flummery: (sootball)
I am trying to do too much, basically simultaneously, and it's causing me to scatter. I can't even think straight these days for trying to just figure out what I'm supposed to be doing at any given moment, and I'm so far behind on everything, that if I think about it for more than 20 seconds, I panic. So, not very productive at the moment.

Things 1's computer decided to fry about a week after mine did. This meant about 2 1/2 weeks of just rebuilding computers. Mine, because WE MUST VID, and Thing 1's, because, you know, she'd have gone into withdrawal and battered me to death, or something violent. So Thing 1 brings over her Dell computer and the most challenging part of rebuilding it was... figuring out how to get the damn hard drive out. Dell clearly feels the need to have it's own little bizarre configuration, with screws where no screws should normally be. But after a lot of actual intense physical fighting to get parts into the machine (it always amazes me that with the yelling, and pushing, and squashing, and occasionally looking over and discovering the cat is sleeping on a vital part, that I never actually break the cards and chips and crap) the rest of the installation and OS upgrade went pretty smoothly. Thing 1 needed new harddrives and a new OS. I needed a new motherboard, so everything had to come out. Mine is still acting a little flaky at times, but I'm attributing it to Premiere's amazing abilities to crash anything that stands in its way.

Still, we're now so far behind in getting a vid ready for Vividcon, that I laugh scary little psycho laughs every few minutes. WE HAVE NO VID! AND WE ARE THE WORLD'S SLOWEST VIDDERS! PANIC!!!

And I owe 2,000 people feedback, and feel enormous random pangs of guilt all day long about this fact. Vid, stories, you name it.

And I'm absurdly far behind in projects for work, and freelance work. And most of the time, I can't gather the concentration to play spider solitaire.

And because I don't have enough to do, for some reason, I said "Hey, recapping Dead Zone sounds fun!" And it would be, I'm sure, if I had any idea what I was doing. Still, I love DZ too much to not try , and the reviews can be found over at Mediasharx. I wasn't at all thrilled with the first two, so I enlisted [livejournal.com profile] merryish on this last one as a beta, but she rewrote me so much she should probably be listed as co-author.

Random thoughts on Dead Zone that were too slashy or wandering for the Mediasharx review )

Hey, Thing 1! Bring ice cream.
flummery: (hat 2)
So, have I mentioned recently that the Dead Zone Recapper SUCKS? And should be sent back for remedial recapping training? Oh, I have? Well, it just can't damn well be said enough. This morning, Thing 1 sent me an email that basically said "Well, this week's DZ recap is up, and it basically sucks, but there's a good line toward the end of it." So, I went and read the recap. Or, I tried. But, there's only so many times you can read "And then Johnny did this. And then Johnny said that," before your brain glazes over. If there's a good line in there, I couldn't find it. My bitterness over this crappy treatment of a very good show just grows and grows.

In other news, I hate Showtime. This last year, in their efforts to replace what had been their keystone show for a very long time (Stargate SG1) Showtime came out with Odyssey 5. Odyssey 5 is all the things you can't do in a show destined for syndication -- cursing, violence, nudity, and sex all over. And it's a surprisingly great show, that approximately, 2.3 people besides myself and Thing 1 were watching. So they cancelled it, of course.

But. They've still got six, count them, six unaired episodes. Complete, in the can, ready to be shown. And in fact, they have been shown, in Europe. Just not here. I knew there were some remaining episodes out there, but it only recently came to my attention that even though there are no plans to show them here, ever, they are in fact being shown elsewhere. And then I made the mistake, the terrible mistake, of reading some of the synopsis for said missing episodes on epguides.com. And now I'm ripping my hair out. For six months now, I've been harassing Thing 1 that we need to do an O5 vid. "Let's vid it!" I shout. "We can find those 2.3 other fans to watch it! Who cares if the rest of the world didn't notice it existed?" And. There are six episodes out there, and I need them. Surely there must be some altruistic European fan with perfect SP copies in NTSC who would like to send us their tapes, so we aren't left forever dangling over the cliff that was that fourteenth episode, wondering what the hell happened next, and wondering if the absolute perfect footage was in those final few eps...

Not to mention if I go ahead with this vid, some of the only people who would care about watching it will probably be those European fans who saw the entire season, and wonder what the hell I was thinking in my interpretation of the show, since they got to see how the damn season ended, and I have no idea what happens next....

Bitter. Very, very bitter.

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