Posted: Fri May 18, 2007 9:35 am
I was just wondering what your family is like. You mentioned something about your dad leaving in your last video, and how it changed your family. Sounds like your mom is pretty overprotective now. Do you still talk with him at all?
I can relate. My dad left my family when I was about your age and it was a really rough time. I'm here if you need a friend.
That is so sweet Gidget. Thank you for your concern. My parents split has been tough. Actually, it sucks. But I just sort of push through it. What else can I do? Sarah's pretty negative about the whole thing. She basically hates my parents. I've always gotten along with them bettter than she has. My dad and I were always close because of sports. He left pretty recently and that's our bond...he's supposed to help me with my soccer drills this weekend. We'll see if it happens. He doesn't always come through on his promises.
Posted: Thu May 17, 2007 10:10 pm
I've been watching your videos, and I have a super big crush on you. I was wondering if you are attracted to girls at all?
I live in California, and I'm only in 8th grade, so I know it's impossible that we could become girlfriends (at least not for a long time), but if I knew you were you were gay like me, it would make my dreams a little more real.
I hope this doesn't weird you out too much, and I really hope you answer me.
Posted: Fri May 18, 2007 10:01 pm
Wow Misty, I am so flattered and I think it's super cool how open you are. I wish I could be that brave about things in my own life. To be honest, I like boys, but I still think what you said rocks! We can definitely be friends and if I ever get out of Texas we can hang out. Do you like soccer?
Friday, May 18, 2007
Hey everyone, we found some pretty crucial information regarding Julia and The Order.
As martiangurl was first to point out on the comments section of Lonelygirl15.com, the nametag Daniel is wearing appears to belong to "Miles Z. Beckett," one of the Creators... a little inside joke / easter-egg for fans to spot. Miles quit plastic surgery to pursue a career in film/entertainment after completing his medical degree.
Posted by modelmotion at 7:38 PM
Free will and physics. your choice?
Video reading by SandyTravels aka Miss Travels, who comments
The point was that people should just think about it (Free Will). I obviously know people are going to know where it comes from. I have named it Free Will because that is the name of the scene in the movie Waking Life. I like to do monologues. . . I always have. It makes me think and I like it. So I want to share it with people. It makes a lot of sense and is applicable in the story line 100%. I hope you enjoy my videos because its all in good fun.
The text is from Richard Linklater's film, "Waking Life" as seen here in the original animation, and can also be found on this website.
Posted by QtheC at 7:01 PM
Thursday, May 17, 2007
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Brain Teaser 1: Warm Up with Monty HallYesterday, on the comments board, I posted a Brain Teaser, something I had remembered solving several years ago. Meepers_anonymous solved it correctly and DuchessofDork gave the correct answer but without calculating the exact odds of winning. Chaosandorder pointed out that this one is known as the "Monty Hall" problem, named for the old television game show where the contestent chooses a door hoping to win a car and avoid a donkey. Here is the problem the way I stated it, followed by a link to a good website describing the problem and solution. You can use this as a warm-up and preparation for Brain Teaser 2.
Waiting for a new video… here’s a brain-teaser for you (not a trick question, but requires careful thinking)…
A dealer shuffles a deck of 3 cards, an ACE and two KINGS, and places them face down on the table in front of you, asking you to pick the one you think is the ACE.
You take one card, without looking at it. The dealer looks at the other two cards, turns over a KING and keeps the remaining card face down.
Your goal is to get the ACE, and you have a choice… keep the card you originally picked, or trade it for the card the dealer has kept face down.
What should you do, (does it even matter) and what are your odds of getting the ACE?
Try to solve it first, then google “Monty Hall” or just look here:
Brain Teaser 2: Place Your Bet(a QtheC original, so don't bother googling)
A smart dealer offers a $50 bill if you can win her game by ending up with a pair of diamonds.
