J: So what were we doing there?
S: Oh, just passing the time. And proving a point.
J: What point?
ATTENTION: THE PHOTOGRAPHS OF AMANDA AND MARTIN’S CHILDREN ARE GOING AROUND AGAIN! PLEASE REPORT THESE WHEN YOU SEE THEM. ASK THE PERSON TO TAKE THE DOWN. PLEASE. PLEASE. PLEASE.
If you see them, tell the person to take it down or email tumblr support at email@example.com explaining the situation and linking to the photograph, they are VERY aware of it and usually respond very quickly.
Amanda asked us to pass on her thanks to all of you who work so hard to keep those photographs of her kids down. She really appreciates it and this is a matter obviously very close to her heart. If anyone EVER gives any of you sass for asking those pictures to be taken down, point them to this screencap here. Point them to this quote from our interview with her.Kristina: I think, in general, how fandom works, it’s sort of like this big family, and if anyone acts out, it’s like, immediately, “You need to stop that!”Amanda: Yeah, it’s great. You’re protective of the show and of Martin and Ben and the people that they love, and that’s one of the things that I love. I do. I love it. It’s really sweet and caring, and, like, everyone was very sweet when the picture of our children went up. Everyone was really lovely, and they were kind of very protective. Of course, we can’t do anything about that. It’s an unsolicited photograph. I had no idea it’d been taken, and the next thing, it was up. Martin and I are very, very careful about not involving our children in any of this, but you know, they have to see their dad. We have to go down and see him, and you can’t stop people from photographing. We are so careful about not getting them involved in anything.Kristina: Yeah, I know.Amanda: Everybody was very lovely about making sure that came down.Kristina: I haven’t seen it for a while. I think the issue was that when they first went up, there was a big attack. It was like, “Take it down!” And then new people came in with Series 2, and they didn’t realize. I hope that it’s well aware now.Amanda: Yeah, it’s lovely, and I really appreciate it. It means a lot to me that you care about that concern. Thank you. I do appreciate it.She has been so kind and so sweet to fandom, the least we could do is to be amazing back to her.
Please circulate this. You can see here that Amanda doesn’t want those going around. Please, please, please.
If I ever tell you I’m going to sleep and then you see me posting or liking things online for about an hour immediately after that, I promise I wasn’t lying to you, I’m just bad at going to sleep and it is usually a long process that begins with disengaging from any sort of immediate contact with people (chats, for example) and ends when everything on my screen is blurry and I’m hallucinating plot points I haven’t written yet
When you try your best but you don’t succeed
When you get what you want but not what you need
When you feel so tired but you can’t sleep
Stuck in reverse
And the tears come streaming down your face
When you lose something you can’t replace
When you love someone but it goes to waste
Could it be worse
Lights will guide you home
And ignite your bones
And I will try to fix you
That was the most painful experience of my entire life
The pain I just felt should be illegal