Here’s the thing about using fiction as an outlet to feel emotions: the emotions are real. Crying watching tv or reading a book is just as valid as crying yourself to sleep. And it’s true that you should confront your own issues every once in a while and make sure you can identify how you feel about certain situations you’re in, but it’s not as if your brain isn’t subconsciously doing just that when you’re watching an emotional movie. Some part of you identifies with some aspect of that form of media, and you cry because you feel it, too. It’s not just that character’s feeling - it’s yours.
I’m actually going to bed now. I like how I’ve inadvertently provoked a small discussion about the validity of emotional provocation in media versus that in the real world. If I get any more messages about this, I’ll try to answer them tomorrow. Good night!
all my fandoms have something in common and that something is
- Mother: Hi, Harry. Do you invite your friends over?
- Son: Yes mom, those are Peeta, Blaine, Percy, Katniss, Sherlock and Thedoctor.
Also, the fandom who did unprecedented amounts of crack-cocaine during the time spent waiting.
“DON’T EVEN GET ME STARTED ON THE BANDOMS . THE ONLY LETTERS THEY WRITE ARE TO THEIR BANDS SAYING, ‘WHY DON’T YOU PLAY A SHOW IN MY PRISON?!’”
- INSTEAD OF GANGS- THERE WOULD BE FANDOMS
“UGH, THERE’S ANOTHER FIGHT BETWEEN THE HARRY POTTER FANDOM AND TWILIGHT FANDOM IN THE YARD.”
“OH MY GOSH THE DOCTOR WHO FANS ARE TRYING TO CONVERT THE OTHER FANDOMS AGAIN SHIT WE NEED TO STOP THEM BEFORE ONE OF THEM GETS SONICED”
“THE SUPERNATURAL FANS KEEP STEALING SALT FROM THE CAFETERIA, DAMNIT, ALL THE FOOD IS BLAND”
“THE SHERLOCK FANDOM HAVE STOLEN ALL THE BLANKETS AND THEY’RE UPSTAIRS ON THE ROOF ROCKING BACK AND FORTH CLUTCHING JAM. AGAIN”
“CAN SOMEONE TELL THE MERLIN FANDOM THAT ‘YOU’RE THE VOICE’ IS NOT AN APPROPRIATE SONG FOR 3AM”
“THE GLEE FANDOM’S PERFORMING AN IMPROMPTU KILL-RYAN-MURPHY-WAR CHANT IN THE CAFETERIA AGAIN” “AGAIN!?” “ON THE TABLES.”
“THE PRISION BREAK FANDOM IS TRIYING YET ANOTHER WAY TO BREAK OUT”
“THE TRUE BLOOD FANDOM SIMPLY REFUSES TO GO OUT DURING THE DAY”
“THERE WAS A STORM AND THE MISFITS FANS WENT WILD AGAIN”
“THE SHERLOCK FANS KEEP JUMPING OFF THE ROOF”
“The Starkids keep performing unauthorized experiments with Red Vines.”
THE DARREN CRISS FANS KEEP JUMPING ON THE FURNITURE MAKE IT STOP
- Supernatural Fandom: Hey there! Welcome to the fandom!
- Doctor Who Fandom: Hey there! Welcome to the fandom!
- Every Other Fandom: Hey there! Welcome to the fandom!
- Sherlock Fandom: -gross sobbing and incoherent sounds-