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Operation Bring Back Cote: Project #Count2aMillion, or: a fish is not the Ziva we want!

Last Friday, Gary Glasberg opened his mouth. His attempt to “give the fans what they want”, though, failed spectacularly, and once again he ended up just giving us what he thinks we want:
Curious minds want to know: NCIS’ Tony recently mentioned having to care for a second goldfish. We know what he named his original fish. Are we safe to assume what he named his new one? –CherylYou would be safe, indeed! “If you’ve got Kate on one side of the bowl, it’s only logical who’s on the other side…,” show boss Gary Glasberg teases. “You can guess what the other goldfish’s name is.” Rhymes with… Viva?
Within minutes, Twitter exploded with outraged comments, and sarcastic tweets mocked his statement in hilarious and insanely creative ways. Many, many users roared up and said, “A fish? That’s not the Ziva we want!” But the funny thing about this situation? Gary’s interview ended up giving us the last missing ingredient we needed.Welcome to Project #Count2aMillion.
Here’s how you can help: shower CBS in fish of any kind, as a symbol of our protest. (Well, okay — maybe not actual fish. That would go a bit too far. ;) ) Building on the Japanese legend, origami fish, for instance, would be the coolest thing ever! It’s not that hard, and they don’t have to be perfect by a long shot. They just have to show your dedication and commitment. (For a start, you can find some pretty easy Youtube instructions here, here, here and here.) Include your wish or your reason why Ziva needs to come back to the show when you send the fish. Write them on the paper before you fold it. Or write them on the folded fish. And if you simply couldn’t fold if your life depended on it — write your wishes on whatever you have lying around. Pages out of phone books or newspaper clippings or, heck, write them on these silly color samples the hipster girls write their soulful messages on!Now, if you’re totally non-crafty or simply don’t have the time to sit down to fold and cut and glue, don’t despair! You know the Goldfish crackers? Yes! They’re not just cute and yummy, they’re also perfect to send a statement and bolster up our fwish count in an easy and fun way! You can easily find them at most stores or supermarkets, in bulk or small packages. Whatever you can send will make an impact here!
Do you know any kids, maybe? Your own, nieces, nephews, or your neighbor’s kids? Why not have them draw some fishies for you that you can send to CBS? Paint fishes. Cut fishes out of cardboard. Quill fishes or quilt fishes or crochet fishes. Get these shaped hole punchers and send CBS fish confetti! But above all, have fun with this. Because that’s what this whole thing should be about: the joy that Ziva brought to us while she was still on the show, and the joy we will feel once we get her back. And while there’s still a lot of hard, patient work ahead of us, it doesn’t mean we can’t have a little fun on the way, right? ;)Our goal: one million fishes sent to CBS. For that we need you to tell us how many fishes you’ve sent, of course, so we can update the progress tracker we’ll soon put on the website. For the Goldfish, look on the box or package for the amount of servings (to make it a little more fair towards the crafty folks) and for everything else, keep an exact count. Then either email us at OperationBringBackCote@gmail.com or tweet your tally to us @OpBBC_Official, using the hashtag #Count2aMillion. Every fish (and every wish) counts towards the total!Please check back regularly on our website or subscribe there to our mailing list for updates. There’ll be more ideas for participation coming soon, and we’ll keep you updated with lots of goodies over the next few weeks! And don’t forget — send us pictures if you get creative, so we can share them with all of you! It’s double fun to spread the joy, yes?The addresses you’ll need for this project:Mr. Leslie MoonvesPresident and CEOCBS Corporation4024 Radford Ave.Studio City, CA 91604Although CBS and Les Moonves should be the main focus here (he’s the one who needs to get the message, after all), we won’t complain if you reach out to other people involved with the show who might have a say in the direction of the show…Gary Glasberg (or Mark Harmon)c/o NCIS26030 Avenue HallBox 4Valencia, CA 91355

Operation Bring Back Cote: Project #Count2aMillion, or: a fish is not the Ziva we want!

Last Friday, Gary Glasberg opened his mouth. His attempt to “give the fans what they want”, though, failed spectacularly, and once again he ended up just giving us what he thinks we want:

Curious minds want to know: NCIS’ Tony recently mentioned having to care for a second goldfish. We know what he named his original fish. Are we safe to assume what he named his new one? –Cheryl
You would be safe, indeed! “If you’ve got Kate on one side of the bowl, it’s only logical who’s on the other side…,” show boss Gary Glasberg teases. “You can guess what the other goldfish’s name is.” Rhymes with… Viva?



Within minutes, Twitter exploded with outraged comments, and sarcastic tweets mocked his statement in hilarious and insanely creative ways. Many, many users roared up and said, “A fish? That’s not the Ziva we want!” But the funny thing about this situation? Gary’s interview ended up giving us the last missing ingredient we needed.

