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Saturday, December 15, 2007

Shake that laffy taffy - introductiontofilm

I know I was late, but I think this video says ...

Recording of Jonas Phone call available

The recording of the phone call that Jonas had with fans Thursday night is now available. Please click here and download the mp3 recording of the call.

Jonas held a phone call Thursday night and answered question from fans.

ED: In another fan blog article, "Chattin' it up with Jonas," Hopefulsemblance writes:

"So I was one of the people chosen to talk to Jonas on the phone.

First off, I'd like to give mad props to the C's for pulling that off.
Second, I'd like to thank them for choosing me as one of, what is now being called in the forums, The Twelve. Means alot to me, really.
Third, I have to give Broken Kid mad props for moderating that. I personally would have blown a total aneurysm.
Fourth, Jackson gets insane hella props and I'll tell you why in a few.

Ok so now that this is all over I can explain what the hell happened... "


You can read the full article by following the link to the article on Hopefulsemblance's blog, Ramblings from a Lonelygirl15 Fanatic : Chattin' it up with Jonas. Hopefulsemblance also adds:

"The one thing I didn't add was that we received access codes that differed from the rest of the community, so that we could talk on the line and we called in about 5-10 minutes before BK sent out the announcement and were talking to Jonas in-game a bit before just to get us relaxed."

Corporate Thugs Are Stalking Us- Jonas (LG15)

After what happened on that phone call, we decided we had to hurry up with our plan. Turns out its not going as fast as we hoped. So we had to get out of there. - Jonas

Help Me Get Charlie - Gavin (KM)


Watch More Videos Uploaded by bebo.com/DeepGoat,

Thanks for posting on my blog - I took your advice on board. You can see me naked in this!

The music is 'Don't Do Me No Harm' by Beight.
http://www.magnatune.com/artists/albums/beight-rhythm/

Media matters

"WGA strikers are fighting for Web residuals that largely don't yet exist -- but just wait, they're coming."

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3ia105b0763cdad9fd0a883d52d9e65cb9?imw=Y

Hammer horror comes back from the dead

"Entitled Beyond the Rave, it will be the first Hammer horror film for almost two decades, and will be divided into 20 short "webisodes" and shown on MySpace next spring before being released on DVD."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/connected/main.jhtml?xml=/connected/2007/12/15/dlhammer115.xml

Before Lonelygirl15, There Was William Gibson

"That's because Gibson's socio-techno-comic thriller "Pattern Recognition" serves up a first-class mystery with all the makings of the next Lonelygirl15 saga...only the book hit shelves in February 2003, more than three years before anyone had heard of Bree and her many woes. "

http://soulempire.blogspot.com/2007/12/before-lonelygirl15-there-was-william.html

Google to tackle Wikipedia with new knowledge service

"A new Google service, dubbed knol, will invite “people who know a particular subject to write an authoritative article about it”, Udi Manber, a Google engineer, said."

http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/industry_sectors/technology/article3054287.ece

Earlier this week, we started inviting a selected group of people to try a new, free tool that we are calling "knol", which stands for a unit of knowledge

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2007/12/encouraging-people-to-contribute.html

From Wikipedia:

"Knol is a website planned by Google for user-generated articles on topics ranging from "scientific concepts, to medical information, from geographical and historical, to entertainment, from product information, to how-to-fix-it instructions." It was announced on December 13, 2007. Knol pages are "meant to be the first thing someone who searches for this topic for the first time will want to read", according to Udi Manber, a Vice President of Engineering at Google. The term knol, which stands for a "unit of knowledge", refers to both the project and an instance of article in the project. The site has been widely seen as Google's attempt to compete against Wikipedia."

Knol on Wikipedia.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Free Love - Sarah (LG15)



????????????? - Sarah

I Need Help - Jack (watchyourjack)



It happened again!

Don't Be Stupid - Zarbod



Zarbod dumps Redearth Rachel.

He also talks about some brainics on the road!

Music: Shania Twain - Don't Be Stupid

It's Forever Friday on BreeFM Tonight!


DJ Hallows @ 4pm
DJ Kira @ 6pm - The Lyric Power Hour
DJ QtheC @ 8pm - Playing 'Eternal' Songs
DJ Tiffers @ 9:30pm - (Start time may be adjusted, tbd)

All times are Pacific. Jump into our chat and be sure to tune in!

Try this - faceintheclouds488

PUZZLE SOLVED: http://www.maddisonatkins.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=2289#2289 AJA IS AWESOME!




That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet

-FITC

Assignment - WatchingOpAphid



This is of the utmost importance.

I'm placing my faith in you.

quarterlife - quarterlife - part 11

"Compromise" - Dylan becomes embroiled in office politics with Brittany. Sexual tension develops between Lisa and Jed.
quarterlife - part 11

Add to My Profile | More Videos

Welcome to My World - CarmineTerrine (ZorinXL)



Be you ally or adversary, tread with care. You're in my neck of the woods now.

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Discussion thread on lg15 forum.

70% say NO!


Click on image to enlarge.

Hollywood & Games: An Interview with Jesse Alexander

"To take a brand into the transmedia landscape.. a teevee show through the transmedia landscape, especially a serialized show like Heroes, well, we use a lot of techniques that are very germane to the way that videogames are made."

http://www.wonderlandblog.com/wonderland/2007/06/hollywood-games.html

Emma's Choice - Jonas (LG15)



Thanks to Hopefulsemblance, New Voice of Reason, chershaytoute, caalan21, Jenna, Hockeygurl, Feministpsych, Posion Raspberry, endisforever, KimberleyCatherine, GawainsChallenge, starbright10, JaneyyLaane, Jellyfish72, Eno, xsighxsighx, InsomniacJezz, harmony99, The Grim Meeper, caravelle, necrolet, EmiB, Photo-Chick34, Mowse, XcarcrashxheartsX, nikki325, SirWallyWally, actressaur, evergreen, jeffgrad06, mouse87, Lala3434, sammissocute, chevalier, shawnslovingwife, Feathers of Blue, hollyxmas, Lonelyteenybopper, anniid, JustAnotherLonelyGirl., Nieriel.Manwathiel, MysteriousC, poknish, OnlyxHope13, melissa78, Dena81, daylight_fading, HyeMew, Lonelyrainelle15, she cant be..., HeartofSorrow, Phoenician, RoseCrowley, DanteCWB, violet, and P.MONKEYgetsFUNKY - for being Emma's tutors! Couldn't have done it without you!
- Jonas

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ED: The questions used in the video came from an in-character thread on the lonelygirl15.com forum. Congratulations to Hopefulsemblance (taxation without representation) and hollyxmas (mass of a proton) for contributing the specific questions used in the video!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

The Coalition's new website.

