I feel trapped and somewhat angry that while everyone can celebrate Glee being renewed…. If we aren’t happy about it it’s “shut up, don’t speak” yes we can turn off the show and not watch but for some that’s not the case… with the show being renewed some of the actors who may want to branch out may continue to have their albums put on hold because they’re not allowed to release it or can’t join another show because technically they’re still a regular on this show even if they barely get any screen time. What I guess I’m trying to say is that for some it’s not WANTING people to lose a show they love but wanting to see what these actors are capable of outside Glee.
replying as a reblog because oof I had too many words.
okay, so here’s the view from the opposing party:
the support you supply for the cast as actors/musicians/artists or the desire to see them explore new projects doesn’t come through in retweet or reblog of content that centres around the message “lol glee sux”.
even though the reaction comes from a positive place of love and support and good vibes the message projected is negative and hateful.
I’m speaking generally, not saying that you, Audree, are slinging hate, but on the unhappy side of the renewal there are messages on my dash/timeline that are comparing, or at the very least connecting, the tragedies that are taking place on the east coast to glee being picked up for two more seasons. that’s hate. straight up hate.
on the opposite side of the coin I’m feeling out of place sharing my joy about getting to share more time with these characters I love, learning more of their stories, watching them grow, because the reaction around me is eye-rolling and saying ‘I wish the show would just die already’. that’s a very different message than ‘I want to see more out of these actors’.
(sidenote: if you /do/ want the show to die then the best thing you can do is stop watching it. if you don’t like the impact that the show is having on your life/the careers of the artists involved then don’t support it. take the negative thing out of your life and your life will be more positive. I know that sounds blunt, but that’s how you send a message to the network and that’s how the show ends.)
I’m never going to tell you, or anyone, “shut up, don’t speak” because your voice is your own, but I do wish that the negative reaction at large was unleashed in an articulate voice that left room for conversation. instead we have 140 characters of hate vs 140 characters of joy and to cross the barrier it feels like you’re stirring the pot or looking for a fight.
LINDA, HAVE YOU SEEN MY SHOWER GEL? WHAT ABOUT MY CINNAMON MANDIBLE PASTE?
WHY DO YOU ALWAYS ASK ME? CHERYL PROBABLY USED THEM BOTH LAST NIGHT.
DON’T EVEN TRY TO DRAG ME INTO THIS. THEY’RE PROBABLY STILL IN HER SUITCASE. I HATE CINNAMON, AND I USE AN EXFOLIATING CARAPACE SCRUB. YOU KNOW THAT.
WILL ONE OF YOU PLEASE GO CHECK? I DON’T WANT TO MISS THE CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST.
CHRISTINE WHY THE HECK DID YOU TAG ME IN THIS???
there is a moment
suddenly the world seems such a perfect place
when you say to yourself
suddenly it moves with such a perfect grace
oh, there you are
suddenly my life doesn’t seem such a waste
i’ve been looking for you forever
it all revolves around you
(inspired by this post)
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