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July 17 2008

Brian Rubin of Whedonopolis interviews Felicia Day. "With all the things Felicia Day is involved in these days, from The Guild to Doctor Horrible's Sing Along Blog to House, we were fortunate enough to have a nice sit-down with the Writer/Producer/Actress on a busy Sunday morning in a Starbucks in Los Angeles."

*edited because as I stated, I can't spell. Sorry Brian!

[ edited by NYPinTA on 2008-07-17 22:52 ]

Whedonopolis?
Did I spell it wrong?
I think Madhatter was wondering what it was.
Is this the first time they've mentioned that Felicia got the pitch while walking the lines on Mutant Enemy Day?

[ edited by theonetruebix on 2008-07-17 22:38 ]
Oh. I just assume it's my spelling because I'm so awful at it.
Well, you did spell Brian's name wrong, if it makes you feel...better?...worse? :)

And what's up with Brian not telling me he got this interview!

Whedonopolis is behind the OMWF screenings at Comic-Con the last 2 years. Among other things.
Ah! I did!!? Balls.
Is this the first time they've mentioned that Felicia got the pitch while walking the lines on Mutant Enemy Day?

I don't remember the detail of ME Day being mentioned before, just that it was during the strike. It's a good thing those sharpie markers stayed unused during the picketing that day, so the great minds could collaborate.
bix had it right the first time, NYPinTA. What's Whedonpolis? First time that one caught my ears.
Nice interview. I had no idea that some of Act I of Dr Horrible was filmed on the part of the Universal lot that burned down.
The Whedonpolis are an underground enforcement agency that sneaks into people's houses and replaces all their DVD sets with Buffy, Angel, and Firefly.

One month later, they come knocking, and if you cannot answer three simple questions about the Whedonverse, you're taken to a three-month boot camp where you are indoctrinated in the ways of being a Whedon fan.

The Whedonpolis are everywhere. They are in your coffee shops, your libraries, your hospitals, your fast food restaurants.

They are RIGHT BEHIND YOU.
. . . at the end of the day you only have one life, and you have to do with it what you feel is the most fulfilling. I mean, why not try something and be willing to fail? I mean, I think when you try with that much heart and enthusiasm, it's can't help but be good. So I think it's going to be awesome.


Just leapt out at me. Fortunately, it was friendly and didn't bite.
And then, it was one of my goals to put professional subtitling put on, and it was so difficult to arrange with our budget. ... Not only to make it accessible to hard of hearing individuals, but also for our international fans, because we had so many requests for it. So that's pretty cool. I'm really proud of it. It was kind of my spearhead. We were almost going to do without it, but I said we have to have subtitles.


It makes me so happy that they've put the effort in to add subtitles. I'm not sure what percentage of the audience will find them useful, but for those few who do, it's absolutely invaluable. I don't know the number of professional DVDs I've seen without proper subtitling...

Technically, subtitles on DVD are a bit of a pain anyway, because they're very clumsy bitmaps, so you just can't make them look pretty, they'll always have jagged edges. There's nothing that can be done about that though, and at least they're readable.

And I am so buying that DVD. I've actually put off watching The Guild (I saw one or two episodes to see if I liked it) until the DVD release, because I'd just like to watch it all at once and not on YouTube.

ETA: And I've now pre-ordered. No mention of shipping costs though? They mentioned they're getting lots of international pre-orders, so I can only assume it's included in the price.
ETA, again: I'm blind, it says "pre-order for free shipping" in huge capitals.

[ edited by MattK on 2008-07-18 00:01 ]
I know I did in writing and creating and doing things because you think it's a lot more intimidating than it is, and at the end of the day you only have one life, and you have to do with what you feel is the most fulfilling. I mean, why not try something and be willing to fail? I mean, I think when you try with that much heart and enthusiasm, it's can't help but be good.

It's official. I am totally girl-crushing on Felicia. I so dig that instead of simply whining about how much the Hollywood game sucks, she went out and wrote her own playbook. And is kicking ass with it.

Nice interview, Brian!
This is why I love Ms. Day.
I always assumed the h was silent and that whedonopolis was a website opposed to lie detector tests. Now that you mention it though it could have something to do with this Joss Whedon fellow that everyone keeps on about.

So if I had a website (which I do), devoted to Dr Horrible (which I do), what is the chance I could score a coffeedate interview with Felicia Day?
Hey guys, thanks! Glad you liked the interview. :)

Brian
The filmed it on the part of the Universal lots that had burned down? Must be an interestingly minimalistic set.
I think maybe before it burned down ? ;-)

Good interview, gave plenty of room for the answers. Ms Day just has such a lot of stuff inside, ideas and such - seeing her speak in interviews it's like a torrent (in the totally good way ;).

(and it sounds like the DVD will rule, now if only the site would let us donate I could give the P&P back, still feel a bit guilty about that)
Yes, the minimalistic set is the one they used to make Dr Horrible look really large. When some things burn down, they turn into very small versions of themselves, like a hamburger patty, or a pie (at least the way I cook).
You've cooked a pie, AlanD?

So if I had a website (which I do), devoted to Dr Horrible (which I do), what is the chance I could score a coffeedate interview with Felicia Day?


