savenaomi

Are you a fan of Naomi from Supernatural?

Were you disappointed by her death in the finale?

Are you tired of your favourite SPN ladies meeting a fatal end?

Join the Save Naomi campaign and help us let the writers know we want to keep Naomi, and more kick-ass females like her and Jody Mills and Charlie Bradbury, in the show!

To be a part of the campaign and show your support for Naomi and other female characters in Supernatural, simply write in big, bold letters on a piece of paper or card or postcard:

Memo from Intelligence: 
Save Naomi.

Or alternatively print out one of these:

and send to this address:

The Writing Team of Supernatural
c/o Holly Ollis
Warner Bros Television
4000 Warner Blvd
Bldg 140.
Burbank, CA 91522
USA

It would also be helpful if you could include the address of this blog (savenaomi.tumblr.com) somewhere as well – perhaps in brackets in the top or bottom corner of your letter/card or even on the envelope.

Letters/cards should be sent so they arrive at their destination on, or as close as possible to, Monday 17thof June. Talk to your local post office to find out when you should send your letter/card.

Additional info:

If you are feeling particularly keen, you could also send a letter/card with the same message to this address:

Supernatural Cast & Crew
Supernatural Films Inc.
8085 Glenwood Drive
Burnaby, B.C.
V3N 5C8
Canada 

This is the address for the actors and the crew of the show, as opposed to for the writers (who this campaign is aimed for). So if you are sending to this address it might be nice to address it to Amanda Tapping personally and maybe add a little message telling her what a great job she did as Naomi and how happy we are to have her as part of the SPN family :)

And finally, if you want you to add more to your letter/card after the Memo then please do! Add pictures, write down your feelings. Creativity is encouraged!

Obviously, this is a great opportunity to let the writers know what it is you love about Naomi/Amanda and why you want her back in the show. But just because the campaign is focused on Naomi it doesn’t mean you can’t talk about other female characters as well. So if you have been itching to tell the writers how much you love Charlie and how happy you are to have her in the show, or how you really enjoyed Ruby’s storyarc and wish she could have been given more screentime – now’s your chance :)

Check out here for some visual inspiration on how your letters could look (and for larger versions of the ‘memo’ images if you need them).

Just make sure you include the phrase ‘Memo from Intelligence: save Naomi’ very clearly at the beginning of your letter/card (and if you want to put the phrase at the end and in the middle and/or plaster it all over the envelope, you can do that too!). 

(Disclaimer – this is common sense really, but please don’t send anything rude or offensive. It’s fine to be critical, so if you wanted to talk about any problems/issues you have with the writing of women in Supernatural you are welcome to use this campaign to do so. Just don’t be hateful about it. The primary message this campaign is trying to get across is a LOVE of Naomi and Amanda Tapping x This campaign won’t be responsible for any hate sent under the ‘Save Naomi’ header)

In memory of all the ladies of Supernatural we have loved and lost. Help us

To be a part of the campaign and show your support for Naomi and other female characters in Supernatural, simply write in big, bold letters on a piece of paper or card or postcard:

Memo from Intelligence: 
Save Naomi.

Or alternatively print out one of these:

and send to this address:

The Writing Team of Supernatural
c/o Holly Ollis
Warner Bros Television
4000 Warner Blvd
Bldg 140.
Burbank, CA 91522
USA

It would also be helpful if you could include the address of this blog (savenaomi.tumblr.com) somewhere as well – perhaps in brackets in the top or bottom corner of your letter/card or even on the envelope.

Letters/cards should be sent so they arrive at their destination on, or as close as possible to, Monday 17thof June. Talk to your local post office to find out when you should send your letter/card.

Additional info:

If you are feeling particularly keen, you could also send a letter/card with the same message to this address:

Supernatural Cast & Crew
Supernatural Films Inc.
8085 Glenwood Drive
Burnaby, B.C.
V3N 5C8
Canada 

This is the address for the actors and the crew of the show, as opposed to for the writers (who this campaign is aimed for). So if you are sending to this address it might be nice to address it to Amanda Tapping personally and maybe add a little message telling her what a great job she did as Naomi and how happy we are to have her as part of the SPN family :)

And finally, if you want you to add more to your letter/card after the Memo then please do! Add pictures, write down your feelings. Creativity is encouraged!

