Post by colorfulangel on Jan 17, 2020 4:00:43 GMT
I've been thinking of season 4 and what's ahead. After about 3 years of walking through season 3, it now makes sense that it's going to be something I need to mentally prepare myself for!
As I've said a few times now, I'll walk through Unfinished Business as the first episode of season 4. I actually just finished writing the blog posts for that episode [Huge thank you to Learjet for transcribing and formatting this episode!] Unfinished Business blog posts are all done! And I'm about to start on Stemwinders [Huge thank you to KC for transcribing this!!!! and to Learjet for formatting!!! ]
I am needing to get ahead with blog posts before we jump into season 4, so my RL commitments don't get in the way of the walk continuing. I really don't like to pause mid episode.. it breaks up the flow of our conversations and what the episode is all about.. so I'll avoid doing that where I possibly can.
But, I think I will take the odd break a little more often between episodes from time to time.
I only have so many smk hours in a week - and during that time I can write blog posts, or I can respond to comments.. when I do both - I have much less time to get the blog posts written.. thus I need to get ahead. I really like to participate in discussions and respond to everyone's thoughts - because well.. everyone's contributions rock!
The thought of not walking through season 4 never crossed my mind - but I have been considering how to do it, and make it the most enjoyable experience for myself, and for everyone who joins in the walk. Thus, I wanted to hear from you all your ideas.
Thinking ahead for how to manage season 4 - I will likely reduce the detail for some episodes where it seems the episode is getting bogged down - but I do like to include all the dialogue everyone has contributed.. it is good to go back to.. so when the eps are a little on the dull side, I'll likely make things a little more short and snappy, but still include the dialogue.. and I'll try and reduce the number of photos included.. Learjet your suggestion to do this was a good one! Thanks for sharing your thoughts openly!
I'll just have to use my judgement for what is dull or what is appealing and if anyone wants to cover something more than it was covered in the blog post - you guys are very welcome to do that in the comments.
When things feel a little laborious for me as the writer of the blog posts, I'll take a break between episodes and refresh myself before moving on to the next. This will also help me to have more time to converse with commenters.
Basically - I'm going to take it an episode at a time, and I have a few strategies ready to go - I will be as prepared as I can be!
Lastly, I know I've said this elsewhere (can't remember where)- I admire KJ and her bravery in facing her cancer diagnosis/treatment and continuing to film right through to the end of season 4. It may not have been the ideal ending, but my view is that I'm extremely grateful that we got an ending at all in those circumstances. I'd like to honour her bravery - and also what I view as her selflessness in giving back to the fans of this show. She suffered through the end of season 4 physically, emotionally, spiritually and psychologically.. and I want to honour that. I figure the least I can do is write blog posts and cover the episodes - it's not really asking so much of me is it!! Not in the great scheme of things.
I'm gonna walk through season 4 - in honour of KJ's bravery!
This is my first post at Ned's and I'm not quite sure how to do this.
I want to thank Iwsod, Learjet, KC and all the others who help out with the blog. It is very difficult to stay committed to anything for years and I wonder how your RLs have changed since this all began. That you are able to do a walk through now is much appreciated!!
Iwsod, I was glad to read this post (and thread) as it gives me insight into where S4 was headed. I'll be happy to walk with all of you to the end, if that is possible, no matter how much time it takes.
S4 is not as light and airy, but there is growth, romance, and honoring KJ. I'm curious to see what will naturally come out in the posts and our conversations in these eps.
Mostly, I just wanted to say THANK YOU for your time and insights. The blog has enriched the show for me and I am grateful.