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F@#KING WB!

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Aug. 18th, 2008 | 04:32 pm
How does that make you feel?: pissed offpissed off

I sent this letter to WB. I was so proud of myself. Most of this letter is the work of /Achyra, and it was used with her permission. To my dismay I got the letter back as a "MAILER-DAEMON error" They rejected my letter and marked it as spam. Stupid asses!


To whom it may concern:

I turn to you, a representative of the Warner Bros. Entertainment, to address my concern with your company's decision to postpone the release of "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince". It is clear from Warner Bros.' communication that there were no artistic or practical reasons behind the decision, but that it was based solely on economic motives. At the ensuing dismay, disappointment and anger of fans all over the world your spokesman stated:
"We would never do anything to hurt one of the movies or the series. We love our fans." The first part of his statement is trivially true. You will never hurt the Harry Potter franchise: you cannot. Nothing you do will hurt it because you own it in its entirety, and anyone wishing for a Harry Potter experience is obligated to come to you. No matter how angry the fans, no matter how much talk there is today about boycotting your productions, people will come. Such is the power of a monopoly. Ideally, great power should entail great responsibility, but as long as this responsibility is only an ideal concept, not enforceable by law or measurable in terms of money, you are obviously free to ignore it.

The hurt is already a fact, the harm has been done, but not on any level that your company might understand and take into account.

Your action has harmed the children whose expectations you awoke, stimulated, and let down. Seven months may be very short in the life of a middle-aged executive, but it is long enough to change a child's outlook, values and interests. In a child's perspective you have not postponed the release: you have taken it away.

Your action has harmed the parents who try to teach their children basic ethical precepts. Some moral guidelines should be absolute, but you prove that they are not. What children learn is that "I should keep my word, because I'm just an eight-year-old kid. When I'm a big company executive, I won't have to give a hoot anymore." Ultimately, you teach young people that money is all that counts. Twelve-year- old
robbers are not an evil abomination, they are simply resourceful young people who have adapted to what they see of the adult world.

Your action has caused actual monetary harm to fans who have trusted the firm commitments in your publicity, including the scheduling of a Royal Performance. They made the opening night their Event of the Year, booked travel and accommodation, re-scheduled their jobs and studies, sometimes losing income. All this, often irreversible, for nothing, because your company's spreadsheet acrobats feel a sudden need to shift a "tent pole".

Your action has harmed popular perception of democracy, respect and understanding between nations and cultures. Once more the corporate
world demonstrates where the real power lies, by its blatant disregard of a head of state and everyone else involved in the British Royal Performance. Now speculations are ripe whether your company would treat the White House in a similar offensive fashion.
"We would never do anything to hurt one of the movies or the series. We love our fans."

The second part of the statement is a complete and obvious lie. Genuinelove presupposes respect, communication and understanding – a "love" act without those is simple abuse. No, you do not love your fans – you bugger your consumers.

Deeply concerned greetings,

Monica my last name here
My phone numer
monicarnsg@yahoo.com

P.S. I had to arrange to have off time from work, pay for airfare and accomodations to London from Texas (not cheap!) and arrange for Long-term care for a parent, so that I could see this movie at the premiere in London. I am very dispointed in your decision to push the date back so that YOU could make more money. What is going to happen to the"little people" (fans) who went out of their way to attended this great event? What about out money? Is our money worth less than your's?

Still upset,
Monica

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Comments {16}

moony88

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from: moony88
date: Aug. 18th, 2008 11:41 pm (UTC)
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Snap. That is a fantastic letter. Stupid WB.
So true that as much as the fans would be willing to boycott we won't cause it would mean not seeing the movie... which we really really want to.

You should totally try and get that to them another way.

By the by... is that a nose pin you're wearing?

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Monica

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from: monicarnsg
date: Aug. 19th, 2008 12:03 am (UTC)
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I know, Achyra did a fabulous job. She is very eloquent.

I'm definitely going to try to send this in, in a different way.

