• CD Projekt calls Witcher author's demand for more money "groundless"
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Do I need to show you my passport for my opinion on people to become valid to you?
just because im american doesn't suddenly mean I'm an expert and can stereotype people. it's a non-argument that's not based in facts.
I told you he's Bulgarian and you instantly doubted me by pointing out his flagdog when you should know flagdogs on this site can be finicky, be it because the user moved recently, is using a VPN, or any other reason.
Yeah, like even outside of his own damn words, other people who absolutely do know him call him a dick. The dude just backpedaled because he got called out. Fuck, this is a thread about him threatening a lawsuit because he was stupid.
what? what opposite facts have I stated? The man is pretty clear, he doesn't hate the video games and things CDPR did a fine job. I've based my conclusions on actual statements and his actual beliefs. what he does believe is that adaptations as a whole (not just games) can't be true successors to the original work (and from what he has said, he believes that in part because its no longer the original creator doing the writing, etc...). Which is where I do disagree with him. so saying is wrong because it's a misinterpretation of what he said. what he was talking about was adaptations in general. I disagree with him there, but it's better to disagree with what he actually said. it has less to do with his work in particular, and more to do with adaptations in general. as well he isn't a fan of the english book translations using game artwork (which I do agree with, it would be nice to have artwork reflective of the books themselves) and doesn't like the deal he originally made. I don't think he should be suing for royalities since the deal was never for them.
Oh my god just shut the fuck up and learn to read you contrarian twat. Here's the actual interview translated into English by the same people who gave it: https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-11-06-ever-wondered-what-the-author-of-the-witcher-books-thinks-about-the-games And here's what he says about the goddamn video game itself and not "adaptations in general" (of which The Witcher IS, making his comments apply to it ANYWAY) https://files.facepunch.com/forum/upload/58141/85e4ae01-e96d-4cf2-a89c-8b200ec5720e/chrome_2018-10-06_22-41-05.png https://files.facepunch.com/forum/upload/58141/ecb5b676-13e9-40fa-88b2-c1749772986b/chrome_2018-10-06_22-41-16.png https://files.facepunch.com/forum/upload/58141/5e749f52-e279-4d6f-88d5-f9b28719da66/chrome_2018-10-06_22-41-22.png Since you seem to have trouble reading with all this dogshit you've been spewing let me spell it out for you in simple terms: sapkowski does not think the video game, as an adaptation, can live up, surpass, or complement his work. He is talking about his work, the one he made. Learn to fucking read and stop going "NUH UH THAT'S NOT TRUE" at every last glimpse of a passing point.
I think you need to reread what you just posted and try to look at it from a different perspective. He uses his book and the games as an example but he is very clearly talking about books and their adaptations as a broad concept, in fact that last paragraph says that he holds that opinion over all forms of adaptation, not just videogames. He obviously holds books in a higher regard compared to other mediums, but that isn't surprising, he's an author.
I think y'all are getting a little too worked up at an old man yelling at clouds
you're better than this, I don't have to be of a certain nationality to be able to point out certain things about it (as if grungy old men are something that's exclusive to eastern europe, I sure do fucking wish that were the case ). You can disagree with IlluminatiRex all you want but you gotta use some better excuses (which you end up doing in later posts). The fact he's a dick is kind of irrelevant (albeit true). I've met tons of dicks who play games, one look at a popular game's chat will indicate you that tons of dicks play games, or at least frustrated people, and Andrej seems to fit the bill on both aspects. Again, you and ganerumo were the ones who brought it up in the first place. If anything, it's you who seem so hung up on nationality. And if the fact he's american somehow invalidates him then, whatever, I agree with him and I live in portugal which, while as western european as it can get, seems to have quite a few similarities with eastern europe (particulary in phonetics). Doesn't make my opinion more or less valid though. Circling back to my love ganerumo though: Ganerumo posted: Since you seem to have trouble reading with all this dogshit you've been spewing let me spell it out for you in simple terms: sapkowski does not think the video game, as an adaptation, can live up, surpass, or complement his work. He is talking about his work, the one he made. While he did not agree entirely with you, he said: IlluminatiRex posted: is wrong because it's a misinterpretation of what he said. what he was talking about was adaptations in general. I disagree with him there, but it's better to disagree with what he actually said. and I gotta be honest I wouldn't find it hard to believe that some headlines would "coincidentally" change "adaptions are trash" to "witcher adaptions are trash", keep in mind the latter is still technically (god I hate that word) what he said. Lastly: Ganerumo posted: Learn to fucking read and stop going "NUH UH THAT'S NOT TRUE" at every last glimpse of a passing point. you uh, you have some beef with this dude? It's like the second time you've pulled this sort of stuff dude. I think you gotta calm down and not take it so personal.
Why does being Bulgarian give you better insight into a Polish authors work anyway?
it says hes currently in the UK, he's on a trip
Ok, and that still doesn’t matter lol. It doesn’t change the fact that it’s a non-argument. it’s just stereotyping old men, he doesn’t know sapkowski, and isn’t even from the same country anyway (Eastern and Central Europe aren’t monolithic blocs). and gan, I legitimately don’t know what your problem with me is, nothing I’ve ever said to you should justify that sort of response. I’ll just echo what @SquidsEye and @Qbe-tex have both said in response to your vitrolic, needlessly rude post.
The royalty demand itself speaks volumes about his character.
Considering the timing, it's likely that his involvement with lawyers regarding the Netflix show gave him the idea to have someone look over his original deal and they thought he might have a case. Most people would say yes if their lawyer told them they had a shot at getting a better deal, I don't think you have to have poor character for that.
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