Today’s ATPo email

12 May

Thoughts? Volunteers? ; )

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Dear Buffy Fan:

By way of introducing myself, my name is Jennifer and I’m the production coordinator on an upcoming Canadian television series called FANatical. FANatical is a new television series about the world’s most obsessive television fans.

As the host of the popular http://www.atpobtvs.com/ Buffy site, I was hoping that you may be able to point me in the direction of the ultimate Buffy Fan. We’re looking for 2-3 fans from Canada and the US. They should be obsessed: have collections, know all the words to any given episode, have their walls covered in posters and pictures, etc.

There exists all levels of fandom out there… but we only want the most passionate, the most serious, and above all the ones who have the most fun with it. We can’t wait to laugh with them and join in their extreme enthusiasm.

I’m also looking on information on festivals, conventions, and other Buffy get togethers- are there any out there you could point me too?

If you have any suggestions as to who might be the most extreme Buffy fan around or would like more information, please don’t hesitate to drop me a line.

Thanks in advance,
Jennifer Saull.

41 Responses to “Today’s ATPo email”

  1. a2zmom May 12, 2006 at 8:42 pm #

    I would make sure they’re not planning to laugh AT.

  2. neshaffer May 12, 2006 at 9:05 pm #

    Yeah, well, they want *Canadian* fans. And Canadians are funny just standing there.
    *ducks*

  3. cactuswatcher May 12, 2006 at 9:06 pm #

    I wonder if it’s going to be some crazy reality show. The phrase “We can’t wait to laugh with them…” sounds suspicious.
    ‘Most obsessed’ or extreme fan doesn’t sound exactly like us ATPo vets. I think they really want “Gaawwwd, (choose one) is so kewl!!!!1!1!!” types.

  4. cactuswatcher May 12, 2006 at 9:09 pm #

    I was thinking VHD was an extreme fan. Probably not,/b> the kind they are looking for though!

  5. neshaffer May 12, 2006 at 9:10 pm #

    I think they really want “Gaawwwd, (choose one) is so kewl!!!!1!1!!” types.
    Even I’d laugh, mock, and chortle at *that*. ; )

  6. starryniteshade May 12, 2006 at 9:23 pm #

    And Canadians are funny just standing there.
    *ducks*

    ::Throws chocolate covered rock:: Darn missed again!

  7. ann1962 May 12, 2006 at 9:32 pm #

    ::hands SNS more chocolate rocks::
    ::and some wine too::
    Do it again, do it again! /Dru voice

  8. ann1962 May 12, 2006 at 9:33 pm #

    Didn’t MTV or VH1 do a greatest fan show? I have some vague memory of that. Maybe for fans of musicians.

  9. starryniteshade May 12, 2006 at 9:45 pm #

    ::chucks more chocolate rocks – beaning hapless, extreme and not very funny US fan of god-knows-what-reality-TV-program::
    ::coolly sips wine::
    ::passes exquisite, Belgian-made rum-and-raisin chocolates purchased in Holland from an Italian owned shop – funnily enough – back to ann::

  10. ann1962 May 12, 2006 at 9:53 pm #

    I think this is how WW1 started
    ::realizes plan worked::
    ::savours rum and raisin chocolates::
    ::thanks SNS::
    ::languidly has another::

  11. neshaffer May 12, 2006 at 10:00 pm #

    Your Intracontinental Chocalastic Missles need an overhaul, sir.
    ; )
    Quick! Memo to the General!

  12. neshaffer May 12, 2006 at 10:01 pm #

    I haven’t watched either network since…OK, I watched VH-1 last Christmas but it was only their 80’s nostalgia show.

  13. neshaffer May 12, 2006 at 10:02 pm #

    Re: I think this is how WW1 started
    *steals*

  14. starryniteshade May 12, 2006 at 10:13 pm #

    It was just a warning shot designed to give your government a chance to spend itself into bankruptcy trying to develop a space-based, star-trekkie type Chocolastic Missile Defence system.
    My gawd…you could just eat them!
    ::beans another trekkie with a chocolate rock::

  15. starryniteshade May 12, 2006 at 10:14 pm #

    Nah! WW1 started due to the German train schedule…
    …all the US has are bankrupt airlines.

  16. starryniteshade May 12, 2006 at 10:15 pm #

    Re: I think this is how WW1 started
    No stealing until after you’ve eaten your peas and carrots.

  17. neshaffer May 12, 2006 at 10:26 pm #

    Don’t give George any ideas.

