Okay. Aint it Cool News used to use every review and spy report I sent them. Moriarty even printed that he looks forward to getting emails from me in his box. And that I'm "spectacularly cute," but that's neither here nor there. It was just unnecessary and incredibly kind. Upshot is, I've been treated well.
Then suddenly over the last year, the AICN boys randomly stopped printing everything...it dwindled down to maybe half. It all started with not printing the "Double Dare" review and Q & A, which shocked me. How many of my reviews do they print now? The last one was that soccer film review over three months ago.
I have access to many advanced screenings and special Q & As. I'm going to one next week, besides Comic-Con. And I love giving back to the fanboy community. That's all I really get from contributing. A little geek cred and the fun of dismantling the Hollywood system. BUT...
The thing is, I do this for free...and I put a lot of time into it. Especially the verbatim Q & As that are twenty pages long. So it's a big deal if they don't print it. It means I'm less likely the next time to bother.
The "Murderball" review was really important to me, because of the subject matter and because I promised Dana I'd try to help get more viewers. I told him I had no control over whether the boys chose the article or not, but that I'd at least give it a good shot. And I think I wrote an interesting report.
I've checked every day, just in case AICN posted it closer to the release date. And I KNOW they got it, because this time I didn't just send it to Drew and Harry...I CCed EVERYONE.
So what do I see today on the site?
Someone else's effing "Murderball" review.
Now on the one hand, I'm really happy for Dana and Christine and Keith and Team Murderball. They deserve the publicity, and they've been getting a shitstorm of it. I love it. I'll love it more when they take home the little gold man next February. It doesn't matter who wrote the review, just that MTV Film's target audience was reached again.
But I don't love being ignored again by Geek Headquarters without any explanation.
Looks like Mrs. Mia Wallace just hung up her Bat Watoosie dancing shoes.