community when ckll
, the maintainer, posts that she received an email from TPTB
With a lot of pride and squee and happiness, i just got an e-mail from Kripke's office which he seems aware for OUR community here and the mail said '... have been tasked with making contact with some of the more influential members of our fanbase'.
GUYS, I'M PROUD FOR US HERE AND I THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART because we showed our true high level as fans.
At first, there is much patting on the back and squees, but by page 3, the plot thickens!
marishna: Did the letter elaborate on how they decided the influential people in fandom were? What do they intend to do with this new channel of communication with fandom? If they were starting some sort of ad campaign I would have thought they'd go to TWoP or somewhere bigger. Somewhere less embroiled in drama all the time. Who exactly from the show contacted you? You could give out the title of the person, perhaps? Or post the whole letter with the names redacted?ckll
is very ticked that someone dares doubt her email. At first she sounds reasonable enough, but as vanee
try to explain marishna
's question and the suspicion that begins to appear, ckll
quickly loses it, accusing everyone doubting her of being negative, of attacking her personally and keeps promising that they'll see a proof her email is real "very soon". She points out one of her attacker as purplephoenix03
, who makes a rather tl;dr post
about her reasons for not thinking the email is real:
Basically? I doubt it's authenticity. My reasoning is many-fold: this comm and this person is nowhere near to being an influential person in fandom. I'm sorry, my dear, but this is true. Fandom does not hang off your every word and does not ask 'how high?' when you say 'jump'. Also, let's be honest about some of the major content of the comm (besides the fic and icon entres of course). We're talking copyright infringment and illegal distribution of media stuffs (I'm keeping it vague). I'm not saying I don't do this too, but I'm looking at it from the management's view: why would they encourage a comm which solicites such behaviour? If anything, I'd expect a Cease and Desist letter. I've known websites and LJs in my history in fandom who've recieved such letters, it's not uncommon at all.
The post is sane enough, but there is as much smug backpatting in the comments as in the community post, but why crunchy being a BNF is HARD! hypocrisy on the side.
And don't forget, SPN fandom, Kripke loves teh buttsechs