Anna von Veh recently commented on fanfiction and all its little parts that make it good for business. When I read her post I felt it was so well written that I wanted to expand upon it by sharing varying analysis on fanfiction, viewpoints in support of her opinions discussed in the post and those opposing. Fanfiction’s acceptance is growing and will only serve to help those in business, academics, and personally.
Every fandom has those fans that feel so strongly about something that has happened on a show, in a book, or movie that they want to tell everyone about how upset they are. They put forth effort to try to get others to be unhappy alongside them. The Teen Wolf fandom is no exception. Recently Tyler Posey received a huge amount of backlash for expressing his views towards the ship Sterek. Lady Geek Girl goes into more detail about the severity of things expressed (trigger subjects mentioned) and has posted video of the interview that started it all. As a turnaround though, fans started the trend #Poseytivity on Twitter tonight to lighten the atmosphere.
Tonight’s episode of Teen Wolf caused an uproar as well. Writer Jeff Davis decided to include a personal scene with a very popular character Stiles and a previously featured character Malia. In addition to sending hate to Davis, some viewers have also decided to direct their negative opinions of the character Malia towards the actress who plays her, Shelley Hennig. Instead of letting the naysayers win, a great amount of the fandom have been counteracting their actions by sharing sweet, positive views on Hennig’s acting and character on Tumblr and Twitter.
Just for clarification, all Twitter and Tumblr links are tags and the results seen will vary based on time accessed. Feel free to go deep within and see the changes in opinions as time elapses.