file under “movies to watch when feeling sad”
Shelley Hennig at day 1 of WIRED Cafe at SDCC.
found this on fb thought you guys’d like it. original link
The STUPID IS TOO MUCH
Reading things like this makes me homicidal.
Woah, when I was 3 I had the same surgery and the same problem!
Granted it wasn’t my parents that gave me the food but the house keeper because she was just mortified when she learned I didn’t eat anything for a night and gave me a chocolate bar.
In the operating room my throat was just full of sticky chocolate.
And when my parents the house keeper to ask about it, she completely flipped saying she was going to call the police because they should feed me and all sorts of stuff.
Never saw her again and my father still jokes everytime I eat chocolate.
i hope everyone realizes now and will learn from this: but networks often orchestrate the failures of shows (particularly your favorite animated cartoons) because someone on high said so. Korra has a lot of flaws that I take issue with but its move from actually being broadcast to being available online is part of a longer series of fuckups that are very intentional including multiple leaks, changing release dates, and lack of advertising or promotion.
GL:TAS failed because an exec said so - and no fan on earth was going to be able to stop it. LOK is going to fail because Nick is going to make it fail, not because I didn’t watch the show and have my “numbers” counted. People keep saying Nick is going to lose millions on Korra. True— Nick will lose millions they already spent on what has already been produced. In other words, they’re losing expected and required losses for production. By pulling Korra from the air, they’re preventing further loss, not losing even more money. They may believe they cannot recoup what was already spent.
They may have decided they did not want to continue spending more money on promoting and airing the show and not be able to get that money back. Some exec may have literally just sneezed and said “Eh, I don’t like this show, put it online.” It’s not about viewers. It’s not about fans or fandoms. It’s not about awards, original content, or merchandise. It is what the execs want, and that’s it.
Once you realize this you’ll realize that all mass media is orchestrated by a select group of people — why it’s so hard to include diversity in cartoons, why things that are cult-classics or fan favorites are doomed to fail from the beginning and why you should not look at Nick, Disney, or Cartoon Network with anything other than suspicion because none of these companies are required to ensure the success of all of their shows, and they are completely willing to let their shows fail if they decide they don’t want to back it anymore.
And not just cartoons.
Star Trek: The Original Series got done wrong and cancelled/pulled because studio execs DIDN’T UNDERSTAND IT. They didn’t understand who could be watching it or what it was doing - this was in the days before demographics was a thing (that was then twisted and refocused on yt ppl 18-35 usually male).
The fans kept Trek alive enough for TNG, DS9 and even Voyager (mostly) but even there, once again execs got a hold of it - who didn’t understand it. ENTERPRISE kinda showed that. Just like how JJ Abrams didn’t ‘get’ TOS or TNG and has done ‘space action movies’ that reveal his real goal was always Star Wars.
We’re all just eyeballs for advertising. And they pre-decide whose eyeballs are important and worth something, and who counts cause they’ll be given nothing else and how that loss isn’t really loss.
Book publishers do the same.
There’s a REASON that the more plausible and possible it is, to do a webseries, or have an e-press etc, the more (for example) Corp action against Net Neutrality becomes a thing, and other companies (Sony, Netflix etc…) are trying to rise up and BE the ‘new old men at the top’. But the plan is NEVER to let there be a diversification in storytelling and distribution - that’s not the point of a monopoly.
And Capitalism is the real-life game of Monopoly. You only ‘win’ if you own and control it ALL.
yuuup. i actually thought of mentioning ST:TOS but just used cartoon examples for the post. it’s still completely relevant though and is one of the few fan-driven revivals that worked, along with that Veronica Mars movie.
media is exclusive and the power is not centralized in our favor.
media is meant to maintain a chosen status quo
media is an oligopoly.
"I think I really wanted to prove something to myself, but at the same time, I’m very sensitive. When you see those action movies and it’s like the back of somebody’s head and then all of a sudden they give that one pose at the end and you’re like, "That was not…That was the lamest thing." You want to see the actor risking their life. It’s part of what sells it, I think, as an audience member, and, like I said, I’m sensitive about that sort of thing. So I would want to… I never would want to be that. I wouldn’t want to be perceived as a wuss who couldn’t do it, I guess. " - Scarlett Johansson
I worked at a daycare; kids are weird.
And sportsmaster would probably be the worst/best dad on the playground