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Post by Ashton » Thu Feb 27, 2003 12:20 am

Rozard wrote:
Ashton wrote:I don't care about people coming up and asking for my autograph, man! All I want is to win some awards.
I say we all pitch in and each buy Ashton a big trophy at our local sports memorobilia stores, each with the message: "Here's a hunk of plastic that commemorates success. Now STFU."
Alright, now I'm becoming angry. Nobody listened to me from the start, and now it's showing. You all had your own little images about who I am and what I am thinking, but what I had to say, and my request are not what you are all making it out to be. But otherwise, thanks very much for the suggestion.
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Post by EarthCurrent » Thu Feb 27, 2003 12:31 am

I blame Microsoft and Bill Gates :? damn them to hell.....

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Post by Rozard » Thu Feb 27, 2003 12:46 am

Dude, you're doing it to yourself! There's no reason at all to get all hot and bothered over any of this. Everyone else but you seems to understand this. It's just a fucking internet poll. I somehow doubt jbone will get a better job if he puts down on his resume that he won Best New Creator at a fan-based music video web site. Also, I believe you said something about no one knowing who you were (and you not knowing anyone else), and that you had no intention to. How are you going to get people to watch your videos if they don't know who you are? I know for sure I'm not known for my videos, but because I've been posting in the forums for a long time.

I make my videos because I want to, and feel the need to. I also wish for other people to watch them. Does it bother me when people don't review my videos? Yes, I'm not going to lie to you. Do I care about awards? Kind of. Sure, it's awesome to get recognized for something I did. Am I going to plead to win and obsess over not winning? Hell no. What's the point?
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Post by Ashton » Thu Feb 27, 2003 1:10 am

Rozard wrote:Dude, you're doing it to yourself! There's no reason at all to get all hot and bothered over any of this. Everyone else but you seems to understand this. It's just a fucking internet poll. I somehow doubt jbone will get a better job if he puts down on his resume that he won Best New Creator at a fan-based music video web site. Also, I believe you said something about no one knowing who you were (and you not knowing anyone else), and that you had no intention to. How are you going to get people to watch your videos if they don't know who you are? I know for sure I'm not known for my videos, but because I've been posting in the forums for a long time.

I make my videos because I want to, and feel the need to. I also wish for other people to watch them. Does it bother me when people don't review my videos? Yes, I'm not going to lie to you. Do I care about awards? Kind of. Sure, it's awesome to get recognized for something I did. Am I going to plead to win and obsess over not winning? Hell no. What's the point?
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ok, now I'm just confused. The first part of that refers to something, and I don't know exactly what your saying, but I think you misunderstood something I said.
As for the second part, I agree with you 100%. I never intended this to be a "plea" of any kind. I just wanted to say that I believed I deserve it, and that I believe my work is worth your time viewing. Really, you and I share the same idea... really.
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Post by Ashton » Thu Feb 27, 2003 1:11 am

earthcurrent wrote:I blame Microsoft and Bill Gates :? damn them to hell.....
Good call. I think it's the horrible effect XP has on human brain waves. It's like cell phones, but worse... :shock:
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Post by EarthCurrent » Thu Feb 27, 2003 1:13 am

Ashton wrote:
earthcurrent wrote:I blame Microsoft and Bill Gates :? damn them to hell.....
Good call. I think it's the horrible effect XP has on human brain waves. It's like cell phones, but worse... :shock:
Good. Now that you are agree. Hush.

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Post by Ashton » Thu Feb 27, 2003 1:15 am

earthcurrent wrote:
Ashton wrote:
earthcurrent wrote:I blame Microsoft and Bill Gates :? damn them to hell.....
Good call. I think it's the horrible effect XP has on human brain waves. It's like cell phones, but worse... :shock:
Good. Now that you are agree. Hush.
What, international secret? Naw... everyone knows it man!
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Post by EarthCurrent » Thu Feb 27, 2003 1:18 am

Ashton wrote:
earthcurrent wrote:
Ashton wrote:
earthcurrent wrote:I blame Microsoft and Bill Gates :? damn them to hell.....
Good call. I think it's the horrible effect XP has on human brain waves. It's like cell phones, but worse... :shock:
Good. Now that you are agree. Hush.
What, international secret? Naw... everyone knows it man!
nah, I was just telling you to hush in general.

