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Tuesday, March 11th, 2008
8:08 pm
[verschreibsel]
Hey
Hey I'm new so I'd like to introduce myself. Please bear with my bad english!

Name: not telling.

Age: 15

Location: Germany

How did you find our community?: LJ Interest search

When and how did you come to read the books/watch the movie?: My mother gave me the first book as a gift for Easter. I watched the first mvoie shortly after and the second movie when it came to the cinemas then.

Why are you a fan?: I just like the books. I don't know

Favorite book: I don't know which one it is in american...it's the one where Michael and Mia come together and the one where they want to watch Star Wars but Mia has to go somwhere else (bad description I know)

Favorite character: Mhh everyone? Well no not Lana etc. I like Michael best I think. Mia can get on my nerves somtimes.

What do you think of the movie?: It was nice when you didn't read the books I suppose. I hated it that they broke up M&M and so I didn't like it.

Is there anyone still posting here. Would someone like to discuss the ninth book? Please!!!
Friday, July 28th, 2006
12:34 am
[kelkey]
Newbie!
Name:
Kelly Lee

Age:
19

Location:
Newport Beach, CA (AKA: The OC, baby!)

How did you find our community?:
I did a search for interests in Princess Diaries

When and how did you come to read the books/watch the movie?:
I actually read the first book when it first came out in 2000 and the night that I finished the book, I went to the movies with my friends and saw the first trailer for the first film, which was pretty cool. Of course, since I loved the book, I had to see the film.

Why are you a fan?:
So many reasons. I feel like some of the traits of the characters are traits that I can relate to: Tina's romanticism, Mia's love of Star Wars, obsession with writing, and concern for the environment, Boris' overall awkwardness. And then of course, Michael Moscovitz is my ideal man: a musician, a computer nerd, a smart and handsome college student....be still, my heart!

Favorite book:
This is going to be weird, but my favourite is The Princess Present because I love that Lilly totally embarrasses Mia in Genovia and that Michael is so wonderful at being her royal consort. Oh, and the best part is that it takes place around my birthday (Christmas Eve!)

Favorite character: (Though they all rock, even the guy who gets all upset when they put corn in his chili in the cafeteria.)
My favourite character would have to be Michael because, like I said, he is my ideal man. If I had to choose a girl, it would be Tina because she is such a good friend to Mia and is a total romantic. But seriously, I love them all.

What do you think of the movie?:
Okay, even though the movies totally screwed the books over, I still really enjoyed them. I was kinda sad that Boris, Tina, Shameeka, Ling-Su, Perin, etc. weren't in the film version, but Jeremiah was so sweet and my friends and I seriously thought that he was supposed to be a compromise by combining traits of both Tina and Boris. I really liked the first one because Robert Carmine was such an ideal Michael Moscovitz and it was nice to see Grandmere be so nice being played by Julie Andrews. Anne Hathaway was a great actress as well and was absolutely beautiful. It made me laugh that they killed off the dad in the Disney version. I guess they couldn't have him have cancer because they can't say "testicle" in a Disney film. The second movie was so far-fetched, but a guilty pleasure of mine. As much as I would love to see Michael and Mia end up together, who can deny Chris Pine's Lord Nicholas? And Callum Blue's Andrew Jacoby was such a sweetheart.

[Weekly Topic:] What do you imagine Michael's band "Skinner Box" to sound like? What famous bands could you compare it to? Would you listen to this band yourself?
I always imagined Michael's band to be like Robert Carmine's REAL band, Rooney. It that is, in fact, what they would sound like, then I would definitely listen to them because Rooney is one of my favourite bands.

Current Mood: bouncy
Thursday, March 2nd, 2006
5:09 pm
[fictionfreak911]
Into Post...woo woo
Name:Carly aka. Fictionfreak

Age:14

Location:California

How did you find our community?:I did a search for Princess Diaries...woo woo

When and how did you come to read the books/watch the movie?:I saw the first movie and it soon became one of my favorite movies of all times...I watched the 2nd movie cause the first one rocked and I've read all of the books Meg has put out so far.

Why are you a fan?:I guess because I feel like I can relate to Mia in so many ways...it's crazy...lol

Favorite book:It would probably have to be Princess in Love

Favorite character: (Though they all rock, even the guy who gets all upset when they put corn in his chilli in the cafeteria.)Mia Termopolis...duh

What do you think of the movie?:They ROCK!!!

