Look! Up In The Sky! It’s A Bird! It’s A Plane! It’s…An ARROW Billboard In Times Square?
Recently it was announced that Arrow would end its legendary run with a truncated 8th season. The show that has spawned an entire universe (and programming slate for The CW) will finally hang up is bow. When that happens, Arrow fans want to make sure it is celebrated properly.
A campaign was started to get an Arrow billboard in Times Square.
A PayPal account was started to raise 10,000 dollars. When they passed that it was upped to $12,000. When TV Guide tweeted about it, it caught the attention of Arrow lead actor Stephen Amell.
It looks like Amell will pony up the cash, as the amount is currently sitting at $10,380. The outpouring of love for the show on the comments of the donations is heartwarming. Like this, for example, from someone named Kaitlyn Murray:
“My mom passed away from cancer in 2014 when I was 21 years old. This show and cast has played a huge role in getting me through my grief in the years since. I will always be grateful for Arrow because of that, and I will miss it dearly once it’s gone, but, to quote Winnie the Pooh, “How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.””
The way shows impact are lives never cease to amaze me. Take LOST for instance. The best part of that show was the people I met while being a fan. LOST created friendships I still have today. It is the reason I have the online presence I have today, and in a roundabout way, the reason I am writing this for you to read right now.
Never underestimate the power of entertainment. Every show is somebody’s favorite show. It is a powerful thing, when you are able to share your love of something with someone else. Fandoms have been getting bad raps lately due to vocal, toxic minorities within that group. But fandoms can be great. The right fans, with the right platform for their voice, can be magic. I wonder where we can find a place like that on the internet?
If you are an Arrow fan, and would like to throw a couple of dollars in for the cause, you can do so right here. What money isn’t spent on the billboard will be given to charity.
Arrow is currently on its 7th and penultimate season, Mondays at 8/7C on The CW.
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