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8201  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Has Art regressed? on: August 13, 2008, 12:24:03 PM

Quote from: LordMortis on August 13, 2008, 11:47:08 AM

To the isolation, the street is empty, the diner is mostly empty, void not only people but of stuff, and within it you have a couple and what looks like soda jerk or short order cook talking to the couple and then another man off sitting by himself.  The jerk and couple are in the light and the man by himself, even though he is the center of painting is in shadow there is illumination in the night all around him.

My preference, though is for the first issue of The Tick's interpretation.  "I got a straw!"

 icon_lol  i always loved that they took the diner from that painting and used it in The Tick. 

I guess personal interpretation of Nighthawks boils down to "who do you identify most with in that painting". 

...and that makes me realize I need to get out and socialize more!   icon_eek
8202  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Olympics] China's doing a bang up job... on: August 13, 2008, 12:21:32 PM

Quote from: scubabbl on August 13, 2008, 03:29:01 AM

Quote from: hepcat on August 13, 2008, 02:46:23 AM

I just felt that coming into this thread with both guns blazing, basically bitching that we were ugly americans for getting upset over a little girl being told by a figure of authority that she wasn't fit to be seen when there were wars going on was insulting.

Alright alright. I have to confess I've been trolling you up a bit, laying it on a bit thick, but I came across too serious. I do think it's pretty messed up what the did to the girl, especially considering what the spirit of the games are about. China is spending far to much time painting a glossy picture when everyone already knows it's fake. I do think they are not used to all the media coverage, especially since most of it is not under their control. I hope china takes a lot of these criticisms to heart and steers their country in a more positive direction, but I think like all governments, they have short memories and will go back to the same old same old once the games are over.

And I probably overreacted a bit.  Let's shake and agree to disagree on some things, but agree that a little girl shouldn't be treated in such a way.   slywink


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I do think they are not used to all the media coverage, especially since most of it is not under their control.

that's actually a pretty good assessment of what's going on with China right now, imho.

Quote from: Eduardo X on August 13, 2008, 02:48:11 AM

I'm not trying to say "forget about this little girl!" I'm just saying, this whole thing is on top of some other, much more shady shit on China's part.
I don't mean to hell with a little girl's feelings, but imagine the pain of the thousands of little girl's who's parents are in prison for political activism, etc.

One thing that IS totally outrageous is my spelling. Wtf?

i was just taken aback at the callous nature of that statement, especially given your usual sympathetic and humanist nature.  the moment we start trivializing even the smallest crimes against another human by focusing on the "larger picture" is the moment we've started that dangerous slide down the slippery slope towards that which we rail against.  i know the needs of the many should outweigh the needs of the few, but i also fear the consequences of ignoring the needs of the few when they can be addressed with simple acknowledgment.

as for the spelling, i was just all fired up.   icon_wink  god knows my love of not capitalizing and an unnatural love of ellipses makes me the biggest hypocrite when it comes to complaining about another person's grammar. 
8203  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Olympics] China's doing a bang up job... on: August 13, 2008, 02:46:23 AM
I just felt that coming into this thread with both guns blazing, basically bitching that we were ugly americans for getting upset over a little girl being told by a figure of authority that she wasn't fit to be seen when there were wars going on was insulting.
8204  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Has Art regressed? on: August 13, 2008, 01:49:57 AM

Quote from: Semaj on August 13, 2008, 01:33:33 AM

Quote from: hepcat on August 11, 2008, 08:41:15 PM

Valid argument made...

Ok, hepcat, you dont see how arguing on forums go.  There will be no logic used, no common sense, no facts or numbers or links that back your claim, unless they are made fo whole cloth.  No competent arguing please... smile

Ok, I can accept you like a painting that makes you lonely and depressed it brings about an emotion in you and you feel the painting has touched you in ways that are not "bad touch". 

