How did you react when you realized AF was cut from MTV?greenspun.com : LUSENET : Aeon Flux : One Thread
I am truly interested in knowing how others felt once this tragedy happened. To me it was a major shock. I would never have believed they would stop airing such a great show. I never doubted AF was going to be produced for years, such impact did it have on me. My frustration and anger was directed towards other series who for some reason had an audience even though they were shallow mindless junk. Oh brother. All these cliche-filled series are produced by their dozens. Let's not mention soaps. Yes we could need a Trevor Goodchild in our world. I also refused to see certain movies as a protest, though none of my friend knew my reason.
-- Vercingetorix (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 20, 2001
Reading these testimonies has made me remember the terrible time of cancellation, bringing tears to my eyes and has made me remember the 12 Steps that we used unconsciously on this forum, and I now attempt to put them into focus for anyone needing them:
1. We admitted we were powerless over Aeon, that our lives had become unmanageable...
2. We came to believe a power greater than ourselves could restore us to our sanity...(Peter Chung)!
3. We made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to Peter Chung as we understood his Aeon Flux; (as no one here really can say for sure we do understand all of Aeon Flux)
4. Made a searching and moral inventory of ourselves...as evidenced by the comments on this forum.
5. Admitted to the forum the exact nature of our wrongs, (we don't get all the scripts!)
6. We were entirely ready to have the writers remove all the defects of our character, and waited upon the explainations, and waited..
7. Humbly asked anyone who would answer the forum to remove our confusions...
8. Made a list of all persons we had wanted to harm, (the "CANCELERS" at MTV) and willing to make amends to them all (admittedly, this is yet to come at some point in time, if they ever restore the Flux...)
9. Made direct amends to MTV wherever possible except when to do so would injure them or others (do not want to step on toes, as Gaffney still has a job there) 10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it (we don't always get it: we know...we know...)
11. Sought through meditation to improve our conscious contact with Peter Chung, who has been kind enough to come here, asking only for knowledge of his creation.
12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the results of these steps, we tried to carry this message to all Aeonoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.
May the Flux be with you.
-- Barb e (Suesuesbeo9@cs.com), June 26, 2001.
Originally, I only watched MTV when I happened to flip to it and they had a good video playing. At the time as I remember their music selection was better, they had the Smiths, the Talking Heads, Psychadelic Furs, Sting, the Police, Bowie, Madonna...the music and the videos were much better in that era and when they came out with Oddities I was actually impressed with MTV. It really was Avante Garde. Aeon Flux was the best of Oddities by far. When they changed all that it just seemed to go downhill, the only thing they have now that I watch is Daria, and Peter Gaffney is the writer, (from Aeon). Honestly, one person expressed it best when they said on this forum it 'left a hole in my life'. Aeon Flux has the aura of NYC mixed into it, although I understand Peter wasn't crazy about NY it still is an exciting city with the accent on art and I think he captured that metropolitine feeling in Aeon.
-- Barb e (Suesuesbeo9@c.s.com), June 23, 2001.
Yes, it left a hole in my life too, but I survived. What doesn't kill us makes us stranger. This was indeed a tragedy.
-- Vercingetorix (email@example.com), June 23, 2001.
First there was shock: "What? Aeon's not on? What the %^$& is up with that?"
THen there was denial: "Aeon's not gone, they just moved her to a different time slot"
Then there was bargaining: "I'll stop watching everything else if they just bring Aeon back"
Then there was guilt: "If only I'd told MTV how much I truly loved her."
Then there was anger: "Just who do those @#*&%!$ bastards think they are, taking Aeon off the air?"
Then there was depression: "A world without Aeon isn't a world worth living in!!!"
Then there was acceptance: "At least I still have her on video and DVD. She'll always live on in our memories."
-- pixi (Pixiness@yahoo.com), June 26, 2001.
Hi. My name is Pixi, and I'm an Aeonoholic.
-- pixi (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 26, 2001.
Pixi, thanks, that too real insight. My name is Suesuesbeo and I too am an Aeonoholic.
-- Barb e (Suesuesbeo@aol.com), June 26, 2001.
Thanks to you all! Thanks for listening. Love you. I feel much better now having had the opportunity to ventilate suppressed anger.
-- Vercingetorix (email@example.com), June 26, 2001.
-- Mat Rebholz (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 26, 2001.
I started screaming. Still am.
-- Navajo Broere (email@example.com), August 13, 2001.
I have to be honest. I did'nt really feel anything. It was'nt until a few years ago that I realised how much I liked the series. I think was to cerebral for a 13 year old :-D
-- William (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 13, 2001.
I just think it plain out sucked, but then I thought to myself, Well atleast I have her DVD and the memories.
-- Christopher (email@example.com), August 31, 2001.