Wow. Has it really degenerated to this? I leave for two days and viola?
Going off the below post, answering a few points.
* When John K isn't beating the dead horse that is his anti-script bias, I like his site a lot. I've said so, in comments, on his site.
* I never really imagined this as a place to teach young writers to write as much as I saw it as a place where script-based writers could commune and, yes, counter some of the "all animation writers that don't draw" suck sentiment that's out there.
But I'll tell you what: I'm more than happy to blog about whatever topic you think is important to animation writing, in the same way when someone said "you'd never put your script up."
Go ahead. Ask away. I'll blather on about that topic from my point of view, but understand that my basic blogging attitude is to see both sides and give merit to "the opposition" as I do. I'm not in this for flame wars.
* The reason John K is discussed as much here - by me, I suppose and others - is that he does have weight in the industry. He does have an audience. He preaches to his chorus, and his chorus listens. That being said, I wanted there to be a counterpoint that wasn't edited or moderated by the person that was being discussed.
* The thread about the script writing robot is hilarious. A few years ago, we did an "Art of writing" faux art show at Nickelodeon (on April Fool's Day) that included script pages blown up to the size of poster art. One of the writers did a "Triptych" that included a scene from Some show I cant remember, Ghost Busters and then Danny Phantom that had the same scene done three different times, exactly the same way called "Job Security" (I think.) It was self-aware and funny.
* The crack about body odor is completely unfair. It's a stereotype that works with ALL animation professionals, not just writers. But I think it's particularly accurate to those of us (self included) who read comic books. I have just recently learned the wonders of powder.