June 2nd, 2004

msauvage purple


So... uh... I seem to have exceeded my friending capabilities. Like, I can't friend any more people back. Uh. So. I don't quite know how this works... people can keep friending me, but I've run out of slots to friend back with? I don't... really know what to do about it, either. Uh.

I'm thinking about offering some sort of mailing list--maybe using my old Daily Digest Yahoo Group for this purpose--so that people who are only interested in Movies in Fifteen Minutes and are kind of bored by the rest of my journal can cut me loose if they want--trust me, that's A-OK with me--and still keep up with the M15M. We have two options for this:

1) the Yahoo Group I already use for the Digest, with extras (such putting up M15M in Word files for download), but you'll need a Yahoo email to join


2) a NotifyList.com mailing list, which is more bare-bones, but you can use whatever email you already have


3) both, and people can choose?


msauvage purple

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Well, here's what I've decided to do:

1. Make a mailing list, because I have gotten emails from people who do not have LJs and, furthermore, don't want them. I'll probably put a link to this on Short Attention Span Theater.

2. Make a community where only I can post. I bring you: m15m. I'll probably copy the existing movies over there, because right now it's just tumbleweed bouncing by occasionally.

I'm surprised by how many people like the non-Fifteen Minutes entries on my journal. And yes, I have been told I have a boring journal, and that I natter too much about writing and school. There was a review community that turned my journal down, for example. Which is fine. I'm just saying, I will totally not be surprised or offended if people unfriend this journal and go join the community only, because life is too short to read about some random girl's thesis woes if you're not interested.

Speaking of which: No, I don't read my entire friends list. In fact, I haven't read anyone on my friends list in about two weeks, which makes me sad, because I really like keeping up with my core group. The not-keeping-up has mostly been because I've been swamped with site updates and comment-reading and writing and what have you. Ideally, I would keep up with the people I knew well, and keep up with the comments in my own journal and reply to more of those, and if someone said something particularly interesting I'd go check out their journal. And I have browsed my f-list at large a few times--it's a little like reading the Friends of Friends function. So... no, I haven't tried to read everyone, but I'd like to try to read more, at the very least.

All in all, the community thing is a good thing, because I was getting really nervous about people reading the Fifteen Minutes who I didn't really want wandering into the rest of my journal (professors, family members, etc.). So, thanks to your suggestions, now I have a separate place for that, which is basically like a journal but with a larger friending capacity, and all is well. I knew y'all would be good for something. :)


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I'm way behind on the news, so here's a bit of a taste for tonight's update:

>> Orlando Bloom set pics from Kingdom of Heaven

>> Cate Blanchett for Elizabeth 2? (ETA: They want to call it The Golden Age, not literally Elizabeth 2.)

>> I hate the Polar Express trailer

>> Violet and Veruca cast for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

>> Gerard Butler for Beowulf and Grendel (Vladimir: "UNCLEAN! UNCLEAN!")

>> Emma Watson reveals cuts to HP&POA. ETA: Corrected link.

In more local movie news, The Lovely Emily and I have bought our tickets to the 9:40 show Friday night, and I am seriously considering dragging along a notebook. We figure there's a better chance of kids being in bed at that point and the theater being easier to get into, because we lived to regret going to the 7 pm show of Two Towers at the Summit. The most popular theater in town. ON OPENING NIGHT.