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1  Gilmore Girls / General Discussion / Re: The Great8Mandate on: August 05, 2007, 02:17:11 pm
what do you think heatherkilpatrick?
2  Gilmore Girls / General Discussion / Re: The Great8Mandate on: August 03, 2007, 01:14:34 pm
We could have donations made in their names, on the behalf of and ask that any acknowledgement of the donation be sent to either the actors, ASP or CW execs whichever we think would be best. Just more bang for the buck, all the way around.
thats actually a really smart idea
3  Gilmore Girls / General Discussion / Re: The Great8Mandate on: August 03, 2007, 12:50:35 pm
I am not trying to rain on anyone's parade, but has anyone thought of giving the money that has been raised to one of Amy, Alexis and Lorelia's favorite charities instead of spending it on daisies? I know ASP was huge on volunteerism and giving to the community in the GG script and I bet at least she, but I am sure all of the GG actors, would be very touched by a gesture like that. Maybe a "Gilmore Girls' Fans Care" Campaign...cuz we care about the Girlmore Girls and we care about the world too! I think this would have a touching impact and even if GG never gets back on we still have made a difference. I for one would be more willing to donate to something like that than on daisies alone, and I bet others would too. What do you think?

LDD Campaign Update

Hey everyone,
I just wanted to let you know that within the next 72 hours I will be placing an order for the first bulk order of daisies! We have received $430 for the daisies at this point, this is not including the shipping included with each of these donations, which I have figured in separately. (We have exactly what we need for shipping, which is $36 - that's 18 donations at a $2 flat shipping rate per person.) Because Oriental Trading Company (the company we are going through to get the daisies) does not accept PayPal, I have transferred the PayPal balance to my debit card and I will then use it to pay. At $5 per unit of daisies plus the 10% shipping charge, we will be able to purchase (at this point) 77 unites of daisies. Each unit contains 250 daisies - which brings us to a total of 19,250 daisies. I will not be shipping these daisies until we have a total of 30,000. I will take pictures when I get them though, so you can see they have arrived. I will also be posting a copy of the invoice when I have it.
That said, to hit our 30,000 daisies mark, we need 10,750 more daisies, that's another 43 units of daisies to order - that is $236.50 total.
Remember, if you want to donate, please figure in an additional $2 flat rate for shipping. It's worked out just right for the order thus far.

Methods of donation:
-PayPal to [email protected] (quickest way!)
-Certified Cashier's Check, Money Order, Bank Check or other agreed upon method - email [email protected] for details and mailing address!
Thanks -- and keep mandating! CafePress stuff to come late tomorrow evening!

4  Gilmore Girls / General Discussion / Re: Movie Thread on: June 25, 2007, 09:04:45 am
Has there been any new news about a Gilmore Girls movie?
5  Gilmore Girls / General Discussion / Re: The Great8Mandate on: June 25, 2007, 08:55:45 am


I think you meant to say Divine and her brother, not me. I'm working on the Petition Link campaign...

My daughter and I just signed the petition.  Kiss
6  Gilmore Girls / General Discussion / Re: Music Thread on: June 22, 2007, 09:34:42 pm
I know that Hep Alien isn't a "real" band, but they did perform pieces of songs on the show. Is there such a thing as a Hep Alien album available?
7  Gilmore Girls / General Discussion / Re: The Great8Mandate on: June 01, 2007, 06:38:06 pm
Well, I don't want to get us all slivered up into different groups as all I'm saying.

If some people support a movie more than a season 8 -- fine. If some people support a season 8 more than a movie -- cool. If people support both -- amazing. But let's not faction ourselves off. We need every person we can get and I think we can all agree Gilmore Girls -- more of it in any form -- is our aim. So if some people want to focus more on the movie, that's fine, I just don't want to hear negative stuff around here about our season 8 efforts -- we all want more Gilmore Girls!

So basically, we need everyone here. We all need each other get this accomplished. There is strength in numbers and we need to support each other in both causes.

Absolutely! We need everyone's help. Personally, I think it is always good to have as much input as possible. Encouragement to express oneself is the atmosphere needed for someone to think of and share that one great idea that ended up working!

