I’m not going to sugarcoat this; You guys better click that link and REBLOG IT, I’m serious. Don’t complain about how bad it’s doing right now or much you want it to do well or how much you want a sequel if youre not willing to help Dreamworks spread it and promote it when they’re TRYING to work with us!
I’ve been in the Megamind fandom for TWO YEARS and have watched it crumble from top of the box office for the first 2 weeks and 3 planned sequels, more shorts, and a cartoon series to ZILCH NOTHING NADDA GONE DREAMWORKS STOPPED GIVING A SHIT THE CHARACTERS ARE BASICALLY DEAD. I have stood here and tried DESPERATELY with other fans to get Dreamworks to care about Megamind and it’s a terrible thing to go through when you love something and believe in it as much as I do. We didn’t GET a warning and we had the truth hidden from us for months, believing for at least half a year that there was a sequel in the works. We acted way too late when our numbers were shrinking and the hype was over. I am telling you ROTG fans from another Dreamworks fandom that has been burned VERY BADLY to GET OUT THERE AND GET LOUD before it’s too late. Dreamworks doesn’t give two shits about DVD and iTunes sales, even if the Megamind DVD did way better than they expected (as I’ve been told from within DWA), they still left it to die. YOU HAVE ONLY NOW TO MAKE THIS WORK. I AM WARNING YOU. DREAMWORKS DOES NOT CARE BEYOND BOX OFFICE SALES. THERE IS NO SUGAR COATING THIS. PANIC TIME IS NOW.
This is TUMBLR, we are the people who vote-bomb FOX and CNN when they’re homophobes, we’re the ones who signal boost injured animals and kids who need donations and get them well over their donation request amount. WE ARE NOT POWERLESS, you guys. But you HAVE to act. If you want this, ACT LIKE IT. Tell everyone. Take friends to see it. Write to the local newspapers and newstations and ask them to talk about it because it deserves the recognition. Call your radio stations. Ask your favorite bloggers to post about it. Ask celebrities to tweet about it. Get together with the local ROTG fans and work together! DO NOT WAIT. YOU DO NOT HAVE TIME.
If you want ROTG to do well, we gotta work together and help Dreamworks out because they have the advertising skills of a wet rock and rely way too much on word-of-mouth. If you don’t do this, it will be shit like Afro Circus all over again for the next however many years and the poor artists at DWA will have to put up with drawing/animating that shit for another 3+ years because the general people are telling them that THAT is what they want to see from them.
I believe in you, Tumblr. Please don’t let what happened to the Megamind franchise happen to Rise of the Guardians. PLEASE.
This is an important post.
Having been in the Megamind fandom, I remember how heart breaking it was to have such a loving, close, creative fandom, but no love for the movie outside of it. We’ve got to get more people going to this movie; we’ve got to get family, friends, classmates, anybody to go see this film (repeat viewings won’t hurt either). Anything to help get this film the finances and drive to make more of this. Not only Guardians sequels, but other quality films by this studio. DreamWorks has made a huge step up by making this film and it needs all the recognition and support it deserves. So please, spread this post and spread the word.
The Guardians need to be believed in…
[I did this and so should you~. Honestly, I have never loved a movie so much, been so excited over a movie, and so involved in anything in my whole life. And I have had a lot of fandoms I was obsessed over. This movie is amazing. From the story telling to the beautifully detailed animation, it is gold. And it literally pains me to see them not doing so well. But like the person stated above their advertising SUCKS. I mean did you see the tv spot trailers? THEY WERE HORRIBLE. They were barely long enough and told nothing about the characters or plot. I mean all I remember seeing from them was the elves. It’s simple, if you weren’t following it closely online you wouldn’t know much about it. Not to mention it picked the WORSE premiere date here in the US.
I hate to see this movie not make the money it deserves because crap advertising. I don’t even care about a sequel! I just want it to get what it rightfully deserves! It’s beautiful art. It’s beyond quality. And it’s complete crap madagascar has done better than Rise of the Guardians. As an artist and inspiring to go into animation, this hits really close to home. Cause Rise of the Guardians is the kind of movies I want to make and be a part of and work on. It’s the kind of movies I want to see out there. The kind of movie that can make you cry, laugh and feel like a child again. That inspires and touches so close to the heart. That gives you just those overwhelming feels. Not Afro Circus shit. This is completely terrible and it saddens me a lot.]
