One thing that really ticks me off about this movie is the way they blow off Thumbelina's foster mother. We see her weeping once she realizes that the girl is gone, and then no one gives her a thought after that. The poor woman's probably self-medicating with a bottle of gin. You'd think Thumbelina would at least ask her bird pal to do a fly-by and try to find her and let her know she's okay.
Blue Raja. Skyroniter. Me. We're from the government. We're here to riff.
Very true. Then again, we must understand that it was SANTA telling us this story, and, as he let us know all too well, he was "so hot." So I'd like to think the heat probably contributed to his forgetting about that particular character.
Besides, it had nothing to do with the intended moral of the story, so it really didn't matter, right?
(That moral being, of course, to visit beautiful Pirate World in Dania, Florida.)
I don't know about you, but it seems like ever since this thing was announced, my schedule has been absolutely nuts. And apparently I'm not the only one it's afflicting, based on some of the other reactions here. ;D
So for now, it's probably best that we not pressure anybody with a date yet, in my opinion. We might get sorely disappointed with the results if we rush too many busy people.
Post by callipygias on Mar 21, 2010 1:28:37 GMT -5
Okay. Uh... finally watched it through for the first time. Anyone for Killdozer?
Seriously, I will NOT go through that again. I don't even think I can watch it again when you guys riff it! I thought The Star Wars Holiday Special had me prepared for anything, but it would be a breath of fresh air after that nightmare.
The bunny's wink got stuck!
It's a very important practice to wash your hands each time after going to the toilet.
As they say down here, "I think dat movie got some bad gris gris." Because like others, since I signed with this project I have just become swamped between graduating college in December, starting a new job in February, moving back to my hometown and going without internet service for a month.
Yeah, this movie is pretty much the anti-Michael-Bay, which isn't as good as it sounds.
I'm wondering if we could arrange something different for those that can't seem to make it all the way through the movie - perhaps assign yourself to only 1 or 2 sections of the movie? Like JUST riffing the scene of the Thumbelina theme song being sung over the stock footage of Pirate World, or just the ending where the Ice Cream Bunny FINALLY shows up? You know, breaking it down so our poor riff-writers don't get too traumatized by having to watch the whole thing over and over.
I know we mentioned that possibility earlier, but I figured with most of us being exposed to the Star Wars Holiday Special and Monster A-Go Go already, we could trudge through this one too.
Then again, we watched those abominations PRE-riffed...
Anyway, all writers who fit this category please post here and let us know if that's something you'd prefer to do. And if you do, either you can pick the scenes you'd like to cover, or we can, doesn't matter to me. Whatever works for everyone else.
Just so we're clear - despite the lack of activity in this thread in recent months, this project is by no means dead whatsoever. Quite the contrary, in fact.
It definitely seems that NOT setting a due date may cause most of us (including myself) to put it on the backburner while we attend to the more important things in life. As it stands, however, with our department currently devoting what efforts we have to working on Jaws: The Revenge, setting any kind of due date for any FUTURE project (Santa/Ice Cream Bunny, in other words) still seems quite premature and rash.
So in addition to letting you guys know that we haven't forgotten this, just know that we'll have a better idea for a due date here once we start wrapping up Jaws, which will no doubt spur us all on to devoting the needed attention to this particular riff.
WHEN Jaws will be finished who can say, though we are currently in the "gap filling" stages of the script, which means it can't be terribly long now, if my past riff-writing experience taught me anything.
In the meantime though, don't let the lack of due date stop you from writing or submitting anything for this project if you're willing and able to help, as our doors are still always open!
Thanks to everyone again for your support and interest in this project, and we hope to get this party rolling in good time.