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IMissAremid
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After all... tomorrow is another day!

px780
Nov 9 2007, 10:28 PM
OneBadKitty
Nov 9 2007, 07:01 PM
Have to respectfully disagree with you. I fully support the WGA because why write if you're going to end up not having anything to show for it? Why let the corporate bigwigs make all the money off of something you created?

If they were creating it, I'd give it to them. Well, them and the people who select the music, especially on tv. I just read an article the other day that mentioned all the caterers, hairstylists; etc. who are out of work with this and won't get any upgrade so...what little sympathy I had is gone.

As for why write: because it's who you are and you can't not do it, and you're one of the lucky few who gets to get paid something for expressing yourself and embracing your passion as a career instead of as a hobby.

Still, I respect that they have the right to strike.

As far as Days with a cliffhanger: when was the last real cliffhanger on the show? Seriously, I can't imagine it will be all that serious, unless they intentionally set one for this eventuality.

I hate what this strike is doing to the soaps, but I totally support the guild in this. Then again I almost always support unions. I belonged to one when I was an intern at a company and made more money and had more time off than I do now in a non-guild position at my current employer.

But the way I see it, it's not the guild's fault that the caterers and makeup artists and all these other people are out of work IMO. It's the fault of the corporations refusing to offer residuals to writers for what they create. Sure the ones in the guild are the "lucky few" who get to write for TV shows which all of us think would be an awesome job, but they also have to live in very expensive cities, many make guild minimums and some only have the opportunity to work 22 weeks a year.

Still, even if I did not support this current strike I think I would sympathize with the DOOL writer who blogged as he has to support his fellow writers in the union, but as a soap writer for a show that isn't being distributed online and DOOL isn't going to be sold on DVD, he may not have very much to gain from this strike but oh so much to lose.
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