To All My Dear Friends Who Make Gifs and Photo Edits,
You all know I have always supported you, sang your praises and appreciated everything you make. Without you, our fandom would not be anywhere as wonderful or as beautiful as it is.
Sadly, I have come back to find that two of my favorite artists are allowing themselves to be manipulated by some annoying anons who are trying to stir up trouble in our fandom.
I’m not sure why some people try to turn this into a competition when we should just admire the work of everyone. None of the video or photos belong to any of us* and speaking for myself I love the different interpretations each one of you puts into your work. As far as I’m concerned there will never be enough gifs from any of the videos, never too many gifs of Jon smiling, David laughing, Richie playing guitar as only he can, Tico and his enthusiasm for drumming.
I know I am not a Gifmaker or Photo Editor so you might feel I have no right to weigh in on this subject but I am a fan of your work and hopefully you consider me enough of a friend that you will not be angry with me.
Please don’t let the words of a cowardly anon turn you against one another and remember that in writing, words can be taken differently than they are meant to be said…many misunderstandings are made on here because of this, and I hope we can all get beyond this without anymore feelings being hurt.
Our fandom has already gone through a very hard year. We’ve lost a lot of people. I hope this won’t cost us two more…
(**Unless the photo or video has been personally taken by the person posting it.)