Adi TV Studios is still fighting for Eyewitness, and we cannot give up either!
USA Network has canceled Eyewitness after one season, but this does not have to be the end. This is not what we were hoping for, but there is a point in keeping at it and fighting for our favorite show! Shows have been un-canceled before and it can happen again!
Scrubs moved from NBC to ABC in 2008
Stargate SG-1 was canceled by Showtime after 5 seasons and it moved to Sci-Fi for another 5
Star Trek The Original Series was in danger of being canceled after season 2 and look what it is today
Cagney & Lacey was canceled by CBS after 2 seasons and a letter writing campaign brought it back for 4 more
The Killing was canceled by AMC and moved to Netflix
The Mindy Project was canceled by Fox and picked up by Hulu for more episodes
Nashville was canceled by ABC and found a new home with CMT
Roswell was canceled twice - first the WB picked it up again and then it moved to UPN
Southland was canceled by NBC and picked up by TNT for another 4 seasons
These are just a few examples of a lot of times it has worked. THERE IS HOPE. DON’T GIVE UP!
Tweet #WeWantEyewitnessSeason2 , #Eyewitness , #Philkas and @ your Tweets to Netflix, AmazonVideo, Hulu or anyone else you can think of.
Let’s make ourselves heard! We’re still here! We still have a chance! And we have Adi TV Studios on our side. Let’s do this!
You are a well-meaning member of a victims’ rights group and are really mad at SHIELD’s decision to send Loki back to Asgard after the Battle of New York. So you organise a letter writing campaign to have him returned to Earth. Because you have no actual address for Loki, all letters are sent to Thor (c/o Stark, Stark Tower (aka Avengers Tower), 200 Park Avenue - East 45th Street, New York City, New York), who dutifully forwards them to Odin.
Loki finds all those letters when he starts impersonating the All-father, and more messages are still arriving on an almost daily basis. Naturally, he soon gets fed up with this and decides to stop it. Since he has tracked you down as the organiser of the campaign, he decides to pay you a visit.
Much to your surprise, Loki arrives with Tony Stark in tow, who is seriously annoyed with all the letters flooding his place, and the demonstrators in front of his door.
This is the moment you realise that being the good guy is a complex business, too.
P.S.: Any narrative point of view is possible: first, second, third or alternating person could work, I think.
I can’t believe I’m saying this, but it
looks like Trump is actually making America great again. Just look at
the progress made since the election:
1. Unprecedented levels of ongoing civic engagement. 2. Millions of Americans now know who their state and federal representatives are without having to google. 3. Millions of Americans are exercising more. They’re holding signs and marching every week. 4. Alec Baldwin is great again. Everyone’s forgotten he’s kind of a jerk.
5. The Postal Service is enjoying the influx cash due to stamps
purchased by millions of people for letter and postcard campaigns. 6. Likewise, the pharmaceutical industry is enjoying record growth in sales of anti-depressants. 7. Millions of Americans now know how to call their elected officials and know exactly what to say to be effective. 8. Footage of town hall meetings is now entertaining.
9. Tens of millions of people are now correctly spelling words like
emoluments, narcissist, fascist, misogynist, holocaust and cognitive
dissonance. 10. Everyone knows more about the rise of Hitler than they did last year. 11. Everyone knows more about legislation, branches of power and how checks and balances work. 12. Marginalized groups are experiencing a surge in white allies. 13. White people in record numbers have just learned that racism is not dead. (See #6) 14. White people in record numbers also finally understand that Obamacare IS the Affordable Care Act.
15. Stephen Colbert’s “Late Night” finally gained the elusive #1 spot
in late night talk shows, and Seth Meyers is finding his footing as
today’s Jon Stewart. 16. “Mike Pence” has donated millions of dollars to Planned Parenthood since Nov. 9th. 17. Melissa FREAKING McCarthy.
18. Travel ban protesters put $24 million into ACLU coffers in just 48
hours, enabling them to hire 200 more attorneys. Lawyers are now heroes.
19. As people seek veracity in their news sources, respected news
outlets are happily reporting a substantial increase in subscriptions, a
boon to a struggling industry vital to our democracy. 20. Live streaming court cases and congressional sessions are now as popular as the Kardashians. 21. Massive cleanup of facebook friend lists.
22. People are reading classic literature again. Sales of George
Orwell’s “1984” increased by 10,000% after the inauguration. (Yes, that
is true. 10,000%. 9th grade Lit teachers all over the country are now
rock stars.) 23. More than ever before, Americans are aware that education is important. Like, super important. 24. Now, more than anytime in history, everyone believes that anyone can be President. Seriously, anyone.
