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17th May '16 5:59:30 AM spirasen
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* Zak Starkey was with TheWho and {{Oasis}} at the same time. He has since left the latter.

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* Zak Starkey was with TheWho Music/TheWho and {{Oasis}} Music/{{Oasis}} at the same time. He has since left the latter.



** He is occasionally a producer for others(since he does so much for his own albums), the most well-known being Soilwork's '''Natural Born Chaos'''

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** He is occasionally a producer for others(since others (since he does so much for his own albums), the most well-known being Soilwork's '''Natural Born Chaos'''



* Les Claypool of Music/{{Primus}} moonlights in Oysterhead (with {{Phish}} guitarist Trey Anastasio and drummer Stewart Copeland of ThePolice), Les Claypool's Holy Mackerel, ''drums'' in the fictionalized jam band Electric Apricot and does solo albums. He also formed Sausage and Colonel Claypool's Bucket of Bernie Brains (with guitarist {{Buckethead}}, keyboardist Bernie Worrell of [[GeorgeClinton Parliament-Funkadelic]] and drummer Brain), and occasionally produces acts. As if all of this wasn't enough, he shows up as a session musician on about ten albums a year, often uncredited.

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* Les Claypool of Music/{{Primus}} moonlights in Oysterhead (with {{Phish}} Music/{{Phish}} guitarist Trey Anastasio and drummer Stewart Copeland of ThePolice), Les Claypool's Holy Mackerel, ''drums'' in the fictionalized jam band Electric Apricot and does solo albums. He also formed Sausage and Colonel Claypool's Bucket of Bernie Brains (with guitarist {{Buckethead}}, Music/{{Buckethead}}, keyboardist Bernie Worrell of [[GeorgeClinton Parliament-Funkadelic]] and drummer Brain), and occasionally produces acts. As if all of this wasn't enough, he shows up as a session musician on about ten albums a year, often uncredited.
16th May '16 3:51:52 PM Doug86
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* Ross Scott of ''Accursed Farms'' fame. Not perhaps, because he has so many irons in the fire, but because he's working in a medium that requires an unholy amount of time and effort. (And he presumably has a day job as well.) Fans of ''FreemansMind'' who have been waiting a long time for the next installment to come out can't help but tap their feet and check their watches while they watch the Progress Chart for ''CivilProtection'' slowly inch towards completion at a glacial pace. (Again, it's a work-heavy, time-heavy medium...) While productivity has been arguably good despite the addition of ''Ross's Game Dungeon'', it's yet another project on top of everything else he's working on.

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* Ross Scott of ''Accursed Farms'' fame. Not perhaps, because he has so many irons in the fire, but because he's working in a medium that requires an unholy amount of time and effort. (And he presumably has a day job as well.) Fans of ''FreemansMind'' ''Machinima/FreemansMind'' who have been waiting a long time for the next installment to come out can't help but tap their feet and check their watches while they watch the Progress Chart for ''CivilProtection'' slowly inch towards completion at a glacial pace. (Again, it's a work-heavy, time-heavy medium...) While productivity has been arguably good despite the addition of ''Ross's Game Dungeon'', it's yet another project on top of everything else he's working on.
19th Apr '16 11:13:35 PM dsneybuf
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* ''Website/PlatypusComix'' serves home to ''four'' webcomics all written and drawn by Peter Paltridge: ''Webcomic/{{Mulberry}}'', ''Webcomic/ElectricWonderland'', ''Webcomic/PrincessPi'', and''Webcomic/FreeSpirit''. Additionally, he writes humorous articles for the site every other week or so. On top of all that, he compiles other people's comics and stories together with his own into the publication/e-paper ''[[http://www.bangpdx.com/ BANG! The Entertainment Paper]]''.