Check out The Coalition's new website: http://www.thecoalition.tv

The Coalition is made up of the Worldfiles, ZorinXL, Facility J, and Will-o-Wisp series'. You can find them in the lg15 forums here as part of the Red Territory.



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immo1 said...
A new day has dawned. Today we can finally bury the term UGC! After all when you become the content provider you are no longer the user. It’s amazing that a few motivated “fans” have pulled off what lg15 has promised for almost a year now. With bebo open media and sites like theCoalition web serials and ARGs can stand side by side with lg15 and not in their shadow. You may be wondering, is this the future? Do I have to watch all these series from their own sites? To that I say the other shoe has yet to drop. This is just the beginning….

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the coalition said...
Thanks Virginian and Immo! Thanks to everyone for your continued and growing support and thanks to LG15 for graciously hosting our discussions.

We encourage everyone to participate, create profiles, join the story and post your videos. http://www.theCoaltion.tv is truly meant to be an interactive universe. While you're at it, check out our new Bebo Open Media channel http://www.bebo.com/thecoalition-tv and look for new Open Media channels for all of your favorite Coalition series'. After all... "The universe is wider than our views of it."

Best Regards,
theCoalition

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qthec said...
Immortal1 wrote: "It’s amazing that a few motivated “fans” have pulled off what lg15 has promised for almost a year now."

Can you explain what you mean? Are you talking about the features on their website, or on the rules for adding content by others or ???

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immo1 said...
qthec asked: "Can you explain what you mean? Are you talking about the features on their website, or on the rules for adding content by others or ???"

I'd say all of the above. Have you registered yet? Take how each series/ARG is presented for example, you have all your background info right there!

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anonymous said...
the other shoe will be the lack of traffic. shows based on their own websites aren't doing very well.

but i wish these guys all the luck, because they deserve success.

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immo1 said...
Normally I would agree with you anonymous when it comes to individual sites it's basic supply and demand and demand won't be there for every web serial or ARG to have their own website. This isn't a site for an individual series though. In addition I think hub and/or portal sites will be successful. Television Without Pity is the hub to discuss TV, maybe hulu becomes the hub to watch TV on the web. Unfiction is the hub to discuss ARGs maybe theCoalition becomes the hub to play ARGs. Stranger things have happened...

Re: I'll Do Whatever It Takes - Zarbod



Mallory whines about not attending the last dance party.

See You Soon Maddy Crew - PJ

Another great comic by PJ. (Click on the image to make it larger)

See this lg15today post for more information on the huge night ahead on BreeFM

Maddison Thursday on BreeFM!

Hey everybody!

Big broadcast day today at BreeFM! It is Marla's last show as well as Jeromy's, but Jeromy's got something awesome planned!

"Faye Austin, Jason Zednick and April Rickman maybe Tonight at 7 PM I'll have the actors who played Maddison and Adam on my show. I'm trying to track April down too, so she's not confirmed. Both Jason and Faye will be there for sure. As I announced last week, I'm due to duck behind the curtain for some serious lock down, so this is my last show before all that goes down. Should be fun. See you tonight!
- Jeromy"

DJ MicFranXon @ 4pm - Sarcasm, rants, comedy and BreeFM updates.
DJ Maya @ 6pm - Being hazed by jeromy and other in studio guests.
DJ Jeromy @ 7pm - Guests Faye Austin (Maddison Atkins),
Jason Zednick (Adam) and April Rickman (Clara Stokes)

DJ HonkyKong (Adam Lamar) @ 8pm - Unbarred, Uncensored, Under the Influence. Period.
DJ Pill @ 9pm - Sexy voice, good music, really really sexy voice.

All times are Pacific. Jump into our chat and be sure to tune in!

Rebound Action - Daniel (LG15)

I really miss Sarah right now. - Daniel

Music:
I Am Not A Shipwright by Ancient Free Gardeners

Jeromy will have Faye and Jason for final show!

http://breefm.blogspot.com/2007/12/faye-austin-jason-zednick-and-april.html

Tonight at 7 PM I'll have the actors who played Maddison and Adam on my show. I'm trying to track April down too, so she's not confirmed. Both Jason and Faye will be there for sure. As I announced last week, I'm due to duck behind the curtain for some serious lock down, so this is my last show before all that goes down.

Should be fun. See you tonight!

Jeromy


Listen at 7p Pacific, 10pm Eastern Time at http://www.bree.fm and join the IRC chat room.

Smells like Xmas spirit - Tariq (KM)


Watch More Videos Uploaded by www.bebo.com/Tariq287

Christmas is in the air! Time for a musical number methinks.

The song is 'True Love's Kiss' from Disney's 'Enchanted'. http://www.bebo.com/disneyenchanted

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

MILES WAS RIGHT!!!!!!

On this evenings edition of GlennFM on BreeFM radio Glenn said that he would like to apologize to Miles Beckett. Miles was right! Tachyon works much better as a character that is not seen!

Miles saw the response to Human Ransom video and was impressed. They had gambled on Glenn a lot. It was one of the biggest LG15 big productions. However it also convinced Miles that Tachyon was better left as an unseen character at a time when she was being consider for an on screen role.

WHAT TIME IS IT?...Coverage of Glenn on BreeFM

Glenn, live on BreeFM @11pm EST, Wednesday.

