Thursday, August 9, 2007

August 9th, 2007






I spoke with Jacob again today. I finally got him to tell me where he was - apparently he's on some island in the Pacific and is ordering a bunch of people around. He has a minion named Ben that he gets to do most of his dirty work, like live experimentation upon people to see how they react to stress to help with character studies. He's such a great guy - you gotta love that Jacob! And for anyone who doesn't know what I'm talking about... You're clearly not as nerdy as you think you are.

Sorry - I didn't have time for any drawings today. I actually had to work. Though I passed some children in the park playing pirates and when I joined in I think I was a little too convincing for one of them threw a rock at me...

Interesting pics today. The first is of a slice of decadent chocolate malt crunch Oreo ice cream pie. And yes, it is worth the long name. The second is an old picture I rediscovered of the Christmas cookies I made this year while I was reading Eragon. On the left is the ever roguish Murtagh accompanied by Eragon. The third picture is Brom. For some reason I always imagined him like that - wearing a red diaper with a huge nose and a yellow beard, so imagine how let down I was when I saw the film and Brom was played by Jeremy Irons. With no diaper. Not even a beard. Fourth pic is a b*%#$ing fan and a dog. Fifth is Public Enemy # 1 with David Hewlett.

I must rush off to eat, so a quick look in the mailbox before I'm off --

Oh Noez writes: "I was going to post something making fun of fandom, but after staring in horrified wonder at the August 7th comments in Joe M's blog ..I ...I got nuthin'!

I mean, how in the hell are we suppose to compete with that?"

Answer: Sadly, I've got nothin', especially if you look at their response to the documentary in the August 8th comments.

Joseph Mallozzi writes: "Will fan favorite Lucius Luvin be returning in season four? There is still so much about this lovable character that has yet to be explored. If you're looking for story ideas, I'm your man.

P.S. Do you accept unsolicited pitches?"

Answer: Story ideas, you say? About Lucius? I'd love to hear them. I personally have many plans for Lucius Luvin. For example, I'd love to see him become a permanent resident of Atlantis and start a role play club which Ronon becomes completely obsessed with. Shortly after, Buster from Arrested Development would turn up, mistake a large box of red wine for juice and drink the whole thing before manically skipping through the halls, proclaiming his love of juice to all. In the meantime, Lucius would be attending a magic show performed by Gob.

No - normally I do not accept unsolicited pitches, however since you have an Italian surname I'll make an exception and disregard the legal issues. Pitch away.

Anonymous # 1 writes: " More Sparky! More Sparky!

That is all."

Ansswer: I do not discuss ships.

Iasha writes: "What is your opinion on actors trying to direct episodes? Yay or nay?"

Answer: I have a huge problem with them "trying." I wouldn't mind so much if they actually DID it successfully. As a little green man with Miss Piggy's voice once said, "Do or do not. There is no try." Or something like that...

Quiet_Fractures writes: "No I'm not Rachel Ray. Thank God."

Answer: ...I am so crushed. We would have been a great team. You could have made meals and I could have photographed them for your cookbook...

PG15 writes: " Joseph Mallozzi said...
*snip*


...And then the Universe imploded."

Answer: I don't play favorites.

Anonymous # 2 writes: " you're like a Picasso, Moe. love ya!!! draw me a picture of Sparky and Spanky, puuhleeese"

Answer: Picasso? Wow. Thank you. And I'll see what I can do about that request...

Anonymous # 3 writes: "So did you contribute anything to Ark of Truth or Continuum?

And any chance at all Daniel will show up this season???"

Answer: No - I didn't. I tried, but they didn't like my idea of having Daniel dressed as a giant cheese. And to answer your second question, if the other writers let him show up dressed as a giant cheese, then yes, he will be.

Tollbooth writes: "So Moe having watched the Shipper War documentary, it looks like you basically got rid of Elizabeth for your own shipper needs.

Are you a sheyla shipper?"

