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Old 02-20-2012, 08:23 PM
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The Weirdos {Jake/Craig} #6: Because we hope he's having the time of his life in American Idiot.



Welcome To The 6th Jake Epstein/Craig Manning Appreciation Thread!


1. Mariael311
2. Xio
3. EmmyMcBitchy
4. gregluver07
5. PrettyGirl04
6. Twyst
7. mimis0309
8. konstantine
9. kraizum
10. JacquiJack
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12. peachybubbles
13. JazminM5
14. Terpsichore
15. CanonsAreWorthless
16. Penguinette944
17. PNUT013
18. PinkPastry
19. frodobaggins07
20. Ellie_J
21. James_is_my_baby23
22. Otep
23. born2standout
24. Cranny's ****
25. ThornyRose565
26. I_Luv_Spinner
27. LidelKewte
28. froggiepopple
29. CraigIsHot
30. rorygirl
31. shh-shh-sheena
32. teenbopper93
33. nyjoeyla
34. IloveCraig
35. No Regrets
36. MCluver22
37. -cuckoo bananas-
38. mizzsweetie141
39. Ellie_Nash15
40. degrassi_islove1
41. cranny4eva
42. X3LISA
43. Honey06
44. CrannyLover4Ever
45. Kaleidocat
46. Mayberry
47. xJibertyx
48. Christy January
49. simplyxjiberty
50. xDaseyloverX
51. Numb
52. xxxninaxxx
53. leytonisheaven
54. TaftCat
55. Tryst
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58. gizzie_fan
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61. FlightlessBird_630
62. Mix N Love



1. Because he is hot with his hair straight and curly.
2. Because he's nice to his little sister.
3. Because he loves to take pictures.
4. Because how can you not love the lead singer of a band?
5. Because he loves the ladies.
6. Because he loved his father enough to leave.
7. Because he has a great love of hockey.
8. Because hes sorry.
9. Because he never meant to hurt anyone.
10. Because he got help.
11. Because he loves Joey.
12. Because only he can bounce back from being a jerk.
13. Because he's the luau king.
14. Because he has a cute smile.
15. Because he snuck around to visit his little sister.
16. Because We Love It When Craig Wears That Black Leather Jacket.
17. Because When He Sings We Fall In Love With Him.
18. Because he's a good big brother.
19. Because Cranny or Crash shippers can agree on something: he's hot.
20. Because he has the worst problems on the show and gets through with it.
21. Because even though he cheated, he is a great boyfriend.
22. Because we love Craig drama!
23. Because he appreciates his stepdad.
24. Because even when he is bad he still is charming.
25. Because he's protective of those he cares about.
26. Because you got to love Craig and all his diseases.
27. Because too much Craig in Season 4? I think not!
28. Because no love triangle is complete without Craig Manning.
29. Because he looks good in a jean or leather jacket.
30. Because no matter who he's with, we still love him!
31. Because when he sings, we fall in love!
32. Because we can't wait to see what Craig does in future seasons.
33. Because only Craig Manning can stir up so much discussion and not even be in the episode.
34. Because what other absent character gets so many mentions?
35. Because whenever there's a post on Oh No They Didn't! about Degrassi, at least five people say "where's Craig?"
36. Because he was the only new character to debut in a premiere.
37. Because who doesn't love Tears Are Not Enough?
38. Because damn near everyone enjoyed him in Season 2.
39. Because he's half of our favorite couples.
40. Because he's one of the most memorable characters.
41. Because he's the Joey Jeremiah of Degrassi TNG.
42. Because he's ****ed up.
43. Because Craig has problems...a lot of problems.



Get a dose of angst that only Craig Manning can produce:

What Was Left Unsaid - Craig-centric. Craig Manning rewritten starting with When Doves Cry. Because recovering from abuse takes more than a season. Tons of Joey interaction. (note: slight Crash pairing)

Father Figure
- Craig and Joey clear the air on their relationship. Just a OneShot set before Weddings, Parties, Anything.

Not Myself - Craig reaches his breaking point, and ends up headlong in a place he never wanted to be, and never knew he needed.

Precious Things
- Sequel to "Not Myself", Six years after his time in the ward, Craig learns more about himself and his illness thanks to an old friend.

Sorry - Craig's reaction right after the events in 'Voices Carry.'

No Accidents - Did someone confront Craig's dad about unfinished business on that fateful ride from the restaurant?

Glory Fades - His life was falling apart at the seams, but he couldn't be bothered to care. [threepart, Craig introspective]

Rocks and Feathers
- Craig Manning before he came to degrassi and after. familiar yet unfamiliar plot.

State of Confusion
- It only made sense to hate him, but in reality Craig never stopped caring... [One-shot]

The Formula
- What exactly makes up Craig Manning? The pieces, the parts, the girls. [OneShot] Character Study, for a ficathon at DB.

