Recently, thanks to the upcoming films' promotion and the world's most popular psuedo-personal ad ever produced by a publicist, Keanu's getting a lot of search engine attention, bringing new folks and fans to the site.
It's also brought a few fruitbats that I don't have time to clean up after, so I'm going to turn off all comments for the time being.
Of all the films archived in the Backlot, Permanent Record has gotten the most attention. It seems the song sung at the end of the film, Wishing on Another Lucky Star has a special place in the hearts of many people all over the world. Early on in the comments there were requests for a copy of the song and a helpful fan passed along J.D. Souther's version. Then when the film was recently released on DVD, another fan sent me a copy of Jennifer Rubin singing it captured right from the movie. Most recently, another talented fan took the time to work out the chords and share them so fans could pick up their guitars and play the song themselves. For that, to get the mp3's, and to read the comments from fans about it all, go to the PR entry at the Backlot. It's a shame that I've had to close comments at the Backlot due to spammers because it's pretty neat how folks came together around the movie and the song.
Oh, and the title of this entry gives me a nice little segue into mentioning that I'm going to see The Violent Femmes tonight!
Today's keanuvision.com's 3rd Birthday.
That means I'll be taking content submissions of wallpapers, other assorted graphics, poems etc and sharing them. I'll have to scare up some goodies to give away, and we'll just extend it all through tomorrow.
Send me submissions to me at:
keanuvisionary at gmail dot com
It also means I'm down on my knees and thanking every single one of you for supporting and visiting the site. I know it's been slow lately, and I'm going to try and kick myself into gear I swear.
Back when I was sucking up to Matrix producer, Joel Silver, I created an "i love joel @ keanuvision . com" joke address. Today I've received virus bounces and webcam spam from this address, so it's out there being spoofed. If you get any email from this domain, please just delete it. Thanks.
I just just want to clarify that the poster using the login "keanuvision" over at the Reeves Drive Forums is not me. It doesn't seem like their intent was malicious or anything, but I'd hate for there to be any misunderstanding.
Thanks to the person that called my attention to it.
update: It was an honest mistake, she didn't know and offered to change it. All is well and thanks.
Due to an annoying amount of spam and viruses I've begun to receive, I'm going to have to retire my krix at keanuvision dot com email. Please remove both it and blog at keanuvision dot com from your address books.
keanuvisionary at gmail dot com
Thanks for submitting keanuvision as a candidate for Movies.com's Best Actor Fan Site Award.
I'm pretty sure I say "fuck" way too much to get past the final nominee approval squad, but it's nice that you thought of me.
I've added the buzznet thumbnails to the top of the page.
This is just for the weekend so if you check in to see what's up you don't have to scroll down.
It's kind of off-topic right now, but it'll be really cool tomorrow night when there's a row of pics from Spaceland.
That's Roi and Dave up there by the way.
I'm just sayin'
Yes, I'm messing with the header graphic. It will likely change several times before I find something I'm happy with.
Kind of like my hair color.
I'm hearing more from people that are coming to the site only to find a bunch of little red x's where the images should be. I've done a little digging and hopefully this will help.
(First off, let me say that this information is taken straight from this site and I just changed the names to apply here. So thank you to them. Yay, Sailor Moon fans.)
Anyway, if this broken image thing is happening to you, the problem is likely that your connection is blocking the HTML_Refferal command. You may be behind a firewall (and not even know it), and so your machine is not sending the proper information to the keanuvision.com server.
The HTTP_REFERER information tells the server where it is making the request from. In a normal case, the HTTP_REFERER may read "http://www.keanuvision.com", telling the server that the request for an image is indeed coming from a valid URL, and keanuvision will then send the image. If the URL is NOT a keanuvision URL, or, if the information is blank, keanuvision's servers will NOT send an image.
There are some programs that will blank out the HTTP_REFERER field. One that is particularly causing problems seems to be Norton Internet Firewall.
To fix this, open your Internet Security. Click "Options", select "Internet Security", then "Advanced Options." "Add Site", and enter "keanuvision.com" Select the site and click on the "Privacy" tab, and Set All options to Permit. Click "Apply" and you're ready.
If that's too simple and you want something technical and confusing, here's Norton's page about it.
I hope this works.
The Clips are no longer available
Thank you to Anja
In the hype-proclaimed Year of The Matrix, I was happy to Take the Red Pill, but I refused to be spoiled or to be Warner Brothers' bitch.
I was, however, Joel's for the taking. Ultimately, none of my suck-uppery did any good, and the only way I got to the Reloaded Premiere was in my dreams.
You'd think the high point of the year would be seeing Keanu in person and shaking his hand, and while that was definitely not sucky, it's really just one of the outstanding memories I have of 2003.
With the release of Reloaded, traffic jumped, and I stressed out over bandwidth and down time. The solution was an upgrade and I can't express how grateful I am to you all for the success of the virtual garage sale to cover the expense and then some. Some of that surplus went to finally get a scanner which is fun to play with and also enhanced my creative output immensely, and some was spent on something I never thought I'd have the chance to experience...
And speaking of music, it seems that the light from the Dogstar finally flickered out this year.
2003 was quite the year for Keanu as well, in addition to the new band and the promotion for Reloaded and Revolutions he shot Something's Gotta Give, and Thumbsucker and of course, is currently working on Constantine.
Thanks to Keanu being in this film I've not only spent over a hundred dollars on freaking comic books, but I've met some intelligent and interesting blokes at the Straight-to-Hell Hellblazer forums. I've also grown increasingly enthusiastic about the film, while growing to love the comic as well. Waffles anyone?
I know that I've missed some things so feel free to point out any egregious omissions or just your favorite memory of 2003 in the comments.
And I'm looking forward to it.
Have I told you all lately that you fucking RAWK? \m/
So very much.
