Fandom is many things. Being entrenched in it, and “Star Warsing” everyday can cause psychological problems as manifested online. We are not talking about having false dichotomies of “Han Shot” questions, we’re talking about when reality is enmeshed with a fictional world to create a delusion based on fantasy that hurts and bullies people on social media.
That is an a unhealthy fandom.
Health fandom is buying the books, watching the movies and TV shows, talking about the plots, reviewing the episodes on blogs and podcasts, cosplay, writing rational fan-fictions that had minimal self-insertions or wish-fulfillment, and roleplaying a character the way the character is manifested through reading research and actor’s and production interviews.
Here at the Star Wars Actors Guild 77 we have seen everything.
It’s fine to crackship, but keep it in perspective. It’s not going to be real. Don’t put your hopes over the top by bashing other fans. A crackship is a relationship between two characters that may be romantic/sexual in nature that would never have the opportunity to meet.
It is fine to speculate and write “metas”. But it should be grounded in the Star Wars literature — ALL THE STAR WARS LITERATURE that also includes Legends. Just because it is no longer canon does not mean that it is no longer valid to examine or interrogate, analytically. Metas are written points of view of how a story should be told and why.
It is not so much that we don’t like alternative points of view or alternate universes to Star Wars, it’s the authoritarian arrogance we hate that does not allow a fan to make choices themselves about what they choose to believe. Our opinions are based on the books, chapter and passage. If the book agrees, then we will go from there.
What we see in some Star Wars fans is they make up and pass off a flim flam to unsuspecting fans who don’t know what is true or what to do. When their false promises fail, these conned fans come to us. We have to re-educate them with facts: Star Wars Books.
We have also seen a heavy duty sexual component passed off to underage children in podcasts, which uses profanity and misogyny to describe characters. That is not Star Wars fandom. Bigotry, racism, sexism, Antisemitism, anti-Muslim, and rape culture is NOT TRAITS of Star Wars fans. Most of that podcast made too many false connotations in red herring logic as a causation to justify a hate logic. That is not fandom. That is spending too much time irrationally against people to justify hatred online and on social media.
The goal of Star Wars fans is to ENJOY Star Wars. Not HATE the content creators and do things to other fans to shame them and get their accounts suspended on social media. If that’s the kind of fandom desired, then Star Wars Actors Guild 77 and its band of pages and campaign is NOT desired.
What is going on is a diagnosis: Narcissistic psychosis.
The cure: Ghosting by blocking all access nodes
The treatment: Playing the gray rock to protect the hate onslaught a narcissist in a psychopathic episode on social media is suffering.
No response, just block.
The best way to think about is there are over 10s – 100 million on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, etc. You do not need drama from a few accounts that block that fulfill. Sorry. That’s the way one needs to think about it.
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