Status Updates posted by Clonehunter
I found a place where the legendary comic was uploaded too. As I lamely shill my half-assed and unfinished cyber-noir novel and try to better myself as an author of exquisitely written tales of mystique and intrigue, I've decided to give this thing a run too look for advice on what not to ever do (And because some other guys and I started reading the mess in another chatroom). It's also a decent laugh as I restrain from pounding my head in with a hammer at how nonsensical it all is.
I've read the "First Issue" already, and I'll probably come back to detail that experience later.
My mind may melt, and I may never be the same.
This is my spirit journey. This is my calling.
I am Brave.
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I wish he'd continue the comic, even though he finally figured out that everyone was making fun of it. In a way, he should be happy that people got a sense of enjoyment out of the comic, even if far from how he intended it to be enjoyed.
True, because in a way his comic was successful, just not how he wanted it to be. That's why it's a somewhat decent comparison to The Room. Tommy Weezaw never set out to make a bad movie, and I don't think Chris ever meant Sonich to be a bad product. Both products are just so blisteringly incompetent and clueless.
However, as I mentioned earlier, The Room I find somewhat inspiring as Wizow managed to dumbfound people by actually releasing his film, and then he went along and accepted the reason why people loved it so much. In the end he got what he wanted, a famous Hollywood movie, and went on.
Chris however couldn't take the criticism and didn't like people making fun of it. Instead of opening up he shut down and lashed out, turning himself into one of those bitter creators who can't take people mangling their "art." He then goes on to blame his mental diagnosis, although really it's just him and his apparent ego. It only achieved further enemies and threw him into the sad state he's in.
It's spelled Wiseau.
Also, his dad was a bigot and didn't raise him right at all. Same applies to his mom, probably more so.
And I feel very bad for Chris and consider him somewhat innocent despite his poor behavior; it's largely his parents' fault for instilling bad values. I feel that most people feel the same way about him. If Chris would accept his internet clown status and embrace it, I feel he might be happier. Still, he's quite set in his ways.
I know how it's spelled, but the real fun is pronouncing it (Seeing that I've heard him say it different ways).
I didn't know Chris' dad was any sort of foul. I never saw his videos, though, so who knows. I always figured it was mainly his mom who acted as his source of... Uh, inspiration? But I suppose it could just land on the parents. Eh, who knows. Maybe he has some time ahead of him to get better somehow.
I brought this up a little while ago during some bad threads as a joke, but I've been sitting on this since 2009. If you want to help breath a little life into a place you probably won't care about in the future, try out this:
It has nothing to do with anything really, but if you know someone, or f they know someone, check it out, shitpost a bit, make it look active. That's about it, really.
Thanks, or something.
Hey, I was wondering if anyone here had the UK release of Dark Forces, and if so, I was wondering if that kind soul could get me a high-res (or decent-res) scan of the box art, seeing that it seems to lack the RSAC advisory that obscures the lower left corner.
Using several other sources, I want to try and rebuild the box art to exclude any logos. The closest I have is a Topps trading card that removes the Dark Forces logo, but the lower left corner has a gold foil stamp in the way.
I was looking to buy a Resin Kit as means of some kind of project to do at some point in time, and I was just wondering if anyone here has had experience putting them together or building ones from scratch and what the experience is like? I like the idea of a time eater project and maybe something cool to put together and paint, and I'm guess I'm wondering if there's anything I should be aware of from the get go.
I've glued models before, but this seems different due to the fact this would be in bigger pieces that go together, but then you have to seal up joints and possibly sand away excess. The latter isn't so much of a problem but the former has left me curious as to how it's done. I'm looking up tutorials but I'm looking to see if there's a sort of "Ramp up" difficulty or something.
Also, as most professional kits demand larger prices, I was curious as to what other tools I'd need to invest in. My dad has a warehouse of tools I can probably use, whether it be soldering equipment or whatever, not that I think that would actually be needed. But I don't actually know. Possibly tools depend on the kind of kit as well?
So, I'm a bit of a Toy Collector, and I usually invest in things like Star Wars and Jurassic Park, while keeping out an eye out for Kenner's Aliens and Congo toylines. I've always held a bit of a curiosity for the Quake II figures by ReSaurus, and so I bought a loose sample, which seems to be a hard find (As eBay is otherwise loaded with MOC figures, but hardly any loose ones, much less complete loose figures).
