seriously tumblr work on that

To the user who sent me the post about the torracat/unrelatable user box thing (Sorry, I forgot exactly what your username was so I could message you direct) I managed to find what you meant (Google works better for searching Tumblr than seriously searching Tumblr does) and I deleted the reblog accordingly. Thanks.

What am I doing?

Seriously though… I’m not sure how tumblr really works 😂 I’m just used to looking up stuff on here. Should we really write a book? I have a couple ideas for chapters and such!

~roni

The Patryk Problem

I didn’t hear about the incident with Patryk until last night, but I’m gonna talk about it now.

To all the people who have been harassing Patryk by sending him fan art and telling him to kiss Paul or something like that, you shouldn’t be surprised if he wants nothing to do with you. He was just a fan like you who happened to get a small role in the show because he donated to the Legacy fundraiser. And speaking as a fellow fan, I feel really bad about how he’s viewed in the fandom now.

I’ve been asked why I’m still involved with the movie even when something like this happens. Well unlike most of the people responsible for Patryk’s…cathartic Tumblr post, I take my work very seriously. I don’t treat my work as fan fiction, I treat it like it’s a legitimate production and incorporate story elements that work for a movie’s sake as opposed to satisfying anyone’s AU or shipping fantasies.

I’m not bashing anyone for having AUs or shipping characters with each other. If it’s something fun they like to do, do it. But just don’t take it too far. Don’t treat it like it’s a real thing because the real people that you ship will most likely not want any part of it. Case and point, Paul and Patryk.

I’m gonna go a little behind the scenes on you now. For the movie itself, we were going to have Patryk make an appearance (the character, not the actual person) as a scientist for NAPA, our version of NASA, and his voice would be provided by an actor named Matthew Plichta. But due to this recent series of unfortunate events, and out of respect for the real person, we’re going to be removing Patryk from the movie and giving Matthew’s voice to a different character.

Look. I love Eddsworld. I’ve been a fan of it for almost ten years, even before Tord left in 25ft under the seat. But after seeing what’s been going on in the fandom after avoiding it for so long, I’m both appalled and disappointed in a majority of the fans. And I feel so bad for Patryk and how his love for the show has diminished because of the fans, almost putting him in the same situation that Tord was in.

This won’t stop me from making the movie. We’ve come too far to just scrap all of our hard work completely. We have a good script, a great cast, and an amazing crew of people who all share a deep love for the show. Our dedication is what keeps us going through hard times such as this. It’s a shame that the Patryk Problem happened, but at the end of the day you unfortunately only have yourselves to blame.

PPA Christmas Party!!

ANYONE CAN BE APART OF THIS SHIT XD
LIKE SERIOUSLY ANYONE
IDK HOW PARTIES WORK ON TUMBLR BUT EH, PPA PARTY CUZ WHY THE FUCK NOT?? XD

@talesoftheassassins haaaa told you! Ade was summoned with success!(He’s not too happy about the bow, though. Well, he has no say in the matter! Gifts are gifts!)

Here are three of my fav OTPs:

Tyler/Shelby (x)

Ronny/Rose (x)

Tanya/Adam (x)

Tagged by: @kendall-ivan​! (Thank you!)

Tagging: @sparkyyoungupstart @sporkshoard @lunarskye@greenrangers​ @faithandlovewillkeepmestrong @riraki @multishippinfool @kjbollinger@glasses–kink​ @showingpeoplethings and anyone else who’d like to do this

Hey guys! Work is pretty tight at the moment in the freelancing game, so I’m officially throwing my blog open for paid script reports. What’s that all mean exactly? Well, probably not much if you don’t write scripts (sorry!) but hopefully quite a lot if you do. Maybe at least. It’ll be awkward if it doesn’t.

Basically though, if you’ve got any scripts kicking about that you might like feedback on (or any you’re just generally curious about), you can send them to me and I’ll read them, then write up a full report of everything which works and doesn’t work. And give advice of how to improve it! Sometimes quite a lot of detailed advice! With bulletpoints! And formatting help!

