I’ve gotten it from hard and from behind more times than I care to count, at least proverbially speaking. :P So I’ll take a pass.
In fact, today is literally the first day off I’ve had in 4 weeks which is the reason why I get to fool around a bit at MUBI. :)
You’ve been doing THAT for the last four weeks straight? Damn, man, I thought you were fundraising—oh wait…
60 hours a week at the post office, another 20 hours of freelance translating/editing a week, and then making the trailer and pitch video for this movie schmovie… yeah… good times. :P
I love all my Mubi pals, but especially Ruby, because she mentioned me in company with Arsaib and Magpies!
I can’t wait to see your film, holmes. Love the concept and the trailer is very well done. I’ll be contributing to your fundraising however I can.
I think the conclusion to this is that mubi is a much friendlier and knowledgeable film site compared to most others. I tried out other film forum sites before this, different film magazines mostly, and all of the users on those are pretty rude, especially to newcomers, and their film knowledge wouldn’t be nearly as incredible as they think it is.
And Robert Regan deserves a mention for this thread too, he takes the time to talk to pretty much everyone and seems to always have friendly and interesting things to say.
Magpies, egad, also a fellow intrepid female poster <3!!
Scorpiorising never fails to impress me with the precision and intelligence of his posts. Deckard Croix too.
There are so many great people here, really.
Wish some of the old gang who worked here was still here, like K.J….
Now and then there are blow-ups and people just vanish, never to come back. It’s really a pity. I’ve had my moments of “up to here” but I always found there are way too many people who stick it out and who I like and respect and enjoy talking to, to really throw in the towel…
Odi, black irish, Matt Parks, Soybean, Ruby, Robert and Nathan M esp for all their many postings on Last Movie thread, HOL, Leaves before he left, drove me insane b ut made me think about things differently, Dimitris for making me watch some Greek cinema (on pain of death:):) Jerry who I think asked me on a date one time on the who do you dig thread, but maybe I just dreamed that up:):), Greg X even though I don’t get through half his great walls of text but he’s pretty amazing, Polaris funny and smart, all my fellow aussies (except Vanselow), Kenji just because he’s an angel (lists!) , Ally’s great lists, Jazz for making me go back and re-look at things and sometimes having to admit to being wrong, Kuxa, Uli’s devotion to thread bumping and hating Pulp Fiction, Riss for being a nice bloke and helming (hate that word…aaagh) the Cup, good natured Brentos, feiry Rohit, magpies for being cool and funny and saying things I don’t understand which makes life feel mysterious…who else? Sanjuro for inviting me onto KG…. there are others
Roscoe’s pretty cool, even though I usually don’t agree with him…
Have y’all ever thought about a critic that should have a Mubi account? I wished Ed Gonzalez had one. He seems to have something more to say other than listing things and writing reviews. Roger Ebert would be cool, except that there’s no need because his Twitter account is the shit.
David Ehrenstein does.
I follow him already.
Look at you! You’re a Young Achiever!
Meg, would it be better if Riss was Mounting the Cup?
And No, Blue, I haven’t been muzzled, but I’ve been tempted to go on some rants, instead, I’ve just avoided the forum and certain posters.
Now, if I had to pick a Best user at gun point, it would be DiB or Odi, though Dim is in the conversation (but Dim could be in the Worst discussion as well because of his tirades, but overall, he’s a top ten user).
I think Vaneslow is BY FAR the worst user EVER.
As in, the Lebowski Young Achievers…
I’m too sleepy to be thinking right now…
Black Irish yes, but he doesn’t post as much as he did when I first came on… which I miss because he is so level-headed, thoughtful, and real. He was among the first I followed.
“Mounting The Cup” — Uli, huh? LOL
Siler is gr8.
Coolest last name of any of us.
Cept maybe Odi.
Heh? My real last name? LOL
No, your married name. You know, the one you “submitted” to when you got married :)
I crack myself up.
Jerry Johnson is the man!
Also a big shout out the Vancouver crew (Kurt Walker, Adam Cook, Neil Bahadur, CJ Roy, FilmFan, Zachary W)!
Also: Duncan Jones, Matt Parks, HK, I.L., Roujin, Lights in the Dusk, Johnsonisjohnson, Douglas Reese, Trevor Tillman and HKFanatic!
And, of course, my favorite member who disagrees with me on everything, Joks!
House – I never submitted — my last name name is my maiden name.
Odi—Excellent! Joke’s on me!
And yes, you have a very cool last name. I wouldn’t change it either. Aside: I told my wife she didn’t have to take my last name if she didn’t want to. She did, but I would have been more than okay with it.
I just had this thing about belonging to someone that way. Taking a spouse’s last name historically meant you were their property. I just couldn’t do it…
That’s the first time ever someone has told me I have a cool last name! (examines your head)… :)
It’s definitely a seed I’ll plant in my daughters’ heads.
EDIT—Don’t examine too close. Here there be dragons :)
In no particular order:
twodeadmagpies: I don’t always understand everything she’s saying – her words forming a Stylophone melody in my head, too poetic for my meagre intellect – but she has seen literally every film ever made, and I’m always rummaging through her lists, like Agnès Varda, gleaning, for recommendations.
kuxa kanema: I don’t think he’s as active now as he once was (or perhaps I no longer look at any parts of the site where he might post) but when I first joined MUBI he was always recommending films and filmmakers through links to his YouTube account. Thanks to him, I discovered a lot of great stuff! He’s a real ambassador for cinema; the kind who works tirelessly so that the rest of us can pretend we know what we’re talking about.
Jeremy Richey: Doesn’t really post on the forums, but he’s literally the greatest film blogger in the world (or top three, at least!). His taste in film is unique, not defined by critic’s polls or popular opinion, but by his own personality (thoughts, feelings and interests). When I first started writing on the Internet, his blog, Moon in the Gutter, was everything I wanted my own blog to be. The fact that I failed so miserably doesn’t make his influence any less valid.
odilonvert: She’d be the first on the list just for being one of the greatest filmmakers currently working, but she’s also the kindest, most reasonable, most helpful person you could ever hope to meet. While most of the MUBI forum regulars are marvelling at their own opinions or seeing how far they can urinate to mark their intellectual territory, Odi is engaging in discussions, cracking jokes, promoting art (and an artist’s perspective ‘on art’) and generally making the forum a much nicer place. She’s an inspiration.
Jazzaloha: His obsession with pushing an ‘intersubjective’ way of looking at films seems futile to me, but no one does more to generate, promote and engage discussion as Jazz. He’s phenomenal! And while most people on MUBI post topics in an attempt to force their own opinions down other people’s throats, Jazz is always open to new ways of looking; making the effort to better understand what the film is and what it was trying to achieve.
Kurt Walker, Jack Lehtonen, CJ Roy, HKFanatic, Douglas Reese: Part of Jack’s unofficial ‘Vulgar Auteurism’ collective, these guys never tire of promoting films. Through message board posts, filmography entries or general wall chatter, they project their personal interests and perspectives on film out into the world. And they do it with confidence, integrity and enthusiasm.
Trevor Tillman, Varun Anisetty, johnsonisjohnson, mannequinlegs: Four people I’ve been following recently and who I should attempt to talk to more often. Either way, just incredibly nice people, not as loud with the chatter as the great folks listed above, but still rating films, or offering a few choice filmography posts, promoting their interests and creating great recommendations in the process.
Of course, I feel privileged that anyone would ‘follow’ me on a site such as this (I certainly wouldn’t, if I was someone else) so no disrespect if I didn’t include you. Everyone on my follow list is worth following; in general, some of the nicest people you could ever hope to meet.