thank you for the love letter show. thank you for everything

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Hey Tay! @taylorswift just want to thank you for bringing Jess ( @jessicaswiftie1989 ) and I together. I seriously have no idea where I would be without this girl. We have been friends for around 2 years now, but this past year we got really close. We have been through so much recently but no matter what, we are always there for each other. I also want to thank you for being so amazing to both of us. Thank you for everything you did for me on 10/22/16 and everything that continue to do for me. A huge thank you for showing Jess SO much love especially when she needs it. I know you definitely have plans to hug Jess in the future and I can’t wait to hear all about it. I love you both SO much❤️ (btw these photos were taken while Jess was reading a letter she wrote to you, to me LOOK HOW HAPPY JESS IS)

Hey Taylor!

Hey Tay!
I’m just writing you this letter to say that I love you with all my heart. You have gotten me through the toughest points in my life and I’m forever grateful for that. Thank you for creating your music, thank you for being so giving, thank you for being so kind to everyone, thank you for loving your fans so much, thank you for being home, thank you for being so selfless, thank you for showing me stories that I can hear for a lifetime, thank you for making me feel better on those days I just can’t cheer up, thank you for everything. In return for all these things you do for me, and us swifties, I’m going to stand by you forever, stick up for you no matter what, support you in everyday life and let everyone know that, I’m going to spend my day gushing about how much I love you, I’m going to literally let you consume my camera roll like you already have. Just know that if you’re having a bad day, you can come on here and see all your support. Just know that you are my inspiration and role model. Just know how I’ll always support you no matter who doesn’t and what you do. Just know that when you like my posts it makes me cry tears of joy for hours long. Just know that you will always make me happy and that when something amazing happens in my life, I want to tell you. I want to send you funny videos that I know you’ll love. I want you to be there to see my wedding, to see my accomplishments. It may not ever happen, but I always want you to be proud of me like I’m proud of you, as crazy that may sound. I want you to witness my life like I have witnessed yours. I want you to know how I cry every time I think about meeting you, hugging you, and telling you in person just how much I love you. I want to tell you how happy you make people when you notice them, it can literally light up their day. You deserve to be happy and always feel loved, and just know you always are loved by me and all your swifties. I really love you Taylor Alison Swift more than words can express. You are literally sunshine, and you can brighten up any bad day. I’ll always support people in them meeting you and will always be very, very happy for them and it’ll make me so happy knowing they’re having the time of their lives and that they finally met their idol, a day they’ve been dreaming of forever. But one last thing I want to say, I love you so freaking much @taylorswift , I hope someday you’ll know just how much I love you! @taylorswift @taylorswift

As many of you know, a few months ago I sent a letter to the creator of Stitchers. Thanks to @camsten-love I was able to share how thankful I was for not only the fandom but also the work that they put into creating their show.

Today, I received a letter from Emma Ishta. Who plays Kirsten Clark on the show. Some of the letter is pretty personal, and so out of respect for Emma I’m not going to include that below. But everything else that I type after the break are her words. Verbatim. She goes on to thank EVERYONE involved in the fandom, and rightfully so. Don’t just think this letter was written to me, it may have my home address on it, but it’s to all of us.


Dear Allie,

A few days ago I received an email from Jeff with some letters from fans of Stitchers including yours. What a privilege it is to be a part of something that brings other people joy, that might help to bring people together as you described. We began working on Stitchers June of last year, over a year ago now, and I am just about to head out to LA this afternoon to begin filming the second season. When you begin a project like this, you have no idea where it will go, if people will like it, if the character you build will resonate with anyone. So thank you for your letter, to know that the work you poured your heart into has connected with even one person and made their life better in some way
makes every minute worth it.


(here’s the personal part that I’m not putting down-just know that she is the definition of inspiration. But this is one particular part meant a lot to me, personally.) Know that your whole self is not just your struggles but the sum of every small part of you.
No matter how bad you feel in that moment, be it minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, or years. It will not last forever.

Allie, thank you for reaching out to us. Thank you for your dedication as a fan. We would not have a second season without all of you. You literally gave us all a job for another year. We are so grateful to each and everyone one of you in the Stitchers community. And you’re right, sometimes family isn’t about blood. The great benefit to getting older is that we get to choose who we surround ourselves with, who we make our family.

