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    Quote Originally Posted by Electricmastro View Post
    I think someone told me that this is more so tokenized exploitation than wholesome representation, and that the Hollywood executives may truthfully not really care about diversity unless it helps them get higher ticket sales from all sorts of minorities, along with the publicity, as this is a hugely money-driven business after all. As well as how this soulless representation may not do much of anything to better the communication and cooperation of minorities in the Hollywood workforce or other communities, and may not even lead to the higher-ups at Hollywood to change their bad ways for the better.

    But hey, maybe that person was being a little too cynical.
    No he/ wasn’t. Anyone who works in Hollywood will tell you the same thing. It’s pretty cut throat.

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    It's fine by me if Hollywood is only in it for profit. Their mercenary mentality is still reflective of greater social change. They go where the money is, and the money is in diversity.
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    Hollywood realized a long time ago women drive the $$$ for movies and films. Its why the 1st Deadpool film released on Valentine's Day and had a campaign geared around a romantic type angle there. Its because they know women will get their husbands , boyfriends , etc to go see a film a number of times. That is where the $$$ is and adding a diverse cast as well.

    Iron Man 3 its claimed added a sub-plot to please the Chinese film audience because they wanted that extra money. So here now were seeing them realize , America and the world is a very diverse place. We can get more money moving that direction. WB seemed to realize that pretty quick as we saw.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Overhazard View Post
    I mean, the switch is still worth it, Breath of the Wild is 30 hrs easy, unless you skip straight to Ganon, Odyssey is a lot of fun, Smash bros, I liked Arms, Link's awakening is coming out in September, Sword and Shield in November and there are a few gems in the eshop, but MUA seems like a 'roided up mobile game.
    I never got into Link stuff, Smash bros i loved when I had friends (lol...), pokemon SS looks terrible and dissapointing as hell (from a long time fan, hell, i'm playing the old games with my 7 year old right now lol)

    i'll just continue to slowly get through my huge p4 back catalogue

    Quote Originally Posted by Handsome men don't lose fights View Post
    None of the other MUA games were that long either. I remember beating part 2 the same night I bought it. IMO, you buy a switch for Fire Emblem 3 houses. Although honestly, the nintendo community has been trash lately. Too much smash drama, too many poke-pedos.
    whats going on with the joy cons?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MindofShadow View Post
    I never got into Link stuff, Smash bros i loved when I had friends (lol...), pokemon SS looks terrible and dissapointing as hell (from a long time fan, hell, i'm playing the old games with my 7 year old right now lol)

    i'll just continue to slowly get through my huge p4 back catalogue



    whats going on with the joy cons?
    I get it, It's not for everyone. Honestly, Im having more fun playing the Pokemon Trading card game online than I ever had playing a mainstream pokemon game, except for Colosseum and Gale of Darkness.

    Some kind of drifting issue with the Joy-cons, I don't know the full details.

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    Ed Boon gives us the first glimpse of Nightwolf in MK 11.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Handsome men don't lose fights View Post
    It's fine by me if Hollywood is only in it for profit. Their mercenary mentality is still reflective of greater social change. They go where the money is, and the money is in diversity.
    If anything the resistace to diversity that we have seen for so long was bad business practice.

    They have no problem with repeatedly revisiting the Western despite how badly they seem to do every time they try.

    But when something like Waiting To Exhale underperforms and Black cinema gets cast to the wayside for a good ten years.

    But Crazy Rich Asians cost 30 million to make.

    It made 170 million here alone. 238 Million World Wide.

    At this point ignoring diversity would be fiscal suicide for studios.

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    Hey, guys! I know its been a minute since I last posted, but currently doing a Kickstarter/preorders for my most recent comic series called Marassa. Its an Afrofuturism inspired series about twin brothers and sisters who are space pirates who find the map to their late parents' hidden treasure. Of course that attracts the attention of other space pirates, bountry hunters, aliens, evil empires, etc. You can get both issues 1 and 2 if you're behind, a combo of 60+ pages of story.

    I've always wanted to have a diverse sci fi series with dope Black folk in space, haha.