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* ''Website/PlatypusComix'' serves home to ''four'' webcomics all written and drawn by Peter Paltridge: ''Webcomic/{{Mulberry}}'', ''Webcomic/ElectricWonderland'', ''Webcomic/PrincessPi'', and''Webcomic/FreeSpirit''. Additionally, he writes humorous articles for the site every other week or so. On top of all that, he compiles other people's comics and stories together with his own into the publication/e-paper ''[[http://www.bangpdx.com/ BANG! The Entertainment Paper]]''.Magazine]]''.
15th Apr '16 3:46:43 PM Morgenthaler
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* Creator/RidleyScott is attached to [[http://www.movieline.com/2009/10/know-your-ridley-scott-projects-that-will-probably-never-happen.php at least 9 projects]] at the moment (one of those, the "[[Film/{{Prometheus}} Alien Prequel]]" was released in 2012, and the adaptation of ''TheForeverWar'' is certain to occur). And the man's 74 years old! Maybe he just wants to complete as many films as possible now that he still can.
* Did Creator/JimHenson ever sleep? In the early eighties, he was simultaneously making ''TheGreatMuppetCaper'' and ''Film/TheDarkCrystal'' (both of which he directed and starred in), developing ''Series/FraggleRock'', and still somehow finding the time to tape segments for ''Series/SesameStreet''.

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* Creator/RidleyScott is attached to [[http://www.movieline.com/2009/10/know-your-ridley-scott-projects-that-will-probably-never-happen.php at least 9 projects]] at the moment (one of those, the "[[Film/{{Prometheus}} Alien Prequel]]" was released in 2012, and the adaptation of ''TheForeverWar'' ''Literature/TheForeverWar'' is certain to occur). And the man's 74 years old! Maybe he just wants to complete as many films as possible now that he still can.
* Did Creator/JimHenson ever sleep? In the early eighties, he was simultaneously making ''TheGreatMuppetCaper'' ''Film/TheGreatMuppetCaper'' and ''Film/TheDarkCrystal'' (both of which he directed and starred in), developing ''Series/FraggleRock'', and still somehow finding the time to tape segments for ''Series/SesameStreet''.
11th Apr '16 5:48:23 PM jedidarrick
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* Creator/QuentinTarantino suffers from this whenever he finishes his last film. He has been talking about ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'' over ten years before the film came out, in one form or another, to the point where it became near-vaporware in Hollywood. He also talked about a ''Film/KillBill Vol. 3'' after the second one was released focusing on Vernita Green's daughter (which has never become anything concrete). In addition, he mentioned in passing a prequel to ''Inglourious Basterds'' after the film finally saw release. He's also talked for years about doing a ''Vega Brothers'' movie, uniting the two Vega brothers from ''Film/ReservoirDogs'' (Vic Vega aka "Mr. Blonde", played by Creator/MichaelMadsen) and ''Film/PulpFiction'' (Vincent Vega played by Creator/JohnTravolta). Eventually he just abandoned the idea when the actors got too old. It's a common belief amongst Tarantino films to take EVERY one of his proposed ideas with a grain of salt until filming actually starts.
* Tarantino's buddy Creator/RobertRodriguez suffers from this from time to time. After ''Film/SinCity'' came out, he began talking about a pair of sequels filmed back-to-back with new original material written by Frank Miller. After Miller failed to produce (mostly due to his new love of film directing) the sequels hit a major snag and even Mickey Rourke publicly announced he wasn't waiting up. Then, after ''Grindhouse'' was released Rodriguez was not only attached to ''Film/SinCity 2/3'' but a ''Film/{{Machete}}'' feature film (which happened years later) and a remake of ''Film/{{Barbarella}}''. The ''Sin City'' sequel only came out of DevelopmentHell in 2012. Once again, nobody believes any news regarding future Rodriguez projects until the cameras start rolling.

