andymcnope replied to your post “Protip: telling me you would’ve read my story if I had just done X…”
what is it about entitled readers as of lately? never seen it THIS bad
Alas, for me, it’s not so much a “lately” as it is an “always.” The lovely Jessica was my first taste of true entitlement in the Arrow fandom, whereas in the Chuck fandom, it’s pretty much a revolving door with a select few people. Most of the Chuck fandom is pretty great, admittedly; they’re very enthusiastic about their show, which is a good thing because nobody else is, including the network that produced it. But there are a few bad apples that generally tend to come from one place that I won’t name.
In addition, I’ve noticed that it’s a first fandom for a lot of people and they have no idea how to act around other fandom people, especially content creators.
My dumbass last night was a particular brand of special, though. I wrote a fic called What Fates Impose that stars a bunkerized character who has agoraphobia and emotional issues thanks to being away from human contact for two years, and that fandom tends to enjoy it when you power up Chuck and make him a hairy-chested he-man. I did the opposite. The “powerful” one in the story is actually Sarah. And man, some people are really threatened by that (masculinity is a fascinatingly fragile thing, apparently) and I get so many people that tell me when is Chuck going to grow a pair, which, lemme tell you, makes me think wonderful things about the human race and how they treat the mentally ill.
Maybe there’s something in the water, lately. I had one condescending jerk that I had to open both shotgun barrels on the other week, then The Lovely Jessica, and now this incredibly beautiful specimen of tolerance and taste.