No Katz, there will be no reposting of IM convos here :p
Anyway, a quick note before I start, WFW seems to be getting back on track, which is a good thing for the FW community. More active feds, the better.
And now, for your feature presentation.
Crash TV, Week 4 was posted last night. Solid card, lots of stuff going on, a good bit of it probably going down in the Rook Black/Felix Red affair. I wouldn't know what happened except for parts I skimmed out of it, ie, the jumps to the Astral Plane and the finish, which I didn't really understand a whole lot.
It seems to be par for the course for a few of the NFW West guys. Eddie Mayfield, Craig Miles, Troy Windham... they're all exempt because they're all written in familiar styles.
But when you get into the Mike Randalls, Seymour Almasy, Rook Black, Alias kind of stuff, it gets a little confusing. What about it is though? What is off-putting about some parts of the West and the angle-fedding community in general? Is it because they don't really care about wrestling, as accused, albeit in character, by Dan Ryan? Hardly.
Several MOTY candidates have come from NFW West. Almasy/Black and Miles/Mayfield are two of them.
Could it be that they don't do traditional wrestling storylines? I mean, Rook Black talking to a dead girl and having her play a major role in his match?
I don't buy that either. Esoteric/non-traditional wrestling angles have taken hold in every fed from A1E all the way to the CSWA. People just want to break away from the stuff they see on TV sometimes. It's only natural.
You want to know the reason why I have trouble with the West sometimes? (and yes, I do follow the West as religiously as I follow feds that I'm in) Because I just can't read narrative as easily as I can hybrid or straight script. It's as easy as that.
And I think that's what most people's problems could be with the West and angle fedding in general if they do have problems with that sort of thing. Narrative can be hard to read. Especially if it's not what people are used to in e-fedding. Especially if it's bad narrative. But then again, bad script is very hard to read too.
I don't know. What I do know is, in spite of my own shortcomings in reading the NFW West, I still get a lot out of it.