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Thu, Dec. 18th, 2003, 01:42 pm
Um, Whoa

I've now heard about Once More With Hobbits from several friends, two mailing lists, and a number of web sites - who all heard about it independently of me or any of the rest of the OMWH crew. We're up to ten thousand hits in about sixty hours, and the rate seems to be increasing. There've been at least three impromptu performances that I know of, and likely more that I haven't.

Whoa.

So, suggestions about what else we should do with the site? How/whether we should publicize more? Other things that would amuse you?

Here are my current ideas:
1. Get omwh.com for the site.
2. Send this to Joss.
3. Make T-shirts! (At the very least, I want a t-shirt!)
4. Get sardonix to do videos for us, as I don't think any of us know much about video . . .

Thu, Dec. 18th, 2003 11:41 am (UTC)
hakamadare

5. record vocal performances of songs, encode as mp3/aac/ogg, make available for download. so, shall i bring my recording equipment to the New Year's bash? :)

-steve

Thu, Dec. 18th, 2003 11:44 am (UTC)
kleenestar

We've already got MP3 production in the works; thanks for the offer, but Ike's handling the recording and we should have a couple of songs done in the next ten days or so. :)

Good idea, though!

Thu, Dec. 18th, 2003 12:18 pm (UTC)
urriell

Must do ALL of it!!! NEED TSHIRT!!!!

Thu, Dec. 18th, 2003 01:30 pm (UTC)
pictureclepto

Hi, I found your site through a friend of a friend of a ...
And now I've been giggling ever since.

That was really creative and funny! My idea would be to send it to Joss with the idea of having him approach the cast of Lord of the Ring, and get them to do a video. Its a far out idea, but it would be absolutly great. I'd buy a copy.
Anywho, great work I'll be singing it in my head now. Wont be able to watch "Once more with feeling" again with out singing your words. That was great!

Sabrina

Thu, Dec. 18th, 2003 10:40 pm (UTC)
thran

2. Send this to Joss.

I'm going to say something here that you might want to consider, or ignore, as you choose. I've heard it said in the fandom circles that it's generally a bad idea to actively bring copyright-infringement fan created work to the attention of the original creators, in part because said creators would often be inclined to ignore it if they came across it casually. It's a pain to actually bring legal action against someone, and if you (or Mr. Whedon) don't feel like dealing with it, you just pretend it doesn't exist. If, on the other hand, it's actively brought to your attention, you can't pretend you never saw it - you then have to make a decision about whether or not to allow it to exist. Which is annoying for all parties.

This may be an urban legend in the fan community, but it makes some sense to me, and I would hesitate to try to actually send this to Joss. His lawyers might have to do something he doesn't want to have to do.

Just my two sesterces.

Fri, Dec. 19th, 2003 10:17 am (UTC)
rscott

I think thran may have a point there. Honestly, I think you'll hear from Mutant Enemy pretty quickly if they really feel like doing anything about it. But that's no reason not to do other stuff...Can I propose then options #6 & #7:

6. Put a video clip of the line party performance online. Okay, I've seen it, and it isn't the best, but t would be pretty funny.

7. Make ether a songvid or a flash animation from the high-quality recording. Honestly, I'm leaning towards the flash movie, because I think it would be fun, and because I know that little flash videos tend to spread about the net and get seen by everyone.

Fri, Dec. 19th, 2003 05:41 pm (UTC)
kelemvour

You must make a movie like they did with Troopers {The Star Wars/Cops spoof } ...

You Must... ;)

- Kel