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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #1030 on: August 19, 2009, 05:53:36 pm


like that, except it took me longer than 3 minutes the first time.

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #1031 on: August 21, 2009, 11:35:12 am
Ambigrams are fun  :hehe:
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #1032 on: August 23, 2009, 11:49:38 pm
I was thinking about Minish Cap, the Legend of Zelda for the GBA recently and how someone here had been impressed because only one guy is credited for doing all the artwork. This was actually a year back or something, but I started thinking about it some more while looking through my manual for A Link to the Past(GBA). I'd completely forgotten that a lot of the Minish cap artwork had already been completed for the Four Swords supplement. So I went on mobygames to check the credits for ALTTP/Four Swords and I see that the person mentioned in the Minish Cap credits is credited as a Character Designer and there are four other people listed under Graphic Design which I take is a general category meaning they were probably working on all kinds of art stuff. I did a quick check of the artwork credits for ALTTP(SNES) to make sure the Four Swords credits aren't for ALTTP(They aren't).

Unless I'm wrong about what Graphic Design entails, the only conclusion I can draw is that four other people didn't get a proper mention in the Minish Cap's credits. That's kinda bullshit.

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #1033 on: August 24, 2009, 11:06:35 am
I was thinking about something completely different when I wondered this, but it's actually worth talking about in terms of art.

How much of what I "know" to be real actually exists in a concrete sense, and how much of what I "know" is subjective perception?

Example: The time on the microwave is blurry and unreadable to me from this side of the room, so I ask my room mate for the time. He tells me that it's 5:52. I glance at the microwave again and see that it reads 5:52.

It ought to be a pressing issue, artistically, to discover just how much of what I perceive exists actually and how much my brain fills in, don't you think?  After all, what I believe to be real is the basis of what I communicate with my art, and if what I believe to be real is different from the way things actually are, my message is going to lose a certain amount of validity.

From this, I got to thinking:  I think that a talented artist could present the world to a viewer in a way that agrees with the way that the viewer perceives the world.  Or a more talented still artist could exploit this "relate-ablilty" as another artistic element.
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #1034 on: August 24, 2009, 11:32:43 am
Nothing exists.

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #1035 on: August 24, 2009, 11:41:19 am
Dude, but so does everything.
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #1036 on: August 24, 2009, 11:55:15 am
I do not know whether or not anything exists.

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #1037 on: August 24, 2009, 03:45:55 pm
Je pense, donc je suis.

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #1038 on: August 24, 2009, 03:46:21 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qsWFFuYZYI

8bit music video made with lego, probably the most impressive one to date.
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #1039 on: August 26, 2009, 06:58:45 pm
:(
Sometimes my pixel art is okay, sometimes it sucks really hard.
Why ;-;