Reviewing a club with several members as "Worst of the Month"... Oh great,
I can see the stupid flames already. [small sigh] That's not going to
stop us from reviewing this page though.
So I'll get out my guitar and sing, sing, SING!
I'm a lumberjack and I'm okay... wait wrong one... AHEM!
LOADING, LOADING, LOADING... [Cere is joined in the singing by a small
Yes, sir! The senshi are counting on you, but I'm not counting on this huge
picture to load up anytime soon! What is it with these campaign sites?
There must be a rule of the genre or something that says they have to use
overly large pictures everywhere on campaign sites. Even some of the more
famous ones have been guilty of this. Just for once can someone pitch a
campaign without throwing giant bandwidth hogging, kilobyte crunching
pictures at me?
This site must have just made an update as they have removed something we
were all talking about last week. A so-called news story that claimed more
episodes were going to be made starting in January. Their source? Would
you believe, "the Head of Research and Second in command's cousin" who
happened to go to Dic on a tour and talk with the "Secretary of DIC's Vice
President"? [Rolls eyes] I guess they removed it because they finally
figured out that was incorrect and looked stupid.
Then there are the petitions- who needs five petitions? They first have one
for SMS to be dubbed into English. Okay that's fine, but to have others?
Like one to say you want the original names kept and the same story, then
to have yet another to keep Uranus' and Neptune's relationship kept in tack
(which is already covered in one of the other petitions). The owner even
complains about the amount of petitions. My advice, drop them all except the
first one. That's the only one you need. Concentrate on getting more
episodes first, then worry about what's going to be in them.
Well, if you buy into all of this and decide you would like to sign up you
have to go through eight steps. That's not counting the first page which
askes you to download at least one SM song to "put you in the mood". The
other steps include gems like: You must "Be Faithful"- what I'm getting
married to the campaign? You must give your home address and then say if
you would be willing to donate money. Next, get a Bravenet Account, so
they get 50 cents for the campaign. Hate to say it, but all these requirements
are just a wee bit steep.
The owner of this site uses the campaign way too much for his own gain. He
uses it to advertise sites he's working on and counts it as a news story.
In addition, one of the petitions (YTV/TeleToon) says you should sign it just
because he doesn't get SM anymore.
I'm not against seeing SMS being dubbed into English, but I feel it will never
see its way on to TV anytime soon unless the Cartoon Network is willing to
foot the bill. These types of campaigns might be for a worthy cause, but I
am not supportive of things like this because I doubt they have ever have a
real effect on companies. Plus, a campaign that is as unprofessional as this
one has even less of a chance of having any effect. You really need to have
your act together if you ever hope to be taken seriously by companies.