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Would I go quietly...? 
7th-Oct-2012 09:42 am
There was a time (about 3 or 4 years ago) that hearing a fan say they are no longer enjoying The Show made me feels all sorts of sad. I even used to try and convince people that it would be ok and DON'T GOOOOOO! "but just wait...it will get better for you..." (/o\)

But recently (particularly since S8) I don't have that reaction. I mean, it is still sad to see flisters move away from the fandom (all that wonderful fic or art and chat no more :((), but trying to convince someone that a show is still worth sticking around for is just silly. When the time has come to move on, the time has come. You can't change someone's mind unless they are actively looking for it to be changed. It's like trying to convince someone that Sam (and his hair!) is amazing or that Dean and Cas is the best thing ever. If you don't believe it you just don't. No harm, no foul. (But come on! Sam and his flowing locks...<333) The show works because each of us finds something different to love about it.

I sometimes wonder if my continuing love of the show is mostly because I desperately WANT to keep loving it (because fanning is such fun! especially when it's enriched my real life so much) or whether it's genuinely still got me hooked. Writing posts like this (and working on a post on scene choices from 8.01 at the moment) tells me I'm hooked because the show is still delivering me something I want from it. I'm still ridiculously invested. The latest episode cemented that even more.

But I get it. If the show isn't doing that for you it's just...not. It's sad, I imagine, because letting go of something that at some point would have held your heart would be..well, sad. I'm not looking forward to that day (if it ever comes) for me, but I will know it's happened because I just won't care that there's an episode to watch, or there's some meta to read, or discussion to be part of. Though I think if that happens I might go kicking and screaming. If show makes me not care any more about it I will CARE about that. So will probably not go gently into that sad night...;)

I hope that doesn't happen to me but I can appreciate (much better now) that it can and does happen.

No idea why I spewed that all over my journal. I just felt like getting that off my chest.

(I love the new "collapse". Thanks LJ.)
7th-Oct-2012 04:03 am (UTC) - OMG

I'll...probably never get around to making it, seeing as I have, um, a fan film to edit, but IN MY HEAD IT'S DEEP AND MOVING AND SAD AND A LITTLE BIT PATHETICALLY FUNNY AND THEN IT'S JOYFUL BECAUSE PEOPLE LIKE YOU ARE STILL HERE.

Seriously, you are the joyful punchline to my imaginary epic new vid. :D :D :D :D
7th-Oct-2012 09:41 am (UTC) - Re: OMG
OH OH!! NEW VID?! Really? That would be so cool...;D

And YAY for joyfulness!

(and I got your lovely email. I haven't be able to respond via normal channels as I am away, but YAY!! I'll get onto those other scenes when I get back...<33)
7th-Oct-2012 02:31 pm (UTC) - Re: OMG
I think maybe I'd only seen the running scene or maybe childbirth erased my memory or something because when I watched the master of the whole sequence this week I was shocked at how well you'd gotten the soundtrack to work!!!

Also the vid would follow a woman through fandom lifespan, starting with early love in S1 and then through the myriad flounces, etc. of her friends, until she's alone and heartbroken.

And then she'd make new friends and start new projects and she'd be happy, remembering the good times but also having some new fun times.

I swear it would be epic. Haha, that's probably why I'll never get around to making it.

Maybe I'll start a tumblr for dead vid ideas...

Edited at 2012-10-07 02:34 pm (UTC)
8th-Oct-2012 08:38 am (UTC) - Re: OMG
Maybe I'll start a tumblr for dead vid ideas...

Hee! I could fill a tumblr blog with dead vid ideas. It's a shame that it takes so long and takes up so much time making a vid. So many ideas...not enough time../o\

And besides you, my dear, will have a lot of work to do editing your awesome film...:D

I'm glad the soundtrack is what you are after. I'll try changing to the other song during the table scene. I'm home tomorrow so I hope to have a chance to do stuff over the next few days. :)

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