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So today I talked to Dan Schneider, who, if you don't know, but you SHOULD know, is a big cheese over at Nickelodeon. He makes such shows as iCarly and All That and Drake & Josh and basically any show that was any good other than Avatar after the days of Pete & Pete.

Yeah, today I talked to him. On the phone, on email, on IM. for HOURS AND HOURS. The man talks a big game about being busy, but I guess his Saturday afternoon and evening was pretty free! It was. Amazing! Also, it was very surreal because, like I always get when I am talking to someone new online, I kind of forget that I haven't known the person for forever. So once in a while I would be shooting the shit and then it would hit me, oh my goodness crap, Dan Schneider. This led to some pretty excellent things, including but not limited to my now having the email address of the woman who does the iCarly costumes, sitting here, right in front of me, and I can just...ask her... ANYTHING. I am fangirling about this infinitely more than I am fangirling about the whole Dan thing, even though that makes far less sense. Oh, and about sixty thousand other amazing things, most of which I can't TELL anybody about. Do I feel special? YES. Yes I feel special.

Dan also made up a shipname, you guys. Fribby = Freddie/Gibby. I told him that I was proud of him for coming up with it. We talked about Seddie. (No he didn't tell me, don't even freaking ask.) We talked about how Nathan Kress is the sweetest kid and then he tried to get Nathan on the phone with me but he evidently wasn't picking up, how DARE he. (Thank GOD because I would have had NO idea what to say. I am way too creepy. How can I say "Nathan I would love more than anything else to pat your hair" other than saying that? And then what is he supposed to say in response? "Oh, sure, you can come down and pat my hair, any time." ???????? I mean honestly, no. I can handle talking to a writer and a producer and all that, but talking to some actor kid who I think is wicked cute? What do I even say? Do I ask him questions about Freddie? Do I tell him to stop wiggling so much in his TigerBeat/Bop online videos???? Guys, guys, these are serious, non rhetorical questions, because evidently if I prove to not be a total flake this could lead to some pretty awesome things, you know???)

Anyway, yes, so, DanWarp really is Dan Schneider. He is not really put off by the craziness of groovysmoothie. He is very interested to learn and find out about the surprisingly fractured world of online icarly fandom. He is quite willing to answer questions. Primarily, he is concerned with honesty. No lying allowed!

Oh, so, I asked if he wrote the part of Spencer for Jerry, and he said no! Can you believe it? So, that question is answered.

We also discussed the delight that is putting glue on your hand and peeling it off, although we differ on glue preference. You guys, seriously, this is what I talked about with him. All thoughts of good questions to ask and clever things to say totally flew out of my head when faced with his sheer normalness. And then he would drop a bomb on me and be all, here, have a quote from the episode I will be shooting next week, and I suggested a change and he was all, oh, yes, I will work that in. WHAT! WHAT THE WHAT! And then ten minutes later, back to talking about Star Trek or whatever.

So, there you have it. Freaking crazy.


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Mar. 8th, 2009 02:32 pm (UTC)
"Hello, Nathan, I want to ruffle your purty head."

Yeah, that's...that's what would come out of my mouth, but that would not go over so well, me thinks.
Mar. 8th, 2009 02:36 pm (UTC)
i think i would have told him about your discussion about that promo photo from ilookalike. you know of what i speak.

that is the sort of thing that just blurts out of my mouth in times of stress. When talking to famous people I am very cool and cucumbery, except when said famous person tips my personal balance of fangirlability, and then I just lose all semblance of sanity and say horrible things or clam up. It is like a gasket somewhere in my brain just breaks. It really, REALLY doesn't help that he is a wee child.
Mar. 8th, 2009 02:34 pm (UTC)
I wonder how he'll feel about fanfic, since that's what was freaking everyone out last night.