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* Creator/QuentinTarantino suffers from this whenever he finishes his last film. He has been talking talked about ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'' over ten years before the film it came out, in one form or another, out to the point where it became near-vaporware in Hollywood. He also talked about a ''Film/KillBill Vol. 3'' after the second one was released focusing on Vernita Green's daughter (which has never become anything concrete). In addition, he mentioned in passing a prequel to ''Inglourious Basterds'' after the film finally saw release. He's also talked for years about doing a ''Vega Brothers'' movie, uniting the two Vega brothers from ''Film/ReservoirDogs'' (Vic Vega aka "Mr. Blonde", played by Creator/MichaelMadsen) and ''Film/PulpFiction'' (Vincent Vega played by Creator/JohnTravolta). Eventually he just abandoned the idea when the actors got too old. It's a common belief amongst Tarantino films to take EVERY one of his proposed ideas with a grain of salt until filming actually starts.
* Tarantino's buddy Creator/RobertRodriguez suffers from this from time to time.this. After ''Film/SinCity'' came out, he began talking about a pair of sequels filmed back-to-back with new original material written by Frank Miller. After Miller failed to produce (mostly due to his new love of film directing) the sequels hit a major snag and even Mickey Rourke publicly announced he wasn't waiting up. Then, after ''Grindhouse'' was released Rodriguez was not only attached to ''Film/SinCity 2/3'' but a ''Film/{{Machete}}'' feature film (which happened years later) and a remake of ''Film/{{Barbarella}}''. The ''Sin City'' sequel only came out of DevelopmentHell in 2012. Once again, nobody believes any news regarding future Rodriguez projects until the cameras start rolling.
11th Apr '16 5:46:37 PM jedidarrick
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* Creator/GuillermoDelToro gave up on directing ''Film/TheHobbit'' (eventually directed by Creator/PeterJackson and the first part of which was released in 2012) because he was involved in way too many things, with his schedule filled up until '''2017'''. Among the projects are a new ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}'', a remake of ''Literature/SlaughterhouseFive'', adaptations of ''Literature/AtTheMountainsOfMadness'', ''Franchise/TheHauntedMansion'', and ''Literature/{{Drood}}'', a third ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'' and a ''Film/PacificRim'' sequel (and that's just the ones he'll direct!).

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* Creator/GuillermoDelToro gave up on directing ''Film/TheHobbit'' (eventually directed by Creator/PeterJackson and the first part of which was released in 2012) Creator/PeterJackson) because he was involved in way too many things, with his schedule filled up until '''2017'''. Among the projects are a new ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}'', a remake of ''Literature/SlaughterhouseFive'', adaptations of of ''Literature/SlaughterhouseFive'', ''Literature/AtTheMountainsOfMadness'', ''Franchise/TheHauntedMansion'', and ''Literature/{{Drood}}'', ''Literature/{{Drood}}'' and a third ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'' and a ''Film/PacificRim'' sequel (and that's just the ones he'll direct!).



* Did Creator/JimHenson ever sleep? In the early eighties (just to take one example), he was simultaneously making ''TheGreatMuppetCaper'' and ''Film/TheDarkCrystal'' (both of which he directed and starred in), developing ''Series/FraggleRock'', and still somehow finding the time to tape segments for ''Series/SesameStreet''.

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* Did Creator/JimHenson ever sleep? In the early eighties (just to take one example), eighties, he was simultaneously making ''TheGreatMuppetCaper'' and ''Film/TheDarkCrystal'' (both of which he directed and starred in), developing ''Series/FraggleRock'', and still somehow finding the time to tape segments for ''Series/SesameStreet''.
10th Apr '16 2:29:38 PM aye_amber
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* Creator/GeorgeRRMartin is working on an epic fantasy series, ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', and also has his hands in a dozen other smaller scale projects, not least being creative-consulting and writing an episode a season of ''Series/GameOfThrones''. And he's quite the fan of football and collecting miniature knights. During the egregiously long wait between the fourth and fifth books, fans began to grumble that Martin was too distracted by his other projects. He wrote a DearNegativeReader on the subject, saying that the people complaining "didn't want him to do anything but wrote on ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' - ever!" Part of the problem might be that Martin has spent his entire career switching between genres and mediums, and now he's been stuck writing the same story about the same characters for well over a decade. Apparently what made him decide to write a DoorStopper series was that he wanted a chance to make the story as long as he wanted. He may have [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor gotten a bit more than he bargained for...]]