- Susan Keller
Now, if we can only hold onto and REMEMBER these things, past the initial crisis/awakening…
@vardasvapors made a good post about how, uh, filtering our relationships with a text through fandom can get really weird and dysfunctional, so I thought I’d take a (short) break from calling him a Horrible Orc Creature to talk about why Maedhros is actually a character I find really compelling.
Someone (okay, VV again) mentioned that they enjoy how well Tolkien does double edged character traits and never is that more evident than with this dipshit no I promise to do this properly.
The most obvious place to start is duty. Or, maybe more accurately, cussedness. I hardly need to write an essay on where a refusal to stop or consider other options leads (i.e. off a cliff, into a lava pit), but it’s also important to remember where we started:
It is said indeed that Maedhros
himself devised this plan [i.e. holding the front lines in a war with a godmonster that only just got done torturing him], because he was very willing that the chief peril of
assault should fall upon himself.
Of all his brothers (…of damn near all the House of Finwe even, humility isn’t exactly a family trait), Maedhros is most able to put aside pride and personal honour in favour of accomplishing his goals. Which is pretty fucking laudable when it involves giving up the crown his father did any number of dubious deeds to secure, taking the most distant and least hospitable land available to lessen potential conflict, or laughing off Thingol’s dickwaving. His pragmatism is significantly less appealing when he’s ambushing messengers at peace talks (we tend to misremember his capture as a result of naively expecting Morgoth to honour terms when really the opposite was true; Morgoth just ambushed harder), sacking refugee camps, or taking children hostage.
While Maedhros’ record as a war leader is shaky, he does pretty well as a diplomat. It’s hardly surprising given the likely education Finwe 3.0 received in politicking (lots) vs doing wars (none), but, like, how hard was it to maintain even the pretence of friendly relationships with Fingolfin and everyone that crossed the ice with him? How hard was it to form any kind of alliance in the aftermath of the Dagor Bragollach, with the three Cs systematically alienating everyone they crossed paths with? …never mind that, how hard was it to hold together a dying, defeated people and lead them into performing increasingly monstrous acts without a one of them faltering until the third disastrous attack on a civilian population? Does this make his increasingly desperate and utterly ineffectual letter writing campaign funnier or sadder?
Also, cause I hate myself and want to be sad, let’s talk about Estel - trust or hope in the absence of any certainty which, in Finrod’s words, “is not defeated by the ways of the world, for it does not come from experience, but from our nature and first being.” Like, how much does it cost to hold onto that in the face of, you know, the entire damn book? Well, we know the cost to other people and it’s a corpse pile so fucking high they had to update the maps. (I’m not really sure if this counts though, is it fair to call daring to hold onto hope a flaw? Would not uniting in one last attempt to overthrow Morgoth have ended any better?)
Anyway yeah, Maedhros’ most admirable qualities are also the flaws that lead, irrevocably, to monstrosity and death, and that’s a damn tragedy (in the proper greek fuck-your-mother half-cousin sense of the term)
-Update on my gradual descent into coffee-drinking: Due to lack of resources and need for sleep-substitute, I drank a large cup of coffee with minimal creamer. I was able to finish the whole drink without being overly disgusted. I am more upset with myself than the coffee at this point.
-An older woman began raving about how nice it was of me to scan a coupon for her. She had been cordial enough before, but she suddenly dropped her conversational tone, looked me directly in the eye, and told me that something good would happen to me today. I feel that I may have been blessed by a benevolent witch today and I hope to see how this pans out.
-Upon checking a woman’s ID, I found that her name was Sandrade. You know, like Sandra Dee, except wrong.
-I stumbled across evidence of several gift card having been shoplifted. I have no problem with this crime and, in fact, wish whoever took them a long and happy life surrounded by their newfound unactivated scraps of plastic.
-A magazine at my lane posed the philosophical question, “What if your boobs could talk?” I did not care enough to pick it up and read it myself, but I can assume it simply outlined the only possible conversation: “Who said that? What the hell? My boobs can talk? Have my nipples been small mouths all along? Quite down down there!” This entire exchange would naturally take place in a hastily-called Uber on the way to a mastectomy clinic.
-I had never considered this to be necessary, but I would now like to formally request that you do not hurriedly approach a cashier with one hand firmly buried in your pocket and a menacing look on your face.
-I have come to the realization that the entire brand of humor I use for my Target stories is essentially just John Mulaney’s stand-up specials. Apparently, everyone already knew this. I am far from upset about this discovery.
