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June 25 2006

The Claw of Doom. It's coming. And it can't be stopped. But anyway...

Sorry I don't have a link, and about that whole claw mislead -- the claw isn't actually coming, it's resting peacefully. (The Beak of Waking Up Really Cranky is, however, on the move.)

I just wanted to take this opportunity to say, yes I AM interested in meeting, your web-photos are pretty intoxicating, so E-mail me at VikingPrincess3.org and please make sure absolutely no one finds out about... ah, which site is this? Hmmm. 'Kay. Uh, that was a joke, like the claw thing. This is the "Thank you" message. I got it now.

Thank you. All. First, for all your birthday wishes, which meant a lot to my spectacularly old self. (Special kudos to the person who pointed out that I am now old enough to order a drink twice over, as I have quoted that extensively, and also had more drinks.) I had a very nice birthday and feel terribly well-preserved, 'cept for that damn knee. I saw my friends and destroyed my enemies, so it was a mellow day. And all your wishes were read and appreciated.

But the second "Thank You" is obviously for the screenings, and everyone's involvement. Apparantly there is only One True B!x and we should stop worshipping false B!x's (I had a golden B!x calf that was SO cute, but it's e-bay bound). What an achievement. I wish I could have been at one, but destroying my enemies is time-consuming (and where the @#$% do I hide Goddard's body? He's ENORMOUS!). I got an E-mail from Jessica Neuwirth, who was of course thrilled and grateful for the whole thing. It's by your efforts that my movie has become inexorably linked to such a vital, under-recognized cause, and so y'all should be frantically patting yourselves on the backs. Thank you. It matters. Plus, fun!

I have lurked, but I've restrained myself from yakkin' 'cause I didn't feel right about it while the official, no-really-I-mean-it-this-time first draft of Wonder Woman was unfinished. But I'm posting now. Hmmm, what could that mean?

Well, I gotta go. Or, sit right here but type other stuff. Many many thanks, or as Morena Baccarin would say, "Huh?"

Yours Gratefully, VikingPrincess3.

Who is this person? Well, Happy Birthday Josh!
First draft finished no longer unfinished? Perhaps another congratulations thread is in order!

Thanks for keeping us informed, Joss.
Hey Joss! And as a result of all the screenings, I know now a lot about Equality Now -- something I didn't know much about a few short days ago. I work in an international educational setting so... I hope to find ways to plug it over the next year. I loved your speech, btw. Cheers from sunny FL!

ETA: *slaps forehead at least three times* OMG, does that mean I got my biggest wish ever and Morena is Wonder Woman? I'm gonna sqeeeeeee!!! anyway, even if that's not what the cryptic is all about. :)

[ edited by April on 2006-06-25 19:14 ]
Glad you had a good birthday, the screening in Leeds England was great fun. Loved walking through the city en mass wearing Jayne hats, got us some wonderful looks. For such a great cause though!

[ edited by Keep_flyin on 2006-06-25 19:15 ]

[ edited by Keep_flyin on 2006-06-25 19:28 ]
Joss thanks for stopping by and making us laugh.
Thank you for having a birthday and giving us (many for the first time) another chance to see our BDM on the big screen, while raising $ for a good cause.
We are all excited about 'Wonder Woman' and all other projects in the future. And enjoying 'Astonishing X-men, while waiting for our new episodes of 'Serenity' and 'Buffy'. Thank you so much for all you do!
And thank you again for the wonderful people who organized Serenity Now/Equality Now!
Glad your birthday was full of drinks, destruction and friends.

The event was amazing in EDMONTON CITY OF FILLION! I've never been so proud to be a part of something before. The amount of walk-ups we got was humbling and even Nathan's parents and brother came out to support. I'll admit I tried to control my fangurl smiles but it was hard because whenever his dad smiled I started to smile again. It was like Smile Time except without the puppets of evil along with no Angel-puppet...

Not only did we raise money for an amazing cause but it also spread the word of what Equality Now is all about and hopefully those people will tell more people who will tell more people and... yeah you get the point.
Don Hertzfeldt would beg to differ. The claw is indeed coming, and it has complete power over all of us.
Fantastic news on the probably-no-longer-unfinished draft. It probably feels great to have that off your chest - this coming from a terrible procrastinator (or should that be fantastic procrastinator? I am rather good at it).

