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If these new Lost spoilers are true, the show is committing harakiri. BIG TIME. Please, let them just be foilers. Although maybe it'll be a relief if people who are barely hanging on by a thread now can definitively say "I'm done."

But, in other, much better news, it finally looks official. TV Guide confirms that Supernatural is getting a third season!!!


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May. 5th, 2007 09:08 pm (UTC)
I don't even know what to do with the Lost spoilers beyond sighing and shaking my head. Though, that has also been my reaction to the show as of late too. :/

TV Guide confirms that Supernatural is getting a third season!!!

Well, big fat yay! :D
May. 5th, 2007 10:14 pm (UTC)
If they go this route, it will kill the show. I can understand about certain people wanting off the series at this point but there is no way the fanbase will sit through this nonsense. I can't see it going 2 more seasons right now anyway, even if all these spoilers are dead wrong.

But yes, hurrah for SPN! If that went away I'd be devastated!!! Esp. if Lost shoots itself in the foot and head as it appeasrs to be doing.
May. 5th, 2007 09:12 pm (UTC)
What Lost spoilers? *is curious*
And um, what exactly is harikiri?

Yay for Supernatural!
May. 5th, 2007 09:24 pm (UTC)
Harakiri=Seppuku, the samurai ritualistic suicide. :)
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May. 5th, 2007 09:17 pm (UTC)
I'm done. *feels relieved* (but also very very angry)

Yay for SPN! :D
May. 5th, 2007 10:17 pm (UTC)
I can't blame you one bit. :-( They've already managed to drive away 25% of their audience this year, so I guess this time they're going for the other 75%? Seriously, everyone I know (who's not in fandom) who watches gave up long ago. This will kill fandom, seriously, beyond the occasional nostalgic fic.

But thank God the Winchesters will angst and snark into another season. *whew*

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May. 5th, 2007 09:23 pm (UTC)
Do you have a link to said spoiler, or can you tell me what it is, peez? :)
May. 5th, 2007 10:12 pm (UTC)
The gist of the spoiler is up at elise_509's LJ although I've heard it in more detail which is just -- seriously, if they go that route, NO ONE will watch anymore. It's just the stupidest thing I've ever heard. And I know YOU in particular, will be done.

I can email you the maddeningly detailed spoiler if you want.

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May. 5th, 2007 09:58 pm (UTC)
I think I've heard something about it, but I'm not sure and I can't decide whether I want to find out or not.

Spoilers are evil.
May. 5th, 2007 10:18 pm (UTC)
I don't know what to think at this point but that they WANT us to stop watching. If the direction I'm hearing about for S4 is correct than I really will have no interest in watching anyway.
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May. 5th, 2007 10:52 pm (UTC)
*hides from spoilers* Like the magazine?? Is there any online confirmation about SPN yet????
May. 5th, 2007 10:56 pm (UTC)
This is the stupidist thing I've ever heard - and I've heard a lot of stupid shit. That makes me happy about SPN though, and I learned a new word.

What's most upsetting to me is the idea that fic writing is going to grind to a halt. I mean I guess that parts already started to happen, but...yeah, I got nothin, I'm just sad now.
May. 5th, 2007 11:38 pm (UTC)
The fic will indeed come to a grinding halt. It kind of is, anyway. :-/

But SPN coming back is indeed happymaking.
May. 5th, 2007 10:56 pm (UTC)
OH FUCK NO. That's two of my three favourite characters. Don't you dare do this to me, you bastards.

I'm going back to my river in Egypt now, which bears a startling resemblance to memories of the Brett Anderson gig I just saw, cos yeah.
May. 5th, 2007 11:39 pm (UTC)
It would be suicide, really. I can't see how anyone would keep watching. I mean, killing off any of the main characters would be stupid but how can they expect people to still be invested after this?

It might not happen at all, but still ... if the direction I'm hearing about for S4 is accurate I won't want to watch anyway. :-/
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May. 5th, 2007 10:59 pm (UTC)
As I've said elsewhere (but I have a habit of repeating myself;), I am about 80% confident that either this isn't the case, or Sayid and Kate will die in the same way that Mulder, Angel, Aeryn Soon, Buffy, and Desmond died - i.e., in a very real but temporary way.

If it is completely true, Lost canon ends for me at 3x20. X-Files canon ended early for me too.
May. 5th, 2007 11:41 pm (UTC)
I just don't know. They seem intent on driving away all their fans *and* rewriting canon. Suddenly Sawyer is from Jasper, Alabama instead of Knoxville, Tennessee?

