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lba at 6:04PM, July 17, 2012
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Actually, the vast majority of the effects in that movie are apparently done the old-fashioned way. Not that I'd know for sure since I have the attention span of a goldfish when it comes to sparkly, effects driven movies like that. I can only focus on a shoot-'em up movie for about 15 minutes before I start daydreaming.

And I'm just stopping by to say hello/goodbye in between my last job and heading to the training/deployment for my new one. It's been about a month since I last had a real internet connection outside of my phone, so the internet is like a magical wonderland all over again with a whole bunch of stuff I've never seen before. That, unfortunately for you all, means that I'm going to spend the next 6 days before I leave doing nothing but reading Cracked articles, webcomics and blaring nerdcore until my neighbors complain, instead of socializing. I haven't even gotten to listen to the interview to find out how much of a total dork I sound like, getting all excited over fonts.
ozoneocean at 9:36PM, July 17, 2012
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Yeah, some effects weren't CGI, but many were, like folding an entire city overhead, a whole bunch of skyscrapers collapsing into the ocean, everything in the street exploding out before people's faces and not harming or touching them… all obvious CGI stuff.
 
Come back to DD. Cracked is cracked! I remember when they were just a cheap knockoff comic that was a copy of Mad Magazine.
 
bravo1102 at 1:42AM, July 18, 2012
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ozoneocean wrote:
 
Come back to DD. Cracked is cracked! I remember when they were just a cheap knockoff comic that was a copy of Mad Magazine.
Back in the day I'd buy Cracked just to see John Severin's art and in the 1980's their parodies were less stale than Mad's. 

But no one is in the same league as the Onion.  

The other day I sank into youtube and watched Weird Al videos for over three hours.  I'd forgotten just how much I love Weird Al.
ozoneocean at 11:52PM, July 20, 2012
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Bum Hair, Bang Busses, and Big Bangs! Where IS everyone?
 
Well news from me since everyone else seems to have died in the zombie apocalypse…
- I moved my home office last week! Yayyyyyyy! :D
It's in my nice and never ever used lounge-room! With all the nice art on the walls that I've collected over the years… and painted myself as well… and there's my hussar jackets and big fluffy hat displayed as well, so nice :)
With all the art and the wood furniture, wood floor, and antique hats and things it looks very gentlemanly in here. I feel suddenly very refined!
 
gullas at 11:43AM, July 21, 2012
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I'm here…. at least in spirit.

So for now almost for two months straight, there have been 12 hour shifts during the macerel/herring season here in my fish factory. Last month I was on dayshifts, but two weeks ago we switched. I actually have the worst job title there is: “Assistant to Baaderman” Baader is the brand of the machines used to cut the fish down but no one in the right mind would call me that ‘cause the unofficial-real title of my job would translate to “Squirtle” actually XD. So my job is basicly going around the machines, cleaning the floor and some hatches on the machines with a high powered water pistols. Come to think of it, if I was 10 years old this would be my dreamjob… okay I admit, I’m not that much of an adult I claim to be XD
ozoneocean at 10:32PM, July 22, 2012
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Eww! WHat's that smell? Why, it's Gullas the squirtle fishboy!
^_^
Good to see you back Gullas, I hope you're earning a lot! Don't spend it all on booze!
 
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I watched the new Tron movie the other day, it was great!
Then I rewatched the old one… it wasn't so great :(
 
I loved it as a kid and it was groundbreaking and clever for the time, but it does NOT stand up now- of course the effects are very basic, but while some are extremely clever, others are just really, really simple geometric airbrush paintings that have been animated in a very simple, very old fashioned way. And the actors were acting to empty sets with almost no props on them, interacting with non-existant eveything… and not doing so well. It's perfectly routine now-days and actors know what to do and do it well, but they didn't do so well in Tron.
 
So, amamzingly, the new film was actually better in every way than the old one.
I'm a staunch conservative traditionalist when it comes to these things, so this admission doesn't come lightly.
 
Genejoke at 8:31AM, July 23, 2012
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I'm still sort of about, big changes in life have reduced my time but i still look in regularly.
lba at 12:04PM, July 23, 2012
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I've been packing, unpacking, checking and repacking my gear for the last 4 days straight. Pretty much doing the “do I have it all, do I ned this but not that” thing most guys like me seem to do right before leaving for a long period of time without the chance to replace anything. So I'm being pretty hardcore neurotic about it. And I haven't done anything else at all really. So this is going to be my last post for a couple months at least. There's no internet where I'm going. I'm not even sure they have cell phones or electricity there.
kyupol at 7:26PM, July 23, 2012
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On one hand, I am criticized by the politically correct liberal left… as having an extremist rightwing agenda… but on the other hand, I am criticized by the boneheaded christians for my comic being of the devil. 
*sigh  What will I do.  Cant win.  LMAO!!!
NOW UPDATING!!!
Lonnehart at 12:40PM, July 24, 2012
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So I'm watching an old Star Trek episode called “The Doomsday Machine”.  And here's the part that piques my curiosity.  Upon beaming to the Enterprise and encountering The Doomsday Machine, the Commodore takes command of the Enterprise and attacks the monster.  Now this guy has just suffered his own trauma; he lost his entire crew.  But instead of trying to save everyone he can and get away from the machine he tries to destroy it, endangering the crew of the ship he just took command of.
 