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Post by jonmartensen » Thu Feb 27, 2003 1:20 am

indeed :?
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Post by Ashton » Thu Feb 27, 2003 1:20 am

earthcurrent wrote:
Ashton wrote:
earthcurrent wrote:
Ashton wrote:
earthcurrent wrote:I blame Microsoft and Bill Gates :? damn them to hell.....
Good call. I think it's the horrible effect XP has on human brain waves. It's like cell phones, but worse... :shock:
Good. Now that you are agree. Hush.
What, international secret? Naw... everyone knows it man!
nah, I was just telling you to hush in general.
No one hushes me and lives to talk about it! :shock: I'm just freaking tired... this week has been bad, and this whole thread hasn't helped... and the worst part was: I started it. Time to go sulk and write in my live journal.
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Post by WilLoW :--) » Thu Feb 27, 2003 3:16 am

Ashton,
honestly, as I was following this topic, I decided not to vote for you...but this was childish :? . Now that the votes deadline has been postponed, I think I'll watch some of your vids.

Which ones do you suggest me ? (for example, the one that you like the most and the one that other people like the most)


PS: Your vids 'd better be very good, because I don't appreciate the way you see AMV competitions... (I don't like people who can't accept to lose)...and even if I try, I'm sure this will influence my vote

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Post by WilLoW :--) » Thu Feb 27, 2003 3:19 am

And I'd like to add my own experience for the award stuff:
my only vid that has won an award is the one that received the less reviews and that got the less downloads...
An award makes you happy for, say, a month or two. But the reviews and emails really stay in your memory.

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Post by Vlad G Pohnert » Thu Feb 27, 2003 3:23 am

WilLoW :--) wrote:And I'd like to add my own experience for the award stuff:
my only vid that has won an award is the one that received the less reviews and that got the less downloads...
An award makes you happy for, say, a month or two. But the reviews and emails really stay in your memory.
Well put!

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Post by Wonka » Thu Feb 27, 2003 4:10 am

Ashton wrote:
earthcurrent wrote:
Ashton wrote:
earthcurrent wrote:
Ashton wrote:
earthcurrent wrote:I blame Microsoft and Bill Gates :? damn them to hell.....
Good call. I think it's the horrible effect XP has on human brain waves. It's like cell phones, but worse... :shock:
Good. Now that you are agree. Hush.
What, international secret? Naw... everyone knows it man!
nah, I was just telling you to hush in general.
No one hushes me and lives to talk about it! :shock: I'm just freaking tired... this week has been bad, and this whole thread hasn't helped... and the worst part was: I started it. Time to go sulk and write in my live journal.
Just adding to the "ultra quote of dewm"

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Post by BishounenStalker » Thu Feb 27, 2003 8:32 am

The point I see a lot of you making (and doing a damn good job of it) is that Ashton really is making AMVs for the wrong reasons. I don't care if you're 17 years old or not. In my experience, age and maturity are in no way interdependent. You're acting like one of the sore loser brats on the P.E. field who would whine and sulk behind the equipment shed because he didn't get first place in Field Day.

Have you ever stopped to think that maybe the reason you make it to the finals in contests but never win the award is because that's all you care about (or seems to be all you care about, the way you carry on)? Good judges aren't stupid. They can see a creator's attitude show through their work like a black bra in a wet T-shirt contest. And frankly, your attitude reeks. The fact that you care only for the award is why your videos, no matter how good the capture, editing, effort, and effects are, will NEVER be of the caliber of those creators who make AMVs because they love it. Your work will always be missing something. And that something is called heart.

Being an AMV creator for awards is like being an artist for money. Except that with AMVs you won't starve. Every art professor I've ever had asks on the first day of class why we want to be artists. I had one prof whom if anyone answered "because I want to sell pieces for $500,000 each", he would tell them to get the hell out of his class because they have no business being an artist.

While I'm certainly not arrogant enough to tell you that, I will say that he has a damn good point. Anyone who makes art (or AMVs) solely for money (or awards), will not reap very much of what he wants. I think Rozard might've said it (correct me if I'm wrong): "AMV creating is an expensive, thankless hobby." So why do we do it? Because we love it. That's what makes us true artists.

If you want to win an award, quit obsessing over it. Get an attitude adjustment and change your attitude toward AMV creation. Really, you don't seem to see the point at ALL that other people are trying to make here. You started this thread begging for votes. How the hell is that NOT supposed to end up like a plea? And what Rozard said that you're confused about (scroll up) is that winning a VCA will get you absolutely nothing but your name, video, and award recorded as text in a PHP script. It won't get you anything else in life, and thus, it's nothing to be obsessing over.

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