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7th-Jul-2005 09:27 am - Admin: WAY OT: London Attacks
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For those in London and in Britain I and I imagine the other mods offer our deepest sympathies. I know that can stay strong and that you will make it through this. ^__^

Anyways, this is the only allowed post on this.

Offer your sympathies here if you wish.

For those in Britain and in London please tell us you are okay here or give us some kind of update.

Thanks,
Menina
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14th-Feb-2005 06:20 am - Happy Valentines day!!!
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12th-Jan-2005 05:53 am - Admin: Fanzine
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I bet some of y'all thought I forgot this. Well, Nov and Dec were chaos. LOL

Posting this again because I wasn't able to work on it the past several months. The due date for all fic and/or pics is on Feb 28. I will have it out by the end of April or May (date will be finalized later when I figure out logistics a little better).

I have begun work on some stuff that was sent to me. Which means those of y'all that sent me stuff may get prodded today. ^__~



First off this is my first fanzine that I have worked on. There will be people helping out. _penthesileia_ and bithysith are two that have offered their services. If anyone else want to offer y'all are more than welcome to. This is for the layout and such. ^___^ EDIT: Y'all will be credited with anything y'all help with. ^__~


I looked around the net and at my "large" collection of fanzines. I took/borrowed what stuff I needed (mainly ideas). ^___^

Some basics for this:

A few of y'all have expressed an interest in participating. I leaving it up to y'all to send it to me. I don't want to "hound" people into this. It's a voluntary thing. Just send it when your done but, please pay attention to our deadline. ^____^ EDIT: New date to send them to me is Feb 28th and this is now final. I will make this no matter what then. ^___~ Also, I won't do extentions but, if there is enough interest I will 'make' more so to speak. ^__^

My email is meninaiscrazy@yahoo.com
You must send it there.

I can edit it for you. You are more than welcome to get a beta and then go back and forth with them. If you do need one just post a message in one of the groups for one and explain it to them.

One thing I noticed in most fanzines (or at least the "fan fiction" ones) there is a one year rule. Basically for one year it stays in the zine and after one year you are welcome to ask that it not be published with the zine anymore or you can keep it in there but, at this time you can post it to your own site or do with it what you will. ^____^ It seems to be a common practice and I think it's a good idea for the zine. EDIT: Basically means we kind of have rights to it. Eh ... I'm not good at legal stuff. For one year the zine will get it exclusively. After that you can keep it in the zine, withdraw it (might be reprints) and/or post it to your site/journal/whatever.

The content: The most important thing is the content. I have thought about what exactly would be "wanted". Since this is the first zine I say just about anything goes. ^___^ Which means fics, poetry, original songs, essays, pics (original ones not manips that's too iffy for me), and whatever else comes up.

You are welcome to "write" about Alexander and his contemporaries, right before his birth (his family) and after his death (the "funeral games" and such). You can base it off of the movie, books, or original but, if it's off of a previously published work it needs to have a disclaimer. Het, slash, fem-slash or gen is welcome. All fics must have warnings. If you aren't sure just ask me if it should have one but, most should be obvious like, violence, non-con, het, slash, etc. EDIT: For a good description of warnings please see the list info page. ^__~ Those are the type I'm talking about. You don't have to make a short description if you want but, you can. ^___^ For the drawers you can explain what you were thinking about or whatever. You can also get together with an author and draw their fic. (I actually encourage that. ^___~)

EDIT: I also need the name you want to go by in the fic and how y'all want to be contacted. Whether it be by email, an addy, or some site/journal. Thanks.

Text: It's your call. Each author is encouraged to tell us which one it is and how they want it. It's your fic. ^___~ EDIT: Any bolds, italics or other types of edits too.

Layout: bithysith and I kind of discussed it and it'll probably similar to the poster. Well, the color scheme at least. ^___^ EDIT: I am talking about the 'orginal' US poster.

Size and format: It'll be a "bigger" zine vs the "smaller" zine out. Which means similar to paper size but, a little bigger. I might consider having cds for those that want them. ^___~

Distribution and Exposure: The exposure will be through any and all related groups. bithysith and I will get the word out. ^___~ Of course, if your on such a group but, don't see a post about it from us you are more than welcome to promo if you want. As for distribution ... I have somewhere in mind. I've bought a lot of fanzines from them in the past and they are wonderful. Once this thing is ready I will contact them on my own. They'll basically be like an "agent" and conventions and such. ^____^

Finance: I am not sure about the price of the zine. They typically run from $15 to $30 in the US and outside the US are higher (and this differs with each zine so, I'll probably have to calculate that when I figure out the US price). I am not worried about "contributions" at this time. I am hoping that costs won't come into play until closer to "publication". If I get inquiries and y'all really want to contribute I'll set up a place (not paypal though) but, I am hoping that I don't have to do that. I hope by that time I'll have enough to do this "on my own". LOL. EDIT: I now have an idea for it but, I need help with it. bithysith I think you have something similar. Email me. ^__~

Name: This is one I am waiting until I get an idea of the fics, etc. Y'all are welcome to suggest names. I'll be sure to credit y'all for it. ^___^ EDIT: Some of y'all suggested some earlier and I have forgotten them or rather gotten delete happy on my email and deleted them. If y'all remember them or want to suggest some y'all can still go ahead. ^__^

That's all for now.

