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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, especially since towards the 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]]. And none of the key creator's solo efforts (Lee's, Kirby's, Ditko's) matched the impact of their "Marvel Method" collaborations.

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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, especially since towards the 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]]. And none None of the key creator's solo efforts (Lee's, Kirby's, Ditko's) matched the impact of their "Marvel Method" collaborations.


* Creator/TerrenceMalick seems to have turned into this (ironic, given he is well known for the decades-long gaps between his projects), with an untitled project coming out in 2012 and ''KnightOfCups[=/=]Film/{{Lawless}}'' shooting back-to-back

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* Creator/TerrenceMalick seems to have turned into this (ironic, given he is well known for the decades-long gaps between his projects), with an untitled project coming out in 2012 ''Film/ToTheWonder'' and ''KnightOfCups[=/=]Film/{{Lawless}}'' ''KnightOfCups[=/=]Song to Song'' shooting back-to-back


* Website/RoosterTeeth has some people who seemingly get involved with every show, and then some. Probably the biggest case is Miles Luna, who was showrunner of ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' (three years plus supervisor of [[Machinima/RedVsBlueSeason14 an anthology season]]) while simultaneously writing ''Webanimation/{{RWBY}}'', and then co-creating ''Webanimation/CampCamp'' - with the other guy, Jordan Cwierz, being equally busy, doing the Rooster Teeth Animated Adventures, and then other 2D animations such as ''Webanimation/XRayAndVav'', ''Sex Swing'', and ''Webanimation/NomadOfNowhere'' - while also doing Let's Plays in ''Backwardz Compatible'', a podcast in ''Fan Service'', and appearing in other things.

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* Website/RoosterTeeth Creator/RoosterTeeth has some people who seemingly get involved with every show, and then some. Probably the biggest case is Miles Luna, who was showrunner of ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' (three years plus supervisor of [[Machinima/RedVsBlueSeason14 an anthology season]]) while simultaneously writing ''Webanimation/{{RWBY}}'', and then co-creating ''Webanimation/CampCamp'' - with the other guy, Jordan Cwierz, being equally busy, doing the Rooster Teeth Animated Adventures, and then other 2D animations such as ''Webanimation/XRayAndVav'', ''Sex Swing'', and ''Webanimation/NomadOfNowhere'' - while also doing Let's Plays in ''Backwardz Compatible'', a podcast in ''Fan Service'', and appearing in other things.

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**And when he became a DC only writer, he was given all ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' titles. And when we say all of them, we mean ''[[ComicBook/BrianMichaelBendisSuperman all of them]]'', including the ''ComicBook/LegionOfSuperHeroes'' and ''ComicBook/YoungJustice2019'', whose only connection to Superman is that each team has a ComicBook/{{Superboy}} as a member.


Sometimes a creator becomes extremely popular, and thus extremely in demand. Or perhaps he becomes so enamored of his own abilities that he believes everyone wants to see the results of every idea he has. Or maybe it's just his natural state, who knows?

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Sometimes a creator becomes extremely popular, and thus extremely in demand. Or perhaps he becomes they become so enamored of his their own abilities that he believes they believe everyone wants to see the results of every idea he has. they have. Or maybe it's just his their natural state, who knows?



Sometimes a creator winds up having this through no fault of his own, as his projects encounter ExecutiveMeddling regularly and he thus has to keep many of them in the air, never knowing which one will be given a chance to survive.

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Sometimes a creator winds up having this through no fault of his their own, as his their projects encounter ExecutiveMeddling regularly and he they thus has have to keep many of them in the air, never knowing which one will be given a chance to survive.


