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    • Pre-SNL.

      in Forums > Pre-SNL. | Follow this topic

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      So the group description says these guys have been around for 5 years, but even that only stretches back to about the Awesometown/start of SNL era (Samberg joined the cast in the 2005-2006 season. Actually, Awesometown was made early 2005, and if it had been picked up for a series, it would've debuted that season).

      What's your favorite stuff from before then? The Lonely Island's (old) website actually has a lot of broken links since their Incredibad-inspired redesign, but they did a lot of shit ever since 2001 which is up by them or others on YouTube. The Quickie shorts (I love Lethal Objection), the two low-budget sitcom pilots (one has Kal Penn, the other debuted Stork Patrol), Just 2 Guyz, The 'Bu, and they wrote for the better years of the MTV Movie Awards (Lohan, Fallon) and G-Phoria.

      Actually, here's probably my favorite sketch they wrote for the MTV Movie Awards, being a huge fan of Mean Girls (and they cameo as reporters):

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    • Vista games somehow working on XP

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      News hit Digg earlier that Shadowrun has been cracked to work on XP, by simply overwriting some files, and that this could theoretically work on all Vista games. Then an image of Halo 2 supposedly working on XP showed up (yes, I'm whoring my own Digg story). The person who posted it and uploaded the image hasn't said if it's cracked or just the original disc working on XP, but apparently, it's "buggy."

      Have any other of the handful of Vista games been cracked? What does this mean if Microsoft's flagship titles can be used by most of their current customers without upgrading to the next-gen operating system for gaming?

      Man, I wish I could post the dramatic squirrel right now.

      23 replies

    • We Are Scientists

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      Anyone heard them? This is my favourite band and album right now. In 3 days, I played their single The Great Escape over 80 times, making it the most played song in my iTunes library.

      I recommend you check out their music videos (Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt and The Great Escape). Really good music, and the videos were directed by Akiva Shaffer of The Lonely Island, who's been directing all the SNL Digital Shorts on Saturday Night Live lately (including Lazy Sunday). Their website is also good for a laugh.

      I'm going to go listen to The Great Escape 20 times back-to-back.

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    • Text modifiers getting mixed up

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      I'm not sure if they're actually called "tags", but it's the Bold/Underline/Italics/Strike buttons.

      This has so far happened to me twice within two or three days, once in my About Me section, once for a journal comment.

      For the About Me section, I wanted a group of text bolded, and some of the bolded group underlined. I did everything properly about three times, but each time, instead of it all being bold and part underlined, it was all underlined and part bold. Just switched around. Eventually, I purposefully switched the u's and b's inside the brackets so that, being the opposite of whatever I told it to do, it would appear as I had originally wanted. Since then, though, it fixed itself, and I had to go back and put in the right letters in the right brackets.

      So, for the record, this is what it was, minus the in-bracket spaces, of course:

      Typed:

      [ b ][ u ]Should be bolded and underlined.[ /u ]
      Should be just bolded.[ /b ]


      End result:

      Should be bolded and underlined.
      Should be just bolded.


      For the journal comment, I tried to use italics to quote a line from the journal, and then write my response. Instead, the quote was left normal, the response was italicized.

      Typed:

      [ i ]Journal quote.[ /i ]

      Witty reply.


      End result:

      Journal quote.

      Witty reply.



      The only pattern I see is that this seems to happen only if I try and bold/underline/italicize/strike (though I havn't used strike and had this happen yet) one line, and then press enter and start a new line underneath. The About Me section, as I gave in the example, had one line break, but the Journal Comment, I put two line breaks, again, as in the example.

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    • The Halo Movie Will Be Ruined If...

      in Forums > The Halo Movie Will Be Ruined If... | Follow this topic

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      Contrary to what you probably thought, yes, this is a game.

      The rules are pretty general. One person will post what could ruin the Halo movie, by saying "The Halo movie will be ruined if [insert soemthing here]".

      The next poster has the choice to either improve upon that statement, or try and top it by simply posting a new statement, completely unrelated except that it begins with "The Halo movie will be ruined if" and is also about what could possibly ruin the Halo movie.

      If the poster decides to improve the statement above him, by adding to it and generally making it more ridiculous, and then the next poster improves that, and then the next improves that...well, it'll just become very ridiculous. If a poster just posts a new statement, a new chain is started. If you decide to improve a statement, you can only improve the statement directly above yours.

