Hello, hello! It is I, your Poe Party Secret Santa! How was your day? It has finally started to snow where I live. I’m not much of a winter person, but I can appreciate the winter aesthetic if I’m indoors and warm. I would like to know more about you! What are some things or fandoms you enjoy? Also how did you get into watching Poe Party?

Monday, November 21st, 2016

This blog is probably the most up-to-date source on things I’m into. But since no one has time to scroll through the whole thing, I’ll do my best to summarize.

I enjoy nature, and learning about new things. I enjoy period drama and science fiction. I enjoy long walks that (lately) involve playing Pokemon Go. I enjoy sailing, including (sometimes) competitive sailing, though that’s something I do less these days than previously. I like working with others to make the communities we share the kinds of places people want to spend time in.

I got into watching Poe Party through @clavisa. I’d come to know her through the Lizzie Bennet Diaries, a webseries we were both fans of. One evening (specifically, the evening of October 24, 2013, it turns out), she posted the following:

You guys, there are only nine (9) posts in the entire A Tell Tale Vlog tag, and three of them are by me.

I need people to fangirl with. 

Please watch it here (the eps are less than 2 minutes each) and then come geek out with me over the literary references and juxtaposition of historical/formal and modern/vernacular speech and also genderific can you tell me what time period her dress belongs to?

So because clavisa very much knows What Is What, I checked it out. I’ve never regretted it.

Note for Tumblr historians/archaeologists: It looks like clavisa’s earliest post tagged A Tell Tale Vlog was made 20 minutes earlier that same evening. In that post she linked to this video:

…and wrote:

So I just discovered A Tell Tale Vlog because it was recommended in the same Hypable article that recommended AoJE and I’ve only watched one episode so far but I think it’s is going to be hilarious. (Please go check it out so I have people to meta with? thanks)

So. Here we are. Thank you for asking, Santa. Stay warm and cozy in your snowy environs!

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So, I think you watched the zombie thing Mary Kate was in? Can you tell me how creepy it is? I’m trying to figure out if I want to watch it.

Friday, October 30th, 2015

The one that went up today? Lullaby: A Zombie Musical? Yes, I watched it. Also, for the record, I enjoyed it. But I’ve been pushing myself in the horror department the last week or two (some of which happened of my own volition, some through trying to be a good sport with the large amounts of the stuff that people around me have been watching).

Slightly spoiler-y creepiness discussion below the cut.

I’m not necessarily the best judge of someone else’s creepiness factor. I found it a little offputting in the early going, and occasionally in the middle, due to the level of (mostly off-screen) violence. It has fairly light-hearted musical numbers, with dancing zombies (which were very cool, to be honest). And I really enjoyed the singing. And at the end there’s a twist that earned some more admiration from me.

But… there is blood. And (mostly, but not entirely) offscreen violence, along the lines of implied rather than shown (again, mostly) smashing of zombies with a sledgehammer, with the bloody aftermath shown after the smashing happens.

So I don’t know. If one is inured to zombie tropes and the depiction of extreme violence being committed on them (because hey, they’re _zombies_, right? so they’re not humans? so it’s okay?), then it’s going to be very tame and enjoyable. If one is sensitive to those tropes, and doesn’t particularly care for them, then I’d say that depending on how far along that spectrum you fall, you _might_ have a problem with it. Its creators obviously went to some length to try to tone down the violence by having it (mostly) implied rather than shown. But again, I don’t know.

I’d be curious to hear what you think if you do end up watching it.

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