nycjadie wrote:Thanks for flagging the interesting story. Online groups are funny, and often so insular. I left a hobby site after many years because of the crazies.
Wow, incredibly well said man. "...often so insular". Yup. The fan community for that particular property is a very unique group.
I encourage everyone to somehow find and watch the "Indy Fans: The Quest for Fortune and Glory
" documentary. It becomes a parody of itself within five minutes yet has the most serious of intent. 79 minutes unfold before you, accomplishing absolutely nothing while also revealing itself to be an Indy Fans documentary about making an Indy Fans documentary. The filmmaker, a 30, 40-something year old Indy-gear-wearing narrator, delivers his most serious and intellectual showing that he is
just like Harrison Ford. By the end, no one of importance speaks with him and the crew winds up at a film festival on-stage telling the crowd that they are making an Indiana Jones fan documentary, and that they are going to be in it. The crowd cheers and they edit this announcement and crowd cheer into the documentary therefore documenting themselves making a documentary doing absolutely nothing.
If I recall correctly, they go on a Disney roller coaster ride at the end, and the documentary apparently emerges victorious.
It's been a while since I've seen it.
But either way, I encourage everyone to watch it the way that everyone basically must watch "The Room", but also because deciphering all of the nuances of what went into making that fan film basically yields accurate insight into many of the Indy Communities as I have experienced them. I am a huge
Indiana Jones fan btw, a statement of truth which I've just added to make this post even more incredibly confusing for everyone.
As for the autograph thing? Ya, beware anything you might buy that is associated with that place. They are selling autographs of deceased people on things that weren't made until years after they had passed.