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12 February 2008 @ 10:25 pm
United, we stand.  
Ladies and Gentlemen, after four months of fighting the man and picketing, THE STRIKE IS OFFICIALLY OVER. With 92.5% of the writer's vote (3,492 said yes, 283 said no), there's no doubt about this now: the strike has come to its end. Now the remaining question remains, what will happen to our shows now that it has been decided? Some will be returning this spring with new episodes, others will be postponed until the fall season. Some have uncertain fates due to ratings while others have been axed indefinitely. You can look at this article here to learn more about the futures of your shows. For my favorite fandom, Heroes will be returning this fall. It seems like a long way away, but I think the extended perid between now and that time is a good thing.

Anyway, this strike has placed many things into perspective. Like how we tend to take what happens behind the scenes of our favorite shows for granted, and the hard work these writers do and the headstrong determination to fight for what they believe in. Things may have changed in Hollywood because of this strike, but I firmly believe it is for a good cause. Many people may not like it, and there was a lot sacrificed in this and it's going to be a gradual comeback for many writers with their still-bitter feelings, but in the end it was all worth it.
Current Mood: ecstaticecstatic
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jezabella44jezabella44 on February 13th, 2008 07:01 am (UTC)
I too am very glad that the writers were given the respect they deserve and go what was only their due. I am nervous however, about the impending possibility of SAG going on strike next. Their contract comes up in about 4 months. It would really suck if we get our writers back, only to loose our actors. I guess we'll just have to wait and see.
Renéerogueslayer452 on February 13th, 2008 07:04 am (UTC)
I'm crossing my fingers that doesn't happen, though many of the actors have stuck with the writers during the picketing. So who knows? This whole ordeal has really been huge, and even though it's mentioned everywhere and has had a big effect on Hollywood, still many viewers don't realize just how important something like this is. *le sigh*
Lauren/Lenny/LC pick one!bottledglory on February 13th, 2008 07:15 am (UTC)
ya know, after all of this time I actually just annoyed at the writers. sure, it was crappy, but hell it's not just them who got screwed over.
They cost local economies over $2 billion dollars
Renée: Ruby. Don't be a racist.rogueslayer452 on February 13th, 2008 07:33 am (UTC)
Well, yeah, the sacrifices were made on all sides. Many people were out of work, the actors weren't in the jobs for some time, everyone was affected by this. I am no suggesting that the writers were the only ones that suffered from this. It is going to take some time to recover from it all, but I still believe this was worth fighting for. Better now than later, and hopefully this deal can prevent future strikes from happening.
glassnowdrop on February 13th, 2008 07:19 am (UTC)
YAY i'm so glad i'm going to get some of my tv back!

and the writers deserve to be recognised.

respect and all that.
Renéerogueslayer452 on February 13th, 2008 07:36 am (UTC)
Definitely. I mean, surely many have suffered and it's going to be a gradual comeback for everyone, but I think this was history in the making. And such sacrifices needed to be made to make their voices clear and heard, it isn't a clean fight and I'm just glad that the majority of the WGA agreed to the terms to end the strike. I know some weren't happy, but you can't please everyone.

They do need to be recognized and respected, and also let this be a lesson that without the writers many things will crumble around them. Like dominos, one falls down, everything else follows.
Spooner: Y.Justice Impulse +!?!?+spoonerknife on February 13th, 2008 08:06 am (UTC)
YAY..really what else needs to be said :D
Ariel: dr. who-martha and jack are fangirlslodessa on February 13th, 2008 05:17 pm (UTC)
To put it in lolcat speech:

Renéerogueslayer452 on February 13th, 2008 09:21 pm (UTC)
INORITE! SRSLY! Eliza and Joss, back on my television, gimme gimme gimme!! ;)
Ariel: btvs-faith-vibrantlodessa on February 13th, 2008 10:16 pm (UTC)
For serious!
Galadriel.: Comics [Calvin - Euphoria]sixphanel on February 13th, 2008 08:43 pm (UTC)
:D Yeeeeeeeeeah! That's amazing news. I'm glad they finally made it. And not just because the shows will be back and everything... they deserve it :)
Renée: GG. Blair. Squee!rogueslayer452 on February 13th, 2008 09:20 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I mean sure I wanted it to end to have my shows back, but I didn't want anything resolved if the writers weren't going to get their fair share. Or at least come to a common ground on agreements, y'know? :D