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Showtime just canceled The Borgias, fuck everything! >:( I'm just so devastated and depressed and angry right now, I can't even. ;_; Please hold me.



The Borgias is one of the best shows on TV with some of the most consistent quality, and it's just not fair it couldn't get its last season or even a wrap-up movie to finish the storyline, when so many lesser shows meanwhile keep getting renewed and stay on the air forever. It's not fair that The Tudors got 4 seasons when it wasn't as good throughout (and I did love that show too). And so many people were just getting into the show too, and it was finally gaining traction on ONTD! :( I thought having a movie instead of a full season would be bad, but knowing that there are only two more episodes is so much worse. It's too soon! Why couldn't they have announced this earlier, so we were better prepared if it was going to happen anyway? Although I was fearing the worst...I was going to post a prayer circle for the show tonight, but guess that's not needed now! :/ I am glad they said it before the finale, so that we know going in...and I guess it's lucky that since it's history we know what will happen to the characters without the show continuing.

BUT this is my favorite show and my main fandom, and idek what I'm going to do right now. I seriously wish I could trade in the renewals for my other on-the-bubble shows for this one, the only one that really ultimately mattered to me--those pleasant surprises now just taste bitter to me. I'm also annoyed and sad that this last season of fandom was ruined by the early release system and that asshole who kept leaking things so early (especially when they leaked 3x08 and 3x09 at the same time, what the fuck was that? We should have known it was the end I guess), throwing off discussion and pulling fandom apart, making it impossible to enjoy Tumblr and stuff at the same time because of all the spoilers. I felt I wasn't able to have as full a fandom experience as the last two seasons through no fault of the people in fandom, but the distribution, and just ugh. I wish we could all watch the episodes together, like previous seasons...so help me, if they leak 3x10 early...>:(

But whatever, it was fun while it lasted, I guess. I will always have fond memories of the fandom and the good friends I made in it. <33 I will always love endlessly staring at the beautiful gifs of Cesare and Lucrezia being tender and sexy together, and I think they will remain one of my top OTPs of all time--I'm glad they at least became canon before the end. I will always remember creating and running a comm for the first (and probably last) time in my life--I think a large part of my sadness is at the thought of [livejournal.com profile] cesare_lucrezia's inevitable death now that the shown is over, even though it was slowing down a bit because of the LJ exodus anyway. Thanks to my lovely co-creator and mod [livejournal.com profile] lucyskyx--I'm glad our idea worked out for a while (and that we managed to become the primary C/L LJ comm, muahaha--there was some Borgias-worthy competition at the beginning! ;)). And thanks to everyone who participated there and helped make it a community, and who discussed The Borgias with me here/put up with all my ramblings!

I was going to post tonight about the last few GoT epps but whatever, forget the Red Wedding, this is waaay more traumatic. Not that I ever felt devastated by it anyway, between spoilers and it being too built up in fandom to live up to expectations . In short, if anyone has any happy or funny gifs or something rn though, please share. :( I haven't been this upset over an early cancelation since Moonlight. Now I feel almost too sad to watch 3x09, which I had been planning to do tonight.

 

Date: 2013-06-06 01:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] agatharuncible.livejournal.com
I agree with everything in this post! The Tudors was fun but having watched it after I started watching The Borgias, I definitely felt like it wasn't as good. There were moments of really bad writing and awkward pacing, while in The Borgias even the worst moments were actually fun to watch because the acting made it interesting somehow.

The leaks were so weird, especially since the last one was way ahead of the early release thing that subscribers had access to, I think. It made fandom feel less fun and knowing this was our last season as a fandom makes it worse, haha.

Ugh. *hugs* I think we should all have a group hugs post.

Date: 2013-06-06 02:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sherrilina.livejournal.com
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Yes, hugs all around!  And glad you agree. Co-signing your plague letter, tbh. I want to do this to Showtime and NJ rn:

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And to whoever leaked shit super early as well...
Edited Date: 2013-06-07 12:21 am (UTC)

Date: 2013-06-06 02:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] silverflight8.livejournal.com
D: OH no!

I think this is my only cheerful gif, all the rest are kinda neutral:
baby octopuses bouncing on a big octopus

Date: 2013-06-06 03:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sherrilina.livejournal.com
Aww baby octupi, love it! <333 Thanks, bb! :D

Date: 2013-06-06 02:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] crowandfog.livejournal.com
*hugs*

I feel like the show was cancelled when it was at its very best. Ugh. Sorry I don't have any happy gifs to give you. I just so freaking SAD.

