Todd VanDerWerff, “Advanced Introduction to Finality,” AV Club
Thanks for writing this, it really made me feel better because I didn’t know if I was just being harsh. It makes me really sad, as soon as I went on Andy’s twitter I was shocked at the behaviour of the fans. We’ve always fought so hard. I feel like Abed in Anthro 101 when he says to Jeff that, “In life we have this, we have you.” That moment always got me. It was really sad. And that’s this. In real life we have this. I’ll always want more Community. Harmon or not. It’s still 100% better than most of the shows on tv.
I hope you don’t mind that I’ve published this. I think people should agree with you. I do.
Admittedly I haven’t been around much lately…work/life has made me busy. But this fandom is being ridiculously stupid.
Of course it was going to be different without Dan. But Megan and Andy along with the rest of the writers have obviously worked hard to give us a good season and people seem to be outright abusing them.
This isn’t a fandom that seems to want to fight for our show anymore. Mostly we seem to want to fight with each other, and the people who work hard to make the show.
It’s awful. And kind of pathetic.
I just caught up on the whole Jeff/Annie/Andy’s Twitter account shit storm, and I totally understand why he reacted the way he did. He’s always loved the fans and wanted to interact with them…and we threw that back in his face. I saw a tweet where he alluded (I don’t want to put words in someone else’s mouth, or should I say tweet) that he may not come back if we did get a season 5 (seems unlikely). I really don’t blame him.
Anyway, I’m probably being a bit controversial now so I’ll stop.
It’s just really sad. The Community fandom always felt like a community, an easy friendship, people who deserved the show they spent so much time obsessing over. Now we don’t.
So unfollow me, disagree, send me an abusive message. I’d prefer it if you didn’t, but I’m afraid that’s the reaction I’ll get.
I don’t know what’s going to happen with my blog. I just feel disheartened, plus I don’t know if I really have the time to maintain it properly.
To anyone that still is that obsessive fan that loves the show unconditionally. Hi. I still love it too. Thanks to the entire writing/production team who worked so hard and to the actors for playing my favourite characters.
I miss what this used to be.