Monday, May 21, 2007

The Bree Drought: Will It Reach Biblical Proportions?

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The last Lonelygirl15 video to feature Lonelygirl15 herself, a.k.a. Bree, a.k.a. actress Jessica Rose, was What the F*@k??? on May 11, 2007. On that day, Bree voluntarily got into a car with the Order. Today is May 21, so it has been 10 days without a sign of Bree.

Breeologists, take note. This is remarkable for at least one reason: it is the longest absence of the show's star ever. The previous longest gap was nine days -- and that was WAY back last summer -- from Grillz on June 25, 2006, until My Parents Suck on July 4. And no videos were released inbetween these two videos. My Parents Suck was the 1st lg15 video to be widely viewed on youtube (and the legend goes that this is when Creator Greg Goodfried called up Creator Miles Beckett and told him it was time for him to quit being a doctor), so its not like too many people took special notice of this drought from the possibly-real Bree at the time.

The creators of lonelygirl15 have indicated before that they intend the show to carry on even if (or when?) Jessica Rose gets too big for her britches and moves on to hollywood stardom. But, were that to happen, it would also be a testament to the success of their creation.

To fill the Breegap, we have new lg15 characters in sisters Sarah and Taylor joining the cast. And they aren't bad actresses AT ALL (in fact, Alexandra Dreyfus (Sarah), and Becky Kregoski (Taylor) both appear quite talented in my opinion). However, their actual connection to the PLOT (whatever that is) is exceedingly thin.

Basically it goes like this: Taylor is a soccer-playing teen located somewhere in the vicinity of Zavalla, Texas, with a faux-emo sex-crazy older sister named Sarah. Taylor vlogged a few times about soccer and an intriguing weird competitive thing between her and her friend Sam (who we never saw) that also involved the influence of Taylor's strict mother. Then, out of the blue, Taylor also told Bree that she thinks she remembers playing soccer against Jules(or Julia), who Nikki Bower had previously suggested (with absolutely no evidence) was likely the New Girl for the Ceremony. (see this prior post for more details on that.)

Following me so far?

So, of course, Bree Daniel and Jonas drive from California to Texas to meet Taylor (and Sarah) at a park, and then proceed to find Julia with their help. Then, the crew kidnaps Julia and ties her up, because that of course is the best way to convince someone that their religion is bad and that they may be picked to do The Ceremony (whatever that is). Then Julia escapes, then they find her near a dumpster (despite houses being all over the place), and then the Order found them (of course), and took Julia. And Bree went with them, but we don't know why (of course).

So, while your head is spinning from all that, you can watch this cute vlog from Taylor and Sarah, called I Know What Boys Like.

The answer, by the way, is Bree. But we'll make do with Sarah and Taylor in the meantime. And if you are pining for Jessica Rose, let's hope you don't have to wait until the July 27th premiere of I Know Who Killed Me (which hopefully is not the title of future Bree vlog, either).

Monday, May 14, 2007

One Year Ago

a crazy world

Over the weekend, a milestone was passed. It has been one year since the Lonelygirl15 account was created on youtube. Of course, "Bree" did not post any videos on May 12, 2006. "Her" first video did not appear until later that month, and Jessica Rose did not protray Bree in her first vlog until June 16, 2006. To me, June 16 is the real first "anniversary" of Bree and Lonelygirl15. But I haven't posted anything in over two weeks. So there you go.

And for readers who didn't know, here is a list of critical links for lonelygirl15 fans:

  • LG15 Today Blog. With a wink and a smile, LG15 Today always brings you the latest and greatest in daily lonelygirl15 news. Such as the identity of Sarah, played by 21-year old actress Alexandra Dreyfus. Sarah is a new character on lg15, who we now know is not jailbait in real life, thanks to LG15 Today.

  • LGPedia. The LGPedia is the official, fan-authored, encyclopedia of all things Lonelygirl15. If you are interesting in learning the basic plot of the show so far, check out The Story So Far .... Of, if you want the full story of how the Creators of Lonelygirl15 were discovered, check out Down the Rabbit Hole: The Hunt For Bree.

  • The Official Lonelygirl15 Forum. The official forum for discussion of the show. Note that discussion of individual videos takes places in two places. First in individual threads of The Videos subforum of the forum, and also in the Comment Board, which simply means the main page of the site, which also allows comments to be made below each posted video. While the forum and comment board have some overlapping members, they have their own distinct in-jokes and cultures. Members of the comment board are usually easygoing souls who get drunk on slurpees and grape nehi (don't ask), and use the word "meep" repeatedly (really, don't ask). Members of the forum include fans from all generations and inclinations, from the very devoted, to the very critical.

  • The Children of Anchor Cove Forum This is the primary unofficial forum for discussion of lonelygirl15, as well as other internet episodic series including Prom Queen and Brotherhood 2.0. Anchor Cove was originally formed in September 2006 when early fans of lonelygirl15 left that show's original and failing "phorum", and made a place of their own. This proved helpful when the official forums failed multiple times in light of the intense media exposure which accompanied the "outing" of the Creators of Lonelygirl15. The "Children of Anchor Cove" was the title used by the creators of Lonelygirl15 for their original casting call. Sometimes referred to an "Rancor Cove," the Cove includes a nucleus of early lg15 fans and later adoptees who enjoy absurdly advanced and sometimes harsh discussion of lg15 and other shows. Myself and other Covians are patiently waiting for the convergence of internet video, television, and human DNA. No, it does not involve the Hale-Bopp comet.