Questions, comments, whatever?

Menina
Wacko list mommy.

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x-posted to alexanderfics, alexander_rpfic, alex_book_club, alexander_info the Alexander slash yahoo group, and the Alexander RPS yahoo group.

I didn't post to any other groups but, y'all are more than welcome to or to ask me to. ^__~
31st-Dec-2004 04:33 pm - Happy New Year!!!
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25th-Dec-2004 05:11 pm - Happy Holiday's! From list mommy!
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29th-Nov-2004 08:20 pm - OT: Sort of: New community
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Okay, I created a new community for 'Alexander info' and such sense there are a wide variety of communities and people do put stuff up in just one or two. Hopefully help with the fandom. ^___^ Very basic right now. This is similar to groups I've seen on a few fandoms.

It is closed due to the fact that only updaters will post their updates and news and such.

I am looking for some people to help out. ^___^

I put up the first 'issue' and will try to update every so often.

Anyways the community alexander_info

Thanks,
Menina
22nd-Aug-2004 01:50 am - Admin: About the Alexander fanzine
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Guess what happens when list mommy gets no sleep do to the damned gosh darned elms? I am not planning on chopping any down! Really! /rant


First off this is my first fanzine that I have worked on. There will be people helping out. _penthesileia_ and bithysith are two that have offered their services. If anyone else want to offer y'all are more than welcome to. This is for the layout and such. ^___^


I looked around the net and at my "large" collection of fanzines. I took/borrowed what stuff I needed (mainly ideas). ^___^

Some basics for this:

A few of y'all have expressed an interest in participating. I leaving it up to y'all to send it to me. I don't want to "hound" people into this. It's a voluntary thing. Just send it when your done but, please pay attention to our deadline. ^____^ Right now I have a tentative date of Jan 1, 2005 for everything in.

My email is meninaiscrazy@yahoo.com
You must send it there.

I can edit it for you. You are more than welcome to get a beta and then go back and forth with them. If you do need one just post a message in one of the groups for one and explain it to them.

One thing I noticed in most fanzines (or at least the "fan fiction" ones) there is a one year rule. Basically for one year it stays in the zine and after one year you are welcome to ask that it not be published with the zine anymore or you can keep it in there but, at this time you can post it to your own site or do with it what you will. ^____^ It seems to be a common practice and I think it's a good idea for the zine.

The content: The most important thing is the content. I have thought about what exactly would be "wanted". Since this is the first zine I say just about anything goes. ^___^ Which means fics, poetry, original songs, essays, pics (original ones not manips that's too iffy for me), and whatever else comes up.
You are welcome to "write" about Alexander and his contemporaries, right before his birth (his family) and after his death (the "funeral games" and such). You can base it off of the movie, books, or original but, if it's off of a previously published work it needs to have a disclaimer. Het, slash, fem-slash or gen is welcome. All fics must have warnings. If you aren't sure just ask me if it should have one but, most should be obvious like, violence, non-con, het, slash, etc. Those are the type I'm talking about. You don't have to make a short description if you want but, you can. ^___^ For the drawers you can explain what you were thinking about or whatever. You can also get together with an author and draw their fic. (I actually encourage that. ^___~)

Text: It's your call. Each author is encouraged to tell us which one it is and how they want it. It's your fic. ^___~

Layout: bithysith and I kind of discussed it and it'll probably similar to the poster. Well, the color scheme at least. ^___^

Size and format: It'll be a "bigger" zine vs the "smaller" zine out. Which means similar to paper size but, a little bigger. I might consider having cds for those that want them. ^___~

Distribution and Exposure: The exposure will be through any and all related groups. bithysith and I will get the word out. ^___~ Of course, if your on such a group but, don't see a post about it from us you are more than welcome to promo if you want. As for distribution ... I have somewhere in mind. I've bought a lot of fanzines from them in the past and they are wonderful. Once this thing is ready I will contact them on my own. They'll basically be like an "agent" and conventions and such. ^____^

Finance: I am not sure about the price of the zine. They typically run from $15 to $30 in the US and outside the US are higher (and this differs with each zine so, I'll probably have to calculate that when I figure out the US price). I am not worried about "contributions" at this time. I am hoping that costs won't come into play until closer to "publication". If I get inquiries and y'all really want to contribute I'll set up a place (not paypal though) but, I am hoping that I don't have to do that. I hope by that time I'll have enough to do this "on my own". LOL.

Name: This is one I am waiting until I get an idea of the fics, etc. Y'all are welcome to suggest names. I'll be sure to credit y'all for it. ^___^

That's all for now.

Questions, comments, whatever?

Menina
Wacko list mommy.

