Saturday, March 15, 2008
UPDATE: unfortunately Nadia Kajouji was found dead.
"The parents of a missing Carleton University student are pleading for the public's help to find their daughter.
Nadia Kajouji, 18, has not been seen since March 9 when she returned to Ottawa after spending reading week with her family in Brampton, Ont."
Nadia is described as being of a Mediterranean complexion with dark skin at 5'8, and 130 pounds. She has hazel eyes and shoulder-length brown hair with blonde streaks and has eyebrow and tongue rings.
Anyone with any information about Kajouji is asked to contact Ottawa police at 613-236-1222, ext. 3726.
Nadia is a friend of long time community participant Danielle Taylor who would be grateful if everyone could help get the word out.
Again, I stress this, my show is YOUR show!
I'll talk about:
-Congratz to Jenni
-How crazy you guys are (hehe)
-How I'd like to intern for someone
-Anything YOU want to talk about
-Behind the Scenes of my two new videos (see below)
5 facts video bloopers:
5 facts video:
Which reminds me, TAG! you're it!
From Anchor Cove:
"Well it seems like web series award season is upon us. The Guild just won at the Greenlight Awards this week and next month we have the Webbys to look forward to, but to fill that otherwise awardless gap there are both the 2nd annual YouTube Video Awards and the 2008 Yahoo! Video Awards."
Warning : This video is a total MUST WATCH!
This was on the CD that Carmine gave to me. He was emphatic that it couldn't go to Savannah with the children. I'm beginning to understand why the kids have become 'persons of interest' to certain factions. There have been some interesting developments with the Tenacious Threesome. While under the guidence of their new teacher Laila and in the presence of the stone, voices begin to manifest through nearby electronic devices. The children are on their way to Savannah to work with Laila and the enlightened ones. Our mission is to locate the four remaining stones and deliver them to the school in Savannah.
Carmine Terrine wishes to thank his associates at the European Space Agency, the BBC and Terrine Enterprises.
Interloper - Kevin MacCloud
A transcript of the text for this video is posted here on theCoalition.tv : ReGenesis
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Note: One of the tags for this video is "Parallax"
we went all the way to stone mountain to meet philip
we got to play on the mountain and we all took turns with the camera
philip even gave me a cd and we have not stopped listening to it and dancing
too bad you had to leave so soon
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The Hymn of One Boarding School (HOOBS) is kicking off its Spring ‘08 semester, and you are invited to enroll now as a student or join the school as a teacher! Visit HOOBS in its new and expanded home on the discussion boards of LG15.
What is HOOBS? HOOBS is a role-playing game in which you get to participate in the LG15 universe! Create a character - either a student or teacher - and interact with other characters in this unique setting where, as the players note, “magic and drama rule.”
Classes are set up to cover all the important things, like mysticism, arts and crafts, and driver’s ed. In between classes, interact with other characters as you chose. You get to define where the game goes and what happens next. And maybe your character can help participate in a very special ceremony…
HOOBS stands for the "Hymn of One Boarding School" RPG (Role Playing Game.)
It was started by the user -R- and has been kept up mainly by Marbella. It is currently in it's third season.
The IRC channel is under freenode, channel #officialhoobs.
HOOBS on LGPedia.
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"The drama revolves around 17-year-old Sofia Taylor, played by Rachel Hyde-Harvey, who is sent to live in London with her dad and his family after accidentally blowing up part of her school.
Fans will be able to get a role in the directing chair as each week they will dictate to Sofia what choices she should make regarding an important decision in her life. "
Friday, March 14, 2008
This is a good thing... I think. - Gina
Artist: Caution Cat
Track: Company Picnic
Carl was first seen as one of the party guests from the party that Jonas, Daniel, and Alex went to at Rebecca's house. Right before Jonas and Daniel leave, Carl tried to talk to Daniel about something, but Jonas and Alex pushed him away. The Uncle Dan (D-Bone Remix) video reveals that he was angry because Daniel interrupted an earlier conversation between him and his girlfriend, Sonia.
Carl and Sonia later appear with Bree in Sing With Me as apparently brainwashed members of the Hymn of One. They were also at the HoO seminar. Carl next appeared in FOLLOW YOUR HAPPINESS.
Carl is a firm believer in the practices of the Hymn of One, and refuses to hear Sonia's doubts about the religion. He believes that it is incumbent on him to help every person, even a homeless man he meets on the street, to find his or her eternal song. His job within the HoO was to deliver Ceremony Babies to their adoptive parents. Jonas and Daniel witnessed Carl and Sonia delivering a Ceremony Baby first hand before being chased away by a Watcher. After Sonia switched sides and helped TAAG steal the Ceremony Baby back, she was beaten very badly by unknown HoO members. She told TAAG that Carl had been there too, "talking about the principles of the "Eternal Hand" and how [Sonia] had been given the secrets and had jeopardized everything" he also denied the existence of the Order.
