David Archuleta — “I’m Ticklish”
Neck massages and touching his face will make David Archuleta laugh.
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Okay, it is about the votes folks. If and when we get David to the final two, please remember that there were about 70,000,000 votes cast in last years final so I'm thinking David will need north of 35,000,000 which is about 3,500 fans voting 1,000 times each, which is 8.3 votes per minute for two hours each. As you may know, THAT IS HARD WORK! If we yack and talk on the boards and blogs during the allotted two hour voting period instead of voting at that high level we will not be on our game for David. I know all the other stuff we are talking and worrying about is good fodder and drama for today and that may be okay (for today) but not for Tuesday's. Please go inside yourself to figure out your best plan for your own 2 hour period each week on how you can make things happen. You control your own personal goal and commitment to David when it comes time to vote. Does David move you when he sings? Then, YOU should move him to AI7 winner spot with voting 8 to 9 votes per minute for two hours here on out. He will most likely win at that pace. 1,000 per person is the only way David James Archuleta will win. Are you all in? I bet you all are. You all are THE BEST!!!
i was wondering what happened to you! i'll see you on the other thread.. i guess others are going there.
i agree w/your comment about textint.. it's not something i normally do either. i'll text if somebody text to me, but i never do it myself, and i actually still have to go get a gophone.. i know, bad me. but i promise to get one before tuesday.
i can volunteer to take care of the over 40 crowd on ai forums.. i go there occasionally, tried to push the songwriter on that particular thread. i think we all need to be "assigned" to a particular area.
anyways, going to the other thread.
WOW! This is great stuff! I haven't been on for a while and I come back to see this organization!! Archie FTMFW!
I've got the GoPhone...I agree with an earlier poster that we need to hit the over 20 crowd hard with this. And as a 35 year old, texting wasn't something I normally did. So, the older fans might not be as familiar. Keep up the talk on the OVer 40 thread on AI...are there any similar threads on IDF?
I think after this week, voting the entire time will be crucial...I'll keep checking back for ideas, but in the meantime, I'll spread the word!
Archie deserves this...he's GOT to win...he's just the most amazing thing to come along in a while (ticklishness and all).
Karidol - Having multiple messenger services may get a bit challenging. Would it be smarter to pick one for everyone to use?
FlyingTurtle - I agree about moving these efforts to MSN Messenger or AOL. We should choose was service we want to use and someone should compile all of the username/handles so that we can get everyone programmed in. I know I have MSN Messenger on my computer. What about everyone else?
We vote two hous always... When i meant organize is to encourage new people that are already touch by David talent, to join, feel welcome and work with us to get more voters. i know we can... Just by seeing the David is my idol thread I now we can... David has touch many more people we just have to find them and make them vote intelligently.
I just thought about how is david archuleta ever gonna get a hickie. He probably going to laugh the whole time.
i dont know if that's a bad thought or not. But that is one of the first things that popped into my head.
archieangel: That's great news. Thanks for working on this.
I have to off to bed. Talk to everyone tomorrow.
I really need to go to bed. It's 1:12a here. Hmm...didn't realize we were the same time zone.
Anyway....I am getting so....nervous!! It's only Sat!!
Do you have any ideas about song choice this week.
Oh, just thought of something. Aren't the next few weeks finals and graduations for Colleges. Could this be why the boards are slow? Just a thought!
One more thing - I've received at least 20 e-mails just today due to the thread over at AI for the GoPhone, so imagine if we spread it all over!
archu_adorable, those fans in Utah voting for Brooke because they think that David is safe can NEVER assume he's safe. GRRR that's what annoys me about the voting public. If everyone thought that way then David wouldn't get very far. Haha as you can see I still haven't gone to bed.
karidol I'm sure you're right but I am being paranoid! :)
Okay now I really must sleep!
What time is it there?
BTW, I just have to say this, I miss the live chats!!!
Second, although it doesn't seem that we are that organized I do believe that every site where there are fans of Baby they are all 100% all for Baby Winning!
Third, I will be voting with my cell and GoPhone this week! I am even going to ask for the two hours of voting time off from work so I can concentrate on voting! Maybe some others need to do that too. Just an idea!
Love my Baby David and our eFamily!!
