Talk:Portal:LG15: The Resistance

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K everybody. Let's get to work here on this portal. :D SilverBULLETx3 12:27, 20 August 2008 (CDT)

Press Release

This is helpful and probably should go on an announcement page if we do not already have one:

EQAL Announces New Online Drama Series “LG15: The Resistance”

Sneak Preview Sept. 16 at the New York Television Festival; Series to Premiere Online Sept. 20

Distribution Partnerships with MySpaceTV, imeem, Veoh, YouTube and Hulu Signed for Season One

Redesigned Website with New Community Features to Launch with the Show

LOS ANGELES – Aug. 27, 2008 - EQAL, the social entertainment company founded by the creators of lonelygirl15, today announced details of the next online serial drama in the LG15 universe, titled “LG15: The Resistance.” The new US-based series will share the mythology behind the previous series “lonelygirl15” and UK-based “KateModern.” Beginning with its online premiere on Saturday, Sept. 20, season one of “LG15: The Resistance” will run for 12 weeks. Daily posts by the characters on will consist of short videos and other multi-media content such as text blogs and photos, concluding with a weekly episode posted every Saturday that will include all of the week’s dramatic developments. An exclusive sneak preview of the first episode of the new series will be shown at the New York Television Festival Digital Day at 7 p.m. ET on Sept. 16.

In order to allow the audience to better engage with the new show and interact with each other, EQAL also announced plans to completely redesign the website and provide its devoted community with new and expanded social features. Audience participation and interactivity throughout the series will be essential to advancing the plot, with the community called upon to make suggestions and solve puzzles for the on-screen characters. The enhanced site will allow fans to do that through the creation their own profile pages and participation in live chats with characters from the show. Other community features include discussion forums, comment boards, character blogs, groups, and more. Future enhancements will add photo and video sharing to the social network.

In addition to the new, video episodes from the first season of “LG15: The Resistance” will be available on popular social networks and online video sharing sites including MySpaceTV, imeem, Veoh, YouTube™ and Hulu. As the season progresses, all video content, including daily video and weekly show episodes, will premiere jointly on and LG15 branded video profile pages on the various partner properties. Customized promotions with each partner will vary, but will involve feature homepage placement over the course of the season to drive traffic and entice new fans.

“With ‘LG15: The Resistance,’ we are taking social entertainment to the next level. By incorporating the lessons learned about writing for the Internet and audience interaction from our experience with ‘lonelygirl15’ and ‘KateModern,’ ‘LG15: The Resistance’ is poised to be the most engaging experience in online drama to date,” said Miles Beckett, CEO, EQAL. “We’re all but exploding the wall between creators and viewers, letting fans contribute directly to the unfolding narrative in a way never before attempted in scripted entertainment.”

The story told in “LG15: The Resistance” will continue to operate in the LG15 universe with its shared mythology and select overlapping characters from lonelygirl15, including leading characters “Jonas,” played by Jackson Davis, and “Sarah” played by Alexandra Dreyfus. As with the previous series, “LG15: The Resistance” will revolve around The Order, an evil secret society that has discovered the existence of very rare girls that carry a special blood trait. The Resistance is now the only hope in battling The Order, but they must overcome great obstacles to do so. The new series will combine action, romance and intrigue in the spirit of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “National Treasure.” While this back-story will be familiar to long-time fans, “LG15: The Resistance” has been developed to ensure the plot will be extremely accessible to new fans as well. “LG15: The Resistance” is executive produced by Miles Beckett, Greg Goodfried and Amanda Goodfried, the producers of lonelygirl15 and KateModern. Joshua Fialkov, creator of the graphic novels “Elks Run” and “Punks,” joins as head writer.

“EQAL has pioneered some of the most successful serial dramas in the Internet age, and we’re confident they’ve got another hit in store with, ‘LG15: The Resistance.’ We’re thrilled to bring their ground-breaking new show to over 27 million users on imeem and equally excited to have LG15 fans connecting around imeem music and video playlists,” said Jeff Reine, director of business development at imeem.

