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I'm generally not a biopic person... and it's a parody of biopics... I don't know that I'll be checking it out, but it still seems really cool even if it's not my particular cup of tea smile

Not karaoke if there's not backing music, but it's fine, right?

There was a moment of regret here.


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Ever since running across the 3dbotmaker diecast racing channel on YouTube, I was interested in getting customs done of my cars. I'd gotten a single Hot Wheels Saturn Ion already, and more recently a Chevy Volt from Greenlight Collectibles (my previous and current cars, respectively), but set about collecting the rest of the releases of the Ion casting and inquiring about commissions. After one turned into a lengthy dead end, I reached out to a few more and finally found someone that could help me out.

So, while I felt that setting up a huge race diorama was unfeasible - at least, to do it well - I did get a small set, and made a story out of it.

Thank you to Tom, who can be heard among the background voices, and of course to everyone else who helped out.

Check out the guy who did the customs on Instagram at Custom Diecast Garage.


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Someone flew into New York from North Carolina to buy a car from us.

(Actually, he's not the only one. We're doing a lot of out-of-state business.)


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It's easier to see the resemblance in older photos of him with longer hair.

British YouTube circles just seem like they're really fun, and more interconnected.


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Tom Scott did a collaboration with Beardyman (if you're unfamiliar with him, but he looks familiar, he's Jay Foreman's brother, but to a lot of people Jay Foreman is Beardyman's brother).

I was in awe through the whole process and I've listened to the resulting track roughly five times a day the past couple days since this came out.

Yeah, I really wish they'd had, uh, a human deliver Luke's lines.


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That looks gorgeous. Kinda gives me Moonlighter vibes, which I quite recommend.


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Dude, that's awesome! I'm really excited for you!

My weekends are filled up for January. Not sure what weekday times would actually work for everyone. I don't mind sitting out something this month or waiting for next month.


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I'm wondering why he's got a bug up his ass about settling down as a crime lord. My suspicion is that he wants to use the position to enforce Tusken sovereignty, but we'll see.

Mandalorian's theme didn't hit me as iconic until I'd listened to it on its own a few times, after watching the series. I'll give Boba's theme the same opportunity to grow on me. It's good to vibe to. Dunno if it's bounce around my head for days yet.

Hey all! I showed this at the last Games in Your Head, but I publicly released the trailer for Breakdown at 238 Hypatia. Hits many of the same beats as the teaser, but uses music that will be in the movie, as composed for the movie, and fills in a bit more as well.

I will ALSO be doing a cast-and-crew premiere in a few weeks, followed by a supporter viewing party. I know a few of you tossed a few coins to your, uh, producer here, but I'd be honored if the rest of you wanted to attend as well. It'll be a Zoom party on January 16th at 2PM EST. Out of interest of not having the link be totally public, I'll be dropping it into the chat on the forum's front page, visible to those who are signed in, about an hour before go time.

Thanks! smile

Christmy Merras.

And hey - if after a round or two we find it isn't clicking, we can switch games midway through anyway.

Shadow, never played with proximity chat, wouldn't mind trying to figure that out another time, and not sure how well it works if someone tries to join on their phone or something.

That time works for me! My vote goes to either Gartic Phone or Among Us.

I'm good for this upcoming weekend.


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Exciting, man! Please keep us in the loop, I like seeing this sort of process post!

Regan, thank you kindly smile I did it in a couple other shots of the movie but wish I'd done it a bit more.

Teague, thanks for the recommendation of breaking it up into different masks. I was thinking one huge shape for thirty seconds... and bobbing the head back and forth on its own is a lot simpler. Then an arm. Then the other arm. And so forth.

Beeg, I shot the movie on black which worked for 98% of the shots. It's one I kind of wish had shot it on green screen, but getting the actor again for the shot would be unfeasible.

Teague, there's decent separation once you shove some heavy levels correction on it. Unfortunately my After Effects is CS3 so I can't give roto brush a shot or try anything more discerning than Keylight, which doesn't like non-chroma keying. I may try to give it another go.

Hey folks! I'm hoping to release Breakdown at 238 Hypatia this year, and am pretty much set with it. Someone helped me with a few necessary roto shots, soundtrack is still in the works but getting close to wrapping, tying up loose ends.

There is one shot that would be fantastic to have roto'd, but is beyond my skill level to do so for as long as the shot is (30 seconds). Thus, I don't consider in a necessity, but... dang, it'd be nice. Owen took a look at it before graciously bowing out due to other obligations. I was wondering of anyone else could check it out.


It's a locked off shot with the person sitting in the chair, flailing around a bit, then relaxing. Here's a video with a DIRTY garbage matte that I used to figure out the background's animation (which itself is still in-progress). Be warned that the audio starts with a fading explosion tinnitus tone, and contains spoilers for the film.

If anyone can help, I'd be greatly appreciative. Delivery would be the PNG sequence with an alpha matte, and deadline of December 10 or so.


So while on the call, well, first it was a ton of fun! We're thinking potentially Among Us next time, and roughly once a month for scheduling purposes.

Anybody got some really good times that work for them next month? Imma nix Christmas Day right off the bat, for me at least tongue

h-Heyyyy let's file that under "shit I almost forgot".

We have the FIYD Discord, so how's about we gather there, and figure it out from there? I think Shadow will be able to stream the main screen to the rest of us right from there.

Posting the Discord invite into the chat box.

Threw it in my calendar smile Now, one of y'all actually *has* a Jackbox pack or several, correct? big_smile

Yeah, looks like, "Somebody pick a day!"

*looks around, dawning realization*

Wait... I'M somebody! (I'm told. No, just kidding, I'm not told so.)

This Saturday has a few things going on for me, but what are peoples' thoughts about Saturday, November 20th? Let's figure a reasonable time... 11PM CET (France), 10PM GMT (UK), 5PM EST (US East coast), 2PM PST (US West coast)? We're all off daylight saving time now so that makes this slightly easier. Also damn, we have a bit of longitudinal spread, don't we?