If you were coming to Comic-Con, you could ask her yourself!
I dunno. I've had websites devoted to any number of things (*cough* session416.com *cough*) and never got any interviews with anyone. Just sayin'.

[ edited by theonetruebix on 2008-07-18 01:04 ]
Really nice interview.

This is why I love Ms. Day.


That's why WE love Ms. Day. =]

Checking her FF every 5 minutes is one of my fun-things-to-do online. There's always something delightful to read there.


So if I had a website (which I do), devoted to Dr Horrible (which I do), what is the chance I could score a coffeedate interview with Felicia Day?


Try sending her an email, or leave a comment or her blog, and she will probably answer you.

[ edited by maxsummers on 2008-07-18 01:08 ]
Felicia Day on Sci-fi Wire - "It's very exciting to be the love interest, just because in traditional Hollywood, I'm not the traditional love-interest girl. It's a privilege to be the one the guys are swooning over."

Possibly the thing I like most about FD (and that would be from a substantial list) is demonstrated by the fact that at present the second most recent comment over at her twitter is a link followed by "AAAAAH! OMG! Ok, squealing over" - the link takes you to a story confirming a Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic MMO. :)

(btw: currently the Dr Horrible twitter is "watching you watching me" - hehe ;)
Oh, I think there's plenty of swooning. She's extremely swoon-worthy.
She's adorable. And as a woman, I say that without any jealousy.



Ok, maybe a little.
I've already ordered my DVD of The Guild, and of course I am blown away by her performance as Penny. It really shows how tough 'making it' in LA is, that there is someone this beautiful and talented who has struggled to find roles for so long!

I'm betting that she'll be getting a lot more offers now that more industry people see 'Doctor Horrible' (I'm assuming that they will see it now that Variety and the LA Times has had articles about it).
Oops, that Sci-fi Wire interview was 24 hours older than I initially thought, but nevermind. No lack of swooning from this direction either. Haven't bought a DVD of the Guild yet, but only because of the problem Saje mentioned about international P&P.
You've cooked a pie, AlanD?


Yes, during my Wok With Yan stir-fry phase. In retrospect, it would have been better to bake it.

If you were coming to Comic-Con, you could ask her yourself!


samatwitch, do you know how many people I would have to kill before I would be able go Comic-Conning with a clear conscience? It's not worth the hassle.

I am very envious of you though. Do tell Felicia I said "mumble-mumble-mumble" if you have the chance.

[ edited by AlanD on 2008-07-18 03:05 ]
Really excellent interview, Veloxi! Now I'm geeking over the fact that I'll be able to buy her DVD and immediately hand it over to her to sign. :)
Because of this interview, I just ordered the DVD.
Nice to hear she's on House too. Maybe a 2 episode one? How many Whedonverse people does that make now on that show?
Thanks for the interview, Veloxi! It was a great read.

Felicia Day on Sci-fi Wire - "It's very exciting to be the love interest, just because in traditional Hollywood, I'm not the traditional love-interest girl. It's a privilege to be the one the guys are swooning over."


Yikes. She's not? But, y'know... pretty! And cute! Very, very cute. Did I mention she's cute? *Swoon*

And she seems very intelligent and cool (and geeky, which is even better :)). I love how she's taking matters into her own hands and succeeding at it. I'm at the start of an unsure career as a freelancer (in - mostly - science journalism and some other side-projects), so although that's actually massively different, it's still sorta inspiring to hear her talk about it. <-- wait, did I just become one of those people at Q&A's who bore people with their own life-story without any clear and apparant need? ;)

Still haven't seen 'The Guild' though, but I'll definately order the DVD now. If I hadn't decided to do so already, this interview would've pulled me over.

confirming a Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic MMO


Yikes. This may mean that I'm about to be swept up into MMO's as well. I'm finally getting a computer which was not built in the stone age, so I may even be able to play it once it comes out. Plus: KOTOR 1 & 2? Awesomest games ever!

Finally: is it just me, or is her official site not working properly? I'm getting a 404 not found message on her main page
Her site's gone through some clunky the past couple of days, but it's working okay for me at the moment.
I could get to all her blog-entries, it's just the part on the front page that's not working for me. Ah well.

(Wait, FD majored in mathematics? Add that to the growing list of great-things-about-FD: loves gaming, loves sci-fi and fantasy novels, can act, can sing, can write and is very cute? This does it, she's the perfect girl. Anyone think she'd accept online-mariage-proposals-that-honestly-are-just-fun-and-spontaneous-and-obviously-not-at-all-stalker-like-don't-be-silly? ;))
A very talented lady. She even manages to levitate an octagon in the sixth picture.
Telekinetic too? Is there anything Felicia can't do?
Be more adorable ? Just seems like there might be a law of physics against it or something.
I would be Felicia's best friend. Every interview she does is great (and between reading/listening to/watching all of her interviews, reading her blog, and reading books on her recommendation, I feel like a stalker. Must. Avoid. Twitter.)

I love her attitude about how you can't wait for things to drop in your lap, you need to go out and make them happen.
Good luck there, theclynn. I found that it's compelling to talk to those we discuss here at Whedonesque. Also, fellow Whedonites "twit" over there.

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