Carl was not seen or heard from by TAAG for nearly a month, when he, along with Chris and Claudia, rescued Sarah and Jonas from the Lullaby Project truck they had been trapped inside of after a botched stakeout. Although Carl, at first, made taunting references to Jonas's "cat and mouse" analogies, he was later shown being friendly, offering the famished duo food and shelter after a tour the Lullaby Project encampment. After being ditched by Jonas, Sarah headed back to the Lullaby Project camp where she had been helping Carl and the others. Carl is seen in Sarah's video participating in "Song Circle" in which they all sit in a circle and are supposed to be listening to their internal eternal song. Later, Carl was seen with Chris and Sarah, welcoming Sarah into his "family" at Sarah's HoO party when she was planning to become part of the HoO. He was seen again several days later when Jonas and Jennie followed him and spied him talking to Lucy, then he approached them with coffee and told them he wouldn't deny that Dr. Hart was still around and delivered a letter from him to Emma telling them to meet him in the village the following Friday.
Mexican_Mating_Machine on LGPedia.
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WTF ANNIE MUST BE DRUNK OR SOMETHING....
"Web video leader YouTube on Wednesday said it augmented its programming hooks to allow content providers to host YouTube videos on their sites without their users having to view YouTube ads or to switch to YouTube's site."
I'm a huge fan of the series...did you know that the Academy is now allowing online content like webisodes and web series to be eligible for nomination in this years Primetime Emmy's? I think last year they were allowed for the DT Emmy's, so it's pretty cool they're allowing webisodes to contend with the Primetime shows! If you're interested or want to read more, check out www.emmys.com . I'm workin with the Academy to help spread the message about the new nominations, so if you get to check it out let me know! It would be great to see a web series win an award!
"AOL plans to fortify Bebo, the No. 3 online social network in the U.S. market, by integrating its industry-leading instant-messaging services AIM and ICQ, AOL President Randy Falco said in a conference call Thursday morning."
" AOL, which rose to prominence as an Internet portal, has embarked on a "Platform A" strategy to build an advertising network that offers an alternative to Google and Microsoft."
"Bebo's sole institutional backer, Benchmark Capital affiliate Balderton Capital, stands to reap $140 million, more than nine times its original investment, for its 15.7 percent stake. "
Bebo Head Brings Video Expertise to AOL
"With Time Warner’s expertise and power, Bebo has a chance to take the social-network-as-the-new-TV-network phenomenon to new heights.?
Sofia's Diary Episode 0
We all know that Bebo and Yahoo have fallen under the influence of the 436. The question is:
"Is Sofia's Diary the latest to fall under the influence of the 436".
The release of Sofia's Diary Episode 0 with an equally mysterious non existent "embed code" has thrown the eternal question of whether or not zero exists into play. Can nothing exist? Or, more to the point, can nothing not exist? Does this story even exist? Only Joe can answer these troubling questions!
What do you think. The influence of the 436, or some bright producers concept of a good idea?
Check out Sophia's Diary on our blogspot portal page.
Sofias Diary said:
"You think your life sucks? Watch mine..."
I'm here. I'm in London. Right now it just feels like a holiday. Maybe because it's Friday and the weekend is officially starting. Fine by me, as long as someone can stop Monday from coming...(I start college on Monday.)
Dad and his wife (my stepmother/model/actress/whatever - SMAW) are taking me out for a Welcome to London mea tonight. Would it be too controversial to request a ham and cheese sandwich in my bedroom instead? Or just gimme me a spoon and let me get to work on a jar of peanut butter (yum).
I will say ONE NICE THING about London though. I noticed while walking around today that people who live in London seem to enjoy their city. It's a mild day today, and all the outdoor spaces were filled with people having their lunches and coffees. (There are about seven hundred different coffee places in London too.) It seems everyone's all revved up for spring. Which is a nice thing, but also sad, because spring is when I start to feel excited about life and the future, and I just can't seem to get excited about where I am right now.
Jo E said:
Like I said, this is all new to me. But I think it's exactly what I need right now, to just sort of write about what I'm thinking...
And right now I'm thinking about geography. About how we can't be in two places at once. And because of that I'm separated from my best friend in the world. Whose idea was it anyway, to invent roads and airplanes and trains to get us to faraway places? I think if they'd really thought it through they might have stopped at horse-drawn carriages or maybe bicycles. Because for every person who goes away, there is someone who is left behind...
Wicked Magazine said:
Do you dream of working in publishing? Do you think you know what our readers like? Wicked Magazine is looking for someone with journalistic ambitions to help us with the daily running of our mag. This is a work experience position so it will be tough, but you'll witness firsthand how one of the country's best magazines operates. If you think you have what it takes to work at Wicked Magazine, please get in touch! We've recently filled one position -- one other remains.
Rebecca N said:
Trouble on the way...
Looks like we've got a new student coming on Monday. And apparently she blew up the chemistry lab at her old college. Sounds like trouble to me. I'll have to show her who's in charge.
