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Eyewitness Nation, we need to target Netflix to get eyewitness picked up. We want you to write and send a physical mail to Netflix Headquarters and address it to Netflix executives listed below.

It can be a short, funny note or a five page letter; just write your love for the show or what it means to you as an LGBT person or an ally. Write how much you want to see it picked up by Netflix, why it would be so fitting with their programming and mail it to the address below to any (or all) of the Netflix executives in the following format:

Netflix Corporate Headquarters 
Reed Hastings (Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Netflix) 
100 Winchester Circle 
Los Gatos, CA 95032 

Netflix Corporate Headquarters 
Kelly Bennett (Chief Marketing Officer) 
100 Winchester Circle 
Los Gatos, CA 95032 

Netflix Corporate Headquarters 
Ted Sarandos (Chief Content Officer) 
100 Winchester Circle 
 Los Gatos, CA 95032 

We have said it before, we will say it again. Fandoms have the power to decide the fate of their shows. As long as we keep fighting we can get Eyewitness back on air for all the lost moments we never got to see, for all the growth and thrill and love a second season would bring. Let’s hang tight and keep making noise!

Highlights of my snl experience!!

• the friends I made in line

• met two hardcore Kristen Wiig fans they’re amazing omg I want to be the one girl she’s so outgoing

• waiting to get in Olivia Wilde totally just walked right by me so so close and then I got excited knowing Jason was probably here!!!

• watching Alec Baldwin rehearse his trump was hilarious

• Jason was there and I died!!!!!!

• Steve Martin was there!!!

• Kate McKinnon did this gay ass face/wink towards my part of the audience and we died

• Kristen Wiig waved to the audience in between her introducing the musical guests

• Kristen Wiig’s outfits! Full view. Amazing.

• Kristen breaking and spitting out the bit of pillow in her mouth

• Kate breaking 20 ft away from me. So cute

• Whenever Kristen opened her eyes you could see how big a blue and beautiful they were ever from across the room. She’s stunning

• Kristen breaking. Fucking cutie!!!

• Kristen waved to everyone after the show but I don’t think she saw me

• Leslie picked Kristen up when they hugged

• Kate and Kristen hugged when everyone else left. Just the two of them. One big long hug and we all awwwwed

After the show

• saw the target lady costume!

• stared directly into Chris Kelly’s eyes cause I’m a creep!

• walked right by Lorne Michaels and Martin short (apparently) and never even noticed haha

• saw Leslie and Kate very briefly

• Colin jost hung out with everyone and took pics and talked I just stood in front of him and I feel like he was trying to tell me something but idk. He’s a cute baby.

• Vanessa came out but then left

• will forte did the same thing as Colin. He’s so cute and down to earth. The girl made a recording of him saying how much he wanted her hair and how she’s beautiful. Ughhh he’s amazing.

• sasheer was out and took pics as well but left soon after

• I have videos containing Alex, Colin, beck, Kyle, Vanessa and sasheer.

(didn’t get a good one of Kate so I’m not going to post it)

Top 10 comic writers

I figured this would be a fun top 10 list to do as an aspiring comic book writer. I wanted to talk about my 10 favorite comic writers and why I love them. This is as of the very start of December 2015 i’m sure December 2016 i’ll have a whole new list. The rules for this list in particular are that my favorite thing about this person is their writing and not there drawn art. Since there is many artists/writers who are brilliant and could have made this list. I’ll likely do a top 10 artists and top 10 writer/artists list in the future. That said this isn’t to speak ill of the art of the writers on this list who do art I love all their art styles they simply aren’t doing published work really with their drawings. I also want to note I don’t think I’ve read anyone on this lists whole body of work maybe something on there would make them move up or down but I won’t know until I read them. 

Marguerite Bennett: Angela Queen of Hel one skyrocketed to the top of my favorite single issues after reading it. Even when I don’t love a story she does I can’t deny that the writing is on point. She is really great at making fantastic dialogue, she is amazing at representation, she is committed to making this awesome stories. I need to catch up on DC Bombshells because I really enjoyed that one and it really just shows everything she is best at in full force. I think she is one of the writers who could just sky rocket up in the names of best writers ever. 

