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A photographer compliments Tom
Check out The Greyest Ghost blog HERE for a wonderful pictorial of the CW Upfronts from a fan's perspective. The blogger is professional photographer Rachel Scroggins, and she captured some truly amazing shots, including several gorgeous ones of Tom Welling. I know a lot of you have already seen her pics on DTTW, but what I really loved was what she shared about her encounter with Tom:

He seriously deserves some kind of award for his dedication to his fans. He signed autographs and posed for photos for over twenty minutes before leaving. When we took a photo together, he volunteered to take it because he “had longer arms”. Hahah.

What a guy! LOVE him!

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tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: May 22nd, 2010 08:48 am (UTC) (Link)
He really is. Such a sweetie!
eeyore1017 From: eeyore1017 Date: May 22nd, 2010 01:04 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you so much for ALL of your posts with all of the wonder Welling pics, interviews, & videos!!!! *BIG HUGS*

The fact that Tom spent so much time taking pics and giving autographs shows, IMO, that in the right venue, he is more than happy to accommodate his fans, but when he's on an airplane or something, step the f*ck off! :-)
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: May 22nd, 2010 09:03 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm glad you aren't annoyed with all my spam! :) I put EVERYTHING behind a cut, but I still worry about that.

I think you're absolutely right about Tom. There's an appropriate time and place, and he's entitled to his privacy. No one can be "on" all the time. Besides, I have a feeling that the ones who complain about him are the pushy, inconsiderate types who are rude from the get-go. He doesn't belong to you, people, and he doesn't owe you anything except what you see on your TV screen each week.

I hope people can finally dismiss all those stupid lies about how he doesn't care about his fans, or is afraid to be interviewed. Please! He was in his element at this event, and he charmed everyone. And he made lots of fans very happy.
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tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: May 22nd, 2010 09:21 am (UTC) (Link)
I thought she offered some wonderful insights about all the actors, and wow, those pics!

It's funny, I found her Tom pics when I followed a link to her Flickr page from a Vampire Diaries site! :) And she had a link to her blog there.
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tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: May 22nd, 2010 09:23 am (UTC) (Link)
I wouldn't be able to form a coherent thought, much less speak! :)
tasabian From: tasabian Date: May 22nd, 2010 02:21 am (UTC) (Link)
Awww! *squishes him* That's so sweet.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: May 22nd, 2010 09:27 am (UTC) (Link)
He was wonderful with everyone! He gave those fans very special memories to cherish. ♥
el_elle_8 From: el_elle_8 Date: May 22nd, 2010 02:41 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you for the story and link to the blog! Some great Tom/fan encounter stories have come out of the Upfronts!
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: May 22nd, 2010 09:30 am (UTC) (Link)
Every story I've read has made me adore him more. He was so generous with everyone, fans, interviewers, and photographers alike. Plus he seemed to have a blast! I still can't quite believe this is our shy Tom! :)
el_elle_8 From: el_elle_8 Date: May 24th, 2010 04:31 am (UTC) (Link)
I feel the same way, every story or video I see from the Upfronts just makes me crush on him even more...if that was even possible :)
It does look like he is enjoying himself and having a great time! Maybe we will see more of him from now on????
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: May 24th, 2010 09:09 am (UTC) (Link)
Maybe we will see more of him from now on????

I've been wondering about that myself over the past few days. Was this a rare exception to his usual shyness, mostly due to Hellcats' series pickup and his promotion to full executive producer on Smallville, or is it indicative of a paradigm shift in Tom's attitude towards promotional activities? Only time will tell.

I'm feeling very optimistic about him showing up at Comic-Con, though. :)
starry_dawn From: starry_dawn Date: May 22nd, 2010 07:22 am (UTC) (Link)
Aw, I'm loving all the Tom-love from the Upfronts! Nearly everyone who was there/met him says he's a super (no pun intended :P) nice guy. <3

And thanks for linking to that blog; the pictures are gorgeous! (I love the one of Paul Wesley "sparkling". :P)
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: May 22nd, 2010 09:35 am (UTC) (Link)
I think he was king of the Upfronts! :)

All her photos are wonderful, aren't they? Truly a cut above the normal fan candids.
carolandtom From: carolandtom Date: May 22nd, 2010 09:40 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks again! You are making me, and many other Tom fans, very happy with your posts and links! *Hugs*
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: May 23rd, 2010 01:08 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks, Carol! *hugs* I do so love to share the squee! :)
chris_43 From: chris_43 Date: May 22nd, 2010 04:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow, what an awesome find! Thanks so much Tariel, I enjoyed all the pictures and accounts, but especially the pictures and her kind words about Tom. He really went the extra step for fans and once again showed what a genuinely great guy he is.:) I didn't know it was possible to be more impressed with him.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: May 23rd, 2010 01:17 am (UTC) (Link)
Hi! *waves* I loved what she had to say about Tom. She recognized in an instant what it is that makes us adore him so much! :) And her photos were unbelievable.
whimsywinx From: whimsywinx Date: May 22nd, 2010 06:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Aw, that is the sweetest!
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: May 23rd, 2010 01:18 am (UTC) (Link)
What a guy! She's not even a Tommy fan, but she sees it, too! :)
From: kates_passion Date: May 22nd, 2010 08:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
You are the BEST! Thanks so much for sharing this. It's great to see him getting some good press and a sense of how much his fans love him.

I'm so happy for Tom. He's worked so hard all these years in Vancouver and it's finally paying off. And I think we can expect big things from him following SV. He's gonna shine, I just know it!!! He's got the whole package. How could he not?
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: May 23rd, 2010 01:26 am (UTC) (Link)
You're so welcome! I'm glad you enjoyed it as much as I did.

I couldn't be more thrilled for Tom! He's such a smart man. He has spent the last nine years working hard on Smallville, learning every aspect of this business, honing his craft and becoming more accomplished all the time. All his choices have been careful ones, and when he decided to make his move, he was more than ready. He deserves every success, and it looks like that's exactly what he's going to get. Go, Tom!
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