      So, basically, it goes like this:

      The Halo movie will be ruined if they changed the Elites to Apes.


      The next poster has the choice to either make a new statement, or improve the last one, like this:

      The Halo movie will be ruined if they changed the Elites to radioactive Apes.


      The poster after that has the choice to either improve the radioactive Apes statement, or post a completely new statement to possibly be improved by the next poster.

      The Halo movie will be ruined if they changed the Elites to radioactive Apes.

      The Halo movie will be ruined if they insert a sexy dance scene.


      I can only imagine how some of you sick, sick people could improve that. Sick, sick people. smiley0.gif With that said, keep things appropriate. Just, don't be stupid.

      I'll start things off.
      The Halo movie will be ruined if the music is done by Randy Newman.

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    • New Rooster Teeth article on mtv.com

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      And with a new article means new behind-the-scenes horror stories to shock children for generations to come. Including that - GASP - Matt seems to in fact be the Michael Clarke Duncan-ish voice of Bravo 3: The Gas Mask Guy.

      Bolded are new, terrifying behind-the-scenes revelations. At least, I never heard of them before.

      2005-09-28 14:17:00.0
      Machinima Pros Make A Living Playing 'Halo'  With Their Feet
      'Halo'-twisting Rooster Teeth Productions premiering 'F.E.A.R.'-based film.
      The screams of impending death that recently sounded from the second-floor apartment over Railroad Street in Buda, Texas (population 3,800), weren't causes for alarm. They were the work of professionals.

      Over the last couple of months, Mike "Burnie" Burns and a group of friends who collectively call themselves Rooster Teeth Productions have been screaming and joking their way through the creation of a five-part movie series based on the creepy, violent, paranormal first-person-shooter computer game "F.E.A.R.," set for release in October. (A new episode of the team's "F.E.A.R." movies premieres every week at Video Games on MTV.com)

      The guys at Rooster Teeth are in the machinima business. Sometimes used to make MTV2 "Video Mods"  or to recreate R. Kelly videos (see "Gamers Remodel R. Kelly's 'Closet,' Replace Sex With Cuddling")  machinima is made by steering a game's onscreen characters into choreographed mini-movies. Voiceovers are used to inject plot, develop characters  and occasionally garnish the investigative follies of a beleaguered military-cum-ghostbusting squad of F.E.A.R. agents with cries of "Oh my God, I'm going to die!"

      In Rooster Teeth's work on "F.E.A.R."  as well as "Halo," which made the machinima collective into gaming celebrities  the movies are shot through the perspective of the game's lead character, whose eyes serve as a camera. Once their "camera" is rolling, the puppeteers at Rooster Teeth manipulate each scene's other characters with a battery of controllers. "With video game controllers, it's easy," Rooster Teeth's Geoff Ramsey explained. "You can actually use up to four controllers with two feet and two hands." Shoes are not worn. Socks are.

      Burns started Rooster Teeth in 2003, when he rounded up several friends to create a "Halo" machinima series called "Red vs. Blue." Now in its fourth season (available online at www.roosterteeth.com), the series chronicles the pratfalls of two rival squads of space marines who generally lack the energy, attitude and common sense to do better than bungle their futuristic war.

      Until this year, the team recorded their audio in the closet of the spare bedroom in the Burns family home. Times have changed. To really measure the success of Rooster Teeth Productions, don't bother noting that the guys say "Red vs. Blue" and the rest of their machinimas are now downloaded 750,000 times a week, that their Web site receives 6 million page views a day or that those visitors and downloaders wolf down 400 terabytes of data a month. Instead, consider that Burns has been able to quit his day job and rent an apartment on the second floor above Railroad Street just for the purposes of making machinima.

      Technically, they didn't completely trade up, they point out. Railroad Street earned its name from the tracks set 100 feet from their new recording closet. "After five months you can tell by the sound what direction the train is going and what kind of cargo they're carrying, whether it's a passenger train, whether it's got gravel in it," Ramsey joked.

      Along their creative journey, the filmmakers at Rooster Teeth discovered hazards likely not encountered by a young Steven Spielberg or Peter Jackson. For one thing, they are beholden to the contents of the games in which they stage their movies. With "F.E.A.R.," that meant staging scenes in such a way that explained why characters always had guns in hand or, when disarmed, had fists raised and ready to fight. Picture a lot of misfiring panic, a la Bill Paxton in the sci-fi classic, "Aliens."

