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Author:  Magnus [ Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:31 am ]
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*yes I had the ego to make this a global post*

I am writing this to inform everyone that I will no longer be an owner of KJ going forward and will no longer be an active user on the community. One can argue I haven’t been one for a few months by now so this is more of an official declaration.

I’m not sure what exactly changed but I’ve lost the desire to talk extensively about film culture online, from box office to film criticism. It’s not just KJ; I don’t even care to engage on other film forums. I love watching movies still but that burning desire to express my thoughts and feelings on all things cinema is gone. The fact that I don’t feel guilty or sad about “leaving” just affirms my decision to do this. It’s just time.

But I can’t go without saying thanks. For about ten years, KJ was a major aspect of my life. The literal hundreds of people who I’ve interacted with on this site was unlike any other social interaction I’ve had and probably ever will have. I didn’t love everyone and a lot of people didn’t like or enjoy my posts but that was the beauty of this place. We weren’t all likeminded. We shared this common weird interest in box office statistics that was connected to our love of cinema and it brought us together. But we came from very different backgrounds and upbringings and differed on many topics, whether it be cinema or politics or just random life topics.

So thank you KJ. Thanks for being a place that helped me developed my sense of cinema. Thanks for putting up with my egregious spelling mistakes, most of which were inexcusable. Thank you for being a place where I was able to interact with unique individuals who I never would have interacted with in any other medium. And most importantly, thank you for being a place I can escape when I needed to. Sometimes, life gets complicated and annoying and it was just nice to talk about whether a big event film could break 100 million opening weekend or argue about why a film is overrated. There were times in my life where I really needed this place and I thank you all for creating this community.

I wanted to write a bunch of personalized thanks to all the users on this forum that impacted me but I realized the list would be really long and am too lazy to spend hours writing all of that. It’s probably a fitting end for me to end with one last act of laziness so I’ll end it with that.

-Magnus

Author:  Algren [ Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:38 am ]
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Take care, Magnus. It's been fun reading your posts. Hopefully you come back when you come to your senses! ;)

Author:  Price [ Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:22 am ]
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Real reason: he's being deported.

Author:  Algren [ Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:21 am ]
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Price wrote:
Real reason: he's being deported.

:huh: Other countries also have Internet.

Author:  Price [ Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:08 am ]
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Algren wrote:
Price wrote:
Real reason: he's being deported.

:huh: Other countries also have Internet.


Spoiler: show
..to Guantanamo

Author:  stuffp [ Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:37 am ]
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Thanks for the announcement...hope you'll stay more active than you're planning to...would be great to have you tune in for the next KJ awards at least.

Author:  Algren [ Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:11 am ]
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stuffp wrote:
Thanks for the announcement...hope you'll stay more active than you're planning to...would be great to have you tune in for the next KJ awards at least.


...and THE BAGGIES! ! !

Author:  Rolling Thunder [ Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:15 am ]
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I completely understand - I've felt the same when it comes to box office predicting. Perhaps I'm just focusing on the love of movies instead of the business/analytical side now. Whatever the reason for your sabbatical, it's been great having you here. You provided perspective, knowledge, and yes, entertainment (meant in a good way). Hope to see you back one day. Wishing you nothing but the best.

- RT

Author:  nghtvsn [ Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:42 am ]
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Your insight commentary and predictions will be missed. Take care

Author:  mark66 [ Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:58 am ]
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I hope it's just a phase (we all have those...)

Author:  Rev [ Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:57 am ]
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Aww man :( going to miss you Magnus. Take care of yourself k.
Hope to see you pop back once in awhile when something major/unexpected happens. #fingerscrossed

Author:  Flava'd vs The World [ Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:51 am ]
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Bummer bro. I was hoping you just needed a month or so to recovery after Hereditary, but I guess it broke you for good. KJ will never be the same. :(

I thought it a joke at the time, but maybe Doc was right implying that we wouldn’t make it to the 2018 awards. KJ was a sinking ship but now its on fire too. Hopefully the numbers keep us interested enough to push forward.

