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#49 - Unless those people are freelance then they get paid what they… 08/23/2014 on Filesharing +1
#46 - Kanye West makes $1.5 million per night at his shows. I mean t…  [+] (1 new reply) 08/23/2014 on Filesharing 0
User avatar #88 - Sethorein (08/24/2014) [-]
I bet you think it's ridiculous when anyone gets paid a lot. When CEO's make 100x the average worker, when lawyers charge tens of thousands for their rates.

That's the real world. Difficult jobs that can only be performed by a few people are paid higher than even difficult jobs that can be performed by many people.

Supply and demand. The reason celebrities rake in such a salary is because of how competitive showbiz is, how little success there is to spread around and thus how concentrated the wealth becomes in the minority of individuals capable of keeping up with the difficulty of the business.
#44 - Spielberg gets paid to turn up at events, not do anything just…  [+] (5 new replies) 08/23/2014 on Filesharing 0
User avatar #59 - twofreegerbils (08/23/2014) [-]
They get paid to do those things because they are fantastic directors, or fantastic artists, or fantastic actors.

Even if you are pirating their work, you are expressing interest in their products and you are appreciating their labors.

They're rich because they earned it. You think that because they have so much money already that they should just work for free and distribute the wealth. That's socialist.
#63 - anonymous (08/23/2014) [-]
There are many ways of being respected because you're great at your job. It doesn't have to be billions. You think if spielberg got only for example 5 times more money than crew member he wouldn't do movies? Yes he would. And if not there would be someone else.

And it's the same with every high-paying job. Still better to make 50k a year instead 30k. They don't have to make 5000k, because that means rest will get 20k instead of 30k, rich people wealth doesn't come from nowhere.
User avatar #60 - mads (08/23/2014) [-]
That's not what I think. That's what you inferred. I get that most people high in ANY industry on the planet is fucking great at their jobs or they wouldn't be there. I just think that when you are making as much as they do you shouldn't bitch and complain about piracy.

So yeah not a socialist.

Btw I am studying media production and learning to play multiple instruments so I have the most respect for anyone who is at the top of any production based industry. I also am on the side of piracy and I don't see it as the enemy of production I see it as part of the industry and people need to stop fighting it and work out how to use it to their advantage.
User avatar #78 - twofreegerbils (08/23/2014) [-]
"You know, I've made enough money, I should stop doing this for a profit and just distribute the fruit of my labors for free"
Literally defies the laws of human nature.
User avatar #79 - mads (08/23/2014) [-]
You're just ignoring what I am saying so you can be upset aren't you?
#40 - That's my point. I would never pirate an indie film or a band …  [+] (1 new reply) 08/23/2014 on Filesharing +1
User avatar #89 - commencingfailure (08/24/2014) [-]
Ah, well in that case I fully agree
#10 - When big directors don't live in massive mansions or Musicians…  [+] (31 new replies) 08/23/2014 on Filesharing +39
User avatar #64 - thenewgizmobox (08/23/2014) [-]
pirating doesn't hurt the industry, but only pricks try to justify it.
User avatar #65 - mads (08/23/2014) [-]
Go and call my university professor who has worked as a music producer, studio musicians and had multiple runner jobs a prick then.
User avatar #66 - thenewgizmobox (08/23/2014) [-]
if he honest to god doesn't think that pirating is a bad thing then yes he's a prick.
you can pirate all the fuck you want but don't try to be high and might about it, prick.
User avatar #69 - mads (08/23/2014) [-]
Not being high an mighty about it. That would assume that I think that people who don't pirate are idiots. They aren't. I only pirate if I need to. I will happily go to a cinema to see a film that I want to see. I will happily buy the DVD if I enjoyed the film. If I really like an artist I will buy the album. If it's either an indie film or struggling artist I will buy their shit because pirating shit like that is being an asshole.
I currently have money so I am slowly buying every album I have pirated when I was broke and still listen to.

I'm not just justifying it I am looking at it from a media production point of view, piracy is a part of the industry now and will never be eradicated. So instead of giving it this strange taboo and never talking about it or treating it worse than murder work with it and make it something good.

Btw I am studying media production at university and am learning multiple instruments I understand that piracy hurts but it's more of a small scratch than the gaping wound they make it out to be. Artists make considerably more at live events than album sales. Directors get paid massive amounts for pretty much everything they do.
Justification and understanding of new things is how industries evolve. Let's remember when they said that Video Tapes would kill the cinema.
User avatar #70 - thenewgizmobox (08/23/2014) [-]
I can understand pirating what you need and even pirating things because you don't have the money for it. I just have a personal hatred for the mentality that "well, they make tons of money anyways, so this won't hurt" because in the end of the day they still deserve the money for the service they provide, even if you don't think they do.
User avatar #73 - mads (08/23/2014) [-]
I completely agree I just have an equal hatred for when big people complain about it because there is statistically no reason to complain, it doesn't affect them. If every artist, director whatever treated piracy as part of the industry instead of against it piracy wouldn't be a problem anymore.

