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Bibliophael wrote:

I don't know if any of you were ever really into Pokemon, but even if you weren't, this should be worth a look.

I mean, holy hell.

Woah. Never thought I'd ever see something like this.

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That panel's sick. Genius to bring Pokemon to 30s noir. Hitmonlee looked otherworldly, yet like he still belongs. I already hate Team Rocket and want to know why Bill is alive. Nice work.

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Mhad-Hatta wrote:
Hitmonlee

Now I see it.

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And did you notice the Mu icon on the briefcase?

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Honestly no. I was was watching their faces and the scenery.

In Red and Blue, Bill was the genius behind the pokeball teleporter.

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Mhad-Hatta wrote:
In Red and Blue, Bill was the genius behind the pokeball teleporter.

I'm aware. He's looking a bit more burly than I remember.

Todd's also the protagonist from Pokemon Snap.

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Kickstarter - Torment: Tides of Numenera

From the guys that did Planescape Torment. Thoughts?

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I'd be throwing money at them if I had any. Check out the PnP RPG, too, it's looking rad.

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Thoughts? I just figured out I don't need to eat. PS:T was my favourite computer game before the ES series made it share the throne, and the idea of a spiritual successor of it made in a Book of the New Sun-inspired universe (one of my favourite fantasy series) is enough to make me gibber with joy.

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"You’ve got to be freaking kidding me!! We just funded in six hours!?!?!"-Brian Fargo

They do not know our love.

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Proweler wrote:

Kickstarter - Torment: Tides of Numenera

From the guys that did Planescape Torment. Thoughts?

I never played Torment, but that looks pretty sweet regardless. Love the storyline.

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Proweler wrote:

Kickstarter - Torment: Tides of Numenera

From the guys that did Planescape Torment. Thoughts?

I never played Torment, but that looks pretty sweet regardless. Love the storyline.

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Well if you've got some time to spare. Grab a walk through, put difficulty on easy, go high int & wis. It's worth it.

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Lady N wrote:

I write like... H.P. Lovecraft (most often), J. R. R. Tolkien, Raymond Chandler, and Dan Brown (o.O)

 

I got Jonathan Swift (okay) and Arthur Clarke. The latter made me squeal with joy.

Pasted some random YouTube troll's lines in and got James Joyce.

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Remember that thing I linked further up the page?

There's more.

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Bibliophael wrote:

Remember that thing I linked further up the page?

There's more.

Yes I remember. Awesome.

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Bibliophael wrote:

Remember that thing I linked further up the page?

There's more.

Nice.

 

Although it seems, if somebody handed you a Voltorb, you could just follow them around with it in order to make sure they didn't set it off.

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I'm not inclined to find fault in that point. It takes a special kind of person to keep a cool head when someone hands them a bomb, and there are other ways a Voltorb could injure or even kill a person without actually detonating.

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http://vimeo.com/62713728#

Really low budget western.

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To go back, for a moment, to the writing-style similarities.... I got Vladimir Nabokov and Douglas Adams. It seems that I, too, am jumping around. Good stuff, in any case!

That is an awesome panel! Pokemon is something that has, I think, become less great in the past few years. That panel reminds me of the truly great parts of it. Thanks!

I also just realized how long it's been since this thread was active.... Something for the future, then.

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Library of the Strange.

You'll make a double take or two.

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I made a game out of it, I call it Spot the 'Shop.

 

Wrong forum I know, but someone needs to mod some of these into Fallout.

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Proweler wrote:

Library of the Strange.

You'll make a double take or two.

While a few are obvious jokes, that's quite a gold mine. I'd love to read some of those.

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So, catch me up.

Why are we talking about Stephen King and Pokemon on an Elder Scrolls forum?

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Gage-StDon wrote:

So, catch me up.

Why are we talking about Stephen King and Pokemon on an Elder Scrolls forum?

Because we're a small community with a broad range of interests. To be a fan of the Elder Scrolls series does not require one to be obsessed by it to the exclusion of all else.

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I made a game out of it, I call it Spot the 'Shop.

Wrong forum I know, but someone needs to mod some of these into Fallout.

Not really my kinda game. But yeah there are some obvious ones. I just found it out through Internet of Dreams. Tumblr has been really awesome lately for finding strange things.

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Lol I got Mario Puzo and Anne Rice. 

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The Tao of Programming

Quote:
A novice asked the Master: ``Here is a programmer that never designs, documents or tests his programs. Yet all who know him consider him one of the best programmers in the world. Why is this?''

The Master replies: ``That programmer has mastered the Tao. He has gone beyond the need for design; he does not become angry when the system crashes, but accepts the universe without concern. He has gone beyond the need for documentation; he no longer cares if anyone else sees his code. He has gone beyond the need for testing; each of his programs are perfect within themselves, serene and elegant, their purpose self-evident. Truly, he has entered the mystery of Tao.''

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A master was explaining the nature of Tao of to one of his novices. ``The Tao is embodied in all software - regardless of how insignificant,'' said the master.

``Is the Tao in a hand-held calculator?'' asked the novice.

``It is,'' came the reply.

``Is the Tao in a video game?'' continued the novice.

``It is even in a video game,'' said the master.

``And is the Tao in the DOS for a personal computer?''

The master coughed and shifted his position slightly. ``The lesson is over for today,'' he said.

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How do you judge your writing by Author?

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Link's in the first post of this thread.