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Krystle posting in We Speak Sorkin
User: krystle_ab
Date: 2010-03-21 15:45
Subject: sorkinverse
Security: Public
There is a new community for fans of Aaron Sorkins Work. It is called sorkinverse .

For those of familiar to whedonland , jjverse , crimeland , etc, it is much like those communities.


For those of you not familiar with the communities listed above, basically what happens is all the members are divided into three teams. Each of these teams represent a TV show of Sorkin's. You compete in different challenges (some art based, fic based, trivia based, luck based, etc.) for points which will be awarded to your team. At the end of each cycle a team will be crowned the overall winner for that cycle.

This is a great way to find new friends with mutual interest and it has the benefit of being really fun.

Which team will win? Come and play and try to make it yours!

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Lola posting in We Speak Sorkin
User: damelola
Date: 2010-03-19 05:36
Subject: rerun_bigbang
Security: Public
Mood:blankblank
Music:Tom Waits - On the Nickel | Powered by Last.fm
Hear ye! Hear ye! Calling all writers! I'm posting here as a co-moderator of the newly created rerun_bigbang to get the word out about this writing challenge, tailored to writers who belong to "dead" fandoms--fandoms that belong to televisions shows that have gone off the air.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Big Bang challenges, allow me to explain in a nutshell. In general, Big Bang challenges are those in which writers sign up to write a story that pertains to a particular fandom and is over 20,000 words (though, certain fandoms have other minimum word count requirements).

The rerun_bigbang challenge is a multi-fandom challenge and will enable writers to sign up to write a story within one of ten fandoms (fandoms will be decided by poll) that belong to television shows that are no longer producing new episodes. It's never too late to write for a show, even if it's been off the air for years, right? It's never too late to reignite your love--or express the love that just refuses to fade--for a show or its fandom. There are new viewers and readers discovering "old" fandoms every day and veterans who still find themselves coming back. So here's a chance to dive into your tried and true favorites!

We will have a FAQ, Rules, and Timeline section up soon. For now, we are only asking for fandom submissions. That is, since there are many shows that have gone off the air and since we feel that, in order to moderate well, a limit must be drawn, we need your help--potential writers, readers, cheerleaders, etc.--to decide which fandoms will be included amongst the challenge's ten.

So which fandoms would like to write for? Which ones would you like to see included in the challenge? Hit us with your suggestions! No fandom is too small or too extinct. The suggestion post is set to close on March 21st. After that, a poll will be posted and fandoms will be decided!

Make your suggestion here! And, of course, spread the word to those in other fandoms if you can! The more the merrier!
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Pope Gumby posting in We Speak Sorkin
User: gumbuoy
Date: 2009-07-11 07:22
Subject: Sorkin doing a script rewrite for Brad Pitt's baseball movie
Security: Public
Mood:happyhappy
Moneyball is a baseball movie, starring Brad Pitt and written and directed by Steven Soderbergh. Except it isnt, because Sony decided to pull funding at the last minute, after Soderbergh turned in a script they didnt like.

Well, Sony is now back on board, with Soderbergh out as director, and our man Aaron Sorkin has been handed the script for a touch-up/rewrite.

Variety link : http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118005824.html?categoryid=13&cs=1

And, to celebrate, a pretend scene that blogger Ken Levine wrote back in 2006:

http://kenlevine.blogspot.com/2006/10/if-aaron-sorkin-wrote-show-about.html
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jdwingnut12 posting in We Speak Sorkin
User: jdwingnut12
Date: 2008-09-22 08:19
Subject: He wrote something
Security: Public
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/21/opinion/21dowd-sorkin.html?_r=4&oref=slogin&oref=slogin&oref=slogin

He wrote a Barlet/Obama conversation for Maureen Dowd's column!!!
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Laylee posting in We Speak Sorkin
User: laylee
Date: 2008-09-09 15:14
Subject: (no subject)
Security: Public
Mood:distresseddistressed
Gah, I had the vague feeling that I had something else on when I set a date for the SN chat and it turns out that I have double booked myself. Sorry guys, but I'm going to have to pull out :(
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Laylee posting in We Speak Sorkin
User: laylee
Date: 2008-09-07 21:25
Subject: sports night chat
Security: Public
Is Saturday September 20th/Sunday September 21st good for a 10th anniversary Sports Night chat and viewing party? It's about the only weekend I've got free for such a thing this month, my next available slot being about the middle of October. The anniversary is on the 22nd so it'd be nice to have a get together around then. Let me know ASAP, eh?
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Amanda posting in We Speak Sorkin
User: humascot97
Date: 2008-08-21 20:34
Subject: Aaron has embraced the age of the messageboards
Security: Public
Aaron has joined Facebook to prep for his new movie about the founders. This could prove to be interesting on a number of levels.
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User: citrus_spring
Date: 2008-08-19 17:01
Subject: Aaron on panel for Obama event
Security: Public
Hey all,

Kinda late notice, but I hope some of you can come out to this! Generation Obama: LA is hosting a screening of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington tomorrow (Aug. 20), followed by a panel for some good old political discussion (he is one of four panelists). More info and RSVP here! (ETA: why do I always fail at linking?? Here: http://my.barackobama.com/page/event/detail/gpgfhp)
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Laylee posting in We Speak Sorkin
User: laylee
Date: 2008-07-11 19:32
Subject: Peter Krause: Man of Style
Security: Public
Mood:blahblah
I found this when I was going through some old copies of In Style and thought I'd share the joy.

