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Never watched the show, but I like the theory that Breaking Bad is the prequel to Malcolm In The Middle, where Walt becomes "Hal" in Wit Sec protection...

Banter and Chit-Chat! / Re: Matte Paintings
« on: August 07, 2013, 10:17:13 PM »
And a nice one from Return Of The Jedi:

...although there's so much black in the design scheme of the Death Stars, it's hard to see what's not painted.

Banter and Chit-Chat! / Re: Matte Paintings
« on: August 07, 2013, 10:10:31 PM »
BT, from your link above:

Harrison Ellenshaw is the MAN when it comes to matte painting, especially from sci-fi movies -- the Star Wars trilogy, The Black Hole, TRON...

Speaking of which, here's one of my favorite matte paintings, if only for its simplicity and prescience/foresight of the coming domination of computers in the workplace:

The ENCOM cube farm from the beginning of the film, Harrison's one and only matte painting for TRON.   I couldn't find a nice shot of it on the Net, so here's a scan from my extremely well-worn copy of The Art Of TRON by Michael Bonifer (1982).

Though only the right half was used on the film, I was happy to see that the posted link above does have a pic of Harrison looking through the matte painting...

Banter and Chit-Chat! / Re: Matte Paintings
« on: August 07, 2013, 09:20:27 PM »
And from a few weeks ago, here's an 18-minute history lesson on the evolution of green screens:

FAKING IT: The Evolution of the Greenscreen

Glass Shot technique starts at 03:47, leading directly to Matte Paintings...

Quest for Infamy / Separated at birth?
« on: July 30, 2013, 12:01:23 AM »

Inquiring minds want to know!

IQ Chat / Re: Why.... Blackthorne?
« on: July 29, 2013, 06:07:45 PM »
Seriously: My dad's nickname is Oatmeal, and my first name starts with a G, so Goatmeal was born...

I'd love to know why your dad's nickname is "Oatmeal".

Nothing special -- it's merely a bastardization of our last name...   :D

And no, I'm not telling...   :P

And yes, DS9 _was_ the best ST series...   ;)

IQ Chat / Re: Why.... Blackthorne?
« on: July 29, 2013, 12:27:43 PM »
Every since I was a wee lad, I wanted to grow up to be a tin can...

Get it?  Goat Meal?  Like those cartoons from the 1930s and 1940s, where goats were always chewing on tin cans?...  (Though goats eating tin cans is a myth.)

Seriously: My dad's nickname is Oatmeal, and my first name starts with a G, so Goatmeal was born...

Banter and Chit-Chat! / Re: Most Infamous Dudes in all of History
« on: July 21, 2013, 10:38:34 PM »
Don't forget about Doktor Baron Friedrich von Frankenstein...
-- his family name was once both famous ...and... INFAMOUS!
(Young Frankenstein, 1974)

Quest for Infamy / Re: The Salty Dog artwork
« on: July 17, 2013, 09:16:22 PM »
haha, thanks Goatmeal!  It's called Rapscallion, I think?

Thanks, Jen!   :)

     From a few days ago, and since I didn't see it posted here (and I know Lambonius posts some topical "Jimquisitions" from time to time), here it is: Jim Sterling of Destructoid has a more realistic approach to viewing Kickstarter projects...

     A common sense guide to being a happy backer

Quest for Infamy / Re: QFI Demo Feedback
« on: July 06, 2013, 10:52:44 PM »
You're going to bother with a new build of the demo at this point?

Yes.  Even if it delays the full game another 3 years...

The QFI team: going above and beyond -- each time, every time

IQ Chat / Re: Leisure Suit Larry Reloaded!
« on: June 27, 2013, 12:35:15 PM »
I'm playing it currently - and it really is awesome.  A lot of fun - the writing/interactions are amazing.

What?  Playing "other" games?  You've got your own game to produce there, mister.

Get back to work, you bums.  >:(  No down-time 'til QFI is officially released !!!

Banter and Chit-Chat! / Re: XBox ONE thoughts?
« on: June 10, 2013, 10:14:11 PM »
Will it be able to play Quest For Infamy?

If not, leave it by the rubbish bin, thank you very much.

Banter and Chit-Chat! / Re: My tech/software talk thread
« on: June 06, 2013, 09:52:37 PM »
Another AV scanner we recently started using at work in conjunction with MalwareBytes is:

SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition

Scans for Spyware, Adware, Malware, Trojans, Worms, Parasites and other potentially harmful software that may be installed on your computer.

UPDATE: See AMG's comment below.

Quest for Infamy / Re: EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW - Big Box Art
« on: May 24, 2013, 09:13:18 AM »
I'm geeking out on fonts, now, aren't I?  Gosh, I guess you all know how boring I am (if it wasn't apparent before)...

Guess that makes us a club of (at least) fontaholics 2 here at QFI...   :)

(Love me some dot-matrix fonts!)

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