Obviously, this is a great opportunity to let the writers know what it is you love about Naomi/Amanda and why you want her back in the show. But just because the campaign is focused on Naomi it doesn’t mean you can’t talk about other female characters as well. So if you have been itching to tell the writers how much you love Charlie and how happy you are to have her in the show, or how you really enjoyed Ruby’s storyarc and wish she could have been given more screentime – now’s your chance :)

Check out here for some visual inspiration on how your letters could look (and for larger versions of the ‘memo’ images if you need them).

Just make sure you include the phrase ‘Memo from Intelligence: save Naomi’ very clearly at the beginning of your letter/card (and if you want to put the phrase at the end and in the middle and/or plaster it all over the envelope, you can do that too!). 

(Disclaimer – this is common sense really, but please don’t send anything rude or offensive. It’s fine to be critical, so if you wanted to talk about any problems/issues you have with the writing of women in Supernatural you are welcome to use this campaign to do so. Just don’t be hateful about it. The primary message this campaign is trying to get across is a LOVE of Naomi and Amanda Tapping x This campaign won’t be responsible for any hate sent under the ‘Save Naomi’ header)

graphics above created by the wonderful theyrefalling

Hey all!

I don’t know if anyone remembers this small campaign, but no matter if you do or you don’t - I have a proposition…

I am going to be meeting Amanda Tapping at Asylum in May, and I thought it would be a cool idea to let her know about the savenaomi campaign (modest as it was). I’m planning to take a print out of one of the posters to give to her - just so she knows Naomi wasn’t utterly reviled by the fandom! :)

But as I was printing the poster out I got to thinking - it would be nice if I could pass on a little more. Maybe some messages from the guys who took part in the campaign, or even just messages from anyone who loves Naomi/Amanda.

And since we have these GORGEOUS headers designed like government letterheads I thought - hey, if I collected all those messages together, I could print them out on paper headed by these letterheads, put them in a manila envelope, and it would be like a top secret file. Befitting of Naomi’s character, no?

So - for anyone who took part in the campaign, or anyone who loves Naomi/Amanda, and wants to pass on a message to her (even if that message is as simple as ‘I loved you as Naomi!’), this is my plan of action:

  • You write the message you would like sent to Amanda in the savenaomi ask box (keep it no longer than one ask please).
  • I will send you an ask in response to let you know I’ve received the message (so if you don’t get a response from me within a couple of days assume tumblr has eaten the message and send it again).
  • I will keep the ask box open from now until 11th May (the last weekend before the con)
  • Then I will print out all the messages on pages headed by the above letterhead, put them in a manila envelope along with a couple of print outs of savenaomi posters and take them to the con!

I will credit each message with the tumblr username of the sender unless you tell me otherwise (which you are welcome to do!).

I will also try and scan copies of the final pages so I can post them on the savenaomi tumblr, along with photos of the 'file’ I end up passing to Amanda, so everyone knows exactly what she received :)

And should anyone have any other ideas about something nice to include in this 'file’ just let me know, I’m open to suggestion!

Your mission, if you choose to accept it…

The Save Naomi Campaign is set for Monday 17th June.

To supplement the letters, I propose everyone involved also Tweets the campaign phrase on the same day to a select few of the cast and crew.

There’s over 200 people following the Save Naomi tumblr – if we all Tweet at the same time I figure that’s gonna be noticed, right? Or failing that, even if 10 or so of us Tweet then that’s better than nothing! :)

Tweeting is planned for 12-12.30pm Pacific time, Monday 17th June (That’s 8-8.30pm GMT). Since the last tweeting at 4pm went by unnoticed I’m thinking a lunchtime attempt might be a better option.

The phrase to tweet is:

Memo from Intelligence: Save Naomi http://bit.ly/11Z9kl2

  

Core people to tweet to:

@amandatapping

@TheJimMichaels

@rthompson1138

@AdamGlass44

@danloflin

@RUSS_MOVIEGOD

It’s also probably worth leaving an ask over at Russ Hamilton’s tumblr 

 

Other SPN cast and crew you could tweet: 

@mishacollins

@kimrhodes4real

@samanthaferris

@RobBenedict

@dicksp8jr

@mattcohen4real

@jumblejim

@TyOlsson

@sebroche

@Mark_Sheppard

@OsricChau

@MadisonMcLaugh

@TaylorCole

@LaurenTom9000

@DaneelHarris

@jarpad

@guynormanbee

@realGpad

@cw_spn

 

If you’re feeling extra excitable, you could also email the CW network (although I don’t know if that will help any, or be noticed at all :p):

Publicist: Suzanne Gomez - suzanne.gomez@cwtv.com

President: Mark Pedowitz - mark.pedowitz@cwtv.com

(if anyone knows of any other email addresses we could send to let me know!)

