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Unshackle the Jackal [Aug. 17th, 2010|11:33 am]
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Unshackle the Jackal

November sweeps are just around the corner. It’s our time. Sitting around talking about the fact Spinelli isn’t on much, or that he is no longer with Maxie is not going to change anything. We need to work together as a team. No matter if you want Spinelli with Maxie or with another female. That is not what this is about. The General Hospital plate is full of cast members. We don’t want our guy to be left out.

 Do you remember Hugs for Spinelli? That was started back in January of 2008. Spinelli started to get his own storyline (outside of Jason, outside of the penthouse, and outside of tech work for the mob). It was wonderful, wasn’t it? We got to watch Spinelli grow as a man, watch him start his own business, saw him fall in love (for real), and watched his him as he felt as though he was losing his love & best friend.  

 Spinelli’s storyline has decreased since his non-wedding to Maximista. For now TPTB have taken the character of Maxie into another direction, which is fine…But where has that left our favorite Jackal? It has left him in shackles at the penthouse. We have seen him leave the penthouse on rare occasion over the last several months. Twice it was to see Jason in jail. Another time was to see Carly at Metro Court, and lastly we know he left the penthouse to give Jason/Sam alone time…though we didn’t get to see him at his office. His office. That’s right our Jackal owns his own PI business. Why not give him a case (outside the mob) to work on?

 This is something everyone can participate in. Our main focus though is to get Spinelli out of the penthouse, and having a storyline that is more focused on his character, while at the same time still having presence in other storylines (like Jason or the current Carly storyline). One can easily bring up the fact that if Maxie wants to snoop around for evidence about Lisa Niles…She would contact the Jackal.

The Jackal is so much more then Jason’s tech guy or Maxie’s latest boyfriend. He is a very valuable character on canvas. It’s time to unshackle the Jackal.

For the next 30 days, we will have a goal a day. You may do more each day then the goal listed (and there may be many repeats). Other ways to help can be found here: http://community.livejournal.com/spinelli_gh/2847145.html

We’ll start out with an easy one.Whether Spinelli is on (or not) today call the comment line. 1-323-671-4583

Once you call today...Please respond.

Also, Friends don’t let Friends support Spinelli alone. Encourage your friends (online or offline) to participate as well.

(PS…If you have any ideas for daily challenges please let me know….All ideas are welcome & wanted).  

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[User Picture]From: lilyrose21
2010-08-17 05:25 pm (UTC)

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Jenna, I love this title and this idea of 30 days of strong support. Of course you know I'm so in. Also, are you planning on posting this elsewhere? Like on the Spinelli blog? Hugs for Spinelli was posted there too and I think that helped get a few more supporters.
[User Picture]From: jenabena
2010-08-17 05:29 pm (UTC)

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It looked like that was a popular one in the thread you posted last week. I figured we would follow the Hugs for Spinelli format at least a little bit...I located it on the blog, and went from there. I did ask Lindsay to post on the blog. I also posted under the tumblr topic, hoping it can be posted there.

The more places it can be posted...the better.
[User Picture]From: lindsay_007
2010-08-17 06:29 pm (UTC)

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I would love it if Bradford himself would make some sort of comment on where he would like to see his character go. When he wanted a lady-friend for his character, we campaigned hard to make it happen, and we got 2 years of Spixie. Come on, sir, tell us what you'd like to do with your time and we will support you! (Unless your idea is totally awful, then screw it. LOL)
[User Picture]From: jenabena
2010-08-17 06:36 pm (UTC)

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That would be very amazing if we could get that answer.
From: spikeylover
2010-08-17 07:21 pm (UTC)

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Twitter him.. LOL.
[User Picture]From: anpspinning
2010-08-17 05:55 pm (UTC)

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Love the picture for "Unshackle the Jackal"! I called and asked that Spinelli get a story of his own. I said I'd love to see him get out of the penthouse much more, interact with more characters and not be limited to being tech support for everyone. I said that I'd love to know more about his history. I also mentioned that I was noticing a pattern of highs and lows in his moods and I asked whether this was perhaps leading to some sort of mental health (bipolar disorder) story. One can only hope...
[User Picture]From: jenabena
2010-08-17 06:00 pm (UTC)

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YAY!!! Sounds like s very good call.
[User Picture]From: vixenella_spin
2010-08-17 08:59 pm (UTC)

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Eeee! Great call ANP! :)
[User Picture]From: spikeylover
2010-08-17 06:20 pm (UTC)

