if you argue in defense of moffat that the show saved your life just know that you’re an emotionally manipulative piece of shit and that in no way defends his work
This one isn’t actually about Flatline, but I thought I’d point out that the person who started the harassment campaign against me, about a week later, wandered around to calling people who talk about their love for something that saved their lives “emotionally manipulative pieces of shit,” because at the end of the day, upon sober reflection, I am exactly petty enough to do that.
Sometimes I think this fandom can’t actually shock me anymore. I mean, I’ve seen the damn bingo card. I’ve seen the anonymous message telling someone their life must have been shitty if Moffat could save it. But for someone to actually say that, without the anonymity which the tumblr message system or the quasi-anonymity a fairly popular post with thousands of reblogs afford… well. That’s something else.
And you have the gall to call anybody else a piece of shit. No wait, you have the gall to call people with severe mental health issues, who considered ending their life at some point, pieces of shit. For daring to speak about something which must have been a dark and painful time in their life. To demonstrate that a writer might have made a positive impact.
I have no words.
This isn’t about Moffat’s writing anymore, is it?
This post has absolutely nothing to do with Steven Moffat. It does not reference his writing or any quotes attributed to him in the slightest. It does not reference Doctor who, or Sherlock, or Coupling or Press Gang or Jekyll or any other work Moffat has ever done.
This is a direct attack on anyone who has ever found something positive in his work, and in particular, an attack on those people who are at their most vulnerable psychologically.
People with mental illnesses are plagued with the fear that they are burdens to be around, rather than pleasures. They feel like their opinions are unimportant and that their emotional state drags down others with them.
We are talking about people who sincerely believe they are not worthy of life.
The guilt and shame you feel for having a mental illness is immense. Speaking about how mental illness is affecting you is terrifying.
How arrogant must the OP be to think that when a person talks about depression or suicidal thoughts -talks about some of the most shame-riddled and emotionally devastating mental illnesses humans experience - that their only aim must be to manipulate others into agreeing with their opinions. As though their single thought process is “I’ll tell them I wanted to die. Then they’ll HAVE to agree with me.”
How dare you try to emotionally manipulate the people who have found Moffat’s writing psychologically beneficial into thinking they are being emotionally manipulative by expressing their enjoyment of a TV show. How dare you deliberately pick out the ones who have talked about their mental illness in public for deliberate shaming.
Even if you believe every single negative thing anyone has ever said about Steven Moffat, I can still say that he’s never accused the mentally ill of flaunting their illness to win internet arguments.
And that already makes him far and away a better person than you.
OP, I just wanted to tell you that you are a truly awful person. Fuck you.