If you help to perpetuate a fan culture where it’s ok to personally abuse the writers and showrunners of your favourite shows then don’t be surprised when it comes back to bite you on the ass.
Dollhouse pirate DVD being sold on black market of a foreign country. Genuine cover.
I was once a fictional dog that spread entertainment news, but then my master locked me in a cupboard. 1998. (Taken with Instagram)
I write for fanboy moments. I write to give myself strength. I write to be the characters that I am not. I write to explore all the things I’m afraid of. I write to do all the things the viewers want too.– joss whedon
Fans. A word so preloaded with fear, doubt and odd wonder that Joss Whedon has started referring to his fans as ‘peeps’. In this blog, I attempt to explain what I’ve seen of fandom, and what I think it means right now. It’s a powerful, confusing, developing mess which cannot be ignored.
^ Fran Kranz, Dichen Lachman and a fan on set of “LUST FOR LOVE”.
Every entertainment company wants them for their franchise. Actors want to engage fans. Nobody quite understands the dynamic of what that means yet - technology is changing the nature of entertainment consumption and interaction at 1000 miles per hour right now. It’s a very different world for fans than 15 years ago. The thing which has changed most of all is visibility, and interactivity. No longer are fans just a ‘thing’ people have. They’re right there, all over your web browser, turning up at your events, sending you tweets, and it’s new, scary and unbelievably important.
Am I arguing that girls and women shouldn’t be held responsible for their behaviour? Not at all. If a woman drinks to excess, then falls over in the street, loses her wallet and vomits all over her shirt, she has only herself to blame. But rape is not a consequence of getting drunk. It’s a consequence of a man deciding to rape someone.– Emily Maguire, Princesses & Pornstars: Sex, Power, Identity. Via Electrophilic or Nucleophilic?