We Believe - Story based on the beginning of the song We Believe, not a songfic. It's AU. Julia is alive, and on Joey's birthday, Craig's father doesn't drop him off to see her. The next morning...

Just Shoot Me - When Craig takes a summer photography course, he gets more then he bargained for...a romance with the teacher.

Wishes - First person Craig about his father's death and that he had wished his father away.

When Things Are Good - A story about Craig and the abuse he suffered.

Man In The Mirror - A basketball game becomes a bet for affections.

Shattered - A collection of Craig Manning fan fiction prompts.

Read more from some of our favorite Craig Manning fan fic writers:
Axl's wife
Blue Zombie
Eve Davidson
gloryblastit
Gypsy Love
Pinkie Tuscadaro


When Doves Cry
Drive
Take My Breath Away
White Wedding
Dressed In Black
Tears Are Not Enough
Father Figure
Should I Stay or Should I Go?
Against All Odds
Holiday
Accidents Will Happen
Rock 'n Roll High School
Ghost In The Machine
Time Stands Still
Neutron Dance
Voices Carry
Secret
West End Girls
Goin' Down The Road
Venus
Weddings, Parties, Anything,
Together Forever
Whats It Feel Like To Be A Ghost?


Need to get caught up on everything Craig? Get schooled: Craig 101.



1. Because he is hot!!
2. Because he is talented.
3. Because he is an awesome actor.
4. Because he's a good musician.
5. Because he seems awesome.
6. Because he adores his family and friends and always appreciates them.
7. Because he's got good taste in music.
8. Because he's a total hippie.
9. Because he would "Definitely go back to the 60s, take off my clothes and spend a week at Woodstock."
10. Because he's a goofball.
11. Because he likes to write.
12. Because he's into theater.
13. Because he seems like an artistic guy.
14. Because he thinks Shakespeare is cool.
15. Because he's got a great smile that even Nicole's mom can appreciate.
16. Because he's hitting the big screen.
17. Because he seems genuine.
18. Because he puts school first.
19. Because he likes to party (yay for beer!).
20. Because "Jake has the potential to be a real star. I think he could go a long way" (Philip Earnshaw - Director).
21. Because When Jake is not on Degrassi full time we get upset.
22. Because we won't watch Degrassi until Jake Epstein comes back.
23. Because he makes the best faces.
24. Because "he's hysterical. He's a weirdo, but he's hysterical." (Melissa McIntyre - Actress).
25. "There's something about what Jake does that makes you want to cry with him, you want to feel what he feels and you do." (Melissa McIntyre - Actress).
26. Because he's weird enough to make him interesting.
27. Because he got a subscription to a gym, but never went.
28. Because any without sleep Callie says she's on Jake drugs.
29. Because he wanted to be a rabbi when he was young: “I was very spiritual as a kid. I think I felt and thought about things a lot more deeply than most of the other kids my age. I wanted to help people.”
30. Because "he seems like a smart guy, certainly not an idiot" and Jake responds with "thank you, but you don't know me that well."

Jake's Podcast on The-N and Degrassi.tv

Jake's most recent media mentions:
Jake appeared in the 2007 movie Charlie Bartlett. He appeared in this TV spot during theatrical release.
Epstein Set For Real Life Graduation
Accompanying Etalk video.
Toronto Sun - Theatre - Degrassi Kids Do Panto
Degrassi Stars to Headline Toronto Cinderella
Peanuts-inspired play stars Degrassi leads
Dog Sees God (Toronto) Promo
Former Degrassi star Jake Epstein moves into more exploratory realm
"Degrassi" Star Epstein to Succeed Riabko in Spring Awakening National Tour
Totally Trucked!: Jake Epstein from Degrassi Joins Spring Awakening (exclusive video & official press release)
First Cast Members Revealed for AMERICAN IDIOT Tour
The Big Interview: Jake Epstein — from Degrassi to American Idiot - thestar.com
...
Etalk - This brother-sister duo are taking over the Canadian theatre scene
The Morning Show - Jake Epstein performing at TO Fringe Festival
Fringe cover story- Jake Epstein talks Broadway, Degrassi and more in solo cabaret




Let Craig watch your children this holiday season!

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Old 02-21-2012, 07:53 AM
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:07 PM
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TFTNT Nicole! :yay:
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Old 03-07-2012, 12:41 AM
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I went to see American Idiot in Chicago and Jake Epstein was great and amazing in the play he played his character Will so great and beautiful.

The most happiest thing happening to me I got to meet Jake Epstein face to face and I talk to him and shook his hand and he gave me and hug, Jake was so nice's and sweet to talk too. I went to see his play another time before he left Chicago.

That was my first time meeting Jake Epstein in person's face to face I will always remember that for the rest of my life.

Meeting Jake just make me have a crush on him more.
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I went to see American Idiot in Chicago and Jake Epstein was great and amazing in the play he played his character Will so great and beautiful.

