I just got a very rude message in my askbox from a person who isn’t anon but said incredibly hurtful and cruel things that I simply can’t just keep this all in - I’m not going to post who the person is because I refuse to be responsible for hate and cyber bullying that happens too often on this site, but to the person who wrote me that message and to whoever else that may agree with that person’s words - I’m just going to make this very very clearly here and now, let’s get it all out in the open
The person who messaged me was angry of me apparently wasting space clogging up tags and posts with all about wanting Paul Walker and Vin Diesel to win Best On Screen Duo at the MTV movie awards - this person was angry of me using death to steal away votes from other deserved winners who were far better actors - this person was angry that I dared to beg and use death to manipulate people - this person was angry that some B list movie star who doesn’t matter should get to win over much acclaimed Oscar winners
First of all, if I am passionate and want someone to win, why shouldn’t I post about it? Why shouldn’t I rally anyone I can find for support? It’s an awards show, and what would be the point of it if people aren’t passionate to get someone to win? I wasn’t rude, I wasn’t bossing anyone around, all I ever did was ask people to vote and explained my reasons for it, and if me constantly tagging it and posting it is so annoying then by all means, block me - why should I stop posting something good that I am passionate about and fighting for when it harms no one else?
Secondly, using death to steal away votes and manipulating people? So telling the truth and reality is now just using death to manipulate people? Paul’s passing wasn’t fictional, he did pass away and he left behind still grieving loved ones who could use a boost to their morale and fans who would love to see his hard work and passion recognized - how is that manipulative? I didn’t demand that you must vote for him or else you’re an evil person - I simply stated what this win would mean for Vin, for the cast, for the family whose hearts would be less heavy knowing that they’ve got all this support.
Third, a B list movie star? So what? Oscar winning means you’re much more important as a person, that your work means more and is automatically more worthy than someone else who didn’t win or wasn’t nominated? There are millions of great talents in the world that don’t get Oscars, there are millions of people doing great things that don’t get fame and critical acclaim - how does their lives and talent mean anything less or that they are less deserving? So maybe Paul is a B list movie star, so what? He was a good man who used the privilege that he got from being famous and put it into doing something good for others, he didn’t chase after fame and gossip, he kept his good deeds out of the spotlight because he didn’t do it for brownie points - an Oscar is just a statue, it’s not a measure of your talent and who you are as a person - and an Oscar isn’t going to change the simple fact that none of the great Oscar winners and such that were nominated in the Best Duo category stayed 14 years with a franchise that wasn’t big Oscar awarding winning but still put his heart and soul totally into the work and never let awards and fame blind him to genuine passion and love for the franchise that brought him up.
Maybe Paul didn’t matter to you, but he was a good person and a good soul who mattered to many other people - he mattered to the 15 year old daughter who had just moved in to live with him - he mattered to his family - he mattered to the younger brother who is carrying on his legacy with his charity organization - he mattered to the Fast and Furious cast and crew who now has to keep on going without him for the first time and isn’t going to be able to look to their right or left and see him at their side supporting them through thick and thin - he mattered to the generations of fans he’s inspired to not just love cars but to be kind and generous and open your heart to love others - he mattered to one small lonely Asian girl who came to a foreign country and had no friends but he gave her a reason to keep smiling and not give up
And you know, you, the person who messaged me, maybe you don’t care, maybe his sudden death doesn’t hurt you - but as you indicated on your blog that you’re a J2 fan and a Supernatural fan, I’m going to give you an example that maybe will help you understand what this all means and why is it that the fans such as myself want Paul and Vin to win
Imagine yourself one day waking up to find out Jared or Jensen died in a car accident while driving with a friend after a charity event - imagine that pain and loss, imagine seeing the cast of Supernatural mourn and cry, imagine his family dealing with the loss, imagine the network and studio having to find a way to move onwards in his honor, imagine one half of this duo that’s been running for 10 plus years has just had his other half ripped away and there was nothing the other could do - and then imagine still the cast and crew having to go back to set to finish out the show in their fallen friend and brother’s honor
Does that hurt? Does that make you see and understand?
Just imagine if Jared and Jensen were nominated for Best Duo, imagine this is their last chance, imagine that all their years of hard work together, this is it, this is the last nomination they will have together - are you telling me you would not fight for their win? You would not fight for keep his legacy going and get the still living half of the duo up on that stage to show support and love as the cast and crew goes back to set for the first time without a loved one? Without one half of an anchoring relationship for the series?
Vin and Paul have known each other since 1999, they’ve seen the franchise into the world and was there to watch it grow - they’ve been side by side for over a decade - they are uncles to each other’s kids - why should that relationship on and off the screen not be honored one last time? Why should the fans who love them and loved Paul not fight for their win?
I didn’t cheat, I didn’t lie, I didn’t swindle - I stated the simple reality and let others make their choices and wished for the best - is that so wrong?
What did Paul and Vin do? What did the franchise do for them to deserve such cruelty and hate?
I love the other nominees in the category just as much as you and the rest of the fans do - but is it so wrong of me to ask people to support a still grieving cast and give them a much deserved last win over the other nominees who will have plenty of other chances in other categories and other awards to be honored?
I laid out an honest reality, I didn’t force people or hold a gun to their heads and make them do anything.
See, our family has a surprisingly progressive tradition. Knowing wars and violence are typically started by men, we place the final decisions, the hard ones - with the women. Our sons are trained to be soldiers. Our daughters, to be leaders.
The truth is, I never looked at him as a sidekick. I didn’t want to play him as a sidekick. I didn’t want that informing my performance. I just wanted him too…Look, for me, Bucky lives in his own world. Steve is his family back home. When Bucky goes to war, that is what he is doing. He never wants Steve to go to war. He doesn’t want Steve to be in a position where he can get hurt. He doesn’t ever want to lose Steve. That is the only family he’s got.
But Bucky lives in his own world, at the same time. He travels the world. He has been around. He has seen things. When he comes back, what I think happens, when they both go on their mission, this is where the quote-unquote sidekick thing kicks in. When Bucky comes back, the next time Bucky sees Steve, Steve is a different man. Not a person. But an entirely different man. That changes everything, including the dynamic of his relationship. Bucky has to follow Steve into battle, because it never changes for him. That he will always have to look out for his brother. You know what I mean? There were aspects of that, that we’ve seen in other films before. Where brothers stand up for each other. One goes to war, because he doesn’t want anything to happen to the other guy.
There are different moral reasons at play here, other than, “Hey, we’re going to go be super heroes. I think the world in the comic books looks at this as something that will take care of itself. But for me, I am interested in keeping it all about the reality of their relationship. The connection between people, and why Bucky does what he does.❞
"I will protect Asgard and all the realms with my last and every breath."
Well technically it can’t be him slipping on the banana peel if he’s driving a car…I mean, in his defense, it’s quite hard to see banana peels when you’re driving LOL
Clearly he’s not winning Mario Kart this time around
I love how Red is in the middle of talking to Aslo, and the second Ressler makes a sound of pain, he immediately turns his attention straight to him and sets about doing what he can to help him.
That’s when Red’s papabear and big brotherly instincts turn on ;)
And there he goes looking like he got into a fight with a bulldozer…I wonder which wall he crashed into this time around…