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jessor
02-13-2007, 06:18 AM
First of all, hello to all users of this forum!

Second, sorry if you can't stand people plugging their stuff, but since my plug is at least indirectly Monkey Island-related, I believe it merits a mention here.

Here it is: August Jessor (http://www.jessor.com/index.php?pageID=0), my webcomic, is out now, and since the start of the project, I've thought that if anyone likes the comic, it will be people who like classic adventure games in general, and Monkey Island fans in particular.

Actually, a little known fact about the webcomic is that it was born out of the script of a PC adventure game of the same name. The game project fell through, but the script lived on in comics format. And, although this is the first mention of that fact anywhere, many people have commented that the comic feels like an adventure game in comic format - with Monkey Island being the game that most people associate the comic to.

What do you think?

Fealiks
02-13-2007, 05:46 PM
Wow! This is actually really good! Very well written and original. The art is something of a treat, especially considering that it is a webcomic. This looks very promising, I'm going to try and keep up with the issues! :D

...How do you pronounce words with ° in them?! On page 6 that character is used a lot. It's frustrating me. Damn you and your °'s! Good comic though :)

jessor
02-14-2007, 02:43 AM
...How do you pronounce words with ° in them?! On page 6 that character is used a lot. It's frustrating me. Damn you and your °'s! Good comic though :)

Glad you liked the comic!

The °'s are pronounced like the Queen of England would pronounce the letter 'u' in 'Turd'.

Fealiks
02-14-2007, 06:14 PM
°h thanky°u. That was very helpful °f y°u. As a matter °f fact, I reck°n that it was the m°st helpful c°mment made all day. °bl°ng. D°gw°°d. B°°mb°x. °°°°°°! L°°k at that °range f°x!

Kj°len
02-16-2007, 10:18 PM
A ploy for my attention? Ill conceived!

Welcome, Jessor, to LucasForums: The Monkey Island branch. Feel free to make yourself at home.

jessor
02-20-2007, 05:49 AM
A ploy for my attention? Ill conceived!

Yes, well, you got me. But, as long as you're here, Kj°len, you might as well tell me what a ghost is in Danish. Is it sp°ke?

Now, I know I'm making the assumption here that you are Danish. Also, I am displaying a considerable degree of laziness in not just finding that out by myself with the help of an English-Danish dictionary.

Fealiks
02-21-2007, 02:39 PM
That is pretty lazy of you since English - Danish dictionaries are so readily available... I don't think he is Danish :D

Joshi
02-22-2007, 03:47 AM
Actually Kj°len isn't Danish, he just liked the name so much he couldn't get rid of it.

Ray Jones
02-22-2007, 05:04 AM
K-J is an AZN slut, that's at least what my mind made up for his character.

Fealiks
02-22-2007, 03:59 PM
He is a vaseline loving slut and he must be removed.

Kj°len
02-22-2007, 09:22 PM
Well, I live in Minnesota. That's kind of like Norway.
I use the name Kj°len from the Norwegian mountain range... in Norway. You have to admit, it's much better than "Guybrush M-T".

Danish, though. Damn pastry. DAMN GHENT. *Esoteric*
Carry on.

Ray Jones
02-23-2007, 03:47 AM
Are Asians allowed to live in Minnesota? I thought there were issues because of the Africa incident..?

jessor
02-23-2007, 06:31 AM
Hmm... I'd better call Jesse Ventura for advice. I've come to suspect that the letter ° is Norwegian, and not Danish, after all. That's after I saw this page (http://www.n4f.no/forum/showthread.php?p=69717), which is full of names like Kj°len.

Kj°len
02-24-2007, 02:37 PM
Are Asians allowed to live in Minnesota? I thought there were issues because of the Africa incident..?

You're thinking of Rogue Nine. I'm no Azn.
I'm a Polish Minnesotan.

itchythesamurai
02-24-2007, 07:13 PM
I'm a Polish Minnesotan.

Kj°len, I can't tell: is that innuendo?

Kj°len
02-24-2007, 10:32 PM
NO. It is truth. I am a Polak. I live in Minnesota.

DrMcCoy
02-27-2007, 05:18 PM
NO. It is truth. I am a Polak.

So you stole my bike, didn't you?!?

</stereotypishprejudice> ;P

Ray Jones
02-27-2007, 05:31 PM
Pille!

:dozey: Okay. Who did not close the cellar door?!?


Aah, while we're at it.. how do I get skype working on my 64 Bit Debian?

Kj°len
02-27-2007, 07:27 PM
So you stole my bike, didn't you?!?

</stereotypishprejudice> ;P

If we're going to be that way, then it was you who took over my home and killed my family!

DrMcCoy
02-28-2007, 02:57 PM
Aah, while we're at it.. how do I get skype working on my 64 Bit Debian?

Skype is non-free, so I wouldn't recommend it. Try some other VoIP software...

