Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/1MIv8z6 at November 04, 2015 at 11:47AM
…And then came “Creating a Safe and Friendly Fandom.“ We’re all part of fandom, we know it can be the most wonderful thing in the world - and the most awful (though apparently we’re not as bad as the fandom for the original "Beauty and the Beast” - I really need to find the stories on this) The panelists offered advice on how to handle hate (ignore it, don’t go looking for it, for the love of God don’t feed the trolls) …..
I feel like I am channeling a fandom encyclopedia today, but that’s OK.
Some of the divisive Beauty and the Beast fandom history has been written up on Fanlore. The short version: After Season 2, the show killed off the main romantic female lead and brought in a new female character. This caused the “Classic vs Season 3 Split” where Classic fans of seasons 1 and 2 would shut their eyes and plug their ears when anything from season 3 would appear.
From Fanlore: "I was at Tunnelcon 2 and went to a video showing for diehard fans of classic BATB (first and second season). While it was wonderful to see interviews of Linda and Ron which I had never seen, it was disconcerting to hear that people would refuse to watch even music videos with third-season shots in them. I kept thinking "they missed the kiss in the cave, they missed Vincent kissing Catherine as he left her” but they saw this as a terrible betrayal of what the show was about and I have to respect the fact that these people had a fairy tale shattered to bits by the killing of Catherine.“
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