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Fan Mail!

Hey bloggers! Every day, I get loads of fan mail. Yes, I get comments and emails from fans, but that's not what I'm referring to--I'm talking about real, paper, postmarked, SWAK* letters from my fans around the world. How they manage to track me down, I'm not entirely sure, but that's beside the point. I've been a bad celebrity. Typically, I try to respond to each letter personally--typically this involves a drunken dictation to Qualler, who so willingly gives his time to help me respond to my fans because he's able to pretty easily respond to his own modest fanbase while I struggle to keep up with the heaps upon heaps of letters I get each day. However, I've been busy lately and I haven't been able to respond personally, so I thought I'd do the next best thing. I thought I would take some time to respond here--that way all my readers could see what kinds of questions I'm typically asked and benefit from my insightful response!

(*Editor's Note: Brigitte says this acronym stands for,"Sealed With a Kiss.")

This first letter comes from Steve in Santa Barbara, CA. Steve writes:

Dear Brigitte,
Hi! I love your posts. U R SO MUCH FUNNIER than Qualler. Anyway, I just wanted to ask: r u sick of HDuff on GG cause I am!! She is such a Texas fatty, OMG. I wish Dan would get back with Serena already, don't u?

Keep rockin, UR GR8!

Steve S.
Thanks for the letter, Steve. First of all, I have to take a moment to say that I don't like the term "Texas Fatty." I think that Hilary Duff is a beautiful young woman, and I think it's refreshing to see someone on the cast of Gossip Girl who is not built just like Leighton and Blake (no disrespect to those ladies either, they're definitely hot--but it takes all kinds, folks). However, to respond to your query: I'm torn as to how I feel about her on the show. I find her character annoying and unbelievable, and I kinda feel like she's still just playing Lizzy McGuire (but if something works, why change it, right?). However, I'm a big fan of HDuff in general, and I do NOT want Dan and Serena back together, ever. In fact, the character I AM totally tired of is Dan. Leave the show, please. Things would be so much more interesting without you there. And HDuff can stick around--maybe she can be Blair's new best friend who teaches her the true meaning of Thanksgiving.

Speaking of Thanksgiving, this next letter comes from Brandy in Newark, NJ. Brandy writes:

Dear Brigitte, Just gotta say, first off, that I LOVE your posts. Thursdays are my favorite days of the week thanks to you! I especially enjoyed your brief series about Halloween movies. I have to ask, will you be writing a similar series for Thanksgiving and Christmas films? Do you have any favorite Thanksgiving or Christmas movies that you like to watch every year? Thanks, and keep the funny coming! Your fan, Brandy

I'm glad you enjoyed those posts, Brandy! I hope others did as well. I actually hoped to do even more scary movie reviews, but I just ran out of time, what with trying to keep up with all my favorite shows. I will definitely try to do something similar with Christmas movies, but I hadn't thought about Thanksgiving. To be honest, I don't have many Thanksgiving favorites, so this could be an interesting challenge. I find that Halloween and Christmas are the prime seasons for holiday specials on TV as well as in theaters. I'm sure we can all name our favorite Christmas films--mine is Home Alone Two: Lost in New York.

But Thanksgiving films are a bit trickier! What I might do instead is review a series of Thanksgiving television specials. Most of my favorite shows have a Thanksgiving episode, and I LOVE these episodes. Take Beverly Hills, 90210, for example. The Walsh Thanksgivings that feature the whole gang going over to Jim and Cindy's for an unexpected dinner and the time the gang spent creating Thanksgiving memories at the Peach Pit are among my own most treasured holiday moments. And there's always a fantastic lesson to be learned. I find that with Christmas episodes, something supernatural is often involved, namely angels. I don't care for these "angel" episodes (or the mysterious old homeless man who may or may not actually be Santa Claus). I feel that they are more often than not "fillers" that stray too much from the show's other episodes. The Thanksgiving episodes, however, manage to be holiday theme appropriate but continue to move the plot forward without any ridiculous supernatural devices or tricks.

Well, it looks like we have time for just one more letter. This one comes from Cynthia in Austin, TX. Cynthia writes:

Dear Brigitte, I often read your blog, and you seem like a reasonable, intelligent woman. It's a wonder to me, then, that you continue to not only watch but also blog about a show like America's Next Top Model. It's disgusting. Don't you see that even when you ridicule it, you participate in its popularity? When you ridicule Tyra, you add to her celebrity, and when you make fun of the girls, you ignore the very real and very present objectification of all women in our society. Frankly, I don't know how you can be a self-professed fan of this show and look at yourself in the mirror each day. Don't you feel that it's time to stop giving your readers the same worn-out run-downs of a show that is basically unchanging from season to season? Don't you feel that it's time to move on, as a blogger and as a human being, and stop watching this horrible, horrible show? ~Cynthia

Dear Cynthia,
No.

I hope you enjoyed taking a peek into my fan mail and reading my responses. Keep the letters coming, and keep on believing in your dreams!

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  1. Blogger chris | 11:12 AM |  

    Haha amazing new feature. Somebody on Facebook who I do not know but apparently am friends with just commented, "That is awesome." Maybe he'll write you a letter!!!

  2. Blogger qualler | 2:09 PM |  

    I wish I got as much fan mail as you did!

  3. Blogger Papa Thor | 7:57 AM |  

    Plus everyone knows what SWAK means.
    Plus remember on Cheers they all had Thanksgiving at someones apartment, they actually left the bar.
    Plus we used to live in Texas.
    Plus Brigitte you are the funniest, where do you get it from?

  4. Blogger Anna | 1:35 PM |  

    Y'know, I loved Lizzy McGuire, so I'm all about Hilary Duff being on the show. You're so right, Brigitte! I like how she's not a stick like Leighton Meester and Blake Lively (also, note to God: it is UNNATURAL to have breasts like BL's and also be that skinny).

    Here's my problem with Dan: he's so annoying and awful, but also Penn Badgley has great delivery and tends to be the person who gets the most laffs out of me per episode. SO I AM TORN!

  5. Blogger qualler | 2:20 PM |  

    I'm with you Anna -- Blake Lively's legs and breats are OUTTA CONTROL. Alien-like body proportions. I like that HDuff is in the show now, too. So not a Texas Fatty, Steve S -- not a kind term to use, either.

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