Why Hollywood makes movies for the world instead of Americans

Posted January 21, 2016 by ymarsakar
Categories: Movies

This also has the effect of promoting anti American values, rather than American values, although these days even American values have been degraded and corrupted by the Left in time.

The reason for the design difference is where the money comes from.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_(film)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independence_Day_(1996_film)

An American centered film uses 75 million to make 100-200 million in the American audience which includes making its budget +25% in one week, but also gets 500 million in total overseas vs 300 million total domestic, estimated of course. These numbers are rounded approximately.

Whereas an international centered film, one designed for foreign audiences, like 2012, tends to make less than its budget in America, 166 million vs the 200 million budget, while making the super majority of its profit back from international income, 603 million.

An American centered film, makes 300/800, whereas foreign audiences provide 500/800 million. And that’s one of the better ratios.

Thus until Hollywood is taxed on their foreign exportation, their culture will continue to become unAmerican, antiAmerican, and everything else for that matter. Because part of human nature is to do what is profitable, what gives better returns.

As for wealth redistribution and taking money from the rich to feed the poor, it’s long past due for a progressive profit tax on these foreign exported Hollywood movies. 50-90%, I believe, is the going rate, depending on profit size, in income gaps. If America is going to suffer a cultural decadence and corruption effect from producing and creating films designed to profit from foreign cultures, America might as well profit from it, not merely the directors, stars, and producers. The Left, however, doesn’t apply their rules to themselves. The Leftist alliance is a WMD designed to destroy Western civilization, thus their rules are only an initiation of force and devastation, they do not plan to follow them.

Game Development: Inside look at the design and coding side

Posted January 17, 2016 by ymarsakar
Categories: PC Games

https://www.idlethumbs.net/designernotes/episodes/henrik-fahraeus

Differences in Culture: Martial Art school documentary in China

Posted January 16, 2016 by ymarsakar
Categories: Culture

They used to say of General anything in America, that what was good for the country was good for the corporation. What was good for General Motors was good for America. China these days have a more cozy relationship with “private” corporations than perhaps even the fascists had. An oligopoly, similar to what the US had after WWII. Not quite a monopoly, just a set of power elites at the top determining everything using conformity, coercion, laws, and power.

It is a very different philosophy for students and for martial training, than what people can find in the West. Japan is also different, their focus on youth is more Western than the Western countries.

Inevitably, this kind of social conditioning will produce generations that use violence and are conditioned to have violence used on them, to conform, to be coerced. For what ends? If the Authority is good, then everyone following that Authority becomes mostly good. But if the Authority becomes evil or insane… well, the entire country will convert to exactly that.

That is the function of Obeying Authority, no matter the cost.

Learning European swordmanship via youtube and the internet

Posted January 16, 2016 by ymarsakar
Categories: Traditional Martial Arts

Starts somewhere after the 20 minute mark, the story of how HEMA revived using the internet’s C4, communications and computers.

I linked this before, but this hits upon the same topic and journey Jin Young went through. Distributed learning, no credentials used, sharing of knowledge, reduction in cost of information transport and coordination, de-centralized command and control centers, community and grassroots based organizations.

It’s a kind of culture, but it isn’t a conformist culture, nor is it one based upon State Authority or Totalitarian Ideology, or Economic dependence even.

It’s a culture where if you are in one of these cultures, you can cross over to every other sub culture that focuses on different things. It’s pretty strange, to see a civilization’s culture get produced without economic or military expansion.

Ayn Rand theorized about it and called it “Going Galt”. The 3 percenters, the irregulars in the US, call it freedom and 4th generational warfare. Science fiction communities would see it as “post scarcity” economies. Insurgents or resistance movements would see it as grassroots and cellular in nature.

Europe is “Stabilizing” the situation

Posted January 16, 2016 by ymarsakar
Categories: Unconventional Warfare

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-01-11/massive-coverup-exposed-sweden-media-cops-hid-migrant-sex-attacks

In the sense that Yuri Bezmenov meant it, of course, when the Leftists, now longer of use, is eliminated. Except this time, the Soviets are gone mostly, and it is Islam triggering the weapon that I call the Leftist alliance, a viral WMD similar to how HIV functions in a human host.

Yuri Bezmenov giving a lecture on Leftist operations.

