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PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:34 am 
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And there are also elements that the stickman battle lacks, like investment. I can respect the choreography, but if you don't establish stakes in a fight, no matter the medium, it's going to be weaker than if you did. Your audience should CARE about what's happening.



This is a good point. While I really appreciated the stick battle, but I never knew what to feel about any of the twists because I didn't care who won. When the advantage shifted I didn't feel either excited or anxious because it made no difference to me. If it had just taken five seconds in the beginning to define one of the characters as the protagonist it would have been much more impacting.

Indeed. Even if they skipped that though they could have done a better job showing who was winning and what the combatants individual styles were just through choreography.
But it was stitched together out of multiple fight scenes, wasn't it? That kind of kills the overall arc of the scene.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:26 pm 
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Every now and then I go on long rants like that and start wondering why you guys like me around...

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Aaarrrgh wrote:
And there are also elements that the stickman battle lacks, like investment. I can respect the choreography, but if you don't establish stakes in a fight, no matter the medium, it's going to be weaker than if you did. Your audience should CARE about what's happening.



This is a good point. While I really appreciated the stick battle, but I never knew what to feel about any of the twists because I didn't care who won. When the advantage shifted I didn't feel either excited or anxious because it made no difference to me. If it had just taken five seconds in the beginning to define one of the characters as the protagonist it would have been much more impacting.

Indeed. Even if they skipped that though they could have done a better job showing who was winning and what the combatants individual styles were just through choreography.
But it was stitched together out of multiple fight scenes, wasn't it? That kind of kills the overall arc of the scene.

To be entirely fair, RHG isn't really designed to be watched one-at-a-time in a vacuum. You're kind of expected to follow along with your favorite character, and get a feel for who they are and what they do. Probably apt to compare it with professional wrestling; you are totally aware what you're watching in the moment is silly and over-the-top, but you're in it because you've learned to love these characters. Like, back in the day for me, it was FLLFFL (Alfa) and Yoyo -- Alfa was a too-old-for-this fighter with a rocket sword who won because he was an ancient master trope, and Yoyo fought with nothing but a yoyo and mostly won his battles (and survived them) by dumb luck. Also, if memory serves, originally RHG pitted two animators against each other in the exact way that V.I.T.A.L. did: they each animated their version of the fight, and the better animator/animation "won."

As to that specific stick fight in question, yeah, it was rather unoriginal since it was in essence just copy/pasting several good anime fight scenes, but without any of the backstory that made those scenes memorable. My guess is that the animator is fairly young. I don't think they understood what made the fight scenes that they used good, they just thought it looked cool and wanted to replicate them.

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Off-topic: I've been feeling rather well, mentally, lately. Due to a combination of things like consuming some cyberpunk media and listening to a podcast which discussed UBI, I am not freaking out about the future for the first time in a long time.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:00 pm 
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My body schedule has been absolutely wrecked by work over the past two weeks or so.
So, I've been pretty much exhausted.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:16 pm 
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My body schedule has been absolutely wrecked by work over the past two weeks or so.
So, I've been pretty much exhausted.

Sorry to hear that. Anything new you've been digging into for stress relief? Or revisiting anything?


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:38 am 
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Barinellos wrote:
My body schedule has been absolutely wrecked by work over the past two weeks or so.
So, I've been pretty much exhausted.

Sorry to hear that. Anything new you've been digging into for stress relief? Or revisiting anything?

Been rewatching a couple series, but my pick up and drop on them has been really weird
been playing monster hunter world again too, as expansion hype is a thing
but lastlly really thrown in to Detroit: Become Human as well

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:35 pm 
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Hey, does anyone have any contact with Brentain outside of this site? It's been over six months since they've been on here, and I'm a bit worried.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:45 am 
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Hey, does anyone have any contact with Brentain outside of this site? It's been over six months since they've been on here, and I'm a bit worried.

Unfortunately not. I'm not quite worried, but it nevertheless is an anxious feeling

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:04 pm 
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Barinellos wrote:
Hey, does anyone have any contact with Brentain outside of this site? It's been over six months since they've been on here, and I'm a bit worried.

Unfortunately not. I'm not quite worried, but it nevertheless is an anxious feeling

Well, I hope everything's alright, and if we're lucky, hopefully Brentain will be back soon.


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I have a couple of M:EMber's emails saved, but not theirs unfortunately. I should work to re-establish my lighthouse-ness. Maybe during my upcoming vacation time...

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I would like to take a moment to say how much I love and appreciate all of you. I had a moment today to take a look in the metaphorical mirror, and I wanted to really show my appreciation to those in my life.

On that note, may I make an odd request? Along the same lines as that old "describe X movie character without using their name or appearance," can I ask how you all would describe me? If that makes anyone uncomfortable for any reason (I know I would be afraid of accidentally insulting someone if I was asked), that's okay; I was just curious if I could get an outsider's perspective on what I'm like, at least in how I've acted around here. Again, I love you all regardless and I thank you for being so welcoming even when I forget that fact.

:pint: <- I think this is the closest we have to a hug smiley and that makes me sad. One sec...

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Hey, all. Just to let everyone know, a mildly unexpected trip came up, so my time for and access to the Internet will be limited for the next several days, so I will probably not be around. I doubt anyone would have really missed me in that time, but just so people know that I'm not actively ignoring anyone.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:49 pm 
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We always miss you Raven.
Whenever you're not around, we all ask "where's Raven?"

Nah, but seriously, we hope you have a safe trip.

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Hope it's fun! Or at least good in the grand scheme of things.

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Barinellos wrote:
We always miss you Raven.
Whenever you're not around, we all ask "where's Raven?"

Nah, but seriously, we hope you have a safe trip.

Wait, I thought we all set up easy puns and silly references while he was gone? Has the game plan changed lately? Next thing you'll tell me Huinn's on first.

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Along the same lines as that old "describe X movie character without using their name or appearance," can I ask how you all would describe me?


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