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Who knew stop motion whiteboard animation could be so sweet?
March 1, 2007
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Word. That was pretty sweet. I liked the constant morphing; i think it would have been cooler if the whole thing was a continuous morph from one thing to the next (no clean wipes; that’s like cheating, or at least hurts continuity). I really like your idea of a game where all the dead character bodies matter; it sounds like it would introduce some interesting new gameplay possibilities, as well as opening up some interesting plot questions about why an infinite number of the same character are available to throw themselves at a task… or alternately, if you saw a pile of ten or fifteen of your body, would you be able to bring yourself to walk through that door?
Thanks for your post about my mopey post… it helped me feel better, and i really appreciated it. We should talk, sometime, or somesuch. Perhaps chill, if you’re in ohioland. At any rate, have a lovely day.
Yes, talking is good! I’m in pittsburghland, which is near ohioland but not quite.
The problem with video game reality is if you saw a pile of ten or fifteen of your body In A Video Game, you wouldn’t be scared at all. You’d be totally like, “sweet.” And then you’d add a few more to the pile, and then walk through.
That is, unless you were talking about whether you’d be able to bring yourself to walk through the door *physically*, in that your massive pile of dead bodies could itself create additional puzzlery. In that case I would say “INDEED, WHAT ARE WE TO MAKE OF THAT” and look at you quizzically, because it’s all a part of an interesting design decision and I don’t know what to make of it yet.
I will try to have a lovely day, but I think it will have to wait for all these horrible deadlines to go away. Perhaps I will have it next month? You never know about these things. You try to plan ahead and it never works out. And then, from the middle of nowhere, when it doesn’t even make sense, suddenly your day is lovely. And you say, “What the hell? This is completely wrong, completely off schedule! This was going to be a terrible day.” But it doesn’t matter. It’s not something you can take back or control. You just … you just have a lovely day.
Y’know what’m sayin’, huh?
Oh, you know. You know.
I do, in fact, know! Sorry it took until i looked on your journal because you posted on mine that i found your reply to my post here! I am forgetsier about checking some corners of the internet than others. I’m glad that you’re so honest a critic as to call the gun thing “old and jarring and dumb.” I think I agree with you; it is formally different than the way that the rest of the story is connected, as well as being in a different spirit, and it’s the only real contradiction in the plot (that their guns are drawn, but she has been shot). so, yeah, you’re probably right. I’m glad you read it, too, because when i re-read it, it occurred to me that you’re one of the major influences of the style. So thanks for that, as well as the crit ^_^
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