If any of you would like a template of what to write in their email, here is what I wrote. Feel free to use it!
Following the news of Netflix’s decision to cancel Sense8, I have decided to cancel my subscription. I am more than willing to come back pending the renewal of the season or at least some kind of closure due to the way the show was left off. I am writing to you to voice my displeasure regarding this decision. This show was so important to so many people and to climate of today’s society. I implore you to reconsider this decision as so many fans, myself included, have become attached to this show and it’s amazing cast and characters. If you care about your fans AT ALL, you will give us what we ask for and that is closure. Whether it be with a final season or with a two hour special matters little. We just want to see our story through to the end. Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.
I took a note from some other users and decided to drop the Netflix team an email to let them know how this decision is going down.
Here are the emails:
Also if anybody needs a template or idea for what to write, here is the email that I wrote:
Dear Netflix Team or to whom it may concern,
I’m sure by now the fan reaction to your cancellation of Sense8 has been made evident to you. I know that mine is one voice amongst the thousands that have already made their disappointment in regards to this decision known, but, in light of the importance I should represent as one of your viewers, I felt that I must take the time to contribute to any effort to change your minds and explain just what this show represents to someone like me. This is a series of an unprecedented diversity and globality, a show whose messages of acceptance, of coming together, of breaking down cultural barriers whilst learning from and cherishing said cultures, of unity in the face of enemies and ideologies so much bigger than ourselves are messages that are more relevant now than ever. It is a show which, to a young immigrant woman such as myself, represents the possibility of family and brother/sisterhood in places and among people unfamiliar to that/those which I was born to. As a bisexual girl, it reminds me of the chances and risks we all must take in the search or discovery for love and friendship. As one who has loved a man of culture and race different to my own, it upholds my belief in the power of emotion to overcome barriers and interracial differences. I know this must all seem very niche and rather pointlessly personal but, as mentioned, the fact remains that now, more than ever, people are in need of knowing that who they are and the space they take up in their own private realities is valid and true and worthy of love and respect - whilst not the whole answer, representation in the media with which we are so constantly bombarded is a small yet key step to what can only be greater acceptance and understanding, from the world at large, but also towards ourselves. Sense8 was a show capable of all this and more.
I understand that Sense8 was extremely costly to produce and that there must be internal politics that undoubtedly contributed to his decision. I also, however, have faith in your values as an entertainment platform to wish to produce quality content, to have care of your viewers wishes and to be at the forefront of media input on helping shape the values and morals of tomorrow. Please finish this story, in any which way you see fit. A full-blown season may be unattainable but I beg that you give us the closure we had expected and looked forward to. Please prove to us that you consider narratives concerning people we may find reflect us, whether that be LGBT or POC or other, are worthy of such closure, are deserving of well-rounded, loving story-telling.
I thank you for your time, as I am sure you must all be extremely busy and under a lot of pressure; I understand that it is not always possible to cater to every viewer’s wishes.
I remain in anticipation and hope that you find cause to reverse this decision. Finally, I would remind you all that it would considerably add to your company’s image if you were to be, as mentioned, at the forefront for the promotion of greater global acceptance, love and fraternity.
Pretty In Pink – The Small Isles of Eigg and Rùm viewed from Ardtoe, Moidart by Steven Marshall Via Flickr: On a drive home from east to west along the shores of Loch Sunart, I saw some wonderful light emerging in the west as the sun began to set, so decided to head for Ardtoe to catch sight of the Small Isles of Eigg and Rùm in what turned out to be a stunningly beautiful pink evening sky. There was only the slightest of wind meaning that a calm sea reflected the breath-taking colours and bathed An Sgurr on Eigg and Ainshval, Trollaval, Beinn nan Stac and Askival on Rùm in a wonderful pastel hue.