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WELCOME TO THE 1980'S SATURDAY MORNING HISTORICAL REENACTMENT SOCIETY WATCH-ALONG-EVE! Tomorrow morning, bright-n-early (7am here in Seattle, 10am in New York) DOZENS of us will be tuning in to the Livestream channel and attempting to recreate an actual 1980's Saturday Morning! WOOOOO!!!

[livejournal.com profile] aurora77 (The DJ Jazzy Jeff of this whole shebang) has an incredible line-up planned for us that I'd really like to keep secret till the last possible minute, but I'll give you a hint - it's gonna go a little more "old-skool" than previous watch-alongs. This stuff is the cream of the crop! The GIANTS of Saturday Mornings on the shoulders of which our entire Society is riding upon! I am legit EXCITED about some of the titles she's told me about!

Today I'll be poppng in and out with tons of polls and videos to whet your collective appetites, so let's start with the simplest poll of all:
[Poll #1934822]
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watching_tv1



CLEAR YOUR CALENDAR!!! THE SATURDAY MORNING HISTORICAL RECREATION SOCIETY WATCH-ALONG IS SET TO START THIS COMING SATURDAY MORNING!!!

The broadcast starts at 7:00am Pacific Daylight Time (10:00am Eastern Daylight Time) and will be a non-stop 5-hour recreation of a 1980's Saturday Morning Experience, complete with commercials! Join us in the chat room (link to be provided) to share your Saturday Morning with the rest of us, answer trivia questions, and show just how much you love these cartoons! Only one rule - NO PAUSING ALLOWED! Just like in the 80's, this show needs to run in real-time. If you need to go to the bathroom, wait till commercial. You need another bowl of Smurfberry Crunch, you run to the kitchen during the boring part of the cartoon. NO PAUSING THE VIDEO!!!

This will be a repeat of one of our previous Watch-Alongs, to help us get our footing, work out any kinks and give new members a chance to experience what we're all about. Besides, it's Summer - Summer is ALL ABOUT RE-RUNS :)

As always, we'll be starting the watch-along at 7:00 (PDT), 10:00 (EDT) in the morning on Saturday, July 20th, with half-hourly posts to this community for those who may want to sleep in and just join us later as well as links to the official chat. Not feeling like tuning in at 7am? Check the community at 7:30, 8:00, 8:30, or whenever to find a link to the point in our programming where you can jump in! Join in the chat and we'll be glad to tell you *exactly* where we are in the video ("Okay, when I post the word SYNC you should be at the 10:27 mark in the video... SYNC!")

Expect a solid week of Nag Posts where I remind you that this is coming and asking you watch-along related questions :)

Speaking of questions, if you have any about the Watch-Along, put them below in the comments thanks!
[identity profile] captain-slinky.livejournal.com
watching_tv


CLEAR YOUR CALENDAR!!! THE SATURDAY MORNING HISTORICAL RECREATION SOCIETY WATCH-ALONG IS SET TO START THIS COMING SATURDAY MORNING!!!

The broadcast starts at 7:00am Pacific Daylight Time (10:00am Eastern Daylight Time) and will be a non-stop 5-hour recreation of a 1980's Saturday Morning Experience, complete with commercials! Join us in the chat room (link to be provided) to share your Saturday Morning with the rest of us, answer trivia questions, and show just how much you love these cartoons! Only one rule - NO PAUSING ALLOWED! Just like in the 80's, this show needs to run in real-time. If you need to go to the bathroom, wait till commercial. You need another bowl of Smurfberry Crunch, you run to the kitchen during the boring part of the cartoon. NO PAUSING THE VIDEO!!!

This will be a repeat of one of our previous Watch-Alongs, to help us get our footing, work out any kinks and give new members a chance to experience what we're all about. Besides, it's Summer - Summer is ALL ABOUT RE-RUNS :)

As always, we'll be starting the watch-along at 7:00 (PDT), 10:00 (EDT) in the morning on Saturday, July 20th, with half-hourly posts to this community for those who may want to sleep in and just join us later as well as links to the official chat. Not feeling like tuning in at 7am? Check the community at 7:30, 8:00, 8:30, or whenever to find a link to the point in our programming where you can jump in! Join in the chat and we'll be glad to tell you *exactly* where we are in the video ("Okay, when I post the word SYNC you should be at the 10:27 mark in the video... SYNC!")

Expect a solid week of Nag Posts where I remind you that this is coming and asking you watch-along related questions :)

Speaking of questions, if you have any about the Watch-Along, put them below in the comments thanks!
[identity profile] captain-slinky.livejournal.com


When we founded this community a year ago, we thought we'd be able to AT LEAST do a Saturday Morning Watch-Along every year on the first Saturday in September - the traditional debut of all 1980's Saturday Morning cartoons. OUr first watch-along was a rousing success, and our second watch-along just a few months later went swimmingly well!

However, GROWN-UP LIFE has gotten in the way of us being able to carry that momentum.

So when [livejournal.com profile] aurora77 and I started talking about the next Watch-Along, we found that despite a strong desire to have another Watch-Along on the proper date of Saturday, September 8th - Reality dictated that this just could not happen. Or at the very least neither one of us would be able to participate and all y'all would be forced to watch the stream by yourselves.

And so we went through our schedules, compared our availability, looked at what else was going on, and in the end... we decided on a date that will allow us to at least HAVE a Watch-Along in 2012 before the year is over.

tl;dr

THE OFFICIAL, NON-NEGOTIABLE DATE OF THE NEXT 1980's SATURDAY MORNING REENACTMENT WATCH-ALONG WILL BE SATURDAY, DECEMBER 29TH!!!

Tell your friends!

We'll also be cross-promoting this event to a Tumblr and a Facebook page, stay tuned for links and more information :)

Meanwhile... we *have* been working on a the next watch-along off-and-on over the past several months, and there's a definite "Theme" to the cartoons we have picked... anyone care to guess what that theme is? Or maybe you have a wish for what the theme will be... who knows? Leave a comment, ANY COMMENT just to let us know that you're still out there and interested, okay? Thanks :)
[identity profile] captain-slinky.livejournal.com


Our next big 1980's Saturday Morning Historical Reenactment will be taking place early in December, either the first or second Saturday of that month (December 3rd or December 10th, we'll know more once we're closer to the dates in question). In planning this event and since it's going to be right at the beginning of The Holiday Season, I figured we should ask you about content...

[Poll #1780467]

Please note that at the very least there will be a few Holiday-Themed commercials from the 1980's in our line-up, there won't be any escaping that :)

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