My buds over @ HDNC finally posted their response to me. Which is cool, I predicted it would happen, and pretty much exactly what would be written. But seriously you're right dudes, you and me are just on a different mission.
Normally I wouldn't give a crap about what you guys are doing but I was curious to see what other guys are doing. And listen, anyone who does this, I gotta give props to. No one's paying us to do this so it's all about the love. When you think about it, we're really all in the same game, just playing different positions. You guys wanna be buddy-buddy with the anchors, that's your job. I'm all about giving the peeps what they want. But here's another thing. If you're all concerned about your anchor buddies showing upskirts and downblouses and shit like that, then tell them not to do it! Until they stop I'll keep capping. My philosophy is that if it gets shown on a TV screen, it's fair game. Why shouldn't someone be able to get a screen cap of that? These women are entertainers. They're out there to show themselves off. If they don't like it, they can get a job in the real world. No one's ever complained to me, or anything. If they did, I would think they are way off base and have a lot more important things to worry about.
But I think my main goal was just to be able to get you guys to see my point that you can continue to do what you do but try to incorporate a little more of what I do. I don't really see how they are diametrically opposed. I know I harp about the multiple identical headshots but for me, I like to get my capping done quick. If one good cap can tell the story then I'd rather do that.
But let me finish with a couple points. You harp on about HD. Really who gives a shit? It's not about HD. It's about doing it. I used to cap off a frickin' VCR for crying out loud. But I did it, and that's how the first guys who started capping did it. Is HD a lot better looking now, yeah. But I would never discourage a guy from capping just because he doesn't have HD. It's not about getting whack off material. (Believe me, if I wanted to whack off, I got much better stuff.) It's about learning about the technology and how to use it. Capping HD is almost too easy now. Back in the day, there was a lot more tricks and fooling around you had to do. Boxes make it a lot easier now. I probably screwed myself for a couple years because I continued to cap analog off of the tuner and not the box. But hey I learned myself and now I'm better for it.
My other point is that I started doing this for the peeps and the boys. I filled in the gaps that other guys missed. So I continue to view what I do in that same regard. If people only saw what you guys cap, they are sometimes missing out. But I guess it's kinda like FNC and MSNBC. If you only watch one network, you ain't getting the whole story. Course, both nets would disagree, but they're supposed to.
But look, I've written a post almost long as yours. You can say that you got to me too. But I think this is it. I agree that we will agree to disagree. But I suppose we can respect each other on that. Maybe our boy Anchorman Ron B. can play ref here. He seems to be in the middle of us. Personally I think he's more on my side than yours, but that's just me.