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Saturday, June 21, 2008

[92] tag you're it - OperationOssifrage (tC : WF)

Feeling the heat, buddy?

Visit theCoalition

JULIA VAN HELDEN: KM Puzzle solved

Julia's clue "CATBAGS" was an anagram for the website Gabcast.com. Fans discovered Julia's account, where she left the following message for her friends:
Julia said:

Hi, it's me Jules. Look, the only time I'm going to be able to get away from Rupert is at the party he's holding to unveil Michelle Clore's last work. It's going to be a private collector's house around the corner from The Louvre. I'm gonna make a run for it when he does his speech. Please be there ready. Thank you so much. Kay guys, I love you.


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cat bags in french is chat noir sac

Sophie. said...

cat bags in french is chat noir sac

Zoey said...

Have you tried Le Chat Noir? It's a club in Paris.


Le Frog said...

I just googled all of those anagrams and Gabcast is a website so maybe she means that??

Zak said...

frog, you GENIUS! http://www.gabcast.com/index.php?a=search&query=julia+van+helden&submit=Go

::::: KM Puzzle: here

Tour de France - Lauren (KM)

Lauren said...

We're out in Paris and have made contact with Julia and we've already lost Toe and Steve! Can you help us?


Tour de France - Lauren (KM) on KateModern LGPedia.

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Home Sweet Home - RevenantRed (tC : FJ)

I say, don't be like the old lady who fell out of the wagon. The best way to kill a tree, after all, is to strike at the Root.

Or, to be more blunt, Facility J can sit on it and spin. I'm getting my life back, and they are losing theirs.


Aint Genie's supposed to stay in their lamps an' play nice?


Ghosts Of My Past - Kendra (3rd Triad)


Something scary happened the other day.

Tar Baby

Send Me A Voice Comment! | Copy This

by James Blundell

YouTube Paying Upfront for Content

In a follow up phone call, Reyes told me that he “can’t confirm but not denying” that YouTube is paying for content for The Screening Room.


Friday, June 20, 2008

We are in Hour: TWO of DJ Hallows's awesome history-making show!

We are in hour: TWO of a torture technique that can only be described in both the video and image below. I can see how its effectiveness worked.

Update: I am honestly starting to hear voices in the back of my head.
20 people have decided to tune in and join us in chat? Why aren't you???

Listen to DJ Hallows make epic history on BreeFM!!! Sure he may come from a country that tried to oppress our rights... but he's not that half-bad. :)

Listen to BreeFM (click the link you are most comfortable with):

Listen through the Blog page with a couple seconds behind everyone else: http://www.breefm.blogspot.com

Listen with your preferred player (stream with no lag): http://breefm.2tunes.com/listen.pls

Secrets in the Closet- Emma (LG15)

Jonas and Daniel tore the house apart. I don't think they expected to find anything like this. - Emma

Secrets in the Closet- Emma (LG15) on Lonelygirl15 LGPedia.

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Change of Plans - Jason (Lonefox101)

Pay back's a bitch ~Jason

Comments For Jennie

Sofias Diary Ep 70

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Sofia's Diary on Wikipedia.

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The End

By ooxxktxxoo

Source: insideLG15

Where the Hell is Matt? (2008)

14 months in the making, 42 countries, and a cast of thousands. Thanks to everyone who danced with me.

(Note from Jenni: Dr. Bethany and I actually had the pleasure of meeting Matt and dancing with him when he came to Los Angeles...it's at around 4 minutes in the video.)

Love on the 436 - Charlie (KM)

Charlie said...

We're getting out of town...

Love on the 436 - Charlie (KM) on KateModern LGPedia.

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In the footsteps of Lonelygirl15

"In some respects, the success of Lonelygirl15 can be traced back to the release of Jaws (1975) and The Blair Witch Project (1999), feature films that changed the business model in Hollywood. "


Tripod - ApotheosisAZ & Betz28

Betz28 and ApotheosisAZ meet in Jackson, MS. Hilarity ensues.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

DJ Hallows = History Maker

Originally posted at HopefulSemblance.Blogspot.Com

Hopeful says ...