Hopefully this'll mean a few more posts from your Jossness, we miss you so much when you're not around ;-)
And I only come to this site to find information about The Claw. I feel cheated.
I had a golden B!x calf that was SO cute, but it's e-bay bound

Hope that's a charity auction.
Destoyed your enemies, huh? So, the Spike movie is gonna happen then! Oh right, that would require destroying them AND taking their money. Damn!
Aw, Joss! (Who? Oh, John Sweden!!) So glad you had a good birthday and really glad the screenings are helping a good cause. There's a lot of people who know about Equality Now, um, now.

Sounds like the WW script just might be coming along? Or was that the lovely sound of another deadline woooshing past?

Is there a link to the B!x calf auction? I would totally bid. But then, I think I'm a minion. Does that mean I shouldn't worship false B!xes?
Oh, so this seems the appropriate moment to post my embarassing story.

(No, come back. This is entirely safe for work, I promise.)

The task of doing the initial introduction at the Portland screening feel to me, and I told a quick story about Portland being one of the original 10 pre-screening cities, being one of only two cities to hold Serenity for five months (Santa Ana being the other), and being where the charity screenings proposal was born.

Then a short explanation of how many screenings and the totals to that point, and making it clear it was entirely fan-organized.

I explained, when mentioning the pre-screenings, that the final set had been on June 23, and that was the first reason why we were gathered on this June 23.

The microphone then went to someone to explain about Equality Now, and then someone to thank our sponsors.

During that last bit, I realized I had forgotten something. So I ran back down the aisle to make sure I got the mike back before the final speaker told them to start the movie.

Then I realized my fly was open and ran back up the aisle into the lobby to fix that problem.

Then I ran back down the aisle as the final speaker was finishing up, and reclaimed the microphone.

"So," I said, "here's where we learn that I'm a Big Damn Idiot. I mentioned before the first reason we're here on June 23, but I forgot the mention the second."

(Could you see this coming?)

"June 23, of course, also is the birthday of one Joss Whedon, the writer and director of the film you're about to see."

I'm told there may be video of this little misadventure, making me all the more relieved that I had remembered the fly thing.
Loved walking through the city en mass wearing Jayne hats, got us some wonderful looks.


That's a beautiful image. I have to get one of those hats, I'm tired of being envious. There was a woman at the Pasadena screening with a Jayne hat topped with River-in-the-mule goggles, and it was the best look ever.

Yay to Saje for being quoted by The Purple One!

[ edited by dreamlogic on 2006-06-25 21:00 ]
I have lurked, but I've restrained myself from yakkin' 'cause I didn't feel right about it while the official, no-really-I-mean-it-this-time first draft of Wonder Woman was unfinished. But I'm posting now. Hmmm, what could that mean?


Yay! No giant spiders though. 'kay?

But the second "Thank You" is obviously for the screenings, and everyone's involvement. Apparantly there is only One True B!x and we should stop worshipping false B!x's (I had a golden B!x calf that was SO cute, but it's e-bay bound). What an achievement.


Double yay!
Hi Joss! It was our pleasure to have the Equality Now folks at our screening in New York City. We had a ton of fun in The Village and had some Chinese (food - we are not Reavers) to celebrate the event.

And can you hurry up with your next script? We are dying for some new stuff! We need more Jossy goodness.

Hope you had a great birthday!

JP
Claw? There's a claw?

Happy Birthday, Joss!
Awesome that you had a good birthday. I never realized that birthdays were the best time for vanquishing ones enemies.

I went to the screening just for a chance to see serenity on the big screen again (and with other browncoats for once). the showing I went to preceeded the movie by showing your 'why do you write such strong female characters?' speech' it was quite inspiring.

This was the first time I had a better time celebrating someone else's birthday
Joss, I KNEW it was you I was speaking on AOL once. VikingPrincess3 totally gave you away. Of course I thought you had girl parts so now I'm slightly worried about my past online activities.

(That sounded funny in my heid. Honest. But rereading it sounded very disturbing).

On a positive note, the screenings will more than likely post over $60,000 as the weekend total. Combined with the 12k from 'Operation Browncoat' that went to Equality now, and the 12k or so from the original Equality Now fantable thing back last year, in the space of the last 12 months it looks like $84,000 in the last 12 months has gone to charity.