As with the previous series, brand sponsors will be tightly integrated into “LG15: The Resistance” and seamlessly woven throughout the narrative. EQAL is currently seeking brands that are interested in new forms of product placement and cutting edge interactivity on the Internet.

For a preview of “LG15: The Resistance,” see the trailer: --modelmotion 11:42, 27 August 2008 (CDT) --modelmotion 11:42, 27 August 2008 (CDT)


Should this be moved to Portal:the resistance? From what I've seen so far, every logo or video featuring the name of the show has been in lowercase. We don't capitalize anything from lonelygirl15, so why should we make an exception for the resistance? -R- 15:10, 21 August 2008 (CDT)

Valid question. on the insidelg15 post announcing the premiere in NY though, they put "The Resistance." so i'm not sure what it will be. --Milowent 00:12, 22 August 2008 (CDT)


For now, this page might look pretty cool with a black background and white text.--modelmotion 15:44, 22 August 2008 (CDT)

I gave it a whirl, having no knowledge of how to do that. --Milowent 16:24, 22 August 2008 (CDT)
Well it definately gives is a new look. It is funky, but I like it 'till we have more information on where the show is headed. Thanks Milo.--modelmotion 16:53, 22 August 2008 (CDT)

This was added to the LG15: The Resistance myspace account. LG15TheResistance-logo.jpg I think that is a canon myspace......right?--modelmotion 17:32, 26 August 2008 (CDT)

If we are going to use it on the portal as currently designed a crop might look better: Lg15theresistance myspace crop.jpg --modelmotion 18:55, 26 August 2008 (CDT)

Something like this could be useful as a design element at the top of the page: LG15 resistance header.jpg It comes from the new site so it is "canon"--modelmotion 01:42, 27 August 2008 (CDT)

I'm working on a new design, mainly because Zoey asked me to. I'll post a link to it as soon as I can get it coded. - Shiori 20:26, 28 August 2008 (CDT)

Okay, coding with a background image is a nightmare (especially with a non-repeating background), so I'm just going to put up my mockup image in the mean time.

Resistance mockup.jpg - Shiori 21:28, 28 August 2008 (CDT)

I think we should try more to feature the color green in the layout, as it is being used around the Pedia as the color for LG15: The Resistance. Blue was lonelygirl15, purple for KateModern. Now we need to stop focusing on black and white and all that abstract, and get GREEN in somewhere. SilverBULLETx3 00:59, 30 August 2008 (CDT)
I agree. I was going to make the header links green (as well as a few other things), but I was getting frustrated with the coding at the time and forgot to do it. I'll modify the image in a sec. Trust me, though, when I say that you CAN overload it on green too easily. I tried making the Behind the Scenes page have a green header and green subheaders and I think I went blind from too much green. (It would be better if the green weren't lime green, but I'd rather stick to "official" colors.) - Shiori 09:27, 30 August 2008 (CDT)
Okay, done editing the image. As you can see, it's almost too green there, and I'm not even sure we'll be able to pull off the green links in every instance. That'll require some interesting coding. - Shiori 10:10, 30 August 2008 (CDT)
On a related note, I've got a semi-coded version up now here. The header needs work, and it might be an overload of certain colors, but at least we've got something. If anyone has any ideas on adjusting it, feel free. - Shiori 09:38, 31 August 2008 (CDT)
Okay, I'm going to bold this to make sure people see it. If there are no problems with my proposed design, I'm going to put the lower half (sans header) on the main portal page later this week. (With adjustments made for being pre-show, of course.) I would let it sit, but it looks so freaking boring as-is, and I've gotten positive responses from everyone in chat so far. - Shiori 00:04, 2 September 2008 (CDT)
I think you need at least 6 months of exposure of a bright red, flashing, centered text with giant arrows around it.
You know, so no one misses it.
(Otherwise, it's the whole screaming, reverting and banning thing...ugly stuff.)
~ Renegade (talk | contribs) 13:38, 2 September 2008 (CDT)

Okay, redesign is on official hiatus until EQAL gets done with whatever it is that they're going to do with the Pedia... - Shiori 17:30, 8 September 2008 (CDT)


