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Lina
01-14-2006, 06:31 AM
Was Whispering Rock inspired by anything? Down here in Florida, there's a psychic community called Cassadaga. It's known as the "spiritualist camp." Could this have influenced Whispering Rock summer camp in Psychonauts? It seems like more than just a coincidence.

Observe:

Whispering Rock: rough translation of Indian name ingame. I forget what the Indians originally called it (it tells you at the timeline in the parking lot)
Cassadaga: Secian Indian name for "Rocks beneath the water"

Whispering Rock: chosen because of the meteor psitanium underneath the land giving everyone enhanced psychic abilities.
Cassadaga: "The location was chosen for its unique energy level."

Whispering Rock: Psychic summer camp.
Cassadaga: "Spiritualist camp" (with psychics) No one can live in the community otherwise.

Whispering Rock: there's always glowy orbs when you run around camp, day or night. (Ooo, pretty.) They could be bugs but... daytime lightning bugs?
Cassadaga: Has a lake that they dump the cremated remains of their past community member psychics into, creating one of their famed orb photo-taking locations. (aka for the non-paranormal, take a photo at their lake and you can see the so-called "spirit orbs")

That's all the similarities I can think of... unless Whispering Rock was founded around 1894. I've been to Cassadaga before. A somewhat quaint location, but very popular around Halloween anyway.

KingCheez
01-14-2006, 11:00 AM
Well, you made my Psychonauts 2 Conspiracy look like it was written in 3 minutes (which it was!) and so now I say, hey wow, that's neat.

DarthAve
01-14-2006, 11:26 AM
Woah...that's really weird. You get a Charlotte for your investigation!!

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Mashi An'krekku
01-14-2006, 01:53 PM
...MY MIND HAS BEEN BLOWN.

90SK
01-14-2006, 03:11 PM
Well, all good ideas come from somewhere. Thanks for shedding light on this most intriguing discovery.

Someone should e-mail them about this. Get some answers, you know? It would be neat to know the truth.

DarthAve
01-14-2006, 04:05 PM
We can't handle the truth. I know, I've tried to handle the truth.

Zetz Darke
01-14-2006, 05:19 PM
Ooh, that's cool ^^

DarthAve
01-14-2006, 05:24 PM
It is?

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Zetz Darke
01-14-2006, 05:53 PM
I meant what Lina was saying ^^

DarthAve
01-14-2006, 06:02 PM
But still, what she said was Jolly Good! Right?

Klia
01-14-2006, 07:20 PM
Surely Psychonauts was inspired by these psychic camps. Most of them run in the same vein as the one you described where you live. So while it may not be a coincidence, it's a sign. A sign that the developers do they're homework.

Or are pyschic.

DarthAve
01-14-2006, 07:21 PM
Woah, the people who created psychonauts....being psychic!

Woooooahh, duuuuuude.

Smon
01-14-2006, 10:14 PM
Woah, the people who created psychonauts....being psychic!

Woooooahh, duuuuuude.
Meanwhile in SchaferMan's Fortress of Awesome...-tude...

SchaferMan:Yes... they still have no idea I am influencing their thoughts... mwahaha...

DarthAve
01-14-2006, 10:24 PM
Tim Schafer's controlling my mind? The FIEND!

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Mashi An'krekku
01-14-2006, 11:30 PM
Only one question remains, and it will never be answered in out lifetimes...
WHAT IS RAZ'S LAST NAME?

...YES THIS WAS ON THE TOPIC OF DOUBLE FINE MYSTERIES!

DarthAve
01-14-2006, 11:45 PM
Aquatto.

Smon
01-15-2006, 04:27 AM
Only one question remains, and it will never be answered in out lifetimes...
WHAT IS RAZ'S LAST NAME?

...YES THIS WAS ON THE TOPIC OF DOUBLE FINE MYSTERIES!
It's Aquato. Our professional team of professionals confirmed it.

Mashi An'krekku
01-15-2006, 10:02 AM
Professional team of profressionals that are so completely professional that they can be called "pros"? Oooooh. Yays.

