A collection of stuff, things, nonsense, rants, raves, pretties, sillies, and gee-gaws from Rev. Hugo Nebula, Ordained Minister of the Church of the SubGenius.
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“TURTLE POWER: THE DEFINITIVE HISTORY OF THE TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES. Own it on DIGITAL HD and DVD August 12
"In the spring of 1984, a strange new comic book sat beside cash registers in select shops, too big to fit in the racks, and too weird to ignore. Eastman and Laird’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles presented a completely original breed of super hero. It was too bizarre, too crazy. It broke all the rules and should never have worked. Until it sold out. Again and again and again. For 30 years. Now, peek under the shell and see how this so-called “happy accident” defied every naysayer to become one of the most popular and beloved franchises in the world…."
"After a little back and forthing, we settled on Leonardo and Donatello, because no one was willing to give up on Michelangelo and somehow Raphael got pulled into the bitter dispute too. But that’s fine. Leonardo can lead all he wants, without Donatello doing machines… you know what? We don’t need to get into this again. It’s honestly fine…
"I’ll concede here that I perhaps added to tensions by shouting “Booyakasha!” and “Cowabunga” every time I moved my game piece. That was my fault. I’ve learned a lesson from that and I’d say that I’m unlikely to do it again."
I got a copyright infringement notification over leaked images of the new Ninja Turtles that were all over the goddamn internet the other day. Not to mention that every-other blog was posting them as well.
What asshole is policing the internet for leaked images of the Ninja Turtles that are already everywhere from toy blogs to movie blogs. It’s good press if people are saying “hey, these new Ninja Turtle designs are really good”.
I’ve been on tumblr since 2008 and not once have I gotten a Copyright notification until this week when I signed-off on Tumblr’s new terms of service. Now I’ve already gotten two? There’s no way that’s not a coincidence.
"People are really excited about the images they got from our upcoming movie. They’re so excited, they’re sharing them with their friends, and building free publicity and buzz for our movie!"
"Well, we’d better do everything we can to stop that!"
I get that this happened, as the image was of TMNT maquettes used as part of the film-making process and were not for official release. I don’t get that my source for the image - and to which my post linked - is still hosting these images, although the original source - watermarked on the image - has also been forced to remove them. If you search Tumblr for ‘DMCA’, you’ll find more of these TMNT images have been removed (among a great many other things, of course, and some of them legitimate cases of infringement).
I assume these DMCA suits are at least peripherally aware that Tumblr - and the internet at large - is mostly comprised of copyrighted works, shared by fans and enthusiasts with a love of the material. I mean, I didn’t charge people to look at that Leonardo maquette; I don’t make a penny from my Tumblr - I was just happy to share what looked like a cool image from the new TMNT movie.
I also posted another TMNT image this morning featuring a photograph of a TMNT advertising stand at a game or toy show - my source for this was exactly the same as the Leonardo maquette. I don’t know whether that offends copyright or not. It’s official publicity material, but photographed by a member of the public. Grey area, and I don’t know. I’m not a dick in a suit, so I don’t have the information on that.