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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-07-11 11:53:32 Reply

At 7/10/13 02:23 PM, Toast wrote: A personal note from me on this is I was amazed how much easier it is to make money working for some big company than by trying to produce your own projects. And it's really strange to work in an environment where no one has a clue of the difficulty or time requirement of the work you're doing, at best they could only ballpark it to a low multiple. If the funding is good enough, you could be spending 5 times the amount of time it should normally take you to do the work, and no one would be able to call the bluff. Then again, there is the opposite effect, where you're expected to do a completely unrealistic amount of work for a given funding / time allowance. The latter kinda happened to me, I was supposed to construct front-end UI for TV media software (yes, in flash ... loljapan) in about 2 weeks ... Turned out they barely had like 10% of the graphical assets complete during the time I was starting to work on it, so the project had the kaibosh put on it.

I have been dabbling with freelance work for the past 5 or less years (very on and off like), and I hate it now. I mean, it's definitely partly my fault for maybe taking on boring or bad projects, but I've taken the best I could get, the last one was making educational games for the web and mobile, which crashed because they couldn't get investors running for it.

Now I'm almost done my first week of my first "real" job, working at a company. It's so liberating. :D Work is much more focused, when I go, I have no distractions, I just know the task I need to do, and I do it until it's done. Very different from freelance, since I would have millions of distractions, and it never felt like real working time, it was always, "I'll work on the project, oh hey, a friend is calling, I guess I don't have a good reason to say no, I can go out". But people don't argue when you say you're at work, and it's actually a full on company etc.

Either way, long story short, I'm working fulltime over the summer, and so far, in the first week, I'm really digging the atmosphere at work! Happy about it, it's compensating my university grades :D At least I got to the second year...

...As for school, I had the "screw it" attitude from the moment I applied. I just want the paper, and sure, pick up things they teach me, but I don't worship it, in the sense that I'll be very happy with a degree from my local university. I figure that nowadays employers look much more at your portfolio, instead of you coming from some fancy school, though of course that can help as well. (Hell, at the interviews for my current job, 90% of their questions were relating to a game me and a friend are making! :O )

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-07-11 12:08:21 Reply

At 7/11/13 12:59 AM, 4urentertainment wrote: Nah, I'm pretty much in the same boat as you. The only difference is I did apply to a bunch of top schools and got rejected from almost everything. I'm taking a year off to work on and hopefully finish Concerned Joe, and will apply again next year.

Joe is the GOAT, if I ever finish my thing I'll probably throw a Joe cameo somewhere in the background. Big fan.

The only reason I do still want to go to college is less because of what I expect to learn from classes, and more about what I expect to gain from the whole experience of travelling halfway around the world, living on my own, meeting new, perhaps talented, creative individuals and having new experiences etc..

Seems like a good enough reason. I would probably never leave my room though.

What's the average age of the active regs here? I feel like the influx of younger peeps isn't lining up with the aging of the older ones.

Also, was there a flash forum awards last christmas/newyears? I was just thinking about the year i joined, in like 4 months I had more than half of the posts I made in 4 years. I remember Gust voting for me for best newbie (and maybe someone else did too) but I lost out to doctormario I think (haven't seen him in forever actually)

And I got a couple more "biggest asshole" votes than I'm proud of...

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-07-11 13:48:14 Reply

At 7/11/13 12:08 PM, Innermike wrote: Seems like a good enough reason. I would probably never leave my room though.

I used to feel this way (still do sometimes), but sometimes I just hate my room and I go take a long walk. It definitely frees my mind up after a while, and then I'm tired enough that I don't want to leave my room again for a while :)

What's the average age of the active regs here? I feel like the influx of younger peeps isn't lining up with the aging of the older ones.

18-21 with outliers/veterans in the mid-late twenties and then luis I reckon. I think all the younger people are in most of the other threads asking about as2 error #1069 in their first platformers. I feel like there will be more people after summer ends.

Also, was there a flash forum awards last christmas/newyears?

