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13 June 2012 @ 04:39 pm
Variety AD for LisaE  
Hi Lisa/Cuddy fans!

megalisa  and I came up with the idea of a Variety ad a long time ago and we thought about doing it at the end of the show. But since Lisa left this year, we sped things up a bit and we did it now:

(and just in case you want to see it, this is the original file I did):

We picked this particular picture of Lisa because we wanted a picture portraying both LisaE & Lisa Cuddy but without Fox Copyright. This one seemed appropriate because it was shot between takes of Lisa playing Cuddy and it is one of the first photos Lisa has tweeted.

I wish we could have done something more elaborate, but Variety asked us to do something simple as a way to be clear and visible.

A special thanks goes to silentsorrows24  who wrote the words of the ad, lieueitak , mirandascully  and our mod oc7ober  for their precious help, Klizma who provided this scan, and to everybody here who took part in the project donating whatever they could - you’re really special. The full list of all contributors is at the end of this post.

Everybody is ready to spend money when they can have something in return, such as meeting a favourite celebrity, getting some exclusive item on ebay, etc...but there is nothing to get in return here. That’s why I think that what we've created is a great proof of our love for Lisa. We did something just to show how much you care, just to prove to Lisa we appreciate her work and talent and passion... So thank you Lisa/Cuddy fans for being so enthusiastic about this project and for helping us to make it happen.

PS: We're tweeting this livejournal page around and to Lisa with our @IWLFE account, it would be great if you could help to RT it. Don't RT the ad only but RT this whole page with a livejounal link so that everybody can read the messages the participants can write here.

We hope everybody enjoys the final result and especially Lisa.

I’m very happy to show you the result of our project in which you've participated with your contributions.

Anelisse (@anelisses)
black_ice_7 (@black_ice_9)
blackie_da_minx (@AlexandraJCampb)
Claudia (tauwja/@cboshouwers)
cuddylicious (@cuddylicious)
Gobblin1980 (@BabyGoz)
Huddy_marie (@marielicious)
JuLia (@LiaCuddles)
lieueitak (@lieueitak)
Luiza (@kisses_and_such)
Maya (maya295 / @maya295_)
megalisa (@megabby)
mel35 (@mel35)
Paulina (huddy507)
racheljoycuddy for Pinoy TeamLisaE
sjoes (@sjoes)
stak_b (@branstak)
tinaedelstein (@Miss_Argentina)
verbal_judo (@verbal_judo)
Zosia (@Oc7ober)

+ 6 anonymous fans
mirandascullymirandascully on June 13th, 2011 03:01 pm (UTC)
"We will have to find a space in the universe where these characters live and shape our behavior to such an extent that we choose them as role models for our life, and for the life of others."

I'm very proud to belong this community. This project made me feel part of something bigger, and beautiful.
Cuddy deserved a proper farewell, and since the show failed to give it to her I felt the need to give her a goodbye of sorts.

Cuddy now is in a place, somewhere in our collective soul, where DS cannot touch her and ruin her any longer. By walking away, Lisa Edelstein has given us the gift of eternity.
Thank you Lisa for these seven exquisite years. Thank you for your dedication. Thank you for your smile. Thank you for giving us the strength and the chance to step away from a show that was offending us both as fans and as women. Thank you for your political battles, for your sense of humor, for loving your job.

I wish you luck in your travels, in your conquers and queries.

freyasouthfreyasouth on June 13th, 2011 06:33 pm (UTC)
"Cuddy deserved a proper farewell, and since the show failed to give it to her I felt the need to give her a goodbye of sorts."

Beautifully said. Though this add does not lessen my saddness at Lisa's departure from the show it makes me feel tremendous pride that this community put together a project that allowed Cuddy's fans to say thankyou to the wonderful actress that portrayed her.

You have done something magnificent for a very worthy recipient. Congratulations to you all.

