Okay, I hope this doesn’t seem weird or gross that I’m sharing this, but I’m Too Fragile For This— the webseries I do with Cathryn Mudon, directed by Tom Levin— has somehow gotten to ONE MILLION VIEWS on blip.tv in the past week or so.
Almost all of this is down to a single episode, “DTF”, which has somehow gotten close to a million views (while the others are slowly inching up in to 5-digits.)
A little over a week ago, Tom e-mailed Cathryn and me and said
“is there a big glitch on our showpage, or is that shit real? it says DTF has 237,000 views”
We were assured it was not a glitch, and from that point, we kept getting about 100,000 views a day.
I don’t understand numbers or people or how the world works, so I have no idea how to process something like this. My usual approach to thinking about “views” is that when a video of mine gets a hundred or two hundred views, I imagine all those people coming to see a show at the UCB Theatre in Chelsea, and I am satisfied. That’s a packed house! (I ignore the part where a huge percentage of those people would watch 5 seconds of the show and then leave to go see some other show where a cat does something amusing.)
I think I had always assumed that if I was ever part of anything that got one million views, there would be some other effect, like people would be talking about it or something. The only thing I could find from the past week is that someone on a message board said they watched it and thought it was “kind of funny in its own way.”
Anyway, thanks to anyone and everyone who has ever watched it or liked it or thought it was “kind of funny”! Maybe it’s horrible that I’m posting this? I’m just weirded out by it and thought it was fun.