Right, so, when I was a kid I didn’t have much. I had a gameboy, drawing, 1 friend… So like all 90’s born neophytes and early 2000’s twits I was in front of a TV. Saturday was like christmas for me. We didn’t have cable, just broadcast TV. So what I saw as a kid was a lot of WB cartoons, and the few times I was at my grandmothers house and got to watch cartoon network, nick, and disney channel when it wasn’t shit. So now, obviously, you can’t just flick on nick and watch Hey arnold. You have shitty flash cartoon meme based spongebob and icarly turned up to 11 (but icarly was actually pretty gud). So what have I been dreaming of for… 7 years now?
My own cartoon saturday one at night.
I don’t know how I would do this, but once I have all of my shows I want a playstream open somewhere or just broadcasting, maybe icecast?, that I can just flick on my TV and BAM its in the middle of an episode of rocket power, does a random adult swim bump or 90’s kids toy advertisement, and then plays cow and chicken, with randomized marathons of whatever and a lower thirds pre-announcer. Like legit in-house TV broadcast station.
This has literally been my wet dream for years. I originally saw Mythbuntu as an option for that, but I haven’t found a good way to do it. So, with that, if anyone, ANYONE, has an idea for me, I will be ecstatic. If I can craft this for myself and post what I did and how I will never ever need TV ever again and I will be so damn happy.
My only requirement is that I want it to be authentic. I want it to be like actual TV from when I was a kid. When TV shows have black spots where an advertisement would be I want it to actually pause and choose a random advertisement, or maybe like a random YTP or fake advert from the internet. But that I could set up all of my folders with my shows, an ADVERT folder that it uses a random number generator to choose the range of 1 to whatever the max file number is and chooses in there, even the random chance that it plays the same advert twice like how it actually happened.
Is this weird? Yeah! Is it an awesome idea? Yes! Do I want it so badly that I might actually buy TV station gear to do it? Does Rolf butter toast?
Any ideas. Lay them on me. This is NOT AT ALL an immediate thing, but to just plop a laptop behind my TV stand or something to be my TV station… Fuck yes please!!!