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  1. Just dropping in to say hello everyone! If time permits, I'll drop by more often. If not, let this be a footnote in internet history, lest anyone dare to say that old acquaintance shall be forgot!
  2. I don't really like advertising, but once in a while I just have to do it. This time I'm announcing my IndieGoGo campaign for Mothered, which will be released early next year. It's a dystopian science fiction story with plenty of nostalgic elements, but in my opinion one of the best things about it is that it will feature artwork by Ado Ceric, who also originally came up with the idea the story is based on. I would very much appreciate any pre-orders/donations, and feel free to spread the word!
  3. Unless of course the game will be so successful that it's going to be available in brick-and-mortar stores. But yeah, if you didn't back the project, you'll just have to wait until the game is done (like me).
  4. Awesome! I love your Dial-A-Pirate shirt, by the way. Will you eventually release these as mp3s?
  5. I'm playing Machinarium as well. Also working my way through the Syberia games, as well as Scratches... the only problem is finding the time to finish all those games.
  6. I'm interested in reading A Song of Ice and Fire as well, but at the moment I have enough books on my shelf that are not yet read. Currently I'm reading The Infernal City: An Elder Scrolls Novel by Greg Keyes. As the title implies, it's based in the Elder Scrolls universe, and if I were to give any advice, I'd say don't read it. It's pretty bad. Sloppy editing, silly premises that make me think the writer didn't even play Oblivion or other games in the series, and for a book based on a video game series, it has disappointingly little action or tension. Before I started reading it I planned on getting the second book in the series as well, but unless that's somehow a tremendous improvement over this one, I'm going to steer clear of it. Fortunately I'm also "reading" an audiobook that is actually good, to prevent my brain from turning to mush. It's Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. It's an absolutely massive book, but the characters are great. I love how Anna and the other female characters (but mostly Anna) are portrayed not as stereotypes but as multidimensional characters with their own internal struggles. And although it's obviously an English translation, still Tolstoy's mastery of prose shines through.
  7. Oh crikey, now I know that it includes the movie storyboard, I just have to get this.
  8. I did put together a number of backgrounds that were relatively easy to do (extracting the source images with bgbennyboy's excellent Monkey Island Explorer), but unfortunately the waterfall background wasn't among the easy ones. Still, here are those that I did manage to do: http://www.dropbox.com/gallery/4466839/1/MI2SE?h=619b77 (And perhaps someone with better image editing skills could take a stab at this as well.)
  9. Awesome. I've seen this type of concept before in Flash games (like Loved and Depict1), but never in an "actual" game. I love it!
  10. That's what I thought as well. It's pretty clear actually, I mean, Syrena... siren... mermaid... he just thought up a 'mermaidy' name. That said, I found the whole film pretty disappointing. Way too much visual noise, not enough story, flat characters.
  11. I finally decided to get two posters (Curse and Escape) after all. I went with the self-adhesive ones from Posterjack, and I must say I'm very happy about how they turned out. I was a bit worried that they wouldn't stick properly, but they do! Here are the pictures: (Yes, I have blue and yellow walls in my bedroom.) Thanks, Laserschwert!
  12. I think some of the locations in the Monkey Island games would work great as Lego sets... the giant monkey head, Flotsam Town, the Plunder Island fort, Herman Toothrot's fort... just to name a few.
  13. You know, you really should make that game some day, I'd love to play it! And good luck purple_tentacle, your game looks interesting, I hope you can finish it.
  14. Since my last post here I read a short story collection by Chekhov (in which Misery especially stood out for me; if you don't get chills after reading that, you don't have a heart) and Gorky's My Childhood, which is a wonderful retelling of the author's early years. I'm currently reading Quarantine by Maximov, not sure what to think of it yet; it looks like a Ulysses-style novel, in that the book goes beyond the story itself. I also listened to Nabokov's Lolita read by Jeremy Irons. I'm amazed by the beautiful prose Nabokov produced, even though English wasn't his native language. The reading by Jeremy Irons is perfect as well. Another audiobook I've just finished is The Clocks by Agatha Christie. Perhaps not one of her better works, and Poirot has a rather minor role in it (which isn't necessarily bad), but I did enjoy the chapter where Poirot talks about his book collection, gives an insight into Christie's own sources of inspiration. Oh, and I listened to Cat Among the Pigeons as well (also by Christie, and also read by Hugh Fraser). Again a story where it tells that Poirot was almost added as an afterthought, due to publisher pressure. I know he's a popular character, but these books would have worked well without him too... oh well.
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