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06 August 2009 @ 12:47 pm
Strangefandom  
Ahh, my vid rec Wednesdays must be cursed at the moment! (Heavens know how I'll catch up with VVC approaching--I'll have to institute vid rec WEEKS!) This week, my time for them got gobbled by contributing to strangefandom. So instead of reccing vids, I'm reccing it. Which means I'm reccing vids!

Let me explain. This is a community for the Stranger in a Strange Fandom Project. The premise is that people watch vids of shows they know nothing about and try to interpret them from the vid alone. The results are both hysterical and fascinating in a 'see how the transmitted message gets warped' way. LOVE!

I stumbled onto strangefandom only recently, and devoured the previous rounds (which are linked to in a handy template on the userinfo page. I rarely lurk, but in this case I did since the rounds happened a fair time ago. So to anyone that participated, global fb comment: OMG, too brilliant! *giggles*

This community also hooked me up with some awesome off-the-beaten-path vids, which is always a good thing.

Anyway, the latest round is about to close (after some probs and an extension) so bookmark it to check out when the summaries get posted. :) It definitely deserves more support because it's a brilliant idea. *shoos people over there* Maybe one day they'll do Nodame and everyone will hve to try and work out the role/meaning of the mongoose! *G*

Also I am betaing something that is making me squee delightedly and that is always good. :D
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shadowplays are figments of their own imaginations: troubles seem so far awayciaan on August 6th, 2009 05:33 pm (UTC)
I had so much fun writing my summaries for strangefandom! I will admit, though, that there are the facts I learned from the vids, and then there's the shit I made up from them to be more entertaining. If I'd been doing straight-laced analysis I would have said different things. I think that would also be a quite interesting thing to read, the serious rather than funny version. I can't wait for next week and all the posting!

You should send in Nodame vid recs, then. I'm totally going to send them a batch of fandom/vid recs.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: TW smilebop_radar on August 6th, 2009 11:19 pm (UTC)
I may or may not have been serious in some of mine. *shiftily vague*

Yeah? Coz I can think of other strange-ass fandoms they could use. :D If you think they'd be open to suggestions I will totally do so!
shadowplays are figments of their own imaginationsciaan on August 10th, 2009 04:08 pm (UTC)
They have been asking for recs!
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K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Batgirlbop_radar on August 6th, 2009 11:22 pm (UTC)
Seriously, they are funny if you know the fandom. They're funny if you DON'T know the fandom. And every so often you see this cool thing about how the message transmitted comes across... check out this one

http://community.livejournal.com/strangefandom/3795.html

My favourite bit is I THINK THE SONG MIGHT BE CANON. I… am mildly scared
hazy: Vintage LULZhazyshade on August 6th, 2009 09:50 pm (UTC)
Omg, this is fabulous and will cheer me up no end! Thanks for the rec :)
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Adam Lambertbop_radar on August 6th, 2009 11:23 pm (UTC)
LULZ! :D

Glad I could help! I do find it endlessly cheering... I am still dipping in to some of the older posts, after devouring the ones I knew and the ones I'd really never heard of first!