Sam Donovan (nice eyelashes!) talked to us about the week KateModern hit the road!
Dr Kuch - 'The Big Bang Theory'
From Anchor Cove:
"Generate intends to produce two new original comedy series – Knockers, featuring the sketch comedy group Good Neighbor, and LaQuisha, a series based on a character created by Ralph Garman and featured on KROQ’s Kevin and Bean show."
Enjoy this week's report! - Mason
However, Bebo has been quietly innovative in areas of online marketing that are just now starting to get attention.
The dynamic American forged the deals that made Bebo into a top UK teenage socialnetworking site.
Joanna Shields on LGPedia.
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Thursday, March 13, 2008
This Finally Got To My Front Door,
It's been over a month since i've heard from Annie....
There broken down into parts, i'm trying to find a clue in these tapes to see if she's okay or not...
Here's the first clip, it's pretty bad...
I hope Annie's Okay, and I hope the Cleaners or Lucy or Carl Didn't get her....
There was a letter with the tapes as well....
PLEASE SEND THESE LAST FEW VIDEOS OUT AS A WARNING TO ANYONE WHO HAS HAD ENCOUNTERS WITH THE OLHYM... IT IS A FRONT BY THE ORDER AND IS BACKED BY VERDUS AND THE WYMAN FOUNDATION... WATCH THE TAPES...
THE OLHYM IS PLAYING ON PEOPLE'S FEARS AND INSECURITIES TO CONVINCE THEM TO BE COME, WATCHERS, SHADOWS AND CLEANERS...
..THEY'RE PAYING FOR THEIR SCHOOL, AND THEIR FAMILIES AS LONG AS THEY PROMISE TO BECOME ONE OF THE THREE...
WHAT ARE CLEANERS YOU ASK?
KEEP WATCHING, THEY MAINTAIN "ORDER"
THEIR JOB IS TO ERASE NEGATIVE "MEMORIES" OR "DREAMS" SO THEY DON'T EXIST....
.... THEY'VE COMPLETED THE HART STUDY,
AS SOON AS ITS SAFE I'LL MAKE CONTACT WITH YOU, FOR NOW MAKE SURE EVERYONE KNOWS....
PS. I'M NOT ALONE, THERE ARE A FEW STUDENTS THAT WANT TO LEAVE, THAT WANT TO SAVE THEIR PARENTS AND SEEN THE LG15 VIDEOS I'M GOING TO TRY AND HELP THEM FIND AWAY OUT...
The live event is now over!
Below is a summary from CherShayToute, the lifeline for this meetup, and a link to the full chat log for the event.
[18:14] chershaytoute: okay...summary.
[18:14] chershaytoute: he met carmine and the kids and laila at the park - at the waterwheel/fountain
[18:14] chershaytoute: carmine handed him a stone, moss, a cd
[18:14] chershaytoute: the moss was a clue about who he was to meet.
[18:15] chershaytoute: (i still think it had to do with sean in the swamp, personally :) )
[18:15] chershaytoute: someone called him to give him directions on where to go...but then the kids led him to where he needed to be.
[18:15] chershaytoute: sean was filming birdhouses there...and asked him if he really thought birds would live in those birdhouses.
[18:15] chershaytoute: phi said he didn't think so.
[18:16] chershaytoute: sean then said he'd better get the hell outta there.
[18:16] chershaytoute: he RAN!
[18:16] luminous: Who called him, do you know?
[18:16] chershaytoute: to the point he was out of breath in a very big way
[18:16] chershaytoute: i don't. i'm assuming sean?
[18:24] chershaytoute: phi's back
[18:25] chershaytoute: ride is on the way
[18:25] chershaytoute: he still has the cd
[18:25] chershaytoute: i have passed on the password/birdhouse thing
[18:27] chershaytoute: phi will upload any pics/vid he got.
[18:27] chershaytoute: if the cd is something he can upload, he will.
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In her video Spanish Princess, Sarah revealed a shocking secret: she and Carl had an affair during her stay in Mexico at the Lullaby Project. As a reward for becoming a part of the Hymn of One, Sarah was given a novel Finding the One, by the Rupert Van Helden. Inside the book, Carl wrote a letter to Sarah in Spanish telling her “I love you so much. I think of you night and day.” He was inspired by her spirit, which he called “Sacred Spirit.”