 :)Everyone wants more Gilmore Girls for however long we can get them. We all want better closure to each characters storylines. Everyone can have their own opinion, but bottom line we all want the same thing. If we start factioning ourelves into different groups, we will divide our efforts and most likely no one will get anything. So, why not continue to mandate for a season 8 and at the same time mandate for a movie too? That way we aren't putting all of our eggs in one basket and our chances for getting something....are doubled.

8  Gilmore Girls / General Discussion / Re: The Great8Mandate on: June 01, 2007, 01:19:49 pm

Hmm . . . a show based on Parent-Child relationships "ends" with the storyline of a school commencement rather than with something more primally, directly about parent-child relationships -- such as, oh, "what has Rory learned about parenting from Lorelai and how can we not see that until she's put to the test of being a parent herself in some way?"

 -- Rob

Come on, Rory was about COLLEGE and JOURNALISM since day one. And what's with the parenting stuff for Rory? she's 22 damn it.

I'm 21 and my parents are still deeply involved in my life. I think that is the challenge of a parent-child relationship -- going from child, to teenager, to young-adult to adult. I think all of us here would be interested to see how those things pan out -- how has what she's learned from Lorelai going to penetrate into her real life?

And please, try and keep it to a positive. If you don't like our thread, that's cool, but please don't bring us down. Smiley


I completely agree. Like Lorelai was saying to Rory at the end of the series season finale, she felt she had more to pass onto Rory, more to teach her and share with her, Rory said Lorelai had given her everything she needed and I don't doubt that for a second but lets actually see it please. I think that Rory still has story left, out of all the people with unresolved storylines, I think Rorys was the most resolved but I think they still have enough material for Rory next season, for instince, the job she got will only be temporary, like Rory was saying, she could be gone for "2 months or 2 years" that was left open, it was nothing permanent. The writers left things open for her and closed just enough for a series finale. They could come back and have plenty of storyline for Rory to work with easliy IMO. I came up with like 3 to 4 things in like 2 weeks, the writers can do the same!

And yes please don't come in here and bring us down, we are already as low as we can get, we don't need our faces slammed into the cement basement floor anymore! It's not going to hurt you because we keep going! We have alot of hope, faith and love for Gilmore Girls! Anything is possible with this sort of passion!

I have been a part of the Great 8 Mandate from the beginning and have faithfully taken part of all the campaigns with great expectations for a season 8! I still hope for it, and I am not saying that anyone should stop anything! What I was trying to do was add agreement with what Heidi suggested that we keep the Great 8 Mandate, but also focus on working on contacting Amy, who has a lot of pull with the actors!

Like everyone else I desperately would love to see a season eight, but I also want to pusue any and all avenues that will give us what we all want, more Gilmore Girls, whether it is additional seasons or if nothing else, a two hour made for tv movie. Not trying to bring anyone down-including myself-I'm a mad sad great 8 mandater myself, I just want more Gilmore Girls!!!!!
9  Gilmore Girls / General Discussion / Re: The Great8Mandate on: June 01, 2007, 11:57:00 am

@Heidi, ckiddings, fantasy ...