Impressive, and also ironic. The audience reaction, happy go lucky, conformist individuals that were a product of the oligopolies of WWI and WWII, Leftist inventions in all but name.

Things are different when the threat is much closer and eminent. The very atmosphere is different. Even for those Americans that wanted to fight communism, they did not understand that the US system after 1950, was already half Communist Totalitarian to begin with. The levers of power had been shifted and sabotaged.

Fandoms (kingdoms) vs Corporate Hierarchies in lawsuits: Star Trek holders and Axanar in conflict

Posted January 15, 2016 by ymarsakar
Categories: Movies, Science Fiction, TV

I wrote a comment in reply to this pov on the title subject, so I’ll archive it here as well.

http://www.paulgraham.com/re.html

I See BS is using a passive income milking technique, often seen in Triple A PC game title producers.

It’s the mainstream marketing method, that puts a lot of money in, to get a lot of money out, relying on the mainstream, the 51% of the market, to buy the product.

But that means the fans, the fanatics, are left out. The niche markets, are ignored. That is rather ironic, since it was the fans who maintained the culture around the universe, the fictional world, being sold for entertainment. The word of mouth value, of the brand, is priceless. It cannot be rated, if CBS tried to pay someone to advertise to that extent, CBS would go broke immediately.

In a Kickstarter, the fans are the investors, the people pushing the money to pay for the production. They are not merely the consumers who can be ignored, because the investors, stock owners, and directors of CBS have determined so.

The economic article covers the history in greater length. Content creators have higher priority in the world market these days, than passive income mainstream status quo powers that be. The mainstream large title holders can buy rights to whatever they want, because they can outbid other people, but they cannot enslave the creative imaginations of the human population. They cannot lay claim to what original content creators produce, merely because they “own a license”. That would be like claiming one owns the “right to fire” because you killed the inventors behind human made fire, and now claim that everyone who uses fire and who makes fire, is using your “property”. It’s the difference between 1830 Democrat slave barons and 1930 corporate employees. It’s a moral difference, not merely an economic one, nor a legal fiction.

If people who like Star Trek’s post scarcity dream of a human society built upon cooperation rather than competition, first they will have to demonstrate that de-centralized communities, fandoms, are more efficient and more competitive than the large conglomerates and corporations at large. That is ironic in one sense, but also fitting. If “ownership” and “property” is no longer necessary in Star Trek’s universe, what then is left for people to do? Find challenges to overcome and improve their own selves.

Of course it isn’t easy figuring out the solution that benefits everyone. It’s not meant to be easy. It wouldn’t be worth anything if it was easy. If it was easy, you could just have a CBS buy it out and it would now be a “franchise” you can consume, but it is not and it won’t be.

Japanese visual novels have been brought to the US market through liasion services, using Kickstarter and crowd funding. This is with a LANGUAGE and cultural barrier. With a distance barrier and enormous licensing issues with many different US or Japanese factions. Yet it was the “fans” that created the company, Sekai Project and others, and it was the fans that did the translation. They acquired “negotiation leverage” because they had demographic data and a significant amount of funding, to offer Japanese companies that are starving for money.

Entities like CBS only care about the money. Stockholder issues and CEO prestige. If the fans seem weak and gullible, CBS will extract an appropriate extortion fee every once in awhile, when they need the cash. If people wish for a more equitable relationship, they will have to bring some serious cash and leverage to the negotiations table. That’s how human society works, before it ever becomes post scarcity, post property. Fortunately for them, it has been done before, and it’s not like Star Trek communities lack the organizational infrastructure. They are merely… too beholden to the ideal of a property less ideal, that they probably don’t want to think about how to make money or exploit their own asset advantage (creating content). That’s why CBS doesn’t get it. They care only about the money and maybe their own ulterior motives. It’s not merely a lawyer problem, but also a cultural problem. Even if the factions speak the same language.

If you want a company that licenses and produces films by sub contracting out to fan organizations… then do it yourself. Relying on corporate top down hierarchies, isn’t going to get the job done. Top down hierarchies are extremely inefficient, especially when it comes to projects of passion and creativity.

Learning martial arts via Youtube

Posted January 14, 2016 by ymarsakar
Categories: Traditional Martial Arts

http://wingchungeeks.com/china-boxer-interview/

From the 20 minute mark, interesting take on the Youtube culture


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