And I fuck with on the anti-American bias ‘cause it’s fun to watch you overreact.
How about just letting it go now? Please. LET IT GO. It’s truly annoying. I haven’t said a damn thing about this topic, and this is the second out-of-the-left-field comment from you in this thread and another within a matter of days about American this, American that. Don’t bother me anymore.
Yes please, let’s not push anyone’s buttons just to upset them.
i’ve got a button that’s quite upset at not being pushed. (hey i think i’ll save that line for valentine’s as well) it’s marked GO! GO! GO!
Working on it. Keep running into films that were submitted that I’m realizing were used in past cups, so I have to keep following up with people. I forgot that MUBI users aren’t good at following rules…
We’re wild rebels. Crazy crazy rebels.
I know. That’s why I love ya. ;)
How difficult it is for people to do a quick check to see if the film was used before? Especially when Riss complied them all. It’s not about rebellion or not following rules, it’s about not paying attention.
Just when I think I’ve rooted them all out I find a new one. I think like six or seven people or more submitted ones that had been used in the past.
Oh well, I’m not complaining too much. I’m just glad people are up for another cup. :)
can’t wait to see what’s on it!!
@Riss will you be releasing the list of films all at once, or just release them as the events/competitions are taking place?
sorry if you’ve stated this before, i haven’t been able to spend much time online of late and don’t have the time to go through and catch up on what i’ve missed in this thread.
I won’t announce everything at once. I’ll announce a bunch of them over the course of the next few days, and then once we get going I’ll probably announce a new one every couple of days.
A frisky Marie Menken reference? It’s a date!
Sorry for my stupidity, I included two films that were on the list. I thought I had corroborated my list with the one past but apparently I just dreamed about that. What a sweet dream that was…
it’s ok Herbie. We forgive you. :)
Now this last person I’m still waiting on……… Of course I think it’s still the middle of the night in that part of the world.
Ooops, as soon as I got a response from the one person I was waiting on, I found yet ANOTHER film that wasn’t eligable. Waiting for yet another person now. I’m going to bed and hopinging that tomorrow I can FINALLY get a match up. :D
i can’t wait to see which of (if any) of my films were chosen. there are two in particular that i’m gonna be extremely bummed if they didn’t bc i think they are amazing and that more people need to be exposed to them.
i just can’t wait to start this and discover new movies! i’m legitimately super excited for this :D hahaha
Really excited about the cup! I Have been mainly an «observer » the last 2 cups, voting occasionally, but really looking forward to all the matches in this one and getting more involved in the discussions. Didn’t submit much films (hardly any) but hope one of them will make it. Really excited about what I’m gonna discover thanks to the MUBI community!
My name is Risselada and I’m a Cup-aholic.
I’m saying it that way because after some events and some examination at my life today I’ve realized that I’ve let these cups consume me to the point that it has sometimes affected the rest of my life and the lives of others around me negatively.
I told myself after the last cup was over last year that I wasn’t going to get obsessed if another one started this year, and I would only participate casually and when things were convenient. Somehow after that admission to myself and my fiancee I ended up aranging another cup this year when I saw that no one else was going to! And I said at the early stages of it that even though I was going to be running the cup I still my only watch films and participate in voting and discussion sporatically. But so far I have again been obsessed with watching every film and participating in discussions in every thread.
I have a lot of things that I should be focusing on this year. Planning a wedding, focusing on my carreer, spending time with other friends in my life, spending time with God, etc. I get so into the cup here that I have neglected those thing. And I have been frustrated to try to keep up, sometimes not actually having fun with the cup because I feel like it is an obligation. I often feel like something about my personality compels me to be “all or nothing” regarding things I’m particularly intersted in. I’ve taken some kind of weird and unwarranted pride in the fact that I’ve watched every film and voted in every match in the last two cups. I’m not sure why I put so much value on it, but I have.
I’m sure most of you probably find this a strange thing. I’m sure a lot of you don’t have problems enjoying a cup like this as it suits you, and watching just the films you want to when you want to and not having problems with balancing this with the rest of your life. And I’m sure some of you are not going to care or look down on me if I didn’t particpate in every film in the cup. But I realize I’ve built up all of these strange ideas in my head, so I just wanted to spew them out here on this thread as a kind of release of a burden someone might say as a confession in some kind of 12 step program.
So basically what I’m saying is that I won’t be holding myself to watching every film or participating in every match. I have no idea how many I will watch. I know I am no planning to have any time to watch The Circus Tent. And just saying that kills a bit of me that I felt like I’ve created in myself over these past two and a half years or so. I talked so much about wanting so see new films from every country and now am realizing there are some that I won’t be using this opportunity to see.
But that’s ok. I’m sure most of you know that’s ok and find me silly that I even have these thoughs. I’m sure some of you wouldn’t have even noticed if I hadn’t voted in some of the matches because we are not all as obsessed or keeping tabs on each other as I percieve people doing to me.
I’m definitely planning to keep this cup running as planned. And it will make me feel good to know that other people are still enjoying matches that I won’t be participating in. So I hope that will happen.
