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Summer Glau and Social Medias
chrisdvanne_ Post # 1 | Monday, 13 Jun 2011 - 08:18
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Some dedicated fans deplore the lack of interactions between Summer Glau and her fans, especially since the annoucement that she's is unlikeley to come to Startfury T3 in London, June 24-26.

Ever since there is debates among the Summer Glau Wiki members to determine if Summer is close enough to her fans or not and if she should have a larger presence on the internet.
I have brought these messages together in this thread so that we can have a dedicated place to continue the discussion.

Send her an issue of The Summer Glau Wiki 2012 Calendar with an accompanying letter is a good way to create a bond between the fans and Summer Glau.


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Blazius Post # 2 | Monday, 13 Jun 2011 - 08:18
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It can be posted to her talent agency like every fan would do; but it would have been much better to give it to her personally at the con.

One of the reasons I haven't written to Summer a fan letter already is because I fear that the agency will intercept it and send me a false response written by an employee instead.

One thing that always bothers me is that there is very little interaction between Summer and her fans. She has no Facebook, Twitter, she does not attend conventions very frequently and you can only send fan letters through her agency. She doesn't even have a website where she could post important news or updates about her projects, we always have to guess things about her from various sources. Even the Messages from Summer section on Summer-Glau.net is unupdated since 2010! I'm not saying that she hates her fans,no way but I think it would boost her fanbase and popularity a bit if she would be more open towards her fans.

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I hope we will have another opportunity this year.


So is it possible that she will come to Europe this year for another convention?


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Devo Post # 3 | Monday, 13 Jun 2011 - 08:19
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Quote (michelangelo)It can be posted to her talent agency like every fan would do; but it would have been much better to give it to her personally at the con. One of the reasons I haven't written to Summer a fan letter already is because I fear that the agency will intercept it and send me a false response written by an employee instead. One thing that always bothers me is that there is very little interaction between Summer and her fans. She has no Facebook, Twitter, she does not attend conventions very frequently and you can only send fan letters through her agency. She doesn't even have a website where she could post important news or updates about her projects, we always have to guess things about her from various sources. Even the Messages from Summer section on Summer-Glau.net is unupdated since 2010! I'm not saying that she hates her fans,no way but I think it would boost her fanbase and popularity a bit if she would be more open towards her fans. Quote (michelangelo) I hope we will have another opportunity this year. So is it possible that she will come to Europe this year for another convention?


Actually, for someone to post messages at all to fans is pretty rare. And Twitter's 140 characters is mostly just good for posting links.

I enjoy how honest and open she is in interviews. She comes across so genuine. She is so open about her insecurities and fears.

If anything, the bizarre reactions some people post on S-G.net may scare her away. The past couple years in particular.

I bet you she'll send a letter to S-G.net soon.
 
chrisdvanne_ Post # 4 | Monday, 13 Jun 2011 - 08:19
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One thing that always bothers me is that there is very little interaction between Summer and her fans. She has no Facebook, Twitter, she does not attend conventions very frequently and you can only send fan letters through her agency. She doesn't even have a website where she could post important news or updates about her projects, we always have to guess things about her from various sources. Even the Messages from Summer section on Summer-Glau.net is unupdated since 2010! I'm not saying that she hates her fans,no way but I think it would boost her fanbase and popularity a bit if she would be more open towards her fans.


That's the way she is and that's the way we love her; for some reason, guys/girls like us seem to be attracted by her extreme shyness. Obviously Summer doesn't feel comfortable with unwarranted and sometimes nasty remarks you can find on the net. I read them everyday on Twitter for example, tough i don't take the time to respond to it (Devo the sniper does on the contrary). But it hurts nevertheles and i can imagine a good person, genuine and sensitive like Summer suffers from this, hence her decision not to appear on the internet.
That said, everyone who has approached her, wether it be journalists or fans unanimously said that she was 100% available and full of consideration for her fans.
I suspect a lot of artits keep an account on twitter just because their agent said "go on it's good for your image" and to create a fake link between them and the fans (Jewel Staite much!) : Summer don't belong to that type.
I'm sure we wil have other opportunities to meet her in person, maybe not in a short term in Europe though. While waiting for this to happen, you'll always be wellcome on this site and i hope we will fulfill your expectations and the viewer's.