Date: 2013-06-06 03:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sherrilina.livejournal.com
*hugs back* Yes, there is that at least-maybe it's better that it's canceled now at its peak, rather than going on too long and ending on a boring and terrible note, a shadow of its former self (your icon reminds me of how much I don't care for TVD anymore, alas)...although on the other hand it was only going to be one more season anyway and never had the potential to go on for too long--and I feel they could haven maintained the quality still. *sigh* So much epic story left to tell!

*circle of sad*

Date: 2013-06-06 02:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] redfeu.livejournal.com
It's not fair that The Tudors got 4 seasons when it wasn't as good throughout
IAWTC!!!

And it's my main fandom too... :(((( I'll miss the fandom and the shipping as well as the show. Sigh.

Date: 2013-06-06 03:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sherrilina.livejournal.com
Great minds...*hug* And yeah, I guess I will have to find a new fandom...or get more involved in the fandom for a show I currently watch, but aside from GoT (which is fun but not quite the same), I can't think of any big fandoms where I still watch the show religiously...:/ So many of my shows have gone downhill and I no longer care enough to be in fandom. At least this show never reached that point.

Also again, love that icon and the truth bomb it drops! ;) MTE from when I first began watching GoT, even though I grew to like J/C more while reading the books..before not liking them so much anymore.

Date: 2013-06-06 04:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] redfeu.livejournal.com
I saw someone on tumblr say something to that effect (at least they didn't ruin the show or let it get crappy), and while I'm trying to take comfort... meh. :(((( I guess now we have to all try Borgia: Faith and Fear. If I can find it somewhere...

XD Yeah, I like J/C much more in the books - on screen it's like they haven't put any time into them at all, and they certainly haven't put much time into making their relationship romantic.

Date: 2013-06-07 12:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sherrilina.livejournal.com
Yeah, but in terms of it getting crappy, there was only one more season anyway--it was never going to go on for season after season like some shows...although if Neil was really uninspired (and it sounds like he was in the movie tbh), maybe it is for the best...but ugh, way to let us down, Neil! :(

And do you mean the weird European production, Borgia? I know it's on Netflix (so I can see it easily), but I don't think that would help you...I still have to watch season 1. I hear mixed things about it (like their Cesare kind of sucks). I have renewed interest since finding out Savonarola is played by Ser Jorah Iain Glen, however! ;) But we should both watch it and compare notes!

XD Yeah, I like J/C much more in the books - on screen it's like they haven't put any time into them at all, and they certainly haven't put much time into making their relationship romantic.

Yeah I remember when I hadn't started watching it yet and some Borgias fans were like, "There's incest on GoT too--but it's actually canon!!" (Trololo little did we know then it'd become canon on TB as well! ;)) Except that their relationship was so horrible and awful with none of the tenderness and sweetness and palpable love and devotion Cesare/Lucrezia exuded in every scene. Jaimie was an asshole to her, and they just seemed to have sex without really liking each other. It was a little better in the scenes where each talks about their love for the other to other people, but when together...meh. :/ Although even in the books, they are less and less romantic now as well...

Date: 2013-06-06 03:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vivaciousmuse.livejournal.com
I'm so devastated it was cancelled. I love d The Tudors but the Borgias is so much better... It's not fair. :(

Date: 2013-06-06 04:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sherrilina.livejournal.com
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WHY CAN'T WE BE HAPPYYYYY?! :(

So unfair indeed.

Date: 2013-06-06 07:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] galathea-snb.livejournal.com
I am so very sorry, hon! *hugs* I was thinking of you when I heard the news. As you know, I was very sceptical of the show after the first season, but these last two seasons steadily improved and it really won me over, so I was sad about the news as well, even if I am not as invested in the show as you are. It really sucks that the network didn't give the producers the chance to bring closure to the series. I hate when things are left hanging mid-story. /sigh

Date: 2013-06-08 01:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sherrilina.livejournal.com
Thanks, hon, I appreciate it! *hug* I am so glad to hear that the show finally won you over before the end! :)

And yeah, we shall have to see what the finale is like, in terms of closure...at least we have history to know what happened to the characters, even though I wish we could see it onscreen...

Date: 2013-06-06 08:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] francy-m79.livejournal.com
Sorry, I have no happy gifs to offer! :(

I'm very sorry! *hugs* I am not as invested in the show as you are, but I know for experience how you are feeling! And I'm upset too because I loved the show.