[Weekly Topic:] What do you imagine Michael's band "Skinner Box" to sound like? What famous bands could you compare it to? Would you listen to this band yourself? I think Skinner Box would sound like a mix between Hoobastank, Yellowcard, and Incubus...cause they all rock...and of course I would listen to them...Micheal ROCKS!!!
Tuesday, November 15th, 2005
10:52 pm
[romanatimelord]
My first post
Name: Annie Whitcomb

Age:27

Location: Portland, Oregon

How did you find our community?: I was looking for a mainly Princess Diaries books community
and this was the one I chose

When and how did you come to read the books/watch the movie?: Back when the first movie came out I noticed it was based on a book, so I quickly bought the book, read it in like 2 days, found out the 2nd book had just got published, so read that one. I have always loved the books since then, and read everyone with a week after each book comes out.

Why are you a fan?: I really relate to the main character, geeky writer girl who loves Buffy and Star Wars and geeky guys. I want Michael, but then again who doesn’t? I feel the characters are real, like people I know or have known.

Favorite book: I realize its so disgustingly obvious, but book 3 Princess in Love. Who wouldn’t fall for a guy who creates a computer program just to say he loves you. But besides that, I love them all.

Favorite character: my most recent character fascination is Perin, the is she/he a guy/girl? I won’t say, since I realize some have not read the books yet. I feel bad posting spoilers.

What do you think of the movie?: 1st movie was good and encouraged me to read the books, but then the books are obviously way better. 2nd movie made me want to kill myself it was so bad. I want those 2 hours back. Please, someone make a movie really based on the books. I want to see real and raw people playing the parts. Maybe a miniseries made for tv, since I love faithful renditions, but feel they couldn’t be all made into individual films.




1.

Current Mood: contemplative
Thursday, June 23rd, 2005
7:32 pm
[bethie88]
Name: Beth

Age: 16...17 in 1 week exactly

Location: USA!

How did you find our community?: Princess Diaries interest search

When and how did you come to read the books/watch the movie?: I watched the movie because my BFF told me how great it was.

Why are you a fan?: It's a great story... Not so shallow as others. And I think Michael's a cutie pie!

Favorite book: ::EDIT:: My fave book is most likely "Princess in Love" or "Princess in Training."

Favorite character: Mia, because she's so caring. Michael b/c he's cute

What do you think of the movie?: It's awesome!

[Weekly Topic:] What do you imagine Michael's band "Skinner Box" to sound like? What famous bands could you compare it to? Would you listen to this band yourself? I think it would be somewhat punk. I agree with someone who said it would sound like Yellowcard. I'd def listen.
Wednesday, May 18th, 2005
1:28 pm
[carmapau]
New to this community
Name: Carmapau

Age: 34 years old

Location: Coralville, IA ... Soon to be in Aurora, CO

How did you find our community?: Just finished watching the movie again and did a search for LJ Interests for Princess Diaries

When and how did you come to read the books/watch the movie?: I had heard about the movie Princess Diaries and finally rented it quite a while after it was originally released. I can't remember how long ago this was exactly. Probably over a year or two ago. I recently bought the DVD of the Movie. (finally)
:o)

Why are you a fan?: I love Gary Marshall as a director. And I love the "morals" of the movie. Such as: The definition of Courage and being centered on others rather than "self" centered.

Favorite book: I have not read any of the books yet. I didn't realize there were books. I will have to check into that after I get me and my two children moved out to Aurora.
:o)

Favorite character: I love the character of Mia and not just because she is the main character. I love that she is scared and dorky. I love that she grows and matures in her journey of deciding whether to be princess or not. I love that she wants to run away and not become princess until she reads the letter from her Father.

What do you think of the movie?: I really like the movie. I had originally heard "bad" reviews of the movie. The ones by groups that think the movie is just about a girl becoming a "princess". I finally went and rented the movie. I really disagree with these reviews now. I think the best part of the movie is the parts that involve "morals". My two children just noticed the part of the movie where Mia smears her Ice Cream on Lana. I loved that I could use this as a teaching moment that Mia did this because Lana was being mean to Jeremiah and to explain to my children that Mia didn't do it just to be mean to Lana. My Children are only 3 and 4 years old.

Current Mood: cheerful
Tuesday, May 10th, 2005
2:03 am
[creations_jules]
jules_creations A New Community!
Have you ever wished for a place where you could express your creativity and love for Julie all at once? Well your wishes have come true... we are proud to present jules_creations a community to challenge your Julie inspired creativity!

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The first challenge starts Sunday May 15th, 2005!

