Well, seens as our holiday was cut short by the Adventures of Jakeman I guess we might as well drag ourselves back into the office for some end of year fun and frolics.
As you may or may not be aware 2007 is nearly upon us and Jake Watch has much planned, well when I say 'planned' I mean we've had ideas and stuff, not really committed them to paper or anything. Anyway, first task is a spring clean that might actually take us a whole year to do. The archives will be scrubbed and polished to make the blog a little less cumbersome with most of the older pictures being removed and some posts deleted.
Also, a revamp is in order but we need to do a little market research first. So, tell us dear agents, friends and rogues, which of the Jake Watch banners over the past year has been your favourite?
A. TOON BANNER
B. SPY BANNER
C. EXPLOSION BANNER
D. ORIGINAL BOND BANNER
E. BOND POSTER BANNER
F. SCHOOL BANNER (that never actually made it to your screens but is so awesome)
G. Some other banner that britpopbaby has forgotten about and deleted from her files but I remember it well!
Please tell us if you like a combination of things or if you have you're own ideas for the banner. We're very open to ideas at this stage.
hello folks, my fav is EXPLOSION BANNER and forum banners: Jack Nasty and DD
E, F and D are my three favorites. I really prefer seeing Jake's face up there in the banner. I also like a retro, somewhat campy motif. But I'm charmed by the high school crush vibe, too.
i like a and d
and e is a big no no. don't like so many females aroung jake.
i would like to have a clean shaven jake dressed in The Shirt That Haunts Me In My Dreams And Makes Me Put It In Bold Characters
I choose B, just because I like the pictures of Jake. My husband, on the other hand, would choose the current one because he thinks the cartoon girls are hot.
I actually like them all but if I had to choose it would be a toss up between C and E.
My favorites thus far:
A (we are agents, after all)
B (twice as much Jake!)
D (Le Sex in a tux? sigh...)
Just saw Kaydee's response, and I have to admit, a banner featuring THE SHIRT (maybe once a week, just to humor us?), would be "aweshome!"
Definitely D (but I also like A). In the new banner you girls have in mind you perhaps could slip in that one picture of Jake on the beach a couple of months ago at Martha's Vineyard, you know the one where he is looking down, holding the plastic bottle...Awwwww.
favorite banners in order
#6 E (due to orange skin tones)
Wow what a difficult choice. I think my favourites are D and E with D a bit ahead because that is such a lovely pic of Jake in a tux. Just love Jake in a tux....
So...no concensus? Damn.
Maybe if we all point out our favourite aspects of the banners and we might be able to forge together a completely new idea.
My main aim is to have Jake on it somewhere, an unifying 'Jake Watch' logo of some description and also to have it ironic/amusing so people automatically realise it's a spoof site.
I'm also a sucker for slick design but then nice anon 'camp' and 'retro' at me and well, I love those words.
ok, so A, bcz: because it shows the main idea of the site (AGENTS!!!) and i like the latex dominatrix BPB
D bcz: jake in a tux and clean shaven and with a dreamy faraway look, & all the dangers we have to guard him against, above.
THE SHIRT: well, duh
D, hands down! Jake in a tux??? No contest!
Why are you deleting some posts?
Definitely keep the agents (A for Agents!), then somehow throw in Jake in a tux (or The Shirt) and I'm a happy camper!
Arrrgh... I hate choices! Those banners are fab. You just gotta keep banner A but I'm getting a pull from C and especially D (there's just something about a man in a tux that sends me a little loopy :-D )
~ B ~
It's simple, clean, not too fussy.
Why are you deleting some posts?
I'm not. Why?
I'm not. Why?
perhaps bcz you wrote so yourself? :P
The archives will be scrubbed and polished to make the blog a little less cumbersome with most of the older pictures being removed and some posts deleted.
Oh sorry, I thought you meant comments in here are disappearing. I explained why I was deleting some posts.
The more I look at them, the more I like A - it conveys the fun sense of JW (and yet we are serious agents with a mission!)
I just request that if Jake goes radio silent for a while that you periodically put up pictures of him in a tux - he wears them SO well!
Or maybe there could always be a picture of him in a tux at the top of the side bar!
I totally love the picture in D. It's from a series of B/W I like to call his Michael Corleone Period. But really, A seems to work best with your intent.
Altho, I like the notion of creating a whole new banner that would include The Shirt or The Beach.
I actually like A and B I love the toon banner and the spy banner.
But maybe for a new banner can we show a little chest action? maybe just a little tease?
We all need to keep an eye on him and a fire extinguisher! that boy needs some fire retardant clothes! We can't have the Gyllenhaal burst into flames, that is our dept. he's supposed to set US on fire.