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TheSavior Post # 5 | Monday, 13 Jun 2011 - 08:19
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Agree to all the line Michelangelo. She's Shy and a bit scared by some nasty people that alwais taunt her saying "oh..Summer Glau on thet show? I wonder...its alredy cancelled?" and like this. This is why my Boss and i are trying a long term plan to work with her on solid basis. In a Couple of Months we will see if our plan from Italy can definetly lift her "curse" if something like that really exist. Me and boss suffer frome the same kind of "curse". I'm 33years old and until today i was fired over 100 time despite my high Q.I. All my employers have gone bankrupt, messy, fool or something else and i'm alwais out of duty. I feel very close to Summer in that way, so with my boss, i hope to give her a long term-contract, lift her "curse" and so maybe also mine XD

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Blazius Post # 6 | Monday, 13 Jun 2011 - 08:19
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I think that the insufficient interaction between Summer and her fanbase is mutually harmful for both parties.For one we have no information about her, just rumors or we have only indirect information and it may scare away people who may find her a bit too distant(I'm not one of that people to make it clear)

According to interviews and her messages she indeed have serious doubts about herself and she clearly admits that the negative comments really sadden her. She has the soul of a real artist so she must be very sensitive and saying to an artist who works so hard that her work worths nothing is the rudest thing imaginable.

As fans our purpose would be to counter these negative comments in all possible way.I think it would be effective if we could tell her why we love her work,why do we think that her work is important, why do we find her particular character brilliant because she played it the way she did, etc. If she hears well constructed, well thought of, positive arguments from her fans she will believe that her work indeed worths a lot and she would be more confident.I think every fan who ever interacts with her in the future should start with a few words about what he/she likes about Summer or why Summer is his/her favorite actress.

The Calender was a brilliant idea too because the lot of work required to make it indicates Summer that she worths the effort. Also I would like Summer to come and visit Summer Glau wiki and see the bunch of positive comments about her and her work and the Appreciation Page which exists with the sole purpose to show her beauty and awesomeness to the world. If I were an actress I would feel very encouraged by it. (Summer Glau wiki would be a better choice as her official site anyway in my opinion)

So the greatest problem with the nature of this Summer-fanbase relationship is that while it protects her a bit from Glauhaters and the strange people among her fanbase it prevents the real fans from supporting her and when I read that she is sad because of bad press I have the constant feeling that we are letting her down despite she would need all our support she can get.




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Devo Post # 7 | Monday, 13 Jun 2011 - 08:19
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I think that the insufficient interaction between Summer and her fanbase is mutually harmful for both parties.For one we have no information about her, just rumors or we have only indirect information and it may scare away people who may find her a bit too distant(I'm not one of that people to make it clear) According to interviews and her messages she indeed have serious doubts about herself and she clearly admits that the negative comments really sadden her. She has the soul of a real artist so she must be very sensitive and saying to an artist who works so hard that her work worths nothing is the rudest thing imaginable. As fans our purpose would be to counter these negative comments in all possible way.I think it would be effective if we could tell her why we love her work,why do we think that her work is important, why do we find her particular character brilliant because she played it the way she did, etc. If she hears well constructed, well thought of, positive arguments from her fans she will believe that her work indeed worths a lot and she would be more confident.I think every fan who ever interacts with her in the future should start with a few words about what he/she likes about Summer or why Summer is his/her favorite actress. The Calender was a brilliant idea too because the lot of work required to make it indicates Summer that she worths the effort. Also I would like Summer to come and visit Summer Glau wiki and see the bunch of positive comments about her and her work and the Appreciation Page which exists with the sole purpose to show her beauty and awesomeness to the world. If I were an actress I would feel very encouraged by it. (Summer Glau wiki would be a better choice as her official site anyway in my opinion) So the greatest problem with the nature of this Summer-fanbase relationship is that while it protects her a bit from Glauhaters and the strange people among her fanbase it prevents the real fans from supporting her and when I read that she is sad because of bad press I have the constant feeling that we are letting her down despite she would need all our support she can get.