Best of wishes for the future and much love to you,
Emma Ishta

An open letter to How I met your mother,

thank you for being there when nobody else was. Thank you for always making me smile even when I have had a really bad day.
Thank you for giving me hope when I stopped believing, and telling me that good things will come their way but that I have to be patient and some things simply needs time.
I’ll always remember you for your life lessons, all the lessons about friendship and love. I will forever be thankful for growing up with Lily and Marshall, developing as much as Robin and Barney throughout the seasons. And following Ted going from a man desperately looking for love and clinging to everything, becoming a man who has let go of a lot of things.
You taught me the importance of high fives and occasionally playing lasertag. That sometimes when things are going the wrong way all you need is an intervention by your friends.
You also showed me that it is completely okay to be broken in some way, to make mistakes and to screw up in life.
The only thing that matters is that you keep going and stop clinging to the past.
I know now that sometimes good things have to end so that better things can happen.
And that it is normal to lose touch with people you used to be close.
But most importantly that if you want to keep someone around, you have to do something about this.
I’ll never forget the smiles, laughs but sometimes tears you brought me.

An open letter to Marvel.

To Marvel, and the creators of Jessica Jones,

“Thank you” doesn’t begin to cover it. I wanted to take the time to recognize and praise everything you’ve done in the creation of Jessica Jones. I could go for hours describing everything I loved about this show, and I hope it has a long and healthy future. But I wanted to thank you, most of all, for giving me the gift of Jessica and Kilgrave, and watching everything that happened between them.

You see, I knew a man like Kilgrave. I had a Kilgrave. He was a religious mentor, about twice my age. When I first met him, he seemed to me as Kilgrave might seem to a person on the street. Dignified, charming. He also seemed to me wise. Every inch a wounded healer. And as time went on, I grew more dependent on his approval. I watched what I said in order to avoid upsetting him. I tried to laugh it off when he came onto me; a joke, he said, until it started being serious. When he said the sexual harassment was part of the religious experience, I believed him. Every time I left his presence, I was relieved, but I was always compelled to go back. Such is the nature of a charismatic individual who has a gift of controlling minds, in this case not by use of a virus, but by a smooth cocktail of emotional dependence, gaslighting, and intimidation. It’s been almost two years since I stopped speaking to him regularly, and not a day goes by that I don’t think about him and crawl into myself. It’s a slow process, getting over it, but every day, I make progress.

Which is why I want to thank you. Listening to Jessica. Watching Kilgrave. Don’t get me wrong, watching this series was incredibly painful at times. Some of Kilgrave’s monologues were so close to some of the things said to me, that I had to stop watching for a few days. Getting through the season was like biting ice. I go to places around the city I live in that we used to go to– Starbucks, grocery stores, bookstores– and I flash back. I’m afraid sometimes. I’m self-defeating sometimes. I’m furious sometimes. And she shows me that I’m not alone.

But at the same time, I loved it. I was enamored. A hero for me. A hero that tells my story. The story that some days, I believe I made up. The logical side of me knows that’s the nature of emotional abuse. The wounded part of me doesn’t listen. But watching Jessica validated that deeper part of me, the part that’s clawing upward, demanding to be heard. What you gave to me and the rest of the Marvel fandom was not just another superhero arc, it was a blessing. Out of every story out there, every movie, television show, comic book, novel of any superhero, Jessica Jones is my absolute favorite; and make no mistake, no matter what she might say, she’s a hero. And that’s because of you. Thank you for telling my story, and the story of countless men and women who’ve encountered their own Kilgrave. 

Keep up the good work.

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taylorswift

I think you would enjoy reading this letter my mom wrote when 1989 came out last year! You have had such an impact on our lives and we love you very much. Thank you for always being there for me! 💛 Tonight, the Montreal show will be my sixth time seeing you!

I would love to thank you in person for everything 👑 so maybe save me a hug ?

Oh and we were also at the show in Ottawa last night and it was so SO SOOOO AMAZING!!!! Ahhhhhh so ready to party again tonight!!!!

SEE YOU LATER TAY

My seats are:

SECTION 112, ROW S, SEATS 7&8.

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