Now I wonder… is there some kind of rule or regulation in the modern military that prevents traumatized officers from immediately taking command unless they can prove they're emotionally fit for duty?
ozoneocean at 10:22PM, July 24, 2012
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Lonne- who's to say they're traumatised?
You'd need a specialist psychiatrist there, who was trustworthy enough and with enough power to make the call…
 
But generally I think you have to follow the chain of command.
I'm pretty sure there are rules in place for situations where an officer is suspected of being “unfit” for command though… at least that scenario is played out in hundreds of TV shows and movies! :)
But it makes sense as a safety measure. Then there are “unlawful orders”, but that's slightly different.
Either way you'd probably have to justify you actions to some sort of tribunal or disciplinary committee afterwards.
 
Hahahaha, I dunno, all that just sounds like the plot of a gazillion movies I've seen… I'm thinking of stuff like Horatio Hornblower, Mutiny on the Bounty, The Caine Mutiny…
The Caine Mutiny is a really good film, you should watch it!
 
bravo1102 at 11:40PM, July 24, 2012
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The officer has to have a medical type release him for duty.  But if he pulls rank and just takes over like Decker did then the other officers take to the ship's doctor questioning his fitness for command.

In other words, Star Trek was surprisingly accurate as far as such militry niceties go because so many in the production staff were former military. They'd also ask serving military for their opinions.  Or at least according to the production notes.
ozoneocean at 9:58AM, July 25, 2012
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Just saw Sucker Punch.
I didn't love it, but I did think it was pretty cool.
Live action anime style thing with great music. Very groovy. (Babydoll's outfit was HORRID though, creepy, creepy).
 
In many ways it was cleverer than a film like inception, at least it was a lot less pretentious while plumbing similar territory.
 
And best of all I saw where all those costumes came from that I saw girls dressed up in at comic con last year, as well as the mecha Gentle Giant… and realised how amazingly close to the actors those cosplayers managed to look- plus the mecha looked better as a real life constructed prop than it did as a digital creation in the movie.
 
Tantz Aerine at 6:35AM, July 26, 2012
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I tried watching The Dark Knight Rises. 

I got so bored I nearly fell asleep. Does that make me a horrible person? XD 
 
Genejoke at 2:31PM, July 26, 2012
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Tantz Aerine wrote:
I tried watching The Dark Knight Rises. 

I got so bored I nearly fell asleep. Does that make me a horrible person? XD 
No, horrible would be having fallen asleep and then drowning out the sound for others.
bravo1102 at 12:31AM, July 27, 2012
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Tantz Aerine wrote:
I tried watching The Dark Knight Rises. 

I got so bored I nearly fell asleep. Does that make me a horrible person? XD 
Any movie can put me to sleep if I'm tired enough.  There are plenty of times where non-stop action and explosions can be as sleep-inducing as tiresome talking heads.
ozoneocean at 2:08AM, July 27, 2012
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bravo1102 wrote:
 There are plenty of times where non-stop action and explosions can be as sleep-inducing as tiresome talking heads.
Yep! Every time.
There's really no difference… When what you're watching/listening to blends into one thing there's nothing to focus on so you drift off.
 
ozoneocean at 12:02PM, July 27, 2012
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Sorry seamen comics, its nice that you've joined us here, but your post was clearly innapropriate and extremely spammy so I deleted it.
Please look around the place a bit more first and work out better ways to join in or promote yourself.
 
HeatherRose at 7:32AM, July 28, 2012
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kyupol wrote:
On one hand, I am criticized by the politically correct liberal left… as having an extremist rightwing agenda… but on the other hand, I am criticized by the boneheaded christians for my comic being of the devil. 
*sigh  What will I do.  Cant win.  LMAO!!!
I think it's nearly impossible to please everybody, so just forget both parties and have fun doing what you want to do. :)
skoolmunkee at 9:01AM, July 28, 2012
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Wooo dd award nominations are announced! Lots of great comics and people on those lists! And finally for once I have a comic in the running, haha. :]
 
Niccea still needs volunteers for the awards! More judges and more presentation comics! She can't do it all herself, if you can even help judge one category it's very useful!
  IT'S OLD BATMAN
Lonnehart at 2:09PM, July 28, 2012
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bravo1102 wrote:
The officer has to have a medical type release him for duty.  But if he pulls rank and just takes over like Decker did then the other officers take to the ship's doctor questioning his fitness for command.

