"Bo, do you want to find the Zambi Cricket of good fortune, or not?”
"It was behind you the entire time."

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skyfyreit:

Love implores expression.  There is no substance without the movement

Yep.  

What is this about doccusecks? Can you write about doccusocks? Warm fuzzy snuggly doccusocks. WARMTH AND SOFT FOOT COVERAGE FOR ALL :D

doccutroll:

Once upon a time, there were two socks named Bo and Lauren. Together, they were sold as “Doccusocks”, but they never understood how this name came by, and called each other by their names instead.

They were warm, fuzzy, and loved to snuggle with each other. Bo would say “You’re very soft”, and Lauren would shyly reply that Bo was softer.

They’d miss each other terribly when they were worn on their owner’s feet, but they didn’t mind much as they liked to keep people warm and save them from blisters. However, once they were thrown into the laundry basket, they’d find their way to each other immediately, and continued their snuggles.

Sometimes their owner would wear the other socks, and life was good. Sometimes one of them would go missing after a round in the washing machine, and life was sad. Neither of them could wait to say “You smell good” to the other sock, but sometimes they said it a little late.

Lauren’s superb observation skills allowed her to see that socks get less snuggly when they get older. Worried, she asked Bo if she would still snuggle with her when her pattern faded, when she got thinner and when she could no longer snuggle as tightly. Bo said “I’ll cover both of us”, and wrapped herself around Lauren - the way socks are rolled - to show that she would never let go of her.

And so they went, protecting their owner’s feet and sometimes joking that the other smelled. They did grow old, and while their person didn’t wear them anymore, they were still cherished, and so were placed in drawer. Since then, they never had to part, and enjoyed warm, fuzzy snuggles with each other.

I never knew socks had so many feelings. These musy be special.

Hi, I also read your letter to syfy and agree with basically every word, My question is, what do you think is the remedy? Is there anything us Lauren fans (or really LG fans, because the entire show suffers in quality with terrible cuts) can do to show our displeasure/make ourselves known? Try to mount a sort of protest by stopping poll voting or viewership, if that were even possible? Thoughts?
Anonymous

Theres a petition to change.org.  Please sign it.  There are others working on a broader apporach.

We need as many signatures as possible. Please sign and reblog if you want to see a difference with regards to American GLBT content.

i read your letter to SyFy. You make lots of great points. BUT its is always down to Jay Firestone who makes the cuts. He said so himself. So you and the doccubus Nation need to be writing letters to showcase and JF because he is the one that cuts out Lauren's lines from the show and the writing table. EA said herself he cut the line where Bo said she wanted Lauren to be hers. Its all HIM

He is a part of the equation, but I also believe that this is a partner ship.  Put pressure on the channel that choses to erase Lauren regularly on their own website and we might see changes.  This letter is going to everyone, including Prodigy and JF.

My Letter to Syfy.
To the Syfy channel and content editors at Prodigy.
We appreciate that you have a selection of programs to air and want to convey gratitude that you have continued to renew Lost Girl year after year. It is a piece of genre storytelling that stands apart with new and refreshing concepts of gender equality and sexual freedom without labels.
It is disheartening and upsetting to find your edited content for time on this program skewed towards the erasure of Lauren and Bo’s relationship and their motivations with one another. I do not say this lightly, or with a purpose in mind other than to point out, objectively, the glaring pieces that stand out and how it alters story and audience perception.
Over the course of season 4— Lauren’s lines, emotion, and spoken motivations centering around Bo have been struck from the American Syfy airing.
In Episode 4.1, Lauren had 14 seconds of airtime to express her remembering Bo. Cut to 4 seconds and altering the character’s visceral reaction.
In Episode 4.4, Lauren had an entire soliloquy to express her dismay at remembering past actions that hurt Bo and her own recognizance of past actions and how they changed her and why she is who she is. Cut down to 1/3 of the time. This altered the depth of her emotive response and limited the audience’s understanding.
In Episode 4.7, Laurens concern and emotion over Bo being trapped in Dyson’s head was chopped for a different feel.
In Episode 4.13, Lauren and Bo reconcile in what should have been a pivotal, emotional piece. Lauren declares her feelings for Bo by expressing “I’m yours.” In place of this we get a small dialogue about the Morrigan and a kiss missing its context. Out of all the things that could have been removed, this was hacked to pieces in the middle of dialogue. The remaining scene is a shell of what it was and removes the motivation element. It fundamentally feels different than what Canada aired.
Nowhere in the season is her romantic counterpart, Dyson, treated with the same editing. No lines are removed concerning his motivations and feelings for Bo. While his screentine is triple in the face of Lauren’s over the course of four seasons (a schism created by the show), having any edits to Lauren (her feelings for Bo) are much more character damaging for this reason. It begs the question of why? The feel comes across as heterosexist and its result is a varied rendition of the Lost Girl story.
I think the channel is deciding for the audience what it should and shouldn’t root for. This is propagated by the erasure of Lauren from 90% of the pictures listed episodically on Syfy’s website, tweeted and discussed. In fact, the season four banner which included Lauren for Showcase and the Giant Ape DVDs (as well as iTunes) was replaced with a chosen S4 pictures on the site effectively un-including her. Put it in comparison and context, if a love triangle had two men rivals, where one was African-American, and Syfy did the same treatment with this character..what would you call it? Bigotry is an ugly word and one should hesitate before it. I’m not hesitating, after four seasons of this treatment, to use it here.
Your audience deserves to hear both sides of this love story. I implore you to change your directives with regards to editing Lost Girl, and give your audience more than just a surface sexual treatment. Give back the depth to Lauren in your broadcasts. Trust your audience to make their own emotional choices. Part of what had been amazing about the doccubus phenomenon has been the reception from a broad based audience of every gender and orientation. It is part of a love story that transcends the bodies that hold them. It’s more about character and chemistry than anything else.
Trust your audience, don’t skew the story with your predictable path. Thanks for listening. Thanks for airing Lost Girl. Thanks for considering this more balanced treatment to characters worthy of taking on the extraordinary.
Thanks for Imagining Greater.