Queen_AKASH2004 discovered that both Carl and something called Sacred Spirit now have myspace pages
Carl on MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/onewithharmony
Sacred Spirit on MySpace http://www.myspace.com/sacredspiritla
Despite the world’s progress in technology and social advancement, humankind still suffers... Famine, disease, homelessness, violence, and disenfranchisement grow in unprecedented numbers. There are many organizations around the world that address the needs of those who cannot fight for themselves. And while their progress is commendable, it is not enough. There are too many people that slip through the cracks. Before, help was never an option. But now, it is. In the last six months, the world has turned their attention towards Sacred Spirit, a not-for-profit organization devoted to empowering those voiceless groups who, once before, could not be reached and who were once sadly forgotten. Their vision of an empowered and balanced world is reached with the help of volunteers and benefactors across the globe. Their generosity has gone a long way -- anywhere, in fact, from Meadville, Pennsylvania to Opuwo, Namibia to Luque, Paraguay. Moreover, the involvement of these benefactors and volunteers has achieved staggering results: • in September 2007, while a drought led to a famine in Djibouti, Sacred Spirit was there providing villages across the country with golden rice. • in December 2007, the Atua district of Samoa suffered 714 deaths due to an outbreak of Typhus. Sacred Spirit immediately brought volunteer doctors to the area and vaccinated the entire region, quelling the outbreak within days. • in February 2008, the Sri Lankan city of Mannar witnessed the building of 300 residential complexes to house its 12,000 formerly homeless citizens. This is just a tiny sampling of the expanse of our reach. As of March 2008, there are 127 different projects being undertaken. And that is still not enough. In the next year, we plan to move swiftly ahead. Because there is no time more critical than now. Because the need to address these problems can no longer be delayed. Because inside each one of us, a Sacred Spirit is waiting to be released.
Who I'd like to meet:
The reason why Sacred Spirit was founded initially was to eradicate poverty. Completely. Swiftly. From country to country. While some claim that our goal is a bit lofty, we claim it is well within our reach. The proof is in our record of vast accomplishments within the short six months we have been established. Therefore, the question of poverty isn't how we plan to solve it, but rather, how soon. Our success is largely grounded in our base of volunteers. Moreover, since we have broadened our scope to address disease, violence, disenfranchisement, and homelessness as well, these volunteers have become even more invaluable to our mission. Thus, it should come to no surprise that the Sacred Spirit is actively looking for individuals of high moral caliber to take on the world's biggest challenges. Most of our volunteers work in the field, anywhere from 7,000 miles away to 7 miles away. Yet, a core group of Good Samaritans fill our Los Angeles main office everyday, incurring essential administrative duties. How you volunteer your time is your choice. You can offer to set up a triage station in Micronesia or you can offer to work by the phone in our main office in Los Angeles. Each carries their own priceless weight that the Sacred Spirit cannot thrive without. Summer internships for college students seeking credit are also available. Please email us at email@example.com today to review your options. It's an exciting time to be part of something beyond ourselves."
" Carl's Blurbs
I'm just a regular guy who tries to spread a little happiness whenever I can. Be it giving a homeless person a dollar or helping out at a soup kitchen or tutoring kids after school, I try to do my part to make this world a better place. (That doesn't sound too much like an insurance ad, does it???) I also try my hand at writing poetry . . . in Spanish. Seldom an easy task, mind you -- however, I have brought smiles to people's faces before. And I take this as a sign to continue on. One day, I will post mis poemas online. Muy embarazoso ahora! However, if you want to read one now, bug me politely and I will send one your way.
Who I'd like to meet:
People with a kind soul. And kind souls looking to do more with their kindness."
Sarah and Carl
Ever since the two met, Sarah expressed her distrust of Carl, often referring to him as "Creepy Carl." However, once she arrived at the Lullaby Project, Sarah began to warm up to him. After staying there for over a month, she came into chat and announced that Carl would never abandon her. She said that he had told her that her song had arrived and that they would "celebrate her evolution" that Friday. TAAG became nervous for Sarah's well-being, and went down to the Lullaby Project to save her. They witnessed a part of the Ceremony, during which Sarah was given the book, Finding the One, and Carl said "I never thought I'd see the day when I'd say, 'Sarah, welcome to my family.' But, Sarah now knows, she's always been in my family." Immediately after that, TAAG stormed in and kidnapped Sarah, who did not want to leave her newfound "friends."
As time went on, and Sarah's apparant brainwashing wore off, she stopped mentioning Carl and began to refocus her romantic energies on Daniel. However, when the group decided that they needed to contact Carl to learn more about Bree's mom, Sarah looked back at the book she received at the Ceremony. Written on the back, there was a love letter from Carl to Sarah, written in Spanish. Reading back over it, Sarah admitted for the first time that, while she was down at the Lullaby Project, she had slept with him and that it had meant something. She referred to him as a "good guy" and admitted that she didn't know if she wanted to find him, as she was scared that she had hurt him.
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The original letter:
Te quiero tanto. Pienso de ti por noche y dia. Estos dias juntos en Mexico son como un sueno fantastico contigo. Eres joven pero espero que tu tambien sientas la misma y ademas que un dia en el futuro tu veras una vida junta para nosotros.
Es mi sueno por el futuro a crecer una fondacion para destruir la pobreza por todo el mundo. Quiero hacerlo contigo, mi amor.
Dentro de cada de nosotros, hay un espiritu sagrada y esto sera su appellido: Espiritu Sagrada.
