She-Ra will die in the mini-comic. No more She-Ra. End of She-Ra. She will be gone. Forever. Until the end. Of time. Death.
Not to take anything away from the Google search you did recently, but if you go back through the posts in the thread on the She-Ra forum, I believe it was JonWes who first determined this Classic Media employees name. This was quite awhile before you posted the news to the front page.
The thing is, when I first stumbled upon Damien's Twitter account, he wasn't using his full real name on there like he is now. Though he did have the DTromel, I believe he had the phrase (probably from Lion King): "Hakuna Matata" in the field where the name is supposed to be listed on the actual page. So while I had no idea what their name was until JonWes finally mentioned it (it seemed like the DTromel could have just been a made up screen name, sort of like the Hakuna Matata thing), I did know that he was a legitimate employee by reviewing several of his tweets. It was just obvious by the stuff he was talking about to other folks. I'm not exactly sure when his creditials were posted on that LinkedIn site, but it was already determined he was a CM employee prior to that being posted.
Nice work Tallstar. I think you're on to something....
As I was trying to explain earlier, my gut instinct was that Damien viewed the Twitter thing in a casual sort of way, in the sense that he probably thought his tweets were somewhat contained and he was just updating his immediate circle of friends and acquaintences... and if by chance anyone on his list was a fan of any of these properties *thumbs up*...but not necessarily fishing for attention from the fan base. I don't think he was expecting to take on this role with us. :lol: He also seemed somewhat surprised about the He-Man.org fan base. And while that could have all been an act to mislead folks into thinking he wasn't doing this for attention, (:lol:), I tend to believe that he was genuinely surprised because he's only been in his current position at Classic Media since 2010.
What happened to all the other sites that participated in the Matty bi-monthly Q&A? It seems less and less sites get their Q&A posted - or is it just me?
I'm afraid though that listing all of these just supports what I was suggesting: that he is using POP to pitch a project. He's likely using non-union actors to do a "sizzle reel" that he can use to pitch the concept to network producers. That's his job. He pitches concepts and develops shows. If a network were to pick up the project, then real money would be made available to attract writers, name-actors, etc.
Whatever he's created is not for public view (though it would be cool if it leaked - he'd be smart to leak it to get fan feedback).
All the talk about Blake Lively (friggin SHUDDER) and Joss Wheedon and "big news," is pure Hollywood BS hype.
But again, that's his job.
I think it's good that you are following all of this and giving feedback because it IS actually really cool that someone is pitching the idea! That's better than nothing.
Though he best he his friggin facts straight. "Pride of Greyskull?"
If you get the incantation wrong, you're just lazy (like a LOT of Hollywood "producers"). His making a mistake like that insinuates that he's more interested in his being able to make a name for himself than the quality of the project. They should both be important goals.
Also, the idea that Damien wouldn't expect people to read his tweets doesn't make sense to me. Twitter exists because people want to be noticed. He's using social media to promote his ideas and concepts. Let's not kid ourselves here :)
Well I think a She-Ra series made by the team who did Legend of the Seeker (who previously did Xena) could at least be fun if not accurate. Not sure I'd like it, but heck Smallville wasn't my ideal Superman TV show (not even my ideal young Clark Kent show), and yet it was a pretty solid success. So if something like that can happen, I don't mind so much that it might not be a live action love letter to the Filmation series I grew up with. Kind of rubs me the wrong way that he's lying to hype the pitch and then flubs She-Ra's line however. I get that it's what people do in that industry...but blah.
I assumed he was talking about Joss Wheedon...
Ooooh the idea of Chase variants usually fries my Grits......But DANG! I Like the idea of 3 different colored Snake men sets packed out randomly!!!
Make It So TG!
No chase variants in MOTUC please
Sizzle reels occasionally have new footage, but they tend to be, as Mern-Ra said, stock footage, peaced together with slates containing info if a shot is missing or whatever.
They tend NOT to be very polished... but it depends... with digital film, it's a lot easier to do them with original footage for little to no money.
before a snake man army builder was ever out I was hoping the would do two. :)
I hope for the next one to have some new heads & armor. to make them all the more unique. :)
I tried to make the point that it seemed possible he was content with his existing followers/friends/acquaintences (which really wasn't *that* many people at the time and isn't currently) and that it may not have been his main objective to promote properties through Twitter.
I guess what I'm trying to say, is that a significant portion of his updates are personal non-job-related comments/no holds barred jokes, many of which contain misspellings, poor grammer etc. (possibly because some of them are posted via Blackberry?), so if he was trying to draw attention to himself or impress folks outside of his circle, wouldn't he have been a lot more serious, meticulous and, more importantly, included his full name and place of employment right off-the-bat? (On a side note, he does appear somewhat intelligent in the video I suggested earlier, though some of that jokester side presents itself)
Now it is possible he saw the potential for more exposure once MOTU/POP fans started contacting him, however, prior to me stumbling upon his account it's not as if he had a bunch of retweets or anything that would make his updates go viral to inform the general public. Pretty much you had to do some work to find him - and really, there are easier ways to get noticed if that was the main goal.
And, while some of the folks he seemed to interact with on a semi-regular basis are random creators, models etc. that he potentially met through some sort of business ventures, they didn't strike me as the type of people who would be able to further him in some of those hypothetical objectives. :p
With regard to the "by the pride of greyskull" comment, soon after he posted that tweet, he explained that he was going to say "chastity" but changed it at the last minute. I have absolutely no idea what that has to do with anything :lol: ...but it doesn't exactly seem out of character for him to type these sort of impulsive comments.
I do agree he should be working to inspire confidence in the fan base though, instead saying stuff that's potentially going to worry people.