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16th May '16 6:04:00 AM ReaderAt2046
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* This is the core and bedrock of Octavia Philharmonica's character in FanFic/RainbowDoubleDashsLunaverse. When she becomes Princess Luna's Court Musician, her joy comes not primarily from the wealth and fame the position brings, but from the fact that there is no audience in the world with more experience of classical music and more ability to understand and appreciate her work and from the fact that as Luna's Court Musician she has the time and resources to learn fields of music she would never otherwise even have heard of.
** In ''The Court Musician Of Equestria'', Octavia is contrasted with Thrash Metail. Where Octavia is devoted to music, Thrash just wants fame and fortune, as shown by his willingness to resort to [[spoiler: mind-control spells to make his audiences believe that his work was good]]. This becomes clearest in the final confrontation between the two of them, where [[spoiler: Octavia asks if any of his music from before he found the Guitar of the Sirens still survives, stating that if he ever was, even in the slightest, a true musician, he'd want to be remembered for his own work, however mediocre it might be. Thrash replies that he burnt the records. They didn't bring him fame and glory, so they were worthless to him]].
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12th May '16 11:53:13 AM MeAndMyNerdyBat
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* Website/HardcoreGaming101 is a video game overview site that consists of reviews on obscure/cult classic games, interviews, podcasts, vlogs, self-released books (all of which are available for download for free) - all made on pure enthusiasm and with little to no money in return, for more than a decade of regular updates.
10th May '16 7:31:18 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Anime/SoRaNoWoTo'' takes place in the fictional town of Seize, which is [[http://infinitemirai.wordpress.com/2012/02/25/cuenca-spain-home-of-sora-no-woto/ shot by shot]] the [[RealPlaceBackground real Spanish town of Cuenca.]] Also, to voice a German-speaking character in the show, they [[SurprisinglyGoodForeignLanguage used a voice actress who was raised in Austria and spoke fluent German.]]

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* ''Anime/SoRaNoWoTo'' ''Anime/SoundOfTheSky'' takes place in the fictional town of Seize, which is [[http://infinitemirai.wordpress.com/2012/02/25/cuenca-spain-home-of-sora-no-woto/ shot by shot]] the [[RealPlaceBackground real Spanish town of Cuenca.]] Also, to voice a German-speaking character in the show, they [[SurprisinglyGoodForeignLanguage used a voice actress who was raised in Austria and spoke fluent German.]]
5th May '16 12:59:28 PM aye_amber
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* British drummer Music/BillBruford has been known to leave or dismantle often very successful projects, including those connected with his solo career, if he feels the music has become creatively stagnant or uninspiring, unhealthy or from the get-go, felt a different career path would challenge him or inspire him, or the project has reached a peak and [[StrictlyFormula could only repeat its formula with diminishing returns]]. He caused a lot of controversy in 1972 by leaving Music/{{Yes}} (after a huge buyout of his contract) at the height of their artistic and commercial success, just after recording ''Close To The Edge'', to join KingCrimson in time to record and tour behind ''Larks Tongue In Aspic'', and his interests in jazz-influenced improvisation led him and Allan Holdsworth to leave the {{Supergroup}} UK to form jazz-fusion group Bruford, reputedly because the other members insisted Holdsworth and Bruford play their parts just like they did on the record.

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* British drummer Music/BillBruford has been known to leave or dismantle often very successful projects, including those connected with his solo career, if he feels the music has become creatively stagnant or uninspiring, unhealthy or from the get-go, felt a different career path would challenge him or inspire him, or the project has reached a peak and [[StrictlyFormula could only repeat its formula with diminishing returns]]. He caused a lot of controversy in 1972 by leaving Music/{{Yes}} (after a huge buyout of his contract) at the height of their artistic and commercial success, just after recording ''Close To The Edge'', to join KingCrimson Music/KingCrimson in time to record and tour behind ''Larks Tongue In Aspic'', and his interests in jazz-influenced improvisation led him and Allan Holdsworth to leave the {{Supergroup}} UK to form jazz-fusion group Bruford, reputedly because the other members insisted Holdsworth and Bruford play their parts just like they did on the record.
4th May '16 10:17:42 PM bowserbros
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* Rohan Kishibe of ''[[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Diamond is Unbreakable]]'' went on record to state that the only reason he works as a mangaka is because he wants people to read his work, not because of the fame or money it could bring; writing manga that other people can enjoy is all that matters to him.
18th Apr '16 3:50:14 PM Berrenta
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* Say what you will about [[GetOnWithItAlready the pacing]], but 110 OVA episodes of ''Anime/LegendOfGalacticHeroes'' would not be possible without the enthusiasm (read: obsession) of the original novelist, Yoshiki Tanaka.

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* Say what you will about [[GetOnWithItAlready [[PacingProblems the pacing]], but 110 OVA episodes of ''Anime/LegendOfGalacticHeroes'' would not be possible without the enthusiasm (read: obsession) of the original novelist, Yoshiki Tanaka.
14th Apr '16 8:44:29 AM dRoy
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* Considering the MerchandiseDriven nature of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', it would have been easy to just crank out another saccharine show for little kids. Creator/LaurenFaust specifically set out to create a show that kids and parents could enjoy; the level of detail put into the art and animation (especially considering it's flash animation), and the surprisingly strong writing and characters have quickly made the series one of the biggest surprise hits in recent years.
** Given that Creator/{{Hasbro}} now has a great deal of customers that would otherwise never even look at Franchise/MyLittlePony merchandise, it's possible [[BatmanGambit that they hired someone like Lauren Faust on purpose.]] In other words, hiring someone who would do it for the art... because the executives were [[MoneyDearBoy doing it for the cash.]]
** The songs especially qualify. Hearing musical numbers that sound almost like something out of a big-budget Hollywood movie or Disney film, with complex instrumentation, clever rhymes, and even a handful of {{Genius Bonus}}es that only make sense to one well-versed in musical terminology (how many eight-year-olds are going to recognize the {{Foreshadowing}} at the end of "BBBFF"?), all coming from a Flash-animated series about cartoon horses... well, what ''else'' could they be doing it for?