My friend Hallows is many things. He's British. He's witty. He's a womanizer and an adulterer. But most of all, Hallows quite possibly has the best taste of music in the entire world. He is also the definition of a 'trailblazer' on BreeFM. Listen to Hallows make complete and utter history this Friday on BreeFM from 4pm Pacific- 8pm Pacific. That is all I will say on the matter.

Listen to BreeFM (click the link you are most comfortable with):

Listen through the Blog page with a couple seconds behind everyone else:

Listen with your preferred player (stream with no lag):

If you are wondering what to expect this Friday, well all I can do is show you one of my most favorite videos ever. Enjoy.

Sammeeeees Video 3

First Impressions - RevenantRed (tC : FJ)

That old bastard was right, everything is about to change.

Consider this the beginning of the end.



ThEmptyCheshire said ..


First letter of each song gives a message. It wants us to know, "Welcome to my world."

Mashup songs so far ...

1)White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane
2)Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles
3)Low Place Like Home - Sneaker Pimps
4)? - OpAphid
5)One Less B***h - NWA
6)My Generation - The Who
7)El Scorcho - Weezer
8)Testify - Rage Against The Machine
9)Older Gods - Wu Tang Clan Thanks Ziola!
10)Murder the Government - NOFX
11)You Know I'm No Good - Amy Winehouse
12)Walk Away - Tom Waits
13)O' Death - Ralph Stanley
14)Rock the Kasbah - The Clash
15)Like Toy Soldiers - Eminem

Cold War Revisited - Jennie (LG15)

I won't let the group implode. - Jennie

Music:Artist: Pela
Track: Waiting on the Stairs
Link: www.pelamusic.com

Send Me A Voice Comment! | Copy This

To listen to more audio comments:


YouTube Screening Room Launches

http://www.youtube.com/ytscreeningroom <------

Are You The Favorite Person of Anybody?

"UPDATED (Thursday): The first set of short films includes Are You the Favorite Person of Anybody? written by Miranda July (Me and You And Everyone We Know) and directed by Miguel Artega (Chuck and Buck), which was first premiered in 2006 in Wholphin DVD Magazine:"


Don't say you were not warned...

....just saying.....


Ethan's Got My Tongue - Gwen (lonefox101)

Hey guys, I need your help translating Ethan's message, as soon as you figure it out message me on youtube or write in the comment box below.

Sofias Diary Ep 69

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Sofia's Diary on Wikipedia.

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Solution for the Ooyala player problem? <--- Talk about it.

YouTube Screening Room: AtomFilms Redux?

"In all the coverage in the blogosphere, no one has mentioned that this is the exact same thing AtomFilms did for 10 years, and it didn’t work for them."


Bebo, Universal Music partner for online drama

"The Secret World of Sam King revolves around a junior ’facilities’ employee at Universal Music who secretly founds his own start-up label in the post room."


"Similarly to stablemates KateModern and Sofia’s Diary, financing for the project follows Bebo’s proven model of brand integration."

Update on LOST's ARG

Imagine my surprise when I received an e-mail from Octagon Global Recruiting, the official recruiters for the D.H.A.R.M.A. Initiative. This e-mail verifies what we suspected- the first "live-event" will be taking place at Comic-Con 2008 in San Diego.

Octagon Global Recruiting, on behalf of the Dharma Initiative, would like to thank you for registering your expression of interest in our latest volunteer recruitment drive.

We will be launching in San Diego on July 24th at Comic-Con International offering select registrants the opportunity to take an exciting aptitude test that will give applicants the chance to demonstrate their unique talents.

The Dharma Initiative hopes you will be able to join us to find out more about their ground-breaking new research project. We will contact you closer to the date with more information.

For those not able to join us in San Diego, Dharma's full recruitment program will be made available online to registered recruits after July 27th.

In the meantime, the Dharma Initiative urges you to spread the word. Invite your colleagues to join the team at www.octagonglobalrecruiting.com and take part in this once in a lifetime opportunity.

If you can't view the images in this email please click here

This message and its attachments are confidential and may contain information which is protected by copyright. It is intended solely for the named addressee. If you are not the authorised recipient (or responsible for delivery of the message to the authorised recipient), you must not use, disclose, print, copy or deliver this message or its attachments to anyone. If you receive this email in error, please contact the sender immediately and permanently delete this message and its attachments from your system. Any content of this message and its attachments that does not relate to the official business of the Dharma Initiative or its subsidiaries must be taken not to have been sent or endorsed by any of them. No representation is made that this email or its attachments are without defect or that the contents express views other than those of the sender.

