When it comes to sports, entertainment, musicians or any other performer that people follow. the fan base are passionate about the act that they follow. It does not matter if its Star Track or Justin Bieber. We all are passionate about something. Fans can be vocal about wanting a show to return or hit the big screen. A fan is also allowed to say whatever they want because the fans put money into these acts pockets. However, we need to be reminded that the performers and production crews do not owe the fans anything.
Chuck fans are special because they care for a show and the people that were involved. This also includes WB. WB sometimes takes too much criticism because of not listening to the fanbase about a Chuck return (I have voiced my opinion on the matter), but let me be clear, shouting vulgarity and swearing will not get anything accomplish. Lets face it, if we don’t get a new season or movie, its not the end of the world. We will go on and live our lives.
We got 5 years of amazing story, and while most wanted Yvonne and Zac to date in real life. We need to separate the character from the actors. I know I wrote about Sarah Walker, and my analysis is really based on what the writers wanted me to see and hear. However, the real people are able to date who ever they want. We don’t know what their relationship was behind the scenes. I would like to believe that they had a close relationship, and word around the block is they are very close friends, but the fans can’t make the two form a relationship because they want it.
Fans can’t tell Yvonne not to work, and Zach not to get married. Its uncalled for and really petty. I have seen comments that Zach doesn’t care, really? what gave that impression other then him donating his free time and money to deliver an event called Nerd HQ. No, he doesn’t care. I also don’t think people understand what Nerd HQ means. Zac wanted to create a connection between celebrities and fans. It is all free and if you can’t be there.. He streams it online. All for free, but Zac doesn’t care. Zac also took the time to have chats with people on Facebook and Twitter. Both events I attended, and let me tell you Zac does care. He has not forgotten what the fans did to keep him working. He gets it and for people to attack him are not fans. i would tell you I respect and admire Zachary Levi a lot more than a lot of the celebrities that come out of Hollywood.
The same can be said about Yvonne, those that send nasty tweets or write nasty articles about her are really well I can’t write it because I am a Christian. Yvonne’s smile lights up the darkest cave. If you follow her on Instagram, she always posts photos from her adventures to different cities around the world, she surfs and spend times with abandon animals. if we as fans don’t see how great that is than I feel sorry for you. If given the opportunity Yvonne and I would form a friendship because I see her as a down to earth private person. She does not deserve the abuse from fans for wanting to work on other projects. Her profession calls for her to keep working, which isn’t so bad. Hey she gets to work with Kiefer Sutherland and Seth Rogan, while fans only watch. I am still shaking my head at the comments I have seen go her direction.
She is always smiling and taking pictures with fans. She doesn’t complain about it and welcomes it. I have read some actresses charge fans to take pictures with them. Yet, we curse and holler at Yvonne for wanting to live her life. Shame on you fans.
The harsh reality is Zac and Yvonne want to do a Chuck movie, but these things take time. Its not a snap of the finger concept. There are a lot of venues and bridges they need to cross to get it accomplish. This doesn’t not mean they have to sit at home and be on the phone with WB or pounding on their doors. They have lives to live too.
When I started Chuckaholics it was because I wanted to share my thoughts with other fans across the world. I wanted to engage in conversions with like minded people about the characters that will always be in our hearts, but it saddens me that there are fans out there that toot their horns about wanting to help with bringing back Chuck, but when the opportunity arises people fold and don’t produce. I don’t have money, but when I heard Zac was running a campaign for Nerd HQ, I jumped on it. I donated twice, but I am not naive to think people are like me and willing to help financially because they can’t afford it.
I also understood that getting one milion dollars towards Nerd HQ was the first hurdle in proving to WB that the fans were willing to pay for a movie, which cost a lot more than one million dollars. The result was 336,784 in 46 days. We as fans had a shot to prove our worth. We had a shot at taking charge in this thing, but we failed. The same 20 people were on twitter posting everyday trying to encourage others to donate. As I mentioned. I understand there are people out there that can’t afford it, and that is fine, All he needed was 200,000 five dollar bills and he could of went to WB and said see, I was able to do this. Shame on us Chuck fans. How are the people of Chuck responsible. I saw Yvonne, Brandon Routh (Yes, Shaw) and a host of other actors from the show donate, but they are not trying right?
There are over five million Chuck fans in the world. if all five million chuck fans would donate one dollar, it would be enough to fund a movie. We could have a say in the making of the movie and help buy the rights from WB and turn them over to Zac as a gift. When we had a shot at signing an online petition to further our case, out of 5 million fans only 610 signed. Chuck fans that claim they are die hards, but didn’t do anything to contribute in what the main goal is are not the same passionate fans as they proclaim themselves to be.
Again, I am not saying all 5 million fans can contribute financially, It would not be feasible to think so, but signing a free petition is inexcusable. If we don’t help the cause how can we expect the people of Chuck to build enough steam to get something accomplished. After all they had to fight to keep the show going when it aired. Chuck has a small fan base. if we attack them and rant on what they do to support themselves, it doesn’t help but hurt the overall mission. Its not going to bring back Chuck sooner.
In closing, We as fans need to understand people of Chuck do not owe the fans anything. They did enough. The show did what they could. Zac and Yvonne worked their tails off to give us great memories. Lets not ruin those memories by being disruptive. WE ARE BETTER THAN THAT.
We should be thanking them and supporting them in their other projects. Its how we stay connected. Its how we build relationships and most importantly its how we get Chuck back.
This is not about photos or videos, this is Chuckaholic discussing about an issue that bothers us. Zachary and Yvonne are friends of this site, its not important if they feel the same way, but like what people do for family, we stick up for them, and Chuckaholics is doing just that.
Please note that JD Mitchell twitter handler, @JDMitchell51 helped in bringing to light the negativity from some Chuck fans. He deserves the credit and also is a new member of the Chuckaholics family. He is just as passionate as me, and happy to welcome him to the blog.