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    • Lessons In Narrative: The Bourne Legacy

      1 week ago

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      I watched Jason Bourne last week, and decided to follow it up by watching all the movies that came before it, in order. I'd seen the first three before (and I knew I wasn't crazy when I remembered seeing that phone call scene in both movies!), but The Bourne Legacy was new to me. It takes place basically concurrently with the second half of The Bourne Supremacy, and it expands the world to give more insight into the Treadstone project and the shady CIA business that surrounds it. It was a good idea. But it also suffered from a serious narrative flaw. Since I'm a writer, it seems appropriate to use this movie as an example to explain the flaw, so that anyone else who wants to write a story and reads this journal will perhaps not make that mistake themselves.


      *** Serious spoilers for The Bourne Legacy follow. But the movie came out 5 years ago, so you brought this on yourself ***


      The plot of The Bourne Legacy is basically that under extra scrutiny, the Treadstone Project (which produced Jason Bourne and other agents) is terminated with extreme prejudice. The government kills all the agents and the scientists who had been performing the fitness tests on them, so that there won't be any loose ends. Additionally, the agents have been taking two pills to give them mental and physical enhancements. Hawkeye is the only agent to survive the purge, and Rachel Weisz is the only scientist to survive. He rescues her from an assassination attempt, and she reveals that he doesn't actually need the pills, as he can be dosed in such a way as to make the effects permanent. While being pursued by the CIA, they travel to Manila to get the necessary implements to dose him. The CIA locate them and send a super spy after them, and after he recovers from the side effects of the dosing, the spy chases them through Manila. He kills the spy but gets shot himself, and he and she are helped by some random people who end up putting them on a boat.


      And that's the movie. Does it feel like something's ...missing? Like... the ending?


      The Bourne Legacy is a masterclass in failing to live up to the promises you give your audience. Throughout the movie, we have Hawkeye as the hero, and Ed Norton as the CIA top dog villain. Hawkeye is trying to survive, and Not Tyler Durden is trying to hunt him down and kill him. The expectation in the audience's mind is that at some point during the movie, these two will meet. That doesn't happen. Instead we're meant to believe that the central struggle in the movie is Hawkeye vs pills, but at no point is anything done to convince us that this is more important than the CIA trying to kill both him and Evie O'Connor. What we have implied to us instead is that getting off the pills is the ultimate goal, and then we never find out what happens next. We don't get closure on Norton vs Renner - we don't even find out what happens when Norton hears that the hitman died. After the set piece chase scene, the movie just ...ends.


      When you have a movie that contains a mastermind pulling the strings to try to kill the hero, having the hero just say "Guess I'm on a boat now" is not a satisfying way to end the movie. You need to give the audience closure on that conflict. TBL doesn't do that, and as such it feels unfinished. Hawkeye even leaves an ominous note on the mirror next to his old pillbox, that says "No More." That seriously implies a threat, that he's going to be acting on his own now, and who better to make his first target than the people who tried to have him killed? Chekhov's Gun is the principle that every element in a fictional story should be both necessary and irreplaceable. The common and familiar way to explain this is "If in the first act you have hung a pistol on the wall, in the following one it should be fired." Bourne Legacy fails to live up to this numerous times.


      One of my favourite examples of this from TBL is the LARX program. In the first half of the movie, it's mentioned in an offhand comment as a theoretical program to replace Treadstone. Then, half an hour from the end, Norton calls up someone from the program to be the man sent to kill Hawkeye and Weisz in Manila. No preamble, no buildup, just "this is the new bad guy." We literally never see this person until this moment. I'm pretty sure he didn't even get a single line of dialogue. Someone else says to Norton at this point something like "The LARX program went from something I'd never heard of, to something theoretical, to an active program, in a matter of hours?" Which is exactly what the audience is thinking. If you're going to have someone be involved in the final chase scene, they need to be in the movie before then. They can't be part of a program that has had no relevance until now, and be absent from the movie until the very end. There must be some kind of foreshadowing.