Fans for Naomi video [submitted by earlwyn]

Hey guys

So I had this idea to make a video to help raise awareness for the campaign and also to show TPTB that every letter has a face behind it. When I asked Holly, she said to go for it, so let’s go for it! 

The video project would be two-fold: a standard fanvid showing the awesome that is Naomi as a character, in case TPTB have forgotten, coupled with messages from fans asking for Naomi’s return. Totally awesome right? Indeed it is totally awesome. But I can’t do it without your help. 

Your mission, if you choose to accept it: 

  1. take a 640x360 photo (PNG or JPG) of yourself 
  2. holding something that says “Save Naomi” or “I want Naomi back because … ” with your reason written in.
  3. Email it to Kat (earlwyn) at
    sherly[dot]no[dot]mates[at]gmail[dot]com
  4. by Sunday 9 June 2013
  5. with the subject line “Fans for Naomi video” (or something similar).

Short videos (MP4 or AVI) are also accepted but remember the audio will be stripped from them. 

On Wednesday 12 June, the final video will be posted here. 

If you have any questions about the project, you can hit me up at the above email or you can send me an ask. 

Welcome to the Save Naomi tumblr

The goal of this blog is to start a campaign to show support for Amanda Tapping’s character Naomi in Supernatural and see if we can keep her on the show.

I’m still working on the ins and outs of editing a blog atm. So bear with me.

Details on the intended campaign and how to take part will hopefully follow shortly :)

Your mission, if you choose to accept it…

The Save Naomi Campaign letters should be arriving from today.

To supplement the letters, I propose everyone involved also Tweets the campaign phrase to a select few of the cast and crew.

There’s over 200 people following the Save Naomi tumblr – if we all Tweet at the same time I figure that’s gonna be noticed, right? Or failing that, even if 10 or so of us Tweet then that’s better than nothing! :)

Tweeting is planned for 12-12.30pm Pacific time, Monday 17th June (That’s 8-8.30pm GMT). Since the last tweeting at 4pm went by unnoticed I’m thinking a lunchtime attempt might be a better option.

The phrase to tweet is:

Memo from Intelligence: Save Naomi http://bit.ly/11Z9kl2

Core people to tweet to:

@amandatapping

@TheJimMichaels

@rthompson1138

@AdamGlass44

@danloflin

@RUSS_MOVIEGOD

It’s also probably worth leaving an ask over at Russ Hamilton’s tumblr 

Other SPN cast and crew you could tweet: 

@mishacollins

@kimrhodes4real

@samanthaferris

@RobBenedict

@dicksp8jr

@mattcohen4real

@jumblejim

@TyOlsson

@sebroche

@Mark_Sheppard

@OsricChau

@MadisonMcLaugh

@TaylorCole

@LaurenTom9000

@DaneelHarris

@jarpad

@guynormanbee

@realGpad

@cw_spn

If you’re feeling extra excitable, you could also email the CW network (although I don’t know if that will help any, or be noticed at all :p):

Publicist: Suzanne Gomez - suzanne.gomez@cwtv.com

President: Mark Pedowitz - mark.pedowitz@cwtv.com

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Dang! My internet is playing up. Crappy timing.

Twitter mission in 10 minutes guys! :D

Your mission, if you choose to accept it…

The Save Naomi Campaign letters should be arriving from today.

To supplement the letters, I propose everyone involved also Tweets the campaign phrase to a select few of the cast and crew.

There’s over 200 people following the Save Naomi tumblr – if we all Tweet at the same time I figure that’s gonna be noticed, right? Or failing that, even if 10 or so of us Tweet then that’s better than nothing! :)

Tweeting is planned for 12-12.30pm Pacific time, Monday 17th June (That’s 8-8.30pm GMT). Since the last tweeting at 4pm went by unnoticed I’m thinking a lunchtime attempt might be a better option.

