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28th Feb '16 9:08:02 AM pittsburghmuggle
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->I think that’s a really remarkable thing about today’s TV audience. You cannot write payoff-based TV anymore because the audience is essentially a render farm. They have an unlimited calculation capacity. There’s no writers’ room that can think more than 20 million people who can think about it for an hour a day.... You can’t do it anymore. You can’t try to fool the audience.
-->--'''Dan Harmon''' (of ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' fame)
16th Jan '16 12:28:30 AM Anddrix
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->In Gehn's bedroom, you can find a spherical machine with a lever on it. If you activate the lever, you will see a video of a woman saying some gibberish: '[[SpeakingSimlish Blurga? Scrugla pridla bugga.]]' Boring, right? Well, you have to understand that this woman is in fact Gehn's wife and that the D'ni words she is saying can be translated as something like: 'Is this thing on? My dear Gehn, I will love you for all eternity'. Considering the woman in the Imager looks thirty-ish and Gehn looks almost seventy, it really makes you wonder: How old is this video? How many times has Gehn watched it during his thirty years of confinement in a lonely world? It almost makes you [[SympathyForTheDevil feel some sympathy for the despot he's become]]. You can also find his journal on his desk, where most of his writing is steady, self-assured descriptions of his nefarious plans, except for a single entry about his wife. It is extremely pale and shaky, ending in a smudge that suspiciously looks like [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes a single tear]]. This really blows my mind: it's got to be the most [[ShowDontTell understated tidbit of background information]] in a video game. How many games require you to have knowledge of an imaginary language to understand all the nuances of its story? And ''Riven'' is literally full of little things like these, which almost no one will ever notice. I feel for the Miller brothers since it must be frustrating. Maybe it's a bit like being the curator at the Louvres, who sees [[ViewersAreMorons a new bunch of slack-jawed yokels]] walk around his museum every day, 'oooing' and 'aaahing' at the pretty sights for a while, without ever noticing anything about the deliberate use of colors, contrasts, lines or the different artistic movements and their place in history.

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->In Gehn's bedroom, you can find a spherical machine with a lever on it. If you activate the lever, you will see a video of a woman saying some gibberish: '[[SpeakingSimlish Blurga? Scrugla pridla bugga.]]' Boring, right? Well, you have to understand that this woman is in fact Gehn's wife and that the D'ni words she is saying can be translated as something like: 'Is this thing on? My dear Gehn, I will love you for all eternity'. Considering the woman in the Imager looks thirty-ish and Gehn looks almost seventy, it really makes you wonder: How old is this video? How many times has Gehn watched it during his thirty years of confinement in a lonely world? It almost makes you [[SympathyForTheDevil feel some sympathy for the despot he's become]]. You can also find his journal on his desk, where most of his writing is steady, self-assured descriptions of his nefarious plans, except for a single entry about his wife. It is extremely pale and shaky, ending in a smudge that suspiciously looks like [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes a single tear]]. This really blows my mind: it's got to be the most [[ShowDontTell understated tidbit of background information]] in a video game. How many games require you to have knowledge of an imaginary language to understand all the nuances of its story? And ''Riven'' is literally full of little things like these, which almost no one will ever notice. I feel for the Miller brothers since it must be frustrating. Maybe it's a bit like being the curator at the Louvres, who sees [[ViewersAreMorons a new bunch of slack-jawed yokels]] yokels walk around his museum every day, 'oooing' and 'aaahing' at the pretty sights for a while, without ever noticing anything about the deliberate use of colors, contrasts, lines or the different artistic movements and their place in history.
24th Mar '15 7:41:56 PM johnnyfog
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->v. to use to many large, complex words in a sentence. Also, to make too many obscure historical references in a sentence.\\\
''ex: I don't want to go on a rant here, but the U.S. foreign policy makes about as much sense as Robert Fulton having sex with Beowulf at the First Battle of Antietam. I mean, when a neo-conservative defenestrates, it's like Rovslofski filibustered deoxymonohydroxinate.''
-->--'''''Website/UrbanDictionary''''' on Creator/DennisMiller
24th Mar '15 7:37:12 PM johnnyfog
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->v. to use to many large, complex words in a sentence. Also, to make too many obscure historical references in a sentence.\\\
''ex: I don't want to go on a rant here, but the U.S. foreign policy makes about as much sense as Robert Fulton having sex with Beowulf at the First Battle of Antietam. I mean, when a neo-conservative defenestrates, it's like Rovslofski filibustered deoxymonohydroxinate.''
-->--'''''Website/UrbanDictionary''''' on Creator/DennisMiller
17th Mar '15 4:24:57 AM Beedle
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-->-- '''Abe Terger''', ''Film/{{Primer}}''. (If this made sense to you, your name has the letters "[=MSc=]" or "[=PhD=]" after it somewhere.) [[note]]Time. If you know the premise of the movie, you may just ''assume'' that. If you've been avoiding spoilers and you know the reference, it's your first hint of the actual plot. Brilliant.

