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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread 2014

Reply #180 on: June 06, 2013, 08:22:01 am
Crow, how long will implementing it take? :P I'm very interested in this, since I'll be looking for jobs now that college is over. I tried doing so in January semi-actively (about 10-20 applications over 2 weeks), but I didn't get any, and decided to stick to school 8)

Will be included in the new forum, so at least as long as I'm done with that. Did I talk about that before? I did just now if I haven't before.
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread 2014

Reply #181 on: June 08, 2013, 11:48:32 am
Just been throwing myself into my project a bit to distract myself from some things.

The main characters of ‘Cosmic Prison Commando’.  Both were prisoners who survived the crash of the prison ship.  Both are playable but on different stages.  Jack is the ‘hero’ of sorts.  David is less so.   Their names actually do have some connection.  I won’t say what yet.  They both are trying to get to the same destination though David is also more actively trying to sabotage Jack’s attempts to get there.

So yeah...
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread 2014

Reply #182 on: June 08, 2013, 12:09:09 pm
Jack is the ‘hero’ of sorts.  David is less so.   Their names actually do have some connection.  I won’t say what yet.

Both are legendary giant-slayers?

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread 2014

Reply #183 on: June 08, 2013, 12:14:54 pm
 :)

That's one of the connections.  There's another possibly more obscure one.  But both relate to the story.
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread 2014

Reply #184 on: June 08, 2013, 03:15:13 pm
Seeing as it's your scenario, and even some of the visual details point at it, the obvious(obscure?) reference is to Doctor Who (just with reversed roles), yes?

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread 2014

Reply #185 on: June 08, 2013, 03:23:47 pm
Doctor Who?  Nope.   There is some reference to Doctor Who in the game (the TARDIS is shown in this now somewhat out of date shot http://media.tumblr.com/d4887e23438f74218f64820d327c7733/tumblr_inline_mn2d3ljU6R1qz4rgp.png as a sort of easter egg which may or may not make it into the final game) but nope, the names have nothing to do with that show.   But another tv show perhaps...

Which 'visual details' do you mean by the way? Am curious.
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread 2014

Reply #186 on: June 09, 2013, 05:13:31 am
Well, your character Jack looks -- not a lot like David Tennant, but much more like him than John Barrowman (Jack Harkness). And conversely David has a military feel with suitable accoutrements (like Captain Jack) and a face that's more like JH. Hence why I said 'reversed'.

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EDIT:
On a completely different subject, I've got my eye on this 'shapepacking' filter:

The author of G'MIC posted it in the GMIC Google+ group, with the description:
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Working hard to propose a generic 'Shapefitting' filter, to generate images randomly packed with any shape at various scales.
Available soon in the G'MIC plug-in for +GIMP :)
"generate images randomly packed with any shape at various scales"

I expect it to be delicious for more abstract artworks and awesome 'custom halftoning' transition effects.  Seems to use an image as guide (for coloring -- the left two look like they use the classic 'lena' image as a guide). Would be excellent if you can control the approximate 'density' of packing in different areas via another input image.
I'm expecting this to be available in the next week, as he's crazy fast at making filters. Can you tell I'm excited? :D
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread 2014

Reply #187 on: June 09, 2013, 07:08:46 am
Well, your character Jack looks -- not a lot like David Tennant, but much more like him than John Barrowman (Jack Harkness). And conversely David has a military feel with suitable accoutrements (like Captain Jack) and a face that's more like JH. Hence why I said 'reversed'.

Uh, I kinda hope my characters don't resemble either of them in any way.  I'm not a fan of them.
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread 2014

Reply #188 on: June 09, 2013, 08:24:59 am
That's great! The irony is doubled.

(Personally, I find Captain Jack difficult to like, too. My libido disagrees, though  :lol:)
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread 2014

Reply #189 on: June 09, 2013, 08:54:07 am
(Personally, I find Captain Jack difficult to like, too. My libido disagrees, though  :lol:)

Heh, I don't mind him tooooo much (though I don't really wanna see him back.  He had his time, he even had his own show).
What annoys me most is the scarily obsessed Tennant fangirl/boys who seem to be fans of his rather than the show as a whole (as they only like it when he's in it and even petition for him to be the next Doctor.  Don't they get how it works?) and I've even had hate emails because I happen to have only one sprite of him (plus a variant) on my site but many of Smith (my fave).  For example one email said they'd close down my site, find my address come around and beat me with a baseball bat if I didn't sprite the Tenth in his tux.  I'd like to think they were joking but it just didn't seem it.  Very aggressive it was.   So bizarre...  Anyways it's my site.  I sprite whoever the hell I want.  (starts to pixel another Smith just to rile up those idiots... mwhaha)

By the way I don't think anyone's ever going to figure out the other connection between my character names.  Not unless you're familiar with late 70's US TV shows I suppose.   It's not important anyways.   There are some references in-game to other things too but I'll leave that to whoever plays it to figure out.
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