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* Creator/GeorgeRRMartin is working on an epic fantasy series, ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', and also has his hands in a dozen other smaller scale projects, not least being creative-consulting and writing an episode a season of ''Series/GameOfThrones''. And he's quite the fan of football and collecting miniature knights. During the egregiously long wait between the fourth and fifth books, fans began to grumble that Martin was too distracted by his other projects. He wrote a DearNegativeReader on the subject, saying that the people complaining "didn't want him to do anything but wrote on ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' - ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' -- ever!" Part of the problem might be that Martin has spent his entire career switching between genres and mediums, and now he's been stuck writing the same story about the same characters for well over a decade. Apparently what made him decide to write a DoorStopper series was that he wanted a chance to make the story as long as he wanted. He may have [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor gotten a bit more than he bargained for...]]



* MikePatton is best known for fronting FaithNoMore, but also started Mr. Bungle, Fantomas, Peeping Tom, Tomahawk, Moonraker, and probably several other bands. Aside from all those, he frequently works with John Zorn, has recorded numerous one-off collaborations with various others, and occasionally releases albums under his own name, to say nothing of the countless guest appearances for artists all across the musical spectrum. (He also provided the snarls for both the Anger Sphere in VideoGame/{{Portal}} and VideoGame/Left4Dead's zombies, but that probably didn't take too much time...)

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* MikePatton Music/MikePatton is best known for fronting FaithNoMore, Music/FaithNoMore, but also started Mr. Bungle, Fantomas, Peeping Tom, Tomahawk, Moonraker, and probably several other bands. Aside from all those, he frequently works with John Zorn, has recorded numerous one-off collaborations with various others, and occasionally releases albums under his own name, to say nothing of the countless guest appearances for artists all across the musical spectrum. (He also provided the snarls for both the Anger Sphere in VideoGame/{{Portal}} and VideoGame/Left4Dead's zombies, but that probably didn't take too much time...)
5th Apr '16 10:57:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* Tarantino's buddy Creator/RobertRodriguez suffers from this from time to time. After ''ComicBook/SinCity'' came out, he began talking about a pair of sequels filmed back-to-back with new original material written by Frank Miller. After Miller failed to produce (mostly due to his new love of film directing) the sequels hit a major snag and even Mickey Rourke publicly announced he wasn't waiting up. Then, after ''Grindhouse'' was released Rodriguez was not only attached to ''SinCity 2/3'' but a ''Film/{{Machete}}'' feature film (which happened years later) and a remake of ''Film/{{Barbarella}}''. The ''Sin City'' sequel only came out of DevelopmentHell in 2012. Once again, nobody believes any news regarding future Rodriguez projects until the cameras start rolling.

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* Tarantino's buddy Creator/RobertRodriguez suffers from this from time to time. After ''ComicBook/SinCity'' ''Film/SinCity'' came out, he began talking about a pair of sequels filmed back-to-back with new original material written by Frank Miller. After Miller failed to produce (mostly due to his new love of film directing) the sequels hit a major snag and even Mickey Rourke publicly announced he wasn't waiting up. Then, after ''Grindhouse'' was released Rodriguez was not only attached to ''SinCity ''Film/SinCity 2/3'' but a ''Film/{{Machete}}'' feature film (which happened years later) and a remake of ''Film/{{Barbarella}}''. The ''Sin City'' sequel only came out of DevelopmentHell in 2012. Once again, nobody believes any news regarding future Rodriguez projects until the cameras start rolling.
22nd Feb '16 9:05:46 AM bwburke94
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* Creator/ChrisCarter of ''Series/TheXFiles'' fame ran four shows in the late 90's and early 2000's. ''The X-Files'' was by far the most successful, but he also had ''Series/{{Millennium}}'', ''TheLoneGunmen'', and ''Series/HarshRealm'', the latter two not even running a full season.

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* Creator/ChrisCarter of ''Series/TheXFiles'' fame ran four shows in the late 90's and early 2000's. ''The X-Files'' was by far the most successful, but he also had ''Series/{{Millennium}}'', ''TheLoneGunmen'', ''Series/TheLoneGunmen'', and ''Series/HarshRealm'', the latter two not even running a full season.



