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the-regressor:

Sonic the Hedgehog: Sonic 64, Nintendo 64Cancelled

Other Smash Bros Characters: MarioLinkWii Fit TrainerVillagerRosalinaLittle MacSamusIce Climbers,GreninjaMaroizard, Mega Man

Back in the era of Nintendo 64, it was preposterous to even THINK of Sonic and Mario gracing the same console, and here we are several Olympic games later, and now prepping for their 2nd Smash bout >:]

-The Regressor

P.S. How does Sonic even remotely resemble an actual hedgehog? He is so far stylized that he could easily have been a made-up creature lol.

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Made while watching: X-Files

I want this model where is the download

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This is a shot of the gargoyle being redone with a new body and better skeleton. […] I digitized all the models in my office. I had a sweet setup with a small blue screen and video camera. That’s how we did most of the weapons too as well as the disembodied hand (I just used my own hand for that).

Kevin Kilstrom, Blood character designer

A reminder than many of the greatest, most memorable enemies and NPC sprites were digitized, palletized pictures of handcrafted clay sculptures and models.

These days the whole process usually takes place inside expensive modeling software, takes weeks and months to complete, yet often results in finely crafted, super-detailed but ultimately forgettable characters.

A computer is just a tool, it requires an artist to produce art

This. It’s worth noting that all of Duke Nukem 3D’s characters, who were also impressively memorable, were all 3D models touched up in Deluxe Paint. It’s not the tool, but the result.

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darkoverord:

XKCD 1357 - Free Speech
I can’t remember where I heard this, but someone once said that defending a position by citing free speech is sort of the ultimate concession; you’re saying that the most compelling thing you can say for your position is that it’s not literally illegal to express.

A friendly reminder that freedom of speech isn’t freedom of consequence from XKCD

What ‘Free Speech’ means. And why I got so annoyed at Kenders saying it. With all the political dramas he writes you’d think he’d know this.

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musicalmelody:

Fun Story: My director kept telling me and my tenor sax buddy to play softer. No matter what we did, it wasn’t soft enough for him. So getting frustrated, I told my buddy “Dont play this time. Just fake it” 

Our Band Director then informed us we sounded perfect. 

To my readers: “p” means quiet, “pp” means really quiet. I’ve never seen “pppp” before haha.

On the contrast, “f” means loud, and “ffff” probably means so loud you go unconscious.

I had ffff in a piece once and my conductor told me to play as loudly as physically possible without falling off my chair…

Me and my trombone buddies had “ffff” and he sat next to me and played so hard that he fell out of his chair.

The lengths we go for music.

Okay yeah so I play the bass clarinet and the amount of air you have to move and the stiffness of the reed means it only has two settings and that is loud and louder, with an optional LOUDEST that includes a 50% probability of HORRIBLE CROAKING NOISE which is the bass equivalent of the ubiquitous clarinet shriek.

One day, when I was in concert band in high school, we got a new piece handed out for the first time, and there was a strange little commotion back in the tuba section — whispering, and pointing at something in the music, and swatting at each other’s hands all shhh don’t call attention to it. And although they did attract the attention of basically everyone else in the band, they managed to avoid being noticed by the band director, who gave us a few minutes to look over our parts and then said, “All right, let’s run through it up to section A.”

And here we are, cheerfully playing along, sounding reasonably competent — but everyone, when they have the attention to spare, is keeping an eye on the tuba players. They don’t come in for the first eight measures or so, and then when they do come in, what we see is:

[stifled giggling]

[reeeeeeally deep breath]

[COLOSSAL FOGHORN NOISE]

The entire band stops dead, in the cacophonous kind of way that a band stops when it hasn’t actually been cued to stop. The band director doesn’t even say anything, just looks straight back at the tubas and makes a helpless sort of why gesture.

In unison, the tuba players defend themselves: “THERE WERE FOUR F’S.”

FFFF is not really a rational dynamic marking for any instrument, but for the love of all that is holy why would you put it in a tuba part.

This is the best band post 

Everyone else go home

Oh man, so I play trombone, and we got this piece called Florentiner Marsch by Julius Fucik, and we saw this

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which is 8 fortes. We were shocked until,

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that is 24 fortes who the fuck does that

Who does that?

This guy. Take a good look - that is the moustache of a man with nothing to lose.

Julius IdontgivaFucik

More like Julius Fuckit

this post just kept getting better and better

To my music nerds:

"P" means Piano. "PP" means Pianissimo.

"F" means Forte. "FF" means Fortissimo. "FFF" means "Fortississimo"

28 F’s would literally be Fortissississississississississississississississississississississimo.

Who does that

(Source: housecatincarnate)

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