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green-zubat:

bear-stearns-bravo:

anyone? last chance ok hmu w an email

Post it here, I’m sure people would fight tooth and claw if they knew: http://77days.net/forum/index.php/topic,558.0.html

Which explains the new posters we’ve been getting.  yeah…they’ve been turned away. That was intended for the people that we’d gotten to know for 70+ days.

green-zubat:

bear-stearns-bravo:

anyone? last chance ok
hmu w an email

Post it here, I’m sure people would fight tooth and claw if they knew: http://77days.net/forum/index.php/topic,558.0.html

Which explains the new posters we’ve been getting.  yeah…they’ve been turned away. That was intended for the people that we’d gotten to know for 70+ days.

(Source: thesystemsareinlove)

A Life Untitled: The parable of the Gossip Girl and the Two Guys

the-illusion-of-sanity:


Let’s pretend there are Two Guys. These Two Guys are working on a super cool and awesome surprise birthday party for a person called The Internet. They’ve been working on that project for over three years now, booked The Internet’s famous band and found…

Really good summary.  I don’t think I like BSB.  I think I wanted to, but…it’s not my thing.  I wanted PB to be about something else.  But…meh. I’m not Betty Bitter (aka Gabby) posting her rage.  Next time…be a better “journalist”.  Or maybe…leave the quotes and just be a journalist.

A Life Untitled: chocowocky: green-zubat: The unhappy ending to the Internet’s most...

chocowocky:

green-zubat:

The unhappy ending to the Internet’s most suspenseful countdown

Sometimes the best thing about an article is the comments, and in this case it’s this particular gem by Cynthia Mays


Added…I’ve been working a tremendous amount of hours and if #GabbyDunn said she contacted me, I didn’t get a message.  Doesn’t mean she didn’t, just that I haven’t seen it.

So…

So…now that Pronunciation Book wasn’t quite what I expected, what to do?  What did I expect? Something dark and interesting.  Not BSG or anything like that.  But possible linked to JJ Abrams The Stranger or something completely stand-alone.  I certainly didn’t expect the slap-stick comendy that is BSB.  I joined, but do I have the time I want to invest in that?  I doubt it. I’m sure I will give it a half hearted attempt based soley on the new friends on made on 77days.net.  I think I’m most diasppointed in the change of tone.  For the serious, mysterious, and intersting tons of PB, we go to silly, over the top, Jim Carey stupidness that is BSB. Hmmm…

The unhappy ending to the Internet's most suspenseful countdown

green-zubat:

Sometimes the best thing about an article is the comments, and in this case it’s this particular gem by Cynthia Mays 

This comment perfectly sums up my feelings in the latter half of the countdown. The Daily Dot’s obsessive focus on one theory (the BSG reboot idea), and in particular one PB community, the 4ch@n one, was so extreme and biased it was basically propaganda dressed up as news articles, and I personally feel very alienated.

And I know for a fact that quite a few other people in the 77 days fandom also felt this way too (especially the more active ones), as shown by the above comment.

For me personally, the highlight of this treatment was this article, where the Daily Dot writes:

And where does that link over “viral marketing campaign” go? The article pushing the BSG theory, which Gaby wrote, of course.

The worst part about this affair, which shouldn’t have even happened if the arm of the Daily Dot that handled PB had actually adhered to their so-called ethical policy (you know, the one that promises accuracy and all those other things Dunn & Co. clearly couldn’t be bothered with), is that I actually liked the Daily Dot before this. And I still do when reading the sections not related to PB.

However, this whole issue has seriously put me off, and I don’t think I can bring myself support them any more, no matter how funny or interesting the rest of the site can be. But hey, they got some page hits, so who cares.

 

Enjoy them whilst they last, Daily Dot.

A blog developed off my comments in a forum.  I’m beyond flattered.  I ranted and was annoyed at the CYA of a “reporter” and now…a blog.  :)

A face????

A face????

Sep 9
I do not understand.

I do not understand.

Sep 8
Let’s talk about systems.  And pale roses in a jar.
#pronunciationbook
#letstalkaboutsystems

Let’s talk about systems.  And pale roses in a jar.

#pronunciationbook

#letstalkaboutsystems

Sep 8
Tell the stars you are coming.
Take pictures.
Give them jars with pale roses.

Tell the stars you are coming.

Take pictures.

Give them jars with pale roses.