*Looks at message again*
*has heart attack and dies*
*fights against lower demons of hell, resurrects self*
WTFOMG!! I haz no cheezburgr! ACK! Dis iz deh FAIL!
*commits suicide* *resurrects self again*
*cries like a sissy*
WTF!!! I HATE U Netwerx pplz!
*dies again. Bagpipes play in the background as the true weight of the letter in his hand becomes apparent. The collapsing body landing on the ground, hand falling open, releases the letter he had been reading, received only that day in the mail. It reads: The 4400 has been cancelled*
Apparently the last season was the last. I wish there was more, but apparently no. Spurned on by so many previous successful fan campaigns (Futurama, Jerico, my pr0n fanbase), there's a plan to send sunflower seeds to network executives. A way to show fan support, and encourage more episodes to be made. I just bought $5 worth.
I've gotten my 4400 fix exclusively via torrent downloads. I've never watched it on television, never bought a DVD, never watched an advertisement, and for the first time I paid money to support it. I don't think it will actually work but at least someone, somewhere, will get free sunflower seeds. I am a consumer, willing to spend my money to support something I love. But companies are too stupid to figure out how to channel that into their pockets, they'd rather sue customers. And I don't care how they do it. Tip based, patronage model, micro payments, broadcast... that's their problems.
I respect an artists rights, but I decided long ago I was cool to downloads music. The music distribution is flawed, and studios will change laws and sue customers to preserve a money-making system that did not exist one hundred years ago. And I don't care. I've felt for many years: let the system collapse. There will always be people who want to make music, and who want to listen to music, and they will find ways to connect with one another, regardless of whether a middleman is collecting all the money.
If one day I am watching a live play of what happens to The 4400, so be it. There will always be performers, and an audience. They will find one another.
To whoever gets my sunflower seeds: enjoy, and go see a play. Possibly also renew a good show, if it's within your power.