Un Besote, Carl
According to Jo_16_2 on the forums, the note translates as
I want you so much. I think about you night and day. These days together at Mexico are like a fantastic dream with you. You are young but I hope that you also feel the same thing and that one day in the future you'll see a life for us together.
You are my dream for the future at creating a foundation to destroy the poverty through the whole world. I wanna do it with you, my love.
Inside of all of us, there's a sacred spirit and that will be your nickname: "Sacred Spirit".
Another translation by chershaytoute at the forums, is a little more readable:
I love you so much. I think of you day and night. These days together in Mexico are like a fantastic dream (with you). You're young but I would hope that you also feel the same, and more, that one day in the future you will see a life for us together.
It is my dream for the future to create (grow) a foundation to destroy poverty around the world (in the whole world). I would like to do that with you, my love.
Within each of us, there is a sacred spirit, and this is what I will call you, Sacred Spirit.
A Little Kiss,
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Re: 456 - Spanish Princess [3/12/08]
by rosieiswatching on Thu Mar 13, 2008 8:11 pm
Ok... I think I have read enough of not so accurate spanish translations. But is ok, I won't hold it against you guys(hehe) but there's something that is really bugging me. The note... in that note he's not speaking of a nickname. Appellido means surname, last name, whatever you want to call it. Do you guys think that maybe the Lullaby Project took some of Sarah's eggs and will make little Carl babies??? ew...
Your thoughts are appreciated..
Rosie, aka Peruvian Princess
South By Southwest 2008
This event in Austin, Texas is really three conferences going on at the same time, with tons of 'independent' media/artists.
SXSW 2008 Coverage: Film, Interactive, Music & Videos
Film and Interactive coverage have many videos posted - things like indie film trailers and conference presentations such as "Bankrupt your Startup in Five Easy Steps."
SXSW 2008 Film Trailers
SXSW 2008 Interactive Coverage
SXSW 2008 Film Coverage
SXSW 2008 Music Coverage (starts March 13 pm - check back for updates)
Meanwhile, you can listen to the SXSW audio stream: SXSW Music Player
or peruse the long list of Bands with sample songs.
- If you remember the grunge band L7, then you'll remember their front woman Donita Sparks. I had the pleasure of working sound for her new band at my job and will share what she was like in person.
- Updates on how the series I'm working on is coming along.
- How I learned that cheating sucks.
- Music and much much more!
and join us in the chat!
Sofia's diary video channel
Visit our Sofia's Diary blogspot portal page.
AOL on Thursday announced that it would acquire social media site Bebo for $850 million in cash.
The move is intended to better position AOL in the social media space, the company said. Bebo has approximately 40 million users, with a heavy presence in the UK, Ireland and New Zealand. In August 2007, Bebo ranked third in the United States behind MySpace and Facebook, according to Datamonitor statistics.
AOL TO ACQUIRE GLOBAL SOCIAL MEDIA NETWORK BEBO
"What drew us to Bebo was its substantial and fast-growing worldwide user-base, its vision of a truly social web, and the monetization opportunities that leverage Platform-A across our combined global audience."
Note: we tried to reach a spokesperson for the 436 but they could not be reached for comment. Go figure! ~mm
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
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.
Different show tonight. Glenn reflected on last weeks show with Mari . Tonight will be freestyle. There is a lot Glenn would like to talk about but cannot.
Sometimes Glenn quotes his own dialogue and does not realize it.
Sara will be a guest on a future show. She is shooting a movie right now. Look for an announcement next week.
Lovelinearchive.com has mp3s of Loveline. Adam Carolla has a morning show and is going to be on Dancing With the Stars. He also has a movie coming out. But the big news is that he will be on Loveline tomorrow night and Glenn might just call in. Glenn would like to get himself and Sara on Loveline as guests. Loveline is just not the same without Adam Carolla.
Each line up of Headboard was like its own era. Different people bring different things to the table.
Glenn has been working on business stuff. He has been able to watch some Internet video. He recommended a Will Arnet video on Funny Or Die.
End Tags will be coming soon. Mari now understands the community more and she totally "dug" the cartoon that PJ did.
If a girl talks about her boy drama it is like a road map. If you like a girl and there is some potential, if you hang out 3 times (make the move) and nothing happen.....RUN!!!!! Have the confidence to assert yourself. It almost always works out. When you are too shy to make the move you will still be in the "friend zone" a year later (cf the phantom zone in Superman 2). The "friend zone" is an eternal prison. The worst that can happen is that you get mixed signals in which case you don't know what to do. Girls that are "overly social" love to talk to the dude that they are "not into that way" about all the "collateral damage" from the dudes that she is into in that way.
Glenn enjoys gambling a little too much but every gambling story ends up the same way: "I lost it all".
