Lost movies were already interesting to me, when I lurked on Wikipedia... seeing that some movies are gone forever, shrouded in mystery.
I discovered in the late 2000s the Angry Video Game Nerd, got addicted... I found out more about James Rolfe the creator... James Rolfe has a great culture and passion for cinema, especially old horror movies. When he reviews movies as himself, he can be interesting too.
His Top 10 Lost Horror Films was fascinating to me, and I began to search for more info about these movies...
"Life Without Soul" stood out, for some reason... I guess I thought the title looked quite dramatic.
And I found the movie's article on the Lost Media Wiki (on Wikia). I came back later for more... got interested, wanted to contribute... and the rest's history.
This video motivated me into creating articles for some of the movies Rolfe's mentioned.
And added my own favorites about Lost Media.
How about you? How did you discover the Lost Media Wiki?
I was searching for early Kurt Cobain works and came across the article about Illiteracy Will Prevail. "Lost Media Wiki? Sounds fun", I thought. Started reading about lost movies and TV shows and found it amusing. It was right before Dycaite's argument with the Wikia administrator and all that shtstorm. I wanted to contribute, but I held my writings for the new site's opening (I've published a few articles, and many more are still unpublished as I'm too lazy to do some vital fixing).
When did the walking apes decide that nuclear war Was the only solution for them keeping the score? Just wake up Can’t you wake up?
This is going to sound ridiculous, but I was spending a weekend at my friend's place, Googling random junk while he was playing Skyrim at the time. Somehow, my searches led to the film Him, I can not remember what I searched for the life of me that led to that, but it was out of left field from whatever I was searching. Anyways, I found the blog that had immense detail on it but I also found the Lost Media Wikia at that time with its page on it. I started to look more into it and got insanely obsessed with the site reading almost every single article on there, even if it was not of my interest. Being unemployed at the time with not much else to do that obsession became more or less a daily ritual of looking at the site and seeing what new stuff has cropped up. While I am not AS obsessed as I once was, given I am employed, I still check this new place frequently and now being an active member. I figure it is best after being a lurker, and I have contributed somewhat as well. Uploading the lost Powerpuff Girls Steam game, Prince's Dance With the Devil, and now that restoration of Ashens' Microwaveable Crisp video.
I hope to see more stuff found, the biggest thing I wanted to see found when first discovering the site, Terrifying 9/11, was a big deal to me, and maybe contribute in the future. I have VHS tapes of junk from Nick and the like that have yet to be sifted through that could be potential Lost Media to upload.
blameitonjorge's top 40 banned/lost episodes of kids shows. that got me interested as hell into this. the reason i love lost media as a whole is basically the fascination of how obscure something can get even in a world full of technology and know.
I think it was a combination of blameitonjorge's banned/lost episode list and RebelTaxi's episode on ADWSS. I apologise for ADWSS being my main reason to join. Basically, read thawarden's post and you have my reason for being here. Also, flicking through the wiki is fun. I'd do more to help the wiki, but I don't know where to look for stuff.
I believe it was a video of some sort about lost media, and he said at the end he got a lot of info from Lost Media Wiki. I decided to check it out, and it was a wiki that was basically something that interested me a TON (because I love lost/controversial media), so I joined.
I was around the Internet one day when I noticed a RebelTaxi video I hadn't seen before. I went ahead and watched the video, and got interested in doing the best I could to find just one lone scrap of info. Then I made an account and the rest…