First thing I noticed was that the figure was heavy, and six inches tall. I had figured that the figure would be about 4 inchs or so, but I didn't really know. He also featured a lot more articulation than I had imagined. Anyways, I think I'm gonna buy the whole line. Shouldn't be hard, minus finding Complete Loose versions and the Psycho figure, which was a Previews exclusive.
Here's a gallery I made of the figure.
I guess I'm just excited by the prospect of this figure, because the jam packed detailing and scale. I mean, even the guns are really detailed and nice looking.
If I'm not mistaken, ReSaurus also did a Duke Nukem line, and some other Video Game lines. I haven't encountered any of those yet, but I wonder if they're at all decent. I've seen images and a video of the Duke himself, but he seems to be poorly balanced to his Super Hero proportions (Something this Quake figure doesn't suffer from).
Also, I'd love to find the five (Six including the Hellknight variant, but I'd be happy with just the four main figures, too) figures and the BFG replica released for the Doom film as promo items, but those seem to be rather elusive. At least, I've found it hard to track them since Dr. Doom manages to seep into every search by the gallon.
I was writing this lengthy novel of a post over the course of several hours, because I was doing it before and during breaks in a class. When I got home to post it, the otherwise retarded thread got Hell'd. But I don't want to waste my effort, and I present this somewhat tangible post. By itself, I guess I'm presenting a scenario of types, I lose my original point, and create a new one. I find this to be a somewhat interesting, if not utterly trivial, topic, so maybe there's an extra thought on it. But I suppose this could also be gggmork levels of blah. I don't know.
THE ORIGINAL DRAFT
Meeting these people is a mix bag. I've met guys who fit your aesthetic descriptions to a T, but are otherwise sociable and rather decent. But I've also met the kind that's "in your face batshit annoying" as well. But I've always sort of wondered what counts as flamboyant and what counts as incognitio. I like all sorts of things, and for all practical purposes, I may be this so called "geeky nerd." But I don't throw it in people's faces, as far as I know. So what counts as that? Wearing a T-shirt? A hat? I've never dyed my hair some fucked up color, and nor do I plan too. In High School I had a Cubone keychain on my backpack and used to play Pokemon on PSP during Study Halls.
There seems to be a fine variety of fine and even finer lines in terms of what is the "Flamer Geek" and what is the "Subdued Geek" (With Geek being used pretty loosely). You have two friends in the toy aisle, who are not toy collector's, who both seem to be Juniors in High School, and they're looking at the PAW Patrol (A kids show about Emergency Department dog characters who... Help people? I only know of it through processing its merchandise at the store I work at. I don't know the actual premise, but it doesn't actually matter) merchandise. One kid is dressed in the same clothes that person who you saw walking one day was wearing, like a gray sweater, some pants, and other generic looking everyday stuff. The other kid is larger, has flaming pink hair that's poofed in an attempt to look anime, has a gender you can't even begin to guess at, a mustache sharpied on their index finger, more ink on their chin in a beard like format, a shirt for a retro band (Either Hendrix or the Ramones), a Lucky Star laptop bag, ripped jeans that are "stylish," a seat-belt pants belt most likely from Hot Topic and probably says Attack on Titan on it or has the latest Generation Pokemon all over it, and probably a billion or more things making them fairly unique looking. As it happens the subdued looking kid is talking about the kids show, handling the merch, and discussing favorite characters, episodes, etc... The more flamboyant looking kid holds little interest, but seems interested in either the Pony toys or Minecraft stuff (I can't believe Minecraft has expanded into a massive toy line. I collect Star Wars and Jurassic Park merchandise [because it's cool and JP stuff may actually be worth quite a bit to other collectors down the line,e specially because of the shitty distribution], and the JP/JW stuff shares an aisle with the Minecraft stuff).