Thanks everyone for listening to my confession. :)
we’re always here for u when u need a break, riss ^
admitting u have a problem is the first step ;)
Thanks for your thoughts riss, I’m the same, all or nothing. When I fell behind last year I had to go altogether. I did wonder how anyone has the time and energy to put into something like running this which at times rightly or wrongly must seem like a bit of a thankless task. I haven’t been with my “god” either as in my meditation, walking in nature, journaling and so on, letting things slide… and being as compared to many, a beginner (even after five years of effort !!) if I want to say anything I really have to research and think about it so I thought I’d just vote and say nothing but that seems so lifeless….I dunno. Good luck in pulling back,it’s a challenge maybe you’re an A type personalit too?!? but it has to be the healthier balance.
We are just happy that you are putting so much effort to organize this. I would never have the patience to do it. I am also grateful to all those like Meg who are uploading films for us to watch as well as those that submitted films in this cup. So have a nice time in your real life and remember that we appreciate what you are doing.
Thank you friends for the support.
Yep, admitting you have a problem is the first step. Actually admitting the severity of the problem and taking steps to change it is the thing.
I amit I have a lot of problems. It’s only been this year that I’ve really taken significant steps. There’s one problem I’ve been dealing with most of my life that only this year I have gotten out of trying to deal with it on my own and really leaning on other people to help me. It’s amazing that things are finally changing. The problem is a bit personal so I’ll avoid specifics. But I think realizing the freedom from that problem, it was inevitable that I was to soon also be receptive to giving up other things in my life that have had a power over me.
Actually running the cup isn’t such a thankless task. People say often how appreciative they are. Of course there are complaints and criticisms too, but mostly people say they are thankful. I think I just hold myself to some kind of standard beyond that. It’s all totally self invented though, so I need to get more used to sharing my thoughts with other people close to me so that someone else can step in and help me recognize when I’m getting too consumed in my thoughts about something in particular.
I always thought I was a type B personality, but I think I have some of the worst parts of the type A personality stuck in there too. HA!
I’m greatful that I’m realizing this is not my cup anymore. It never was intended to be, so I’m glad that I can count on other people to help and enjoy it. Thanks to Ruby for keeping vote tally’s and ending a match when I need it. Thanks to Meg and many others for uploading
These cups have introduced me to a lot of great films I never would have seen otherwise. I wish I had the time to participate this year. But fortunately for me, the cups only take time away from other things I would do at home alone, I don’t have a problem postponing real life social stuff for them.
If somebody runs one next year hopefully I’ll have time to participate. These cups tend to bring out the best and worst of the board.
Thanks Jirin. Yeah I know you participated a lot last year, and I know you are supportive of the cups, so I’m looking to you as an inspiration that sometimes we just need a break from watching every single movie so that we can come back fresh and excited later.
Heck, I’m already thinking of running a genre cup next year, unless someone else steps up and wants to run something else. I think I get as excited sometimes about planning these things as I do actually participating.
I’m just going to start picking a few films coming up that look most interesting to me, and watch the ones I can. And if I don’t get to the ones I pick even, that’s OK. And if I can’t watch both films in a match that’s OK. I can still come to the match thread and talk about the one I did see.
Thanks for the amazing job you’re doing right now Riss! I can understand how totally crazy it probably is to manage everything, watch every movies and participate in every topics. I had bigger ambitions than my apartment could contain at the beginning of the cup but I quickly realize that between the new release, the film festivals, the music concert, the social life and everything else, there’s no way I’d be able to participate in every single match so I have no way how you can do all this but it’s pretty amazing to me. I spotted a couple of future match in witch I’ll participate and I’ve also watch movies randomly and already had some pleasant surprise in my very little viewings. Even though I’ve been virtually absent for now, I’m still following everything and I’ll be there when my submissions will come up. I’ve also loosen up a my schedule a bit so I’ll be able to participate more and more as the summer arrive. Once again, amazing work!
Riss you are a real hero:
Well there was a lot of excitement here for a while. Thinks seemed to have died down quite a bit. I was expecting that to some extent, but we have had a couple matchs so for with just three or four votes. Any ideas of what’s causing the decline? Any ideas for how we can encourage more people to participate at this point?
Sorry Riss. For me, it’s peoples attitudes. If People want to argue about why some films are considered great and why some aren’t, that’s great. But people can take their personal attacks and shove it. I’ve been picking and choosing specific films to watch and occasionally I’ll vote. I’m happy enough to be able to watch some of these films, many of which I’ve never heard of. But if no one is wanti g to have fun with it then I’m not interested. And I believe I’m one of few whose schedule would allow me to continue watching every film in the tournament, although I know it’s not necessary, but at this point I don’t want to.
Well it’s good to know at least some people are watching some of the films being made available. If you don’t comment though I just don’t know if this is being worthwhile for people.
well, you know my reasons riss! i don’t have any ideas though, unless you’d consider chucking out all the films submitted by people that haven’t participated. make it more cosy, like.
I don’t think I’ll do it, but which ones exactly are you asking me to chuck out?