The Pic Thread

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by TorontRayne, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    Ever played Dark Seed?

    It's on my 'to play' list, though I'm not really fond of horror games. Still, it's Giger. I should get around to it.

    I don't think he worked on any other games, though. His Wikipedia page says that too.
    However, there are plenty of Giger-inspired images, cover arts and such out there.

    Nox Arcana's Necronomicon comes to mind:

    It's not the best in the bunch, but that cover has plenty of elements characteristic for Giger's works.
  2. DevilTakeMe

    DevilTakeMe Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Sep 12, 2011
  3. Joelzania

    Joelzania Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Oct 12, 2011
    Now who's idea was that?
  4. .Pixote.

    .Pixote. Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Sep 14, 2009
    This should have been in Fallout - WFT :shock:

  5. PainlessDocM

    PainlessDocM Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 5, 2010
  6. maximaz

    maximaz Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Apr 2, 2006
    Was playing Deus Ex: HR and saw this. Made me lol. Anyone recognize the reference?

  7. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    that stallone+wesley snipes movie i cannot remember the name of right now :I

    (what an awful solution :D)

    * demolition man!
  8. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    I still have not figured out how they work though
  9. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    i guess you just scoop.

    thrust it up there, scoop and scrape, grind your teeth, and try to recover when your done
  10. maximaz

    maximaz Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Apr 2, 2006
    Click at your own risk. ("what can be seen" warning applies)
  11. Wry

    Wry It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Mar 13, 2012
    You can't expect a whole lot more by a movie spawned from a song written and performed by Sting.

    I always theorised that the three shells were buttons... maybe for like, oh, I don't know, a bidet, blow drier and mystery function.
  12. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    everyone that has a bit knowledge about shit, knows that his is unrealistic! :P
  13. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    actually, many a shit is firm enough to actually be pulled.

    now, why, oh why do i know this :(
  14. maximaz

    maximaz Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Apr 2, 2006
    Is it a fact that it spawned from the song? Regardless, that movie is awesome and Stallone is freaking hilarious in it.
  15. mobucks

    mobucks literally Orderite

    May 22, 2010
    thanks to that website I'll be a watching Cobra and Planes Trains and Automobiles tonite.
  16. .Pixote.

    .Pixote. Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Sep 14, 2009
    Guess who?

  17. TorontRayne

    TorontRayne Super Eye Patch Man Staff Member Moderator Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005

    Am I the only one impressed by the CG in Avengers? The Hulk looks awesome as fuck. From the early buzz it seems that Avengers will make at least $150 million the first weekend. I predict that Avengers will make more than all of the other Marvel movies ever released. It will blow Iron Man out of the water, and possibly top Dark Knight at the box office. Dark Knight Returns and The Hobbit may make more though. I love how Marvel Studios has connected a lot of their characters together. It is really the only way you could ever make an Avengers (or even JLA) movie. The origin stories are always too important to skimp on. Now we can expect Iron Man 3, Thor 2, and Captain America 2 in the next few years. This will inevitably lead to another Avengers movie, a couple years of standalone movies again, and then the conclusion of the Avengers trilogy. At least that is how it appears to be playing out. The formula is adjustable and subject to many variables. If Avengers failed they wouldn't bother continuing, but that is highly unlikely. Incredible Hulk didn't do too great at the box office, so they will probably pass on another sequel to that one. Edgar Wright has been working on a Antman/Giatman script for a couple years. He was one of the founding members of the Avengers, so he will probably pop up somewhere down the line. The Guardians of the Galaxy are supposedly getting a movie in the next couple of years. My theory is that the Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy will team up in a joint movie based on the Infinity Gauntlet storyline. A Doctor Strange and Inhumans movie is also in the works, so they would be in the Infinity Gauntlet as well. To non-comic fans this may not mean much, but here are a few pics to give you a idea of the scale of the storyline.

  18. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    I am probably going to watch it, even though I absolutely fucking hate Captain America. Not the one from the comics. The way how it was in the movie - way to silly.

    But I liked both the Iron Man and the Hulk movies. So yeah. That makes 2 + and 1 -. Good enough for me.
  19. TorontRayne

    TorontRayne Super Eye Patch Man Staff Member Moderator Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005

    What about Thor?

    Tim Hiddleston is fucking awesome. He wrote this for Guardian:

    Earlier this year, beneath the wind-whipped tarpaulin of a catering tent in Gloucester, I was working on a film with the actor Malcolm Sinclair. Over scrambled eggs at an ungodly hour, he told me something I had not previously known: when Christopher Reeve was young, barely out of Juilliard, he was roundly mocked by his peers on Broadway for accepting the role of Superman. It was considered an ignoble thing for a classical actor to do.

