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1  Gilmore Girls / General Discussion / Re: Fans over 50 - who is out there? on: October 23, 2007, 06:54:04 am
To Lorid and Zeddie;

I know I'm an old fart, but this vet has learned a thing or three about 'puters. There's a wonderful program out there and it may have been upgraded since I last saw it. It's called "IBM via voice". You load it onto your machine and train it to recognize your voice patterns. Yes, just like in Star Trek. Then you can start dictating over a microphone and all your words appear on the screen.
"It's just like magic!" (Harry Potter-The Chamber Of Secrets). You will, of course, have to have some techno-savvy to begin with, but, in the end, it should lighten the creative load of writing. After all, writing is just taking the ideas out of your head and storing them somewhere, usually on paper or on a hard drive.
2  Gilmore Girls / General Discussion / Re: Fans over 50 - who is out there? on: August 03, 2007, 09:40:49 am
This is fun. I like reading all the stuff you youngsters are writing. I'm almost 60 now and still have dreams about Vietnam. My biggest worry right now is that my stepson will come back alive from Iraq. He should be home in a couple of weeks. He's got 4 kids that really miss him, plus a wife and a mother. I DO know that he'll be a different person. War does that.
I feel that, since the GG people don't want to do any more shows, a movie would be the next logical step. I'd pay to see it.
How about you oldies?
3  Gilmore Girls / General Discussion / Re: A Gilmore Girls spinoff would you watch? on: July 09, 2007, 10:36:05 am
A spinoff sounds wonderful, as an idea. Remember that it took many people and many gatherings (called conventions) to get someone in Hollywood to come up with some spinoffs of Star Trek. Then they had the Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, and Star Trek Enterprise. I may have missed one or two, but the idea is that the people that want to see something on television have to do more than just discuss it in a chatroom.
I would think a spinoff is better than what we are getting now, which is nothing. How about sydication? Will you still be loyal enough to watch reruns? For how long? Did you go out and buy the DVDs for all the seasons? Will you get tired of them?
Now, how hard are you willing to work to make a spinoff happen? Has anyone thought of coming up with a convention to bring GG fans together?
4  Gilmore Girls / General Discussion / Re: Question on: April 15, 2007, 02:01:23 pm
Did you also want to include the homes of the various characters? A lot of taping was done in the homes of Lorelai, Sookie, Mrs. Kim, and Dean's parents.
Are you making a map?
5  Gilmore Girls / General Discussion / Re: Fans over 50 - who is out there? on: April 15, 2007, 01:57:35 pm
Hi Zeddie
Thanks for telling me about the "modify" button. I'm still a little new to this.
Well, I would say work sucks, but there are a lot of other, older people like me doing the same kind of monkey work, just to make ends meet. I have so many years of experience that are going wasted, but now I don't feel alone. Many others are in the same boat. Some have commutes twice as long as mine, just to come to a low-paying job. But it beats the alternative.
I really get going when the others start talking about how the CEOs of this country have really screwed our generation out of retirements. It really makes me sad to know a lot of us boomers will probably have to work until we die, thanks to greed.
Well, back to the grind tomorrow. I'll still keep posting my ideas and hope some other people will too.
Take care.
6  Gilmore Girls / General Discussion / Re: The Great8Mandate on: April 01, 2007, 06:27:07 pm
go clo

I hope I got your name right. I agree that my idea may be futile, but, like the star said....
"Livin' on a prayer, baby!"
While the collection of ideas may not do any good, I don't think it would do any harm. I've seen ideas taken from others, with no credit given. I have one great example, the Wright Brothers had their ideas stolen from them and the rich made billions. Wilbur Wright died of typhoid fighting to keep his patents from being stolen. He spent most of his time in court.
I don't care if my ideas are "borrowed" or "shared" or outright stolen. The whole point of writing them down is to make them available to whoever peruses this website. The ideas may not be used but may spark a line of activity in the up and coming episodes.
In fact, any activity that is pro-active in the generation of Season 8 shouldn't be disregarded or discounted as worthless, in my opinion.
Who knows, a future writer may be beginning to share ideas using this format. Wouldn't that be great?

Keep up the good work.
7  Gilmore Girls / General Discussion / Re: The Great8Mandate on: April 01, 2007, 10:16:04 am
Hi, Lauren Is My Idol
You are right. I was trying to drum up ideas for the show. But, since I didn't have any direct link to the writers themselves, I opted to start a thread right here in General Discussion called " Ideas for shows you wanted to see". If we could get the writer(s) to read what people are posting, it might be a tad easier than trying to slam a bunch of ideas directly into their emails.
I really like the enthusiasm I see on this site. You guys are great and your dedication is unquestionable.
Keep up the great work.
8  Gilmore Girls / General Discussion / Re: Fans over 50 - who is out there? on: April 01, 2007, 08:47:39 am
Since I start another job tomorrow, I just want to say it's been fun. I won't have time to peruse the website much, except on weekends. I stuck in a vote for season 8 and I added some ideas for shows on the thread I mentioned.
That's about all I can do for now.
Just think, I'll be 60 in a couple more years. It seems funny that I still like R&R loud and Sci-Fi / Fantasy is my favorite movie genre.
I sometimes click on Lawrence Welk and imagine him saying:

"Tank-you, tank-you, get-a down, get-a funky. And-a now we have the lovely Lennon sisters singing " I Can't Get No Satisfaction."

