Well, hello there, and welcome to the Binder Thought. I'm assuming, since you found your way here, that you're probably an Elijah Wood fan, so let us quit with the rambling, and begin telling the idea.
My name is Vicky, and I belong to two Elijah Wood lists. Both are extremely great, and have terrifically great people on them. One of which, I happen to be the owner and moderator of. Happy to say that I've never once had a problem on my list; everyone on it is absolutely terrific. Anyhow, the point is, on the list in which I own, someone asked if anyone had ever gotten a response from Elijah Wood, via fanmail. Though several of us said that we had written to him, none, not ONE of us had ever heard from him.
So I posed the same question to the other list, which happens to be about double the size of my list. None of them, personally, had ever gotten a response, but one person knew a select few people who had, and the only reason they'd heard from him, was because they had inside connections.
So next I thought of the binder idea. I know that there are several of these going on around the web right now, but what I think makes mine different, is that I'll be excepting actual mail; not just e-mail, as the others will.
Here's how it'll work. I'll get a PO Box at the local post office, and post the address here. Then, people write letters to Elijah, but send them TO ME. I'll put all of the letters, stories, poems, quotes, pictures, and anything else you can think of to send me in a binder. I'm assuming it'll probably be a 3", 3 ring white binder. I'm going to try and get it so that it looks really nice; very imaginative. After its all done, and the deadline (which I have not decided on yet) has come, I'll put it into a nice box, and ship it off to his agent, unless someone has a better idea of where to send it.
As you can see, this project is done by all of YOU, not just me. Obviously, I'll be putting it all together, but I can't do it alone.
But, of course, as with all good things in life, there are a few rules.
1. No teeny-bopper jargon. Please. What do I mean by that? "O, Elijah, I luv u soooooo much i want to marry you..." ect ect. Childish, isn't it? Besides, it'll probably turn him off to reading the rest of the book.
2. When the deadline hits, I'll wait an additional three days for any letters that were mailed on the day of the deadline. After that, I'm afraid I won't be able to take anymore. Please please PLEASE be prompt about getting these in. As soon as I have the P.O. Box address, I'll have a deadline up.
3. You may send them through email. Of course, it might be to your benefit to hand write it, and then send poetry, stories, pictures, whatever else you'd like. If you prefer email, though, send your letter here, and put in the heading "Elijah Letter". And just so everyone knows, I do NOT have a color printer. ::Sigh:: I'm so behind on technology.
If there are any other questions, email me at SpiffyChik12186@aol.com. I'll get back to you as soon as I can.
Last, but certainly not least, I'll be sending out a mailing list thing to let everyone know when this site has been updated. If you'd like to recieve instant notification of when this sites got something new, please send an email here (SpiffyChik12186@aol.com), and in the subject box, write "Mailing list".
I do believe that's all. I hope you all help me out with this! Thanks again!