Happy New Year.
Well, this is a nice suprise....
If you'd like to vote for me, just click on the graphic and go to the page and scroll down to the little poll thingy.
This fan site takes the form of a Web log with daily postings, including pictures, poetry (check out "Ode to Keanu"), wallpaper and more. Enjoy the really personal feel of this site, as other Keanu groupies send in pictures and even create special graphics to celebrate the "birthday" of the Website.
eeeee! I was so nervous! Congrats to the winners :)
Keanu Celeb photos
RedKitt & R.J. Girl
Dogstar Quattro Formaggi CD
Janice & Ale
Revolutions Soundtrack CD
BakedNudel & Zen
BritJams & Renee452
Again, thank you all for the great birthday celebration, I wish I had a ton more stuff to give away.
I just want to thank everyone for you submissions today and your comments every day. The domain has been renewed until 2005 so you're stuck with me at least until then, probably longer.
I'd also like to give a shout-out and a thank you to my webhost, Jennifer of WebSpun Consulting. For helping me get the site started two years ago, and for being a great friend and patient admin (especially when I call her at home freaking out about something).
Thank you for all your kind words and support, I'm so glad that I could make keanuvision something that I could be proud of and that others would enjoy.
And thank you to Keanu.
Without him, this would just be a blank page.
Thank you to Wendy of skittish.org for this fantastic SimKeanu and SimKrix, ready to celebrate keanuvision's 2nd birthday in style.
And I'm going to make this the official give-away entry as well.
Here's how that's going to work....
Everyone who submits something and everyone that leaves a "Happy Birthday" comment on this entry up until midnight PST tonight will have their name put into a hat* and I will draw names to give away:
Show me some love :)
*On Monday at the office, I'm going to print out the names/emails of everyone and then fold them up and put them into most likely a Big Gulp cup or something since I won't have an actual hat. I will do an audblog live as I draw the names. Multiple comments do not get multiple entries, but those who send in submissions can also leave a comment for two chances to win something. You can't win twice, but your odds are better if you send me something pretty.
Tomorrow is keanuvision.com's 2nd birthday!
Yep, on November 9th, 2001 I finally became a dot com. I had a wallpaper site on Geocities for a while before that and technically started blogging on the old blogspot blog in September, moved to Movable Type the following May...yadda yadda, so in order to avoid confusion (and also domain expiration is a handy reminder), November 9th is the official day to celebrate.
How am I going to celebrate? By taking the day off and letting you supply the content.
From now until sometime tomorrow (let's say noonish, my time PST) I will take submissions of wallpapers, digital collages, other edits (including arty ones like the one from Shelly of Ashton-Kutcher.net below or silly ones like these magazine spoofs), drawings, poetry, lyrics/song parodies or anecdotes (as in "the funny thing my friends and I did to get a Neo standee from Blockbuster" or "The time I loaned Keanu my lighter outside the Viper room").
Submission guidelines below....
Send all submissions to KEANUVISIONARY@AOL.COM. Put the word "birthday" in the subject line. Please do not send to my regular email.
Roses are red
Violets are not
I love Keanu
He makes me so hot
-by Your Name Here
Also since birthdays are also all about the presents, I'm going to go through my stuff and find some things to give away. For sure there will be a couple Quattro Formaggi CDs and some Bill and Ted trading cards.
If anyone has questions about submissions, leave a comment.
Please hold your birthday greetings until tomorrow.
I would take Lobby or Dojo, but they are too busy mocking and playing mind games with Real World Neo, aka "Dickie" for his bad hair and worse fashion sense.
I would have introduced "Dickie" (a cruel nickname, foisted on him by Lobby due to his cheesy sweater design) sooner, but he really hasn't integrated well with the boys and frankly, we like to not air our little family dysfunctions in public.
Anyhoo, how about a couple links?
Thanks Joy for letting me know that E! online has a whole lotta Matrix and Keanu goin' on, and here's another article that I haven't even read for for fear of spoilage (I'll come back and click it on Wednesday). I like the title though, "Keanu's Hard Drive", because you know.....I'm twelve (insert "software" joke here).
And now, I'm off to go drinking and schmoozing.
Yeah, I'm a bit of a control freak when it comes to this site. I've put a lot of work into it because I wanted to have a place where I (and other fans) could express appreciation for Keanu's movies and music, and adore him as a gifted and fascinating and beautiful man without having to deal with gossip, tabloid tales, and stalkerazzi images. So I keep that kind of thing off of here and ask that guests do the same.
I reserve the right to delete and edit comments that I find inappropriate, offensive or just plain tacky.
I rarely use it. I rarely have the need. But when it does happen, the sword of deletion will be swift and clean and if I'm in a good mood and the poster leaves a valid email address, I might even write them and explain why their comment was removed.
I might also be a bit more lenient towards regular commenters (editing rather than outright deletion) than with someone whose first post crosses the line right off, but the harsh reality is if it's personal, gossipy or otherwise inappropriate it will be deleted.
This is not to say that you should be afraid to comment if you are new to this site, but please....use good judgement. If it's something that you wouldn't want strangers speculating and discussing about you in a public forum, then it's probably not OK. His personal life, family, friends are all off limits. These are things that none of us know anything about and we don't need to in order to appreciate him, his acting or his music. Most fans know how private he is. Just read or watch an interview where any personal subject is brought up. He won't discuss these things because he doesn't feel they should be up for discussion and I try and respect that. And I ask that if you are going to leave a comment on my site, that you do the same.
Respect each other as well.
Attacking or insulting/flaming is also a no-no. Opinions can differ, but don't let it degrade into name-calling or other basic rudeness.
Leaving a comment for the sake of promoting your group or website is tacky and inappropriate. Doing it multiple times is spamming and will get you deleted and your IP banned.