I too am now convinced that a season 8 has become impossible, mainly because of the recent interviews of Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel, and wether spin (I agree with you there Rob) or heartfelt (could they really?), going back to do a season 8 would be so ridiculous in light of their careless comments (as in, would make them lose face in such a major way) that I think that's a hurdle that can't possibly be overcome anymore. Excruciatingly sad, but very real. However, I have to disagree with you Heidi, when you say you want to wait and see what happens before campaigning for a movie (you may be totally exhausted after the G8M of course, so no criticism intended!). I honestly believe we should rethink our strategy and start focussing our energy, daisies, letters, what not ..., RIGHT NOW, and hit on ASP. If anybody can change Alexis' or Lauren's mind, Amy is the one. If anybody TRULY takes this show to heart and wants to give it the glorious send-off it deserves, Amy is the one. If anyone has any leverage with the guys in suits on this one, or knows who to talk to to get this thing started, Amy is the one. If anyone has uttered a single hopeful signal for the future of GG, Amy is the one. If anyone IS Gilmore Girls, Amy is the one. I think we should start approaching her NOW, now the wounds are fresh (ours, and probably hers, if she's in any way aware of what happened to her baby, and contrary to some of her statements, I'm guessing she very much is). I think we should go about it in a sophisticated and organized way, not randomly bombarding her with E-mails or letters, but each of us putting ALL of our love for GG, our despair at how it ended (and let's face it, our money) in ONE bouquet or banner or letter or card or drawing, whatever, but making it ultra-personal, eye-catching and worth reading (which I'm afraid isn't what's been happening with most of our mail). Maybe we can all center our messages around our favourite Gilmorism or our favourite scene (and hey, fellow JavaJunkies, let's not pick out the kissing scenes, 'cause that might get a bit boring for Amy, if not for us Wink), making it VERY PERSONAL and showing ASP how invested we all are in these characters. I think we should keep it enthusiastic and positive, not waste any words on abusing David Rosenthal (who I think wasn't all that bad) or the CW (who knows what went on behind those doors), but focus on GG, GG and GG alone. I think we should all start NOW, because funding and all that other dreary stuff usually takes lots and lots of time, and we don't want to get this movie in 10 years time, do we, when Lorelai's had a facelift, Luke's in need of a hip-replacement and Taylor's dead. We'd all like to see it next fall (if that were only possible!). I think everybody who does something, anything, should 'report' about it on a separate thread just for that purpose alone, so we'd be able to keep track of all the goings on (I wouldn't even know how to start this thread myself, I'm so sorry now I'm such a computer nitwit).


I think collecting all our names and ages and origins is an awesome idea and we should keep that going strong! (HEIDI, don't you have the E-mail addresses of all the 9000 etc members of this board and can't you automatically alert them of this campaign?!! Or update the G8M logo at the top of the page, including a straightforward appeal to sign on??!! I think the results might be very interesting, not only for marketing purposes, but for ASP as well, it makes things so much more personal! Thanks for doing a great job!

Enough of my 'thinking', what do you guys think?

I completely agree with switching tatics and focus. A two hour movie seems like an actual posibility with positive responses from the actors. Amy was the reason, plain and simple. I would also like to see the movie sooner than later. Life moves on and momentum fades and I want to see the movie now while everyone is able to be apart of it and they still have the characters fresh in their memories! I know that they (actors) want to pursue other things, but perhaps they will be ready to start thinking Girlmore Girls Movie in several months and actually start something in a year. Nobody gave me a penny, but those are my thoughts.

10  Gilmore Girls / General Discussion / Re: The Great8Mandate on: June 01, 2007, 07:49:05 am
I sent Heidi a Personal Message about this but haven't gotten a reply yet. I suggested another round of the Daisy Campaign. You know, using PayPal to collect enough money to send one (or two or three or...) very big bouquet(s). And maybe someone other than Heidi could organize it this time since she's done so much already.

I've put off writing this post for a while now, for fear of it making me extremely unpopular, but I'm going to bite the bullet and hope that I still have my ORG Forum friends when all is said and done.

To begin, I feel the need to say that I really, really (really) wanted season 8. The Great8Mandate was born in February; back when season 8 wasn't on anyone's radar. Back when you'd mention "Gilmore Girls season 8" to entertainment reporters and they'd laugh at the absurdity. From early February until mid-May I gave 110% to this campaign. At one point I was devoting nearly six hours a day to the site and Great8Mandate. I exhausted every avenue I could think of to try and make the Great8Mandate a success ... and as we all know, we came so very close.

This is an incomplete list, but look at all we accomplished. The Great8Mandate was mentioned on E! Online,,,, (the Hartford Courant newspaper), the L.A. Daily News (both in print and online),,, etc. And let's not forget the big one ... we won the E! Online 'Save One Show' poll. We had the most votes. We won.

I'm certainly not trying to take credit for all the accomplishments of the campaign (because this truly was a community effort); I only want to reiterate my love for the show and support for an additional season.

