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offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-05-07 08:49 [#02627273]
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offline ijonspeches from 109P/Swift-Tuttle on 2023-05-07 09:51 [#02627274]
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i think they should force filmmakers to match the exact
percentage of at least 100 of the 2.454.776 minorities on
this planet, all complete with their heritage certificates
to avoid cultural appropriation and percentages of heritage,
sexual orientation and color grade. i know this is quite a
task. this could be done though will the installation of a
complete and regularly updated database of every persons
heritage, sexual orientation etc. so the ai then could
calculate the exact amount of combined heritages inside each
person and fulfill the perfect quota inside an ensemble.
furthermore should one or more persons in the movie cheat on
their heritage certificates the movie shall then be burned
and censored and the whole crew be banned from making films
ever again.



 

offline ijonspeches from 109P/Swift-Tuttle on 2023-05-07 09:57 [#02627275]
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jokes aside,
i believe in making the world more inclusive.
mankind is still young, we´ll figure it out.


 

offline dariusgriffin from cool on 2023-05-07 11:27 [#02627278]
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he should see a doctor about that


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-05-07 11:40 [#02627279]
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personally, i'm eagerly awaiting the math trainwreck that
will occur once they surge deep into compliance: well, we
have a lot of asians, now, are they now actually,
mathematically, over-represented in our movie
production, and thus no longer valid currency in our oscar
entry? sorry vlad. q. wang, you're fired


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-05-07 11:41 [#02627280]
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i think slamming a math quota on it will only get useless
meatsacks promoted. incompetence has no skin color


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-05-07 11:51 [#02627281]
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i guess. if i had to attempt to be constructive

this is a stick. quotas or else. very awkward for everyone

but perhaps if you were more like "movies that demonstrate
an arguable devotion to diversity will be skipped ahead in
the queue"

the carrot might be more palatable for all


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-05-07 11:53 [#02627282]
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that you'll even get much deeper results if you just leave
it all ...ellipses.. movies that demonstrate an arguable
devotion to diversity -- how do we do that? and you get
people thinking very hard about it, perhaps, instead of
handing them a staffing nightmare on wheels


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-05-07 11:53 [#02627283]
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but who cares about the oscars anyways
even my shit gets more press


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-05-07 12:28 [#02627284]
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i mean, that must suck if you're a movie producer. that, oh,
this guy i worked with for fifteen years, reliable on the
lights, but no other way, i have to replace him to meet the
quota. and now i have to start from scratch with someone
else. and then, imagine you are HR -- ghastly thot, i know
-- for some production and there are 400 people and you have
to keep track of everyone's ethnicity so the whole thing
doesn't get blammed from the oscars. and gosh that must
suck

but yeah. apologize about your requirements, oscars. you've
had a change of heart and you want to celebrate diversity
via a very real and potent force: the cage-fight for the
spotlight. that we'll jump the movies that show a commitment
to diversity ahead. and then, sorry, no questions. and leave
it vague as to how anyone is to do that and leave them off
in a corner to go nuts with anxiety over it and stew up...
well, most of the ideas will be shit -- 1/3 of our staff are
people we flew in from a war-torn country etc -- but someone
will come up with something proper and you slap an
especially large ribbon on that. and then there are the rest
of the normal awards. and just keep going each year nudging
people. the staffing will sort itself out within five years


 

offline Tony Danza from nuked west on 2023-05-07 12:34 [#02627285]
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lol


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-05-07 13:48 [#02627292]
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lol? ...just lol?

fine. i'll give you a ~just lol~

"back in the day we'd just leave them alone in a room with a
palette full of bricks and deal with the last one standing"

i don't think much of hollywood these days


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-05-07 13:56 [#02627293]
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"back in the day we'd just leave them alone in a room
with a palette full of bricks and deal with the last one
standing"


sorry, it wasn't clear -- this was the old system of oscar
nominations etc etc


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-05-07 13:57 [#02627294]
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oscar the couch