Also what really pisses me off is when someone used to pirate but when they actually get a job in the industry they get on their high horse and talk about piracy like it's the devil. I have seen a shit ton of people do that
User avatar #74 - thenewgizmobox (08/23/2014) [-]
i can agree with piracy as part of the industry, because it's actually a really good statistic of how you can improve at your business "hey, all my stuff is getting pirated, maybe my delivery method should be more convenient...". But i don't think every artist will come to accept it either, because it's also still taking something for free that someone put a lot of work into.
so yeah, it's touchy, artists need money and no one wants to pay for what they can get more conveniently for free.
User avatar #76 - mads (08/23/2014) [-]
Well as it's part of the industry talking against it is just going to make you liked less by people and being famous now is more about getting audience to like you. Being pissy and basically against a large part of the audience industry will just get you ignored.
But like I said most money that comes to artists now is from live events which you can't really pirate. Album sales especially itunes sales only make up the minority, so realistically in the music industry there is no need to talk out against piracy. Either way it's about moving forward with this new aspect of the industry.
User avatar #43 - Sethorein (08/23/2014) [-]
>Implying that the money earned by celebrities is not deserved.
User avatar #46 - mads (08/23/2014) [-]
Kanye West makes $1.5 million per night at his shows. I mean that goes into the producers and venue workers sure but I can't imagine he's only making a little out of it and he isn't exactly like doing anything big he just raps and pretends to sing. btw I have complete respect for live acts when they actually do shit
Spielberg's salary is $150 million a year. He's worth over $3.5 billion. And yes it's deserved but when you make that much don't fucking complain about someone pirating your film. Also any big celebrity gets paid for everything they do. Ever read an interview with a celebrity? Yeah they got paid an insane amount for it. Ever seen a photoshoot in a magazine? They got paid. They sneeze and people throw money at them, so yeah sometimes it's not deserved.
User avatar #88 - Sethorein (08/24/2014) [-]
I bet you think it's ridiculous when anyone gets paid a lot. When CEO's make 100x the average worker, when lawyers charge tens of thousands for their rates.

That's the real world. Difficult jobs that can only be performed by a few people are paid higher than even difficult jobs that can be performed by many people.

Supply and demand. The reason celebrities rake in such a salary is because of how competitive showbiz is, how little success there is to spread around and thus how concentrated the wealth becomes in the minority of individuals capable of keeping up with the difficulty of the business.
#29 - rdobet (08/23/2014) [-]
Here's the problem with that. When you do that, you aren't really affecting the actor or directors/musician or label. The guy you're screwing over is the one doing special effects, or the cameraman, or the lighting guy, or all the guys in post. The list goes on.

Although, if the thing you're pirating is older than like 5 years it usually doesn't do much at that point.
User avatar #49 - mads (08/23/2014) [-]
Unless those people are freelance then they get paid what they get paid don't worry. Also normally big directors have specific people they work with on editing and special effects. Normally in the film industry people work in teams and they will get paid what they should get paid, piracy thus far doesn't affect the small people.
Camera operators and light designers normally work in production companies they work for a company and the director/producer highers the entire company . The lighting and camera crew get paid through that company which is pretty much separate from the amount of money the film makes. If the film uses a set normally the set has it's own camera ops etc and again get paid by the company that owns the set/sets.
The amount of money that is made from the film goes into the production and distribution company, so if it affects them it doesn't really affect the crew they get paid either way. And these distribution and production companies are working with about 7 films at a time so if one flops they have a backup.
#32 - anonymous (08/23/2014) [-]
Not true, they get their paycheck, in the same amount no matter if movie/album earns 1$ or 10000000$. It's the owners/top management whos money you "steal". And they can go f... themselfs.
#34 - rdobet (08/23/2014) [-]
Yes, but they aren't exactly getting hired for a while.
#38 - anonymous (08/23/2014) [-]
Not true, they are still needed, no matter if studio makes 200mln a year or 100 mln a year, or even is in debt. Someone has to work. And entertainment industry is beating record profits every year so there is no threat to their jobs anyway. Pirate away.
User avatar #27 - twofreegerbils (08/23/2014) [-]
Steal from the rich and give to the entitled? I smell a socialist.
User avatar #44 - mads (08/23/2014) [-]
Spielberg gets paid to turn up at events, not do anything just be there, and not just a small amount it's normally more than the average person gets paid for actually working. Big celebrities get paid to be at charity events and pretty much everything they do. A big band will make a lot more money through their live shows than album sales.