"If I had Jackson's physique I would never wear a shirt, quite frankly". ~ Glenn

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This story was being written live during the radio show and as such it may contain significant factual errors. Over time it will be cleaned up and should become more accurate.
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Glenn said he looking forward to the year being over because it marks a new chance to "begin over". To be more exact he is looking forward to finishing all the stuff he has to do before the end of they year.

The new video: "Ali Zarin": Tachyon is back as the co-star on Glenn's side of RE88. When he figured it out in his head he was excited and wanted to do it since summer. However, if Tachyon was going to be involved it had to feel right.

After March Glenn had to introduce Tachyon into RE88 in a new way. In the LG15 story Tachyon was a character with lots of answers. This had already been set up through OpAphid. Through the Nancy Drew puzzle Tachyon was able to put some information out there. Glenn had ideas on a secret society that worked well with LG15 so he pitched it to Miles, Greg, and Mesh. When you collaborate you have to reach a point where everyone is into it. There was talk at one time about Tachyon being more of a on screen "character".

This time last year Glenn was casting for Tachyon. It would be like Angel and Buffy where you had parallel stories within the same universe (ie LG15 and OpAphid with parallel stories). At the time they talked about a week long cross over between LG15 and OpAphid. It is hard when you have a character like Tachyon talking to the camera because it can sound forced.

The concept shifted when Glenn became more involved with writing LG15 and the opportunity arose for Tachyon to become a character within LG15. Glenn was excited about the direction but he was also scared. Miles and Greg followed OpAphid a little but not at the same level as the fans. Amanda followed it a lot as she does the other "fan videos".

After Human Ransom the concept changed again. He would like to apologise to Miles Beckett. Miles was right! Glenn now thinks Tachyon works much better as a character that is not seen. Miles saw the response to Human Ransom and was really impressed. The gambled on Glenn a lot. It was one of the biggest LG15 big productions.

If Jessica left the show and Tachyon was on camera then Tachyon would be a potential lead. Hence when Miles pointed out that Tachyon was better never seen Glenn was a bit bummed.

Glenn was also afraid of Tachyon being reduced to a "camera angle". The filming style always has to be related to the actual subject being shot.

It would have been hard to coordinate Tachyon in both LG15 and OpAhid, so the idea of having Tachyon as a character on the show would have helped. Tachyon has a personality. Its impressive what has been created without actually seeing the character.

If Tachyon was not seen on LG15 she would be reduced to giving out missions and camera angles.

With RE88 he had to find a way of preserving Tachyon as a character. The story Glenn wanted to tell did not change but the approach to telling the story changed. He did not want things like LG15 when things would happen to Bree and she would not talk about them. At times it seems like a lot of people would have been happier if "On The Run" had not happen. RE88 could have fallen into that situation. Don't set something out if its not going to be resolved.

Sarah is amazing. They tried to figure out how they could keep it on going. The style and schedule had to fit everyone. Glenn came up with the Aly Zarin idea. The RE88 name had been around as a name for the series and and an game meaning. If it was short term Tachyon would save the day and Rachel and Tachyon would go off together. It did not feel right. If it was going to be on going then he knew Aly Zarin would be Tachyon.

Aly is a huge presence in Rachel's life. The recent video pays off with the identity of Aly Zarin but it also had to be like a trailer and also "in story". The video gets you up to speed and lets you know what the premise is for what is to come.
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QUESTION: What genre is Glenn trying to "recreate". It is a totally different approach from LG15 and Glenn hopes that it resolves some of the problems.

ANSWER: A sitcom! (situation comedy) Its told through a vlog journal. You will get story arcs seen from Rachel's perspective. You will also see videos from Tachyon told from her perspective. You will get a complete story if you just watch the Rachel videos but you will get a completely different experience if you also watch the Tachyon videos. Each story arc will play out over 1-3 weeks. You will have 2-5 Rachel videos and 1-2 Tachyon videos in a story arc. You will get the misunderstandings of the sitcom by watching the Tachon videos.

Rachel can be unaware of things and thats much better from a narrative perspective. Tachyon has to figure out what is going on. In the Aly Zarin video we saw Tachyon get her assignment. Rachels and Tachyon have a relationship from being roommates but Rachel has her own agenda.

Think about how the single camera sitcom reinterpreted the genre. Glenn is reinterpreting it through the video blog. Its taking a premise thats tried and true and doing it in a way that is very natural (cf Arrested development).

Glenn does not think it works to post video blogs if you are on the run and in danger and that is part of the problem with LG15. Its about telling a story within the scope that works. Clara making a documentary makes sense. With Bree in the bedroom they never really explored the personal development. Glenn wants to tell the bigger picture story through the personal experience. He will then throw additional light on it using Tachyon showing how it fits into a much bigger picture.

This idea of reinterpreting the sitcom through the first person video blog is a really novel concept. Sitcom: it talks about things that are entertaining that people get into in their life.

This last video establishes that premise. There will be rants, humor and great big picture stuff. Tachyon will be a "character". She will be the co-star.
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1994 Glenn went to a New Media conference. He was talking to an older hippy who had produced all the Jellyfish records. Glenn thought Jellyfish had covered "Strawberry Fields Forever" by the Beatles but he was wrong.
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Glenn did not really want to do the voice in the "Ali Zarin" video but when he heard it he felt it worked. Tachyon loves to give Brother shit about things. Glenn has always been good about confirming things in game. However he would like to confirm that Brother is not married to OpAphid. We will be learning more about Brother's wife. Some of the other speculation is along the right lines. Also there was no puzzle at 50 seconds and the Rachel story is straight narrative.

Any information that Glenn includes in the series is worth researching and can be considered an alternative to the puzzles of past days. The problems with OpAphid came because of all the pressure on Glenn from the ARG elements. Rachel/Tachyon is NOT and ARG, but any of the characters could appear in the ARG side of RE88. If a puzzle does not work for the story then Glenn feels that it is disrespectful to force it on the story..

TERRIBLE IDEA: Glenn started to make a crossword puzzle that Tachyon could give to Brother.

A video can do a lot for a series and can be viewed by 100,000 people or more. The puzzles might only reach 25-200 people. The Nancy Drew puzzle was downloaded by less than 1000 people. This has to be approached as a business. The videos pay off best. They help build an audience. An ARG is only going to get a percentage of the main stream audience. There has to be a narrative that people can watch and understand.

