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: (TMB: Balloon spying)
I know this isn't news to anyone (and in fact, you can absolutely call me Captain Obvious for this), but I saw this random pic of Joseph Gordon-Levitt on tumblr the other day, and realized that his face is slowly (but surely) morphing into Heath Ledger's, just like everyone's been saying.





I mean, ffs they were both together on "10 Things I Hate About You" but back then they looked NOTHING alike. When Heath Ledger was younger, he looked nothing like JGL, and I remember watching him as a fucking teen on "S.W.E.A.T".

But you guys.

YOU GUYS.





Why yes, this does make TDKR even eerier. D:
loony_moony: (SPN: Misha says YUP)
This is for [livejournal.com profile] caithream, who requested more Narration of Things (Possibly Things Misha Collins Wrote), so I narrated the rhino letter he sent. :D

Letter Read by loony_moony

Here's the letter, for all interested:



Misha and Moose thank you for your time.

loony_moony: (SPN: Misha says YUP)
This is for [livejournal.com profile] caithream, who requested more Narration of Things (Possibly Things Misha Collins Wrote), so I narrated the rhino letter he sent. :D

Letter Read by loony_moony

Here's the letter, for all interested:



Misha and Moose thank you for your time.

loony_moony: (SPN: Jared says hai gurl haaaaai!)
LOL OKAY, LAST TRY.

Snagged from AWESOME PEOPLE.

Voice Meme

Say These Words: Aunt, Route, Wash, Oil, Theater, Iron, Salmon, Caramel, Fire, Water, Sure, Data, Ruin, Crayon, Toilet, New Orleans, Pecan, Both, Again, Probably, Spitting Image, Alabama, Lawyer, Coupon, Mayonnaise, Syrup, Pajamas, Caught

Now answer these questions:

What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house?
What is the bug that when you touch it, curls into a ball?
What is the bubbly carbonated drink called?
What do you call gym shoes?
What do you say to address a group of people?
What do you call the kind of spider that has an oval-shaped body and extremely long legs?
What do you call your grandparents?
What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket?
What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining?
What is the thing you change the TV channel with?


PART 1



PART 2

loony_moony: (SPN: Jared says hai gurl haaaaai!)
LOL OKAY, LAST TRY.

Snagged from AWESOME PEOPLE.

Voice Meme

Say These Words: Aunt, Route, Wash, Oil, Theater, Iron, Salmon, Caramel, Fire, Water, Sure, Data, Ruin, Crayon, Toilet, New Orleans, Pecan, Both, Again, Probably, Spitting Image, Alabama, Lawyer, Coupon, Mayonnaise, Syrup, Pajamas, Caught

Now answer these questions:

What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house?
What is the bug that when you touch it, curls into a ball?
What is the bubbly carbonated drink called?
What do you call gym shoes?
What do you say to address a group of people?
What do you call the kind of spider that has an oval-shaped body and extremely long legs?
What do you call your grandparents?
What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket?
What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining?
What is the thing you change the TV channel with?


PART 1



PART 2

loony_moony: (Jon Stewart: Ice cone Jon)
Are you worried about Egypt? I'm worried about Egypt. 80 million angry Arabs is nothing to snigger at. Especially 80 million angry Arabs under a corrupt regime for 30 years who decide to topple it during the age of Al-Qaeda. But this is a really good place to start reading up on what's happening plus news updates. Seems to be quiet at the moment, but that's pretty much because people are asleep.

And now for something completely different.

Reason #944849584053459 why I love Craig Ferguson:



Btw, the CW still sucks as a network, if only for the reason they've decided to air a re-run of Vampire Diaries instead of new SPN. (Although it does seem SPN fandom got its revenge...) You know, the Vampire Diaries, the show they're trying to sell with the campaign: "Catch VD" and "Got Wood?". YEAH, THAT NETWORK. Did someone ever try to "Christo" Dawn Ostroff? I'm just asking!
loony_moony: (Jon Stewart: Ice cone Jon)
Are you worried about Egypt? I'm worried about Egypt. 80 million angry Arabs is nothing to snigger at. Especially 80 million angry Arabs under a corrupt regime for 30 years who decide to topple it during the age of Al-Qaeda. But this is a really good place to start reading up on what's happening plus news updates. Seems to be quiet at the moment, but that's pretty much because people are asleep.

And now for something completely different.

Reason #944849584053459 why I love Craig Ferguson:



Btw, the CW still sucks as a network, if only for the reason they've decided to air a re-run of Vampire Diaries instead of new SPN. (Although it does seem SPN fandom got its revenge...) You know, the Vampire Diaries, the show they're trying to sell with the campaign: "Catch VD" and "Got Wood?". YEAH, THAT NETWORK. Did someone ever try to "Christo" Dawn Ostroff? I'm just asking!
loony_moony: (Jon Stewart: Pretty pretty princess)
Sorry. I don't think I'll ever be able to get that goddamn Tchaikovsky out of my head for the rest of my life.