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sapphire_stephy and damejules

Current Mood: ecstatic
Wednesday, April 13th, 2005
12:35 pm
[carpenterbowler]
Anyone else notice this?
Okay, first of all, the weekly topic! I picture Skinner Box being something a little like Yellowcard, becuase if my sources are right, Yellowcard every now and then had a violin in it. And, I'm just saying that because Michael seems like the kind of guy to play punkish type music and Boris plays the violin in the band (if I'm not mistaken!)
Also, has anyone else picked up the new book? I noticed something, but didn't want to talka bout it and ruint he book for anyone!
Friday, April 1st, 2005
8:40 pm
[caitlin45]
Hi, I'm New
Hi People!
What's up? I'm new here, so here's my questionnaire thing.
Name: Caitlin
Age: 14 (fifteen in four days!)
Location: California
How did you find our community?: I have meg Cabot as one of my interests. I just clicked on it and this came up along with some others.
When and how did you come to read the books/watch the movie?: Um I liked lot of the songs in the first movie so I went to see if and loved it. Then I found out there was a book so I read it and then i found there was a sequel so I read that too and voila, I'm obsessed! Weoon ot obsessed ij ust really like them.
Why are you a fan?: Mia is the bomb. We both hate Math! And she's really smart and I learn a lot of vocab words from her ahaha.
Favorite book: The first one: The Princess Diaries. I love them all though!
Favorite character: (Though they all rock, even the guy who gets all upset when they
put corn in his chilli in the cafeteria.) I'd have to say Mia.
What do you think of the movie?: It's not as great as the books and they really changed the movie from the way the book is in a big way. But by itself it's very good, if you haven't read the books or aren't one for comparing/contrasting.
Thanks and I'm glad I found this cool community!
Caitlin

Current Mood: energetic
Tuesday, March 22nd, 2005
8:28 pm
[carpenterbowler]
my first post
Name: Jessica aka Carpenterbowler

Age: 19, turning 20 in August

Location: Missouri

How did you find our community?: A friend of mine who knows how much I love The Princess Diaries told me about it...

When and how did you come to read the books/watch the movie?: I saw the movie first, probably on Disney and then my senior year in high school, read the books and have been hooked ever since!

Why are you a fan?: Not sure...cause things happen with Mia can seem like they would happen to me, except the whole royalty thing...

Favorite book: Either Princess In Love or Princess In Pink

Favorite character: Hum...hard to choose...I like Joe and Mr. Gianni is awesome but I'd probably have to say Mia

What do you think of the movie?: I liked them, own them both on DVD now

Current Mood: accomplished
Sunday, February 20th, 2005
9:59 am
[fullfathomfive]
Is there much life around here?
Name: Gemma

Age: old old old

Location: England

How did you find our community?: LJ Interest search

When and how did you come to read the books/watch the movie?: I saw the movie on tv at Christmas, and decided to read the books.

Why are you a fan?: I love Mia's voice

Favorite book: Probably Princess Diaries: Take Two (different names in England)

Favorite character (Though they all rock, even the guy who gets all upset when they put corn in his chilli in the cafeteria.): Mia.

What do you think of the movie?: It was okay. Although now I think of it, by getting rid of the dad they elimated alot of potential humour. And didn't they set it in San Francisco? Disney cheapskates. But it was very cute.
Saturday, November 6th, 2004
11:35 am
[celestial313]
Hi everyone!
Name:
Katherine, or Kitty

Age:
17

Location:
Upstate NY

How did you find our community?:
I did a search for "Princess Diaries" =)

When and how did you come to read the books/watch the movie?:
I saw the first Princess Diaries movie, and I totally fell in love with it. Then, I started reading the books, and to my surprise, they were 100x better!

Why are you a fan?:
I want to be a princess just like Mia. Plus, her boyfriend seems so great and hot. =P

Favorite book:
Princess in Love

Favorite character: (Though they all rock, even the guy who gets all upset when they put corn in his chilli in the cafeteria.)
Mia, Michael, Fat Louie

What do you think of the movie?:
The first one was awesome. I hated how the second movie deviated from the book, but it was still good.

[Weekly Topic:] What do you imagine Michael's band "Skinner Box" to sound like? What famous bands could you compare it to? Would you listen to this band yourself?
I'd think they'd be very rock, and I'd totally listen to it.

Current Mood: chipper
Monday, November 1st, 2004
5:39 pm
[imnotreallysure]
community love
We'd like to get to know all the members better, so please fill this out and post this in your first entry. :D

Name:
tori

Age: soone to be 16, nov. 26!