B and F are the ones I like the most.
and yet we are serious agents with a mission!
it reminds me of those films about loony bins where every single patient thinks she's napoleon or alexander the great. if so, i'd like to be Dee. Kay Dee - Special agent JW 007 with a licence to kill
It's A or D for me. Maybe I lean more towards D than A, I do like that Bond-theme, although we are the agents and not Jake... But still, I like the humourus touch it had. And - Jake in a tux. Or Jake in any outfit really, the tux isn't necessary, I could do with The Shirt for example....
But then again, I like the current busty version of me, and I would have to change it if you went back to the Bond theme. But I don't mind becoming Miss Honey Ryder again though. I kinda miss my bikini. ;)
Shit, I'm more confused than ever now it seems. Sorry, I'm not being very helpful here! But still, A or D it is. A or D.
Actually, I like E too....
E's nice bcz od he was the sex, they were insane piece.
i so can relate to that... :)
^^Agree!! I like to wear my insanity on my sleeve. ;-P Seriously, I love the tongue-in-cheekiness of that one, I think it captures the vibe of the blog the best.
The Explosion one comes in a close second though, cuz y'know I also like kicks n' splodes.
E's nice bcz od he was the sex, they were insane piece.
That's the reason I like it too.
I like A
please no jakebait, I have my principles.
Playitagain -You would need to sign up with blogger in order to have the removal option.
I like the Explosion banner and the School banner! I guess the Explosion one fits the current theme the best, if you wish to keep that.
I miss the ol' original banner, with the binoculars. But the High School one Rocks! I can't see you staying with just one anyways, though. The rotation keeps it fresh, even if they aren't all favorites.
Its C goddamn you!
Does my avatart work?
Um no, soz!
my favorites A, and maybe D
C and E no, no, no, and no
C ... maybe with black background (as page)
I love the B. Spy Banner. I think it's awesome :) Although they are all good...
only suggestion - more shirtless Jake.....lol
I enjoyed your original banner with the binoculars and a pic of Jake (I don't remember exactly which one it was now) - I thought it was both slick and retro, innocent (albeit voyeuristic) and self-satirising. Postfem, but in a good way.
Oooh, I have a question to add! Are there any banners on other sites that you just absolutely love? Maybe there's some aspect you've seen elsewhere that you might work with our motif (colors, layouts, patterns, etc)?
Elusivemiss - I agree with you! Can't believe I had almost forgotten that banner, it was brilliant!
Think we need a whole different banner. One with THE SHIRT would be nice. We all do like that shirt don't we? Jake in a tux? Well can never go wrong there. Best lookin man in a tux I've ever seen. And I've seen quite a few. My fave of the old ones would probably be the school theme or the toon one.
Oooh, I never saw the original banner. Joined in here too late I guess.
i liked the toon banner and the bond one, but toon was my favourite. But like someone else said i think Jakes face needs to be up there somehow. The bond thing is cool cause he makes such a good bond, but the toon one shows us the agents... I guess thats what i like abut the banner. I like the school one, but i keep that as my JW board banner because its not really jakewatchy i dont think... its not lets doodle jakes name over and over.. hmm but i trust u!
PG said: Oooh, I have a question to add! Are there any banners on other sites that you just absolutely love? Maybe there's some aspect you've seen elsewhere that you might work with our motif (colors, layouts, patterns, etc)?
Not a banner, but I really like some of the Casino Royale posters. Maybe the spymistresses of JW can get some ideas from these?
And then there's always the classic gun barrel. Jake flanked by the three of you maybe?
The last link got cut off. Here it is again.
I like B and D -
The Gyllenhaal in a Tux a la James Bond? *sigh* Jake was positively gorgeous at Oscar and BAFTA time in a tux.
There's just something about a man in a tux - Daniel Craig's most striking moment onscreen was when he had put on his tux for his night with Vesper at Casino Royale. Even better than the famous swim trunks scene IMHO. :-)
My favourite was the Oringinal James Bond Banner, it reminds me of our project Jake Watch the movie, and The School Banners would be my favourite choice at the moment: young Jake is cool plus the Darko bunny in it.
I LOVE the look of Jake in banner D, prefer the layout of banner B. Thanks as always for caring about the opinions of your readers! :)
Oh, I like B the best. Really nice graphics and design, plus 2 good Jake pics. However, I could easily be swayed to vote for a new banner featuring The Shirt.
They were all lovely, but I must say, I do <3 Jake in a tux.
My Idea for a Banner:
Something that would include my three fave Jake movies:
Pics of Jake either:
in a tux
...and smiling. or laughing. his smile makes my stomach do little flip-flops.
