Friday, June 29, 2012

Who you callin' a fangirl, huh?!?

by carol

Remember, you can't spell "fangirl" without F-A-N-G. 

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Louie's hiatus photos

Louie just sent us some pix of him while on hiatus...a little work and a lot of play. He finally went and got his Hawaii State ID card! It's back to work in a couple of weeks.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Privates Exposed

by Pam

private (ˈpraɪvɪt)   — adj
1. not widely or publicly known
2. confidential; secret
3. not for general or public use

As a fan or admirer of a celebrity, we can get caught up in the not knowing where our obsession is or what he’s doing at any moment.  We wait for any information or picture that can tell us the ongoing story of his life.  The more private, the better. It makes us feel like we’re a part of that life; the inner circle. Being in that position, sharing what we know and have, makes us look and feel more important than just a mere fan. Is it really about loving our celebrity, or about our own importance? 

A while ago, I used a private picture of Alex O’Loughlin in one of my Louie and Al scenarios.  Within hours, we received an email from a person who seemed to know where the original picture was from. From the wording, I am convinced it was a friend or family member of Alex. This person referred to the privacy of the moment, and asked why I would want to put it on the internet. My response was a humiliated apology, and I vowed never to do it again.  Not only because someone is watching, it wasn’t right to have shared Alex’s private moment, even using a cute squirrel as an excuse. There has to be others who have been scolded, as well.
I’m sure a lot of Alex fans dig for new information and unique photos. It comes with the territory.  Some people have no filter and post private photos on the internet. Then they are reposted and reposted again.  A lot of times it creates this scenario:
   “Did you see the new picture of Alex?!? It looks like somebody’s backyard. Anybody know whose yard that is? I wonder if it’s Alex’s backyard. Are those tomatoes? Whose leg is that in the bottom right corner? It looks like a smaller foot. Does anybody know what size shoe Saxon wears? Maybe it’s Saxon.”
The posting of a seemingly innocent picture has created a monster. Now the digging goes even deeper. These are the fans who need to know everything.  Where’s the self control? Where’s the integrity Alex holds so dear in his own friends? 

Here’s the deal, and it’s doesn’t take a university degree to understand this. Alex is just like the rest of us. He laughs, he cries, he’s mean, he’s sweet, he’s cranky, he’s silly.He makes mistakes. He’s a man’s man who loves sports, women, beer and cursing. He’s says the right thing at the right time and the wrong thing at the wrong time.  He’s Australian, not American, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Philipino, Brazilian, Greek, Japanese or Chinese.  Australians have their ways about them.  This brings me to my point.

Australians are tight knit, private and loyal to one another. Friendships are strong and lasting. I propose, as Alex fans, we take our cue from them. As a fandom, let’s be tight knit, maintain Alex’s privacy and be loyal to him. We can make our “relationship” with him strong and lasting if we forego sharing what Alex holds dearest. If you care for him or “love” him, stop openly sharing the private moment pictures or videos. Take a stand by not reposting/retweeting any private media, or even commenting. Don’t thank someone for invading the object of your affection’s privacy. That’s just hypocritical.  There are plenty of photos, legitimate photos, videos and interviews of Alex through the years on the internet. There will be plenty more in which he willingly shares intimate details of his life and family as he has in the past. But, if fans keep openly sharing Alex’s private moments, we could drive him to withdrawing from his fans even more than he already has.  If he gets frustrated enough with us, we may not see him again after Hawaii Five 0.  

Remember, someone is watching…and probably reporting back.

We welcome all comments, as long as they are respectful and non-accusatory. All comments are moderated.

Friday, June 15, 2012

O'Laughing Press Bounces Back

If you hadn't noticed, we were...well...gone for a bit. We've bounced back from a minor setback, and it didn't take long to get up and running again. 

It's the same blog, only we have a new address, Myself, Carol and Louie are all set to continue giving you more of what you like to see and read. As you can tell, Louie is VERY excited.

Thanks for your continued support.

See ya!