The phrase to tweet is:

Memo from Intelligence: Save Naomi http://bit.ly/11Z9kl2

Core people to tweet to:

@amandatapping

@TheJimMichaels

@rthompson1138

@AdamGlass44

@danloflin

@RUSS_MOVIEGOD

It’s also probably worth leaving an ask over at Russ Hamilton’s tumblr 

Other SPN cast and crew you could tweet: 

@mishacollins

@kimrhodes4real

@samanthaferris

@RobBenedict

@dicksp8jr

@mattcohen4real

@jumblejim

@TyOlsson

@sebroche

@Mark_Sheppard

@OsricChau

@MadisonMcLaugh

@TaylorCole

@LaurenTom9000

@DaneelHarris

@jarpad

@guynormanbee

@realGpad

@cw_spn

If you’re feeling extra excitable, you could also email the CW network (although I don’t know if that will help any, or be noticed at all :p):

Publicist: Suzanne Gomez - suzanne.gomez@cwtv.com

President: Mark Pedowitz - mark.pedowitz@cwtv.com

After my graphics went up on the Savenaomi blog, i received a bunch of interesting replies:

  1.  a-sanguine-heart reblogged this from tsundeanre and added: do we actually know if ms. tran is dead? i want proof!


We do, unfortunately. Kevin says she is dead, in the last episode, she lists her as “a dead mom” in the casualties he had to suffer.
It is true that he assumes she is dead, like we do: because Crowley said she is.
We never see the body, nor any proof of her death, so it is possible for the writers to bring her back in the next season.
Osric Chau also said, on twitter, that she is dead, but we know how little the actors actually know about the characters future.
Amanda Tapping doesn’t know if Naomi is dead, same for Kim Rhodes and Jody, so we can assume they are together in a limbo until next season is written.


Having Linda Tran killed off scene has bothered me a lot. The character was promising and full of possibilities, she had been introduced to the story in an effective way, she wasn’t “Kevin’s mum” anymore, not just that, like in season 7. She was the woman with a secret in her past, a secret that had something to do with Kevin’s father, a secret that Crowley knew. She was the one who was not at her first tattoo and who didn’t even blink when the needle was on her, she was the one who took the initiative, hired a witch, organized a system to fight demons (faulty, and to hire Delta was not a good idea, but, hey…) and actively protected her son and herself. She was sometimes wrong, not experienced, but she was fighting back, hiding, making a difference. She was possessed (and also hit on a little bit… ) by Crowley, and then, after that, she was put in some place safe and disappeared from the story.


After all that, I felt the need of closure for Mrs. Tran story, she was not an extra or an unimportant character anymore. If you make her Kevin motivation and if you give her a personality, you make her joke, laugh, you give her lines and a background, some mysteries and secrets, if you make her a supporting character and not a side character anymore,  I need closure.
I need to know where she was, while Kevin was working on the tablet, I need to know how Crowley found her, what did he say to her and what did she say to him, I want to know how she died and if she is really dead.
And I want to see it, because killing characters off screen because it’s convenient, is sloppy writing, boys.
It means you miscalculated the space those characters were taking and now you need to tuck them away without a proper conclusion.

It’s the writer equivalent of trowing your clothes under the bed and closing the door to your room when you have guests and don’t want to tidy up properly.

  1.  archangel-bonding reblogged this from notturnofelsineo and added: Using that quote about Samandriel in HER favour is basically like campaigning for Walder Frey with a Stark-related…

And that’s exactly why I used it! ;)
I don’t like Naomi because she’s good, I don’t want her redemption, I like her as she is: bad, really, really bad. She is a fine character as she is: strong, determined, cruel, cold and without doubts until the very end. I like her because she is evil without realizing she is. 

Samandriel’s death was horrible, actually one of the worse in this season.
It was horrible because the angel was the epitome of the innocent and because his death was by the hand of a hero, our Castiel, manipulated against his will, after he said he wanted, no, he needed to save him.
And who’s fault was that? Naomi’s.
That’s a character I want to see more of!
Also, I think that Castiel would want to save her, he would need to save her, somehow, to confront her, perhaps to fight her, he also needs to have his closure moment with her.

Naomi is a strong female character, but she is not mother, love interest nor scorned, enraged virago. She is out of the usual roles and tropes and she is fascinating and strong.

I hate Naomi, please, give me more of her!

Well, I have no idea how that small Twittering went :p

Twitter is not a platform I know much about unfortunately.

Thanks to everyone who helped out by retweeting or sending your own tweets :)

And don’t think that because this mission is over you have to stop tweeting about the campaign - keep tweeting the cast and crew whenever you can and it feels appropriate. It would be great if we could get the SPN team aware of us!

Just keep it friendly and polite x