 

offline Tony Danza from nuked west on 2023-05-07 14:18 [#02627300]
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*pallet


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-05-07 14:23 [#02627301]
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filèt de brik


 

offline dariusgriffin from cool on 2023-05-07 16:08 [#02627307]
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i used to have opinions about this but now i simply stopped
being a racist


 

offline dariusgriffin from cool on 2023-05-07 16:11 [#02627308]
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yeah sorry that is a very very bad idea


 

online belb from mmmmmmhhhhzzzz!!! on 2023-05-07 16:38 [#02627309]
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huh, but i AM a “sexual orientation: 0.357"


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-05-07 16:41 [#02627310]
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i'm not saying put anything to any actual scale. in fact,
i've specified: be vague. that, oh...

the old method for oscar nomination is to leave all the
contenders locked in a room with a pa- with a metric
shit-ton
of bricks and the last few standing are the
nominees.

the new method is: instead of a pile of bricks, just say
"most diverse wins" and they'll promptly clobber each other
trying to do it further and deeper

by not specifying it they're not sure how far to go and
since you've made it a contest for the shiny spotlight
they'll all fear someone else will go further and thus it's
much better than a quota because a potent combo of greed and
terror will drive some genuine innovation in diversity.

and absolutely no algorithms, no. that there is no actual
standard, really -- you're just looking to reward whoever
climbed to the top of the pile. and maybe politely not
notice the bloody brick they're still clutching


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2023-05-07 16:50 [#02627311]
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This did make me laugh


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-05-07 16:54 [#02627312]
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you're just looking to reward whoever climbed to the top
of the pile. and maybe politely not notice the bloody brick
they're still clutching


i'm pretty sure how this is how it's always worked with the
oscars, really. and, like wandering into some shit, old
codebase and trying to fix a few bugs... i'm just going to
leave this subroutine as it is; use it best i can. because
messing with that is full of bees

this is a brutal, backstabbing popularity contest interwoven
with billions of dollars of corporate shit. if you want
diversity, respect the levers you have available.

i should note i never said i actually wanted to help the
oscars


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-05-07 16:55 [#02627313]
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thx


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-05-07 17:12 [#02627314]
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i suppose my rough plan is: help diversity; destroy the
oscars. "most diverse wins" would artistically run the
oscars into a corner within a few years. by the time it
finally implodes the staffing problem should be fixed. after
that you'll need to find another cloying anachronism to
cannibalize for nutrients


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-05-07 17:36 [#02627315]
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it's kind of like watching a bunch of ants devour a wasp. i
have no particular alignment with the ants, but i did quite
dislike the wasp


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-05-07 17:36 [#02627316]
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e.g. have at it. genuinely


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-05-07 17:47 [#02627317]
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if the internet sucks, twitter is dead, streaming video is
exploded onto sixty different paid services... will people
actually talking about movies with each other in person
finally kill the marvel cinematic universe as a cash cow?

that i'm not keith moon, here. i'm entwhistle standing over
his shoulder with the matches

that's my opinion; off for lunch


 

offline ijonspeches from 109P/Swift-Tuttle on 2023-05-08 07:44 [#02627332]
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it seems out of the question we need quotas at work.
equality in daily life is not a given.
im not sure quotas in oscar criterias are a necessity.
art and entertainment ought to be free.

now with society developing, naturally, oscars adapt to it,

probably due to marketabilty,
so its kind of a self regulating thing.
it might be a tad clumsy on the way,
still could turn out quite well.
we´ll see if lawrence fishburn finally gets that trophy
and if they send the invitation to the right guy.



 

offline Wolfslice from Bay Area, CA (United States) on 2023-05-08 10:20 [#02627334]
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do you want to win the pokemon championship

because you trained the hardest and made the best bonds with
your pokemon

or do you want to win because you are black.


 

offline RussellDust on 2023-05-10 12:32 [#02627419]
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Word


 


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