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    • Mind Equals Blown

      10 months ago

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      If you've ever seen the 1986 film Labyrinth, then you probably remember 2 things from that movie: 1. The cool moves David Bowie did with the glass orbs (called contact juggling) and 2. David Bowie's junk. Now I can't speak as to what made Bowie's bulge as big as his music career, but I did recently find out that the contact juggling was done by someone else. Director Jim Henson brought in world famous contact juggler Michael Moschen to do the neat ball work (pun intended?). Mochen would stand behind Bowie and put his arms under Bowie's to juggle the balls, making it look like Bowie was juggling contactively. That's more of a "oh that's cool" fact than a "my ears just leaked my brains" fact. Until you realize that Jim Henson is such a good puppeteer that he turned David Bowie into a puppet.

    • Achievement Hunter the MonoMyth

      1 year ago

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      I just woke up with the thought that the various people who work for Achievement Hunter fall into the classic roles of the 5 man band. For my example I'm going to cite the AH roster with Ray and before Ryan. Here is an excerpt from TVTropes.org/FiveManBand. (italicized from emphasis and commentary added.)


      "The Five-Man Band is a group of characters whose members fall into archetypes which all complement one another. They are a very specific team with skills that contribute to the group in a way oddly analogous to the members of a rock band. It can sometimes literally be a musical group, but much more often is not.


      The group traditionally includes:

      -The Leader(lead singer) The leader of the group. Can be a mastermind, charismatic, levelheaded, headstrong, or some combination of the four. Often also The Hero

      [This is Geoff, the founder of RT and for years the creator of the games they would play]

      The Lancer(lead guitar) Usually a contrast to The Leader. If the Leader is clean-cut and/or uptight, the Lancer is a grizzled Anti-Hero or Deadpan Snarker; if the Leader is driven and somewhat amoral, the Lancer is more relaxed and level-headed.

      [This is Jack, the second Hire at AH, Geoff's right hand man, and the prefect foil to Geoff]

      -The Smart Guy(keyboardist) The physically weak, but intelligent or clever member. Often nerdy and awkwardly played for comic relief. Sometimes unconventionally young (early- to mid-teens). Sometimes a Trickster and a buddy of the Big Guy.

      [Gavin Free, smart guy and asshole extraordinaire. If you think Gavin is stupid then you're as dumb as he pretends to be.]

      -The Big Guy(drummer) The strongman of the team. May be dumb. Or mute.

      [Michael obviously. He's is Mogar in Minecraft.]

      -The Chick(vocal effects, tambourine) A peacekeeping role to balance out the other members' aggression, bringing them to a nice or at least manageable medium. The Chick is often considered the heart of the group. This role is played by a woman or girl. Someone female. Otherwise, it is not a Five-Man Band

      [Ray, he was the support class that filled in the LP's with Jokes and dank memes. Jeremy took up this roll pretty well.]"


      The only one I would have issue with is the final one. I don't think a woman has to fill the role of the support/vocals in a group as there are plenty of bands with 5 members that don't include women. The purpose of vocal effects or bass in most music is to "fill in" the sound and offer a bass for the rest of the music. Similar to Ray constantly cracking jokes as a way to fill in the LP's.


      Now obviously the AH crew are people, not characters in a story, and despite having heard a few people accuse RT of it, I don't believe that they are "orchestrated" to act in specific roles on screen. I simply found it interesting that given their natural personalities, AH has members that pretty easily fit into specific categories. It doesn't mean anything and if you've read this far it probably won't change your life but hey, at least you may have got a "huh" moment out of it.

    • Passing

      2 years ago

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      I wasn't going to post anything on the passing of Monty Oum. I didn't know him personally and can't possibly be effected by his passing as anyone who did. I felt it would be a dishonor to put up a pretense of concern by making a "heart felt" journal entry, so I was content to let it go by.

      Even today, the day of the announcement, I requested a name change and posted a journal about it, business as usually. An ironic phrase given that what little I know about him, busy-ness was what he was all about. So it's that dedication to work that is the reason I felt the need to make a post. It was in my curiousity about how the world was taking the news that I found a blog post from Monty dated the 6th of October, 2012. The link will follow and contains his thoughts on life and death.