The most happiest thing happening to me I got to meet Jake Epstein face to face and I talk to him and shook his hand and he gave me and hug, Jake was so nice's and sweet to talk too. I went to see his play another time before he left Chicago.

That was my first time meeting Jake Epstein in person's face to face I will always remember that for the rest of my life.

Meeting Jake just make me have a crush on him more.
Haha. I felt the same way when I met Jake during the SA tour... He was the sweetest guy ever! April cannot get here any slower..
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Here's all of Jake's media mentions, YouTube videos, etc. from the previous thread:



First Cast Members Revealed for AMERICAN IDIOT Tour
Jake Epstein Gets Ready to Rock in 'American Idiot' - Shalom Life
The Big Interview: Jake Epstein — from Degrassi to American Idiot - thestar.com


PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: "Can You Hear the Sound of Hysteria?" American Idiot Tour Cast in Rehearsal - Playbill.com


Scott J. Campbell, Van Hughes and Jake Epstein - More of Touring American Idiot in Rehearsal


Photograher: Doug Hamilton

Degrassi grad stars in Green Day rock opera | The Canadian Jewish News
Photo Coverage: AMERICAN IDIOT Tour Kicks Off in Toronto!
Photo Coverage: The IDIOTS Have Arrived in Toronto - AMERICAN IDIOT Opening Night!
Ouzounian: American Idiot’s Canadians go deep... - Toronto.com
Jake was a punk - Post City Magazines - December 2011 - Toronto, Ontario
BWW Interviews: AMERICAN IDIOT's Jake Epstein



Photo Coverage: AMERICAN IDIOT Tour Rocks Nathan Phillips Square
American Idiot at Toronto Centre for the Arts - 12/29/11 | Live in Limbo - Music, Entertainment, Tech, Film
Jake Epstein: 'Degrassi Star' Graduates to 'American Idiot,' Talks Drake and 'Glee' - Spinner
Give Me Novacaine (Jake Epstein) - YouTube
American Idiot cast members on the WGN-TV Midday News - WGN
Top 20 Under 40 - Jake Epstein - Shalom Life Canada
Green Day's American Idiot Musical in Chicago Features Jake Epstein






Jake Epstein performs his original song "Critic" with Joshua Kobak & Van Hughes at Deep South, February 4th.



NEW (sorta, as in not posted here, but were laying around in my google alerts):
Exclusive Q&A with American Idiot’s Jake Epstein | Stage Door
American Idiot - Minneapolis Opening Night - a set on Flickr
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Loved the Q&A from Minneapolis! Its nice to finally hear more than the usual cliche questions... Bah, I am officiallty counting down now... 5 more weeks til I see it here in LA!
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I don't know what happened to his hair half way through the night but I like it.








See more photos here: Tommy McDowell, Kelvin Moon Loh, Larkin Bogan and Matt DeAngelis - Tom Hanks, Bob Saget, John Gallagher Jr. and More at American Idiot L.A. Opening

Theater review: 'American Idiot' at the Ahmanson Theatre - latimes.com

Jake's in LA with the rest of the American Idiot cast until April 22nd at the Los Angeles' Ahmanson Theatre.
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Just read a review from la times.. 'American Idiot' premiere - latimes.com

Theater review: 'American Idiot' at the Ahmanson Theatre - latimes.com

While the musical itself didnt get that great of a review Jake seemed to make a good impression. a soulful and underused Jake Epstein

ETA: looks like nicole beat me to it lol.
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"@Jake_Epstein Wait...is that a hotel key card in your tip jar?"
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Another interview with the 'Idiot' dude.

I couldn't help but noticed this part.


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NT: You obviously got started in the business at a pretty young age, joining "Degrassi" when you were 15 and "The Zack Files" when you were 13. How have you managed to stay grounded and avoid the more negative aspects of "child stardom"?
JE: I haven't really thought about it. I think you surround yourself with other really grounded people, and the longer that I've been doing this, the more you have ups and the more you have downs, and when you have downs, you realize how lucky you are when you're up, so I think there's no room to be conceited at the same time.

NT: You and Lindsay Lohan started about the same time.
JE: (laughs) Yeah, we've had very similar careers, me and Lindsay. I bumped into her, actually, when I first got to Los Angeles. Last year, I came here, and literally, I bumped into her, at this piano bar. I thought that was amazing.
And now we're all left to wonder why I'm the one posting this and not his (not really) stalker? Hmm....
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Another interview with the 'Idiot' dude.

I couldn't help but noticed this part.




And now we're all left to wonder why I'm the one posting this and not his (not really) stalker? Hmm....
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Another interview!

AMERICAN IDIOT MUSICAL Backstage Exclusive! - QUIET ON THE SET - YouTube
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Double posting!



I'll let it slide.
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