  • LG15: The Resistance ARG/interactive component - this page provides links to activity that has taken place since the end of Lonelygirl15 and hence could be considered promotional activity for The Resistance. Perhaps either a link could be provided on the portal page or the information itself could be included. Since the portal will probably change rapidly over the next few weeks it might be better to keep the promotional information on its own page. Food for thought.--modelmotion 13:03, 24 August 2008 (CDT)
I went ahead and added the link because I think people will want to find the content. I am not sure how this should be handled but for now it should do till we come up with a plan.--modelmotion 16:28, 26 August 2008 (CDT)
I so didn't notice this discussion when I added to the discussion on that page. I'll copy+paste:
"I think that, since there will still be ARG stuff running concurrently following the prologue, we should either seperate this out into numerous pages (such as "During the Prologue", etc.) or just cut this off to be solely prologue ARG-stuff and include ARG happenings during the course of the show in video pages. Ideas? (BTW, I'm going to move this page because it lacks the series indicator, which is bad.) - Shiori 10:59, 31 August 2008 (CDT)"
Personally (and if possible, it may not be), I'd prefer to do the integration with video pages. If they continue with one video a week, then it would probably be better to start doing something along the lines of cutting things into weekly or monthly ARG segments. - Shiori 11:28, 31 August 2008 (CDT)

This portal design is invalid.

Pheon, 02:00, 22 April 2008 (CDT) said:
Back to the discussion, while there have been about ten different posters on this discussion page, that just not a good consensus. [...] And yes, Admins don't need to rubberstamp yes or no to every decision, but we do have the final judgement whether or not we beleive a proper consensus has been reached. And, IMHO, the lack of discussion here (myself included) just shows such a consensus isn't there and that even some of the more die-hard LGPedians haven't had a chance to properly assess the redesign. Honestly, would waiting a little longer for some actual discussion be so bad? We do have lives outside of this Pedia, you know.

(emphasis added)

Total users in discussion: 13
Total users in new discussion: 3
Total users supporting the layout: 5

Therefore, according to the administration of LGPedia, there is no consensus on the design of the resistance portal. As per previous precedent, somebody has to violently revert the portal and yell at the responsible designer, threatening repercussions.

In addition, with a total display time of 13 days, the "DANGER!!!! NEW DESIGN!!!!!" message only had 2 more days of display time than the precedent's message, and was not giant, red, in the middle of the page and flashing so no one could ever possibly miss it - as such, it was probably not enough to reach the administrators of LGPedia (case in point: No admin discussed either here or in the original discussion. They just don't realize things are going on if it's not giant, red and blinking.).

In addition to that, the portal discussion was never added to the participate-box - thus, according to the administration, the large majority of pedians didn't know it existed, thus, the discussion is invalid.

Sorry, but that's just the way it is around here - do I have to revert or is someone else going to?

~ Renegade (talk | contribs) 17:37, 25 September 2008 (CDT)
Not that I don't understand where you're coming from, Ren, but if you haven't noticed, the Admins have all but died around here. :P Everything's at the whim of the C's now. - Shiori 20:36, 30 September 2008 (CDT)

Blog Images

I think that it is important to emphasise blogs on the LGPedia. These daily updates are just as important as the videos at times, so I think they should have their own pages. This way, all weekly info is organized. Here are some example images of thumbnails we could use on the portal, just so it isn't cluttered and the image is relevant.
JonasBlog.png SarahBlog.png ReedBlog.png MaggieBlog.png HoNBlog.png

Just an idea. They're not perfect, but it's a start. -R- 20:33, 10 October 2008 (CDT)

Yeah, agreed. I've been thinking about how to include other types of content besides video on the LGPedia, and I think it would be less confusing and more fair to stop calling the pieces of content "webisodes" and start calling them blogs, or whatever, so that the text blogs can have numbers too, and they don't have to clutter up the "Directly after", "Directly before" slots. Anyone else think so? Kevin 10:18, 11 October 2008 (CDT)
If I don't get any objections within 24 hours, I will officially begin to include the text blogs in the numbers. Kevin 15:34, 22 October 2008 (CDT)