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by neil
Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:56 pm
Forum: Storytellers Circle
Topic: Castlevania
Replies: 6
Views: 2992

It's funny, but I don't think I totally get it--don't the players have multiple lives too? Is this some sort of in-joke regarding a new version of Castlevania that I haven't played yet??
by neil
Wed Mar 19, 2008 8:59 pm
Forum: Cinematheque
Topic: WALL·E
Replies: 63
Views: 84298

This looks SO GOOD. I want to see this and Kung Fu Panda.
by neil
Wed Mar 19, 2008 9:58 am
Forum: Illustration/Animation/Design Lounge
Topic: Yacin the Faun & Dodecaden news
Replies: 233
Views: 109901

Beautiful!!

This is way too good for TV! 8)
by neil
Sat Mar 15, 2008 10:51 pm
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: Amulet is awfully familiar...
Replies: 10
Views: 8154

Let's face it. We're all just a bunch of postmodern Tarantinoesque rip off artists. Incapable of original thoughts or experiences. Is that so bad? I think anybody with an original point of view is capable of an original story (i.e. potentially everyone)--it's just that we rely on genres to provide ...
by neil
Sat Mar 15, 2008 8:43 am
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: Amulet is awfully familiar...
Replies: 10
Views: 8154

I wonder how far back this particular concept goes in modern entertainment... When you were telling me about Amulet waaay back in 2005(?), it reminded me a little bit of this story (the book came out in 1961): http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a6/Ogsecret.jpg Just with the idea of a secret...
by neil
Thu Mar 13, 2008 7:22 am
Forum: Illustration/Animation/Design Lounge
Topic: Why?
Replies: 7
Views: 2311

I always heard that it's a gang sign. I think it depends; I could imagine some kid just doing it for fun as well.
by neil
Wed Mar 12, 2008 11:11 am
Forum: Illustration/Animation/Design Lounge
Topic: illustration thread
Replies: 261
Views: 101976

SO COOL! I can't wait to see this. You've of course got a lot of snazzy colors and layouts and stuff (how do you find those awesome colors?!), but the real draw is that your cartooning is quite simply very good. These faces made me smile right away. I think I see Peppermint Patty in there too!
by neil
Wed Mar 05, 2008 9:29 am
Forum: Illustration/Animation/Design Lounge
Topic: Agent44.com Revamped
Replies: 10
Views: 3540

That's awesome Jake! Very slick and professional. 8)
by neil
Sun Feb 17, 2008 2:38 am
Forum: Arcade
Topic: Currently Playing...
Replies: 92
Views: 113072

Professor Layton and the Curious Village for the DS... Oh wow, I love logic puzzles and brain teasers! I was a little disappointed that there weren't more of these in the last zelda, and now here's a game full of 'em. I'm definitely going to get around to this one. I watched the video on the amazon...
by neil
Sat Feb 16, 2008 2:11 pm
Forum: Storytellers Circle
Topic: doomed
Replies: 18
Views: 8762

I like this too! Well-adjusted dogs usually react well to submission.
by neil
Wed Feb 13, 2008 12:52 am
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: Another Blue Pencil Question
Replies: 7
Views: 6147

Try adjust -> hue (instead of levels), and move the "lightness" slider the whole way up, for just the blues and the cyans. This effectively blasts out all the blue pencil and leaves your ink lines alone. You can even set up an "action" to do all this in one click!
by neil
Sat Feb 09, 2008 2:45 am
Forum: Illustration/Animation/Design Lounge
Topic: New Illustration Website
Replies: 10
Views: 3706

Awesome!! It's always great to see anything by Louis Gonzales, and I'll be happy to get familiar with the other work as well.

I think I recognize an Uesugi influence in there; it's convincing and well done.
by neil
Sun Jan 13, 2008 7:15 am
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: Cell Shading
Replies: 6
Views: 4852

I think this is about "cel-shading," as in an animation cel. I.e., shading using bands of solid colors amenable to 2D animation, as opposed to gradations of color, or cross-hatching, etc. It's a style that's of course ubiquitous in comics. I think the question is how does one do this manually in pho...
by neil
Fri Jan 04, 2008 6:15 pm
Forum: Cinematheque
Topic: No Country for Old Men--Spoilers
Replies: 16
Views: 13062

I was also totally transfixed by the tone and look of this movie, and I keep wondering about it. Is it a problem that the sheriff's story is completely swallowed up by Javier Bardem? I really liked the way the movie ended, actually. I even read the screenplay and noted how they made the ending much ...
by neil
Fri Jan 04, 2008 5:48 pm
Forum: Cinematheque
Topic: I Am Legend
Replies: 32
Views: 51472

I was also stirred by the images of an abandoned New York--it reminds me of a book that came out earlier this year: The World Without Us by Alan Weisman, which projects this sort of scenario in educated detail. It's a funny thing to be in the zeitgeist isn't it? Unfortunately the movie starts to get...