Which, as always to stress, is just amazingly insanely - uhm - cool. If nothing else, Serenity's fan base will be associated with donating 84,000 times more funding than the US government has provided to gender equality work (I don't think Equality Now get US funding).

Somebody in the media - I've forgotten who, but his name is like a misspelt version of my own - tried to paint Browncoats as the evil reason why Serenity didn't do as well at the box office as they, uhm, sometimes dressed up! And stuff!

Well, person that sounds like Kevin: $80k. Charity. Entirely from fans. Buh-bye now.

[ edited by gossi on 2006-06-25 20:46 ]
Glad to hear you got twice as pissed as usual, and was able to still slay your enemies! Now that is an achievment!

Gotta say, Leishkin (the one of our lovely SydCoats, and my partner in organising the Sydney screening) held hands for a little at the beginging of the movie and had a little tear. Of course, that was after the cinema actually put the sound on.

It's pretty funny listening to an entire cinema of people doing the sound effects and voice overs at the begining of the movie, with no sound. Then me standing on my chair waving my arms and screaming to the projectionist to turn it up!

Anyways, I'd like to say thanks to you Joss, actually no....thanks to your Mum. She seems like she would have been an awesome lady, and someone who I'd like to have met. Equality Now has become pretty damn important to me and the SydCoats now.
I doubt we'll be leaving the fundraising to just the one screening.

Also Onetruebix I may have had a moon named after me yesterday, but you still rock the hardest! ;-)
It is, ofcourse, a friendly claw. Cause we are friends, we are friends, we are friends, to the bitter end. The bitter end...
I love Morena's "Huh?". And of course the rest of this post was very smile worthy. Thanks, Joss
Thanks Joss. No really. Thank you. Yes, we worked very very hard on this but we were rewarded ten-fold. I saw people practically in tears because they were finally going to see Serenity on the Big Screen. I was stopped in the washroom and thanked profusely. People I swear I have never met thanked me by name.
We tried to give you a present and got one ourselves.
And by giving all this money to Equality Now, we all win again.
And Hurrah on the finish of the first draft!!
I saw people practically in tears because they were finally going to see Serenity on the Big Screen.

Yeah, that's the second-best part of all this (after that charity whatnot people seem so keen on). Many of my favorite screening reports are about people who either never got to see it in theaters, or had never seen it at all.
Lioness, that's because you steal everyone's hearts. Wait...wasn't that a BtVS episode?
Whew, what a relief. The claw is resting and it seems that the WW first draft is complete!!!
Yes, I know only one exclamation point is needed, but this really is three worthy, seeing that I have been the biggest WW fan since the last biggest fan; and I had to stop reading the comics, because it just really wasn't WW (or my WW). I know she's in good hands with you Joss.
Claws and WonderWoman drafts and the Boss... OH MY!

This has been such an amazing "opportunity Taken" from a witness' vantagepoint. I have enjoyed myself and been supporting Women around the world. What's better than that?

Love to the ONE TRUE B!X and the Boss HIMSELF... and continual love and hope for all the women on the planet that will someday have the equality that should already BE THERE! "We need Equality. Kinda now!"

:)

[ edited by zeitgeist on 2006-06-26 21:57 ] No Need to sign your posts as your username appears below them by default.
Okay, must say this. The "claw" equals the "call"? Just a guess on my part.
Well, I wonder what's happening over on the Black -- *faints*

Mr. Whedon, sir, so glad you enjoyed your birthday with the traditional destruction of enemies (they can be so annoying!) and drinking of, er, drinks! It is also very appreciated that you stopped by to appreciate us -- especially the appreciable TRUE b!x -- because we appreciate you (a lot of appreciating going on!). You, your work, your awesome speech at the event with Meryl Streep, and of course your awesome mother are all inspirations to us, and I for one am really glad that we have gotten that inspiration to link up with Equality Now (I think all of us are!).

