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Pet Drama, and a Smallville Hiatus Project

So, the night before last, I had to take one of my kitties to the emergency kitty hospital. He apparently jumped up on the stove, and burned the pad on his right front paw. He was hobbling around, holding his paw up in a performance worthy of Lassie in his heyday. Its not a bad injury, and he's already on the mend. He's running and jumping, albeit with a bit of a hitch in his get'a long. The vet told me to keep him quiet, and relaxed. HA! Has she met a 7 month old kitten with a 7 month old brother/playmate? I think not.

Tonight is Pandora, the last SV episode for a while. Our last SV ep until January 29th (probably?). So, that means we have a lot of time to kill. I'm sure we'll all be busy with the holidays and such. And I'm equally sure that some of us will be happy just to give SV fandom a rest for a little while ;)

However, for those of us that want a challenge during this hiatus, this is my idea. A picspam that, basically, encompasses SV for you. I'd like to see it limited to no less then 10, not more then 20. Keeping the numbers low makes it more of a challenge to really dig deep and come up with those screenshots that really sum up important moments in the show.

Now, remember, this is supposed to be about encompassing the show FOR YOU. Which means that each picspam should be something personal for each poster. If you are a Lois lover, you may have nothing in your picspam before S4. If you are a big Clana fan, you may have little to nothing after S7. If you are a Clex fan, you may also have nothing post S7. If you are a shipper, it may all be shipper moments. And so on. The idea is to sum up, in pictures, what moments have meant the most to you, as a SV fan. If you are no longer a big SV fan, then use pics from days of old. If you are a new fan, just use the most recent seasons.

The idea is to do this in pictures, but if posting pics is too much of a pain for you, then I think its perfectly fine to do with quotes, or just your own impressions of certain scenes. I welcome all methods of creativity.

And spread the word. The more diverse, the more interesting the glimpse into SV fandom overall.

Questions? Suggestions?


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Nov. 20th, 2009 06:26 pm (UTC)
Poor kitty! I'm glad he's okay!

Valerie, that's a fabulous idea! Just thinking about it, and coming up with which pics to include, will be a wonderful way to remind ourselves that we love this show (or did, anyway, for some people), and why. It will be a glorious celebration of Smallville joy!

I think you should do some kind of master sticky post on your LJ (date it the day before Smallville returns, maybe?), where people can post links to their entries, so we can all enjoy seeing what Smallville means to everyone. And we need a name for the project. I suck at cute, catchy names, but I'm sure someone else can come up with something.

I love you for caring enough about making fandom a fun place to think of this, and for sharing it with us. You rock! And now I have to get offline again to meet one last deadline, but after that, Pandora tonight, and then I'm on vacation for the next week. Yay!

Edited at 2009-11-20 06:27 pm (UTC)
Nov. 20th, 2009 07:23 pm (UTC)
Flynnie is fine. He's not going to let a little paw injury keep him down.

A master sticky post? What is this crazy advanced live journal stuff that you speak of? Remember, you are talking to the clueless. But yes, I would hope that we could do a master post, and people could provide a link to their journals. That would be ideal.

A name? Well, I don't know. Maybe someone else can come up with a good title.

Yay! Vacation!
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Nov. 20th, 2009 07:25 pm (UTC)
Yes, I'd suggest everyone do it on their own journals, and then hopefull provide a link over here. That way we can also include more people, as it goes out to more and more flists. At least thats what I'm hoping for.

I've already got some shots in mind as well. I think its a really interesting challenge, and it personalizes SV for all of us in a unique way.
Nov. 20th, 2009 07:22 pm (UTC)
Poor kitty....they do like to get into trouble don't they?

Great idea Valerie! That sounds like a great challenge and a great excuse to re-watch some episodes from seasons past.
Nov. 20th, 2009 07:26 pm (UTC)
*sigh* Yes, they do. I had persians before these 2, and persians are sort of stuffed animals with a heartbeat, so they didn't really get into much mischief. But these new guys! They are Everywhere!

