#AlexOLoughlin Intense Study: Site Update

Hi Everyone

For us here at Intense Study, fangirling is about having fun and spreading the joy of the person or subject that you are celebrating. Obviously for us it is all about ALEX and his career and to freely share things around him with others in our own way!

We have been quiet about our absence thus far mainly because we do not really know what to say or how to explain it all, but we think we owe it to the wonderful fellow Alex fangirls who have been supporting us for so long, to try to explain where we are at.

At the moment I am not in a frame of mind to spread the fun and I do not want to make it about us and our personal problems on here. The reason for me not being here,  is mostly because of decisions that I need to make for the future, after some major changes in my life the past year. On top of that, there are also  some unpleasant things in the fandom around Alex and his present project, Hawaii Five-0 and the direction the show seems to be going into, that makes me less enthusiastic about it all. I know that most of those issues are a part of life and have always been part of the fandom and will always be there, but I do not have the patience or the will to deal with any of it at the moment.

Similar issues go for Paula, who has been experiencing more stress, less time and computer issues on top of that, that makes her task of easily capturing all the pretty stuff a bit difficult at this time.

In the past when one of us has been going though a tough spot the other one was always there to take over and pick up the slack, but at the moment we are both not really in a good fangirl frame of mind.

On the other hand, we have put too much time and love for Alex in here, to just let it all go and there are much more that we would still like to do and share in the years to come. If personal issues can be resolved and we can get back to the fun side of things, we will be back here in full force to enjoy Alex with you all. If not, we will let you know when we finally leave, in order to go our separate ways. The answers might come tomorrow, or in a week, or in a months time, but we will be clear about it.

For now there are five years worth of great Alex moments and memories on here for you all to enjoy and revisit. Most of the important things that you need to know about Alex are on here in any case. And we are still here to assist if you need any information about him, just ask.

PS. If something really really interesting or noteworthy around Alex happens, we will surely try to share it with you here, and you will get your normal e-mail, twitter or Facebook notification of it.

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50 responses to “#AlexOLoughlin Intense Study: Site Update

  1. Seems like the crazy world has caught up to a lot of us at the same time. Can’t believe I finally get a second and get this right away. Fun is a little hard to come by for me as well. Wishing the best to you and Paula and thanks for all your hard work on the site.

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  2. Joanne

    Wishing you both the very best and I do hope things get better. Thank you for all of the time and effort you have put into this site. I have thoroughly enjoyed every moment.

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  3. mamayorkie

    We are all here for you and support any decision you make. So step back and take some time for yourselves to reboot. Whatever personal challenges come your way, I am confident that both of you will meet them head on and surmount them. Your friends are always standing by you and cheering you on.

    God bless you.

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  4. Jai-Jai

    Sending you both my love, huggs & good vibes. I totally understand how you both feel – we all go through periods where we just can’t seem to get out from under the crap RL throws at us. I truly hope you will both have better days ahead.

    I have been in a similar place for the last few months, where even the things that used to bring me joy, just didn’t anymore. Idly browsing the internet one day, bought me to your site and it has bought laughter back into my life at a time when I honestly didn’t think I’d ever laugh or smile again. The time & effort you have both put into this site has helped me find some light in the dark – it has helped me more than you know. Take some comfort in that knowledge, Ladies ❤

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  5. Kathysr

    Dear FOYeur and Paula,

    Your personal lives, health, future, family, friends, loved ones and emotional well being are more important than any website. And life does have a nasty habit of intruding upon us all. Five years is a VERY long time to maintain this extraordinary site for us. As you have both seen, many of the beautiful sites that you both love have fallen by the wayside, for all the reasons above. I’ve been friends with several ladies who ran beautiful websites for other actors I’ve loved over the past 17 years. Sooner or later, and sadly for me, people need to leave in order to live their lives. I really understand.

    I love to come here and just immerse myself in the incredible beauty and amazing wealth of information, photos, videos and great Alex stuff you’ve both been able to find and share with everyone over the years. You ladies are great detectives, Steve McGarrett would be proud of you and astonished at what you know about him. My fondest wish is that both of you get to meet Alex someday. I’m serious. You richly deserve that special treat for all your love, devotion and tireless work on his behalf.

    I’m curious about one thing. Can you be more specific about the direction of the show that you don’t like? I’m not picking up on anything radically different than what’s been happening over the past several years. Or are you just sick of it?