With that said, I just don't see season 8 happening at this point. I'm basing my opinion on recent news and interviews, and also from Gilmore contacts I've made over the years. There have been no indications by anyone or anything that season 8 is still in the cards. I'm sorry.

I know that some of you hold out hope for a miracle, or perhaps want to see the show as a mid-season replacement. And to you I say, "Prove me wrong." I don't mean that at all in an antagonistic manner; I'm saying, "Please, prove me wrong. Nothing would make me happier."

What will become of the Great8Mandate? I hope it continues to thrive. For season 8 supporters, please mandate, mandate, mandate. If you believe in season 8 and have the dedication and passion to try and turn the tides, keep going. Assuming anyone wants my advice or input, I'd be happy to offer assistance.

As for me, I'm going to focus my efforts on supporting a Gilmore Girls movie. Even though I won't be campaigning for season 8, I'm still going to use the moniker Great8Mandate as it has been a great buzzword for our cause (CW and Warner Bros. executives/public relations people are VERY familiar with the campaign). While season 8 might be out of the question, I still think the term applies to the overall goal.

To answer the original question ... am I willing to organize another Daisy Campaign? No, not at this time. Not for season 8. However, a couple months from now will I be willing to organize another Daisy Campaign directed at Amy Sherman-Palladino to remind her that she has a community of fans waiting for a Gilmore movie ... absolutely.

Hopefully I haven't lost too many friends with this post. I'm only sharing my own thoughts and opinions. In the coming days and weeks I'll be detailing more of what I have in mind for the Great8Mandate campaign -- movie edition.


You have echoed my thoughts entirely. I would be thrilled with a two hour movie that everyone was excited doing with Amy rather than a few more episodes that the actors really didn't have their hearts into. That said, I  also know that sometimes the least expected things happen and there are those who would say many in hollywood can be fickle, known to frequently change their mind if it suits them.
11  Gilmore Girls / General Discussion / Re: The Great8Mandate on: May 30, 2007, 07:46:31 pm
I wanted to watch all the GG DVD from the beginning after the series fake finale and when I opened my Season 1 Box...Disc one was gone!!!!! Shocked I have looked everywhere. I may have to repurchase Season One while they are on sale.
12  Gilmore Girls / General Discussion / Re: The Great8Mandate on: May 26, 2007, 11:36:02 pm
Does anyone have a contact info for Amy Sherman-Palladino? I'd like to try contacting her about a season 8 and the Gilmore Girls Movie.

Amy Iddings 18

Erin Iddings 22
13  Gilmore Girls / General Discussion / Re: The Great8Mandate on: May 26, 2007, 11:12:53 pm
Connie Iddings
Olympia, WA
14  Gilmore Girls / General Discussion / Re: The Great8Mandate on: April 17, 2007, 09:43:45 pm
This is in the latest Ask Ausiello ....

Question: I'm excited to hear about the possible shortened eighth season of Gilmore Girls. Got anything new to report on that front? Heather
Ausiello: At the show's wrap party Sunday night, everyone and their sister was talking about the short order as if it was a done deal. The only sticking point appears to be the number of episodes. I'm hearing 13, but I imagine the CW is trying to stretch that to at least 16. An official announcement is imminent.

Excitement much!?!?!


All I can say is that I am so excited that there is talk about a season eight at all! After all the endless letter writing, emailing, and voting there is finally some reliable news that sounds positive! I am choosing to believe good things. Collectively, if there is any truth to positive thinking, our thoughts should sway any fence riders at CW to our side. Yippee! Grin
15  Gilmore Girls / General Discussion / Re: The Great8Mandate on: March 21, 2007, 09:11:55 am
I thought writing Ellen was a great idea. How awesome would it be if she had Lauren on the show and told her all about the Great8Mandate, our love for the show and deisire to see the show continue! So, I just sent an email to Ellen and asked her to consider having Lauren on again and to have the Great8Mandate's quest brought to her attention. Hopefully, she'll think it is an interesting idea! Grin
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