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I was approached early this week to do a Crowen panel – get a set of questions together and ask Crowen shippers and a couple of non-Crowen shippers to share their perspectives on the ship & their viewpoints. Honestly, the first thought that crossed my mind is that Greys Gabble is United Nations of Greys. While both Lisa and I have our personal ships – we never will want this to reflect onto GG. And honestly, since taking GG over I don’t have much time to ship. But I love every character- some less, some more – but I appreciate the process of Grey’s Anatomy!
With that said, I realize that we all claim to have Ph.D.’s on Grey’s – we all claim to know why and how these ships work or why/how they don’t! So instead of trying to convince or make anyone understand the depths of Crowen – I thought a panel was a brilliant idea.
As some of you may or may not know-Lisa ships Crowen. I do not ship Crowen, but I root for them, I hope for them! And my experience with Crowen shippers is that most of them are kind and non-judgmental of other ships on the show (as it should be-there’s no competition or contest, these ships coexist on the show and their shippers in the fandom should as well). Yet most of what you hear about Crowen is that they’re in trouble! They don’t belong together! Crowen’s relationship is only physical! The issue of having a child is their “deal-breaker”-The list goes on and on yet unfortunately, often the opinions of the Crowen fans aren’t included in said list.
Because of the suggestion, we realized that every ship (and their fandom) deserves to have a voice. With this Crowen panel we wanted to give the opportunity for shippers to have that voice, to view this pairing through the eyes of shippers, and also to allow shippers and non-shippers to express their opinions on the pairing in an articulate, sane – and unapologetically passionate – way.
Here’s the panel of amazing souls who get Crowen and one or two that claim to get Crowen but doesn’t necessarily believe that Crowen is best as one…. Liv
1) What originally drew you to the pairing of Crowen and what do you think makes their relationship unique?
@crowen4ever: I was already a huge fan of Cristina, and of course Sandra OH, who I just think is amazing. I remember watching the season 5 premier; there was a moment where I shouted out “He’s going to be Cristina’s love interest”! – Now this is before I really started reading spoilers, So I wasn’t aware he was coming back. Something about their scenes. It was when she was stapling up his leg. Just to see Cristina be taken back by someone, it was just really lovely…Like Cristina; I think Owen Hunt had us all at “So?” I’m so happy Shonda introduced Kevin McKidd to us. KENDRA a.k.a Sandra & Kevin have some amazing chemistry.
EllaMarie: In S.5 Cristina was a broken survivor ready to rejoin life and Owen was the first man who saw her as she was, was drawn to her as the person he saw her to be, and communicated with her from the status of being equals. Owen was a strong man not at all intimidated by Cristina’s outer shell or her bravado and yet he never shied from showing his vulnerability and thoughtfulness even in their first exchanges. Their uniqueness, to me, stems from their ability to see each other more clearly through the others’ eyes than they do sometimes through their own. The love and support and faults they reflect back to each other informs who they are and helps them grow in ways that resonates with me, making them a stronger force together than either have been singularly or could be apart.
@kayright: I have always been a big fan of Cristina’s character. She is career driven and makes no apologies for it, she is deliciously sarcastic and most of all she has a good heart. A precious heart that she does not share with everyone… We saw her do it with Burke and slowly we saw her losing herself (and her eyebrows!). And Owen! Love Owen, he’s my guy! Actually no! He’s my man! Owen came into the picture and immediately established his masculinity, his tough attitude, his strong stances he was appealing because he was a nice opposition to Derek’s dreamy, romantic, sensitive type and Mark’s shallow vanity. What I’m saying is: I love Cristina and Owen as individuals! And that’s where it all starts! A shipper must love the two people in the couple individually, in order to want what is best for both characters.
Although this blog has been previously posted- we suggest rereading or reading- since tonight 9.22 airs for all of the Grey fandom to watch!! Happy Grey Day!! Are you all ready for this season to be over?
“The skill of setting is crucial to every team’s success. The ability to attack and score points effectively corresponds to a player’s ability to deliver a ball that is expected and located at the point the attacker wants it.”
-Sean Byron, Assistant Men’s Volleyball Coach, Ohio State University
The Unsung Importance of Episode Twenty-Two
A long time ago, I played volleyball. Well, ‘attempted’ would be better verb for the action performed. Bumping and diving into skin-eating gym floors I could do with wild abandon, but spiking was a different story. I still have nightmares of my little finger catching in the net after one disastrous follow-through. Unfortunately, if you couldn’t spike, my coach had players who could. This is how I found myself playing the elite position known as “bench.” Determined to get off the pine, I decided to try the setter position because 1) I wouldn’t have to risk net injuries that made my hands look like Lady Macbeth’s and 2) it looked easy.
