Simply Dane DeHaan
Gallery going offline
February 9, 2015
Our gallery will be going offline. I have been unhappy with it so I am gonna redo it.
Fansite of the Day
February 4, 2015
We were nominated for Fansite of the Day by The Fan Carpet. Thanks to them for nominating our site for that honor.
Fifteen Years – Marcie Lucas
December 1, 2014
Marcie Lucas, Fifteen years as a celebrity blogger
Hi, my name is Marcie Lucas owner of the Simply line: Simply Daniel Radcliffe, Simply Dane DeHaan, Simply Elijah Wood, Simply Leonardo DiCaprio, Simply James McAvoy and Simply Mitchell Kummen. Years back you probably wouldn’t have known who I was. My first website was based on James Cameron’s Titanic back in 1999. I was lousy at websites I didn’t know what html was or php and I couldn’t even do a graphic. I had to use free graphics from other websites. When people started complaining that I was claiming something that wasn’t mine. I said to hell with it. I am gonna learn on my own. It was hard, as I didn’t know anything at all. My first graphics were horrible. That’s the truth.
My boyfriend, Anthony Lucas who is now my husband taught me so much, made me learn the hard way to learn html code through Netscape composer. He got frustrated and got mad at me several times. Yes, I can be stubborn. But after that long time of trying. I’ve finally began to understand. From there I went off on my own and I can’t believe I’ve done it for so long, what started as a side hobby began to be much more. The realness of it hit me, when I received an email from Steven Rea, Film critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer . I remember the call that morning, hearing everything at the newspaper in the background it was exciting for me to be interviewed on Leonardo DiCaprio’s coffee venture. But things did not stop there. Graham Norton, a television show in the UK emailed me one morning. I was dead tired, stood up all night and replied. The email had been blank so contacting whomever it was as I did, I waited. They mentioned that they wanted to use Simply Daniel Radcliffe for their show to show to Dan. I was saying to myself, “Sure why not.” I didn’t think anything of it and I didn’t know what they were going to use until after. I was blushing when their recording was aired. I was like, “Oh no, not my writing. Daniel was never meant to see that.” But I got to see the reaction on Dan’s face. God to think of what he might think of me personally. I don’t even wanna know. And to think of all the autographs he’s done for me without never knowing who I was. He’s special to me for many reasons. He’s helped me through my darkest times.
I’ve gotten lucky to promote films for my favorite actors and all the companies and promoters out there for giving me a chance to do this for them is a wonderful privilege. I’ve worked very hard sometimes not eating, staying up all hours of the night and sometimes not sleeping at all with being a full-time mom to three children. You can see all of my work was not in vain. People might think I got it easy, that’s not the case because ten years ago I didn’t have any of this. I tried so hard. But it was the fans who made me a better person, the fans at Simply Daniel Radcliffe for caring about me. Who since the incident in 2012 have been a pleasure to know. Suicide for me has been with me since I was fifteen. I think about it all the time even now. But something changed after the fans showed me I am more than a website. The people at the Trevor Project whom I wanna thank for being so kind. I would say more, but its personal so I’ll end it on that.
I’ve learned so much since 1999. The first time I worked on a new actor, Dane DeHaan. I liked his personality and his acting. While working on him I started a process. A process I now do for all actors I work on. I’m not telling you what my process is, but it gives me firsthand knowledge of who they are and why they chose to become an actor.
The newest site I’ve worked on is Mitchell Kummen. Horns for me is special not just cause of Daniel Radcliffe, but because of Joe Hill. I’ve been a fan of his father, Stephen King for so long. It gave me the love of horror movies and to be a writer. Yes I love writing, Dane DeHaan acting out my writing on Comedy Central was a total laugh. I can’t begin to tell you how thrilled I was I was like, “Oh no not again.” But he did good playing the Dane I pictured in my writing. Thank you, Dane for having the courage to pull off my crazy writing.
Mitchell Kummen was a new start for me, the youngest actor I ever worked on was Daniel Radcliffe during Potter. Since then no one else that young has been in my life. For those of you that don’t know Mitchell, he’s a wonderful young actor in Horns as the young Ig Perrish. Mitchell was a project I took up because he impressed me with his acting in Horns. I don’t do websites just for anyone. I have to connect with an actor to do a website in the first place. He reminded me a lot about my own children. My daughter who is his age and my son. He needed to be known to people. That’s what I felt in my heart. He will probably be the last I ever do and I wish the best for him. He has talent, I see it. Just like I did with Dane DeHaan. And that’s why I built my websites, the men who gave their talent for us to see and made me who I become. A devoted fan, graphic designer, and web designer. A person who didn’t know a thing and learned so much.
Thank you to all the people out there who have followed me, gave their support and believed I could do this. It’s been a pleasure. Thank you. Today, I celebrate fifteen years!
New Gallery Layout
November 27, 2014
Added a new gallery layout though I had done it. I was kinda all over the place and may have to adjust it, but I will get to that after Thanksgiving.
I wanna apologize for the lack of updates, I’ve been really busy lately with family, promo for Simply Daniel Radcliffe and generally life itself. But I recently did a book review for Simply Daniel Radcliffe on a book called Daniel Radcliffe: The Biography it isn’t yet available to the USA till January 2015, but thanks to the publishing company John Blake. I sent a copy. It was published this November and the reason I am mentioning it here is cause it mentions Dane and Anna in it and all the information about Kill Your Darlings. Some of you that are followers of SDR, know what I am talking about.
So if your interested and would like to read my review you can read it here.
May 1, 2014
Hope you like the new layout, I’ve worked on it all night and I also added a few new things for you as well. First, I made a tumblr for the site. But that is still in the early stages so bear with me on that and second I am currently working on an icon archive for those that would like to add icons to their facebook profiles, twitter, or just for whatever you want to use them for. You can also donate them if you would like. Any donations will be given full credit.
Dane DeHaan Fanlisting
April 6, 2014
If your into fanlistings and Dane, I was recently approved at thefanlistings.org to build this on Dane. I would like to gather all the fans who are fans of Dane near and far. Let’s try and build the biggest fanlist on the Dane. You can join the listing by putting your name on it below.
April 3, 2014
First off, I wanna thank everyone for your interest in the site. It’s been a wonderful experience and I am happy to say that this is our second year online. I wanna say thank you to all the fans for communicating with me on your love for Dane and thanking me for putting this site online. You guys have been a wonderful group to talk to and the experience of working on this site day and night have been extremely wonderful.
I also wanna thank some of the fans for their contributions, with scans, your personal photos and your generosity. It really helps a lot and I appreciate it very much so thank you.
I also encourage you to join our twitter and our facebook page, most updates I put on our facebook when I don’t have the time to put it on the website. So if you haven’t joined us there please do.
New candids have been posted thanks to fishkisses for the contribution if you want access to that section just ask, don’t forget to send me your username when you do. I also have something that’s coming with the Dane DeHaan Fanlisting that I am working on so pay close attention to that. I’ll be working on it this weekend and I am hoping to be finished with it by then. Thank you all, and keep supporting Dane and his wonderful talent.