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March 17 2008

Yes, I am in Doctor Horrible's Sing-A-Long Blog. Felicia Day makes a quick post to her blog to confirm her work on Joss' three-part web-musical series. She describes the series as "clutch" - though isn't really sure if she uses the word right.

I only know "clutch" as a type of purse. Purse analogies with entertainment projects seem unlikely. Can't help. Each little bit of information makes this sound more fun.

eta: wait, could it be "klatch"? As in "kaffee klatch" (German) "A casual social gathering for coffee and conversation."

[ edited by dreamlogic on 2008-03-17 07:05 ]
It thrills me that--if I have read this correctly--they were shooting today. This very day! I mean, I thought I was thrilled that Dollhouse was doing auditions, and here I have something actually being shot as we type.

I'm such a loser. But I'm a thrilled loser, so it's okay.
As Polter-Cow pointed out in the comments at Felicia's blog, the Urban Dictionary defines "clutch" as "Great, Essential, and Potent rolled into a single word. Clutch is also used to describe something that is done, not something that is."

Dude, this will be so clutch!
I'm such a loser. But I'm a thrilled loser, so it's okay.

Pluralize this and maybe we can all use it as our new slogan. ;)
Clutch is also used to describe something that is done, not something that is.

That "clutch" is a verb doesn't come as a bolt from the blue to me. I was trying to define a noun. And I looked in the Urban Dictionary. Damn ;)
She's reading fantasy and meditating. I think I love her a little bit.
'clutch' rings bells in the sense of 'clutch hitter' which is from baseball, right ? Used to have a game on the Game Gear (note to the younger members: Game Gears are from the past, like the Great Pyramids ;) by that name. Seems like this slang usage could easily have come from that (which, from what I gather, means "someone that always delivers the goods when you need them most").

Felicia's lovely. She suits her natural accent better too ;).
Two things I'd like to makes clear:

1) Felicia Day is irresistible. Resist her. Try! Feel a little foolish now? She lights up the set (not literally; electricians do that), she sings like an angel and her acting is funny and true. Today we had all three principals singing together and it was not unfun. What a bunch.

2) Felicia is partially responsible for this ever happening. "The Guild" first made me realize we could just go out there and get it done, make funny shows all by our lonesomes. In fact, I had coffee (not literally; I had tea) with her just to ask her about the process before I ever thought to cast her. (She has a huge amount of knowledge and talks very fast. I just nodded a lot and tried not to panic.) She's perfect for this part, but it's nice that she also earned it with Karma.

3) I don't have a three. It just seems like I should. More updates the next time my kids wake me up at 3:00! (Well, I guess 3:00 is a three... )

-j.
Ah, kids. Bless them.

Felicia is now my new favourite person for getting you involved in this, Joss. For many reasons I won't get into, as I'm at work, being screamed at by co-workers. Er, by the way, if Jed tells you some random dude has offered his help with the Web 2 point oh side of things if wanted, that random dude would be me. I need to think of a better nickname than random dude.

Edit: And I need to never use the term Web 2.0 again in my life.

[ edited by gossi on 2008-03-17 13:31 ]
Action_________Result
Lunch with Eliza: Dollhouse.
Tea with Felicia: Web series.

Moral: Joss should eat more.
But isn't to be "in a clutch" to be in a bad situation?

Like not being able to create your work because of greedy moguls...until some brilliant clutch hitter shows you the way to go around them...OK, I get it now!
Hey the earliest/latest Joss has ever posted.
Does he get a prize?
To go back to bed, maybe ? My personal policy is to try to only ever see 3 am from one side. From the other it's usually a lot less fun.

Moral: Joss should eat more.

Also, literal tea is better than figurative coffee. Actually, literal tea is better than most things - i'd like to see coffee (figurative or otherwise) start a revolution for instance. Lunch is also good but rubbish for revolutions, you really need elevenses for that.

Edit: And I need to never use the term Web 2.0 again in my life.

Yep, if you could see your way clear it'd be appreciated. Ta ;).
Moral: Joss should eat more.


Not necessarily eat, but definitely more hot beverages, unless those were iced-coffee or ice-tea.
Thank you, li'l Shakespearean-named Whedonkind!
Clutch is definitely sports lingo.

I'd define 'clutch' in the sense I've heard many many sports players use it, as 'reliably good.'

Like, Sidney Crosby is clutch. You can always rely on him to produce 1-2 points. It doesn't even have to be used in the 'he came through in the clutch' sense.

Bankable might be a decent substitute.
"The Guild" first made me realize we could just go out there and get it done...

This is oddly weird to me, because I'd have thought that Session 416 might have planted such a realization. (Granted, it was within the context of promoting a studio picture, but within that context it was a little guerilla and a little just "get it done".)
Also, there's an element of "good under pressure" in the sports usage. Good in a situation when an ordinary person, or player, might freeze up. Cause "clutch" also means to freeze under pressure- I do believe.

