April 27th, 2006


The sensation of being slapped repeatedly with a wet fish...

Sort of cold and slimy, and leaving a smell that won't rub off -- yeah, that's about it.

I keep trying to ignore the LARPY Awards, and tell myself it can't possibly be that bad. And then things like this purported promo show up:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSvJ4SnWzWc (video, fairly short)
I really want to believe that this is a parody of some sort that someone has put together; unfortunately, it's entirely consistent with everything I've seen about the bloody show so far. From the general cheeziness to the (intentional? accidental? damned if I know) mocking tone, it seems to fit.

The idea of a LARP awards ceremony isn't a dreadful one -- I'm not certain that it can be done well, but I'm not sure it can't. But the only word I can find for this thing is tacky, and I dislike tacky. I have a nasty feeling that I'm going to spend the next two years telling people, "no, really, it isn't like that."

You know there's something wrong when someone creates an awards TV show for your artform, and your best hope is that it sinks beneath the waves without anyone from the real media noticing it. If it does get the level of publicity that the producers claim, it may be the acid test of the hypothesis that all publicity is good publicity...