So this is it. The trending time is 3hrs. Why such a long trend?
- Abbie’s death and our disappointment deserve a much longer time.
- this is also a protest against Abbie’s treatment, not a memorial
- this treatment is systemic and there are media projects featuring black female leads coming down the pipe, everyone needs to know that they can no longer do this easily and quietly
Why deserves instead of deserved?
Abbie Mills Deserves Better is a classic tag for this fandom. Under the Abbie Mills Deserves Better tag we did so much. Forced a course correction in S2,got characters and storylines that were dragging the show down booted, and even got a show runner replaced.
In hindsight we understand it was already too little, too late, but its a powerful tag for us and we’re sticking with it.
The trending period is three hours. The goal is to disrupt the tags and make as much noise as possible for as long as possible. We want to force them to deal with us just like we did before.
I know some of you are depressed. You gave your all and no longer see a point, but there is point. Our Abbie deserves this, we deserve to do it for her. She was unique in all American television and now she’s gone. We cannot allow her to go quietly or peacefully into the night. We cannot allow them to say what they did was meaningful or right when we know it was wrong.
To quote Zora Neale Hurston, “If you are silent about your pain, they will kill you and say you liked.” That is what they are trying to say about Abbie right now.
We must have the final word, we must shout the truth for all to hear, Abbie Mills Deserves Better!
We’re also inviting other fandoms and ships to participate with us.
I love the fact that some of you have reached out to us, and are asking about what happened and in turn I took a moment to read up a bit on the recent death of the character Lexa. We definitely have something in common both of our groups were promised representation, both shows used our needs and our interests to string us along and in the end the promises were betrayed in an all too familiar pattern.
Your hours long twitter trend was amazing and we’d appreciate your help with the trend.
WestAllen,Olitz,Richonne and fam:
There is a lot of overlap. I watch The Flash, I’m still a Scandal viewer, I watched Merlin, some of you ship Richonne, some of you watched True Blood, Doctor Who, some of you watched Person of Interest.
We’ve all felt and experienced this before, its all too familiar and while Abbie was unique she had something very important in common with Martha Jones, Nyota Uhura, Queen Guinevere, Joselyn Carter, Michonne and too many others to name right now. I hope whether you watched Sleepy Hollow or not we can count on you show up and help us trend just like you know you can count on us, because this is for Abbie and all of you and all of us. Let’s send Abbie Mills out with a bang not a whimper.