To give a little background, this all started with an incident we learned about through Twitter in which fans of a popular animated show were granted a tour of the animation studio, then took pictures and posted them online, demanding their ship become canon in the show.
Fandom at its worst. They're never gonna let anyone in ever again at this rate. https://t.co/wVrcrZQ4Gs— Ben Juwono (@e1n) May 28, 2017
Needless to say, this was a crappy thing to do, not to mention useless since the animation studio only animates the show, it doesn’t create storylines. Also (additional background on animation) it takes over a year from conception to completion to create an episode of animation, not to mention the length of time before it airs, so changing the story would’ve been a moot point to begin with. Anyway, it became a jumping off point for the whole discussion.
LRT basically why I stopped interacting on Tumblr. Some people are more interested in spoilers/demands than enjoying/respecting the fandom.— Peter Di Cicco (@PeterDiCicco) May 28, 2017
New topic for your podcast? "The Dangers of Over-shipping"— gizelle (@jillsanvich) May 28, 2017
We go pretty in depth into the definition of shipping and what it means to fans, as well as the increasingly closer relationship creators have to their fans due to social media.
And as usual, our discussion went very long and off topic at times, so I unfortunately had to cut a lot out. We still manage to cover everything from Pride and Prejudice to Avatar: The Last Airbender to even the finale of How I Met Your Mother.
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