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Re: Magicland

Postby iamafish » 26 Aug 2009, 12:57

but you weren't correcting anything, you were making excuses.

also, i'm not sure that you can over or under use an apostrophe, simply misuse them
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Re: Magicland

Postby theDreamer » 26 Aug 2009, 13:11

This is why I am no longer using any form of contraction.

Possession will be my destruction though.
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Re: Magicland

Postby Jillers » 26 Aug 2009, 13:28

Nah, you just pretend you're English, speaking French speaking English: The house of Charles, the gloves of Sue, etc...
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Re: Magicland

Postby Tim » 26 Aug 2009, 15:03

Good old genitive...

You could be Ancient Greek and just add a suffix to possessed nouns. Like instead of saying "Tim's glove", you say "Timos glovou".

Yeah.

Just like that.

This will help:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_Gr ... lension.29
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Re: Magicland

Postby Lyinginbedmon » 26 Aug 2009, 15:07

I'm a D&D player though so I'd much prefer to hear someone say "I have acquired the Glasses of Proudfoot"
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Re: Magicland

Postby theDreamer » 26 Aug 2009, 15:08

Avoiding conventions of English grammar is ALWAYS fun.
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Postby Tim » 26 Aug 2009, 15:17

Well the cool thing about Ancient Greek is that if you think words sound better in a different order, you can put them in whatever order you want!

"Glovou Timos" is equally as correct as "Timos glovou". (Well, technically they're equally as incorrect, but whatever.)
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Re: Magicland

Postby ecocd » 26 Aug 2009, 18:54

Darkobra wrote:We need more Gibb! Do you think he'll ever make it to a podcast?


This is awesome. Could Gibb cut in on this week's podcast? "Gibb wasn't able to be there while we were recording the podcast, because he was in San Diego cases some sun. Graham caught up with him later in the week."
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Re: Magicland

Postby Highlander » 27 Aug 2009, 04:48

Is awesome as usual. We must see more puppets; WORKSHOP WIZARD
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Re: Magicland

Postby Ishamel » 28 Aug 2009, 07:12

Please, someone post the knitting patterns/link to same for the WoD, so we can all get some! I know my mum can make Clangers and the sheep already...
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Re: Magicland

Postby Chemistring » 28 Aug 2009, 09:46

Ishamel wrote:Please, someone post the knitting patterns/link to same for the WoD, so we can all get some! I know my mum can make Clangers and the sheep already...

Hi Ishamel, I based the WoD dolls on the (crocheted) human amigurumi patterns from here, but corrected the stitch counts a bit so they made sense to me. The hair pattern (and Story Guy doll pattern) are based on a Dr. Who doll. Costumes and accessories were made up as I went along...so they really are one of a kind. I've had to figure out the costumes again for the DBfH auction set.

I really should have applied the "write everything down" aspect of science to my hobby...I'm a walking example that no, you won't remember how you did something days/weeks/months later. :headdesk:
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Re: Magicland

Postby Graham » 28 Aug 2009, 11:50

Do you need some close-up photos of the prototypes to help you figure it out again?
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Re: Magicland

Postby Chemistring » 28 Aug 2009, 13:11

Graham wrote:Do you need some close-up photos of the prototypes to help you figure it out again?

Thanks for the offer, but I've pretty much sorted it out (and will write down the needle sizes next time, dammit! :idea: ). This "one of a kind" thing is a feature, right? :roll:
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Re: Magicland

Postby Ishamel » 29 Aug 2009, 04:02

Aw wow, that would be really helpful if I knew anyone who could crochet :( i thought they were knitted :( Must learn to crochet!
also i am blind I only *just* noticed the LRR logo in your avatar-scarf.
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Re: Magicland

Postby Chemistring » 29 Aug 2009, 11:05

All you need is a size F hook, yarn, and the internet. It worked for me!
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Re: Magicland

Postby tak197 » 29 Aug 2009, 12:14

Back to the video, specifically the screening advert:

have you guys thought of any way to reduce shadow on the greenscreen? I think the simplest solution is going to be a thin bank of uplights bolted to wide planks of wood, like 2x8's. I can see how it looks in my head, but I don't have the electrical knowledge to get it to work. Though all I think you will need is wood, an electrical outlet splitter or surge protector, and a couple plug-in spotlights that you can aim up at the wall.

I found spot lights at a dj supply site for 20 USD, so they are fairly cheap or can be really expensive. http://www.planetdj.com/i--PL-1000
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Re: Magicland

Postby Graham » 29 Aug 2009, 13:11

We didn't light the screen for keying purposes in that shot, so we didn't really care.

That said, we actually just bought some new lights that are awesome and you will see us reaping the reward of, going forward.
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Re: Magicland

Postby Vigafre » 29 Aug 2009, 18:05

On the topic of green screens, I know lights help reduce the prominence of shadows on the screen, but how hard is it to reduce the green that appears after the video edit (like the green in hair and glasses)?
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Re: Magicland

Postby Graham » 29 Aug 2009, 19:10

It's tough depending on the filter you're using.
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Re: Magicland

Postby Inglonias » 03 Sep 2009, 05:27

Most I've laughed in a long while. Thanks guys!
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Re: Magicland

Postby tak197 » 09 Sep 2009, 21:39

I <3 this video, even more every time I watch it.
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Re: Magicland

Postby Emperor Gum » 19 Sep 2009, 10:42

qwagor wrote:
Splunge wrote:OK, hands up, and be honest...
Who echoed back "Pillage a Village" during the WoD segment?




My son and me both yelled at the top of our lungs... And then I send him back to his room so he wouldn't see his father giggling like a schoolgirl...

Okay, just catching up on the forums, you watch LRR with your son? That's awesome!
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Re: Magicland

Postby Niveus Leo » 24 Oct 2009, 09:19

Definitely my favorite LRR Video so far. Great job, I love the disagreement over which is more dangerous running with sharp objects or burning houses down (and then presumably using the sharp objects to kill people I would think this would be more dangerous to everyone).
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Re: Magicland

Postby Dr. Atrocity » 26 Oct 2009, 09:33

Tim wrote:Well the cool thing about Ancient Greek is that if you think words sound better in a different order, you can put them in whatever order you want!

"Glovou Timos" is equally as correct as "Timos glovou". (Well, technically they're equally as incorrect, but whatever.)


Fun fact! Old English (ie, what the Anglo Saxons were speaking pre-1066, which eventually evolved into Modern English) was the same way. As long as each word had the appropriate tense and ending, a sentence could be jumbled up however you wanted and it would still work.
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Re: Magicland

Postby Drinnik » 05 Oct 2010, 01:31

This is my new favourite video on the site.
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