I wasn't invited if there was. I don't remember when I started coming to the reg lounge, but there definitely wasn't one 7 months ago.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-07-11 14:59:53 Reply

At 7/11/13 01:48 PM, MSGhero wrote:
At 7/11/13 12:08 PM, Innermike wrote: Seems like a good enough reason. I would probably never leave my room though.
I used to feel this way (still do sometimes), but sometimes I just hate my room and I go take a long walk. It definitely frees my mind up after a while, and then I'm tired enough that I don't want to leave my room again for a while :)

Not in that sense, I go outside a lot, I just don't go out to meet people.

What's the average age of the active regs here? I feel like the influx of younger peeps isn't lining up with the aging of the older ones.
18-21 with outliers/veterans in the mid-late twenties and then luis I reckon. I think all the younger people are in most of the other threads asking about as2 error #1069 in their first platformers. I feel like there will be more people after summer ends.

Yeah I the people who aren't super into it will drop it and the cycle goes on. I kind of want to get to know some new folk but the bottom of the page has a reply from like 7 years ago or some shit :/


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-07-11 22:10:09 Reply

Completely off-topic, but how do you guys add quotes in forum replies without having to click "reply"? And yes, I'm serious.. Completely serious.. .__.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-07-11 22:30:01 Reply

At 7/11/13 10:10 PM, TheNavigat wrote: Completely off-topic, but how do you guys add quotes in forum replies without having to click "reply"? And yes, I'm serious.. Completely serious.. .__.

You can't? I just cmd+click reply to the ones I want to quote then copy what I want out of those tabs and close them.

Though if there's some secret method I haven't been aware of for all these years I'll probably have a brain aneurism.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-07-12 00:33:58 Reply

At 7/11/13 10:30 PM, Innermike wrote:
At 7/11/13 10:10 PM, TheNavigat wrote: Completely off-topic, but how do you guys add quotes in forum replies without having to click "reply"? And yes, I'm serious.. Completely serious.. .__.
You can't? I just cmd+click reply to the ones I want to quote then copy what I want out of those tabs and close them.

Though if there's some secret method I haven't been aware of for all these years I'll probably have a brain aneurism.

OR if you want your msg to reach someone you can use @ and username. they will get it on their userfeed


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-07-12 01:02:13 Reply

At 7/12/13 12:33 AM, Luis wrote: OR if you want your msg to reach someone you can use @ and username. they will get it on their userfeed

I want my msg on my food.

And in my name
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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-07-12 01:49:15 Reply

At 7/12/13 12:33 AM, Luis wrote: OR if you want your msg to reach someone you can use @ and username.

Ohai, @Tom


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-07-12 03:07:14 Reply

@egg82 Can you see this message in your feed, egg? :)

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-07-12 03:45:41 Reply

Oh well.. And here are the guys trolling me..


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-07-12 09:02:09 Reply

Really? @kkots

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-07-12 10:39:02 Reply

At 7/11/13 01:48 PM, MSGhero wrote: 18-21 with outliers/veterans in the mid-late twenties and then luis I reckon. I think all the younger people are in most of the other threads asking about as2 error #1069 in their first platformers. I feel like there will be more people after summer ends.

I'm 15.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-07-12 11:04:28 Reply

@MSGhero THANKS FOR MAKING ME FEEL OLD. *hobbles back to NG retirement home*


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-07-12 16:01:40 Reply

I heard hashtags are coming to NG this winter.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-07-12 17:26:04 Reply

At 7/12/13 11:04 AM, Luis wrote: @MSGhero THANKS FOR MAKING ME FEEL OLD. *hobbles back to NG retirement home*

So what was life like before films had sound? :)

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-07-13 03:38:58 Reply

At 7/12/13 05:26 PM, Diki wrote: So what was life like before films had sound? :)

I'm happy to fill the empty mod position left by Diki xD


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-07-13 19:58:28 Reply

take a listen to this and this and tell me which one is better. I'm just testing out a new mic.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-07-13 20:34:31 Reply

At 7/13/13 07:58 PM, egg82 wrote: take a listen to this and this and tell me which one is better. I'm just testing out a new mic.

