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Music for video games and stuff! (Heard in Stranger Things, Borderlands, Mass Effect, Black Ops, Threes! & more). Managed by
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Jimmy 5h
Replying to @rowtendo
Lower energy bills at least.
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Jimmy 5h
Sometimes I get frustrated advocating for transparency in an industry that generally seems to want the exact opposite. Am I standing on my own little island of deluded thought here? Devs, artists, musicians, share a recent positive experience to help me feel better.
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Jimmy 11h
Seeing that you're an aspiring screenwriter, let me just kind of leave my own final thought that I hope that in your career you're never put in a position where you have to choose between surrendering your creation or else not getting work. That's really all I'm getting at.
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Jimmy 11h
I'm sure I don't need to explain what an NDA is for, but for the sake of the discussion, let's say I did want that. Would that affect your opinion?
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Jimmy 11h
You... would offer to write a book for someone and receive no credit? Does that not seem... odd to you in anyway? Is that a normal line of thinking for writers? No snark, I'm asking a genuine question.
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Jimmy 11h
That's the spirit. Someone asks you to consider an ethically questionable practice and it's too bothersome to worry about. Have a nice day, sorry this exercise in critical thinking bothered you.
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Jimmy 11h
They accept it because they don't get work otherwise. Trust me, I know something about this. We agree it's wrong for someone to steal credit, I'm just trying to expand your perspective that the practice of ghostwriting is a loophole that allows exactly that to occur.
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Jimmy 11h
The problem is your line of thinking falls under one of a couple of my least favorite logical justifcations: 1) But that's how it's always been done 2) Well the law says it's ok so it must be fine.
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Jimmy 11h
I think this happens often, yes. They're also a symptom of a system where people only care about familiarity. They don't get to hear about the real talent behind their favorite artist/composer/writer because their names are intentionally obscured.
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Jimmy 11h
You just said there's no moral ambiguity and then in the next tweet said it's morally questionable. I'm confused. Look, we both agree the stupid kid stealing work is wrong, I get the feeling you don't think we agree on that. But ghost writing is also, and on a higher scale.
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Jimmy 11h
There's no moral ambiguity? People do what they have to to survive. If the option is "don't get paid and go hungry" vs "work hard and receive zero credit for your gift" how is that not morally ambiguous? I don't understand why you'd be ok with that idea.
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Jimmy 11h
Second, what other choice do they have? A talented and creative individual who is required to deny their own creation, or else they simply don't get paid. That's not exactly an enticing deal. I'm not certain how you don't see how this conflicts with the spirit of the first tweet.
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Jimmy 11h
So my point is that it's morally wrong on a grander scale, citing a much bigger issue than one stupid kid. You say "but the ghost writer accepted those terms" or that they were paid more. First, ghost writers don't necessarily get paid more, or even well.
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Jimmy 11h
Then spell it out I shall. First, we have a tweet citing the example of how it's morally wrong for a person to claim credit for another person's work. We all seem to agree on that. I then mention how this practice is sadly common among professionals.
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Jimmy 12h
My what shortsightedness is on display here.
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Jimmy 12h
So what's worse, dealing with some ignorant kid who obviously doesn't have half a clue in his head, or a practice of a person taking credit for another's work that is considered completely acceptable and perpetuated by actual professionals?
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Jimmy 13h
Replying to @forexposure_txt
While this is amusing coming from what I assume is a young and dense person with hostile perceptions/motivations, ghost writing is unfortunately a common practice in even the highest level of many industries. :(
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Jimmy 14h
Replying to @Hackett33
Ua galaxy 10
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Jimmy 14h
Replying to @sararr1999
Glad you like it!
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Jimmy 23h
Replying to @matt_roly
Yeah. Not a bad movie, but we figured the 9pm showing on a Monday night wouldn't be too busy. I guess that doesn't matter when people are determined to rob you of one of your armrests at any cost.
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