Musings on FYC, OR: Battle Royale – Streamys Edition

Oh you know I can’t resist throwing in my 2 cents in a delicious, delicious debate involving the web. For those not up on the latest: something has been cropping up in this season’s Streamy nominating/voting that I don’t believe we saw much of last year. Something that either involves watching web series off of that foreign object called a “DVD” or actually having to put clothes on and leave the house to sit in a dark room and stare at a large screen. There may or may not be socializing/drinking involved.

Yes, I am talking about the dreaded FOR YOUR CONISDERATION CAMPAIGN.

Instead of reiterating comments made by people I admire and love and who are much more eloquent with words than I, I thought I’d share the comment I made on Ms. Casey McKinnon’s blog…I think it’s going to wrap this entire issue up in a nice little kidding-around package with a fucking-with-you bow…

I have the ultimate solution to this problem: each web series nominated should select a representative who will fight in a battle royale. Last one left alive wins.

Of course, this is ultimately a flawed solution in itself and will then spawn a series of blog debates such as “how should series select their representative? If they send their strongest and they die, what does that mean for the next session of the show? If they send their most expendable crew member, they’re just shooting themselves in the foot. Or wait, will there be guns?”

But beyond my sick sense of humor: there is some really fantastic discussion going on here. I think it really boils down to this: we are a web-based community predominately made up of indie-spirited creators who enjoy the thrill of being able to do things our own way because the conventions of other forms of media have not satisfied us. So hopefully we can channel that energy into new and creative ways to showcase the fruit of our labors. And maybe that don’t have to involve bloody murder. :)

That is my challenge to you all: get your shows out there creatively. I’m thinking of maybe organizing an online live screening where the characters of the show are in the room interacting with the viewers as they watch.”

Smile everyone. :)

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