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09 September 2012 @ 12:54 pm
just a PSA for those who enjoy wank looking @ u emily  
lol Steven Moffat deleted his Twitter this morning so if any of you are bored I recommend going to the Doctor Who tag on Tumblr. SHIT IS HILARIOUS.
MV: wut?mrv3000 on September 9th, 2012 05:02 pm (UTC)
Where are people getting that Moffat deleted his twitter due to death threats?
Kali: dw :: oswin :: OR ARE WE DALEK?_thirty2flavors on September 9th, 2012 05:09 pm (UTC)
Apparently Amanda Abbington tweeted some kind of chastise-y HOW DARE YOU!! HOW CAN U LIKE SHERLOCK AND NOT MOFFAT?? tweet implying he'd flounced because of hate whcih lol thanks Amanda Abbington.

But I have no idea where the death threat stuff comes from, I'd like to see the receipts. I mean I'm sure there were a few jackasses being like KILL URSELF because jackasses on the internet do that to everyone always. What I find really amusing is the idea that the people who write long metas on why Moffat's writing is sexist are the same people, apparently, who tweet him, like 'SHERLOCK IS GAY KILL URSELF'' or whatever. Like...... really? That's who you think is doing that?

Edited at 2012-09-09 05:09 pm (UTC)
MV: dogs - sluurpmrv3000 on September 9th, 2012 05:12 pm (UTC)
Oh Amanda. Just walk away from that right now.

And I'd like to see receipts on the other stuff as well.
Circe: Tomato Pasteredcirce on September 9th, 2012 05:29 pm (UTC)
Lolllllll so is that what everyone is all aflutter about. I saw that stfu_moffat had been accused of upsetting him or something, but I didn't get that's what it was.

To be honest, considering how well-documented his inability to take any criticism or differing opinions at all, he wasn't going to last very long on a two-way social media platform like twitter, and I'm surprised he lasted this long. I see him wayyy more likely to flounce because he got one too many "Your writing sucks" comments and not because he was paralyzed by fear from death threats.

I always find it kind of delicious when people on the internet get all shocked and surprised that their "freedom" to express their opinion apparently also extends to other people expressing an opposing opinion back. What gives people the right to say something mean to you? Uh, the same right that drove you to post things in public and invite people to engage with you.
Kali: eng :: too wise to woo peaceably_thirty2flavors on September 9th, 2012 11:32 pm (UTC)
lol someone tweeted something on stfu_moffat at him yesterday before he deleted and he got really angry. And now I guess people think it is stfu_moffat's fault explicitly even though they aren't the ones who tweeted anything at him.

And yes I'm pretty sure he flounced because of criticism. Which, whatever, I can see why someone wouldn't want to open themselves up to a barrage of "this is why you suck" posts. But it's funny to me because he's an internet fanboy himself, he used to read all the crazy nasty shit people said when RTD was showrunner, he KNOWS what the internet is like and presumably knows he can't take criticism at all, but he... got a Twitter. WHAT DID YOU EXPECT BRO?

Tumblr seems to think something being an "opinion" makes it somehow sacred and beyond criticism. Which, uh, boy do I have bad news for you, Tumblr.
Lizbazcat89 on September 10th, 2012 04:06 am (UTC)

#just #i can't #bullshit

keep on keepin on, tumblr
ladysophiekitty: Rose Oy Veyladysophiekitty on September 9th, 2012 06:19 pm (UTC)
LOL KALI APPARENTLY WE AREN'T PROPER FANS BECAUSE WE DON'T LOVE THE SHOW 100% AND WE COMPLAIN ABOUT IT! This must mean I'm not a fan of anything because I have complaints that I voice about ALL my shows.

Poor Moffat, having to deal with us crazy people, because it's not like this dislike of the show is NEW and he's never had to see it before.
Kali: dw :: donna :: g i jane_thirty2flavors on September 9th, 2012 11:56 pm (UTC)
lol yes I saw someone pull this really pedantic "if you have any criticisms you are NOT a fan of something, that's not what fan means!!!" which like ??????? k.

