Then and Now: A Look Back at Lonelygirl15 Through Time

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In celebration of the one year anniversary of Bree's first video blog on June 16th, this page was created to look back at the changes that have occurred in our favorite series.

And while a year has passed and many things have changed, the series has somehow retained that special undefinable personality that keeps us coming back for more. May this page rocket us into the second year!

Characters of Old (In Order of Appearance)

There is without a doubt that these veterans of 2006 have changed in the past year. Appearance, personality, importance... they've all developed in some way under a webcam.


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Then: A home-schooled member of a secret religion chosen to participate in a Ceremony. Now: Bree had appeared brainwashed by the Hymn of One and her friends, Jonas and Daniel, were attempting to deprogram her and try to go back to a normal life.


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Then: Secretly in love with Bree, he helped her edit her video blogs. Now: After being rejected by Bree, he began to bury his feelings through alcoholism as well as find new love interests (which also failed). He is now on the run with Jonas and Bree. After the fiasco with Alex, he seems to have moved on and is now developing a relationship with Sarah. There is contention as to whether he is over Bree or not.

Bree's Dad

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Then: Responsible for Bree's schooling. He did not approve of her activities with Daniel. Now: Deceased. Murdered after attempting to contact Bree and warn her of the Order's activities.


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Then: An agent of The Resistance who stole vital information from OpAphid. Now: After exposing Gemma, she helped rescue Daniel from the Order. Currently missing, along with OpAphid and her partner Brother.


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Then: Bree's "helper" to assist in preparations for the Ceremony. Now: A high-ranking member of the Order who has attempted to coerce Bree into doing the Ceremony multiple times.


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Then: A friend of Bree's from England who offers her advice. Now: An OpAphid agent revealed to be living in LA. She was supposedly murdered by Brother.


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Then: A concerned orphan who offered a place to stay to Bree and Daniel. Now: On the run with Daniel and Bree; Jonas has developed feelings for Bree. He has also been revealed to have family ties to the Order. There is some question whether he took advantage of Bree's confused condition.

Stuffed animals

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Then: Bree's best friends. Now: Bree states she is too old to play with them.

Nikki B.

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Then: Investigative reporter stumbling upon important clues and following BDJ's trail. Now: Previously seen following BDJ to Texas, Nikki has now resurfaced at a Hymn Of One location.

New Characters of 2007

One of the benefits of another year having gone by is the fact that new characters can enter the scene at any time. Take a look at some new faces here . . . .


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Who is She?: Jonas's "fun" aunt who engages in a flirtation with Daniel. Now: A member of the Order who has betrayed Bree's location multiple times.


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Who is She?: A homeschooled girl with strict parents. Now: A member of the Hymn of One, possibly a ploy to get Bree to perform the Ceremony.

Taylor & Sarah

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Who is She?: A Texan teenager who's helps BDJ with her computer hacking skills. Who is She?: Taylor's rebellious sister with a crush on Daniel


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One of the biggest aspects of lonelygirl15 was Bree's room. After all, her room is the home of the infamous Grillz, Cookie Contest and Proving Science Wrong Series videos. Perhaps that is why the most significant of changes this past year occured in the video Life's Not Fair - the last video to feature Bree v-blogging from inside her room. Since November 2nd, 2006, Bree and Daniel have been on the run from the Order for a total of 27 weeks, more than half a year.


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There is no doubt that Bree's religion has been a topic of discussion since the series began. With clues such as a shrine to Aleister Crowley as well as Bree's announcment that she was chosen to participate in a mysterious Ceremony, fans of the show knew that the people behind her religion were up to no good.

With a year under the show's belt, its now more clear than ever that Bree's religion is a religious cult known as the Hymn of One, a brainwashing cult apparently practiced by small communities around the world. Worse still, is the knowledge that Bree's religion appears to be a recruiting arm for a secret organization commonly called the Order of Denderah, that includes other organizations as well, such as OpAphid - its former enforcement branch.

As for what is to take place at the Ceremony and why Bree must partake in it is still a mystery, though recent videos show that one reason why the Order wants Bree is that she is considered "trait positive."

The Friends of LG15

Last and certainly not least, there are those that witness the many (sometimes illegal) exploits of BDJ. Last summer, these viewers of lonelygirl15 had the humble honor to witness for the first time Bree journey through life. As one year has come to passed, these witnesses have become something much more. They've become friends to Bree, Daniel, and Jonas and are now even a crucial aid to them: a community offering their insight and providing that crucial-but-ever-important task: being willing to say, we're here for you.