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Kirn joined on May 4th, 2010, since that has made 1342 posts that are still accessible today, 56 of which are threads. Helping shape the community, Kirn has given 1696 upvotes, and was last online on Sep 1st, 2014.
Hmmmm... I know I saw mentions about this game before somewhere. I may try this out, I guess, when I have some free time in my goddamn free time.
Maybe it will be someone interesting and lighthearted. I am telling you, not enough light-hearted VN's these days, not nearly enough. Not that I am an expect on VN's though )
Hello, one and all. This is your Lord and Master speaking!
Alright. I feel, we have been sitting on this long enough. You might remember my previous thread about rules and how they currently suck. A lot. Well, I know I have made the problem known (more than it was anyways), but for now people who tried to tackle this problem didn't get far. This tells me that it is up to me to make a step towards you humans here and create rules for you, which would be fair and clear.
So yeah, you can already see the problem. Let's imagine me doing rules, then giving it to... well, to anyone. The whole idea of 'rules made by Kirn' would be something people would flip over. I expect yells about how I would make rules to benefit myself only, and stuff like that. Yeah, like I would put in a rule 'you have to agree with anything Kirn says' or anything.
Still, while the idea I just voiced is silly, the truth of the matter is, I can't make rules by myself. Well, I can, but it won't represent properly the needs of the site. Rules are to be discussed and thought about by a few people. And I mean, probably, even more than three. And I need people who have interest in the matter and understand the workings of CL.
It is hence my decision to get me some staff representatives to think over the rules. I pretty much have the general idea of how that process should go, so all I need is your participation. And since you people are doing goddamn celebrations events, you obviously have enough free time on your hands to do some work.
What I need here is volunteers ready to comment on ideas and present suggestions on different points that will be brought up. Not that hard, but important. The way I see it, I can do a separate skype workgroup, get those of you who would volunteer there and present updates every day or every two days to make it a speedy process. So, you will need to read stuff and present opinions in a timely manner. Not a lot to ask of you to get some proper goddamn rules, right?
Now, I expect you people to look favourably at this, so I will wait for... let's say, two days to get volunteers. Obviously, I would really like to see both admins on this. Any amount of mods would do, but the more - the better. Varied opinions ande idea creators are what is needed.
You can state your willingness to do some good here or by PM or by chat, or whatever. You people know where to find me.
PS. I want to be quite honest with you here. Personally, I do not want to do this, I don't have much free time, I am plain lazy to even think about reworking that damn text. But it has to be done. So let's do it.
Vote, people, goddamnit, vote!! On both matches!
You people are missing the difference between writing prompt and the anthology writing. Go re-read them threads linked in the first post.
But anyhow. For now I will vote on pseudo-historical epic story... Like a myth or saga or fable or whatever. And remember, that doesn't mean some one time period. Myths and sagas can be anywhere from 10000 BC to 1999 in my opinion. Well, maybe not 1999, but 1950 for sure ) For now this sounds like the most interesting proposal of theme for me.
And I would go for co-writing and co-editing idea, but yeah, I would be doing that with @Ecstasy. so that's extremely obvious choice for me to like that idea.
Interesting idea this. I immediately thought about a few examples of like historical fables. Like viking sagas, which you mentioned, which are myths. Or Anabasis which is a very cool historical document. Or even Eaters of the Dead which is a fictional novel that makes believe it's a historical document.
So, you know, some epic pseudo-historical stuff... One can do a lot with that.
DC had this idea for a while. For any writer having anyone else to pre-read the story - even if that person is not professional editor - can have positive effect. You know, fresh look, some proof-reading. Then again, it may be hard to find someone willing to proof-read you. So it may decrease the number of participants too. Works both ways, I guess.
Well... I have no idea about the possible theme, really, but what was about that idea about a writing team? Maybe you can make writers to pair up and they would both write something and check each other stories... Then again, probably doesn't have to be strict pair or writers... maybe writer and just editor... But I kinda do want to see people paired up and then to see how many of the pairs would make it intact.
Oooooooh yeah! In terms of pure power, this is the match of all-time heavy-weights. Are you ready to rumble!?
Interestingly enough, those two are similar in some aspects. They both are extremely powerful. They both owned whole countries. Their stories involve destroying those actual countries in some way. They have concious servants and they can create minions from their own bodies. They are both over-powered like hell. Wait, did I say that already? Well, they are that much overpowered.
Now, Father is a villain going for the conclusion of his master plan. For Alucard, as it was said many times now, it's all in the past, and he is now the nightmare for other monsters. So Father is nore of a villain, obviously. However, Alucard beats him in terms of personality. He's very damn likeable. Father, though, rarely shows emotions... I guess, his emotions are homunculi, who are quite nice as characters, but for me they feel like separate entities, so I don't count them as Father's personality here.
I guess in the end it boils down to this. Father started out as monster created in a flask and tricked people into empowering him. Alucard became unholy monster out of his own defiance and hate for god and everyone.
Considering all this, I will go with Alucard here.
Funny how people said Johan and Makishima are very similar, and here they are.
Well, I really don't think they are too similar, and I will vote for Johan here. Out of two villains, he is way better developed and things he does do feel more elaborate. Well, it's no wander, really. Johan got more time - the anime is longer and we pretty much learn his history from the beginning. Makishima is given to us as is, with no real trip to his mind or past.
So yeah, vote for Johan.
@abinit123 no, really. I have to go off the topic of the thread here (I think this anime is forgotten already anyway though) because I feel I do have to explain some things.
I will now give you the proper tribute to Walken. This is it. If you watch this, you will notice the work invested, and you will notice how the music fits the action both in rhythm and in what is going on at the screen. You will notice that the creator of this cared. That's tribute.
What you have there is some yahoo took the 'Weapons of Choice' video and slapped opening music from Titans on it. That's it. So, that's no amount of work, no real reason for doing that too. What is it tribute to? The music and the action on the screen just do not go together, so it's not working as Walken tribute, nor as Titans tribute. It's not amusing. You know what would have been a good tribute to Titans anime? Good AMV. And I am pretty sure there are tons of those just lying around.
But what you found there is just one of internet diseases. When something is even slightly popular, there are people now who will slap the images or, in this case, music from it to... well, to pretty much everything. With no reason whatsoever and without any creative thought. And then people like you go and spread that lack or creativity all over the net.
Btw, that's exactly why this thread became too old from page two. It's filled with stuff like that.