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NickSedario
Posted: July 21st, 2013, 11:12am Report to Moderator
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQAy_jYd9Vc
@ Silverback, can you match that up with your own real talent? Before you even go near mine, just ascertain and discern what you are dealing with, not "Who" in this case. M. Night Shyamalan is too big a man for me to be compared with. He flies in a private jet to the sets from Philly. He may have made a terrible movie or two recently, but he is still someone, you and I aren't. Besides, this just proves your tunnel vision. Looks like you think, every country outside of USA is an "Arab nation?" And let me see what talent you've got now, be prepared to be on the defense now.


Hmm, I think you misunderstood my last post as being an insult.  So much for attempting to offer you a word of encouragement.  Go back, reread it and take a chill pill.
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That violin link made me want to run my nails on a chalkboard just so I could listen to something less irritating. Good lord. What the hell is going on with these discussion boards lately? Turned into Troll City.


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Tambourine, triangle and bongos. Sometimes the cowbell. If I get the fever.


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That violin link made me want to run my nails on a chalkboard


Some of it's pretty atmospheric - I can see it being used in films ... try this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBsJJhR3GXo&list=PLD676F8A77C5C8538
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Dan, if you were so sure of your "Hairs" theory, you wouldn't even have looked for an "Online dictionary" --- You would have gone for the dictionary in your book shelf.


I didn't need to look it up at all. I just knew that "hairs" was correct, due to my mastery and familiarity of the English language.

You were the one who said the word "hairs" didn't exist, by showing me an article from an online encyclopedia, rather than an online dictionary or a dictionary on your shelf. Using the "proof" you gave me that it didn't exist, I showed you that it did. How could I be more sure of my theory than that? At this point, you're refusing to acknowledge the obvious.


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Oxford, Cambridge, Readers' Digest any would do.


Readers' Digest isn't even a dictionary. Why would I look up a word in that? I'm sure "hairs" is a word that would fly under the radar of "Word Power".


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Not something off the internet, because there are plenty of jokers who can create their own on the net.


Honestly, I thought you presented the Wikipedia article because you'd edited out all instances of "hairs" yourself. Then I looked it up and found that you hadn't even checked the entire article to make sure the word didn't exist. It was there, in broad daylight.


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Besides, if my critique was that poor or average why has it sent you reeling doing these "Researches?" Just ignore me, right? Just another "Monkey or Donkey" from an Arab nation, isn't it? EVEN IF you split a hair, it is still expressed as "Hair".


Because you're trying to give fellow writers bad information. Most of your critiques are opinion, but the "hairs" matter was not. It was a contention of knowledge, that could be proven/disproven.

In Shawn's critique, you said the word "hairs" didn't exist. I said it did and gave you several examples of that word used in a sentence. As a rebuttal, you posted a link to an article that would prove it didn't exist, even though the article itself used the word. When I pointed that out, you accused me of citing an internet source that could be 'created by jokers', even though you were the one who originally posted the link to that source in the first place.

I'm splitting hairs here because you're using this bad information as a way to incorrectly point out flaws in another writer's work. Furthermore, you stand by it as if we should submit to your authority on show business, despite your lack of screenwriting credentials or even a demonstrated familiarity with the basic concepts of screenwriting. If I didn't know better, I'd say you were using your credentials as a musician to make you an authority on screenwriting.

This has nothing to do with your ethnicity. At no point did anyone call you an Arab Monkey or anything even close to that. Honestly, I saw the "jagan" in your username and thought your name was probably shortened from Jake Agan or something. Whether you were Jake Agan or Jagan Ramamoorthy, you were still falsely accusing someone of using a word that didn't exist and you denigrated their work for nothing. When that was pointed out, you refused to acknowledge it.

I'm not saying you shouldn't share your opinion. I'm saying until you earn our respect and we actually agree with your observations and grasp of the English language, you should be more humble about your critiques. Right now, you just sound like an arrogant, pompous fool and you're embarrassing yourself.


"I remember a time of chaos. Ruined dreams. This wasted land. But most of all, I remember The Road Warrior. The man we called 'Max'."

THE PINBALL WARRIOR (scifi, WIP, ~30 pg.)
A STAND AGAINST EVIL (short, 9 pg.)
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Some of it's pretty atmospheric - I can see it being used in films ... try this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBsJJhR3GXo&list=PLD676F8A77C5C8538


Meh. More of the same. It is atmospheric, and it could definitely work in a film, but the background instrument sounds like a didgeridoo, at that instrument kind of drives me crazy. Didn't care for the violin playing either. I'm more into classical violin (Brahms) kind of stuff when it comes to that instrument.

This and the other link just sounded like noise overload to me. Just my opinion.


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At no point did anyone call you an Arab Monkey or anything even close to that.


Hey!  

Monkeys are awesome.
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Kind of a troll-ish statement, Spesh, but to each his own.  That type of music is definitely a cultural thing.  Not for everyone.  But still takes talent.  Gotta give credit where credit's due.


Well, when he's posting that link to show how superior his talent is compared to the guy who commented before, questioning his film credentials, I was expecting something that was going to blow my mind, and the sound was quite jarring to me. Like nails on a chalkboard. Culture thing or not, that's just my opinion.

I live in New York and I hear supremely talented violin players on the subway all the time. This just paled in comparison.


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And I read the previous comments in the thread. Shawn and Steven are two of my favorite people on this site (ledbetter and reaper) so the troll statement was kind of me getting their backs. But also, going by what I read (the back and forth between him and Shawn), this guy seems a bit troll-ish. I've been a member on this site for 6 years, and I've never heard or seen of this guy w/ the violin. I was judging by the comments I'd read.

The comment about the nails on the chalkboard was my opinion on what I'd heard from the link. I thought it was terrible. Sorry.


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^ Understood. ^

On a separate note, this is my 60th post.  I'm movin' on up.
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Good to have you, dude. I had to take some time off to work on a project, but should be posting more reviews on scripts soon. I like your writing style... interested to see what you could do with a feature. (sorry for changing topic on this thread to whoever's thread it is)


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(sorry for changing topic on this thread to whoever's thread it is)


It was the troll's thread, so carry on.


"I remember a time of chaos. Ruined dreams. This wasted land. But most of all, I remember The Road Warrior. The man we called 'Max'."

THE PINBALL WARRIOR (scifi, WIP, ~30 pg.)
A STAND AGAINST EVIL (short, 9 pg.)
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I think a lot of people here have writing credits.

They might not be Armageddon, but who wants that extremely crappy movie as a writing credit anyway?  Jonathan Hensleigh hasn't written a decent screenplay in 18 years.  
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Nothing against culture as a whole, just didn't like what I heard. I have nothing against any culture or race. I hate the sound of bagpipes, too, but that doesn't mean I have anything against Scots.

As for writing credits, a lot of us here have credits. Armageddon? Really? Bad example. Hunger Games? Not bad.

No, you haven't called anyone names, but you implied that you were of a superior talent by posting that link and saying - Can you top that? When you achieve that level of talent, then your opinion has credibility.

Not your words, but that's what I got from it.


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Well, people probably asked for your writing credits because you act like you know it all with your vague reviews and annoying comments.

You may have some "solid blockbuster Musician's credits" but this is a message board, and it's main focus is writing scripts, not making music.

Bottom line, there are writers on here with credits, and some of these writers even have big name actors in their movies -- like the great Eric Roberts, for instance.
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