Sunshine, Light, and Joy

 

This is a post that I've been thinking about for awhile. Recently, I opened up the discussion to other members of the staff to get their feelings on the matter, and their opinions generally matched mine, which is this:

Within the last year or so, there's been a steady increase of negative posts in movie threads. We've always had some heated discussions for some movies, but recently things have not only gotten more histrionic in those threads (generally speaking, the CBM ones), but they've started to spread to other franchises and other movies as well. I'm not talking about out-and-out trolling, I'm talking about members feeling they have to consistently shit on a movie (or studio, or star) simply because they aren't interested in the current project or projects. With every piece of news about a movie, it's now a virtual guarantee that there's a flood of people rushing to say they think it sucks, they don't like the current trailer/tv spot/actor/actress/director/concept. And I get it -- we all have movies we don't like, movies which we think are bad ideas, industry people that just don't appeal to us. But there's a fine line between expressing your opinion about this and doing it so often, with such consistency, that the collective emphasis of all of it basically brings down the entire thread and thus the entire forum.

There's no easy answer to this. We don't want to crush freedom of expression here. But at the same time, the spirit of this forum is for people to have fun talking about the movies they love and the box-office runs they love.

To have fun.

And while it may be fun -- in a sense -- to personally vent about a movie, or to vent at people who dare to enjoy something you don't, it doesn't bring fun to our community. In fact, it generally drags down the overall fun for everyone else. We've had people repeatedly mention to us over the last several months or so that in some cases they don't even bother going into some threads -- even for movies they're curious about! -- because they just don't want to deal with the overall mess those threads contain. And frankly, that matches the personal opinion of most of the staff as well.

So this post is both a request and a warning. 

The request: Next time you feel like taking a dump on a movie (or a topic) for the dozenth time, take a moment to consider whether it's really worth it. People probably already have a good idea of what your attitude about the project is. Maybe just put your posting energy into a movie that you enjoy and love or are excited about.

The warning: The staff is going to be taking a closer look at some of these threads and we'll be more active with temp thread-bans if we think it'll help the overall vibe of the forum. I'd rather we don't have to, but it's not going to constrain any of you too much if you aren't allowed to post about a movie you supposedly don't care about anyway.

Remember the words of Bill and Ted: "Be Excellent to Each Other".

They're just movies, guys. It's about having fun.

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CAYOM - New Franchise by rights thread

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Undertale.

 

Because I think I can make it work. Somehow.

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Gonna try to do a not-crappy version of Phantom of the Opera at some point. Is that allowed? 

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8 minutes ago, Spaghetti said:

Gonna try to do a not-crappy version of Phantom of the Opera at some point. Is that allowed? 

 

I think Broadway musicals are allowed, especially with something like Phantom of the Opera where there's been tons of amateur and international productions.

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42 minutes ago, Spaghetti said:

Gonna try to do a not-crappy version of Phantom of the Opera at some point. Is that allowed? 

 

I would think so. Unless there's been a recent film adaptation, I would say any musical is available.

 

That said, I would heavily recommend not to adapt certain musicals that even skilled production personnel would find challenging. Such as the one which used to be your avatar.

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I'd make SPARK III a 2 hour rotation of Alex and Even reenacting the Bound 2 music video before I adapt Hamilton. 

 

Book for Mormon and Pippin too for that matter. Phantom is probably ambitious as it can get, and if it's on a level similar to Les Mis, I'll be happy 

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2 minutes ago, Spaghetti said:

I'd make SPARK III a 2 hour rotation of Alex and Even reenacting the Bound 2 music video before I adapt Hamilton. 

 

Book for Mormon and Pippin too for that matter. Phantom is probably ambitious as it can get, and if it's on a level similar to Les Mis, I'll be happy 

 

Funny you should mention, I was thinking about adapting Pippin, but having been part of a school performance of it it's close to impossible.

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FYI I hold the rights to the Fifty Shades of Grey series. I also hold the rights to pretty much every Stephen King horror book. 

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2 hours ago, Hiccup23 said:

FYI I hold the rights to the Fifty Shades of Grey series. I also hold the rights to pretty much every Stephen King horror book. 

 

You'll need to specify each one, since you can't just put a blanket claim on a whole bibliography.

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11 minutes ago, 4815162342 said:

 

You'll need to specify each one, since you can't just put a blanket claim on a whole bibliography.

 

Fair enough

 

Eh I'll take: It, Cycle of the Werewolf, Christine, Carrie, and Salem's Lot. 

 

I also claim the rights to The River (TV Show) and I claim rights to Frankenstein, Animal Farm, and Dracula

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RWBY 

Camp Camp

 

I've been watching a ton of Rooster Teeth in the time I've been away from the forums (which reminds me, Hello! I'm Back :D)

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Steeleheart and any other Sanderson novels

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the most dangerous games

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I would like to grab the rights to Superhuman Samurai Syber-SquadSWAT KatsSamurai Pizza Cats, and Extreme Dinosaurs.

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Ooooh oooh and I'd also like ReBoot now that I think about it (the Canadian CG cartoon set inside a computer).

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Sorry for the triple post but... is He-Man and the Masters of the Universe acceptable for me to take as well? A Cannon flop from 1987 doesn't count as recent, right?

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And in case anyone thinks I'm hoarding I'm already writing some of these for next year >.>

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