      With "Halo," the team unearthed a helpful glitch that circumvented a similar issue. "We got lucky," Rooster Teeth's Matt Hullum explained. "If you lowered the gun all the way down, at the very end their head would pop back up, and they would look like they're up and alert and talking to each other."

      Those types of constraints have challenged Rooster Teeth's plans to diversify. "I'd love to do a sports title," Hullum said. But PlayStation football players aren't programmed to do anything but play football.

      They've also faced physical challenges, like learning to manipulate all those controllers with their feet. And sometimes an amateur miscalculation, like one made by Hullum for the "F.E.A.R." series, can confound. "I made a stupid decision to do a really deep voice for my character," he explained. "I could only do it like really early in the morning  you know, when you wake up and your voice is really deep. So I've been getting up really early when I have to do lines for 'F.E.A.R.' "

      Despite the kinks, Rooster Teeth has made it big in its rarefied field. The team held a "Red vs. Blue" seminar at Sundance this year and made shorts for the Independent Film Channel. "Red vs. Blue" has been screened at several Film Society of Lincoln Center events in New York, and Microsoft uses an episode in Xbox kiosks across America.

      Then there are all those wedding proposals they receive. People aren't asking to marry them; they want Rooster Teeth to create "Red vs. Blue"-based professions of love for their significant others. The guys try to fulfill those, though the real-estate agent who wanted a custom "Red vs. Blue" commercial for his business didn't get his wish. Rooster Teeth also fielded a request to do their thing with a porn star's "Sims"-style gaming romp. "We respectfully declined," Burns said.

      Finished next post.

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    • Dazzle capture device not turning on

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      I think I fried something. The story:

      We moved our entire computer set up across a room, and I was about to use my 'Dazzle* Digital Video Creator 150' capture device to capture a clip off of a TV. However, right now, not everything's plugged in after the move, in fact, different cords are everywhere, detached from their accessories. For the most part, it's OK, because each accessory has some cord which fits exclusively in the back of it. Except for Dazzle.

      Unfortunately, it shares the same type of power plug as my scanner, with a round bit that resembles a fatter headphone jack, except both the scanner and Dazzle have the little metal bar going out the machine, into the plugs, rather than a headphone jack, where the headphone cable ends with the little metal bar going into the machine. In trying to find a wall socket to plug Dazzle into, I unplugged my scanner and took out the cord, and started putting that cable away. When I did create an empty socket for Dazzle, I couldn't remember which plug was for it, and which was for the scanner, as I had stupidly put the scanner plug next to the Dazzle plug. Since they were so similar, I figured there couldn't be harm in trying both out with Dazzle and seeing which works. Mistake.

      I now believe what happened was I plugged in Dazzle with the correct plug first, but then the Power light on Dazzle went off after 30 seconds, and after the Power light went off my computer, after signifying that something had entered it's USB port (Dazzle), didn't recognise anything being plugged in at all anymore. OK, I figure, I must have used the scanner plug, and there was some momentary power before it gave up. So I switch the cords to what I now believe was the actual scanner plug, and attach it to Dazzle. At that point, there was a sound from every unit hooked up to the wall sockets (including my computer) of when power is suddenly lost when a machine is still working, or just like when your computer is told to shut down...a whirring down sound. However, no physical changes were noticeable then or are now on any unit that made the sounds. Dazzle had the Power light on for 10 seconds, and not enough time passed before I could rehook it into the USB port to see if the computer acknowledged it. Confused, I try a few different sockets with both plug cables, but now the Power light doesn't come on at all. These are both plugs with large, boxy adapters on the plug/socket end, and I realise one of the box ends of one of the cables is hotter than usual. Hoping something had overheat, but it would be OK, I waited until it cooled down and tried a few more sockets with both cables. Still no Power light. I guess that the overheated plug was the scanner one going crazy that it wasn't hooked up to the right device.

      So...anyone figure I have any hope left at all, or have I fried Dazzle by using the wrong plug?

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    • Halo movie a self-applied R?

      in Forums > Halo movie a self-applied R? | Follow this topic

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      It's on IMDB...and this kind of information is usually more fact than fiction.

      I guess I shouldn't be surprised, the game's an M, but still, if it matches the same level of profanity and violence as the game, I argue it should be a PG-13. The games should be Teen in my opinion. I'm just, well...surprised. It's a step to amke sure it keeps the same atmosphere as the games, though.

