August 5, 2015

The cool dude's burden...


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  1. He's obviously never been to a pop culture convention. Deadpools. Deadpools EVERYWHERE.

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  2. How insecure can you be, to like something, but be threatened by other people liking it too?

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    1. I always used to point this out when my friends in high school would bemoan their favorite art becoming popular or "mainstream."

      Of course none of them talk to me anymore, so maybe that was a bad call on my part.

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    2. Nah, you just got too mainstream for them.

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    3. Hah! That could be it.

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  3. I always wonder the age of your subjects. I'm guessing teen in this case. (My teen says stupid stuff all the time.)

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  4. "Losers." I don't think that word means what he thinks it means. That is unless, of course, he meant "other losers." Then he's right on the money.

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  5. bwahahahha this is great i like it how this kid shows insecurity at the highest levels.

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  6. yeah beacuse it would be awful i. more people liked deadpool

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  7. yeah beacuse it would be awful i. more people liked deadpool

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  8. To be fair-I do understand his point. Maybe he just didn't put it in the best words.
    First: There's the risk of overexposure. Look at Batman or Wolverine. So much merchandise, or appearances that they start to get old and unappealing.

    Second: Is that when stuff becomes more popular-that's when the higher ups start to really notice it and executive meddling becomes a problem as now they pay attention to the IP and may try to work it into a more "suitable" brand. I've heard that they had to fight to keep Deadpool an "R" rating to keep the essence of the character when the studio heads wanted a "PG-13" for greater appeal. Which would then lead back to the first problem.

    Third: There was that certain feeling of being a fan of something that not everyone knew about. Something being a "cult classic" or "underground" just doesn't seem to work in this day and age of instant sharing. (Wow, I'm showing my age in that one)

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