Hans Van Eeghen ([email protected]) was carbon copied this e-mail message.

Disconnect With Me - Steve (KM)

I've got an announcement for all members of the Celestial Network.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

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

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

It is without a net. It is off the cuff. Glenn has done the "real" radio thing before. Back when he did the show with Leo Laporte they would drive in early and prep for the show. They had a "lunch box computer" with a built in screen. They needed a satellite uplink. Today most music stations are completely automated. You can tell if there is a generic radio DJ because they get a "feed" from a larger station.

Alternative rock and urban is not quite as cookie cutter. However, with pop radio it is very common to use a "feed". In the last 20 years you could argue that the most sustained growth is "butt rock". Country radio has always done well. Contemporary rock stations do not have a long shelf life. Glenn loves looking at industry growth and trends.

When Glenn was young he sold a bunch of video games in order to buy a Sega Genesis. A lot of the parents began to ask him for advice. Glenn's mom told him he was good at it and since he was good with English she suggested he pitch the local Petaluma newspaper that he write a game column. He actually wanted to get into video game design. Back in 1990 you could not go to school to design games. Surprisingly Glenn heard back in a couple of days and they liked the sample he sent in. The video game thing was just beginning to explode. Glenn became a columnist for the Argus Courier with a circulation of around 10,000. He was only 14 and was not paid. He knew he could buy or rent the games but he called up the editor in chief (Andy Eddy) of the game magazine he read and got some advice and contact numbers. His column ran every Saturday. Two months later Glenn was looking at the San Francisco Chronicle and his mom pointed out an article similar to what Glenn had been writing and suggested he send in one of his articles. Carla Melanouchi, the author of the article called up Glenn and was impressed with what he had done. Carla covered video games but was really not a big fan of them. Glenn really hit it off with the editor in chief and they talked about games. Glenn pitched the 12 games of Christmas as a feature story idea and was told to go for it. The Sunday Examiner Chronicle had a circulation of over a million and might have been as much as three million at the time. A week after Christmas Glenn was going to CES and suggested that he file a report from the show. Nintendo was going to be debuting a lot of the super Nintendo stuff. His dad took him. The report went really well. His CES report included coverage of Sonic the Hedgehog and Sega was delighted to see it get prominent placement in the newspaper. Larry Cramer asked Glenn if there was enough to write a weekly coverage article. A year later Glenn dropped out of high school because he was busy with games, conventions etc. Glenn wrote for the Examiner for 9 years but the syndication people thought the game industry was just a fad.

By Glenn's 15th birthday he had become a columnist for a major metropolitan newspaper. Glenn's mother encouraged him to send stuff to radio stations and that led to Glenn meeting Leo Laporte. In 1993 Leo suggested a radio show about computers and that is how Glenn got into radio. Some of his teachers did not "get" what Glenn was doing. In 10th grade, the busy schedule of his career was conflicting with school so he graduated early by taking the Proficiency test, which is a high school equivalency diploma.

Glenn's List of Misty-Eyed Moments

TEASE: last week Glenn said he would keep a running tally of times when he cried during the week. Glenn is sentimental but it is made more extreme due to a medical reason regarding glands and moisture (it affects the threshold for tearing up). When we come back we will talk about:

THE LIST!!!!!!!
1. The episode of This American Life with narration by Johnny Depp
2. The passing of broadcast journalist Tim Russert...it is weird to have someone in TV news that is so likable. Glenn likes Tucker Carlson and Pat Buchanan although he does not agree with their political views. Tim passed away last Friday and Glenn challenged anyone to watch the Tom Brocko coverage from the NBC offices in Washington DC.
3. Rocky Balboa movie....the speech at the end to his son. It is an emotional journey. The first two Rocky movies were largely a young man's story about how hard he could hit. Rocky Balbo is an old man's story about your ability to survive and leaving your mark. What does it mean to make it through that.

...the list was shorter than Glenn expected.

