Well, it's been a while since we've had a good drama article, and the first one in which the drama well goes so deep that it spans more than just one article, and we aren't even done. This section focuses on the practices by ILoveKimPossibleAlot, a prolific member of the Brony Analysis Group known as the Rift Café, to which she is a high-esteemed member.
It all started innocently enough on Twitter, when user Minty Root tweeted about how working for Brony Analyst and lifelong John De Lancie
This naturally started a chain reaction of questions of people trying to figure out just what the sitch is, such as what the NDA entails. You can read the full unfettered NDA required of all project workers, working under ILoveKimPossibleAlot, here in all its glory. We will go over some of the more pertinent parts, starting with the header.
The first thing one notices is the usual NDA stuff such as not agreeing to leak secrets, and all the normal stuff one would find within. While it is not unusual for most projects of large scopes to have some form of a non-disclosure agreement as to protect secrets from getting out to the public at large, the way this one is set up turns it into what looks like more of a contract rather than a simple NDA. In other words, it seems to overstep its own bounds by kilometers.
In a normal Non-Disclosure Agreement, this probably would be sufficient material, but one notices that it quickly goes from a simple Non-Disclosure Agreement to a full on work contract.
Important bits include a 5-hour work week minimum required of all who sign up for the task of working for her:
And do not be lulled into thinking that real life has any bearing either when the Project(s) are at stake. If you happen to have a family accident, or something as simple as a paper due at Uni - which should and would obviously take priority over any fandom hobby work. Such breaks must be requested and approved by the higher ups before taking on real world tasks.
Should any emergency or even a computer problem arise, it is expected of you to notify project leads first before any thing else arises, and in the case of computer failure and your inability to fix it within two months time, to find your own replacement to take over whatever work you may have had. Nothing is mentioned on whether you would still get credit for the work you've done, but assumed. That is to say, if one gets fired from the team, nothing in the NDA states whether that person will still receive credit for the work they've done, or if their replacement will take on the credit.
A hierarchy exists to keep things together, in which one is not allowed to contact the Great Leader Kim Jong Possible herself unless one has the permission from one's respective Project Heads.
The Hierarchy System is done in practice by Skype (which has since been surpassed in almost every way save for video conference calls by DiscordApp) in which members of a project are required to change their display name, which not only shows in the project's Skype chat, but for all Skype chat groups that person belongs to, to something that reflects that they work for Not Possible, and what they do. In other words, they proudly display for every single one of their contacts, that they are under the mercy of Supreme Glorious Leader Kim Jong Possible.
A firing and a three-strike system exists, for those who do not follow the direct orders from Kommissarin Possible. Should any rules be broken, offenders are awarded a strike.
When she considers about the fact that stolen puppets were used, the excuse suggested by her was that of ignorance, and if confronted about it at a convention - they will simply sweep that under the rug as if it is no big deal.
|That's some pretty damning evidence right there if I do say so myself.|
This hierarchy system isn't without reward, however. Those who meet the extensive list of requirements may have the honor of appearing as a secondary >literally who guest on one of Kim-Is-Impossible-To-Work-With's panels at various My Little Pony conventions.
|Meaning that those who go to conventions have their own name, plus KP's seal of ownership over them.|
Now, at this point you may be thinking - this doesn't seem quite out of the ordinary for a paid project - and that's just it. None of the aforementioned work is paid by monetary compensation - despite that, all who work for ILoveCommunismAlot are required to follow all of the aforementioned rules
And if it weren't pointed out before, the person has to sign this document more than once, on both the top and bottom portions of it, just to seal the deal that by signing it - you have signed away your life, time, freedom, and possibly your first born to
Ironically enough, in this video straight from the horse's mouth, she complains that people who work for her complain about her because of various reasons, and she admits that due to all the aforementioned, especially the hierarchy and project workers not allowed to talk directly to her; that she doesn't even remember who they are. Well, shit, it's no wonder you have such problems getting on a personal level with the people who work with/for you. KP, if you read this, you should probably go back over the advice that Dr. Wolf gives out, as it is actually pretty sage advice on how to manage a team. You clearly have missed those messages.
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