-I find that there is a direct correlation between days in which I drink coffee and days in which I have my most entertaining stories.
-I sold someone a book with a battery pack in the back. I do not know why this book needs batteries, but the future is here, and it is incredible.
-Yesterday, a bookshelf rang up as a a box of baby diapers. After three attempts, it deleted the entire transaction. Today, a box of cooking utensils rang up as a wedding registry. There is a conspiracy afoot with no clear endgame, but I will not let my guard down.
-I heard the cashier at the cafe call out an order, “Pepperoni breadsticks!” For the brief moment before I realized it was a combo, I was thrilled to believe that my letter-writing campaign to Pizza Hut had worked out and the menu was finally being expanded.
Although Ted Bundy’s arrest and incarceration came as a complete surprise to most of his friends and acquaintances, it seems the idea of Ted being the Ted wasn’t that hard to imagine for some. Below is an excerpt from a letter written by Tim Clancy and sent to Larry Voshall, whom you may remember from this post. Both Voshall and Clancy were Ted’s former co-campaigners. This letter was written in response to a letter that Voshall sent Clancy regarding Ted’s incarceration, and is dated November 13, 1975.
Wow! That’s unbelievable. Considering the type of mentality of the person or persons involved in these bizarre murders; its [sic] frightening; but to actually believe such a person is an acquaintance, I dare say confident, of ours is more than I can comprehend. And yet…
I will try to relay to you my initial reaction and thoughts. As such, I don’t believe my correspondence at this time should go beyond you, in that I only received your letter this P.M. I do believe further thought should be given on my part as to more particulars before notifying the authorities. Initial reactions & opinions have a habit of becoming fact with some. As for a few personal remarks, which are mere gut reactions and observations. I guess Ted B. could be “Ted” but I don’t want to believe so, none of us do. Bundy is a strange bird and if anyone fits the description of the enigmatic, he does. Maybe that [sic] why we (from your letter I gather you think so) believe he could be the sick fiend.
Tim Clancy’s letter taken from The Bundy Murders by Kevin Sullivan
hey, idk if this is the blog to ask regarding the journal 3 se but holy fu king hell ive only gotten into the fandom recently and this whole preorder thing is killing me. is it really still a limited edition??? will alex not release more books for those who didnt get to preorder??? WHY IS BARNES AND NOBLE STILL OPEN FOR PREORDERS???? FIRST OF ALL THEIR SERVICE IS SHIT AND IM 78% SURE YOU WONT EVEN GET THE BOOK but like??? amazon has theirs closed?? do i dare order from b&n??? im dying
Man, the limited edition was even MORE limited if you believe it. There were originally only going to be 1,000 copies made but the pre-orders sold out by the end of the first day. We’re honestly lucky BN apparently still has some? So, better get on that now if you still want it. Lol.
I honestly don’t know why Disney continues to underestimate this fandom’s dedication. You know the only reason we even got a regular Journal 3 was because a bunch of Disney merch people came to one of the GF panels at a con and were finally convinced by the fan enthusiasm. (Panel rooms ALWAYS got full beforehand with many still waiting in line unable to get in. They never gave Alex the biggest room for them, unfortunately.)
Taking the campaign offline means we are getting very, very real.
If you will be in the area during or after Game 1 in Pittsburgh, please reach out to us. Not only would it be great to meet you—you, amazing individual, you—but we’d love to pass along a campaign letter for you to sign!
That’s right! We will be walking around outside during and after the game, asking people to sign letters addressed to the NHL. We will also be collecting signatures.
If you are in the Pittsburgh area and could help us collect signatures and pass out letters, even for a short amount of time, let us know. Again, if you’re going to the game, make sure to let us know so that we can get you a letter to sign!
Can’t make it? Don’t live anywhere remotely close? Signal boost this post! By spreading the word, you are making this campaign viable and leading it to its success!
I’ll see you there!
P.S. As always, if you haven’t signed the petition, it’s here. If you haven’t heard about the NHL Double Standard before, get the low down. Basically, we’re fighting homophobia in the NHL.
The boss of Marvel is literally Donald Trump's best friend, so I'd say you're barking up the wrong tree in that regard.
