Now, before I post the reblog link (which is actually the point of this post), I’d like to say:
It saddens me that the negativity in our fandom has suddenly risen to such a point that blog posts like this and the one I’m manually reblogging are now necessary.
I don’t understand it, I really don’t, not when the solution to the apparent problem is so very, very simple: Read what you like, don’t read what you don’t like. Be friends with who you like, don’t be friends with those you don’t like. The end.
In fact, for a very long while now I’ve had my own writing-related motto on my site:
“But, in the end, writers are going to write what writers want to write, and readers are going to read what readers want to read, and sometimes the twain should not meet, and that is perfectly fine.” ~Meridian (me)
Hell, with my own crack-fic, TwiFuckery, I’ve tried to bring some fun, some snarky, sarcastic humor, into this dwindling fic world (fwiw, as those who have bothered to actually read it know, it’s a multi-fandom crack fic).
Some people get my humor (I love y’all!), some don’t, and that’s fine. If you like it, read it. If you don’t, then don’t. SIMPLE.
Now, I don’t understand where the whining about cliques comes from (and I’ve heard it mentioned in several places), but if there is some big clique somewhere, I want in! I’ll bring cookies to the weekly meetings and everything. (Are there membership dues in cliques? Just wonderin’…)
Anyway, deep breaths, everyone. Do some “ohm’ing”, sip some tea (ok, coffee), and then go read your favorite stories and send some great reviews to our great writers.
Let’s not let all this recent bout of strange negativity ruin the day or whatever. We’re not in high school English, y’all – there is NO forced reading!! Again: If you like something, read it. If you don’t, um, then don’t.
It truly is that simple.
Now, here’s the link I’m reblogging (since Gyllene‘s site doesn’t enable reblogging – either that or I’m too techtarded to figure out how to do it, which is also likely):
Go, read her blog post – it’s really good.