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Shadowstar

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« on: 06-18-2002 08:42 »

Did you see what happened to thespringfieldshopper.com? They got jumped by the feds at FOX for their guide pages! Now they have to redo them all in a different style! OH NO! Could the feds be after the Futurama Guide next? Tune in and see!

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Kryten

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« Reply #1 on: 06-18-2002 10:09 »

Doesn't surprise me in the least... they pretty much plagiarized the style from the existing books, and considering they're coming out with a new book this winter that covers the same episodes on TSS's site, well, it was only a matter of time.
bart182

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« Reply #2 on: 06-18-2002 15:34 »

 
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Originally posted by Kryten:
Doesn't surprise me in the least... they pretty much plagiarized the style from the existing books, and considering they're coming out with a new book this winter that covers the same episodes on TSS's site, well, it was only a matter of time.

yeah I agree...I dunno why that website spent so much time on those guides when fox makes the books every 3 seasons...do people even look at the guides? I wouldnt online, I want the books.
Shadowstar

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« Reply #3 on: 06-18-2002 18:52 »

What the hell are you talking about? That's 3 YEARS!!! I mean, wouldn't you rather get the guide page online practically after it airs than wait 3 years?
Kryten

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« Reply #4 on: 06-18-2002 23:23 »

Let's just say you stole a copy of the Spider-Man script, wrote a novelization of the movie, and put it on the web for free, three weeks before the official novelization hit stores. You think someone at Marvel MIGHT be a little pissed?
Just Chris

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« Reply #5 on: 06-19-2002 00:07 »

That's true. But if they only have to change their layout, it wouldn't be so bad.

Wait, isn't a certain Geocities site doing the same kind of guides with Futurama? They have the same style as the Simpson book guides.
[-mArc-]

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« Reply #6 on: 06-19-2002 00:19 »

That's what shadowstar is talking about, he does them  wink

And Shadowstar, they are talking about the simpsons books keeping to come out, but yeah, you might be next at some point.
Chump

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« Reply #7 on: 06-19-2002 11:47 »

I think that you have a case that your pics don't look like the real characters... (kidding...) and there is no such existing book... I doubt H-C or Fox would respect the show enough to make one.
Shadowstar

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« Reply #8 on: 06-20-2002 19:34 »

No way FOX is going to produce a guide page book for Futurama. That's why my site has been created. Print 'em out and make your own book!
bart182

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« Reply #9 on: 06-20-2002 21:35 »

 
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Originally posted by Shadowstar:
No way FOX is going to produce a guide page book for Futurama. That's why my site has been created. Print 'em out and make your own book!

maybe not FOX, but bongo comics will.

chances are theyre gonna wait until the shows canned :/

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Just Chris

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« Reply #10 on: 06-21-2002 01:25 »

But at least Shadowstar makes chibi forms of the Futurama cast, and Fox can't claim copyrights to that!  smile
Teral

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« Reply #11 on: 06-24-2002 10:56 »

So does this mean there'll be an update on the site soon?  smile
Archie2K

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« Reply #12 on: 06-26-2002 20:01 »

This sucks. I hate rich companies.

Anyone else heard of GameFAQs.com? You have now  tongue I got to know someone on there who spent much of his spare time writing a guide for a PS game that he liked a lot. For free. And for no reason other than enjoyment. What do lazy magazine publishers do? Take his guide and put it in their magazine, and then make a hefty profit out of his work when he doesn't see a penny.
Shadowstar

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« Reply #13 on: 06-26-2002 21:38 »

The guides to "Bender Gets Made" and "AOI I", the final two guides, have been in my computer for at least a month. I've just been too lazy. Maybe soon. Maybe soon...
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