Witcher Netflix fans… we need to chat.
This… This is not okay. I’m so tired of this.
I don’t care if you hate Jaskier/Dandelion - that’s your business and no one says you have to like him. But insulting Joey - who is a real human being with very real feelings - is crossing the line on so many different levels. I don’t care how much you hate the character, you do NOT bring their actor into it and start making these kinds of remarks.
Thankfully Joey tends to not be terribly active on social media and only posts to promote his band or a project (like The Witcher). He’s stated he doesn’t use social media that often as well for a reason. And, again thankfully, he was not tagged in any of these comments or even in the original posts being quoted, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t necessarily see it.
Except this one. This was a direct quote retweet of his reply to Lauren Hissrich posting the joke Halloween poster. There’s more of a chance he saw that one of course.
I really hope for his sake that he has not actually seen any of these things - but we don’t know if he has or not. There is always the chance that he’s seen what supposed fans are saying, and how do you think that’s going to make him feel? Given how much he loves the role and has spoken about how perfect this role is, even his sister told him that, seeing people say this kind of stuff is bound to make him feel awful.
There’s a reason he doesn’t really do social media, a reason why he doesn’t really stop to take photos with fans at premieres (I’ve seen maybe one picture of him taking a selfie with someone but not the actual selfie itself), a reason why he tends to keep to himself despite being incredibly polite and humble when he does show up to events or speaks to people. I’m not a psychiatrist or doctor, I’m just a fan of him and his work as a musician and actor, but it wouldn’t shock me if he had some social anxiety and that being thrust into a huge spotlight like he is on The Witcher wasn’t helping. Apparently at the first Witcher premiere, he had to go and play a piano to calm down because it was crazy with the cameras/photos/fans. He even wrote a song about being socially anxious which makes me think he experiences it at least somewhat! So if he’s seen even one or two of these, it wouldn’t shock me if it fucking hurt or upset him.
Joey has done absolutely nothing to deserve people mocking his appearance, performance, voice, or anything else. Nothing. I know this is mainly twitter where I see it, but I’m sure if I dug hard enough I’d find it floating about here too (which I’m not going to do because I cannot be assed to give those people attention). If for whatever reason you dislike Joey, then you know what? Fine. You can’t like everyone, and I’m not expecting everyone in the world to like him because that would be impossible. But stop doing this - stop saying he’s ugly, untalented etc.
These people mostly seem to be Lodge or Yen fans, which is bizarre to me because Anya has said quite recently (at the premiere I believe) that she loves Joey and that Yen and Jaskier have more scenes together this season. And I highly doubt that any of the other cast - Henry, Freya - would appreciate their fans insulting and harassing a friend and co-worker of theirs who they seem to get on with well.
Also, just a side note, and this is very much my personal opinion more than anything… He is NOT ugly?!? At all?! Or untalented?!? Literally any of us who’ve heard not only Toss a Coin but also anything by The Amazing Devil knows that this man is talented as fck… that’s just it, he’s unfairly multi-talented! He not only performs in the band, he also writes music, plays MULTIPLE instruments, he acts…
^ He is NOT ugly by any stretch of the imagination! If you don’t personally think he’s attractive, then fine! We all have different tastes! But just because you don’t find him attractive personally, that doesn’t mean he’s ugly! ^
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I want to write a fic where Geralt and Jaskier begin their relationship as a couple
And Geralt is super nervous because he's all like "Okay, so what do I do now?? How do I behave around him? I can't treat him like my silly best friend anymore."
But actually nothing changes between them. They still bicker, tease each other, make dumb jokes. They just add sex to their relationship.
And even the sex, after going through the "oh my gosh, I need to be my best so I can empress him" phase, it is just fun and relaxing, like most of their friendship before. They can have sex and talk about each other’s day during it and it's still the best sex either of them had. So Geralt realizes that falling in love with your best friend is one of the best things there is
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While everything is happening with jaskier and geralt in the two latest posts, how is Ciri holding up? Did geralt think that his deal with evil husband could fall on her as well, even just as a casualty?
How did Ciri hold up, hmm...
Jaskier is trying to be comforting, but he also doesn't have it in him to lie anymore. Still, they got her, even if the sadness and heaviness stays with her.
And for the danger she is in? I think there is some kind of unspoken agreement between Jaskier and Geralt, that they made one night, while Ciri was sleeping between them; if hubby is trying to hurt her? To truly make her suffer? He is dead. He is simply dead on the spot. That's the line in the sand, all repercussions aside.
(Geralt is off doing things that night; riding out to get a message sent? Or is it the bad thing yet? Hmmm)
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