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The Plot Thickens
September 28th 2004, 03:06 CEST by jafd

11:42:51\ <jafd> Did you see the hhg2ttg teaser yet?
11:43:27\ <BobJustBob> Nope.
11:43:43\ <BobJustBob> But I can't say I care about it. No way a movie could come close to the books.
11:43:57\ <jafd> Or the television show.
11:44:01\ <jafd> Or the radio series.
11:44:04\ <jafd> Or the comic book.
11:44:20\ <jafd> Yeah, you're right, there's no point, there's no way the movie will be anything close to the books.
11:44:39\ <jafd> Even though the radio programme came first, he really hit his stride when he put those books out.
11:44:51\ <jafd> Over the span of two decades.
11:44:55\ <BobJustBob> Precisely.
11:44:55\ <jafd> See, now that's planning.
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#43 by BobJustBob
2004-09-28 18:09:07
Okay, then I'm skeptical again.

Dood.
#44 by Ergo
2004-09-28 18:09:10
The most frightening part of Hulka's topic is that he admits that he's reading Savage's book.

Mac OSX--UNIX For Girls (tm)
DVDs
#45 by Chunkstyle
2004-09-28 18:23:30
Somebody has to, or we won't know what the sneaky conservatives are up to.

Game Developers: Don't forget the zombie monkeys.
#46 by Matt Perkins
2004-09-28 18:41:03
wizardque@yahoo.com http://whatwouldmattdo.com/
Ok, some Disgaea questions... (I just rented through an online service and it came without a manual)

1. Is the only way to gain experience is to get the final hit on something?  What about when a combo happens?  Can I see xperience on the character somewhere?  What about for doing special things like healing and so on?

2. How do I leave a damn fight already?  I've heard mention of Mr. Gentry's something should enable me to leave, but I didn't find it yet (I'm on the second chapter).  I went to the Item world once... had to reload because eventually I got beat down.

3. Archers/Gunmen...  Do they exist?  Or do I just take a warrior type and have them use that weapon?


Thanks much.  I really like the game so far, but I'm wondering about those things.

"She told me to tell you to quit being such an anal-retentive pussy."- Ergo
#47 by BobJustBob
2004-09-28 18:45:38
1) Any characters participating in a combo kill gain experience, but yes, only the final blow matters. The experience of a character is listed on the character's status screen.

2) Mr. Gency's Exit only allows you to escape from the Item World. You cannot escape from any other battles. You can find Mr. Gency's Exit as a random reward for beating stages, and it will always be the first reward item on every 10th floor of a random dungeon.

3) There are both archers and gunmen, but the classes don't matter too much. Just make sure the character has a high proficiency in the weapon type (you can see this during character creation when choosing the character's class, as well as on the character status screen for existing characters).

Dood.
#48 by Matt Perkins
2004-09-28 18:47:35
wizardque@yahoo.com http://whatwouldmattdo.com/
Ahhh...  That answers all the questions.

Thanks much, Bob.

"She told me to tell you to quit being such an anal-retentive pussy."- Ergo
#49 by bago
2004-09-28 19:39:18
manga_Rando@hotmail.com
Anyone have a working link to the trailer?

By the way, if signatures weren't for perverts, I'd totally sig this.
#50 by G-Man
2004-09-28 20:12:53
#49 bago
Anyone have a working link to the trailer?

Teaser and in different formats.

Does you company block google or something?
#51 by G-Man
2004-09-28 20:25:09
And in my opinion the movie looks like it is going to suck. The trailer looks like they are going for a style that is too Men-In-Black-ish for me. Mostly the title effects and wacky music. Totally the wrong tone for the picture and it is bound to mislead audiences about what to expect, which is never the key to good box office returns.
#52 by jafd
2004-09-28 20:29:32
#51 G-Man
Mostly the title effects and wacky music.

Uhm... you did see the BBC show, right? It was all about wacky music and effects.

