the “they’re just fictional characters” card was what a lot of people used to justify their tweets to lydia during the lbd’s run (scroll to the tweets favorited before feb 7th 2013 and after jan 30th 2013 for stuff exclusively about her sex tape).
it’s a really big deal that transmedia is this enabling for people’s comments, even if slut-shaming on full force in the lbd pales in scale to a few questions in a q&a video not even about the person answering the questions. but regardless of the scale, what is said matters. if you wouldn’t do/condone such a thing in real life, why does it become okay to do it to fictional characters in a real medium? i don’t have any super big conclusions out of this, because my thoughts on the question i just posed aren’t very solid either. primarily, i just don’t want to see anyone use the justification above to allow out-of-the-norm online behavior go unnoticed and not discussed.
And who has done something like that in the NMTD fandom, may I ask?
i said the scale wasn’t the same, but doesn’t the principle still apply? it’s saying things you wouldn’t say to someone in real life. for the sake of immersion? it concerns me, is all.
My question still remains. Who has asked something out of line? What exactly are you referring to?
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1/10 male characters: Mr. Henry Nobley, Austenland (2013)
"Society demands that we engage in social intercourse in order to seem courteous, yet in most cases such actions are ultimately vulgar.”