Welcome to Project #Count2aMillion.

Here’s how you can help: shower CBS in fish of any kind, as a symbol of our protest. (Well, okay — maybe not actual fish. That would go a bit too far. ;) ) Building on the Japanese legend, origami fish, for instance, would be the coolest thing ever! It’s not that hard, and they don’t have to be perfect by a long shot. They just have to show your dedication and commitment. (For a start, you can find some pretty easy Youtube instructions here, here, here and here.) Include your wish or your reason why Ziva needs to come back to the show when you send the fish. Write them on the paper before you fold it. Or write them on the folded fish. And if you simply couldn’t fold if your life depended on it — write your wishes on whatever you have lying around. Pages out of phone books or newspaper clippings or, heck, write them on these silly color samples the hipster girls write their soulful messages on!

Now, if you’re totally non-crafty or simply don’t have the time to sit down to fold and cut and glue, don’t despair! You know the Goldfish crackers? Yes! They’re not just cute and yummy, they’re also perfect to send a statement and bolster up our fwish count in an easy and fun way! You can easily find them at most stores or supermarkets, in bulk or small packages. Whatever you can send will make an impact here!

Do you know any kids, maybe? Your own, nieces, nephews, or your neighbor’s kids? Why not have them draw some fishies for you that you can send to CBS? Paint fishes. Cut fishes out of cardboard. Quill fishes or quilt fishes or crochet fishes. Get these shaped hole punchers and send CBS fish confetti! But above all, have fun with this. Because that’s what this whole thing should be about: the joy that Ziva brought to us while she was still on the show, and the joy we will feel once we get her back. And while there’s still a lot of hard, patient work ahead of us, it doesn’t mean we can’t have a little fun on the way, right? ;)

Our goal: one million fishes sent to CBS. For that we need you to tell us how many fishes you’ve sent, of course, so we can update the progress tracker we’ll soon put on the website. For the Goldfish, look on the box or package for the amount of servings (to make it a little more fair towards the crafty folks) and for everything else, keep an exact count. Then either email us at OperationBringBackCote@gmail.com or tweet your tally to us @OpBBC_Official, using the hashtag #Count2aMillion. Every fish (and every wish) counts towards the total!

Please check back regularly on our website or subscribe there to our mailing list for updates. There’ll be more ideas for participation coming soon, and we’ll keep you updated with lots of goodies over the next few weeks! And don’t forget — send us pictures if you get creative, so we can share them with all of you! It’s double fun to spread the joy, yes?

The addresses you’ll need for this project:

Mr. Leslie Moonves
President and CEO
CBS Corporation
4024 Radford Ave.
Studio City, CA 91604

Although CBS and Les Moonves should be the main focus here (he’s the one who needs to get the message, after all), we won’t complain if you reach out to other people involved with the show who might have a say in the direction of the show…

Gary Glasberg (or Mark Harmon)
c/o NCIS
26030 Avenue Hall
Box 4
Valencia, CA 91355


Anonymous asked: I think it's fairly evident what happened. And the point of this is for CBS TO offer Cote her terms. So we aren't asking for anything other than what is perceived as to what Cote wants. Would she come back now? Maybe not. That's not the point. We want CBS to offer her the contract she deserves. Whatever happens after that happens. And you are speaking for yourself when you say "no one wants anything to do with Op BBC." That's obviously not true.

probalicious:

I think you completely misunderstand my frustration with BBC.  I understand why anyone would want to support her.  I do not understand buying her something that costs thousands of dollars and does little more than say look at what we did. People don’t even read newspapers anymore. She has a better chance of seeing something on my blog than she does of being in LA and picking up a newspaper. 

My other frustration is that the people who are the voice of operation BBC rant loud and proud over things they do not understand. They pray on the innocent and make them believe things that aren’t true and/or completely unfounded. They are asking for money from kids and people who cannot afford it. 

Like I said, the original message behind Op BBC is not something I am against. I think it’s great to show your love and also your frustration over what happened, but there comes a point when you have to evaluate if what you are doing is being done for the right reasons. 

Cote didn’t want to leave under those circumstances, but she did leave. She has also said that she is open to coming back at some point. The network and the producers have said the same thing. Cote’s not going to come around and tell people to do anything because she is, as we’ve known this whole time, classy and above all, private. 

If you want to show her your support you can do it a million different ways. I love the idea of donating to her charity or even your local charity in honor of her, so you get to see what your donation can do. I love the idea of artwork and fanvids. I love a lot of ideas. And I’m always impressed by the creativity of this fandom.

I don’t love the idea of a fan campaign becoming the voice of so many people who want nothing to do with them. I am not speaking for myself. I have provided just ONE piece of evidence where Op BBC behavior spoke for itself, and I have more and I’m not afraid to use it if these sort of questions continue. 

