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xparrot From: xparrot Date: October 8th, 2006 03:12 pm (UTC) (Link)

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But, again - when Jo is discussed, it's not in terms of how she's presented, it's how they hate the character, how much they dislike the actress, how they hate anything and everything about her.

I realized I didn't address this point exactly (or if I did I forget ^^;;) Fangirls don't always discuss things in terms of how a char is presented, any more than we write off all plot holes as writer errors - we tend to attempt to justify them in canon, to preserve the fictional reality of the series, and fangirls hating on a char are doing the same thing. I don't think that's necessarily a less relevant way to criticize a text; if anything, inspiring emotional rather than intellectual reaction is ultimately a compliment to a work of fiction...

Hating on the actress is straying toward wack-job territory, but I usually see that kind of thing in the younger end of the fan pool, and kids are more prone to confuse reality and fiction. Most adult fen, though they might carry the hate, limit it to the char; they might decry an actor's abilities, but I've rarely seen them wish actual harm on someone just for playing a disliked char...
ex_naye320 From: ex_naye320 Date: October 8th, 2006 09:17 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Reply the first

You know, you have a really good point there! I hadn't actually thought of it that way, being too busy running away screaming... But it makes sense. And as long as it's just manifested as that kind of thing, I'll... do my best to deal, I guess.

What I still can't stand is the "hate-clubs". I remember there was one for David Duchovny's wife - she was an actress or a model or something, and again with the creepy scary fandom which was not just the kids. But. Hating in moderation I can at least kind of understand, if not agree with.
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