      So, although I still do not feel that I have the right to say any words in honor of Month Oum, so I'll simply use his own.

      Passing

      Can you match my resolve?

      If so then you will succeed.

      I believe that the human spirit is indomitable. If you endeavor to achieve, it will happen given enough resolve. It may not be immediate, and often your greater dreams is something you will not achieve within your own lifetime. The effort you put forth to anything transcends yourself, for there is no futility even in death.


      Month Oum
      (June 22, 1981 '“ February 1, 2015)

    • Name Change Yeeeeeah!

      2 years ago

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      So, in case anyone noticed (or anyone cares :p) my name has changed on the site. I've wanted it to change for a while and finally got it done. Huge shout out to Caleb for all his help!

    • Let's Play Live Audio

      2 years ago

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      I can't wait to go to Let's Play Live and have the music at the venue be so loud that it drowns out any audio from the Let's Plays. At least that is what I am left to assume will happen based on the volume of the music in the LPL commercials before videos. Why is it that I can watch a video at an acceptable level of volume then switch over to another video on the same site and the music for the commercial CREATED BY SAID SITE is so loud that it makes me jump every time it comes on?

      Don't get me wrong. I think LPL is a great idea and I like that they are getting it out there (as these videos also appear on youtube), but they seriously need to fix the volume of the music at the beginning.

      Welp, that's my 2 bits worth, please feel free to respond and tell me I'm just bitching about a commercial in front of free content in the comment section below.

    • Spending Time in Skilled Labor

      2 years ago

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      Let me tell you why that sweet old lady in your elementary school art class is bullshit! That sweet old lady who told you everything you did was amazing and who never chastised you for drawing outside the lines, she was setting an unrealistic expectation for you. Maybe she was ever accepting and ever forgiving, but you move that art class to middle school, high school, or college and the demands placed on you get even more intense. If you were in a college art class and never showed up, but on the last day you brought in a finger painting, you'd fail. Or, if you just showed up to class, but slept through it and learned nothing, then you'd fail as well. Because in order to pass, you have to spend time learning the skills and doing the work. And if you want to excel, you have to develop even more skill and do even more work.

      Real life doesn't demand attendance, it demands results. It demands the skill and work of someone who has spent their time learning something useful. That's why skilled laborers make more money than ditch diggers. If skill and work didn't matter than every street artist would be praised as the next Van Gogh and gas station attendants would be millionaires. The combination of time, skill, and hard work is the reason CEO's make more than accountants and doctors make more than janitors. Now, the "work' can feel easy, the "skill' can be different, and the "hours' can be short, but you have to have some combination of the three to get want you want. And that is the reason why the old lady is bullshit. Because she doesn't demand skill, or time, or work. She just demands that you make something. She is setting you up for the minimum.

      You will get from life exactly what you put into it. If you only aspire to put in the minimum there is nothing wrong with that, but you have to be ready get the minimum back. If you only aspire to be a finger painter than be content with not selling your art. If you only aspire to be a bagger at a grocery story, then be content with making minimum wage all your life. And if you only aspire to eat whatever you want and never take care of your body, be content with a minimum in you quality of life and life expectancy.

      Most of us have had an old lady in your lives. Maybe she wasn't in elementary and maybe it wasn't an art class but that person still exists. The person who always praises and never criticizes us. That person can be great for inspiring us to work when we don't feel like it, to make the hours seem worth it, and make us confident in our skills, but don't expect the rest of the world to view you the same way. If you want to excel in the world it will demand more of you that for you to just show up. You have to spend time developing your skills and doing the work.

    • 3 years ago

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      As twilight is about to break on September 16th, 2014 it would seem that today is a day unremarkable. But a little over 200 years ago a lawyer by the name of Francis Scott Key boarded a British flag ship with the goal of negotiating the release of American prisoners from British captivity. Key and a partner, John Stuart Skinner, were detained on a British Flag Ship, and while in captivity, witnessed the attack on Fort McHenry in Baltimore. As dawn broke on September 14th, 1814, Key witnessed the raising of an American Flag that signified the victory of Fort McHenry over British attack. Inspired by the victory, Key began to write a poem about the conflict. At twilight on September 16, Key and Skinner were released from British custody. Key completed the poem at the Indian Queen Hotel in Baltimore and titled it "Defence of Fort M'Henry". That poem would go on to be titled "The Star Spangled Banner." Today is the bicentennial of the National Anthem of the United States of America. As you go about your day, I hope you humbly remember those immortal words: "And the rockets red glare, the bombs bursting in air, gave proof through the night, that our flag was still there. Oh say does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave? O'er the land of the free, and the home of the brave."

