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Everything posted by ThunderPeel2001

  1. Plug your shit

    What?! Who says Spaceballs is his best work?? The Producers won best screenplay at the 1968 Academy Awards. And I think Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein are both more popular and highly regarded than Spaceballs. Weird. I haven't seen it for years (although I just bought the Mel Brook Collection on Blu-ray, so I'll be seeing it soon, I guess). Is it really that well regarded...? Mel Brooks is an unreliable witness, though. I'm sure I've heard him in several different interviews say that different films were his favourite. I think he gets swept up the moment :-/
  2. Have y'all been following this HR287 business?

    Thanks for taking the time to give a real world example here. Of course, The President has ways of getting control of things he doesn't like. On the subject of the sale of entertainment to minors, I personally believe it's quite simplistic to say there should be no restrictions on what can be sold, and to whom. Off the top of my head I can think of a stack of things that I believe any reasonable person would want controlled (pornography, images of rape and torture, images of real violence/death, instructions on how to build bombs, etc).
  3. BioShock Infinite

    So nobody has checked out Industrial Revolution yet? It's from the creators of COGS (a game I really enjoyed) and apparently will never be seen again once it's taken down.
  4. Plug your shit

    I can't help but feel you're being a tad ungrateful, and unnecessarily negative, I_smell. People like something you've created. It doesn't matter that it's not your best -- people like it! If you feel you can do even better in the future, then excellent! People are more likely to pay attention to your next release because of the popularity of this one. I'm sure Edmund McMillen isn't super happy with some of his early (notorious) Flash games, but they're a distant memory now he's released Super Meat Boy and Binding of Isaac.
  5. Internet Comics

    I've been enjoying the Adventures of Mrs Jesus: More:
  6. Discworld

    Yes, that was an odd thing to say. So: I'm not sure if I've said this before, but I'm surprised that Terry P's books have so many fans here. I've always looked down my nose at them, but never actually read one. I did the same with Harry Potter and Buffy - and then I became huge fans. Maybe the same will be true of Mr P?
  7. The Walking Dead

    Ha! Nice try. I'm not biting this time.
  8. It's dead for the web (except for movie sites it seems). All I need to say to the client is, "Do you want people with iPads to be able to view the site?" And boom! No Flash. (Yay.)
  9. The Walking Dead

    Yep. Not only were the characters slightly different, but the storytelling seemed very different, too. Breaking the stories as a group and having show runners (*cough* Sean and Jake *cough*) have the final say, would hopefully solve this.
  10. The Walking Dead

    Pretty much agree with all of this.
  11. The Walking Dead

    Yeah, same here. It's pretty hardcore. It's also a little uneven across the episodes. I wonder if a TV style writing process would help the series: There's an assigned show-runner who gets final say. Then all the writers "break" each of the stories, laying down the story beats, scene by scene, together as a group. Then each writer is assigned an episode, or episodes, and goes off to write them alone. Then the show-runner gives them notes on their draft, they go off and produce a new one, until the show-runner is happy. Then the script is run past the room, with everyone helping polish it. Then the show-runner gives it a final pass -- possibly re-writing parts of it/all of it -- and it's good to go. It works for TV shows, and helps maintain a consistent voice. (I felt Lee became a different character in Episode 4).
  12. Unnecessary Comical Picture Thread

    15 year old girl leaves this for her parents to discover. Very sweet (no pun intended).
  13. Hard disk fail

    And being happy.
  14. Movie/TV recommendations

    Really? I don't think I own a Blu-ray that doesn't feature a commentary - maybe the Batman movies, but Nolan has the clout to say no: They're incredibly cheap to produce, and Special Features help sell the film. For something like Dredd, which needs all the help it can get, I'm surprised they didn't cram everyone into the studio to talk about it. What's weirder is that the director said he wouldn't come back for a sequel. Sounds like maybe there was some power struggles behind the scenes.
  15. I've heard it's used in a lot of fancy UIs, like in game menus and such, as well as animation. I wish I could remember where I heard that, though. Whoever was telling me about it felt very strongly that Flash had life in it. Edit: According to Wikipedia, a load of TV cartoons are made in Flash (My Little Pony, etc.). And the Academy Award nominated feature, Secret of the Kells, was entirely animated with it, too. (Can't imagine they put they on the poster, though: "Come pay $15 to watch a really long Flash animation" - it just sounds really cheap, doesn't it?)
  16. BioShock Infinite

    Anyone played Industrial Revolution yet? If so, what sort of impact are my choices actually having? :-/ Apparently you can't change them. They want you to think long and hard about your choices, but they don't give you anything to base your decisions on! Wtf?
  17. Movie/TV recommendations

    Yes! I posted about it when it was released. Awesome movie. Low budget, British styled, ultra violence. I've actually been reading the comics and yep, this is very true to them. I hope there's going to be a sequel. Fun fact: The 'slo-mo' noise was based on the sound of a Justin Bieber record played 800 times slower than normal. Also, fans of the TV show Snuff Box will probably recognise the theme tune played at certain points. Weird that there's no commentary on the DVD/Blu-ray release, though.
  18. I'm pretty sure Flash is alive and well... It's just dying as a web technology (yay!).
  19. Disney buys Lucasfilm

    That's just what George Lucas's tears look like. Trufact!
  20. Idle Book Club Episode 5: The Great Gatsby

    Interesting point, but I'm not sure where you got the idea that Fitzgerald knew Rothstein. He was a notorious gangster of his day -- he's actually a character in Boardwalk Empire. This is just Fitzgerald's impression of him, most likely via newspapers of the time.
  21. Humour

    Calvin and Hobbes is the perfect stress antidote
  22. Obligatory Comical YouTube Thread II: The Fall of YouTube

    Reminds me of this. Pretty nuts what you can do with a few household items... Watch til the end!
  23. Chicago

  24. I've got your script ready: "Hi! You don't know me, and I don't know you. But! Wouldn't it be nice if amateur adventure games looked less like this [iNSERT AGS GAME] and more like this [iNSERT OTHER GAME]? I think so, too. Send me some money and I'll start researching if an alternative is possible. Your money will allow me to: Look up things on Wikipedia Ask about things on various forums Try and coax programmers into making a better system for everyone to use for free Stretch goals include: Trips to Chicago In return, I'll give you my heart-felt thanks."
  25. Chicago

    I hear there's lots of space in the Dixie Square Mall.