loony_moony: (Jon Stewart: You had me at "we're fucked)
Thems the facts:

1. The US is in recession. So is the majority of Europe. China and many Arab countries have incredibly strict internet censorship. India seems to be a free agent. So this is your crowd: People who are mostly out of money but are huge consumers of culture in its many variants.

2. Cinema tickets have been on an incredibly steep rise for the past decade, in direct correlation with the plummeting of the economy. First it was sheer post-9/11 escapism, then it was 3D, now it's IMAX. In NYC, a ticket to see an IMAX 3D movie in peak time has already got to $20. If you think the outer areas are cheaper, you're right, but the average salary is lower too.

3. Television is also more expensive. Time Warner Cable offers a "basic" monthly cable plan in NY that starts at $80. That is without channels like HBO, Starz, Showtime and On Demand movies, not to mention subscriptions to specialized sports channels/events, or even pay-per-view. Don't even get me started on porn. And I don't know about you, but in my building, Time Warner has basically bribed the management company to give them exclusive rights to cable access. I've been given to understand that this has become a standard practice.

4. Technology is more expensive. We don't have to start discussing the wide profit margin Apple, LG, BlackBerry, HP and Dell make off their consumers, right? They all have essentially the same Chinese prison-plant making them their gadgets at a cost that is financially dirt cheap, but also treats people like dirt. I'm an Apple consumer. My hands are not clean. I'm merely stating facts.

5. File storage has become vital. Western Digital is making a fortune on physical storage, and domains, blog services, photobucket-like websites and actual storage websites like Megaupload all provide answers to the rapidly increasing demand in storing media and documents which accumulate beyond the average computer/tablet's memory.

So what are we looking at? We're looking at a global community which is groaning under the weight of its addiction to culture. But this is not a weight made by the addiction itself. It's made by the nature of power-hungry, greedy companies, looking to profit as much as possible from their consumers, and those consumers don't have as much money as they used to, if they ever did. And people who can afford everything are a very small percentage of the global community.

And so, like in every community that is hungry but cannot afford food its masters are selling it (oh yes, I'm aware of the Marxist undertones here), thieving spreads.

Another factor taken into account: We have just turned a technological corner from undigitized media. CDs are being discontinued. The era of DVDs and Blu-Ray will come to an end sooner rather than later. Storage is everything now. This is a mitigating factor in the greediness of big companies who create the media content, because the collapse of CDs was a lethal blow to record companies and their parent companies, who counted on charging as much as possible for their products (while essentially shutting the artists out of the profits).

So we are looking at a monster that is big, hungry and greedy for power and money, with a hand in every plate. We are looking at Cthulhu. And today, Cthulhu took down Megaupload.

Megaupload is probably likely to get heavily indicted. We all know that. We all know what we were funding. Allegedly, they did too, according to some released evidence. The problem is far deeper than Megaupload, though, because Megaupload was simply making a quick buck on creating ideal conditions for a widespread phenomenon of people who cannot afford to consume culture at today's prices, but want it nonetheless.

This is not going to stop. Media companies like Warner Brothers, Sony, Universal and Viacom will continue to create culture and ask for increasing prices for it. People will still not be able to afford those prices. Piracy will continue, because as long as companies don't recognize the need for balance, they will not get the results they want. And no unleashing of governmental dragons in form of laws or indictments will help them, or us, the consumers.

What a shithole.
loony_moony: (Jon Stewart: What is this fuckery)
Okay.

NO.

There is creepy (and this fandom wrote several books about being a creepy fan, ngl), and then there is YOU MADE CLIF A FUCKING GUEST?!

WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU, CREATION CON.


WHAT THE FUCK, PEOPLE.

EW.
loony_moony: (Jon Stewart: What is this fuckery)
Okay.

NO.

There is creepy (and this fandom wrote several books about being a creepy fan, ngl), and then there is YOU MADE CLIF A FUCKING GUEST?!

WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU, CREATION CON.


WHAT THE FUCK, PEOPLE.

EW.
loony_moony: (Jon Stewart: AAAAAAOMG)
Is there any way to terminate the batshit insane, stalkery hub of EVIL otherwise known as the spn_gossip community?

ETA: You know what? Nevermind. I just hope Jared gets his lawyers to go after them, at this point.

ETA 2: Aaaaaand now apparently we have Clif involved too, bitching back at the crazies. Supernatural, the only fandom where even the bodyguard wanks online.
loony_moony: (Jon Stewart: AAAAAAOMG)
Is there any way to terminate the batshit insane, stalkery hub of EVIL otherwise known as the spn_gossip community?

ETA: You know what? Nevermind. I just hope Jared gets his lawyers to go after them, at this point.

ETA 2: Aaaaaand now apparently we have Clif involved too, bitching back at the crazies. Supernatural, the only fandom where even the bodyguard wanks online.
loony_moony: (Twatlight: AWKWARD!SPARKLING)
So today, I saw "New Moon".