Also, you gotta give one last oscar prediction atleast.

Author:  Chippy [ Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:10 pm ]
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Must be nice to be rich.

Author:  Excel [ Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:22 pm ]
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Best of luck, hope to see you back some day.

Author:  Dil [ Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:01 pm ]
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Peace Magnus. I always enjoyed your input on movies man.

Author:  Excel [ Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:05 pm ]
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On a serious note, thank you for the contributions and for paying for the site once the old owner left. I've learned from your posts and still remember you posting goofy pics of yourself from your high school graduation party on box office fanatic. That makes me feel old as fuck.

It is indeed that time of year, sadly. Any anticipation and excitement for summer has come and gone. And comes the annual emptiness that is fall. Each passing year, it does indeed get less and less interesting.

Props to those who are still daily, active users.

As a casual poster a few forums over the years, it's been clear to me that forum communities are only temporary social filler until something better comes along in life. Comes at different times for people, but when the time comes...there is no need for such forums any more.

And for many of us vets from the glory days of 2005-2010...it's getting to that time of life.

Lecter, Libs, Zingaling, Xaiyun, Torrino, Baba, Loyal...many others who are, at best, VERY casual users like BJ, Jmovies, The Dark Shape...

I hope you find a life so engrossing that the idea of frequenting a web forum is absurd. :thumbsup: :D

Author:  Jiffy [ Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:51 pm ]
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mark66 wrote:
I hope it's just a phase (we all have those...)


Yeah... you will be missed!

Author:  Algren [ Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:58 pm ]
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Lecter is in that phase right now. It's required for all owners and mods. As soon as they become one, they fuck off elsewhere.

Author:  jmovies [ Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:26 am ]
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Peace bro.

Author:  Mister Ecks [ Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:26 am ]
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My jubilation turned to disappointment as I read past your "I'm out" headline to discover you didn't announce you're gay. :(

Author:  Flava'd vs The World [ Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:11 pm ]
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Excel wrote:
As a casual poster a few forums over the years, it's been clear to me that forum communities are only temporary social filler until something better comes along in life. Comes at different times for people, but when the time comes...there is no need for such forums any more.

And for many of us vets from the glory days of 2005-2010...it's getting to that time of life.

Lecter, Libs, Zingaling, Xaiyun, Torrino, Baba, Loyal...many others who are, at best, VERY casual users like BJ, Jmovies, The Dark Shape...

I hope you find a life so engrossing that the idea of frequenting a web forum is absurd. :thumbsup: :D
I’m sure this is mostly true, but I don’t think it has to be. I barely posted on here when I was yukking it up in my college dorm many years ago, this is true. But i wasn’t really seeing many movies either - mostly because of a lack of time and funds. As an adult, I’m still very interested in reviewing movies and box office results (which is like sports for movies) though. My IRL friends and family like movies too, but the conversation doesn’t usually go farther than “was it good enough for me to watch?” And good luck finding anyone who cares about the charts. Same with posting this stuff on social media, which seems to be the norm now. I like having a small, semi-anonymous community to share these things with. Now if Magnus has really lost his passion for reviewing and predicting, then I don’t blame him for being done. But I don’t think it is because he is swarming in new friends, money and bitches.

Also, everyone else who has left is welcome to come back. It’s really not a big deal, five minutes and an opinion of the weekend. :D

Author:  Shack [ Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:49 pm ]
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Good luck going forward. I'm sure you'll come back to make some box office posts at some point though

Author:  Barrabás [ Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:46 pm ]
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Thanks for all you did for this site. Best of luck in everything!

Author:  Jack Sparrow [ Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:43 pm ]
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Sad to see one of the regulars leaving... Again. While I think after the first post you'll mostly not hear what we are typing but best of luck in your future endeavours.

Author:  Algren [ Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:46 am ]
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Talking of regulars leaving, not see you post in a while Jack.

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