****very evil grin****


x-posted to alexanderfics, alexander_rpfic, alex_book_club, the Alexander slash yahoo group, and the Alexander RPS yahoo group.
21st-Jun-2004 04:19 pm - Alexander the great book review
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This group is dead so here is a review. Not cross-posted but cross "recced". ^___^

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Here are the pics I promised from Entertainment weekly.

Also, I am going to post the full article since you may not be able to read it. Any typos are mine since I am trying to read, type, scan the pics and post at the some time. (and the fact that it's 1am where I am doesn't help. ^____^

Alexander the great was the son of a Macedonian king. He was blindingly handsome, a natural leader, and a ruthless general with some serious mother issues. And after the assassination of his father, Phillip, in 336 B.C., he embarked on the greatest conquest the world has ever seen, snapping up land from modern-day Greece to Iraq to India. At the time of his death, he was hailed as a living god. He was only 33.
So how do you go about playing a guy like that? "You need some serious fookin' balls, man," snorts Colin Farrell, who went bottle blond for the part. "Serious, serious balls."
That's one thing Oliver Stone's Alexander won't be short on. With a raucous, lusty cat--including Agelina Jolie as Alexander's mad mother, Val Kilmer as his one-eyed father, and Jared Leto as his best friend and sometime lover-- a $150 million-plus budget, and a 143-page script written by its director, Alexander promises to be one of the more fascinating historical dramas ever made. While audiences--and a few overseas distributors--may have reservations about Farrell as the famous general, Stone's doubts were extinguished almost immediately. "There's an amazing adaptability to him," says Stone. "He was a huge shot of testosterone for this thing."
The movie won't be out until Nov. 5, but Stone offered EW an exclusive early look at his peripatetic production. Filming started last October in the deserts of Morocco, where the director shot Alexander's famous battlefield victory over the Persian Empire. It was a massive scene, which featured hundreds of professional soldiers and more than 9,000 arrows, 3,000 shields and swords, and 1,000 lances.
The crew then trooped to damp, cold London soundstages to film palace scenes and a few others with Anthony Hopkins, who plays Alexander's friend Ptolemy in old age and narrates the film. Finally, in January, it was on to Thailand to shoot the end of Alexander's campaign, including a dizzyingly complicated battle complete with war elephants and charging steeds. The problem? Turns out elephants and horses are like cats and dogs--they absolutely hate each other.
"The elephants eventually got into it. When I said 'Action,' their eyes would sort of sparkle," says Stone. "The horses, on the other hand, were very skittish. And dangerous. They wrapped some people around trees at full gallops, and we did have a few injuries--but no deaths. Nothing serious."


Well, that's the article. ^____^

I like Colin's comment about the "fookin' balls". ****smirks**** Typical Colin. LOL
The Jared Leto and the "his best friend and sometime lover" made me squee and giggle so loudly the first time, my Mom thought there was something wrong with me and then I gave her the article and she was like "Oh, so that's why? Hmmmm ... we may all go see this as a family." I am glad</b> my "immediate" family doesn't mind my obsessions too much. LOL
Well, this is the first time we see Anthony Hopkins as "Old Ptolemy" and hear more about his role in the film. Which, of course, what we assumed but, still, confirmation. ***sigh***
Then in the third pic (I believe) with Colin in the short skirt and Angelina (in the big pic) I think that's JRM that is cut off there. Hmmmmm ...


Comments? Squees?

TTYL

Menina

BTW Hopefully soon the one thing we want the most right now ... the "damn trailer". ^____~~~

And here is the pic love____

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02/15/04 - Big changes : join the new message board!
Some big changes are happening at Alexander Rumor Control. A few days ago, Jawad, from the Dreamworks SKG fansite, asked me if I was interested in merging my message board with his Gladiator forum. I thought that this was a great idea. It's an opportunity for everyone to be part of the largest community on the web devoted to Alexander. Don't be worried, they're a great bunch of people at the Gladiator forum, and I think everyone (including myself) will have a good time there. So I invite everyone on the Alexander-RC Message Board to stop posting and join the Dreamworks SKG forum. Just simply click HERE and follow their instructions. You'll see that this is a more sophisticated message board, with less advertising. It's a very active group and I think it will be even more after you've all joined us.
Be aware that the forum you are currently a member of will be deleted in a few weeks, so don't be late! Don't wait too long and join us today. There will be no backup so if you want to save some posts (I'm thinking : the audition sides, for example) do it now or it will be lost!
This also means that I will update this website on a less regular basis. The new forum has a special section devoted to the latest news on the production, and I will probably post some info there before putting it on this website. But this doesn't mean you have to stop sending me some news if you have some! If you have exclusive info, pictures, reports, you can still use my email address!

I hope everyone will enjoy the changes! Have fun...

http://www.dreamworksfansite.com/


http://www.dreamworksfansite.com/gladbb/forumdisplay.php?s=4b8c25897f7e2522f99c1dea6ccabdfe&forumid=36


Crossposted to all three groups.
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