Yesterday's post got us yet another WTF? update from our main man Ken "Whit" Whitman. We've stated before that in general we aren't going to allow his comments here at Not Another Dime (For Ken Whitman), primarily because he was baiting/attacking/something stupid to/with other commenters and we didn't feel it was appropriate to give the man another forum to do his thing when he already has so many other options available to him.
Of course when his comment was directed at NAD we felt inclined to allow it so we could respond publicly. This comment seemed directed at us and our initial response was to simply delete it as we are wont to do. The comment was shared with a few like-minded individuals and the general response was "you should allow that", so we are.
I see no news about my Emergency Gallbladder removal or the fact I taught my class two days after it, because I have to work so I can release my Kickstarters. My expertise comes from over 10k hours of shooting, writing & editing. I have filmed two feature length movies, two tv pilots and over 50 two minute demos, so I might actually know some shit. Also, I am SAG elegable, because I have speaking lines in upcoming movies. Do you guys really think I would have gotten this far without talent? Keep me in the front of gammers minds, then when I get everything back in order, well i will have you to help thank! Be Good."
Wow.....so much to comment on....we'll just have to start at the beginning.
"I see no news about my Emergency Gallbladder removal or the fact I taught my class two days after it, because I have to work so I can release my Kickstarters."
What does "Emergency Gallbladder removal" have to do with your unfulfilled Kickstarters? Not a damned thing, that's what. "I have to work so I can release my Kickstarters." Actually, you had quite the payday not only on those Kickstarters $177,095 (gross), not to mention an untold amount of sold/double-sold resin, books, & KenzerCo product. No, those projects were paid for already, you have to work to make people think you might get around to fulfilling those Kickstarter projects after you did whatever it was you did with all that money.
We won't even get into the offers of help or your attempts to pawn-off some of the Kickstarter fulfillment onto other people.
"My expertise comes from over 10k hours of shooting, writing & editing."
Yeah....we're going to call bullshit right here & now. 10,000 hours is eight (8) hours a day, five (5) days a week, fifty (50) weeks a year for five (5) years (8*5*50*5=10,000). Your "resume" and output just don't add up to those hours. We won't even get into what has been called the 10,000 hour rule.....
"I have filmed two feature length movies, two tv pilots and over 50 two minute demos, so I might actually know some shit."
Yeah...about that. Your IMDB page doesn't show "two feature length movies" More than likely you are counting KoDT:LAS, which is episodic and doesn't count by anyone's (who matters) definition. Spinward Traveller is undoubtedly the other "feature length movie", but really since neither have been released counting them as "filmed" doesn't really mean a whole helluva lot.
We will give you that you "know some shit", since you seem to produce jack-shit (You're what? 2 for 11 on the Kickstarters?)and spew a lot of shit online.
"Do you guys really think I would have gotten this far without talent? Keep me in the front of gammers minds, then when I get everything back in order, well i will have you to help thank! Be Good."
Our general research leads us to believe you've gotten this far from compartmentalizing your victims, moving enough to stay one step ahead of process servers, and cutting corners where you can. Of course selling products and not providing them (soft-cover KoDT books anyone?) probably helps as well. Oh wait, we forgot the tired trope of "I am working on the Kickstarters, give me more time, and I'll produce something sometime in the future." I think we've been calling that "kicking the can down the road". You've gotten far too mileage off of that one.
Of course all this commentary is just our opinion, even though a fair amount can be backed up with evidence, but I think it is safe to say that everyone that isn't Ken "Whit" Whitman or one of his sock-puppet accounts/ardent supporters would generally agree with us. By all means Kenny, prove us wrong......please prove us wrong. That would be awesome! This site doesn't really have much experience documenting you getting things right, so by all means, help us break some new ground here!
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