And perhaps some imagery of JW Agents.
...And though I absolutely LOVE them all, my least favorite has gotta be A because, well, there's no Jake
Wow, some of that Casino Royale artwork is beautiful, especially the multcolored one. Is that from the current movie or the old one? I liked the playing card motif in the opening credits of the new Casino Royale. Jake in a tux with something like that might be nice, flanked by BPB and PG, of course! Would we need permission to use any of that?
To Anon 3:34AM - I really like the multicolored one too. The style immediately reminded me of JW when I saw it. I could just picture Jake Watch scrawled in place of the other bodyart. Casino Royale has a lot of good images though, and I'm sure if they want to BPB and PG could apply what inspires them to their own artwork. Exact images may be copyrighted but ideas are not. :-)
To answer your question, I think it's from the old one. :-)
Yes, that multicolored one is beautiful. That gets my vote! Jake Watch in that sixties lettering would be great!
On second look, it's not sixties lettering, more like Art Nouveau lettering or something? Very nice.
Still loving the agents up top! Just add Jake!
B, C or D - they have a more serious tone and this watching Jake thing is serious business you know
My favorite is B. But I also think A looks pretty hot and it's very original. Maybe you could do a cartoon version of Jake, next these hot girls :D
Well BPB I see a consensus, even though I have not read more than half the replies....
How about you blend those ultra-cool JW Agents from A with Jakey in a tux from D? I personally like A and D the best, so this would work for me!
^^That's actually not a bad idea at all. :)
yeah i second that: mix a and d!!!
I like C. And A for no other reason than I am on it. Big Cheesy Grin.
I've looked into using that Casino Royale girl before and had some difficulty with it. But PG is a wiz with the photoshop now so it might be achievable.
There are some amazing Bond posters from the 60's.
My fave banners are in this order: D, A (maybe with a pic of Tuxedo!Jake thrown in), C and B.
Also, this comment was posted at Mollygood from the Lodge Keeper about how helpful Jake was after the fire.
I sort of have to laugh when I seen this. No offense. As Manka's lodge keeper I was privy to the events that occured. Jake WAS indeed a very big help to the events that transpired. Most of all he was there to lend support physically as well as emotionally to all of Manka's staff. It was a big deal to see him standing there assisting in this without any concern other than what the staff and owners were feeling and going through. The Gyllenhall family, including sister Maggie, her husband Peter Saarsgard and mother Naomi Foner have vacationed at Manka's on more than one occassion and have been considered friends of the lodge. Sorry there was no Jake in underwear; he was in jeans, a jacket and hat. The structure he was in was perfectly safe from the fire. His mother had stayed in the main structure of the lodge that burned and she as well as the other 7 guests were evacuated safely. Maggie and her family stayed in a unit off more than 3 blocks from the main lodge. Jake stayed to assist in the aftermath for most of the afternoon until he felt there was nothing left to do but allow us, the employees space to grieve. He is a fine man and a wonderful humanitarian. My hats off to Jake.
Awww.....love Jake being all heroic.
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Nooooo!!! OMG! Remember how a couple weeks ago I said I might be able to get tickets to Jake's SNL? Well, I went out and bought these INCREDIBLE new jeans, borrowed my friend's amazingly sexy but also fairly fancy top, and I was all set to squeeze into my sister's strappy-heel shoes. And then my friend's dad's friend--the one who was gonna hook us up with some SWEET tickets--like third row sweet--DIED. That's right folks, two weeks ago, the man that held my DESTINY DIED!!!!! And I just got back from a crap vacation and now I am really sick. This sucks.
In times like this, I would usually eat lots of chocolate. But I feel like I'm going to puke my guts out at the moment.
I think the only way to console myself will be to watch Bubble Boy.
Sorry there was no Jake in underwear; he was in jeans, a jacket and hat.
what a bummer. sigh.
but it was sweet to fantasize a bit about a sweaty half naked jake in nothing but his boxers and some socks
Um, sorry about that SarahG, I kinda sympathise but I think it's a little worse that someone died rather than you missing out on SNL.
^^No, yeah, I know. I have been feeling rather bitchy all week. I think it's that stupid medicine I've been taking. Makes me feel a bit drunk. I've already sent my friend's dad flowers. I feel really bad. I mean, one guy died and there was this huge fire, and I'm being all self absorbed. I should pray to God for forgiveness.
God: I am sorry for being so self-centered. It was obnoxious and rude. It wasn't entirely my fault, however. I blame my period.
