I'm not sure how to talk about this month's obligatory Skins
fandom wank (SIGH) without it turning into "I wish I could bake a cake filled with rainbows and smiles and everyone would eat and be happy"
but... I just really think it's a shame that this is happening again
. And I hate that a couple of anonymous crazies over on fandomsecrets
are making the whole of Skins
fandom look batshit insane, when it's really
I've lurked and dabbled in many fandoms, but this is the first time I've been really actively involved in one, and I love it so much. I love the awesome people here, and the ton of amazing fic; I love the squeeing and the thoughtful discussion and the crack. I mean, I've had a grand total of one argument in this fandom, against my better judgement, but even though it was horrible and upsetting at the time, we made amends really quickly. The wank isn't
representative of this fandom, and I wish more people could see that the awesomeness really outweighs the unpleasantness.
All these rabid Naomily shippers keep being mentioned, usually as the cause of all these problems, and... I'm not sure where/who these people are? (Please, I'm NOT asking for names.) I haven't encountered anyone like that; everyone I know realises that having different shipping preferences should NOT be a big deal. Mostly I just love that we have a femslash-focused fandom with FOUR amazing female characters (sorry, Panda) with so much slashy potential between them, and so much fic exploring all the different dynamics - that's SO rare, and it's something I really cherish. ♥ (Sorry, this did end up turning into a cake filled with rainbows after all.)
IDK what I'm trying to say with all this. Basically, I think this fandom is so great, and I just wish the tiny minority of people who cause wank would grow the hell up. This particular incident may have been focused on one person, but it damages fandom as a whole. :(