Well, I've spent this fine New Year's Eve morning over at On The Lot, dipping my toes a little further into the community.
First off, I can't watch the shorts on my home computer, which is a bit of an issue, to say the least. I couldn't watch them at the dayjob, either. You can't download them and then watch them. They use the dreaded "buffering" technology. The Boyfriend's computer is my last chance.
I was hoping to have a goal of watching and commenting on five films a day or something like that, so this inability to watch at home is a bit of a wrinkle.
I also *just* discovered that there's a whole "friend" thing like on MySpace. I had friend requests pending from November! Which made me feel very unfriendly.
But I do have seven new friends now.
Who's shorts I can't watch.
My short is uploaded, and my paperwork will arrive to them next week, but it looks like the backlog means a two to six week wait before the short goes live. I'm also unclear if this is from the time I uploaded (12/17) or the time I submitted my paperwork (mailed 12/29). So I'm starting the new year by practicing my patience.