Believe me, I know the difference between someone who has something to sincerely contribute to the discussion and who is just self-promoting.
Also, leaving unrelated frivolous comments just because you like to see your words on the screen is really not making a worthwhile contibution to the discussion, so please don't.
If you double/triple/etc post due to a browser glitch or something don't worry about it, I'll fix it when I see it. No need to add an additional "oops I double posted!" comment. That just makes more for me to clean up.
There is no need to sign your comments, your name is automatically put in the "posted by" place at the bottom. Also please don't "decorate" your name when you enter it in the box.
"Binky" is fine
"Binky!" is also fine
"~*~***Binky***~*~" is really not as cute as you think it is, just don't.
The comments for an entry are closed after seven days.
If you have a problem with the way I run things around here, then I would suggest that you don't visit.
Dude, next time I get the bogus idea of scanning, cropping, touching-up and uploading 100 trading cards, both front and back.....make me drop and give you infinity instead.
Let's celebrate with a new song for the K-mix...
Last night I had a dream that we went to Disneyland,
Went on all the rides, didn't have to wait in line.
I drove you to your house where we stared up at the stars
I listened to your heartbeat as I held you in my arms.
We hung out at the rainbow where we drank til' half past two.
Nothing could go wrong anytime that I'm with you.
Like crashing a hotel room or leading up to that first kiss
Or searching for a high school that you know doesn't exist...
These are the things that make me free
I feel like I'm stuck in "stand by me"
This night was too good to be true.
Today I woke up alone wishing you were here with me,
I wanted us to be something that we'd probably never be.
Today you called me up and said you'd see me at our show,
But now I'm stuck debating if I even wanna go.
Whitney, don't you understand that what I say is true?
I just want you to know I have a major crush on you.
I'd drive you to Las Vegas and do the things you wanna do
I'd even have Wayne Newton dedicate a song to you.
I only wish that this could be
Just dump your boyfriend and go out with me
I swear I'd treat you like a queen.
I won't do it for every movie, but since Keanu has the title role, I decided to go ahead and create a category especially for Constantine.
Also, becky now has a seperate category as well, rather than lumping all the beckyband news in it wahs which is getting full of my inane babble as it is.
Speaking of becky, there is a new picture of the band over at the official becky site, and don't forget to set your VCR for the Orlando Jones show tomorrow on FX. Roi's going to tape it for me....yay, Roi.
And I think that becky is probably in the studio taping the Sharon Osbourne show right now.
If anyone goes to either of these tapings, please drop by and let us know how it went, eh?
Wow, I see that the POTD link is bringing some new people to the site, which is always nice. Just so you know, we're rated 'R' around here.
I haven't had my coffee yet, but just wanted to say that I will have a write-up of the game later, so please stop back by.
I actually started scanning and archiving the Pro-Set Bill and Ted Trading cards.
Cards 1 thru 10, front and back can be found here.
Right now, I'm just using a generated album page, pretty much no frills. It's going to need some fine tuning.
Anyway, I will be adding more soon.
The good news is, Ass Friday is a day early this week.
The bad news is, it's a re-run.
The good news is, I'm getting the upgrade this weekend!
The bad news is, site backup commences around 8PM PST tonight so anything posted after that will be lost (this includes comments), so I'm probably going to not bother with anything very interesting or important for a few days.
The bad news is, I was going to do some audblog entries, but now it looks like they will be lost in the shuffle so I probably won't. And the voicemonkey is being difficult to log into.
Actually I probably still will do some audblog entries over the weekend, I've already paid for them. If I can just ask the first person to comment on the entry to copy and paste the audio link into their comment that would be great. (Since comments are emailed to me, I can restore anything remotely worthwhile if necessary)
The good news is, there shouldn't be a whole lot of actual down time, if any. And once the upgrade is done there will be no bandwidth or space worries.
So, I will catch everyone later. Make use of the links on the side, and have a great weekend!
Well, the Virtual Garage Sale is in its final hours, and again, I just want to say thank you to everyone that bid, supported, spread the word, etc.
You All Rock.
I'm especially flattered that I've gotten bids on the plate, thank you.
*One important announcement, if the eBay member jettamoose reads this blog, I need you to contact me through eBay(so I can confirm it's you), your email is bouncing.
If you have AOL AIM you can add the BlogChangeBot to your buddy list and it will message you when your favorite blogs (like say, this one) are updated.
If you are an AOL member and/or the link above does not work, then just add the screenname blogchangebot to your buddy list, and then message the bot with:
Be SURE you get the /MT at the end or it won't show the updates.
First, let me apologize to anyone who may have had the red and black Hardball cap on their watch lists. Once I realized that it was the only thing I had left from the things that Paramount sent me, I decided to take it off the block. You gotta allow me one act of seller's remorse, ok?
Secondly, Thank you all who are bidding and buying. I've already got 2 CDs and a comic/card set ready to mail. And I bought more shipping supplies yesterday, and it's all a little nerve wracking, but fun at the same time. Thank gawd for stamps.com, btw.
Lastly, a few have asked about direct donations, and thank you but accepting money just for doing this, something that I love to do, would just be too weird for me. Believe me, this isn't a crisis or anything. The site would continue upgrade or not. I just would have to wait until I could budget it in. And if you know me at all, you know I hate to wait for anything.
Seriously, thank you, but donations are not necessary. Save your money and come to the next becky or Dogstar show and buy me drinks.
The VGSale is working fine. Actually better than I could have imagined, really.
I'm making some space on my shelves and people are getting things they want. And the Hardball cap waffle not withstanding, I'm not sellling anything I can't live without. You won't see Dojo or Neo up there, eddieshirt has nothing to worry about. The only things that aren't duplicates of things I have are the picnic set, (which I decided should really go to someone that won't be tempted to use the thing, since it is a good piece of promo) and the pictures, that I'm not extremely attached to, because...well, they're pictures. And I've seen them.