Something that made Glenn laugh: In Europe the seasons are 6 episodes long. The UK series Peep Show. It is a bit like a modern day Odd Couple. The show is so wrong. Peep Show raises the bar. It stars actors David Mitchell and Robert web. They are the two actors who also do the "mac ads" in the UK.

Go see the Incredible Hulk! Surprisingly solid movie and really enjoyable.

Here is the archive of of stories from LG15 TODAY concerning Glenn's radio show on BreeFM.

Send questions to [email protected]


The Package - JennersRevenge (tC:A/A)

I hope this is okay. If anything is hard to read, let me know and I'll translate. I had to use Jenners' editing equipment and I'm not used to it. Thanks guys. --Lynn

Music: "I Will Posses Your Heart" by Death Cab For Cutie

An Evening with Hopefulsemblance 4/6

This is the fourth part (of six) of me being interviewed by ApotheosisAZ on BreeFM. Hear me talk about my experience with watchyourjack, whatweird, and the LGPedia. Hear me drop some awesome names like RoyTheBoy, milowent, Renegade15, Zoey, and Jan Libby (labrat).

Catch ApotheosisAZ every Sunday on BreeFM from 5pm-7pm Pacific: http://breefm.blogspot.com

If you don't know Jack: http://www.youtube.com/user/watchyour...

To read some of the coolness that was whatweird: http://www.whatweird.com

Come and edit!: http://www.lg15.com/lgpedia/index.php...

And for everything else mentioned in today's video:

Jan Libby would definitely want me to promote this site, so I will. Check it, I'm sure her next ARG will be announced here: http://www.unfiction.com/
RoyTheBoy: http://www.youtube.com/user/alcon835
milowent: http://www.youtube.com/user/milowent
Nikki B.: http://www.youtube.com/user/NikkiBowerReport?ob=1
lonelygirl15: http://www.youtube.com/lonelygirl15 or http://www.lg15.com/lonelygirl15
KateModern: http://katemodern.bebo.com or http://www.lg15.com/katemodern

Bullet to the Head - Daniel (LG15)

Jonas went INSANE - Daniel.

Bullet to the Head - Daniel (LG15) on Lonelygirl15 LGPedia.

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New look for MySpace as redesigned site launches this week

"MySpace, the second most popular social-networking site in the UK, will unveil a new layout on Wednesday following a major redesign."


Can YouTube become a portal for free, independent movies in the living room?

"A bunch of sites and publications are writing today about YouTube’s new inclusion of long-form video and how it could revolutionize Google’s video sharing service. "


YouTube Screening Room Launches

YouTube’s plans to showcase and distribute online high-quality short films from around the world — four shorts to be released every two weeks, with feature-length projects to be considered on a case-by-case basis


Re: (ZXL) Lesson 2: Bloodlust - Carmine Terrine

by Lynn
on Wed Jun 18, 2008 10:49 am

Um. Hi. I don't know if this is where I should post this, but I saw Jen's name mentioned so I figured here was as good as anywhere...

Yeah, um, I'm a friend of Jen's...or I guess you guys know her as Jenners. I never knew the nickname before I watched her videos just now.

I guess there was a lot I didn't know about her.

I got a...package...which included the password to her YouTube account, information on how to sign up here and some...other things. I guess I'm supposed to share them.

I don't know if I'm ready though.



Sofias Diary Ep 68

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Has Video Killed the Blogging Star?

"This was the title of a panel I joined at the Social Media Influence event earlier this week in London."


Got Skillz?

Got Skillz?
by Vaughn

- Are you the next Bree, Daniel or Jonas?

- Maybe a budding Spielberg or Hitchcock?

- Do you write compelling stories?

- Can you shoot or edit video, craft a mean puzzle or take some really cool photos?

- Perhaps you compose music or play in a band?

- Are you a total beginner but always wanted to give it a shot?

If you answered yes to any of the above, tell us about yourself. We are assembling one or two new mini production teams to produce independent online content as part of a growing project and would love to have you on board. Don't be shy, feel free to drop me a note.

*Featuring - Community workshops with special guest instructors*



all new episodes every weekday all summer long!


New Show based on The Middleman Comic

Trailer for the new ABC Family original series THE MIDDLEMAN based on the comic from Viper by Javier Grillo-Marxuach premiering June 16th, 2008!