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-->-- '''Abe Terger''', ''Film/{{Primer}}''. (If this made sense to you, your name has the letters "[=MSc=]" or "[=PhD=]" after it somewhere.) [[note]]Time. If you know the premise of the movie, you may just ''assume'' that. If you've been avoiding spoilers and you know the reference, it's your first hint of the actual plot. Brilliant.
Brilliant.[[/note]]
6th Mar '15 2:05:29 PM johnnyfog
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->The lack of gravity, or solid ground. or even or a regular daylight cycle all contribute to medical problems that characters ''sure do love taking their sweet time'' explaining. It is '''[[Creator/HideoKojima Kojima]]''', after all, and if there's one example of how drastically his skills at characterization, world-building, and plot development collide with [[{{Infodump}} the sheer inefficiency of his writing]], it's ''Policenauts''... No one in real life talks like this! It just pulls you out of the world and reminds you that it's conservatively-translated Japanese sci-fi from the Nineties! The technological marvels we enjoy in real life are mundane to us; they're ordinary. But the people in ''Policenauts'' won't shut up about them! I have no idea how this piece of plastic [a motherboard] can turn into a computer, and I've never really had reason to case. But if I were a ''Policenauts'' character I could tell you in 400 words or less!
-->--'''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8hyJnJzBU George Weidman]]''' on ''{{VideoGame/Policenauts}}''
6th Mar '15 2:04:33 PM johnnyfog
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->The lack of gravity, or solid ground. or even or a regular daylight cycle all contribute to medical problems that character ''sure do love taking their sweet time'' explaining. It is '''[[Creator/HideoKojima Kojima]]''', after all, and if there's one example of how drastically his skills at characterization, world-building, and plot development collide with [[{{Infodump}} the sheer inefficiency of his writing]], it's ''Policenauts''... No one in real life talks like this! It just pulls you out of the world and reminds you that it's conservatively-translated Japanese sci-fi from the Nineties! The technological marvels we enjoy in real life are mundane to us; they're ordinary. But the people in ''Policenauts'' won't shut up about them! I have no idea how this piece of plastic [a motherboard] can turn into a computer, and I've never really had reason to case. But if I were a ''Policenauts'' character I could tell you in 400 words or less!

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->The lack of gravity, or solid ground. or even or a regular daylight cycle all contribute to medical problems that character characters ''sure do love taking their sweet time'' explaining. It is '''[[Creator/HideoKojima Kojima]]''', after all, and if there's one example of how drastically his skills at characterization, world-building, and plot development collide with [[{{Infodump}} the sheer inefficiency of his writing]], it's ''Policenauts''... No one in real life talks like this! It just pulls you out of the world and reminds you that it's conservatively-translated Japanese sci-fi from the Nineties! The technological marvels we enjoy in real life are mundane to us; they're ordinary. But the people in ''Policenauts'' won't shut up about them! I have no idea how this piece of plastic [a motherboard] can turn into a computer, and I've never really had reason to case. But if I were a ''Policenauts'' character I could tell you in 400 words or less!
6th Mar '15 2:04:11 PM johnnyfog
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->Who was [[Creator/HideoKojima Kojima]] really trying to impress with ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid MGS1]]''? And therefore, who was he really trying to punish in ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty MGS2]]''? Didn’t he understand the paradox he’d created for himself? Teenagers who want to fantasize about snapping a bad guy’s neck in the middle of a blizzard, or stuffy professors and Creator/RogerEbert? There’s not much of an overlap in that Venn diagram... America is indeed stupid, but it’s the job of artists to work around that. The themes of ''[=MGS2=]'' are powerful and highly relevant, but they’re wasted. They may as well be in Latin and spoken in reverse. Dumb it down for the masses and work on attracting a cult following to disseminate your messages — don’t engineer [[TrollingCreator the world’s greatest prank]] in order to prove that you’re smarter than everyone, you crazy man!
-->--'''[[http://www.metagearsolid.org/2013/08/official-review-mgs2-a-complete-breakdown/ Terry Wolf]]'''



Hence, my first question starts, “I watched the pilot twice ... ” But I don't get to the question part because [[Creator/AaronSorkin Sorkin]] looks as if he wants to say something. I invite him to do so, and he asks, “Because you liked it so much the first time, or because you didn't understand it the first time?”\\\

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Hence, my first question starts, “I ''“I watched the pilot twice ... ”'' But I don't get to the question part because [[Creator/AaronSorkin Sorkin]] looks as if he wants to say something. I invite him to do so, and he asks, “Because ''“Because you liked it so much the first time, or because you didn't understand it the first time?”\\\time?”''\\\



-->--'''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ya8hyJnJzBU George Weidman]]''' on ''{{VideoGame/Policenauts}}''

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-->--'''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ya8hyJnJzBU com/watch?v=a8hyJnJzBU George Weidman]]''' on ''{{VideoGame/Policenauts}}''
''{{VideoGame/Policenauts}}''

->Who was Kojima really trying to impress with ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid MGS1]]''? And therefore, who was he really trying to punish in ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty MGS2]]''? Didn’t he understand the paradox he’d created for himself? Teenagers who want to fantasize about snapping a bad guy’s neck in the middle of a blizzard, or stuffy professors and Creator/RogerEbert? There’s not much of an overlap in that Venn diagram... America is indeed stupid, but it’s the job of artists to work around that. The themes of ''[=MGS2=]'' are powerful and highly relevant, but they’re wasted. They may as well be in Latin and spoken in reverse. Dumb it down for the masses and work on attracting a cult following to disseminate your messages — don’t engineer [[TrollingCreator the world’s greatest prank]] in order to prove that you’re smarter than everyone, you crazy man!
-->--'''[[http://www.metagearsolid.org/2013/08/official-review-mgs2-a-complete-breakdown/ Terry Wolf]]'''
6th Mar '15 2:03:28 PM johnnyfog
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-->--'''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ya8hyJnJzBU George Weidman]]'''

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-->--'''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ya8hyJnJzBU George Weidman]]'''
Weidman]]''' on ''{{VideoGame/Policenauts}}''
6th Mar '15 2:01:27 PM johnnyfog
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--> --'''Creator/RogerEbert''', [[http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20041028/REVIEWS/40920013/1023 reviewing "Primer"]]

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--> --'''Creator/RogerEbert''', [[http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20041028/REVIEWS/40920013/1023 reviewing "Primer"]]
--'''Creator/RogerEbert'''



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