I've decided to keep my collection of black and white photos, because one day they will look great in chrome frames lining my hallway of the wood floored beach house. I went so far as to take a photo of this one, but decided to keep it.
But the others will just sit in the envelopes they came in. Which is just wrong. But I have no place to put them up. They should be enjoyed.
All things Keanu should be enjoyed to their fullest.
Which makes me think I should start wearing my t-shirts more often.
The good news is, I have been offered a great hosting package upgrade that will give me three times the space and five times the bandwidth that I have now and costs not much more than what I am currently paying per month. That means I would no longer be stifled and stressed by file sizes and traffic. And no more outages due to the evil exceeded bandwidth.
The bad news is that I have to pay for a year up front and some setup fees so I'm looking at about $180 to do this, which I really can't afford at the moment, at least not if I want to keep a few dollars on hand for emergency trips to California.
So, I've decided to hold a VIRTUAL GARAGE SALE and start selling some stuff on ebay to help pay for this upgrade.
I've got a lot of STUFF.
Some of you might want to buy some of it and in turn, help me pay to upgrade the site.
So far I have a few QF cds, some comics and photos, and some special stuff as well.
I have more photos to add, a bunch of Hellblazer comics, and I'm going to root through my stuff and try and get some interesting things up there this week.
This is keanuvision's 1000th entry.
K is some sort of shorthand for 1000.
Keanu starts with a K, so does krix.
I really don't know where I'm going with this.....
It just seemed significant.
I FINALLY got my keyless remote installed on the Station Wagon, so it's like having a new car all over again, but that's not what I want to talk about.
I want to talk about the lovely things that skits did by upgrading the blog for me.
There is a new self-propelled search box in the sidebar that should come in handy if you know you saw a post about something or other but don't want to wade through the archives looking for it.
But, if you do want to wade through the archives, you can do it by date, by category or you can go to the main archive page, which lists every freaking entry by title.
OR you can go to the category archive listing, which breaks every freaking entry down by category, and lists them by title and date.
This is entry #999, by the way. How insane is that?
And look at the comment count! You all fucking rock.
Speaking of comments, life would be perfect if I could figure out how to make cookies stick in my pop-up comments again, but I can not.
The good news is, there is now limited html allowed in the comments, so if you want to make something bold or italic or link a word, you can. Providing you know your tags. If you don't, don't worry about it, URLs are still auto-linked provided they start with "http" and *this* will always suffice when emphasis is needed.
I'm pretty sure that MT 2.64 has some other nifty features as well, but I've been futzing with this thing all day and it's just a matter of time before I break something so I'm going to quit while I'm ahead.
I know. These outages are a huge pain.
Is it just me? or are Keanu sites are dropping like flies.....?
All gone or on a break.
I'm sure there are others that are just no longer updated.
Reeves Drive can be found here until the regular domain resolves.
I feel like the red cross after an earthquake.
Anyway, I just want to say that I have no plans to go anywhere, but I am going to be turning it down a notch. So don't worry if you don't see something new here every day. I need a little break, and last weekend doesn't count.
Believe me, it SO does not count.
Besides, Roi wants to teach me to play bass.
I've changed something in the blog's matrix.
The main effect is that it's going to munge all searches for a while, but it shouldn't hinder enjoyment of normal bloggy goodness.
I should add that if you have hardlinked to any of the individual entries, you need to change "archives" to "dust".
Due to bandwidth, keanuvision will probably go down one more time this month, most likely sometime tomorrow so I thought I would post this tonight.
My back-up plan isn't quite settled in yet so I just wanted you to know that I will probably just leave the site down until the new cycle starts on the first of June.
Thanks to everyone that is still hanging in there with me.
Of course, if I wasn't such a big
hayfever victim slacker I might have something to post now that the site is back up.
As it is, I'll just apologize for the outage.
No more pop-up comments for some reason, so now the comment link will take you to the individual entry page where you comment at the bottom. It's the same thing, only different.
Everything will be better soon.
I'm going to split the site in two and relocate this blog.
More info as it draws nearer.
There are some technical behind-the-scenes things that are pissing me off today. If things go a little weird, that just means the fucker chose the wrong door again.
You can help me de-bug by leaving a happy comment.
And now for something completely different....
It looks like nonsense, but if you look deeper you'll appreciate the hysterical serendipity within the chaos (note the category on the powerade entry and the ass friday one below it).
Oh, I haven't laughed so hard at my own blog in ages.
keanuvision, filtered through the Eater of Meaning
(note: don't click on any links or comments thingies, you'll just get an error)
Eater of Meaning found via emptybottle.org
...thanks to Hugh at Voicemonkey.com
Thank you all for the welcome back messages. Now to play a bit of catch-up....
I found out that indeed, there are some showings of Reloaded at 10 PM on the 14th here, So I am planning to catch that show as well as the 10 AM show on the 15th. At least that's the plan, as Fandango hates me today and keeps spitting out "so sorry, come back later" messages. Bastards.
Keanu was adorable on Entertainment Tonight (click that link, there's a video clip) last night. I missed it in the evening, but some mysterious force woke me up at two AM and rather than question it, I turned on the TV and yep, there he was all funny and charming and....well, it was hard to get back to sleep after.
The lovely Zion has posted some screen grabs from the segment over at Reeves Drive MB. (via club-keanu)
ComingSoon.net has a big gallery of Reloaded stills, most we have already seen, but some we have not. I really dig the first one (of him in front of the screens) and am going to try and figure out how to do a wallpaper of it, I think.
Oh, and the May Calendar is up.
A few things before I go to bed...