If you like comics or you enjoyed the LOST Experience (ARG that filled in some of the back-story of the TV show LOST), you already have a reason to check out The Middleman. This show and the comic it is based on were created by creative genius, the Emmy award winning Javier_Grillo-Marxuach, who was a producer and writer for LOST and was responsible for much of the mythology of that show.

Javi's introduction to 'the middleman':

Watch the premier episode online at abcfamily.com here:
The Middleman, season 1, episode 1.

Here is an article telling more about Javi's work and the background of how this new show, The Middleman, came into existence, starting with a pilot Javi wrote ten years ago: Grillo-Marxuach's strange journey to 'The Middleman'.

"Javier Grillo-Marxuach has worked on complicated TV shows from 'The Pretender' to 'Lost' with stops on 'Charmed', 'Kyle XY' and 'Medium' in between."

"Then there's his new TV show 'The Middleman', premiering June 16th on ABC Family. It's based on his Viper Comics title of the same name, which was actually a TV pilot script that was turned into a comic."

"The show is airing on ABC Family. It features the adventures of a young temp, Wendy Watson, who is recruited into a partnership by a mysterious operative known only as The Middleman. Together they team up to battle monsters, villains and other threats the rest of us thought only lived in comic books."

To check out The Middleman in comic book form (with long excerpts available online) see:
(note: reading the comic book will act as a spoiler for the TV show - but it's so worth it.)

Here is a trailer for the summer 2005 release of volume one of the Viper comic series "The Middleman" - written by Javier Grillo-Marxuach, illustrated by Les Mcclaine. It's interesting to compare this trailer to the current TV pilot - looks like they are following the comic book very closely.

In The LOST Experience, which he produced, Javi played a ranting talk radio conspiracy nut named DJ Dan, providing commentary and crazy theories about all kinds of random things, but also helping to uncover the Dharma Initiative and the evil Hanso Foundation. The culmination of the Lost Experience ARG was this video:

Don't You Forget About Me. - Lonelyjewfifteen (LJ15)

Listen to your friend Anne...

The Last Work

michiev sends this graphic in honor of the KateModern finale.

Source: insideLG15

ZOEY: 20,000 LGPedia edits!!!!!!!!

Just moments ago the always awesome Zoey smashed through another barrier in LGPedia history. For the first time ever she has accomplished the impossible: a remarkable 20,000 edits on LGPedia. Congratulations from the entire community and thank you for your tireless efforts as the head admin of LGPedia.

From insideLG15:

Zoey Hits Momentous 20,000th LGPedia Edit!

Zoey, the head administrator of the LGPedia, has logged her 20,000th edit, and we wanted to recognize her for her extensive contributions and tireless commitment to this resource.

Read the full article:
Amanda Says:
June 18th, 2008 at 10:02 am
Zoey, you’re AMAZING! Thank you so much for your dedication to the LG15 Universe!! xoxo

Zoey on LGPedia.

Juggling For World Peace on LGPedia.

LGpedia needs your HELP: Ways To Help

Rupert's Dead - Charlie (KM)

Charlie said...

We're going to kill him.

There's Gonna Be Trouble In Paris...

More Video Info: We're giving away Charlie's AYGO. See http://www.bebo.com/toyotaaygo for more details! Music: Dr Kuch - Oui Monsieur Chuibelle Dr Kuch - Forbidden Beats http://magnatune.com/artists/albums/domased-analog/

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Lesson 2: Bloodlust - CarmineTerrine (tC : ZxL)

Hillary was wrong.
A child in the hands of this freakin' village is doomed.

The Donald always said he likes to surround himself with people who are smarter than he is. Steady your foundation. Recruit, train and build your teams. The leaders will emerge.

Get ready kiddies, because everything is about to change.

Stata Buon,
Carmine Terrine



Hitting Bottom - zenitraMoeL (tC : WoW)

Sooner or later it was bound to happen. And it had to be on the thirteenth... yes, it was in the Remy.

Alright sir, I'm giving up on the fancy stuff, seeing as how the babysitter insists in doing this out in the public view. So, today's your lucky day: your first guess is bound to work. I'm even saving her new fetch boy the trouble of transcribing it.


