bladiator

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    Karl Harmdierks
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  1. Hey bro,

    Loved your comment on Grande Valse Mario. I know how you feel when you practice and practice something that you love and everyone else around you is so incredibly tired of hearing it .. but that's the case with pretty much anything! How the heck are you going to get better without a ton of practice?

    Keep it rollin,

    ~Karl

  2. just heard golden ivories tonight. your piano playing and arranging abilities are absolutely immense man

  3. This guy is.
  4. I think bgc hit this one on the head (well, not just thist last post, but multiple ones throughout here): If you remember the Borg cliffhanger in Star Trek: TNG, that was the one where (SPOILERS LOLWUT) Picard was changed into a Borg. On the extras of the DVD, the writer said that was the season that his contract was up and he wasn't planning on coming back, so he decided to just make something ridiculously cliff-hangerish, and then he didn't have to worry about solving it because he wasn't coming back. Unfortunately, they talked him into a couple more seasons, and he had to get out of his own pit of nonsense, which ended up being that horrible computer bug. Blech. So yeah, that's how feel that Lost has kept things up and running for years ... making a cliffhanger every couple weeks, but then never explaining it because they wrote themselves into a corner every couple weeks. And if you explain them with something subpar, you get another ST:TNG "Blech". BUT, COME ON. If I were a writer for a series that was this watched and this dissected, I would TOTALLY use the internet for my answers. Everyone is saying that no one would be ok with your answer because it wouldn't be scientifically good enough or whatever .. but there are people on the internet that are thinking about LOST probably 3x as much as the writers themselves! Just get out there and take the best hypothesis someone has come up with and then write it into the script. You simultaneously make one person on the internet feel like a predictive god, and you don't have to waste all your own time trying to resolve something that you weren't planning on resolving in the first place. And you don't have to say that Lost was "about the characters lol"
  5. I'm going to apologize in advance because I don't watch the show, but I have a friend that was obsessed with it, so I'm interested to see how it all "came together" at the end now that it is over. Regarding the 2 1/2 hour show: they know coming up to the end what has or hasn't been said and how they want to end it. They could have just explained more of it BEFORE the last second so that you can have an ending AND all the answers. But I don't think they want to answer everything somewhat to just leave it out there and let people talk about it for years, and also somewhat because they wrote themselves in a hole and needed to just let some of that stuff go. I've many times read that the creators had an idea for the beginning and for the ending, and then didn't know what would come between. Since the network seemed to have lengthened the show quite a bit past where the writers originally intended on having it, then they probably had to write a lot of filler stuff in the middle to keep it going. But is that really a reason to just say "annnnnnd, all that stuff was not real and you were all dead"? That just makes me wonder over and over if the writers original outline said: I. Cast of characters come to island (unsure why) II. Characters mingle III. The island is ... (protected? saved? I'm still not exactly sure what happened because no one in this thread or the others that I have read through today really lay it down .. probably so they don't give away spoilers) IV: Everything else that wasn't tied up this way didn't happen. I know I'm oversimplifying it here, but there's a difference between a TV show and a movie: I expect sometimes that a writer of a screenplay gets a great idea, and they get it made into a movie, and it makes a great point, and they leave it open ended so that you think about it for a while, and tell your friends "hey, watch this movie, it will make you think afterwards." They only have 2-3 hours to get you to this point, so it makes sense. A TV SHOW however (this one as an example) had what ... 80-100 hours to tell its story? So at the end of that, when they are tying up loose ends and coming to a close, I really don't want stuff to be open to interpretation, because you already spent 100 hours of my life explaining it to me little by little. You had all the time in the world to get me all the answers that you needed to. And unless you're planning on doing "Lost 2", then its never getting answered, and people spent a lot of time not getting answers that they waited every week to get. Yes, I'm hating on Lost with little or no right to, but just place any TV show in here (Sopranos?) that leaves the end open after taking your time and feeding you advertisement for 6-7 years.
  6. I can't believe my program got leaked out to OCR!
  7. ALRIGHT MAGGOTS! I'M TAKING ON HALC POWDER AND THE DDD THEME! I'll get in touch with the incredible halc later.
  8. GOOOO COWBOYS!! And I was rooting for the Saints for two reasons: 1) Because the Vikings beat my Cowboys and so I like to see our defeaters take the early train home every year, and 2) Because near the midway part of the game when Favre was getting the ever-loving snot beat out of him, left the game with his messed up ankle then came back to keep playing, I just knew ... KNEW that if they won the game, we would have to listen to a never-ending wall of Brett Favre glory talk for more than a year. I hate Brett Favre for pretty much that one singular reason: because you have to hear about how awesome he is every other day. I also hate Tom Brady and Peyton Manning for these reasons (ever heard of .. I don't know .. the rest of the team??) but people have toned down the Peyton talk now so I'm all about him taking this one. Not to mention that he has been on a team that is a contender ever since time began it feels like. Favre's team is always iffy. I guess in general, I'm one of those guys that hates to watch quarterbacksterbation. I know they do a really hard job and doing it really well is much worse, but who is blocking for you? Who is receiving your crazy awesome passes? Who is returning punts and kickoffs for good field position? "PEYTON MANNING MARCHED THEM ALL THE WAY DOWN THE FIELD!" If he ran the ball on every play with no other teammates, then get back to me on that one.
  9. This is the problem though. It's a video game, and somehow it's demoralizing people. IN REAL LIFE. That's just retarded. I'm not going to pretend it doesn't happen to me. Since the few times I played in-house and seen what these guys are talking about, I just play pubs all the time now. Sure, they curse you and call you a noob, but then I tell them they're taking the game too seriously and since there are 30,000+ people playing the game, odds are I'll never see them again. And like I said, I've left the computer angry at losing the game, and about 10 minutes later I think to myself, "Wow, this game is screwing up my attitude. This game that I play for "fun" is making me angry." And I realize that maybe I just need to find something less stressful to "enjoy" for a hobby if I get this worked up about it. And yes, I'm pointing at all of you. *points*
  10. Woo! Dhsu is the man! Happy b-day ya old fart.
  11. That's pretty awesome. At first I thought to myself that the S2 staff would probably eventually see this kind of thing and change it, but then after reading your explanation and seeing all the items you had on it, can see this never changing because it is definitely too costly to use effectively. But from a gimmicky side of things, that's awesome.
  12. Sweet! I love playing the keeper even though he was woefully hard to use consistently before. Now he's a MACHINE! A ... wooden tree machine.
  13. I'm going to have to agree with zircon that his analogy made sense and your appending of his analogy did not make sense.