Glenn loves to tell a story in the best way possible.

Jeromy wants to focus on the ARG and that's why he is going behind the curtain.

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Dispelling Myths:
Faceintheclouds: has nothing to do with RE88
LINC: any video that is not on the lofisyndicate account is not canon to RE88
Text based videos: are not part of RE88
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Lofisyndicate: Linc and the rest of us were all "cadets" in LoFiSyndicate.
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Glenn picks his visually best videos: "Remember Me", "Aly Zarin", "Human Random", "They Are Watching" videos...................

They Are Watching

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Glenn talks about a dilemma:

In every video there are things that get cut out. There are generally several elements in a video. The character tells a story (reveals something that is entertaining). They also talk about how it relates to the current plot. This ties in the relevance. There might also be more information on that character that helps with the back story.

Over time as Glenn has written video blogs things would always get cut out. For example in "How Dumb Am I? " the ordinal script was pretty long.

How Dumb Am I?


It was shot as 2 pages, but it was originally 4. Glenn was trying to explain a justification (back story) to Brees view of religion. He liked to see Jess get to that place where she could convey "Bree's betrayal."

In the videos it is Bree talking about facts and beliefs. It also referred to Jonas where she let her faith in a person override her judgement. In the original draft it was a bit clearer but in the crafting of the final video some things were left out.

In the extended version Bree would have started emotional but it would end with Jonas tied up. It was over the top. At the end we would find out she had taken Jonas hostage. The shorter edited version ended up as a Monday video with the rest of the week to explain what happened.

The video would have been 4-5min in its original length. You end up cutting stuff out.

When he went to cut "How Dumb Am I" everything was shot the same day so its hard to cut stuff out and re-position it.

So the question is: when you have good video and a good story can you split it into 2 videos.

Glenn has 2 ideas:

a) technically Tachyon could have full unedited Rachel video and could use it but it would have to be content that makes sense.

b) if Rachel posts a video that has the narrative part and it touches on one subject and its posted first. Then if there is a story she tells what if one or two days later Rachels goes "I was not going to post this before for reason xyz, but she now has a reason to post it. If she acknowledges that it was shot at the same time it might help.

Glenn likes option (b).

There are times when you cut out material where it is all or nothing. This is not just extra footage. This is special situations where you have a video that turns out too long but it has excellent material.

Glenn has been thinking about content delivery. He watched all the Rachel and LoFi videos on DVD. The pacing does not feel right for watching with a bowl of popcorn. When he tried to watch something long he never makes it to the end when it is something downloaded online.

If there was action going on then a longer video would be fine. But if its just someone talking a 7 min monologue is too long!

In some of the previous Rachel videos Glenn has spent up to a week cutting a video down. The pacing has to feel right and it might take 2-5 days to get that right. The pacing would be better if he splits the video so its either a matter of loosing a ton of stuff or putting out two videos.

Glenn commented that if we understand how the videos are put together we might better understand what it honestly takes to make this happen.

Conclusion: Glenn says that based on our feedback tonight he will try splitting the video in question and see how it works.
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Trivia: Titles in the new video were done in Adobe After Effects. Glenn learned 3-D animation during the summer. He was thinking about animating Tachyon but he abandoned the idea because of time considerations. By using key frames you can do some really exciting things.
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Glenn considered an online animated series called "TAAG" Glenn owns the domain "Teenangstadventuregang" so don't try to steal it!

The adventure of a group of teens that works at a Hot Topic like store that produce an online show that becomes highly successful The the series would follow the behind the scenes drama. The show would be a parody and would not be based on any real facts.

If anyone wants to work on a 3-D animation project contact Glenn.

Copyright 2007, Glenn Rubenstein 2007
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NOTES:
Off screen cameo coming out soon: Homage to our very own Zoey!
Guitar Hero: more details soon.
Bonus thank you for Xmas: Sarah's audition video will be posted on the RE88 account
Jeromy will be slinking back behind the curtain this week but Glenn not be.
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For an index of the stories from previous GlennFM shows go here: http://glennfmtoday.blogspot.com/

Send questions to [email protected]

Played @ Song Title
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02:00:06 Rascalz - Sharpshooter
01:57:31 Loveline with Will Arnett - Drag Race Radio Spots
01:53:57 Nirvana - You Know You're Right
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00:55:02 MC Lars - The Roommate From Hell
00:50:24 Loveline with David Alan Grier - Names
00:46:53 O-Town - Liquid Dreams
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23:59:46 Third Eye Blind - Losing a Whole Year
23:56:32 Ashley Parker Angel - Soundtrack To Your Life
23:54:11 Loveline with Will Arnett - Voiceover Work
23:51:35 James - Laid
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23:08:07 Nelly vs Jane Does vs Glenn Rubenstein - Grillz (Junkie RedEarth Remix)
23:04:51 Hole - Awful
23:02:30 The New Trust - This Invitation Has Meant The World To Me

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Tonight:

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Who is Jan Libby?

Jan Libby is a writer for the lonelygirl15 video series. The Creators announced her addition to the team on May 25th, 2007, the same day the first episode she wrote, Sing With Me, was released.

Originally from Connecticut, Jan spent many years in Topsfield, MA before moving to Los Angeles, California, where she lives today with her dog, Wally. Her background includes experimental filmmaking and all-around storytelling.

In 2003, Jan bought a ticket to something called "The Angel Project," which was a theater installation piece by Deborah Warner. This "journey" was part solo scavenger hunt and part spiritual quest, but not in a traditional religious manner. The experience amazed Jan and got her thinking about the bridge between reality and alternate reality. She then read an article about the ARG "I Love Bees" in The New York Times, and quickly found herself reading everything she could find on Alternate Reality Games (ARGs).

After lurking in ARG communities for many months, Jan took part in her first game, called Zoe's World. The experience inspired Jan to create her own game, which she wanted to dive in and do almost immediately. However, she waited and worked on plotting her story out for a year and a half. Such a large amount of preperation time was practically unheard of in the "puppet master" community, but Jan was working to create the entire game herself and wanted to make sure she had spent the time to do it properly.

