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Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
« Reply #240 on: August 23, 2012, 07:56:20 AM »
I haven't really figured out what Atop the 4th Wall is about, exactly. It seems to be about comics and as I don't read too many, I'd skipped it. But maybe I'm completely off, so...what's AT4W about? :)

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Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
« Reply #241 on: August 23, 2012, 08:36:44 AM »
Yes, Katie, I am one of the very rare breeds of fan: the Sane Fan.
Me, too! Although it could just be that I'm not passionate enough about anything to be insane about it. :P I do try to see situations/issues from multiple perspectives, though.

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Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
« Reply #242 on: August 23, 2012, 10:57:33 AM »
I haven't really figured out what Atop the 4th Wall is about, exactly. It seems to be about comics and as I don't read too many, I'd skipped it. But maybe I'm completely off, so...what's AT4W about? :)

You're correct, Katie! It's a comic review show. But he doesn't review good comics (once in a blue moon he'll do it, The Electric Tale of Pikachu and the Blue Beetle comics for instance), he reviews BAD comics! Jerry Brodsky, Joe Quesada, Frank Miller, Rob Liefeld... all of them have had books that were burned on his show.

The show Atop The Fourth Wall is always hosted by the nerdy guy in a trilby hat from Minnesota, Lewis Lovhaug, AKA Linkara. Linkara loves Buffy/Angel, Doctor Who, Star Trek, Silent Hill, Pokemon, Transformers and, of course, Power Rangers.

The show has been around (videos wise) since 2008, but just started out as a regular text blog where he reviewed various comics. One day, he decided to have a three part review for Smoke and Mirrors (a Spiderman comic), two of which are text and the last is a video. His readers loved his little experiment, and he'd soon joined up on TGWTG to great success.

Over the course of over 200 videos over 4 years, he's also had a few story arcs (His Heart is Steel, The Other Insano, Linkara Lost, A Story of Magic, All That He Sees He Conquers, A Piece of The World is Missing, His Blue Soul and now Guns and Sorcery) which tie in to what comics he's reviewing and show off his great writing skills and acting. He frequently collaborates with Spoony, and it was Linkara who introduced Doctor Insano to the world and revived and cloned Spoony after his house exploded (which didn't end well for the original Spoony as he'd got turned into a Black Lantern).

Linkara also has a few characters of his own (heroes and villains), some of them being played by himself, and some played by others (such as friends, family, and his former girlfriend Iron Liz). I would list off the characters... but there is a LOT of them!

All in all, even if you don't read comics, this is still a great show nonetheless.

Want to find out more?  http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall?from=Main.AtopTheFourthWall and http://thatguywiththeglasses.wikia.com/wiki/Atop_the_Fourth_Wall and if you want to know which of the episodes of Atop The Fourth Wall are story arc related, go here: http://at4wplotguide.tumblr.com/ and here is the actual link (heh heh) to Linkara's blog:  http://atopfourthwall.blogspot.com/

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Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
« Reply #243 on: August 23, 2012, 11:11:32 AM »
Well hey! That is a lot of info I did not know indeed. :) Thanks!

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Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
« Reply #244 on: August 23, 2012, 12:44:09 PM »
You're welcome! What DID you know beforehand though?

- Is reconsidering her Leafgreen run and thinking of going back her original plan of TGWTG themed run, as nobody is replying aside from Rosella. I know I'm going to get Bulbasaur (Linkara's favorite) and Lapras (representing Paw, because both Lapras and Paw love music), so what else could reprensent the others I like?

EDIT: Actually... how does this sound?:

Bulbasaur (Linkara, since it' his favorite)

Pikachu/Raichu (Paw, since he has a rock band and Electric types are used by Rocker Trainers. Plus, picture a Pikachu with those headphones and glasses, it's ADORABLE! :D )

either Porygon or Slowpoke/Slowbro (Phelous, referencing his original style of being slow and monotone in his voice)

Cubone/Marowak (Blockbuster Buster, since the Marowak Emerald sprite shows it swinging his club down like a hammer like BB's Luciele)

Mankey/Primeape (Nostalgia Critic, with how angry he gets to the point of screaming)

and either Ponyta/Rapidash or Caterpie (Obscurus Lupa, because of her red hair [which she's actually blonde, hense the yellow/orange fire] or PushingUpRoses [because they polinate flowers, and I'm sure they'll do it to a rose! Plus, they're adorable!])
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Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
« Reply #245 on: August 23, 2012, 06:46:17 PM »
That he did HOPR :) Also, To Boldly Flee is up! Part one at least.