I hope its a fun challenge for everyone. And one of the biggest appeals of it, to me, is that it transcends SV fandom divisions. This is personal to each person.
Nov. 20th, 2009 07:23 pm (UTC)
I am glad the kitty is on the mend, oh my!
Nov. 20th, 2009 07:27 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Luckily, it was a mild drama. :)
Nov. 20th, 2009 09:01 pm (UTC)
Great idea. Ooh, its going to be hard to limit myself to 10 to 20 pics!
Nov. 20th, 2009 09:21 pm (UTC)
And thats why its a challenge :D
Nov. 20th, 2009 10:03 pm (UTC)
There's one in every family isn't there? Don't touch the stove you warn and what does the tearaway do? He jumps on the stove. Glad it was just a pad burn and nothing more serious.

SV Picspam Challenge eh? I likes the sounds of that - where's the best place for screencaps you reckon now? the KEAKACK screencap site is no longer online - nor SVfan. Do you know of anyone who has done HQ logo free caps of this show every season?
Nov. 20th, 2009 10:20 pm (UTC)
Right now, they are in a very exploratory stage, so every new surface is something to be conquered. And I wish they would stay out of my bathtub!

Home of the Nutty has great screencaps. I'll post the link here when I get home. I know there are some other places out there too. I'll see what I can google.
Nov. 20th, 2009 10:52 pm (UTC)
WOW! SV picspam challenge sounds really good! I may do it, too. I believe I have some stuff in mind already *hee*

Should we write about why we chose some of the pics or why they were important for the show/us? or even write our favorite quotes with the pics?
Nov. 20th, 2009 11:18 pm (UTC)
You'd better do it! You are one of the picspam queens!!

You can write stuff if you want, or just let the pictures do the talking for you. How you decide to present this is up to you.
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Nov. 20th, 2009 11:20 pm (UTC)
I think we'll push the unveiling day till after Thanksgiving, but after that, I think its a post at will type of thing. No time limits.

He's doing fine now. I tried to put a baby bootie in him to protect his foot, but that was a no go. Oh, and the emergency vet put one of those soft collars on him to prevent him from chewing the bandage. He figured out how to take it off in about 4 hours.
Nov. 21st, 2009 12:32 am (UTC)
Poor kitty & poor paw!

I will definitely take part in your picspam challenge - great idea!
Nov. 21st, 2009 08:02 pm (UTC)
Awesome! I hoped you'd be in.
Nov. 21st, 2009 01:57 am (UTC)
Poor kitty! Hope he's recovering well - i have a feeling you tried to put something to protect the foot and he chewed it off? I tried bandaging my cat's foot when she got a minor cut, but realised it was hopeless. :P
Nov. 21st, 2009 08:02 pm (UTC)
He's doing great! I did try to put a baby bootie on him. That lasted all of 2 minutes. LOL
Nov. 21st, 2009 02:30 am (UTC)
Ooh, I like! Just to clarify, only between 10 and 20 pictures?
Nov. 21st, 2009 08:03 pm (UTC)
Yes, between 10 & 20. The idea is to keep it low so that people have to look for the most special moments to them.
Nov. 21st, 2009 10:39 am (UTC)
I'm glad your kitty is doing okay!

Not very happy about SV right now, but I like your great idea nevertheless. I hope I can find the time to play. :)
Nov. 21st, 2009 08:04 pm (UTC)
Thanks Carol. He's doing fine.

I hope you can fine time to play too.

Edited at 2009-11-22 05:30 am (UTC)
Nov. 22nd, 2009 05:52 pm (UTC)
That sounds like a really fun project! Now I just have to think what pictures I want to post!
Nov. 22nd, 2009 08:54 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you will be joining in!! :D
Nov. 25th, 2009 03:45 am (UTC)
I'll have to see if I can participate in this too. I'd like to, but it will require some thinking first. I have so many favorites! :-) Good idea, Val!
Nov. 25th, 2009 04:04 am (UTC)
Bri, I was counting on you to come play.
Jan. 4th, 2010 09:36 pm (UTC)
i was wondering if i can participate in this project :)?
Jan. 4th, 2010 09:39 pm (UTC)
Yes, Absolutely! The more, the merrier.
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