June 16th, 2005

Snoopy Magneto

Veronica Mars is a virus

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?
1(4.3%)
Claim to have 'accidentally' deleted it?
4(17.4%)
Hold it to ransom?
3(13.0%)
Attach the first ten minutes to another file somehow, and send him away with that one?
4(17.4%)
Claim my flist made me do it?
1(4.3%)
"No... no. There WERE only 21 episodes this season"...?
3(13.0%)
Claim hackers deleted it off his computer?
0(0.0%)
Hide, because an addicted watcher deprieved of the finale will be highly dangerous.
7(30.4%)


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!