Hi Internet People,
Yesterday I mentioned that @AuthorChrisVale was doing a live reading of his iZombie/The Flash fanfic on Periscope. I’d never taken part in anything live on Periscope before, though I had watched some interviews that had been filmed on it so I had a vague idea of what it would be like. By vague I mean I knew that comments would appear on screen, but beyond that I had no clue what I was doing. I did figure out how to make hearts appear, you tap the screen, it’s apparently like favoriting or liking. We got into a bit of a heart war, I called it a heart attack, during the live read so Chris should have quite a few.
It was really fun being able to interact with other members of the fandom in real time, which we have sort of done on Twitter with live tweets, but this was more conversational. I had read Chris’ fanfic when he first put it up online and it was great watching and listening to him act out the story. He did different voices and his Ravi and Clive were fabulous! He also did some hilarious voices for characters named after people from the fandom. Not only were there voices, but he had a bunch of props, that were provided by his lovely wife throughout the evening. His first prop was a banana that he used every time a character got a phone call, which was hilarious! The banana turned into this huge joke during the 2 and a half hour event and when it was ultimately destroyed in a fit of hunger, we might have threatened to mob. There was also a lemon that periodically stood in as a phone and pizza, which made an appearance after the great morgue pizza incident of season one was mentioned. Chris is considering doing more Periscopes in the future and I’m super excited for them! I’m down for anything that he plans, even if it is eating all the poor banana phones. If you want to check out the live read you can find it on Chris’ Periscope account, @ChristopherVale
Now that I have a Periscope and a general idea of how it works, I’m still not entirely sure I get it, but I’m sure I’ll eventually figure it out, maybe, I’m wondering if I should use it for more than just watching other people. If I decided to do some Periscopes would anyone be interested in watching them? I’m not sure what I would do yet, maybe just babble about shows or answer random questions from people, but I think it could be fun. Let me know either in the comments or on Twitter if you’d be interested in watching me probably, no make that definitely, make a fool of myself live on the internet. If enough people are interested, I’ll do it.
Remember, a banana phone is always appeeling,