I wonder if Gimple and Co. ever truly stop to think what this fandom and its ships mean to some of us. About how the terrible writing and character separation affects us.
For some of us, it’s so much more than a tv show.
For some of us, the couples that we ship are about so much more than kissing and sex.
Some of us NEED this fandom. To escape from, to cope with, to shut out the world. We need writers who don’t abandon our characters.
Some of us need our OTP to FINALLY get together after a million seasons of build up because it gives us hope that love can exist and be beautiful even in tragedy and darkness.
I am one of these people.
I suffer from an anxiety disorder and panic disorder. Sometimes it’s hard to leave my apartment or go to the dining hall and get lunch. I’ve been in fandoms before TWD, but this fandom has brought me out of my shell so much. I have related to these characters more than any other tv show. I have related to and learned from Carol and Daryl–my two favorites. Although I am getting better at coping with my anxiety and panic attacks, it’s still hard. But this show, this fandom, have been so helpful to me. I’ve made friends who get me. They get the struggles of this fandom and have similar life struggles as me. This fandom has helped me to embrace myself and my geeky fangirl self. I’ve discovered new hobbies through this fandom. New ways to channel my emotions and thoughts.
Through this fandom, I found my OTP in Caryl. I grew up with parents who have always cared for me and loved me unconditionally, but didn’t really love each other unconditionally. Carol and Daryl have shown me what true, unconditional love and acceptance can and should look like. They’ve fought, been separated, been hurt by each other and by others, and they have never once stopped accepting each other. Finding each other. Loving each other.
Gimple and Co. taking the time to really think about these characters and the fans that love them would do wonders for this show I believe. Trolling, misleading, and teasing fans isn’t funny or cute. Now it’s just frustrating and makes us want to leave the fandom, and that’s heartbreaking for some of us.
As a Caryler, finally having these two characters come together and be open with their love for each other would mean the world to me and more. And I know that I’m not alone in that.
I know this is technically “just a show”. And the characters are fictional. But for me, it’s been so much more. It’s changed my life.
Jewish heritage medic is the best medic imo thank you for giving this to us
Haha, I didn’t come up with the idea. I’ve seen plenty of other people around the ol’ ‘Net kicking it around as a possibility. I just ran with it! Like I stole a soccer ball from some neighborhood kids. Exactly like that.
EYEWITNESS NATION - STARTING TOMORROW TUESDAY MARCH 28TH, WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF EYEWITNESS WHILE LIVE TWEETING! WEEKDAYS ONLY!
Come watch and & tweet with us and let’s tell the networks we won’t give up on Eyewitness! Our partners HereMedia is helping us find a new platform. We need to keep making noise meanwhile so that they know how much we want this.
Come join us and spread around. This is the perfect time to make your friends new Eyewitnesses! Let’s get that season 2!
It is illegal to profit off of your fanfiction. I am a fan of your work, and so I felt I should say this. But it is against the law to be making any sort of money off of someone else's intellectual or creative property in writing. If the showrunners find out they could sue and make it totally illegal for us to even write fanfic at all. Please be aware that your actions could impact all of us who write. I refuse to give up my writing because you want to make some side money off yours.
I’m not making money from my fanfiction, so y'all have nothing to worry about.
The basic thing on which modern world of consumer / worker is based on : fear. fear of losing your job / of conflict / your health. the fear of not doing enough, the fear of doing too much. the fear of saying too little or saying too much. the fear of [x]. Precarity as the basis of life. What do you fix your fear with? Through “communication”, through ‘social networking’, through buying things, through anxiously presenting yourself as not being anxious, ie. the cute happy face of instagram.
This often anxiety-based communication leads to two things: it gives big data for those who survey us and it keeps up the markets.
How to struggle for change? A cultural and living sweep. A life based not on fear, one which is willing to face anxiety together with others. A life not based on the commodification of shame, pain, fear and boredom. Which is willing to grasp the idea that these things have higher reasons than the individual. They are structural things, they are upheld by systems and they can be changed through community.
I believe we need to organize around our common fear rather than our individual happiness. Move from the warmest and closest ground up: from sadness.
We are sad but we are afraid to be sad together. We don’t meet eye to eye with each other as human beings on these things. Sheltered with “identity” we pour out the hate and fear through the system which thrives of the affect. New communicative embodiment is needed, new theory.
Shout-out to girls with hijab that doesn’t look like they belong on the street style blogs, shout-out to girls with hijab that are not fashionistas, shout-out to girls with hijab that doesn’t have strong eyeliner game, shout-out to girls with hijab that doesn’t wear any makeup, shout-out to plus sized girls with hijab that feels like no hijab suits your face shape, shout-out to girls with hijab that gets catcalled on the street despite the coverings, shout-out to girls with hijab that have to remove so many pins when they’re shopping for clothes, shout-out to girls with hijab that are having a bad hijab day where everything is wrong and you feel like you just look plain messy, y'all look beautiful today. Thanks.
Thank you. I’m so proud that the first vote of my life was for this man. That the first time i canvased, or made phone calls during a primary lead to this man, and this woman, being in the White House.
Yuri on Ice Episode 9:
- most important thing first!! Makkachin is alive and well and we can all be happy again!!!!! :)
- Yurio’s grandfather actually combined Yurio’s two favorites?!?!? (pirozhki and pork cutlet bowl)
- Sala and Michele “broke up”
- Sala and Mila (love them)
- OUR BABY BOY YURI HUGGING EVERYONE?!?!?
- YURIO HAIR UP FUCKING BRAIDED AND THE COSTUME my little precious son has evolved into a beautiful butterfly
- Yuri missing Viktor and going through memories of him while skating
- YURIO BEING SUPPORTIVE SON TO HIS DAD YURI
- JJ being the king… again (Yurio hates him)
- Yuri speakin russian (a little bit)
- Yakov being suprised by Yuri’s performance
- YURIO BEING FRIENDS WITH YURI AND GIVING HIM A FUCKING BIRTHDAY PRESENT?!?!?!!?
- Yurio calling Yuri “pork cutlet bowl”
- Yurio being so proud of his grandfather, so squishy and smol!! just look at his smile!! so proud
- Emil being worried cuz Mickey screamed
- All of them blushing while being nervous (or in love *cough*)
- THE SCENE AT THE AIRPORT LIKE WTF!!!? Viktor and Yuri running while looking at each other and then the hug and hand kiss and the proposal and the proposal AND THE PROPOSAL?!?!?!!?
- “Please be my coach until I retire!” LIKE BITCH WHAT
- AND THEN VIKTOR’S ANSWER “I wish you’d never retire” BITCH YOU GONNA BE HIS “coach” UNTIL YOU BOTH DIE?! THAT SOUNDS A LOT LIKE MARRIAGE TO ME and of course that made Yuri tear up
He is not here and you are not there
and no matter how much you pray
it’s not going to happen
because it is not meant to happen
but you just don’t know how to give up,
how to give up on him,
on the ‘us’ you want with him,
but dear it’s time to give up,
it’s time to let go
because he won’t ever see you that way,
even if you are standing
with your naked soul in front of him,
he will not notice you