      Anyway, anyone else feel the same, completely different, or satisfied they're not bringing it down for the mainstream like the upcoming PG-13 Doom movie? There's been a few different Halo movie threads in the Sponsor forums for different stages of production, and I thought we could get a good discussion going.

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    • How did Jason meet Nathan Zellner?

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      Alright, so my interest got peaked. On the season 3 commentary (specifically, the beginning of 54: Hello, My Name is Andrew), Jason said he had an interesting story of how he met Nathan Zellner, voice actor of Andy, and urged everyone to e-mail someone for an answer. Of course, that would only give people ideas, and some would say this person is picked on enough (why his name won't be repeated here, so that more people can think about bombarding him with e-mails), even without the need of people sending him e-mails for months because Jason told them to. To help out this poor man, perhaps instead, we should just speculate here.

      I think they went for hamburgers together. That's interesting, in Jason's opinion.

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    • Movie Titles Lost in Translation

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      This has nothing to do with the Bill Murray/Scarlett Johanssen movie.

      I read an article about some movie titles that have been changed in strange ways for foreign releases. How these happen, i have no idea. For instance, Wedding Crashers was released, at least in Quebec, with the french title "Boys Without Honour". As Good As It Gets, starring Jack Nicholson, was released in Germany as "Mr. Cat Poop". No lies.

      Using IMDB.com, I've become slightly obsessed with checking alternate titles of movies for weird stuff like this. Any that anyone else know of?

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  • Comments (308)

    • YarenZero

      13 years ago

      Merry Christmas

    • wigglepie13

      13 years ago

      holidays01a.jpg

    • Nightmar3

      13 years ago

      i remember that, when you made a journal about the Puma award or somethin.

    • Charliez

      13 years ago

      Not defending myself, just simply stating, I couldn't care less what "expectations you confirmed of me".

      So let's end this conversation, it's not going anywhere.

    • Charliez

      13 years ago

      You think I care about what other people think of me?

    • Charliez

      13 years ago

      Your point being?

      I've been longer than you have in any case. Yeah, I was Chiavi. That was between me and him. I have his award for Gods sake, do you think I wouldn't even be here if he didn't know who I was?

      We talk often, we know each other. Shut up.

    • Charliez

      13 years ago

      Yes.

      Burnie knows I'm Keyes. I was never stripped of anything.

    • Mehheh

      13 years ago

      Hi!

    • wizardmon5

      13 years ago

      Incidentally, that was the experiment. Wanted to see if you'd notice. smiley1.gif

      ...

      ZING?

    • wizardmon5

      13 years ago

      More like your mom is middle-eastern!

      ZING.

    • wizardmon5

      13 years ago

      DAMMIT, IF I CAN'T GO INTO A CATHOLIC SCHOOL WITHOUT HEARING OF THIS GOD, WHERE ELSE CAN'T I GO?


      I saw this great political cartoon thing the other day. A husband and wife were sitting at the table, eating breakfast, and the husband was reading the paper. The headline was, "Ten killed in school shooting."

      Husband: "Why in the hell doesn't God stop these shootings?"
      Wife: "Oh, dear, you know God isn't allowed in schools anymore."


      ZING.

    • wizardmon5

      13 years ago

      I think if you just type www.tv.com that it'll make it a link on its own.


      EDIT: Okay, so it does. Just put htt p:// in front of the link.

      Post edited 12/13/05 7:14PM

    • wizardmon5

      13 years ago

      :O

      Know which ones any of those episodes are?

    • Cinema_Void

      13 years ago

      Oh right, I forgot about how 69 hasnt been made public yet. I dont suppose it matters too much though, because it only gives a general idea of it.

    • wizardmon5

      13 years ago

      Oh snap.

      I just found a(nother) use for my Christmas money. smiley0.gif

    • Nightmar3

      13 years ago

      idunvotedforyou

    • wizardmon5

      13 years ago

      Why couldn't you just give us that link? :<

    • Hyperion274

      13 years ago

      (Also: Found it. HAHAHA. I rubbed it in.)


      Bastard...

    • Nightmar3

      13 years ago

      do you have halo pc?

    • Hyperion274

      13 years ago

      True... dieyou

      How about hidden threats?

    • Hyperion274

      13 years ago

      Hurry up with found, you!! I'm waiting patiently (that last part was a lie)!!!

