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The Muppet Central Freelance Writers Guild Project

Discussion in 'Feedback' started by theprawncracker, Jul 16, 2009.

  1. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    (Idea by Jamie/frogboy4)

    Lately, in case you haven't noticed, there has been little to no opinion pieces, articles, or even reviews posted on MC's homepage. (Aside from the occasional update copied direct from The Muppet Newsflash, which is an amazing resource, by the way.) Face it gang, Tough Pigs walks all over us with opinion pieces and an all around more enjoyable, readable homepage. I think it's high time that we, the dedicated forum members, take the reigns and show Phillip and the rest of the MC administration that we are more than willing (and able) to contribute to this site we love so much.

    What I propose, and what Jamie has suggested, is a team. A team of writers, readers, editors, picture gatherers, fact checkers, and just people with ideas. If we write the articles and if we make an effort to submit them to Phillip why would we not be able to make MC a much better place for people to visit--and plus, it gets our own work out there.

    I would be proud to be editor in chief, and I will gladly welcome anyone who wishes to submit writing to participate. Let's team up to bring MC into the forefront!

    If you wish to join as a writer, please post in this thread and say so and add what sort of article you plan on writing. These can be opinion pieces, but right now I think we desperately need reviews on the site. Here are a few things that can be reviewed:
    - Studio DC: Almost Live (either special)
    - Follow That Bird 25th Anniversary DVD
    - Fraggle Rock Complete Series Set
    - Any new Sesame Street DVD or CD releases
    - The Muppets.com or YouTube viral videos
    - The Muppet Show Comic Book or Muppet Robin Hood
    - A Red and Green Christmas CD
    - It's Hard Out Here For a Shrimp, The Diva Code, or Jim Henson's Designs and Doodles books
    If you have no idea what you want to review, I'd be more than happy to assign a piece to you. Just post that here in the thread.

    If you wish to join as a proof-reader/editor please post your commitment here and as soon as articles are written I'll submit them to you for proof-reading.

    If you wish to join as a fact chekcer I just need to know your commitment here and articles will also be submitted to you (this job can easily be combined with the proof-reader position).

    And if you wish to gather pictures for various articles just post your commitment and I'll let you know what sort of images we need for various articles.

    Thanks in advance for the commitment gang! I really think we can pull off something great if we all team up. So here's the MC Writer's Guild!
  2. Colbynfriends

    Colbynfriends Well-Known Member

    Hi there. I'd be willing to write a reveiw of something. I would be able to do Follow That Bird, A Green and Red Christmas, the Youtube videos, and or possibly the DC specials. IF I can find my tape I taped them on of course. Let me know what you want me to do Prawnie.
  3. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    Brilliant! You rock, Colby! Thanks for the speedy response! :D I think it would be great if you could review the FtB DVD. Just start writing and then submit it to me via PM or email it to me at ryguy102390@hotmail.com whenever you can. Thanks Colby! :wisdom:
  4. Colbynfriends

    Colbynfriends Well-Known Member

    Cool. I work on that this weekend. :D I'll try to have at least a rough draft by either Sunday, or at the latest Monday.
  5. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Wow, that was quick! The MCFWGP has officially been announced! I am hopeful that this can work and will return MC to its roots as a fan content driven site with frequent updates. :)

    I can help with a graphic or two when time is available. The MCFWGP has my full support. :super:
  6. BobThePizzaBoy

    BobThePizzaBoy Well-Known Member

    I could review Muppet Robin Hood and the Follow That Bird DVD. :)
  7. RedPiggy

    RedPiggy Well-Known Member

    Heh, just found this thread after emailing Prawnie. Oh well.

    As I simply don't have a lot of merchandise, I'd rather do editorials/opinion pieces. However, I can do the Fraggle Rock Complete DVD set, as I actually have that one. :D

    Edit: There is a review of that, actually. I mean, I could write something that doesn't tread the same ground as Chapman's.
  8. AnimatedC9000

    AnimatedC9000 Well-Known Member

    I'd be happy to join this team!

    Since I have both books by Pepe the King Prawn and Miss Piggy that were mentioned before, I plan on doing a review of one of them (most likely The Diva Code, seeing as it's more girl-oriented). I could also try writing a few editorial/opinion articles and see how that works out.

    I could also work as a go-fer for the group. I could go-fer pictures, go-fer editing, I can go-fer anything you guys need! Just say the job and I'll do it!
  9. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Hey Prawn... If you need my services in either proof-reading, spell-checking, or fact-finding, LMK and I'd give the articles the once over. Could maybe submit a thing or two from time to time. One problem we need to address is... After everything's finished and ready for viewing, you submit it to Phil right? Well, would it get plastered on the front page? Not sure how quick something from this lollypop guild of yours would get featured, remember your stellar Abby in Wonderland thread. In any case, I wish the team nothing but success.

    Great Caesar's Ghost! Now get to work on some articles people!
  10. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Well-Known Member

    At the moment i'm trying to reformat my parents computer and all but i wouldn't mind in finding certain or fablous pics for any of the opinion pieces, articles, or even any of the reviews. Just let me know and i'll get all my pics that you'll need.

  11. Colbynfriends

    Colbynfriends Well-Known Member

    If you really want, we can collab on it. Shoot me a PM and let me know. I might also do an opinion artical, after I get an opinion about something. ;)
  12. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    I thought about this too, Ed... I mean, my Abby in Wonderland review NEVER got featured on the site (even though Phil told me it would... :smirk: ). But... I think if we have a large following of quality articles there's no way we can be ignored.

    Thanks to everyone who's thrown their hat (keyboards?) into the ring for this cause! I'll be in touch with those of you who expressed interest in editing or picture finding. Thanks gang! This is going to rock!
  13. BobThePizzaBoy

    BobThePizzaBoy Well-Known Member

    I actually wrote a review on the DVD and sent to Ryan already. Maybe we can collaborate on something else!
  14. Colbynfriends

    Colbynfriends Well-Known Member

    Oh alright. Cool. :cool:. Now I must keep going on my quest to find an opinion. Just let me know.
  15. BobThePizzaBoy

    BobThePizzaBoy Well-Known Member

    You can still write a second review! We have plenty of repeated review subjects on MC! Don't let me stop you! :)
  16. Colbynfriends

    Colbynfriends Well-Known Member

    Ok. I never knew that. I'll keep working on it. :D
  17. Muppet Newsgirl

    Muppet Newsgirl Well-Known Member

    Hey, this sounds cool - can I sign up, too?
  18. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    To Colby - A second opinion or review is always welcome! You're still more than welcome to submit your review of FTB too!

    To Erin - Yes! Of course you can! I was definitely hopeing you'd join up with us, Erin. :D
  19. redBoobergurl

    redBoobergurl Well-Known Member

    I'm in! Pick me, pick me!

    I will eventually want to do some writing, but for now I will throw my hat into the editing ring as I think I'd have much more time for that right now. :) Just let me know what I can do.

    Tanks Prawnie!
  20. Muppet Newsgirl

    Muppet Newsgirl Well-Known Member

    Aw, thanks. ;)

    So, how will it work? Do we choose the subject, or are they assigned to us? 'Cause I have a few good ideas for articles and reviews.

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