And to Lisa, on a personal note, thanks for all the reasons stated above :)
megalisamegalisa on June 13th, 2011 03:01 pm (UTC)
Lisa, I hope you appreciate the kind thought full of love and adoration for you and for what you’ve given me for so many years.
I’ve been following you with passion for more than 15 years now and I’m sure the road doesn’t end here.
You deserve everything, every word and smile and so much more. You’re my sunshine with a talent and beauty that leave me breathless all the time and that make me feel warm and understood.
Much love, Meg.
megalisamegalisa on June 13th, 2011 03:17 pm (UTC)
major THANK YOU LISA for being your awesome self and such an inspiration for so many years.
I adore you :)
oc7oberoc7ober on June 13th, 2011 03:01 pm (UTC)
Dear Lisa,

in the world where most role models are sparkly blood-sucking teenage vampires, I would like to thank you just for being you. I couldn't have chosen a better person to look up to and admire (no pressure whatsoever, haha!).

Continue doing what you love and we will support you all the way. Unless your next project is clubbing baby seals, obviously.

Love from Poland,

Orson Welles approves.

(you, not me, duh!)
mel35mel35 on June 13th, 2011 03:03 pm (UTC)
I don't want to edit the main thread LOL so I'm adding it here: the full page, always thanks to Klizma!!

redtulip_ana on June 13th, 2011 03:06 pm (UTC)
You are fantastic! I am sure @LisaEdelstein is proud of her fans around the world!
karenpolandkarenpoland on June 13th, 2011 03:07 pm (UTC)


Thanks Isa and Meg for organising it
Huddy or Love in the 21st Centurycuddylicious on June 13th, 2011 03:10 pm (UTC)
Fantastic initiative. You are a true gem, Lisa Edelstein! By the way, here's a screen cap of the online version of the ad, on the variety.com web site:
mel35mel35 on June 13th, 2011 03:13 pm (UTC)
WTF we are in the eonline version too??????????

Thank you so much for this!!
(no subject) - megalisa on June 13th, 2011 03:18 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - mirandascully on June 13th, 2011 03:32 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - bina75 on June 13th, 2011 05:28 pm (UTC) (Expand)
moonfallenangelhuddy4chris on June 13th, 2011 03:15 pm (UTC)
Even if the show has been practically destroyed, it gave me the chance to get to know the magnificence that Lisa Edelstein is, and for that I'm very happy I fell in love with the H/C duo and Cuddy as a character. Lisa's work was until the last minute filled with awesome, class, respect, love and that beautiful smile that brightens the days of all, and words will never be enough to express how much appreciation I have for her, and love.

Lisa we love you. No matter what you do, we will support you always. :)
grouchy_snarkygrouchy_snarky on June 13th, 2011 03:17 pm (UTC)
Thank you guys for giving us this opportunity to show our love for Lisa!

Lisa is such wonderful person and inspiration that has brought us together. Cheers to us and cheers to Lisa's achievement and for more to come! ❤
blacktop50blacktop50 on June 13th, 2011 03:17 pm (UTC)
Well done, everyone! This is a great ad and a fitting tribute!
preciousasilpreciousasil on June 13th, 2011 03:23 pm (UTC)
Perfection requires no words to be described, as Lisa Edelstein herself is perfect really no words can describe how much she means and the beautiful talented woman she is.
Personally I've been her fan since 10 years and I shout out loud and I'm very proud of the woman I'm fan of, for the person she is, the actress she is, the emotions and all the feelings she can give and her beauty.

Thank you Lisa Edelstein, though one ad can't ever be enough, it's a little-big way we wanna say thank you!

Thanks girls you all for the idea and letting me in, :)
this is going on precious stone post and sidebar just now.
Gobblin1980: B&W Hughgobblin1980 on June 13th, 2011 03:32 pm (UTC)
A beautiful tribute to a beautiful woman! We all lobe you Lisa!! :D
augusstaaugussta on June 13th, 2011 03:35 pm (UTC)
I now can only cry with excitement and from great love to Lisa and all of you.
Rainstars2small2use on June 13th, 2011 03:36 pm (UTC)
Dear Lisa,

thanks so much for everything! Not just for portraying Cuddy flawlessly, but also for being such a joy off screen. You're a big inspiration for not compromising on the important things and always being so positive and shiny. You're a true gem, and I'll support you in whatever you'll decide to do next. Keep being your awesome self!

