We can’t help but empathise with Damon Lindelof. He’s an immensely talented writer responsible (in part) for the successes of Lost and JJ Abrams’ Star Trek reboot. But ever since Lost ’s finale laser-targeted the internet’s self-perpetuating ball of hate directly at him, Lindelof hasn’t had a particularly successful streak. Cowboys & Aliens went down like a horse poo pie and now Prometheus has been greeted with a decidedly mixed response, most criticisms falling upon the problems of the script.
We’ve got no sympathy for him, of course. It’s not like he needs it and he got to write an Alien movie for Ridley Scott, for frak’s sake, but we do empathise with him ever since he started using Twitter to bare his soul to the world. As anyone who’s written anything in their life knows, there’s nothing worse than being told something you put your heart and soul into is and illogical, plot-hole-ridden mess and Lindelof articulates that writer’s malaise with every, increasingly awkward, tweet. If anything they should help a few down-in-the-dumps writers realise even the big boys have bad days.
Drink. Cry. Repeat. RT @todd_13 Writer to writer, any advice on handling nonspecific-negative criticism?
Can't wait for (2/2)! RT @DJRooRox Thanks for ruining not only years of tv but now one of the greatest movie franchises of all time .. (1/2)
You sir, are a racist. And a hugeist. RT @KushLogic fuck you for what you did to LOST & Prometheus. I hope you get raped by huge black men.
. @sutterink Alas, the moment I stop taking fan feedback personally is the moment I stop doing this for a living.
Midnight strikes. Descending into the Writing Pit. For all who saw PROMETHEUS (even those who hated it), I am grateful you gave it a try.
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@ eoincmacken I just spent the day on a very happy horse in a forest and it was almost magical.....
@ neveldinetaylor if we're taking sides on Prometheus. let's be clear: what Ridley did is pants-pissing genius
@ THEBRYANHITCH So another Blade Runner is on the way. Title? Blade Runners? Blade Ran? Blade Running? Blade Trot? Blade Long Distance Marathon Runner.
@ charltonbrooker I reckon The Dark Knight Rises will be so pretentious, Batman will start calling himself 'Bartholomew Man' in it.
@ rainnwilson Dear Prometheus crew: Maybe if you stopped constantly removing yr helmets, aliens would stop jumping down yr throats. Just a thought! Be ...
@ RealReeceShears The creepiest bit in Aliens is when "Newt" says "Most-ly".