  18. neshaffer May 12, 2006 at 10:28 pm #

    Re: I think this is how WW1 started
    The Destroyer doesn’t *eat* peas and carrots…unless he wants to!!1!

  19. starryniteshade May 12, 2006 at 10:34 pm #

    Re: I think this is how WW1 started
    Well The Destroyer can jolly well go to bed without any supper if The Destroyer doesn’t finish his peas and carrots!

  20. starryniteshade May 12, 2006 at 10:35 pm #

    George? Ideas? Nah! Those two don’t mix at all.

  21. neshaffer May 12, 2006 at 10:36 pm #

    But he’s the decider!1!

  22. neshaffer May 12, 2006 at 10:37 pm #

    Re: I think this is how WW1 started
    *keels u ded*
    *sits down to eat chocolate*

  23. ann1962 May 12, 2006 at 10:51 pm #

    My icon says so, cuz it’s true.

  24. starryniteshade May 12, 2006 at 11:03 pm #

    Who says you need ideas to decide. All evidence points to ideas getting in the way of deciding.

  25. ponygirl2000 May 12, 2006 at 11:04 pm #

    Did she say what network it was for? If it’s MTV Canada (which I suspect it is) I’d say laughed at is a safe bet. The Space channel would probably be more respectful – nerds are their demographic after all.

  26. neshaffer May 12, 2006 at 11:12 pm #

    You’ve got the full text of her message there. Her email domain is peacepoint.tv.

  27. neshaffer May 12, 2006 at 11:14 pm #

    My bet is he puts on a blindfold and tosses a chocolate rock at the options.

  28. londonkds May 13, 2006 at 6:32 am #

    Don’t touch it with a f***ing bargepole.

  29. wisewoman May 13, 2006 at 2:16 pm #

    Drizzzzt!!
    (Not!)
    ;o)

  30. neshaffer May 13, 2006 at 3:02 pm #

    Yes, he can tell them all about his plans to marry Sarah Michelle Gellar.
    ; )

  31. neshaffer May 13, 2006 at 3:03 pm #

    Sound dodgy?

  32. londonkds May 13, 2006 at 8:20 pm #

    Yes, very. Sounds to me as if it’s a piece that will be designed to confirm all people’s worst fears about fans.

  33. its_art May 15, 2006 at 6:20 am #

    I dunno what to think. I’ve sent you an email asking for this woman’s contact info. Dunno if I’ll actually DO anything with it. But seriously… I dunno if they really want to laugh WITH.

  34. its_art May 15, 2006 at 12:50 pm #

    It’s for Prime, which is being rebranded TVtropolis and bringing in a bunch of Pop Culture related shows.
    Yeah, I did look it up out of curiosity… And now that I have, I’m totally wary. The blub in the news bits I found: FANatical, which follows a group of obsessive TV fans.
    To me, this sounds like they’re doing a cross between Trekkies and the Real World.

  35. neshaffer May 15, 2006 at 2:17 pm #

    I read your email first, and my first thought was, I don’t want to hand a friend over to this woman if she’s out to find people to laugh *at*.
    I don’t know what that show is after, but others in this thread seem to think she’s fishy.

  36. its_art May 15, 2006 at 2:43 pm #

    Mostly, I wanted to find out what was going on, especially since it’s happening in my neck of the woods. But it’s unnecessary now. From my mad investigative skills, I discovered identical emails to the one you got have been sent to a bunch of different fandoms (including, strangely enough, the Golden Girls fandom… Which, I was shocked one even existed). And the press releases I pulled up seriously made it sound like some evil hybrid of Trekkies and the Real World.

  37. neshaffer May 15, 2006 at 4:42 pm #

    And we must slay the ev0l hybrids omg!!

  38. its_art May 15, 2006 at 4:47 pm #

    Awww… Cute baby Connor icon! But…. Seriously… Other than Angel’s vamp face, what DIDN’T make him cry?

  39. neshaffer May 15, 2006 at 5:01 pm #

    He got over all that crying soon enough. It was just the angst of the circumstances of his entry into the world that caused the initial fussiness.
    That, or he’s just naturally angsty.
    *bonks head*
    Well, duh. ; )

  40. its_art May 15, 2006 at 5:14 pm #

    It’s in his genes. The Angel men just can’t stay away from the misery.

  41. neshaffer May 15, 2006 at 5:24 pm #

    Hereditary broodiness. It’s why we love’m.

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