Thanks! I have definitely seen grown women our age behaving just as badly as anyone, but I’ve also noticed, in general, that a lot of the main drama these days seems to come from those who are 25 and under. Of course, there are young people who are incredibly mature—but that doesn’t seem to be the majority. Especially where ships and the big fuss over female characters are concerned.
I’m going wildly off topic here, but I see it like this. I knew the basic parameters of the show when I started watching it and, when I turn it on, I am agreeing to go along with how it is set up despite what I may interpret or wish for or even believe on a personal level. I don’t always have to like it and I can always join in with other fans in discussing it, but I know I can’t change it.
Its like buying a product. You read the label and then decide if its something you want or not. You don’t attack, harass and bully the manufacturer to change their product to fit your specifications. I think its okay to give general feedback in a respectful manner—but to throw a huge temper tantrum like we’ve seen happen is beyond the pale. And that’s what I see a lot of the younger fans doing.
I also firmly believe that fanon stuff should remain fanon for the most part. Our drama should be kept among ourselves and not aired out for (or directed at) all the actors, crew members, writers, etc. to see. And we should never try to force our fanon desires onto those who create the show.
So, yeah, social media can be irritating to me as a person who is too old to tolerate drama and tantrums (of course, I’ve always been old in the soul no matter my chronological age, so maybe its just me), but I think being a little more experienced is an advantage in things like that post I responded to because I’ve seen all those kinds of arguments years before and I know with some people, you just can’t win. There’s no point in getting upset because you can’t really talk to someone with their mind made up about a thing. Some people want to be unhappy, want to find something to be upset about and want to cause drama. *shrugs*
Sorry for my huge tangent, but its been on my mind a lot this last summer and even now.