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Sunday, 8 August 2004
Mood:  irritated
Now Playing: The Quiet Man, starring Maureen O'Hara
I have to admit that there is a plus to not being chosen as the new Rance. I have received no death threats thus far.

However, there are cons. I have received no comments at all! Ha, it's like I don't even exist. Maybe I don't. Maybe it's all in my mind. You know it could be, because no one is watching this blog anyway.

Oh yes, and remind me not to go see a movie I have a bad feeling about. I can't believe I saw Collateral. Sure, there were a few good moments, but it was almost entirely unbelievable. Tom Cruise's character was really sloppy and any decent cop would have caught him in an instant.

Oh well, my date was hot. He's an actor that has been in a few good movies. He has the same shade of hair colour that I do. Um, better not say anymore or my identity might be revealed.

The only bad thing about my date is that he is afraid of the "L" word. We have had a few dates, a few kisses, but he talks so practically, that there isn't an ounce of romance in our relationship.

This has driven me to consider writing a really romantic script, with reaalllly to die for romantic lines like those old Humphrey Bogart movies had.

If anyone wants to steal this idea, go right ahead. We don't have enough utterly romantic films out there that make your heart beat fast enough.

Talk to you soon.

Oh wait, I would just as soon be talking to myself, so why post here?

Because I'm a writer, that's why!

Which got me into this mess in the first place. Because Rance doesn't like writers, he didn't even interview me. Which means I don't get any comments, be it death threats or adulation.

So I may write what I please, but does it really please me? Because isn't the joy in life about pleasing others?

Maybe if I threaten to kill myself unless someone posts, someone will post. However, that would be pointless, because my life is too good right now to kill myself.

Although I am estranged from my two best friends back home. They won't even talk to me. I wonder if it's because I haven't been a good friend (which I have been) or if the distance is too great a barrier for the great friendship we once had. I call them and they're not there. They've made other friends.

OK, the price of fame. I've met new and exciting people, but right now I feel so isolated.

Did I say life was too good right now?


Yours Truly, rancette at 6:14 PM PDT
Updated: Sunday, 8 August 2004 6:18 PM PDT
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Wednesday, 4 August 2004
3rd post to Rance's blog
Topic: Posts on Rance's Blog
Dear lurkers,

I have just posted a third entry to Rance's blog, which he wonderfully posted. It's posted here, just in case you can't find it on his site.

"I hate to sound angry, because I am simply dissatisfied. It's obvious that Rubber Duckie is Rance's alter ego. That is why rance likes him so much.

Since I am a "new" blogger, I don't have anyone posting to my blog yet. But I am not resorting to creating alter egos to get comments.

You threaten to end your blog unless one of your alter egos takes over. But then since you, Rance, are in control, you don't let these alter egos take over. So the rest of us are left in suspense.

I don't know if that is brilliant, cruel, or both. Yes, I applied to be the new Rance. I don't know if you could understand that the heading "FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: RANCETTE" meant I was applying to be the new Rance. I wasn't applying for an Academy Award.

Rance does the unexpected, though. I was expected he'd at least send me the questions, then unmercifully shoot me down and say "You don't deserve to be the new Rance." But no, he did not even email me for an interview.

What I have been wondering is if Rance doesn't like me, or is he too afraid to interview me? Just wondering. Of course, I am a big fan of thrillers and Rance has definitely been keeping me and I assume all of his fans in suspense.

Yours truly,

Once again, if anyone out there sees my blog, you are more than welcome to post. Since men are overappreciated in Hollywood, you are welcome to send me a list of your favorite actresses and why you appreciate them.

Yours Truly, rancette at 4:33 PM PDT
Updated: Tuesday, 14 September 2004 7:52 AM PDT
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I'm on google!
Ok, I pulled myself up on "google", but then I was searching for "Rancette." Maybe no one else is, so I added Rance's link back to my main page

I had a link to him in the first place, but he was too cowardly to interview me. I took the link down at once, thinking I wasn't going to send visitors his way. But alas, that was not a very good plan. I'd like to think I could handle not getting a second interview, but he never interviewed me even once.

So now I hope I get more hits on my blog by linking to his blog. It's only fair. If I can't have his blog, at least I can have a spin-off blog.

Yours Truly, rancette at 3:46 PM PDT
Updated: Thursday, 5 August 2004 4:19 AM PDT
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Monday, 2 August 2004
today is a new day
i was going to update my blog, because rance hasn't. but alas, he updated it today. And I'm going to update mine today. I really don't have much to say, but i am looking for the best way to dump a guy.

So if you have any ideas, post to the blog.

Yours Truly, rancette at 5:25 PM PDT
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Saturday, 17 July 2004
Another Day!

Yesterday, I got a parking ticket, which really ticked me off. It was my fault. Why couldn't I read the sign correctly, that said "NO PARKING"? Cause I was in a hurry.

Already in a bad mood, I got a call, asking me to change the ending to the second script. They not only thought it was too romantic at the end, but they wanted me to leave the bad guy alive so there could be a possibility of a sequel. To which I replied, "Dead bad guys come back alive and well in the sequels all the time. I'm not changing the ending unless you give me X amount to rewrite the script."

I thought that was a valid request. But apparently, because I am a new writer, my contract did not cover rewrite fees. Luckily, my new agent helped me to fire my old agent and right now I am trying to negotiate a new contract.

Enough about me. I should write when I'm in a better mood anyway.