But, on the other end of the spectrum, putting shit on a stick would make me feel repulsed/grossed out/highly irritated.  Should I congratulate the artist who brought out these emotions or point out it really just is shit on a stick?

 icon_biggrin to the first part

as for the second, obviously there are going to be extremes that can't have their existence justified by anyone who you'd actually want to spend more than 3 minutes alone with (the aforementioned german porn and snuff films, for example).  but this thread seemed to be saying at times that all modern art was crap because it either didn't look photo realistic, didn't make the viewer happy or didn't fit into one of the other boxes that a viewer felt comfortable with.  all those feelings are fine, by the way.  art is subjective to the whims of the individual audience.  i'm just trying to say that i enjoy quite a bit of modern art and that i actually do feel that the stuff i like is, in fact, art.

p.s. just out of curiosity, how does Nighthawks make you feel?  actually, i'd love to hear what others think of when they see that painting. i love hopper's work but almost all of it gives me a sense of sadness.  i've always wondered why, though.
8205  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Olympics] China's doing a bang up job... on: August 13, 2008, 01:40:08 AM

Quote from: Moliere on August 13, 2008, 01:33:02 AM

Quote from: hepcat on August 13, 2008, 12:58:57 AM

you mean like posting self-righteous diatribes on an internet forum dedicated to console games?

 icon_lol


ahem

sorry...sorry...

dedicated to console AND pc gaming?
8206  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Olympics] China's doing a bang up job... on: August 13, 2008, 01:22:09 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 13, 2008, 01:05:48 AM

Quote from: hepcat on August 13, 2008, 12:23:14 AM

Quote from: Moliere on August 13, 2008, 12:21:22 AM

[Godwin]

What about the Nazis? Look at the master propagandist Goebbels.

[/Godwin]

 icon_lol  that actually got whipped out (in spirit) quite early on in this thread.

hey, isn't whipping out your goebbels on public forums a bit inappropriate?

8207  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Olympics] China's doing a bang up job... on: August 13, 2008, 12:58:57 AM

Quote from: scubabbl on August 13, 2008, 12:52:39 AM


Our citizens gloss over problems because we thing firmly frowning on the administration (giving low approval ratings) is just and fair punishment. We're apathetic and focus our major outcries on what the media tells us vs. actually doing something about it.



you mean like posting self-righteous diatribes on an internet forum dedicated to console games?

 icon_lol

in any case, i think perhaps you're unfamiliar with the way a democratic government works.  you see, when a president and/or his administration have really low approval ratings, they get replaced when reelections come around with someone who oftentimes runs on the platform that they'll change things.  hence the issue of withdrawing from iraq being a major issue supporting obama's campaign.  so yes, virginia, ratings DO count.  unlike in, oh...say...China...in which the people have very little voice.

i can get you a book from the library that covers how all this works, if you're interested.  you seem to have picked up most of your knowledge of the american government from oliver stone movies. icon_razz

(by the way, i've never voted republican in my life - i see a "you're a conservative stooge" outburst coming- and have more than likely participated in more rallies, marches and other acts of civil disobedience than yourself...so let's cut out all the holier than thou crap, it's really grating)
8208  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Olympics] China's doing a bang up job... on: August 13, 2008, 12:23:14 AM

Quote from: Moliere on August 13, 2008, 12:21:22 AM

[Godwin]

What about the Nazis? Look at the master propagandist Goebbels.

[/Godwin]

 icon_lol  that actually got whipped out (in spirit) quite early on in this thread.
8209  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Olympics] China's doing a bang up job... on: August 13, 2008, 12:09:20 AM

Quote from: Eduardo X on August 12, 2008, 11:45:19 PM

There is so much more to be outraged about with China that I could care less about the feelings of a little girl.



Capital Punishment in China

You get the jist.



yeah, i get the "gist".

at any point did i even begin to state that this was the greatest outrage of our times?  is it now a rule that we can only post things that reside within the highest echelon of what's wrong with the world?  do we need to quantify every single post we make about a perceived wrong with a caveat that worse things are going on in the world?

you and scub need to post that ranking system for injustice 'cause i'm completely confused about what i can call "wrong" in this world without you guys to guide me.

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I could care less about the feelings of a little girl.

that's the first step in losing your soul, my dear boy.

 


8210  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Olympics] China's doing a bang up job... on: August 12, 2008, 11:21:09 PM

Quote from: Arnir on August 12, 2008, 11:17:15 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on August 12, 2008, 11:11:58 PM

Quote from: hepcat on August 12, 2008, 11:07:44 PM

so in essence, all injustices of the world are assigned a value by scubabbl that represents their importance.  on this scubabble scale, treating a little girl like an unwanted member of society ranks at around 1,293, while the wars in iraq, georgia and afghanistan rank around 234, 235 and 236 respectively.  if you post something with a value of 1,293 without first mentioning how horrible numbers 234, 235 and 236 are, you're a hypocrite (cause, let's face it, in this world there's no such thing as an innocent nation) and "wasting brain cycles" even commenting on it.

 icon_lol icon_lol icon_lol

i anxiously await your values for world hunger, aids and reality television.

