I've seen lite-trolling here before (the dude who defended having a profile for a pool floatie for dozens of posts), but that's not quite the impression I've got. I think they just have a looser definition of acceptability than we do, and don't realize that the site disagrees with them.
But I do really hope that this thread isn't needed, since their arguments have been responded to more than enough times.
I'm not super up to date on the current Cool Cat situation, but last I heard Cool Cat decided that he didn't make enough off the Kickstarter (that I helped fund) to actually make the school shooting video, so he started producing two other films instead.
Is this accurate, or is he still planning on making the school shooting one?
Agnaa wrote: I'm not super up to date on the current Cool Cat situation, but last I heard Cool Cat decided that he didn't make enough off the Kickstarter (that I helped fund) to actually make the school shooting video, so he started producing two other films instead.
Is this accurate, or is he still planning on making the school shooting one?
He's still doing it. He made a 210 page script and an announcement video about the movie.
As of July this year, the latest update on the indiegogo for the film states that he's not currently producing Cool Cat Stops a School Shooting, he's using the funds to make Cool Cat's Crazy Dream, and is pitching Cool Cat Stops a School Shooting to investors.
Agnaa wrote: As of July this year, the latest update on the indiegogo for the film states that he's not currently producing Cool Cat Stops a School Shooting, he's using the funds to make Cool Cat's Crazy Dream, and is pitching Cool Cat Stops a School Shooting to investors.
Agnaa wrote: I've seen lite-trolling here before (the dude who defended having a profile for a pool floatie for dozens of posts)
Rejoice, Agnaa, for your words of incantation have summoned me, the foul pool floatie demon himself, to this thread.
I'll agree that Cool Cat profiles are probably a terrible idea, actually. Derek takes shit like this, especially criticism, extremely seriously. Like, file a subpoena and take whoever made the profiles/threads to court serious. If anyone's familiar with the YourMovieSucks controversy, you'll know exactly what I'm talking about. Given some of the discussion that takes place here about the Cool Cat franchise (Hell, look at Gewzbump raging in the OP. No offense, but it's a children's educational franchise. Cool your jets, man.), I highly doubt Derek would approve, regardless of his initial response to being asked whether he was fine with these profiles on the wiki (which was a yes, for reference's sake).
In the interest of not getting slaughtered in court by Daddy Derek's legal team, keep them off the site for good. The profiles and threads were fun, but it's not worth the risk.
I'm well aware of the scans, but it's not sheer paranoia. Derek has gone back on his word about suing before. He's far more defensive with his property than 99% of other content creators, and it really isn't a good idea.
Edit: The email, for reference. Red blotches are covering BigSmoke's info.
He can very easily argue the picture was doctored. Especially given that technically, it has, with the blotches.
Just because there's no precedent doesn't mean it's not possible. A lot of the rules on the wiki are specifically for the purpose of not getting sued by offended parties. Ex: stage personas, doxxing (which is not illegal in the US, by the way, but lawsuit worthy), pornographic material, etc.
Pepe was co-opted for and by a political affiliation that Matt Furie didn't believe in, which pissed him off. Most prominently is the "Pepe and Pede" children's book that was written a while back without his consent. Discussion of Boy's Club itself is perfectly fine, and so is the profile.
EDIT: Oops, got ninja'd. If they have hax, human-level characters can stay. See the thread linked above.
Pepe the Frog is a cartoon character that has become a popular Internet meme (often referred to as the "sad frog meme" by people unfamiliar with the name of the character). The character first appeared in 2005 in the on-line cartoon Boy's Club. In that appearance, the character also first used its catchphrase, "feels good, man."
The Pepe the Frog character did not originally have racist or anti-Semitic connotations. Internet users appropriated the character and turned him into a meme, placing the frog in a variety of circumstances and saying many different things. Many variations of the meme became rather esoteric, resulting in the phenomenon of so-called "rare Pepes."
The majority of uses of Pepe the Frog have been, and continue to be, non-bigoted. However, it was inevitable that, as the meme proliferated in on-line venues such as 4chan, 8chan, and Reddit, which have many users who delight in creating racist memes and imagery, a subset of Pepe memes would come into existence that centered on racist, anti-Semitic or other bigoted themes.
In recent years, with the growth of the "alt right" segment of the white supremacist movement, a segment that draws some of its support from some of the above-mentioned Internet sites, the number of "alt right" Pepe memes has grown, a tendency exacerbated by the controversial and contentious 2016 presidential election. Though Pepe memes have many defenders, the use of racist and bigoted versions of Pepe memes seems to be increasing, not decreasing.
However, because so many Pepe the Frog memes are not bigoted in nature, it is important to examine use of the meme only in context. The mere fact of posting a Pepe meme does not mean that someone is racist or white supremacist. However, if the meme itself is racist or anti-Semitic in nature, or if it appears in a context containing bigoted or offensive language or symbols, then it may have been used for hateful purposes.
In the fall of 2016, the ADL teamed with Pepe creator Matt Furie to form a #SavePepe campaign to reclaim the symbol from those who use it with hateful intentions.
There is nothing remotely /pol/worthy on Pepe's profile. It's strictly Boy's Club. It's fine.
Pornographic material comes from Fandom not liking those, not of potential legality issues, but that's not the point.
Anyways, this is taking too many assumptions into account, rendering some of the stuff against Cool Cat being in dubious, as it's also trying to ignore the stuff that support Cool Cat being by focusing more on the reasons why not, which borders into Ad Nauseam.
Dig into why Fandom doesn't like pornography on their website. It's not just preference, there is a legal reason behind it.
Bob, it's quite frank that I simply am not going to be able to convince you that this is a shoddy idea no matter how hard I try. I've done my little song and dance here, and I think I'll just step back until someone with a colorful name gives their input.
You should change the title, though, Gewsbumpz, as not only is it a bit excessively angry, but it's also vague and doesn't relate to the thread's topic at all. "Cool Cat Verse Deletion Discussion" would be leagues better.
Parks&Rec had a hunting episode while Office has had a few "fighting" focused episode, hell even stuff like the Middle throw in a "School Fight" scene, and the original Diary of a Wimpy Kid book has a scene that can be considered "action-packed" (The Halloween chase scene)
So like, does a presence of a single fighting related installment outweigh the rest of the verse's showcase? That'll be a discussion point I suppose.
BigSmoke is right though, any further discussion should likely be shelved until the film is actually released. Who knows, maybe he doesn't get anything.