It appears we've gotten the attention of some who disagree with our stance on things, some of whom chose to blog about us. We've thought long and hard on how to respond to this blog. Some of us didn't care one way or the other, others were all fired up and ready to come out swinging, and yet another was more inclined to ignore the attention altogether. So, as we at BWAN tend to do, we reached a compromise.
But as is the case once again, it seems people need clarification on what we do.
First of all, we are not here to be ANYTHING to a fandom of shippers. We don't do that. We are NOT on a boat. We are on dry land, sipping Margaritas and simply putting down to paper (or Blogger, as the case may be) our often analytical thoughts about this insanity.
Secondly, we do not EVER do anything other than call out hate and stupidity, with a bit of psychoanalysis thrown in for shits and giggles. We firmly believe that the only thing worse than hate itself is IGNORING that hate. It is our OPINION that by ignoring hate, you are inadvertently condoning that behavior. We sat back for a very long time and observed from the sidelines. It did not get better over time. In fact, it got worse. It became vicious and NO ONE would discuss it.
So we grew a set and decided to stand up and say that we did not believe this behavior was morally or socially acceptable. (Funny, seems our blogger from this morning feels the same way about us).
Here's the thing, we don't like what the ninnies have to say, so we blogged about it. And guess what? Another fandom blogger didn't like what WE had to say. So? SHE BLOGGED ABOUT IT. That is her right. She is allowed her opinion. We are allowed to disagree.
On that note, don't like us? Cool. We aren't insecure nor do we need your approval. We knew when we started BWAN we'd likely attract people who appreciated our efforts, as well as a fair share of folks who don't like what we have to say. We are more than capable of accepting that not everyone agrees with us. So, go ahead. BLOG ABOUT IT if that's what makes you feel better about yourself. But don't get ranty when people make sniping comments about your blog post. If you're going to put it out there, you better be ready and willing to deal with the crapstorm that heads your way.
Don't like to see us in your feed? Filter us out. Don't get upset if people you know DO like our opinions. Be an adult.
As for the assumptions about who is behind this? Suffice it to say there are MORE THAN TWO people in the universe capable of blogging and/or sharing an opinion. Neither RoseSee nor Delaney are BWAN bloggers, guest bloggers or anything in-between.
In fact, if people would look at our past tweets they'd see we do not even agree with at least one of those aforementioned fandom members.
That's all for now.
We hope everyone at least attempted to go out and enjoy their weekend.
Oh, and one more thing. When you try a "social experiment" with this fandom, make sure it doesn't turn around and kick you in the ass.