June 20th, 2004


Question for the readers

Well, apparently HP in 15 Minutes is now on Mugglenet (hi, Mugglenet readers!). So I started reading the comments over there--I figured, people might be more blunt or honest or whatever than they would over here, where clearly the comments are going to be read by me, and I found this:

Yeah...but the "LOTR FAN: What, are you new?" part was kinda obvious that the person who wrote it watches 'Boy meets world' . Oh well.

I am perplexed by this. Is this something they say on "Boy Meets World"? I'm conscious of it only in the sense that my (much younger) sister used to watch it, and it had some girl named Topanga on it. I mean, I'm 25--the show was a little bit after my time, so to speak. ETA: I need to make clear that I am in no way offended by this at all. I'm taking it more as one of those "Whoa! Weird coincidence!" kind of things.

Also, someone complimented me on my Monty Python reference(s) over on a thread here. This is one of those things... look, I'm not proud of this, but I've seen very little Python in the course of my life. I've seen The Meaning of Life and a few of the TV episodes. And of course I know the jokes that everyone's always riffing on--knights who say Ni and coconuts and the Spanish Inquisition (which I did see) and such. So where are the Python references? I mean, I'm sure they're in there--either phrases that are accidentally similar, or things I did hear and just stored away, but I didn't put anything in on purpose.

Someone else said I quoted Hedwig and the Angry Inch, which is an awesome movie and I love it, but I saw it once a couple of years ago, and I can't figure out which is the part in question.

And of course, you realize, I'm not trying to be disingenuous and all like, "Reference? Whaaaat? I am wholly original!," because you know that I do put things in--like the flux capacitor, or the random Romeo and Juliet allusion. I'm just... well, I'm in the position of needing my own references explained to me, which is actually kind of hilarious.

P.S. I'm not sure where this idea that multiple people write the "Movies in Fifteen Minutes" is coming from, but... it's just me. I'm the only one writing. This is a community rather than a journal just so it can handle the traffic better (and I'm starting to wonder if that was all that great an idea).

ETA: I figured it out. It's because The Lovely Emily appears as well. She's my former college roommate/Vice Associate Editor of Snacks over at the Digest, and saw the movie with me. She was a great help in reconstructing the plotline, but has plenty of writing of her own and didn't contribute (as a co-author or anything) to this per se.