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@  Sunnyfruit : (17 June 2019 - 09:07 AM)

Woah. I'd pay even more.

@  chief : (16 June 2019 - 02:49 PM)

I just spent way too much money for paper with words written on it

 

https://www.ebay.com...ordt=true&rt=nc

@  Wulfsbane : (15 June 2019 - 06:12 PM)

As long as it wasnt GSW or Lebron...

@  Shadow : (13 June 2019 - 09:34 PM)

The Raptors won the NBA!

@  Sunnyfruit : (12 June 2019 - 02:44 PM)

Uh... I like video games too, but this is too much

@  GamemasterAn... : (12 June 2019 - 06:01 AM)

...and everyone is freaking out over that reveal. Dear Gaia...the reaction of the people at the Nintendo Center in NYC. People were actually HUGGING each other over that reveal!

@  Wulfsbane : (11 June 2019 - 07:46 PM)

Banjo-Kazooie is coming home, lads

@  Wulfsbane : (11 June 2019 - 07:17 AM)

The E3 Nintendo Direct starts in 45 minutes

@  chief : (10 June 2019 - 07:30 PM)

Oh we have controversial topic forum..Those have always existed. And I'm for that. Just keep personal user to user shit off the forums.

 

the Controversial topic thing would fall under "debate" now I guess. I had some good times in those forums with a few members.

@  chief : (10 June 2019 - 07:19 PM)

Yeah....I saw that...Blew game 6

@  Wulfsbane : (09 June 2019 - 07:35 PM)

Hey chief, we got a Game 7 on Wednesday

@  ShenFNWoo : (09 June 2019 - 09:28 AM)

Not really pressed about it, so it's no biggie to me. I'm only here for the S3 comic at this point, and maybe continuing to post mine. It's just too dead around here, and people are either too lazy, too occupied, or too afraid to share opinions as if words from feedback or response are going to hop out of the screen and attack them or something.

 

I'm an old ass man.... :(

@  ShenFNWoo : (09 June 2019 - 09:19 AM)

They generally don't last long on forums where management isn't objective about running a forum. People generally don't have the restrain/discipline to not mod it. Someone's going to catch feelings, disregarding the thousand disclaimers on the front post of the section and still hit up the admins whining about the hurty things that mean man x said to them. And the admins will feel obliged to do something about it, when ignoring it is definitely an option.

 

Again, generally speaking, people want the good of things and not the bad or the drawbacks that come with it. It's why facebook and twitter have like buttons, but no dislike button. It's why youtube demonitizes wrongspeak. It's why forums ban people for private disputes between members despite the fact that there's every tool under the sun to stop a person from bothering them available to users. It's anti hate speech is considered a thing to uphold, when hate speech is free speech, no exceptions. It's why politics are a mess. For society, the message is clear, whine until you get your way, and the lowest common denominator being as loud as they are will set the precedent for everyone else despite able bodies. For all this acting like adults thing that society pushes, society at large doesn't expect anyone to actually BE one.

@  Shadow : (09 June 2019 - 07:56 AM)

Didn't we have a controversial/rant rave section of the forum at one point

@  chief : (08 June 2019 - 07:06 AM)

Lets try to keep any personal issues out of the shoutbox. Or forums all together.

@  ShenFNWoo : (07 June 2019 - 05:52 PM)

Nothing much. Just wanted to make sure a certain person didn't get the wrong idea about how it is between us. I don't forget certain details, and things don't change no matter how much time passes unless they show some willingness to want to fix things.

@  furrykef : (07 June 2019 - 05:34 PM)

I have no idea what's going on here.

@  ShenFNWoo : (07 June 2019 - 09:58 AM)

This will be my first time (without accident) speaking to you directly, so I want to make this perfectly clear: I have a strict policy on how to deal with people who block others without sufficient reason (aka running away from a zero conflict situation). We do not talk, we do not exchange ideas, and you are invisible to me possibly forever, depending on you. Communications with you in particular will reopen at a future time equivalent to the amount of time in which you've had me blocked thus far. In the mean time, I'll add you to my foe list, and/or manually disregard everything you say to me. Cheers! ^_^

@  Wulfsbane : (07 June 2019 - 06:24 AM)

They're pretty rabid

@  Wulfsbane : (07 June 2019 - 06:24 AM)

I mean have you seen some of his defenders?