The subdued in appearance kid eventually goes off on a further tangent in their discussion, and odds are, they may hit other topics such as online communities, fanfiction, fan art, and grotesque pornographic fantasies. The more flamboyant looking kid nods their head appropriately, but otherwise doesn't add much, minus some comments here and there. They may mention that they like something too and deliberate on it for a minute before describing their thoughts. Some sub-adult eventually saunters up to them--not a store employee--and calls out the goofy looking kid for being goofy looking. They shrug indifferently and maybe say something along the lines "Of okay, whatever, dude. We like different things." The other kid goes ballistics and tries to verbally rationalize why a cartoon sheep dog should have the right to suck his cock.
So I guess looks don't count for much. Not my point, but I ended up writing all of this before a class, and now I've forgotten my original point but wrote to much to waste. But I suppose with this scenario, hardcore_gamer probably finds both terrible. But in that case, what is in your face, and what isn't? What is incognito nerd and what isn't? One may look overtly flamboyant, but otherwise doesn't push it. But, is the person still assaulting to the eyes? Are they "up in our face" on a more passive level than the subdued looking kid who is verbally bombastic? What measure is a nerd or a geek? Can such a thing be accurately gauged? It's almost a field of study, but it isn't because it'd probably be a waste of time that can be handed to professional psychologists who can look at it properly and then pass certain traits and aspects a way as phases in a kid's developmental cycle. I guess it's a weird topic in general.
But look at all of us. We sit on this forum talking about a twenty year old game, and the majority of us seemed to be somewhat fluent in pop culture trends to only a certain degree. Of course, at the same time, more of the people here are likely to judge, comment or criticize fads as opposed to take part in them, which can leave the balance skewed to some degree.
Or maybe just arrogant, or lazy, or just very unwilling. I was signing up for a Graphic Design program at my Tech College, and I needed to go through an evaluation session first. There were a number of dates available, but now I waited too long because the dates, at the time, were too far off and I wasn't sure how I should schedule them. I can call, but it may be too late, and I'll have to wait another I think. God, I'm always some lazy idiot in these cases, and this really blows. Fuckin' A. /rant
...With a new (Generic run of the mill) Let's Play youtube channel. Videos are more for walkthrough purposes (Or video right now), so there isn't much for commentary. I didn't just want to ramble, so I opted for silence.
Give it a peek or two!
Decided to break away from other actual YT account in order to have a little more focus. Chaser might be a generic starting choice, but I like it, and need to finish it.
Have a second episode:
And a Tumblr:
Actual videos are weekly, and the the tumble explains a second kind of video coming soon. I'm just messin' around here, but it's fun.
So I needed to restart my computer earlier and when I came back on, a folder hidden deep under other folders containing a Doom project that I hoped to be my first official foray into mapping was completely demolished. I mean, what are the fucking odds some updates installed during the restart process, updates I didn't even know would take place as it never mentioned updates before the restart, would go and kill my project folder, arguably my most important folder, and not some image folder elsewhere. Why not my screencaps? Why not a folder full of word docs? Why not my porn? But my fuckin' Doom wads?
I'm honestly not even gonna restart, simply out of frustration. I've tried to use some recovery software, but it doesn't find the files I'm looking for, only pulling up other useless junk like temp files. The folder still exists, but it's empty and it acts likes there was nothing there, ever. Cleanly wiped. I'm pissed as hell, as there seems to be nothing I can do.
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I think most of us have all lost something in progress at some point so using a cloud service like Dropbox (even the free 2gb version) is great I find.
I have all my mapping stuff in a Dropbox\Mapping folder so it is saved online and can be picked up between our desktop computer and my laptop. I also have the following batch file to make numbered backups of .BAK files created by Slade. Its probably pretty stupid code but gets the job done :o)
I don't really play phone games a whole lot, and it's been years since I was big on Happy Tree Friends, but their new game, Deadeye Derby, is pretty damn addicting. I like to think because it's not any of those crummy flash games you'd find on the official site or some third-party site like HTFGames.com, it's like an actual refined game that finally feels fresh and original, and works as a handheld game. Controls are simply as shit, but still difficult in what's a fairly useful and creative way in the iPhone's tilt controls. It's a game where the gimmick makes sense. Plus, it's interactively gory, which is a plus concerning HTF. Anyone else play this or find any other interesting phone games?
