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Sep. 21st, 2012

Such Promise Wasted: Watching Parade's End

Aug. 18th, 2012

The theme song of my weekend

Nov. 26th, 2011

My rage, let me show you it

I've known for a very long time that the Youtube fandom, of which EskimoKissProject was necessarily a part, was plagued with a complete lack of etiquette. With EKP and also with the AWZ communities on IJ, we tried to bring what all three of us had been taught was normal fandom interaction to that world. I'm talking about the very basic niceties of fandom here - you know, the "credit others for their contributions" and "comment when you like something" and "for the love of god, don't steal other people's shit." I'm not saying we did a perfect job, but at least we tried. For Pete's sake, I even gave Dennis Grabosch an earful when he took somebody's fanvid and put his own music to it because he hates "My Immortal". I do too, btw, but that shit is just not on.

As we expected, the fandom really went rogue after we quit our regular posting last year. It's turned to ugly consumerism, where people just grab what they want without any concern for the time or effort that others took to make it. And I'm not even talking about EKP's subtitled videos, which people are uploading at will, without asking, saying thanks, or anything. That's kinda crappy, but we did tell people they could download our stuff. I'm talking about fanvids that have been archived without the creators' knowledge or permission - just because apparently anything on YT is fair game.

Seriously, people! Archiving stuff that is not your own without permission!!! WHO DOES THAT?!?!?!?!!!!

So if you've created any AWZ vids in the past few years, you might want to check here* and see if your stuff has been pillaged. I recognise quite a few of them myself. Some of the original vids are still on Youtube, where viewers could leave a comment if they were so inclined. And I know that others were taken down for a reason by the creator. I think it's really shitty that their wishes are not respected - hell, not even considered.

WTF is wrong with this fandom?

* Update: She's now made the folder private (and I was asked to remove the link to my vids in her post. Um, no.). If you've created vids that you don't want archived, you might want to write to her anyway. ([info]amilee123 and [info]redcouchaddict, I know she had included some of yours.)

May. 27th, 2011

Oh BS, never change

They're speculating that the bandage on Dennis' eye is from an acid-wash that will allow Roman Wild to come back with a new face after DG leaves Show. Bless their wee little overwrought brains.

(Although you know, Kristin might buy it if there was a genital wash too...)

Mar. 18th, 2011

Morning blues

It's just gone six in the morning. I've been up for an hour. I woke up from a vividly awful dream in which AWZ had cast a faux-Marc who wouldn't even fool soap viewers. Then I indulged in lovely, soul-strengthening comments on our blog from people who believe in us. Now a man is singing drunkenly in the street outside. And something we all love ended today.

In some parts of the world it's St. Patrick's day. Here it's just a very interesting start to Friday.

ETA: A start? Screw that. I'm going back to bed.

Feb. 12th, 2011

I love Aldi!

I am not authorised to disclose why, but I just need to leave her a little sexy lawyer.

Aug. 31st, 2010

Oh ADL, how do you do it?

Antoine Langdouche is thick with fail today. I'm glad to see he's back -- last week didn't meet the level of pure stupid we've come to expect from him. I am massively overwhelmed with work (I'm not here, really!) so I'm just gonna sit back and see what you guys do with it. I can't wait!

(I'm also not rewatching this, no. And Igor's legs really aren't two metres long...)

Aug. 19th, 2010

Oh Show, Scrapbooking?

Spoilers for ep994 )

Aug. 13th, 2010


Aug. 12th, 2010


Can someone who still posts over at the Gays of Daytime Board please go here and tell that halfwit asking for pictures of IGOR'S CHILD that she is NOT a public figure, has not made any choice to be in the public eye, and is not the property of every fangirl to get her womb envy on?

You can phrase it more nicely than that, if you want. I can't.

Not a good day, people. Not a good day at all.

Jul. 22nd, 2010

My grumps of the day

Dear Annoying PM Person:

Thank you for your message, which requested, and I quote, "I was wondering if there was anyway I could get a copy of all the Roman and Deniz videos you have. I know there are hundreds and downloading them one by one is taking me forever. I was hoping there was an easier way. Please say you can help." I apologise for all the time it is taking you to right-click-save, it must be arduous! Let me just put aside the insane amount of work I should be doing -- my animals don't need to eat -- and burn discs of all 700 episodes for you. I'm happy to do it -- the hours spent uploading all these pales in comparison to the few seconds it takes you to d/l. Just wondering, would you like me to hand deliver them to you as well? When would be a good time for me to drop by? I would hate to inconvenience you!

Ever eager to please,

Dear Annoying Russian Dude:

It's great that you want to sub the DeRo story in Russian. Only when you upload our videos to your youtube account, and just call them "Russian subs" without actually changing our English subs, it kinda defeats the purpose. But thanks for later asking "where did you get english subs and maybe you can send me it or show me where i can get it." Thing is, we don't exactly get English subs. Maybe learning German and vidding would help?