      Then there's foreshadowing they insert and then do nothing with. Towards the end, Hawkeye sees a picture of Jason Bourne on a TV. I think this happens in an airport. He spends several seconds looking pointedly at the picture - the camera even zooms in on it to make sure we know this is what he's looking at. The obvious implication here is that at some point, Hawkeye is going to end up looking for Bourne to help him take down Not Durden. And since he has increased mental acuity, he might even be able to do it. Nope - in this movie, Matt Damon plays Sir Not Appearing In This Film.


      There are pacing issues with the film as well, but I'm not going to go into those right now. I think it's hurt by being part of the Bourne franchise, but the plot problems are not excused by that. We are promised things that are not delivered, and we are given things without any reason for them to be there. Those are bad habits for writers to get into.


      Compare that to the end of The Bourne Ultimatum. There is a sudden hitman enemy for the set piece chase near the end, but he's brought into the story somewhat gradually. He starts out as the person Bourne has to stop, and only later does he start going after Bourne himself - when he's already established as a character. Then, after the set piece chase through Tangiers, there's another half hour of movie left for Bourne to wrap up the Treadstone storyline. The bad guys get their comeuppance, the heroes live to live another day, and the audience leaves satisfied. Ultimatum did the story well. Legacy did not.


      If something is going to be relevant at the end of the story, then it needs to be a non-trivial part of the story up to that point. If something is not going to be relevant at the end of the story, then it either needs to be wrapped up before then, or not be included at all, as letting it just hang there will lead to loose ends that the audience doesn't like. Your story should be as tight as possible. If the audience leaves feeling unfulfilled, then you have failed to fully tell a compelling story, and that's on you.

    • It Is Here

      2 weeks ago

      DiMono It's Back Baby!

      I've been published, yo.


      Welcome to Onder Magazine, a bi-monthly (every two months) magazine about writing and speculative fiction. The most recent edition is themed "Maps", and happens to contain a short story by yours truly called The Meat Merchant. It starts on page 12, and is ...not for the faint of heart. It's set in a setting called Hellmaw, which is just like our world except for all the daemons and portals to another dimension. This is the same setting that my novel due for 2020 publication will be set in, and there's a non-zero possibility that one of the characters from this will be in that.


      Onder also represents a collaboration in the realm of speculative fiction. There are 14 settings currently being written in, with plans to add 16 more over the next few years. If you are at all interested in fantasy or science fiction (and something tells me you are), then this is something you will definitely want to be aware of. Even if you don't buy a copy of the magazine, there will probably be something there for you.


      Happy reading!


      Oh, I forgot to mention: this may not be the last time my words appear in an edition of Onder Magazine. So if you are interested in reading things I've written, or of speculative fiction in general, it wouldn't be a terrible idea to subscribe to the magazine.

    • That Epic Moment

      2 weeks ago

      DiMono It's Back Baby!

      (Note: this isn't what's coming. That's something else. This isn't it.)


      Recently, I've gotten back into chess. I downloaded the Play Magnus app to my phone, where you can play against chess world champion Magnus Carlsen at various ages (I'm up to 9!), and I've been doing a lot of tactics puzzles on lichess.org. Today I found one that seemed to me a doozy. I came back to it repeatedly over the course of the day, trying to figure out the solution. I must have spent a combined 2 or 3 hours on this puzzle. Then, I finally figured it out. I calculated every possible response, and I had it. 2 or 3 hours of my time, paying off.


      And then my first move was wrong and I failed the puzzle, because I'd completely overlooked a possible response. Didn't even realize that move was a thing. And my puzzle rating dropped back to 1900. I'd actually thought I had it once before, but I realized that time that I was overlooking a move and that my candidate move wouldn't work, so I kept going. This one I missed.


      If you want to check out the puzzle for yourself and see if you can succeed where I failed, it's right here. Trying to figure it out was a lot of fun. For bonus points, figure out what move I played.

