Of course, their has been some measurable success in the networking field, but I'm also finding out through MySpace that some of these contacts of mine are just a wee smidgeon more peculiar than I am, with slightly trashier friends.
Hence my tagline about normal people.
Have you checked out some of the friends on the Badmovies.org Myspace page?
The page started out slow but has been picking up lately.
It averages 1-5 new friend requests per day. It used to get that many in a week when it was first put up.
90% of the friends there seem pretty cool. We've got the usual B-movie fans...but we also have independent film producers & production companies, actors, a couple of professional stuntmen including one who's worked several times with Jackie Chan & Jet Li.
One of the directors of Monsturd
is also on the list. He goes by the name of Prime Minister of A**holeland.
A couple of other friends there run or are editors for magazines & horror e-zines.
Death metal bands seem to have a huge love for B-movies because we've got several death metal bands as friends. Most of them are from northern Europe such as Sweden & Norway.
If you go to their pages, there's almost always references to or pictures of B-horror movies.
They definitely seem the most devoted when it comes to crappy cinema.
They always leave comments praising Badmovies.org and how much they love the site.
But there are a few on there that are just plain weird.
I have denied friend requests for only three people.
There was one guy who looked normal...like an average Joe.
Then I went to his page.
Put it this way, the word "misogynistic
" doesn't even begin to describe what he had on his page.
It contained all kinds of pictures and disgusting talk about killing & raping women.
(sometimes in that order)
It was like seeing into the mind of a serial killer. (Which is what I assumed he wanted people to think)
It was a pretty nasty page. There was some seriously sick images on it.
I couldn't believe that Myspace had actually let this guy run a page like that.
Needless to say, I immediately denied his friend request.
There was another from a woman who was heavy into S&M and bondage.
Remember the movie 8MM?
This chick was way more hardcore than that with all kinds of nasty pics on her page.
I denied her request.
The third person I denied was a practicing Satanist with satanic imagery like upside down crosses and pentagrams and evil verses and quotes all over his page.
I never leave a reason as to why they were denied...I just don't respond to them at all.
Just click the Deny button and that's that.
So yeah, there's some freaky people out there on Myspace!