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General Discussion / Re:Morals anyone?
« on: 10 May 2003, 15:11 »
By making the statements they do, religions leave themselves open to questions and perhaps criticism. That's just fine, if you want to have a laugh with what you see as the absurdity of a religious law or practice no problem. As Billy Connelly pointed out, if the Catholic Church can't handle a hairly Scot taking the mick, then they have bigger problems than him.

Ridiculing or criticising a religion is not a problem, unless by doing so, you infringe upon the rights of another individual to practice that religion.

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Critics' Lounge / Re:Quest for a title
« on: 08 May 2003, 11:52 »
Words on the theme of creepy movie theatres/ circuses, probably won't help:
vaudeville, nickel odeon, side show, picture show, camera obscura, zoetrope, carousel, wurlitzer.

Nope, not much help.

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Critics' Lounge / Re:Quest for a title
« on: 07 May 2003, 12:54 »
You're right about it being easier to think up joke names. If this were a spoof, you could call it "in the can" because of the double meaning.

Nt3Graph definitely has the right idea. If you can come up with a good title for an early hollywood film it'll work brilliantly. The only thing is that some of the best names came from the 20s and earlier: Metropolis, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, The Doctor's Secret, Dream of an Opium Eater.

I'm about to run to the library to see if I can find those last two. Good luck, your game sounds really interesting.

PS: Is the Premature Burial by Poe? I've heard the name before somewhere.

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General Discussion / Re:What are you reading?
« on: 07 May 2003, 10:21 »
I'm reading Cervante's Don Quixote, but I had to take a break from that to read Marlowe's Dr Faustus. Faustus is soooo good. It's a play, but it's still worth any of you reading. Here's a quote from the doctor:

"Divinity, adieu!
These metaphysics of magicians
And necromantic books are heavenly;
Lines, circles, letters and characters:
Ay these are those that Faustus most desires."

Just read them out loud, It's fabulous writing. (Although according to the play, saying that kind of stuff summons devils, so you might want to be careful).

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He walks into a pot store:  "Man, that's false advertising"

It's called Stoner's Pot Paradise, I think.

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General Discussion / Re:what's your nickname?
« on: 03 May 2003, 16:17 »
I'm starting to wish I'd never said that thing about putting "y" on the end of your surname. That's just how nicknames were done in my school.

Anyhow Harryy is a cool name.

And remixor, I needn't fear the 40 thieves, they work for me. They do my bidding.

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General Discussion / Re:what's your nickname?
« on: 02 May 2003, 14:56 »

what IS your name then?

Ali Baba? :P

Your words hurt me. I'm going to go hide in my enchanted cave.

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Critics' Lounge / Re:Reactor-room. Or something...
« on: 02 May 2003, 10:40 »
The barrels are supposed to pe painted in a bright yellow 'warning' -colour, but maybee they are a little to bright?

Hey, nuclear waste barrels can never be too brightly coloured. Also, they can never have enough guys near them yelling: "Look out for the damn barrels!".

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General Discussion / Re:what's your nickname?
« on: 02 May 2003, 10:32 »
Does nobody have a nickname which is just a shortened version of their name? And what happened to just adding 'y' to the end of your surname? Nicknames these days...

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Critics' Lounge / Re:Waaaagggggh... new avatar
« on: 01 May 2003, 14:51 »
It may be violent, there's a moral to the story. We can all learn from the fate of that little yellow fellow. Of course we learned stuff from Cranky too, but that was mostly about where to throw barrels to find secret rooms.

Also, should this thread be read "Waaaagggggh... new avatar" in the same way as "Waaaaaaaaah ... bodyform"?

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You're a family of theives?

2712
It looks stylised and a little expressionistic (Caligari), you could make LA dark and rainy (a la Blade Runner) to justify a long coat, and I don't think it'd bother anyone. If anyone asks why it's chilly in the famously sunny LA just blame it on global warming.

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Lots of cartoons use rather flexible character appearances. Disney cartoons (for example) use almost realistically drawn romantic leads (Snow White) but stretchy, bouncy cartoon comedy characters (Dwarves). They work just fine together (in a kind of sickeningly cute way).

Couldn't you just tweak it a little so that it didn't look terrifically different from other MI style characters? It's really nice, and it'd be a pity to change it.

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I think the poblem with generic talking animations is that the lips can never synch and bad lip sync often looks 'idiotic'. Still, I tend to use a variation on these three mouth positions, but vary them so that he doesn't look like he's saying "Me Ma Mo":


(The speed isn't quite right, but never mind.)

if that doesn't work here's the link:
http://themonkeyhut.tripod.com/talking.gif

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General Discussion / Re:terrible virus
« on: 29 Apr 2003, 14:02 »
You're dead right 12431 and plasticman, this virus is not particularly dangerous (relatively). Literally millions die yearly from Malaria, Cholera TB in the third world AND WE HAVE DRUGS THAT COULD SAVE THEM!

SARS is only important because we haven't stopped rich folks from dying of it yet.

2716
"Cleanin' my gun with the safety off, safety off, safety off!
 Cleanin' my gun with the safety o-" BANG!

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Adventure Related Talk & Chat / Re:Creation: Day One
« on: 09 Feb 2003, 15:56 »
Hi, I thought Herschel might need transportation to get him across the big spaces of nothing, so I designed a GodHopper. I don't know how to make it appear on the page (Flippy_D usually does that sort of thing - I don't know how - perhaps he has some magic shoes or something).

Here's the link. It might need to be dragged or something. I just don't understand:

http://www.geocities.com/harlequin_jake/godhopper.gif

If that doesn't come up right the url is :

http://www.geocities.com/harlequin_jake/godhopper.gif

The shading on the metal is very rough, but I did it quickly. You can see a sketch of where the robed guy himself would stand while cruising the void.

Feel free to ignore this, Neole and everyone else, I just felt like drawing it.

Also about offending people's values: I think there are too many religions and belief systems to avoid offending everyone. (I'm anti-capitalist, so I'm immediately offended every time an ad-break comes on TV).

All we can do is follow our beliefs, tolerate what others think and maybe (eventually) come to an agreement. Neole deserves the right to make a game which may be offensive to Christians, provided he's not denying them the right to be Christians.

Well ... that's what I think anyway.

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Adventure Related Talk & Chat / Re:Creation: Day One
« on: 08 Feb 2003, 15:47 »
The bible tells us that God made light and then he saw that it was good, but it doesn't tell us about the early monday morning prototypes.

First he made bikes (but he saw them to be without application).

Then he made trikes (and saw them also to be without application).

Then he made unicycles (and decided to get out of this whole damn bicycle vein and make something good for a change).

Then he made light (And saw that it was good, and he had a whle universe full of trikes and bikes an one-wheelers lying all over the place).

The only reason he made humans in the first place was to help tidy up, but did we? Did we Free Will.

Well those are my beliefs. I'm not entirely sure how relevant they are. I'm sorry if I've wasted time and space.

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