You have to remember, Summer is a prima ballerina, dancers are known to be some of the cruelest competitors. I am sure she has had to deal with harsh and unwarranted criticisms for decades. Summer is equal parts sweet and sensitive and equal parts strength and iron will. That is what I love about her.

The internet is 90% porn, 9 % hate, and 1% useful information. You can find someone who hates anything on the internet. I too wish Summer realized that a lot of these people posting mean comments are the same guy... the internet is a small world when you are into scifi and television, the same people go to the same sites. And most if not all of them are 100% trolling for entertainment.

People act about half their age on the internet as well, genre fanbois argue about who would win in a fight between Superman & Mighty Mouse etc. and Summer gets caught in the middle of these arguments. See; io9 Most Badass Competition.

If it makes you feel better to write her and tell her how you feel I am sure it would not go unappreciated. Summer seems like the type who derives the most enjoyment out of pleasing other people. It's pretty much what she has lived her life for since she was a little girl.

I have been mulling over a fan letter for the calender for a few days now, and it is tough to jot down the appropriate amount of praise and admiration without sounding like John Hinckley. I want to be clear and concise without rambling, but there is so much I want to say and I want to be sure and get the message right. So I can sympathize if you find the prospect daunting.

I am sure Summer WILL make it back to Europe soon, I bet you guys are first on her list now, and maybe she'll book on the mainland next time and make it easier for y'all to make it than going all the way to London. wink
 
TheSavior Post # 8 | Monday, 13 Jun 2011 - 08:19
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i had found some days ago on my google search, that she "had" an official forum some years ago, but it then closed.
Now she hasnt, maybe becouse she is not so into internet becouse she has lost some confidence with all that bad comment around. Ora is she so busy that in fact didnt have the time to follow any forum at all.
But if someday she decide to have another official Forum/website...why not this one.
We can just ask her XD


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Fermi Post # 9 | Monday, 13 Jun 2011 - 08:20
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I'm really glad that for all support for Summer Glau Wiki amongst the members and that you like the site.

Yes Summer Glau used to have an official site www.summerglau.co.uk the site has been closed since 2008. I've only been a fan of Summer since 2009 so I have never visit that site and I dont know why Summer decided not to have an official site anymore.

This message was posted on Cristelles site 2009

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”My name is Andy Evans and I am the former webmaster of Summer Glau’s official website. The website closed down some time ago and is the last official, authorised web presence Summer has had.
This weekend, I met with Summer and discussed a matter that has been brought to her attention concerning a My Space site claiming to officially represent Summer. Summer knows nothing about any such page and has not authorised anyone to act on her behalf.
She wishes to let her fans know so that they are not misled or exploited in any way and gave me personal permission to issue this statement.
Summer does not have ANY official pages at present. The last official, authorised site with which Summer had any involvement was my own which closed down some time ago.
Summer no longer has an official website, nor any official social networking pages.
Fans should not attempt to add her in the belief that any such site is official or connected with Summer. Summer does not have any accounts to make contact with fans at present and has no plans to create such a site in the foreseeable future.


I think the last sentence in that message still applies. If Summer plans for an official site they most likely will have a hired webmaster that represent her create a completely new site for her.

All Summer Glau accounts on facebook and twitter are fake ones. If Summer were to decide to use twitter or facebook to communicate with fans she most likely would have those accounts verified.


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TheSavior Post # 10 | Monday, 13 Jun 2011 - 08:20
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Yes make sense.
But one can never knows...i'm optimist that maybe not so far in the future, she will fell so much love from all her fans, that she will agree to have one.
That is...were my plan is going to eheh XD
Maybe me and my team are just Visionary...but we will see...we are in not rush, we need time to develop every part of the plan.