Great screening reports from all! Edmonton sounds like it *rocked* (yay Fillions!), New York *rocked* (but not in a Reaver-sort of way, lol, Dietcoke), Sydney *rocked* (nixygirl, you guys in Oz always know how to party, but the "filling in the sound till the projector works" sounds extra hi-larious!), Lioness and Toronto *rocked*, of course Portland *rocked* -- and glad to hear theonetruebix remembered about, er, the barn door being open, lol! Sorry to shout, but -- ROCKIN', EVERYBODY!! ;-)

ETA: Oh, yeah, almost forgot one of the best parts -- Wonder Woman not unfinished draft ROCKS!! :-D

[ edited by billz on 2006-06-25 21:42 ]
So we're one step closer to "Joss Whedon presents Nathan Fillion as Wonder Woman"?
*MAJOR HUGGLES* to the Joss-man!

Happy birthday! Good vibes and all that jazz!

Charity is cool, but not as cool as script updates.

Morena? Morena? PLEASE Morena? Or Nathan? Or BOTH? See, in my fifth grade play, different people played the same character in different acts. Could we try that, maybe?

Or not? Or we could all go out for drinks! LOTS of drinks!
"Viking"Princess3? What, not "Amazon?" Well, I guess that would be too much of a dead giveaway. ;)

Very exciting to hear from "the Boss," and a happy belated birthday to you! Learning about the admirable work of Equality Now through this board has been wonderful. I am so proud to be a new member of the Whedonesque community, who are all showing such generous support of this worthy charity!

Also, I have to comment: I couldn't believe there was a link to enormously, delightfully twisted and gifted Don Hertzfeldt here. On the other hand, let's see...an artist who is utterly unconventional, funny with a capital "Insane," and full of cultural references...yep, Whedonesquers would know him!
Congrats on the now official finishing of the script...um... I think that's what you meant. And I like Madhatter's theory about the "claw". Are you bringing up Morena to screw with us? Why are you so mean?

"Which, as always to stress, is just amazingly insanely - uhm - cool. If nothing else, Serenity's fan base will be associated with donating 84,000 times more funding than the US government has provided to gender equality work (I don't think Equality Now get US funding)."

gossi, your bitterness fills me with love.
I love being a part of the fandom of a guy who does stuff like that. It's an incredible sort of relationship. I didn't get a chance to wish Joss a happy birthday, and I don't much care for belated things, so I'll wait 360-some days.

It's most likely I'm not familiar with something anecdotal, but I'm hoping that closing is Morena's reaction to Joss saying, "congratulations, you've got the part."
Yay! For the post of Jossy goodness and the non-unfinished script. Coz that can only mean good.
The Claw? Are you saying Wonder Woman is going to turn out to be some sort of Inspector Gadget crossover?
Lol! Nothing like a big claw to grab peoples attention!
Happy Birthday, Joss!!!
Awesome news, Joss! I'm glad WW is not unfinished. I have faith in you, and I know you will do great with this character.
Thanks for posting again, Joss. Yay about Wonder Woman, and Happy Birthday once again! The claws ain't got nothin' on ya. ;)
Aww warm and fuzzies all around as we all run to the closet to retrieve our Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Serenity and 'Joss Whedon is my Master Now' shirts.
I'm glad you had a good birthday Joss, and congratulations on the not unfinished official script. Excellent!

Well it turned out that the Whedon-newbie friend that went with me to the NYC screening, is a Wonder Woman fan. After seeing Serenity, she is very excited about Joss, who she had never heard of before, doing a Wonder Woman movie. She also apparently could not wait for delivery to order the Serenity DVD on Amazon. She was going out looking for it yesterday after taking her daughter to a birthday party. I know this because she called me yesterday, supposedly to thank me for inviting her to take part in such a fun evening. I knew that that was secondary though. I recognized the signs. She just wanted to tell someone who would not think she had gone crazy how much she LOVED Serenity...a few times...in different ways each time, of course.

BTW, she also loved the Equality Now speech and thought the fans in attendance were great. She loved that everyone seemed to be having such a good time and I had to agree with her.

In other words a Whedon fan of my personal aquaintance was born Friday night. Yippee. It is getting less lonely in this neck of the woods. ;-)
Joss, man, thanks for the joking.

But, by far, the best joke of the month is 'I'm the best there is at what I do, and what I do best is...so terribly pretty!!'

Seriously, keep up the good work.
Hi Joss! Glad to hear you had a good birthday with enemy-destroying and other wacky fun.