#2 sorta, I can't tell if it's better or you weren't as loud in 1.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-07-13 21:25:26 Reply

At 7/13/13 07:58 PM, egg82 wrote: take a listen to this and this and tell me which one is better. I'm just testing out a new mic.

Probably number 2, it sounded crisper. Also i didnt know programmers had nice voices.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-07-13 21:47:32 Reply

At 7/13/13 09:25 PM, Luis wrote: Probably number 2, it sounded crisper.

Thanks, guys. I'll see what else I can do to improve the quality. I might need a boom and a shock mount :/

Also i didnt know programmers had nice voices.

and I still can't translate sheet music into actual notes xD
thanks for the compliment, though. Means all those voice lessons I took as a kid didn't go to waste.

soo.. Uhh... Male vocalist for hire?
... No? Okay. No moneys for me :(


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-07-13 22:34:21 Reply

At 7/13/13 09:25 PM, Luis wrote: Probably number 2, it sounded crisper. Also i didnt know programmers had nice voices.

We don't all sound like basement-dwelling mouthbreathers.

I was going to record myself saying that in a stereotypical nerd voice but my mic is such a piece of shit that quality turned out so poor that it wasn't worth it, so let's just pretend that I did. I sure am a funny guy!

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-07-13 23:44:47 Reply

At 7/13/13 10:34 PM, Diki wrote: I was going to record myself saying that in a stereotypical nerd voice but my mic is such a piece of shit that quality turned out so poor that it wasn't worth it, so let's just pretend that I did. I sure am a funny guy!

Does this do it for you? :P
Oh, i'm gonna have a lot of fun with soundcloud.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-07-14 00:23:42 Reply

Oh fine. I'll record with my bad mic and ridiculous background noise.

I did two for the sake of doing two. This one and this one. I'm basically saying the same thing but made the breathing sounds in the second one less "saliva-y".

I also fucked up my first attempt and you can listen to that one too!

Now I await your apology. >:(

And if you're feeling really adventerous you can look at my Soundcloud profile to listen to me reading "Scrotie McBoogerBalls" as Arnnie, John Lennon, and the lead singer from Cannibal Corpse. The CC one was fucking hard and I completely broke my composure because of how ridiculous it was.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-07-14 00:54:47 Reply

At 7/14/13 12:23 AM, Diki wrote: I did two for the sake of doing two. This one and this one.

Ahh, I was going for the slightly-more-current "I AM THE DUNGEON MASTER!" feel, and you were going for the nostalgic 80's sit-com nerd feel.
I think.

Now I await your apology. >:(

You are the brave and adventurous king of dungeons, sir :P


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-07-14 00:56:29 Reply

as a defense, that was my first attempt at it. I wasn't kidding when I said quick :P


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-07-14 01:00:22 Reply

I wasn't going for any specific style. That's just the only nerd voice that I've practised. I banged mine out really quickly too. Could have done a better job if I warmed my voice up and did it while standing, but I'm feeling especially lazy from my workout today, so fuck that. :)

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-07-14 01:03:42 Reply

At 7/14/13 01:00 AM, Diki wrote: I wasn't going for any specific style. That's just the only nerd voice that I've practised.

I have one voice i'm actually okay at, and that's the whole "In a world..." voice. I'm pretty sure EVERYONE'S good at that one, though xD
I also have a really horrible English accent that I break out every now and then.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-07-14 01:21:43 Reply

That super baritone movie trailer voice? I can't make my voice sound "heavy" enough to do that justice. I can do really low guttural vocals though (as you can tell from my Cannibal Corpse clip). :)

At 7/14/13 01:03 AM, egg82 wrote: I also have a really horrible English accent that I break out every now and then.

Every time I try an English or Irish accent I just end up doing my Scottish accent. Half of my family was born in Scotland so I find that accent super easy (specifically the accent heard near Glasgow or Greenock), but holy crap English and Irish accents are hard.

And here's Sean Connery telling you to go fuck yourself. Doing Connery's voice is more fun than it should be.

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