I know for a fact that the bad haircut I received back in 1992 ranks a solid #2, only to be surpassed by Hiroshima.  And only because not only did the inhabitants have bad hair, but it was also on fire.  As you can see, the ranking scale isn't an exact science, but at least the top few seem to be worthy of their positions. 

Please try to remember that us mere mortals are not capable of thinking about items 1 - 50 without our heads exploding into flames.  So....  

#51 put me in a hospital for three weeks.

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You are now dead to me and shall never be forgiven.

yeah, yeah, yeah...you said the same thing when i made the mistake of not calling your beauty supplies "product".  the moment I got the new formula aveda confixor sampler though, who came a runnin'?
8211  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Olympics] China's doing a bang up job... on: August 12, 2008, 11:13:51 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on August 12, 2008, 11:11:58 PM

Quote from: hepcat on August 12, 2008, 11:07:44 PM

so in essence, all injustices of the world are assigned a value by scubabbl that represents their importance.  on this scubabble scale, treating a little girl like an unwanted member of society ranks at around 1,293, while the wars in iraq, georgia and afghanistan rank around 234, 235 and 236 respectively.  if you post something with a value of 1,293 without first mentioning how horrible numbers 234, 235 and 236 are, you're a hypocrite (cause, let's face it, in this world there's no such thing as an innocent nation) and "wasting brain cycles" even commenting on it.

 icon_lol icon_lol icon_lol

i anxiously await your values for world hunger, aids and reality television.

I know for a fact that the bad haircut I received back in 1992 ranks a solid #2, only to be surpassed by Hiroshima.  And only because not only did the inhabitants have bad hair, but it was also on fire.  As you can see, the ranking scale isn't an exact science, but at least the top few seem to be worthy of their positions. 

i slipped that guy a sawbuck to give you a mullet...i've always wanted to get that off my chest
8212  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Olympics] China's doing a bang up job... on: August 12, 2008, 11:07:44 PM

Quote from: scubabbl on August 12, 2008, 10:44:58 PM

Quote from: rickfc on August 12, 2008, 07:29:13 PM

Quote from: scubabbl on August 12, 2008, 07:18:57 PM

you're projecting your feelings of moral superiority on others with different values just because they think differently than you, which must make them wrong.

We're really wasting brain cycles (including me, replying to this stupid topic) on this such an unimportant issue?


While the issue may seem unimportant and a waste of time to you it doesn't mean it isn't to others, nor does it make us wrong for feeling differently than you.  In fact, were China not such a cesspool for human rights violations, I'm sure that many would gladly overlook this.  However, by hosting the world, they put themselves under the microscope to be publicly scrutinized.

I would argue that at the moment, America is also a cesspool for human rights violations. Yes, China has put itself on the world stage and all the world can see, but America is on the world stage constantly and its own citizens are glossing over our treatment of people in Iraq and our conduct in our war on terror. We have been trained the listen to the media. China's gaff made front page news so of course, American's focus their moral outrage on it, but when our own government does horrible things, there is no problem, because the news said so.

It's a straight forward case of pot meets kettle....

so in essence, all injustices of the world are assigned a value by scubabbl that represents their importance.  on this scubabble scale, treating a little girl like an unwanted member of society ranks at around 1,293, while the wars in iraq, georgia and afghanistan rank around 234, 235 and 236 respectively.  if you post something with a value of 1,293 without first mentioning how horrible numbers 234, 235 and 236 are, you're a hypocrite (by the way, let's face it, in this world there's no such thing as an innocent nation so if only those not guilty of hypocrisy were allowed to cry "foul" every now and then, we'd be living in a pretty silent world) and "wasting brain cycles" even commenting on it.

 icon_lol icon_lol icon_lol

i anxiously await your values for world hunger, aids and reality television.

(by the way, our citizens are "glossing over" our problems?  have you SEEN this government's approval ratings?  have you even stepped outside your house to get a newspaper, even.   Roll Eyes.  i love it when uninformed people try to make others feel bad by spouting something they heard on television or from friends at a party.)
8213  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Women... on: August 12, 2008, 08:35:55 PM
Dress and act like a rock star...but without the whole "choking to death on your own vomit" part.
8214  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Olympics] China's doing a bang up job... on: August 12, 2008, 08:34:04 PM
I'm confused:  were milli vanilli AND ashley simpson created by the government to project a better image of the United States to the world at large???

if so, who was in charge of this project and why was that person given enough Oxycontin to put 12 Rush Limbaugh's into a near catatonic state before discharging his duty?
8215  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Olympics] China's doing a bang up job... on: August 12, 2008, 08:20:20 PM
I still feel creeped out when I see some of the outfits they shoved a 14 year old girl (at the time) into, though.  