I'm sure Moffat got some jackasses on Twitter and tbf it's not like I would ever actually tweet what I think at Moffat. I'm surprised he lasted this long.
only arceus can have a perfect blog: one more thing goes wrong today.spud14 on September 9th, 2012 07:21 pm (UTC)
perhaps twitter got tired of his bullshit
Kali_thirty2flavors on September 9th, 2012 11:18 pm (UTC)
in soviet russia twitter account deletes you
captaintish: Lost -- Kate - lolcaptaintish on September 9th, 2012 07:45 pm (UTC)
Wait, seriously? He deleted his Twitter? LOL. I'm intrigued. Hopefully this will end up on fandom wank. I need a full recap of everything that went down.

Kali: dw :: doctordonna :: snow!_thirty2flavors on September 9th, 2012 11:27 pm (UTC)
What happened as I understand it:

a) Yesterday or two days ago someone Tweeted him a link to a post from stfu_moffat on Tumblr and he got shirty and shot the messenger lol
b) Today he deleted his Twitter account
c) Amanda Abbington tweeted something wagging her finger and being like GOOD WORK PEOPLE WHO CUSSED AT HIM!! HOW CAN YOU HATE MOFFAT BUT LOVE SHERLOCK???
d) Fandom assumes that Moffat quit Twitter because of the hate he was getting. They also assume he was getting inundated with death threats. I have no idea if this is true.
e) Moffat's wife tweets that he just found Twitter a distraction and he has a lot of work to do and wants to spend time with his family
f) People make a lot of posts on Tumblr yelling about how LOOK WHAT YOU ALL DID!! YOU CHASED THIS NICE MAN OFF TWITTER!!!! THIS IS WHY WE CAN'T HAVE NICE THINGS!!!
g) popcorn.gif
captaintish: Dr. Who -- You never forgot your first dcaptaintish on September 10th, 2012 01:08 am (UTC)
Yeah, I've just been going through the Steven Moffat tag (and I usually avoid that tag, tbh) and it seems like everyone is jumping to a LOT of conclusions. I would like to see screenshots of these supposed death threats because really? Where is that idea coming from even? I mean, if it's true, that sucks, not cool, people, but I'm assuming the "hate" is really just criticism, in which case, I think he can take it, you know? He's a writer. Writers have to be able to deal with criticism.

My favorite thing today though, was the one comment I came across that complained about he always looks so smug. Which, THANK YOU. That is my problem with him. Well, that, and him calling Rose a needy girlfriend, and Season 6 making no sense..... I don't hate the guy, but he's not my favorite, either.
anna_sg1anna_sg1 on September 9th, 2012 10:44 pm (UTC)
I read someting somewhere that he deleted it because it's too ~distracting and he's very ~busy and doesn't have time for it right now. Or something like that.

But yeah, mostly people going REBLOG THIS IF YOU DON'T HATE STEPHEN MOFFAT!!1!!
Kali: dw :: rose :: excuse you!_thirty2flavors on September 10th, 2012 12:08 am (UTC)
Yeah his wife tweeted that. Which lol I think it had at least somethign to do with the influx of criticism he's been getting (and yes, I'm sure there was some gross hate in there too because it's the internet).

But the way people on Tumblr have jumped to the conclusion that like, feminists specifically have scared him off makes me laugh really hard.
Kammikammgirl on September 10th, 2012 12:10 am (UTC)
This reminds me of Marthagate.
Kali: dw :: ten :: burnt orange sky_thirty2flavors on September 10th, 2012 12:29 am (UTC)
How so?
Kammikammgirl on September 10th, 2012 12:39 am (UTC)
Well, at that time some people were fiercely offended at Martha's portrayal as a woman of color. Fans came down hard on RTD for treating a woman of color as a second string character and felt that he treated his characters of color in general in a negative light. That they always came in second to a white, blonde girl. Privilege was very much a part of that discussion.

Now people feel sexism is ingrained in Moffat's Who and are also coming down hard on him Some are blasting how Amy is portrayed, how Rory is portrayed and Eleven is especially being dissected.

So the two debates and the ferocity of both sides and the fandom uproars they created are similar to me.