The dealer shuffles a deck of five cards including two diamonds and three clubs, and places them face down on a table, allowing you to take any two you choose without looking at them. The dealer then looks at the remaining three cards and discards a club.
The dealer tells you, "You can bet any amount of at least $1 you wish to try to win the $50 prize. Along with a bet amount, you must choose one of three options, to be performed by you without looking at any of the cards: keep the original pair of cards you have, trade one card from the original pair for one of my cards, or trade both of the original cards for both of my cards. If I know the odds are even or favor me, I must accept your bet, and if you end up with both diamonds cards, you will keep your bet and win the $50 prize. If I accept your bet and either of your cards turns out to be a club, you lose the amount you bet. However, if I reject your offer, you keep your bet but you must pay me a $25 penalty."
You have four $1 bills, two $5 bills, and three $20 bills. No change is available. If you decide to play, What is the best bet offer you can make?
Place your bets on the comments here or PM me on the comments board. For example, though I wouldn't recommend this solution, you might choose:
bet $67, trade one card
Posted: Wed May 16, 2007 5:18 pm
Hi Sarahphobia88. I just wanted to let you know that my sister is feeling better. After knocking on her door for like an hour, baking her favorite peanut butter cookies (the smell alone drives her crazy!), and even offering to do her laundry (what was I thinking ), Sarah finally came out of her room. We hung out for a bit and talked about what's been happening with Daniel, Jonas, and Bree. Anyway, I somehow convinced her to do a video. It'll be up later today. Thanks for writing to her and supporting her. She may not write on here very often, but I know she reads every message.
Posted by modelmotion at 4:26 PM
"Fans were truely moved by the story"
Posted by modelmotion at 2:27 PM
"The deal gives Amie Street artists a good way to attract new fans"
The Creators Say:
May 16th, 2007 at 4:49 pm
As our amazing Lg15 journalist/blogger modelmotion already pointed out, we have entered into a relationship with amiestreet.com/lonelygirl15. Amietreet is a very cool and innovative music sharing website. Artists who upload their music to amiestreet may have the opportunity for their songs to be in our videos Smile
We have built a landing page on amiestreet that will feature all the amiestreet songs in our videos. Please check it out - amiestreet.com/lonelygirl15 .
If you find songs on amiestreet that you like and think would fit well in our videos, send a PM to The Creators with the name of the artist and song and we will try to use it in a video!!!
Posted by modelmotion at 1:06 PM
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Q. Why don't you guys get together with Taylor and Sarah?
we've chatted on-line a bit & hung out once. but they're pretty busy with their own lives... school is ending soon, family stuff, etc
.......and then he says:
by the way, got a bunch of messages about my "math skills" or lack there of in the 1500 miles vid. let me explain: i was estimating. no, i didn't actually plot out the mileage from my home, or the bunker, or anywhere else to this BORING hot desert of a state. it's a ball park number... ya know how people say it's 3000 miles across the country & therefore 1500 1/2 way? well, i just rounded off. so ya, it was just a way for me to explain my feelings. all the offers for math tutoring are greatly appreciated, but unnecessary
Posted: Tue May 15, 2007 7:23 pm
Yes ma'am we're still in Texas. (closest thing i could find to a cowboy hat... how do you make those things anyway?) And yes, it's b-o-r-i-n-g. But DB & I've decided not leave without Bree, or at least some contact from her. We need to know she's ok before we go anywhere. So it's me, DB, and the 5 channels we get on the motel tv.
Q. Soes that mean that u and DB think the Ceremony is gonna be in TX?
to be honest, we have no idea. it could be in idaho for all we know. is there a special or meaningful place they have the ceremony? or can it be performed anywhere? these are all questions we're looking to answer. unfortunately, this is one thing we have no leads on whatsoever.
what do you think?
Posted by modelmotion at 6:24 PM
Amanda posted on the forums explaining her connection to the young (amateur) actress playing Julia, and how she came to join Lonelygirl15:
The character Julia is played by my sister, Shannon Solomon. I am posting this now because I would like you to understand the context in which these videos were filmed, how they were filmed, and why.