This is really unfair. But at least we got 3 great seasons to rewatch, and your Cesare/Lucrezia became canon before the end... so not everything is lost. Still sucks to think about all the great future storylines we were denied. Sigh

Date: 2013-06-08 01:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sherrilina.livejournal.com
Thanks, bb! *hug* I take it you have been enjoying season 3 then? I'm sorry I wasn't around on BF to discuss it with you...it was always great having at least one other fan of it over there! ;)

And yes, I am grateful for the three great seasons we did get (and C/L!)...and looking at Neil Jordan's plan for the movie, I'm no longer sure that it would have been a great ending anyway--sadly he seemed to have lost interest in his own show, which is a shame. Maybe it's better it is ending now, while it's still good...there are so many storylines I would have liked to see (Caterina Sforza being a BAMF in captivity and escaping, Cesare hunting down his enemies, Micheletto getting killed via torture because he won't give Cesare up, etc), and little things I would have liked to get (like the story of why Micheletto killed his father...now we will never know! :/), but who knows if we would have actually gotten them.

But yeah, still depressing...:( I think one thing I will always especially love about BSG is that it did get an ending, and didn't go on for two long either...

Date: 2013-06-06 11:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] honeymink.livejournal.com
*hugs you tightly*

Date: 2013-06-07 12:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sherrilina.livejournal.com
*hugs back* Thanks bb.

Re: Aw man I'm really sorry. Happy gifs time.

Date: 2013-06-08 01:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sherrilina.livejournal.com
Awwww bb, I love them all so much, you definitely did bring a smile to my face! :D (I even showed a few of the gifs to my coworkers on my phone, lol).

I especially love the Jon/Ygritte and Ser Jorah & Daario ones, lmao--oh Jorah! <333 On the TV show Iain Glen is so much sexier than Daario (so fugly, ugh!), and Jorah is so much better a guy than in the books, you kind of wonder about Danny's life choices...

Also oh Jon...*insert "you tried" star*

Thanks, bb! *hug*

Re: Aw man I'm really sorry. Happy gifs time.

Date: 2013-06-08 02:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cranmers.livejournal.com
Hahaha yay. Glad I made you smile :D

ALSO YAY YOU LIKED THE JORAH ONES <3 HAVE SOME MORE:






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Edited Date: 2013-06-08 02:15 pm (UTC)

Re: Aw man I'm really sorry. Happy gifs time.

Date: 2013-06-08 02:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sherrilina.livejournal.com
Lol! Oh Jorah, making fun of you is always a good time...I had seen the second one, but not the rest. Poor Jorah, his faaaace in this one!

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Date: 2013-06-08 08:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jaimelannister.livejournal.com
The Borgias 3.10 will be online on Monday even if it isn't leaked because of Showtime's On Demand service.

Date: 2013-06-08 08:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sherrilina.livejournal.com
Yeah I know, but I don't consider that a leak, because it's official (and I will be able to watch it legally then, since I have Showtime Anytime--I'm getting Showtime for a reason), and you know when it's going to happen (after the epp airs on Sunday night), unlike with the leaks where it can suddenly come out at any time with no warning, so you don't know when it's going to be no longer safe to be on Tumblr because of spoilers. With the official release, you know it's safe until late Sunday night.

Luckily I have Monday off, so I can really watch it early on Monday and react!

Date: 2013-06-08 08:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jaimelannister.livejournal.com
ohhh okay, I misinterpreted.

Btw, can I ask why you spell Jaime (Lannister) with two i's?

Date: 2013-06-08 08:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sherrilina.livejournal.com
Well ideally it would have been great if this one episode had just aired on the date without the early official release (I miss watching live on TV for the first time tbh, 3x01 is the only one I've done it for), but I will take what I can get--the Monday release is fine, just not the other leaks.

And oh no, have I been misspelling it?! :/ Crap, you're right...I am really bad at "i"s it would seem...I seem to misplace them in character names a lot! (For a while I was spelling Gaius Baltar's name "Gauis," it was really embarrassing. :p)

In this case it's because his name is usually spelled "Jamie" in English, so I'm used to the "i" before the e", but then I know he also has an "i" after the "a,"so I always put that one in too...which I guess results in "Jaimie"! *sigh* Oh well, better late than never, thanks for pointing that out to me (ugh I bet all my Tumblr tags are messed up for him now).

At least I finally figured out how to spell Daenerys Targaryen and Margaery Tyrell, so good enough! :p
Edited Date: 2013-06-08 08:52 pm (UTC)

Date: 2013-06-08 09:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jaimelannister.livejournal.com
Awww, I totally get that - even though I've seen every Parks episode I love watching them as they air in my country for the first time and then looking on twitter.

I don't think the leaks are from legit people - the quality isn't good enough - not that that makes it better.

I thought that might be why there were two i's :)

Haha, I've got Daenerys down but I still slip up on Margaery sometimes - I want to give her an extra e! Tbh, GRRM doesn't make it easy! I'm so glad I never went through a "Caliese" or "Kilisi" phase :s

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