Now, I'm not going to go into all the post-HBP shipper crap, and all the wangst stories of "JKR was SOOOOOO wrong and OOC. She should have written it MY way!!!!11one!" Been there, done that, got the fucking brain damage from it.
It's the new stuff that is really starting to shit me off.
First case in point: A letter posted into the Youth Forum section of The Herald Sun today, courtesy of one 15 year old girl.
In full, said letter reads;
"Is it just me or is JK Rowling trying to turn her fans against against her book's main characters?
Harry's childish outbursts are becoming a problem, and why on earth did he dump Ginny?
His scar is hideous, and his glasses are hardly a chick magnet."
The first sentence makes me want to point the girl in the direction of a good discussion group.
The second makes me want to ask if she actually read HBP. I mean, childish outbursts were an OotP thing, so I don't see where she is getting that idea from, and as for the other: Read. Fucking. Page. 602. It's all nice and clear in the text, dear. If you don't get it, you have some serious comprehension issues.
The last sentence, however, makes me want to scream and cry and beat the stupid girl over the head with my copy of HBP. What the hell does that have to do with anything, you idiot. I mean, seriously, WTF?
To the author of said letter: Bitch, please.
But my main issue is with the whole goddamn mess that's going down here.
So, some idiot journalist pulls a Rita Skeeter on JKR, and makes her sound like queen arrogant bitch. So, Terry Pratchett sends a letter to the paper, disagreeing with said journalist's phrasing. All of a sudden, fandom's gone apeshit, because now both Terry and JKR come out looking like arrogant, jealous brats, and the fanbase is suddenly at war.
READ THE FUCKING ARTICLES YOU MORONS!
To every idiot who is turning this into a big deal: Get out of my life, you are shitting me off.
I can think of far better things to do with fandom time than whinge about this rubbish, like theorise on Book 7 or writing some damned fanfic. Honestly!
Look, fandom, I love you, but would you please shut the fuck up.