*goes ahead and jumps in*
Perception. Semantics. Varying viewpoints.
Everybody approaches viewing a show different ways. People focus in on one character. They focus on all characters except one or two they don't care about. They take into account what actors say about a show, they don't take into account what actors say. They use magazine articles to back up a point. They rely solely on what's seen on screen. Life experience influences how we see things.
And that is why I'm going to flat out say to the Smallville fandom at large, I get tired of a fan of ANY character getting argumentative in tone because they don't agree on a point and feel they know the character SO much better and can point out the exact episodes and what was said and yadda yadda. Funny thing is, it's the tone that gets me every time. It's why the old school Lex fen from back in the day got on my nerves, it's why people who think Lana is perfect and always has been get on my nerves, it's why Clark fen who...wait, there are no Clark fen who think he's perfect. Okay, see, with the exception of a couple of characters, every character on the show is flawed and has been written haphazardly.
And it's the fans of each character that can cause the greatest strife. It gets on my nerves when folks bash Chloe for everything under the sun that doesn't make sense when if Lois in the comic books did it, there'd be massive love. On the flip side, I'm tired of having to NOT say anything bad about Chloe or the way she's written (in terms of the writers changing things about her that freak me out) because I know people I like will jump all over me.
Tone. I know what tone is coming. Had it happen. Gets on my nerves.
So as an old school fan who doesn't participate in fandom much anymore for the exact reason, I would just like to take the time to issue a warning to Chloe fen - please, take it down a notch. Remember, TWOP is an annoying place anyway, no matter who you root for. Their logic is special in a way NO ONE will ever understand. But I'm to the point of refusing to have another Smallville discussion ever again on LJ because even the characters I DO like are too taboo for words.
I love you all, but I have to say something, because it's obvious and taking too much from the last vestiges of fun in the Smallville fandom.
Comments are closed, because my LJ isn't going to be the start of a kerfluffle. Emails won't be taken on the subject because I'm not arguing who's right, who's wrong, who has proper tone, etc. This is about an overall tone that doesn't brook discussion. And guess what, on this subject, I'm not brooking discussion here.
Feel free to go ahead and discuss it in your journals - I won't be reading anything about what I say or others think of me. I just want folks to step back, breathe, and take it down a notch. Yeah, it's a TV show. Yeah, we shouldn't get worked up. And yeah, that argument is annoying. Also, yeah, we have every right to get worked up about what we want to get worked up about, and telling someone to not get worked up isn't fair to them. All I'm saying is, we all enjoy it, we all love discussion (well, except TWOP folks), so let's just chill some.
Oh, and Mulder was a loser. (Yeah, I said it. Once. On a mailing list. Even while also saying I love Mulder to death. So no fear over here folks. No fear. Meaning, Lois in all incarnations is bitchy and I love her to pieces, so if Chlois theory gets to hold true - not that I think the movie division would let it happen - then that makes Chloe bitchy by default, etc., be shocked and villify me, yadda yadda. See? One person's opinion and way of seeing things and the world didn't end. Just don't give me minions here, cause I'm too old for minions. I'd rather have Jensen Ackles.)