* Creator/GuillermoDelToro gave up on directing ''Film/TheHobbit'' (eventually directed by Creator/PeterJackson) because he was involved in way too many things, with his schedule filled for at least a decade. Not that it worked, as many of his projects entered DevelopmentHell (such as adaptations of ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}'', ''Literature/SlaughterhouseFive'', ''Literature/AtTheMountainsOfMadness'', ''Franchise/TheHauntedMansion'', and ''Literature/{{Drood}}'', and a third ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'', [[http://screenrant.com/hellboy-3-ron-perlman-update-nycc/ which Ron Perlman has all but given up on]]) and there is a huge discrepancy between [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guillermo_del_Toro#Future_projects the projects Del Toro joined in]] with [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guillermo_del_Toro_filmography what actually came out]]. Del Toro even gave up on working with a video game because after three cancelled projects, he fears no developer can survive working with him.

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* Creator/GuillermoDelToro gave up on directing ''Film/TheHobbit'' (eventually directed by Creator/PeterJackson) because he was involved in way too many things, with his schedule filled for at least a decade. Not that it worked, as many of his projects entered DevelopmentHell (such as adaptations of ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}'', ''Literature/SlaughterhouseFive'', ''Literature/AtTheMountainsOfMadness'', ''Franchise/TheHauntedMansion'', and ''Literature/{{Drood}}'', and a third ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'', ''Film/{{Hellboy|2004}}'', [[http://screenrant.com/hellboy-3-ron-perlman-update-nycc/ which Ron Perlman has all but given up on]]) and there is a huge discrepancy between [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guillermo_del_Toro#Future_projects the projects Del Toro joined in]] with [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guillermo_del_Toro_filmography what actually came out]]. Del Toro even gave up on working with a video game because after three cancelled projects, he fears no developer can survive working with him.


* It's currently unclear how Creator/IanFlynn manages to get any sleep. At one point, he was the writer of five monthly books for Franchise/ArchieComics at once: ''Comicbook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'', ''Sonic Universe'', ''ComicBook/SonicBoom'', ''Comicbook/MegaMan'', and the ''New Crusaders'' reboot. He has also written several one-offs in the ''Archie'' series, and was slated to write a ''Cosmo The Merry Martian'' reboot as well (though that seems to be shelved for the time being.) Add to that his personal forums were acting as a second job, leading him to shut them down in early 2016. That, with the cancellation of ''Sonic Boom'' and ''Mega Man'' being put on hiatus, has eased his workload a bit.

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* It's currently unclear how Creator/IanFlynn manages to get any sleep. At one point, he was the writer of five monthly books for Franchise/ArchieComics Creator/ArchieComics at once: ''Comicbook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'', ''Sonic Universe'', ''ComicBook/SonicBoom'', ''Comicbook/MegaMan'', and the ''New Crusaders'' reboot. He has also written several one-offs in the ''Archie'' series, and was slated to write a ''Cosmo The Merry Martian'' reboot as well (though that seems to be shelved for the time being.) Add to that his personal forums were acting as a second job, leading him to shut them down in early 2016. That, with the cancellation of ''Sonic Boom'' and ''Mega Man'' being put on hiatus, has eased his workload a bit.


* Creator/RidleyScott was attached to [[http://www.movieline.com/2009/10/know-your-ridley-scott-projects-that-will-probably-never-happen.php at least 9 projects in 2009]] (only one of those came out, the "[[Film/{{Prometheus}} Alien Prequel]]", released in 2012). The man still releases movies yearly or bi-annually, and produces films and TV series, despite being 78 years old! Maybe Scott just wants to complete as many films as possible now that he still can.

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* Creator/RidleyScott was attached to [[http://www.movieline.com/2009/10/know-your-ridley-scott-projects-that-will-probably-never-happen.php at least 9 projects in 2009]] (only one of those came out, the "[[Film/{{Prometheus}} Alien Prequel]]", released in 2012).2012; says something there's [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ridley_Scott%27s_unrealized_projects a whole page of his projects that never panned out]]). The man still releases movies yearly or bi-annually, and produces films and TV series, despite being 78 years old! Maybe Scott just wants to complete as many films as possible now that he still can.


* Another elder director who just likes to keep himself busy is Creator/ClintEastwood, who is 7 years older than Scott. He is more successful in actually making his movies, even if it means releasing two in the same year - a rare case where Eastwood had to step out was a remake of ''Film/{{A Star Is Born|2018}}'', [[http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/bradley-cooper-make-directorial-debut-783727 which he'll only produce]].