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After reading this account, I guess Jake's the kind of guy you'd want with you in a crisis. He's just a sweet, caring person who thinks about other people. It's like a reflex with him. He doesn't have to remind himself, or think about it, he just jumps in. What an angel! Really happy to know he and Maggie, etc. were not in harm's way, but it sounds like Naomi got quite a scare! I'm so relieved to know she was allright.
No worries, SarahG! And nice anon - Disgruntled Housewife is one of my bookmarks! I love that place.
Little late as usual, but I really liked D. A is not so bad, either.
For those who would like to take a "behind the scenes" look at a working shift at Jake Watch ...
I like "D" the best, but the original banner with binoculars was nice too, I like the dark backrounds.
^^That was me. Sorry TBL, I accidently called you Simon there first... Still, that clip totally cracked me up!! Thank you!! LOLOL
totally not like JW agents:
1. we have the newest hi-tech equipment,
2. our agents' voices aren't quite that high-pitched,
3. we are much more professional,
4. the JW agents have better hats and JW t-shirts.
i love monty python and esp have a mild crush on eric idle.
I like F, I know it has only been on the forum, but it is too good. It adds humor, and I think goes really well with the feel of the site.
Haha. Okay, the F banner actually reminds me a LOT of myself. I have been extrememly embarassed on 2 occaisions, which is why I am now incredibly careful when doodling.
Time #1: Earth Science was really boring and so I was doodling JG in hearts and writing Jake in cursive all over the margins of my paper. And my teacher was saying something about the gravitational pull of Jupiter, and he goes "it's incredibly strong" and next to it I write "like Jake" and he was talking about how White Dwarf stars are really hot, and I'm like "again, like Jake". Well, I sit next to a fairly cute, funny, very popular guy in Earth Science, but he was sick that day. So my teacher told me to give him my notes to copy, and I was MORTIFIED. Not only did the fairly cute guy keep shooting me looks throughout the entire class, but at the end he goes "YOU LIKE JAKE??!" Jake is a pretty ugly, full-of-himself guy in my grade, who also happens to be the guy I sat next to's best friend.
Time # 2: Usually I love Art, but we were getting a really boring lecture on the style of some artist I had never heard of before. We had this huge art assignment, and I was supposed to try to replicate Andy Warhol's Popart. So I picked up my pencil and began absent-mindedly doodling. When I looked down, I realized I had written I <3 Jake with lots of swirlys. My art teacher came obver and goes "I see you've made lots of progress on your sketch, though I don't believe Andy Warhol knew Jake Gyllenhaal" Everone sitting around me CRACKED UP.
Wow. That was a REALLY long post. I'll take it to the forum...sorry. But yeah, that's why I like the School Banner. And I also like the Jack Nasty and Donnie Darko from the forum.
it's actually nice to know that your teachers know of jake gyllenhall. my experience with teachers tells me mine stopped somewhere at early tony curtis. but then, i finished highschool some time ago. :D
The Explosion one (C) has been my favorite, I still remember it fondly from time to time.
Check out these pictures.
And maybe some backing away needs to be done here...
That first pic is one of my favorites. I love the biting of the lip. Yummy... :P
oh squee the first one's one of the best. he's so hot and he SO knows it. pussy-tease LOL
I really like the bond one actually!!!
Can't wait for 2007!
I love those pics - I love all of his pics! He's got the most intense "look" - the way he looks at someone or at the camera. Those eyes are enough to make any red-blooded woman melt! :-)
kaydee @ 9:14:
Only my Art teacher. He is young, just turned 28. He's seen Brokeback, Donnie Darko, The Good Girl, and TDAT. So, yeah. Some of my other teachers have heard of him, most just know him as "The gay guy from Brokback Mountain", but there are quite a few who are stuck in the 80's or 70's
Does anyone know who the (put in your own word) that girl is in the 2nd picture of gummybud @ 9:17?? Hmmm. Well, I don't like her. It must be from some photo shoot or something, because Jake would NEVER get like that with another girl, unless acting, of course.
Jake would NEVER get like that with another girl, unless acting, of course.
well i hope that he does from time to time, it's unhealthy otherwise. besides, i hope he's going to get even morelike that at least once to make brand new even more beautiful gyllenhaals.
you wouldn't want the genes to disappear, would you dear?
Oh God, I can't remember her name!! She's an actress.... I recognize her SO much but damn I can't remember her name. It's not Zooey Deschanel is it?!
SarahG, now that's an idea, Jake portraits Warhol style. Should be easy to do, no?
