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(53 replies, posted in Off Topic)

Jimmy B wrote:

New episode. Tysto and I chat about the rather bloody odd pilot from 1990, Where's Rodney? It tells the story of a young Rodney Dangerfield fan who discovers he can magically summon his hero at any time. The real dangerfield, by the way, from anywhere he may be...

https://dropthepilotpod.blogspot.com/20 … -1990.html

https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-gHSGmMLTLfk/W1iPM8ErikI/AAAAAAAAAgI/CpBqCuwY3PIy1MmRhlR1RLXQW-sudOR8ACLcBGAs/s1600/Where%2527s%2BRodney.jpg

Well... it's not april fools, so the only other logical answer here is that I accidentally put the magic mushrooms in the stir fry again.

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(11 replies, posted in Creations)

Thanks dude big_smile

I've been getting Mr. Dragonfly all rigged up and starting to feel a lot of gears click into place and actually figuring out how it all works together, which is a very nice feeling. Outside the main flower for Innervate this is the first bit of "real" rigging I've done... pretty much since film school.

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(636 replies, posted in Creations)

Lol, they are VERY cute.

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(636 replies, posted in Creations)

Thanks big_smile And yeah, I got SUPER lucky with that one, because basically all day both of the snow leopards were sleeping in the shade and because their cave hammock is so high up you couldn't really get a decent angle on them. But I thought I'd swing by after lunch on a whim and that one sat up and wandered over for all of like, 30 seconds before rolling over and passing out again.

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(636 replies, posted in Creations)

Family wanted to go to the Zoo last saturday so I spent the time grabbing a bunch of reference photos, but managed to get a few decent snaps of some animals being all cute and stuff.

https://i.imgur.com/8tWApgy.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/wIpXzDQ.jpg

They just opened the new Land of Lemurs exhibit. So these are the 2 Red-Fronted Lemur daughters they have there. Unfortunately all the other Lemurs were hiding in the shade so I couldn't get a pic of them.

https://i.imgur.com/Dc68Hwn.jpg

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(11 replies, posted in Creations)

Thanks man smile

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(11 replies, posted in Creations)

BuuuUUUuuugg.

https://i.imgur.com/ye7I6kM.png

I wish I had more time to put into the texturing, but the wheel of progress must move on.

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(40 replies, posted in Off Topic)

DarthPraxus wrote:

Judging from how useful their responses to his requests for help with bugs have been, I think it's safe to say Adobe HQ burned down 20 years ago.

But if it burned down 20 years ago, how are they still pumping out useless, program breaking, workflow destroying updates? ... and the rarely occasionally useful thing.

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(128 replies, posted in Off Topic)

fireproof78 wrote:
BigDamnArtist wrote:

I mean, it's just the same tide as the specialization of everything in the modern world. You can expose them to some basics in grade school just so they have an understanding of the world around them, but no one is going to be able to just decide to become a farmer and have a go at it straight out of high school. It's become as much of a specialized trade as anything with specialized intensive requirements, teaching kids some stuff through grade school isn't going to change that.

Perhaps. But, like many things I guess, there is a lot of stuff I wish I had learned as a kid so that I knew the basics now.

I guess my thing is that is doesn't have to be as specialized as it is made out to be.

Well, like I said before, I'm totally down for basics being taught throughout grade school as an element of what grade school should be doing, exposing kids to as broad and wide a variety of topics as possible so they can figure out what they're interested in and aren't interested in, and have a broad understanding of the world. But that can't and shouldn't replace College's. Same way that High School shop class doesn't replace Trade schools.

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(128 replies, posted in Off Topic)

I mean, it's just the same tide as the specialization of everything in the modern world. You can expose them to some basics in grade school just so they have an understanding of the world around them, but no one is going to be able to just decide to become a farmer and have a go at it straight out of high school. It's become as much of a specialized trade as anything with specialized intensive requirements, teaching kids some stuff through grade school isn't going to change that.

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(174 replies, posted in Off Topic)

I'm just gonna go lie down for a bit, this is looking insaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaane. And I knew it was gonna be good, but fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck.

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(128 replies, posted in Off Topic)

I worked the past year and a half at an agricultural college. Shits definitely still taught in school and there's an entire generation of farmers out there and coming up, it's not something we're gonna lose any time soon. (Also, OHGAWD Shadow is so right, current farming tech and technology is bonkers complicated, you have to be part scientist if you want to be even remotely sustainable, let alone profitable)

That said, I do think basic gardening/farming should be taught in like middle/high school, because the number of city kids that have ZERO idea what goes into growing and cultivating food is astonishing (though unsurprising, it's not like you're just going to pick that up in the middle of a city).

fireproof78 wrote:

So, personal experience is a great teacher? big_smile

As an abstract every day bit of wisdom, yes. In that specific instance though, I was fully aware of the benefits of having an inverter, I'm just too poor to be able to afford one.

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(96 replies, posted in Off Topic)

Teague wrote:

If you get bored and wanna scan the cover-stories from these magazines... you know... just sayin.'

What he said.

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(27 replies, posted in Friends in Your Dungeon)

We try fixing things. It goes... about... as well as you'd expect.

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(27 replies, posted in Friends in Your Dungeon)

This episode: Whisper conducts the worst interrogation ever, of all time, also we piss off the Yakuza. Like you do.

(Only a short... *looks at calendar* ...6 month hiatus since the last episode)

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(415 replies, posted in Off Topic)

So this thing just popped up out of no where on me, and holy crap it looks like so much my shit.

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(11 replies, posted in Creations)

New bushes, cause the old ones suuuuuuuucked. And some friends.

https://i.imgur.com/sIdFMsQ.png

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(11 replies, posted in Creations)

Thanks duuuuudes big_smile

https://i.imgur.com/74LXRy1.png

Bush.

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(11 replies, posted in Creations)

Thanks man, really appreciate that smile

More vegetation!

https://i.imgur.com/UggxvZD.png

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(11 replies, posted in Creations)

I figured I might as well make a dedicated thread for this.

For those of you that don't know by now, Innervate is a cyberpunk post apocalyptic short film I shot last year and am currently working on the VFX for. And because I am one of those people that loves to share WIP stuff, here we go.

https://i.imgur.com/Rx9Fo8g.png

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(40 replies, posted in Off Topic)

Oh you know, the usual: unemployed, job hunting, visual effects taking longer to finish than I want, stressed, depression, the general inability to even.

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(128 replies, posted in Off Topic)

DarthPraxus wrote:

Would just like to say that I had no idea that hand-powered electronics chargers existed and that I am now buying one. You're a dangerous man, Teague Chrystie.

Seriously put one of those things in your car asap. They WILL save your ass one day. Also if you have an older car a cigarette lighter to power socket/usb inverter, or larger inverter/battery backup if you've got some cash to spend. Being able to jump your own car is a massive life saver. (Says the guy that nearly got stranded in the middle of no where last week cause he didn't have one).

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(1,403 replies, posted in Off Topic)

Gods bless Ashens and his ineffable ability to tell a fascinating story about a horrible video game.

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(53 replies, posted in Off Topic)

I've seen the Road Trip you can't fool me, I know those are all different people.

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(174 replies, posted in Episodes)

Writhyn wrote:

Whatever, I'm sure they were fairly paid and compensated, and were able to get reasonable amounts of rest, right?

... Right?

https://media.giphy.com/media/oOX5qIDkzDjeo/giphy.gif