BECKY will be playing The Viper Room, next monday the fifth of May.
Keanu will be on the Today Show and The Tonight Show, next week on the 8th.
Speaking of the Today show, Al Roker is giving his weather reports from the Reloaded set all week, today he was really cute geeking out over the Zion set and talking to Owen. Oh, and in thier little coast-to-coast via-satellite banter with Mr. Roker, both Katie and Matt confessed that the have never seen the original Matrix movie. What the ....?
I don't think I can get my news from them anymore.
New entry over at the Backlot.
Cheryl looks at one of Keanu's early works, Brotherhood of Justice, a made-for-TV movie from 1986.
This one also starred Kiefer, with a heart of gold and really big 80's hair.
My rss feeds are in the MT directory, not the root.
They're linked in the sidebar...
And no, I'm not going to put full entry in the feeds. You have to come here and look at the pretty pictures anyway, and if I start messing with my template, you just know I'll break it.
# 1 for CAT VOMIT
# 2 for HOLLYWOOD SUCKS
Ok, something is definitely screwed up and I have no idea where to start looking. I can't get the comment pop-up to work at all...
So you can click the timestamp of the entry to go to the individual page and use inline comments.
I still can't feel half my face to that's the best I can do for now.
This morning at work I'm suddenly getting an error when loading this page. Can someone help me?
I haven't posted or done anything different.
I'm using IE5.
Is anyone else suddenly getting this error?
It's driving me nuts.
I think one of the reasons I've been blank lately is the fact that I feel a bit stifled because of my bandwidth concerns. Looking at my stats, if February had a normal number of days, I would probably go over my limit. I'm working with my host to form some sort of plan that doesn't involve me shelling out another 20-50 dollars a month but once May comes around I'm not sure what's going to happen. I've tried making a few changes in things like adding no robots tags to the category and monthly archive pages. That way, someone coming here on a search doesn't load a whole graphics-laden-bandwidth-sucking page to find out that the extent of the info I have on the Superbowl Trailer is that I thought it "fucking rocked".
Anyhoo, I'm working on a backup plan. Last summer when the site went down? I wigged. It was like taking away my crack. I won't go there again.
No sir. *twitch*
A while back I registered krix.org so there's that. And yesterday I went ahead and registered keanublog.com. As of now, they are both just forwarded here.
But if something should happen and this site really goes down, remember those two names and I assure you something will emerge at one of them.
It's also possible that that once the renewal for keanuvision.com comes up next November, I will reduce it to a static wallpaper site and then split in two (kind of like Station) and make use of both of the new domains.
I have no idea.
Sugar Free Red Bull rules.....
I think it's spiffy that I'm a search result for:
The keanuvision store is no more.
It seems both the "I [heart] whatthefuckever" and Mr. Reeves' first name "can constitute both copyright and trademark infringement", and it has been closed.
I really didn't think that they did, but I guess I can see how they do, so rather than argue it I'm just going to say thank you to those that have helped support the site by buying items from the store, hang on to them because they're irreplacable now.
And I'd like to apologize to whoever owns the rights to "I [heart] whatthefuckever" and to all the Keanus of the world.
Please don't sue me.
It's just as well...with the CDs and postage I was actually losing money.
So now, the only way to support the site is to tell me you love me.
It's cheap and priceless at the same time.
So I had nothing better to do, so I thought I'd screw up the site just so I can fix it.
Not really, but I decided to make a few changes because I'm stressing about bandwidth. I'm running at about 80% of my allowance and I don't know what I'm going to do when the TM2&3 come out. I've talked to my host and the cost of getting more bandwidth is incredibly high.
Basically, I've removed the keywords for those movies from my META tags. There are a lot better places to end up on a search than here. I've also noticed that the category that has to do with that little game I play has been getting a lot of traffic. It's graphic heavy and a bandwith hog. So I've changed the name of the category to "simulation" and re-spelled all references to said game to "S!ms" (with a ! for the i - that was the screwing up part. The auto-replacer not only changed the spelling in the titles and entries, but in all the filenames and hyperlinks, too. So I had to go back and fix them). Hopefully that way, people searching for stuff to do with the game won't end up loading that big bandwidth sucking category page.
If that doesn't help I may get rid of that particular category.
The entries will still be there, just not all one one page
I'm going to see how it goes for the next few months.
For those interested (some of them are amusing), here's some search stats:
1 wallpaper designs
2 keanu reeves naked
3 keanu reeves
4 geoff darrow
5 bill and ted 3
7 scsi1hlp.vxd download
8 sexy noses
9 bill and ted's excellent adventure script
10 ebay addiction
13 matrix spoofs
14 river's edge movie
15 dogstar clip
16 dream sneaks
17 jack bauer
18 n!pple wallpaper
20 bret heart
1 wallpaper designs
2 keanu reeves naked
3 keanu reeves
4 going commando
6 sex under water
7 under water sex
8 river's edge movie
9 matrix trailers
10 matrix reloaded release date
11 naked s!ms (changed by me)
12 bill and ted 3
13 permanent record
15 bill and ted's excellent adventure
16 bret heart
17 jack bauer
18 sexy noses
19 bill and ted
I had a boyfriend or two that my parents always referred to with a "That.." before the name. None were as endearing as "That Tod", though.
And of course, it's only fitting that this is today's Ass Friday pic..
thanks to Rhonda and kcrl
If you thought I wasn't arrogant enough to do a "Best of Keanuvision-2002" entry, you'd be wrong...I'm actually pretty proud of what I've managed to do with this silly little fan site in the past year.
So here's a little look back at some of my favorite entries of 2002, one for each category...I've added new comments on them each explaining why they're special to me.
It's been an amazing year and I hope that I can keep it up for another one.
Of course, it would all be meaningless if not for all of you.