I mean I'm not a socialist I just think that people should work around piracy not fight it because it's not fucking going anywhere.
User avatar #59 - twofreegerbils (08/23/2014) [-]
They get paid to do those things because they are fantastic directors, or fantastic artists, or fantastic actors.

Even if you are pirating their work, you are expressing interest in their products and you are appreciating their labors.

They're rich because they earned it. You think that because they have so much money already that they should just work for free and distribute the wealth. That's socialist.
#63 - anonymous (08/23/2014) [-]
There are many ways of being respected because you're great at your job. It doesn't have to be billions. You think if spielberg got only for example 5 times more money than crew member he wouldn't do movies? Yes he would. And if not there would be someone else.

And it's the same with every high-paying job. Still better to make 50k a year instead 30k. They don't have to make 5000k, because that means rest will get 20k instead of 30k, rich people wealth doesn't come from nowhere.
User avatar #60 - mads (08/23/2014) [-]
That's not what I think. That's what you inferred. I get that most people high in ANY industry on the planet is fucking great at their jobs or they wouldn't be there. I just think that when you are making as much as they do you shouldn't bitch and complain about piracy.

So yeah not a socialist.

Btw I am studying media production and learning to play multiple instruments so I have the most respect for anyone who is at the top of any production based industry. I also am on the side of piracy and I don't see it as the enemy of production I see it as part of the industry and people need to stop fighting it and work out how to use it to their advantage.
User avatar #78 - twofreegerbils (08/23/2014) [-]
"You know, I've made enough money, I should stop doing this for a profit and just distribute the fruit of my labors for free"
Literally defies the laws of human nature.
User avatar #79 - mads (08/23/2014) [-]
You're just ignoring what I am saying so you can be upset aren't you?
#33 - anonymous (08/23/2014) [-]
Unless you're rich, not being socialist is being dumb.
User avatar #41 - twofreegerbils (08/23/2014) [-]
Only socialist when it suits you, then.

So in other words, you're a massive piece of shit that I will never have any respect for.
#62 - anonymous (08/23/2014) [-]
No, because once socialism is in place there is no way to be rich, so for poor people it's socialism or worse life in capitalism. Choice is simple, socialism is better ideology for big majority, no matter where individual people stand.

And everyone follows their interest anyway. Non-rich people should too.
User avatar #77 - twofreegerbils (08/23/2014) [-]
Tell that to the people who lived in former Soviet states. Asshole.
#23 - commencingfailure (08/23/2014) [-]
Well Spielberg is a pretty bad example as he's incredibly famous. Almost anyone that famous will make alot of money
User avatar #40 - mads (08/23/2014) [-]
That's my point. I would never pirate an indie film or a band that is either in a small label or no label at all because I know they need the money and the film or album is most likely the only way they are making money.
However high payed directors and artists get paid through fucking everything, Spielberg is payed to just turn up at events, big bands make a shit ton more money at live shows than through Album sales.
User avatar #89 - commencingfailure (08/24/2014) [-]
Ah, well in that case I fully agree
#16 - listerthepessimist (08/23/2014) [-]
Thanks to illegal downloading, the child may not get his tropical paradise
#200 - Everytime I see that picture all I see is $7.98 for 2 kinder eggs? 08/23/2014 on Canada +1
#118 - I dunno then. When I played live I wore these earbud things fr…  [+] (1 new reply) 08/20/2014 on Helpfull tips for everyday... 0
User avatar #148 - IGotThis (08/20/2014) [-]
Oh, im not saying they dont use those. Im saying, I dont and I dont have the money for something like that.

I dont think ive ever had a venue have my band use those.
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#100 - Musicians don't wear normal earplugs on stage. They are like e…  [+] (3 new replies) 08/20/2014 on Helpfull tips for everyday... -1
User avatar #114 - IGotThis (08/20/2014) [-]
I play live and Im a broke ass mother fucka. I use earplugs. And so does most of the other bands i play with. Not to a dick or anything. Js
User avatar #118 - mads (08/20/2014) [-]
I dunno then. When I played live I wore these earbud things from the venue, it played everything back from the band so everyone could stay in time. I have also played at places where they used directional stage mics to playback but they utterly suck compared to the in ear buds.

It was a good venue though
User avatar #148 - IGotThis (08/20/2014) [-]
Oh, im not saying they dont use those. Im saying, I dont and I dont have the money for something like that.

