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20th May '17 6:01:31 AM Q4
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* The first season of ''WebVideo/TheKateringShow'' was made with an arts grant and the stars and director didn't get paid at all. The second season had backing from Creator/TheABC but even then, the money was basically all on screen. Their joke about the difference between the two seasons being that they were "on minimum wage now" wasn't far off the mark.
4th May '17 12:03:22 PM MrMediaGuy2
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* DoingItForTheArt/AnimatedFilm
1st May '17 12:32:28 PM PrimeEvil
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* [[Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory Willy Wonka]] has shades of this, from insisting upon waterfall-mixed chocolate to making unusual sweets such as the Everlasting Gobstoppers and the chocolate robin's eggs that Grandpa Joe mentioned. Even the Wonkavision machine is this--he sees it as a way to make his confections even more widely available than they already are.
21st Apr '17 10:13:26 AM Eilevgmyhren
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* Ingeborg Refling Hagen (1895-1989) ''lived'' this trope, and even more awesome, taught a number of people to do it with her. Being a hardass on the philosophy of "free art" as a concept, she, and a bunch of dedicated students, managed to work for free, to produce difficult and rather long stage plays, lasting up to 10 hours (or the better of a day). The audience came from miles around to watch this ''for free'', and the actors, some of whom was on stage for almost the entire time, earned nothing besides the experience. This theatre made history more than once. The motto was "the theatre on behalf of the poet - the poet on behalf of the people". For the art indeed.
18th Apr '17 5:55:31 PM nombretomado
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* ''Studio60OnTheSunsetStrip'': Despite being an SNL ripoff, most of the writers on this metaseries are making quality "cutting-edge political and social satire".

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* ''Studio60OnTheSunsetStrip'': ''Series/Studio60OnTheSunsetStrip'': Despite being an SNL ripoff, most of the writers on this metaseries are making quality "cutting-edge political and social satire".
11th Apr '17 9:44:56 AM Mario500
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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', one of the writers actually [[http://www.geekosystem.com/futurama-prisoner-of-benda-theory/ created and proved a brand new mathematical theorem]] just for the episode. Now THAT is doing the research on a whole new level, [[DoingItForTheArt just for the art of it]].

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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', one of the writers actually [[http://www.geekosystem.com/futurama-prisoner-of-benda-theory/ created and proved a brand new mathematical theorem]] just for the episode. Now THAT that is doing the research on a whole new level, [[DoingItForTheArt just for the art of it]].
4th Apr '17 8:50:32 PM WeiWenn
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* FanFiction, FanArt, and other [[FanWork Fan Works]]. People have spent over a ''decade'' on some longer series.
** Many authors will demand a certain number of reviews to update their work, or say "review or I'll stop". Not all FanFiction is done for the art but this is actually a dying practice, at least for decent stories. The fandom for any given show's large enough that one author writing one story can, and is, ignored for jackassery.
** Not all fanfiction authors do it for the art. [[http://omnificpublishing.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=19_24&products_id=15 Some have actually taken their stories off the website, changed the names of the characters, and have published them.]]
** Averted with {{Troll Fic}}s. Actual good parodies of fanfics, though, could be pain-stakingly researched on what cliches to include, what the fandom usually groans at, etc. Well-done trolling is harder than it seems, and for little gain.



* FanFiction, FanArt, and other [[FanWork Fan Works]]. People have spent over a ''decade'' on some longer series.
** Many authors will demand a certain number of reviews to update their work, or say "review or I'll stop". Not all FanFiction is done for the art but this is actually a dying practice, at least for decent stories. The fandom for any given show's large enough that one author writing one story can, and is, ignored for jackassery.
** Not all fanfiction authors do it for the art. [[http://omnificpublishing.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=19_24&products_id=15 Some have actually taken their stories off the website, changed the names of the characters, and have published them.]]
** Averted with {{Troll Fic}}s. Actual good parodies of fanfics, though, could be pain-stakingly researched on what cliches to include, what the fandom usually groans at, etc. Well-done trolling is harder than it seems, and for little gain.
3rd Apr '17 4:10:47 PM Archimedes
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3rd Apr '17 4:09:42 PM Archimedes
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** [[WordOfGod Hussie himself]] [[http://www.formspring.me/mspadventures/q/182810348053629836 once said]] that to most people, even if they make no money from it, stuff like this is a job to them, whereas for him ''MSPA'' is a ''lifestyle'', and he spends the majority of every day working on it; even though most of it is planning, that's still a ridiculous amount of dedication.

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** [[WordOfGod Hussie himself]] [[http://www.formspring.me/mspadventures/q/182810348053629836 Hussie himself once said]] that to most people, even if they make no money from it, stuff like this is a job to them, whereas for him ''MSPA'' is a ''lifestyle'', and he spends the majority of every day working on it; even though most of it is planning, that's still a ridiculous amount of dedication.
3rd Apr '17 3:26:03 PM Archimedes
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* You wanna talk about doing it for the art? Look no further than Music/{{Tool}}'s album Lateralus. The entire album is just a cascade of talent and effort, and every song is in and of itself a work of genius. It's most obvious with the title track, which is about the Fibonacci sequence. Yeah, the Fibonacci sequence.
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