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May 13th, 2005


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05:46 pm - Good News for People Who Like Good News
So, how about that Veronica Mars finale, huh?

What, did you expect something way more brilliant than that? Are you questioning your squeetastic love for the show? Haters got you down? (ETA: As should be evident from my tone in general, I don't mean to condemn the "haters" to hell or imply they hate the show and want Rob Thomas to eat raw squid. I'm just referring to their feelings about the finale, for which the word "hate" was tossed around quite a bit. So. I've added another fox1013 link by her request (on the coveted first word), which better explains her feelings (which, incidentally, don't turn out to be hate so much, so...oops).)

Fear not! The finale is better than you think. Note that neither of those excellent essays are blind to the flaws, but they embrace the more positive aspects and respond to some of the popular criticisms.

And now, a few reasons my fandom rocks.

Rob Thomas responds to his e-mails. I sent him news of the possible Arrested Development renewal, and he said he was spreading it around among the VM writers. If I was actually the source (that is, if he hadn't heard before I e-mailed him), I am so fucking awesome. Also, he ended with the same dig at Berlanti's claim that Jack and Bobby is anywhere near the caliber of Freaks and Geeks and My So-Called Life that went through my head.

jules_annayofietofie on the TWoP forums is doing a summer program at USC, and she was required to find an internship with a "film/TV company (or something)." She thought it would be way cool if she could intern for VM, and we all forced her to figure out how to go about doing it. She got a résumé and cover letter together (playing up her TWoP connections, of course) and sent them to Rob. Very soon after, Rob Thomas was on the phone with her offering her the internship.

And finally, I love our fandom because it didn't take but sixty-five minutes after the renewal was announced for outoffashion to suggest we send Dawn Ostroff, the president of UPN, flowers. It took longer than intended to get all the money together and the order placed, but this week, the flowers were finally sent. What kind of flowers? Lilies, of course. Casablanca lilies.



I wrote the message on the card since no one else would: "Thank you for renewing *Veronica Mars*. We really appreciate it. Love, The Fans [at Television Without Pity]" I think she added the TWoP part, but I'm not sure. I couldn't come up with anything clever and funny, so I went with bland and direct.

Oh, and a bonus reason my fandom rocks: we have ohimesamamama and cadhla.

I'm wearing my Go Pirates shirt for the first time ever.

So, check it out! I finally got metaquoted for being funny, as opposed to fulfilling alliterator's quota of not being metaquoted himself. And in the second thread in the comments, cerulgalactus and I receive the offer to be meta-metaquoted, but it hasn't happened yet. And I made a new friend, stimpson, who makes Get Smart references and doesn't dig up dinosaurs.

I sent off the third draft of my thesis. Please let it be over soon. Please, please, please.

In conclusion, Kevin Kline.
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From:snoopypez
Date:May 13th, 2005 09:51 pm (UTC)
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Oooo, pretty!

I'm wearing my Go Pirates shirt for the first time ever.

Me too. :D
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From:ohimesamamama
Date:May 13th, 2005 09:52 pm (UTC)
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MMmmmwah. You make my day.
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From:cerulgalactus
Date:May 13th, 2005 10:00 pm (UTC)
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You can bump that "possible" to a "2 more seasons".
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From:the_partyman
Date:May 13th, 2005 10:06 pm (UTC)
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So many YAY-worthy items in that post, I shall simply respond with a...

YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!
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From:horsefacehannah
Date:May 13th, 2005 10:11 pm (UTC)
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I'm kind of in love with everything that isn't finals right now. So this post = eeeeeeee. However, I made the stupid mistake of getting my Go Pirates t-shirt sent to my home and not college address. It's been there, all lonely, for weeks.

I want an internship! Boo for not getting accepted to USC film and for not being motivated enough to send resumes and such.
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From:raelee
Date:May 13th, 2005 10:40 pm (UTC)
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Awww, love the lilies!
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From:tiggz
Date:May 13th, 2005 10:40 pm (UTC)
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i love the flowers and the motivation behind them. i so wish i could stomach threaded boards(and actually have time for them). *sigh*

also? i wish i'd ordered one of those shirts when i had the chance. meh.

how cool is RT? really.
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From:idreamofpeace
Date:May 14th, 2005 04:43 am (UTC)
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I have one of the shirts! Ha! And, btw, I can't do the Meet Market anymore (that's the one where you just talk to each other) and just scan through the others. The Meet Market has become too full. Can't. Deal.
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From:anaid_rabbit
Date:May 13th, 2005 10:57 pm (UTC)
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Lovely flowers. :)
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From:cran
Date:May 13th, 2005 11:03 pm (UTC)
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It kind of annoys me that people who loved the VM finale are acting like they're the minority and feel the need to defend their show from the "haters." The people who hated it are definitely in the minority, and we're getting attacked enough already, thanks.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:May 14th, 2005 02:55 am (UTC)
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I said nothing about being in the minority (for one thing, you know I didn't love the finale), and I wasn't attacking anyone. I was merely directing people to some posts that helped me work out my own feelings about the episode.
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From:dachelle
Date:May 13th, 2005 11:15 pm (UTC)
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Well,I was the source for Bob Sturm's reportage about the Arrested Development renewal on BaD Radio on The Ticket today, so there! O.K., it's not quite as cool, but BaD Radio is my favorite radio show, the hosts' love for AD being one of the factors in that. I've sort of become Bob's unofficial Arrested Development correspondent lately.

When are the Veronica Mars DVDs coming out?
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From:spectralbovine
Date:May 14th, 2005 02:57 am (UTC)
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Hey, that's still pretty cool!

There's no date for the VM DVDs yet, but they want to get them out before September in time to promote the new season. Unfortunately, that means they'll be low on special features. They'll have some deleted scenes and a blooper reel, but that's about it. I can only hope they managed to secure the music rights as well, cause it'd be awful to lose some of those great songs.
From:harshday
Date:May 13th, 2005 11:20 pm (UTC)
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Dumb question: What does meta quoted mean?
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From:spectralbovine
Date:May 14th, 2005 02:58 am (UTC)
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metaquotes is a comm for posting especially funny or deep things said on LiveJournal.
From:metabeta
Date:May 14th, 2005 12:40 am (UTC)
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But I actually *still watch* "Jack & Bobby."

In conclusion, Calvin Klein.

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From:spectralbovine
Date:May 14th, 2005 02:59 am (UTC)
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Hey, so do I. On Sundays. So shh, don't tell me what happened in the finale.

But it's no F&G or MSCL, that's for sure.
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From:cleapet
Date:May 14th, 2005 12:50 am (UTC)
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You're awesome.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:May 14th, 2005 03:00 am (UTC)
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Oh, aw, thank you!
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From:windthebird
Date:May 14th, 2005 01:41 am (UTC)
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I have been referenced! Must friend you now. :)
And cran isn't a haaaater.... even if she did hate the finale. Heh.
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From:dahliam
Date:May 14th, 2005 03:41 am (UTC)
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Dude, fandom got someone an internship with VM? That's awesome. Wish I'd had the guts to try something like that. Oh well, guess stuff worked out okay for me anyway.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:May 14th, 2005 03:45 am (UTC)
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Yeah, Little Miss BFF with Adam Baldwin and Michael Madsen.

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