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* Considering the MerchandiseDriven nature of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', it would have been easy to just crank out another saccharine show for little kids. Creator/LaurenFaust specifically set out to create a show that kids and parents could enjoy; the level of detail put into the art and animation (especially considering it's flash animation), and the surprisingly strong writing and characters have quickly made the series one of the biggest surprise hits in recent years.
** Given that Creator/{{Hasbro}} now has a great deal of customers that would otherwise never even look at Franchise/MyLittlePony merchandise, it's possible [[BatmanGambit that they hired someone like Lauren Faust on purpose.]] In other words, hiring someone who would do it for the art... because the executives were [[MoneyDearBoy doing it for the cash.]]
** The songs especially qualify. Hearing musical
. Musical numbers that sound almost like something out of a big-budget Hollywood movie or Disney film, with complex instrumentation, clever rhymes, and even in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' contain elaborate instrumentation andrhymes, as well as a handful of {{Genius Bonus}}es that only make sense to one well-versed in musical terminology (how terminology. For instance, how many eight-year-olds are going to recognize the {{Foreshadowing}} at the end of "BBBFF"?), all coming from a Flash-animated series about cartoon horses... well, what ''else'' could they be doing it for?"BBBFF"?
10th Apr '16 2:30:10 PM KizunaTallis
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* {{Trance}} musicians pride themselves on this, knowing well how dedicated their fans are to their material. In fact, many of the scene's biggest names have had very long, illustrious and very busy careers and they've all stated their biggest drive is their passion for the genre. Music/ArminVanBuuren is noted for having won the title of "Number 1 DJ in the World" for a record number of five times and has admitted he could retire early after [[LongRunner a career that's gone on since the nineties]] but has stated he feels like he's only just begun to scratch the surface.
1st Apr '16 11:53:31 PM justanid
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Contrast with TheyJustDidntCare and PanderingToTheBase.

Contrast and compare with MoneyDearBoy, AwesomeDearBoy, and SoMyKidsCanWatch.

See also DevelopersForesight, TheProducerThinksOfEverything, ShownTheirWork, EasterEgg

Also, as with ShownTheirWork try to keep this from becoming GushingAboutShowsYouLike.

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Contrast Compare and contrast with TheyJustDidntCare and PanderingToTheBase.

Contrast and compare with MoneyDearBoy,
AwesomeDearBoy, MoneyDearBoy, and SoMyKidsCanWatch.

SoMyKidsCanWatch. Contrast with PanderingToTheBase, PropagandaPiece, and TheyJustDidntCare. See also DevelopersForesight, EasterEgg, TheProducerThinksOfEverything, ShownTheirWork, EasterEgg

Also, as
and ShownTheirWork.

'''As
with ShownTheirWork try to keep this from becoming GushingAboutShowsYouLike.'''
4th Mar '16 9:07:45 PM nombretomado
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* The cover for the third issue of ''[[ComicBook/{{JLAAvengers}} JLA/Avengers]]''. They could have simply put a generic cover with a dozen characters doing something vaguely heroic, but instead decided to draw every character who had, to that date, been a member of either team, no matter for how short, including staff, reservist and honorary members. [[http://cdn.ifanboy.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/JLAAvengersCover3.jpg EVERY! ONE! OF! THEM!]] Creator/KurtBusiek meticulously researched the history of both teams to compile [[http://www.comixfan.com/xfan/forums/showthread.php?t=22335 a list of 208 characters]] for George Perez to draw, making a beautiful piece of art and every geek in comicdom happy.

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* The cover for the third issue of ''[[ComicBook/{{JLAAvengers}} ''[[ComicBook/JLAAvengers JLA/Avengers]]''. They could have simply put a generic cover with a dozen characters doing something vaguely heroic, but instead decided to draw every character who had, to that date, been a member of either team, no matter for how short, including staff, reservist and honorary members. [[http://cdn.ifanboy.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/JLAAvengersCover3.jpg EVERY! ONE! OF! THEM!]] Creator/KurtBusiek meticulously researched the history of both teams to compile [[http://www.comixfan.com/xfan/forums/showthread.php?t=22335 a list of 208 characters]] for George Perez to draw, making a beautiful piece of art and every geek in comicdom happy.



* When Fabian Nicieza was writing ''Nomad'' (a CaptainAmerica spinoff that ran from 1992 to 1994), he wanted it to be more mature than your average Marvel comic book. Not only that, but he said straight out that he wished to sell Nomad to the same audience that read ''ComicBook/TheSandman''.

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* When Fabian Nicieza was writing ''Nomad'' (a CaptainAmerica ComicBook/CaptainAmerica spinoff that ran from 1992 to 1994), he wanted it to be more mature than your average Marvel comic book. Not only that, but he said straight out that he wished to sell Nomad to the same audience that read ''ComicBook/TheSandman''.
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