To The Voltron Fan Blackmailing Studio Mir: Are You Kidding Me?

To The Voltron Fan Blackmailing Studio Mir: Are You Kidding Me?

Look, we get that you want Klance to be canon, but this isn't the way it should happen.
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Yep, that's right. Klance14 is taking shipping to a whole new level.

In a nutshell, the studio that animates "Voltron: Legendary Defender," Studio Mir, recently held a tour of their studio. A fan took unauthorized pictures of confidential storyboards and sketches and put them on the internet where they then quickly spread through Tumblr and Twitter.

Many fans who shared the photos agreed to take them down at the request of the studio. Stubborn Tumblr user Klance14, however, has refused to delete the leaked pictures.

Many Voltron fans know and ship "Klance," a fantasized relationship between protagonists Keith and Lance. Essentially, Klance14 is demanding that the creators make Klance an actual relationship on the show and is threatening the studio if they don't comply with his/her demands.

That being said... what the quiznak, Klance14? Are you kidding me?Just because you really want the ship to be canon doesn't give you the right to blackmail Studio Mir into giving you what you want. I'm not sure you're even thinking what you're doing through all the way. I mean, alright. I get it. You want canon Klance. So do me and a lot of other Voltron fans, if I'm being honest with you. Surely, though, you don't realize the magnitude of what you're doing? If you don't, I'm happy to inform you.

You're putting people's jobs at risk. If Studio Mir can't get all of these pictures down, they could face lawsuits from DreamWorks.

You could get arrested. Blackmailing is a felony crime, punishable by up to a year in prison and substantial fines. Not to mention the fact that you'd likely be hit by additional charges as well, which would only increase your prison sentence.

You're painting a big fat target on your back for a horde of angry fans. The "Supernatural" and "Steven Universe" fandoms are proven examples of how intense fans can get when a number of them have a vendetta against something or someone. The "Voltron" fandom grows ever larger, and if I were you, I would be scared out of my wits.

Now, this is sad Lance. One could say he is sad because his lion was just stolen by a chick he had a crush on.

Or, one could say that he's sad because you're trying to do this to him. You're trying to chain him to a weird alien tree on a weird alien planet in the middle of weird alien space because you're a selfish "fan" that's holding the creators of "Voltron: Legendary Defender" hostage with their own characters. You're trying to keep him rooted to this one spot and force him into a relationship, when instead, he could be out saving the universe.

Take a good look at his precious Cuban face, Klance14, because this is what you want to happen.

Do you know what it's like, to have something that you worked so hard on for the sole purpose of sharing and making people happy, to have that held over your head because someone's throwing a hissy fit? I can't even begin to imagine how that feels, and yet that's exactly what you're doing to Studio Mir, Dreamworks and Netflix.

Really, Klance14, you're not changing anything. Voltron season three is set to release in the first week of August, so Studio Mir couldn't change anything even if they wanted to. All you're doing is causing harm. You're making our favorite paladins sad. You're making Voltron fans look bad. And, you're straining the relationship between DreamWorks and Studio Mir. As Ian Miles Cheong of "Heatstreet" writes, "Creators should never be held hostage by their audience, much less a hostile audience that demands to be pandered to." If you were an actual fan of the show and of the people that work hard to create it, you'd never even consider doing something so abhorrent.

It's true, you might just be a troll that's getting a kick out of all of this. If that's the case... just stop. You're the only one that's laughing at a joke that isn't even funny.

Cover Image Credit: Studio Mir and DreamWorks

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Sorting at Hogwarts is a big deal. Being sorted into a house is essentially being placed into a family while you are away from home learning about witchcraft and wizardry. Your house is made up of the people you will live with, go to classes with, play Quidditch with and everything in between. You basically spend 24/7 with them. Your Hogwarts house is your home away from home.

When you get sorted into a house, it is based on your personality traits. The people in your house are typically like-minded people who display the same characteristics as you.

When you’re a first year at Hogwarts, the minute you set foot in the castle you are swept into the Great Hall to have the ancient Sorting Hat placed on your head. This Sorting Hat decides which “family” you’ll be spending your seven years with.

For some, it is very obvious which house they will be in, due to certain personality traits they possess. For others, they may exemplify traits that fit a multitude of houses and are uncertain where they may end up.

To find out where you belong, you can take the official "Harry Potter" Sorting Hat quiz at Pottermore.com. For all you muggles out there, these are the characteristics that the houses possess and what your house says about you:

Gryffindor: The house of the brave, loyal, courageous, adventurous, daring and chivalrous. Those who stand up for others are typically Gryffindors. Brave-hearted is the most well-known Gryffindor characteristic, and Gryffindors are also known for having a lot of nerve.

Gryffindors are people who hold a multitude of qualities alongside the ones listed, making them a very well-rounded house. People who are Gryffindors are often people who could fit nicely into another house but choose to tell the sorting hat they want Gryffindor (there's that bravery). "Do what is right" is the motto Gryffindors go by.

Being a Gryffindor means that you're probably the adventurous and courageous friend, and you are usually known for doing what is right.

Ravenclaw: The house is known for their wisdom, intelligence, creativity, cleverness and knowledge. Those who value brains over brawn can be found here. Ravenclaws often tend to be quite quirky as well. "Do what is wise" is the motto they strive to follow.

Though Ravenclaws can be know-it-alls sometimes, they most likely do know what the wisest decision is.

If you are known for being the quirky friend, the smartest in the group or just great at making wise decisions, you're definitely a Ravenclaw.

Hufflepuff: This house values hard work, dedication, fair play, patience, and loyalty. Hufflepuff’s are known for being just and true. "Do what is nice" is their motto.

Hufflepuff is known as the “nice house” and believes strongly in sparing peoples feelings and being kind. This is not to say that Hufflepuffs aren't smart or courageous. Hufflepuffs just enjoy making others happy and tend to be more patient towards people.

If you ever find that you are too nice for your own good and cannot bear to hurt someone’s feelings, congratulations, you are a Hufflepuff.

Slytherin: This is the house of the cunning, prideful, resourceful, ambitious, intelligent, and determined. Slytherin's love to be in charge and crave leadership. "Do what is necessary" is the motto of this house.

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What Hogwarts house you’re in says a lot about the person you are, the traits you possess and how you may act in some situations. But in the end, your house is really just your home that is always there for you. Always.


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Thank you, coffee, for everything. You've made some of my best days even better. You've helped me when I've needed you the most. No shortage of sleep or long night will ever stand between us. I love you and remember, never stop being you.

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