And I'm with havok, the latest issue of Astonishing X-men rocked! Dying for the next one.
zOMG!! You're VikingPrincess3? Oh no.

So nice to hear from you. Happy birthday, and keep up the good work with WW, because we are all itching to get free tickets from you. What do you mean, you can't?
Tote Board As Of June 25, 2006
With 29 Screenings Reporting
$50,867.02 (Est.)
yes I AM interested in meeting, your web-photos are pretty intoxicating, so E-mail me at VikingPrincess3.org and please make sure absolutely no one finds out about

VikingPrincess3.org...
Belated Happy Birthday, Joss!

I'd like to thank you for something I shouldn't think you've been thanked for before - making knitting a cool activity. No, really. As a life-long knitter, my hobby has always seemed a bit of a joke to most people - until I started to use the skill to make Jayne hats.
Now I've been able to sell lots of them and boost the Equality Now total for the Leeds UK screening by another £50. As well as cause a stir amongst the inhabitants of Leeds as a crowd of people pass by wearing matching bright orange and yellow hats.

Please can you dress Wonder Woman in a chunky knitted costume so I can be cool making those, too?
Special kudos to the person who pointed out that I am now old enough to order a drink twice over, as I have quoted that extensively, and also had more drinks

Well, y'know, turnabout's fair play your purpleness ;-).

(though my extensive quoting of you over the years hasn't netted so much as a pint of bloody shandy. There just ain't no justice ;)

BTW, congratulations to everyone who helped with and contributed to the screenings. Nice pile of cash and awareness raised and a chance for some to see the BDM on the BDS for TFT (is that too many TLAs ?). Plus, wearing of silly hats ? Never a bad thing ;).
gossi, that is awesome.
The claw is my master! I have been chosen!

(Was that one of Mr. W's bits in that screenplay?)

Anyway, thanks for the hiya.
Hehehehe, gossi.
And a few more giggles.

(What happens if we sent a picture to that e-mail addy?

[ edited by Ruthie on 2006-06-26 00:28 ]
gossi, now show us the Portly Norwegian Chatroom where the original exchange presumably took place.
Glad you had a good birthday.

And Gossi ... that is awesome.
Don't worry Joss. Just bring Goddard's plus-sized body to Jersey. My boys will know what to do with him. ;)
I just like to mention I think that Joss' Equality Now speech seems to have drawn the most postive online buzz since the release of Serenity last September (and that includes the Geek Week video,Wonder Woman speculation, AXM reviews and various fan activities that happened since). It's getting a lot of comment from people who wouldn't normally write about the Jossverse.
Any chance we can celebrate your birthday more than once a year?

We had so much fun - all while doing a good thing - we gotta be able to do it more than once a year!

Also - just think how many more enemies could be smited (smooted? smitenated? smitten? - I guess not that...unless you really do love your enemies.) Just what is the past tense of smite anyways?!

I digress..So glad your b-day was a shiny, happy day and don't worry about that Claw - it's really the Wrath of Toes that should concern you.

Huh?
Tote Board As Of June 25, 2006
With 29 Screenings Reporting
$50,867.02 (Est.)

theonetruebix | June 25, 23:55 CET


$50,000+??
Daaaay-um!! How hard does that rock? Pretty hard, I must say.
Unfortunately, there was no screening here in The Big Sin, but our pre-screening...with The Man Himself and Ms Glau in attendance...almost makes up for it.
bix (the one true one, not the false one), you rule. Absolutely.
: )
I agree. I saw that speech from Joss, and it was certainly from the heart, and profound
But the real reason I got involved in the Sacramento screening was to make up for missing all the pre-release screenings of Serenity in Sac and Roseville last year due to work committments...and not having a cell phone to tell me there was a screening at Comic-Con last year. In any case, it was a rewarding blast raising money for a good cause. I just hope we can do this again soon!
Gossi rocks so damn hard.
A belated Happy Birthday, Joss! In Vancouver, we had 137 people, even with competition from the Peace Walk (where I would have been otherwise), the Jazz Festival, Gay Pride and the hottest day of the year. We still managed to raise about $1,000 and everyone had a great time.