[ edited by toast on 2008-03-17 17:08 ]
Gol dang these new-fangaled slang terms!

Here I am picturing them all running around like hens...

Either that, or they're being held very tightly. Which...not going there.

As long as she didn't mean they were a device for shifting gears, everything's all right.

Whatever happened to good old expressions like "faboo" and "marvy" and "five by five"? Spiffing even. The crac is grand.

"...and flocks of friendly sheep into the bargain."
Joss should be careful. If he eats (or drinks) any more, he's going to have to clone himself to keep up with all the projects he dreams up (or whatever the equivalent of dreaming is when one drinks tea).
I just get more and more excited about this...and news only broke yesterday!
Another fine "clutch" is a "clutch of eggs. NB - You should not put your egg clutch in your handbag clutch, in case you were thinking of doing so. Just hold on to them very tightly, or "clutch" them, as we say.

And so if The Utterly Delightful Guild helped spark Joss to get with Felicia and make this Dr. Horrible, it's not far off the mark to say that WHEDONesque helped, prolly as the conduit and rounder-up of all things whedon-y and inform-y, so you'all can take a little pat on the backside.
This is just...neat.

Felicia is partially responsible for this ever happening. "The Guild" first made me realize we could just go out there and get it done, make funny shows all by our lonesomes. In fact, I had coffee (not literally; I had tea) with her just to ask her about the process before I ever thought to cast her. (She has a huge amount of knowledge and talks very fast. I just nodded a lot and tried not to panic.) She's perfect for this part, but it's nice that she also earned it with Karma.

People who are already in TV and movies but want to "make funny shows all by our lonesomes." And ask each other how to do it and then do it.

I haven't donated to The Guild yet but I'm going to. How are we going to pay you for this, Joss?
There is video of Neil Patrick Harris singing the 'Confrontation' song from Le Mis over at YouTube. It has various members from "How I Met Your Mother" in the background, including our favorite Miss Willow. He has a nice voice. Now what of our Nathan? Will he be singing, a la Johnny Depp-style (speak-singing)? Or does he too have a wonderful voice? He's too wonderful already. If he can sing I might just have to implode. Love ya', Big Guy!
How are we going to pay you for this, Joss?

I've been wondering what myself. I think a pay-to-stream option could be done pretty easily. Put the first chapter online free, make the other two $1 each or something. Either that or just wack it all online and accept donations.
3:00 am. I knew 3:00 am very well last night with all the crazy wind we were having in LA. I'm not a light sleeper and I couldn't keep asleep because of it either.

Unless the wind was just a dream... everything is so serene this morning. I'm too confused. Sleep deprivation's driving me insane.
I try to keep my non Whedonesque friends up to date on all this but repeatedly I fail! NPH says he's in a musical with Joss. Joss confirms! Felicia confirms! Joss confirms that Felicia is partially responsible! Felicia confirms that she glows!
Whew.
sooooo... add my thrilled voice to the chorus. Anyone know how soon we can expect to see Dr. Horrible et al. on our own personal computer screens? What's the production time on something like this?
Yay!!! Joss + Felicia = Double bonus!!!

From reading Felicia's blog entries these many months, I have to comment, this young woman has got it together. How many Hollywood-actress-types are capable of building and managing their own website, blog and forums? I'd venture to guess, very few. Last I heard, she was learning Chinese for fun. Like CHINESE the language...for fun. And if that weren't enough, she is personally responsible for getting me off of my paper plate/plasticware addiction, thus saving the environment.
Is there going to be a soundtrack? Are we talking soundtrack?
Soundtrack. DVD. Sing-a-Longs in theaters by the Buffy Sing-A-Long people. With some money going to Joss' fav charity. Just talking...or typing.
Oh, to bring back the Buffy Sing Along and show this with it. And to be able to donate more money to Equality Now, absolutely! Please, powers that be (at least at Fox, for the Buffy part), hear our roars!

But mostly, I'm just excited to hear and see some new Joss music and dancing action.
So, do we get Neil, Nathan, and Felicia singing "grr argh" at the end? ;)
"And so if The Utterly Delightful Guild helped spark Joss to get with Felicia and make this Dr. Horrible, it's not far off the mark to say that WHEDONesque helped, prolly as the conduit and rounder-up of all things whedon-y and inform-y, so you'all can take a little pat on the backside.
QuoterGal | March 17, 19:11 CET"


My thought exactly. Caroline et al you have managed to create a fan-site that actually is helping to create art from that very person whose art the site is meant to celebrate. Seems like there should be a name for that. For some reason environmentally friendly, comes to mind, but the circle of art, would probably be a little more accurate. ;-)

Oh, and Joss does not need to eat or drink more often, he just needs to eat or drink with cast and former cast members. Let's not forget that well-lubricated jam-sessions with the Buffy/Angel cast were credited for getting him to write OMWF...
I just noticed that Felicia's travel todo list include The Portland of Oregon. So that's Joss and Felicia who want to come here. Anyone else?

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