I might be happy to be done, actually. Well, not happy, but at least it would be definitive, you know? *unhappy sigh*

I gave up on X-Files about midway through S6, I think, when all that black oil crap started happening. (The first time cool, the second time, not so much.) The only show's I've watched to the bitter end despite being very unhappy with it was Buffy. And GOD, that was painful. I was literally yelling at the screen every week. Kind of like what I'm doing now with Lost.
May. 5th, 2007 11:01 pm (UTC)
It wouldn't be a relief to me really, even though I am hanging on by a thread, because the fandom would disintegrate and for a long time that's been so much more important to me than the actual show. I suppose it's possible that some J/S OTPers might be able to stick with it, and the Jack/Juliet crowd, but I can't see how that can be enough to make a viable fandom.

I'm going with a 'wait and see' attitude. Until it happens I'm not gonna believe that it's true.

I'm so glad about SPN. Especially since I guess if the Lost rumors ARE true, that'll be my primary fandom in the near future!
May. 5th, 2007 11:45 pm (UTC)
This whole time it hasn't been the show I've been most concerned about, but keeping fandom alive. They seem determined to wreck my OTP and any chance I have to keep writing fic for those characters. I think J/S has been dealt a nearly fatal blow this season. I hear from more and more people that that pairing just doesn't do anything for them anymore. :-/ I've really only been able to enjoy them in AUs, at least since Jack came back from Happy!Brainwashing!Camp. And at least 2/3 of the Jack/Juliet fans I know no longer enjoy that pairing so ... even the Charlie/Claire shippers might be out of luck. Which leaves ... Desmond/Claire?

I will watch next week of Lost and then I think I'm going to see what happens.

At least SPN will still be around, thank God!
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May. 5th, 2007 11:54 pm (UTC)
I thought there was suppose to be five deaths? Hmm....

But I'm much more interested in the SPN news anyways. Woo hoo!!! Because if they did cancel it, fucking Kripke better explain everything in those last two hours.....
May. 6th, 2007 02:20 am (UTC)
Well, we've had 1 death already (Cooper) and there would be four more total including the two mentioned in this particular spoiler.

And I don't SPN explanations so much as I need much, much more face time with these boys!
May. 6th, 2007 12:23 am (UTC)
*shakes head*

I don't know what to say. I know if one of the characters (my favorite character) gets killed I'm NOT ever watching LOST again. I'm at my wits end over this whole thing.
I think the creators of LOST are doing this on purpose and it's fucking sad.
May. 6th, 2007 02:21 am (UTC)
There's a strong possibility this is a big foiler but if it isn't they're going to lose a LOT of viewers. And since they've lost 25% of their viewers this season already, not something they should be risking. At this rate, I don't see them making it S5, honestly.

They keep saying really derogatory things about their own characters and that's really disheartening. If they don't care anymore, why should we? :-(
May. 6th, 2007 12:26 am (UTC)
Holy fuck. *facepalm* JJ did you learn nothing from Alias, gah the curse of S3 strikes again (well it already has by all the fuckery that's been going on). I should have know that something this stupid would happen, but I was sucked in. Although it should be all false, but I think the damage would be done.

Thank goodness for House and Bones, and now Heroes, I'll be set for next season.

Umm, I'll just be over here with my S1 & 2 dvds and my Boone/Shannon fanfic.
May. 6th, 2007 02:24 am (UTC)
At this point, I don't know how much JJ has to do with the show anymore. But yeah, he ruined Alias all on his own, so it's not like his being very hands-on with Lost would necessarily save it. I blame Damon & Carlton. :-/ They love to bring in these stupid new characters and then they have to keep killing off original characters, which lessens our emotional involvement with the show. Or they kill off the new ones, which is better, but seems pretty pointless - why bring them in at all then?

And yeah, I'm happy that SPN wil be back. I enjoy Bones but nowhere near to the extent that I used to love Lost. S1 of Lost -- yeah, we didn't know how good we had it then! How can one of the greatest shows of all time self-destruct so fast?
May. 6th, 2007 03:26 am (UTC)
I. can't. stop. laughing! These are the funniest foilers ever. Hee. Especially the S4 one. Glad to hear about Spn getting renewed, though.
May. 6th, 2007 03:58 am (UTC)
Well, that's the best reaction yet. They are ridiculous but then again would you put it past them?
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May. 7th, 2007 07:07 am (UTC)
I only start looking at spoilers when I'm already pretty disillusioned, like Buffy S6.

And there's a very good chance these are just foilers. I certainly hope they are because I can't imagine watching anymore and I think most people will feel similarly. But the things that I'm hearing that seem certain aren't much more encouraging, actually. And it's definitely encouraging regarding Jack and Sawyer. :-/ They seem determined to break those two up.

But I'm still writing Lost fic and so are lots of other people. But it's definitely slowed down signficantly from, say, this time last year.

And they say these derogatory things about their own characters and they might just be joking but they often treat them and their histories so carelessly that you get the feeling they just aren't as invested as we are. And that's what's so frustrating because we all tune in for the characters we know and love, not for these mysteries or whatever new characters they want to keep shoving at us. And they just don't get that. If they did, I can think of a lot of people who'd still be watching.
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