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Last Minute Viddery Panic
Ok, so I'm down to crunch-date for putting my vids for ConneXions on CD, as I need to mail them off tomorrow.

For the already-been-released show on Friday night, I'm going with a) the Amanda/Dawn vid that I made for Green's secret santa present, but re-cut with better source and hopefully a single POV, b) Ballad of Rockridge even though it's completely gen, not slashy, so it's going on last with a note to the vidsmistress that it's gen and it's her call whether or not to show it, and c) Kung Pow: Ring of Fire.

It's C that's the issue. Most people there will not have seen the Kung Pow movie; the vid needs to be at least vaguely amusing/slashy/not confusing on its own merits, and I have no idea if it is, or not. Most of the amused responses have come from people who know and love the original source, and maeyan, who is familiar with it, thinks that it wouldn't make sense to people who aren't.

Opinions from people who haven't seen Kung Pow? Beuller? Not asking for a vid critique or beta (though such are always welcome), just, does it make some internal sense; is it remotely amusing or is it too confusing to be funny?

ETA: On she goes, since responses ranged from sortamaybe to yes, and nobody said "OMGWTFLOLBBQ are you nuts?"

justhuman

2004-03-21 10:08 am (UTC) (Link)

I haven't seen the movie and don't completely get what's going on, but

a) is still funny
b) is still slashy
c) music choice really matches the vid
d) is fun

mpoetess

2004-03-22 03:21 am (UTC) (Link)

*reminds self to bring dvd, not that we'll ever have time to watch it*

Thankye for indulging my neuroses!

boniblithe

2004-03-21 10:13 am (UTC) (Link)

Well, hm. I haven't seen the original source, so am I your intended audience? I got a little bit of slashiness out of the two guys, and some of the goofiness was amusing. So the little chinese guy is evil and he burned down the house of the baby who grew up to be the goofy guy? But yet they are secretly in loooooooove?

mpoetess

2004-03-21 10:55 am (UTC) (Link)

Yup, you'd be my intended audience. And that's about the long and short of the plot. The secretly in loooove part is mostly created from whole cloth, on the "Darn your sinister attraction" principle. Though the original movie is pretty slashy, the textual slash (god, that looks odd to type) is mostly based on short evil guy being a complete perv who randomly changes his name to Betty, speaks in an affected (dubbed) voice, and says things like "I spanked you as a baby, I'll spank you now, bitch..." He's a kind of bad-kung-fu version of Dr. Evil, basically.

I've never seen the movie, and I got it

raveninthewind

2004-03-21 11:01 am (UTC) (Link)

OK, I watched, and I spent the whole time giggling, so I think you were successful. :D

I also like the Johnny Cash tune. :)

See you at ConneXions!

Re: I've never seen the movie, and I got it

mpoetess

2004-03-22 03:19 am (UTC) (Link)

Yay - thanks for watching it!

And yay! ConneXions!

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robintcj

2004-03-21 11:23 am (UTC) (Link)

I have seen Kung Pow, but I saw your vid BEFORE I saw the movie, and I loved your vid. I thought it was amusing, and not TOO confusing. Which COULD be because I'm easily amused, but there you go.

mpoetess

2004-03-22 03:23 am (UTC) (Link)

But are you easily confused, that's the question. Look, over there! A fuzzy tiger! *steals Xander* Look, up in the sky! It's the Goodyear blimp! *steals Spike*

Thanks for indulging my paranoia. :D

*blink*

robintcj

2004-03-22 06:27 am (UTC) (Link)

Well, actually, the comment confused me a little at first. Which could be that I'm easily amused, or it could be that I'm trying to run on an insanely inadequate amount of sleep. *shrug*

jmchau

2004-03-21 01:21 pm (UTC) (Link)

I haven't seen the movie, but did think you vid was amusing.

mpoetess

2004-03-22 03:26 am (UTC) (Link)

Cool - thank you! (You must see the movie; it's one of those experiences that your life will be richer for. Or at least your brain will be warpeder for...)