Pimping: [livejournal.com profile] cm_remix and <user site="livejournal.com" user="thetwo

Feb. 21st, 2009 10:34 am
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Two pimping pimpy things...

[livejournal.com profile] cm_remix Sign Ups End Tonight at Midnight!
Just saying. Some of you should get your butts over there, or I'll come to your houses. (You know, if I knew where your houses were. *eyes you all*)

Also, TTC! I'm really trying to get [livejournal.com profile] thetwocents onto the LJ spotlight. How much do you love me? I've sent in my own suggestion for the spotlight, and nudged the writers at TTC, but if any of you would like to help me out and suggest it too, that would be awesomesauce! Just go to Suggest A Spotlight, and fill out the form!

Username: thetwocents
Name of journal/comm: The Two Cents @ LJ
Description (you can use all or part of this; I don't care):
This is the Livejournal community for TheTwoCents.com, a blog about television, written by the people who love it.

Created in March of 2007, the site has more than 30 volunteer writers, has weekly reviews of over 50 primetime television shows, runs give-away contests, features seasonal information such as the Award Show Votes, Fall TV Previews, and Holiday Special Guides, and has conducted interviews with such celebrities as Summer Glau, Miss Piggy, Jason Priestly, Wentworth Miller, Jeff Probst, Rainn Wilson, Simon Cowell, Tina Fey, Jason Lee, Ryan Seacrest, and many more.

Are you the comm owner: No (of course *g*)
Permission to use screenshot from owner: Yes!

I know it's not a blog with a huge following or amount of traffic, and they are working on things like getting us off blogger (the blog url is sort of tacky right now). But I like writing for it, I like the blog, and really do want to see it grow. Speaking of which, if any of you writers out there are interested, we're looking for people to cover some top shows:

Big Love (HBO)
Closer, The (TNT)
CSI: Miami (CBS)
Fringe (FOX)
Mad Men (AMC)
My Name Is Earl (NBC)
Samantha Who? (ABC)
Simpsons, The (FOX)
Smallville (CW)
Termination: Sarah Connor Chronicles (FOX)
Top Chef (BRAVO)
Tudors, The (SHO)
Weeds (SHO)

Or there's a list of all shows available here. If you decide to "apply", tell them JD sent you! :) I would SO snap up Top Chef myself if it wasn't ANOTHER Wednesday night show. I already have TWO Wednesday shows that air in the same time slot. >.>

Thus endeth my pimping. <333333

Date: 2009-02-21 05:23 pm (UTC)
shinealightonme: (Default)
From: [personal profile] shinealightonme
Hypothetically, were one thinking of applying to write for TTC? The writing, not the applying. Are there set deadlines or just "as soon after the episode as you can manage"? Have you got word limits (max or min) and what's the policy on spoilers?

Just, you know, hypothetically <.

Date: 2009-02-21 05:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] severity-softly.livejournal.com

They like you to get it up as soon as it's possible. I TRY to get mine up within two days (the last two eps were so good, I got them up the next day), but sometimes it takes a little longer (especially given I have two shows on the same night.) But they do understand it's volunteer, so you know... I'm sure if you were consistently late, it might be an issue, but occasional lateness has never been a problem for me.

They like around 500 words for a 30 minute show and 500-1000 for an hour show. And they... hmm. Well you DO recap it to a certain extent, but of course you don't want to give too much away. I find I wind up recapping about the first 10-20 minutes of CM before I hit the first plot twist, and then I'm out of space for more recapping if I want to actually review it anyway.

Hypothetically, what show are you looking at? Hypothetically. *curious*

Date: 2009-02-21 05:36 pm (UTC)
shinealightonme: (Psych i love gus)
From: [personal profile] shinealightonme
Hm, that's where it gets problematic - the only show I watch regularly anymore aside from CM is Psych, which just had it's last episode until the summer, so, yanno, there's not going to be anything to recap and review for a few months still. But I'm very interested in the IDEA of doing the whole thing.

Date: 2009-02-21 05:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] severity-softly.livejournal.com
Ahh, cool! They have a new season STARTING in the summer? O.o

I'm actually looking forward to the summer over there. last year they had summer dvd reviews, and there are two shows (cm is one) that I'd LOVE to do. :)

Date: 2009-02-21 05:54 pm (UTC)
shinealightonme: (cm helicopter prentiss)
From: [personal profile] shinealightonme
LOL yes, that is both the joy and the exasperation of Psych - it airs for half a season, about 8 episodes, during the summer, and then the second half of the season airs in the winter. Last night was the season finale. *sigh* I miss it already. But I might email TTC and say that when the show comes back I'd like to review it? Maybe? Or should I just wait until it's closer to the day? I dunno.

The DVD reviews sound fun, though - do you review things like the bonus features and commentary? And what's the other show? *nosey*

Date: 2009-02-21 09:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] severity-softly.livejournal.com
Ugh, that really sucks!

Um, I'm not sure if you should email him now or not, to be honest. Hmmm...

I think the summer dvd reviews are like regular R&Rs. I can't remember who all did them but one person last summer, and her reviews weren't overly thorough, so I'm not sure if other people reviewed special features or not.

The other show I'd like to do is Sports Night, a highly, HIGHLY underrated Aaron Sorkin show that ran for only two season in the late 90s. Oh, why don't I have an icon? ;)

Date: 2009-02-22 03:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] severity-softly.livejournal.com
K, so, I asked KP, the head dude over there, because I was curious. I had to email him anyway about something else.

Me: I pimped this on my LJ and MAY have someone interested in Psych when it comes back on in the summer. I'm honestly not familiar enough with it, so I don't know when it comes back, but IF she decides she wants to do it, she was wondering if she should go ahead and contact you now or wait until it got closer to Psych starting up again.

KP: Sure, see if she sees anything else she may wanna do between now and then.


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