If nothing else comes from the Hey Arnold! 6th Season Project, I still really, really wanna revive the idea for the Hillywood episode - that had the potential to be solid gold…
Hmm…I feel like I don’t quite relate to this new generation of Hey Arnold! fans/enthusiasts…
Either that, or I am truly getting old…
READ THIS, YA OPERATION: RUTHLESS ZEALOTS.
I am reading some things on deviantart, both in journal entries and responses to articles, that accuses me and several other people of personal attacks on one or more people involved in Operation Rutheless.
Let me be as clear as I possibly can. I am not attacking anyone. There is no one in the HA fan community that I have a personal problem with. I am critisizing a movement that I think has serious flaws. There is a HUGE difference. If you, the person reading this, or anyone else, are taking my criticism of operation ruthless personally, then you don’t understand what we have been trying to point out.
If Operation Ruthless cannot accept criticism of its core values and beliefs, then I am sorry but it is a worthless endeavor because it will never grow and prosper, and is therefore not worth the time.
1> OR plows ahead with the belief that every HA fan wants the same thing. Any vocal detractors are Negative Joes and are ostracised until they shut up about it. Listen to them and adjust your movement accordingly. You might actually convince us.
2> Any attack on OR is percieved as personal. (read above). Stop taking it so personally.
3> It is getting very annoying to see every single update in the HA fan community be about Operation Ruthless, and not a very cool fanfic/fanart project. TONE IT DOWN.
4> Any attempts to criticize THE MOVEMENT are met with the counter claim that we didn’t do our research. We DID do our research, stop hiding behind that claim.
5> Hierarchy sucks. I get enough hierarchy at work. It sickens me. Break Operation Ruthless up into more manageable projects and go for a total committee style structure. It was a creative committee of people, not George Lucas, who made the first Star Wars trilogy so memorable. George Lucas held total creative control over the second trilogy, and oh how we despise it.
6> Craig Bartlett is not god. I dare you to look up Gene Roddenberry’s stance against Star Trek VI, and Deep Space Nine, both turned out to be very successful entries in the Star Trek Franchise. Naoko Takeuchi mismanaged Sailor Moon to the point where no one cares about it anymore other than the hardcore fans, and you can’t even get it legally in the states anymore. Sega never really acknowledged the existence of Sonic SatAM. Craig nullified is contract with Nick and Nick nullified their contract with Craig. It ended sour, both are at fault. Get over it.
7> Viacom more than likely has no interest in a Hey Arnold movie, given the lackluster response to the first movie. At this point, convincing viacom to do so is like moving a mountain. Operation Ruthless could get small concessions and build up, but any attempt to suggest this is ignored. This is not negativity. You are dealing with a multimillion dollar business. You have to speak their language. Letters and videos will not work.
8> Multiple instances of sustained trending annoys people. Plan a single trend and put something behind it like a group chat or a news article.
That is all, I am not saying anything more about it.
Here for your reading pleasure is an essay in 2003 about the five geek social fallacies:
#1: Ostracizers Are Evil
#2: Friends Accept Me As I Am
#3: Friendship Before All
#4: Friendship Is Transitive
#5: Friends Do Everything Together
A Message to BrokenRose24
A Message to BrokenRose24
Are you SERIOUS right now?
UchihaPrincess16 didn’t say anything of the sort. She’s just stating her opinion on the matter, which frankly, many people seem to agree with, myself included.
If anything, BrokenRose24, I feel that YOU are attempting to polarize fans on how they should or shouldn’t feel about the future of Hey Arnold!
Who is she? She is a fan. That should be all that matters.
And speaking as a longtime HA! fan who has been around since the show first started, I’m sick and tired of certain people in the fandom taking elitist attitudes on how to celebrate the show or what should be done to continue its legacy.
I’m no saint; for the longest time I’ve been vehemently against portraying the HA! cast as teenagers a la Daria in fanfiction. But you know what - who cares? I’m in my 20s now, and the older I get, the less likely I think that we’ll ever see an official release of The Jungle Movie.
But you know what? It’s OK. Because the show lives on in the fans’ hearts. Because there is no shortage of theories and versions of “The Patakis” and “The Jungle Movie” and “Hey Arnold! 6th seasons” on the Internet; one only has to browse Deviantart to see what I mean. Even I’ve come around after seeing some truly remarkable fanart and fancomics; now I can’t envision a teenage Helga without her hat!
The point I’m trying to make is: enough. Enough of the personal attacks. Enough of shutting people down for voicing what has been on many a veteran fan’s mind. A flame war isn’t going to accomplish anything; it’s only going to breed bad blood and permanent departures from the fandom due to excessive zeal (The maigned 6th Season Project, anyone? —>http://arnoldsroom.multiply.com/journal/item/526/More_Sorrow_Than_Angerandhttp://arnoldsroom.multiply.com/journal/item/527/Good_Night_And_Good_Luck)
Let’s all love the show in our own way. Let’s agree to disagree.
And BrokenRose? Let’s stop this. It’s exhausting.
Settle Down about TJM
Ripped from the Hey Arnold! fan community - shared with the world. PLEASE READ.
To all Hey Arnold! fans, please just take a moment of your time to listen to what I have to say. I want to make it clear that I am in no way shape or form attacking anyone’s intentions, attempts, or motives. Before you start pelting me with tomatoes and labeling me as a bad guy, please, hear me out.
I think we need to settle down on trying to save The Jungle Movie. Operation Ruthless, while I see what you’re trying to do, and all of you other fans participating within it, or contributing to saving TJM in your own ways outside of it, what you’re doing is not terrible. It’s not a bad thing. It’s not terrible.
I am in NO WAY saying what you are doing is WRONG. It is NOT wrong.
I am, however, telling you to take a look at the facts.
Lamenting over the state of the “Hey Arnold! 6th Season Project”
The ultimate fallacy: writers with the good storylines need skillful artists, but the artists have the most shitty, convoluted story ideas - FACT.
No wonder the movement’s stagnating.