"If the right one won't get you, the left one will."
#53 by G-Man
2004-09-28 20:30:11
Wow, according to imdb, Jim Carrey was almost signed on at one point to play the role of Zaphod. That would have been interesting (although probably quite horrible). Also, Mos Def is Ford Prefect. This sort of connects us to the diversity topic now.
#54 by G-Man
2004-09-28 20:39:06
Different kind of wacky. More actiony than it should be, which is why I made the MIB reference.
#55 by jafd
2004-09-28 20:41:03
Considering that the teaser trailer is designed to interest people who have never heard of the book, it seems appropriate enough.

"If the right one won't get you, the left one will."
#56 by Neale
2004-09-28 21:05:52
neale@pimurho.co.uk www.pimurho.co.uk
Another intreview with Adams mentioned how, when the idea of a HHGTTG movie began, studios generally weren't interested - mainly because a sci-fi comedy didn't do it for them. Then MIB came out with, as Adams himself noticed, certain similarities. So I'd expect it to be along those lines anyway.

9 years later you're the fat kid with his face pressed against the window of The Industry. - crash
#57 by Hugin
2004-09-28 21:55:25
lmccain@nber.org
I dunno, the books had a certain amount of explosions and zapping and such.  I have to imagine however, that yes, a goodly bit of the narrator digressions are going away, and that will be sad.
#58 by bago
2004-09-28 22:24:05
manga_Rando@hotmail.com
The BBC series went off into the narrator digressions all the time, so the move to film doesn't mean that they are going away.

By the way, if signatures weren't for perverts, I'd totally sig this.
#59 by bago
2004-09-28 22:24:58
manga_Rando@hotmail.com
Besides, with people far more accustomed to hyperlinking, the progression will seem natural.

By the way, if signatures weren't for perverts, I'd totally sig this.
#60 by Your Friend
2004-09-28 23:07:14
I think it is safe to say they WILL go away.

The theatrical movie doesn't have nearly enough running time for them to be in there and American audiences who aren't already HHG fans would reject them even if it did.

#61 by bago
2004-09-29 01:59:56
manga_Rando@hotmail.com
http://www.boingboing.net/2004/09/28/iraq_visual_language.html

By the way, if signatures weren't for perverts, I'd totally sig this.
#62 by G-Man
2004-09-29 02:14:33
I wonder why the Al-Qaida, Hamas, Hezbollah, and Taliban flags are so much smaller their recognized nation counterparts.
#63 by Squeaky
2004-09-29 04:49:37
#28 Matt Davis
Thats probably a good thing, but like charlies angels and starsky & hutch, it would have probably been better to call the movie something else rather than leeching off a franchise that will only have a vague resemblance to the originals.

I dunno, Master & Commander: Far Side of the World pulled it off pretty well. It was loosely based upon the characters of book 1 (Master & Commander) and the events of book 10 (The Far Side of the World).

Quit your bitching, fucknut.
Return of the DVDs
#64 by m0nty
2004-09-29 09:52:47
http://tinfinger.blogspot.com
Hollywood makes lots of sci-fi comedies. If it can get Galaxy Quest and Evolution green-lighted, it shouldn't look down its nose at HHGTTG.
#65 by G-Man
2004-09-29 10:34:42
I think Hitchhiker will be just as successful as those movies.
#66 by jafd
2004-09-29 10:47:39
Galaxy Quest made $80 million domestic, Evolution made less than forty. The latter film cost almost three times as much to bring to market.

"If the right one won't get you, the left one will."
#67 by Dethstryk
2004-09-29 14:34:30
jemartin@tcainternet.com
For my birthday next month, it looks like I'm going to head to Houston to catch two shows, two nights in a row. The first is Queensryche, the second is Anthrax and Dio.