Location: new york... yeah where michael lives except i haven't seen him yet...

How did you find our community?: im bored. when im bored i go to my userinfo and click on my interests and see what communities i can join.

When and how did you come to read the books/watch the movie?: i went to see the movie with my mom. and i fell in love with it. i then went to a bookstore and lo and behold there were the first two books. i now own 5 and 1/2 books.

Why are you a fan?: mostly because i hope i can one day be as lucky as mia.

Favorite book: obviously this book, and various other meg cabot books

Favorite character: (Though they all rock, even the guy who gets all upset when they put corn in his chilli in the cafeteria.) michael michael michael michael michael he's perfect.

What do you think of the movie?: i wish they could have stuck to the book. although i have no objection to robert carmine as michael moscovitz. i love rooney. and i boycotted PD2. im a regular lilly.

[Weekly Topic:] What do you imagine Michael's band "Skinner Box" to sound like? What famous bands could you compare it to? Would you listen to this band yourself? skinner box... i would say that they sound like rooney. i think meg cabot likes to put little rooney references in her books. the whole thing in book five with michael saying he'd rather go bowling... rooney loves bowling. mia's little brother being named rocky... robert carmine's mom (talia shire) was in rocky. i would so totally listen to the band. as long as i get to meet michael... but you got the point already. im a hardcore michael moscovitz lover. and the weird thing is that im probably and most likely a lilly. weirdness.
Sunday, October 31st, 2004
7:56 pm
[sundoesntstay]
Trick-or-treat
I was Mia for halloween.
so so sadCollapse )
Sunday, October 17th, 2004
8:18 pm
[moscovitzplanet]
~Princess of My Heart
Name: MoscovitzPlanet

Age: 16

Location: California

How did you find our community?: I did a search on Princess Diaries in the interest section and voila! I found it.

When and how did you come to read the books/watch the movie?: In 8th grade I rented the movie because my friends said it was so good, and they were absolutely right. Then I needed to do a book report for english in Freshmen year and decided to read Princess Diaries. It was the best book I've ever read and I've continued to read the whole series ever since. I've read the whole thing about a billion times.

Why are you a fan?: I'm not as cool as Mia and I don't have a boyfriend like Michael Moscovitz, but it's fun to read about someone living that kind of life. Sometimes I can sort of relate, but mostly it's when Mia's done something embarassing and stuff simliar to that nature.

Favorite book: Princess Diaries, of course.

Favorite character: (Though they all rock, even the guy who gets all upset when they put corn in his chilli in the cafeteria.) Ha-ha, um, I'd have to say.. Mia. I know, she's everyone's favorite character, but she's just so cool. I can relate to how she feels. Michael Moscovitz is great too. The way Mia describes him, wow. Meg Cabot should do a series based on Michael Moscovitz and his point of view on everything. But that might kind of kill the whole mysteriousness that is of Michael Moscovitz.

What do you think of the movie?: If I never read the book I would say it was great. But unfortunately I did and it just doesn't do any justice to what Meg Cabot created. I am just as in love with Michael Moscovitz and the movie didn't capture the essence of him. Where's the tutoring sessions? Where's him walking around with no shirt on? Where's Michael asking Lars about whether or not he follows Mia on her dates? Michael Moscovitz is one of a kind and is the coolest fictional guy, next to Trent from Daria.

[Weekly Topic:] What do you imagine Michael's band "Skinner Box" to sound like? What famous bands could you compare it to? Would you listen to this band yourself? Ha-ha, this is a great question. I loved the fact that Michael Moscovitz is a musician. I literally started jumping for joy after reading the part about how Michael knows how to play the guitar and played Mia that "Tall Drink of Water" song. And in the 5th book, Skinner Box performed the "Princess of my Heart" song for her birthday. That was awesome. The music would probably be somwhere between alternative and rock. That kind of genre. I think I'd imagine Skinner Box to sound like Phantom Planet. That's kind of where I got the idea for my screenname, MoscovitzPlanet. I really do think that the music would sound similar to Phantom Planet's, only instead of the singer they have, the voice would be of Robert Carmine, who's the singer of Rooney and played Michael Moscovitz in the Princess Diaries movie. And if it were a real band, Skinner Box that is, I would love to listen to them.

Great questionaire! Looking forward to more discussions.
Monday, October 4th, 2004
1:12 pm
[broadwaymusich2]
From a fellow PD fan to another...
All right everyone, this is it. I'm asking for a favor. PLEASE help me.

