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24 June 2007 @ 10:31 am
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I loved everyone's quotes from earlier...I've saved most of them in a file! A very clever group of hobbits, indeed. Just dropping in, I've got the weekend off from filming "the Portal," which has been going well, and I should say, Stacy Keach has been brilliant. I'll be working with Michael Madsen this upcoming week, and I'm really looking forward to that. Also, I spent Friday night working with Nicholas Brendon. Now that I've seen him a couple times while on this movie I have to say, I really like the guy. He's pretty funny. Here's a pic of me and Nic:


I hope everyone's enjoying their summer, and for you Aussies, I hope you are enjoying your winter. Speaking of that, I've been approached by Hub Productions to attend a convention in Sydney and Melbourne in late August. It'd be a great opportunity to meet a lot of the Australians who post here, and if it can all be worked out, it won't be long until I'm there. If you have questions about dates, exact locations of my appearances, you can get in touch with the promoters.

Gotta go...I'm off to call my baby brother. It's his birthday today.
Angeliteangelite on June 24th, 2007 05:51 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday to your brother!

And that picture of you with contacts is fraking me out.
Monamonack on June 24th, 2007 06:01 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear that filming is going well! And happy birthday to your bro. :)
WeHo M.: Lyrics - Invincibleafrocurl on June 24th, 2007 06:26 pm (UTC)
That picture with the eyes blacked out is creepy as hell, Michael.

Glad to know filming is going well.

Good luck making it Down Under.
Gina: bsg; sixoverthemoo on June 24th, 2007 06:27 pm (UTC)
Always nice to hear from you and good to know you're enjoying this job. :)
Aw, Nicky! It's great to see him.

Happy Birthday to your brother!!
mollyambiguousreason on June 24th, 2007 06:44 pm (UTC)
so many birthdays today! my sister, my aunt, two of my friends... and your brother. haha. happy birthday to him.

glad to hear life is going well :)
open yourself up to joysometimescrazy on June 24th, 2007 06:46 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the update. Sounds like things are going great for you. Love the pic of you and Nic. You both are adorable. :)

Ohh Australia. That sounds like it would be a blast and Happy Birthday to your brother!! :)
Sammm: [muhney] michael + me = ♥sunnyringo on June 24th, 2007 06:50 pm (UTC)
I do NOT like those freaky contacts that you're wearing. Eek! But I will be brave and go see the movie when it's released. I'm glad to hear things are going well. :)
nancy botwin: silly danehaunted_star101 on June 24th, 2007 06:52 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday to your brother!

And that picture with the black eyes is fricken creepy!
Abbigator.: # // Wii.retrocareer on June 24th, 2007 06:54 pm (UTC)

Will you be at Comic Con at all?

nicers: Logan l+vnicers on June 24th, 2007 07:32 pm (UTC)
So happy the filming is going well... can't wait to be scared by you!!

That pic of you and Nick is well hot!! ;)
iwillrememberu: Run!iwillrememberu on June 24th, 2007 08:37 pm (UTC)
Hey! Nice to hear from you. I'm really glad you're having a good time. Bet you're learning a lot with Stacy Keach and Michael Madsen around (not that you need it, but getting to work with big guns like them must be really interesting).

Happy birthday to your brother!

Thanks for the news :)
Bekkibekscilla on June 24th, 2007 09:34 pm (UTC)
WOOOO! Australia! *runs off to Hub productions site*
Green Queen: VMars: Muhney = Made of Awesomegreen_queen on June 24th, 2007 10:50 pm (UTC)
I've been visiting for a while. No word up there yet, but I don't think it's finalised :)
Bekkibekscilla on June 24th, 2007 11:14 pm (UTC)
Thanks :D I had a quick look before work - there's still no mention of what Serenity/Firefly guests will be there :( I'm tempted by the VIP tickets (if they're not sold out), but I'd like to know who I'm seeing, first ;)
Green Queen: SereniFly: Yessir Cap'n Tightpantsgreen_queen on June 25th, 2007 02:32 am (UTC)
I'll be going to that, but I don't have the luxury of buying those tickets before I find out what's going on in August - I need to take it one con at a time. I don't have the money! If I manage to save enough I'll go VIP, though :)
Bekkibekscilla on June 25th, 2007 02:35 am (UTC)
One con at a time sounds very smart!! I've already bought a ticket to the first contact (i think?) con in September with Morena :D I don't know how much husband will like me going to one a month though :P
Katie: gene and cydsassygirl on June 24th, 2007 10:02 pm (UTC)
I saw that contacts picture and I was like, "OMG it's Nick Lea and the black oil all over again!" Ahh, XFiles fan geekiness.
The new movies sound amazing! I looove Michael Madsen, and Stacy Keach is amazing as ever.

