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What’s In Store For The Get Down Part 2?

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The Get Down is set in the South Bronx in New York and revolves around these teens who change the city through their music, dance and graffiti. It gained popularity on Tumblr and Twitter after many had pointed out how a show full of diversity and incredible storytelling was being sidelined for shows that did not break the status quo. Many feared last year that due to the ratings not being as high as some of the other Netflix hits such as ‘Stranger Things’ that we wouldn’t get more episodes but that fear was dispelled when we got a trailer for Part 2 last week.

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it’s always kind of funny to see think pieces about how undertale “came out of nowhere” just because toby fox wasn’t really known in the game industry before its release because, like, it wasn’t just luck. it also wasn’t JUST about undertale’s quality or the fact that it speaks to people, although that’s certainly a big part of it

the fact is, toby worked on some of the most well known earthbound romhacks, and then did some of the most popular music for homestuck, which gave him a sizable following on tumblr and twitter. but just because game journos had never heard of him, they think he was some sort of nobody. like he successfully ran a kickstarter for undertale back in 2013 that made over ten times what he was asking for, and people loved the demo that came out around that time

it’s the classic pattern that so many artists follow these days. work on fanart, maybe contribute to other peoples’ projects. then, once you’re comfortable with your skills and you have an audience, show that audience something original

i saw a really bad think piece about how “undertale is proof that less advertisement is sometimes better” when like? just because toby didn’t run ads on ign doesn’t mean nobody’d heard of it before release. he already had an audience of people who were looking forward to the game, and when the game came out and it ended up being really good, we told all our friends it was good. undertale’s success isn’t a mystery