My disgust with China was over the treatment of the little girls, that's all.  It's like they're telling the "hidden girl", "You're not pretty enough to make it in this world."  I know it happens every day, but on a stage this big, it's just crass to a level that makes me sick.  If they were adults, I wouldn't see this in such a negative light.
8216  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Movies you hate that everyone else loves on: August 12, 2008, 08:06:32 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on August 12, 2008, 07:59:16 PM

I'd like to add Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas to the list as well.  Over the years I have noticed how much of a cult following this film has developed, and yet for some reason I had never taken the time to watch it until this past Christmas.

Finally my wife and I caught it on television and were both excited to finally get to see what all of the hype has been about.

While the animation was rather cool, the story itself was awful.  We struggled through that abomination and at the close we both looked at each other and in unison said, "W. T. F?"  I can't even elaborate beyond "that was effing terrible."  While A Christmas Story, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, and Die Hard will all remain annual Christmas favorites, I don't ever want to see The Nightmare Before Christmas ever again. 

in the movie's defense, no one actually had real hair in the film.  i understand that the rock family judges films based solely on the volume and luster of the main character's coif.  I remember the scathing review you gave the last Indiana Jones movie when the rumor leaked out that Harrison Ford was using an oil based gel instead of the preferred water based kind that most beauticians agree is better for the life of one's hair.

8217  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Olympics] China's doing a bang up job... on: August 12, 2008, 07:32:35 PM

Quote from: The Grue on August 12, 2008, 07:29:32 PM

Quote from: hepcat on August 12, 2008, 07:26:08 PM



and grue, read my second post in which I pretty much make your post redundant before you get the chance to chime in.  it helps if you actually read through a thread if you're going to try to shout it down.  icon_lol




I did read it...it didn't go far enough for me.

here, try this on for size:

AMERICA IS A SHALLOW WORTHLESS PIECE OF CRAP THAT SHOULD BE FORCED TO UNDERGO THAT TORTURE THAT DUSTIN HOFFMAN HAD DONE TO HIM IN MARATHON MAN...YOU KNOW...WITH THE TEETH PULLING AND THE BLOOD AND THE...OH GOD, THAT WAS PAINFUL TO WATCH....I HAD TO SWITCH THE CHANNEL TO NICK AT NIGHT I WAS SO TRAUMATIZED...EVEN TODAY I TAKE A SWING AT MY DENTIST IF HE COMES NEAR ME WITH ANYTHING METAL...WHICH EXPLAINS THE LACK OF MOST OF MY FRONT TEETH DUE TO GINGIVITIS

Quote from: Moliere on August 12, 2008, 07:31:00 PM

How could the Chinese do this? I'm outraged!



i wasn't aware that milli vanilli was a state sanctioned singing group   icon_confused


 icon_lol
8218  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Olympics] China's doing a bang up job... on: August 12, 2008, 07:26:08 PM

Quote from: scubabbl on August 12, 2008, 07:18:57 PM

It's a show, and it's China, who has different values than most western cultures. The face you show is more important that anything else. Presentation is important.

Here's a question, if everyone in China has no problem with this, including the girls, would you still have a problem with it? If so, you're projecting your feelings of moral superiority on others with different values just because they think differently than you, which must make them wrong.

Another non-issue hyping to seem important just to digg on China because they are different than us.

We have 3 wars going on in the world, Iraq, Afghanistan, Georgia...
With the Olympics sports happening right now...
With a major political election about to take place...
With all the other crap going on in the world...

We're really wasting brain cycles (including me, replying to this stupid topic) on this such an unimportant issue?

The human race is failing... *sigh*

and as if this in itself is not enough, I present even more evidence.

http://www.bythefault.com/2008/08/10/someone-missed-a-science-class/






Wow, someone has developed a case of "I friggin' hate the world, myself, David Hasselhof and anyone with a G in their name".   icon_lol  You've done a wonderful job of self-parody, so I really have nowhere to go with you beyond that. 