Your Equality Now speech was well-received - everyone clapped at the end, as they did at the end of the movie. I asked how many had never seen the movie before and there were about 8, then I asked how many had never seen it on the big screen and there were over a dozen. There were also people there because it was for Equality Now. All in all, a very successful day and one of my best days ever and I didn't have to kill a vampire slayer. ;-)
I saw that Equality Now speech from Joss just the other day and it was just...amazing. Truly, it echoed exactly what I feel about the matter and it is so gratifying to see that there are people out there who are making themselves heard over an issue that a lot of people toe around because of cultural sensitivites. As always, it's excellent to hear from you and thank you for bringing us all to this wonderful cause.
*twitch*

Wonder Woman!

*waits (kinda) patiently*

PS--Happy Birthday!
Joss actually has a birthday.

Does he have a navel?
Ah, that Joss fellow knows how to amuse me with with rambling prose. Tute on, son! Tute on!
With 33 Screenings Reporting
$57,748.76 (Est.)

Over the pasy three days, the per-screen averages fluctuated in such a way as to lead to projections of anywhere from $54k to around $80k when all is said and done.

We've already broken past the lower estimate.
Here's hoping for $80k.
That is AMAZING; everyone who was able to attend and participate definitely deserves a big pat on the back!
When we showed Joss' speech before our screening, people reacted as though he was speaking to us in person. Luckily for all, we clapped and cheered in the same places as the NYC audience had!
Then people asked where they could find a copy. One person posted on our boards today that he had never heard of Equality Now before and didn't understand why we had chosen that charity- especially since it isn't Canadian. Once he'd seen the speech, he understood all and was very pleased to be a part of it.I think he spoke for many.
Wouldn't it be funny if Joss managed to find parts in "Wonder Woman" for all the "Firefly/Serenity" players? Amazon sisters Jewel and Gina. Nathan can be Lyle Waggoner Steve Trevor. Army buddies Sean, Adam, and Alan--with Ron as General Blankenship (yes, I know if it's set in the 1940s, that's way historically inaccurate casting, but I like to dream the BIG dreams). And I can see Summer as Debra Winger Wonder Girl--with her hair in pig tails and scarfing down ice cream!

Before Buffy, before Xena, but after Batgirl, it was all about the Lynda Carter, ya'll!
What do you mean, Gossi? That wasn't real? But...but...I sent intoxicating pics!
Great job, Gossi. I especially like the photo you chose
I preface this post with the comments that I only discovered whedonesque two months ago (and hell only discovered Joss 10 months ago), and I didn't read all the comments, so I might have missed something. Moving on...

Wow...I didn't understand any of Joss's posts. His inside-jokes elude me. Or exclude me. Whatever. Anyway, I missed signing Joss's B-Day card at the Coolidge Corner Theater in Brookline, MA, on Friday, so figured this would be a good opportunity to say what my message would've been:

Happy Birthday Joss!
Thanks for the sword-thing (I won a Serenity prop at the raffle)!
Go Wesleyan Cardinals!

[ edited by zeitgeist on 2006-06-26 21:56 ] No need to sign your posts, your name will appear below them by default.
Oh, Joss. You're such a freaking dork. I, myself, do heart the dorks. Pleased about Wonder Woman, excited about the claw, and looking forward to the day we finally meet, when I will tell you in person how much I enjoy your dorkishness.

Cheers to Joss, Head Dork of the Dorkiness Department in the Republic of Dorkdonia.
Glad you had a good birthday Joss! :D Can't wait to see Wonder Woman!
I love the site Joss! Your hair is stunning! You are deliciously evil! Grrr Arrgh!

[ edited by Weeza on 2006-06-26 05:53 ]
Yay, Joss! Glad you decided to drop by, and I'm glad you had a very good birthday!

Also, dude, the first draft of Wonder Woman is done. So insanely awesome...
All hail VikingPrincess3!
Aw, bix, that was awesome! Thanks for sharing. Did you ever think it would turn into this 6 months ago?
Did you ever think it would turn into this 6 months ago?

So. Long. Ago. Honestly, I'd have to think about it. This much I can say: It always seemed doable to me. But believing something and watching people pull it off are very, very different experiences.