So it turns out Rance didn't even interview me, even though I applied. Oh well, who needs Rance anyway. I think he has an aversion to screenwriters. He probably got involved at in a project that had a poor screenwriter and now he is bitter at all of them.

I should have known better than to reveal my occupation. I probably could have gotten away with pretending I was an actress, but that's what you get for being honest.

I am removing Rance's link off of my main page. Not that I had any traffic anyway!

More soon.

Yours Truly, rancette at 8:32 AM PDT
Updated: Tuesday, 20 July 2004 5:57 AM PDT
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Friday, 16 July 2004
2nd post to Rance's site
Topic: Posts on Rance's Blog
OK, my 2nd post has been submitted to Rance's site, and it was recently posted. This very nice person named Robyn responded to my first post.

I am obviously not going to post her response on this page, because I did not have her permission. So please go to 7/14/04 reader comments if you want to read Robyn's response. It is about how taking over for Rance could be quite dangerous.

Anyway, here is mine:


That's OK. No offense taken. I always lived in fear of my parents and sibling(s) and growing up, always used to think there was a chance they might try to kill me.

At first when you said you hoped there wouldn't be any murder attempts, I thought you meant you hoped I wouldn't kill anyone.

Don't worry. I am a peaceful person. But I like loads of violence in my movies just as much as the next person. I riddle my scripts with violence.

I expect lots of people would be upset if I took over and I would not expect to take their comments too seriously. I bet a lot of people would think I (or anyone else who would replace Rance for that matter) would suck.

But I would hope to do my best. And I would listen to the good stuff about me and not the bad stuff (I am always up for constructive criticism however).

Also, what makes this site interesting is that Rance posts the negative comments as well as the positive. The negative comments crack me up the most. Because while I love and support Rance, it is always interesting to see the other side of the story.

Yours truly,

Thank you for coming here. I'm not aware of anyone actually knowing about the existence of this blog.

I didn't advertise it yesterday, because it hadn't been created. But now that it has been, I will try to make the world aware of it.

Yours Truly, rancette at 11:21 AM PDT
Updated: Tuesday, 14 September 2004 7:54 AM PDT
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Thursday, 15 July 2004
I'm so vain, I bet you think this blog is about me
Topic: Posts on Rance's Blog
Thank you for coming to my website. I had the honor of being approved for posting on Rance's site today and it went to my head a little bit.

Here it is, unedited.


Dear Rance,

I always thought my parents' choice of name for me was a little strange. I was the only Rancette in preschool, all the way up through college. Never partying and always studying (in fact I worked in the school library and had glasses), I never fooled around and thought it would pay off.

It didn't. I moved to L.A. to become a screenwriter, but my scripts were left-of-center. Since I didn't know anyone, I decided to take up acting and to star in my own movies. I also got corrective eye surgery and did something with my hair. In the meantime, my spec script was bought by a studio and suddenly, I didn't have to act anymore.

I started being invited to posh parties and hobnobbing with stars I thought I would never meet. Hard work and endurance finally did pay off. I have finally come to appreciate my name, although I have a pseudonym, because my agent said no one is going to buy a script from a lady named `Rancette.' After all, I did get called `Rancid' when I was a young child, and came home to my mother crying on several occasions.

I, too, have fascinations about Cary Grant and Marlene Dietrich in a swimming pool, but have settled for reality: watching Ludivine Sagnier and Charlotte Rampling in Swimming Pool.

From Bette Davis to Audrey Hepburn to Gwyneth Paltrow, I admire the actresses of the ages. Rance's blog needs a female perspective and I feel I can give it that. Although I love to travel the world, I haven't traveled as much as Rance, due to the fact that I am still really enjoying L.A. and don't want to miss out on all the parties.

If chosen to shorten my name to Rance, I would be honored and delighted. Because I thought I would be satiated when I entered the film industry and would become bored with it quite quickly. Not so. I watch even more movies than I ever have, in the quest to come up with a script that is entirely original. To do so, I must do research and make sure my ideas have never been done before.

This is quite a challenge. But I am successful now beyond my wildest dreams and want to make my mark in film. I would like the forum to speak my mind, and would also like to allow others to have their say.

I would allow more posts, and not screen so much. That is not to say that you are wrong for only posting so many messages on your site, Rance. It's just that I feel that the people out there addicted to your site should have as many messages to read as they would like, so that instead of your blog adding a little something to their life, they will become addicted and it will ruin their existence.

Yours truly,


Thank you for indulging me. I am also completely interested in what other people have to say. In fact, my whole life I have been the listener (being the writer I am). It is only recently that I have learned to shout out what I think and I am trying to make up for lost time.

Yours Truly, rancette at 3:55 PM PDT
Updated: Tuesday, 14 September 2004 7:56 AM PDT
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Good day to you sir

I have been waiting to have my voice heard. Maybe this blog can serve that purpose.

I would like to thank Rance, a pioneer of blog celebrities. Of course Rance was already a celebrity, but you know what I mean.

Meanwhile, I am hoping that Rance believes in equal employment.

More soon.

Yours truly,


Yours Truly, rancette at 3:31 PM PDT
Updated: Thursday, 15 July 2004 3:42 PM PDT
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Monday, 26 January 2004
Please update your blogmarks & Blogrolls.

*UPDATED* this info is correct!!

I have permanently moved to MINDSAY.

Yours Truly, rancette at 12:01 AM PST
Updated: Thursday, 27 January 2005 6:45 PM PST
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