Steven Moffat’s little speech made me so happy, I can’t even really explain it…he gets it, he is not dismissive about the fandom and I, for the love of god, cannot understand why this man is getting so much hate?! You don’t have to agree with everything he says but it is obvious that he loves the show and the fans and everything/everyone involved and, in the end, what more can you ask for?!
This man is getting nothing but love and admiration from me!
And while his little speech made me extraordinarly happy, Amanda’s response “to not answer that question” made me quite sad, because she got so much hate, had her words twisted so much that she’s chosen to not say anything at all…and I find it very, very worrisome to see actors become so guarded because they feel like they can’t ever win.
Like with Moffat, it is alright to disagree with an opinion if you do it in a respectful way, but sending them hate, insulting them and then forcing them to apologize so that the harassing stops is practically bullying and in the end it will only backfire on us - the fans - because why should they keep doing the show/interviews/promo events if they’re constantly being attacked…
I just really love that, for the most part, they still have that passion and appreciation for the fandom and I would hate to see that all go down the drain because of some dickheads that don’t know how to properly behave in human communication.
Slight rant over.
Agreed. I’ve said it a million times and I’ll say it again, I think Moffat is brilliant. Yes, he’s made some decisions I don’t agree with and that drove me insane.. but at the end of the day Moffat is still one of my favorite people in the business. And if you disagree and dislike him, cool. Just don’t be a cunt off sending hate mail for NO GODDAMNED REASON.
And Amanda LOVES the fan work, she just voiced her discomfort with Johnlock because she doesn’t want her son finding those fan drawn “naked” pictures of Martin, which is entirely understandable. It makes me sad that her previous encounter with the rabid fans discouraged her from answering that question. :/