    • It's Coming

      3 weeks ago

      DiMono It's Back Baby!

      Get hype.

    • Eleven Little Roosters Week 2

      4 weeks ago

      DiMono It's Back Baby!

      Now that Josh has published the solution walkthrough for week 1, I can comfortably drop some predictions on the table:


      The Sex Von Shaukel Boyz are going to be around for a while. The first Haywood File referenced their upcoming show in Berlin, which was the first prologue video. That suggests that the prologue videos happen concurrently with the series, which means there are three more prologue videos to get through before they get taken out. There are also some bitly codes hidden in some of them, though I haven't bothered to address them myself yet.


      The mole is Elyse, aka Agent Knuckle. It's awfully convenient that the first murder implicated exactly the right person to get her into the game, isn't it? It wouldn't have been too difficult for her to hack into Barbara's (aka Agent Moose's) system to create the false order (Canadian passwords are usually password eh?), and getting herself added to the table allows her to keep an eye on everyone else. Plus it would be hilarious for the final showdown to be between two people apologizing for every shot they take.


      Oh, and I also think she's acting on Big Cock's orders, so that he can reclaim the power of the WMD for himself without having to go through 11 subordinates.


      So those are my theories thus far. Additionally, I've found files 8 and 9, as well as something that I think should lead to a file but instead goes to my.fursona.rocks for some reason. Weird. I'm clearly missing a clue. EDIT: I've fixed that one and found files 6 and 7. Just missing the yet-to-be-released 10 now. I'm down to 2 possible combinations.


      What are your theories and what's your progress on week 2 so far? File 10 hasn't been released yet, so nobody should be done at this point.

    • President Fuckface Von Clownstick

      1 month ago

      DiMono It's Back Baby!

      The inauguration is going on right now. I am doing literally anything else other than watch it. How are you spending today?


      Some fun music for today:




    • Eleven Little Roosters

      1 month ago

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      Who's playing along? So far I've found the first three files, 3 red herrings, and some Morse Code that doesn't seem to be going anywhere.

    • Gym Times

      1 month ago

      DiMono It's Back Baby!

      You might have noticed that I haven't been posting anything about the gym or climbing recently. That's because a little under 2 months ago I pulled my left Quadratus Lumborum in the gym, and I've been letting it heal ever since. I've written a bit about that, I won't rehash it here. 2 months out of the gym is a long time for me. I did some pushups about a week ago, but that's about it.


      Well, tonight is the night I make my triumphant return to the gym! And I am pleased to say that I will be spending my time ...walking at a casual pace on the treadmill. Because I'm not going there to work out - oh no no, I'm going there for physiotherapy. And my current plan, what I've been told I should do for healing this muscle, is light stretching and walking.


      Because, you see, I'm not done healing the muscle yet. In fact, I still have 1-2 more months ahead of me before that's done. What I do have is a lot of friends in the medical profession, and I've been told that it's important to keep the muscle moving - not under load, but moving - so that it doesn't become tight.


      What I've experienced myself bears these instructions out. On days when I'm just sitting in front of my computer doing stuff on it, I will experience far more sharp pain from simple movements than I will on days when I'm getting up and moving around a lot. it's not an adrenaline effect, because the things I'm doing aren't exactly strenuous or exciting;It's the muscle not getting stiff before being instructed to stretch or contract.


      So, today will be my first day back at the gym in almost 2 months. I will do some walking, because that's what I was instructed to do, and I will do some stretching. And then I'll go several days without returning to the gym, so that I can evaluate the results. I'm not just talking about how my back does from the walking, either - I'm talking about my mindset, the state of my cardio, my interactions with the people there, and half a dozen other things. And if I don't like any of it, then I won't be back to the gym for another few weeks. Tonight is very much an experiment. We'll see how it goes.


