Setting aside all of the drama of Rocketboom going down right now, there are a few facts I wanted to set straight because nearly every writer on the face of the internet seems to not know. It's because I haven't said clearly so its no big deal, but its just simply starting to annoy me.
Fact: Out of all the scripts in the history of Rocketboom Amanda has edited nearly every single one, but over 95% of the scripts on Rocketboom have been written by me.
Fact: Over 95% of the directed episodes in the history of Rocketboom were directed by me.
Fact: I created/incorporated and directed/developed many of the reoccurring conventions of the show such as the clicker, the head turns, the paper throws, the chair spins, etc.
Fact: I have edited well over 50% of all of the episodes.
Fact: I have Produced every single episode.
Fact: I have Published every single episode.
Fact: I have found/picked over 90% of all of the stories that we have ever used.
So what?! Obviously it hasn't been important enough to me to speak up to the world before (although there is a large amount of people who have always known this). I only say this now because I have seen literally 100s of major news stories and blog posts over the last few days that all inferred the contrary. This doesn't devalue the spirit and everything else that Amanda brought to the show. It takes a lot to do everything that has been going on.
"Out of all the scripts in the history of Rocketboom Amanda has edited nearly every single one, but over 95% of the scripts on Rocketboom have been written by me."
And that is why it was so successful probably. Andrew admit it, you lost Amanda..."Rocketboom" is dead, people will follow Amanda where ever she goes whilest you are struggling to keep in the space.
Posted: July 12, 2006 9:41 AM
Dude you need to get your act together. If you have done so much of the work before why can't you do it now? You don't need new talent, just climb in front of the camera yourself. Obviously you know it's more then a pretty face that made Rocketbloom.
Hurry, or soon even site like myspace won't even want your shows.
It must be irritating, seeing all those one-sided news reports. But you were right to take the high road. Amanda got her story out, but she also made herself look bad. You've just got to tough it out and trust that thoughtful people pretty much already know what you're telling us here.