The fact that they’re using this is SO COOL and Creepy
the fact he was so desperate to justify his purchase, tho
Apologies for the quality, my computer shit the bed last night so I’m stuck with paper and pencil
Also not drawn but I refuse to believe that Scott and Stiles didn’t slow motion fliff the money into the air like they were in a rap video for at least a LITTLE bit
Starz’s desire for an Outlander fandom makes perfect sense, because the Outlander books have always inspired a passionate following of fan clubs and discussion forums. The TV adaptation is definitely something that people will become obsessed with, rather than simply tuning in and enjoying every week like Downton Abbey.
Unfortunately, this media strategy is more than a little ironic once you know about author Diana Gabaldon’s attitude toward fanfiction.
In 2010, she wrote a blog post on the topic, saying, “I think it’s immoral, I know it’s illegal, and it makes me want to barf whenever I’ve inadvertently encountered some of it involving my characters.” She goes on to compare fanfiction to seducing her husband or breaking into her home.
This post was quickly deleted, but not before being saved and reposted by many fans due to the furore it caused. Fan writers are happy to keep their fanfic private and separate from its original inspiration, but nobody reacts well to being told their hobby is disgusting and wrong.
On another occasion, Gabaldon wrote that “99% of [fanfiction] is Just Awful, and it’s revolting to see your characters being made to do and say idiotic things, or be forced to enact simple-minded sex fantasies (which is what most fan-fic that comes to my unwilling attention is). Like someone selling your children into white slavery.”
This makes even less sense once you learn that Gabaldon has admitted on several occasions that her inspiration came from Doctor Who. Specifically, the time-traveling 18th century Scotsman Jamie McCrimmon, played by Frazer Hines. The male protagonist of the Outlander series is, of course, named Jamie Fraser. It’s easy to argue that Outlander is a kind of fanfiction itself, or at least it began that way.
I wish more writers would get it into their minds that fandom is not just porn. Yes there is porn, but we are entering into the world the creators made and really looking closely at the nooks and crannies, examining relationships, world building, science, culture. We are not just the normal audience who barely glances at the painting for ten seconds before moving on to the next. We are the scholars who examines every brushstroke and understands what the rose and doves painted in signfies. We are the students who compares your paintings to other masters and contrasts the approach. We are the knowledgable critics who had seen every second of the show and judges your work.
And just from a purely economic POV - do you know what fandom is? Fandom is FREE ADVERTISING on ALL SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS. How much do you think it is going to cost to have presence as big as fandom has on tumblr, twitter AND others? I knew BBC Sherlock and The Hour through fandom talk. Me, sitting all the way on the other side of the globe, BBC doesn’t even advertise that far. But I bought merchandise and ordered the DVD off amazon and watched all the BBC shows, and yeah, it was awesome.
I would never enter into a fandom where the creators expressed such contempt for fans and fandom. Bye bye Outlander. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.
Milan/Paris Men’s Fashion Week 2011 ‘Teen Wolf’ actor Tyler Hoechlin was featured in the inside story of August Man Malaysia August 2014 issue. Photographed by Bryan Kong.
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ALLISON ARGENT APPRECIATION WEEK
Day 1: Favorite Moment(s) and/or Favorite Quote(s)
I can p r o t e c t myself.
i’m tasteless but so is water and we all need that