Grey’s Music: original episodes vs. Song Beneath the Song (7x18)
Someone brought to my attention that the official GreysABC twitter is now following fandom twitters and giving the people behind those accounts gifts for their dedicated support towards the show. Beautiful idea, really great offer! Some people really deserve this but I can’t help but think, why twitter? Why not Tumblr?
I’m not fond of fandom twitters for various personal reasons but even people who feel neutral about them are raising eyebrows at this decision. (And I’m going to generalise for a bit but trust me when I say that I know some people don’t do this!) What do Twitter fans do that makes them so qualified to get a gift?
And I can already hear you go “But they tweet a lot at their idols!” - Sure and I’ve seen that several got blocked by half the cast including Shonda for being too inappropriate. Or they just go on a spree through Tumblr and select their most favourite edits and screenshot their favourite gifsets to then repost them onto their Twitters. Not to mention how half of their follower count is just saved/inactive accounts anyway? As I said before, for personal reasons I’m not fond of Twitter fans but enlighten me if you think I’m wrong (in an organised, polite and structured matter please!)
But all this aside, why wouldn’t Tumblr fans deserve to get this kind of recognition? We spent hours, sometimes days making gifsets, edits, posters, writing fanfiction, meta’s but apparently this is worth less than a 140 character thought?
And before you say it, I am not making this post because I want something free. I’m making this post because I wished that people would finally see the value of what we do and the kind of effort that it takes to maintain a blog like this. Various people who actually deserve this come to my mind as I write this and I just feel sad and disappointed that once again their hard work goes unacknowledged.
"Sometimes the future changes quickly and completely, and we’re left with only the choice of what to do next. We can choose to be afraid of it, to stand there trembling not moving, assuming the worst that can happen or we step forward into the unknown and assume it will be brilliant."
ATTENTION GREY’S EDIT/GIF MAKERS
could we ALL make it a thing that we don’t post edits/gifs of the upcoming greys season until after the episode has aired on thursday nights. this is due to the change in schedules resulting in canada eventually being shown the episode a day earlier than the u.s. reblog and spread the word.
No I’m sorry, I only have what society6 makes available.
@EllenPompeo: @JillianDempsey your husband just gave me a ring and it’s GORGEOUS! #jilliandempseyjewelery