      Now, none of that is to say that my ultimate goal has changed at all: I'm still going to get to a climbing gym once I'm all healed up, and I'm still going to take climbing really seriously once I get there. But I also have a very personal understanding of what the path from here to there looks like, and right now, that path involves having a lot of patience. There's no sense trying to rush things and ending up setting myself back because I didn't want to wait. That's what got me into this mess in the first place.


      Now here's Adam Ondra being amazing:



    • I am a fucking prophet

      1 month ago

      DiMono It's Back Baby!

      In my last journal, about Suicide Squad, I said that when Cinema Sins finally got around to releasing an Everything Wrong With Suicide Squad video, they'd have a field day. That was three days ago. Today, EWW Suicide Squad was released, and it's over 20 minutes long. Called it. Here it is:




      The movie I watched afterwards was the 3+ hour Ultimate Edition cut of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. I was ready to check out after about 4 minutes, but then they said I was watching a dream sequence. I think that my experience with the movie was better than most people's, because I knew going in that it wasn't really an action movie. I was prepared for lots of character buildup and interpersonal drama, with only a few widely spaced action sequences. And that's what I got. Even looking at it through that lens, though, it still had some really big flaws. Spoilers in quote format text, as before.


      For one thing, at no point do we ever get an actual motive for anything Lex Luthor does. It's made clear that he's been manipulating things behind the scenes for years to get Batman and Superman to fight, but... why? We're never given an actual reason for him to care about either of them, and we're never told how he knows both of their secret identities. Or how he's able to take over the Kryptonian ship. Or how he knows that the ship has a mystical healing pool. Or how he knows that adding his blood to the pool will turn Zod into Doomsday. I didn't have a problem with his characterization in this film (though lots of people did), but almost nothing he ever does actually makes narrative sense.

      There really wasn't a reason for Wonder Woman to be in the film at all. Ultimately, her role is just there to pad the screen time and serve as eye candy. And to ruin the trailer by giving the editors the bright idea of including the "Is she with you?" "I thought she was with you" scene in it. I mean, yes it's obvious that Bats and Supes are not going to stay enemies at the end of the film, but you don't put a scene of them teaming up in the trailer for a film called Batman v Superman! That's almost as bad as the "I Know What You Did Last Summer" radio commercial that includes someone saying "what if that guy we hit with our car and dumped in the river wasn't actually dead?" So stupid.

      ...sorry about that, I just really hate it when trailers include scenes that spoil movies. Anyway, you could completely remove everything about Wonder Woman from the film without affecting the plot at all. You'd just have to rechoreograph the final fight against Doomsday, and suddenly the movie is 20 minutes shorter. You already have Bruce watching videos on his computer (and a multiple-minute scene of WW doing the same thing with the same files), just have him see some pictures of her to establish that she's in this universe. Problem solved, and the movie drags on less.

      Or hell, have her randomly show up at the end to help with the fight, and then have Bats and Supes ask each other who she's with. Because then it would actually make sense - the context for that exchange as the film is now is basically non-existent, especially since Bruce has been emailing her already (an email address she never gives to him, incidentally - everyone knows things they shouldn't in this movie).

      You also have Batman completely abandoning his "don't kill" rule in this film. He kills bad guys basically indiscriminately in this movie, except for the ones he for some reason brands with the bat symbol before they go to jail, so that inmates can kill them for him. Considering his beef with Superman is that Supes killed a bunch of people when fighting Zod, he ends up coming off as a giant hypocrite.

      And for someone whose main weapons are his resourcefulness and his ability to plan, saying "if there's even a 1% chance that Superman could turn on us, we have to take it as an absolute certainty [and kill him first]" is just incredibly stupid. If there's a tiny chance for something to happen, then you prepare for that eventuality should it arise - you don't assume it's going to happen and take care of it preemptively. "There's a 1% chance I'll get skin cancer - I'd better remove all my skin, just to be safe." He's supposed to be a genius, but the movie only happens because he's an idiot. Great move, filmmakers. In the comics, he carries around a piece of Kryptonite in a lead box on his utility belt, just in case Superman turns evil. That is the appropriate level of response.

