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24 October 2009 @ 07:08 pm
So my one week holiday from Melbourne turned into a couple of weeks away from Livejournal. When I got back, all my online time went into writing commentaries for vid_commentary. Speaking of which, it's quite the commentary explosion there at the moment. And now that I'm finished mine I get to READ/WATCH OTHER PEOPLE's. \o/ \o/ *throws streamers around* I CAN'T WAIT.

acridnym wrote an incredible commentary for Clint Eastwood which has allowed me to achieve ZEN about it at last. (My own blatherings on it are here.)

And I got to write a commentary for 45 by bananainpjyamas, and I am proud to say achieved unprecedented levels of non-hatred for Bill Adama. (Aside: Does anyone else have the thing after writing a commentary of someone else's vid that it makes them want to watch it even more times?! You'd think watching a vid 100+ times for commmentary purposes would max you out, but nooooooooo! The opposite seems to happen for me: regardless of how much I liked it before, it rockets up my 'most likely to watch when have a random few mins to kill' list after writing about it.) Dragonchic's own commentary is here and it has cute graphics and vidding formulas!

Less excitingly, I made my first audio commentary: for Middleman. Quite honestly, I'm never likely to make one again. It was sort of hell and I got to say way less than I would have liked, which is pretty funny seeing I struggled to cut it to under 18 minutes. Sigh. I need to work on that tl;dr (or is it tl;dl?) thing. Dragonchic, I envy you your succinctness: I guess 'chic' isn't in your name for nothing. ;)

Other vidding-related announcement: vidding chats will recommence in November. The first chat, the weekend of 7-8 November, will be hosted in my journal but co-moderated by lim and it will be on visualising effects. (Seriously, you would be mad to miss that!)
The weekend of 14-15 November, heresluck will host a chat on creative growth.
The following weekend, 21-22 Nov, I'll host one on audience.
And I have several other chats almost confirmed--hopefully there will be one a week up until Xmas!

Reminder: Suggestions for topics gratefully received (from anyone!) here and sign-ups eagerly pounced on here.

So what did I miss? How is everyone? Chillaxed? I will be very grateful to anyone who links me to Stuff I Probably Wish I Hadn't Missed (vids released? important personal newses of friends? lolarious things?).

I have watched a lot of TV (duh!) and will post on that soon, no doubt.
Current Location: sofa of comfiness
Current Mood: awakeawake
daybreak777: viddingdaybreak777 on October 24th, 2009 12:57 pm (UTC)
Less excitingly, I made my first audio commentary: for Middleman.
Shush! It was exciting! I love your Middleman commentary! You could have gone on and on and I would have happily listened. :-)

And vid chats are back! Yay! It's like a new season of vid chatting. A season premiere, which is cool because it's one of my favorite LJ shows. :-)
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!bop_radar on October 24th, 2009 11:10 pm (UTC)
Haha, you're so funny! I did go on and on... I cut out heaps.

Hee hee, well hopefully Season 2 of Vid Chats will be just as good or better than season 1!
Call Me OneTrackcallmeonetrack on October 24th, 2009 01:52 pm (UTC)
Hi! Welcome back! **waves**

What'd ya miss? Well there was a lot of stuff you'll be glad that you DID miss (wank over reactions to The Plan, which leaked early.) but there has also been AN EXPLOSION OF PILOTS FIC! Some porn battle related, some not. (I forget if you're reading these or not again. But there are recs (and two new fics) at my LJ.)

K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Leebop_radar on October 24th, 2009 11:08 pm (UTC)
Yes, I am SO GLAD I missed the Plan wank. I do not need to know! *makes talk to the hand motion at wank*

I'm in a state or preparation for reading pilots fic... I haven't quite managed it yet but it feels like it could be in my near future. ;) So thanks for the heads up!
kiki_miserychic: bsg ~ 6/3kiki_miserychic on October 24th, 2009 11:25 pm (UTC)
Welcome back! Hope it was fun in Melbourne.

There was a commentary explosion and I have them all queued up for when my brain and schedule is ready to soak up knowledge.

YAY vidding chats! I didn't realize how much I missed those until you mentioned the lack of them. I loved reading and interacting with people on them. There were a lot of people I've never seen online before, which was cool because I saw people not on my flist.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Faithbop_radar on October 25th, 2009 07:50 am (UTC)
Hee, so true that you have to wait for appropriate brain-soaking time for commentaries! I am dipping into them slowly, like one a day so I don't od!

I am so glad you missed the vidding chats too! I miss them also, but I think vidding fandom wanted a cold compress on its head for a couple of months there. ;) There was no coaxing anyone... everyone was all 'oh, I might host one ... in a few months?' *g* Hopefully people will be up for them again soon though. I'm very excited about some of them being in other people's journals. Since then there's even more chance I'll meet people not on my f'list--which was totally a great thing about them for me as well.

Lovely to hear from you!