"To me, this crossover was the perfect opportunity to bridge a gap in the community that exists between lonelygirl15 fans and KateModern fans."
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Great post, very interesting observation.
We did the cross over because we have amazingly talented producers, writers, and actors on both lonelygirl15 and KateModern.
Amanda, Luke, and Kelly talked about a cross over and all thought it would be a great idea for the communities to meet each other. They also thought it was a great idea for the different casts and crews to meet some of their new friends from across the world.
Luke, Tom and Amanda worked very hard writing the scripts and Kelly and Amanda worked tirelessly to produce a great series (along with all the other crew on each show - too many awesome people to mention by name). I literally mean tirelessly - Amanda went from Catalina, to London, to Los Angeles, to Las Vegas in three weeks!!!
We certainly didn't intend for the story to create any animosity between the two communities. In our minds, there is one community of LG15 fans around the world. Some of those fans might like lonelygirl15 more, or KateModern more, but they are not competing. They compliment each other within the greater LG15 Universe.
We will be doing more LG15 shows in the future and they are all meant to compliment each other, but be enjoyed individually. We didn't want people to have to watch two shows. If they did, awesome, we hope they enjoy them both!! But nobody has to watch two shows.
With the KateModern/lonelygirl15 cross over, we set out to create one AWESOME LG15 storyline over two weeks. We brought the two series's together for two weeks and then needed to separate them again. Our writers came up with a good story and we thought it was very cool. The end was not meant to make people choose sides, rather, it was meant to go back to two separate yet related series's.
Thanks so much for watching the shows and WRITING ABOUT THEM. It is awesome that you would take the time to think about our shows and the community, and then write a blog about them.