I remember you told me once that letocest was more common way back in the early days. That there would be new fics every day. Now we have to hide like we're the fucking pariahs of the fandom. Ever since TIW everything has been going down. Don't know how that happened, but it's the reality and I gave up the fandom too.
The band changed and so did the fandom. Now, 80% of fans are young girls in love with Jared’s looks who doesn’t even understand him as a person and go cries to mommy if he’s mean to them or says something they don’t like. They do the same thing if someone dare to say he’s not a god of perfection and can make mistakes. They make 100000 posts tagging them under the boys tag like their opinion is gonna change the world and posts the twitter account of the poor soul that wrote that letter so everyone can go hate on her. This is fucking disgusting, immature, stupid and actually shows the mental level of the average ‘Echelon’.
What pisses me off the most is how the band themselves seems to support the “new” fans attitude, always responding to or retweeting them and their obnoxious comments and what not, which encourages more of the fangirls to act that way.
The fandom is a mess, the Echelon is 90% Ekelonz, and Letocesters are the evil scum who are not “real fans”. Along with the TIW era also came a “contest” of who could get the most VIP experiences and brag about it the most which fucked shit up even further because now people weren’t important enough if they couldn’t afford to spend the cash.
I’m so very sorry for everyone who wasn’t around back when the fandom was so fucking amazing, you missed out on something truly special.
and in hindsight i understand what the band meant when they said that the promo tour for TIW in 2009 felt like saying goodbye to family, because in a sense it was.
(despite the rant, i still love my boys. i just wanna smack some fandom-sense into their heads way too often nowadays)