Nice to see you! I think there are a lot of people out there that are touch by David and want to help but there is no organization among all forums... I really believe if we all work together we can make things happen.
Once the campaign starts, I suggest we use some private place for chatting and exchanging ideas. There's group chatting on yahoo messenger, MSN, etc...
This is a public blog and you never know who is reading.
Hi Karidol: I am MM on fanblast live chat. Good to see you here.
I agree 100% with the unite idea. We are as strong as our David and we will get him to Kodak theatre.
I honestly believe David has the strongest fanbase, but we have to organize every forum and every fan and get serious about this... DAFTMFW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ok, guys. Let's reconvene tomorrow and Sunday. Several of us have already contacted Eric. We can still start making headway via differen forums re: the texting. We can touch base when Eric gets back from Utah.
Good night my fellow Archies! All united to get the best kids in the world what he deserves!!
Go Archie FTW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
karidol, love your idea! I will e-mail you tomorrow!
Goodnight Angels, I meant to go to bed an hour ago but I got all riled up! Yes we have the whole weekend to work on this...I'm sure all of us united can make a major difference for Archie!
mc and anyone else younger who has to depend on mom for money or gophones - make sure to offer to help her in some way in exchange and be extra loving! If you do, you may just get the phone AND an extra voter on your side!
FlyingTurtle and everyone else!!!
I visit fanblast constanly and participate in their chats. I'm practically a Vote Drill Sargeant there... I really like your ideas and like you I feel a sense of urgency to encourage people to vote for Archie. I saw Jason's page and they are very organize. I think Eric will be glad to help. I want to help also. I think we need to make a startegy to unite all the Archies fan forums (AI Forums, idolforums, planetidol, fanblast, rickey.org, archuletafans, etc) by contacting their moderators and together make an unified plan to follow through. I think the Go phone idea is amazing as well as spliting the two land lines voters by the last name letters. I think we should also link the David is my hero thread to certain sites... I have more ideas I want to share with people who will listen and work with me...
I really want to help. I can communicate directly with Eric and people around him, but I need your ideas and maybe we can work them together to have a working plan and voting strategy by tuesday night. You can contact me at email@example.com
As for the pimping, I'm a bit of a skeptic when it comes to all that. I don't think the show has anything to gain from depimping David A, EXCEPT leveling the playing field. He has long been the favorite. The show doesn't want it to look like it's a one man show. You can so tell they want it to be DvD. So, having screams for David raises the tension and drama. Plus, let's be honest, Cook has earned it. We must deal with that also. He's very talented and has earned his place as a contender/frontrunner. I also noticed though on Wed that the girls were back to screaming for porkchop. Ha!
K, I can't sleep!!
Umm...not to be mean, but I just have to remind people that I stated a long time ago that I was thinking that the final would be DA and JC. That JC's fanbase was huge. Brooke's is too!
We really do need to step up the game with everyone voting and voting in anyway that they can!! I think we need to be careful though with where we post! We don't want JC and DC's fans seeing our acceptance of the war that has started!
If that makes sense! And AGAIN, be patient with Eric over at FANBLAST. He's busy this weekend!
VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE!!!!
houstonrufus - Over 40 thread is a good idea. I can help out with that as I am a poster over on AI forums...you already know me over there as Got2Be. I can also see if I can get the 20-30 somethings involved too (since I started that thread on AI forums).
it's already 12.40 am. i'm heading to bed now. as to the donations and sponsorships or something, i am into it. just inform me. i will also e-mail eric. see you sll tomorrow.
We already invested too much for our LN - Sleeping as late as this trying to brainstorm excellent ideas to make LN's dream the realization of our dreams!
We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one anothet!
Good night angels! i Love You All!
goodnight guys... i'm glad we're getting somewhere with this.. let's really follow through this weekend though, and make sure this all gets out. we have the WHOLE weekend to work on this together!!!
tawnilady - yes! ill try my best to promote the gophones. i'll ask my mom for 40bucks as well to buy a gophone. hopefully she'll give in to my ODD
and ITTO - i heard that they pimped DA at the beginning, is pimping DC now, and will soon pimp DA again..like a seesaw.
I'm not sure that Fanblast will redesign their site, that would be just like having to set up another one, but they could certainly have a tab with a "Get out the vote" section on it. I noticed that they jumped at putting on the live chat boxes after the melt-down here at Rickey's. I'll bet they would be happy to do it. And isn't it nice that the Castro site already has all the steps down for us?! Plus we have a few of our own.