Anyway, if there are 64-bit binary, use them. If there are only 32-bit binaries and your system is a 64-bit one, you'd need a 32-bit chroot with all the needed libs.

If we're going to be that way, then it was you who took over my home and killed my family!

It was, but I fail to see a connection to my missing bike case. I want it back, NOW!

Ray Jones
03-01-2007, 09:19 AM
Don't you think I would use a 64 Bit binary if there was one? Free, non-free. I don't pay for it, period. I also use closed source nVidia drivers. And what you might miss out on is that it isn't about free or non-free, but to use it for those of my friends who run Windows, and Skype. Yes, and I know it reads the BIOS and dials home. Booo-hhhooooo, so they know my BIOS values and that I have porn on my harddisk. What they gonna do, tell my mom? :PPP

Hm. I think the solution is at hand: I'll use WINE and the Windows Skype thinger.

DrMcCoy
03-01-2007, 09:36 AM
What they gonna do, tell my mom? :PPP

Your government.

Hm. I think the solution is at hand: I'll use WINE and the Windows Skype thinger.

Hmm, didn't Wine only work in a 32-bit environment, too?

jessor
03-01-2007, 09:51 AM
A sad confession: I used to worry about technology, too. Then I started doing webcomics, and realized that Linux and the GIMP just wouldn't be enough. I migrated to Windows and Adobe Creative Suite. And I'd like to say that life is better, but sometimes I cry myself to sleep over my lost penguin.

DrMcCoy
03-01-2007, 10:28 AM
A sad confession: I used to worry about technology, too. Then I started doing webcomics, and realized that Linux and the GIMP just wouldn't be enough.

I call bull**** on that.

Ray Jones
03-01-2007, 11:04 AM
First of all, there's the GIMP, then nothing, then less than nothing, then the absolute nada, then whatever.

WINE compiles and runs on 64Bit, no problem I can think of. WINEX (CEDEGA-CVS) doesn't compile on 64Bit systems. They're losers.

Joshi
03-01-2007, 11:15 AM
I call bull**** on that.


Oh don't start McCoy, free doesn't automatically mean better you know. If it did you'd be eating dinner down at the local soup kitchen every night instead of the meals you eat at home.

DrMcCoy
03-01-2007, 11:31 AM
Again, you're confusing free as in beer with free as in speech.

Joshi
03-01-2007, 11:33 AM
And you're confusing free as in speech with free as in software...

DrMcCoy
03-01-2007, 11:54 AM
Software can be free as in beer ("free beer"), meaning it's free of charge and free as in speech ("free speech"), meaning anyone can read and modify the source code, which, in theory at least, leads to better programs.

To take your food example: The recipes of your commercial microwavable taco is fixed, maybe even patented, you have to like it or don't buy it. However, the recipes in a cooking book or family recipes are free (as in "free speech"), everyone who dares to experiment a little can produce a better, a more delicous version.

Ray Jones
03-01-2007, 01:45 PM
Which leads to the question, who dared to experiment to produce you??

DrMcCoy
03-01-2007, 01:56 PM
My parents, apparently...

Ray Jones
03-01-2007, 02:45 PM
Oh. Err. Hm. Really?

DrMcCoy
03-01-2007, 03:03 PM
Yes.

jessor
03-02-2007, 01:52 AM
I call bull**** on that.

Very interesting how this discussion has taken a linux vs. world spin.

I was just saying that I really like Linux, but my work is far easier to do with Windows or Mac, simply because there's some software for those operating systems that do not have competitive Linux equivalents. And that's a real shame - I don't see why Adobe doesn't do a Linux port of their software. CS2 is so enormously bloated and slow anyway, that they could just port the whole thing to run on java, and nobody would know the difference.

Joshi
03-02-2007, 03:53 AM
Software can be free as in beer ("free beer"), meaning it's free of charge and free as in speech ("free speech"), meaning anyone can read and modify the source code, which, in theory at least, leads to better programs.

To take your food example: The recipes of your commercial microwavable taco is fixed, maybe even patented, you have to like it or don't buy it. However, the recipes in a cooking book or family recipes are free (as in "free speech"), everyone who dares to experiment a little can produce a better, a more delicous version.

Okay, but so far, the GIMP hasn't quite reached the peak of what Photoshop can do, not by far, it took a bunch of paid programmers a long time and a few pay checks to produce that program and lo and behold, you have to pay for it. Function wise, Photoshop is better than the GIMP (and I have used both, so I have a frame of reference) and the reason for that is the best of the best programmers got paid (and thus had more of an incentive) to create this superior work.

And ironically, analogies don't always work for everything, you can sit there and talk about better food all you want, but food isn't software.

Fealiks
03-03-2007, 10:29 AM
Oh great not one of these topics again... umm... DUCK SEASON!

Joshi
03-05-2007, 03:53 AM
RABBIT SEASON!