Well, no I certainly don't want his beauty to dissappear.....but I was kinda hoping he'd wait a little while, and then start the next generation with ME. (And though so far, all Gyllenhaals have been gorgeous, I don't see how they can get more gorgeous than Jake)
The problem is, I can't see her FACE. The lighting is weird. But I wanna know why they're in that pose. What is it FOR??
biohazard: Actually, I thought about doing that for my project. The problem is, every time I tried, I got too frustrated. I simply could not re-create Jake's divine gorgeous-ness. So, I decided not to ruin his image im my mind with a demented drawing. Instead, I did Marilyn Monroe. :)
Yesss! I got it! It's Lindsay Lohan!!
It's from a feature in Teen Vogue. I knew I had seen them somewhere!
ALISON LOHMAN ;)))))
Oh well, whatever... ;) It's late and I'm tired, lol!
That's it! A Jake portrait Andy Warhol style (Marilyn Monroe).
There's something about her in that profile that reminds me of Natalie Portman with lighter hair. But come to think of it, I do recall the series and you're right. He looks absolutely delicious in that pose, too. I really like his hair like that.
1: Why were Alison and Jake in a Teen Vogue photo shoot together?? And what sick Teen Vogue editor put that pic in?? Teen Vogue is read almost entirely by straight girls and gay guys! Do they WANT to break our hearts?? I can totally pictue the editors sitting around a table snickering, going "yesss, we've been too nice to these ladies and boys--EAT YOUR HEARTS OUT, you STUPID READERS!!"
2: OMG! I totally feel a project coming on! Is anyone a really, really good artist?? Okay, one person has to make Jake Pop-Art style...any other styles people like?? We can make a gallery in the forum, if artistic people also have scanners...
Sarah, relax! What's the big deal?? Go to IHJ that I linked to and you can read the article along with the pictures. And what's wrong with the picture?
I'm sorry, but you've lost me here.
" Being young in Hollywood is like fishing in a deep sea - some can hold on to what they catch and others can't " - Jake Gyyllenhaal in Teen Vogue
Lol, Jake ;)
I can't go to the IHeartJake link, I've forgotten my account. And I'm not really spazzing that much, just fooling around. I'm just wondering why Teen Vogue thought we would like to look at that though. It just makes me envious. Jake looks cute, but I don't appreciate him being that close w/another female, unless it's for the good of another one of his FABULOUS movies.
It's not that big of a deal. I was just messing around.
As for that photograph, don't worry, Sarah G. I think Jake's just scrutinizing (or even sniffing at) the actress's hair. In a moment, he's going to ask her, "Where do you get your highlights done?" Or "Is that Kiehl's Tea Tree Oil shampoo I'm smelling?"
Sarah, calm down!
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I have one of the pictures from the Teen Vogue set in my room! Someone is hawking laminated, supersized pictures of Jake from various magazine scans on Ebay. Which is quite possibly illegal but it got me a beautiful picture of the Gyllenhaal to sexify my bedroom. I'm just dissapointed I couldn't have gotten the black and white shirtless one from Teen People. Damn you, random ebay bidder! Anyway, Alison Lohman was cut out of the picture so it wasn't until I was surfing the internet that I found where the picture was from. But she's adorable and I covet her haircut in the shoot.
Oh, and I like B best.
I LOVE D!. BTW: If they still do things the way they used to, the guest host for SNL usually participates in developing/rehearsing the skits, so it's very likely that Jake will probably be in NYC four or five days in advance of his SNL show.
Hi Annon, yeah, I think that is pretty much a given. Of course Jakey has to rehearse and prepare for the show. That is what they do the week leading up to the live broadcast on SNL. My big question is, what are the odds that Heath could pop over from Brooklyn (does he still have his home in Brooklyn?) and make a suprise appearance? woooooooooooh! :)
Last i heard, Heath was in Australia for his dad's wedding and to pick up an award and spend the holidays and quality time with the grandparents and Matilda...and Michelle...and getting ready to start Batman.
Definately F:the school banner. It's awesome!
i love the explosion banner(C) and the bond banner!(D)
i think i prefer a grown up jake. oh my oh me did he grow up nice.
i think it's smth to do with my hormones that i've started to like them broader and heavier recently... :D
C hands down!
Art ideas for Jake -
Jake as Michelangelo's Adam, me as God, or perhaps the other way round, just that touch of electricity between us.
Or maybe Jake as Mona Lisa, smiling ever so sweetly.
The possibility is endless.
I love B and D. Jake is hot in black and white.
Ok he's hot in color too, but damn he's hot in black and white
Are you taking suggestions for other Jake banners?
I have one, how about Jake portraying Adam in Adam and Eve?
Can you picture Jake in a fig leaf? Or Jake in the buff, tall and tan holding just an apple?
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