There are nice girls out there who end up with the dude they are friends with. But, life is generally not like "When Harry Met Sally"
If a girl is talking about guy problems with one dude and she does not get out of it to be with you then "cut it loose". You don't want to mess with it.
The situation to avoid is when the girl puts you in the "friend zone" and there is drama with every guy but you. That will put you in your own personal hell.
Glenn enjoyed listening to Loveline because you hear it all in a more condensed form. Glenn is a good listener and people tend to open up to him. However when he listened to Loveline he heard a lot of similar things. You are both entertained and learn a lot along they way.
Steaming YouTube on Tivo? Glenn likes the idea.
TiVo to bring YouTube videos to TV screens
YouTube lets developers build their own YouTubes
OpAphid: it was hard once it was up and running for new players to jump on board.
The discussion board is out of game as far as Glenn is concerned.
RedEarth88 is inverted in a way. Rachel knows less than anyone. We have scattered bits and pieces and we tie it together with what Rachel says.
During the summer Glenn did not know if he wanted to do an ARG. The "Mashup Of Doom" took over a week to piece together. People were discussing things in IRC etc.
Glenn had to make a decision. He had not made a cent and the ARG world had similar problems to OpAphid. The original OpAphid would have been 6-8 weeks and then it would have been over. The fact that it could be fed from the larger narrative LG15 audience made it possible to go on. Without a larger audience there is nothing to "feed off".
Since Sara is an amazing actress there was an opportunity to do a straight forward narrative. The misadventures in Rachel's life hold a greater meaning. IRC is cool, but the discussion boards create an archive. It helps out new fans a lot and also helps from a business perspective. Part of what killed OpAphid was the private chats and the attitude that people did not want to talk to the wider community. The discussion board is the "gateway drug".
Glenn did a lot of in character interaction. Back in the day people would get pissed if they got a "cut and paste" interaction. It takes a lot of energy to do it right. Glenn did it a lot at the end of the "Mashup Of Doom". The "Mashup of Doom" was downloaded by the low hundreds of people.
Glenn has had to find a way to "succeed". The Red Army has helped with an "intelligent work ethic". He wants to do it at a certain level and eventually add in more stuff. That means putting the focus on the narrative and building an audience.
It took the "Mashup of Doom" to bring it home to Glenn that he needed to put his time towards videos rather than ARG elements and in character interactions.
Glenn gave Amergin and V9000 credit for asking some of the right questions on the discussion boards.
Glenn posted the link: http://jamphat.com/rap/
IPOD OPERA : there was thought of expanding it. Glenn does not like to admit his limitations. He had ideas of who and what roles. It got cut out because it was not essential to the story. It did serve a great benefit initially. Mad props to Acid and everyone else who helped figure out the groups. Glenn did not expect that.
The Tachyon account was found way before it was supposed to be found. The videos had to be made private for a time. It was all hooked up ahead of time. The videos were cryptic and there was a puzzle in there. Glenn needed to post them in real time and have them discovered later on in the series. In the park "Glenn" was asking questions about OpAphid. They went back and looked into the info on the card and that is how Tachyon was introduced.
It was clear to Glenn that if he tangentially presented a connection the LG15 audience would be a good one to tap into. You need an audience to propel the excitement. Look at some of the discussion threads in Nov 06. The OpAphid section was a significant fraction of the discussion board. This is part of why LG15 wanted to incorporate OpAphid.
"Iron Man " Trailer: Can it be May 2nd already? It looks that good!!!!!
"Lost Boys II": it's heart is in the right place. Looks surprisingly good. It is direct to video. They got "the music". Glenn played the audio.
Lost Boys 2: The Tribe (2008) Official Trailer
Glenn posted the link:http://www.trailerspy.com/movie-trailers/view/447/lost-boys-2-the-tribe-trailer/
Glenn was excited about seeing the original "Lost Boys" movie. It made Glenn interested in vampires. The characters were close to his own age. Glenn's favorite vampire movies: "Lost Boys", "Blade III", "Fright Night", "The Addiction" John Carpenter's "Vampires" and "From Dusk Till Dawn".
Buffy was not huge for Glenn (he did not get into it when it first started).
"Once Bitten" is one of Mari's favorite movies.
The line "listen to your friend Daniel in "Miss Me " was a homage to Billy Zane.
(Black screen with glowing white OpAphid eye in center. Eye disintegrates, leaving just the black screen. Screen fades to white and Daniel appears.)
