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PostPosted: 14 Jun 2007, 22:49 
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Biro + Photoshop = Fun times!

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PostPosted: 14 Jun 2007, 22:51 
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I was confused, and then google told me things.
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Ballpoint pens are still widely referred to as a biro in many European countries, including the UK, as well as Australia and New Zealand.


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PostPosted: 14 Jun 2007, 23:06 
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biro is the n# 1 manufacturer of ballpoint pens, they originally mass marketed them iirc.

Most people I know either call them pens or biros, mostly the former.


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PostPosted: 14 Jun 2007, 23:13 
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They say the same thing in the US.


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i thought biro was some kind of software from his post


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Relative wrote:
They say the same thing in the US.


I've never heard that.


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PostPosted: 14 Jun 2007, 23:15 
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Also, isn't Icarus a terrible name to call a ship, that flies?


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jackalope wrote:
Relative wrote:
They say the same thing in the US.


I've never heard that.


Really? Well they at least said it in the North East, where I lived for a number of years.


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PostPosted: 15 Jun 2007, 00:14 
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"the first satisfactory model of a ballpoint pen was designed by two Hungarian brothers living in Argentina: Lazlo, a journalist, and George Biro, a chemist"
http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A993378


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PostPosted: 15 Jun 2007, 01:33 
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Also, the Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy explains how biros, after a certain period of time slip through time and space to a secret biro planet where they can enjoy a thourohhhly biroid lifestyle.


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PostPosted: 15 Jun 2007, 07:52 
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That's great. Anyone like to crit the picture rather the biro...?


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PostPosted: 15 Jun 2007, 08:39 
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Guessmyname wrote:
That's great. Anyone like to crit the picture rather the biro...?


The name, you called it Icarus! Do you hate your own work?

Masochist :roll:


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Biro is the word for ballpoint pen we were taught in school. So much for trademarks.


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PostPosted: 15 Jun 2007, 11:28 
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I like it GMN; it has a nice steampunk feel to it.

I think that the lensflare style effect in the background distracts from the ship, which should be the foreground. It also doesn't really stick with the comicey feel of the sketch.

Have a look at how some comics like to abstract thrust flares:

http://www.theforce.net/swtc/Pix/comics ... ject34.jpg

http://www.moviepoopshoot.com/comics101 ... 8/snub.jpg

http://www.compufort.com/users/ivanova/Corran/xwing.jpg

Also, I'm not sold with the distorted perspective on the guns on the top; they look a bit strange, perhaps because they are the only ones with a distorted perspective, and perhaps because distorted perspective tends to say something, which no other part of this image seems to be saying.

Still, very cool.


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PostPosted: 15 Jun 2007, 13:37 
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Are those pictures meant as a subtle reminder of what it is I'm supposed to be doing?


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PostPosted: 15 Jun 2007, 14:13 
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You mean you havn't noticed that everything Warlord says is a subtle hint at what we shuld be doing?

I mean even people that don't work on starwars spring at all get hinted at.

Even just him saying "Hi" convays how, actully, you shouldn't be on the lobby, or MSN, you shoudl be working on textures...

:P To him even this post could have been better used texturing.

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These are not the subliminal messages you're looking for...


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PostPosted: 15 Jun 2007, 17:41 
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I even get hinted at, and I'm pretty sure I'm not involved beyond advertising planning.


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Cabbage wrote:
Also, the Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy explains how biros, after a certain period of time slip through time and space to a secret biro planet where they can enjoy a thourohhhly biroid lifestyle.


Oh MAN, that was one thing I never till this moment understood about Hichhikers guide to the glaxy, I thought they were food.


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PostPosted: 17 Jun 2007, 02:04 
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Wasn't one of the animatrix cartoons called this?

//Nope, it was the Osiris.


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