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Punctu-action

Postby Matt » 21 May 2012, 17:41

Some punctuation marks should remain firmly on the page.

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/loadingreadyrun/5744-Punctu-action

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Re: Punctu-action

Postby JackSlack » 21 May 2012, 17:46

I always love Andy's videos. This one was no exception. Brilliant work.
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Re: Punctu-action

Postby Gltepel » 21 May 2012, 17:47

"That" "was" "a" "weird" "video""," "but" "entertaining" "none" "the" "less""." "The" "stinger" "was" "great""."
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Re: Punctu-action

Postby tak197 » 21 May 2012, 17:50

I saw the title, and I was concerned that it was going to be about action hero punctuation marks, because then we'd be seeing bloodied up periods, and no one needs to see that.

Thankfully, Andy went highbrow, although it was a little Ionesco-esque in the absurdist side of things for me.
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Re: Punctu-action

Postby Kapol » 21 May 2012, 18:08

This episode actually made me a bit sad to be honest. Just because I could see myself reacting the same way if people started doing it to me. Plus the stinger with the "his" children was slightly more depressing in it's implications.

Good episode, just found it slightly depressing.
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Re: Punctu-action

Postby Graham » 21 May 2012, 18:30

At least the stinger confirmed the wife and kids were safe, not just "safe".
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Re: Punctu-action

Postby EbolaCola » 21 May 2012, 19:37

Yes, but were the kids his or were they "his"?
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Postby WAYF » 21 May 2012, 19:37

Holy GOD that was annoying. :shock:
It makes me want to "never" use sarcastic air quotes ever again.

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Postby eiopqrtuwy » 21 May 2012, 19:52

I was thinking/hoping that Graham's "heart attack" was actually just his immune reaction to him coming down with a contagious disease that forces you to make unnecessary air quotes while talking. And then the stinger would be him getting mad at himself for using them inappropriately.

e.g.
Graham: I "can't" stop doing "this".
James: So you can stop?
Graham: ARRRRRRG

I actually think that would have been a better ending, but oh well.
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Re: Punctu-action

Postby Graham » 21 May 2012, 22:57

EbolaCola wrote:Yes, but were the kids his or were they "his"?
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Postby Geoff_B » 22 May 2012, 00:25

This was still "good" but it seemed a bit "darker" at the end than "normal"(totally non-ironic use of quotes!)
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Re: Punctu-action

Postby Graham » 22 May 2012, 00:35

I think it's fine to go "darker" every so often :D
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Re: Punctu-action

Postby CorruptedValor » 22 May 2012, 01:44

That felt strange. I don't know if I liked it, but on the other hand I don't know if I didn't. Very well put together. Just it being simultaneously dark and surreal felt....strange.

I know you guys don't really want to be actors (or maybe that was just Kathleen), but to pull all that off as well as you guys did showed off some pretty good acting skills.
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Postby Geoff_B » 22 May 2012, 03:02

Having said it's "darker" it's funny to see you "lose your temper" Graham :D
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Re: Punctu-action

Postby Lord Chrusher » 22 May 2012, 03:39

I would echo this video being strange. Watching I did not feel it worked. Having Candace run in and say the house was on fire felt contrived and forced as did Limpy Dave's appearance at the end.

The stinger however was hilarious.

Do not take this as saying you should not do strange humour. Please experiment with your humour. I would rather you tried something daring and have it not quite work rather than you do something safe and uninspired.
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Re: Punctu-action

Postby Preacher » 22 May 2012, 04:03

After watching this. I have the strange urge to kill. Oh relax. I'm "joking"...
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Re: Punctu-action

Postby Geoff_B » 22 May 2012, 04:40

I'm "sure" you "are"
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Re: Punctu-action

Postby Dared00 » 22 May 2012, 05:43

...and this was the Xth time Graham died.
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Postby Lord Hosk » 22 May 2012, 07:17

This is set in July, We have time to save not just the family but also him! Someone get a defibrillator to the park!
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Re: Punctu-action

Postby reptile » 22 May 2012, 08:02

Are you familiar with/were you inspired by the "Blog" of "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks?
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Re: Punctu-action

Postby Kapol » 22 May 2012, 11:51

I like "dark" comedy as well to be honest. Even when the implications of the humor can have somewhat "horrible" consequences (see: Four Lions). I'm just a bit of a "pansy" and "overthink" everything. Like the fact that the family had "lost" everything in the fire most likely as well as the father figure. It makes me a bit "sad." But thankfully it's only fiction so I then cheer up and go back to burning things.

EDIT: Also, I do agree with some of the others that this episode felt a bit off. It felt similar to the Formal Complaint episode to me, in both good and bad. But I still found the episode funny and enjoyable. No matter how "depressing" it could be seen in some views.
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Re: Punctu-action

Postby LogicSword » 22 May 2012, 13:33

This episode seemed to be written purely to "anger" Fayili.

Also, yay for dark comedy. I enjoy it more than I probably should.
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Re: Punctu-action

Postby CompletelyUnsure » 22 May 2012, 19:19

Was anyone else exciting when they saw the title because they thought Yatzee was going to be in it, disappointed to find out he wasn't, then happy when they ended up liking the video anyways?
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Re: Punctu-action

Postby Jamfalcon » 22 May 2012, 19:48

CompletelyUnsure wrote:Was anyone else exciting when they saw the title because they thought Yatzee was going to be in it, disappointed to find out he wasn't, then happy when they ended up liking the video anyways?

Didn't even occur to me. That said, if you'd like to see a LRR collaboration with Yahtzee this may interest you.
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