Y'all make it so fun, both bloggers and Keanu fans.
You all rock.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your comments and laughter, your emails submitting links and news and general warm fuzzies.
Keanu remains my inspiration, but my motivation is fueled by all the good friends I've made this year.
2003 is gonna fuckin' rock....
Still don't know what to get the Keanu fan in your life? Want to treat yourself to a nice reward for getting all your shopping done already?
There's still time to get something from the keanuvision store and have it delivered by December 24. Cafepress is upgrading its standard shipping to make it so.
They've run out of ornaments, but there's still bears and thongs and jerseys and beanies so you can proclaim your Keanulove.
I could have left the office an hour ago.
Instead I've been putting candy canes down his pants.
At least I'm in the holiday spirit~*
(p.s. assorted PSP tubes I used for decorating can be acquired at a1emporium.com. if you use PSP they have a lot of lovely holiday stuff.)
There are these nasty little "bots" that search page code for email harvesting. I've started getting more stupid spam emails recently. So much that I've removed the email links on most of the site and am considering changing my address soon. It's a pain in the ass. I've made posting your email optional for the comments and I'd like to suggest that those of you that do use the email field, go ahead and put a spamblock of some sort in it, i.e. boytoy@NOSPAMhotmale.org. Or use a "throwaway" addy.
Also, if you'd like to keep your email private you can put something in the URL box and that will show instead. Just remember to start it with an http://
I should have said something about this a while ago, and apologize if anyone gets some of the junkmail I've been getting. I don't even want to know what a "zoogirlie" is.
Viva la Delete key...
kd reminded me how important is it to do backup, so I have spent most of the afternoon slowly downloading bits and pieces of the site. While I was doing that, I noticed that keanuvision was up well past 50% of its total hosting space, so I am doing some housecleaning. I dumped most of the MP3s that were doing nothing but taking up space for use in rotation on the MISC page. I don't know if anyone even checks them out. For right now I have an MP3 of a song by Beat Symphony called Poster of Keanu Reeves. I got it off Napster way back when, and I've actually tried to find out if the band had a CD or anything. Anyway, I'm going to go ahead and keep it available since I don't think it's easily found anywhere else. Plus it's cute.
I've also decided that I won't be adding any more wallpaper albums to the wallpaper page. All the new ones will be found here in the creations category. Someone remind me to put a note to that effect on the wallpaper page, mkay?
I've been hanging on to the past calendars, also but at the end of the year all of those will go by the wayside in order to make some space and I will start over for 2003.
Lastly, I think I'm going to delete the old blogspot blog so I can dump a bunch of image files that are only used there. So if you have a sentimental attachment to it, go give it one last look, because its days are numbered. I don't think anyone goes there anymore, and it's just taking up their server space, too. There's going to be some sorting involved so I don't dump any pics that are in imported entries.
There may be some broken image links and unavailable pop-up pix in the older archives while I sort things out. I'll try not to mess things up too badly.
I'm smoking like a fiend today.
It's all kd's fault for reminding me just how easy it is to register a domain.
I'm now the proud owner of krix.org.
It doesn't go anywhere yet (although I'm trying to get it to forward to this here blog). But it was available and I couldn't pass up the opportunity. It's nice and short, something attractive in a domain.
krix.com is for the speaker manufacturer and krix.net is taken and "under construction".
I really don't have plans to do anything with it. But it's nice to have, just in case I get a letter from Erwin's office, Keanu retires or becomes a $cientologist or something.
And of course, if he should ever make me an offer of a position as personal jester/sex-kitten, I really couldn't maintain a public website about him, right?
Not that ANY of those things will happen.
As of right now, I just have it to have.
And it feels good.
Cheryl's Movie Backlot got a nice plug on the Pic-of-the-Day list today (Thanks Margarete!)so I scrambled to update with Cheryl's most recent entry, "Life Under Water". "Young Again" is also coming soon.
I just want to say again how honored I am to host Cheryl's looks at Keanu's films. And the "Life Under Water" entry is full of interesting stuff. I learned a lot after reading her report and am planning on watching it again soon with a new perspective.
I also received some pics from Asia from "ChicksDigScars" that I will post and comment on later. If you can't wait, I suggest you meander over to the forum site, Club-Keanu.com and check them out.
There's a new section over on the sidebar, STELLAR, and it's categories for the blog.
First off, I want to thank kd for helping me get it all set up.
Anyway, it's an unexact science and some posts are in more than one category. And it was kind of hard to label everything from the past, but I managed.
I thought it would help to have all the wallpapers, Sim stories and whatever together for easy reference.
Here's a little breakdown of the categories and what's in them.
adoration - expressions of love in varying forms and intensities.
babble - I do that a lot, so naturally this is the largest category
buds - friends, other bloggers, linky love
creations -wallpapers, downloads, misc art/designs by me
dogstar - about the band, its members, news and reviews
matrix - Matrix trilogy stuff
media - misc articles, scans, links to articles, etc
movies - stuff on Keanu's films, past and upcoming news
not keanu - non-Keanu related entries
simulation - vicarious living at its silliest
site - site updates, including Backlot stuff
And yep, It's Ass Friday already...
There are some new items over at the keanuvision store, including this cute widdle bear (awwwww!) and....ehem....thong underwear.
And I'm going to make this offer.
I'm going to try and make any southern California and (of course) Vegas shows that Dogstar (hopefully!) might play in the upcoming future. If I'm there and I see you throw a keanuvision thong up on stage, I'll buy you a drink.
If he picks them up and looks at them, I'll buy you 3 drinks. If he puts them on his head? You'll drink on me for the entire evening.
I've added a Google-powered search box down at the bottom of the sidebar.
With over 400 blog entries, I thought it might be helpful.
