Glenn, live on BreeFM @11pm EST, Wednesday.
This article was written live during the show. As such it may contain significant factual errors. Over time it is hoped that these will be corrected.
All new setup. New mixing board. Level check from the voice of OpAphid, Mari Devincenzi. There was some chat in IRC about the voice of OpAphid so Glenn decided to "go public".
Also 3 years ago she was not only the voice of OpAphid, but also Glenn's personal assistant. OpAphid seemed "complete" when they started to work on the voice overs.
Glenn shot footage of the visual stuff. He has a white wall in his studio where he can shoot stuff. He layed out a seamless white backdrop.
Mari: She likes anything dark. She wondered how Glenn was going to get into another "game".
Glenn: he knew there had to be a game. That was the big gamble. He knew what ARGs were but he had never played one. He tried playing Cassieiswatching but he got bored after a day.
To create a puzzle he had to work backwards. If you want to figure out Glenn, look at Wikipedia and look at the "what links here" section. Mari helped with all the research.
Glenn would suggest Mari do "random errands".
In 2004, the precursor to everything that happened later took place an it was like a "sitcom". Glenn well tell the story in the next hour.
Glenn drew on random lines that Mari said that worked their way into LG15.
Additionally Glenn talked about the Red Army. As a bonus the Red Army is going to get "end tags" Mari will be doing the voice over as the "Voice of OpAphid"
Glenn has taken to calling RedEarth88 a situation dramedy. RedEarth and Maddison Atkins both take place in the RE88 Universe but as two series with cross overs. There will be "points of interaction." Tomorrow afternoon 4PM PST (Thursday) there will be a cross over Maddison Atkins video. He compared it to the episode of Booker that was a spin off from 21 Jump Street. The video will confirm some stuff that people have spectuated about in term of Rachel. Glenn asked the Red Army to help promote this video.
Suggestion: Check out the old WB show "Off Center" if you get a chance. It is one of the shows that has influenced Glenn
Dominic used to share an office with Glenn and he was around when Mari was helping Glenn with OpAphid.
Glenn and Mari talked about Erasure.
Mari has her own "cowboy story".
Glenn shot a test shoot for a pilot of a show called "Adult Material" which he planned to distribute via bittorrent. Mari helped by acting in the shoot. They chose Burlingame as an obscure city for it to take place in. It is a city in the Bay Area. People know where it is but they don't know much about it.
Glenn and Mari acted out a scene from the drama on his radio show. Dominic also played a character in the test shoot. Everyone was impressed by Mari's performance when they saw the test shoot.
As and aside, OpAphid has a supporting role in the "Cowboy Radio Drama".
Glenn described working with Mari as "inappropriateness squared" because of some of the amusing conversations they would have when working together. They would talk about relationships. Jessica Rose would tell Glenn about her bad relationships and how difficult it was to break up. He remembers similar situations with Mari.
Mari said "Oh Dear!" Glenn talked about how he would coach Mari on how to say it. They recorded a ton of OpAphid stuff that was never released.
Mari did both the OpAphid voice and the "Cassie" voice. In " The Action of an Enemy - Be Careful" Glenn started to hear the "character in his head" because of Mari's voice stuck in his head.
People who left voice mails got phone calls from the character of Brother in addition to the call to the park. If you gave up too much information you got a phone call from OpAphid telling you if you had passed or failed the test. This was the first time she said "Oh Dear!" and "Be well for your own sake".
In RedEarth88 we learn a little more about OpAphid. Glenn gave props to people in the disuccussion. They are on the right track on one issue and headed in the right direction in another. People have been speculating on the identity of 15over15 . This is one of the reasons why its hard to do an ARG because you have no idea how long it will take people to figure thing out. This is part of why Glenn is not doing an ARG any more. He enjoys having a public presence. In LG15/OpAhid he had to shill some answers because the plot needed to move forward.
