March 13th, 2013
|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: excited
Current Music: The Tea Party - Transmission
I like the timeline of your day.
Have fun back home!
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.
|Date:||March 14th, 2013 05:07 am (UTC)|| |
THIS IS MY ONLY VM ICON! PRETEND IT'S REALLY HAPPY!!
Re: THIS IS MY ONLY VM ICON! PRETEND IT'S REALLY HAPPY!!
Oh, man. I really wish iamsab was around to see this.
Edited at 2013-03-14 05:22 am (UTC)
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.
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!
|Date:||March 14th, 2013 05:36 am (UTC)|| |
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).
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!
|Date:||March 14th, 2013 07:22 am (UTC)|| |
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!
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.
|Date:||March 14th, 2013 09:29 am (UTC)|| |
I really wonder how this might change how movies get made.
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.
|Date:||March 17th, 2013 08:59 am (UTC)|| |
I canceled plans with a friend. I was mesmorized!
EEEEEEE. This is all pretty awesome. I want to know when we're doing a showing at Alamo in Austin.
And CRAP, they added an Austin showing and I didn't even know it and it's not like I live there anymore anyway.
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.
|Date:||March 17th, 2013 09:00 am (UTC)|| |
Spotted you in the Meet Market. Stalking you on Sunil's LJ now. HI!!!! How have the last 6 years been???
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...)
|Date:||March 14th, 2013 08:45 pm (UTC)|| |
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).