It's ugly and I hate it, but it will have to do until I either get the courage to upgrade to MT 2.5 myself, or have the right combination of good timing and suckupititude to talk kd into doing it. Or maybe she can just help me with applying a style to it (gosh...I hope she reads this).
I rather like the fact that it searches the whole site, including the Backlot, the Revisited recap and even comments.
Speaking of kd, go check out her son's photoblog at kurtwood.com. I don't know how many 5-year-olds have their own domain, but then, I don't know how many have such an outstanding photographic eye, either.
Added 4 of Keanu's films to Cheryl's Movie Backlot.
Below are some of Cheryl's quotes, click them to check out her entries on I Love You to Death, Little Buddha, Feeling Minnesota, and Chain Reaction...
Also, while looking around this morning I came across some behind-the-scenes photos from FM taken by Wilson Webb
More photos from the set of FM can be found here.
No others of Keanu, but nice just the same.
Played around with some new graphics this morning. Did some fine tuning on the rest of the site, the calendar page now has the same look as most of the rest. I thought about re-working the wallpaper albums, but changed my mind. They'll have to stay black.
I think I'm getting the sickness that everyone else is getting. Or it's just nauseating ennui.
October 8th, Dogstar can be spotted on some program called Rank on the egregious E! network. And of course, the shows in Thailand and Japan are coming up in a week or so. Maybe we'll get lucky and get some pictures.
I hope these shows go well, and the guys decide to do some US dates before the bass player gets caught up in his next project.
Come to Vegas, Dogstar. Please.
Oh, and Happy Ass Friday....
And speaking of the Two Great Ones, BillandTed.org was updated recently and you can view a video clip of the intro to the animated series over there, along with all kinds of other things Bill and Ted-ish.
Lastly, please make sure your virus software is up-to-date. A new one seems to be making the rounds and it's one of those that spoof addresses, and cause all kinds of trouble. I got two of them today (which I deleted unopened), and I also heard from someone that got one from my address. Which of course was spoofed. As a general rule, I NEVER send attachments unless it's expected (i.e., You write and ask for something). If I have something to share, I'll blog it. So if you ever get an unexpected email from any @keanuvision email, just delete it.
One of the reasons I continue to use AOHell as an ISP is because it never automatically downloads files when you open an email. I have all my keanuvision mail forwarded and if I see something weird, I go to my webmail server and delete it unopened.
I also use Norton, but if anyone needs virus protection, you might check out AVG, it has a free version and is frequently updated.
I really hope that Dogstar plays a show or 2 in LA before the end of the year, because that's the reason I'm holding on to my roadtrip tokens. I plan on dragging a few bloggers with me to a show if it happens. I kind of like the idea of a posse.
Ah! Site updates- I've got a 4th wallpaper album up. faithful blog readers will have seen them before but now they are all in one spot for your desktop pleasure. If none of them suit your fancy, there are 3 dozen more to choose from. Just go to the main wallpaper index and poke around.
I also intend to get the metaKeanu gallery up sometime soon.
I mailed off the check for hosting for the next year. Can you believe Keanuvision.com is almost a year old? Craziness. And my 1 year bloggaversary is coming up sooner than that.
No fanfare, please. It'll just encourage more psychobabble.
While my blogroll continues to grow like wildfire, my Keanu-related links could use some help. If anyone has any Keanu/Matrix/Dogstar links that they would like to recommend, please leave a comment and I'll check them out. Only sites that are still being updated, please. Anything tasteless or that has a bunch of pop-ups is right out, too.
I want to thank everyone that has made a purchase from keanuvision's online store.
You've made it possible for me to donate $22.00 to the Shave Hoopty project.
I'm simply giddy.
The shaving will happen on Saturday, August 24 and while I can only hope to be the one to do the honors, I plan on being there with my camera to document the mayhem.
Anyway, I've knocked 51 cents back off each item, plus for a limited time, the "I [heart] Keanu" jersey is on sale.
So, if you've been putting off getting one, now is the time to do it.
And yes, I still have a bunch of Quattro Formaggi CDs to give away with every order.
Paul Sutton sure is a dreamboat. I can't get too creamy over him though, because he reminds me too much of pictures I've seen of my dad when he was in the service and well........ew.
I liked A Walk in the Clouds, it's a great movie to watch with your mom.
The cinematography is breathtaking and Anthony Quinn is a joy, always.
What about you?
Go discuss over at Cheryl's Movie Backlot.
Yes, the site was down earlier but everything seems to be OK now.
Thank you to those that emailed me.
Once I fleshed out my collection of Keanu flicks and started tracking down some of the earlier ones, I was not prepared for the squealfest that was induced by Winston in The Night Before.
The dancing alone was enough to make me revert to hopping up and down on the bed, and his giggle when he's talking about the magnet?
The cockles of my heart doth boil over.
He made me wish I'd went to my senior prom (instead of taking mushrooms and going to the drive-in, always the
Of course, the boys as cute and charming as Winston didn't exist at Bonanza High. Or, if they did, they weren't falling over themselves to date the weird tall girl with glasses and two-toned hair.
So, have you seen this movie? Did you love it?
Go discuss over at the Backlot.
What did you think of it?
Go over to the Backlot and discuss.
Imported the few "keepers" (i.e., actual content and not just me bitching) from the old blog.
Oh yeah, and I re-uploaded 2 of the song samples in the Viper Room post.
I actually have work to do in 3-D today (I know, I'm as shocked as you are) so that's all for now.
Blog is back
Now, back to work.
I still have to make up for the posts that were made and lost, the only real important one being the Viper Room report (which I have at home, thanks to Zel *smooooch*)
I'll probably import some of the posts I did this past week or so over at blogspot.
I don't know what I'm gonna do.
I'm just so fucking happy this is fixed.
