I cannot believe the cojones of some people. Yesterday, several of the publicity people at WB/CW were tweeted by a small group of so-called fans in an effort to get a spoiler source fired. duskwillow
has a good run up here
, and I agree with pretty much everything she said. I've been debating speaking up all morning, because I do have Chlark and Chlois friends, but what was done yesterday is so unbelievable I don't feel right not saying something about it. So here goes:
Trying to get a real person
fired from their real life job
over a fictional
television show based on a comic book whose romantic end game
has been known for seventy years
is one of the stupidest, most vicious stunts I have ever seen in my life. I've seen better behavior from elementary school students, and they don't have years upon years of societal training to know that's a crappy thing to do.
Did your parents not teach you right from wrong? Seriously? Everyone
has a right to their own opinion, I absolutely believe it. You can hate Chloe, or Lois, or Tess or whoever all you want, and write lots of sub-par fan fiction around whatever pairing you prefer, but the minute your opinion infringes on someone else's life
? That's what that thing we like to call common sense
is supposed to kick you in the butt and say, "Hey, wait a minute. Is this a really good idea?"
In conclusion: Your mama did not raise you right if you think that getting someone fired over a tv show because the plot isn't going your way is a productive use of your time.
And to make things clear for my flist - here is where I stand on Smallville shipping in general.
Ship: Clark/Lois, Clark/Dinah, Oliver/Dinah, Oliver/Lois, Lois/Tess, and Chloe/George.
Don't ship: Clark/Chloe, Clark/Lex (just can't make myself slash them, sry), or Chloe/Oliver.
But I don't mind discussing the show, or ships in general, with people who actually watch it and want intelligent debate. If you come here looking for trouble, I have no problem telling you to go find another playground.
So lets all try to be polite and stop making the entire fandom look like loons.