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    Kickstarter for my comic Is'nana the Were-Spider, Vol 1 and 2!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg View Post
    Hey, guys! I know its been a minute since I last posted, but currently doing a Kickstarter/preorders for my most recent comic series called Marassa. Its an Afrofuturism inspired series about twin brothers and sisters who are space pirates who find the map to their late parents' hidden treasure. Of course that attracts the attention of other space pirates, bountry hunters, aliens, evil empires, etc. You can get both issues 1 and 2 if you're behind, a combo of 60+ pages of story.

    I've always wanted to have a diverse sci fi series with dope Black folk in space, haha.

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    Wow, the Art looks really nice! Looking good there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leo619 View Post
    Wow, the Art looks really nice! Looking good there.
    Good looks, my man! Be sure to check out the link! Got a couple more dope visuals and a video! Hope you can jump on board!
    Kickstarter for my comic Is'nana the Were-Spider, Vol 1 and 2!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Handsome men don't lose fights View Post
    It's fine by me if Hollywood is only in it for profit. Their mercenary mentality is still reflective of greater social change. They go where the money is, and the money is in diversity.
    Ding Ding, like people fail to realize that Hollywood in general, is about making money. If you want movies that primarily focus on social advancement, you go to indie films. The reason movies where mostly white leads is due to 1) The racism founded in this country, and 2) The idea that only white protagonist would sell.
    If for the past 50+ years, the only movies that would sell were somehow black leads, then we would mostly have movies with black leads.

    Now the confusion part happened where even though we had Will Smith, Westley Snipes, Denzel Washington, etc, Hollywood came up with the craziest notion that only white leads could sell. It literally made no sense seeing as the decade before that, we had such successful actors. This ideology came from producers who were financing the film, which were mostly white male conservatives. But there's only one thing that surpasses their inbreeded bigotry, and that's the possibility of making money. (See the ousted previous owner of the LA Clippers as a perfect example of that.)

    Look at Sony, who has emails ousted indicating the bigoted hiring process they had. Sony was losing money on Spider Man, gives Spider Man to the MCU, decides they have to do something, and come up with Into The SpiderVerse, which became one of their most successful hits to date. Money forces change, and that's the thing when it comes to progression, it's almost always forced. It's never some "organic" change that happened over time. It's people fighting, scrapping, for change from the better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leo619 View Post
    Ding Ding, like people fail to realize that Hollywood in general, is about making money. If you want movies that primarily focus on social advancement, you go to indie films. The reason movies where mostly white leads is due to 1) The racism founded in this country, and 2) The idea that only white protagonist would sell.
    If for the past 50+ years, the only movies that would sell were somehow black leads, then we would mostly have movies with black leads.
    We have had black movies make money and sell. Yet we still saw goalpost moving and excuses made to not do more.

    If they don't want to do it-they will find an excuse to NOT do it. A LOT of black creators will gladly tell you that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leo619 View Post
    2) The idea that only white protagonist would sell.
    If for the past 50+ years, the only movies that would sell were somehow black leads, then we would mostly have movies with black leads.

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    That is hilarious for last 50 years we have been hearing "Women Leads don't sell" "Black Leads don't sell" "Hard Scifi and Fantasy doesn't sell" "Most Black casts need a white lead to sell" Superhero movies don't work","Female superhero movies don't sell"etc. It is amazing how many myths keep getting busted.

    Hollywood convinced themselves that certain things don't sell. They create self-fulling prophecy but not putting out the highest quality offering that does bad and they go look hey it doesn't sell. It is proven over and over you put out a high-quality project people will watch it. It has proven you target a niche you will make money. Tyler Perry is rolling dough because he makes movies targeting one specific audience "Black Women". Fenty from Rihanna is killing other makeup brands because targets black women(other makeup brands quickly followed after tho). Do you think all of sudden Black Women like makeup or movies? Hollywood has been ignoring minorities and leaving money on the table. Why is this change happening now because finally some minorities are sitting in the decision rooms and it isn't a bunch of good ole boys telling each other myths.
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    Kevin Feige is knee deep in black Hollywood, and I have no complaints.

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    Trailer for the new Harriet Tubman biopic

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