My Letter to Syfy.

To the Syfy channel and content editors at Prodigy.

We appreciate that you have a selection of programs to air and want to convey gratitude that you have continued to renew Lost Girl year after year. It is a piece of genre storytelling that stands apart with new and refreshing concepts of gender equality and sexual freedom without labels.

It is disheartening and upsetting to find your edited content for time on this program skewed towards the erasure of Lauren and Bo’s relationship and their motivations with one another. I do not say this lightly, or with a purpose in mind other than to point out, objectively, the glaring pieces that stand out and how it alters story and audience perception.

Over the course of season 4— Lauren’s lines, emotion, and spoken motivations centering around Bo have been struck from the American Syfy airing.

In Episode 4.1, Lauren had 14 seconds of airtime to express her remembering Bo. Cut to 4 seconds and altering the character’s visceral reaction.

In Episode 4.4, Lauren had an entire soliloquy to express her dismay at remembering past actions that hurt Bo and her own recognizance of past actions and how they changed her and why she is who she is. Cut down to 1/3 of the time. This altered the depth of her emotive response and limited the audience’s understanding.

In Episode 4.7, Laurens concern and emotion over Bo being trapped in Dyson’s head was chopped for a different feel.

In Episode 4.13, Lauren and Bo reconcile in what should have been a pivotal, emotional piece. Lauren declares her feelings for Bo by expressing “I’m yours.” In place of this we get a small dialogue about the Morrigan and a kiss missing its context. Out of all the things that could have been removed, this was hacked to pieces in the middle of dialogue. The remaining scene is a shell of what it was and removes the motivation element. It fundamentally feels different than what Canada aired.

Nowhere in the season is her romantic counterpart, Dyson, treated with the same editing. No lines are removed concerning his motivations and feelings for Bo. While his screentine is triple in the face of Lauren’s over the course of four seasons (a schism created by the show), having any edits to Lauren (her feelings for Bo) are much more character damaging for this reason. It begs the question of why? The feel comes across as heterosexist and its result is a varied rendition of the Lost Girl story.

I think the channel is deciding for the audience what it should and shouldn’t root for. This is propagated by the erasure of Lauren from 90% of the pictures listed episodically on Syfy’s website, tweeted and discussed. In fact, the season four banner which included Lauren for Showcase and the Giant Ape DVDs (as well as iTunes) was replaced with a chosen S4 pictures on the site effectively un-including her. Put it in comparison and context, if a love triangle had two men rivals, where one was African-American, and Syfy did the same treatment with this character..what would you call it? Bigotry is an ugly word and one should hesitate before it. I’m not hesitating, after four seasons of this treatment, to use it here.

Your audience deserves to hear both sides of this love story. I implore you to change your directives with regards to editing Lost Girl, and give your audience more than just a surface sexual treatment. Give back the depth to Lauren in your broadcasts. Trust your audience to make their own emotional choices. Part of what had been amazing about the doccubus phenomenon has been the reception from a broad based audience of every gender and orientation. It is part of a love story that transcends the bodies that hold them. It’s more about character and chemistry than anything else.

Trust your audience, don’t skew the story with your predictable path. Thanks for listening. Thanks for airing Lost Girl. Thanks for considering this more balanced treatment to characters worthy of taking on the extraordinary.

Thanks for Imagining Greater.

mehlsbells:

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When I originally covered “Fae-nted Love,” I did something a little unorthodox. I still like how that review turned out, but I think the second half of Season Two sometimes doesn’t get enough attention for the great things it did in such a short writing and production time…

I would entirely agree that this episode was a fantastic visual story against the background of religious forced marriage. However, Im unclear how conscious they are with their statements as Bo has been fake married literally five times now to men. Three times with Dyson, one time with Ryan, and now once with Rainer.

It’s like they cant let it go. Bo must be out of her mind or taking Dyson’s spousal suggestion. All with men. I argue that they like damseling Bo more frequently than empowering her.

I still think this was bar none, the best Bo epsiode ever written by the show.  Can we just have one more good one?  It’s only been four years.

The Doccubusiness.

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Alright all, we need everyone.

sabrinushka:

supersuccubo:

We’re at 50/50 and voting ends in 4 hours. We need a push of votes so if you haven’t voted yet, please do. Continuously vote if you have the time. how

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UPDATE: As further incentive, if we win this round I’ll start making a new video =)

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