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I was referring to Breaking Dawn Part 1.

i am giving that "film" the respect it deserves with the alternate name I used.

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3 hours ago, dc20willsave said:

You can see the confusion.

Yeah, that's true.

Sorry for the confusion.

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1 hour ago, teenalphabro said:

I almost wanna ask how you know that exists, but your name is Will Ackerman. I know exactly how. 

Film Brain did a review of it a few years ago.

I knew that parody existed, but in my own head I knew I was referring to Breaking Dawn 1. I guess I (wrongly) assumed others would too.

Ah well, no harm done. My lack of clarity has been clarified.

I still feel dirty for putting Breaking Dawn 1 in my Netflix queue.

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For those who don't follow the Facebook page, @D.W. posted the following:

https://www.facebook.com/TranquilTirades/posts/1556496574410374

Hey kids.

So it's been a while since you've heard from us and I'm starting to get questions about when the next episode is coming. We weren't kidding about the new "schedule". Things have been sort of hectic. That's the short answer. Also, full transparency, I needed a break. Each episode is a lot of man-hours and I was starting to run on fumes. If you've been keeping up with my fledgling YouTube and blogging career, you know I've had no shortage of things to spend time on. Also, I get burned out on creative projects very easily and the Tirades was the one thing I never really felt I had control over in regards to when I could stop. It's James' baby. He hates when I say that, but it's true. I'm just the cool/deadbeat uncle.

So the goal is to get Mac and Me done and then the holiday episode before the end of the year. Despite watching the movie over a month ago, neither of us have started our notes.

WHICH BRINGS ME TO MY NEXT POINT

I'm examining the possibility that maybe the scene-by-scene format is getting a little long in the tooth. Part of why there were so many delays is because sitting down to actually type out everything that happens in a good movie would be laborious (great SAT word) enough, but with a bad movie, it is quite literally work. It also makes the episodes super long, which means, longer editing time.

So I'll put it out there and ask what people think. If we stick with the current format, that's fine, but it also means the current schedule is sticking (so one episode every few months). With a different format (trying the commentary thing again, a more loose back-and-forth about the movie in question, etc), the episodes would be shorter but also (most likely) come out more often. Let me know.

- Damien

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As for me, I really like the beat-by-beat format, but whatever works for the hosts is fine by me.

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We've pretty much settled on beat-by-beat for the big stuff (Transformers, Twilight) and shorter episodes for the other stuff.

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