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11-17-2010 @ 1:42PM
i understand that the majority of machinima is fan made, and therefore has a strong likelihood of being amateurish...but really...wth is going on here? since when did this article start showcasing the muff cabbage that resulted from some guy sitting down one morning after a crazy night of standing in the fire, apparently filled with the spirit of creation and saying, "i can't get mom's car to head to eat n' park or the mall, so i think i'll make a wow movie instead!"? moviewatch has been slummin' something fierce lately...."Romire says that he was challenged with technical problems during the video's creation, and I think some of those problems showed in the final product...I would recommend grabbing a copy editor in the next round, however, to help minimize some grammatical errors in the script."why share it, then? so he can get a pat on the back from the public for trying? couldn't you have given him that advice in private and, if he took it to heart and came back with something better, then pushed it out for everyone to see? i get a sense you were trying to give him a leg up or something, but i kinda feel bad for the guy. if i was him i'd be rather embarrassed for having such a sub par product thrown to the internet wolves with nothing but a, "good effort, kid...better luck next time!". please, mr. gray...i know i'm just one reader, and even though i may not always agree with your choices, i nonetheless respect them and have loved your column thus far...but please...let's end the week on a high note!and in what will probably be a meager effort to rebut potential replies: - you don't have to be an artist to be able to appreciate great art (or deride the lack thereof) - kudos to everyone out there who likes the type of drivel that "let's them relax and turn their brains off" when they're taking time off from solving the world's problems one college philosophy class at a time...apologies, but not all of us share your penchant for such apparently classic vintage- yes he tried, good for him, good effort. i wholly support his endeavors. unfortunately, i can't see the correlation between "tried really hard" and "quality machinima". anybody can put crap on the internet nowadays...but i personally come here to see what wheat the author has sifted from the chaff and until lately, haven't been disappointed. if that's not your thing, congratulations...we have different opinions.
11-17-2010 @ 3:29PM
As I wonder if the second point is addressed to one of my comments about 'summon you a drank' (if not, I apologize, but want to make sure):Even as a college kid who discusses heavy issues (not 'solves', I'm not THAT full of myself.), there is a difference between 'well done humor that has good quality tech and well delivered punchlines, but is 'dumb' humor' to '...Ok, I would have to shut down most centers of my brain in order to ignore the glitchy-ness, cliche plot, and the grammar errors.'
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