I realise that probably all sounds a bit inconceivable, or like a fake job clearly made up by an insane person, so here are some questions which’ll hopefully clear things up… maybe.

1. Just who the hell are you?

I’m Joseph. I’m a freelance screenwriter/content producer by day, and slightly tired script editor by night. I’ve previously read for Working Title Films here in London and also own a First Class Honours BA in Scriptwriting from one of the UK’s top media schools (equivalent to a 4.0 GPA in the States). Telling stories, and helping other writers tell their stories, is pretty much my life.

2. I’m a first time writer. Will you read my script?

Sure! I’m happy to read pretty much anything. Any length, genre, tone; first draft or twentyseventh; vampires or werewolves. I’ve got plenty of experience in both film and television too (even radio), so the type of spec itself doesn’t bother me either. If it’s a script, I’ll read it.

3. … Will you read it for free?

Honestly, if I could? I would. But I can’t*. I’ve got bills and rent and expenses and more than a few bold and impossible moves I need to save up for. I kind of need every little bit of money I can get. Plus, you know, freelance doesn’t actually mean free. Thankfully.

*Unless I’ve already promised to help with your writing or you appear in front of me one day and proclaim to be my future first-born child hurled back through time for the sole purpose of improving a story, in which case I suppose I’m stuffed.

3. What are your prices?

Standard reports (1-2 pages):

  • Feature specs: $20
  • 30-minute TV scripts: $10
  • 60-minute TV scripts: $15

In-depth reports (3-6 pages, maybe even more if I get carried away):

  • Features: $40
  • 30-minute TV scripts: $20
  • 60-minute TV scripts: $30

4. What’s the difference?

Standard reports are more broad in feedback. The main beats of what works and what doesn’t with your script/story, characters’ strengths and weaknesses, formatting issues, etc. They also have a quicker turn-around time.

In-depth reports are far more detailed, outlining everything from individual character relationships, characterisation, agency, structure, pace, visuals, dialogue, language. Pretty much the whole works. Everything you might want for redrafting and maximising a script’s viability for success.

5. Do you do prose as well? I’d love to get feedback on my short story/novel/poem!

Not yet! Although if there’s a significant demand for it it’s absolutely something I’ll look into. In the mean time, my ask box is always open, so if you are curious, come talk to me. I might still be able to help!

That should hopefully cover everything. If you’re interested in hiring me, please contact my business email at thatjosephshea@gmail.com with details of the script itself, what kind of report you want, and the turn-around time you’re looking at. From there, we’ll figure the rest out.

Thanks so much for reading! You’re all brilliant. And if you’re not into the whole screenwriting thing yourself, or just don’t need an editor/reader, you can always help out by signal boosting instead. It’ll seriously mean the world! Cheers!

Seriously Tumblr, let’s resolve in 2015 to work harder than this word. If you ever find yourself using the phrase “I think that X is problematic,” what I’m encouraging is that you please follow that phrase with “because” and then explain your thinking, no matter how inchoate and unformed. “Problematic” is a useful word—a lot of the Internet, our favorite geek entertainments, and hell, life in general is hella problematic. But too often we use it as a discussion ender; we say something is problematic and then walk away from the microphone, using the word itself as a judgment. That’s a dodge, a cheat, a way of appearing to take a stand without saying anything. We need to see “problematic” for what it is, which is a discussion beginner—a sign of discomfort, a disruption or a conflict that deserves to be examined.

I have a lot of readers who are in college and a lot of readers who are outspoken activists of one sort or another. I want all my readers to be the best, most vocal, empowered, intellectually honest thinkers and world-changers they can be. “Problematic” is a useful word, but by itself it’s lazy word. If you’re reading this blog, I already know you’re smarter, subtler, and more confident than that. In 2015, let’s kill “problematic” until we’ve done the hard work it asks us to do.

—  Daily Bestiary, on the word “problematic” and how it might be better used [source]