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2011: A Year in 824 episodes

(sv) sweeping a girl off her feet
Note au cas où y'aille encore des gens qui lisent ce blogue: ce billet est en anglais parce que, ben, la majorité de mon blogue est en anglais maintenant, même si ça paraît pas. Et de toute façon, une image vaut mille mots, etc.

So, last year I made a post that was very much appreciated by me, my husband, and a lot of spam commenters. It was my 2010: A Year in 450 episodes post! I still like looking at it a lot. But I had actually watched 900+ episodes, and not 450, so I started 2011 with plenty of good will, all "I will start RIGHT AWAY and do episodes BASICALLY AS I WATCH THEM"! Which I did! For maybe two or three weeks. I'm still sad that I didn't manage to do all of it, but then, I watch a lot of TV. And I did do better than last year.

A couple of warnings: this is the least dial-up friendly post of all time. And also, there are a couple of spoilers, but, well, it's one cap per episode, so it doesn't say that much. Plus I mostly picked caps where people made out, so, mostly those types of spoilers. And I was careful for The Wire, so you have no excuse not to watch it.

Without further ado!

824 episodes watched in 2011 (or almost)
















































Comments

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gabsy
Jan. 1st, 2012 10:47 pm (UTC)
THIS IS SO AMAZING!!! IT HAS SOME TERRIBLE FACES IN IT, WHICH I LIKE. LOTS OF AWESOME THINGS!

Your choice for the Golden Globes is PERFECTION.
myr_soleil
Jan. 2nd, 2012 03:34 am (UTC)
Haha, right, man, I was so grossly into them back when I did that part. ALSO DID YOU SEE MADAME PAILLÉ?!

Plus, I don't know if you noticed but my first two 2011 episodes were the last two episodes of Fringe S1. And... if I time it right it's quite possible that those will also be the first two episodes of 2012. All thanks to you! AWESOMESAUCE
gabsy
Jan. 2nd, 2012 03:38 am (UTC)
I MOST CERTAINLY DID! I shall always remember that debate as the-night-I-still-loved-Jack-Layton-a-lot-but-also-kinda-liked-Ignatieff-too!

Haha yesss, then I saw so many other caps from other seasons, and maybe I should feel bad about it, but all I can think is HEY, at least I can ârtly help with the 2012 spam because it's ALREADY capped!
myr_soleil
Jan. 2nd, 2012 03:53 pm (UTC)
I thought actual election night was the night we liked Ignatieff. You know, because of our maternal instincts to take care of people when they're down.

Honestly tumblr is way more spoilery. Though I do think about one specific thing that probably spoiled you, but I won't say what in case you didn't notice it. And I don't like using the same cap twice, haha, so I'll have to pick new ones!... If I decide to picspam at all. I need to borrow the husband's computer to do it, so that's annoying.
gabsy
Jan. 2nd, 2012 04:21 pm (UTC)
Hmm, maybe!! I can't remember that far back, haha.

You're right! To be honest, I feel like I know so many spoilers already through Tumblr osmosis that I made sure not to analyse your Fringe caps very much, except "ohhh, one time they wear hats!"

Didn't you say that last year, too?!!

But yeah, honestly, it must be a LOT of work!
irishmizzy
Jan. 1st, 2012 11:14 pm (UTC)
Oh wow, this is pretty awesome. SO MUCH GOOD TELEVISION. Ngl I got a little teary at the FNL part.
myr_soleil
Jan. 2nd, 2012 03:35 am (UTC)
I know right? That shot of the lights just before they turn off, ahhh, all the feelings. (& thanks!)
htbthomas
Jan. 1st, 2012 11:21 pm (UTC)
Oo, pretty. :)
myr_soleil
Jan. 2nd, 2012 03:35 am (UTC)
Thank you! Your icon is very appropriate, haha!
daisysusan
Jan. 2nd, 2012 02:59 am (UTC)
This is incredible. And we're not discussing how the Friday Night Lights section made me tear up. Or the Fringe caps.
myr_soleil
Jan. 2nd, 2012 03:37 am (UTC)
I think that's just the normal human reaction to Friday Night Lights in general, tbh. And FRINGE, ahh, I feel terrible that my S3 watching happened at the peak of my laziness re: this picspam because it means that it lacks so much Fringe goodness. Ah well. (Also thank you!)
elapses
Jan. 2nd, 2012 04:44 am (UTC)
THIS IS SUCH A COOL IDEA, and so pretty too. Were the caps you made bigger your "favorite" episodes, or was that a purely aesthetic choice?
myr_soleil
Jan. 2nd, 2012 03:47 pm (UTC)
Oh, good, I get to talk about my process! :D All right, so all the hundreds are big caps - 100, 200, 300, etc., except 800 because I didn't find high-resolution images :( I also tried to put finales and premiers in big caps, but those are more random. And favorite episodes, too, like Mad Men's The Suitcase or P&R's Fancy Party. The second biggest caps (two in a row) are mostly episodes I liked particularly (or sometimes premieres/finales too) and the third biggest (three in a row) are often just to have some rhythm and to make the biggest caps fit.

In general I didn't go much for aesthetics, because I like it when I can tell which episodes it is with just an image, so I try to go for representativeness instead of prettiness. Except for rewatches like BSG - but then I don't rewatch much, so.

Haha this was probably way too many details for you, oops. Anyway. Thanks for asking! ;)
katayla
Jan. 2nd, 2012 05:31 am (UTC)
This is AWESOME!
myr_soleil
Jan. 2nd, 2012 11:39 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :D
torigates
Jan. 2nd, 2012 02:51 pm (UTC)
THIS POST IS CRAZY IMPRESSIVE!!! Oh my goodness, I love it!
myr_soleil
Jan. 2nd, 2012 11:40 pm (UTC)
Haha, just crazy would have been appropriate also. Thank you!
kindness_says
Jan. 3rd, 2012 09:37 am (UTC)
Oooh, these posts are cool!! The end/beginning of the year makes me feel like my flist is an endless round of people posting cool memes and scrapbooks and goals and things and I'm like, THIS POST WOULD TAKE ME SEVERAL DAYS TO FINISH, LET ALONE KEEPING TRACK OF ANYTHING OH GOD -

But this is gorg. I especially love that, in this and the 2010 one, Friends pops up continuously. <3
myr_soleil
Jan. 6th, 2012 02:58 pm (UTC)
Oh boy it took me WAY MORE THAN SEVERAL DAYS, haha. At the end I was picspamming 30 episodes a day and I still didn't manage to finish, sigh.

It was actually my first time watching Friends! Not just random rewatching of classics. I know, I'm like an alien.
kindness_says
Jan. 6th, 2012 05:16 pm (UTC)
Oh... I'm now so curious how that went for you but a little scared you will say something that makes me sad. :|
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