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26 June 2009 @ 08:51 am
The Hoard Potato: Frazz on Fanfic  

Mallett just crammed so much about pop culture, high culture, and transformative art into four panels that I'm nigh-speechless.

Just as a single example: Hollywood gets lambasted for "running out of ideas" whenever they remake an old movie or adapt a TV show, but I don't think I've ever heard the same accusation when we see Yet Another Movie about King Arthur, Robin Hood, or Sherlock Holmes.

I feel: impressedimpressed
ebony14 on June 26th, 2009 04:24 pm (UTC)
Personally, I'm always amazed that the Yet Another Movie doesn't draw on a wider group of characters. There are characters out there that have only been touched on once or twice that are untapped gold. Although, this shows me that someone out there is on my wavelength. Although a part of me fears that it will turn into another "let's make fun of the nostalgic kid's show" movie, like "Land of the Lost" turned into. But I freely admit that's because Seth Rogen's involved.

Now, if we can just get someone to remember a certain black mask, white horse, and silver bullets, or maybe an actually good movie about a certain bronze-skinned genius, I'll be happy.
Paul Gadzikowskiscarfman on June 26th, 2009 05:45 pm (UTC)

You know my methods, Watson.

Christopher Bradleycpxbrex on June 26th, 2009 06:07 pm (UTC)
People get a little confused when I tell them that Shakespeare was a plagiarizing hack. That almost nothing he wrote was even vaguely original and the stuff we remember the most about him - Hamlet, King Lear, MacBeth - were around a loooooong time before he handled them.

Alexandre Dumas was accused of plagiarizing and he said, "I take old stories and breathe new life into them and for this you want to call me a plagiarist?" ;)

I think the idea of owning stories (and other media representations) has been a disaster for art. The truth is, most people want to hear and see pretty much the same stuff over and over again. Which is why pretty much all of our peers, Athe, are still listening to Journey and have contempt for hip-hop. Occasionally they might want something new, but most of them are pretty comfortable with the same stuff, hehe. It's not bad to like the stuff you like but I think it has been bad to cling to your "intellectual property" like a fearful child who clings to their favorite toy so hard that they never get to play with it.

Or something. I shall stop ranting.
Araquan Skytraceraraquan on June 26th, 2009 08:42 pm (UTC)
Mmmm, Journey... }:D
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