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Posted on Friday 15 February 2013 at 1:39 pm

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Cabin Pressure Peeps:

Finnemore has promised a Z episode. Well as much as he can promise it since he does make clear it isn't just his decision. Does this mean we as a fandom can get to the fun speculating bit rather than the OMG!Panicing bit we've had for the past 24 hours?

I hoped and assumed there would be one so I'm pleased but not at all surprised by this statement. I would have been terribly disappointed and very surprised by the opposite, obviously.

EDIT: Just realized I mentally skipped a day. Make that 48 hours rather than 24. Duh.

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eanor
eanor at 6:50 pm on 15 February 2013 (UTC) (Link)
Good news. :-) Though not really surprising, I agree with you. I had to giggle at Come on guys, give me some credit. A to Y? because honestly - that's one of the biggest indicators for more to come! ;-)

Also, I feel it's becoming some sort of trend for fandom to react in a very over-panicky way to everything that happens. I mean, the cliffhanger wasn't that bad. I'm with Mr Finnemore there - to me it felt like a very warm episode altogether and with a happy ending (Martin getting the job) on top of it. I'm not pleased with this trend in fandom. Or maybe it's always been there and I've just never noticed?

Edited at 2013-02-15 06:50 pm (UTC)
Rachael
bratty_jedi at 7:06 pm on 15 February 2013 (UTC) (Link)
"give me some credit. A to Y?" was probably my favorite thing in that blog post. I can't believe some of the reactions he quotes in the beginning. People really say things like that to someone whose work they supposedly admire? I mean, I know they do, but I still can't believe it every time I'm confronted with something like this. I personally don't understand tears or anger as reactions to this episode as I too thought it was a very happy thing that he got the job offer, but I'm not going to tell other people how they are allowed to emotionally react to anything so if that's what they feel... well, OK. But nothing justifies the kind of vitriol he appears to have been getting. I'm very disappointed in the fandom.

I do think over the top reactions and a sense of entitlement are more general and big problems in modern fandom. There are many things I don't like about some of my fellow fans in every fandom. I just always assume if I ever meet one of the celebs I can say "Don't worry. I'm not one of those fans and they'll know what I mean and be OK with it. I truly believe those fans, with the exact definitions and problems of those varying from fandom to fandom, are a minority in almost every fandom but they are always a very vocal minority and they get a great deal of the media attention, which is discouraging.
Unsentimental Fool
unsentimentalf at 9:21 pm on 15 February 2013 (UTC) (Link)
I guess some people just enjoy the hysteria.Trying to out-emote everyone else seems to be a fad at the moment. I am still baffled by the number of people who claim to have cried throughout the first Hobbit movie. At what, exactly?

No-one appeared to be crying at the recording, by the way. Lots and lots of laughter at the final line.Possibly being in public has a salutary effect on the tear glands.

Rachael
bratty_jedi at 4:36 pm on 16 February 2013 (UTC) (Link)
Trying to out-emote everyone else seems to be a fad at the moment.
Good point. Overly dramatic reactions have always been a way to get attention and internet fandom seems to have taken that to heart and created an echo chamber / escalation effect. The claims of tears are almost certainly untrue in this instance and I'm not at all surprised no one cried at the recording. Melodrama can sometimes be fun, but I think it has generally reached ridiculous levels lately and sending pseudo threats to an artist, even ones that clearly aren't meant to be taken seriously, crosses a line for me.


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