I typically don’t post wanky stuff or my opinions anywhere but tags when shit hits the fan but I’m honestly so annoyed by the sheer audacity of some people in this fandom that I need to say something.
Basically these douchewads who left Misha out of the big cast gift are backpedaling SUPER HARD…
I wasn’t going to comment, but fuck it. I don’t care anymore.
1. They didn’t even send enough shotglasses for the whole crew anyway (300 and according to Jim Michaels they have 355 crew members).
2. THEY LITERALLY DIDN”T KNOW YOU SHOULDN’T GIVE A RECOVERING ALCOHOLIC A SHOT GLASS. WHAT?
3. They spent the entire con day Saturday (which incidentally is when Misha does his panel) to find him a more appropriate gift. Considering they got it THAT DAY, yeah. So much thought went into it.
Kelios can be all “omg no we totally want Misha to have one” all she wants. EVERYONE SEES THROUGH YOUR BULLSHIT. Misha is not a “crew member”, he’s a fucking CAST MEMBER. He’s been on the show for going on 7 years now.
JFC these people.THIS THIS EXACTLY THIS. Dude, seriously, you didn’t think to ask around a little bit before the actual convention as to whether maybe Mark orliterally anyone else has issues with alcohol? Shot glasses are your go-to idea? Look, if the project itself had been done with good intentions and it wasn’t exclusionary, I wouldn’t even comment on that. But due to the fact that it was deliberately childish and excluded a 7 year series regular on purpose pisses me off so yeah, BAD CALL. And now all of this "OH MY GOD, IT WAS A NICE GIFT, WHY ARE YOU TURNING SOMETHING NICE INTO AN ISSUE OMG GROSS DESTIHELLER" comments are surfacing, nope. Not staying quiet about it. Because they think they can always call us out for being problematic and shit-stirrers, meanwhile they did something so grossly disrespectful and shipping has NOTHING TO DO WITH IT. How are you going to say that we are starting shit when JIM MICHAELS HIMSELF CLEARLY THINKS YOU’RE STARTING SHIT. Oh, is he a problematic destiheller too? I guess so, judging by some of the comments where they’re blaming him for saying anything Do these people not understand that the entire cast works together? Hangs out together? CLEARLY CARE ABOUT EACH OTHER? Excluding someone’s coworker, but more importantly their FRIEND, isn’t going to sit well with them and in doing so you’ve disrespected the entire cast and their intelligence by thinking that you would get away with it without people noticing.
They keep trying to claim that the shot glasses were a gift for the rest of the cast and crew, so that means Misha was included. Please take note that they are backpedaling and lying. This is the letter that they sent along with the shot glasses. The screen shot is from Kelios’s livejournal. This letter addresses only the behind the scenes crew. Not the actors.
"i can’t eat that, i’ll get fat"
"i can’t sleep in late today i have to do work"
"no i can’t watch a whole season in one go that’s lazy"
I’m still peeved at Mr. “Supernatural is terrible.”
Nooooo. Supernatural has amazing characters, an amazing story world with amazing mythology, amazing style, amazing charm, an amazing cast and crew.
…aaaand really shitty misogynistic careless writing supported by a backwards outdated whitewashing network run by a greedy heartless media empire.
You watch it so you can take all the good things they’re wasting, and you make them your own with fanfiction and fanart.
Olivia, my eldest daughter, caught measles when she was seven years old. As the illness took its usual course I can remember reading to her often in bed and not feeling particularly alarmed about it. Then one morning, when she was well on the road to recovery, I was sitting on her bed showing her how to fashion little animals out of coloured pipe-cleaners, and when it came to her turn to make one herself, I noticed that her fingers and her mind were not working together and she couldn’t do anything.
“Are you feeling all right?” I asked her.
“I feel all sleepy, ” she said.
In an hour, she was unconscious. In twelve hours she was dead.
The measles had turned into a terrible thing called measles encephalitis and there was nothing the doctors could do to save her.
That was twenty-four years ago in 1962, but even now, if a child with measles happens to develop the same deadly reaction from measles as Olivia did, there would still be nothing the doctors could do to help her.
On the other hand, there is today something that parents can do to make sure that this sort of tragedy does not happen to a child of theirs. They can insist that their child is immunised against measles. I was unable to do that for Olivia in 1962 because in those days a reliable measles vaccine had not been discovered. Today a good and safe vaccine is available to every family and all you have to do is to ask your doctor to administer it.
It is not yet generally accepted that measles can be a dangerous illness.
Believe me, it is. In my opinion parents who now refuse to have their children immunised are putting the lives of those children at risk.
In America, where measles immunisation is compulsory, measles like smallpox, has been virtually wiped out.
Here in Britain, because so many parents refuse, either out of obstinacy or ignorance or fear, to allow their children to be immunised, we still have a hundred thousand cases of measles every year.
Out of those, more than 10,000 will suffer side effects of one kind or another.
At least 10,000 will develop ear or chest infections.
About 20 will die.
LET THAT SINK IN.
Every year around 20 children will die in Britain from measles.
So what about the risks that your children will run from being immunised?
They are almost non-existent. Listen to this. In a district of around 300,000 people, there will be only one child every 250 years who will develop serious side effects from measles immunisation! That is about a million to one chance. I should think there would be more chance of your child choking to death on a chocolate bar than of becoming seriously ill from a measles immunisation.
So what on earth are you worrying about?
It really is almost a crime to allow your child to go unimmunised."
Roald Dahl, 1986
NINETEEN EIGHTY SIX.
roald dahl was calling out the anti-vaccination movement as self indulgent bullshit //thirty god damn years ago//.
And this is only in recent history. I can’t imagine the numbers if we had data all the way back to 1986.
And thanks to anti-vaxxers, measles is back in the United States.