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I've already responded today, jumping off the post I wrote below.
[User Picture]From: goaliemom1104
2010-08-17 08:22 pm (UTC)

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I called the comment line today from work, because I really don't need to watch the show to know that Spinelli needs to be unshackled from the penthouse, from his lack of story, from his comedy-relief only story. Done and GREAT IDEA!
[User Picture]From: jenabena
2010-08-17 08:48 pm (UTC)

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Just called myself
[User Picture]From: vixenella_spin
2010-08-17 08:56 pm (UTC)

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I called & suggested if background investigation needs to be done on Lisa Niles, The Jackal's PI firm would be ideal. I also stated I didn't understand why we were not seeing Spin & Sam working together more. I further yammered about how I was enjoying Spin for the few minutes I saw him, but I really needed to see Spin in a story of his own instead of always in the background of someone else's story.

Day 1 Unshackle The Jackal CHECK :)

Edited at 2010-08-17 08:57 pm (UTC)
From: roseinshadows
2010-08-17 09:35 pm (UTC)

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Okay...just called and left message saying I would love to see McCall and Jackal play a major role in the upcoming Lisa murder mystery this fall.

IMO that would be a good transition for both Sam and Spin to have a separate story together with Scrubs, et als, a part from whatever Sam and Spin will get with the upcoming Brenda drama.

Day One...check. :)

[User Picture]From: jenabena
2010-08-17 10:00 pm (UTC)

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I very much agree with that.
[User Picture]From: vixenella_spin
2010-08-17 10:35 pm (UTC)

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Great idea! That's a suggestion TPTB would actually have time to implement.
From: erwinkl
2010-08-18 12:11 am (UTC)

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called. step one done. said i wanted to see him have A STORY OF HIS OWN and i know i'm in the "minority" now but I am still calling and asking for a SPIXIE reunion!!!!!! =)
From: hope4spixie
2010-08-18 12:16 am (UTC)

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ditto for me!!
[User Picture]From: jenabena
2010-08-18 12:41 am (UTC)

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The steps very easily can involve Spinelli with other characters =)
[User Picture]From: jim410
2010-08-18 03:48 am (UTC)

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I am about to call and ask for Spin to have his own story separate from Maxie and Jason. I will suggest some real PI cases. But I will still ask for a Spixie reunion down the road. I don't want TPTB to forget that there are still Spixie fans out here and they are not going to give up.
[User Picture]From: stayspinelli
2010-08-18 02:08 am (UTC)

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Maxie told Matt today that he would never be a P.I. when he didn't want to spy on Lisa/Patrick. Cough. Cough. Cough. Then she went to Lucky to ask him to dig up Lisa's past. Cough. Cough. Cough.

Gee, if only Port Charles had a P.I. agency...hmmm...
[User Picture]From: anpspinning
2010-08-18 02:44 am (UTC)

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This show specializes in ignoring the obvious. I would have loved to see an awkward Spixie scene with Maxie going to ask Spin for help.
[User Picture]From: anpspinning
2010-08-18 03:18 am (UTC)

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Or wouldn't it have made sense for Maxie to ask Sam for help rather than Lucky? Even if Maxie doesn't feel like she can turn to Spin any more, Sam is a P.I. too. Oh, but I'm forgetting that Sam exists almost exclusively as Jason's sexual plaything now.
[User Picture]From: vixenella_spin
2010-08-18 03:23 am (UTC)

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as evidenced by Sam in her latest stripper-wear today! Poor KeMo in that outfit, & poor me having to witness it!

Edited at 2010-08-18 03:24 am (UTC)
[User Picture]From: jim410
2010-08-18 03:43 am (UTC)

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GH still cannot risk having BA and KS share any scenes. That is why we won't see Maxie turning to Spin anytime soon. It's too bad.
[User Picture]From: badblondegirl
2010-08-18 02:20 am (UTC)

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This picture is hilarious.
From: (Anonymous)
2010-08-18 03:37 am (UTC)

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Unfortunately a lot of problem solving work for Spin and Sam has gone to Lucky & Dante.

[User Picture]From: stayspinelli
2010-08-18 03:43 am (UTC)

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Exactly.
[User Picture]From: jerseygirl27
2010-08-18 10:58 am (UTC)

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Called late last nite and i will call on my way to work as usual. Mentioned my confusion of why Maxie wouldn't go to Spinelli for PI help. Also asked for more adventures for Spinelli outside the Penthouse...Kelly's, metro court somewhere.