OK, Finchel fans — last year the online world was taken over by people being hateful about Finchel and about Finn and Rachel. The people were frequently loud, rude, and nasty, and they’re likely to continue this going into season 4.
Don’t imitate them, and don’t bother getting into online fights with them — you’re never going to change their minds and will only spur them on.
But do make YOUR voice heard by tumbling and tweeting and commenting in online articles like the one linked below about how much you LOVE
Finn Hudson, &
Rachel Berry (many people unhappy their favorites will only be occasional guests in S4 are taking it out on Rachel, so her character could use some love) &
Finn & Rachel interaction and music,
and Cory Monteith!
Don’t be mean or rude or hate on the new guy (Dean Geyer) OR ON THE WRITERS!!!! And leave Monchele-related stuff out of it—that’s about the real lives of the actors, not about the show.
Just let your love and appreciation for Finchel and all the above be made known, loud and clear, to the online world connected with Glee.
Tell the writers how much you love all they’ve done, and tell them you want to see more. Revive the #FinchelForever hashtag on Twitter!
In addition to tweeting the writers (especially @bfalchuk), tweet @GleeonFox to share your positive comments and your love for Finchel, etc.
Take time, when Lea or Cory get to perform music, to share your appreciation of the number with @adamanders and @alxanders—they work incredibly hard on the music. They don’t get to choose it—that’s done by Ryan Murphy & the show—but they work on a daily basis with the actors in studio, and they work hard to make it sound the way the show wants it to sound.
Comment in online articles about the show, and about Finchel, Rachel, and Finn every time you see them—not freaking out, but expressing your strong love of and support for Finchel, Rachel, Finn, and the acting & music done by Cory and by Lea.
“Like” and comment on Facebook and Google Plus posts about these same things.
Don’t waste your Tumblr time invading the ask boxes and tags of people hating on the stuff you love. Instead, create pictures and gifs and text posts and music posts and video posts and all sorts of awesome things about the stuff you love, and fill up the Finchel and the character tags with them as the tags relate to your posts. Let your positiveposts & comments overwhelm the negative ones.
Take time to express your love for the other actors and characters and stories on the show, too. They’re all a part of what makes Glee great, and the fandom should be spending its time appreciating all the great stuff and hard work they, and the writers and directors and all the crew, put into making the show to entertain us all. Turning on each other just divides and destroys.
Be classy, and funny, and chill, just like Cory & Lea are, and let the Finchel fandom be known as the model for all the others to emulate.
The Glee cast and the Glee writers and producers and the network are on Tumblr all the time looking at posts. They read their Twitter at replies. They peruse the online comments on article. They look at Facebook comments. They regularly take the pulse of the audience.
It doesn’t mean they’ll immediately, or maybe ever, do what you demand — and if you’re rude and nasty, they’re more likely to do the opposite of what you want with your characters (well, that’s what I’d do, at least; they’re probably better than I am).
But they are looking to see what’s being said.
Say it positively & with appreciation. If you don’t like something, instead of being nasty, explain politely what you’d rather be seeing. When you do like something, thank them and let them know.
Your voices will be heard, and the fact that you are polite will make your voices much louder than any of those who are hateful.
And remember — #FinchelForever! Bring on Season 4; let the story-telling begin!!!
To start: Go here — leave comments about how much you love Finchel and can’t wait to see them back together, and that you’re excited to see how that will happen on the show. Don’t fight with other people leaving comments and don’t try to tear other stories or people down — just let your strong, positive words speak louder.
Breaking out of my hiatus again to reblog this because I’m tired of hearing people say that Finchel fans don’t exist or hate for Finchel exceeds the size of the Finchel fandom.
This fandom may have become complacent in season three when we got just about anything we could want, but I think a lot of people forget how much we had to fight for recognition in season one and voice our discontent with the story of season two.
The writers aren’t going to change their direction in the long run based on what they find on social media sites, but they have altered short-term plans and smaller plot points on larger arcs before when fan reaction has called for it, and I’d really prefer for them to hear a cry for well-written Finchel than for the cries against Finchel to be heard because Finchel fans like to sit pretty and wait for the endgame.
At the very least, Lea and Cory deserve to hear positive reinforcement on how much we enjoy the work they’ve put into Finchel for the past three years well and above the complaints they’re constantly Tweeted.