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Re: OOC Discussion

Post by Essoje on Mon Feb 02, 2015 3:42 pm

pur·ist (ˈpyo͝orəst/) noun
noun: purist; plural noun: purists; noun: Purist; plural noun: Purists
1. a person who insists on absolute adherence to traditional rules or structures, especially in language or style.


In this case, anime purist.
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Re: OOC Discussion

Post by K on Mon Feb 02, 2015 5:59 pm

I'm that?
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Re: OOC Discussion

Post by Essoje on Mon Feb 02, 2015 6:51 pm

I've been yet again been reminded that in the internet, everything is taken seriously unless you use a smiley, even if you write something like 'Jokes aside, blah blah blah', signifying what you wrote before that was not to be taken seriously.

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Re: OOC Discussion

Post by Rory on Mon Feb 02, 2015 6:57 pm

It's just K's preference. Now for serious, a real example of a purist is a person who won't use any mod that's not lore-friendly in their game installs. You might spot one of these people when they offer suggestions and improvements to mods that are lore-friendly, or aim for a lore-friendly mod.

One mod, Skyrim Immersive Creatures, has a purist setting(among the different settings, because everyone hates having to scroll through all the different tweaks in the mod configuration menu and change them all to how they want them). Basically it's the vanilla setting that only enables all the monsters part of the lore.
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Post by Essoje on Mon Feb 02, 2015 7:03 pm

I hear ya man. The worst kind is the one that won't install mods at all, because "that's not how the developers of the game would have wanted you to play it", even tho they have concerns in the game that are fixed by a mod. And when they hear that you are using said mod, you suddenly are not 'a real gamer'. *facepalms*
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Re: OOC Discussion

Post by Rory on Mon Feb 02, 2015 7:21 pm

Ran across someone specific, did you?
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Re: OOC Discussion

Post by Essoje on Mon Feb 02, 2015 8:52 pm

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Re: OOC Discussion

Post by Kolson on Mon Feb 02, 2015 10:11 pm

Am I a purist if I don't care about mods? I still very much see myself as a console gamer, and we didn't have mods during the formative years of my gaming career so I just adjusted to whatever UI or content was in the game, every game.

*Kolson goes back to his dinosaur games and tries not to cry over Monty Oum's death. RIP Monty, you'll be missed!*
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Re: OOC Discussion

Post by Essoje on Tue Feb 03, 2015 12:51 am

"Absolute adherence to traditional rules". Yup, dictionary definition of purist.

Also, Monty Oum died?! I don't watch RBWY, but I respect his work. I mean, I really liked the animation work on it, but couldn't care about the show itself strangely enough. The world of entertainment lost someone big today.
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Re: OOC Discussion

Post by Kolson on Tue Feb 03, 2015 6:16 am

Bleh, I kinda hate being lumped in with the pretentious folks though. I mean, it's not like I'm doing it for some kind of "better" art or anything. Oh well.

Here's everything we know about Monty's passing so far: He went in for unspecified routine surgery and thanks to a freak allergic reaction to medication went into a coma for 10 days. He finally passed away on February 1st.

I feel awful for his friends and family and for the Rooster Teeth community at large. It's really hit a lot of people hard.
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Re: OOC Discussion

Post by Kolson on Tue Feb 03, 2015 6:28 am

Sorry for the double post but this really has nothing to do with previous conversations and is of a different tone entirely.

My friends' Kickstarter for their card game is getting ready to launch and the publisher is working on the page and looking for constructive feedback to improve the presentation and such. If that's something any of you'd be interested in doing please follow this link and do so. Smile

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/undine/1486573258?token=dd1e4fce
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Re: OOC Discussion

Post by K on Tue Feb 03, 2015 9:34 am

Dammit, that's horrible news. All i knew of him was his work, and a few interviews at GT, but he seemed like a good guy.

I'm reminded of when Reuben Kee died. Dude was a remixer at OCR, really good one too. There's something nasty about losing someone from the community like that.

Rest in peace, is all i can say.


Not to draw attention away from your topic, Kolson, just had to pay respects in some way.
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Re: OOC Discussion

Post by Kolson on Tue Feb 03, 2015 2:40 pm

Not at all, K. I just wanted to get it out there. Unfortunately life moves on, no matter if we are ready for it or not Sad, and their launch day is rapidly approaching.
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Re: OOC Discussion

Post by Essoje on Thu Feb 05, 2015 3:09 pm

And Dark Souls II got the 'lore' patch thingy, I'll have to play it later. I wonder what kind of content we are dealing with... I'll just be glad if Emerald Herald don't talk about stuff unless I ask for a conversation.

I mean, I don't want to talk with her right now, just wanna to level up and upgrade my estus! Sure, I'll talk to her when the time is right, but level up is a moment of silence and contemplation and looking at numbers go up! Can't she just do that quietly?! It gets old the 12097213 time dammit!!!