And hee at him making up a ship name.
Mar. 8th, 2009 02:39 pm (UTC)
Well I mentioned how I write fic, and that is what got me into the fandom, and he didnt appear to bat an eyelash. And he told me how scripts get written, and I said that it was just like co-writing a fanfic, and that was so nerdy of me, and he said no, it wasn't nerdy at all. (even though yes, Dan, it IS nerdy of me, come ON)
So I am thinking he is, at the least, cool with it. I doubt he would be cool with fake scripts and such, but fanfic is different.
*is still boggling* We can, you know, ask him.
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Mar. 8th, 2009 02:39 pm (UTC)
That whole post of yours is one of the coolest things I've ever heard. You are so lucky.

I'm only a wee bit jealous.

And is it a sign I'm a geek that my favorite part is that you talked about Star Trek with him?

Seriously, though. Thanks for sharing.
Mar. 8th, 2009 02:44 pm (UTC)
He says that he only likes ToS and knows nothing about the spinoffs whatsoever. He was very impressed in my knowing who Majel Barrett is. I am sad that he doesn't know and love NextGen but I didn't push it. I didn't tell him about our epic NextGen iCarly crossover idea, alas.
(no subject) - looking4life - Mar. 8th, 2009 02:47 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - mizufae - Mar. 8th, 2009 02:51 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - peachy_ewan_muf - Mar. 9th, 2009 04:34 am (UTC) - Expand
Mar. 8th, 2009 03:12 pm (UTC)
That so would not have gone as well if it had been me. It would have gone "Gerk? Ffffflegerk." And that wouldn't even have meant anything cool, it would have been something about potatoes.
Mar. 8th, 2009 11:48 pm (UTC)
I kind of did that a couple times but mostly I just treat everyone the same and famous people are no different.
(no subject) - severus_falter - Mar. 9th, 2009 02:35 am (UTC) - Expand
Mar. 8th, 2009 03:33 pm (UTC)
That is so frickin' awesome! For me, the coolest part is that he might work in a change you suggested to iCarly. You'll totally have to tell us when it airs. And who knows, maybe it really will lead to a job for you or somethings. How cool would that be?!
Mar. 8th, 2009 03:34 pm (UTC)
Oops, that was me. Livejournal logged me out.
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Mar. 8th, 2009 03:40 pm (UTC)
Dude! How did you come about talking to this super-famous dude? Also, does he know anyone in the animation business and would he like to give me their phone-numbers/addresses/children's daycare locations?
Mar. 8th, 2009 11:50 pm (UTC)
Sheer luck, my darling dearest. And a speedy pounce on a livejournal name. And an overwhelming desire to cut through anonymous internet bullshit.

I am sure he knows loads of people but I can't exactly abuse that.
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Mar. 8th, 2009 03:40 pm (UTC)
uummm holy cheese!! lmao ok, I'm so jelous!! when that episode comes out you have to tell us the line you changed! wow wow wow wow.

Mar. 8th, 2009 11:51 pm (UTC)
Well who knows if it will actually get put in there, but if it does yeah of course I will tell you.

holy cheese! and tomato sandwich! now I am hungry!
Mar. 8th, 2009 04:01 pm (UTC)
is it bad i lol'ed at fribby? XD
also- THE COSTUME LADY??!?! (why does that excite me so?) ask her where she gets all the magically adorable clothes that they wear!
and i'm kinda thinking you should talk to dan about marketing some penny tees? yes? yes.
Mar. 8th, 2009 11:58 pm (UTC)
Well I sent her an extremely fangirly email, but I didn't ask her any questions, really. If I have the chance to talk to her again without seeming CRAZYGONUTS, I will likely ask a few things like where the clothes come from. I know that a lot of them are off the rack commercially available things though. Nearly everything Roxy makes is worn by Sam, for example.
Mar. 8th, 2009 04:27 pm (UTC)
Out of everything you said, what makes me happiest is Fribby (which I totally ship) because it means he's not opposed to slash.

How did you end up talking so closely with him? I mean, I know you reserved the name for him, but how did the contact and all begin?

