Sep 8th 2009 5:43PM Daaaaamn, some of you guys are pretty harsh. Michael had it right: there's no story, it's just a three minute video intended to cram as many stupid gags and one-liners into your face as possible, and the hope was you'd be laughing as you watched. If you didn't think it was funny, no problem. Can't please all the people all the time.
As Drewbie mentioned, we threw this together in about two weeks. No, we haven't been working on it for 1-2 years. And damn, no, we haven't put out a massive library of stuff, but it's not like we haven't done ANYTHING since episode 2 of The Grind. There was the Halloween Special, then the Rumpus Machine, then the "Things You Need" 48 hour machinima contest entry I made with Jun Falkenstein, and somewhere in there were a couple episodes of "Inside World of Warcraft" for Machinima.com. Episode 3 is coming too, just hold on to your genitals for chrissake.
Nov 19th 2008 2:18PM Wow, a discussion on misogyny, and it's not even lunchtime yet!
The point was that Pat Mitchell is a big superficial asshole, and when he's got the opportunity to create his own "perfect woman," he describes nothing but physical attributes and ends up unsatisfied. At the end, he finds that he's (perhaps ironically) better off with an inflatable toy. Guys like him don't deserve any more. There's your moral, if you need one.
Really, though, it was just supposed to be funny. Lighten up, chum.
Oct 6th 2008 8:43PM RE: Tap's "this is weird" comment... yes, it is weird. I wanted to make something random, but it still needed to be slightly comprehensible, so this was a sort of middle-of-the-road script. I'll take your comment as a compliment, because I take everything as a compliment, because I'm a highly delusional, self-obsessed shitbaker.
RE: G's "stand back everyone I am an audio professional and these audio levels suck" compliment... yeah, you're right, there's a couple parts that I hate too. But you reach a point where it doesn't seem worthwhile to re-render the entire 30-gigabyte project to fix volume levels when you know the whole damn thing's gonna get scrunched down to YouTube quality anyway. I'm lazy and I was on a deadline. But all that said, I'm definitely not an audio professional.
RE: Deckard Cain... he's awesome.
Jun 11th 2008 12:51PM This is an ongoing debate within the thick, thick walls of Oblivious Films, from whence no sounds escape: who deserves credit for what? Obviously the answer is NYNNJA, but I indulge the rest of them in their perpetual arguments and reassessments, which rise and fall as the months pass like some great and terrible tide, in spite of my knowing the inevitable conclusion. Forgive Gnorlin for his outburst; he only gets worked up about something once or twice a year, and it's usually fun to experience.
Apr 9th 2008 5:26PM I hope this doesn't make me a simpering machinifriend.
Apr 9th 2008 5:15PM Ninety percent of "how do I machinima" questions can be answered with a description of green screen keying. I think it was a fine topic for the first episode of a "how do I machinima" series. "How to write compelling fiction," no matter how intrinsic to the hobby, however, probably falls well outside its purview.