Jeremy Whitley: Princeless yo, go read Princeless or better yet go read Raven the Pirate Princess. Raven the Pirate Princess is one of the best series i’ve ever read and that is something I can say about a lot of series I’ll mention in this list but Jeremy’s comics are really something special. He manages to blend more modern themes into fantasy seamlessly. He also isn’t afraid to go straight for the social justice and I love that about his writing. Oh also his Danny and Misty story in Secret Love was really good. 

G Willow Wilson: She is a Marvelous writer who with Ms. Marvel has managed to in every issue really illustrate what is great about super hero comics. She has done a great job with the X-men and has really proven her mastery of banter. She might have been even higher on on the list for Ms. Marvel alone but I just really didn’t feel the first run of A-force for many reasons and wrote a post on it. Even then I think she wrote some pretty good interactions I just had a problem with like a lot of other things. Seriously though she is fantastic and I only imagine great things in her future. 

Al Ewing:  Al is a person that has been doing work for a while but I just got savvy this year. His writing on Mighty Avengers transcended the art. His run on Loki is brilliant and you should go read it. That is the only Loki I really want to see right now or I at least don’t want to see Loki revert. I liked the first issue of the Ultimates a lot and I think despite me not being a fan of New Avengers art at all for the characters in the book he is still proving he has great ideas. Also I just love his commitment to diversity making sure to have queer characters, woman and people of color in his current books and pretty much all his books have a nice balance of gender and racial diversity. 

Kate Leth: Her writing is the most recent of my discoveries on this list and likely will soar up in future lists. Just her story in Secret Wars Too alone leaves me tingling with joy. She has done amazing things on the Bravest Warriors and Adventure Time comics. I love Adventure Time Seeing Red and Bravest Warriors comics might be be better then the show. Her little online web comic series is also super cute and funny. Kate is a real master of energetic humor. 

Noelle Stevenson: Earlier I mentioned Lumberjanes well here is the woman who spear headed it all until the mermaid arc. Lumberjanes is just so amazing that she sky rocketed up my list of favorite writers. Then she did my all time favorite Wonder Woman story in Sensational Comics.If Noelle is writing it I will read it. Even when I thought i’d hate the Secret Wars Runaways I ended up really loving it.  

Brian k Vaughan: The Runaways is the comic that is responsible for me loving comics and  Saga was my real gateway comic into indie comics. Brain is an amazing writer who knows how to just do everything so well. The only reason he isn’t like number one is because I find he likes to end on a low note and that’s not the kind of stories I like. Still he knows how to make a hell of a ride.

Kelly Thompson: Kelly Thompson will be one of the biggest names in comics I am sure. I love Jem and the freaking Holograms so much. This turned me a person who really didn’t care about Jem into a massive fan who is totally committed to the comic. It’s at the top my stack whenever it releases and I can’t help but jump at it. Then there is Heart in a Box a comic i’ve only read the first chapter of but it still created this amazing feeling of pacing in me. Like she really created a cool thing there from what I have read. Her work on Captain Marvel and The Carol Corps is also really great. Really she is this high on the list because she is a writer who no matter what she has her name on I’m going to be at least giving it a look. 

Kieron Gillen: Young Avengers and The Wicked + The Divine are two comics I read this year but have climbed to my favorite comics of all time. Even with me not really enjoying Siege I couldn’t take away points from him really when Young Avengers and Wic/Div are so powerful. I don’t even really like drama and Wic/Div manages to make me totally committed to the series despite all the death and despair that is in the comics. Young Avengers also turned a bunch of characters I could have not given a damn about really and turned them into pretty much my favorite characters. 

Ryan North: I feel like Ryan is in a lot of ways the opposite side of the coin to Gillen. No one rights joy as well as Ryan North does and he really knows how to make it radiate. From his amazing run on adventure time, to his web comic Dinosaur comics he knows how to make the giggles come. However, nether project is the reason why he is my favorite, it’s all about that Squirrel Girl in one year this writer with the rest of the creative team have made me totally fall in love with Squirrel girl. No comic has me more constantly in love with every panel, little jokes below the panels, and hell even the letters page then Squirrel Girl.