It looked easy, because the senior playing in the position was that good at it. While it looked like she was popping the ball randomly in the air, what she was actually doing was making split-second decisions about placement, speed, and timing. While I eventually retreated from volleyball to sports low to the ground, I learned to respect the setter, because the spike can only be as good as the set.
Now, let’s talk Grey’s.
Grey’s Anatomy has had it share of ‘spike’ episodes. We get them during sweeps and season finales. They are LVAD wires, ripped eyebrows, cement blocks, buses, shootings, plane crashes, and Lord knows what else! As much as you may have hated Izzie, you still grabbed the tissues and the pause button as you sobbed with her over Denny’s lifeless figure. Likewise, you blubbered like a child as Lexie asked Mark to hold her hand as she bravely faced the inevitable. When Rhimes spikes, she hits hard sending your heart lurching while it tries to defend the last shreds of your dignity. It’s ok. Cry. Your dog doesn’t judge you.
However, just as the strength and the accuracy of the spike are entirely dependent on the setter, the gut-shot of a Grey’s Anatomy finale is entirely dependent on the lowly episode twenty-two. For seasons that weren’t twenty-four episodes long, this is the third to last episode, but it still functions as what I’m going to call a ‘22.’ My argument for you to consider is that the emotional magnitude of those season finales was the result of the ground work laid out in the episode twenty-two. I want to look at two examples where we see 22 used effectively against one where it wasn’t. Then, we’ll look at what 9.22 needs to have happen for it to be successful.
Season 5.22 “What a Difference a Day Makes,” Written by Shonda Rhimes
When Shonda Rhimes decides to write any episode, you pay attention to the details. When she decides to write a 22, you grab a magnifying glass. One thing about Shonda’s scripts is that they are much more detailed than other shows’ scripts. Stage directions, character emotions, props, sometimes lighting and character backgrounds are dictated in the script, and 5.22 is not an exception. I love how this episode starts with Izzie’s raspy voice set against a muted background view of her battling cancer in a hospital bed. Visually, she is alone fighting the battle of her life.
“You never know the biggest day of your life is going to be the biggest. The days you think are going to be big ones, they’re never as big as you make them out to be in your head. It’s the regular days, the ones that start out normal. Those are the days that end up being the biggest.”
Do you miss Private Practice? Did you miss any of the final season? Well you’re in luck, season 6 the final season of Private Practice will be released on DVD on May 7th!
Kate Walsh: ‘Private Practice’ Final Season Hits DVD May 7!
Kate Walsh holds onto her iPhone while walking around the Tribeca neighborhood on Friday (April 5) in New York City.
In case you missed the sixth and final season of the 45-year-old actress’ hit series Private Practice, you’ll be able to bring home the show on Blu-ray and DVD on May 7!
Will you be adding the DVD Box Set to your collection?
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We couldn’t do our jobs without your support, you’ve been here in the good times and the bad times this Season. So this is a small way of us acknowledging your never ending support! When Mer and Der lost Zola, you were here and you stuck around when Lexie died last week. We appreciate the time you take to comment and start discussions on our posts as well as the feedback and the personal emails you send us! We love it when you send us bits of news and gossip to the Contactus email found here –> firstname.lastname@example.org !! We hope you continue to do that, during the months of no new episodes of Grey’s Anatomy! We are happy to post spoilers, news, gossip and other tidbits of information you find. We hope you have a happy safe summer. Please continue to keep reading our blog, we’ve got some exciting posts planned for this Summer!
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As you all may know Kevin McKidd’s new animated film is due out next year.
Now you can also pre-order a copy of the book ‘The Art Of Brave’.
( Source | kevinmckiddonline)
‘Brave’ is Pixar’s first fairy tale, a lush, animated adventure through the forests, heaths, and highlands of medieval Scotland. Featuring behind-the-scenes interviews with the film’s many artists, The Art of Brave also showcases the gorgeous concept art that went into the creation of the movie, including colour scripts, storyboards, character studies, environment art, sculpts, and more.
to pre-order a copy of the book from Amazon follow the link below.
So Gabblers, will you be purchasing this book?
lots of greys luv