I signed up to get a free iPod. I'm super excited about it. Now I just need four more people to sign up for some special offer. It'll require a credit card but you can cancel on the offer like a day after you sign up for it, so it'll be like you didn't even do anything at all! Here's the website:

http://www.freeiPods.com/default.aspx?referer=9920285

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE help me out, because I would do the same for you if I hadn't already done it for someone else.

I'll cook you pancakes if you do this for me! Or waffles! I swear! I beg you, I implore you, for the love of all things holy, please for the love of God help me out...
Saturday, October 2nd, 2004
9:06 pm
[dolphin_100]
Hi! This is an awesome community! Heres the form...

Name: You can just call me Dolphin. Thats what most of my internet friends call me. My real name is...well, I'm not telling :-P

Age: Also not telling :-P

Location: U.S.A

How did you find our community?: From another community.

When and how did you come to read the books/watch the movie?: I first saw the movie, then later I learned that it was based on a book. I quickly checked the book out from the library, and I coulnd't put it down. I searched and found that it was an entire series! I quickly sped through the books, hungry for more of them! Now I wait impatiently every day for book 6!

Why are you a fan?: Because I have an unhealthy obsession with the books. They mean alot to me. They make me laugh, even after the 10th time I've read them.

Favorite book: Princess In love and Princess in Pink.

Favorite character: (Though they all rock, even the guy who gets all upset when they put corn in his chilli in the cafeteria.) Michael Moscovitz. I wish I knew someone like him.

What do you think of the movie?: I liked the first one, have yet to see the second. It was good, though not even CLOSE to being as enjoyable as the books.

[Weekly Topic:] What do you imagine Michael's band "Skinner Box" to sound like? What famous bands could you compare it to? Would you listen to this band yourself?: I imagine them to have very interesting lyrics and tunes (considering that Boris and his violin are part of the band!) They're a rock band, obviously. And I would most certainly listen to them! I mean, Micheal Moscovitz is in it! *drools*

Other: If you are a member of the Meg Cabot online book club, my username on the boards is
Pink Dolphin.

I'm working on a meg cabot/princess diaries fan site. Will let you know when its finished.

Current Mood: content
Tuesday, August 31st, 2004
2:17 pm
[hazelline]
Hey everyone - I've thought of another possible "Skinner Box" likeness! Does anyone listen to The Thrills? I think Michael's voice might be similar to that, maybe a little lower, and also there's a lot of different things going on in their songs, which is what I imagine Skinner Box to be like.

I'm currently re-reading the series at the moment - I'm halfway through Book 2 - and I was thinking about re-reads as a group. You know, reading through a book per month or a certain number or pages per week or whatever. Would anyone else be interested? Thalia and I aren't sure what we could do for it, other than post our favourite excerpts. Does anyone have any ideas? It's not really something you can get all analytical about, like with Harry Potter, but maybe we could do some challenges or something. Thoughts?

Jo xxox

Current Mood: sleepy
Sunday, August 29th, 2004
4:04 pm
[lackofse]
Name: Sally.

Age: 14

Location: California

How did you find our community?: It was in a Meg Cabot community.

When and how did you come to read the books/watch the movie?: I saw the movie in theaters when I was 10, but I later read the book at my friends house when I was bored.

Why are you a fan?: I am EXTREMLY obsessed with Meg Cabots books. Especially the Princess Diaries. I can relate so much to Mia, we haev a lot in common.

Favorite book: The princess diaries series

Favorite character: (Though they all rock, even the guy who gets all upset when they put corn in his chilli in the cafeteria.)Mia... I also like Michael... I guess both.

What do you think of the movie?: It's good and all but it just really pisses me off that it's so different from the books.. =(

[Weekly Topic:] What do you imagine Michael's band "Skinner Box" to sound like? What famous bands could you compare it to? Would you listen to this band yourself? I think it's alternitive rock, hmm what famous bands.. er I do not know =/
Monday, August 30th, 2004
12:06 am
[tta]
Skinner Box!
I agree with whoever said Skinner Box is probably light rock. Maybe they're punk-rock (these categories are always so confusing!). Obviously they're not pop or rap. The band members are weird but I just can't imagine them really shouting at songs so I'm thinking something along the lines of Matchbox 20? Lifehouse?

Oh, also, in Princess of My Heart, there's a line that goes 'there she goes, princess of my heart' and every time I read it 'There she goes' by The Getaway People starts playing in my head. So both songs basically sound about the same to me. lol. :D

Current Mood: bored
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