So I was geeking out about Wikia pushing a paid subscription onto the Star Wars wikia, but Wikia is apparently in the UK, so it's already April 1st over there.
I'll give someone six bucks for a copy. Bottom offer.
Six bucks can buy a lot, like some sodas, or candy bars. Or another comic book. Or a movie, or a game, or some normal books. Or a Goodwill shopping spree. At my local Saint Vincent DePauls, six bucks is literally 18 VHS tapes.
So who's gonna take the offer, eh?
Just how rare are some of those older games? I mean, most people know about PowerSlave for the PC, and the only PC copy I've ever seen on eBay is this pricey bub. Even the PSX copies call for a pretty penny. But who decides this stuff? Sealed is nice, but does it warrant $350 dollars? I can't see how, unless it's the only Big Box of the game ever released anyways (And that it's otherwise hard to find the art, and in truth that's ll I'd buy it for).
But then there's all those D!Zone cds and boxes people sell for $50 plus because, why? Because it's a bunch of crappy wads for Doom? And Doom is old, which means it must be worth a lot of money! And I'm talking the cool Shovel Ware's with interesting art, but D!Zone boxes with screenshots on the box or poor looking shopped stuff that displays a proto-Doom 64 screenshot.
And then games like Chasm: The Rift, which fared better than PS critically, but was just about as hard to find: Whenever that shows up, even complete in the box it's dirt cheap compared to some of this other stuff.
Sometimes I wonder if the price is justified, like Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis, where even a poor looking PS2 copy has a forty dollar price tag in a modern Game Stop. I guess because it's the only JP game that's a park building sim? A damn good one, too. I dunno, ranting about god knows what.
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Does pay to shop around.
Definitely. As a kind of extension, never underestimate the thrift store. I've seen complete unsealed box'd copies of Dark Forces II online for 15 to 30 bucks, and I found an extremely nice brand new (Though unsealed, though it appears it was sealed and the store opened it to check the contents) box copy for 5 bucks at a store. So, even unsealed, it was in much better condition than some of the stuff I've seen online.
So, uh, yah, I agree with your statement :P
Used game prices have skyrocketed in the past few years. Retro gaming used to be a pretty cheap hobby, but it really isn't anymore. Even games that were dirt cheap in their day are getting pretty pricey now. It's certainly not the same market it was 5-10 years ago. (In fact, most games I've looked at are going for ten times as much as they did ten years ago.)
The original carts/discs sell for way more than they're worth to me, especially with so many legal options to get those same games on newer hardware available now.
Wait until you see the eBay prices e.g. on sealed audio Metal cassettes: those are typically sold for their weight in black truffles (not in gold or beluga caviar, yet). As others have said, prices are dictated by people who sell high and buyers who are willing to buy that high. Otherwise, e.g. in thrift/junk shops, you can see even pretty valuable stuff go away for pennies.
So, on this chan here I sorta treat Doom as a running joke, more or less putting it an an altar like God and praising it for a bunch of shit. I mean, it's basically for the lolz, though everyone pretty much knows this. Anyways, trying to be sentimental anyways and spreading the word of Doom like a prophet from Hell, I wrote a sorta half assed yet kinda serious write up on 20 years of a single game. Quality can be surmised by the reader.
For anyone scared by the term "pony" in the url, here's just the copy paste, though it the writing was sorta directed at the site itself. Shouldn't we all have our Doom memoir? :P
Otherwise, yes. Yes, I was totally bored in class and that was my actual motivation.
More of an announcement as opposed to anything else, it is in fact that time of yer again where a bunch of old farts on selective forums garner around and begin the annual jaded round-table discussion of the birthday of DooM, regarded as one of the more influential video games created.
Today is different though, sorta, in that it's DooM's 20th Anniversary. A lot of stuff celebrates 20ths, 30ths, and so on. Anything lower doesn't seem important enough. But 20 is a good number of years around, especially since that DooM still catch a bit of the limelight once in a while, despite being 20 years old now. Only recently did Brutal Doom (A mod for the game) make waves on the video game websites, and only recently has DooM's father, Wolfenstein, been making its own comeback tour. John Carmack resigned at iD Software, Doom 4 is still in development Hell, and Bethesda celebrates by offering us a new T-shirt to buy.