Peter Krause: Man of Style
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crqcici posting in We Speak Sorkin
User: crqcici
Date: 2008-07-09 01:40
Subject: new Sports Night DVD set!
Security: Public
Well, it is now officially up at Amazon.com, the Sports Night 10th Anniversary DVD set!!!
the extras seem pretty good, I hope they won't dissappoint
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Rialtus posting in We Speak Sorkin
User: rialtus
Date: 2008-05-17 08:19
Subject: More on the 10th anniversary DVD rumor
Security: Public
TVShowsonDVD.com has further information that there will be a Sports Night: The Complete Series — 10th Anniversary Edition released September 30, 2008 at the MSRP of $69.99. It will be an 8 disc affair with some extras like commentary tracks from Sorkin and Schlamme. More information here.

This is starting to sound less like a rumor and more like a reality. *crosses fingers*

(cross posted to sorkinistas, quo_vadimus and rialtus)
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crqcici posting in We Speak Sorkin
User: crqcici
Date: 2008-04-29 15:45
Subject: 10th anniversary set for Sports Night?
Security: Public
pretty cool rumor over here.

I've only seen a couple of episodes of Sports Night, but I've been desperate to complete my Sorkin collection, so this would be great.  
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Goosey posting in We Speak Sorkin
User: keeper_of_stars
Date: 2008-03-24 23:38
Subject: Join now!
Security: Public
Mood:mellowmellow
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
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Laylee posting in We Speak Sorkin
User: laylee
Date: 2008-02-17 15:57
Subject: sports night chat
Security: Public
The Sports Night Chat chatroom is now open for business. Go here to leave a comment with your AIM user name for an invite to join the chat.
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Laylee posting in We Speak Sorkin
User: laylee
Date: 2008-02-17 11:02
Subject: Sports Night Chat
Security: Public
Mood:hopefulhopeful
The Sports Night Chat will start at 4pm Melbourne time/11pm Chicago/5am London. Please leave a comment here with your AIM user name for an invite into the chatroom. The viewing programme is:

Season One:
Intellectual Property
Thespis (how can we not?)
Shoe Money Tonight
The Sword of Orion
Eli's Coming
Ordnance Tactics
Napoleon's Battle Plan
What Kind of Day Has it Been?

Season Two:
A Girl Named Pixley
The Giants Win The Pennant
The Cut Man Cometh
And the Crowd Goes Wild
April is the Cruelest Month
Bells and a Siren
La Forza Del Destino
Quo Vadimus

If you have any problems, email me at: laylee [at] livejournal [dot] com
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Laylee posting in We Speak Sorkin
User: laylee
Date: 2008-02-15 21:00
Subject: Sports Night Chat
Security: Public
Mood:busybusy
Here be info about the Sports Night Chat. Go forth and read!
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Laylee posting in We Speak Sorkin
User: laylee
Date: 2008-02-12 10:23
Subject: Sports Night Chat
Security: Public
I'm trying to work out the most appropriate start time for the Sports Night chat, but due to the fact that we currently have daylight savings in Melbourne it's proving rather difficult. Hence a poll!

Poll!

Please let me know which one is preferable ASAP so I can send out the announcement. I want to be able to get things organised in the next day or so.
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segsig posting in We Speak Sorkin
User: segsig
Date: 2008-02-11 17:57
Subject: for those near LA
Security: Public
http://www.experiencela.com/calendar/eventmore.asp?key=16712 

and it's only $25!  Too bad I'm on the wrong coast!
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Laylee posting in We Speak Sorkin
User: laylee
Date: 2008-02-03 21:10
Subject: sports night chat
Security: Public
Mood:fullfull
I'm organising a wee Sports Night chat for Sunday 17th February at a time to be decided soonish. It's not going to be a big deal - just half a dozen or so favourite episodes and a bit of fannish squee. Please let me know ASAP if you'd like to join in and any episode suggestions are also very welcome.
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Erika posting in We Speak Sorkin
User: liquorbitch
Date: 2008-01-31 20:08
Subject: Bradley at the debates
Security: Public
Mood:excitedexcited
I was just watching the Democratic Presidential debate on CNN, and there was a cutaway shot to Bradley Whitford clapping. Unfortunately, he was clapping for Hilary (although I have to admit what she said was true). I squeed a girlish squee and rewound my TiVo when I saw him. Does anyone know if he's supporting a particular candidate?
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