Q. What exactly is “Contains Moderate Peril”?
A. It’s the collective perspective of several writers, on gaming, genre films and their respective industries. However, the blog’s remit is not set in stone, so there’s always scope to cover other matters on interest. So books, graphic novels, film and game soundtracks, TV series both old and new are covered. Some folk think that you should keep your writing very specific but we do not like to be constrained by a single theme.
Q. What’s the name all about?
A. In the UK, the BBFC is responsible for rating film, video and game releases (similar to the MPAA in the US). Part of their remit is to provide a summary of content. For example, this was the guidance given for King Kong (2005) “Contains frightening elements, moderate violence and frequent peril”. I picked up on this and hence distilled it down to its current state. I think that the name adequately and humorously summarizes the blogs style and idiom.
Q. Is the site content suitable for all?
A. We do not go out of our way to offend; however, we do not feel the need to be pussyfoot around certain issues. We express ourselves in an adult fashion, so if sarcasm and gallows humour bother you, then please don’t complain. We are not here to peddle any particular political or religious views either. The blog does not stray into those areas, unless it is directly relevant to what we are focusing on.
Q. Can readers comment on blog content?
A. We like to think of this blog as a conversation, so obviously it is a two way process. Comments are welcomed but it’s not an invitation to troll. This is a blog and not a forum so we moderate material as we see fit. We don’t delete comments that often, as we’re a firm believer in giving someone enough rope to hang themselves.
Q. So no pretentious mission statement, then?
A. Hopefully, as the blog expands and the readership hopefully grows, it will simply become a useful resource and a comfortable place for like minded individuals to hang out and share views. It’s a case of “If you build it, they will come” and such like. Pretty much all the above is also applicable to the podcast as well.
Q. Do you need contributors?
A. If you would like to write for “Contains Moderate Peril” or produce a segment for the podcast then let me know. First of all, check out the style and tone of the site. Then focus on what you can add or improve. We’re pretty open minded and will give most suggestions fare consideration. Mind you, submitting a contribution does not necessarily guarantee its publication. Those who are published are fully credited. The contact details are available here. We look forward to hearing from you.
Q. Any legal disclaimers and small print to add?
A. Yes, it’s mandatory these days. Here’s a brief summary.
1. The opinions offered on both the site and the podcast our purely are own and do not reflect the official or unofficial views of any of the companies and individuals that we discuss.
2. “Contains Moderate Peril” is privately funded by myself and Brian and jointly owned between us. The advertising on the site is there to cover these costs. If you click on any ads, or purchase a product via a featured link, we will gain financially.
3. If you have any problems with those purchases, then that is an issue between you and the vendor and NOT “Contains Moderate Peril”.
4. Any quotes, passages of text, images or music used on the site remain the property of the rights holder. We make no claim of ownership and claim “Fair use” with regard to the use of such material.
5. Comments are welcome. However, tasteless and insulting comments may be deleted. Also those that breach equality, race hate and other such legislation. Any personal remarks and attacks may be deleted. The same holds true for off-topic comments.
6. Other than comments made by us, we are not responsible for those left by others. This also applies to blogs or other online content that we may link to.
7. All commenter contact information is regarded in strict privacy and is not bought, sold, lent or otherwise whored out to anybody. Your IP address is stored when you post comments.
8. Be excellent to each other.
9. I am great and so’s Brian.
10. I was just checking that you were reading all this. Job done. Go in peace.