Zetz Darke
01-15-2006, 11:51 AM
Surely Psychonauts was inspired by these psychic camps. Most of them run in the same vein as the one you described where you live. So while it may not be a coincidence, it's a sign. A sign that the developers do they're homework.

Or are pyschic.

Hehe that'd be cool.

Nice icon.

Klia
01-15-2006, 12:01 PM
Hehe that'd be cool.

Nice icon.

Hey you can't be a Matt fan without the Bender.

Zetz Darke
01-15-2006, 01:52 PM
Hey you can't be a Matt fan without the Bender.

Haha...too bad that show isn't on that often anymore.

Smon
01-15-2006, 06:01 PM
Haha...too bad that show isn't on that often anymore.
There's rumors floating around of a renewal...

Mashi An'krekku
01-15-2006, 06:31 PM
There's rumors floating around of a renewal...

I want sexy new Futurama goodness, so let us hope they are true!

Paranoidish
01-15-2006, 07:02 PM
They are true. David himself came up and admitted to working on some of the scripts.

Zetz Darke
01-15-2006, 07:20 PM
Cool. Technically you can still see it at 11:00 over the week on Cartoon Network, but it'd be nice to see some new episodes and more air time.

DarthAve
01-15-2006, 07:39 PM
OMG, new Futurama?!?!?!?!?!

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90SK
01-15-2006, 08:38 PM
Hey, I'd take that up. Does this mean that a network is taking them back on? I assume it won't be FOX run.

Smon
01-15-2006, 08:57 PM
Hey, I'd take that up. Does this mean that a network is taking them back on? I assume it won't be FOX run.
It'll probably be either Fox or Cartoon Network, and seeing as it's a pretty high-budget show I'm guessing the Toonami team (the people who made Big O season 2) are probably gonna do it.

Klia
01-15-2006, 08:59 PM
It's Fox. However Fox won't be playing Futurama episodes on the air, and instead will be releasing them on DVD to bring in the money faster. (They obviously don't expect a rise in popularity like Family Guy). A Futurama movie is also being discussed exclusively for DVD.

Don't expect this anytime soon though.

Gruducuuz
01-15-2006, 09:01 PM
I wonder, what would futurama be like if certain characters were different, like if zoidburg had a very spanish accent, or of Leela and Fry were the opposite gender they are now. Or if the professor had a fro.

Or if everything was on fire.

Or already had been.

Smon
01-15-2006, 09:04 PM
I wonder, what would futurama be like if certain characters were different, like if zoidburg had a very spanish accent, or of Leela and Fry were the opposite gender they are now. Or if the professor had a fro.

Or if everything was on fire.

Or already had been.
Only two ways to find out! *pulls out What-If and Para-box Machines*

Gruducuuz
01-15-2006, 09:07 PM
What if money was made of fish?


*sniff* Eww. this must be some old money.


I was hoping for somthing more elaborate.

DarthAve
01-15-2006, 09:47 PM
What if.....Bender had a bronze ass?

"Bite my rusty, bronze ass." Doesn't have the same sound.

Klia
01-15-2006, 09:50 PM
Well he did have a gold ass.

DarthAve
01-15-2006, 09:52 PM
but still, nobody wants a butt made out of melted pennies.

Smon
01-15-2006, 11:06 PM
What if.....Bender had a bronze ass?

"Bite my rusty, bronze ass." Doesn't have the same sound.
"Bite my rusty, bronzen ass." seems to work though...

Gruducuuz
01-16-2006, 12:00 AM
What if Zoidburg were rich?

Zoidburg~"I now have a license to eat anything I want that can't think!"

Fry~"Why are you looking at me?"

Smon
01-16-2006, 01:17 AM
What if Zoidburg were rich?

Zoidburg~"I now have a license to eat anything I want that can't think!"

Fry~"Why are you looking at me?"
"One art please!"

Rock_California
03-27-2006, 07:51 PM
Woah dude. Like totally wicked!

Oh no I was just being weird.. Cool tho.

DarthAve
03-27-2006, 08:17 PM
Woah dude. Like totally wicked!

Oh no I was just being weird.. Cool tho.
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