I was just thinking it would be a good topic to have each of us write posts about our favorite websites. I’ve found all my favorite sites through friends and I would be interested to see what is out there nowadays and what you have to say about it. It’s fine if you want to review sites already linked to from sixmile, but if you review a site not linked here I’ll also add it to the links on the side of the screen. I’ll go first, ok?
HSX: Hollywood Stock Exchange. Rodney and I stumbled upon this site somehow back in the days before hotmail was owned by microsoft and html based chat rooms were the norm. HSX has turned out to be one of the most unchanging sites on the net for the past 10 years. What it is is a stock exchange based on movies. Movies expected to do well sell stocks better, which causes their price to go up (for instance at the time of writing a share of indiana jones 4 sells at 220 dollars. I bought my shares at about 10 bucks. WOooOO). You can buy shares of moviestocks while the movies are out in theaters, or while they’re in production, development, or even concept. ( I remember seeing a movie called the beautician and the beast in the concept area and refused to buy any shares because I thought it would never make it to theaters.) When you sign up they give you 2 million dollars to make your first investments with. I bought some movies, some starbonds, and basically forgot about the site for a couple of years. When I came back my porfolio had grown to about 5 million. I think rodney got up to 20 million. Anyway, it’s kinda fun and a good way to take a look at what the future movies could be. Plus it’s fun to see if your guesses of what movies will do well match up with reality.