Monkey Wrench - BluePeep39 (RP07)

Things need to be fixed

music: "Insect Eyes" by Devendra Banhart

LG15 Buddies.- theaterjunkie8716

I don't know where I'd be without you all. This was a video inspired by Maria.

Music: Don't You (Forget About Me) by Billy Idol, cover by Simple Minds (I think)

[091] end of vacation - WhoIsKris (tC : WF)

mister terrine's right kiddies. i'm getting my girl back.

View The Forum Thread

Getting Wet- Jonas (LG15)

Too many questions, too few answers. - Jonas

Music: Artist: Kourkoulis Nikos
Track: Ki Etsi Teliosame
Artist Link: www.eworldrecords.com/nikkour. html

Getting Wet- Jonas (LG15) on Lonelygirl15 LGPedia.

LGpedia needs your HELP: Ways To Help

Don’t Mess With Lucy

Originally uploaded by lg15
"Did Salinas commit suicide? Or was Lucy sent to clean up his mess?

What do you think?"

DOWNLOAD all the pixs from Flickr.

Source: insideLG15

Boy Tied Up

"Craig Coyne, who plays Carl Adams on lonelygirl15, spent a lot of time tied up on set last week."

DOWNLOAD all the pixs from Flickr.

See all the pixs on insideLG15

Craig Coyne

View all the images of Carl on lonelygirl15 LGPedia.

LGpedia needs your HELP: Ways To Help

Heaven can't wait: A conversation with angel investor Ron Conway

"Ron Conway has backed 500 companies over the last 10 years, including Google, Ask Jeeves, PayPal, Good Technology, Opsware and Brightmail. Here are 25 of his recent investments as of 5/15/08:

Online production company that created LonelyGirl15 and Kate Modern"


"Miles and Greg didn't know a lot about the inner workings of Silicon Valley and the venture community, so I stepped in and helped them strategize their VC funding and show them the ropes of the venture capital industry and introduce them to a lot of the media companies in Silicon Valley."

Sofias Diary Ep 67

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Sofia's Diary on Wikipedia.

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Solution for the Ooyala player problem? <--- Talk about it.

Her Indoors - Lauren (KM)

Julia's in a bad situation and we need to get her out.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Bite The Butt

Help make Kristen E-Famous!

<---Make Kristen E-Famous!

Associated Press Sues Bloggers for Linking Articles

"it appears that the Associated Press is going after bloggers for merely posting a linked headline and a tiny snippet of text from the article."



AP to meet with blogging group to form guidelines

NEW YORK (AP) - The Associated Press, following criticism from bloggers over an AP assertion of copyright, plans to meet this week with a bloggers' group to help form guidelines under which AP news stories could be quoted online.


Jessica Rose says....

Date: Jun 16, 2008 7:45 PM
Subject: My Facebook account- Jessica Rose

Hello All :)
I have had a few request for my facebook info so here is the link to my page feel free to add me!! :) http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1320926893


From the Jessica Rose MySpace http://bulletins.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=bulletin.read&authorID=221427760&messageID=5910330451&MyToken=19712880-32c0-4ec4-bfd6-a0cb990bb178

Has LG15 gone off the rails? Can it be fixed?

by ireact
on Sun Jun 15, 2008 11:42 pm

There was a time when LG15 was not about a bunch of twentysomethings trying to overcome an implausible global conspiracy of religious orders and pharmaceutical companies. Admittedly, that stuff was always there in the background, but I remember when an LG15 video was appealing because it featured engaging characters facing the difficulties of growing up. The series was populated with quirky and unique individuals who created a charming intimacy through talking to the audience about their lives. There was very much a sense of a isolated young people (Bree, Jonas, to a lesser extent Daniel) reaching out to a larger world through YouTube. Bree, Jonas, Daniel, Sarah, Taylor and Spencer really came off as actual people with insecurities, personal weaknesses, passions, idiosyncrasies and unique talents. They could be slotted into character types, but they never felt restricted to them.

I remember being nervous when the show moved from a girl blogging in her bedroom to being about teen fugitives on the run. But the videos managed to maintain the level of intimacy that Bree had achieved in her bedroom. While the Order was certainly present, the series focused on the concept of people thrown together by circumstance and dealing with each other. This was accomplished through really strong writing; standout pieces of work include Jonas' social ineptitude and neediness, Daniel's tentative friendship with Jonas, Bree's growing emotional independence, Emma's shattered innocence, Sarah's sense of alienation, etc.. The writing continued to infuse the characters with very distinct qualities.