The Queensryche show is going to blow me away. They are supposed to play the entire Operation: Mindcrime album live, and then play some of the songs from the upcoming sequel to that album. Since I was about 6 whenever the album originally came out, I wasn't able to check them out playing the album entirely, so I'm excited as fuck.
#68 by jafd
2004-09-29 14:47:56
SEEN IT. In their hometown. On New Year's Eve.

Naturally, it was billed as the last time they would ever do that, ho hum.

Dio is still alive?

"If the right one won't get you, the left one will."
#69 by Hugin
2004-09-29 15:11:14
lmccain@nber.org
Galaxy Quest has also done very, very well in DVD.  Don't know about Evolution but I suspect it hasn't performed as well there either.
#70 by Jibble
2004-09-29 15:21:42
#68 jafd
Dio is still alive?

He has rocked for a long, long time.

убийство!
#71 by jafd
2004-09-29 15:35:36
I think the time may have come for him to pass the torch.

"If the right one won't get you, the left one will."
#72 by Jibble
2004-09-29 15:40:37
For once, my good man, we agree.

убийство!
#73 by jafd
2004-09-29 15:52:07
Two words: Dio sauce.

"If the right one won't get you, the left one will."
#74 by Dethstryk
2004-09-29 15:54:42
jemartin@tcainternet.com
I'm more excited about Anthrax than Dio, but that doesn't change the fact that I've never seen Dio live and Holy Diver is one of my favorite albums, ever.
#75 by CheesyPoof
2004-09-29 15:57:09
Galaxy Quest is a good movie.
#76 by ProStyle
2004-09-29 16:08:41
http://prostyle.deviantart.com
Why would you drive so far to see so many washed up bands? "Ride the tiger, you can see his stripes but you know he's cleeaaaannnnn"....

Fabricated like the word absurditive
#77 by Matt Perkins
2004-09-29 16:10:24
wizardque@yahoo.com http://whatwouldmattdo.com/
Is there any place to go see how much a movie made?  Is that listed online somewhere?  For instance, I'd like to know how much Evolution brought worldwide, not just in America... on DVD?  Just because I'm curious.

"She told me to tell you to quit being such an anal-retentive pussy."- Ergo
#78 by Chunkstyle
2004-09-29 16:13:50
Washed up bands can be fun.  I went to a town fair this summer to see a free Rick Springfield ("Jesse's Girl") concert.  For some reason, he's convinced he's an actual rocker.  So, at the end of one of the first songs he smashed his guitar against the stage.  Doing so he managed to cut his right hand up completely.  The next couple songs were fun to watch as he was being bandaged & bleeding profusely all over the stage.  Good times.

Game Developers: Don't forget the zombie monkeys.
#79 by ProStyle
2004-09-29 16:17:42
http://prostyle.deviantart.com
Yeah, I'm not saying they can't be fun. My girlfriend went and saw Dio with her friend and they went backstage to get free drinks and get hit on by the old fat bassist (they call him by name, but I sure dont remember it). She just didn't have to drive across a couple states to do it, that's all.

Fabricated like the word absurditive
#80 by jafd
2004-09-29 16:23:34
Anthrax is as good as good gets. Period.

Matt P: there's www.boxofficemojo.com and IMDB has some info on business, look on the left-side menu.

"If the right one won't get you, the left one will."
#81 by Ergo
2004-09-29 17:39:21
#74 Dethstryk
I'm more excited about Anthrax than Dio, but that doesn't change the fact that I've never seen Dio live and Holy Diver is one of my favorite albums, ever.

Ugh. Even back in the moldy 80s I hated that guy.

Mac OSX--UNIX For Girls (tm)
DVDs
#82 by Penguinx
2004-09-29 17:42:04
I have a few friends who think Dio was the second coming. While I don't dislike him, I don't get the amount of praise that gets heaped at him, either.