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Devo Post # 11 | Monday, 13 Jun 2011 - 08:20
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The problem with an 'official' fan site is Summer and her publicist would have to clear everything posted. Things like screencaps I believe go into a gray area in terms of copyright laws. It gets complicated.

I think in the end everyone felt a fan run unofficial site was better for everyone.

An official site would likely be days behind in news stories from unofficial sites because everything would have to be approved first. Or something like that...
 
TheSavior Post # 12 | Monday, 13 Jun 2011 - 08:20
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So how do the other actors to have official sites? They have. And yes, they are days behind in news stories from unofficial sites because everything must be approved first.
Thomas Dekker has his site with some major Bugs and since is so busy this time, isnt running so good.
That is why if an official site will be created, it should be delegated to a trusted Person of Summer Glau.
And yet...if she start to follow us...read about the Professionel Fermi and all the other good things are here...maybe, just maybe, she can agreed. Also just to test the work.
We will see if future brings something new ^^


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Devo Post # 13 | Monday, 13 Jun 2011 - 08:20
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So how do the other actors to have official sites? They have. And yes, they are days behind in news stories from unofficial sites because everything must be approved first. Thomas Dekker has his site with some major Bugs and since is so busy this time, isnt running so good. That is why if an official site will be created, it should be delegated to a trusted Person of Summer Glau. And yet...if she start to follow us...read about the Professionel Fermi and all the other good things are here...maybe, just maybe, she can agreed. Also just to test the work. We will see if future brings something new ^^


But Summer is admittedly not tech or internet savvy. Other folks are. I think she is busy enough to not have the time to invest, and she grew up in a time before the internet which makes the step harder.

Also, Summer seems to enjoy her privacy. When you represent yourself on the internet it is sort of like representing yourself in court. There are consequences with every post. Look at the mess over Russell Crowe's tweets in the last couple days... it's a complete poop typhoon over him expressing his opinion without thinking about the consequences of pissing off thousands of people in a single message.

I have mixed feelings about Summer using social media. On one hand fans could send her nice tweets and she could really bolster her brand with the right sort of tweeting. On the other hand, the internet is a cesspool for the most part, and for every 10 messages Summer may get, 1 might be awful enough to actually upset her and turn her off the entire idea of interacting via the internet.

I certainly wouldn't want her manager or someone to pressure her into tweeting or building an online presence if she really didn't want to.
 
chrisdvanne_ Post # 14 | Monday, 13 Jun 2011 - 08:20
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There is many ways to interact with fans :
* beeing under the limelights because of your rehabs or because a male singer groped your breast at the MTV awards or because a paparazzi took a pictures of you drunked after clubbing
* or attending fan conventions, participating to charities, red carpets, not to mentions interviews, photoshoots; Summer was very active in that domain recently, there is nothing we can blame her for.

Summer is not bitchy enough and too introverted to have a twitter account : it's like entering the lion cage. Even "nice" people like Russel Crowe can make mistakes which are amplified by Twitter.

We must accept her the way she is.


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Devo Post # 15 | Monday, 13 Jun 2011 - 08:21
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There is many ways to interact with fans : * beeing under the limelights because of your rehabs or because a male singer groped your breast at the MTV awards or because a paparazzi took a pictures of you drunked after clubbing * or attending fan conventions, participating to charities, red carpets, not to mentions interviews, photoshoots; Summer was very active in that domain recently, there is nothing we can blame her for. Summer is not bitchy enough and too extroverted to have a twitter account : it's like entering the lion cage. Even "nice" people like Russel Crowe can make mistakes which are amplified by Twitter. We must accept her the way she is.

I think the word you want is introverted.

Although, being an actress she is an extrovert to an extent(she expresses herself artistically for an audience) she seems to have a shy streak.

I think like some performers, when she is on stage she is in character and in her element or comfort zone, but when it comes to being put 'on-the-spot' in interviews and social setting that is where her shyness comes out. She has really started expressing herself a lot better in interviews in the past couple years. She seems to be growing into a strong assertive young woman.

Personally I find her shyness to be adorable and a sign of a youthful and kindhearted spirit.
 
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