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Mad Men and Aca-Fen

  • Aug. 16th, 2010 at 5:47 PM
crypto: Amy Pond (Default)
My new Symposium Blog post is up -- no Mad Men spoilers, I promise! Especially since I'm already two episodes behind!

Thanks for everyone's responses to my question about posting vids on YouTube last week -- I'd still like to writing something up about that, but I'm waiting to track down notes from this year's Vidding & Visibility Town Hall at VividCon.

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laurashapiro: a woman sits at a kitchen table reading a book, cup of tea in hand. Table has a sliced apple and teapot. A cat looks on. (Default)
[personal profile] laurashapiro wrote:
Aug. 16th, 2010 10:46 pm (UTC)
Yay, you have posted cryptoxonian smartness! Great article, dude.

Still v. glad I'm not watching Mad Men, but now I have more support for my decision. (:
crypto: Amy Pond (Default)
[personal profile] crypto wrote:
Aug. 16th, 2010 10:51 pm (UTC)
Aw, thanks!

It's definitely not a show for everyone. Though I was hoping for more Mad Men vids at VVC this year! Not that I'm at all disappointed by the vids that premiered -- it was really a bumper crop.
sara: S (wank)
[personal profile] sara wrote:
Aug. 16th, 2010 11:04 pm (UTC)
...I have to say, though, after reading your essay, I think the guy needs a "Not My Fandom, Still Love Ya" icon more than he needs to be engaging in media-based self-analysis (and kerfuffling).

I dunno, maybe one should engage in a lot of soul-searching when one doesn't like a television show, but my own inclination would be to admit that I don't like it even though my friends do and get on with my life. But if I waited for my friends to watch TV with me, or tried to watch what they're watching, I would never watch anything. *shrug*
crypto: Amy Pond (Default)
[personal profile] crypto wrote:
Aug. 17th, 2010 12:33 pm (UTC)
I don't know, I think sometimes you can learn something about why you don't like a show that seems on paper to be the sort of thing you'd like. Though you probably learn more about yourself than the show.

Or maybe not -- I tried watching Sherlock, and aside from enjoying the first episode, all I learned was that police procedurals still bore me.
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[personal profile] sara wrote:
Aug. 17th, 2010 04:11 pm (UTC)
Yeah, see, one of the things I've learned from therapy, over the years, is that you're better off doing it in private than in public.

See, we quite liked the first and third eps, mostly because it's a modern adaptation in which Holmes is as much of a dysfunctional asshole as he is in canon. But I like mystery stories a lot -- I just can't watch American ones because of the gore, so I watch hours and hours of English ones.
laurashapiro: a woman sits at a kitchen table reading a book, cup of tea in hand. Table has a sliced apple and teapot. A cat looks on. (Default)
[personal profile] laurashapiro wrote:
Aug. 16th, 2010 11:26 pm (UTC)
Great vids this year, definitely.

Based on my (admittedly limited) reading lists, Mad Men isn't super popular with the fangirls I know. So it's not a shock that there weren't more vids for it. I do know a couple of people who watch the show, but they aren't vidders.