Meanwhile, to answer the general suspicion, yes this was me.
Sweet! It's great to hear about the screenings.. I feel terrible about the fact I was unable to get to one but the nearest one was 100+ miles away and I threw my back out.. again.. at work so when I got home I hit my bed and did the only thing I could do, Slap Serenity into my PS2 and enjoy it on the small screen..

Happy Bday though Joss man! Me think I need to draw some fanart for ya! That maybe a good thing? Yes no? Maybe a dumb Idea? I dunno.. Happy Bday either way!
You killed Goddard? Damn.

Maybe this explains it:

"I'm not some unapproachable celebrity on a pedestal. I'm just like you, only I write for Angel, have a severe drug problem, and take a bath in money every day. "

Maybe it was the severe drug problem.

Anyway, congrats on turning twice the drinking age (maybe you'll be able to consume twice as much by default) and Equality Now (good cause) and anything else that I can't seem to think of at two o'clock in morning.

Oh and by the way, Gossi, you rock.

[ edited by Gwendolyn Post on 2006-06-26 09:33 ]

[ edited by Gwendolyn Post on 2006-06-26 09:35 ]
With 33 Screenings Reporting
$57,748.76 (Est.)

Over the past three days, the per-screen averages fluctuated in such a way as to lead to projections of anywhere from $54k to around $80k when all is said and done.


*stares speechlessly at computer*

We rock so hard, but not as hard as bix and the mysterious, completely anonymous webmaster of VikingPrincess3. *whistles loudly while pointing in gossi's general direction* ;-)
Went to the Boston screening and it rocked. They previewed a bit from Done the Impossible as well as Joss' Equality Now speech, his final answer to the interminable question was a show stopper for me: "Because you keep asking me that same question!" Joss delivers umbrage like no one else.It was an awesome night that we in Boston need to thank TheHey for...

b!x- you are the funniest!: "So," I said, "here's where we learn that I'm a Big Damn Idiot. I mentioned before the first reason we're here on June 23, but I forgot the mention the second."

(Could you see this coming?)

"June 23, of course, also is the birthday of one Joss Whedon, the writer and director of the film you're about to see."

So does Jenny Mollen knows you killed Goddard? I have the feeling she wont like it *g*
85 comments, huh? Suck ups!
;-)

Hey Joss, can you write some Batman comics?
Damn, I missed the party, and didn't wish Joss a happy birthday. Thus I am not thanked by him! I will never leave my house again!

But anyway, happy belated birthday Joss! I'm almost your namesake, by the way. My name is Johan (Scandinavian form of John), and I'm from Sweden...
*sigh* I really really wanted to go, there was one near me and everything... and then I discovered that we had vacation plans to go to a Cabin in West Virginia (to enjoy, apparently, unending torrents of rain).

So I think we need to do this again! ;-) Come on... think of the charity!
Happy Birthday, Joss!
The Queen gets two Birthdays a year, why shouldn’t Scandinavian monarchs too. (VikingPrincess3 has always looked prettier in a tiara.)

I wish you many more Birthdays, without a Goddard zombie coming back for belated vengeance. No more booze, whores and fur flying till next year, in less you over throw the Queen of England.

All hail Joss!
Howdy, Joss!

I just finished reading Astonishing X-Men volume 1. It was astonishing, if you don't mind the pun.

You need to throw Gambit into the mix, though. Please?
Thanks for stopping by Joss! The Pittsburgh Browncoats had a great time watching the BDM again and raising money for the charity!

And yay about Wonder Woman!! You're such a tease though....*crosses fingers for Morena*
I should've whispered "Birthday!" a little louder from the second row, b!x! :)
I should've whispered "Birthday!" a little louder from the second row...

But then everyone would have been robbed of my dynamic second appearance.
With 35 Screenings Reporting
$61,148.76 (Est.)
Oh, my. I wish I could've participated.... great job everyone!