Glenn believes the Cassieiswatching ARG came to a full and complete ending and Cassie cannot come back to help solve the anagram. That is why Glenn put up the anagram on the one year anniversary. Even without puzzles people are missing things in RedEarth88.
Mari "read lines" suggested by fans in the "Voice of OpAphid" including: "And as such you will face our wrath", "Bring me the head of Cassie", "I like applesauce" and "If you don't edit LGPedia, we will destroy you." Mari gave a shout out to WatchingOpAphid
Mari shot some of the video for the "Remember Me" video including the teddy bear and the balloon.
In response to a question, Glenn commented that he has not made a cent off RedEarth88, OpAphid or Lonelygirl15 so far.
Glenn wishes he could have finished up his plan to have OpAphid as Bree's Mom.
August 2004: Glenn was dating a girl and he thought she was cheating on him. He would talk to Mari about it a lot. When he would catch his girlfriend in a lie it had to do with her ex-boyfriend. She would say she was "hanging out in the city" but the caller ID would be her ex boyfriend's number. The messed up part is that he did not break up with the girl.
Glenn knew the ex boyfriend was on Friendster and he had seen his profile. He decided to make a female profile and become his friend to obtain information. He found a girls image that looked like Scarlet Johansen and knew it would appeal to him. Diana was the "characters name" and "she" started to talk to the dude. "Diana" asked a lot of questions.
Glenn explained all this to Mari because "Diana" needed to have a voice mail. He got a pre-paid cell phone. Mari had to do a "million" takes of the message. Glenn felt that he knew the character well enough to know how she would talk.
The dude had given Diana his number and decided Mari needed to call him. Diana was supposed to be from Burlingame and worked at a medical records processing office. Diana was the "Dan Kelly" of women. She was quirky, sassy and loveable. After the phone call Diana was "his best friend" and he wanted to hook up with her. Diana had an allergy to "latex" because Glenn thought that would help open him up in discussions.
Finally Glenn confronted the girl with the information he had collected. However, she baited him into an argument about how messed up his actions were. She used Glenn's methods to deflect the argument. She then confronted the ex-boyfriend and she attacked him.
Later that night Glenn received a call and it was the ex-boyfriend who was very mad and went on to delete his Friendster account.
When Glenn started OpAphid he referred to this incident in terms of how elements of the experience could be used in an ARG.
When it came to interactions with Brother, Glenn had a better understanding of how people would react based on this experience with the "ex-boyfriend"
Glenn's ARG idea: "I think my boyfriend is cheating on me" is the name of the game". A girl wants to catch her boy friend cheating on her. The dude is in a band and on tour. People could go see the band and collect evidence. Two or three weeks in, it is revealed that there is a "twist".
Call Glenn and he will set up the ARG for $10K.
Copyright 2008, Glenn Rubenstein
Mari on becoming a teacher: it was time for her to move on.
Mari built a steady cam for Glenn to shoot the LG15 videos in Vegas which he was never able to do. Glenn is sentimental and a lot more emotional than Mari. Glenn would have Mari purchase cards and presents for him to give. They had some amusing interactions because of their different points of views.
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02:32:15 MC Pee Pants - I Want Candy
00:51:17 Nelly vs Jane Does vs Glenn Rubenstein - Grillz (Junkie RedEarth Remix)
00:51:05 Glenn Rubenstein - Stay Tuned for More Aimless Rambling.wav
00:47:48 MC Chris - dq blizzard (optimiss bright new day mix)
23:15:51 Glenn Rubenstein - Abandoned Super Secret Shameless Filler
23:12:58 Beastie Boys v Debbie Gibson - Shake Your Love-Rump (Glenn Rubenstein Train Wreck)
23:10:12 Glenn Rubenstein - 46 Mash-Up of Doom
23:06:55 Kelly Clarkson vs The Pixies - Where U Been Gone (Glenn Rubenstein Remix)
23:05:58 Song Mash Up - Mix + Comp
23:03:39 The New Trust - This Invitation Has Meant The World To Me