    I grew up watching Superman. As a child, when I first learned to dive into a swimming pool, I wasn't diving, I was flying, like Superman. I used to dream of rescuing a girl I had a crush on (my Lois Lane) from a playground bully (General Zod). Reeve, to my mind, was the first real superhero.

    Since then some of the greatest actors have turned superheroes into a serious business: Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson in Batman; Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart, the first venerable knights of the X-Men, who have now passed the baton to Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy. In spite of 20 years of mercurial work in the likes of Chaplin and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, it was his rock-star-charismatic yet somehow humble Tony Stark in Iron Man that helped wider audiences finally embrace the enormous talent of Robert Downey Jr. And Heath Ledger's performance in The Dark Knight quite simply changed the game. He raised the bar not just for actors in superhero films, but young actors everywhere; for me. His performance was dark, anarchic, dizzying, free, and totally, thrillingly, dangerous.

    Actors in any capacity, artists of any stripe, are inspired by their curiosity, by their desire to explore all quarters of life, in light and in dark, and reflect what they find in their work. Artists instinctively want to reflect humanity, their own and each other's, in all its intermittent virtue and vitality, frailty and fallibility.

    I have never been more inspired than when I watched Harold Pinter speak in a direct address to camera in his Nobel lecture in 2005. "Truth in drama is forever elusive. You never quite find it but the search for it is compulsive. The search is clearly what drives the endeavour. The search is your task. More often than not you stumble upon the truth in the dark, colliding with it or just glimpsing an image or a shape which seems to correspond with the truth, often without realising that you have done so. But the real truth is that there never is any such thing as one truth to be found in dramatic art. There are many. These truths challenge each other, recoil from each other, reflect each other, ignore each other, tease each other, are blind to each other. Some times you feel you have the truth of a moment in your hand, then it slips through your fingers and is lost."

    Big talk for someone in a silly superhero film, I hear you say. But superhero films offer a shared, faithless, modern mythology, through which these truths can be explored. In our increasingly secular society, with so many disparate gods and different faiths, superhero films present a unique canvas upon which our shared hopes, dreams and apocalyptic nightmares can be projected and played out. Ancient societies had anthropomorphic gods: a huge pantheon expanding into centuries of dynastic drama; fathers and sons, martyred heroes, star-crossed lovers, the deaths of kings – stories that taught us of the danger of hubris and the primacy of humility. It's the everyday stuff of every man's life, and we love it. It sounds cliched, but superheroes can be lonely, vain, arrogant and proud. Often they overcome these human frailties for the greater good. The possibility of redemption is right around the corner, but we have to earn it.

    The Hulk is the perfect metaphor for our fear of anger; its destructive consequences, its consuming fire. There's not a soul on this earth who hasn't wanted to "Hulk smash" something in their lives. And when the heat of rage cools, all that we are left with is shame and regret. Bruce Banner, the Hulk's humble alter ego, is as appalled by his anger as we are. That other superhero Bruce – Wayne – is the superhero-Hamlet: a brooding soul, misunderstood, alone, for ever condemned to avenge the unjust murder of his parents. Captain America is a poster boy for martial heroism in military combat: the natural leader, the war hero. Spider-Man is the eternal adolescent – Peter Parker's arachnid counterpart is an embodiment of his best-kept secret – his independent thought and power.

    Superhero movies also represent the pinnacle of cinema as "motion picture". I'd like to think that the Lumière brothers would thrill at the cat-and-mouse chase through the netherworld streets of Gotham in The Dark Knight, with helicopters tripping on high-tensile wires and falling from the sky, and a huge Joker-driven triple-length truck upending 180 degrees like a Russian acrobat. I hope that they would cheer and delight at the rollercoaster ride through the skies of Manhattan at the end of Avengers Assemble. These scenes are the result of a creative engine set in motion when the Lumières shot L'Arrivée d'un Train en Gare de la Ciotat in 1895. The trains just move a lot faster these days. And not just trains; trucks, bikes, bat-mobiles and men in flying, shining iron suits. The spectacle is part of the fun – part of the art, part of our shared joy.

    How far I hope we have come since the judgment of Christopher Reeve's peers. Maybe playing superheroes isn't such an ignoble undertaking after all. "I still believe in heroes," says Samuel L Jackson's Nick Fury in Avengers Assemble. So do I, sir. So do I.