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August 31st, 2006


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10:22 am - The Shadow Knows, but I Clearly Don't
Look, I'm crazy swamped at work, and I'm sure you all have already seen this linked somewhere, but I thought I'd pass it along in case you hadn't.

There's this guy on YouTube who claims to be someone named "Steven" who needs "Veronica's" help at...wait, Hearst? HEARST IS NOT REAL, DUDE. Oh, this is a thing, isn't it? The end of the video links to a site that labels the vid as "Case Video #1," so maybe Veronica's on the job.

But, if you dig deeper, there's more! There are all these "Hearst students" commenting on the YouTube post! And some of them have LiveJournals. SOCKPUPPET MAYHEM. One of them, hearst_shadow, even replied to a comment of mine, which was kind of freaky. But they're all members of hearst_college, and even frickin' Dean (deanamatronix) has one! And there's someone named hearst_hottie whose "real" name is Kaylee, so that's...pretty hot. I haven't read everyone's LJs because there are a lot of posts, but they look hilariously authentic. They even comment to each other about going to see fucking Snakes on a Plane.

So whatever the hell is going on, it's very fun, and I can't wait to see where it goes. Maybe Steven will get stabbed in the neck with a pen.

Also, if you haven't, you need to check out vm_truthiness, because the Veronica Mars Fandom Threatdown is the best thing to come out of the fandom in MONTHS. WHY DO YOU HATE OUR TROOPS, KRISTEN BELL? WHYYYYYY.

Oh, and that isn't related to the whole crazy Hearst thing. OR IS IT?
Current Mood: confusedconfused
Current Music: Evanescence - Call Me When You're Sober [in my head]

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From:tamarai
Date:August 31st, 2006 05:50 pm (UTC)
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Call you when I'm sober in your head? I don't... Ohhhh. Get it now.

The Hearst stuff is pretty funny. And btw, you never replied to my email inviting you to watch the VM premiere with me and jenelope.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:August 31st, 2006 05:55 pm (UTC)
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I've already got plans here, sorry! Apparently, aiglet has a huge TV.
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From:tamarai
Date:August 31st, 2006 05:59 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, I didn't really expect you'd want to spend hundreds of dollars to fly to Michigan for the evening ... Ah well! Have fun with the huge TV. The friends with whom we're watching BSG have one, and it makes our own normal-sized TV seem ever so wee.
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From:jenelope
Date:August 31st, 2006 06:52 pm (UTC)
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Hmm. Interesting stuff. You should read all of the posts. They frequently refer to attacks on campus "last year." spikeiterica recently gained a couple of anonymous comments signed "Liderc." According to Wikipedia, a Liderc is a kind of vampiric demon that sucks the blood out of people and makes them weak. Some comments on the You Tube vid had comments written in a similar style and signed with a more Latin-ized version of that handle.

It's an intriguing idea.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:August 31st, 2006 06:53 pm (UTC)
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Oh, weird. Maybe it's some sort of Buffy/VM crossover! Heh.
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From:lspooreeyorick
Date:August 31st, 2006 07:16 pm (UTC)
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I spend all day working on viral campaigns for the industry, and some of the stuff we do partnered with other sites (myspace, for instance) is similar-- if it's not a big roleplay community, it could be a studio thing.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:August 31st, 2006 07:23 pm (UTC)
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Oh, you do viral campaigns? That's awesome! I love that stuff.
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From:rachelmack
Date:August 31st, 2006 08:11 pm (UTC)
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Um. I don't know. Am I the only one who finds those journals vaguely (just vaguely) creepy? Or, I suppose a better word, would be "disconcerting". Yes. Disconcerting.

Are they associated with the show? If so, I hope they do a better job blogging than the "character" "blogs" for Grey's Anatomy. (Which are wretched.)

I don't know, I started to get goosebumps from those journals - the kind I got when I watched The Blair Witch Project.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:August 31st, 2006 08:15 pm (UTC)
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No, some folks at RoL also find it creepy. But maybe that's the point? VM is kind of a creepy show sometimes!

I go with "unnerving" myself. It is kind of weird when you think about it. Especially when they talk about...well, anything.
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From:petunia846
Date:August 31st, 2006 09:25 pm (UTC)
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Have you started watching 24 yet?
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From:spectralbovine
Date:August 31st, 2006 09:26 pm (UTC)
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No, not yet. Don't know when I'll get the time.
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From:petunia846
Date:August 31st, 2006 09:31 pm (UTC)
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Oh. Something you wrote in that post made me suspect you had, but I guess it was just a coincidence.

Hurry up. It's really good.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:August 31st, 2006 09:32 pm (UTC)
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The pen thing was a reference to something else.
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From:petunia846
Date:August 31st, 2006 09:34 pm (UTC)
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Shhhh! You'll spoil yourself!
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From:warden96
Date:August 31st, 2006 11:49 pm (UTC)
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Being stabbed with a pen is pretty generic nowadays.
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From:petunia846
Date:September 1st, 2006 12:30 am (UTC)
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I guess I just don't watch a lot of stab-you-with-a-pen type shows.

Although it would be pretty cool if Luke finally cracked and stabbed Taylor with a pen while taking his order at the diner.
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From:upanashad
Date:September 1st, 2006 02:08 am (UTC)
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Well, there are going to be new writers this year. Anything could happen.
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From:latropita
Date:September 1st, 2006 01:18 am (UTC)
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Wow. That's really cool. Those guys are dedicated.

Also, "I just logged into a MySpace of truthiness. " Heh.
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From:miniglik
Date:September 1st, 2006 03:18 am (UTC)
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Very clever.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:September 2nd, 2006 06:05 am (UTC)
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Why do you guys insist you don't know where it's coming from when you created it? That will only lead people to hate you, not love you.

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