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29th-Nov-2009 10:03 am - SURPRISE IS ON OUR SIDE!
Aubreyad: dance dance

Check out which time-zone you're in on the handy map on the user info. We start at 3pm, UK time.

I don't know about you, but I'm EXCITED about this! XD

Keep an eye on the WorldClock here. ^_^
9th-Aug-2009 05:35 pm - ..... And The Watch!
sawbones romeo
Start getting ready, everyone - DVDs set up to start at 6pm BST exactly!

Comments go here.

And there was great joy and excitement all through the lands :)
9th-Aug-2009 05:19 pm - A slightly different question
A broader question for before the film starts, or afterwards :)
(As long afterwards as you like, it's still interesting)

The general opinion seems to be that the film catches the spirit of the books very well, if not necessarily sticking to the letter. And of course there are a lot of little details from the books in there, as well as some changes.
What do people think? Is it close? Are there things you think could have been done better, or things you would have liked to see - or are there things you prefer from the film?
(In some ways I suppose a looser adaptation is easier to deal with - less scope for people complaining about details changed or missed, since the changes are so broad.)

And what do you think is film canon? Chronologically this is roughly HMS Surprise time, thematically it possibly has slightly more to do with The Mauritius Command (stopping the French from getting a foothold in a new area). And of course there are the two books it was named for.
What has happened before the film? It doesn't slot directly into the books, but have some of the same things happened? Have some things not? (There are a few hints in the film, of course.)

I'll comment my own thoughts when I get a chance...
9th-Aug-2009 12:11 pm - Watch today!
Less than 6 hours to go!

Here's the countdown timer.

There will be a new post for the comments later on - see you all then :)
31st-Jul-2009 02:06 pm - Announcing!

If you don't know what time that will be in your time zone, the time zone map is here in our profile, as (almost) always!

Neither tootsiemuppet nor I will be here, so it's up to you, dear reader, to make the squee!  Can you do it?  Yes you can!

Post this announcement anywhere you like.  Tell your friends, tell your mom, tell your admiral.  (Yes, you!  You can do it.  We've raised you well.  You know what to do by now.)

PS - Here's a countdown timer!

22nd-Jul-2009 02:07 pm - Celebratory watch?
Would anyone be up for another watch, to celebrate the current rumours?
(Or just because it's fun. It's not really tempting fate, because even if nothing happens we still had the fun of the watch... *looks for wood*)

I would suggest Sunday 9th August, because a) it's the weekend after mandc_read finishes The Surgeon's Mate, and b) I'm not in Argyll or Scone or on the Irish Sea that weekend. But other dates could work.

Comments? Squee? Better dates?
I know there was one not long ago, but I think a few people couldn't make it then :)
3rd-Jun-2009 12:25 pm - I am agog, I am aghast!
In the best possible way. I cannot believe that there is such a community. I wish I'd discovered this a few days ago; I'd have ecstatically joined in the watch. At which my family would have laughed uproariously. But thank you for creating this community, whoever did, and I will watch next time. I saw something about it being the 5-year anniversary -- what day is that exactly? Anyway, this is quite exciting.
17th-May-2009 06:32 pm - MANDC_WATCH IS NAO!
Aubreyad: dance dance

Alright, everyone, start getting ready.

Here's the countdown timer: keep it open somewhere.

Kick-off at 6PM UK time exactly, so make sure your DVDs are set up and ready to go so all you still need to do is press the Play button.

Ee, it's been too long. :D

16th-May-2009 05:38 am - Time zones and countdown
Here's the countdown timer (counting down to 6pm UK time) and below is the time zone map.  Hurrah!

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16th-May-2009 11:28 am - Banners ahoy!
Aubreyad: Esteban Maturin y Domanova
Hey all, look at this nifty banner grace_poppy  made!

It is made of nift!

Thank you, [info]grace_poppy 

(apologies for spamming your flist. I promise I'm done now.)

15th-May-2009 07:49 pm - What if there was a time change?
If the watch were at 6pm UK time on Sunday, instead of 3, would it still work for people?
14th-May-2009 10:48 am - WAAAAAATCH
Aubreyad: what Nelson wants
Hey! Hey everyone!

Who's up for a Watch THIS SUNDAY?

Usual times apply.

Say yes!

This Sunday!