    Take it easy and take care. If you need to leave for long periods of time, please do so. Just don’t shut down the site? I’ll really miss visiting here every day if you do that.

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  6. Deb (@DrDebD on Twitter)

    To both of you terrific ladies… I found you guys as one of my first forays into searching for Alex fandom stuff, and am eternally grateful. I support you in all you do and all you post; I hope you continue but you do what is best for you first, it’s not about us. But if you stay with it, I’m eternally grateful again, for I am forever an ALEX GIRL!!
    Best to you both and if there is anything Ms.Computer Illiterate here can do for you, holler!
    Your fangirl buddy …

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  7. Eileen Oneill mcdonnell

    Aw thanks for all ye do and I hope the both of you get your lives back on track and thanks for letting us know xx

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  8. Brooklyngirl

    Real life always takes priority. But thank you for all you did and will do (if possible). It always been very much appreciated. Best of luck ladies.

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  9. vanduyn

    Can’t say I’m surprised. But I’m sad 😥 However you have to do what’s best for yourselves…. thanks so much for all you’ve done thus far. You know how awesome I think you both are. Just don’t disappear completely, okay? I’d miss you way too much ♥ Best of luck girlies!!

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  10. DoubleL

    Hope you decide to stay! All the other fansites are either 1. difficult to navigate 2. too negative or 3. too pollyanna-ish. This is one has always been just right! ♥♥♥

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  11. Kimphin1

    I can completely relate to this P and F – you both have been great and kept a schedule of postings up that I have been in awe of. 7 years of fangirling hard is quite the accomplishment – the average person has no idea how much effort it takes – even if they appreciate the work that goes into it, in reality it takes MUCH more time that is imaginable.

    Love you both

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  12. Are you like looking for someone to take over the webpage are the work??

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  13. Marlene

    Just want to say thank you for everything. You are both in my thoughts and prayers. You have made my life so much better. And given me joy through hard times. Than you. Thank you

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  14. can’t wait until you guys are back your the best

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  15. Nancy13

    Dear Foyeur & Paula,
    Thank you both so much for this site & all the goodies on it, and all the hard work & time you both put into it.
    I wish for you both that RL stops kicking you in the butt & that things get better for you both. Wishing you both good health & happiness in the future.
    Hope to still visit here in the future. This site brightens my day & makes me laugh.
    Love,
    Nancy 13

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  16. Angela

    Thank you for being here for me when I needed a lift(and Alex always does it for me), and I hope you both know you have people here who will do the same for you!, if in no other way than understanding that you have to take care of yourselves first! Do what’s best for you, which will be what’s best for this site!

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  17. Kathy Drinnin

    Yours is by far the BEST blog and the very best source of all things Alex. I wish you the best and just know that we will all be waiting patiently to hear what your decision is. Take all the time you need. And PLEASE come back!

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  18. Sending you both well wishes! Many thanks and appreciation for your awesome dedicated work all this time. Take care 🙂

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  19. Sue

    Hang in there, both of you. Yours is the best info site. Would be very sad and upset to lose you!
    At this moment, we here in Florida, are worrying about Hurricane Irma, so that is taking up all of our time, thoughts, etc.
    Hope all goes well for you, and that you will be back soon.

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  20. Yes there seems to be a furor out there, and I don’t get involved in it. I watch the show and enjoy it and especially Alex. Thank you for your time and efforts for this page. I love your pictures and the back stories on Alex I didn’t know about. You need a break, but know your ladies here will back you on whatever you decide to do with this page. Rest, relax.

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  21. gracenotpark

    Heh. Make Koala Smartass do all the work! 😉

    I’ve been on many many Alex websites that have come and (almost) all eventually gone. The work really is work, although it can be lotsa fun too. Y’all have gone above and beyond, with your chronicling, your researching, your detailing, and your fact-checking. I’ve learned so much here and enjoyed every minute spent here…sometimes just wandering around thru old posts.

    Thanks so much for leaving the door unlocked for now. I’ll keep wandering for a bit. And please know how awesome y’all have been. Serious fan-girling. But also accurate, fair, polite, and non-intrusive fan-girling. Y’all should be proud.

