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Veronica Mars is a virus

June 16th, 2005 (11:30 am)

current mood: cheerful

Given the sheer number of people who have become avid watchers of Veronica Mars simply by watching one episode thanks to word-of-mouth, then yes, VM is a virus. One episode seems to be enough to hook you into watching another, and after two or three episodes - you're a gonner. One friend said he mentioned it at a UK re-enactment fair last weekend and had people coming up to him saying "You have copies? Gimme!"

Been thinking about this recently after I hooked another friend on VM at the weekend. I sat him down in front of the pilot episode and forced him to watch. After viewing, he insisted on taking the next two eps with him on a flash card, and then emailed me two days later, cursing me for addicting him. He has since turned up with a laptop and copied all the remaining episodes.

Except one.

Silly old me seems to have moved the season finale Leave it to Beaver into a different folder, so he unfortunately didn't copy it. In fact, he doesn't realise it's missing at all at the moment. I just felt he deserved to feel the pain and agony we felt of having to wait a week between the last two eps. Yes, I'm evil. So, turning to my beloved flist:

So, what should I do when he finally notices?

Claim absolutely no knowledge, search the computer and hand it over?
Claim to have 'accidentally' deleted it?
Hold it to ransom?
Attach the first ten minutes to another file somehow, and send him away with that one?
Claim my flist made me do it?
"No... no. There WERE only 21 episodes this season"...?
Claim hackers deleted it off his computer?
Hide, because an addicted watcher deprieved of the finale will be highly dangerous.

And seriously - I know I've addicted a number of you lovely people out there (including Aria and dangermonki in a chatroom on Sunday night) to the glories of Veronica Mars. Just out of curiousity, which of you never cared about it until I started California Screaming?

In other, totally boring, news - I had a haircut today and have tickets for Batman Begins tonight. Don't wait up!


Posted by: iyalode (iyalode)
Posted at: June 16th, 2005 03:56 am (UTC)

Well, I've read other comments about VM on my flist, but yours was the first VM fic that I read and now I'm really eager to see the show.

Posted by: Jason Grey (foenix)
Posted at: June 16th, 2005 04:37 am (UTC)
House of F

Attach the first ten minutes to another file somehow, and send him away with that one?

That, or a ransom note made from magazine letters.

"If you want to see the Veronica Mars finale, send..."


Posted by: uninvitedCat (uninvitedcat)
Posted at: June 16th, 2005 04:42 am (UTC)

My poll vote is for giving him the first ten minutes (because when I'm evil, I'm very evil).

And although I'm not addicted to it yet, I only started to want to watch VM after reading California Screaming.

Posted by: Queen of Quarks (gianfared)
Posted at: June 16th, 2005 05:55 am (UTC)

Let's see... I didn't do the poll because you needed a "none of the above" option. :D Come on, you know me. Own up to it, buddy boy. ;P

And as for VM, haven't seen it and I can't imagine seeing it. I'm totally out of the loop on that, as I am on Buffy, and Lost. But I don't watch much TV and I can't imagine getting enticed to watch VM. Although... dare I say it??? Go ahead, try your best to get me into VM. *grins* I can see you rolling your eyes at me.

Posted by: Brendan (brendanm720)
Posted at: June 16th, 2005 07:44 am (UTC)
Veronica - Smirk

He got me hooked just by posting the first two chapters of "California Screaming".

If he can do that to me, then I would be surprised if you lasted a week.

Two, tops.


Posted by: Queen of Quarks (gianfared)
Posted at: June 16th, 2005 07:54 am (UTC)

*grins* I doubt it. ;)

Do you s'pose he'll try to convert me? It's almost like a sort of ... hmmm ... challenge.

*whistles innocently*

Posted by: Brendan (brendanm720)
Posted at: June 16th, 2005 08:08 am (UTC)
Veronica - Smirk

No doubt in my mind.


Posted by: Marcus L. Rowland (ffutures)
Posted at: June 16th, 2005 07:51 am (UTC)
Wallace & Gromit

Actually it wa mostly rozk pimping it that got me interested, then your story pushed me to actually watching some. Now I've got most of the first series but have only watched about half of the first episode for some reason. The main effect so far is that mentions of Wallace in a couple of fics gave me the idea of writing my BtVS / Wallace and Gromit crossover.

Posted by: Spectacularly Adequate Empress (empressvesica)
Posted at: June 16th, 2005 12:08 pm (UTC)
VM - Colorblocks [symbolical]

While you are very very ebil, I do have to say - I watch VM before you started writing. And before you did. Though I quit for a while there. I actually remember posting about it back last fall - when I caught the first epi on MTV and then didn't get to see episode two because of stupid election debate crap.

However - you deserve, at the least, a warm handshake from Ms. Bell for single-handedly getting so many people interested in her in that bikini show. *wink*

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