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#21 Freya Manibrandr

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 07:21 PM

I'd like to throw in a couple of suggestions here regarding the audio formats here, because believe it or not, these mothafuckas take up space and consume a lot of bandwidth, and hosted space on the net, especially for storing upwards of 300+ megs of audio files aren't free or cheap. These can consume upwards of 1-5 GB of bandwidth a week.

So my suggestion here is this. When the episodes are put together, convert them first to APE or FLAC formats, these formats provide a good compression ratio and they are lossless. These are for private archival purposes of the staff members. The reason for that is, one of the ideas I have for these eps in the not so distant future is to add a placeholder image to the eps, add subtitle test to them, turn them to videos, and plug them into a group account on youtube, revver or metacafe. Basically, these are for storage, and not to be uploaded to our webspace, though one can always start seeding them as torrent files.

For the plain audio consumption downloaded from our webspace however, you'd want something that has a really high compression ratio, but provides not too much of a drop in quality. This is where the second conversion process comes in...OGG Vorbis. This format is far superior to MP3 in handling low bitrate compression, you can go as low as 48 kbps with it while retaining most of the quality. MP3's quality quickly breaks down once you begin to go below 128 kbps. That means that 25 minute episodes can be stored in files as small as 8 MBs. (The same length episodes in 128 kbps MP3 format would weigh in at around 24-25 MBs, a bit big IMO.)

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 11:29 PM

Yeah, size and storage is a concern for this. And all though I am not technically worried about it this early into the project, I'd be a fool to leave it to the last minute. The only problem I have with OGG Vorbis are the limited of people that even know or can play that particular file on their system.

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*Gets draft letter from Chief* well after all, if we don't do it who will? Onward for the cause!

And thanks for your audition fic you sent! Very impressive, and I PMed you more detail about this and that.

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I'd like to know more about how it would go though before I make any commitments.

Once I get the Voice Acting Audition thread up I hope to have all the info you and any other potential VA's may need.
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I have quite a few years in acting, so I am somewhat interested in this, but I'm confused as to what it is by the "radio-drama podcast thingy"? What exactly is it? xD

Take what the satAM cartoon is, now remove all animation, shoot the tv and turn on your radio. Okay, now we have a story-driven medium that uses only audio to animate the story with spoken dialogue, sound effects and music. So we have Sonic being pursued by Swat-bots: On top of his usual banter, we throw in the sounds of laser fire deflecting around him as he runs, the clang-clang metal pounding footsteps of the 'bot chasing him behind... Nicole's voice peaks up as it seems Sonic is carrying the little computer with him, warning him of an energy spike she is detecting. And blah-de-blah-blah, you see how this would work now?

It's just the cartoon, without the actual toons to watch.

And if you are indeed interested in VAing for this just wait-out for the VA Audition thread to properly make a decision on it.

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Web management and graphic design spots, plz. I know HTML, PHP, and Javascript, and am willing to learn new markup/scripting languages as the job requires, can use Photoshop and Flash, and know karate. I have also managed a website before -- my old WoW guild's website, which is sadly no longer up. Need I remind you I know karate? Will submit portfolio if necessary.

Your karate does not scare me. A little portfolio would be great though mate! Does your little list of expertise cover making Banners and such for advertising reasons?

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All depends on what you're looking for. If the music from my my SheezyArt Gallery is any indication. I am more than capable of delivering music for other genres.

You certainly are. *noddles* Some very lovely pieces of music you have there, Val, I can really see it working for this.
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#23 Freya Manibrandr

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 01:16 AM

Well, we could always include links to XM Play. It plays OGG audio out of the box. :3

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 07:08 AM

I have a YouTube link here - it's my first Voice Acting experience. I am the third person to speak in the video. I would like to point out that:
1. This was done over Xbox Live with standard Xbox microphones. The quality is horrendous and explains why we needed captions.
2. I was heavily directed in my tone of voice and acting, so I didn't have much freedom to explore different ideas.

