I just realized today that the first 5 seasons of Are You Afraid of the Dark is on iTunes! $6.99/season! Holy! Just thought I’d share in case any fans didn’t know it was available … how awesome!
Please stop. Both of you. Let the project breath and live as it is supposed to. From the get go my understanding was that this would be a FREE project of ORIGINAL art and music inspired by the Silent Hill series.. I have been in contact with the project coordinator for months now and never once has he given any indication to me that this project was going to make money. The only thing he said is there could be a donate button where people could choose to donate an amount towards the project (completely optional) and he only brought it up as an option - it was never set in stone. That is just and option on Bandcamp and it would’ve been strange for him not to bring up at least weighing the pros and cons of it. After openly discussing it with everyone involved - we all agreed it would be a free project to the fans.
Regardless of what was said - both parties might be a little at fault here in my opinion, the project lead has been working very very hard (for free - and for his love of the series) to bring something new to the table for us fans created by us fans. With the reaction he is getting from some people I’m surprised he is still going through with this. No one will ever want to even attempt to put something like this together again for fear of getting thrown to the internet wolves if they make a mistake or if there is a misunderstanding.
I’m a follower of Silent Haven as well and think that there is tons of awesome information on their page and was glad to hear that they were going to be involved in the project. Silent Haven claims to support the individual artists working on the project - well then please just support the project or let it go. All of this banter between you two is only hurting the musicians and artists who have worked very hard to try and pull together some fun new SH content for everyone to enjoy.
Regardless of if the coordinator and SH see eye to eye - for the sake of the fans and artists that have worked very hard, please consider stopping all of the negative back and forth bickering (both parties, regardless of who is “right”). This is a call out to “be the bigger man (or woman)” and put the differences aside so this wonderful project can just become what it was intended to be … a fun project for everyone to enjoy.
Thanks in advance for your consideration!
Adam - The Prairie
PS: This post isn’t meant to offend anyone, I hope that upon posting this I don’t get looped into some sort of intense online battle … that is not my intention at all … I don’t want to fuel the flame so to speak, I just want this to be over with. :)
Thought I’d take the opportunity to remind you all, kinda a public service announcement, that you have 10 days from today to finish, re-submit or submit new art/music to the project. I will send out a group email when there’s just a week left with a bunch more info on the days closing in to release.
Hope all is well!