December 2011

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Quiet, huh?

::grin:: You can always tell I work in retail because my blog dies this time of year.


Thursday, December 15, 2011

I Had This Random Thought About TV Marketing and Social Media...

Last night I was on Facebook and came across this video posted by Castle's Stana Katic.



Aside from being cute and funny, I also noticed the comments. People are engaged and talking. Same thing with the actors and production team of Law & Order: SVU who I also follow. And, now that I think about it, the BBC and SyFy.

But then I got to thinking about how some people use social media. Grimm recently did a really cool thing where they gave people the option to follow and request a link for a "sneak peak" and the premiere episode. Instead of worrying that giving people early access might lower the number of people watching on premiere night, they took a gamble that people watching it early would tweet and Facebook about it in a positive manner. And, for the most part, people did.

But it's just as easy for people to set up a presence on Twitter or Facebook for a movie or TV show and use it more of a broadcast tool. Which, in my opinion, just...fails.

The Castle think got me thinking that, as we go on, a show's success will be helped or hurt by the way they handle their social media. And then I started wondering if the people who're out there marketing those shows even have an idea of just what good social media is.

Anyway, just my ponderation.

Out of curiosity, if you have shows (or movies) you think either win or fail in this arena, I'd like your thoughts. I'm enjoying the ponderations and more input is always good.




Wednesday, December 14, 2011

SOPA Pretty Much Censors Every Word I Say. Check This Out.

I've censored the following, in protest of a bill that gives any corporation and the US government the power to censor the internet--a bill that could pass THIS WEEK. To see the uncensored text, and to stop internet censorship, visit: http://americancensorship.org/posts/16656/uncensor

I ████ you █████ you ████ ████ I'm ███████. I'd ████ to ███████ I can say ████████ ████ █████ to ████ █████ ██████ ████ █████, ██████, my ████ for █████ and ██████ ██████. But ████ as I ████ ████, I ████ no ████ how it █████ be ████████.

█████, huh?

Uncensor This


Sh*t Gay Guys Say. [Video]

Dear Jeffrey Self. I think I love you. Talk about a perfectly timed video.



p.s. Plus, he says "Hi, Diva!".

Monday, December 12, 2011

28 Ghosts of 28 Girls - The Kickstarter I Most Want To See Happen This Year. I Need Your Help.

I wrote about this project and what it means to me a few days ago, but I wanted to add a few thoughts and ask for your help.

Jewel's looking to self publish a book. The 6k being raised is to cover half the project. Jewel herself has raised the other half. This isn't someone who waits for people to help her make things happen, but she needs some help. She's 41% of the way in on Kickstarter, and close to 75% of the way in overall. Still, there's another 3,400 to raise (and here's the link to the Kickstarter project)

So, here's my proposal. Read this essay she wrote called "Becoming You". Or just read this piece she posted on FB a bit ago. Read them and then decide if you see magic in her as I do.

revolution of the toes: earth-spinning
I am beautiful when I am dancing. Not this finger-snap hand jive shit, but surrender-dancing: head thrown back, arms wide, hips tilted into tomorrow, eyes wild and glossy, everyth...ing in a disarray. I could make it rain if I struck my heel to the ground, ignited the brush, and defied the sky not to do my wishes. Rain born of dancing is a sacred ritual. I never feel beautiful, except when I dance and when I risk it all for a glance from the right set of eyes. I will dance forever. Be buried in ballerina slippers and a wildcat’s grin. My skin will turn to a flamenco dancer’s gauze, my hair to violin strings.

Her voice needs your help to be published. If you can't donate, please share the link. I want to give her this gift. I need your help.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Enter to win a Doctor Who DVD and toy prize pack from @geekgirldiva and @BBCAmerica #ggdwhoS6

Updated: We have a winner and they've been contacted. Thanks so much!

If you're a Doctor Who fan, you likely know the Doctor Who: The Complete Sixth Series is now available, and you probably already have it on your wish lists.

However, thanks to BBC America and BBCAmericaShop.com, I got my geeky mitts on the following goodies for a giveaway.

Please note: US Residents only. (Sorry. ::grin:: I didn't make the rule)








Doctor Who Ganger Eleventh Doctor

Doctor Who Junk Tardis Console Playset



Here's how to enter:

RT on Twitter: RT to enter to win a Doctor Who DVD and toy prize pack from @geekgirldiva and @BBCAmerica #ggdwhoS6 http://bit.ly/ggdS6

Facebook: Share this post and comment on my Facebook Page.

Winner will be chosen at random on Monday December 12 by 5PM PST.

Good luck ;-)



Tuesday, December 6, 2011

28 Ghosts of 28 Girls - A Kickstarter That's Personal For Me. Please Help. ;-)

Way back in the day, I had this little blog on LiveJournal. In many ways, LJ was the beginning of my journey to discover myself as who I am today. It was a place for me to write, to think, to share, and to interact with other people who (unlike most of the outside world I was dealing with at the time) were like me.

One of the people on LJ who impacted my life (and heart, and soul, and imagination, yadda) was a muse named Jewel Blackfeather.

I just found out this morning that Jewel's got a Kickstarter project and she's looking to raise $6000.00 to self publish her book 28 Ghosts of 28 Girls.

If I could, I'd send her the entire amount. Hell, I'd send extra just so she could make more copies. But I don't have that sort of money.

However, I do have a blog and fingers, and a wild nature and I can ask each person reading to donate even a dollar and share this. I can be unreasonable and bold. I can ask you to share your time and money just because I'm asking and because I personally love this woman.

Jewel taught me to be all of those things. It seems only fair I should employ them to do this for her.

The Kickstarter link is here. I thank you for your time.


Monday, December 5, 2011

Elf Sabers, Because There Really Is A War On Christmas ;-) [Video]

Huge thanks to Bonnie Burton for pointing me to this Star Wars Christmas short featuring Teal Sherer, Casey McKinnon, Amy Okuda & Jessica Mills. Geek girl splodey awesome direct by America Young.



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