Hey guys. I want to make a thread about what got you guys into lost media. So I'll ask what piece of lost media, found media, or searches got you interested in the site?
For me, I was always interested in hearing about lost media, but what really sealed the deal for me were the videos blameitonjorge made about the search efforts for Clockman and A Day With Spongebob Squarepants. Since then I've always hoped I will find some lost media or be involved in a successful search group.
A Day With Spongebob Squarepants. Seeing that search unfold was really entertaining. It had an underwhelming payoff, but that doesn't change the fact that the search was fun. Even the trolling entertained me.
I believe I found the Wiki because I was looking for the Owen Hart video. I think I eventually visited it again for Cracks or 847. I kept seeing the article for ADWSS at the top of the page (I initially thought it was a softcore porno for some reason ) and was hooked.
I first got into lost media in the summer of 2013, after I read some Creepypastas. I thought the Creepypastas were real creepy stories about the author's encounterance with a lost episode of a cartoon or an unreleased director's cut of a film, or even a lost peice of media that was cursed, but then I came across the Lost Media Wiki and it showed the real lost media, not the ones from the Creepypastas (A few years later at the time I had a crush on Michael E. Rodgers, I learned that the Creepypasta stories I read were all made up to scare people for fun). I now visit the Lost Media Wiki often.
Post by forlornjackalope on Oct 18, 2019 20:34:51 GMT
I want to say it started back when I was in high school and it was largely sparked by my love of horror movies and true crime.
While I'm not knowledgable on the topic like a lot of film buffs are, things like film preservation mean a lot to me, so I always wonder how and why certain films go missing and their history. Even if the film is just very obscure with little to no information on it and it isn't lost, there's always a story associated with it that should be told - like the trick films in early British cinema and Japan's first films back in the 1890s.
With true crime, that one more or less came with the territory and I was always surprised to find what's available to the public (even if it's extremely hard to find) and what we'll likely never see again. With this, I think the first for me was all of Ricardo Lopez's video diaries back in the mid 90s, and even now physical copies of Sami Saif's documentary are very rare and OOP. The darker side of life will always be a part of me, but I don't have as much of an interest with looking for the more NSFL content if it isn't for reviewing or research purposes (like documenting information on shockumentaries and dark documentaries/movies).