks. :) I’m always afraid I’m going to annoy people who probably don’t agree with me. LOL. Maybe just try to step away when you find yourself getting sucked into all of that. I know it’s hard to do sometimes. :)
spottytonguedog replied to your post “I seriously cannot handle the stupidity on Twitter. This is like a…”Oh geez…more twitter nonsense? I’m so glad I’m never over there.
It’s so sad, but hilarious at the same time. Someone put up a picture where Adam said that Rumbelle would reunite before the end of the season, and they were saying that Adam was mocking Rumbelle fans. And she got mad that it’s 3x18 and Rumbelle still haven’t reunited.
I didn’t know 3x18 was considered the end of the season….and I didn’t know they hadn’t already reunited.
Was their reunion in 3x15 and 3x16 a dream I had or….?
Yeah…pretty sure they were together, albeit briefly, in 3x15. And she saw him again in 3x16. And I suspect we’ll get a real “he’s not under the witch’s control anymore” reunion at some point. There are still 5 episodes left, including this weekend’s one. And they were seen filming together during later episodes. So…you know people? STOP.
I mean…….we’re only halfway done with Season 3b. 6 eps down, 5 to go. There’s still time for a waist jumping Rumbelle reunion after their reuinion they had after their reunion :p
I don’t even want to look. People need to stop running to twitter, especially when an episode hasn’t even aired. OY. I wish twitter didn’t exist for fandom purposes sometimes. It used to be that people would just do embarrassing things at convention Q&A’s, now it’s happening on twitter on a daily basis.
rumple making sure his gf eats the most important meal of the day (◡‿◡✿)
#STILL THE CUTEST THING THIS MAN EVER SAID#rumpelstiltskin the great and the powerful is here to make you sans-dark-magic scrambled eggs#and bring you orange juice#mr gold drinks orange juice#mr gold does HUMAN THINGS#his smile in the second gif you could light up all storybrooke#mr gold brushing his teeth#mr gold’s ruffled hair when he wakes up#mr gold snoring probably#what a terrible person oh no#let me make you breakfast as a friendly reminder that i’m Your Boyfriend#boyfriends do cute things like not practicing dark arts and putting flowers everywhere#mr gold realizing he indeed is belle’s boyfriend#it must have come to him suddenly while he was toweling his hair#the money i’d pay to see the realization dawn in his eyes#oh mr gold#he probably insisted bae had breakfast every day too#and then they checked if he had grown any taller right after#well now i’m sad(via rumpelstltskin)