After several years on Tumblr and being a part of three different fandoms I’ve learned that people on Tumblr get shit done and that many fandoms are willing to help each other out. So today I’m asking you all for help to give a great new show with LGBTQ leads a much-needed ratings boost to keep it from getting cancelled!
“Eyewitness” is a crime drama that airs on USA Network on Sunday nights and has at the heart of its plot a very complex and compelling love story between two teenage boys (one accepting of his own sexuality, the other deeply closeted). It’s extremely rare to see so much focus put on building a relationship between two gay teens, and the way it’s being portrayed is raw and honest and real.
I constantly see posts from people complaining about not having enough LGBTQ representation on television, but here’s a show that is putting a gay teen couple front and center and does not shy away from showing emotional or physical intimacy — and it is failing miserably because of low ratings.
“Eyewitness” is a really great show so I would recommend it to anyone anyway (regardless of the lgbtq aspect). If you like tightly written dramas with interesting and complex characters and good actors then you will love it!
Here is a GREAT POST about why people should watch the show! I would appeciate it so much if you could spare a couple of minutes to read it and consider watching “Eyewitness” this Sunday because apparently (according to the producers) this coming episode is more or less judgment day. There needs to be an increase in ratings NOW!!!
I’ve never before asked other fandoms for this kind of help but I know that so many people would love this show if only they knew about it and would give it a try, and I really believe it deserves to have more viewers and the chance for a second season.
So tonight I want to ask all of you who read this and who are in the US to please tune in to “Eyewitness” tomorrow night (Sunday Nov. 13th) on USA Network (you can watch the previous episodes on the USA Network app or homepage before). It’s a 10-episode season so it will wrap up around mid-December. If for some reason you can’t watch it live then please TiVo it and watch it the next day. Ask people you know to watch the show. Get word of mouth going. Let’s show the networks that primetime dramas with lgbtq leads are something people really want to see!
And please reblog this post (even if you yourself are not planning on watching) so that as many people as possible from all parts of Tumblr will see it!
The anti-bryke tag baffles me…It’s one thing to devote a tag towards wanking on a fictional character, but it’s another thing to name an anti-tag after actual people. I just don’t get it :/ They care so much about the treatment of their precious fictional characters that they start attacking real people.
WOW. I am so impressed that our fandom has taken the MTV post from 0 to *goes to check* 133,700 IN LESS THAN 24 HOURS. Y’all amaze me!!!!
I am moving the bulk of my reblogging to my sideblog, jedi-olicity. However I’m still going to reblog new ficlets and super creative things onto my main blog, because not only is this fandom reblogging this like crazy, we’re doing it creatively.
And on that note, here’s some of the ficlets I’ve seen cross my dash, in case you’ve missed them…go reblog with your comments, because every reblog counts!
While I’m here I’ll also throw this in and then return to my lurking for scores
I’ve seen a post going around talking about all the ists and isms that Hussie is guilty of. That’s fair enough. Content creators are never perfect and knowing that is important. However, I’m also seeing ‘don’t support him by reading the upd8 if you do you are trash’ and it’s like…
don’t shame people for enjoying things. They can enjoy things and understand that there are issues. Look at what the HP fandom is doing to deal with deficiencies in the canon. Pretty much no content creator is going to be perfect, and while Hussie is particularly questionable sometimes, that doesn’t mean everyone who reads the comic sucks. None of us would get to read or watch anything if that’s how it worked.
(Also I’m very eeeeehhh about the whole new tumblr fad of calling ANYONE trash? because it’s super dehumanizing language and I know it’s been used so much the meaning is practically gone but it’s still not Nice.)
Anyway that’s all I have to say. I’m out for the night. For real this time. Awards are about to start.
okay seriously? We are fucking awesome! We raised over 60,000 in a couple of hours! They gave us 42 days and we almost did it after hours! I love this fandom. I’m going to bed now, Let’s see if you guys can do it while I’m asleep.
I’m trying to get shit done like actual real work, drawing for all my fandoms and answer my (months old) asks but my entire dash and twitter TL is Hayley Atwell and Cartinelli because of all the conventions she is doing and I’m just blocked here, whimpering and trying not to reblog and retweet 518742 things per minutes.
Can’t we just have peace between ships? Please, let’s be REAL like… 100% REAL none of the ships are canon, that’s the fun of the show, they will never make one ship canon because it will ruin part of the show. I ship MH, and I wished it was canon, but it’s not, same for the other ships. Can’t you all respect eachother? Everybody can do what they want so you MUST respect their likings. So I again apologize if a MH shipper hurt your feelings for this stupid war (because fighting for a picture is indeed stupid) and hope RH shippers can get over what the fandom has done… I apologize again for shit said.
People really trying to do something about this cap bullshit is great
I’m glad there’s enough screaming that something might actually happen, that people felt this enough to try and get shit done.
So @ a lot of the fandom.
Don’t forget how this feels.
Don’t forget how angry you are that this is being done to your favorite characters someone who means a lot to you.
Don’t forget, so that the next time a specific group is harmed by something like this, you don’t do what you do a lot of the time, Reblog one post and forget, or even, like a lot of people do, just ignore it. Remember how pissed you are and amplify the the voices of the people getting hurt because some crappy media thing. Don’t just care cuz it’s your pretty fave.
So I was studying at the library yesterday, and I then I saw this.. So I daydreamed for like half an hour about the Penguin, and Gotham.. So much for studying right?
(And I’m not procrastinating by posting this now, like at all… I’m just taking a break OK?)