Is anybody else logging in minutes rather than number of movies watched?
I don't want to deviate too far away from what the Super Challenge is (movies and books in your TL), but at the same time I don't like the idea of checking off numbers of movies after I've watched them. I've been watching a lot of TV shows lately and to be conservative and to keep myself honest, I have been rounding the tv show minutes down and have been keeping a running tally of the minutes watched.
So for example, if I watch a 45 minute show I only count it as 40 minutes (because of commercials and whatnot). Since the Super Challenge comes down to 9,000 minutes of TV/Movies, can't I just log in the minutes as I go?? I ask because I could seriously use the input from youtube videos where people use colloquial language and speak very fast. Why couldn't I log in minutes from videos and count it towards the Super Challenge? Anybody else doing this?
If I intensively watch a 10 minute youtube video, can't that count towards my 9,000 minutes?
I'm logging in minutes. I watch all of my tv and films online anyways (commercial free), so I just look at how long the video is. Shows that are an hour long on TV, tend to be ~42-43 minutes, from what I've seen, so I log that. I'm planning on doing that with films as well. I recently started the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and considering they're all almost 3 hours each, I'm sure as hell logging the minutes .
I've also been logging minutes I spend watching ~25-30 minute videos on Youtube, that aren't tv shows or movies, but rather a native speaker narrating something or discussing something. I think they have to be >= 10 minutes to count. I don't see why it shouldn't count, considering most of these Youtube videos contain much more actual content than tv or movies! I watch them mainly to hear how real people my age speak, because old war movies sure as hell won't!