A few months ago, I visited Shannon for the weekend at her home in Texas. Looking to bond with my little sister, I decided to make a few videos with her. We spent a Saturday afternoon laughing, making wardrobe changes, and spontaneously making the videos you have seen Julia post.
Shannon is not an actress and there were no scripts. We were two sisters having a laugh and being creative together. These were intended to be silly fan videos that would fade away into the Youtube landscape. We never intended to have them viewed in such a widespread manner.
Then, as Miles recently mentioned, we had a casting problem and an actress fell through at the last moment (just a few hours before filming). We all thought the videos Shannon had made were cute and decided to post hers instead. Shannon is a huge fan of the series and was thrilled to make her own contribution.
Shannon is 14 years-old and is in the 8th grade. She is a cheer leader, plays softball and volleyball, and I am very proud of her.
Shannon's a tough kid... her idol is Lucy
As for her continuing in the series, you'll just have to stay tuned and see what happens next.
ED: I used the word "(amateur) actress" to describe Shannon, because she is not a professional actress, but is playing a role. This was not meant to be derogatory or to contradict Amanda's statement that "Shannon is not an actress."
Posted by QtheC at 5:16 AM
Monday, May 14, 2007
NOTE: Hey Taylor, why dont you write for LG15 Today? We could use a good OTS reporter!!
Posted: Mon May 14, 2007 9:19 pm
Hey Jonas. Thanks for the support. I want you to know that I'm here for you too.
A lot of people have been posting about the need to be proactive and figure this thing out. I know Bree is a great person, but I think she was too close to all of this. That's how she lost sight of what's right and got caught up in the moment. We need to be rational and use reason to sort this out. Jonas, I'm here for you whenever you need me. I'm pretty good on the computer so please let me know if I can help you in any way.
.....and then in response to:
"Did you know they were going to kidnap Jules?? What do you think about it... what's got into them?? "
Posted: Mon May 14, 2007 9:24 pm
"Hi, it's Taylor. Not sure if my sister is ever going to answer you so I thought I'd stop by. Bree didn't tell us they were going to kidnap Jules. Last I heard they were on a "stakeout" of the house. That's it. They were going to watch the house and see if they could get Julia alone again. Talk some sense into her or something. Sarah and I offered to go along with them, but Bree said she didn't want us to get in any deeper... we were already too involved. Now I know what she meant. I wish I'd understood at the time. I definitely would have tried to talk her out of it."
Taylor also says:
Posted: Mon May 14, 2007 9:14 pm
Thanks for having faith me. Even you Jonas .
I think Esteed is right. We do need to be proactive and figure this thing out. Bree is a great person, but I think she was too close to all of this. That's how she lost sight of what's right and got caught up in the moment. We need to be rational and use reason to sort this out. Jonas and Daniel, I'm here for you whenever you need me -- although, where do we even start? Maybe the Hymn of One website or something. Yikes, I don't want to advocate hacking so I'm going to stop there.
Jonas, please let me know if I can help you in any way.
Posted by modelmotion at 8:03 PM
“I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead; I lift my eyes and all is born again.”
- Sylvia Plath (and quoted by Sarah)
"Sylvia Plath (October 27, 1932 – February 11, 1963) was an American poet, novelist, and short story writer.
Famous for her tragic life and suicide, Plath is also known for writing The Bell Jar, a semi-autobiographical novel detailing her struggle with depression. Along with Anne Sexton, Plath is credited with advancing the genre of confessional poetry that Robert Lowell and W.D. Snodgrass initiated."
On Sarah's myspace she also has:
"The moon is my mother. She is not sweet like Mary.
Her blue garments unloose small bats and owls.
How I would like to believe in tenderness -
The face of the effigy, gentled by candles,
Bending, on me in particular, its mild eyes."