    Whatever issues y’all are now battling, I’m sending positive wishes out to the universe for y’all. Be well, be happy, and be successful. You deserve it. ❤

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  22. Carole Gallimore

    I do hope things get better for you both. It would be a shame to have all your hard work and obvious pleasure for our man Alex to simply become something of the past. What ever the outcome I am glad to be here and am sending you both happy thoughts and regards. Thank you for your hard work it is Mich appreciated by me and I think from others as well. X

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  23. Ally

    Well wishes, happy thoughts, and prayers to you both Foyeur and Paula. What you’ve done in the amount of time you’ve had this site is so extensive I still don’t know how you managed to do this and keep it up for so long. Your site was both helpful to me in giving me a nice place to come for fun and escapism. Your silence also helped me to realize that I was avoiding RL in the form of social media and that I needed to just deal with it. I finally used the twitter site I signed up for a year ago and quickly realized social media can be fun, but it can get ugly. I’ve now deactivated FB and I realize twitter, which I avoided since it started isn’t worth the trouble. I’ll keep coming back to this site. I find myself coming here for reference to older H50 episodes and other shows Alex was on that I missed. Whether you choose to end or continue this site, thank you for all of the hard work you’ve done. I’ll never forget some of the “scandalous” and amusing comments you all have made in regards to Alex’s fine form and physical attributes. Life is too short for things that don’t bring us joy so I’m wishing joy for you both and all others that come to this site.

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  24. lindae5o

    Dear FOYeur and Paula,
    Thank you for everything you’ve given to us, on this wonderful site. It has been such a joy to visit here.
    I hope your personal situations improve, and you are able to continue. If not, it has been a great experience for true, loving Alex fans. Thanks, again.

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  25. Cassandra

    Foyeur and Paula thank you for this site. I have been with you since my birthday in June of this year.. This was one of my best gifts as I found the right outlet, my first at that, to express my feelings about AOL with others who felt the same way!! How great was that! Other fan sites just are not to my liking!! This is the best!! You both are terrific at what you do and I wish you the very best!! This too shall pass!!!!! I will very fondly await your return to bring us more joy when you too are feeling joy!! First things first……take care of you!!!!

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  26. Leah

    Wishing you both the very best and hope real life gives you a break soon! Thank you for all your hard work, time, and effort! You both truly rock!! ~HUGS

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  27. Dear Paula and FOYeur
    I agree with all the comments that all the ladies have made for you both. This is a brilliant , original and great fun site and you have both been way “above and beyond” in what you have accomplished
    Alex would be thrilled and proud of how you honoured him here and shared the love with his loyal fans. I wish with all my heart you could both meet him and get a loving hug and personal Thank you for all you have done.
    Apart from all that. — . Yes the site is wonderful but your commitment to it and all of us is even MORE Wonderful
    Sending you both so much love. Thanks and prayers that i hope you can feel it not just from me but ALL of us. who want to send every good wish and vibe that you both overcome the difficulties you are having in real life
    I. will have you in my heart until you return. Take your time and God bless you in every way possible.

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  28. I’m sad beyond words abt yr decision,which I fully understand. Sincere thanks for all yr work and my best wishes for both of you. Be happy!

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  29. Kristina

    I wish you nothing but the best, and would like to thank you for all the hard work you have put into this site. It has been a great pleasure to see your updates, read the old articles and post and generally just following the progress of the site. You made me a bigger fan of Alex O’Loughlin. Yours is the best site around.

    I hope that you both get the break you so desperately need and that you can find joy in life and in fangirling again. All the best wishes to you both.

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  30. Oh Paula and FOYeur, everyone of you is unique in her own kind of way. And that the two of you ‘met’ is the best, the very best, the bestestestest thing that could happen to the Alex’ fandom. This site is the epitome of what a fan wants and needs but more important – and I feel free to speak for the man himself – this site is something even the admired actor would be proud of, would/should/could point proudly in your direction and tell others: “Look, these are my fans”. There are so many who call themselves ‘greatest fan’, ‘real fans’ and all this crap. For me you two are dedicated fans, fans with a good head on their shoulders, a good heart and a wicked sense of humor.
    I am fangirling for really long, I’ve seen them come and go, and I think I’ve got a good feeling about what a genuine, a true Alexfan is or will become. That is someone who doesn’t do flings, they commit themselves. Most of them who followed Alex and stayed all these years are first time fangirls and they will stay first time fangirls.
    I know this fandom can be pretty exhausting, all the passive aggressiveness and the know it alls and then there’s real life and bam! So I really hope you’ll be back, with all your wits, love, words and pics. And Koala Smartass. I mean the little guy just can’t eat eucalyptus all day. Once in a while he needs a bite of a delicate seal, me thinks. And I am really curious if FOYeur can resist McWoof. Fandom would by no means the same without you, so I refuse to think about this option now. Just take your time, and I hope one day we will read all the studies FOYeur still has in mind.
    xoxo
    leiCa
    Btw, I LOVE Paula’s gagreel gif. Oh my, how can you not adore this man? He’s intense. (lol, see what I did here?)