Daniel: What up Bree? It's me, Danny B. You know what I'm sayin'? Yo, I heard you've been looking for me. Check it out. I have new friends. We're having a great time here. I remember I had all these concerns about the religion you were into. You know they're treatin' me great, they're good people. (Op's voice overlaid with Daniel's) We have Daniel. (Back to just Daniel's voice) Yo girl, when we gonna hit up that ceremony? That's all we gotta do. Ain't no big thang. C'mon, just do the ceremony. That's all you need to do. Think about the good times, last summer. (Daniel's voice switches to sound like what might be the Cowboy's voice) You were gonna do the ceremony back then. It's all good. Now, well you're not doin' the ceremony, everything's kinda bad. See the connection? You know, I know I've only gone to community college. Last job I had was at a gas station, but that's math that even I can do. (Back to Daniel's voice) It's amazing. I think you should do the ceremony. Bring the puppets along too, baby, no problem. P. Monkey and Owen, I got mad love for them. You know what, I'm gonna, I'm gonna try to join the Order. I hope they let me in. I really like what they're about. It's cool. Them being evil, was wrong. They treat me better than you do. Yo, I'm having the best time here. We had pizza, I had ice cream. We even did spin art. How cool is that? That thing with your dad, it's just a big misunderstanding. He actually wanted that to happen. Don't you want all of this to be worth something? (Daniel's voice again overlaid with Op's) Come back to us... (Back to Daniel's normal voice) Yeah I remember that girl Cassie. She was in my class. She'd want you to do the ceremony too. Listen to your friend Daniel. Do the ceremony.
Miss Me?- lonelygirl15
Glenn has a recording of an interview with Shirley Manson of Garbage. She is very charming and funny.
There are no vampires in RedEarth88 and OpAphid is not a vampire.
Glenn discussed "Flashback" with Kieffer Sutherland and Dennis Hopper.
When pitching a movie never compare it to a movie that did not make money. What happens if you compare two random movies: e.g. "About Last Night" meets "Tango and Cash". It totally works. Skunkwaffle suggested "The Breakfast Club" meets "From Dusk Till Dawn". Most movies have basic formulas.
Glenn discussed what makes people cry.
"Cry Little Sister", the song in Lost Boys" is an iconic song. In 1992 what other song could you play that is worlds removed? "Technotronic" - Move This.......OH DEAR!!! That was Dave who played those two songs back to back every morning.
CES 1993: Glenn, Dave and Jeff: Dave went out to get supplies and came back with nothing. Dave always had a good story to explain stuff.
Glenn prefers Barack Obama to Hillary Clinton but he loves Bill Clinton. He suggested that every fight between Bill and Hillary ends when Hillary raises his cheating on her. Cheating beats everything else. Glenn likes it when the girl blames "the other woman". Would you rather think that everyone wants to steal your partner or that your partner is undesirable? The "third degree" is the worst ever because no matter what you say it is lost. You can be dating the sweetest nicest girl and all you have to do is mess up a little bit and you get the "grown up voice" e.g. "So how do you know her?" The same is true for girls. If a guy is giving you the passive aggressive thing........RUN! It is just as abusive as actual violence.
Here is the archive of of stories from LG15 TODAY concerning Glenn's radio show on BreeFM.
Send questions to GlennFM@gmail.com
Played @ Song Title
03:09:15 Everclear - Unemployed Boyfriend
03:06:47 The Anniversary - Tu-Whitt Tu-Whoo
03:03:29 The Juliana Theory - Were At The Top Of The World
03:00:10 Spitalfield - I Loved The Way She Said `L.A.`
02:56:35 Soul Asylum - Without a Trace
02:13:34 Vast - Touched
02:09:16 Technotronic - Move This
02:04:37 The Lost Boys - Cry Little Sister (Theme from the Lost Boys)
01:36:20 That Dog - He's Kissing Christian
01:36:08 Glenn Rubenstein - Stay Tuned for More Aimless Rambling
01:32:12 Garbage - Supervixen
00:45:16 Notorious B.I.G. - Mo Money Mo Problems
00:42:48 eminem - invasion
00:39:38 The Get Up Kids - I'm A Loner Dottie, A Rebel
00:34:26 The Wallflowers - One Headlight
23:40:35 The Stereo - I Confess To All This Mess
23:37:19 New Found Glory - All Downhill from Here
23:10:43 Hole - Awful
23:07:44 Cake - The Distance
23:05:22 Goldfinger - Mable
23:05:19 BreeFM Drop
23:01:57 Third Eye Blind - Losing a Whole Year
"Viva! Vision is the hottest Latin channel on Verizon's V-Cast! We have crews across the country finding the hottest Latin clubs, comedians, music, celebrities, style, car shows, and chicas and bringing them right back to you!"
Here is the first of 16 episodes of Awesomedude30, Viva! Vision's parody of lonelygirl15 staring Ed Galvez.
Well I got the chance to scout the facility in suspect but there are still more things I need to know before storming the castle. - Nick
Song- Resident Evil Main Theme, by Marilyn Manson
I have been surprised at how many people have wanted to hear the song my father wrote for my mother when she was pregnant with me. I mentioned it in my first vlog to Anne. Last night I was chatting with Roytheboy and he encouraged me to share it with you all.
"See The Lady With Child" by Jerry Wright Sr.
Community member phipunk has an appointment to meet Carmine, Jiana and her friends tomorrow!
Phi Meets Jiana LIVE 3/13 @ 2:30pm PDT Be There!
