I follow Bones fans, and see shit about Castle. I follow Castle fans, and see shit about Bones. I am so tired of this fandom war. I’ve loved Bones since probably 2007 and I’ve seen every episode at least twice. I fell in love with Castle BECAUSE a Bones fan recommended it to me. I’ve seen every episode of Castle at least 3 times now. (less episodes=less time to rewatch) Lately, I’ve been more attached to Castle—probably because of a lack of Bones this season (which is no ones fault). But I love both shows equally. I have opinions about certain show runners and certain actor’s opinions/actions—but I don’t spout off about them because I’d like to avoid the drama. Fact of the matter is, they are both television shows, and tv shows don’t last forever. They both will end sooner or later. It’s a safe bet that Bones will end before Castle does because it’s been on longer. And it’s a safe bet that when both shows have ended, their episode numbers will be close to the same. Ratings mean next to nothing anymore because of DVR and TiVO, livestreaming and sites like Hulu. Numbers are skewed, so you can’t use ratings to determine which show is more popular the way you could 15 years ago.
Castle and Bones are two strong shows with strong fanbases with very strong opinions. They are great for different reasons and I love them both for different reasons, and I am tired of seeing hate about either one. Our fandoms (BOTH of our fandoms) need to grow the hell up and stop taking things so damn seriously.
I love you all, but I swear I am going to start unfollowing every blog I see posting hate about the opposite fandom. I don’t care WHICH show you are defending. Just stop.
Now I am going to get off tumblr, go out with my two best friends and my new “nephew” and try and have a real life. I suggest that all of you do the same, because television shows (as much as I LOVE my tv shows) are not worth the fighting.
And to avoid any thought that I might be favoring one side over the other, I am going to post a fandom neutral gif to end this post.
it is a panda on a rocking horse.
have a nice day.
suggested by labyrinth-without-edge
oh my gosh this made me laugh so hard. You are snarky and sarcastic—snarkastic! :) I love it.
Love when fandoms collide.
There was this show called “JAG”. It ran from 1995-2005(also known as, one of the longest running shows in TV history for its time). From when i was 7 till when i was 17. It was my childhood. It was the catalyst that threw me into my fangirling career.
See we had these ensemble cast people-
But the major action was focused on Harmon Rabb Jr. & Sarah Mackenzie (Harm & Mac played by David James Elliot & Catherine Bell) lawyers for the Navy’s Judge Advocate General Core (JAG). Feast your eyes on the first couple to ever deny and fight their UST for 9 years-
See JAG was so bad ass that Catherine Bell played Diane Harm’s murdered girlfriend in “Skeleton Crew” the final episode of season 1. But TPTB and David James Elliot were so impressed by her performance that they brought her back in season 2 as Harm’s new partner, who just happened to be a dead ringer from his dead girlfriend…
Can your show pull that off and make it believable? Probably not…
See JAG was the show that taught me what a “Shipper” was and just how dedicated we could be.
Harm and Mac denied their feelings for each other and played off the UST for 9 fucking seasons. Has your couple survived that? As shippers we got shafted by having them thrown together in the final episode of the series.
For this whole situation, I hate and blame TPTB and mostly DPB (almost like Bones taken to the EXTREME). To this day i fucking want to give that man a piece of my mind and just generally chew him out.
But not before we were given a colorful cast of boyfriends and girlfriends to hate.(These are just the major ones, there was also: Dalton, Annie, some Spanish Senorita in Harm’s shower, and a bunch more.)
First there was this Aussie pain in the ass Mic Brumby (better known as Mic Bugme)-
He almost got Mac to marry him before Harm crashed his F-14 tomcat into the ocean trying to get to the wedding on time. It finally became very clear that his douch-y self couldnt hold a candle to Mac’s BFF (with UST) Harm. Not to mention Harm and Mac kissed at her engagement part… yea that should’ve been a sign right there.
But no. Harm was still dating this annoying beauty, Rene Peterson-
I almost felt sorry for her. Everyone hated her but she was so blonde that she was the last to know. I mean when she walked out of Harm’s shower in nothing but a towel and he envisioned her as Mac and even called out “Mac” she should’ve known it wasnt gonna work.
But no… our shipper hearts just couldn’t catch a break. Mac had to go date the CIA’s finest Clayton Webb after going undercover as his preggo wife and getting them both saved by Harm (but she didnt start dating him!)
Probably the most troublesome of the 3… he caused Mac serious heart ache and drama. He was the fly that just wouldnt buzz off. Till he faked his own death and Mac finally said goodbye.
But on top of all this shipper madness we had AMAZING cases every week involving the military, lawyers and all other kinds of shenanigans.
We even were the parent show of the mega hit NCIS.
See the office witch Lt. Singer (played by DJE’s wife ironically enough) went and got her self killed, so Gibbs and crew came to investigate… thus spanning the show we now watch every week.
JAG has left such a mark on hollywood that not a day or week goes by that im not watching something on TV and i dont go “HEY! that *insert character’s name* from JAG!” Because truth be told it seems everyone who is an actor now and days has had at least an extra bit part on JAG.
How the hell did they manage to hire/employ so many damn people?
But JAG was more than just a show for me. My friends and family knew, it was a major part of my life.
It got me through 3 years of high school depression and helped me survive having brain surgery and knee surgery only 2 months apart in my sophomore year of high school.
It was a constant in my life when everything else seemed so fluid and changing.
I even wrote to DJE and he sent back a signed photo, “Dear Erinne, Best Wishes.” It was literally one of the best days of my life when i got that in the mail.
My friends knew that on the day of the finale i was a complete mess. My friend Megan baked me 10 chocolate chip cookies for the 10 years of the show and my friend Kristina called right after it was over to make sure i was still breathing and not crying too hard.
JAG will FOREVER be in my heart and will always be the start of something amazing, my fangirl obsession with TV shows and ships. So Castle, Bones, Harry Potter, Hunger Games, NCIS, Body of Proof, you all have JAG to thank for my place in fandom and my fangirl-ness.
Cause guess what?
Those of us that loved and watched JAG and shipped Harm and Mac, we all had to fangirl alone. THERE WAS NO TUMBLR. I was home in my computer room sitting on America Online talking on an AOL “JAG” message board. Those amazing people were my first tumblr. They were all older than me, but they believed in me, told me i was amazing, helped me with my depression, and discussed every tiny detail about every episode with me.
SO, honor those that have come before you. And understand that JAG wasn’t just some show that only the 50+ population was interested in. It was a BIG deal for many of us and is something that we still hold very dear in out hearts.
So let us not forget what brought us here and gave us fandom/fangirl wings. :D
(PS- my little sister who was born in 2000 would “salute” the screen and dance any time that the JAG theme song came on! The makings of a fan girl right there!)
I just love you, okay.
I love Castle.
I also love Bones.
They are two very different shows, with different casts, different styles and different storylines.
they are DIFFERENT.
and both WONDERFUL.
& I’m sick of seeing all this hate between fans on my dash.
Why can’t we all just get along? There is no reason to fight. Over TELEVISION SHOWS.
As much as I love my TV…they really are JUST shows, and not a reason to go to war.
Have a panda on a Rocking Horse to dissipate the tension.