Somewhere in the third season, that seems to have vanished, and now the show is really all about hot young actors on the run from a global conspiracy, trying to unravel some aspect of it, generally failing miserably. And it's gotten boring. The team isn't going to overthrow the Order; that would end the show. So there's really no tension or anticipation in the endless Order investigations. Most of the videos now are focused on the TAAG trying to unravel the latest plot, the most recent clue, the next avenue of penetrating the conspiracy, all which is doomed to fail. The characters have become little more than mouthpieces for the ongoing, neverending, perpetually directionless mythology arc. There was a time when the Order was merely the catalyst which caused all these disparate personalities to end up living in the same house. Now the Order has come to define the show and the more we see of the Order, the more boring it is. Amanda Goodfried's appearances stopped being scary a long time ago, and the Order isn't particularly effective if they can't find the TAAG's rented house. The Order is a concept that really needs to stay in the background, because its increased prominence only highlights how the Creators don't have a consistent backstory, purpose or methodology for the villains -- if they even ever bother to come up with one at all. Furthermore, the Order isn't going to be defeated so long as the show is running anyway.

I miss LG15 being about human beings. I miss LG15 being about people trying to make their way through the world and make lives for themselves. I miss LG15 being about growing up and facing a troubling world filled with offputting people. "Redearth88" feels more like LG15 than LG15 has in awhile.

I'm aware that there is apparently a significant level of turnover in the writing department for this series, and that often means that the personal characteristics that were so prominent in characters can often evapourate.

What could be done to set this series right? That question, of course, assumes that you don't like the myth-arc oriented approach, which isn't necessarily the case.

- Ibrahim Ng

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miles said...
Thanks Anonymous (above) for your defense :) Ibrahim, thank you so much for your insightful comments. I think that lately LG15 has headed in a much more positive direction, and a lot of that is due to Amanda's hard work to "bring it back to its roots." She's been here since the beginning so she gets the importance of character and the "normal" kids vibe the best. It is hard with a large writing team and a lot of turnover, but I personally really enjoyed the Prom videos and felt that it was an example of LG15 at its best: intriguing, character driven, fun, scary, and interactive all in one. Regardless, your points are great and posts like these definitely influence how we approach new shows that we are producing.

DJ Hamster Will Be LIVE in 15!!!!!!!!!!

Hey everybody, come join me and kick off the summer right! I am here to ship you all of onto an awesome summer song fairy tail world (sorry i know that didnt make any sense) BUT COME AND LISTEN!!! And I have sad news, but I think it's for the best ;)
~ xoxo

How scary is Carl?

Quirkynesss (aka Lexi) sent these touched-up photos of Carl.

Source: insideLG15

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EQAL Takes lonelygirl15 Creators from YouTube to CBS

"We have quizzes on the characters, blogs as part of narrative, whiteboard drawings that become important later in the story—everything we do feeds back into the narrative. It’s totally interactive—that’s what people expect now.”


"He did, however allude to the ABC drama Lost and its use of three-to-four minute online video shorts earlier this year. Entitled Missing Pieces, the collection of thirteen webisodes filled in the overall narrative"

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Hot tickets to shed light on future of media

"It will be interesting to see what ideas Milne gathers from the new film categories of mobile film and branded content this year, and from the appearance of other interactive media pioneers at Cannes -- such as Miles Beckett, co-founder of interactive dramas KateModern and lonelygirl15"


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Where TV and the Web converge, there is Hulu

"The issue boils down to this: Will low-cost original programming, à la "lonelygirl15" or those grainy, amateur YouTube clips, continue to dominate online video? Or will the little guys get crowded out in a new, heavily commercialized era, led by expensive, slickly produced studio shows that premiered on broadcast or cable? "


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Boy Tied Up - Sarah (LG15)

We had no choice. - Sarah

Music: Artist: Mountain Mirrors
Tracks:Your Sacred Space, Sidewinder

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suze said...

Or, going even farther back, Monty Python's Spanish Inquisition scenes



Sofias Diary Ep 66

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Solution for the Ooyala player problem? <--- Talk about it.