(by the way, read the article:  there are actually quite a few chinese bloggers expressing outrage over the incident...so, you know, there goes your theory everyone in china thinks the same  Roll Eyes)

and grue, read my second post in which I pretty much make your post redundant before you get the chance to chime in.  it helps if you actually read through a thread if you're going to try to shout it down.  icon_lol


8219  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Olympics] China's doing a bang up job... on: August 12, 2008, 07:03:11 PM
Unfortunately, after seeing Disney's "sexual-ization" of kids like Miley Cyrus, I don't know if I can honestly point a finger at anyone from where I'm sitting.   icon_frown
8220  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [Olympics] China's doing a bang up job... on: August 12, 2008, 06:52:05 PM
...of coming across as gigantic scumbags.



8221  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Has Art regressed? on: August 12, 2008, 03:47:10 PM

Quote from: Grundbegriff on August 12, 2008, 06:42:38 AM

Quote from: hepcat on August 11, 2008, 06:18:53 PM

I actually consider learning about the 1919 Paris Armory show to be one of the highlights of my brief tenure as an art major


 icon_confused
8222  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Jake G. as Prince of Persia on: August 12, 2008, 03:44:33 PM
Jake is one of his generation's best actors.  I have faith he'll be able to pull it off.
8223  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Pineapple Express - Red Band trailer on: August 11, 2008, 09:24:06 PM

Quote from: Semaj on August 11, 2008, 09:14:48 PM

Well it's a comparison on "funny" stoner films... smile

I personally thought Grandma's boy would be godawful, saw it, laughed a lot and went away thinking it was pretty funny considerign I expected it to suck nards.

Went into pineapple express with no thought whatsoever and walked out going: "It had its moments, but meh."  As such, I think Grandma's boy was a funnier movie... smile

other than the kung fu monkey, i absolutely loathed Grandma's Boy.  However, I'm a big proponent of if it makes you laugh, more power to ya!   maybe i'll give it another try someday.  icon_wink
8224  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Pineapple Express - Red Band trailer on: August 11, 2008, 09:10:27 PM

Quote from: Semaj on August 11, 2008, 09:08:12 PM

Kratz:

Better movie: Grandma's boy or Pineapple Express?

 icon_lol

that's like asking "Punch to the nuts" or "hot fudge sundae". 

...uh...you were joking, right?   icon_wink
8225  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I received an incredible cash offer for GamingTrend today... on: August 11, 2008, 08:47:06 PM

Quote from: rickfc on August 11, 2008, 08:43:07 PM

Quote from: Purge on August 11, 2008, 08:32:03 PM

I clicked the link. Tongue

Me too.  I lose.   icon_cry

 icon_lol
8226  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Has Art regressed? on: August 11, 2008, 08:41:15 PM

Quote from: Semaj on August 11, 2008, 08:26:24 PM


But, for the most part, old school art is about trying to make things look beautiful or provoke a happy response. 

Sometimes art is supposed to provoke a negative response.  dismissing anything that doesn't make you feel happy and warm inside only serves as a great injustice to yourself.  My favorite painting is Edward Hoppers' Nighthawks:



However, when I see it I don't feel happy or see it as beautiful.  Instead, I feel intense sadness and a sense of isolation.  But it haunts me.  It's the same reason I watch films like Alien and enjoy them:  I appreciate (sometimes) the ability to provoke a reaction from me...and not necessarily a happy one.  I'm not saying I take it to ridiculous extremes (hoping for someone to make a snuff film or watching german porn) but I also understand that the human condition encompasses more than just happiness and contentment.
8227  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I received an incredible cash offer for GamingTrend today... on: August 11, 2008, 08:25:42 PM

Quote from: drifter on August 11, 2008, 08:22:10 PM

$75 and a cheese puff shaped like Elvis.

i couldn't help but notice your offer.  i run another site called "www.kingshapedsnacks.com " and i'm interested in your item.  could you please describe what stage of elvis' life you believe this cheese puff depicts?
8228  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Has Art regressed? on: August 11, 2008, 08:05:59 PM

Quote from: Purge on August 11, 2008, 08:02:34 PM

Quote from: kathode on August 09, 2008, 04:09:35 PM

I think you just have to figure out what you like and zero in on stuff like that, like you would with music or cinema or even games.  

I think what bothers me about art is this: there are those who would tell you that you're less-than simply because you don't "get" it; they themselves don't "have" it, they simply gravitate to a BS piece and give it false depth.

the technical term for those folks is "a$$holes" and they can be found flitting around pretty much anywhere in life.   icon_wink
8229  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Another Unfaithful, Dishonest Democrat on: August 11, 2008, 06:41:14 PM
Every time I hear Trump on ANYTHING, I'm immediately reminded that he has the single largest ego on the face of this planet.  He really is one of the most obnoxious humans to ever walk the earth.