In 2006, Jan released her first game, Sammmeeeees, and found that it was a huge hit. After the conclusion of the game in winter 2006, Jan began working on a sequel, Sammmeeeees II, which she released in June 2007. Jan had joined lonelygirl15 in May 2007 and despite the fact that her time was somewhat limited Sammmeeeees II was also a great success. While her time remains constrained, Jan loves writing and says that she will always find a few moments in the day for "dreaming up the next big thing," no matter how busy she gets.

Jan has said that she enjoys the contrast of working on lonelygirl15 and her smaller "grassroots" alternate reality games. With lonelygirl15, she is able to reach a larger audience and affect more people, but also realizes that it is much harder to incorporate the interactivity she loves and pushes so hard for. Whatever ideas she is not able to use with lonelygirl15, Jan applies to her smaller games. She has commented on how interesting it is to learn what works with larger and smaller audiences.

Jan's upcoming projects include a new Alternate Reality Experience (ARE), which should launch in late March or April of 2008. Although the project was first conceived as a small experimental project, it has now been redesigned for worldwide release. However, in keeping with the rules of ARG "curtains", she has not publicized the name of this game. She is also working on a television show based somewhat on Sammmeeeees, which she hopes will embrace the idea of cross-media entertainment. While working to pitch this show, Jan ran into a great deal of difficulty in trying to explain what ARGs were to network executives. However, in the past few months, Jan has found that they have been significantly more familiar with the concept and have generally embraced her show's idea.

Interestingly, Jan has found similar troubles explaining what ARGs are to her mother. She laughingly quotes her mom as saying, "Honey, I have no idea what you're talking about, but I'm glad you're having fun."
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The name of Jan's game "Sammmeeeees" comes from the word "samaritan." She found this title appropriate, as she considers ARG players the "good samaritans," for they are the only people who stop and take such a great deal of time out of their busy lives to help people they don't know.

Jan Libby on LGPedia.

LGpedia needs your HELP: Ways To Help

Glowing!? - Anne (LJ15)



Everything has been great since we got back! Well...almost everything.

I'll Do Whoever It Takes (LG15 Spoof) - JamieNov81


Thank you milowent all credit goes to him

Help me get Charlie back!

posted by Gavin:

Hello Bebo friends,

As you may know, Charlie has decided to leave me and I need to do everything in my power to get her back. I'm harnessing the power of YOU to help me. Remember when we did that stuff with Lee? Yeah, that was great. But now I need you to use your imaginations for good, not evil.

So as responses to this blog, please post your ideas for what I should do to get Charlie back. I'm going to do at least one of them.

Cheers,
Gav
x

http://www.bebo.com/BlogView.jsp?MemberId=4267483952&BlogId=5122455969

I'll Do Whatever It Takes - Mallory (LG15)



I'll do whatever it takes to get you back Daniel. - Mallory

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Should Danielbeast take Mallory back? Should he kick her to the curb? Should he take her back but only under certain circumstances? You Decide!

Oh Dear ....


LG15/Red Territory enthusiast Ziola Was recently targeted in the newest OperationOssifrage video "item#293"

Does OperationOssifrage want her dead, to study her, to recruit her?

Check out the forum thread to find out more!

Watch the video Item239!

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Note: OpeartionOssifrage is part of the ever awesome Worldfiles series, to learn more about worldfiles check out the Woldfiles Summary Thread or visit The Coalition Forum Section

You Stink - Charlie (KM)


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I hate Gavin. He’s the biggest sh*t-head who ever lived. It just took me a long time to realise it!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

To whom it may concern... - Tenduza



I heard a story is told much by silence..I think they lied.

WatchingOpAphid's "MMYB Request" (Watcher Symbol Tattoo) - GregGallows



WatchingOpAphid wanted me to get a Watcher symbol tattooed on my arm ... and im just crazy enough to do it.

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u240/zerolost665/PIC_0159.jpg
http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u240/zerolost665/PIC_0160.jpg

Check out WatchingOpAphid's Youtube Channel at : http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=watchingopaphid


Please help.

From DrCyrusIII:

I've seen the odd messages from "faceintheclouds488". I don't know who is sending these, but the video was addressed to me. I'm concerned because this transmission appears to come from someone who is in trouble and who is trying to contact me and my colleagues. Much of my work is classified, so I can't provide all the details, but I'll reward whoever can find this person. I am especially concerned because the video mentions "operation redshift", which is a biology project I'm not at liberty to discuss.

Since you subscribed to the youtube account from this mysterious individual, I was hoping I could ask for your help. I don't fully understand the "redearth" connection mentioned, but perhaps you might know the person because they also subscribe to that site. Also, there is a coded message in the video. I'm a chemist, not a cryptographer, so I was hoping I could ask your thoughts on its meaning.

Dr. Forster Cyrus III
Laboratory for Fluorescence Imaging

Mystery Babalon

From Babalon101:

Hi,

You might find these 2 sites of interest for an entry into your blog @ http://lg15today.blogspot.com/

http://babalon.tvn

and

http://aleistercrowley.tv

Clue; "The Orders Defense Team"

Stay Tuned...

'W00t'

Merriam-Webster's Word of '07: 'W00t'

""W00t," a hybrid of letters and numbers used by gamers as an exclamation of happiness or triumph, topped all other terms in the Springfield-based dictionary publisher's online poll for the word that best sums up 2007."

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5imcJd2ELqieBlFxBLhBnP5k4juaAD8TFGLM00

Lucinda Rhodes Flaherty

Lucinda Rhodes Flaherty is the actress who plays Julia in the web series KateModern. Lucinda attended the Sylvia Young Theatre School before appearing in the CBBC program, Cavegirl, as well as the Sky One drama, Dream Team. She has also since appeared in Harry and Cosh and My Parents Are Aliens and participated in theater tours of Allo Allo andTeachers. She is currently a News Of The World cheerleader, and is touring the UK with her dance group, From Above. If she didn't work in entertainment, she'd want to be a PR Agent.