Yes, I’m fully aware that Perlmutter donated to Trump’s campaign. This in addition to the million dollars he donated to one of Trump’s charities. And yes, it disgusts me. By all reports Isaac Perlmutter is both racist and sexist, just an absolutely despicable human being. Not someone you want in charge of your beloved characters. That said, I don’t think a letter writing campaign to Disney about a bigoted comic storyline would be futile at all, and here’s why…
I’m about to release a harsh truth, and I’ve tried to be as diplomatic about this as I’ve could in the past because I love the comics, too, I read them and buy them and delight in the stories and the art, but honestly this really needs to be said because so many people on this site, and other sites, are under the impression that the comics are the steam engine fueling the movies and everything else. So many people believe the comic reading demographic are the main ones that Disney is trying to cater to. That could not be further from the truth.
The digital age was upon us. And Marvel could no longer sell the idea that comics were collectors items that would one day turn a profit. People were no longer buying six issues of every comic, one to read and five to keep wrapped plastic, in pristine condition, to sell for profit later. So December 27, 1996 was the day that Marvel comics realized that to survive, it needed a new form of profit… Movies.
At first they were pretty dumb about this realization. So dumb they are dealing with the repercussions of the decisions they made during this time even today *cough*X-men*cough*. They started selling off the movie rights to their characters for a flat fee. For example for the movie Blade, which was a moderate success of 70 million (which was good for the time), Marvel only made $25,000. Eventually though Marvel realized that the whole flat fee thing was not the way to go, that they could be making 100% off of the profit of a film, which included merchandise sales, if they started producing movies themselves. Unfortunately by that time they were still struggling financially so they had to go to the bank, Merrill Lynch, and said ‘hey, we would like to start producing our own films, help!’.
You see, when the comics failed to be profitable and what Marvel came to realize and what Disney has ALWAYS realized, is that while movies themselves are profitable, but beyond that what they are also? Two hour billboard advertisements to sell merchandising, including things like comics. So it is the movies, not the comics, that are currently steamrolling the industry. The comics are a division, yes, but one piece of the overall pie, and a very, very small piece at that. The number of comics sold versus the number of movie tickets isn’t even comparable. Movie tickets sell in the hundreds of millions. Comics only sell in the thousands. So if one piece of the pie ceases to be profitable? Disney doesn’t actually need new characters invented by creators like Bendis, they have 5,000 already to work with. So, truly, if that small piece of pie ceases to generate revenue? Do you honestly think Disney is going to allow that to continue without, in the very least, reorganizing (the way they did when Feige complained that he didn’t want to report to Perlmutter anymore, and rightfully so)?
The fandom on Tumblr will never be able to touch the movies, ever. It’s too large of an industry and we’re only but a small, teeny, tiny percentage of a film’s viewing population, less than 1%. This is why change.org petitions do not work. Because even a change.org petition with 100k signatures is laughable when compared to the 47,396,556 estimated movie tickets sold in just the US for Captain America Civil War. But the comics? They don’t sell that many to begin with, even a small drop in sales would not go unnoticed. And Disney would not want them to become a liability. While the films are now totally separate and strictly under Feige’s purview, Perlmutter still has influence over the televisions shows and the comics but that could change.
Hey sorry, just checked out the DVD campaign there, and I'm totally in! ^^ only thing is, the petition link won't work for me? :/ this might just be my iPad, but j wanted to let you know in case it was the link itself 🌸
The Progressive takes a particular cause and spends millions of dollars on it, organizes protests, letter writing campaigns, and employs pressure tactics concerning it. He propogates it within the university, publishes countless books to support it, promotes it endlessly through media channels, and then tells us that the reason things have changed in society is because “history” has decided upon it.
I just read the Earth-616, Legendary Star-Lord comic with Yondu that doesn't wear a shirt and I LOVE him. There needs to be more of that Yondu.
I know, right?! I just read it recently as well and just about rolled off my bed with joy. Yondu is so awesome in that. I especially enjoyed the moments of kindness that he would never admit to. Not the fake niceness he used to manipulate Peter, but before he realized Peter could return any favors. Treating Peter a hell of a lot more gently than he could have when they first met, sparing him, teasing him, taking the time to ask how he’s doing, dispensing life advice and listening to him, etc. What a softy.
Plus he’s so damn cool, I can’t even. And I like that they gave him a little pudge. In a medium that relies heavily on figures that are either stick thin or heavily muscled, and plays other body types for laughs, it was so refreshing to see Yondu swaggering around looking sexy and confident as hell. Talk about body positivity. Yondu looks good and he knows it.
I was disappointed we didn’t get to see more about his past. They dropped such tantalizing tidbits.
I desperately want to see more of that Yondu, too. I wound up not liking Peter all that much, ironically. He was such a dick, and not in a fun way, IMO. Forget Star-Lord, I want a “Yondu and the Ravagers” series. Let’s start a letter-writing campaign or a petition or something, yeah?