At least Carmack and John Romero (Big names for the game fyi, and the industry as a whole) offered some insightful interviews and large collections of Behind the Scenes Photographs, and Romero has either finished or is still playing a Live play through of the game with members of IGN.
Why does it seem important? Why is this 20 year old game still beating on and continuing to fight while the industry moves on? Why the hell are most of you still clinging to cartoon ponies?
Doom revitalized a genre (Note that it didn't create one, however), one still thriving today. Without it, we wouldn't have had Quake, which led to Half Life or Quake III. Without Half-Life, Valve may of not of been what it is today, and Quake III's engine still wouldn't be empowering the latest Call of Duty overload. Sure, we may have seen this all eventually with or without, but it came out at the time, and we have everything we have now because at least shit got jumpstarted somewhere. Granted, regardless, we probably still wouldn't have Half Life 3. On the bright side, maybe we could've avoided Duke Nukem Forever, too. Or at least post-poned it for another 15 years.
Say what you want about old games being drek, pointless, useless, or whatever, it's still around despite any negative criticism and regardless of how many kids died at Columbine thanks to a video game (Allegedly; remember that Lieberman was retarded), and it has stood the test of time, despite the bro gamers and 12 yr olds on TF2 and CoD.
It's still living, still beating on, still cranking out mod after mod (And the annual Cacowards, awards for Doom modding!), and above all, it doesn't care. It's still living, and that's all that matters. Who knows, maybe this pony trend and cons and the art may last 20 years too. Maybe it won't, but who can tell? Games have come and gone by the dozens, and only a few have had lasting impact. DooM is definitely one those games, along with others before and after it that managed to leave their name somewhere. It's still active as hell, even outliving its children, like Quake. Even the CoD games, which had a massive mod community for years, has fallen out flavor. Did people grow tired? Or were things getting to complex? Half Life, L4D, and other Valve titles seem to be strong still, so there's that. But Valve seemed to know what to do, and when to do it, like DooM actually.
I dunno, maybe this is all rambling without a point. Just a thread for memorium.
Happy Birthday Doom.
I'm pretty much just ranting before going to bed and submitting the awful project. Felt I just needed to clear my head before going to bed with some good porn maybe. Nearly considered wasting more time in writing this all backwards like the post title, because I was damn tempted. I dunno, I figured a rant somewhere would clear my head, if only a little.
Little while ago I started a blog for use in reviewing random shit more or less for writing practice. I decided that I'd share it here just to spread it around. I actually haven't done a lot with it recently, but time is hard to come by. It's sorta of an experiment and writing practice.
I like writing, and movies, and the other stuff on the tabs, so I figured I'd put it all together for a while. There's really only one actual review currently that's basically about the recent Great Gatsby soundtrack and how that while it sounds good by itself, it didn't belong in the movie.
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Thanks for the reminder that I was thinking about doing this. I'll put in a shoutout in my first post.
Well, you are able to review modern games it looks like.
Also, is that a quote meant to be from Hobo With a Shotgun? If not (as I'm sure it's old as hell), I sure read it that way, heh. That, and the icon looks like the Silent Night: Deadly Night guy.
Otherwise looks, nice, and appears to have been in business longer. Hope it keeps going well for you! How often is new content posted? Looks like nothing that recently.
edit: oh, I was only looking at reviews
Yeah, it's primarily an art/photography/short story blog. The reviews are mostly filler, and not intended to be done well 90% of the time as they're more-or-less a rejection of modern gaming journalism. Content ranges from two posts a week to one per month. It's a shared blog with three other people, but I'm the only one who seems to do shit most of the time.
Not sure about the quote, so it was probably unintentional. Yes, the favicon and header are an homage to Silent Night, Deadly Night.
Thanks for the reminder that I was thinking about doing this. I'll put in a shoutout in my first post.
Can't go wrong starting off with the quintessential Doom review. I'd watch it with the giant paragraphs, but otherwise not bad.
Oh, and I actually reviewd a film this time.
what the hell, why are you down. i need you babe... DRD i need to host files! god dammit. i relied on you, why are you down, god dammit!
See this and the next page. Maybe that will enlighten.
Why the hell does Doomworld have a Blog capability?