Thank you all for hanging in there with me.
Ya know, I'm just not gonna mess with anything for a few. Things are squirrelly and I don't want to lose a bunch of work again.
just keep yer fingers crossed, eh?
I'd like to invite everyone to check out Cheryl's Movie Backlot.
Cheryl does a great job researching, providing insights and back stories about Keanu's Filmography for one of the lists. When it was suggested that they be archived on the web for posterity and for a wider range of discussion, I basically did the email equivalent of a Horshack impersonation.
"Oooooo, ooooh! I'll do it!"
There's a long dry spell between now and Reloaded, and it is a good time to revisit our old favorite Keanu movies.
It's set up like a blog, with each movie having a seperate page and comments section for discussion. Movies will be added periodically. Naturally, I encourage everyone to participate. Ask questions, and if you have answers, please share your knowledge with others.
So with all the appropriate fanfare, keanuvision.com proudly presents...
Not much going on today so I thought I'd hawk the keanuvision online store a bit.
Added a new item, this spiffy "I [heart] KEANU" license plate frame:
I've already ordered one for myself.
No, the "REEVES" plate doesn't come with it, that's just for show.
I'm still giving away a copy of Dogstar's Quattro Formaggi CD with every order, and if you order 2 items or more, I'll throw in a "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure" comic book.
And a dollar for each item sold goes to charity through the
Well, it's been a whole month with the new blog. I'm still having fun. I love the comments feature and just want to thank everyone that has joined in, and invite others to not be shy about it.
I'm fighting the urge to complicate things, like adding skins and such. I'm sure that down the line I might give in to temptation to start tweaking with stuff again, but for now-so far, so good. I do have one new thing planned for the near future, but I'm not going to spoil the suprise.
Anyway, it's going to be a cruel, cruel summer. I'll try my best to come up with some interesting or amusing entries to help us both pass the time. You'll know I'm getting desperate when I break out the Neo dolls for bizarre photo dramas.
There's still a whole year until The Matrix Reloaded comes out. I'm still trying to figure out how I'm going to weasel my way to the premiere. Maybe if I send a letter every single day to Warner Brothers, they'll let me come just to shut me up.
I'm only half joking.
Dogstar will be playing in Japan and possibly Thailand at the end of summer. Maybe there will be some L.A. shows in the fall. And maybe some others when the reported new CD gets made and released. I'm not going to break my 500 mile rule, though. Probably not, anyway. We'll see.
Oh, and cafepress has added some new items to the product line.
Frisbees, visors, cooler bags...
And I think there are more coming this week. So if anyone sees an item in there that they might want emblazoned with "I (heart) KEANU" let me know and I can add it to the store.
A dollar for every item sold until August will be donated to Locks of Love, and The Children's Hospital Oakland through the Shave Hoopty project.
I still have a bunch of Quattro Formaggi CDs to give away with purchase, too.
the matrix, trinity's ass spell
Also, a LOT of referrals for people looking for that QF fix file, and for Geoff Darrow.
Well, I started working on the side, with my links and friends and such. I'm not done adding stuff, but I've typed 'a href' quite enough times today, thank you. I've also got all the links on the other keanuvision pages updated to come to the new blog, even the flash menu on the main page.
I need to figure out why the archives look like crap, I'm sure it's some sort of stylesheet issue. I want the look to match this, not that generic black stuff. That's my main problem with importing the archives. That, and plain figuring out how the hell to do it. I'll be reading the MT manual and support forum a lot in the next few weeks, I'm sure.
You see, my plan is to get the whole site to look nice and whole (meaning the look pretty much matches throughout) and generally lovely by the time Reloaded comes out, because there will probably be a whole new crop of humans searching for Keanu on the web. Since I hand-coded the various other stuff in plain old HTML, it's going to be a lot of work.
Which is fine, really, just daunting. I wish I had time to take a class.
I'm also going to add a "Features" section on the side, that will have the link to the old blog, Krix watches The Matrix Revisited and the Quattro Formaggi Fix and anything else that really doesn't fit in any special category.
Fun fun fun.
Enough of this boring website stuff, here's a nice picture, courtesy of The Daily Thud..
...because you can never get too much Keanu tongue.
Well, it's the first of May so I decided I'd better just start writing something, anything here in order to make it feel like a real blog. I got the header picture up but of course there's still a hell of a lot of work to do. I'm not nuts about the layout, it's going to take a lot of tuning. See where that calendar is? (it should be to the right, but it may be at the bottom if your screen is 800x600, that's one of the issues I have with the layout) Anyway, I really want to put that full length sexy Fierce picture there, but it doesn't want to co-operate. I also have a lot of linkage to import and what-not, too. I'm not sure what I'm going to do about the Blogger archives. I know there is a way to import them all over here, but I may just end up putting a "go to the old blog" link somewhere.
Of course, I'm tackling all this at SO the wrong time in my life. I have all kinds of stuff going on in 3-D. That's just the way I am. I work best under pressure.
So here it is, The Beginning of "Inside the mind of a Keanu fan" Version 2.0.
Oh, yeah. One of the new features is you can leave comments.
OK, here's the deal.
I really wanted to make keanuvision.com T-shirts and whatnot to help promote and support the site. I built the site out of love but even though I'm getting a great deal on hosting, it still costs money.
HOWEVER it is not legally or ethically right for me to put a picture of Keanu on merchandise for sale. Even if it is one of the pictures I took at a Dogstar show, because it is still his image. I can totally respect that. So even though I am sure one of my designs with his scrumptious self on it would probably sell, and I might even make some money before I got a letter from Erwin Stoff, I'm not going to do it.
Instead, I made some plain text designs that you can get on mousepads, t-shirts and mugs.
You can find them at the new keanuvision.com online store.