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Here at 1.18.08 you will find an archive (or a play-by-play) of the Cloverfield viral marketing campaign as I blogged it from August 2007 to January 2008. Prior to August (and specifically July 2007), you can find a similar archive at my first Cloverfield blog The Untitled JJ Abrams Project.

For current news about Cloverfield and an archive starting February 2008 to present, visit my third and final Cloverfield blog Tagruato.

A Real Review Of Cloverfield & Last Post

I've been struggling with how to review Cloverfield. I think my issue with a "review" is that it is less a movie than another piece of the Cloverfield universe (read: I'm in too deep). As another piece of the puzzle I give it high marks. But, if you're into that, you've already seen it. And if you haven't seen it, or you're not into that, you're not reading this blog. Still, I will be telling people to see Cloverfield if only so they can decide for themselves whether to love or hate it--and in the process reward Hollywood risk-takers (which is reason enough).

TAGRUATOMy actions, however, are the real testament to my opinion of Cloverfield. When I started this blog I saw 1-18-08 as this blog's expiration date, and the expiration date of my contribution to the movie's viral marketing. I was even comforted by the idea that I could focus on bigger and better things come February 2008. But Cloverfield has changed that. Cloverfield--or rather, the myth and mystery of the creature--has become that bigger and better thing. In that respect, Bad Robot nailed it.

That is why I've decided to move up rather than move on. Between now and the sequel (or sidequel), threequel, etc., I'll be blogging all about "it" at Tagruato.

Whoever Reilly(?) Is, He's Good

This is the best account of the Cloverfield Monster that I've seen. The tail looks a bit off, but even there I can't say for sure. Unfortunately, I can't locate the artist's page because the blogger whose blog I found it on neglected to share where he'd found it. If you know who the artist is, please leave a comment or shoot me an email so I can give the guy ("Reilly" by the signature?) the credit he deserves.

Cloverfield Deviants

Some rather good renderings of the Cloverfield Monster to be found by searching deviantART.

Pending Change of Address

I'm going to be moving to TAGRUATO. My goal is to create a humble little Cloverfield Magazine (i.e. news, reference, community [I hope] and workshop).

11808.blogspot will remain in its current form for those of you who like the sidebars.

I'll be working on a new look for TAGRUATO including a better integration of the Tagruato Forum (which doesn't look like much just yet, but is up and running and fully fuctional). I hope to see you there.

If you're new to Cloverfield and have a question or are looking for something, post your question in the forum and I'll give you the answer.

T.I.D.O. & Tag Are Online Again /Blog /index

Other than that, nothing new. Strange.

Friends Of Clover

David Schnee is a friend of Clover and that--among other things--makes his blog one worth regular reading.

Cloverfield Monster For Sale

Shadowfury posts about it here. Price: $99.99


Cloverfield Movie Monster product imagery unveiling is coming soon!

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10 parasites
Two interchangeable heads
Statue of Liberty head accessory
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NYC5 notes the change to Tagruato in Unfiction. schen1119 gives a rought translation of the Japanese text as: "Regular Maintenance."

T.I.D.O. Wave - Locked

Ceign starts the thread in Unfiction. In that thread, PmpdAlig8tr locates the meaning of .§ 2332b. -- Acts of terrorism transcending national boundaries...

MySpace Updates

Red Walrus reports "Rob and Hud have new comments, new blog from Jamie!"