    • wizardmon5

      13 years ago

      LET'S GO BUY SUITS

    • wizardmon5

      13 years ago

      More like he's not right!

    • wizardmon5

      13 years ago

      Holy crap. You suck. XP

    • wizardmon5

      13 years ago

      I had a snow day, too. :O

      And I probably will tomorrow!

    • wizardmon5

      13 years ago

      Okay. Well, do you know who the Assassin Ass Kickers are? They're a group started by haloperson for the sole purpose of being annoying. (That's my best theory, anyway.)

      People don't like them, so Alsace started a group called the "Assassin Ass Kicker-Kickers", meaning that they kick the other guys' asses.

      So... Yeah. Now you know.

    • VicIsPurple

      13 years ago

      Are we cool... or what?

    • wizardmon5

      13 years ago

      I thought you might like this.


      AHAHAHAHA.

      I lost it just as soon as he started, and couldn't stop laughing.

      Guy: "Penis-"
      Me: "AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA"

    • Nightmar3

      13 years ago

      that hurt.

      and yeah, you know what? canadians are stupid. :D

    • wizardmon5

      13 years ago

      Haha, Canaidna Thanksgiving is old hat. Done with. Personally, I enjoy turning on TV and watching how Americans really just celebrate Thanksbiving as a gateway to Christmas.


      I just celebrate it as a day to eat lots of awesome food. smiley0.gif

      Mmm... Sweet potatos with marshmallows...

    • wizardmon5

      13 years ago

      Nice Donutzilla impression. XD

    • TheAlbacor

      13 years ago

      Thanks for the offer. Maybe some other time I need something like that I'll ask. I just wanted to show people quick.

    • spikep

      13 years ago

      RvB.roosterteeth.com the best place on earth!

    • rastapimp

      13 years ago

      6 days Until XBOX360 Release Day! Are you getting one?

    • wizardmon5

      13 years ago

      Wizbang fails for not realizing his joke cost him his slot.


      Except that it didn't. smiley0.gif

      Also, the project thingy is in my old journal entries somewhere. If you want to be ahead of the game, you can look for it. It's in the comments of a journal, but... You'll be able to find it by the journal entry itself, as well. (Start from the back if you're going to.)

    • wizardmon5

      13 years ago

      Jesus Christ you were busy Sunday.


      Yeah. I do that on weekends. =P

    • wizbang2

      13 years ago

      You owe me $500. Gradients are their own reward.

    • TheAlbacor

      13 years ago

      GAH! It needs to be Tuesday right now!

    • wizardmon5

      13 years ago

      It clearly DOES have a link to your entry.

      You must be blind.

    • TheAlbacor

      13 years ago

      The box art could be worse... it could have me on it.

    • TheAlbacor

      13 years ago

      Good plan.. I will find a Scrubs or Braff avatar of my own to use...

    • TheAlbacor

      13 years ago

      Scrubs Season 2 is out in two days my friend. Two freakin days until we get to observe its glory...

    • wizardmon5

      13 years ago

      Am too!

    • wizardmon5

      13 years ago

      YOUR MOM PASSED THE DUMBNESS GENE ON TO YOU, DUMBY.

      Also... I dunno. You? I'll link to yours, or something.

    • wizardmon5

      13 years ago

      I HAD THE WINDOW OPEN BUT I WASN'T HERE. YOU COULDN'T TELL BECAUSE YOUR MOM IS DUMB.

      Also, yes, this is journal-worthy. GOGOGOGO.

      Also, yes, I don't think the Earls are new... But whatever. It's still good.

    • wizardmon5

      13 years ago

      YOUR MOM IS EVERYTHING BECAUSE SHE BLEW UP AND IS ALSO UGLY

      ALSO I WASN'T HERE, WANGTARD

    • wizardmon5

      13 years ago

      IT WAS WHEN YOUR MOM EXPLODED AND TURNED INTO... EVERYTHING.

    • wizardmon5

      13 years ago

      MAYBE I'LL PUSH YOUR MOM INTO THE BIG BANG. THEN WE'LL SEE.

    • wizardmon5

      13 years ago

      How about: SHUT UP OR I'LL THROW YOU IN THE MOAT.

    • wizardmon5

      13 years ago

      Why, if your mother was any more rotund, we'd have to dig to hades itself to bury her in the sand!

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