Lucinda is inspired by people who go out of their way to help others they don't know. She eventually hopes to live in South Africa and loves big red buses

Lucinda Rhodes Flaherty on LGPedia.

Julia on LGPedia.

LGpedia needs your HELP: Ways To Help

From Above on MySpace.

KateModern Week 20 Recap - Sophie S


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NOTE: The technical gurus at Bebo seem to be incapable of fixing a simple "embed" problem. What is with that Bebo? ~mm

WHAT HAPPENED TO THE VOTES?

A lot of votes seem to have been eliminated from the final vote count. Lee was leading by a wide margin an hour ago but here is the official vote count released shortly after:
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posted by Sophie S:

KateModern is pleased to announce the winner of our Character Contest. The final votes* for each of the four characters are as follows:

Terrence - 203
Lee - 702
Sophie – 744
Julia – 1139

Congratulations to Julia (played by Lucinda Rhodes Flaherty) and we look forward to her joining the other regular characters next season!

* A valid vote can ONLY be cast from a valid Bebo user profile.

For information on Bebo’s Terms of Service, please go to http://www.bebo.com/TermsOfUse.jsp

posted by Sophie S

http://bebo.com/BlogView.jsp?MemberId=4337221200&BlogId=5119590231
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The final vote count before the "hanging chads issue" was:

Lee: 1510
Terrence 315
Julia 1365
Sophie 759



http://www.bebo.com/ContestView.jsp?ContestId=5086277136

Google's Virgin marriage

"By now, Google's Larry Page and his betrothed Lucy Southworth have been hitched on Richard Branson's private island in the Bermuda Triangle (actually Necker Island in the British Virgin Isles). "
http://weblog.infoworld.com/robertxcringely/archives/2007/12/googles_virgin.html?source=rss

item#293 - OperationOssifrage (WorldFiles)



December 11, 2007

EDIT: This video arrived shortly after Ziola sent a message (shown in the video) to the Janitor. discussion thread

Warcry - InfraStruck (CreatureInc)


To: GenocideInMyMind

I've been having these nightmares lately
About creatures with razor sharp fangs and glowing eyes
Monsters who thirst only for my blood
Hunting me down like an animal in the night

I keep dreaming about my past
Old professions
and foolish mistakes

I had a run in with an old ally recently
He wanted something
that did not belong to him
It's strange how friendships can be forgotten so quickly

If you find this, you can find me
The clock is ticking

Can I count on you when it's time?

68 74 74 70 3a 2f 2f 69 6e 66 72 61 73 74 72 75 63 6b 2e 62 6c 6f 67 73 70 6f 74 2e 63 6f 6d 2f

Love,
InfraStruck

(Music : DJ Shadow - Organ Donor)

Check out the forum thread http://lg15.com/lonelygirl15/forum/viewtopic.php?f=161&t=15271

Deal with the Devil - Gavin (KM)


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There’s a good sandwich recipe in this one.

The music is 'Fra Buddha Tut' by Glen Bedsoe.

Who is TACHYON?

It has been a long wait. We knew Tachyon was out there somewhere, but where. But now we may know. Tachyon appears to be back but this time within the RedEarth88 series as Rachel's new roomate (oh boy, is Zarbod going to be jealous!!!!). So this is a good time to take a quick look back at the "beginning" of Tachyon.

Tachyon is the second major player in the OpAphid storyline/ARG. Tachyon, which is the code name for an operative who infiltrated the OpAphid organization, is the spokeswoman for most of the opposition to OpAphid's activities. We were first introduced to Tachyon when OpAphid informed us that someone had stolen a significant amount of confidential information from one of their information-gathering facilities, and asked us to track the thief for clues about what information had been stolen and where it might be headed. Further search revealed the thief to be Tachyon, a spy for another secret organization known sometimes as The Family, The Bureau, The Ring, or just Mom and Dad.

For reasons unknown to us, Tachyon has not chosen, or has not been able, to go "home" to Mom and Dad. Instead, she has conveyed her stolen information, as well as anything new that she learns or discovers, through her partner, codenamed "Brother" or "10033." Brother and Tachyon, who are not actually related, communicate through voicemail, YouTube profile updates, and drops, or physical locations where Tachyon leaves items for Brother to recover. It appears that although Tachyon frequently finds Brother irritating, dense, and slow, she does what she can to protect and help him (such as keeping OpAphid from blowing him up, and facilitating his attack on Gemma).

Tachyon herself is well-characterized by her YouTube tagline about her location: "By the time you know, I'll already be gone." She responds to some people who send her messages via YouTube, but her replies can be witty, helpful, vague, misleading, or simply unrelated to the question asked, seemingly on a whim. She dislikes giving out information about herself or her past, although some of her communication has suggested that she might be connected to the family Gemma talks about in her video "They Disappeared...," even as the information she leaves behind reveals more and more about her own personal story. Tachyon does not appear to stay in one place for any length of time, if she can help it, and is extremely fond of codes and cryptography, which she often employs to protect the information she distributes.

Tachyon was first discovered by YouTube user LonWpnX who looked up all the LG15 tags. The similar style to OpAphid and the similar story to Bree caught their eye. When the user was subscribed to, the vids were pulled until the release of The Action of an Enemy - Be Careful.

Just like her enemy OpAphid, Tachyon logged into her YouTube account on May 24th, 2007, leaving this farewell message:

"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it.
xoxox,
T
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Lately, I am not having the easiest time with the situation i am in. But i can handle it,
right? What other choice do I have?"

Tachyon on LGPedia.

Aly Zarin on LGPedia.

LGpedia needs your HELP: Ways To Help









The REDEARTH88 section of LGPedia needs YOUR help!!!!!!! Please drop in and lend a hand TODAY: http://www.lg15.com/lgpedia/index.php?title=Redearth88

Like this blog LGPedia is a community based effort and if you love RedEarth88 show your support by contributing to LGPedia.

You can watch the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gk-nW-VKm-M

I Am Not Impressed - Zarbod




Zarbod tells the elusive Rachel that he would be a better love than any of the other losers out there for her. But his patience is running out.

