I know I had something similar to this but I accidentally deleted my other profile so here is how I got into TGWTG:
It was the Summer of 2011 (Now that I think about happy three years to me!) I was scrolling on YouTube looking up "Willy Wonka Vs. Charlie" for some odd reason and I came across the Nostalgia Critic's "Old Vs. New: Willy Vs. Charlie". I gave it a watch and it was love at first sight (well... not sure if it was... I should remember something like that). Now I know that some might say "Really? I don't care about this blog post"... My answer to that is I'm sorry. I rarely do blog posts and I feel by giving a brief history on how I got into the TGWTG fandom, you guys might be able to get to know me a little more. I appreciate all producers' content and I'm sorry if I don't get to watch all of them but that's what college life does... (except I have Fridays off which is super awesome).
Hopefully you find this mini blog mildly entertaining. Maybe I'll post more if I have free time (which probably will be never at the moment) but who knows :)
I run a show called Not Just For Kids and have been a social commentator on nostalgia for over a year. It's a passion and a job I have enjoyed immensely since I started. I have noticed critics and independent commentators have been having a tough time on the Internet with YouTube paranoid copyright notices, BlipTV cuts and as a result a loss of income. With this in mind I started up Rise Of The Critics on January 1st 2014 to help these people get their work out there and keep it afloat. It's been a full time job but not entirely thankless. For a time now it has been a hobby, though I have had to maintain a project on with a limited staff and the frustration of not being able to set up a system where the contributors actually received something other than an audience and a place to showcase their work, which brings us to this campaign. With the growing audience and contributors to the site, we have decided to expand the idea to creating a working social environment for the contributors in an open forum where they cannot only share their ideas and views but actually get paid for their contribution also.
With this in mind we are planning to update and expand the Rise Of The Critics/Independent Mayhem website with a major overhaul. We have researched the Partnership programs of websites like, Blip.tv, Dailymotion and YouTube and have decided to do right what they do wrong by opening up the media sharing community to a more user friendly and marketable environment where everybody can profit and enjoy the fruits of a new generation of Internet entrepreneurs. Dedicated solely to entertainment, users will be invited to send in their reviews, interviews, original films/animation and music to be featured on the site. This means you finally have a place where your work is likely to be seen, rather than buried in the overflow of videos currently swamping other sites as well as directly bring in sponsors to your projects in your own personal ongoing Crowd Sourcing.
The features currently being proposed are as follows:
A pro-active media sharing site which includes video, audio and blogs.
A workable partnership program available to every member of the site, similar to the Blip.tv program.
A personal Crowd Sourcing program dedicated to the user in which the user can call for sponsorship of their show on their channel, similar to the Patreon program.
A unique player. embeddable player and dedicated server.
A Social Networking system.
Premium channels and PPV media.
What's already here and coming?
To compliment this project we have several shows already in production for Independent Mayhem, from the animated Manga Gothic series, to the Mrs. E sci-fi/horror series. Also we have several shows from NJ4K, a nostalgia show looking back on the shows of 70's, 80' and 90's. Shinta Reviews, that looks at the original sentai shows that inspired Power Rangers, Deusdaecon Reviews, a review show that covers franchises, and Criticzilla, the biggest documentary series covering the history of Godzilla. All these shows combined with your own will provide original and compelling content focused primary on independence and originality.
Josh Clark: I have already introduced myself, but I am the team leader and founder of Rise Of The Critics and owner of Independent Mayhem. A writer and animator of 22 years of experience I have been dedicated to creating a place where creators can show off their work, and give their opinions. Seeing the Internet as a frontier still yet to be tapped for talent of all persuasions, Independent Mayhem intends to offer an opportunity and a platform to be truly seen and heard. http://www.nj4k.com
Well it's been quite the month since I made the announcement on the Manga Gothic animated series. I am currently at work on the supporting cast and building the world of Manga Gothic and the first teaser "Raynah". On top of that I still have my NJ4K channel to develop and several novels in the works. My day is currently a 24/7 dedication. Ahh the life of a starving artist eh?
So anyways. I thought I'd update you with a few things. The projected date for the first season of Manga Gothic is October 31st. Each of the 13 episodes will run at and estimate of 24 mins and is tentatively titled "The Cauldron". It will showcase on the NJ4K blip page with some exclusive specials running on the YouTube page. Animated and modeled entirely on Blender as opposed to my original choice Lightwave, I wanted to show that you could make something wonderful even if you are on a budget. There will be updates on the making of the series on the YouTube Channel and BlipTV Channel as of tomorrow and you can get more information from the NJ4K Website and the NJ4K and Manga Gothic FaceBook pages.
A comic is also in the works and you will be able to read as of two weeks from now on the NJ4K website. Pretty excited to be working on this so please show your support by following all the links I have provided. Till next time Ciao.
We have started work on the Manga Gothic series for NJ4K for an
Autumn release. Season One should be out for Halloween 2014 on the
NJ4K Blip TV channel. Following the adventures of a trio of young mystic
misfits on a space colony built for the last of the mythical
creatures, Manga Gothic pits our heroes against an overwhelming odds
to become saviors of the world. However they may be the most unlikely
trio to save the world as the young rebel, Brussels, seems unwilling
to commit himself to his lessons. Will he overcome his
procrastination or will his team suffer low grades as a result of his
Animated in a 3D environment on Blender 3D, Manga Gothic is
designed around a MMORPG stylist world, which leads onto the next
announcement. In 2015 we'll be releasing the Manga Gothic game and
2016 the Manga Gothic MMORPG. On top of that, starting August 2014
we'll be releasing the web comic here on NJ4K to whet your appetite.
So exciting times ahead for NJ4K as we start delving into our first
animated adventure. Hope to see you there.
Hello there everyone. I have made an inquiry in which I want some answers regarding your personal experience with the community of this site.
The reason is that I want to see if there is a way to let you guys moderate the new uploads on this community. Funny or Die (http://www.funnyordie.com/) does this by letting the users choose wether or not a post is good enough or not. Other blogs and communities do this with a rating system.
Now I realise that this community also has rating systems but they hardly do anything other than put a bunch of stars on the lower end of the screen. We can't filter the content in this community.