* Creator/AaronSorkin. Not only was he a playwright in the '90s, he was also writing film scripts (and re-writing others, sometimes without credit), adapting his own plays, and then he decided to take a break by writing two TV shows ''simultaneously''. Of course, he was later busted for cocaine possession, which may or may not explain how he was able to write both the first season of ''TheWestWing'' and the second season of ''SportsNight'' in one year. He seems to have slowed down somewhat since leaving ''TheWestWing''. Whether or not the second season of ''SportsNight'' would have been better if Sorkin hadn't been suffering ADCD is anyone's guess, as the ADCD may well have been the byproduct of being ScrewedByTheNetwork.

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* Creator/AaronSorkin. Not only was he a playwright in the '90s, he was also writing film scripts (and re-writing others, sometimes without credit), adapting his own plays, and then he decided to take a break by writing two TV shows ''simultaneously''. Of course, he was later busted for cocaine possession, which may or may not explain how he was able to write both the first season of ''TheWestWing'' ''Series/TheWestWing'' and the second season of ''SportsNight'' ''Series/SportsNight'' in one year. He seems to have slowed down somewhat since leaving ''TheWestWing''. ''The West Wing''. Whether or not the second season of ''SportsNight'' ''Sports Night'' would have been better if Sorkin hadn't been suffering ADCD is anyone's guess, as the ADCD may well have been the byproduct of being ScrewedByTheNetwork.
1st Feb '16 10:46:55 AM JulianLapostat
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* Creator/StanLee, during the [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]], not only supervised MarvelComics but wrote virtually the entire line, from [[ComicBook/SpiderMan Amazing Spider-Man]] to ''ComicBook/MillieTheModel''. It was a huge workload for any one man, and led to the development of what came to be known as the "Marvel Method." Instead of writing a full script, Stan would write a general plot, which was then given to (for example) Creator/JackKirby to draw. After receiving Jack's pencils, Stan would then write the finished script. The Marvel Method put a lot of the storytelling responsibility on the artist's shoulders, and later led to considerable controversy (not to mention lawsuits) over who should get what sort of credit for "creating" the story. On the other hand, [[TropesAreNotBad some of the greatest American comics ever]] were produced under this system, and arguably key creators' later solo efforts never matched the quality of their "Marvel Method" collaborations.

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* Creator/JackKirby and Creator/StanLee, during the [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]], not only Age]].
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supervised MarvelComics but and wrote virtually the entire line, from [[ComicBook/SpiderMan Amazing Spider-Man]] to ''ComicBook/MillieTheModel''. It was a huge workload for any one man, and led to the development of what came to be known as They operated via the "Marvel Method." Instead of writing a full script, Stan Lee would write a general plot, which was then given to (for example) Creator/JackKirby or Creator/SteveDitko (in the case of Spiderman and Dr. Strange) to draw. After receiving Jack's pencils, Stan would then write the finished script. This was a huge workload for both men, especially for Kirby who drew ComicBook/TheMightyThor, ComicBook/FantasticFour and other anthology titles (it generally takes a lot longer to draw a comic than to write a script, leave alone the outlines and dialogue that Stan Lee wrote), all produced in a short period of time.
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The Marvel Method put a lot of the storytelling responsibility on the artist's shoulders, and later led to considerable controversy (not to mention lawsuits) over who should get what sort of credit for "creating" the story. On story, especially since towards the other hand, end, Kirby and Ditko supplied dialogue suggestions in boxes for Lee to follow. Nonetheless Lee deserves credit for creating an unified sense of style without which the Marvel SharedUniverse would probably not take off (both Kirby and Ditko being too individualistic in style to really cohere together without Lee). This led to [[TropesAreNotBad some of the greatest American comics ever]] were produced under this system, and arguably ever]]. And none of the key creators' later creator's solo efforts never (Lee's, Kirby's, Ditko's) matched the quality impact of their "Marvel Method" collaborations.


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* The most prolific film-maker of the UsefulNotes/NewHollywood era isn't Scorsese or Coppola or Spielberg, it was Creator/RobertAltman who made 15 films in 10 years. After the era ended, he was never able to match that rate of productivity again.
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