Music
Christopher Cross: Theme to Authur
Tonio K: Impressed

Impressed Lyrics by Tonio K.
Romeo and Juliet
Louis and Ms. Antoinette
Napoleon and Josephine
Mickey and the rodent queen
Antony and Cleopatra
Nicholas and Alexandra
Ken and Barbie, Dick and Jane
Superman and Lois Lane

impressed
i am not impressed
i love you the best
i am not impressed

it's a bunch of losers
a lot of fools
a list of victims
not all that cool
and we've got nothing in this world
to live up to

i'll never kill you this i swear
then kill myself just to be fair
i'll never need another queen
we'll never face the guillotine

because love is gentle love is kind
Doesn't poison baby's wine
isn't jealous or provoked
doesn't quit or give up hope

impressed
i am not impressed
forget all the rest
i am not impressed

it's just a bunch of losers
it's a lot of fools
it's a long list of victims
it's got nothing to do with me and you

Vudu to Offer HD Movies Online

"In a major shift in movie distribution, a high-definition version of the hit "The Bourne Ultimatum" will be released through Vudu Inc.'s online service Tuesday - the same day the DVD comes out."

http://money.aol.com/news/articles/_a/vudu-to-offer-hd-movies-online/n20071210200609990005

Get Your Freak On - Emma (LG15)



Get to know my new friend. - Emma

Monday, December 10, 2007

Aly Zarin! - Tachyon (RE88)



To My Dearest Brother,

I've finally settled into my new living situation. If anything, it sure beats staying at your place.

xoxox,

T

PS. What's up with that Will Arnett-style voiceover? Are you secretly doing some side work to support your wife's expensive tastes?

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With the unveiling of Aly Zarin as Tachyon, it is now time to start OPERATION ALY ZARIN, a.k.a. Operation Red Sunday II. Please discuss the video on the youtube comment board. Please stop by and reply to everyone's theories. We sure do have a lot to discuss with this video. The first Operation Red Sunday was wildly successful. I would love to make this even bigger and better. Wow, watching this video, I could not help but see how this can be a great video to attract new fans. This is the first Tachyon video in almost a year! Thanks in advance to everyone.

For those who don't know, Operation Aly Zarin simply means we will be having our conversation about this video in the youtube comments. We usually have a fractured conversation, with so many places to talk about redearth88, but we will focus everything in the first 48 hours on the youtube comment board for Operation Aly Zarin. Please come join us.

Also, for those who have not followed the series, this is the perfect jumping on point! The video recaps Rachel's story so that you can jump right in! This one video can be a great starting point to get involved with the Redearth88 series if you have been wanted to follow it but did not want to go watch all of the videos.

TACHYON IS BACK!


EDIT: PJ has another comic for us, just in time:

Is online video/Internet TV here to stay?

"Should creators share any revenue with the copyright owners of the likeness and look and feel, which in the case of a lot of Dora the Explorer videos are a few different owners."

http://healthydoseofskepticism.blogspot.com/2007/12/is-online-videointernet-tv-here-to-stay.html

Get to know Becki Kregoski

Becki Kregoski is the actress who plays the role of Taylor in the lonelygirl15 webseries.

Childhood
Born in Barrington, Illinois, Becki spent much of her childhood watching her mother act in plays that she had written. Thus, she became fascinated with that particular line of work early on. When she was six, her family moved to Colorado, and Becki was given the chance to act in her first play, which was held at her family's church. From that point on, she knew she wanted to be an actress and took part in dozens of plays throughout middle school and high school, as well as a number of acting classes in the area.

In addition to acting, Becki also loves horses and rode from the time she was 8 years old until she was 16. She stopped, not because she lost interest, but because she was asked to do so for an acting job, as there was fear she might break a bone. During her active years in the riding community, Becki volunteered at a riding center for disabled children and adults.

After completing her freshman year of high school in Colarado, Becki continued high school in California, and graduated a semester early. She took a job at Macy's, and sold perfume for a little over a year. When it was time for college, Becki went to UCSB, where she picked up horseback riding again. However, Becki's college career did not last very long, for she left after her freshman year and headed to LA to act full time. While she was there, she took classes at the Groundlings.

Joining the LG15 Family
Because her apartment in LA had no television, Becki and her roommate could only turn to YouTube for entertainment when they first moved in. They ended up watching a few lonelygirl15 videos, back when they were still considered "real". A few weeks later, the Creators were revealed on the news, and a week after that, Becki saw the lonelygirl15 audition notice online and got called in. She waited in a line of 400 people for about two hours, considered leaving, then realized she had nothing better to do that day, and stuck it out. "I guess that was a good decision on my part :)" says Becki.

The Creators liked Becki, and even went so far to call her back for three additional auditions. Her third audition was in December of 2006, but it wasn't until five months later that they called her back in for a producers' session. It was during this session that she met and hung out with Maxwell Glick for the first time. Shortly after this meeting, Taylor made her debut in April 2007.

During the "in-between" time, when Becki did not believe she would get a job with lonelygirl15, she was cast in the Paula DeAnda music video "Walk Away" (watch on youtube) as one of DeAnda's friends. A few months later, she got roles in the television shows CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Help Me Help You She also worked for Nickelodeon's Unfabulous as a stand-in, a double, and a cameo actor. Shortly thereafter, she served as a stand-in for episodes of Grey's Anatomy and Medium.

After Joining LG15
Since appearing as Taylor, Becki has worked on other projects. These include her role as the lead character in the short film "Misperpetual Motion," which will premiere at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in 2008. Additionally, she participated in another festival short, playing the best friend of the lead in "The Relationship Theorem," which will be shown at the Kids First film festival. She is currently planning to start volunteering at a riding center similar to the one she worked for in Colorado within the next month (December 2007).

http://www.lg15.com/lgpedia/index.php?title=Becki_Kregoski

LGpedia needs your HELP: Ways To Help

Once again, a special thanks to Zoey and the rest of "Team LGPedia" for their tireless efforts to collect together such great information!!!!!!

