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March 13th, 2013


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11:50 pm - A Long Time Ago, We Used to Be Friends
At 7:47 AM PDT, I received an unexpected e-mail from MI.net head honcho wyk informing the team that Rob Thomas was raising money on Kickstarter for a Veronica Mars movie. I read the article and watched the video, which was wonderful.

At 8:01 AM PDT, I responded with my surprise that it actually looked like the first legit chance.

At 8:04 AM PDT, I e-mailed Rob and said that it seemed like a cool idea and he already had $17,918, but I was on my to the airport to go home for my brother's wedding, so I would totally donate when I got back.

At 9:35 AM PDT, I received an e-mail from Dave, who said that he and Tera had put a Hollywood premiere on their bucket list, so they were going.

At 10:12 AM PDT, I pledged $750 to the Veronica Mars movie in order to attend the premiere with my friends. By that time, the $1000 reward that also included tickets to the afterparty was already gone, but I figured that Rob would let me in if I came to the premiere.

At 10:20 AM PDT, I e-mailed Rob again, as in the two hours that had passed since I first e-mailed him, the total had gone up to almost $600,000.

At 12:05 PM PDT, I informed the MI.net team of my pledge and announced the current total of $990,636.

At 12:19 PM PDT, the total had already passed a million dollars, a new Kickstarter record.

At 5:45 PM CDT, I landed in Dallas. The total was over $1.6 million.

At 7:55 PM CDT, seanan_mcguire called me because it was just about to happen. And a couple minutes later, the total crossed $2 million. It's really happening.

The Kickstarter is still taking funds. The current total is $2.4 million and rising.

We're getting a Veronica Mars movie, you guys.
Current Mood: excitedexcited
Current Music: The Tea Party - Transmission

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From:squaringkarma
Date:March 14th, 2013 01:05 am (UTC)
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I like the timeline of your day.

Have fun back home!
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From:spectralbovine
Date:March 14th, 2013 01:10 am (UTC)
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THIS WAS NOT SUPPOSED TO BE MY DAY.

THIS CAME OUT OF NOWHERE AND TOOK OVER MY DAY.

CHRIST ROB WARN A GUY NEXT TIME.
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From:amberlynne
Date:March 14th, 2013 01:07 am (UTC)

THIS IS MY ONLY VM ICON! PRETEND IT'S REALLY HAPPY!!

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\o/!!!!!!!
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From:spectralbovine
Date:March 14th, 2013 01:10 am (UTC)

Re: THIS IS MY ONLY VM ICON! PRETEND IT'S REALLY HAPPY!!

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Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.
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From:rachelmanija
Date:March 14th, 2013 01:21 am (UTC)
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Oh, man. I really wish iamsab was around to see this.

Edited at 2013-03-14 05:22 am (UTC)
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From:shamoogity
Date:March 14th, 2013 01:32 am (UTC)
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Eeeee! VM fandom is where most of my fandom friends come from, now that I think about it. It just feels so good to be celebrating with everyone. I am so excited for you for going to the premiere, especially because you always post such amazingly detailed posts about cons and stuff. I want to know every detail! I really need a happy VM icon to use--mine all seem to be fairly sad-looking. Stupid Noir aesthetic.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:March 14th, 2013 01:37 am (UTC)
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Heh, I haven't really had time to make detailed posts about things (and no one comments anymore, so I have little incentive), but there will at the very least be a huge-ass Facebook album with lots of captions!
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From:holly96
Date:March 14th, 2013 01:36 am (UTC)
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I noticed that Veronica Mars was trending on twitter around 10am or so. I figured it would probably be one of those things where fans randomly get something to trend for no real reason. Boy was I surprised! I mostly kind of rolled my eyes in the past at all the movie stuff, because I never though it would happen. But then once I realized this was real, woo!

I didn't donate until I got home from work, and am kind of bummed that I didn't get in there before it hit $2m (which it did while I was commuting). But oh well, still really cool. I probably shouldn't have donated as much as I did whilst unemployed (long term, at least; have just had temp jobs). But man, so much time and effort for all those years, I figured I could swing $100 to get the Bluray/DVD combo (plus all the other stuff).
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From:spectralbovine
Date:March 14th, 2013 01:38 am (UTC)
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Yeah, I really wanted to be in the $2 million, so I made sure to donate before I even got on the damn plane. Whew.

It's so great to hear from all my VM peeps again!
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From:anoel
Date:March 14th, 2013 03:22 am (UTC)
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IT'S REALLY HAPPENING!!! Veronica Mars was one of my first internet fandoms and first real love so I'm so happy to see this after so long. I just rewatched the first season which no matter how many times I watch, it never gets old and this is just too perfect. I (selfishly) wish they would have raised money later in the year when I had more money but I figure I'm in LA so I'm lucky in that I can just go to the Premiere as a fan and still get to see everyone. SO EXCITED!
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From:alliterator
Date:March 14th, 2013 03:52 am (UTC)
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If I wasn't poor, I would also donate $750 to get to the premiere. As it is, I'll settle for just $25...once I get my paycheck and actually have money to spend.

But I can't be sad due to lack of funds, since Veronica Mars is getting a movie.
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From:ashfae
Date:March 14th, 2013 05:29 am (UTC)
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I really wonder how this might change how movies get made.
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From:lareinenoire
Date:March 14th, 2013 08:34 am (UTC)
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That sounds like an awesome day!

ALSO OMG VMARS MOVIE OMG OMG OMG

(I am literally out of money until Friday so I was going to donate over the weekend, but damned if they haven't done it without me! Granted, Rob Thomas still has $50 of my money with his name on it because I will totally put my money where my mouth is for VMars.)

The campaign video was just darling.
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From:spadada
Date:March 17th, 2013 04:59 am (UTC)
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I canceled plans with a friend. I was mesmorized!
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From:kouredios
Date:March 14th, 2013 08:52 am (UTC)
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THE BEST DAY.
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From:iheartbridges
Date:March 14th, 2013 10:25 am (UTC)
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EEEEEEE. This is all pretty awesome. I want to know when we're doing a showing at Alamo in Austin.
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From:iheartbridges
Date:March 14th, 2013 11:05 pm (UTC)
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And CRAP, they added an Austin showing and I didn't even know it and it's not like I live there anymore anyway.
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From:thetheatremouse
Date:March 14th, 2013 11:50 am (UTC)
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So...somehow...I missed the whole thing until this morning. This is what I get for not checking the internets while I'm working, not taking a lunch, and then going straight to a 3 hour musical after work and then sleeping yesterday.
From:spadada
Date:March 17th, 2013 05:00 am (UTC)
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Spotted you in the Meet Market. Stalking you on Sunil's LJ now. HI!!!! How have the last 6 years been???
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From:prophetkristy
Date:March 14th, 2013 12:51 pm (UTC)
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Wooooooo!!!

Now the Kickstarter to buy a GoPro for spectralbovine to wear on his shoulder for the whole party!

(I can't find the "Veronica Mars is smarter than me" icon I really want...)
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From:gwyn_r
Date:March 14th, 2013 04:45 pm (UTC)
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What a great day!

I was thrilled I was able to pony up for one of the 20-second phone messages. I can't possibly write something wonderful enough for that, so I think I'll crowdsource it myself and see if peeps on LJ can come up with something (or pick one of the ones they're recording generically).

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