This site will work and look better in a browser that supports web standards, but it is accessible to any browser or Internet device.

Whedonesque - a community weblog about Joss Whedon
"Ours is a forbidden love."
11945 members | you are not logged in | 24 October 2014




Tweet







May 27 2008

A Dollhouse location pic. If you've been wanting to know what kind of place Tahmoh Penikett's character lives in, well now you can find out.

Even better: you can live in Paul's house! There's an apartment for rent in that house (you can see the red sign if you zoom in on the pic) - can't be the one they're shooting in, though, I suppose. But hey, you would see the crew at least...
My computer is arguing with that site again... arg.
My IE just keeps giving me strange operation errors when I try to click the pic link. :(

Worked fine in Firefox though.
My IE just keeps giving me strange operation errors when I try to click the pic link. :(

Worked fine in Firefox though.


And so what lesson do we take from this ? ;-)


Nice house for a fed, bit too nice in fact. Clearly conclusive proof that he's on the take and the whole investigation is a sham set up by Adelle to divert attention.

(have to say, I like his black-out drapes, very handy for the summer months)
Saje, I doubt that's a regular house. It's probably a smaller apartment house. There are multiple antennas on the roof to support the theory. And I certainly hope Paul can afford an apartment. Otherwise, he needs to change professions quickly.
Sure, that's just what "they" want you to think.

(next you'll be telling me those aren't really his black-out drapes either ;-).
(have to say, I like his black-out drapes, very handy for the summer months)


Maybe Paul is a vampire?! Or maybe on a "stake"-out?
Looks like Paul's investigating Melrose Place. Joss does blame Aaron Spelling for singlehandedly lowering American test scores.
If I had infinite money i'd pay to have all the actives imprinted as the cast of 'Beverley Hills, 90210'.

Oh OK, and I suppose i'd end world hunger too.
These locations actually make me nostalgic for L.A. Of course I know that the cure for that would be actually going to L.A. ;-)

And yes, that's definitely an old house that has been converted into apartments, they're all over the area.
Unfortunately I can't see this as I only have Internet Explorer and not Firefox.
Unfortunately I can't see this as I only have Internet Explorer and not Firefox.
Derf | May 27, 13:19 CET


You could always download Firefox, Derf. It tends to try and take over, but you just have to be firm with it. ;-)
Or just relax and go with. If your machine's going to be taken over anyway, better Firefox than IE IMO ;).

For your consideration ... Derf.
Or just relax and go with. If your machine's going to be taken over anyway, better Firefox than IE IMO ;).


I have Firefox as my default but keep IE as well, because of photo viewing issues with Firefox. No problem with sites like Flickr, but Firefox wont let me enlarge thumbnails that are posted directly to a couple of different forums. Three other members on MarstersOfOz have the same problem.

Also, I don't have the latest version of Firefox (every time I get the "d/l it now" box, I click on "later"). I tried the newest version and it wouldn't let me continue to run IE as well.
No browser tells me I can't run another browser, and survives on my computer. ;-)
If we could get back to the discussion in hand that'd be absolutely lovely.
As a sidenote (to clarify), Firefox will not tell you you can't continue to run IE (it will ask to be default, as they all do, but you can change that at any time), plus you can run a plugin called IETab that allows you to open IE sessions in Firefox tabs, which is brilliant. Okay, shutting up.

ETA - yes, back on topic :)

Do you think Phantom Dennis will move in with Paul at some point? Plus, though it must be disconcerting having all that scaffolding outside for someone to be able to spy on you, it must be nice having a crew hanging out there to scare off the would-be peepers ;). Yes, I'm joking.
Was gonna say i've got the latest version and still fire up IE (on occasion) without any trouble.

It is a very "LA" sort of house, makes me think of Philip Marlowe.
Sorry about the OT & thanks zeitgeist for the info. before shaping up and .... hmm, Phantom Dennis ;-) Great catch, this apartment building looks a bit like Cordelia's place, which I swear I've driven by but can never place it, exactly.

I couldn't find time to follow all this unless I had my sleep removed, but I'm still loving that Paul is "Agent Smith" ;)

ETA: Actually it's the other Dollhouse thread I couldn't keep up with.
Sleep now.

[ edited by Shey on 2008-05-27 14:39 ]
I imagine that this is the apartment referenced last month by Kristen at E! (mild spoilers for Dollhouse, plus some spoilers for other shows, but they're a month old, so maybe not so spoilery at this point, except some info on the Lost finale).
Have good sleep, Shey, we'll still be here overanalyzing everything when you get back ;). I immediately thought of that same note from Kristin.
This is where I continue to whine about how I lived across from that apartment for two years, and had I stayed in LA, I would still be there. I knew it was my old neighborhood but my section of the street?!!!! *No more words, only angsty noises*
I think Tahmoh Penikett (did I spell that right?) was an excellent casting choice by Joss. As for the apartment, a little "rich" for a $60,000 a year FBI agent, don't you think?
Not to mention the cost of hiring the scaffolders and lighting technicians, those guys ain't cheap.
I also thought that the apartment was too nice for an FBI agent, both because it looks too expensive, but he also doesn't seem to me like the type to pick such a *nice* building.

