My friends Tricia and Kyle brought me a present wrapped in a flat box earlier today. Instead of excitement, I was awash with suspicion. Something here feels fishy, and since I am not celebrating anything today, I knew I was gonna be in for some surprise!
So I unwrapped the box and tore the carefully folded wrapper. What surprised me was a pack of pirated DVDs - 3 "Pink Films": "Dampi" (with Carlos Morales, Kirby de Jesus), "Pagnanasa" (with Marco Morales and Charles Delgado) and Crisaldo Pablo's "Mga Pinakamahabang One Night Stand 2".
What gives? I have seen these titles, and even reviewed them here in this blogsite.
I arched my brows and smirked! Then Kyle - with his knowing grin - looking every bit the gorgeous man that he is. "Turn them around and read the movie description," Kyle offered.
For a few seconds, I was disoriented. The words were familiar. Then I realized, they were mine! My reviews here in makemeblush have been made pirated DVD blurbs and movie descriptions - verbatim!
In fact, even my blog title for "Pagnanasa" - was used at the front, under the main title: "When Telling a Story is Like Shooting Blanks!" Haha! Hilarious! Yup, that's mine! They even used the photos that I used in the blog post!
Don't I get royalties for that?
Look, I don't patronize pirated DVDs, but I don't mind if others do. To each his own, but I have no need to do so because I get to watch them at the theaters and pay for their admission fees, why bother with pirated films?
I am writing this post to clarify that, though my reviews and thoughts have been used by these pirated DVDs, I am absolutely in no way associated with the people behind these aforementioned discs. Mabuti na yung malinaw!
"Sikat ka na!" (You're popular!) Tricia ribbed me! I am not so sure if I should be flattered with such unauthorized use in "mainstream piracy land" - and people reading my reviews at the back of these DVD covers! A few of my reviews have also been referred as "external reviews" from the imdb.
Now my thoughts are ubiquitously found at the back of pirated Tagalog Pink Films. Wheeeee! I should go to Quiapo and sign autographs. LOL
If only they pay me for their business... ;->
Now I just learned that even our review for "Indie Boys" is in piracy land!