Date: May 02, 2017 10:17 am Title: How Do you deal with Hate in a Fandom where it's based on love?
Yeah Hi, I'm Mary :)
I agree, the arguing between fans, and the disbelief, as well as the disrespect of Michael (impo) by those who refuse (or seem to refuse) to believe that Michael had vitiligo, or that he is Prince, Paris, and Blanket's bio dad, is the most rediculous thing to be happening. I'm one of the older fans (dating back from the days of the Jackson Five era, when Michael and I were kids), and until i got acquainted with others in the fandom, and began seeing the nonsense that we've been talking about, I just could not BELIEVE this was going on... Anyway, I finally got tired of it, and decided if I was going to be able to focus on what I felt was most important (that being celebrating Michael's life, and remembering all the good things he did for humanity, and the world), the only choice I had was to forget about social media, and forums all together, and just focus on the fan fiction stories I'm writing.
As for how I'm doing...I'm doing pretty well, thanks for asking...Just doing what I have to do to keep my life in order (chores etc...we all know about those), and keeping up with my fan fiction so i can continue to share my LOVE of the true KING OF POP with the other members of his fan base :)
It's Tori, how you been? Lmao. And yeah I getcha . That's good !
Date: May 01, 2017 11:14 pm Title: How Do you deal with Hate in a Fandom where it's based on love?
I haven't encountered what you're talking about through instagram or any fanfiction sites since I was younger, and then that was just a bunch of 10-13 year-olds who wanted to be trolls to one another. Other than that childish stuff I haven't came into contact with any drama from one MJ fan to another. I don't get too much into that whole instagram, but if a picture pops up in my suggestions tab (or whatever) then I'll like it or visit the page.
If I can be honest... I didn't join MJ fanfic sites to make friends. I just came to write my stories/read stories and if I did meet some aquaintances/people I could talk to then great, if not then no love lost. So as for feeling the "love and purity" I don't do too much of that lol.
Don't get me started on the whole Paris, Prince, and Blanket not being his kids. I debate that topic with people I know personally and it's annoying as shit.
I can ignore the ignorance completely because we're on the internet. I try to take nothing anyone says on the other side of this screen literal, because people are trolls.
My week is good! It's the last week I'll be in college.
Yeah, I didn't really join the site to make friends either, but you do eventually come across people on the way and somtimes you do gain relationships wether you realize it or not. I Agree though, it's the internet and it's really nothing that should be taken tooo serious. But somtimes your emotions get the best of you and you kinda forget that you just have to shake it off and let it not bother you. PPB is the most hardest thing to talk about in my opinion especially lwith people and friends around you because if even you give them the hard - cold on facts they still dimiss it and make an excuse that just competely takes away from your what you just said. That's Good! and i bet your not as nervous as i am, although you're about to go in the real world. What are you majoring in?
Date: May 01, 2017 10:29 pm Title: How Do you deal with Hate in a Fandom where it's based on love?
I just stay out of the forums, focus on writing my fan fiction, and communicate with other fans either through reviews or personal emails.
Mary? andi i agree.
Date: May 01, 2017 06:34 pm Title: How Do you deal with Hate in a Fandom where it's based on love?
The feuds/animosity/bickering has been within the fandom (and quite prevalent) since long before he died. I've seen it in different fandoms as well, but with Michael and the spread of his appeal, it's probably a bit elevated for obvious reasons. It is frustrating and disheartening.
Thankk You! i thought i was the only one. Yeah i mean always figured there's been drama but it's gotten out of control. It's hard to really navagiate and target the probllems when different people have different opinions and are completely stuboorn to when it comes to him.