*is curious*

Edited at 2009-03-08 04:27 pm (UTC)
Mar. 9th, 2009 12:00 am (UTC)

Okay what happened was I reserved DanWarp on livejournal for him so some dork wouldn't abuse it and pretend to be him, so I had to communicate with him to make sure that he was who he said he was. Apparently I was nice enough about it (in contrast to other people) so he felt comfortable talking to me. That led to quite a long phonecall, and then a very length IM session, and assorted further phonecalls, and more IMs. Who knows, man, I guess I had the information about the fandom and since I tend to tangent, it just went from there.
Mar. 8th, 2009 05:32 pm (UTC)
Can I just say you are the luckiest person in the world? Wow, Dan Schneider...I can't even imagine. And he didn't write Spencer for Jerry? Wow, I always thought he did. And don't worry, you're not the only one who REALLY wants to touch Nathan's hair. haha.
Mar. 9th, 2009 12:03 am (UTC)
I lucked out but at the moment I totally deserved and needed some luck. So now I am back to evens, instead of pretty far down in the pit of self pity and loathing that has been my home for about a year.

I know I am not the only one who fangirls Nathan, but I *am* eight years older than him and it is all just very awkward. Also it is weird because who I really love is *Freddie*, who ISNT REAL.
Mar. 8th, 2009 05:53 pm (UTC)
*faints for you*

...maybe I should post a BAD!fic in Groovysmoothie and let Dan read it? and be all "DAN! This is NOT OUT OF CHARACTER!! Sam has the capability to ogle at shirtless Freddie! And Gibby CAN get hot over the summer!"

that would be quite fun
Mar. 9th, 2009 12:03 am (UTC)

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Mar. 8th, 2009 06:11 pm (UTC)
Two other things--

1) Dan twittered that your an "awesome chick"!!!

2) You ARE an awesome chick. :-) Not just for talking to Dan or your mad writing and graphics skills, but because you keep randomly throwing out other cool interests. I used to be totally obsessed with TNG. And you used to be into Kids Next Door (read that on the Seddie forum)? That rocks.
Mar. 9th, 2009 12:06 am (UTC)
Well I wasnt so much into KND, but my friends were BNFs in the KND fandom, and they tell me stories, like war stories, ahahahahah
Mar. 8th, 2009 06:14 pm (UTC)
that is so awsome you talked to him he seems like a cool guy
Mar. 9th, 2009 12:06 am (UTC)
he IS a cool guy.
Mar. 8th, 2009 06:40 pm (UTC)
Oh, mizu. You are awesome. XD ♥

You know, it's funny, because I always considered my big Celebrity Experience to be this party I went to in sixth grade, where I met Oprah, saw John Travolta, ate hot dogs with Usher, and hung out with some big football star whose name I cannot spell....

...but in all honesty, I think this is so much cooler.
Everybody at Nick seems to be so open with their fans--one of the stars of Zoey 101 regularly has online chats with her fans, and now Dan? Yeah, talking to Dan Schneider and Erin Sanders totally beats out Oprah in my opinion. XD
Mar. 9th, 2009 12:09 am (UTC)
It wasnt so much cool as it was really nice! I try and try to talk to people about iCarly in this extremely indepth way that I have, and there really isnt anybody in the fandom that I have met yet who 1. has the free time and 2. can really get into the details with me about all of it.

And I also explained a bunch of fandom online stuff to him, which he found interesting, so that was nice, because I like to teach people about stuff they want to know.

Oprah shmoprah. :p
(no subject) - looking4life - Mar. 9th, 2009 05:47 am (UTC) - Expand
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Mar. 8th, 2009 08:48 pm (UTC)
answer now!
what if he asked you to guest star on the show as a love interest of spencer?

Mar. 8th, 2009 09:41 pm (UTC)
Re: answer now!
I think Spencer is like three feet teller than me.... They would have to put me up on boxes!

Um, DUH I would do it. but, They wouldnt ask me to?
Re: answer now! - mizufae - Mar. 9th, 2009 12:18 am (UTC) - Expand
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