To put it quite frankly, many different bloggers in this fandom (the Tom Hiddleston and Loki fandom as well as the Marvel fandom as a whole amongst some others) are upset due to your behavior and the behavior of your following. They have had a poor experience interacting with you and your following and would like you to be aware of it without fear of negative repercussions. So I’m taking it upon myself to address this issue - it wasn’t my idea, I was asked - but I figured I’d take one for the team.
So let’s get started.
(It is lengthy so there is a read more. If you actually care about how your behavior is negatively impacting the online community, you would care to take a look. I can’t make you and I actually don’t expect you to consider anything I say given how you’ve treated others but surprise me)
Oh Lord help us, the tumblr police is out in full force.
GET. OFF. YOUR. FUCKING. HIGH. HORSE.
This has to be the rudest bit of bullshit I have read in a long time. It’s also the silliest.
You don’t like something that tomhiddles posts? Unfollow her. Easy as that. Even if she posts stuff you like. You will just have to pull up your big girl panties and deal with it.
Yes, she made up the text on that gifset where Tom is talking about romanticism. I think that’s an established fact now. So what? As soon as I found out, I deleted the gifset from my blog and have not reblogged it again, even though it turns up on my dash quite regularly. Shippers from all fandoms are taking screencaps and gifsets, twisting and distorting them, often adding false quotes to support their ships…..and you guys are chastising tomhiddles for this? Seriously? Take a long, hard look in the mirror. Making up the text on that gifset was surely not tomhiddles’ brightest idea, but it’s harmless. It’s not her fault that so many people can’t use their common sense and their heads and are so gullible to just believe everything they see on the internet without questioning anything.
And yes, she probably edited and photoshopped the screencaps of that Loki gifset to within an inch of their lives, maybe for the sole purpose of proving her theory about him. But you know what? You don’t agree with her about Loki, fine. Say so and then move on.
Making this kind of stink about something this harmless that someone is posting on their own personal blog is just silly, asinine and pathetic. Tomhiddles is not spouting racist crap. She is not spouting homophobic hate. She is not promoting fascism, misogyny, sexism or any of the really problematic stuff that absolutely would need addressing. The putting false words into Tom’s mouth may be a little problematic, but Jesus Fucking Christ, don’t make an elephant out of a molehill. And other than that, she is posting her opinions about a fictional character. Don’t you think you should have more important things to worry about than that?
People need to think, they need to engage their brains and common sense and stop believing everything they read on the internet. And they need to learn to fucking scroll!
I may not agree with everything tomhiddles writes, but hey, that’s part of life. I can openly disagree with her or remain quiet and move on. But one thing is for certain: I have never seen her act abusive or mean towards any of her followers, I have never seen her bully anyone. She quite often is the target of anon hate, it seems, but she always deals admiringly with it. I think the real issue here is tall-poppy syndrome. She has thousands and thousands of followers, and that inspires envy and jealousy. I don’t think she ever wanted to be “tumblr famous”, and she sure doesn’t act like it. But guess what: even the fact that she has lots of followers and reaches a lot of people doesn’t make her the grey eminence of the TH fandom, and I am sure that she knows that. Do others? Doesn’t seem so to me. People need to stop acting like she is threatening anybody.
Your open letter has to be the most passive-aggressive, pompous, and self-important shit I’ve read in a long time. I can only hope that tomhiddles is self-secure enough to simply laugh it off. If not, then congratulations, you have succeeded in making someone sensitive feel awful. You deserve a fucking medal for that……NOT.
News flash: nobody appointed you as a moderator of tumblr or the internet in general. You are giving yourself airs in a way that is just totally inappropriate. And please stop with the “I’m only doing it for others” crap. If people are too “intimidated” by tomhiddles to deal with her personally and need to hide behind someone like you, then they have to have a good think about themselves. Fight your own battles. And if you don’t have the balls to do it, then leave the field and fucking grow some.
And above all: stop making such a goddamn drama out of everything!
I’m pretty sure that this tweet is fake. Like, 99,99% sure.
OH MY GOSH
Darling that was most certainly the actual Tom Hiddleston.
I do not know how you have any doubts about this fact.
Hmmm, guys… We don’t have sure about it, right? Okay, it seems that he checked the article that mentions my blog, but we don’t know for sure about this message. There are some things I don’t think he would say in that message… UGH I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO THINK.
There’s a glaring grammatical error within the first words of the first sentence. An error Tom would never make.
This anon was most certainly NOT the real Tom.
I think if he was to try and contact tomhiddles, he would either try to do so privately, or do it in a way that it would be clear it was him.
Also - after the disgusting experience that twitter has become for him, do you seriously believe he would ever touch tumblr?
Not even with a ten feet pole…
(P.S. I mean no offense at all to tomhiddles. She runs a great blog and her apology was heartfelt. If Tom were really to contact her, then I would be delighted for her. But this anon wasn’t Tom.)