Cheerfully reigniting the Cold War,

Dear Annoying Commenter:

I might take your latest annoying comment criticising Vanessa for not being "punk rock" more seriously if you didn't list Jared Leto's band as your favourite. Please call someone ugly now so we can block you.

Loving double-secret probation,


Jun. 29th, 2010

Vet stuff, the ex stuff, life stuff

Molly McMeow's going under the knife today -- I know good thoughts are at a premium these days, but if you've got any to spare, please send them her way.

And my ex just reminded me why I love him sometimes. When I told him that she was a bit damp and a lot unhappy after I walked to the vets in the pouring rain, he wrote:

Mrrrrggrrrrreowwwwing in the rain, just mrrrrggrrrrreowwwwing in the rain, what a glorious feeling, she's golden again...

and so on... I'm choreographing the dance number now... it'll involve Rudy and lots of puddles!

Man, did I ever need that today.

I am woefully behind on IJ and, well, everything. Time needs to stretch massively before this day is out or I am royally screwed with work. Also, if people could just stop being stupid, that'd be awesome too!

Jun. 9th, 2010

Announce to flounce?

I have a question for the flist. I know a lot of you are serial fans, like myself, who have participated in more than one fandom. I'm curious: when you left one fandom/pairing, did you just leave quietly? Or did you feel the need to notify the mods of your fandom, and the world at large, loudly and in great detail why you didn't want to continue?

Jun. 3rd, 2010

excuse my language but


The following video(s) from your account have been disabled for violation of the YouTube Community Guidelines:

• AWZ - Deniz & Roman - Episode 751 (English Subtitles) - (eskimokissproject)

Your account has received one Community Guidelines warning strike, which will expire in six months. Additional violations may result in the temporary disabling of your ability to post content to YouTube and/or the termination of your account.

So either some homophobic asshole flagged it as inappropriate content, or somebody who hates us for sullying the clean DeRo love turned us in. EITHER WAY OMG SO MUCH FAIL.

ETA: Just an update because I am totally swamped right now and just got the hugest project in the world OMG and can't answer comments now, but wanted to say THANKS FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT. And Amilee, thank you esp for that address for the appeal. I think we're going to try that, fat lot of good it'll do. Prudes.

May. 28th, 2010



That is all.

But I feel a little better now.

May. 14th, 2010

Torn, so torn...

OMG YOU GUYS!! This was on RTL-Explosiv (a daily features/entertainment show in Germany) tonight.

I'm cringing into a tightly wound ball of squick here at how they cut this, and how they miss everything that the Eskimos are about. They're probably brokenhearted that the people who went to NYC weren't the ones who write, "OMG Roman so cute when he cries, DenDen most sexxxxy, DeRo 4EVAH!!!!!!!"

On the other hand, you people are LOVELY. So utterly lovely. *cuddles all of you*

We are still debating whether or not to translate it, as non-German speakers will probably appreciate it much more not knowing what's said. (You Germans will just have to suck it up and squick with us, sorry.)

*is dying at the thought of how filthy [info]wildepet's unwashed face is now*

May. 11th, 2010

Laughing? Crying? It's all the same, really

I just have to rant a little tonight. *whips out trusty Eskimo filter and goes to town*

I hate DeRo, apparently. )

Apr. 15th, 2010

A small request....

Can people just not be stupid today? Please? Or if they have to be stupid, can they do it quietly so I don't hear them?

Apr. 5th, 2010

Let. It. Go.

Vlad's up to his madness tonight -- we've just gotten six very abusive comments from him, and banned three new sockpuppets. He's intent on "outing" me for my bitchiness. (Excuse me for a minute. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA!)


He's also threatening to publish the emails I sent him back when RTL changed their security and we asked him if he had the tech savvy to help us get the episodes. He didn't, of course, but gave us a stern lecture on how he wished he'd known we were meeting with RTL so he could have coached us on what to say, and that Dennis and Igor were surely involved in this plot to entrap us. I smacked him down for his patronising shit and talking down to us like we were 14-year-old fangirls, it's true, and I'd do it again in a minute, and I don't mind one bit if those emails go public because he was a fuckwit.

I'm too old for this shit.

Nonetheless. His behaviour has gone past trollish, and as much as I do love you guys for standing up for us, there's a very important rule I think we need to follow at this point: DON'T FEED THE TROLL. There's absolutely no point in engaging with him -- just ignore, we'll delete and ban, rinse and repeat.

(Also we deleted that whole thread of comments on 894. There was some good stuff there, really, but the whole thing was just making Aldi and me ill to look at it. I hope you'll understand.)


In much sparklier news, go have a peek at Dennis' IMDb page.

Apr. 3rd, 2010

so much fail

Note to self: Stop reading the GOOL trip reports on GoDT, where apparently Aldi and I did nothing (not even attend, by some accounts).


*dashes off to read Fab's trip report again*

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