Answer: I hope you start rioting in the streets against the filmmakers. Sheyla is the intended ship, but I don't play favorites nor do I discuss ships.

Hair In A Can writes: "Any chance of getting some John Sheppard development next season? Perhaps something shocking that will set the internet ablaze?
P.S. Daniel looks like he was stabbed in the forehead in your exclusive photo. True?"

Answer: Ah yes - in fact, in season four Sheppard will shock viewers when he (and Ronon) discover that they are actually identical women. And as for the Daniel pic... I was actually trying to draw Harry Potter but messed up and turned him fuglier than he already is so I made him Daniel.

Yasmin writes: "If we can't all poke fun at one another, what else can we do?"

Answer: Apparently bitterly complain, moan, rant, and spurt negativity in order to avoid a healthy dose of self-reflection.

23 comments:

PG15 said...

Let me be serious for a moment. The blog? Hilarious. The movies? Awesome. The comments? Er...you know...yeah.

IMHO, you really had no control over what your fellow factions of fandom did with the blog until you started moderating the comments, so I can't really blame you. The slight hostility you met on Joe's blog (I think there were 3 comments) really just picked on one simple fact: the comments were not often making fun of shippers or suck-ups in general, but specific persons. Now, I was fine with my parodies; in fact, it kinda boosted the ego to know that I was...important enough to be parodied...twice. But I saw a lot of just plain old flaming and trolling of specific persons done by anonymous posters. From an outsider's perspective, some of the comments were just random fans "getting back" at their enemies across the divide between certain fans, and they're doing it anonymously. I for one saw a problem there.

The more idiotic fans took your well-meaning blog and dodged behind its parody nature in order to directly insult specifically those of fandom they despise. That's what I saw, but I realized that you had no hand in it, so I held my tongue and played along, until now, as the "main event" is more or less over.

Now...let me get back into my role here. Ahem...Moe, would you like me to rub your feet for hours at a time? I request nothing in return, as I will be by your side. Or even better, I would be beneath you, which is exactly how fans should feel...globviously.

Oh yeah, and back to seriousness for a moment: Loved the Arrested Development reference; one of my favorite shows ever!

"You said my father was my father, but my uncle is my father. My father is my uncle!"

KirFect said...

Hey Moe.

Is there anyway that you can have Carter say. "Dude we should whack this guy" sometime soon?

Also is there any pie left

Moe Jacuzzi said...

PG15 - thanks for your comments. I had thought I was versed in the fandom but apparently not! You were being imitated/parodied by posters? And people commenting know each other well enough to personally hit each other below the belt while remaining anonymous in their posts? If so that's pretty crazy (and damn creepy), and as (hopefully) my film (tried to) shows - having "enemies" in a fandom is quite a waste of energy that consumes, neglecting the show and the fact that it's all entertainment.

And I'm glad you liked the "Arrested Development" bit - I also love that show! :oD

Jen Kirk said...

You may not find it funny Moe, but I gotta say the fact that you have bitching directed towards YOU is truely hilarious. Proof that sci fi fans really DO have too much time on their hands!

Thank goodness parody is protected under copyright law. At least you have the federal law on your side!

PG15 said...

Oh yes, I was impersonated (rather poorly, hehe). I believe their names were "NC17" and "PG13". Not very imaginative, but that's to be expected from trolls who are so filled with hatred for certain people that they can't think straight or imaginatively. I've seen them before.

There were also impersonations of the Gateworld (which some guy called "Gatewank") posters Alipeeps ("Sallyweeps", "Amimeeps"), vaberella ("blabberella"), and majorsal (MajorlyDull; this one was a bit much), who are more-or-less regulars on Joe's blog who had pro, pro-Teyla, and pro-Carter leanings, respectively. I think you might understand now why some people blamed you for being biased; it seems that the Pro/Pro-Teyla/Pro-Carter people forms one side, while the Anti/Pro-Weir people form another; there is very little "parodying" of the other side on here, and thus those who are Pro (a lot of whom hang out at Joe's blog) are seeing their group being insulted.