OMG ROMEO, OMG JUILET, OMGGGGG )

PS: Anyone has the new Thom Yorke song from the soundtrack, though? I'll love you lots. Damn him and the good songs he keeps giving this franchise. BWEE!
loony_moony: (Twatlight: AWKWARD!SPARKLING)
So today, I saw "New Moon".

OMG ROMEO, OMG JUILET, OMGGGGG )

PS: Anyone has the new Thom Yorke song from the soundtrack, though? I'll love you lots. Damn him and the good songs he keeps giving this franchise. BWEE!
loony_moony: (TB: Sunglasses)
Dear flist (and consequently, Jared Padalecki),

WHAT.

In disbelief,

Moonay

ETA: Until we know if it's true or not, have Tim Gunn and Craig Ferguson on a Dear Aquaman skit:

loony_moony: (TB: Sunglasses)
Dear flist (and consequently, Jared Padalecki),

WHAT.

In disbelief,

Moonay

ETA: Until we know if it's true or not, have Tim Gunn and Craig Ferguson on a Dear Aquaman skit:

loony_moony: (SPN: Sam is la la la not listening!)
NO. NO. NO. FUCKING NO, FUCKERS.

WHAT ARE YOU NOT GETTING WITH HE'S A FUCKING ESCAPED RAPIST. WHAT ARE YOU NOT GETTING ABOUT HIM DRUGGING A 13 YEAR OLD GIRL BEFORE RAPING HER AGAIN AND AGAIN, DESPITE HER PLEAS FOR HIM TO STOP. WHAT ARE YOU NOT GETTING ABOUT THE LAW ABIDING FOR FUCKING EVERYONE, NOT JUST US POOR UNKNOWN CITIZENS. I DON'T CARE IF HE'S THE BEST DIRECTOR THE WORLD HAS EVER SEEN (HE IS NOT, BTW), HE RAPED AN UNDERAGE GIRL MULTIPLE TIMES AND HE SHOULD'VE BEEN PUNISHED FOR THAT 30 YEARS AGO.

FUCK YOU FOR YOUR HIGH-HANDEDNESS. FUCK YOU FOR SUPPORTING HIM.

FUCK YOU.

I HOPE HE GETS MAXIMUM PUNISHMENT AND ROTS IN JAIL LONG ENOUGH TO GET WHAT HE DID, THE FUCKING SCUMBAG.


I AM JUST SO BEYOND DISGUSTED BY ALL OF THIS. UGH.
loony_moony: (SPN: Sam is la la la not listening!)
NO. NO. NO. FUCKING NO, FUCKERS.

WHAT ARE YOU NOT GETTING WITH HE'S A FUCKING ESCAPED RAPIST. WHAT ARE YOU NOT GETTING ABOUT HIM DRUGGING A 13 YEAR OLD GIRL BEFORE RAPING HER AGAIN AND AGAIN, DESPITE HER PLEAS FOR HIM TO STOP. WHAT ARE YOU NOT GETTING ABOUT THE LAW ABIDING FOR FUCKING EVERYONE, NOT JUST US POOR UNKNOWN CITIZENS. I DON'T CARE IF HE'S THE BEST DIRECTOR THE WORLD HAS EVER SEEN (HE IS NOT, BTW), HE RAPED AN UNDERAGE GIRL MULTIPLE TIMES AND HE SHOULD'VE BEEN PUNISHED FOR THAT 30 YEARS AGO.

FUCK YOU FOR YOUR HIGH-HANDEDNESS. FUCK YOU FOR SUPPORTING HIM.

FUCK YOU.

I HOPE HE GETS MAXIMUM PUNISHMENT AND ROTS IN JAIL LONG ENOUGH TO GET WHAT HE DID, THE FUCKING SCUMBAG.


I AM JUST SO BEYOND DISGUSTED BY ALL OF THIS. UGH.
loony_moony: (Twatlight: RPattz says WTF)
NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!


This shriek is brought to you by -


loony_moony: (Twatlight: RPattz says WTF)
NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!


This shriek is brought to you by -


loony_moony: (SPN: I'm a man of my word)
Ahahahahahah. Wow, ONTD. Way to fail keeping your spoiler-cut policy. Guys, inbetween the neverending posts about Lady GaGa (seriously, she is not that good or interesting. stop caring about her) and stupid shit about Lindsay Lohan, there's an epic, massive spoiler for an upcoming SPN episode. Avoid if you're a phobe.

