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    posted a message on Photos & Poster Work
    Haha. Well, I hate to break it to you but I'm pretty sure she has a boyfriend... Also she lives here in Canada.
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    posted a message on Birthday Bash!!!
    Happy Birthday Scyber and Acid!

    Happy Belated, Elfen aka Joe!
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    posted a message on Photos & Poster Work
    Huzzah! :D
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    posted a message on Photos & Poster Work
    Quote from Beer

    good job bords well done. but the font size at the bottom.. i think it should be much more better if it is on the same size. color combination is good, hmmmm the main title is not centralized... and the main title again, it should not be at the back of the girl, its should be at at front. try to make it a little bit bigger, put the 2011 or what you want to put at gray scale color text at the very bottom (before the border). and lastly, if you are trying to imitating 1980`s poster, you should edit the photo as well or for example you can render it on black and white or same color as the two soldiers at the bottom right corner, since you already have a scratchy thing or i guess its a texture (my suggestion is create the same color of the two soldiers at the bottom since they are the only element that is different and much more 1980`s look.. its realistic!). . . .

    >> make the photos look like 1980`s!!! edit edit :) .. damn i really love graphic arts :P
    Not sure where you got 1980's from. The only time-period influence in this work was the late 1800's early 1900's. The scratchy texture and muted colours are made to imitate old photographs - potentially from that era - without being totally black and white (aka: boring).

    If the title were to be in front of Clara (the woman) it would look bad. People are more important than words. Always. At least in this line of work. :P

    The photo of the soldiers is from World War I (1914) and is a real photo, not a drawing/painting. It is very relevant to the piece (as is the green smoke). Chlorine Gas plays a major part of the play, as the main character - Haber (the big guy) - is its inventor. The play focuses a lot on the process through which it was invented and the subsequent guilt he feels.

    Quote from Don_guillotine

    Only thing that slightly irks me is that because the woman is smaller than the man (I would assume the man is the lead character), I think it would look better if both small characters were in the back and the man was in front (aka the lower left corner). Now my eyes are confused when the bigger-sized character is in the back and at the same time behind the woman.

    I like the color scheme -- and the play seems interesting. Shame it's in Canada ;).
    All three of them are lead characters - which is why they made it onto the poster when others did not. There are three reasons in my mind that Clara should be in the front.
    1. During the story, Clara kills herself as a result of her husband, Haber (the main character), inventing Chlorine Gas which is used to kill hundreds of thousands of people during World War I. This puts both her and the gassed soldiers (the two things Haber feels guilty for) in front of him, where he is looking down with shame/guilt.
    2. With both smaller images behind him, they would be two obstructed (having to make room for eachother).
    3. What Magistrate said...
    Quote from Magistrate

    I like the title where it is. Elements in the picture draw the eyes to the title naturally: the movement of the mist, the (lead?)'s eyes, etc. The positioning of many of the elements creates a right-beveled arc that apexes at the point of the title. Anything else I would've pointed out was already addressed.
    Thanks to all who commented (and continue to comment). I welcome this criticism as it allows me to really think about my choices. I try not to think too much while designing and generally just go with my gut. It's interesting to examine the thought process afterwards.
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    posted a message on Photos & Poster Work
    Thanks for the response, man. That bottom section was bothering me, but wasn't sure what to do with it. This is probably mostly because I was working on it at like 3 AM, rather than a normal time of day when I can think straight.

    Here's an updated version. Let me know what you think...


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    posted a message on Photos & Poster Work
    Hey guys,

    So here's some stuff from the play I'm working on right now (Producing). I took these photos for promotional purposes and designed the poster from scratch. Let me know what you think. :)

    http://www.eofthes.c...teins-gift.html






    (Click for Full Size)
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    posted a message on Cops Seize Town Meeting
    O Canada, our home and native land...
    True patriot love in all thy sons' command.
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    posted a message on a Game of Thrones
    This show is awesome. It's like Lord of the Rings but with more blood... and boobs... Erm. If I were saying this anywhere but here I would be worried about sounding like a freak.
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    posted a message on Rate the Signature above! (1-10)
    8/10. Super cool that it's animated - and props for Fallout! I agree that there's a bit much going on. Perhaps if you chose one of those two guys (rather than both) and got rid of the other.

    Also the "I'm about to choke a b***h in hea!" quote and ASCII character kind of take away from it a bit, tbh.
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    posted a message on HAPPY 4TH OF JULY
    Congratulations, America.
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    posted a message on Demographics
    Quote from kdt05b

    I appreicate the discussion and thank you for the point's you've made. I'll certainly consider them in all future posts. I honestly hadn't really thought about how dated some of the points I'd made were.

    As an aside about being an agnostic. And again, this is by no means an attack on you or anything. But if you are not looking for the truth (whatever you find to be your truth) then you will remain an agnostic forever. Just a thought.

    Peace.

    There's nothing wrong with being an agnostic. I have found my truth. My philosophy is such that I believe human beings are too flawed and our perceptions too limited to ever really know anything for sure - as such I cannot fully deny or accept any god.
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    posted a message on Demographics
    I continue to disagree with your idea of what constitutes a society. There are countless Muslim people who do not live in primarily Muslim countries or Arabic countries and live life by very different rules. There are different ways to take Islam, just as there are different ways to take Christianity, Judaism etc. Islam is only a part of someone's culture, and there are extraordinary differences between a Muslim living in Palestine versus a Muslim living in Canada (for example). To lump all people of one religion together as if they all had exactly the same culture is a bit ridiculous, in my opinion.