But yes, the creepy factor did indeed...uh...factor into it, and that's why I wrote what I did today. Let me make it absolutely clear again though that I don't think you should be blamed for this AT ALL, especially now that I found out that you weren't even aware of some of these problems. I guess your blog did more than you thought at pointing out the...er...darker recesses of fandom, let's just say. ;-)

Sallywallywee said...

Oh Moe I wuv u so mush I no everyone is naked under thier cloths but Sam & Jack R saving themselfs for special cuddles after thier marriage which we can play out in my Princess Barbie tent in yur garden.

Mom & Apple Pye says shes kept a glory box for me since i woz born so its perfect for uz to set up houze in the Princess Barbie tent 2gether.

Mom & Apple Pye wantz uz 2 set up the Princess Barbie tent in her garden coz u need to beehav yurself

We can have a doble wedding wit my Elisbef & Shep dollz

Anonymous said...

Now, your doggies are so adorable!

Anonymous said...

Hey Moe,

Will John confess his undying love for Elizabeth before she gets axed from the show?

comment by Northern Red

Anonymous said...

Moe, Who do you thinks is prettier Elizabeth are that slut Teyla?

comment by DownwithSheyla

Anonymous said...

Moe, If you guys make Sheyla cannon I will no longer watch your show, oh wait a minute, I thinks I've already made that threat a million time already. Let me see I need something new to threaten you with. You know I'm really going to have to give this alot of thought, so I'm going go back to GW, talk to the rest of my Sparky friends and come up with some new threats.

comments by TeylaIsYucky

Moe Jacuzzi said...

PG15 - WOW. You're right - I had no idea people were impersonating each other from Joe's blog and from GateWorld (and for a while I thought that "GateWank" must be a real web site, lmao) so thanks for clearing that up for me. That's just ironic confirmation of parts of the film... and what's a shame is that people who find it "malicious" haven't even watched it - they've just looked at the blog and saw, as you enlightened me, the different factions. Thanks for the education and, as always, the support! Much love, mate!

And Jen Kirk - I wholeheartedly agree with you! The irony of it is astounding. In the end, to me, the butt of the joke is on the people who can see no humor in the situation and take it personally when this is the net and no one really knows each other.

That said, you could probably tell that I'm a Spanky shipper which is why the video had that bias. ;o) Thanks so much for your support!

Cheeky Lil Devil said...

*waves*

*cough*

PG15 Be serious... OMG say it aint so! Tell me you've not stopped snuffling the flocking! :eek:

And while i'm here. *gets on her high horse* :P

PG15 who has gone off on a tangent ;) has said...

"Oh yes, I was impersonated (rather poorly, hehe). I believe their names were "NC17" and "PG13".
There were also impersonations of the Gateworld (which some guy called "Gatewank") posters Alipeeps ("Sallyweeps", "Amimeeps"), vaberella ("blabberella"), and majorsal (MajorlyDull; this one was a bit much), who are more-or-less regulars on Joe's blog who had pro, pro-Teyla, and pro-Carter leanings, respectively."

Ahem, have I not been parodied enough to be included in your post... *iz shocked and appalled that she's been left out* I thought we were friends, but no, i've been tossed aside like raggedy anne... forgotten and unluffed. You wound me sire... *sniff* Tissue anyone?

PG15 said...

I'm sorry fair maiden, I really am. It's just...well, you seemed to be having much fun with your parody ("psychowhumperchick", I think), and, uh...let's see...how do I put this nicely...the parody was...um...accurate?

Oh geez, I probably made it worse. The fact is, there were many whumper parodies (your numbers are plentiful, see), but I didn't see anything specific, so...yeah.

Besides, the whumpers are enemies of no one, and are purely parodied based on their craziness (instead of for malicious means) which, let's be honest, you guys are quite proud off, yes? ;-)

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