I'm not really sure what a Leafgreen run is, so....I don't know what to say about that.


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Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
« Reply #246 on: August 23, 2012, 07:12:29 PM »
Well, nevermind. I chose Caterpie anyway. Her name is Roses!

Just got done with TBF part 1. Man, this is intense!
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Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
« Reply #247 on: August 24, 2012, 06:50:12 AM »
- Listening to this new Taylor Swift song which is seriously terrible. I realize Swift isn't exactly a paragon of musical revolution and highbrow composition, but I've enjoyed a handful of her works as the fun, light, and almost nostalgic wa (hey, I remember being a teenager in love and it was all omg), but at some point her songs really do need to grow up and graduate from high school already. Right now, they're kind of sounding like sixth-year seniors.
The one redeeming feature of the song is that it includes the word "space".
 
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Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
« Reply #248 on: August 27, 2012, 12:17:07 PM »
Restarting Leafgreen again. Decided to go with Lapras after all.

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-Writing more chapters to pass the time until my next class starts. Looks like both chapter threes of QFG:SYWTBAH and KQ5:AMTHGY! are going to be about the same length. Great... this means I have to double-post again.

- Feeling bummed that the class I'd really been looking forward to, the Game Design class, isn't starting until next Friday. I got all excited for nothing!

- Is wondering where everybody is! This place has been pretty much completely silent for the past week!
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Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
« Reply #249 on: August 30, 2012, 05:13:44 PM »
-Posting on here for the first time in a while it feels like
-Making dinner
-Learning how to balance teaching full time and how to work on TSL at the same time
-Cuddling my puppies!
-Texting my sister
-Working on lesson plans.

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Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
« Reply #250 on: August 31, 2012, 04:59:28 AM »
-This was a triumph...
-I just don't even
 
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Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
« Reply #251 on: August 31, 2012, 09:11:22 AM »
-This was a triumph...
-I just don't even
Did you have a huge success recently? Congratulations!

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Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
« Reply #252 on: August 31, 2012, 12:16:32 PM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6ljFaKRTrI

The takeaway message is "still alive". :P I was hospitalised for an overdose.
 
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Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
« Reply #253 on: August 31, 2012, 12:24:18 PM »
 :( Oh dear. I hope you're okay, Deloria.

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Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
« Reply #254 on: August 31, 2012, 01:03:05 PM »
:hug:

- writing chapter six of KQ5, finally getting progress! :)

- checking The Four Winds... and is suddenly very confused. Yesterday, I saw the next article involving the next entry in the "Tanalore Arc" and enjoyed it, wondering about the next riddle. Now, it seems to have disappeared and gone back to having Derek's newest article at the top page! What gives?!

- till miffed that I can't seem to figure out why I can only get 181 out 185 points on AGDI King's Quest 2. I looked at a couple walkthroughs, they said "give paper to man" meaning the flier, which I didn't know about. But, when I give the merchant the flier, it doesn't give me points at all! And yes, I tried both before giving him the pearl and after, still nothing. What am I missing?! This has bugged me ever since I first played it.

Does anyone know a good Lets Play/Walkthrough that actually show the person getting all 185 points? Don't send me Paw's videos (funny and awesome as he is) because he didn't get full points either.
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Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
« Reply #255 on: September 01, 2012, 05:17:03 PM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6ljFaKRTrI

The takeaway message is "still alive". :P I was hospitalised for an overdose.
I worry about you, Deloria. :(

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Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
« Reply #256 on: September 01, 2012, 06:29:01 PM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6ljFaKRTrI

The takeaway message is "still alive". :P I was hospitalised for an overdose.
I worry about you, Deloria. :(

So do I. I don't really know what else to say, I know you're going through some tough stuff. So..if nothing else, please know we worry and care about you and hope you're doing better.

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Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
« Reply #257 on: September 01, 2012, 10:55:45 PM »
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Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
« Reply #258 on: September 02, 2012, 11:11:15 AM »
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Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
« Reply #259 on: September 02, 2012, 02:36:42 PM »
-thinking I have a cold on top of what's left of my flare up. I had been doing so well. :(
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