A Short Intermission

February 8th, 2008 by | Tags: , , , , ,

I have been loafing off while David and Gavok are keeping the site afloat with substantial articles, but here’s just a little thing I’ve been wondering: Is there, let’s say, a fan community for movies or television shows dedicated to discussions about out of context clips uploaded by others, without actually watching the movie or show the clips are from? How about communities for book excerpts, scenes from plays, videogame demos or music samples? If not, why is this behaviour exclusive to the medium of (superhero) comics? Is it the nature of DC and Marvel’s shared universes? The sense of entitlement some people feel towards the characters? Is it the relative ease with which one can put comic book scans on the internet? I’m just curious.

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3 comments to “A Short Intermission”

  1. “a fan community for movies or television shows dedicated to discussions about out of context clips uploaded by others,”

    It’s called YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Um47tQftaLo

  2. Yep. And that’s as good enough an excuse to post this as any.

  3. And I was all set to blame Lichtenstein.