I'm not sure what you mean about a nose pin.

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Neecee

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from: lilyginny27
date: Aug. 19th, 2008 01:21 am (UTC)
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God, that sucks!

Ya know, the more I read about the WB's decision, the more I just want to wait for the whole shebang to come out on DVD so I can just avoid the theatre altogether. I already know I'm going to buy it, if I have to wait 332 more days for it to hit theatres, I'm sure I can wait an additional 100 or so for it to come out on DVD.

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Monica

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from: monicarnsg
date: Aug. 19th, 2008 02:01 am (UTC)
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I guess you're right, if we have to wait that long anyway . . .

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Alan, Robert & Jason lover

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from: snoopylover9
date: Aug. 19th, 2008 04:17 am (UTC)
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I thought about you when I talked to a young woman at WB, and she said that a voice mailbox will be set up within the next few days. The phone number (ending in 6000) is in the link below:

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=23568371867

Hopefully you can mail your most articulate letter there. I love the thought of a Howler. I will try to buy a red envelope tomorrow.

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Monica

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from: monicarnsg
date: Aug. 19th, 2008 07:14 am (UTC)
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I've been to the facebook page, but I couldn't find the number.

I am going to send it to another address and snail-mail it to them via a Howler as well.

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Alan, Robert & Jason lover

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from: snoopylover9
date: Aug. 19th, 2008 03:28 pm (UTC)
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Tis at the very end of the first mailing address.

Please let us know if the second e-mail address works out.

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Monica

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from: monicarnsg
date: Aug. 19th, 2008 05:52 pm (UTC)
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Thanks. I'll keep ya'll updated.

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tablelands

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from: tablelands
date: Aug. 19th, 2008 11:24 am (UTC)
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Well said.

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Monica

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from: monicarnsg
date: Aug. 19th, 2008 05:42 pm (UTC)
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I think that my friend Achyra put into words what I was feeling. I just added the bit at the end, but thank you.

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Monica

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from: monicarnsg
date: Aug. 22nd, 2008 02:30 pm (UTC)
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I am pretty sure that there is nothing that can be done, but it makes me feel better know that I've let them know how much there decision affected me personally. I have yet to receive a response, but at this point I really don't expect one.

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Real Name: CLASSIFIED [Alias: Yokai Hebitori]

Nicely Put...

from: yokaisummoner
date: Sep. 17th, 2008 07:10 pm (UTC)
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...I agree with what you wrote, and hopefully you sent this so they can change their mind and have the HP movie out on Nov 22 like it was originally planned.
^_^
~by the way, if you're wondering where you know me from, you know me from youtube site, I'm HARPIE411.

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Monica

Re: Nicely Put...

from: monicarnsg
date: Sep. 17th, 2008 11:58 pm (UTC)
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Well, hi, fancy meeting you here!

I sent it to quite a few people. I don't expect them to change their minds. I still plan on going to London in the fall and am going back in the summer for the premiere.

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Real Name: CLASSIFIED [Alias: Yokai Hebitori]

Re: RE: Nicely Put...

from: yokaisummoner
date: Sep. 18th, 2008 02:50 am (UTC)
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Cool! Well, I hope you enjoy your trip there...I would love to hear about your trip if you don't mind. I always wanted to go to London. By the way, did you know that Alan Rickman will have a new film released soon called, We're Here to Help? According to imdb.com, this should be out sometime 2008.

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Monica

Re: Nicely Put...

from: monicarnsg
date: Sep. 18th, 2008 03:27 pm (UTC)
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It was originally called Acts of Charity, and was changed to We're here to help. Since it's still in "pre-production" it can still change. Nobel Son should come out this fall. That's what I'm looking forward to.

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Real Name: CLASSIFIED [Alias: Yokai Hebitori]

Re: RE: RE: Nicely Put...

from: yokaisummoner
date: Sep. 20th, 2008 04:38 am (UTC)
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I just checked it out, and I'm gonna look forward to that as well. ^_^

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