Post by Suzieq ❤️ Beastie on Jul 23, 2015 16:59:55 GMT -5
I had really looked forward to seeing the episode tonight FINALLY and being able to post about it. But with all the people leaving, especially since they feel unwelcome and seem to point to Episode Posts as a reason for feeling attacked, I don't want to risk loosing anyone else due to expressions of opinion by myself. It would certainly be NOT my intent to discourage others. But again, I DON'T want to risk offense to anyone. The only thing I truly hate at this time is the feeling that just posting one's own opinion as to character or episode could make someone feel attacked in any way. I have LOVED the discussions that lay out every possible issue so that I can see what I have missed and maybe re-evaluate.
With so many people leaving, it seems like differing opinions are causing anger, not discussion. I don't want to tread on toes. It would be very much UNINTENDED. But if I hurt someone, even accidentally, then I feel really bad and like I am doing a disservice to the fandom.
So I will just go into Silence Mode for now.
But please EVERYONE know, I have loved ALL the posts and opinions I have read since being here. I have LOVED discussing and breaking down every episode. I have loved the re-watches. Some of you feel like FAMILY to me, and I hate that the family seems to be hurting in anyway. I have rushed back up to the office late at night on MANY an occasion JUST to get to discuss BATB with this Forum. That will ALWAYS remain special to me. I just don't want any unintentional ill-will to my family of Beasties.
I will still be lurking, and hopefully be able to go back active when things seem better. Much LOVE to everyone. PLEASE let any rememberances of me and my posts be of LOVE FOR THIS SHOW and especially FOR THIS FANDOM and THIS FORUM. Just don't want to accidentally be part of the problem. So Silent for now and hope to come back, if wanted.
See, this is what I was afraid of.
alwayscrazedbatbfan, please, please reconsider to post. I agree with jefferen, your posts are always so thought provoking and analytical. I wish my mind worked as methodical as yours does! Are you in the Psychological profession, you have a keen sense of human behavior and relationships. I enjoy reflecting on your posts even though I haven't responded to them specifically, that is my fault because I just feel so behind on reviewing the show that we are already into the next episode.
I honestly think that we can't take some posts so personal. Opinions are our own and we should feel free to express them. I think if we all really took the time to review the episode threads we will see that there has been actually a favorable opinion of the season so far. I tried to really find some severely negative posts (as compared to Season 2) but I just couldn't find them.
Instead of people deciding to lurk or keeping quiet why don't we all use a skill of listing out "PROs and CONs" of the remaining Episodes. Let's try to be "methodical" and see how we do. Let's maybe list 10 things in each category and explain. Maybe that way we are making an effort to balance out comments. This way no one feels "singled" out. It is easy and if you like more things make your list longer if you don't like something add those things. This way NO ONE takes it personal. It may help us to truly take time to think and not make "Generalizations"!!
Things I liked 1,2,3,4,.........
Things I didn't like 1,2,3,4,........
Then......maybe in time we can just relax and feel more comfortable and go back to expressing ourselves more freely without feeling attacked personally.
Can we TRY THIS PLEASE??
There is no forum if you can't interact and be in fear all the time. What fun is that? I think our favorite times are when people speak off the cuff and post what is the first thing that comes to mind. (Sometimes that was sexual, but I digress....LOL)
Let's not make this into a self censorship way of thinking and just be respectful. OK Everyone?