I hate getting old. Everything hurts. Whatever doesn't hurt, doesn't work. Oh well, that's life.
9  Gilmore Girls / General Discussion / Re: The Great8Mandate on: April 01, 2007, 08:34:57 am
Thanks, Jennifer 11334
I just added my signature at that website. I hope more fans will try to contribute their ideas for story lines.
10 / Community Center / Re: Possible New Topics on: April 01, 2007, 08:23:51 am
OK, I probably broke a few rules by not checking first. I should have done a more thorough investigation but I don't have too much time to sit in front of my computer. With that in mind let me say I started a thread over in general discussion called:
Ideas For Shows You Wanted To See

If I'm out of line doing this, let me know. If the mods want to delete it, fine, I'll follow the rules and find a home for that particular thread. I just think there's a lot of writing talent out in cyberspace going without notice. I also think finding out what the fans want to see in the shows could help the new writer, who has the awesome responsibility of continuing the GG legend, if he or she is smart enough to read what gets posted.

Anyhow, I'll wait for the verdict.
11  Gilmore Girls / General Discussion / Re: The Great8Mandate on: April 01, 2007, 08:04:24 am
While I am a staunch supporter of having a season 8 and I agree with the buttons and banners and the letters, may I suggest one other idea that may help the creation of an 8th season?

I am sure many people out there want to see the show continue, but, remember, the original writers have left the building. With that in mind, imagine the burden on the person that is hired to continue writing the new shows.

Wouldn't it be a helpful thing if the fans started submitting some ideas to help out the writer, who must be feeling overwhelmed by the idea of continuing the Gilmore Girls story? It just so happens I have a thread, "Ideas for shows you wanted to see".

I'm not saying that submitting ideas for the show is the absolute answer but, hey, it couldn't hurt, could it?

Should I have posted this on a different thread?
12  Gilmore Girls / General Discussion / Re: Ideas for shows you wanted to see. on: April 01, 2007, 07:52:28 am
Please remember that this thread is just for ideas about the shows. If you like or dislike the ideas, that's OK, you can tell me or whoever posted one.

With that in mind, here's something I would really like to see in a show.

April is calling Lorelai on the phone.
"Please, Lorelai, you've got to come to the hospital. My dad is in intensive care. He keeps asking for you."
"I'll be right there." responds Lorelai.

When she arrives at the ICU, Lorelai is greeted by April and her mom, who had driven April to the hospital. April begins to tell the story. Turns out that a customer just came into the diner during one of Luke's bad days. Luke had been in a rage all morning after finding out that Chris had left his wife and just went away. This man had sat at the bar and ordered breakfast. The eggs were undercooked and the toast burnt. He then told Luke the meal was unsatisfactory. Upon hearing this, Luke tried to throw the man out. Each time he reached for the man, Luke wound up on the floor.
"I don't know what your problem is, buddy, but I would advise you NOT to try that again." said the stranger.
Luke, with his usual deafness, had tuned out the stranger and kept trying to launch him out the diner door. With each attempt, he wound up crashing back onto the floor. Finally, he had sailed across the diner and crashed onto two tables. He wound up in a heap at the far side of the diner. The stranger asked everyone to leave and told Ceasar to call 911.
April had witnessed the end of the argument, as she had arrived by bicycle to see Luke. She had run inside, her helmet still on, to see all the diner patrons leaving and the man kneeling by Luke to see if he was OK. The stranger then told her he was staying at the Dragonfly and his name was Norris.
After visiting with Luke for awhile and just watching him lie in bed, all hooked up to life support, Lorelai ran back to the Dragonfly, driving like a crazy woman.
Looking up the man's name, she raced upstairs and pounded on his door. The door opened and there stood Chuck Norris.
Recognizing him instantly, Lorelai, still out of breath, stammered: "You''re him, the actor."
"You must be the proprietor, Lorelai Gilmore." said Chuck, extending his hand. "I'm Chuck Norris and I'm sorry to meet you under these circumstances. We need to talk."

The rest could be up to writers, as usual.

OK, I tried clicking on reply to add another idea, but that doesn't seem to be working today (4/15/07), so I'll just jot it down here.