I have noticed that Fanblast is obsessed with other things that aren't quite important - like David's prom. I just don't get it. I mean, I do, but not really! But I think they'll help.
I heard that some people were not voting for Jason anymore because he said he was anxious to get home to his girlfriend. Anyone know anything about this? Double whammy.
I don't think we need to panic, but I'm behind getting organized. For example, here in Utah, I think most people love David, but they don't think to vote for him. I've heard so many people think he's safe so they vote for Brooke instead. The first thing we need to do is let her go home gracefully and her votes will mostly go to David. I would certainly be willing to contact papers and radio and TV stations to push a VOTE VOTE VOTE for the hometown boy thing. That's one thing that doesn't happen. And it could get people who just don't watch the show to get on board. I'm being more vocal all the time and we've had a few voting parties ourselves.
Also, and I think this is where we have an advantage, there are a lot of people who have not even seriously watched or voted yet. The last few weeks really pick up. And imagine the thrill when they see D for the first time. They are going to look at JC and Cook and scratch their heads as to why they might still be there.
A Jason and David final? I don't see it.
Sorry to be long - one other thing we should do on the sly is to go to Jason threads and compliment their guy. Maybe we can swing the votes when he leaves.
oh yeah - the depimping has been going on for a few weeks. is that theory on the AI site? Do TPTB really care?
Anyway, you've all been great tonight & hopefully we can follow up on what we can do to agressively get votes!
Think, think, think. (scratches head) I think we're already making headway. It's really no different than a political campaign. You knock on doors, shake hands, that sort of thing. The Moms over 40 with ODD thread for example. Someone posted a tutorial on the gophone in their thread (one of my faves by the way). Many of them are still dialing, not texting. But they started asking questions about the gophone and are becoming interested. I think we each have to take up the flag and hit all fronts. Ha! Ok. I'm starting to crack myself up here. You'd think I was storming a small country or something. But my point is there are certain places Adult Archies congregate. We need to hit those spots hard and get them over their fears of technology so we can get the most votes in. I think fanblast is a good resource for this. I also think we need to hit the myspace sites. Storm the youtube videos, the comments fields. Every place you can think of that focuses on David. It's going to take a tag team effort. Particularly in crunch time. If we can get fanblast on board, then we should push fanblast down every Archie's throat. Well, we should really be doing that already. They're super.
Ah my posts with links aren't going through again! Virginia that thread had me worried too!
chelley, I think the key words are "generating significant blocks of votes using technical enhancements" Sending 20 texts at once is not a technical enhancement. They mean sending 100s or 1000s at once, I'm pretty sure. 20 texts is not a significant enough block.
Virginia5 - Yeah I heard that too about the bussing in of the sorority girls for DC. Given that fact, the repeated attempts to embarass Archie and the performance ordering, I'm firmly convinced that the producers have been pimping DC at the expense of DA for several weeks now. That's why we can't let them get away with it.
MC - yes, please help. U always have the best links, so you must be very good at navigating the ineternet. WE need to get the word out to the angels about our ideas listed above.
Virginia, that thread worried me too!! AAGH!! I was just about to go to sleep too and now I'm all fired up and worried more than I should be.
Guys please check out Gizmo - they even have Idol voting tips page!
Ok, here it is, straight from the AI website:
"A weekly monitoring procedure will be in place to prevent individuals from unfairly influencing the outcome of the voting by generating significant blocks of votes using technical enhancements. The producers reserve the right to remove any identified 'power dialing' votes. Note that this applies to both toll-free and Text Messaging votes"
i know this is going off topic, but i'm on the ai forums right now reading away.. and somebody made a comment that made me realize something. they are seriously depimping david. remember when they brought up those little girls? well what does that tell everybody? that his fans are all little girls. and the reason dc had a lot more cheers that night? well apparently they bussed in a bunch of sorority girls from his college, to cheer him on, and they were in the mosh pit. what's UP with that???
houstonrufus - You make very good points. If you believe that the biggest issue with the GoPhones lies with the adult voters, what would you suggest the easiest way be to find those who are in need of the GoPhones so that we can start helping them get more involved?