Make time! Cancel all weddings you may have planned, don't bother with actually having a life, just switch on that DVD-player and geek out with us.

I know it's little notice, but SAY YES and BE THERE.

It'll be so much fun!
16th-Nov-2008 12:01 pm - Extras Viewing!
Aubreyad: Esteban Maturin y Domanova
ANOTHER viewing, straight after the first one? Are we mad? Maybe a little!

Extras viewing TODAY. Starting at 3 o'clock UK time. If you're not sure what time that translates into in your part of the world, just check The World Clock.

Short list of all the starting times:
The Hundred Days: 3.00 pm
In The Wake of O'Brian: 4.13 pm
Cinematic Phasmids: 4.37 pm
On Sound Design Featurette: 5.12 pm
HBO First Look: 5.35 pm
Deleted Scenes Play All: 6.05 pm

There's a five minute break between segments to allow for people to finish writing and posting their comments and get to the right bit on the DVD. It's an hour LONGER than yesterday, so keep that in mind. For everyone who can't make it from the beginning, feel free to jump in halfway. The more, the crazier!

Any questions? :D

15th-Nov-2008 11:14 am - ANNIVERSARY VIEWING IS HERE
Aubreyad: Esteban Maturin y Domanova
Hi all!! Are you all set to watch the movie today? :D 

Grab a bottle of Madeira and a weevily biscuit and get settled in. It's going to be fun!

We start at precisely 3pm UK time, not a second sooner or later. If you want to make sure what time that translates to in your part of the world, just check The World Clock. There is a countdown clock here (thanks, teh_elb !)


ETA: Only half an hour left, everyone. Get those DVDs ready!

11th-Nov-2008 09:48 pm(no subject)
Aubreyad: Esteban Maturin y Domanova
Late notification, I know, but what would you all say to just a Master and Commander dedicated weekend?

The film on Saturday,
The extras on Sunday.

I know I'll be making some art for the occasion, maybe we can rustle up some fic? Hang up some decorations and get embarrassingly tipsy.

Good idea/bad idea?
10th-Nov-2008 11:56 am - ANNIVERSARY WATCH!
Aubreyad: Esteban Maturin y Domanova
So it looks like the next Watch will be THIS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15th!

Write it down in your Outlook calendars, people!

Don't forget!
6th-Nov-2008 08:19 pm - Anniversary viewing!
Aubreyad: Esteban Maturin y Domanova
Souls, honeys, my particular friends!

A one question poll here...

When can you make it for a celebratory viewing next weekend?

Friday 14th
Saturday 15th
Sunday 15th

The time will be the usual 3pm UK time. You can calculate for your own location what time that would be.

Just setting this up so we can make as many people happy as we possibly can. :D

EDIT: ahem, Sunday the 16th, obviously. I suck.
3rd-Nov-2008 11:24 am - Anniversary viewing!
Aubreyad: Esteban Maturin y Domanova
As esteven so rightly reminded us over at perfect_duet her journal, in two weeks it will have been five years since Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World was released in theatres!

Wow, five years already. Opuntia fandomii, very hard to eradicate.

I think this deserves some sort of anniversary viewing.

Now, since the 14th actually falls on a Friday, we might scoot it over a day or two to make sure as many people as possible can join in, but what do you say, who's up for another Watch?

Ayes to the right, Noes to the left!

11th-Jul-2008 05:25 pm - Postponeage!

We're going to postpone the viewing of the movie.  Date to be announced at a later date, to be announced later.

If you have urgent scheduling requests, you may make them known and they may be considered, subject to the requirements of service.  We apologize for this delay.  Good day to you!
12th-Apr-2008 02:13 pm - UNOPOBL 3.0
Aubreyad: Esteban Maturin y Domanova
 Hi all, 

the Watch will be soon upon us! Three cheers for the Watch!

The countdown timer is here. Keep an eye on it! We start the SECOND it hits zero, to make sure we're all watching it as um... togetherly.. as we possibly can. There is also a ticker on the profile page. :D

(grace_poppy, what would I do without you?)


Less than half an hour, people! Open that countdown timer, get your DVD ready to start the film with a click, and make sure you're surrounded by grog, hard tack and antiscurbotics.


ETA: so close now! When the countdown hits zero, start commenting to this post! 
If you have any questions, don't be afraid to ask.
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