Australia is gorgeous, I bet you'll love it so much there and your amazing Aussie fans!
Green Queen: VMars: Muhney = Made of Awesomegreen_queen on June 24th, 2007 10:49 pm (UTC)

Suddenly can't wait until August. I have been SO hoping this will work out, I love Hub Productions cons! My fingers are firmly crossed.

Happy birthday to your baby brother!
(Anonymous) on June 24th, 2007 11:11 pm (UTC)
The Portal
Hi Michael,

I've never looked at your official website before, only your LiveJournal blog. I was impressed. It's a very nice representation of your work.

Thanks to WHEDONesque.com we got a link that went right there, in a topic about you starring in The Portal with Nicholas Brendon. Long live the horror film, may it never die. When I was young and impressionable, taking acting classes, doing community theatre, I wrote Stacy Keach a couple of times, and he always wrote back. It's so great you get to work with him. I'm looking forward to seeing this film.

mysweet_escapemysweet_escape on June 25th, 2007 12:16 am (UTC)

Happy Birthday to your brother and Happy Be-lated Bday to you! I hope you are having a great weekend off because those weekends are probably very rare for you in your line of work. Can't wait till your movie comes out!

Since I did not participate in the quote fest I though I would just put some of my faves here. Hope you Enjoy!

Don't worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.
Abraham Lincoln

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Abraham Licoln

When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.
Abraham Licoln

I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number you get in a diamond.
Mae West

I'll try anything once, twice if I like it, three times to make sure.
Mae West

You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
Mae West

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
Mark Twain

All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.
Mark Twain

Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
Mark Twain

Happiness lies for those who cry, those who hurt, those who have searched, and those who have tried for only they can appreciate the importance of people who have touched their lives

Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing." Waitley, Denis

Leish: squee ashleishpod on June 25th, 2007 12:21 am (UTC)
ooh yes, I was very excited when i saw Carissa on the weekend to hear she was still talking to you about the con - though i think it'll all come down to a money thing - she told me I need to start drumming up interest and finding VM fans over here, as they seem to be few and far between (but then, so do browncoats, and we got 110 in at the serenity charity screening on saturday, so go figure!)

p.s - winter so far is... wintery. and very wet - which is very good for our poor dams, but depressing in the mornings when it's time to get out of my nice warm bed.
Green Queen: VMars: Piz Go Team Me!green_queen on June 25th, 2007 02:37 am (UTC)
I'm trying to get all the Veronica Mars fans I know interested!

How did the screening go? As it turns out I couldn't have gone anyway, what with my ribs.
Leishleishpod on June 25th, 2007 02:48 am (UTC)
it went really, really well - we made about $2400 (still working on exact figures) so about $2000 USD :D which is a pretty damn good effort, I reckon.

I had to buy a tim minear out of gas script. it was too pretty.

hope your ribs feel better! *gentle hugs*
Bekki: ff - Can't take the skybekscilla on June 25th, 2007 02:38 am (UTC)
tell me when and where (and how much :P), and I'll be there!!
Leishleishpod on June 25th, 2007 02:54 am (UTC)
hehe. just keep an eye on my journal, hun, you know the drill ;)

Sarah: Michael Muhneymizzprincess on June 25th, 2007 12:34 am (UTC)
Ooh how old is your younger brother?!? :D
Love's Bitch: The Office - Pam - gleesmores100 on June 25th, 2007 01:03 am (UTC)
Not to sound like a broken record, but damn, that black eyes pic is freaking the hell out of me.