      I think Clark and Lois basically acted within their characters for this movie, so I don't really have any problems with them in it. Superman has a personal crisis, which is basically a given in a Superman movie, and Lois spends the movie being a reporter (though it does take her longer to figure things out than it should). For some reason Supes always knows whenever Lois is in danger, anywhere in the world, but his mom is a total blind spot. That doesn't make a lot of sense. But overall, no real problems for me with either of them.


      BvS: DOJ (UE) LMNOP is by no means a good movie. And I don't know if it really qualifies as a bad movie either. It's basically just your average big studio blockbuster drek, which happens to be a DC superhero movie too. I gave Suicide Squad a 6/10, I think BvS Ultimate Edition (I didn't see the theatrical version) should get about a 4.5/10. I enjoyed watching it, even with its flaws. Apparently the theatrical version was significantly worse. I won't be watching that one.

    • DCEU - Suicide Squad (mostly)

      1 month ago

      DiMono It's Back Baby!

      I just watched Suicide Squad. The extended version, which puts back in some Joker stuff and adds a bunch of little touches that apparently make the story make more sense. I didn't see it in theatres, so this is the only exposure I've had to the finished product. I have some thoughts on it. Spoilers, obviously, in the text formatted as a quote.


      At no point does it really feel like a cohesive film. It jumps all over the place. That scene from the trailer of Harley breaking the window to steal a purse, which feels like it should come towards the end of a dialogue scene, happens immediately after a smash cut. Lots of people do lots of stupid things in this movie, like an archaeologist picking up an artifact and immediately twisting its head off, without which the entire plot would not have happened. I have stopped watching the series, but when Cinema Sins finally gets around to doing an "Everything Wrong With" for this movie, they're going to have a field day.

      Overall, I guess I enjoyed it? There wasn't a lot of comedy in it, and most of the comedy that was in it came across as not funny. I think I chuckled twice, total. The song selections in the first act felt more forced than any I've ever heard in a movie, and the genres they used jumped all over the place. Margot Robbie was perfect for Harley Quinn, Will Smith played himself again, Cara Delevigne didn't really need to gyrate her hips that much (sidenote: Enchantress can weave a spell to take over the world, but has to resort to a fistfight against the antiheroes?), and a bunch of other people were in it too.

      One character point I need to make, though, is that I completely disagree with the people who were upset about the lack of Joker in the film. At no point after watching the trailers did I ever get the impression that he was going to play a major role in the film. At all. I feel like the amount of Joker that made it into the version I saw was just about perfect: he was backstory and subplot, and that's all he should have been. Leto may have been upset about being largely left on the cutting room floor, but frankly, it wasn't his character's movie.

      Similarly, the people who were upset about the New 52 backstory for Harley being used have never been right about that. A movie based on the New 52 versions of the characters used the New 52 backstory for one of the characters in it? I'm shocked, shocked I say!

      In a more positive light, the digital team for the movie did an absolutely fantastic job on the representation of ashy Enchantress. Watching the film, her presence on screen actually made me slightly uncomfortable, because it really did look like there was ash floating off of her. They did a really good job of making that look realistic. A startlingly good job. Seriously.


      Overall, I guess I'd give it a middling mark, like 6/10. It wasn't really good, and it wasn't really bad, it just sort of was. And now, I'm going to prepare some food and sit down for the 3 hour slog that is Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (Ultimate Edition), because I hate myself. Before anyone asks, no I will not liveblog it. I don't hate myself that much.

  • Comments (3982)

    • Kaoru27Umi Princess of Mars

      1 week ago

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      Happy Warm and Fuzz McFuzzy Day!

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        1 week ago

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

      6 months ago

      Hey so you also got mentioned in On The Spot this week - so that's pretty damn neat, just started the episode.


