If it's crap ... We'll tell you
This post explains how we here @ Planet Tyro came up with rating system and how newcomers to the group should interpret them
Custom rating’s give our blogs a sense of originality and upon their creation we have tried to keep them as intuitively sounding as possible…..however, just in case you’re not completely sold on them why don’t we take a little time to break each one down….ya know….just for clarity’s sake
1. FIRST CLASS
First class titles are just that, top notch. A great experience and something that is quite highly recommended for anyone. First Class titles have elements of greatness and originality.
2. SOLID B
Solid B titles are very good, enjoyable and entertaining. Something that is not outstanding but then again leaves you feeling like you have not wasted your time and there were actually more good elements than bad. Some may call it a solid referral - a friend may say “hey check that one out its quite good”
Now we get to the middle tier
3. S'ALRIGHT (It's Alright / Passable)
If its "S'ALRIGHT" it’s a decent way to burn some time…I mean think about it, it's Wednesday night you' re bored, you got nothing to do, you flick on the TV and guess what THAT show you probably wouldn't pay to watch is on. It’s not necessarily bad it’s just getting you through the moment and keeps your attention somewhat. Would you recommend these titles….possibly…would you purchase these titles probably not but hey this does has it's moments.
Vanilla uhmm this sounds kinda vague right...but wait, in actual fact in today’s industry's it is the most necessary classification for almost every medium out there…why…let me explain. Vanilla titles are nothing new. In fact in most cases they are the product of carbon copying ideas and situations. They do not interest or thrill at all in fact they are just as plain and as dull as the previous title which had a different name. The obvious analogy is these titles are like those brandless tubs of cheap vanilla ice cream that you must consume with absolutely no toppings. After the sixth or seventh bite the so called ice cream becomes more of a chore to enjoy and you end up wishing you did not bother with it at all. At least the watchable titles had something there to keep your mind attracted to it! Vanilla is the same old shit with a different name. No Thanks.
5. ACQUIRED TASTE
For this rating let's use a movie as an example: Mulholland Drive (2001)
Mulholland Drive is a movie many people hail as a movie classic with a thought provoking storyline, excellent characters and deep inner meaning.
Personally apart from arguably the greatest lesbian sex scene in history – I found the movie to be a combination of weird subplots that resulted in something I did not like very much but had enough unique elements there for me to at least appreciate it in some respect.
Typically it’s not for me but I can see why someone else might like it, in fact I know someone who probably would like it…why they would I can’t say for sure…that’s what I refer to as an acquired taste
6. Not Feeling this
Personally I don’t like these titles for whatever reason. Not my cup of tea and I would not recommend these titles. Sadly one man's trash is sometimes another man's treasure
NOTE: These last two ratings are the two ends of emotional extremes and therefore are really only needed occasionally…..unless you feel the need to be this extremely passionate more often than not
*HALL OF FAME*
Even though any rating you would give something is ultimately based on your opinion what you would actually call a HALL OF FAME title is most definitely subjective to your own tastes and therefore is more of a personal profession of the highest love you could have for something
Whether it’s in your mind or it’s a dedicated shrine somewhere in your house, there is a place where you would keep what YOU would call the absolute best of the best – the crem de la crem. Da Nutz, The alpha & Omega…the sacred holy grail @_@
This is as good as it get's for you and it far surpass a First Class level in your eyes, so if you wanted everyone else to know where these belong...we'd think it would be in your Hall of Fame!
First thoughts on these titles are: you've got to be fucking kidding me….sadly it's not a joke! Bottom of the barrel, no-one in their right mind should like this…you may remember the term clownshoes from jay and silent bob strike back but its more (un)commonly used online to reference complete and utter nonsense. Here’s the current online definition
Clownshoes Definition: Pejorative phrase
Indicates that a person, thing, or activity is ridiculous; a joke; not worthy of respect; silly; excessive; gaudy; exaggerated for the sake of comedic or dramatic effect; lacking nuance or depth; trite; cliché; stereotypical or oversimplified concept or idea; ridiculous in its appearance or existence; a walking joke; Unimportant; without need for consideration; something blatantly stupid.
Well not the best examples but here is the general refernce to clownshoes in context.
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