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JM: Young tilted head closeup

cyndrarae

Rebelling against Reality since 2003

v14.0


JM: Young tilted head closeup
cyndrarae

ranting again..

I cannot believe how insensitive people can be.. someone posted an RPS where Jensen meets with an accident and his face is almost blown off. I skimmed through the first chapter only to realise there was no way I was going any further. Fluffy, happy RPS is not what bothers me.. what bothers me is that people write about insanely horrible things happening not to a fictional character but to a real person. And on top of that they have the gall to say "This didnt happen but I wish it did." 
You WISH it DID?? You wish something so terrible for someone you profess to love?

Dear god. And it gets worse. There are others who write about Jensen getting kidnapped and raped and tortured and what not. I just keep thinking if I was related to Jensen - imagine how I'd feel. And I don't even want to think about what it must feel like to be in Jensen's shoes - wonder if he knows the extent of depravity in his viewers. (Won't call them fans. A fan by definition is a well-wisher)
 
And he isnt the only one, I'm sure there are other celebrities out there getting used and abused in fanfiction. My concern is.. what happens if one of these people decides to go against the whole fanfiction genre itself after reading something offensive? Will it not result in legal attempts to clamp down on this favorite pasttime of ours? We're flying under the radar luckily for now, what if a scandal like this exposes the whole community and people go up in arms against us? I'm just really worried about the long-term implications here. I believe there is a lot of merit to the rumor about why David Duchovny started hating... HATING his role on X-files and was struggling to leave after season 5 itself or something like that. 

*sigh* I dunno... self-preservation aside, its just... horrible that people would think its okay to wish disgusting things happened to someone just because of the way they look. I don't care how you rationalize it, its still gonna hurt the person you're so writing about if he/she ever reads it. I recently learned at my school reunion that a bunch of jerks would sit around rolling joints and drinking and talkin about what it'd be like to gangbang the girls in class, including me. Aarrgh, it sent shivers down my spine and I just had to get out of there. Why not just use the fictional characters people... I do it. Hell all the bloody time. Even with fiction, when an Anne Rice categorically states she does not like her characters to be used in fanfiction - heck I stay away. That's the line I draw - I have the utmost respect for creative people - artists, authors and actors - no way am I crossing it.  So, real people? *shudders* 
Never.