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This community is primarily a repository of links to fan discussions, reviews and analysis about the TV show "Veronica Mars", its creator Rob Thomas and his other team of intrepid writers, and his other creations, such as his YA novels, movies, and the late lamented ABC series "Cupid".
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Jan. 10th, 2006 @ 11:33 am VM and Feminism lecture
Any VM fans out there in the Atlanta area? Apparently I'm not the only one interested in talking about Veronica Mars and feminism, and it's quite the hot topic.

In April the Popular Culture Association will be having its annual conference and, I kid you not, here is one of the lectures:

"We used to be friends": Third-Wave
Feminism and Veronica Mars
Tim Burke, University of South Florida


The conference is at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis and the VM lecture will be on Thursday, April 13. Scroll through the full Conference Program for more info. Buffy, BSG, even Desperate Housewives, you name it, it's all there. They give out Ph.Ds for this stuff? I should head back to graduate school for a Ph.D in Buffy and Veronica studies.
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magnolia888:
Jan. 4th, 2006 @ 12:48 pm A question about "Rats Saw God"
Current Mood: confusedconfused
If you haven't read this book and wish to have an unspoiled reading experience, don't click this, because I'm asking a question about something that happens near the end...and I'm hoping someone else who's read it will answer me!Collapse )
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well-behaved women never make history
tiferet:
Dec. 19th, 2005 @ 07:08 pm VM and Feminism: Mutually Exclusive?
Is it possible to be a feminist and a fan of Veronica Mars? Some people don't think so, arguing that VM "was never 'empowerment.' She was daddy's little girl. That's what Veronica Mars still is." Seriously?

Thoughts on VM and feminism. Discussion of major plot points through 2.10. Comments and dissenting opinions welcome." (NO spoilers for future episodes beyond "One Angry Veronica.")
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magnolia888:
Oct. 26th, 2005 @ 12:21 pm After Episode Chat
The information for tonights chat can be here
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cakelady_sunryse00
sunryse00:
Oct. 19th, 2005 @ 03:15 pm After Episode Chat Tonight?
This week I will be having an after episode chat on mIRC. If you are familiar with mIRC we will be on Dalnet and the Dragons server, using channel #veronica_mars.

Why? People can come and go without an invite. I hopefully won't keep getting kicked off and if I do I can reconnect. Anyone can chat at any time we're always open.

Chat is for Eastern time zones but since we are on mIRC the channel never closes so Westcoasters are welcome to come in after the episode.

Now for the people going "mIRC?"
mIRC is a internet chat program using servers and channels. Here is the short form tutorial.
Download the mIRC chat program here or here
If you don't want to use the downloadable program there is an applet here Directions for the applet are below.
Now open and install the program. Ignore the purchase information.
fill in the information with whatever you want, including your nickname. On the left side under "connect" the next one under that is "servers". the IRC Network is DALnet, the IRC Server is DALnet:US, CA, Dragons. Now click "connect to server". The chat box will open and in the dialog box type /join #veronica_mars, hit enter and you will be taken to the chat.



Directions for applet.
On the right hand side there is a "Chat Now" with "Nickname" and it'll say for example "Guest40000" and "Go". Click "Go" and the chat applet will open shortly. In the dialog box at the bottom type /join #veronica_mars. that will bring you to the chat. When you enter the chat you will be known as Guest-with the numbers, use the /nick command (see below) to change it to your nickname.


Other mIRC things to know;
to change your nickname: /nick and the name you want to use, it will look like this /nick I_love_Veronica_Mars
to quit /quit and a message it will look like this /quit goodbye until next week or you can just leave.
to leave an away message: /away and the message, it will look like this /away phone call

Want to know more about mIRC here are a few tuts
How to download and install mIRC
Beginners Guide
http://www.pspug.org/tutorial/html/beginclass/00beginmirc.htm

See you there.
If you have any problems I can be reached on AIM at julr00

Also if anyone would be interested in a spoiler chat after the episode chat, or an MST chat Saturday night I'm game.
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cakelady_sunryse00
sunryse00:
Sep. 26th, 2005 @ 10:34 am (no subject)
Who here's interested in hi-def Cupid DVDs with quirky subtitle fun? Say aye! (Over there.)

Sorry for the lack of deep meta, but this seemed like the best place to pimp.
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hobviously:
Sep. 13th, 2005 @ 02:18 pm An introduction and request.
cadhla was kind enough to give me the go-ahead on this post, so thanks to her.

Most of you are here because you love Veronica Mars. Most of you are aware that VM, despite being wonderful, scraped into a second season. The challenge is to convince the good people at UPN that they made the right decision.

So I present involvedviewers for your perusal.

The basic premise is simple. Someone, usually me, will write down all the ads played during my local broadcast. Any ads with a suitable national following will be researched, and links to the relevant website will be displayed. In addition, someone (again, usually me) will track down the management contact for the product (this usually involves a nice trip through the corporate website to "investor relations" and a link to the head of marketing).

Then someone else, (hopefully, all of you), will use that contact information to write a letter or two. If there is a product in which you actually have some interest, then you would write to the company, thank the staff for its sponsorship, and express appreciation for the product. You then cc that letter to Dawn Ostroff and Rob Thomas. (I'll upload a sample letter by the weekend.)

I'd like to think that this is both novel and a clear indication that VM fans interact with advertising in a much stronger way than the average TV viewer. What network executive wouldn't want to hear that?

I'd really like to get people involved before the new season starts. Please consider helping out. Thanks for your time.
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thecuckoo:
Aug. 17th, 2005 @ 05:42 pm magnolia888 on Kristen Bell's acting and Veronica's badassery
Current Mood: impressedimpressed
Current Music: Fiona Apple - Fast As You Can
magnolia888 analyzes what makes Kristen's performance so potent while also examining what would make people consider Veronica a bigger badass than Jack Bristow.
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When Polter-Cows Attack!
spectralbovine: