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    I've exhausted my search for a song, and I thought the learned people of WC could help. Music starts at 5:12:

    I'm sure many are familiar with the show. I honestly think the "Late Show" episodes on season three of LOUIE wins television. Bar none the best thing the idiot box has ever produced.

    Well, just wondering if anyone knows that haunting melody that happens every time there is criticism of Louie.
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    Perfect, thank you - I hope I'll have something to show for this before the end of the year!
    • CommentTimeNov 10th 2013
    per this: all the soundtrack is original scoring for the episodes.
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    Thanks. I saw that article, yet I didn't read it completely, just a skim.
    • CommentTimeNov 11th 2013

    Hey there,

    I'd like to look in to making a point and click adventure game (think Day of the tentacle, etc.) but really have no idea on what's required in terms of what coding language I'd have to learn and so on. Can anyone point me in a direction of basics to learn before I start swimming in the deep end?
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeNov 11th 2013

    This should be a question right up my alley, but it's been so long since I started learning to code that the way I did so is going to be utterly irrelevant now.

    What sort of programming level are you at? The most common tool to point people at these days is Unity, but that's not going to teach you how to code, it just takes away the need to write *everything*.
    • CommentTimeNov 11th 2013
    Programming level is...banging at shit with a hammer and getting dizzy looking at any code even slightly more difficult than HTML.

    So it's pretty terrible.

    A friend of mine suggested I look in to Udacity’s java and C++ tutorials and a game designer friend just recently suggested Adventure Game Studio, which apparently will teach me enough of the language to make a game without having to learn the whole language.
    • CommentTimeNov 11th 2013 edited

    Hammering together even "just" a point and click adventure can be quite a task if you haven't coded much before, but I really recommend that you take a look at AGS. I've dicked about with it a bit in its earlier incarnation and currently it looks all kinds of awesome - actually thank you for bringing it back to my attention! :)

    EDIT: Actually, dayum - I've played some of the games without realizing they were done with AGS. The last time I took a look at the systems was during the 5 Days a Stranger etc. times. Things, they have moved along a lot.
    • CommentTimeNov 11th 2013
    @Vorn, sadly no ports for Mac on the editor by the looks of it. Hopefully my netbook can handle it. Going to go through the tutorials and make a few small games.
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    A-yup, just remembered again why I never picked up the system properly...
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    female characters in films with tattoos? argh... google is only producing Dragon Tattoo and Joilie in *everything*...

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    #Female Tattoos

    Does television count? Abby (Pauley Perrette) from NCIS (Some on the show are really hers, some are fake, some of her real ones are covered up)

    Movie Actresses:
    Megan Fox
    Scarlett Johansson
    Evan Rachel Wood
    Hayden Panettiere
    Mena Suvari
    Jaime King
    Christina Ricci
    Eliza Dushku

    Wait... you're looking for ones that don't really have tattoos but have fake ones for a film, aren't you? (I realized that after)
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    #Female Tattoos Take 2

    Fake tattoos:
    Mary Louise Parker, Weeds (television)
    Gina Gershon, Prey for Rock & Roll
    Mila Kunis, Black Swan
    Lee-Anne Liebenberg, Viper
    Veerle Baetens, The Broken Circle Breakdown
    Cameron Diaz, The Counselor

    Man, it really is hard to find some...
    What are you looking for?
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    Katrin Cartlidge's character in Naked?
    Toyah in Jubilee? Not sure if it's a tattoo or makeup!
    The girl with the rabbit in the matrix
    • CommentAuthorSteerpike
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2013
     (10882.475), among other links (yes, it's an annoying 'Now we have 40 pages to display ads on'-type site, and there are some singers and non-actresses as well).

    Also, I now really really want to watch Jubilee again.
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    A while back I read a stunning takedown of Zack Snyder's adaptation of 300, as well as the whole myth of the 300 Spartans and the battle of Thermopylae, written by a fairly well known author. But I can't for the life of me remember who wrote it, or where it's located. I feel like it was somebody here who linked it. Anyone know what I'm talking about?
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeNov 17th 2013

    Kieron Gillen will know, try an ask on his tumblr. (He's in the middle of a comic series about the Spartans at the moment)
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeNov 17th 2013

    Well there is this essay by David Brin, but I also remember reading another article specifically about the comparative roles of the Spartans and Themistocles when the movie came out, and that didn't mention Frank Miller so much...
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    #Female Tattoos

    Tiffani Amber Thiessen in White Collar has an adorable little flower tatt on one shoulder.

    Not real:
    Virginia Madsen had a back-piece done in the Yakuza revenge film Blue Tiger
    • CommentAuthorScrymgeour
    • CommentTimeNov 17th 2013
    #Spartans suck
    I remember an interview with Snider saying that his goal was to focus on the mythologising of the hot gates story, rather than the facts, which is why he wanted to use Miller's comic, rather than the accounts by Herodotus et al.
    In fact in Herodotus' Histories, I recall that it only gets a small reference
    Xenophon has a pretty good work on Sparta from an Athenian's perspective if you are interested.
    A pretty good fictional piece in Thermopylae is the book "Gates of fire" by Steven Pressfield (who also wrote Bagger Vance oddly)
    I'm afraid I don't know the answer to your actual question though