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You did once agree with me that it was just a tv show though.
This is hard to put into words, because it is and it isn’t. Strictly speaking, it is just a TV show in that it’s a thing that I watch on TV and that when all is said and done will have had very little long lasting impact on my life, more than likely. But it’s still a piece of text to analyze and it’s still something that I’ve invested time in. And that makes it more. It’s the same with any fandom. And I know it’s more than just a TV show to you as well–you dress up, you go to Comic Cons, you’re here. If it was “just a TV show” none of those things would be happening.
But it can also be really draining if everyone is always talking about what they *don’t* like.
It can also be really draining when people praise it while simultaneously ignoring, either willfully or not, the actual problems that exist with that piece of fandom.
For me, it’s an escape. If it’s causing me stress, it’s not an escape anymore.
I don’t believe in TV as escapism, at least not fully. All TV is grounded in something that needs to be accessible and relatable and understandable. If it’s doing it’s job then it should be stressful because it’s getting you to think.
You’ve been so critical of the show lately, I just wanted to hear some positivity from you!
Ok, but…why? Why does it matter that I’m negative and critical. I’m not the only one. Not by a long shot. It’s just the others who feel the same have more or less gone into hiding. And…my first post on this topic was saying “heres what I liked, here’s what I didn’t like.” It wasn’t just me bashing every single little thing.