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* Another elder director who just likes to keep himself busy is Creator/ClintEastwood, who is 7 years older than Scott. He is more successful in actually making his movies, even if it means releasing two in the same year - a rare case where Eastwood had to step out was a remake of ''Film/{{A Star Is Born|2018}}'', [[http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/bradley-cooper-make-directorial-debut-783727 which he'll only produce]].''Film/AStarIsBorn2018''.


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* Website/RoosterTeeth has some people who seemingly get involved with every show, and then some. Probably the biggest case is Miles Luna, who was showrunner of ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' (three years plus supervisor of [[Machinima/RedVsBlueSeason14 an anthology season]]) while simultaneously writing ''Webanimation/{{RWBY}}'', and then co-creating ''Webanimation/CampCamp'' - with the other guy, Jordan Cwierz, being equally busy, doing the Rooster Teeth Animated Adventures, and then other 2D animations such as ''Webanimation/XRayAndVav'', ''Sex Swing'', and ''Webanimation/NomadOfNowhere'' - while also doing Let's Plays in ''Backwardz Compatible'', a podcast in ''Fan Service'', and appearing in other things.


* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' main series has seemingly fallen victim to Creator/{{Bethesda}}'s ADD in this regard. Since ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' was released in 2011, Bethesda has developed, produced, and/or published two ''Elder Scrolls'' spin-off titles (''Online'' and ''Legends''), ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'', the ''Franchise/{{Dishonored}}'' series, a new ''Wolfenstein'' series, ''The Evil Within'' series, ''VideoGame/Doom2016'', ''VideoGame/Prey2017'', and ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 76}}''. Rumors continue to swirl of yet another major production which has been clearly stated to not be ''TES:VI''. (Eventually revealed to be ''VideoGame/{{Starfield}}''). ''Finally'', at E3 2018, ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkFdqqyI8y4 The Elder Scrolls VI]]'' was announced...vaguely. It is stated to be in pre-production and will not be released until after ''Starfield''. (Educated estimates put the release date somewhere [[SequelGap in the early 2020s]]...) One contributing factor to the delay is [[https://www.gamesradar.com/elder-scrolls-6-could-launch-as-late-as-2021-because-of-a-battle-over-that-bethesda-redfall-trademark/ trademark litigation]] over Bethesda's proposed title of ''Redfall''.

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' main series has seemingly fallen victim to Creator/{{Bethesda}}'s ADD in this regard. Since ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' was released in 2011, Bethesda has developed, produced, and/or published two three ''Elder Scrolls'' spin-off titles (''Online'' (''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsOnline Online]]'', ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsLegends Legends]]'' and ''Legends''), ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsBlades Blades]]''), ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'', the ''Franchise/{{Dishonored}}'' series, a new ''Wolfenstein'' series, ''The Evil Within'' series, ''VideoGame/Doom2016'', ''VideoGame/Prey2017'', and ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 76}}''. Rumors continue to swirl of yet another major production which has been clearly stated to not be ''TES:VI''. (Eventually revealed to be ''VideoGame/{{Starfield}}''). ''Finally'', at E3 2018, ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkFdqqyI8y4 The Elder Scrolls VI]]'' was announced...vaguely. It is stated to be in pre-production and will not be released until after ''Starfield''. (Educated estimates put the release date somewhere [[SequelGap in the early 2020s]]...) One contributing factor to the delay is [[https://www.gamesradar.com/elder-scrolls-6-could-launch-as-late-as-2021-because-of-a-battle-over-that-bethesda-redfall-trademark/ trademark litigation]] over Bethesda's proposed title of ''Redfall''.