    Again you're talking about "an area" that is "pure theocracy" etc, you're still not naming any particular place(s). The entire Middle East is not run by militant Islamist groups or Muslim dictators (especially in recent years as things have begun to change there). Three are some countries with a lot of freedom in terms of culture and religion - just as much as you might find in America. Just as an American might look down at someone for being a foreigner or for being non-christian or non-white (not all Americans, obviously, but some) so to might some of the people in these nations do the same for non-muslims or non-arabs, but that is true almost anywhere.

    If you want to be more specific and say maybe Taliban-controlled Afghanistan, then I could agree with the notion of violent reprisal for non-Islamic beliefs, etc. When it comes to a 'ruling elite' - Hell, look at the Roman Catholic church and their papalcy!

    I don't see how my personal religious beliefs enter into this discussion, but I will quickly address the matter so that people understand what I'm talking about: Agnostic Atheism is not an oxymoron. It means that while I believe in no deity or God, I am open to the possibility that one might exist. I find there to be little to no evidence that God, A God, or Gods exist - but my personal philosophy prevents me from speaking empirically on the matter. You can choose to think of me as a lazy atheist if you so choose, but it's not about being lazy. It's about deciding that there is not enough evidence on either side of the debate to make an intelligent decision.
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    posted a message on What I hate about the hospital
    Lebron James
    Cigarettes
    Hating Things (scratch that, hates that too).


    ;) All in good fun.
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    posted a message on Demographics
    Quote from kdt05b

    Inspired not so much by the thread topic, but from the discussion that arose from Daemaro's post here, I thought I'd share a video I came across a couple months ago. Looking at it, it's actually been two years since it was uploaded, so maybe it's old news and I'm just really behind the times.
    I don't know how to embed the video, so if somebody else wants to, it's this one.
    What are your thoughts on this?

    Living in the US, the way I see it, in not too many years, we'll either be owned by China, or in not many more years, we will become a Muslim nation.

    Now before people tear into me (I don't think anybody here would, but all the "discussions" on Kotaku and Gizmodo and such make me want to add a disclaimer), I want to point out that I have nothing against Muslims as individuals. I do believe that as a society, you are in it until you die...or else. I also think that as a nation they are nothing more than bullies. You might have to dig to find information, but there is a reason why Nike is the #1 supporter of Muslims internationally, and in my opinion, from what I've read/heard, it is mainly due to threats of the infamous "jihad"

    Now, I have never made a formal study of any of this. I just find all the little tidbits of information quite interesting. I welcome any- and everybody to correct me on points that are incorrect. So...back on topic...what are your thoughts?

    Your errors and misguided ideas are quite numerous (esp. in regards to Islam). I myself am an agnostic atheist w/ no Muslim or Arabic ancestry, but I at least understand a few of these key facts:

    Islam is not a society. It is a religion. You are not in it until you die anymore than you are w/ Christianity or Judaism or Buddhism. You can convert out of it just like any other religion. As with any other religion, you may or may not experience backlash based on the sorts of people you know.

    Islam is also not a nation. Now, I'm pretty sure you knew this and weren't speaking literally - but then I must ask which nation you were speaking of. There are no nations that are 100% Muslim. There are countries with a majority, but to suggest that most of them are "bullies" anymore than most Western or Eastern powers is absolutely ridiculous. Look at America, Britain, North Korea, China. Those countries are dangerous bullies in their own rights.

    What on earth does Nike have to do with anything? Where are you getting the idea that Nike is the #1 supporter of Muslims? That doesn't even make sense. Do you mean they donate the most money to mosques, that they personally fund Muslim people, or that they invest in Muslim-run countries/companies? You can't just throw such a vague and relatively meaningless fact into an argument for no good reason - so what's your reason?

    A Jihad? Seriously? The Muslim world is going to hold a Jihad against Nike? Yeah - right. Not only does the Muslim world as a whole not condone any Jihads, Jihad doesn't even always refer to a "holy war" as most people in the West incorrectly assume. I believe it means "struggle" and there are many personal ways in which to experience Jihad.

    At most one small group of Muslims might announce their hatred for Nike (who, btw, is a terrible organization that has and does abuse international child labour) - but how is this different than any other group announcing a hatred for any other organization? Should PETA or GreenPeace be denounced for hating companies that do animal testing? Should we assume that all Americans are associated with these groups and that they all believe the same way?

    I'm glad you're at least open to listen to reason - but you've really got a long way to come. The American government and media has done an awful lot to skew your impression of foreign nations and exotic religions. The amount of xenophobia bred into Americans from birth is just shocking.

    I sincerely hope you do some more research on Islam, the Middle East, and the world in general before you make any more such statements. I'm not going to go into anything further about Christianity or America or the idea that change is somehow evil, but I want to ask that you seriously consider your stance on all these points and really ask yourself where your beliefs come from and whether or not real facts validate them.

    Thank you!
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    posted a message on Man fined $500 for turning in $17k he found
    I think the man is right to feel sorry and accept the fine - great.

    I think the police are in the right to make it clear that they need the correct info off the bat - great.

    I don't think the man should have been fined $500. That is EXCESSIVE! They were obviously going to check that footage anyways, and did not simply take him on his word, so I don't see how this delayed the investigation. The only delay would have been the two minutes it took to write the poor sucker a $500 fine.
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