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Old 05-14-2008, 04:36 AM   #161
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I don't got anything to say unless people say stuff first.

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Old 05-15-2008, 01:39 AM   #162
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I was specifically waiting for the one month mark to post.


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Old 05-16-2008, 03:47 PM   #163
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I've been on work experience so I haven't really posted anywhere for a while. Pfft. "work". 9 hours on my feet a day trying to figure out what retarded customers are asking me... Bugger that. I'm probably just gonna hang myself when I reach 18 because I can't be arsed with all that rubbish. It's that or I'll just live off the dole eating pot noodles and watching Trisha. And we all know where that road leads. To make things worth, the shop was playing both of the weirdly-depressing-when-looped songs from Shaun Of The Dead today (Blue Wrath by I Monster and Ghost Town by The Specials).
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Old 05-16-2008, 03:52 PM   #164
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Yeah, that road leads down to Jeremy Kyle.

Work experience, what a joke, get a job when you can, that's experience for you, working in some retail job for two weeks isn't experience, it's just a waste of time.

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Old 05-16-2008, 03:55 PM   #165
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I'm planning on dragging my education out as much as I can anyway. I wanna go to college to study some sort of easy art crap, go to Uni to study some crappy easy art stuff and the get an easy job with some easy crappy artsy people. That's the dream.
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Old 05-16-2008, 04:06 PM   #166
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That's the dream for everyone, unfortunately it never works out that way, art is hard as hell to get into.

That said, I am getting published soon

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Old 05-18-2008, 12:26 PM   #167
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Oh?
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Old 05-18-2008, 12:56 PM   #168
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Yes, for the upcoming Discworld convention. A piece of mine is being printed on the front cover of a chronicle they're sending out before the con and I'm currently working on a piece for the front cover of the programme book (although that one's not as set in stone as the first one).

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Old 05-18-2008, 04:07 PM   #169
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Wow congratulations. Show us the picture then
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Old 05-18-2008, 04:46 PM   #170
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A slightly modified* version of this http://joshi38.deviantart.com/art/Discworld-81425666


*modified so it would fit on a rectangular front cover, basically the stars extend upwards, the blank space to be filled with the title and whatever text they have.

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Old 05-19-2008, 05:39 AM   #171
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isn't that more like square-ish?

nope it's 900x903 actually

test

hey that's cool you can't double post anymore


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Old 05-19-2008, 01:25 PM   #172
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Precisely, the one I showed you is the original, the one that's going to be on the cover is more rectangular.

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Old 05-19-2008, 04:18 PM   #173
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Hey, are you just trying to drag me into a discussion about geometry??


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Old 05-19-2008, 04:34 PM   #174
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:eyes: Yes, yes I am.

But if you want to get technical, the image to be published will be of A5 size.

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Old 05-19-2008, 04:39 PM   #175
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Nifty piece of art, though. It made me think about checking out the games. Are there demos available?


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Old 05-19-2008, 05:03 PM   #176
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Should be, although the first one is a little non-sensicle to play. 2 is good and for all it's flaws, I really enjoyed the third one. See if you can grab them (although getting any of them but 3 to work on xp or later will be a job).

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Old 05-22-2008, 02:40 PM   #177
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I got the first game (the first proper, visual, Eric Idley one) to work fine on XP. I tried to use DOSBox originally, then I tried Scumm VM, but in the end it just worked with a disc emulator thing (Daemon tools). Got it running perfectly. I didn't finish it though, it was too much of a drag to play. I loved Eric Idle's voice and most of the others (apart from Tony Robinson, mister one-voice-fits-all) and I enjoyed the atmosphere and Discworldiness of it for the most part, but the puzzles were just too annoying. I haven't played the second one or Discworld Noire though.
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Old 05-22-2008, 04:17 PM   #178
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Second one's good, makes light of the fact that the first one had stupid puzzles and is quite fun, but I can't get it to work on XP or vista.
Noir works fine with Vista and is also good although a couple of well known characters and badly characterised (what the hell is up with snively little Vimes?)

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Old 05-24-2008, 06:57 PM   #179
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Hey the dw con! Went to that twice, the people are friggin nuts but it's fun. Ya get giant fat barbarians buying you drinks, sit outside the bar listening to girls play american pie on the steel drums or just sit n play ninja burger with the younger geeks. Havent been for a few years but got good memories, hey Joshi try to get in with Paul Kidby, he's a seriously nice guy and might help with general art advise.
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Old 05-25-2008, 04:27 PM   #180
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Wow you met Paul Kidby. Cool. His art is amazing but I think I still prefer Kirby's style. I mean, Paul Kidby's art is better, but Josh Kirby's art is better.. also.. erm. Yeah.