If she ever comes back it won’t be because you got her to come back. At this point it sounds like a real possibility regardless of what happens. Accept that it’s a shitty situation and understand that none of us were in control of the circumstances. 

My other frustration is that the people who are the voice of operation BBC rant loud and proud over things they do not understand. They pray on the innocent and make them believe things that aren’t true and/or completely unfounded. They are asking for money from kids and people who cannot afford it. 

The above part is the only thing I will react to in this condescending, holier-than-thou pile of bullcrap.

"The people who are the voice of Operation BBC" are mostly somewhere in their forties and have led good, mostly functional lives. All of us know damn well "how the world works". We have worked, we have lived, we had relationships, we had job issues, we had money issues. Are we living a glorious life full of riches, so we can afford everything we ever wanted? Hardly. Half of us scramble along, barely. And yet, we do what we can - and sometimes a little more than that.

I deeply resent the accusation that we “prey on the innocent”. We are not taking advantage of anyone. Yes, we are asking for donations because we cannot afford this alone - trust me, I’d love nothing more than being able to say, you know what, this one’s on me. I’m not that fortunate, though. I’m one of those who scrambles along.

"Asking for money from kids and people who cannot afford it"? Where did you get that? Just because there is such a high teenage usership on Tumblr does not mean the average NCIS fan is a kid - quite the contrary, actually. We are addressing the people who are willing to chip in, and we are doing just that - asking. If we don’t get enough people who want to participate, that’s fine. No, really, it’s fine. The project just won’t happen then, and I’ll be sad for a bit, but trust me, each and every one of us will get over it easily.

We have never pressured anyone into donating, nor will we. Yes, we are promoting it, but we’re not putting a gun to anyone’s head and we are not running around shaming the people who don’t pull out their wallets. To each their own. You, on the other hand, have no issues with insulting and badmouthing us like there’s no tomorrow. If you have that many issues with the things we’re planning, that’s cool. Happens. But why didn’t you say something to us directly?Why didn’t you nudge one of us (didn’t even have to be me, there are six girls actively involved in this) and said, “Listen, do you really think this is a good idea? Wouldn’t it be better if…?”

No, instead you just spit bile now in a way that deeply disgusts me. Fine, you don’t like what we’re doing. I get it. But is it really necessary to spread vicious lies about our activities when you obviously didn’t even deem it important enough to contact one of us? Seriously?

Nevermind. This Tumblr is, as of now, dead. No queue, no reblogs, I’ll just be gone. To be honest, I’ve never been more tempted to just push the “delete” button. 

thebigdlittleibignlittleozzo:

Found this on BuzzFeed.
Apparently, this is a real life sign from Tzfat, Israel.  Reminded me so much of Ziva I just had to post it!

O_O

thebigdlittleibignlittleozzo:

Found this on BuzzFeed.

Apparently, this is a real life sign from Tzfat, Israel.  Reminded me so much of Ziva I just had to post it!

O_O


World of Warcraft Guide to Winning at Life: Level-by-Level Strategies for Mastering Reality


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Wait, what?

World of Warcraft Guide to Winning at Life: Level-by-Level Strategies for Mastering Reality

Wait, what?

"I suppose he’s kind of cute, if you’re into that sort of thing."

In which Assumpta Fitzgerald is me.

markharmonparadise:


Mark Harmon & Richard Dean Anderson

Did not expect this to get so many notes^^

Oh god, this makes me scream, MacGyver being my first big fat crush and all.

markharmonparadise:

Mark Harmon & Richard Dean Anderson

Did not expect this to get so many notes^^

Oh god, this makes me scream, MacGyver being my first big fat crush and all.

stanaliciousx:

Made a new Ziva David / Cote de Pablo colored pencil drawing. This is my first one with PrismaColors. Hope you like it. #BringBackCote

O_O

HOW?!

stanaliciousx:

Made a new Ziva David / Cote de Pablo colored pencil drawing. This is my first one with PrismaColors. Hope you like it. #BringBackCote

O_O

HOW?!

purple-goat:

Baby pygmy goat and tulips
josiefb:

HQ scan of the TV Guide article. Source - July 29, 2013 TV Guide Magazine.

Yup, Brian’s comment still makes me as angry as the first time. Way to have her six, Brian. Really.

josiefb:

HQ scan of the TV Guide article. Source - July 29, 2013 TV Guide Magazine.

Yup, Brian’s comment still makes me as angry as the first time. Way to have her six, Brian. Really.

calligraphy-by-sam:

made another quickly before bed.

calligraphy-by-sam:

made another quickly before bed.

This will be me in a year.

This will be me in a year.

(Source: notastupidape)

ajennifer:

Joan Watson + dramatic hair flips

wolverineholic:

by Gabriele Dell’Otto

wolverineholic:

by Gabriele Dell’Otto