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May 17th 2016 at 10:37:35 AM •••

What's this about Shepard's Mind and Barney's Mind getting shout outs? I know they themselves consider the events of Shepard's Mind canon in their own universe but the closest I get regarding the other way around is that Barney's voice actor makes a brief cameo in the penultimate episode.

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May 17th 2016 at 10:53:03 AM •••

That's one of them. The other is Shepard shouting at Freeman right before he enters Xen (though he doesn't shout the same thing as in Shepard's Mind)

May 17th 2016 at 10:56:11 AM •••

I don't remember Barney's voice, but Shephard' voice appears in the episode when Freeman goes through the portal to Xen. (He says "Backrubs!")

May 17th 2016 at 11:32:37 AM •••

Before entering Lovecraft fetus's lair, one of the voices that come out of the metal album cover portal is Barney saying "I wanted a cheeseburger!".

Feb 2nd 2015 at 1:25:19 PM •••

Should we mention that Scott has considered continuing the series into Half-Life 2 but wants to work on other projects first? If so, should it be in the main description or is there a trope to put in under?

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Feb 2nd 2015 at 2:23:59 PM •••

The description. I don't know of any trope that would cover this, since it's just on hiatus, not in Development Hell or anything.

Dec 10th 2013 at 1:06:17 PM •••

Does anyone know how to fix that problem with the folders?

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Telcontar MOD
Dec 11th 2013 at 1:38:20 AM •••

Folders can only hold so much text. Split it into more, smaller folders and it'll work.

Jul 2nd 2013 at 4:26:02 AM •••

I do think that the new sound effects are weird, but I like them. They'll just take some time for me to get used to...

May 7th 2013 at 5:37:19 PM •••

I posted this on youtube:

"Man, if it wasn't for the fact that he would have to make Doom Guy's Mind 1-6 and make it match up with this as well as keep using that voice (which must be a bitch), I would BEG him to keep making these as well as Freeman's mind. Though, now, I just have to hope he decides to do both. Oh, and Machima, if you are reading this, Ross is getting antsy. If you make him wait any longer, someone's going to come along and offer him a contract for Freemans Mind. You made him relax with this. but... Yeah"

and this on the Accursed forums:

"It's funny, when Doom Guy's Mind came out, I got top post for saying that Machinima better step of their game or you would probably leave. Now I'm getting spammed by people who are pointing out you left. I had no idea you were going to do that. XD I'm like, "yeah, I know, isn't it great!"

Any who, you aren't the only one who thinks youtube is going in the toilet. A famous Let's Player and Starcraft commentator that calls himself Husky Starcraft agrees with you. It really has me discouraged. I'm really lazy, but if I ever get a nice set-up, I was going to do let's plays and now I hear guys like me don't even stand a chance to get any views. I mean, I shouldn't do it for the views or any money I could get from ads, but without them, I'm just using my time making videos that no one will launch and I'll be supporting the company that just doesn't give a shit about the smaller guys. Yeah, I like the 'recommended for you' function, but this is ridiculous!"

What do you guys think? Do you think Ross was right to leave Machinima? Do you think youtube is becoming evil? Do you think it's hard for small time video makers to start off due to youtube's new policies?

May 4th 2013 at 12:46:33 PM •••

Saw this coming. Scott left Machinima. We going to have to remove this from Machinima.

May 10th 2012 at 3:49:26 PM •••

There are already plenty of examples from Shephard's Mind. How about adding some more from the others?

Apr 3rd 2012 at 11:27:53 AM •••

Do you think that the Freeman's Mind page should be made? One entry for each narrator, e.g. Gordon, Adrian, Barney, Chell, etc.

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Oct 24th 2013 at 12:45:36 PM •••

I think not. Mostly because character tropes for Gordon take up most of the main page. Given that the whole point of the series to characterize Freeman, and its basically the only difference between FM and the game it uses, a character page would be redundant.

Jan 11th 2012 at 6:32:26 PM •••

Just watched this after a year or so of thinking about watching it. Recap and quotes pages are up.

Jun 11th 2011 at 10:16:39 AM •••

Goddamned Bats and High Octane Nightmare Fuel aren't YMMV items in this case, are they? I mean, an in-universe character thinks of the examples as that. Shouldn't it go on the main page?

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Jun 11th 2011 at 2:54:36 PM •••

I think someone put them there because they had the little red dot "subjective" sign on the sides. If you say "in-universe" I think those go away.

