Arrested Development was a hero to most...
Man, something's weird at Cartoon Network. First, they start showing completely non-animated movies in the Cartoon Theater segment (made worse in that they're BAD live-action films... stuff like Small Soldiers or Honey, I Shrunk The Kids -- what the hell?), but NOW I hear that despite good ratings and good popularity, they're not going to renew probably my favorite show on the channel (even above the Adult Swim stuff, and just a notch above the brilliant Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends!), Teen Titans. [more]
So, basically, even though I hardly ever do letter-writing campaigns, I'm sending in a letter to Georgia right now. I've written it, and it's sitting under my student loan payment ready to go out. One thing I like about THIS campaign, though, is that the creators realize that online petitions aren't worth the paper they're promised to be printed out upon. They have a template letter to print off and send in, but it seems to me that an actual original letter (I'd say handwritten, but if I were to handwrite a letter, it'd just end up looking like some ancient scrawl, so, you know, for me, it's Futura to the rescue) would be much, much better.
Anyway -- if you haven't seen Teen Titans, check it out. It's a great show -- some have slagged it for its obvious anime influences, but I think it comes squarely in the side of "Homage" on the whole "homage versus rip-off" field. And, hey, from looking at it, FLCL seems to be a great big influence on it, and, well, you can't go wrong with that, as that's one of my favorite series, too. (Seriously -- check it out. Particuarly if you're interested in seeing what Bara no soretsu hath wrought... Well, aside from A Clockwork Orange.) And, if, like me, you're into it, consider writing in to show your support. Just because (and I don't recommend people copy/paste this, since it sort of defeats the purpose of writing an original letter...), this is the letter I sent in:
Dear Sir or Madam:
I was writing to voice my support for your show Teen Titans. I've heard that Cartoon Network has decided not to pick up the show for a sixth season. This news disappoints me greatly, as it's my favorite program on your network. I might not be in the proper demographic, being 25 and all, but I watch the show religiously. I've got a deck of the collectable card game, and the only reason I've been holding off on getting the DVD collections of the show is that I was waiting for season sets -- which are coming, so I will pick those up the day they come out!
I very rarely write a letter to attempt to save a show from cancellation, but I enjoy Teen Titans so much that I don't see how I couldn't attempt to do at least something. After all, when I was at the zoo this summer, in front of the cage for the ravens, a little boy in front of me exclaimed "Ravens! Just like on Teen Titans!" I just had to laugh, because that was exactly what I was thinking, too.
Please reconsider your decision and make more episodes of this excellent program.
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