Yes, I finally saw 'Black Swan' )

But you know what? Even beyond the actual movie, have you SEEN the promo posters?

They're so pretty! )
loony_moony: (Jon Stewart: Pretty pretty princess)
Sorry. I don't think I'll ever be able to get that goddamn Tchaikovsky out of my head for the rest of my life.

Yes, I finally saw 'Black Swan' )

But you know what? Even beyond the actual movie, have you SEEN the promo posters?

They're so pretty! )
loony_moony: (SPN: This is Dean my sociopathic brother)
I invite you to have a look at this episode through the following five scenes that I just wrote:

Spoilers do what? )


And also, herp derp those boys are pretty. :D
loony_moony: (SPN: This is Dean my sociopathic brother)
I invite you to have a look at this episode through the following five scenes that I just wrote:

Spoilers do what? )


And also, herp derp those boys are pretty. :D
loony_moony: (SPN: Team Free Will)
So EW picked their top 15 favourite SPN episodes, and while their list is really not half bad (Swan Song though? Really? That episode was so bad, I actually thought I'd stop watching the new season after it), I've decided to make my own list of 20 favourites plus extra awards for episodes with specific scenes/themes I really liked. BECAUSE I CAN. :D

My favourite 20 Supernatural episodes! (not dial-up friendly. GIFS/PICS ALERT) )

And now, if you'll excuse me, instead of watching this season's premiere, I have to go and see Alice In Chains in MSG, because my sister's making me. GRRRRRRRR.
loony_moony: (SPN: Team Free Will)
So EW picked their top 15 favourite SPN episodes, and while their list is really not half bad (Swan Song though? Really? That episode was so bad, I actually thought I'd stop watching the new season after it), I've decided to make my own list of 20 favourites plus extra awards for episodes with specific scenes/themes I really liked. BECAUSE I CAN. :D

My favourite 20 Supernatural episodes! (not dial-up friendly. GIFS/PICS ALERT) )

And now, if you'll excuse me, instead of watching this season's premiere, I have to go and see Alice In Chains in MSG, because my sister's making me. GRRRRRRRR.
loony_moony: (SPN: Jensen is alert)
1. Pretty pretty pics of the Eyjafjallajokull eruption!

SO PRETTY OMG

2. I blame [livejournal.com profile] caithream for this:



MWAH.

ETA: 3. WAIT, WHAT? Bonnie Wright and Jamie Campbell Bower got engaged.
loony_moony: (SPN: Jensen is alert)
1. Pretty pretty pics of the Eyjafjallajokull eruption!

SO PRETTY OMG

2. I blame [livejournal.com profile] caithream for this:



MWAH.

ETA: 3. WAIT, WHAT? Bonnie Wright and Jamie Campbell Bower got engaged.

Today!

Apr. 1st, 2010 01:58 am
loony_moony: (Jon Stewart: BERT)
Today I was at The Daily Show taping with [livejournal.com profile] memphis86, [livejournal.com profile] regala_electra and [livejournal.com profile] raelala.

SO. UM. Whenever you hear a high pitched female laugh, IT'S PROBABLY EITHER ME OR MEM. JUST SAYIN'. WE'RE LOUD FUCKERS. :DDDDD

And. And.

JOOOOOOOOON.

*HANDS*

*FLAIL*

*HANDSSSS*

I'll be in my place, squeeing. Possibly until the end of time. No, seriously. AAAAAAAAAAAAAH.

When can I go again? When can I intern omfg I WANT TO INTERN SO BAD NOW.

Today!

Apr. 1st, 2010 01:58 am
loony_moony: (Jon Stewart: BERT)
Today I was at The Daily Show taping with [livejournal.com profile] memphis86, [livejournal.com profile] regala_electra and [livejournal.com profile] raelala.

SO. UM. Whenever you hear a high pitched female laugh, IT'S PROBABLY EITHER ME OR MEM. JUST SAYIN'. WE'RE LOUD FUCKERS. :DDDDD

And. And.

JOOOOOOOOON.

*HANDS*

*FLAIL*

*HANDSSSS*

I'll be in my place, squeeing. Possibly until the end of time. No, seriously. AAAAAAAAAAAAAH.

When can I go again? When can I intern omfg I WANT TO INTERN SO BAD NOW.
loony_moony: (SPN: Kittchesters)
Spoiler-free reaction? I MISSED YOU, SHOWWWWWWW.

Spoilery reaction? )

Supernatural, thou art my CHOCOLATE HOT MISTRESS MISTRESS OF CHOCOLATE.
loony_moony: (SPN: Kittchesters)
Spoiler-free reaction? I MISSED YOU, SHOWWWWWWW.

Spoilery reaction? )

Supernatural, thou art my CHOCOLATE HOT MISTRESS MISTRESS OF CHOCOLATE.

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