      Hope y'all are having fun at UnCon! Wish I could be there!

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

      11 months ago

      Hey man this time g1 Tom the Iron Man over on ScrewAttack and just wanted to touch base with you about someone we've been seeing posts with on Twitter and Facebook, a fellow g1 named Dylan Toomey. Dylan's been around since 2008 and simply put, he's a wily and silly guy with a penchant of making memes that no one understands but himself, and that's the joke. He means no harm and he's just continuing his shtick now and introducing himself in his own special way that the migration of ScrewAttack to the Rooster Teeth family is complete. I know Dylan personally and have met up with him at every SGC he's been in attendance to, and he's actually a quiet and fairly reserved person IRL. Clearly he's been rubbing the mods the wrong way and it has led to you having to intervene personally, if it is a breach of conduct I can assure you he has no idea it is. Hit me back if you have any questions (I'm still trying to figure out how everything works here), and have an awesome night.

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

      1 year ago

      Hello, good sir! You're awesome!

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

      1 year ago

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

      1 year ago

      Just wanted to toss you a quick "thanks" for all the workout pointers and Tough Mudder tips you gave me a while ago. You were one of the few people who gave me actual usable advice that has made a difference. I've been working out for just about 4 months now and I've seen great progress and plan to keep pushing forward.

      So, thanks :)

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        1 year ago

        No problem :)

        Are you doing things next Saturday?

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

        1 year ago

        Next Saturday? Yeah, I'm going on an end-of-summer camping trip with some friends that weekend.

        Why do you ask?

    • Freelancer Large Chief

      1 year ago

      bruh

    • Freelancer Large Chief

      1 year ago

      pls respond

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        1 year ago

        Personal Comment notifications have been broken since day 1. I didn't see your comments until now, after scanning through Adam's journal's comments and seeing that someone had discovered that fact. I don't remember whether we banned anyone for being knucklesdawson, but seeing as the thread you were commenting about is locked now, it seems irrelevant. I just wanted to let you know that I wasn't ignoring you, I literally had no idea you'd said anything because of a site failure.

    • Freelancer Large Chief

      1 year ago

      To clarify, knucklesdawson is not me.

    • Freelancer Large Chief

      1 year ago

      Have I been banned from the v2 thread or something? I can't post in there, says I lack sufficient permissions.

    • Radius55 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Site Admin

      1 year ago

      Are you tagging me in posts? Or is it the site transferring data over. Because I'm not able to access the tags to see.


      Also, 4000th comment.

      • Radius55 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Site Admin

        1 year ago

        Just saw Jackie having the same issue. Bug, I guess.

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

      1 year ago

      I have no idea what's happening right now, but I'm getting like.. half a dozen notifications that you're mentioning me in a post.. and when I click on it, I get sent to a completely jumbled version of your profile.

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        1 year ago

        I got no notification that you'd left me this comment. I was trying to put up a private journal entry and tag site admins in it. It didn't work properly. I eventually got it up and running, so check out my journal.

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

      1 year ago

      Check this out, this is incredible: Atmoph window

    • MaryFairy Barely here...

      1 year ago

      Happy birthday! (Sorry it's late)

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

      1 year ago

      Happy Birthday DiMono!

    • Mattbab4

      1 year ago

      Happy birthday

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

      1 year ago

      Happy Birthday DiMono! I hope you have an awesome day and make sure you enjoy yourself! Keep up the amazing work! smiley0.gif

    • Freelancer Large Chief

      1 year ago

      Is there a time limit on my timeout from the Ask Anything thread?

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        1 year ago

        Doesn't matter whether it's entertaining; it's inappropriate.

      • Freelancer Large Chief

        1 year ago

        Come on, don't tell me it isn't at least slightly entertaining when someone is like "can u teech me how 2 make cgi" and I chime in claiming to be Monty?

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        1 year ago

        I mean giving troll answers. People ask questions there looking for information, and they are trusting of the answers they receive. You posting random garbage in there is inappropriate.