* Les Claypool of Music/{{Primus}} moonlights in Oysterhead (with Music/{{Phish}} guitarist Trey Anastasio and drummer Stewart Copeland of Music/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 Music/{{Buckethead}}, keyboardist Bernie Worrell of [[Music/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 Music/{{Phish}} guitarist Trey Anastasio and drummer Stewart Copeland of Music/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 Music/{{Buckethead}}, keyboardist Bernie Worrell of [[Music/GeorgeClinton Parliament-Funkadelic]] and drummer Brain), as well as The Lennon Claypool Delirium with Sean Lennon, 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.


** Stan Lee supervised Creator/MarvelComics and wrote virtually the entire line, from [[ComicBook/SpiderMan Amazing Spider-Man]] to ''ComicBook/MillieTheModel''. They operated via the "Marvel Method." Instead of writing a full script, Lee would write a general plot, which was then given to 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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** Stan Lee supervised Creator/MarvelComics and wrote virtually the entire line, from [[ComicBook/SpiderMan Amazing Spider-Man]] to ''ComicBook/MillieTheModel''. They operated via the "Marvel Method." Instead of writing a full script, Lee would write a general plot, which was then given to Creator/JackKirby or Creator/SteveDitko (in the case of Spiderman Spider-Man 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.


* It's currently unclear how Ian Flynn manages to get any sleep. At one point, he was the writer of five monthly books for Franchise/ArchieComics at once: ''Comicbook/SonicTheHedgehog'', ''Sonic Universe'', ''ComicBook/SonicBoom'', ''Comicbook/MegaMan'', and the ''New Crusaders'' reboot. He has also written several one-offs in the ''Archie'' series, and was slated to write a ''Cosmo The Merry Martian'' reboot as well (though that seems to be shelved for the time being.) Add to that his personal forums were acting as a second job, leading him to shut them down in early 2016. That, with the cancellation of ''Sonic Boom'' and ''Mega Man'' being put on hiatus, has eased his workload a bit.

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* It's currently unclear how Ian Flynn Creator/IanFlynn manages to get any sleep. At one point, he was the writer of five monthly books for Franchise/ArchieComics at once: ''Comicbook/SonicTheHedgehog'', ''Comicbook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'', ''Sonic Universe'', ''ComicBook/SonicBoom'', ''Comicbook/MegaMan'', and the ''New Crusaders'' reboot. He has also written several one-offs in the ''Archie'' series, and was slated to write a ''Cosmo The Merry Martian'' reboot as well (though that seems to be shelved for the time being.) Add to that his personal forums were acting as a second job, leading him to shut them down in early 2016. That, with the cancellation of ''Sonic Boom'' and ''Mega Man'' being put on hiatus, has eased his workload a bit.



** There was also a chatroom Psyguy "ran" about a decade ago - ''Psycho's [[SonicTheHedgehog Sonic]] Chat'', hosted on beseen. He eventually abandoned it completely, and let it sit unmanaged to the day beseen shut down. Currently unknown if this was due to other projects, or simply becoming disillusioned as to how great it was to have his own Sonic the Hedgehog chatroom.

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** There was also a chatroom Psyguy "ran" about a decade ago - ''Psycho's [[SonicTheHedgehog [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog Sonic]] Chat'', hosted on beseen. He eventually abandoned it completely, and let it sit unmanaged to the day beseen shut down. Currently unknown if this was due to other projects, or simply becoming disillusioned as to how great it was to have his own Sonic the Hedgehog chatroom.


* Les Claypool of Music/{{Primus}} moonlights in Oysterhead (with Music/{{Phish}} guitarist Trey Anastasio and drummer Stewart Copeland of Music/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 Music/{{Buckethead}}, keyboardist Bernie Worrell of Music/ParliamentFunkadelic 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 Music/{{Phish}} guitarist Trey Anastasio and drummer Stewart Copeland of Music/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 Music/{{Buckethead}}, keyboardist Bernie Worrell of Music/ParliamentFunkadelic [[Music/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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** When the topic comes up at signings and interviews, he states that this is part of how his muse works. If he works too long on any one project, he starts to burn out and has to recharge by working on something completely different. So the reason he can produce so quickly is precisely because he is always changing projects.

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