Tuesday, May 10, 2005

An After Lunch Afterthought (Gutom Lang Yan!)

Before you viewers peg me as a fame-whore—oh well, yeah I am, duh!—consider the following first. I read and re-read my episodes at least five times after it has gone on air. And I can safely say that 90% of the episodes in The McVie Show have been revised at least twice after it has aired. I’ve even revised several episodes days after they aired.

Obsessive-compulsive? You could say that. Careless editor? You can definitely say that. But I revise on-air because first and foremost I should be satisfied with the episodes I show. Yeah, some of them can be trivial, even insignificant. Most are fluff pieces. But I want my fluff pieces to be coherent fluff pieces.

Another thing I realized: I’m happy with mediocrity. HUUU-WHAAAT?! you may gasp. Let me explain: I want to be the best I can be; I want to be great the way I am—writer, interviewer, actor, kisser, rimmer, whatever. But I’m also keenly aware that compared to others I will not always be the best or the greatest because someone else will always be better at writing, interviewing, acting, kissing, rimming, etc. (and conversely someone will always be worse). So I try to just compare myself to me and see how I stack up. That’s why in the comedy/entertainment department, I genuflect before the altar of Badinggerzie’s “Third Sex In The City” blog. Not all of you will find it hilarious, of course, but that is my—and Sassy Lawyer’s—point. Standards are relative. Absolutes are for the speed of light and gods—and even those two have non-believers.

Okay, do I sound too defensive already? I’ll really stop now.

10 Comments:

Blogger sky said...

Your blog is wootable, to borrow Dean Alfar's words.

Woot! Woot!

Take the pill, Koya.

3:30 PM  
Blogger McVie said...

The blue one or the red one?

3:33 PM  
Blogger sky said...

Ay sorry Koya. Birth control pills pala ni Ati ang nabigay ko sa eyo.

4:17 PM  
Blogger McVie said...

Jhunalyn, you're fired!

4:20 PM  
Blogger Nelson said...

Ikaw naman--in the span of more than a year, you've written a lot more, gained a huge reading audience, and became a blog celebrity in your own right! Promise! ;-))

11:38 PM  
Blogger sky said...

Koya *hikbi*

Gutay-gutay na ang katawan ko. Pati kaluluwa ko gutay-gutay na rin. *end hikbi*

Okeh na ba koya?

9:13 AM  
Blogger J. said...

what was that about??? you're fine as you are. things are good. well..except love/sex life im sure. well, not all mother lily wants, mother lily gets anyways.

9:30 AM  
Blogger McVie said...

Oops, I made the mistake of using the word "mediocrity" when, upon further reflection, that wasn't my point at all. Hindi pala gutom yun, sobrang busog pala: na-constrict yung blood going to my brain.

Heniwey, enough of that.

J: My love and sex life are actually great, thank you. Sex life is thriving despite the missed kimchi opportunity last Friday. And people assume singles have no love life. We actually do. The mistake is limiting "love life" to mean having a boyfriend.

Sky: Aba, gusto mong mag-audition? Wanna play a eulogising dog? Hehehe.

11:30 AM  
Blogger sky said...

At ang pangalan ko ay Folgoso.

May stage fright po ako Koya.

4:34 PM  
Blogger McVie said...

Sige Sky, tawagin mo akong Marimar.

Roll over. Play Dead Or Alive. Preferably "You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)".

How very 80s. :-)

4:39 PM  

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