      • Freelancer Large Chief

        1 year ago

        Nah. But that's entirely dependent on how you define how I've been posting. Do you mean in the past few days or overall?

        Post edited 5/18/15 9:08PM

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        1 year ago

        If you're unbanned from it, are you going to keep posting like you've been posting?

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

      1 year ago

      HOLY SHIT is that fuckin DiMONO!!!!!

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

      1 year ago

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        1 year ago

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

      1 year ago

      I'm considering signing up for Tough Mudder this summer, any training tips or things I should know before I fully commit?

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        1 year ago

        It's about 11 miles, so 17km is pretty close to accurate.

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

        1 year ago

        Awesome thanks! I have a team I just need to get my ass in gear for strength training. I'm already running frequently so I just plan on increasing my mileage (I heard there's about 17km of hills).

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        1 year ago

        Good luck!

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        1 year ago

        Ignore the time estimate on the site; expect to spend 5 hours out there. Plan your day accordingly. Wear clothes you don't care about, or else clean them immediately. Don't have pockets. Your shoes will probably be a lost cause; bring spares and donate the dead ones to the pile (you'll see what I mean when you get there).

        You'll be driving to an off-site parking lot and taking a bus to Mt St Louis. Bring I think it's $15 for parking, and include about half an hour on either end for bus transit. You'll be leaving your wallet behind while on the course; keep it appropriately empty, just in case.

        They will offer you food on the course; eat it, you'll need the energy. And the potassium. Completing the course is easier with a team, for many reasons; if you go there alone, try to find people to join up with. Tough Mudder is hard, but remember that you're going there to enjoy yourself; so have fun with it. Lots of people dress up in costumes.

        Most of the obstacles I encountered weren't that difficult; a moderate amount of fitness should be plenty to get you through them. Focus on cardio. Lots and lots of cardio. And don't skip leg day - in fact, add another one. They're going to be taking you up and down hills an awful lot. Compound exercises are better than isolation exercises. You will have to climb over a 7-8' wall in order to get to the course; make sure you can do that, as it's the one obstacle you really can't skip. But don't skip obstacles unless you absolutely have to, because otherwise what's the point?

        That's everything that comes to mind right now.

    • Kaoru27Umi Princess of Mars

      2 years ago

      Waaaarrrmmmm and ffuuuuzzzzyyyyyy
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      2 years ago

      As it is technically the 14th, you can enjoy your Valentine's Warm Fuzzies now!

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      Happy Warm and Fuzzies to our favorite Bot Destroyer!

      Your Neighborhood RT Community Economist:
      -James

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        1 year ago

        One must appreciate some nerd love

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    • Enforcer2005

      2 years ago

      You are cool and I like you. Hope you are doing well dude.

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    • Tommex

      2 years ago

      Merry christmas dimono smiley0.gif

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      2 years ago

      Catching up now on the harassment discussion from the other night (that really doesn't sounds so great when typed out, but I'm going to go with it...) via You Tube.
      Just wanted to say thank you for taking the time and putting the thought into a meaningful discussion.
      -nj

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      2 years ago

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      Guess who???

      • KWierso AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

        2 years ago

        Oh fuck.

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        2 years ago

        Don't fuck it up

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      2 years ago

      I'm being trolled or I'm sleep-defriending you. WHAT IS GOING ON.

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      www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOoCixFA8OI

      Here`s that song I was telling you about. one of my favourite's of theirs.

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      2 years ago

      I saw you at RTX and wanted to come up to you and give you a high five, problem was the convention center was being evacuated... smiley4.gif

    • Shastamac

      2 years ago

      As of right now, you have one friend for each day of the year! Congrats! :)

      • Shastamac

        2 years ago

        That's true, but you have some time to find one.

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        2 years ago

        I need a midget for Feb 29th still though

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      Give me TOUncon tickets! I want them now! smiley2.gif

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        2 years ago

        We're very good.