Love the pic of you and Nic, glad you guys are having fun over there.

And a big 'Happy Birthday!!!' to your baby brother. Hmm, is he single? ;)
darenothope: Martha watching the Doctor's sexy backdarenothope on June 25th, 2007 03:11 am (UTC)
You mentioned Aussies! How sweet of you. Winter's not so bad here. Yes, do come to Australia! That would just be awesome.
[volunteer]lightupmyroom on June 25th, 2007 06:29 am (UTC)
I work at Hollywood Video and an advertisement comes on for Stacy Keach's Twilight Zone radio series. Now whenever he goes, "Hello, I'm Stacy Keach.." my mind automatically jumps to you.
Laura: 4thesamegirl17 on June 25th, 2007 10:11 am (UTC)
I love the black eyes *_* but I decided to stop to watch this kind of movie because I have some problem to sleep, sigh!

The pic with Nic is beautiful. I'm glad that you are having fun.

Happy Birthday to your brother!!!
Eleonorafreezing_82 on June 25th, 2007 02:19 pm (UTC)
Hei! Happy belated birthday to your brother!

I saw the promo pics from 'the portal'! yya for you and Nicholas! I love him. I used to be like totally in love with Xander in Buffy, you know. Oh..and the 'big-dark-eyes' pic of yours just scared me to death! LOL
You know, horrors aren't really my style XD
Pixie: OMG! WTF?pixie_pan on June 25th, 2007 03:15 pm (UTC)


I really hope I can make it to the con!
madelineanne: Whip This Outmadelineanne on June 25th, 2007 03:36 pm (UTC)
The picture of you and Nic is great! I love the black contacts picture, but that looks uncomfortable!

Sooo envious of you working with Michael Madsen and I now have "Stuck in the Middle with you" stuck in my head. :)

Great to hear that things are going so well and happy birthday wishes to you brother!
Caroline: Michael Muhney photo opcaroline85 on June 25th, 2007 05:56 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad filming is going well and I love the pictures, Thank you!
Karen: Look Insidezeta0497 on June 25th, 2007 11:39 pm (UTC)
Awesome pictures!!!! The contacts are freaky...but in a really good, this movie's going to kick major ass kind of way :-)
Muse Chaser: Eliza *reading*platysseus on June 26th, 2007 07:22 am (UTC)
You? Here? Sydney? August? :o *hopes it's before the 20th or after the 27th*

The winter? Eh, could be warmer. ;)

I'm with sassygirl about those black contacts. While reading the premise of The Portal, I was reminded of the black oil in The X Files...
Rebecca: VM - AIDS Walk w/Muhney.babybonkerz87 on June 26th, 2007 09:17 am (UTC)
It looks like you're having a lot of fun. it's nice to see your career taking off. :) I'd love to come visit you on the set again if possible. I hope things are good with you. <3
Denise3vysed on June 27th, 2007 12:31 am (UTC)
I love LOVE love when I log in and see a post from you!!!
Happy b-day to the little bro and thanks for the link to those pics... I'm so bad, I always forget to go to your main site. *slaps self on hand*

PS... we're going to Costa Rica last week of Sept... you wanna come? tee hee.
groovyitgirl on June 30th, 2007 11:19 am (UTC)
Like everyone has said, those black eyes, Freaky!!

It always brightens my day to see a post from you. Can't wait to see you on the big screen

Happy Birthday to your Bro

Rouha: NCIS - Abby - Ooops!rouhahaha on July 2nd, 2007 01:02 am (UTC)
*ears perk up* Australia?

If it's in August I'll be trying my darndest to be there!

Also i agree with the consensus that those contacts look:
a.) uncomfortable and b.) creepy as hell.

On another note, just saw Jag eps Icequeen & Meltdown, looked like that may have been a fun ep to shoot :)