Posted by modelmotion at 6:40 PM
Someone called julia777 has been popping into the LG15 chat and claiming to be Jules.
The members registration date is:
Date Registered: 2007-05-13 20:16:44
She just said that her life has completely changed and it was terrifying. So, she asked for help and the fans told her to watch the vids.
Why would callmejules24 have such a recent registration date? On the other hand she does not seem to have a Revver account either so she has not been conforming to the pattern of normal "canon characters". Has callmejules24 ever been on LG15.com. Has she ever registerd under either of the two account types available and if so, under what screen name? Has she commented? Has she posted? If you know callmejules24 then please speak up!
Posted by modelmotion at 6:39 PM
To find this an other links to "character" posts click on the "Talk to.." link on the right hand menu.
sorry i haven't posted all weekend, been really depressed. i saw the video daniel posted on friday and i feel so guilty. bree is with the order and i think it's all my fault. if i hadn't opened my big mouth about knowing julia, none of this would have happened. i have been feeling sick to my stomach, i even told my mom i was too sick to play in my soccer game on saturday. not sure what to do."
and then she continues
"Yeah, but if I didn't even make my video and contact Bree and Daniel, then the Order wouldn't have found them through Julia. Sometimes I try to be helpful but things backfire in my face. Ugh, I just feel horrible."
"I just saw the new video. I feel so bad for Jonas! He looks really hurt. Where was Daniel?! He must be too upset to get on camera. I don't blame him I would be too. I just feel so bad about this whole thing. They should have been more careful with everything they did - capturing Julia (what were they thinking?) and letting her escape. I still feel like I helped lead them right into it. Just sitting here is so frustrating!! I can't believe no one's heard from Bree yet.
I tried talking to Sarah about it today. (Yes, she's alive so don't worry!) She made me feel a little better - in her sarcastic but nice way. She gave me this quote: “I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead; I lift my eyes and all is born again.” She's so weird."
"hmmm, not sure if I can drag Sarah out of her room. she is one of her weirdo moods where she blasts music and burns candles and insence. maybe she is depressed also, i'll see what i can do."
Posted: Mon May 14, 2007 6:55 pm
"hey taylor, it's jonas. listen to what everyone's saying cuz this is NOT your fault. if anyone's to blame it's me... i let this happen. i could've stopped her from going to texas, from kidnapping julia, from going with lucy. but i didn't. i should've & i didn't. she was too determined to listen to any of us. i just hope she isn't too stubborn to reach out to us now.
you've been really nice to us & helped us when we needed it. so don't worry about any longer.
let's talk soon."
Note: many fans do not see this type of exchange as being nearly as vibrant as the direct chat used in the Maddison Atkins series. Its burried deep in the site where not all fans see it and so far the characters have made very little use of comments which tend to be much more conversational in nature.
Posted by modelmotion at 6:38 PM
Jonas reveals the loaction of Taylor and Sarah's home: Zavalla, Texas
Jonas' home is revealed to be in or around Seahaven, California, which is 2,095 miles away from Zavalla, Texas, not 1500 miles.
Taylor left a comment on this video: "Wow Jonas, thanks so much for your kind words, you cheered me up. Also, cool video. Hope Bree turns up" to which Jonas replied: "Cool Taylor, glad you feel better."
Posted by modelmotion at 6:37 PM
Description: You have NEVER seen The ORDER like this before! :P S.A.R.A.H. didn't tell anyone she was undercover! This is a video recording from a hidden camera inside the main location. - S.A.R.A.H.
Video Status: PRIVATE Video recording was intercepted by Joe.
Sorry for the mic humming...
Posted by Kelly at 8:01 AM
Sunday, May 13, 2007
- SARAH -
- Lonelymom13 -
- Buggar -
- alexsfruitcakemommy -
Posted by Kelly at 9:28 AM
"the story will unfold over three months and end with a cliff hanger that will enable spin off story lines to follow."
Posted by modelmotion at 6:52 AM