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Librarian Avengers Film Rating System

A08f0197f91fb2e3fd9eefad4f08ebdb?s=47 Erica Olsen Firment
June 10, 2013

Librarian Avengers Film Rating System

OSCON Ignite talk - Open source the film ratings! Learn what we really need to know!


Erica Olsen Firment

June 10, 2013


  1. The Librarian Avengers Film Rating System Sunday, June 9, 13

    My name is Erica Firment. I work for Second Life. I’m here at OSCON Ignite to present my pet project: The Librarian Avengers film rating system
  2. “Rated R” doesn’t tell me what I need to know.

    Film Rating System Sunday, June 9, 13 Dear Film industry: Your metadata is not granular enough I need to know if a movie contains cannibalism, synthesizers, or Jim Carrey. Decapitated Human heads can roll across the screen
  3. A Animal Gets Hurt Sunday, June 9, 13 but if

    a Golden Retriever gets a hurty paw you better warn me up front which is why this film has been rated A for An Animal gets HURT
  4. B British Accent Faked by American Sunday, June 9, 13

    A film will be rated B if a British Accent has been Faked by an American... People need a warning for that sort of thing. You know things are going to get bad when a little girl
  5. C Creepy Child Singing Sunday, June 9, 13 starts pushing

    flowers around and singing quietly to herself. A film will be rated C if it contains a Creepy Child Singing (ahem: hand on forhead)
  6. D Dialog Written by Committee Sunday, June 9, 13 Oh

    aspiring teen heart-throb, I am attracted to your emergent yet non-threatening sexuality Rated D for Dialog by Committee You know that scene where the actors run very fast
  7. E Escape-in-front-of-a-fireball Sunday, June 9, 13 from some sort of

    physics phenomenon that approaches at exactly the speed they can run? Rated E for Escape in front of a fireball This scene is so accurate except for the surviving part
  8. F Fun-filled Frolic for the Family Sunday, June 9, 13

    If a review or worse the movie poster itself describes a “fun filled frolic for the whole family” Flee
  9. G Grab my hand! Sunday, June 9, 13 Rated G.

    Oh no, he is falling off a building! Grab my hand! DONT LET GO!
  10. H Heads chopped off/Hearts pulled out Sunday, June 9, 13

    Rated H for Heads chopped off hearts pulled out A little warning before the monkey brains is all we ask
  11. I Italian Stallion J Jim Carrey Sunday, June 9, 13

    Does this film contain excessive amounts of Sylvester Stallone or Jim Carrey? Librarian Avengers have determined that it will be rated I or J.
  12. K Keyboard hacks network in two clicks Sunday, June 9,

    13 Rated K for Keyboard hacks the network in two clicks Did you know all space aliens use Mac peripheral drivers?
  13. L Lead Actors involved in Real-Life Romance rendering film unwatchable

    M Motiveless Villain Sunday, June 9, 13 A film should be Rated L for Lead Actors involved in Real-Life Romance - this rarely bodes well, cinematically. Rated M for Motiveless Villain Hello! I AM EVIL! BECAUSE OF THE REASON!
  14. N Natives Sunday, June 9, 13 Noble Savages? Nubian Racist

    Constructs? ...Rated N for Natives
  15. O Overly Patriotic P Pacino Yelling Sunday, June 9, 13

    If your eye-rolling is in any way disruptive to others, please note that this film has been Rated O for Overly Patriotic Rated P for Al Pacino Yelling....SKIPPING Q
  16. R Remake of a Better Film S Scientific Content ≠

    Reality Sunday, June 9, 13 Tempted by Tarentino? Try Kurosawa! Rated R for Remake of a Better Film Rated S for Scientific Content does not equal Reality ...Star trek gets a pass
  17. T T&A Sunday, June 9, 13 T is for T&A

    If this film is intended as a star vehicle for >1 former Playboy models - we should know
  18. U Un-ironic 80’s Soundtrack Sunday, June 9, 13 U is

    for Un-ironic 80’s soundtrack Oh, Ladyhawk. You are such a good movie with the sound turned off.
  19. V Vehicle W Woody Allen as Romantic Lead X Xenu-Sponsored

    Script Sunday, June 9, 13 V is for Star Vehicle - Nick Cage needs a yacht payment W - Woody Allen as romantic lead X for XENU-sponsored script skipping Y and.... BIG REVEAL
  20. Librarian Avengers.org Erica Firment Z ZOMBIES! YAY! Sunday, June 9,

    13 Z is for ZOMBIES! YAY! THANKYOU. I’m Erica Firment and I run librarianavengers.org