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21 March 2011 @ 11:24 pm
See Merlin fandom? This is why you're not allowed nice things...  
Now the parts of Merlin fandom I hang out in are all lovely and sane. Unfortunately there are other areas that are just...not.

This is why Bradley James arriving on Twitter was a slow mo car crash waiting to happen.

He answers a simple fan question and the excrement collides with the spinning thing...

So Bradley says episode 3x10 isn't his favourite and clearly gets a load of crazy Tweets. Charming. I can't even look them up for fear of giving myself concussion with the headesk. (Apparently it's a lot of shipping wank about the fact that Bradley clearly hates A/G).

Personally I'm not surprised by this opinion - he really has never been much into the romance stuff. He prefers the action (he's such a boy!). But for him to have to turn round and tell people to basically stfu is rather sad. If somewhat predictable.

This is why actors don't want to meet the fans people!
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Kazziesweetveritas on March 21st, 2011 11:39 pm (UTC)
This is why actor can't be truthful with the fans.
doylefan22: Merlin - Arthur whoadoylefan22 on March 21st, 2011 11:42 pm (UTC)

Because saying something isn't your favourite and saying you actively dislike it are two very different things. Some fans believe one must mean the other, clearly.
The Hebridean Queengnimaerd on March 22nd, 2011 10:28 am (UTC)
*sigh* Oh this was totally going to happen - just sad that it happened so soon.

What's REALLY sad is that this gives people like the antiangel idiot on tumblr more fuel for insisting that all A/G fans are freaks and that a member of the cast hates them and their ship. It shouldn't shock ANYONE that 3.10 wasn't his favourite ep! He's made it obvious MULTIPLE times that he likes the episodes where he gets to ride around on a horse swinging a sword and finds romance stuff boring. If it were up to him I highly doubt the girls would EVER get any screen time and every episode would revolve around sword fights and explosions. He likes doing that stuff that lets him be physical, and who can really blame him?
doylefan22: Merlin - Arthur whoadoylefan22 on March 22nd, 2011 04:52 pm (UTC)
Precisely. Bradley is such a boy, as I said. His favourite episode will be where he got to be heroic and swing a sword a lot.

In Bradley's Merlin I suspect there'd be more swords for everyone :D

He has said before that he's not 100% happy with how the A/G romance has gone and I totally agree with the points he's made. But it doesn't mean he hates it!
The Hebridean Queengnimaerd on March 22nd, 2011 06:07 pm (UTC)
Exactly - I highly doubt that ANY of the cast have enough conception of how the fandom works to even remotely understand shipper functions and the politics of declaring yourself for or against a certain relationship. He's just stating an opinion - as a fandom, we need to NOT take that so personally, because it doesn't come with the same connotations as someone who's actually in the fandom saying how they dislike Gwen/Arthur - and he has different reasons for having those opinions. (Namely that he doesn't find romance to be an especially interesting or enjoyable thing to engage with as an actor and prefers humour or action and thus of COURSE he's not especially pleased with how G/A was developed because it took away massively from him doing the stuff he actually enjoys which is hanging around with Colin Morgan taking the piss and swinging a sword).
Tinuviel_hedgewytch_ on March 22nd, 2011 03:45 pm (UTC)
How sad ;( I hate how people do this, it's so disrespectful. It's a priviledge/gift for him to be on Twitter.then they'll get upset when he gives up and stops using it ;(
Esmeralda: Bradley/Angel; dramatic looksla_esmeralda_ on March 23rd, 2011 12:24 pm (UTC)
Bradley's twitter is my popcorn of choice, I swear. He's already made the Arthur/Gwen fans cry -- presumably! -- which I knew would happen first, and which is an opinion neither surprising nor problematic. I assume he'll next say something insensitive about Merlin/Arthur or slash, follow it up with slagging off fans, and finally leave dramatically when he realises all his 4000 followers are kinda nutters. :D
doylefan22: Merlin - Morgana gleedoylefan22 on March 23rd, 2011 04:32 pm (UTC)
Do you have a 'Things Bradley James will do on his twitter' bingo card we can play with?
Esmeralda: Bradley/Angel; lolol power of madonnala_esmeralda_ on March 23rd, 2011 05:02 pm (UTC)
Yes, omg yes pls. Also include drastic misspellings or creativity with the English language as we know it. :D
keeping it vaguely imaginary...: Gaius // redscharlach__kali__ on March 26th, 2011 09:41 pm (UTC)
And there, summed up very nicely, is why famous people should use pseuds.