The type of person who can get so obsessed with finding the Dollhouse would not, IMO, care about the aesthetics of his residence. I think he'd pick a less nice place, with neighbors who would not be inclined to be social, and with few distractions so he can focus on his obsession.
But that's just me.

The blackout curtains definitely ring true to me, though. They really are a godsend in the summer...especially if your window faces west, and you live in AZ.

I really hope that Joss gives him a fun quirk, like how Wash had his dinosaurs. I'm thinking of Robert Redford in Legal Eagles, where he tap dances in the bathroom.
Honestly? Though few areas of L.A. are actually cheap, an apartment - say a studio or a 1br - in a building like that is not necessarily particularly fancy or (relatively) costly...here's one not too dissimilar.

It seems admirably suited for where someone like Paul would live - and I've lived in buildings like that in a no doubt similar part of town, and I assure you I have never been wealthy... I have been an FBI agent, but that's another story and you know how I hate going off topic.
Precisely 1.00 Baths is good, you don't want .75 of a bath, that's just silly.

I'd fan-wank that Smith is looking for his long-lost whatever and he and he/she used to share that place so that he can't stand to part with it (or is too preoccupied to move so that he just keeps paying the rent and staying there rather than waste precious investigative time).

(West facing BTW BoB ? Isn't it East or South-East facing that's the problem since, y'know, that's where the sun rises ? ;)
My studio (2 yrs ago) was $825/mo and nearby 1br went for $1000. It's doable for an FBI agent, even if rent has gone up since then.

Miracle Mile = low rent/high value (comparative to the rest of LA)
You'd think it would be east, Saje, but actually it's the late afternoon sun that's really un-fun. Yes, the sun rises in the east, but it's not too terribly hot until at least noon. Trust me: the west side of the house sucks...especially if you sleep through the troublesome morning, as I do over the summer.

.75 of a bath--what's that look like? Is it, like a shower without a drain, or a bathtub without a faucet? 'Twould be quite silly.

[ edited by BandofBuggered on 2008-05-27 22:56 ]
I believe it's a shower only, no bath tub. However, every city has their own 75% bathroom codes so check there;)
1.00 Bath refers to the version. Before all the Bath upgrades came out.
Yes, the newer 1.25 version have less drainage and flowability issues.
Not all FBI agents make $60k, some make less, somre make more (and if Paul has any kind of experience he probably makes more). Plus, any fed posted in SoCal will probably get a COLA. Maybe even a Pepsi if he's lucky.
A cola, huh (Spanish for tail)? That would be useful--would help his balance as he chases Echo on precarious rooftops.

Bath upgrades? I don't get it: is this a joke, or is this something I need to be noticing when I finally start searching for a place?
I ask this, because I remember reading a Dave Barry article about 3.6 gallon toilets, and not understanding the issue, which happened when I was a wee little girl.

I'm really wondering how they're going to do the inside of his place (if we get to see it at all). I'm thinking that it's going to be guy-central, with a weights machine, and a lot of navy blues. Big TV and stereo, of course, because no person should go without!
The blackout curtains definitely ring true to me, though. They really are a godsend in the summer...especially if your window faces west, and you live in AZ.

Huh? The only blackout curtains I can see in the photo are the ones put up to allow day for night filming inside the apartment.
I have been an FBI agent, but that's another story and you know how I hate going off topic.


Ok, QuoterGal, inquiring minds want to know. Some of the best entertainment here is, er, not quite on topic. But Paul is an FBI agent, so FBI discussion is on topic. Right?

ETA: Or at least more on topic than browsers. But I had to switch to Firefox because IE kept freezing every time I came to the site.

[ edited by Bobbi on 2008-05-28 03:28 ]
Now I really want to know what O.R.G.Y stands for.

You'd think it would be east, Saje, but actually it's the late afternoon sun that's really un-fun.

No, trust me it's the East too (think not "heat" but "light" ;). You know the part where you "sleep through the troublesome morning", well, you don't tend to do that when the sun puts his hat on at 4.50 am ;) - which is roughly when i'd wake up if not for black-out drapes (well, I say "black-out drapes" but I mean "a spare bedspread hung behind the curtains" ;).

Plus, any fed posted in SoCal will probably get a COLA.

Oh cool. My Dad used to get a COLA when we lived in the middle east and up until this morning I thought 'akola' was an Arabic word (cos i'd only ever heard it spoken). Thanks to cabri (and google) I now know it's a Cost Of Living Allowance. New knowings of thingses, precioussss ;).

[ edited by Saje on 2008-05-28 10:07 ]
Yay! I teached Saje sumpin'! I feel so smart now. :D
And I done learneded sumpin' ! Made of win ;).

You need to log in to be able to post comments.
About membership.



joss speaks back home back home back home back home back home