Monday, July 19, 2010
...the title sort of killed any suspense I had going there, didn't it? Well, to make it perfectly clear,
I am Dailybooth's FakeJohnGreen.
So, now that that's taken care of, I guess I can end the blog here. Thanks for reading! Oh wait, you probably have some questions. Or, I have some questions you may be asking. If you care at all.
How did you come up with the idea?
I was talking to Paul (songsfrompaul) on Skype one day, and he mentioned that someone had made a fake Miley Cyrus Dailybooth account. I commented, wouldn't it be funny if someone made a fakejohngreen Dailybooth, since the FakeJohnGreen Twitter had been around for a little while at that point. I decided it was a good idea, made the first photo, and posted it later that day. After I made the second one the next day, I realized that I couldn't promote it myself or I would be found out immediately so I sent the link to Alan Lastufka and he tweeted about it. And it just snowballed from there. Paul and Alan knew right from the start and Alan told John and Hank, but I tried to keep it as much of a secret as I could, at least at the beginning.
Why did you stop daily photos after two months?
Quite honestly, I ran out of ideas. It came to the point where I would spend an hour trying to come up with an idea and then about 40 minutes making it, and I didn't have the time to do it every day.
Did you have any help?
Paul came up with some of the ideas along the way, though at this point I don't even remember which ones were his. Alan gave me a few suggestions too, and posted one or two of them on nights when I was out late. All of the Photoshopping was done by me though.
How long do they take you to make?
I don't think I spent more than two hours on any of them, but some of the simpler ones could take as little as ten minutes. It's really just a matter of coming up with a good idea.
It really wasn't Hank/Alan/Monica/anyone else?
Nope, I promise you. When Hank posted that one in his video before it was on the feed, it's just because I sent all the ones I had made, and I guess he didn't realize that one wasn't posted yet.
Are you also FakeJohnGreen on Twitter?
No. And I'm not going to tell you who is.
Which ones are your favorites?
Of course I have to include the one that started it all. I love how the shading I added makes it look like the graphics are actually on the shirt. Skills, right there. #modestkaren
I don't even know what I was thinking with this one.
I really, really want to make this a reality.
This idea took me about an hour and a half to come up with, but the cropping is just so, so good. #evenmoremodestkaren
This literally took me three minutes to make. But apparently everyone thought it was hilarious.
I had to photograph my BobbleJohn from about ten different angles to get this to look real, but I love how it came out.
Mostly I just love the description I wrote for this one. Let's get John to write this, mmkay?
After Hank tweeted about his Halloween costume, I only had about two hours to put this together. But I think it turned out really well, apart from using the wrong font for the V.
You have no idea how happy I was when I discovered I had the Sweet Valley High font on my computer (it's ITC Souvenir).
So why are you outing yourself now?
Well I haven't been making them nearly as frequently, and I want you guys to get some answers before you forget all about it. I will probably keep making them every so often, but in order to do that I need some ideas. So feel free to suggest stuff, and if I come across any I like, I just may make it.
Wait, I follow fakejohngreen but I have no idea who you are.
That's not a question, but alright. I'm Karen Kavett and I'm on YouTube, Twitter, DailyBooth, and I have a website. Let me know if you like them.
Well I hope that answered all your (my?) questions. If you want to know anything about a specific photo, feel free to ask and I may do a follow-up blog with more details. And really, thank you so much to everyone who has followed the account and commented and tweeted about the photos. I still get the notification emails, so I've read every comment you guys have left. Let me know in the comments here or on Twitter which your favorite photo was and who you thought was running the account!