Universal Music Group, Imeem Ink Deal

"Social networking Web site operator imeem Inc. has signed a licensing deal with Universal Music Group to offer free streaming of music and videos"
http://news.aol.com/story/_a/universal-music-group-imeem-ink-deal/n20071210010009990010

Partnership for everybody. (in the US and Canada)

http://www.youtube.com/blog?entry=TjbF_qRdIyM

But we're just getting warmed up. Today we're announcing that we are expanding the YouTube Partner Program. Now, anyone living in the United States or Canada can apply to become a partner at www.youtube.com/partners. (We're looking forward to rolling out the program to additional international markets soon.)

WatchYourJack: New Character or New Show? Redkik wants to know!


A new bulletin posted by Daniel appears to bring WatchYourJack into the Breeniverse. However, speculation remains whether this is a new LG15-spinoff or a new character within the LonelyGirl15 storyline.

The text of the bulletin is as follows:

"Okay so, this guy Jack. What's up with this kid? I've been looking at his videos again.. because there is basically nothing for me to do here and I'm trying to focus on anything but my life right now. Anyways I watched his stuff over the weekend and as wacky as it all sounds, the kid seems so sincere. Not that I have great experience with seeing people for what they really are. I'm not going to even say her name. I'm not. Changing topic back to Jack if you haven't already seen his videos, you should definitely check him out.

later
Daniel"


New character or new show? Leave your opinions below.

It's Mammary Mondays on BreeFM!

Tonight and every monday your BreeFM DJ's are female! Hot right?
I know!

DJ Hammy @ 7pm
DJ Bubbles (Bubblekiller13) @ 8pm
DJ Romy @ 9pm

So feel free to hop into the chat, and tune in tonight to BreeFM!

Charlie and the Seven Snorks - Charlie (KM)


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Still recovering from last Friday. I thought it was time for some art therapy. Enjoy!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

A story is told as much by silence ... - PJ (SonOfAStitch)



Another awesome piece of artwork by LG15 fan and Redearth88 enthusiast PJ (SonOfAStitch)

Investigation Hat Time! - Acidfingers


really think someone needs to light a (friendly :D) fire under Clara's ass because there's some crazy shit we need to figure out.

Everyone, lets get our damn investigation hats on, Sherlock Holmes style!

Game On? - 3rdtriad



It's you who will guide my path so I'm gonna need your help. You out there. You.

Tags: redterritory redearth88 maddisonatkins lonelygirl15 bree danielbeast jonastko redearth

LG15 Forum link.RED

Channel open; message coming - faceintheclouds488



Nacogdoches: The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.

Tags: operation redshift redearth88 clara

Note, this looks like it is related to the mysterious postcard sent to Jeromy earlier.

MA forum link.

Who is Jonathan Kaplan?

Jonathan Robert Kaplan is a writer for the lonelygirl15 video series. Sharing a birthday with both Ed McMahon and Michelangelo, Jonathan was raised amidst the farmlands of Northern Illinois. After growing up watching Bewitched (in re-runs) and noticing how Darren always had to shave, put on a suit, go into an office, and suck up to Mr. Tate, Jonathan decided that he never wanted to grow up and take part in what grown-ups called "work." As such, he traded a budding career as a corn detasseler in his hometown of De Kalb for a much more lucrative and slightly more interesting career as a TV writer out in Hollywood, CA. Since then, he's written for NYPD Blue, JAG and a number of other shows. He got involved with lonelygirl15 after his friend and collegue Mary Feuer asked him to join the show's writing staff.

Interestingly, Jonathan won a "stupid human tricks" contest during David Letterman Week at the University of Iowa by cracking his jaw to the tune of Bonanza. He beat a guy who put dental floss up his nose and pulled it out his mouth.

Jonathan Kaplan on LGPedia.
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Is quarterlife's heat cooling off?

http://newteevee.com/2007/12/04/is-quarterlifes-heat-cooling-off/

But upon closer inspection, the stats seem to indicate that audiences aren’t sticking around.


h/t to suze900 who found the article and posted to anchor cove. Feel free to discuss it there.

Sunday Sunday Sunday on BreeFM!


DJ JammyJams - 2pm Pacific (5pm Eastern)

DJ Acid and Perky - 3pm Pacific (6pm Eastern)

ApotheosisDJ's show will unfortunately not be broadcast tonight, as he was kidnapped by telepathic dolphins. He sends his love and will hopefully be able to rock out with us next week.

RomyDJ Is live now!, DJ Perky may be rocking us out in the later hours of the evening. If any DJ's feel like throwing on the headset and spinning some tunes feel free to drop into #BreeFM.

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quarterlife - part 10

"Compromise" - Danny's relationship with Carly develops, he feels more and more confused about Debra.
quarterlife - part 10

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Google Video is no match for YouTube!



"More people visit YouTube, they come back to the site more often, and spend more time on the site each time they visit."
http://blog.compete.com/2006/10/05/youtube-googlevideo-site-lonelygirl15-traffic-growth-2006/#comment-245694

Blendtec (will it blend?), Lonelygirl15 and French Maid TV - 3 great examples of different You Tube business models

" it's not what you say, but where and how you say it."

http://www.nickburcher.com/2007/12/blendtec-will-it-blend-lonelygirl15-and.html

"None of the above examples employ cutting edge video production."

KateModern, a Web Video Success Story?

"Now approaching its first season finale, the show has been seen some 30 million times."

http://newteevee.com/2007/12/05/katemodern-a-web-video-success-story/

“Tampax was horrible,” she said.

"He said the LG15 team is in talks for three more spinoffs of the show in additional countries."

Also: On Screen fro BBC RADIO: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/aod/mainframe.shtml?http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/aod/wservice_aod.shtml?wservice/onscreenn
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Youtube (Accidental) Audition, The

"So when Robinson began looking for someone to play a teenage Jay-Z in the video for the hit song “Roc Boys (And The Winner Is. . .),” all his casting director had to do was log on to YouTube."

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/09/magazine/09youtube.html?_r=1&ref=magazine&oref=slogin




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