I know Gilmore Girls won't last forever and I know the actors and actresses will go their separate ways but.... what I'd like to see in some other show, if it could be advertised ahead of time, is an encounter of the previous characters in an entirely different format. It would go something like this:

A beautiful, blue-eyed, brunette is walking toward a gazebo in the center of a town square. She catches sight of a lovely, young girl sitting and reading a book. Since she has some time, she heads toward the gazebo to sit and relax. As she gets  closer, the girl in the gazebo becomes very familiar to her. She enters the gazebo, the two look at each other, and Lauren says:
"I know this is going to sound really wierd, but I have a strong feeling we've met somewhere before and shared a lot of time together."
"I agree." says Alexis, "I had that same feeling when you walked up here. I started telling myself it was my blood sugar, but there's this overwhelming feeling of deja-vu that I just can't explain. It's as if a large portion of my history has something to do with you."
"Well, whenever this happens to me, I usually suggest a strong cup of coffee over at a diner and some conversation. Would that be agreeable?",asks Lauren.
"Sure." says Alexis,"Where do you suggest we go?"
"If memory serves, there used to be a diner over there with the proprietor being someone I knew that wore a backwards baseball cap. Maybe it's still there. Shall we check it out?" asks Lauren.
They head toward what used to be Luke's Diner and find a young man now owns the place. What's really strange is his penchant for wearing a backwards baseball cap.

The rest could be worked into the show.
13  Gilmore Girls / General Discussion / Re: Fans over 50 - who is out there? on: March 31, 2007, 05:26:12 pm
Hi Zeddie
I've only been perusing this thread for a few days now. I hopped onto the org because the show is entertaining and doesn't do the flash-flash-zoom-flash that all the other shows do. Who looks at life like that? I get dizzy and a headache trying to watch cop shows.
Another favorite show is Extreme Makeover- Home Edition. It restores my faith in humanity when I see people pulling together to make life better for a deserving family.
The Gilmore Girls show gives me a warm feeling of family, sadly lacking in my past. They have their good and bad times, but they still pull together as a family.
Yeah, I'm older than you but, as Doctor Jones said:
"It's not the age, it's the mileage."
14  Gilmore Girls / General Discussion / Re: Introduction Thread: Getting to Know Each Other All Over Again on: March 30, 2007, 11:27:58 am
My name is Peter. I won't pretend to be anything other than what I am. I'm 58, an old fart by most standards, but I like watching the Gilmore Girls mostly because of the sense of "family" that I get. I like the interaction of the different members of the Gilmore family, the good and the bad. At least they communicate.
I came from a, well, let's just say not so happy family. My father was an enlisted Navy man, a tyrant, and a bully. My mother was a religious nut and hoped I'd turn into a priest. I had 4 sisters that loved taking turns emasculating their only brother.
Enough about my family history. I was born in Brazil and lived in 15 different states in the United States. I've also lived in the Phillipines, Japan, Guam, and Hawaii. I've been around.
I served 6 years in the Navy during Vietnam and lost 10 good friends over there. I now have a stepson serving in the Army over in Balad, Iraq. I also have 7 grandchildren, ages 1 through 11, 5 girls and 2 boys.
I'm living in Colorado and just went through the worst winter in 81 years, according to longtime residents here.
Like many others, I hope this show stays alive through 8 or even more seasons. If it goes away, I hope something that is equally entertaining takes its place.
Thanks for your time.
15  Gilmore Girls / General Discussion / Re: Ideas for shows you wanted to see. on: March 30, 2007, 11:09:41 am
OK. Ready for more?
Everyone is convinced that Luke and Lorelai will get back together, right? So I have a humorous scenario I'd like to see.

It's early evening and, right across from Luke's Diner, Babette and Miss Patty are chatting. The camera angle shows the diner and the windows above. The windows are open!

Suddenly, the air is split by a wailing cry emanating from the open windows above Luke's Diner. Babette and Miss Patty stop in mid-sentence, both turn their heads towards the open windows above the diner, then turn and look at each other with their mouths open. Both break into a huge grin at the same time.

"I told you they'd get back together. It was only a matter of time!" says Babette, rather loudly.

People walking nearby had also stopped and were staring at the windows. Then, as if on cue, everyone resumed their strolling but their voices seemed to be a little louder and more energetic in their conversations.

As Babette and Miss Patty continue talking, we notice someone's arms close the windows and draw the shades.

The next day Lorelai can't help but notice all the smiles on everyone's faces. Each time she'd stop and say:
"What?" to one of them, they would only smile wider, nod their heads, then continue walking.
She calls Luke from the Dragonfly Inn.
"Hey, is it just me or does everyone seem to have something to smile about today? I've passed a few people on the way to work and, each time I ask them 'What?', they just nod their heads and continue on their way. Any ideas?"
"The windows were open." says Luke. "I got up and shut them after we, you know."
"Oh." says Lorelai. "Even my daughter seemed to have a brighter disposition toward me, not that I'm complaining, mind you. It just seemed a little wierder than usual for her. I guess this means we don't have to worry about telling anybody we're back together, does it?"

The rest, as usual, can be up to the writer's discretion.

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