Welcome to SnP everyone. We here at Steals n’ Phonies review things, talk about things, and basically make shit up. We aren’t fair and balanced reviewers, but we don’t pretend to be. What we try to do here is to create an open atmosphere of talking about experiences as if we are talking to each other in a room. We want to tell you what we think about a topic. It isn’t always the end of discussion on that topic. We may change our views, and we may not. This is why we encourage our team to write posts on topics already covered by another author if they want to. We want to learn from each others’ perspectives. We hope you enjoy and reply with your own thoughts and anecdotes!
Also, you may find yourself asking why we call ourselves Steals n’ Phonies. Well, it sure isn’t us condoning plagiarism or theft. Rather, as content creators, we feel that it is important to acknowledge that very little that we make is new. Almost everything is an iteration on ideas that came before. Creation does not occur in a vacuum. This is something we want to recognize. By doing this, and creating this forum to discuss what we liked about different films and comics and games, we can get to the heart of what truly makes good media experiences and, hopefully, this will allow us to better take lessons from these initial innovations and be inspired. We can iterate and innovate with all of the current and past forms of media as an example, a jumping off point. We are creators, but in order to create better things, we need to study what has already been done. This is the angle we come from when talking about different media.
-Bryan, Eric, Grant, and The Team