Summer Tunes With DJ Hamster!!

Hey everybody, I'm finally BACK! YES!!!! and I am ready to kick the summer off right with the best summer tunes available. You guys will also get updates on the goings on in mah life and we can all finally catch up! SO DONT BE LATE! Be there at 7:00 p.m. where I am REVIVING MONDAY NIGHTS! So lets breath some life into those dead and dreary Monday's! Hope to See you there~

--DONT be late--


LonelyCast15 #11: Did you just slap a baby?

This week on the 'Cast:

-"In the name of Spencer!"

-Logic in LG15?

-It gets very R rated...

2 years ago today ...

First Blog / Dorkiness Prevails was released two years ago today.

First Blog/Dorkiness Prevails on LGPedia

Anchor Cove Thread from Sept 2006 (i don't think lg15.com has a thread on this video, because the original forum was replaced in sept 2006. nor does lg15.com host it, because of the use of copyrighted music in it.)

Quest for immortality

New Scientist talks to Aubrey de Grey, Nick Bostrom and Anders Sandberg about how we could become immortal. More: http://www.newscientist.com.

Death special: The plan for eternal life

Yudkowsky thinks it is crucial to create a "friendly" super-intelligence before someone creates a malevolent one, purposefully or otherwise. "Sooner or later someone is going to create these technologies," he says. "If a self-improving AI is thrown together in a slapdash fashion, we could be in for big trouble."


Orivwa - Julia (KM)

Julia Van Helden said...

I've got a bit of news for you all...

The Origin of 12 in 12

The fan-generated idea that eventually led to the 12 in 12 concept, as discussed here on the forum. The Lonelygirl15 Season One Finale in August 2007 included 12 videos in roughly 12 hours, billed as "12 in 12."


For 12 in 12 and other terms used in the Breeniverse Community see the Lonelygirl15/KateModern LGPedia.

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KateModern: The Last Work

A day of action-packed videos, interactivity, live video chats and more...

Saturday 28 June 2008
Starts 12pm BST, 4am Pacific, 7am Eastern



KateModern S2 Week 22 Recap

For Whom the Bell Tolls... - ThEmptyCheshire

No more nursery rhymes.
No more obscure history lessons.
Just R.I.P. Jackson.

SEE ALSO: Final Report blog post.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Friday 13- Storm Genie (TheC: Will-O-Wisp)

I don't know why they call it a bad luck day. I had a great time.

Music by Boomer and Travis

MaxterBexter: Max and Becki at the Rubicon!

Max's performance night is finally here!

el sindrome de esto es el colmo

www.sindromedeestoeselcolmo.com- marianatschudi

nueva serie de web peruana sexo, drogas sin rock and roll.
New web series in Peru from sexy girls to gay community

anonymous said...
i didn't know where to post this but i just wanted to call your attention to this new project which seems to fit the kind of thing you're interested in:

"el sindrome de esto es el colmo" the first web series produced in peru. you can watch the preview here:

and the facebook group:

it's a global phenomenon and it's getting bigger and wider!

The Gap Year - Week 3 Highlights

Prom, In Second Life

DiS RFL Prom Poster
Originally uploaded by Ina Centaur
June 14 @ 3 PM SL Time (GMT-7)
June 15 @ 5 PM SL Time (GMT-7)

Memory Lane Memorial High School on Second Life

Second Life, Metaverse: Over 180 of Second Life's best known fashion designers have spent the past month preparing for a 4-private island simulator classic high school prom event to support the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life venture on SL.

On the weekend of June 14 & 15, SL residents will be given a chance to step back in time to relive the classic American high school prom in a totally immersive setting-set in the middle of an island of over 262,144m2, complete with car shop, working classrooms, chalkboards, offices, libraries, gym, locker rooms, shower and lav, and virtually every detail you can think of. This memory lane-invoking high school is built by CaSimone Aquitaine, who owns the Second Life designer store Topaz Square and has a background in engineering in RL. In citing her inspiration and drive, she recounts the moving story of her friend Marianne Thompson, dearly known as "Mickey", who passed away due to lymphoma, but did not get the chance to attend her high school prom, "I had no clue why this build was so important to me, and in my tears I finally knew there was a purpose to what seemed a state of creative madness."


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