Overall, I felt very comfortable with voice acting and it's something I'd like to explore again.



Edit: Oh, and after looking back at this video a year and a half after acting in it, I realize my friend who directed/wrote/filmed it is not exactly gifted in directing/writing/filming.

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 09:03 AM

Like I said last night Hazy, Id like you to try out for Rotor defintly

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 11:41 AM

Yeah, I got my spring break coming up this weekend, so I'll take some time to go buy a mic and give it a shot.

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 03:38 PM

So, basically it's like how you would have "watched TV" in the 1920s?

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 03:59 PM

Yea thats the jest of it

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 01:20 AM

QUOTE ("MsFire":1voepwst)
So, basically it's like how you would have "watched TV" in the 1920s?


It's still around in Europe and Australia and some other places, but it faded out pretty quickly in North America when TV became prevalent in the late 50s.
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#30 John Roberts

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 01:51 AM

TV? What the hell is that?

Yeah, we still have a fair few radio dramas on Aussie radio, mostly just the AM stations though. FM is only for hip-hop cool kats and their Britney shit.
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Posted 04 June 2008 - 04:22 PM

QUOTE ("MsFire":2i4pipp2)
I have quite a few years in acting, so I am somewhat interested in this, but I'm confused as to what it is by the "radio-drama podcast thingy"? What exactly is it? xD


isint like what tv shows use to be, befor tv was around?

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Posted 04 June 2008 - 04:30 PM

No. It was what radio shows were like before TV was around.
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Posted 21 June 2008 - 03:47 PM

Hey, I'd just like to offer my services, for years I've wanted to contribute something to the SatAM fandom, to leave a legacy of some kind.

I think I could help in a couple of areas,

1. Writer, both John and Chief have read my writing extensively, I remember being a bit embarrassed by some of their heavy praise, while I think my writing style can be a little melodramatic I think I have certain areas nailed down quite well.

My strengths are characters, decrepitive (which wont be needed as it's a radio play) and well flowed dialogue (probably the most useful bit.)

My weakness is action, that is why I would love to be pared with different writers on scrips so I can have their support in areas I'm weak on and maybe I can do the same for them, or at least combine our strengths to create something really wonderful.

2. Also I am up for doing some voice acting, read in one of the topics that your Julian (a.k.a Robotnik) might have dropped out, if so I would be happy to submit an audition as I've always liked the character and more impotently I have quite a deep voice and he is probably the only character I could do any justice to.


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Posted 21 June 2008 - 10:39 PM

QUOTE ("Dominic Smith":q8oengze)
2. Also I am up for doing some voice acting, read in one of the topics that your Julian (a.k.a Robotnik) might have dropped out, if so I would be happy to submit an audition as I've always liked the character and more impotently I have quite a deep voice and he is probably the only character I could do any justice to.

You should probably do that, as the project seems to be dead in the water at the moment (not to seem pessimistic, but it hasn't progressed much lately :<)

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Posted 22 June 2008 - 04:28 AM

Maybe it's just the calm before the storm


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Posted 22 June 2008 - 09:32 AM

John's just lazy. hehehe

#37 John Roberts

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Posted 22 June 2008 - 12:46 PM

It ain't dead yet. Just need the VA roles filled so we can get it to that next stage.

Go right ahead, Dom, if you want. We need a Robotnik. As for a writer definitely. :] At the moment the writers are in a bit of mess waiting for me, but once we do get a steady flow going our writers can get to work on scripts.
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#38 J.E.Smith

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Posted 22 June 2008 - 06:48 PM

Well John, you could always give the Voice Acting Alliance a try. Who knows, at this point you may get the roles filled faster this way. And the faster the roles get filled, the faster this thing can get started:

http://voiceactingalliance.com/board/fo ... y.php?f=42

#39 Freya Manibrandr

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Posted 05 November 2018 - 07:25 AM

Wow, this project really died, didn't it? Is there anyone in this team that is left standing?


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Posted 18 November 2018 - 04:23 PM

Wow, this project really died, didn't it? Is there anyone in this team that is left standing?

Last post was 10 years back.  I'd try to private message the original poster to see if the project is still alive.


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