I don’t really agree with this. There are many things that can easily mess up a book/series.
Please don’t be hostile towards me. I was just answering people’s questions.
Even though this has absolutely nothing to do with the whole kerfuffle that was Seal Sex Gate ‘13, I thought I would add my thoughts on this. A writer can actually screw up a series. I’ve seen it happen. And not just with one series.
Yes, a writer has the right to write whatever he or she wants. Yes, they can direct a story in one way or another. No, they don’t have to do whatever fans want. BUT…and this is a but so big that Sir Mix-a-Lot would be happy…if they go in a direction that readers don’t like or don’t appreciate, then those readers have every right to complain.
Book readers, television series watchers, movie audiences, etc. all have a right to dislike the direction that whatever is entertaining them is going in. I can be pissed at CH for the Sookie/Sam stuff or at Kevin Williamson for making Joey/Pacey endgame or the writers of Marked for slut-shaming any girl who happens to enjoy/like sex. It is okay to dislike this stuff. It is okay to voice the dislike of the stuff.
What isn’t okay is that people think that audiences just have to sit their and keep their mouths shut. As long as you don’t start resorting to threats or violence, as long as you are keeping your dissenting opinion in a civil tone, then you have every single fucking right to express said opinion.
*steps of soap box*