As Deeks would say, “Wait, what? Really?!”
Simply unbelievable! Last Friday, Good Friday, was very “good” indeed as - in less than a year - DensiLand received its 1000th follower! Deepest appreciation and heart-felt thanks to each and every one of you!
For those of you who have been here since the beginning, you know the term “DensiLand” stemmed from an accidental mash-up of two of my favorite things: Densi and Disney. (If you’ve ever experienced VIP and special events with Disney, on top of their world-renowned guest service, you’ll understand.)
Special thanks obviously go to the many cast and crew of NCISLA who favorited, retweeted, & replied on Twitter and liked & commented on Instagram about posts that appeared to have prompted follows here on Tumblr. In looking back at all those interactions, it’s nearly overwhelming - & could easily fill an entire post by just listing all of those people. (Perhaps I do know something about the power and application of social media!) “Grateful” and “blessed” don’t begin to describe my feelings. Never could I imagine where this blog has taken me, not the least of which includes writing for two websites and to the set of the show!
Anyway, as outlined in the “About”, this blog began as a simple endeavor solely for my own curiosity to investigate Deeks & Kensi as individuals, how they developed into Densi, and now how they continue to grow individually and together as partners, friends, and now, much more. I neither expected, nor sought, followers at all. Others tell me reaching this milestone in such a short period of time is quite a feat? Ok - if they say so!
Finally, deep gratitude to those who have formed the growing “discussion group” via the blog’s Disqus Comments feature, especially to those who started with me in summer 2013.
Thank you for allowing me into this fandom, to promote the show, and the opportunity to share my thoughts and experiences.
Check out what’s going on in Deeks’ mind in this week’s Surf Log at WikiDeeks! (And check back next week for the “continuation”!)
UPDATE: Ok, after too few hours of sleep, I’m going to take a swing at this episode - and try to be more brief that my usual analyses (& for that, sadly everyone’s going to have a long wait).
It appears I’m one of the few not really upset by this episode, nor am I majorly confused like many others. Did it play out as I expected? 90% no. Yet, this episode went much deeper than usual and in short, left the viewers having to THINK - something sadly missing in much of popular TV. (THANK YOU Dave, Kyle, & Diana!) I feel there was also a more adult level of maturity, life experience if you will, needed to fully appreciate what we were given this week.
The opening BANTER - They are back, as partners. All is just like it was prior to their individual professional and personal chaos. This was a needed foundation, because without their partnership anything else about them is infinitely more difficult to navigate. In these roles, he’s good; she’s good.
The BOX (pt 1) - Deeks is the one who brings up the box. I should have seen how this would play out; it seems so obvious now. He wasn’t going to go near that box without her. It’s not about what’s in it. It’s about what she thinks he wants most; why she chose what she did. It’s the meaning that’s important rather than the some supposed material object. Without her, there is little to no meaning. And no way does he want to interpret that wrong.
The KNIFE (pt 1) - I knew the knife would come back and have notable meaning. Loved that he was so comfortable with it, as it’s a piece of her.
Kick off your “Three Hearts” day with insights from one of its writers! Check out WikiDeeks’ interview with Dave Kalstein: http://wikideeks.com/2014/04/15/dave-kalstein-speaks-with-wikideeks/
Feel free to add your comments on the WikiDeeks site or this blog (simply click the title of this post and see the Comments populate at the bottom of the post)!
100 Happy Days - Day 23
So I’m days behind. The initial intent was to get caught up, but instead I accepted that wasn’t really feasible and was happy to accept I would just try to get back to it. So at this rate I might get 100 Happy Days complete by the end of the year. I’m ok with that, as other things are priorities.
So the thing I’m really happy about today is this reply tweet. A key writer on NCISLA not only read the post on my blog (about trying to bring “peace” to the fandom, which ended up being sort of a Drabble), but that he thought it was funny! A professional writer of my favorite characters found my writing funny! I felt like the “teacher” had just given me a “gold star”! (Also, it’s more feedback than I’ve gotten at work all year, and that’s including my annual review!)