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  31. Dear Foyeur and Paula
    Been following you for a couple of years now and if you leave I will be so sad. Must admit I have wondered how you have managed to find time to do what you do here on top of RL. Shows the amazing dedication and love for gorgeous Alex that you have shared with us, and indulged those of us who are crazy obsessed with him. I’ve loved reading your wise and ‘wicked’ thoughts and found comfort in knowing there are others who are as nutty about someone we’ve (mostly) never met as I am.
    I truly hope you both find peace and contentment in your RL and with luck return to having fun with your site again.

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  32. Leticia

    Muchas gracias por la dedicación a la página, muy bonito todo su trabajo, ojalá no nos dejen, ánimo y sigan adelante, cariños.

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  33. Lulu

    Without a doubt, this is the best Alex blog! I always came here with my morning coffee before I had to face the real world. Please take care and, hopefully, come back all rested and at peace. You two ladies have made a lot of fangirls very happy with your great work here. Best wishes!

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  34. Audrey D.

    You have given your all to this site and even though I haven’t always contributed, I’ve always enjoyed reading what you have ot say.
    Wishing you both the best. Get yourselves back into a good place in your lives. Only and I mean only come back if it’s what you want to pursue, again. I personally will look forward to you coming back with full gusto on your quest of our dear boy Alex O’Loughlin.
    Sending lots of love and good wishes to you both,
    Love Audrey ❤️ 😘 🤗

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  35. KarenJ

    Hi Foyeur and Paula, having read all the above comments, I wholeheartedly agree with all of them, you are the best. We all appreciate what you two put together for all of us to enjoy and the time it takes. I also can understand how RL can get in the way, and you have to take a step back and recharge. That’s what I did a couple of years ago when I found your site, it helped me out of a dark place and for that I will be forever grateful. I truly hope you can both recharge yourselves and hope we see you back, but do what is right for you both 😉. Love Karen 💛

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  36. mamayorkie

    FOYeur and Paula:

    See how much your friends love you and appreciate all that you do?

    Come back when you are ready but please check in every now and then to let us know how you are.

    We may be a bunch of crazy fan girls but we are a bunch of very caring crazy fan girls who will always pull together when things get tough.

    Can you feel us pulling for you? We are, you know. All of us.

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  37. cwtshjan

    God bless you both. We all have to travel over rocky roads sometimes so we do understand. Hope you both get through your difficulties. We all love you and will wait for you. I miss you already. Xx

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  38. Magnólia

    Paula e Foyeur, desejo do coração que fiquem bem e que o desencanto que sentem seja ultrapassado.
    Agradeço por tudo!
    Saúde e Momentos Felizes!

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  39. karen

    Thanks for everything you have done for us fan girls. Media can be a bummer, and now I know why I don’t do twitter, facebook, or any other communication type media. Don’t care either. I hardly even turn on my flip phone. Alex has been my heart throb for almost 10 years now, and I like not delving too deeply into controversy about him. I hope you both will detox from the constant bombardment. I’ll be happy if you get over this hump in the road of life. Much luck to both of you….karen

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  40. Foyeur and Paula:
    I totally get it and wish you both nothing but good health, happiness and blessings. This site has brought me so much joy. With all the negativity in the world these days it is always nice to come here and see “the pretty”. Thank you for sharing your love of Alex with us and allowing us to fangirl alongside you.
    All the Best:
    B

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  41. Thank you to each and every one for you kind words of support on this post.
    All your love really makes fangirling fun and worth the effort.
    Without all of you, we would just be here talking to ourself. We would still do it, because we love sharing Alex. But seeing others enjoy him with us as well, that is what makes it great!!

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  42. dorothy lombardi

    love you alex waiting for you to come back on tv love you xxxx

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