Was feeling left out of the tumblr #Scandal fandom. So this is me, dipping my toe into the pool.
Who are you brunch ladies?! I love that you show up in my mailbox every week. Yes, I needed that ginger tea. Thank you.
I absolutely still love the show. As a matter of fact, it is information I come across on my Tumblr dashboard that is more likely to get me down than anything that actually happens on the show. I am very aware if the contention going on right now in the fandom. I choose not to read many of the complaints because psychologically it impacts how you feel about the product itself: Scandal.
I treasure my experience of Scandal, and I do what I have to do to protect that experience. That means that I don’t read everything because it seeps into my psyche, subconsciously affecting how I feel about the show. I’ve been there. I know. And when you have a chorus of condemnation constantly undermining their own experience of the show, it renders people almost incapable of finding pleasure where they used to.
I must be honest—and I don’t care if I get side-eyed or unfollowed for this: I don’t support attempts by people to wage campaigns to encourage people to not watch the show b/c they are unhappy with some of the storylines. The fact is that the audience is not homogenous and there is no one direction that we all agree on. So naturally some will be happier with some storylines over others. And I find absolutely no joy in seeing ratings fall or settle into some kind of consistency. That’s MY personal belief. I hate the fact that some people are trying to high jack the show to being exactly what they want, or else they wish cancellation upon it.
I’m interested in the writers, directors and actors’ vision for the show, even if I don’t always like it. I’m here to see how the Scandal characters deal with everything that’s thrown their way. Obviously, I’m a huge #Olitz fangirl and a Fitz stan. But I am interested in characters and relationships full stop, not just romantic ones. Human behavior and motivation is the stuff of life. This show has helped me force myself into being a better thinker, to write more, and to give me more confidence in my own ideas. So yes, I love the show and I’m gonna keep loving it until I don’t. But I don’t see that happening anytime soon.
Ok, I’ll stop blathering on.
Thank you for this. Nice to read something reasonable and logical and not hate-spewing and vindictive.
Rock on KP
Your stupidity is baffling to me.
What are you going to do, when Kerry says, I am not married to Double Consonant and I have no idea where you all got that. I am married but to so and so, he is a friend of the family?
What are you going to do with yourselves, exactly? It is something in your immediate future by the way. Go ahead an laugh but it will happen. Seek professional help, if you can afford it once you have DEACTIVATED YOUR ACCOUNT OUT OF SHEER EMBARRASSMENT.
like I’ve said many times, I am a Terry shipper, but do not subscribe to the craziness that is marriage conspiracies.
But I guess we heard it here first, Kerry is going to renounce her marriage to her husband in the next two weeks… if the tags of the pervious poster are to be believed.
Can’t wait to delete my Tumblr out of sheer embarrassment in two weeks. I should probably set a calendar alarm just so I don’t forget…
And don’t come for me telling me not to read your blog if I don’t like it, I can read whatever I want and clearly you’re reading this so…
I ship Kerry and Tony and have since episode 1 of Scandal, however, I do not believe that Kerry’s marriage to Nnamdi is fake. Just like how when I started shipping them Tony was married, now Kerry is married and my feelings about them haven’t changed. I don’t know when Terry shipping and being a supporter of Kerry’s real life marriage became mutually exclusive.
Some of you ladies who I thought were pretty smart are listening to a few people who litterally every week tell everyone that “things are unfolding” and that “this week everyone will know what we mean”… but we’re ALL still waiting. Even the ones of you who claim to be on the inside with statements like: “I can’t tell you how I know, but I know and soon all of you delusional people will be proven wrong!”
A few things:
And then the icing on the cake, this scary post from LaineyGossip:
And [some fans] ship Olivia and Fitz super, super hard. In their minds, what’s on screen is what’s real. Kerry Washington and Tony Goldwyn are for real, carrying on a secret relationship just like their characters.
Duana and I get mail about this all the time. This most recent message came in just 5 days ago, from Terry:
“As of right now Kerry Washington and Tony Goldwyn are secretly vacationing together in Turks and Caicos Island.Judy Smith the inspiration for the character of Olivia Pope is currently advising them.She sent out all those stories about his wife not watching the show to the tabloids.She even had the hosts of The View do an entire segment on their chemistry hinting at a possible relationship and she told Barbara Walters to compare them to Brangelina on the show.Any day now he will announce his divorce,stay tuned………..”
How will Scandal’s Twi-Hards deal with this setback?
Well, obviously, this sudden marriage of hers is just a cover. She and Tony knew that the heat was coming. So she set up a fake wedding to throw people off and protect the true romance of her life.
So, yea some of you have great insights on the show and I’m still going to read your blogs for that, but I just don’t get how you all got caught up in all this fake marriage conspiracy in the face of common sense/ facts.
I still ship Terry, but I ship them as two people who I know are currently married to other people. And that is actually less crazy that half of the things I’ve seen on here.