... on other news, I bought Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;birth 1 and am having fun with it. Not only I'm reminded by my own lack of natural defenses against the cute, this game is like a meme paradise. I almost feel quilty about playing it. Almost.
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Re: OOC Discussion

Post by K on Thu Feb 05, 2015 4:45 pm

The watercolor illustrations for that card game are excellent, Kolson. The Dream theme is also pretty interesting. I shared their page on my FB.

As for Dark Souls II, i got the patch yesterday afternoon, but it hadn't activated yet, the last time i tried it. I'll give it another shot later (kinda slumped right now).
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Re: OOC Discussion

Post by Kolson on Fri Feb 06, 2015 1:10 am

Yeah, Julie Okahara is super talented and her whimsical style really pops with this game. My friends were lucky to catch her so early in her art career.

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Re: OOC Discussion

Post by Essoje on Fri Feb 06, 2015 8:31 pm



Maaaaaaan...
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Re: OOC Discussion

Post by K on Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:48 pm

I have no mouse, yet i must rant.

Would someone wiser than me explain the logic behind Audio Dramas? I'm not talking Audiobooks, i'm talking those Radio Plays that are done with multiple voice actors, yet for some reason must constantly, consistently and without fail, purposefully omit a narrator, so every character has to speak aloud what's happening in front of them like a moron, a la "On no, the Emperor is creating a force storm! It's taken out 12 ships already!".

And every time, i'm shaking my head into my palm, whispering in a dejected voice "Why.... why....?" I really really really want to give Dark Empire it's due as one of the most prominent works in the EU, but the damn script constantly treats it like a damn cartoon. And i'm not talking one of those smart and edgy cartoons like Gargoyles or Thudercats (technically an anime), this is GI Joe / Action Man level campy. I... i just...

ADD IN A FRIGGING NARRATOR, DAMMIT!!
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Re: OOC Discussion

Post by Essoje on Fri Feb 06, 2015 10:10 pm

Audio dramas came before cartoons as I'm sure you understand, and people talking about actions happening is basically because there's no other way to do it without breaking immersion (aka "
ADD IN A FRIGGING NARRATOR, DAMMIT!!" is immersion-breaking) AND keep the audio drama going because of time constrains of the media.

While the movie industry fixes that by cutting, audio drama does that by keeping the script simple and bare of extraneous components from the get go.

You said it yourself, this is not an audio book. Or a book for that matter. The structure of an audio drama and the target public is different as well.
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Re: OOC Discussion

Post by K on Fri Feb 06, 2015 10:28 pm

Uh, Javan, don't mistake this for me not appreciating your input or anything, especially when i just jumped this topic out of the blue, but if you're gonna make the case for the addition of a narrator, especially in the interest of preserving character integrity, to break immersion, i'm gonna need a bit more than you just flat saying so.

And as for extraneous components, are we really considering the notion that having the characters break character in order to become mouth pieces for the action to be not extraneous?

I'll concede your third point, this is indeed not an audio book, but even as far as audio dramas go, well, this particular specimen doesn't really excel, i'm sorry to say.
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Post by Essoje on Fri Feb 06, 2015 11:05 pm

I'm not defending the piece, K. I'm telling you, without having listened to it, why would an author in general not want to add an narrator to a radio drama, and the common reasons why.

Now, if the author kinda sucks at it, that's out of my league to explain.

Also, about the dangers of adding a narrator, here: http://www.ruyasonic.com/wrt_narration.htm
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Post by Kolson on Sat Feb 07, 2015 12:07 am

I feel your pain K, I hate most radio dramas I've listened to for just that reason. The only ones I can say I like are told in the classic detective style, where the detective also serves as the first person narrator or the really old ones that actually used the narrator to set up the scene.

Just as an aside, check out this comic adaptation of a radio play that's actually an adaptation of the comic itself. It's radio play inception!

http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20140101#.VNWPnPnF9LA

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Post by K on Sat Feb 07, 2015 7:53 am

Can't wait for the radio play of that to come out.
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Re: OOC Discussion

Post by Essoje on Sat Feb 07, 2015 2:54 pm

So I'm usually reading stuff about security, listening to tech podcasts, etc. But there's one in particular that I've been listening for like 9 years now. Man.

https://www.grc.com/securitynow.htm

Good old Steve Gibson!
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Re: OOC Discussion

Post by Archengeia on Sat Feb 07, 2015 2:59 pm

I'd just like to say that I absolutely love Dark Empire 1 (2 is iffy, 3 is awful) and I feel it is a critical component of the Star Wars mythos and the story of Palpatine, Luke, and Leia. But having read it many times I can see how... ridiculous it would sound in such a, ahem, dramatic format. Bleh. My sympathies K.

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