...now we return to our regular scheduled program.
8230  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Has Art regressed? on: August 11, 2008, 06:18:53 PM
Years ago I briefly dated a woman who was convinced she was a great artist.  She quit her day job to paint and to work in a gallery.  I never had the heart to tell her that her "Me As A Young Girl" painting was the single creepiest thing I'd ever seen.  It was like a set piece for a Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie.  I had to endure looking at the thing for the few months we were together and I swear it scarred me both emotionally and mentally.  

Somehow she was able to eventually get a small gallery show.  From what I heard from friends, it was primarily due to the unsettling nature of her work.  To each their own, I guess.  As I said, art is truly subjective.

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I blame Marcel Duchamp.

I actually consider learning about the 1919 Paris Armory show to be one of the highlights of my brief tenure as an art major in college (I eventually dropped it to a minor and then dropped it altogether when I couldn't shade that goddamn tennis ball in Intro to Drawing).  Introduced me to the full effect of Dadaism and "Found Art".

The general feel I'm getting from some of the posts in this thread is that some folks only like "photo realism" in their art.   icon_wink
8231  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Has Art regressed? on: August 11, 2008, 06:10:44 PM

Quote from: th'FOOL on August 11, 2008, 06:05:38 PM


Put simply, her work is AMAZING.  And that isn't bias speaking:




not trying to be rude, but in this you can't help but be biased.  icon_wink

8232  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Has Art regressed? on: August 11, 2008, 06:03:15 PM
I think we're exposed to so many mediums and so many styles at this point that it's easy to dismiss all modern art with an exasperated shrug.  However, it doesn't mean that art itself has degenerated.  It just means we have more to search through in order to find what appeals to us as individuals.  I, for one, enjoy having the option to decide what catches my fancy.
8233  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Disciples III: Renaissance new pics!! on: August 11, 2008, 04:51:26 PM
<drool>

Man, I've missed this series.  Can't wait for this one!
8234  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Has Art regressed? on: August 11, 2008, 04:23:11 PM

Quote from: Hemlock Bones on August 11, 2008, 04:14:07 PM

If it must be defended... it's not art.

all art has had to be defended from at least one critic at one point...ergo, art does not exist. 

WE ARE LIVING IN AN ARTLESS WORLD!

(except for that "dogs playing poker" painting...that thing just takes the imagination to new realms)
8235  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Risen - Spiritual successor to the Gothic series on: August 11, 2008, 02:01:55 PM
I absolutely loved Gothic 1 and 2.  I have 3 but never got more than a few hours into it.  I really need to apply the community patch and get back to it one of these days.  Just to be a "completist", really.
8236  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I received an incredible cash offer for GamingTrend today... on: August 11, 2008, 01:57:14 PM
On the other hand, imagine my delight if I were to open up my web browser to GT as I do every morning...but instead of being greeted by gaming information and random discussions of Canadian beheading incidents, I was instead met with "CHEERLEADERS WHO DO IT ALL!" and "GROW 4 INCHES OVERNIGHT!". 

thanks for taking that away from me, KD.  just...thanks.  i needed that 4 inches.  icon_evil






 Tongue
8237  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (8/11) on: August 11, 2008, 01:50:33 PM
Crap, i thought Too Human was coming out this week. 

Oh well, maybe Space Siege, depending on how well it's received around these parts.  Oh, and the pub games for Fable 2, most likely.
8238  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Has Art regressed? on: August 11, 2008, 01:48:47 PM
All art is subjective.  To argue its merits is a fool's errand. 
8239  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Guild Wars summer '08 resurgence on: August 11, 2008, 01:16:17 PM
argh!  i got so tied up in other crap that i forgot to play this weekend.

please forgive this poor lout!  i'll be at gencon next weekend, but i'll try to log in this week for a bit.
8240  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: First 15 minutes of Dark Sector on PS3 on: August 11, 2008, 01:14:43 PM
Getting back on topic  Tongue

i'm about one level away from the final boss battle and the only other annoying thing i've found is that sometimes the "puzzles" you have to solve to advance to the next area are a bit obtuse.  i've had to run to the gamefaq guide for this one about 4 times so far to figure out how to defeat an enemy who seems invulnerable or figure out how to get rid of an obstacle that has no real world counterpart for context.

but man, combat is still a blast.  i love some of the powers you receive later in the game. 
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