In Virtue and Moir's interview "from London" with
I say unmistakeable because *I* can hear that it's a small child wailing. I don't hear this stuff. I also don't usually spend time scrutinizing Virtue and Moir's personal jewelry for hidden messages. It sails right on by me (the part where Tessa is wearing a Tiffany's key in 2009 and less than a year later Jessica is "gifted one by Scott" in Alma's album was brought to my attention by someone else).
But that was a small child wailing.
There was a comment a few posts down declaring that the blog's "theory" (it's not a theory, but let that go) had one fundamental problem - no way would all the people who know about Virtue Moir's status keep it secret (by "secret" this person apparently means "off the internet" and "off television" - kind of a broad idea of "secret").
Okay, the baby wailing is right there.
What does the online fandom do? Where's the - "aha - baby!"
It's baby - what baby? I don't hear nuthin.
It's the dog!
Come on - why isn't the entire fandom saying Scott and Tessa have a baby/toddler/small one in the background instead of ignoring it?
I'll tell you why - because they DO. The online fan community is a whole lot more comfortable with lies and speculation. They will lie all day about Tessa/David Pelletier, Scott/Jessica/Bryce. They won't say nuthin about why Jamie Sale and David Pelletier got a divorce. Nobody knew that they were separated for 18 months? They all kept it off the internet and off television - even when Jamie and David were doing Olympic commentary? Rod Black didn't blurt it out? That's not possible. There is a fundamental problem with the premise that Sale and Pelletier's separation was kept secret that long. But it was.
The fandom is more comfortable with speculation and lying and fan fiction. They're uncomfortable with real stuff because there are too many no go areas, it's harder to lie because they don't know who knows what and it can be blown back in their face if they make something up. But with lies - you can't prove a negative, so lies are safer.
Then there's the group that want to be the "good fans" the "better" fans, on the mistaken theory they'll be appreciated by Scott and Tessa.
As for those who know who are not in the fandom, what would they get out of blowing what remains of VM's cover?
This is the Emperor's New Diapers* and you'd better believe those who pretend they don't know that kid wail is a kid wail know it's a kid wail but are trying to keep control of the narrative (i.e., control other fans which has always been fundamental to VM fandom) and show off to themselves and VM what good fans they are.
Something else struck me - the amusement from VM and
Amusement? Why not panic? The sham, after all, is so extremely important it's been decided that Scott, who is completely in love with and devoted to Tessa, must act like he's in love with someone else in photographs - kiss them on the lips and be kissed. Smarmy for days. The girl has to crawl all over him on twitter and facebook. It's going to be in his child's face and the child isn't allowed to exist or be on the contemporary record of its parents' historical career. The child is left out because of this.
But apparently it's not that serious or urgent for the internet to believe this sham? The baby can cry and it's a little amusing? Then why is Scott running around getting kissed and fawned over by someone not his wife, pretending to be on beach honeymoons with them, if they don't really care what we think?
And they don't.
So why is it going on again Scott? Why are you doing it Ilderton?
*With apologies to Toddler Moir. Figure of speech. Toddler Moir may have already graduated to pull-ups or even aced potty training if TM is super precocious.