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Freespace 2 MODing / Whore us.
« on: May 21, 2007, 03:36:07 PM »

Game Warden Art / Taristin's fleetage (1.55MB)
« on: November 14, 2006, 10:23:09 PM »

General Discussion / The Kissup thread! AKA HAPPY BIRTHDAY MATT
« on: October 17, 2006, 06:11:30 PM »
Happy birthday to the man who's responsible not only for GW, but for FS mutliplayer's server!


General Discussion / Today's Birthdays
« on: January 16, 2006, 05:21:08 PM »
         Today's Birthdays       
Night Hammer (20)

Mmhmm. The geek-but-he-plays-sports-and-goes-to-frat-parties-so-he's-less-of-a-geek-geek Night hammer is ot tonight getting drunk and probably, if he has the month off and is at home like the rest of us college folk, passed out on someone's front lawn tonight.

Happy happy. :p

Game Warden Art / Fun with BrazilToon
« on: November 20, 2005, 07:58:09 PM »

General Discussion / Evil! Evil evil Taristin!
« on: August 15, 2005, 10:26:40 PM »
<----- 666 posts! :shaking:

Shadows of Lylat / New to the forums?
« on: August 15, 2005, 04:06:18 PM »
Check out here first; learn the ways of the samurai forum, and become a contributing member of society!

Then, welcome abroad aboard!

[Lack of HTML is teh suck]

Axem sez: Watch this too. Just pretend this is the Steam forum, only without the CounterStrike and Half Life.

Game Warden Art / arty farty
« on: July 23, 2005, 11:17:56 PM »

Tech Support / Gah!
« on: June 21, 2005, 11:48:50 PM »
I don't understand your server, MP! Every time I view threads with lots of images, they all become misplaced. Like the server thread. Every single image is in the wrong location! Icons, avatars, all of them! And ctrl- F5 does nothing, but make it worse!

Is this a server issue? Is firefox screwing up, beause this is the only forum it does that with!

Game Warden Art / Posting in the wrong forum!
« on: June 17, 2005, 12:00:35 AM »
But I don't care, I like some of the modellers styles in here;

I need someone to help me finish the Satis.

Sarty needs a turret to replace the ugly, poorly UV mapped one on it's bottom. Now if any one can make a turret, remeniscent of the Sarty's little tumor. He needs you! Do us proud!

(as a little reminder)

General Discussion / Something that was forwarded to me.
« on: May 20, 2005, 03:57:49 AM »
I share it below:

Private Message, Dated 05-19-2005 09:00 PM:

The following image has been floating around various forums for several days now. For those of you who don't know, the WB wants to revamp some of their classic cartoon characters for the hip, young, edgy, and totally x-treme youth of today.

Nevermind that we were all very tired of it five years ago when that sort of thing was only new and painfully dull. Now it's hackneyed, cliche, and kind of sad.

Look out, Bugs Bunny. Make room for BUZZ BUNNY (totally x-treme guitar riff, yyeeeeeeaaah!)

Loonatics, man! 'Cause they're CRAZY. They make regular x-treme look, like, y'know, something so not x-treme you can't think of a word for it. You can't talk about them without excessive use of BOLD ITACLIC CAPS, MAN, TO THE MAX!

I find the philosophy behind being a television or Hollywood executive fascinating. Apparently these are people utterly devoid of taste or culture. They are completely without a sense of what is good. It's like how sociopaths are incapable of feeling empathy. They can maim and kill and torture people because they are hardwired not to understand that it's bad to do that. You can't fix these people, they are broken from the factory and need to be destroyed after studying how fucked up they are so we can identify and destroy them better in the future.

That's what these executives are like, only instead of lacking empathy -- which they may very well also lack -- they lack a sense of what good is. The rest of humanity has it. Sure, we might disagree about specifics, but there are certain instances where crap is crap and no one can deny it. I'm not saying Catwoman was one such movie, but it was. Allow me to demonstrate using events from your own life:

You go to the movies and the trailers start up. Invariably, there's at least one (and as many as all) that depict a movie of such banality that you can't believe millions and millions of dollars were spent to make it when they could have been better spent by burning them to keep the homeless from freezing in the dead of winter. There are moments in these trailers that are obviously supposed to be hilarious. They edit up the dialogue, put in some wacky music, and cut to a record stratching while someone makes a goofy face.

And the theater is silent.


Because normal humans can detect shit. It's a survival instinct so we don't defecate upon what we eat. In the modern world, where survival isn't as important as entertainment, we've honed that sense to keep us away from things that will waste our precious idle moments.

But somehow, the very men and women who dictate what will constitute the most popular forms of entertainment, are the very people who have no idea what is actually worth watching.

Their only defense is to churn out any piece of shit that parrots whatever the last thing was that did really well -- NO IDEA HOW OR WHY -- and pray to their dark gods that history repeats itself again. This is why bullet time was used in everything, especially when it wasn't needed. "Hey, the kids loved that 'bulleted time', let's jam it into every action sequence for every movie, including period pieces and nature documentaries, and it'll be totally x-treme. Also, I will vote for my own raise."

After watching a movie that, somehow, was good, do you find yourself wondering how the hell it got made? So are the executives! Except you don't know because 99% of what's out there is crap and you can't believe something good actually made it. The executives don't know because they can't tell the difference. They are color blind and at a stop light saying, "Now what's the gray light mean again?"

This abortion of entertainment, LOONATICS BWREEEOOOWWR, is supposed to be a reaction to the success of Teen Titans. Apparently the kids, who are all quite edgy and x-treme these days, prefer TT because of the sharp colors, lines, and angles. Also, it's totally in your face and to the max with x-treme. Warner Bros. felt that their own cartoons were losing ground to this new wave of animation and it was time to update the classics to today's standards of x-treme which are, like, way more x-treme than they were in the '20s or whatever.

I find this funny because Warner Bros. neutered the majority of their totally non-x-treme cartoons because they were too edgy or violent for today's sensitive market filled with parents who are too complacent to take care of their kids and looking for anybody to sue/blame when precious little Hunter Madison Chandler Archer does something incredibly stupid/fatal because no one's there to tell him what's right, wrong, or real.

And these same all consuming, all screaming brats of the world have an attention span best measured in ritalin dosages, so they can't tolerate the slow pace and complex narratives of classic Warner Bros. cartoons after all the imitatable violence has been stripped out for their own good. Enter, LOONATICS SUPERFASTCLOSE-UPS AND EXPLOSIONS YEAH.

Maybe I'm going about this all wrong. Maybe other industries should follow this totally x-treme example. And follow it to the max. Publishers should make their products more x-treme and instead of books they could print GBAs. I mean, there's some reading there. Advance Wars has, like, a totally epic story.

Game Warden Art / Clicky Pow!
« on: May 09, 2005, 02:35:44 AM »


I'm still uberizing it. Lots of detail is going to be added to this, I hope. And if I ever figure how, I'll put a real cocpit in. Not one of those cheap ones I did in the Ares, :nervous:

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