Thursday, April 18, 2013

Poetry Corner

So if you're wondering where I've been lately, it's been mainly juggling projects. Projects such as new video series. New video series such as this one:




If you enjoyed my FTL poem and that one ZP I did yonks ago entirely in limericks, you should realise that writing within a rhyme and rhythm structure is something that seems to hold appeal for me. So I wanted to flex it a bit, and when the Escapist mentioned they were looking into starting some new video content, I ran the FTL video past them. Well, it turns out Jim Sterling (of Jimquisition) was thinking along similar lines, so now we're doing a weekly poetry slam, on whatever video gaming topics come to mind.

The other thing that appeals to me about the concept is that it can be done a lot quicker than a Zero Punctuation, so I can be a bit more topical with the humour. Ho yes, I'll never be caught short by a news trend again. Last thing I need is something like Margaret Thatcher dying and me not noticing.

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  1. I really enjoyed the first episode of this new series. It's a great concept, but the execution still needs some refinements. Perhaps you can at some visuals to it so we don't have to look at your faces all the time, like your FTL-review for example. And you should also check if the audio quality and volume of you and Jim is on the same level.

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  2. The only problem I could see with the faces is that it makes it a little uncomfortable to stick on when getting dressed in the morning.

    We can see Jim has a prompt, but what is Croshaw using? It's surely not memorised is it?

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    1. I wouldn't put it past him, it's much easier to remember rhyme, and he probably went over it a few times during the writing process alone. :3

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  3. That'd be a very odd talent to be utilising on a situation where a prompt is acceptable.

    Although I can't think of many practical applications for such a memory. Except when addressing rabid religion enthusiasts.

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    1. Yes, I suppose you're right, perhaps the Imp was behind the camera holding up prompt cards? :D

      Or a math exam.

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  4. I would suggest different camera angles to make it more interesting (simulating shot reversed shot when doing characters talking for example). Yathzee routine was acted and rehearsed solidly noting Shakespearean level but got the job done. Watch the other guy briefly (Hat indoors? Get out.) If he doesn't bother to memorise his own stuff, he's coming of as the lazy one/boring one. Maybe poem over visual representation would be better for him, something like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhGuXCuDb1U

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  5. I think Jim's had a better flow to it. I agree that there should be some visuals as Yahtzee looks a bit terrifying when he's trying to emote. Nice concept. I can dig it. I like poetry. :)

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  6. I really like it! Video games need more multi-media reflection. We must sing onto canvases, paint musical pictures, and play theatrical poetry!

    I'm very much looking forward to next week's episode.

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  7. croshaw's poem was cool the way he sorta kept it veild enough so you had to figure out weather he was talking about EA the new xbox or ps4

    i thought it was EA till he actually went and called it the ps4

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  8. I thought he was talking about the Wii U at first.

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  9. Well I thought that was sort of awful, actually. At least Yahtzee took his fucking hat off for once.

    I'd always suspected that the jimquisition guy was an unfunny turd, nice to have my suspicions confirmed.

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    1. It's one thing to have an opinion - to that you are fully entitled - but I've never understood comments such as these. You've not given any useful or helpful critique - what didn't you like, and what did you find unfunny? How could it have been improved? What should they make sure to pay closer attention to next time? and so on.

      How is your comment contributing in any constructive way?

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    2. Actually, Jim Sterling is surprisingly intelligent and witty. Watch him on the Escapist Expo videos. Yeah his voice is kind of annoying, but look past that and listen to what he has to say.

      His poems here aren't very good, though, so this isn't a great representation of him as a character.

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  10. It's nice to know that my Wednesdays got a little bit better :)

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  11. Maybe Thatcher died after Gabe ejaculated in her handbag?

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  12. Great video! It's been a while since I last got a good laugh out of a limerick.

    I'm putting together an online course a my university in Spain and it would be really cool to know your views on videogames as a form of art. You have a very particular approach on the theme I find my students will enjoy greatly. You can contact me through the Google Account on this comment. Thanks!

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  13. Well, I have to say I don't agree with most of the suggestions and complaints. I think it's all just fine - both Yahtzee's and Jim's. And the fact that we can see them as they recite their lyrics brings a kind of theatry feeling about it. It allows them to emote (I don't think they need to draw anything) and their lyrics suffice if you've got a bit of imagination. I watched all of the episodes and I've no complains at all. Can't wait 'till the next one!

    Im summary - great job! Keep it up!

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  15. Yahtzee, some jackhole stole your game. I admit I dont remember what yours was called but Gun point is totally the game I downloaded off the internet that you created. I haven't played Gun point yet, but I;m sure it's easier and less fulfilling than your game. P.S. Do a FTL review on Escapist....C'mon. You know you want to

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