Only I know what I mean.

Edit:Wow, the site's had a slight update. 'Bout time.
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Old 05-25-2008, 06:39 PM   #181
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Unfortunately I won't be going to the con, cons have never really been my type of thing, the only reason I'm involved in this is because they found me and asked me to be involved.
Really, I'd go, but 1) I don't have the money (and no, they're not paying me for this, being a non-profit dealio, all I'm really getting out of this is exposure, and since I've never had anything published like this before, I'm happy with that) and 2) I don't have the time.

Would be nice to meet Paul Kidby though, I'm a huge fan of his.

Not to say I didn't like Kirby's style, his was more of a fantasy type art (although he took amazing artistic license with his covers, but no one minded), whereas Kidby's is more traditional.

Really, at some point I'd like to meet Pratchett as well, but for now, I'll settle for an autographed magazine cover.


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Old 05-25-2008, 08:56 PM   #182
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Kidby's art is what I think that the Discworld would actually look like. Kirby's is how I prefer looking at it. Kirby's world is Kidby's world through beer goggles.

There, I explained it. And I think everyone would agree.
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Old 05-26-2008, 01:58 PM   #183
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Kirby had a way of being very wishy washy in an extremely precise way. His work conjured up a great deal of movement and raw power without making it dominate the picture and allowing the characters to shine through.

At a passing glance at one of his book covers one might simply feel it's a brilliant piece of fantasy art work that someone decided to plaster on the front of a book, but upon reading the book you realise Kirby has also read the book and decided to create an amazing piece of artwork to portray a single scene in that book (maybe not the most important scene, but certainly one that he himself felt was a good scene to portray) in his own unique way.

Kidby, instead, prefers to adorn the newer Discworld covers with iconic images conveying the feel of the characters and the book (one thins of Moist atop the mountain of letters in the classic hero pose, or Vimes on a Thud board surrounded by stone dwarfs and trolls), instead of picking out any one scene.

In the realm of book cover artists they are both great. But in a time where digital art is evermore threatening to push down the traditional artist, it is nice to see Kidby is not letting go of his paintbrush yet and a shame that a once great oil painter such as Kirby can no longer grace our lives with his work.

Wow, I wasn't expecting this post to be a tribute to the guy. Oh well.

R.I.P Josh Kirby (27 November 1928ľ23 October 2001)


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Old 05-27-2008, 11:16 AM   #184
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Nice tribute. *takes off hat*
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Old 06-09-2008, 12:43 AM   #185
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Old 06-10-2008, 03:31 PM   #186
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Old 06-10-2008, 06:35 PM   #187
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Old 06-10-2008, 08:21 PM   #188
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My God, what have you guys turned into.

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Old 06-11-2008, 02:07 PM   #189
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Old 06-11-2008, 05:45 PM   #190
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Old 06-12-2008, 01:58 PM   #191
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Old 06-12-2008, 02:02 PM   #192
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To see what condition my condition was in.
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Old 06-27-2008, 03:56 PM   #193
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I'm not a fan of the outside. They're are praying mantis' out there..and who will play my xbox?

Oh yeah, and hi people. Just dropping in to say hi to Joshi and Fealiks, and anyone else I haven't talked to in awhile.
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Old 06-27-2008, 04:09 PM   #194
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Aw Neil, I missed you buddy. ~huggles~ How have things been here at the Harbour??
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Old 06-27-2008, 04:18 PM   #196
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I've no clue, I really only come here occasionally now, as far as I know it's been fairly quiet. Hows things on your end?

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RD is sort of dying or turning into a pond of filth and naughtyness, I'm apparently a regular at the Swamp, and I'm occasionally peeking around Ahto enjoying the discussion there.

Also, I am 3 months pregnant and am changing my avi/sig theme to Cardboard Tube Samurai fairly soon.
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Old 06-27-2008, 04:30 PM   #198
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Old 06-27-2008, 04:32 PM   #199
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Wow, that was more information than I expected Well congrats I guess.

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Wow, that was more information than I expected Well congrats I guess.
You said it was quiet. I assumed you meant it was "too quiet".
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