ATTENTION RISE OF THE GUARDIANS FANS!
Recently, I’ve been very worried for RotG. It hadn’t made its budget back yet last week, was only the fourth spot in the box office two weeks and a row, and I was terrified it was going to flop and be a disaster for DreamWorks. I’ve seen it three times and I’m in love with it, despite its flaws. But as of today, December 9th 2012, it was the second spot in the box office, and it has made its budget back and more, earning 152 million. We have been given a perfect opportunity for RotG to take the number one spot during the weekend of December 14th-16th (The Hobbit being our only real competition) and to earn even more money, and I propose a plan.
During the weekend of Friday, December 14th; Saturday, December 15th; and Sunday, December 16th, every fan of RotG should go see the movie just one more time. Whether in IMAX 3D, normal 3D, or 2D, every cent would count, and if we all went, our combined powers could be astronomic in RotG’s success. Bring as many people as you can - friends, siblings, little cousins, parents! Individually, we are powerful - but as a combined force, we could be unstoppable. So spread the word of this plan! Reblog, tell groups on DeviantART, tweet, make it your status on Facebook. I believe in this film, and as the Guardians proved, belief is the most powerful thing you could have. REBLOG THIS MESSAGE IF YOU’RE IN!
Please, I really don’t want more Afro Circus shoved in my face.
THIS IS A GREAT MOVIE.
I saw it last night at a staff preview (because my work is affiliated with Dreamworks), but i’m definitely going to see it again when it gets nationwide release in Australia this thursday the 13th. I’ve told everyone I know to go see it. Repeatedly.
Here’s hoping the Aussie dollar will bring some much-needed moolah into the fold, especially because hugh’s in it. I think that’ll be a box-office draw to the Australian audience.
SAVE BUNNYMUND’S GOOGIES. GO SEE ROTG THIS WEEKEND.
i really like stickers but at the same time i don’t because once you stick them somewhere that’s it, it’s finished, and i’m just not emotionally stable enough for that responsibility
#I wonder if the word Tuesday still makes something in his stomach twist #if he has a life-long ban on Asia playing in the Impala #if he insists they leave other ‘mystery spots’ around the country to the locals #if he refuses to go near that town again #I wonder how long it took for him to wake up in the morning without needing to reassure himself that Dean was alive #… I wonder if he even achieved that before Dean was really dead and in Hell
#yes #a very long time #and no. #He kept waking up after Dean was in hell #some mornings feeling an odd sick sense of hope #that Dean would be there #that it was still part of the trick #and find himself alone
This may surprise people but it is the truth, in many many ways Hufflepuff is my favourite house. There comes a point in the final book where each house has the choice whether or not to rise to a certain challenge, the Slytherins for reasons understandable decide they’d rather not play. The Ravenclaws - some do, some decide they won’t. The Hufflepuffs, virtually to a person, decide to stay. As too do the Gryffindors. Now the Gryffindors comprise a lot of fool-hardy and show-offy people, that’s just the way it is - I’m a Gryffindor I’m allowed to say that. You know there’s bravery and there’s also show-boating, sometimes the two go together. The Hufflepuffs stayed for a different reason - they weren’t trying to show off, they weren’t being reckless, that’s the essence of Hufflepuff house.
Now my eldest child, my daughter Jessica said something very profound to me not very many days ago, she said to me - and she by the way was not sorted into Hufflepuff house - she said to me, “I think we should all want to be Hufflepuffs.” I can only say to you that I would not be at all disappointed to be sorted into Hufflepuff house so I’m a little upset anyone does feel that way.
JK Rowling, live webchat 11/10/2012 (via fuckyeahhufflepuff)
This is off the Bermuda Triangle, where 16+ ships washed up on a sand bar. The mystery is still unsolved
Actually the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle has been given a scientific explanation: methane vents which have been discovered in that region.
Methane reduces the density of water, causing ships that would normally float, to instead sink.
Methane, when in gas form, messes with the electrical components of aircraft, causing them to fail and sometimes fall right out of the sky.
Methane also causes the water to turn a ghostly greenish color, and the “ghost ships” reported to be seen are simply green reflections of the ships that scatter the bottom of the triangle.
Fucking science, man.