I’m the TROLL of the world!!!
My girl kiarasnaps just turned 19 so I made a post apocalyptic mermaid situation thing for her.
Orlando: I myself am often surprised at life’s little quirks. You see, what I told you before about saying “please” was true. It intrigued Trollando, as did my descriptions of your beauty. Finally, Trollando decided something. He said, “All right, Orlando, I’ve never had a ghost writer. You can try it for tonight. I’ll most likely kill you in the morning.” Three years he said that. “Good night, Orlando. Good work. Sleep well. I’ll most likely kill you in the morning.” It was a fine time for me. I was learning to fangirl, squee, anything anyone would teach me. And Trollando and I eventually became friends. And then it happened.
Orlando’s Wife: What? Go on.
Orlando: Well, Trollando had grown so infamous, he wanted to retire. So he took me to his cabin and told me his secret. “I am not the Dread Fangirl Trollando,” he said. “My name is Mos Def. I inherited this blog from the previous Dread Fangirl Trollando, just as you will inherit it from me. The man I inherited it from was not the real Dread Fangirl Trollando, either. His name was Jeff Goldblum. The real Trollando has been retired fifteen years and living like a king in Fan-tasia.” Then he explained the name was the important thing for inspiring the necessary fear. You see, no one would surrender to the Dread Fangirl Orlando.
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We already discussed how NBC’s Hannibal has its finger on the pulse of fandom, especially regarding how to use fandom to generate buzz while keeping everyone happy. But now the Hannibal social media team has gone and outclassed all other TV social media teams one again, this time with their #Hannibal Did This Tumblr art contest. (The contest name refers to Dr. Lecter’s tendency to do all of the bad things, especially to the show’s hapless protagonist, Will Graham.)
Hannibal has always been fan-aware, and in a sense it has to be: fan campaigning probably helped get the show renewed and certainly established it as a cult hit. But there’s acknowledging fandom, there’s encouraging fandom, and then there’s legitimizing fandom, which is what #Hannibal Did This did, an elegantly timed two weeks before the show returned to the small screen.
Although previous reports (aka Trollando head canon) that I would be reprising my Pushing Daises character of Magnus Olsdatter on Hannibal may have “jumped the gun” I am pleased to confirm that NBC has hired me to take over the Hannibal Tumblr.
Look for my essay on the appropriation of cannibalistic culture VERY SOON.
The US activist-journalist faces 100 years in prison for posting hyperlink to site containing hacked material in chat room
Post a hyperlink - Possibly go to jail for 100 years
Kill an African American kid - Get off free.
In this post, you’re voting on the Tumblr candidates who will move on to Round 2. This round begins on March 5 at 10 a.m. ET, and will end on March 9 at 10 a.m. ET. Vote as many times as you want, and be sure to spread the word to make sure your favorite TV stars move on to the next round.
Anthony Bourdain be like —
Haters gonna hate. I’m taking Trollando Jones down. #TeamShatner
“But there are times when the little cloud spreads, until it obscures the sky. And those times I look around at my fellow men and I am reminded of some likeness of the beast-people, and I feel as though the animal is surging up in them. And I know they are neither wholly animal nor holy man, but an unstable combination of both.”
― H.G. Wells, The Island of Dr. Moreau
PS - Doesn’t Tonic Orka bear a striking resemblance to CSI actor Gary Dourdan?
Jose Molina of Sleepy Hollow, Firefly, Castle, Haven and Law&Order: SVU and Javier Grillo-Marxuach of Lost, Helix, Boomtown, Medium and The Middleman - over forty years of combined television experience and we are giving it away for free!
In this first episode, we begin at the beginning, telling you how we started our careers in television and giving you straight shooting practical advice as to how you can start your own!
My dude Jose Molina (writer/producer of Sleepy Hollow) and Lost writer/producer Javier Grillo-Marxuach (yes I know they have other credits too) have launched a new podcast called childrenoftendu and you KNOW you want their dulcet tones in your earballs.
“But Jose co-wrote one of the MOST problematic episodes of Sleepy Hollow that engaged in lazy stereotyping of First Nation/Native peoples and I don’t fucks with that type of foolishness" you say.
To which Trollando retorts…
All the more reason to support his new career as a podcaster, amirite? Not to mention, I’m sure he’d LOVE all y’all trolling his Tumblr and letting him know what’s up but doing so respectfully because he really is good people.
Since Wikipedia defined tendu as follows:
Tendu means “stretched” or “pulled” in French. It also may refer to:
Tendu, Indre, a commune in France
Tendu, local name of the tree Diospyros melanoxylon (East Indian Ebony)
battement tendu, a dance or ballet movement
Tendu, climbing technique
this is a podcast that’s either about the children of people involved with stretching/pulling, French communes, trees, ballet or climbing techniques.
Just go listen:
PS - All trollishness aside, this is a great podcast that gives you practical tips for how to break into the TV writing game. Definitely worth your time if you’re interested in that type of thing.