Kickstartalypse Now! : Wolf Girl

Kickstartalypse Now! : Wolf Girl

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This is our new weekly segment, Kickstartalypse Now! This is a segment where I’ll bring you Kickstarters that I think deserve the attention.

 

Just about anything that Studio Ghibli makes is cinematic gold. Hayoa Miyazaki is an extraordinary director and his recent announcement that he’s going to retire is all the more saddening. He’s an amazing visionary that I only wish would have made at least one live action film. Of all of the Studio Ghibli films there’s what I consider to be an unofficial trilogy I call the Spirit trilogy composed of “My Neighbor Totoro”, “Spirited Away”, and my personal favorite “Princess Mononoke”. Of all of the Ghibli films that I feel would translate well into live action this is the one that I would crave to get the live action treatment. While I know that this will never happen in any official form, and that this is probably for the best, I can at least take solace in seeing the top notch work coming from the Kickstarter community.

 

Wolf Girl is a fan made follow up to Princess Mononoke that takes place 600 years after the first story. The balance between man and nature is in turmoil again. The wolves need a new princess.

 

I love the idea behind this project. I normally hate when Kickstarter is used for fan films. I feel that most fan films are a waste of time as they will never be official releases and usually get shut down fairly quickly. However this is more than just a fan film, it’s also a showcase for some very talented individuals that appears to have some real craft behind it. You can support their Kickstarter right here!

 

Where We’ve Been and Why We’re Back

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“I don’t want to do this anymore.” If you’re wondering why this site has been off the grid for so long then that’s the best answer I can offer you. One day I woke up, sat down to try and catch up with the day’s movie news and give my take and realized that I didn’t want to write anymore. Fatigue had set in. Motivation was low. On top of all of that there is just too much news to try to keep up with. Too many movies, too many games, too many trailers. By the time I manage to write up even one post you guys have probably already read ten more from other more resourceful sites. I realized that I wasn’t offering you guys anything unique and as a result of that I was giving you guys content that was stagnant. And I don’t want to do that anymore.

So where does Cotygeek go from here? Movie and game reviews will still be here. We’ll still do top five lists. Those aren’t going away. However, trying to keep up with entertainment/gaming news is next to impossible for such a small group of writers, so we’re going to instead shift focus towards the filmmaking/game making world. I’m going to work towards creating content aimed at aspiring filmmakers and writing commentary on trends, new equipment, and other film industry related subjects. There will be posts that talk about storytelling in both the film and video game mediums.

I also want to start highlighting stuff across the internet that doesn’t get as much exposure as it may deserve. There’s going to be at least one post a week that puts the spotlight on a Kickstarter/Indiegogo project that we think deserves the attention. We want to also do a weekly feature just showing off the cool stuff we’ve found throughout the week.

At the end of the day we want to create a site that is all-encompassing of our interests. We don’t want to be one of the thousands of Ain’t It Cool News clones that are out there, and we feel the best way to do that is to create content that we enjoy. We’re still going to do the occasional news bits but only the ones that really stood out throughout the week. This is our way of supplying what we feel are the goods and we hope you’ll join us as we shape this site up into something truly special.