    • 3 years ago

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      A Presidential Election is like the Olympics. Every 4 years people passionately discuss topics they know nothing about.

    • Irony

      3 years ago

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      The fact that I discovered my browser auto-corrects "Pattillo" while I was on AchievementHunter.com .

    • Conversational Opt Out

      3 years ago

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      I was just listening to the latest RT Podcast where @Burnie was talking about one of the worst things on the internet being when someone agrees with you but adds their own slant that makes you wish the hadn't. It was kind of weird hearing him say that because I've had a few conversations with people that this week that took weird turns that made me wish I hadn't been a part of the conversation because it made me seem weird by association. In one of them someone made a statement and I semi-jokingly told them "I would like it to be known that although I am a part of this conversation I don't necessarily agree with everything that's being said in it." That phrase has become my new disclaimer tag when I'm talking to people.

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  • Comments (21)

    • theindiealto FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Half Shark

      2 years ago

      ew

      • theindiealto FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Half Shark

        2 years ago

        I'm a lovable cunt.

      • TurnerBurn FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Funnier in editing.

        2 years ago

        You're a cunt.

      • theindiealto FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Half Shark

        2 years ago

        <3

    • Dylan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Davesexual

      2 years ago

      hWJbMBW.jpg

      • TurnerBurn FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Funnier in editing.

        2 years ago

        Hahaha, I don't even know what this means!

    • AlexisG118

      3 years ago

      -__- Ryan getting backstabbed by the enderman wasn't the only funny thing in the video

      • AlexisG118

        3 years ago

        Okay thank you for understanding and really that's how i am with anything i like, i can't take criticism on anything i like,(negative criticism that is) that's an unfortunate insecurity that i have.

      • TurnerBurn FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Funnier in editing.

        3 years ago

        Listen, I realize that the guys at RT/AH make content that you enjoy. And that by being a part of this community, you begin to feel very personally about the content that they make. I can understand that when a person criticizes (or obnoxiously comments on) something you enjoy that it can feel like a personal attack. And I can understand that you want to defend the people who create things that you enjoy. But, as Ryan said on The Patch one time, we can both have differing opinions on the things each other like and we can still be affable people. Also, I didn't dislike the video. I think that everything leading up to that moment was just going through the motions, but that moment, and everything that happened after made the first part of the video worth watching. So, let's agree to disagree.

        Post edited 9/09/14 1:21AM

      • AlexisG118

        3 years ago

        If you didn't like the video why did you watch it if the only thing you thought was funny was Ryan getting killed by the enderman that's a pretty sad actually also no hand in creating? why did you say that? also "hm" what do you mean by that?

      • TurnerBurn FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Funnier in editing.

        3 years ago

        You felt the need to come to my profile, and leave me a comment expressing your opinion regarding my opinion of something you had no hand in creating?

        Hm.

    • McSpanky1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 years ago

      A shirt that suits you so perfectly.

      Teeeease It

    • Zodiark FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 years ago

      Made you look.

      • TurnerBurn FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Funnier in editing.

        4 years ago

        You're a piece of poopoo.

    • WomanFriday Writer, Wife, Woman

      4 years ago

      Clinging to your guns and religion, eh? :)

      • WomanFriday Writer, Wife, Woman

        4 years ago

        Haha! There are ups and downs to all sides, really. The way you wrote it was just too good to pass up, though. :)

      • TurnerBurn FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Funnier in editing.

        4 years ago

        Yeah, it's a joke based on something President Obama said during last years presidential race.

    • Brett2105

      4 years ago

      you posted the link to the bear video
      thank you so much

      • TurnerBurn FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Funnier in editing.

        4 years ago

        Oh no prob.

      • Brett2105

        4 years ago

        the bear trampoline on a horse clip a while back

      • TurnerBurn FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Funnier in editing.

        4 years ago

        Bear video? What did I post it on?

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