I'm one of those people with nothing original and/or witty to say, so I'll just go with:

Happy Belated Birthday Joss!
And happy belated birthday as well. ((Boss))
Hoban, Gambit is gone. Although he was once my favorite character (probably made so through the cartoon series), all I can say is "'bout time."
My brother was just joking that the 'Claw of Doom' referred to the 'fact' that Joss will be writing the Inspector Gadget sequel. I, of course, made a lame joke about Eliza Dushku in a wig as Penny and a ZOIC-rendered CGI Brain voiced by Nick Brendon. In reply he pointed out that Nathan would be the best choice to play Dr./The Claw. Remember when imdb posts it as breaking news: you heard it here first (and you'll still be trying to forget that fact).
Just managed to get access to the web while traveling, and, before this thread disappears off the main page, I wanted to sing out a very belated birthday greetings to the Boss, and to congratulate everyone for the success of the EN screenings. I am so proud of the members of this community!
Remember when imdb posts it as breaking news: you heard it here first (and you'll still be trying to forget that fact).


Does this mean this will be considered a dupe and any link to imdb on this subject will be deleted?
CaptainB - What happened to him?
Happy Birthday.
Hope it was a blast... and that the blood comes out of your cloths. Remember, use cold water.

Also, I now have the Inspector Gadget theme stuck in my head and someone should have to pay dearly for that. Go Gadget Go! Woo hoo. Arg, Dammit!!
With 35 Screenings Reporting
$61,148.76 (Est.)


Just 20 grand more...come on, I know the other screenings can do it. Pool that pocket change!
Using wikipedia to answer the what happened to Gambit question (because it's easier than trying to explain it all myself). I guess this contains spoilers for The X-Men for anyone who's a few issues behind:

Upon the return of Apocalypse, Gambit submitted himself to Apocalypse and was revealed as the newest member of the current incarnation of the Horseman of Death, at the end of X-Men #184. Gambit seems to have intended to insinuate himself into Apocalypse's ranks in order to protect the X-Men from the High Lord's eventual betrayal, but he miscalculated, as the transformation process warped his mind as well as his body. As a result of becoming Death VI, Gambit's hair has turned white and his skin turned deep black. Despite having his mind and body twisted, Gambit still retains a large portion of his former self, stating to Apocalypse "I'm both Death and Gambit" and even remembers how deeply he cares for Rogue as he could not bring himself to kill her.

In their latest battle, Gambit was knocked unconscious and has his body taken by the former X-Men Sunfire now turned Horseman as well. Their whereabouts are unknown.


I have lurked, but I've restrained myself from yakkin' 'cause I didn't feel right about it while the official, no-really-I-mean-it-this-time first draft of Wonder Woman was unfinished. But I'm posting now. Hmmm, what could that mean?


That means, of course, GONERS GONERS GONERS GONERS GONERS. Or you're drinking milk. I was very tempted to add BATMAN! to the end of GONERS then.
Paul_Rocks - Oh, that's just asking for a come-back.

Besides, I'm not 100% sure if the Astonishing X-Men continues after that series. I'll still hold out some hope for the return of Gambit.
Well, now we know that if you search for "GONERS GONERS GONERS GONERS GONERS" this page should be #1 on Google.
Actually, if I do a search on GONERS GONERS GONERS GONERS GONERS, I get this URL.

http://www.answers.com/topic/goners-1
I should point out - very very clearly - that the VikingPrincess3.org site is actually a joke. I just checked the email and there's about 20 photos of people, baby photos, requests, life stories and some photos of a wedding room. Which is great, but seriously - I don't have Joss old (and wicked cool) hair style nor do I have the ability to forward him these things. Although all credits to the person who sent:


I sawed ur pic on the website. ur hot!!11!

will u date me? I got no pixs. But I r hot 2!


Chavtastic.
Well, I was searching for that string in quotes, which is no hits at all.
Good to hear from you, Joss. Have a nice day, as you've made my day of studying for the MCAT a little brighter.

I sawed ur pic on the website. ur hot!!11!

will u date me? I got no pixs. But I r hot 2!


Oh Gossi that was a pisser. More Please!
Serously, either email me with some of these or put them up on the site man, that was just fantastic.
God, I'm so ashamed, I wasn't there to wish Joss happy birthday... But I have a good reason, I didn't have access to internet until today ! I know it's too late now but happy birthday anyway, I'd understand if you never want to speak to me anymore (what do you mean you never spoke to me before either ?)
You've been missed, Mr. Sweden. Glad the birthday was slayful and drinkful and just, you know, full. Also glad to hear about the not-unfinishedness of a certain script.

So. Please, sir, could I have some more? Not that I want to pressure anyone. . . .


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