Carmine asked phiunk to establish a "lifeline." "Your lifeline will be charged with keeping your compatriots and mine fully informed during the course of your excursion."
phipink chose chershaytoute who will be in IRC channel for #thecoalition.
I'm lost in translation. Can anyone help me? -Sarah
Music: Artist: Jared Scharff & The Royals
Track: "Don't Get Attached to the World"
Artist Link: http://jaredscharff.com/
From the Jo_16_2 on the forums discussion and Nikki on LG15.com comments:
The Note says :
I want you so much. I think about you
night and day. These days together at
Mexico are like a fantastic dream
with you. You are young but I hope that
you also feel the same thing and that
one day in the future you’ll see a life for
You are my dream for the future at creating a
foundation to destroy the poverty through
the whole world. I wanna do it with you,
Inside of all of us, there’s a
sacred spirit and that will be your
nickname: “Sacred Spirit”.
Here is the original spanish text:
Te Quiero tanto. Pienso de ti por
noche y dia. Estos dias juntos en
Mexico son como un sueño fantástico
contigo. Eres joven pero espero que
tu también sientas la misma y ademas
que un dia en el futuro tu veras una
vida junta para nosotros.
Es mi sueno por el futuro a crecer una
fondacion para destruit la pobreza por
todo el mundo. Quiero hacerlo contigo,
Dentro de cada de nosotros, hay un
espiritu sagrada y esto sera su
appellido: Espiritu Sagrada.
Notes on the translation:
1. Accent marks were added to a few of the words in the spanish above (they were missing from the hand-written note image Sarah shared on the forums). It's likely still imperfect spanish as there seems to be a few mistakes in the note, but I tried to match the spelling and line returns exactly in case there was some kind of code or something there. Some of the letters in the original note are a bit hard to be sure about.
2. stellacat said...
I think this translated part "You are my dream for the future at creating a
foundation to destroy the poverty through
the whole world. I wanna do it with you,
Should start out as
"It is my dream for the future to create a foundation that will destroy poverty..."
If it was "you are my dream" I believe it would say "eres mi sueno..."
3. spanishspeakerfromperu said...
te quiero tanto = i love/care about you so much (not "want you", quiero does mean want, but from the way it is phrased/used in context, that's not it)
apellido= last name (not "nickname", nickname= apodo)
besate = ?? (besote = big kiss)
Sarah wrote on the forums:
I wish guys thought like you Lorretta, but they don't. They don't think about losing you until.. well, you're gone. There's so much history between Daniel and I and yet it feels like there's an ocean between us. We haven't been close in ages and I'm not sure how to get through to him anymore. With Carl (yeah I know it sounds weird!) I feel like I can be myself. He never judged me or made me feel bad about myself. To be honest, I miss that. I miss him. His note is super lame but it makes me feel good that he took the time to think of me. (Yes, the book is from Carl. Chris was just chosen to give it to me during the dinner.) As for codes and things... I don't think there's any special about the letter beyond what it says about Carl's feelings for me. Oh, and the girly writing is his! lol it does look a little silly! I don't know, maybe some of the stuff he says here is relevant... like this Sacred whatever... what do you think?
I WAS OUT
TWO FRIENDS - THE
SUN BEGAN TO SET
- SUDDENLY THE
BLOOD RED - I
LEANED ON THE
FENCE - THERE WAS
TONGUES OF FIRE
ABOVE THE BLUE -
BLACK FJORD AND
THE CITY - MY
ON AND I STOOD
WITH ANXIETY -
AND I SENSED AN ENDLESS
music by impulse
theCoalition: LIVE! 3/13 @ 2:30pm PDT
The apparent displacement of an observed object due to a change in the position of the observer.
Attribution: Epic Unease - an original composition by Kevin MacLeod.
Special thanks to Glenn Rubenstein and Amanda Goodfried for conceptualization and permissions.
It would appear that this video is a trailer for a new Coalition series that has ties to Glenn Rubenstein and Amanda Goodfried. Stay tuned to TheCoalition.TV for more info!
glenn rubenstein said...
Not to dash anyone's hopes, but the "thank you" is there because I was contacted to make sure I was cool with The Coalition using the name "parallax" for the video, since it had been used previously as the title of an OpAphid arc.
I don't have anything to do with The Coalition, and REDEARTH88 currently has no plans to crossover with any other series--aside from Maddison Atkins, of course.
However, with that being said, I have been following The Coalition for a few months now as a fan and I look forward to seeing what they've got coming up!
If you haven't already, you should definitely check out their site and the videos! It's good stuff.
theCoalition: LIVE! 3/13 @ 2:30pm PDT
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Who will lead us to the spider? -- Jennie
Music: Artist: The Childballads
Song: Cheekbone Hallows
Artist Link (please actually make a hyperlink): www.myspace.com/childballad
Tangled Web - Jennie (Lonelygirl15) on LGPedia.
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