In other words, Star Trek was surprisingly accurate as far as such militry niceties go because so many in the production staff were former military. They'd also ask serving military for their opinions.  Or at least according to the production notes.
Lemme see if I understand this right (I'm not a Navy person so I'm a greenhorn when it comes to their regs).  If a traumatized high ranking officer takes over your ship and uses it in a suicidal attack against the enemy that killed his crew, nothing short of a mutiny will stop him from getting your ship destroyed and your own crew killed?
ayesinback at 10:24AM, July 29, 2012
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Hello good Drunk Ducks!
 
So much stuff has been happening, but today, when I was using a new hair dye (from a trusted manufacturer) and I walked away for the 20 mins of the initial set time, leaving the dye bottle upside down on top of the instructions page - on top of an old towel - so the remaining dye for the second application would settle into the tip (like I usually do) and found, when I returned, that the dye had EATEN THROUGH THE PAPER …
 
well, I knew my friends here would Talk Me Down.  (a few levels of skull cell loss never hurt no one - right?).  At least the color is ni-er-cs?  find, er - fine
 
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@Genejoke - nice to see you posting and congrats on the job.  I hope you're liking it!  What is it?
 
I've been noticing over the last couple of months that there's this Wall.  And, as bad as the handwriting is - it do have writing on it.  What I can make out, well, it's not too good.  I haven't had to job hunt in 18 years, and it raises almost all emotions (except the happy ones).
 
I'd like to believe that this is an opportunity (maybe that skull loss will help me with this).  That now I can do something fun.  What do you think?  Should I try to look into voice acting?  -I don't even now where I'd start-  
The thing with this community is that it can be Very supportive, and I've heard some nice things about my “voices” - but that can be 90% because people are just being nice.
 
 *shakesfist - sighs- smilesatallthosenicepeople*
under new management
ozoneocean at 10:38AM, July 29, 2012
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No, seriously Ayes, you have pretty amazing voice talent. You can do some amazing different voices.
As for how to start, There are websites where you can submit vocal portfolio things… You can also send your stuff to agents too.
And there's always advice on the web:
-http://www.wikihow.com/Become-a-Voice-Actor/Voiceover-Artist
I don't think you need the training part, just the job part. :)
 
bravo1102 at 12:54AM, July 30, 2012
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Lonnehart wrote:
bravo1102 wrote:
The officer has to have a medical type release him for duty.  But if he pulls rank and just takes over like Decker did then the other officers take to the ship's doctor questioning his fitness for command. 

In other words, Star Trek was surprisingly accurate as far as such militry niceties go because so many in the production staff were former military. They'd also ask serving military for their opinions.  Or at least according to the production notes.
 
Lemme see if I understand this right (I'm not a Navy person so I'm a greenhorn when it comes to their regs).  If a traumatized high ranking officer takes over your ship and uses it in a suicidal attack against the enemy that killed his crew, nothing short of a mutiny will stop him from getting your ship destroyed and your own crew killed?
Uh no, you go to the ship's doctor and say Decker's unfit to command.   That he may see it as mutiny is a red flag that he may not be fit for command as paranoia is not a good command trait again as depicted in the show.
ozoneocean at 6:17AM, July 30, 2012
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HOLD ON TO YOUR PRIVATES PEOPLE!
(no Bravo, the other sort of privates)
Pinky TA has finally updated with a new page. - http://www.pinkyta.com/
This is huge news, exactly equivalent to winning every gold medal in the entire Olympic games.
 
Do you get what I'm saying? I'm basically the same thing as the most amazing Olympic athlete who has ever lived. I've just proved this through logic, so it's true.
 
So read Pinky TA, not Harkovast. Because Harkovast has fleas. Pinky doesn't, because she showers.
Sometimes.
 
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Yeah, that was a bit spammy wasn't it? Still, not as bad as that seamen guy. I have work to do on stuff now… don't forget to hold on to your privates though! It's fun :)
 
bravo1102 at 7:27AM, July 30, 2012
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ozoneocean wrote:
HOLD ON TO YOUR PRIVATES PEOPLE!
(no Bravo, the other sort of privates)


She's real lance corporal in the British Army and finalist for Miss England.  In the US Army a lance corporal is a Private First Class.
Priviledge of rank is I don't have to hold my own privates with privates like this around.
ozoneocean at 7:38AM, July 30, 2012
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OK, I'll hold on to their privates instead.
 
Tantz Aerine at 9:53AM, July 31, 2012
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Done with my DD Awards obligations… I feel so accomplished. XD
 
bravo1102 at 6:45AM, Aug. 1, 2012
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Tantz Aerine wrote:
Done with my DD Awards obligations… I feel so accomplished. XD
I haven't even started … so I feel so typical.
Lonnehart at 6:28PM, Aug. 1, 2012
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Got that weird dream again… about a guy who despises law.  He hates it so much that he had dedicated his life to breaking every single law everywhere.  Then he's told about the law of Gravity which he CANNOT break.  To prove everyone wrong he goes to a cliff, gives Mother Nature the finger, then jumps off believing he can will himself to break the law of Gravity.  Then he finds out that Mother Nature can be a real bi.. er… um…
 
Let's just say there's a reason no one has attempted to directly defy Mother Nature.

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