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Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Posted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 10:08 am
by Scotti
"Sweeten the deal"? ... or is that spelled differently in your region? Just wondering!

LOVE CD!

Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Posted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:40 pm
by Sarone
I also wonder how "everyone" is going to profit from this.

Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Posted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 6:44 pm
by Fen
Somehow I suspect the only person intended to "profit" is the Admiral... What can I say, I'm a cynic...

~Fen

Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Posted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:12 pm
by jrtweeter
Have you tried iBot Sumo? The 'Lite' version is free.

Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Posted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 6:45 am
by katastrophe
I don't actually play many games on my iPod (she said apologetically) though I did enjoy Diner Dash and several of the other PlayFirst games. According to my husband this is because I have insufficient appreciation for shooting things.

Other apps-wise, I use a combination of Remember the Milk and Daily Tracker for planning my life (what can I say... I have a complicated life) and Evernote for brainstorming, note-taking, and general "OMG good idea must scribble down somewhere!" moments. Of the three Evernote's the one I most heartily recommend. It's gonna be useful to almost everyone, not just neurotic organizers with way too many irons in the fire, it's free, and it does a very, very smooth job.

Also, the Admiral is a very believable politics-playing sonofabitch. Nicely done.

Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Posted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 4:38 pm
by BlackMeph
I wonder if we could get a conversation on the commentary started....

Well, Seeing today's commentary (and the blog post that prompted the comment) has me thinking - an event so rare, that I'm going to ruin it, by typing stuff related to my thoughts. Anyway, one big, dare I say huge, problem with classifying video games as art is that while not perhaps art in and of themselves (a point which both I and my wife disagree), there is no denying that video games - especially the immersive MMORPG types - are filled with components that are art in themselves. Also, his crack about "Santiago might cite a immersive game without points or rules, but I would say then it ceases to be a game and becomes a representation of a story, a novel, a play, dance, a film." Suggest to my wife that World of Warcraft is art, and she'll laugh in your face, though I disagree with her here, but that is an old, personal fight. I find it amusing, though, to consider that it (WOW) fits Ebert's many supportive characteristics of art better than many traditional art forms.

For that matter, what about sport? Is it art, or only capable of being played artfully, sort of a semi-art, if you will? Professional sports are certainly remunerative, but hardly a week goes by without someone expounding on the great ideals which one is supposed to take from sport, even beyond the stricture of the rules by which it is played - fair sportsmanship, group cooperation, personal sacrifice, moral example. Perhaps art is more about what it doesn't say, or at least, art's messages are subtle suggestions, not clumsy bombastic Aesops for us to dutifully and passively absorb.Dance and instrumental performance are are also areas where individual effort is necessary, but group coordination is key to good art.

This is also a possible key area where Mr. Ebert seems to lack perspective - collaborative art forms. Every collaboration has a top dog, one guiding light, one Captain of the ship (well, except for the experimental stuff deliberately made without a leader, which tend to disprove the point of their own experiments), and yet, at best, they can make great performances into legendary art - they can't make crappy performances into grand masterworks. Perhaps as a writer and chess player, he simply has too much of a bias towards individual works - ironic, for a movie reviewer, though.

I'll stop here, because this is not my blog, dammit, I am a guest! However, as a last point: while I am sure that his job is in no danger of a labor glut, I would protest to you, David - Jay Forry is an entertaining, witty, and dare-I-say, enlightened, movie reviewer - despite being blind.

Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Posted: Mon May 03, 2010 8:47 pm
by Draelun
CygnusX1 wrote:wow... this ghost thing ghost thread comes like a blow.
For me it feels a bit like a deus ex machina: one mystery (the ghost) is suddently resolved to convinently resolve another problem.
How can it be Deus Ex Machina if it has been around for a number of chapters??

Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Posted: Sat May 08, 2010 2:57 am
by mangaka2170
Well, future events promise to be interesting...

Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Posted: Tue May 18, 2010 6:00 am
by KJ_A
I am finding that I am enjoying the amount to time we are getting to spend with Larissa in this chapter. It feels like she was a supporting character who we did not know much about and is now getting the chance to show who she really is beyond being Vaegyr's wife and Niobe's pilot. Also thanks for the heads up about Portal. I have not been playing games much in the past couple of months and I might have missed the deal if you had not commented on it.

Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Posted: Sat May 22, 2010 12:47 am
by mangaka2170
You brought Katherine's Glance's captain back!? AWESOME.