I dont think ive ever had a venue have my band use those.
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User avatar #109 - captinchikin (08/20/2014) [-]
In my ears
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User avatar #86 - juter (08/17/2014) [-]
in slo motion
User avatar #87 - mads (08/17/2014) [-]
Perfect Slow Mo.
#83 - No but seriously I really want to work with a high speed cinem…  [+] (4 new replies) 08/17/2014 on READ DESC 0
User avatar #84 - juter (08/17/2014) [-]
Maybe Gavin will take you on as his apprentice.
User avatar #85 - mads (08/17/2014) [-]
my heart would stop.
User avatar #86 - juter (08/17/2014) [-]
in slo motion
User avatar #87 - mads (08/17/2014) [-]
Perfect Slow Mo.
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#67 - youxbarstard (08/17/2014) [-]
Because it makes shit look smoother.
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#82 - juter (08/17/2014) [-]
#83 - mads (08/17/2014) [-]
No but seriously I really want to work with a high speed cinematography
User avatar #84 - juter (08/17/2014) [-]
Maybe Gavin will take you on as his apprentice.
User avatar #85 - mads (08/17/2014) [-]
my heart would stop.
User avatar #86 - juter (08/17/2014) [-]
in slo motion
User avatar #87 - mads (08/17/2014) [-]
Perfect Slow Mo.
#63 - And there is a very good reason that we don't film at anything…  [+] (8 new replies) 08/15/2014 on READ DESC 0
#71 - juter (08/15/2014) [-]
#81 - mads (08/16/2014) [-]
Tipidy Top
#82 - juter (08/17/2014) [-]
#83 - mads (08/17/2014) [-]
No but seriously I really want to work with a high speed cinematography
User avatar #84 - juter (08/17/2014) [-]
Maybe Gavin will take you on as his apprentice.
User avatar #85 - mads (08/17/2014) [-]
my heart would stop.
User avatar #86 - juter (08/17/2014) [-]
in slo motion
User avatar #87 - mads (08/17/2014) [-]
Perfect Slow Mo.
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User avatar #17 - alexclement (08/01/2013) [-]
Do you want your FJ points? Only use is in items game and you don't play.
User avatar #18 to #17 - mads (08/01/2013) [-]
I have no idea what you are talking about. Neither do I care
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User avatar #8 to #7 - mads (07/29/2013) [-]
hi
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User avatar #10 to #9 - mads (07/29/2013) [-]
Not much.

And well kind of. They are making it so you have to opt in to view porn by ticking a box on the internet provider. If you don't then you have to have a block on all porn.
They are also putting more of a lock on child porn, which is brilliant and they are making all images or rape/implied rape/simulated rape illegal.
It's ******* annoying about the normal porn because it's basically because he doesn't want to be a parent and teach his child about porn and internet culture so he would rather blame everyone else. And by he I mean David Cameron our PM
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User avatar #12 to #11 - mads (07/30/2013) [-]
It's still 'great'. It's just our cunting PM at the moment. I am guessing that is changeing next general elections
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User avatar #14 to #13 - mads (07/30/2013) [-]
Wait I didn't know Dane's didn't like the british royal family. I know a lot of British people don't, the french don't, the irish don't, germans don't. Actually I think the only country that actually loves them are the Americans.
But why don't the danes like them?
I mean I only like a few of them, but that's more to do with their personalities than their royal status
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User avatar #16 to #15 - mads (07/30/2013) [-]
Yeah I never understood why everyone else calls Liz 2 'The Queen'. The only reason I can think of is that the british empire ruled like 80% of the world at one point so she literally was 'The Queen' but I don't know why it stuck for so long.
User avatar #5 - ihasapie (01/29/2012) [-]

that is one letter
#4 - Lawlor (01/07/2012) [-]
Hi, just want to say, I didn't mean to sound aggressive on your post about Doctor Who.

I just wanted to make it clear that MLP has done the same thing, as far as value's are concerned.

Doctor Who is an amazing show, and if you prefer it, I won't argue against that.
And if you prefer it to MLP, or just straight up don't like MLP, again, that's fine, your opinion.

I just wanted get my opinion out, too.
Most of us there weren't really being aggressive, we just wanted to get our point across.

Sorry if it looked different.
And also, thanks for not really being a hater.
You were pretty calm, with the gay community on your page.
User avatar #1 - limey (02/25/2011) [-]
hi
is your name nick lowe?
User avatar #2 to #1 - mads (02/25/2011) [-]
no mate sorry
User avatar #3 to #2 - limey (02/25/2011) [-]
i thought cos' of your post about blades of glory, my friend nick loves that movie lol,
no worries,
thanks,
:)
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