May 22nd 2011 at 4:43:42 PM •••

I doubt that Freeman references Unreal. Anyone opposed to cutting that last example at Shout-Out?

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Jun 5th 2011 at 10:45:02 PM •••

In addition, there are three YMMV items right now that sound more like we could just slap the "Invoked" tag on, but I want a second opinion first.

Jun 11th 2011 at 4:12:20 PM •••

Another Shout-Out thing:

I remember how Freeman's line about "White men in powered Hazmat suits can't jump" apparently being a reference to something called White Men Can't Jump. It's gone nowadays, though, so why?

Apr 11th 2011 at 7:59:15 PM •••

I disagree with the "Arson, Murder and Jaywalking" reference. It's not that leaving fingerprints is like the "jaywalking" part of the above. He is concerned about fingerprints because they could lead to him being implicated in firing the missile rather than leaving his environment a bit messy.

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Oct 7th 2011 at 9:20:31 PM •••

Agreed. I didn't want to remove it, bit now I have to, seeing that someone else caught it. That's more Protagonist-Centered Morality than anything.

Nov 6th 2010 at 9:25:10 AM •••

(Sorry if I seem to be bitching a lot, but there's no Just Bugs Me page, and this is the closest I could find) At the time of the Black Mesa Incident, Gordon Freeman is 27 years old. He has no dependents and is a graduate of MIT, having earned a Ph.D. in theoretical physics. His thesis was titled Observation of Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen Entanglement on Supraquantum Structures by Induction Through Nonlinear Transuranic Crystal of Extremely Long Wavelength (ELW) Pulse from Mode-Locked Source Array (essentially about the teleportation of matter through extremely dense elements). A native of Seattle, Washington, Freeman harbors an early interest in theoretical physics, such as quantum mechanics and relativity. His earliest heroes are Albert Einstein, Stephen Hawking and Richard Feynman. After observing a series of teleportation experiments conducted by the Institute for Experimental Physics in Innsbruck, Austria, applications of teleportation become Freeman's obsession. Was there ANY mention of Gordon's interests in theoretical physics or teleportation so far?

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Nov 6th 2010 at 9:48:41 AM •••

Seriously? This a humor series entirely for fun and you're trying to see if there's mention of Gordon's interest in physics? Of course there is, but it's mostly played for laughs. Now about theoretical physics or teleportation specifically that's a bit harder to answer. Off hand I remember in the second episode that he made fun of other scientists having trouble with Newton's law of gravitational force and then talking about how his department is working on Quantum Displacement.

Mar 14th 2011 at 11:37:51 PM •••

In addition, he seems hell-bent on proving String Theory wrong (saying that those who subscribe to the theory are cultists, for one example). He definitely knows his stuff.

Nov 3rd 2010 at 12:09:47 PM •••

This always bothered me. Why does Freeman (and the spin-off characters) assume the health chargers are dispensers? You're supposed to hook up your HEV suit/body armor to it. You can't get "gauze" out of one.

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Nov 3rd 2010 at 7:59:02 PM •••

Realism. A machine that dispenses Band-Aids makes more sense than one that you plug into to magically get better, at least for the tech level expected of the game. Of course, that explanation only makes sense if you ignore the equally implausible concept of quantified health points, which is why Freeman's Mind doesn't show the HUD.

Sep 17th 2010 at 4:42:01 PM •••

"Literal Ass Kissing: Whoever wrote a lot of the spin-off tropes is guilty of kissing Shephard's ass. Seriously. "

Ok, what the hell is this?

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Sep 17th 2010 at 10:07:29 PM •••

An inappropriate comment from lordpsymon. *removes*

Sep 18th 2010 at 4:34:11 AM •••

Yeah, I thought it was something like that. I didn't want to remove it without asking first, since I'm more used to lurking than editing.

Sep 18th 2010 at 1:54:45 PM •••

In the future please at least remove anything that uses the word "literally" as an intensifier. Egads that's annoying. I was expecting a story about someone actually kissing Shephard's ass there!

May 24th 2010 at 11:03:38 PM •••

Should tropes specific to the spinoffs (Shephard's Mind, Barney's Mind, etc.) be added to this page or should they have their own pages created?

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May 25th 2010 at 6:34:26 AM •••

Personally, I would add a "Sponoffs" section to this page. There Is No Such Thing As Notability, but creating a new page for every spioff seems like an overkill.

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