Also, fandom? I hope you're not gonna wank about Jared. Please tell me you're not gonna wank about Jared. Because then I'd be obligated to put a bitchy little rant of a post about just how hypocritical that would be. So yeah, let's keep this hiatus full of puppies and rainbows, mmkay? :)

<33
loony_moony: (SPN: I'm a man of my word)
Ahahahahahah. Wow, ONTD. Way to fail keeping your spoiler-cut policy. Guys, inbetween the neverending posts about Lady GaGa (seriously, she is not that good or interesting. stop caring about her) and stupid shit about Lindsay Lohan, there's an epic, massive spoiler for an upcoming SPN episode. Avoid if you're a phobe.

Also, fandom? I hope you're not gonna wank about Jared. Please tell me you're not gonna wank about Jared. Because then I'd be obligated to put a bitchy little rant of a post about just how hypocritical that would be. So yeah, let's keep this hiatus full of puppies and rainbows, mmkay? :)

<33
loony_moony: (SPN: LEDERHOSEN)
How is Jimmy Kimmel less funny live (hey, they recorded this today) than 10 (15?) year old re-runs of "Whose line is it anyway?" for fuck's sake?

And oh yeah, the audience is full of Acklolytes.

I hope Jensen comes out of this in once piece.

Oi.

*goes in search of tums and a new bubble*

ETA: SHUT THE FUCK UP, FANGIRLS. SHUT THE FUCK UP. I HAD TO GO BACK AND FORTH FOR FOUR. FUCKING. TIMES. TILL THEY FINALLY SHUT UP.

DAMN, HE LOOKS GOOD.

ETA ETA: DID RICKY GERVAIS JUST TOTALLY POP IN ON CONAN'S?

ETA ETA ETA: Barracuda? Oooof hot shot. I'm a better diver than him.

OH GOD, QUESTIONS FROM THE FANGIRLS. HERE WE GO WITH THE AWKWARD.

LOL HE CAN'T COOK. HERE GOES THE 'JENSEN CAN DO ANYTHING' CLICHE UP IN BURNING (ON THE CEILING).

"WHO WOULD YOU GO GAY FOR?"

OIIIIIII

ETA ETA ETA ETA: AHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAH MY SCREEN TOTALLY WENT GREY AT THE MOVIE CLIP. LOL!

This was less awkward than I've expected. Man, he earned his sleepy time. (shooting SPN till 1am and then flying directly to NYC? Ouch)
loony_moony: (SPN: LEDERHOSEN)
How is Jimmy Kimmel less funny live (hey, they recorded this today) than 10 (15?) year old re-runs of "Whose line is it anyway?" for fuck's sake?

And oh yeah, the audience is full of Acklolytes.

I hope Jensen comes out of this in once piece.

Oi.

*goes in search of tums and a new bubble*

ETA: SHUT THE FUCK UP, FANGIRLS. SHUT THE FUCK UP. I HAD TO GO BACK AND FORTH FOR FOUR. FUCKING. TIMES. TILL THEY FINALLY SHUT UP.

DAMN, HE LOOKS GOOD.

ETA ETA: DID RICKY GERVAIS JUST TOTALLY POP IN ON CONAN'S?

ETA ETA ETA: Barracuda? Oooof hot shot. I'm a better diver than him.

OH GOD, QUESTIONS FROM THE FANGIRLS. HERE WE GO WITH THE AWKWARD.

LOL HE CAN'T COOK. HERE GOES THE 'JENSEN CAN DO ANYTHING' CLICHE UP IN BURNING (ON THE CEILING).

"WHO WOULD YOU GO GAY FOR?"

OIIIIIII

ETA ETA ETA ETA: AHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAH MY SCREEN TOTALLY WENT GREY AT THE MOVIE CLIP. LOL!

This was less awkward than I've expected. Man, he earned his sleepy time. (shooting SPN till 1am and then flying directly to NYC? Ouch)
loony_moony: (SPN: Sam is la la la not listening!)
OH DEAR LORD.

I am not kidding when I say SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE ABOUT THIS. He did NOT deserve to be swarmed like that.

HEY, FUCKTARD GIRLS. GET OUT OF MY FANDOM BEFORE I KICK YOUR ASSES INTO NEXT YEAR.
loony_moony: (SPN: Sam is la la la not listening!)
OH DEAR LORD.

I am not kidding when I say SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE ABOUT THIS. He did NOT deserve to be swarmed like that.

HEY, FUCKTARD GIRLS. GET OUT OF MY FANDOM BEFORE I KICK YOUR ASSES INTO NEXT YEAR.
loony_moony: (SPN: Sam is la la la not listening!)
Yes, I saw.

I spazzed.

Fandom. *headdesk*

ETA: Also, what's with all the INSANE My Bloody Valentine promoting that's going on in NYC? I keep seeing bus/subway/TV ads EVERYWHERE. Add that to the hype Entertainment Weekly is going to generate for F13, and we're looking at a possible scenario in which by season 5, Jared and Jensen might actually be almost-there movie stars. THIS IS BIZARRE. *snicker* HIGHBROW HORROR *snicker*

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