Jesus sayeth, "UAC can save your eternal soul."
#83 by hangedmanAG
2004-09-29 17:47:09
www.livejournal.com/users/hangedman_ag/
God bless Ronnie James Dio

Here's my story (feel free to scrollwheel).  In the early 80's, when I was 11, my Junior High was completely dominated by redneck metalheads: savage, sluggard, monosyllabic alpha-male types that listened to Motley Crue, Def Leppard, etc, etc.  I was about 50 different shades of pussy as I listened to English pop bands (Duran Duran) and was starting to get into 2nd generation Ska (Madness, Specials).

Anyhoo, after being bullied on a daily basis, I decided that I would pick myself a patron metal band, kinda like having a patron saint.  I went to the record store and picked a band based on little other than whomever had the coolest cover.  DIO won and I went home with Holy Diver and Last in Line.  I listened to the songs, remembered the lyrics and carried the albums around.

Result?  This is a true chunk of dialogue from a time on the bus:

metalhead 1:  "Lester, I'm gonna kick your fucking ass!"

metalhead 2:  "Don't hurt Lester, man.  He likes DIO!"

Devilhorns were thrown, discussion was made and I was allowed to live.

Ronnie James Dio saved my life many, many times and for that, I'm eternally grateful.

S'right
#84 by Dethstryk
2004-09-29 17:58:20
jemartin@tcainternet.com
Dio is goofy and corny as all fuck. That's another reason why I love him so much.

I also love King Diamond and Mercyful Fate for the same reasons, even though they are much better musicians.
#85 by Caryn
2004-09-29 18:03:29
carynlaw@pacbell.net http://www.hellchick.net
hangedman, that is one of the best childhood stories ever.

"It's a game.  Let them put a packet of sugar in the tea, let them decorate the walls a little, and for god's sake sit on this cushion.  It won't kill you." - Hugin
#86 by Penguinx
2004-09-29 18:13:21
"Don't hurt Lester, man. He likes DIO!"

Ugh. I caught a lot of shit in high school for disliking korn and their ilk. I was the kid in the corner listening to Caustic Window while flipping them the bird.

Never got bullied, though. Good story.

Jesus sayeth, "UAC can save your eternal soul."
#87 by Dethstryk
2004-09-29 18:15:12
jemartin@tcainternet.com
I introduced Korn to the school I was going at, as I randomly bought their self-titled album before they ever made it big. Oh, how I regret that one.
#88 by Ryslin
2004-09-29 18:18:35
(waves piece of paper)
It's odd being the brainey bitch amongst the metal heads, listening to Enya and George Winston.

I liked some metal also, but not as much as I prefer mostly instrumental music. The metal heads kept me safe, contrary to normal situations. I was to wierd for the normals and the metal heads said talking to me was like tripping on acid, but talking to me was free.




moving along...

Someone get the chlorine, We have food fuckers amongst us! THE POOL WILL BE CLEANED!
#89 by Matt Perkins
2004-09-29 18:18:45
wizardque@yahoo.com http://whatwouldmattdo.com/
hangedman, that's a great story (I like echo not just what LP says, but everyone els too).


Jafd:  Thanks.  Evolution sales and costs.  Wow, 115 mil to make that movie.  I liked that movie, but that's a lot of money.

"She told me to tell you to quit being such an anal-retentive pussy."- Ergo
#90 by Penguinx
2004-09-29 18:18:51
I had their album early, too. These idiots worshipped korn as the next Stones or Floyd. It was sick.

Those shmuck's intense love for korn made me immediately hate anything else they put out.

Jesus sayeth, "UAC can save your eternal soul."
#91 by KneeL
2004-09-29 18:19:00
neilharrott@hotmail.com Coming soon
Dio was an ugly little fecker though wasn't he?
In our school it was Ozzy or Dio...you could not like both and retain any respect.

bad bald and back
#92 by jafd
2004-09-29 18:21:17
I would have gotten the Korn album early, but I went to the store, looked under "Corn", didn't find it, and gave up.

"If the right one won't get you, the left one will."
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