From the Netherlands with love,

Rainstars2small2use on June 13th, 2011 03:41 pm (UTC)

I love everything you choose to be.


mel35mel35 on June 13th, 2011 03:45 pm (UTC)
Re: PS.
:) :) *hugs*
Claudia: pic#101648781tauwja on June 13th, 2011 03:43 pm (UTC)
Dearest Lisa, thank you so very much for everything! You've given us 7 fantastic years as Cuddy and it's been absolutely amazing. You're an inspiration and you brighten up our lives. You truly make the world a better and happier place for very many people (and animals!). ♥

Keep smiling and shining Queen! Thanks for being the wonderful person you are. We'll follow you wherever you decide to go next. We love you dearly and we're always behind you ♥ Take care, and be happy ♥ :-)
mel35mel35 on June 13th, 2011 03:44 pm (UTC)
Matt Mitovich comment about the ad:

karenpolandkarenpoland on June 13th, 2011 03:54 pm (UTC)
What a lovely man he is
(no subject) - mirandascully on June 13th, 2011 03:56 pm (UTC) (Expand)
semperfidelis86 on June 13th, 2011 03:49 pm (UTC)
Very cool ! Let´s hope Lisa see´s it !
I now own your ass!sjoes on June 13th, 2011 03:51 pm (UTC)
My sometimes embarrassing obsession with Lisa Edelstein on 'House, MD' has, apart from weekly eye candy and a proper female heroine on a prime time TV show, given me a deranged, funny, kind, smart, warm, supportive, wild, bitchy, protective and DETERMINED pack of she-wolves whose friendship I'll cherish for many years to come. Here's to our Alpha Bitch, our queen, TEH Lisa who gave us a TV character to laugh with, to snark with, to bitch with, to fight with, to laugh with and to cry with and to bloody well vex over when she was marginalized and done away with. Here's to A Phenomenal Woman, here's to ALL phenomenal women. Thank you, Ms Edelstein, thank you wonderfully determined Isa and Meg, thank you girls. You are the best! ♥

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I’m telling lies.
I say,
It’s in the reach of my arms,
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I’m a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please,
And to a man,
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees.
Then they swarm around me,
A hive of honey bees.
I say,
It’s the fire in my eyes,
And the flash of my teeth,
The swing in my waist,
And the joy in my feet.
I’m a woman

Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

Men themselves have wondered
What they see in me.
They try so much
But they can’t touch
My inner mystery.
When I try to show them,
They say they still can’t see.
I say,
It’s in the arch of my back,
The sun of my smile,
The ride of my breasts,
The grace of my style.
I’m a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

Now you understand
Just why my head’s not bowed.
I don’t shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud.
When you see me passing,
It ought to make you proud.
I say,
It’s in the click of my heels,
The bend of my hair,
the palm of my hand,
The need for my care.
’Cause I’m a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

Huddy or Love in the 21st Centurycuddylicious on June 13th, 2011 04:06 pm (UTC)
Beautiful poem. Thank you.
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(no subject) - sjoes on June 13th, 2011 09:21 pm (UTC) (Expand)
switman on June 13th, 2011 03:54 pm (UTC)
Thanks Lisa for your great Dr. Cuddy and all the other wonderful characters you have inhabited with such strong intelligence. I know we'll all see you soon and often in your new roles.
To the IWLFE community: The ad was a great idea and it says it all. I'm proud to be one of you. Thanks.
Anamanamiii on June 13th, 2011 04:04 pm (UTC)
This community is amazing!!! Great job ladies!!! You guys rock :)
lisacuddy13lisacuddy13 on June 13th, 2011 04:05 pm (UTC)
wahou ♥
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mel35mel35 on June 13th, 2011 06:34 pm (UTC)
Thank YOU for your work!!
Anasyx: [house] lisa thank uanascully on June 13th, 2011 04:15 pm (UTC)
Well, I don't know what to say!! Well done girls! This is better that I expected!! I'm so proud to joined this project and contribute on it :D Thank you for this!!

And my message for Lisa... umm...

Dear Lisa,

this is a small prove of how much you mean in our lives and there isn't so many projects of you to say how much we love you! Or at least in my case and I'm sure in all of members of this projects. Just one more thing. THANK YOU. For everyting.

Ana (@Anasyx / anascully)

Edited at 2011-06-13 04:16 pm (UTC)
maya35maya35 on June 13th, 2011 04:28 pm (UTC)
Popping in to say what a brilliant and lovely idea it was to do this! Just perfect. Many thanks to everyone behind it.