… until Season 3 comes out and I start up all over again.
Fair warning kids, this is about to get ranty. You have been warned.
Ok,Seriously … ‘Cumberbitches’?! WTF kind of a name is that for a fandom? Yes he’s an attractive man. He’s a really good actor, and I’m a fan. But to call yourself his bitch? …. really?
Have some self-respect ladies (and possibly some gents too). You CAN like something a whole hell of a lot without prostrating yourself before it and screaming “I am not worthy!”. There is no need to start telling the entire internet how you’d totally like to have their babies.
You can also be a fan without making extremely crude comments about how you totally want to bone someone YOU HAVE NEVER MET OR SPOKEN TO. Seriously.
If I were famous and got this treatment I’d be scared shitless of my fans, for fear one of them would show up in my living room some night with a knife because they’re creepy obsessed. It is one thing to be a devoted fan and another thing to be just this side of a restraining order away from stalker.
I REALLY like this show. It’s well written and the acting is incredible. Would I love to have a chance to talk to/hang out with the stars? HELL YES. They appear to be adorably nerdy, silly folks. Just like a lot of my friends, only British and really famous. Why would I not want to hang out with them?
Would I molest them with my eyes, hump their leg, or jump around screaming my brains out like a moron? NO. (Ok, maybe a few small squees, but I feel that is acceptable, so :p)
Why? Because they’re people. They’re not the characters they play, they’re PEOPLE. People I admire, true, but they are not things for me to try to lay claim to, nor are they idols to be worshiped. They are just talented people doing what they do really well for our enjoyment. It’s fine to admire them and to be impressed. It’s not fine to turn into a crazy person one step away from sexual harassment because you’re really really into someone famous. They are not yours. They are their own. They do in fact already have friends and family and YOU ARE NOT PART OF THAT GROUP.
While we’re on the subject: let’s clear something up here. I love Johnlock. (That’s SherlockxJohn romance, by the way.) It’s adorable. However, those are two CHARACTERS that I find adorable paired together. Notice the names are Sherlock and John, not Benedict and Martin. Yes, the actors are (to my knowledge) friends. They take silly pictures together, it’s cute. BUT, and I don’t think I can make this clear enough: they are not dating each other in real life. (And frankly, who even knows about the show, the writers like to toy with us all :p). These are real people you’re drawing doing all sorts of really raunchy stuff to each other. Or writing about. Or photoshopping. Or whatever. The CHARACTERS are fictional, they are meant to be moved around by a story. If it amuses you to think that Sherlock likes to tie Watson to chairs for some ‘adult’ time, then whatever. But you cross a very definite line when you start forgetting that the actors are not the characters.The ACTORS are people, and I find it really creepy that people don’t seem to get the difference.
Can we, as a fandom, stop being weird and creepy about how we express our gratitude for the amazing show we’ve been given? It just really skeeves me out that people don’t seem to grasp that there IS a line between being a fan and being a creeper. Let’s not scare the people we admire by being screaming lunatics that throw metaphorical feces at the wall whenever we see them, ok? Let’s be reasonable, intelligent fans who can admire something a great deal without trying to hump it.
It’ll be good for all of us.
**UPDATE** Holy crap, Tumblr, wtf?! I like Johnlock romance, but half your feed is porn and creepy “I will kill myself if-” posts. GET A GRIP INTERNET. Yes, it’s an awesome show and I adore the characters, but it is a SHOW. Do you not get that posting pictures that are supposed to look like you slit your wrists might be a little creepy? Or splicing porn images with screen-caps from the show?
If any of the cast or crew are reading this, I apologize on behalf of the fandom. We’re not all batshit insane, I promise.