Second, the whole “no magic” thing REALLY bothers me, they explained why they do it (side-note: before I went in I already knew about and was bothered by this, but didn’t know the reason why) but it’s clearly highly counterproductive, some traditions need to die at some point, y’know?
>tfw no one has written a fanfic where Twilight sues Ponyville for discrimination/speciesism
And I really felt for Spike too…
You better stop those feels right now because Spike’s life will be filled with nothing but slapstick injuries, being forgotten by those closest to him, and Rarity stringing him along while having no intention of having a relationship with him because he lacks the gold she wishes to dig. Abandon hope all ye who enter the realm of liking Spike.
Also also, I’m going to a Freemason dinner in a couple weeks…
Crashgordon confirmed for being a member of the Illuminati conspiracy. How’d that Bilderberg meeting go?
Kewln00bs name isn’t special said:
My opinion of Avatar.
>multi-trillion dollar corporation
>once things go south, doesn’t use orbital ships to nuke the naked blue smurfs/use tungsten inertia rods if nukes fuck everything up
>fights land war instead
My brother’s argument was literally “muh shareholders,” as if they wouldn’t give a shit over a costly land war that kills thousands but would care about a quick, efficient, and cost-effective orbital attack. Either way the natives die, the only difference is the second option actually makes sense and you can’t have things making sense in a Hollywood movie these days.
Crimson Locks said:
…and all I get is a C&D debate thread.
You can’t expect us to pass up on a shitstorm, can you?
And once again, it is not our responsibility to fight Jan’s battles.
First, they C&D’d the games, and I didn’t do anything because I didn’t like the fighting genre
Then, they C&D’d the porn, and I didn’t do anything because “muh children!”
Then, they C&D’d the Youtube Poops, and I didn’t do anything because LOLSORANDUMB XD humor is disgusting
Then, they C&D’d the Youtube animations, and I didn’t do anything because it’s not my responisbilty
Then, they C&D’d the fanfics, and I didn’t do anything because fanfics are shit
Then, they C&D’d the Pony Thread, and there was no one left to bitch about horrid copyright/trademark laws
I couldn’t resist.
He wasn’t mimicking the show to parody it, he was mimicking it because he wanted to make a series that actually looked like an official spin-off.
People seem to forget that something doesn’t have to parody something to fall under fair use. The two factors judges place greatest weight on are transformative value and the impact it has on the copyright/trademark holder.
You could argue how trasformative Button Mash is. One the one hand, it follows a completely new character (from a personality standpoint), fleshing out both him and his mom. On the other, both the style and the “plot” are very similar to that of the show.
Given the fact that Button was a background pony without a name and the fact there are hundreds of other animations, it’s already proven the impact it has is negligible.
Campbell v. Acuff-Rose Music, Inc. illustrates the money argument perfectly: just because something makes money, doesn’t disqualify it from fair use. That includes commissions, art trades, etc.