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        2 years ago

        It wasn't working but you guys fixed it and I am now officially attending TOUncon smiley12.gif

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        2 years ago

        Are you really unable to purchase tickets from the website? If you do it from a desktop or laptop it should go through.

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

        2 years ago

        HE DOESN'T KNOW WHAT HE'S TALKING ABOUT! GIVE IN! I NEED TO GO TO TOUNCON

      • KWierso AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

        2 years ago

        DON'T GIVE IN TO PEER PRESSURE

    • TheFatalFall

      2 years ago

      How do you rate achievements?

      • Laurenz

        2 years ago

        Click on the "Achievement Hunter" tab at the top, and then go onto "games". You can type games in and rate them there. smiley0.gif

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      2 years ago

      Sorry to bother you again good sir, but would you be able to change my Site birthday to June 3/90?

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      Happy Birthday Chris, hope you have a fantastic day! smiley13.gif

    • Juular

      2 years ago

      So, been banned from the Red vs Blue forum. Know what's up with that?

      • Juular

        2 years ago

        good bye recon :'(

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        2 years ago

        I was scuba diving at the time. No idea.

      • Juular

        2 years ago

        I mean, I did say the US government did 9-11. But I hardly think that's enough to get me banned from an entire forum.

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      2 years ago

      So, managed to get the new set of Cookie Clicker Achievements yet?

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        2 years ago

        You mean 1.0453? I have all of them except 400 cursors, which is currently impossible. I haven't played in over a week, just sitting on my bank of 200 sextillion and waiting for the next update.

    • Tommex

      2 years ago

      Hey man! I'm a coder too! html, css, php, python, javascript, java, objective C

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      Special delivery! (World domination not included)
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      Did you change my title on here?

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        k thanks

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        3 years ago

        Nope

    • um4dbro210

      3 years ago

      hey i have a error 422 and i have no idea how to fix it……plz halp

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      • KWierso AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

        3 years ago

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      • Psycho

        3 years ago

        I had a error once. I never survived.

      • KWierso AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

        3 years ago

        Have you tried turning it off and on again?

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      Hahahaha. At work.

    • Thorenir

      3 years ago

      Happy Thanksgiving!

      • KWierso AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

        3 years ago

        #lolcanada

    • VoidFox gay robot

      3 years ago

      oh hey, I see you're from ontario, somewhere just north of toronto. well it just so happens that I'm from somewhere just south of toronto.

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      3 years ago

      What's with all the spambots lately? Janet8251 needs to be squashed.

    • DanielZhu1

      3 years ago

      I will be taking your advice on writing a little side story though, may give me some creativity practice. Maybe you can read it sometime and tell me if it is any good.

    • DanielZhu1

      3 years ago

      You have read the idea I posted, and I see the logic in your words. But I'm fine if they don't use my ideas until 3 years later, I just want to give them something, and be just a small part of this. Because RWBY is something that truly resonates with me.

      • DanielZhu1

        3 years ago

        I think I will also try writing the RWBY side story. May improve my creativity, and open up more possibilities.

      • DanielZhu1

        3 years ago

        With my current college possibilities it's very likely I'll be able to get some great credentials. After all and SAT score of 2280 isn't all that common.

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        3 years ago

        I wish you the best of luck, but I wouldn't count on getting an internship with them; it sounds like you've already decided it's going to happen, and you need to realize that a) they need to have such an intern position open, and b) they literally get dozens of resumes and applications a day. Hopefully it will work out the way you want, but assume it won't, and write it yourself.

      • DanielZhu1

        3 years ago

        Yes, they probably won't in the next few years, but in 3 years time I will have the qualifications to intern at rooster teeth for 1 summer, maybe it may be possible then

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        3 years ago

        They're not going to use your idea. Ever. It's not going to happen. If you're passionate about it, write it yourself.

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      3 years ago

      Spambot alert.. brunomarcos

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