Ray Jones
03-05-2007, 06:48 AM
:dozey: Beard season.

Fealiks
03-06-2007, 07:02 AM
Beard season? Erm.... MARCH!?

Dude

jessor
03-07-2007, 02:26 AM
Fishing season is on. Now's a good time to angle for herrings. Red ones in particular.

Brighteyes
03-07-2007, 05:16 PM
Nearly hop picking season mmmmmmmmmmmmm real ale with beard and twigs in it.

Fealiks
03-08-2007, 03:14 PM
Wow, I thought it was nearly spring :rolleyes:

Kj°len
03-08-2007, 06:54 PM
People live in the southern hemisphere, too.

Ray Jones
03-09-2007, 02:24 AM
I, however, live on the western hemisphere, d'uh.

Fealiks
03-09-2007, 12:04 PM
People live in the southern hemisphere, too.

Ok, it's nearly spring in the northern hemisphere.

Brighteyes
04-07-2007, 11:25 AM
The best ale is brewed ready for the autumn tho i reckon.
Does anybody else drink ale or am i the only real man here?

Fealiks
04-13-2007, 04:55 PM
It's fall you ignorant English IDIOT! GOLL! Americans won the war, dumbass

SeaTurtle
04-14-2007, 09:35 AM
"Autumn" is a nicer word than "Fall" whether the Americans like it or not.

Kj°len
04-14-2007, 04:44 PM
Hello, my name is Steven Kusnierek, and I am an American. I approve the use of the word "Autumn."

Fealiks
04-15-2007, 04:54 PM
One down.

Wait, you aren't American...

Joshi
04-16-2007, 04:00 AM
And neither are you, ya varmit!

Fealiks
04-16-2007, 01:15 PM
Yeah? Well you're not either. Yeah, bet you feel pretty insignificant and underweight now don't you?

Joshi
04-17-2007, 04:05 AM
To a yank? Not especially. And I HAPPEN to be nicely placed in my own weight class for my age and height, thank you very much.

Fealiks
04-17-2007, 04:40 PM
Wow, someone can divide their height by their weight

Joshi
04-18-2007, 03:59 AM
Right... because that's how it works :rolleyes:

Fealiks
04-18-2007, 04:33 PM
Yes! But it shouldn't be. BMI calculators are what make people who look fine but are apparently "overweight" depressed. But I'm not classed as overweight (yeah, I did do it. **** off) which is strange I thought I would be a little bit, being 14 and 11 stone.. Oh well *eats more toast*

Brighteyes
05-07-2007, 07:41 AM
Muscle weighs more than fat my freind. Use that excuse.

Fealiks
05-07-2007, 05:27 PM
I already do. Who doesn't?

Brighteyes
05-07-2007, 05:39 PM
Me, i generally give up and say yup.....i am fat. I'd still kick your skinny ass though.
(Man that sounded american)

Fealiks
05-08-2007, 02:46 PM
Me, i generally give up and say yup.....i am fat. **** off though.
Fixed.

There is a boy who goes to my school who has some interesting thoughts on weight. He is a retard egotistical self-centred ****, by the way (just to prepare you). He says that skinny people generally work a lot faster than fat people (he thinks normal-sized people are fat, probably due to his underweight physique), he also thinks that skinny people are more intelligent than fat people, that everyone hates fat people and everyone loves skinny people, he would be ashamed if his parents were fat, he would never have a fat girlfriend/wife and that skinny people cant get pregnant. Yeah. I'm sorry about that I just have to get my hate for him off my chest, he is the most stupidest person evor.

Brighteyes
05-11-2007, 06:22 PM
Berate away old man. Get him on this forum - Joshi, Ray n Feral will break his will to live through bitter and over intelligent wit.

Kj°len
05-13-2007, 03:27 PM
I care not for your squabble. However, I am very much and American. Minnesota is a part of the United States, after all. It's simply the Scandinavian-German part.

Fealiks
05-13-2007, 04:33 PM
Do you have a Scandinavian-German accent?

Kj°len
05-14-2007, 05:43 PM
Yes, exactly like the stereotypical media portrays. EXACTLY. We love lutefisk.

Joshi
05-15-2007, 03:48 AM
Berate away old man. Get him on this forum - Joshi, Ray n Feral will break his will to live through bitter and over intelligent wit.

Feral? He hasn't been here in years!

elTee
05-15-2007, 05:03 AM
You're all idiots. Why do you think Americans say 'Fall'? Do you think they all went over the Atlantic from England all those years ago and then decided to change that one word out of the entire English language?

Americans say 'Fall' for the same reason that they say 'Aluminum' - because that's what the English people said. We changed and they didn't because there was a goddamn ocean between us, and the internet hadn't been invented yet.

Joshi
05-15-2007, 05:19 AM
It's true actually, for some reason we Brits call it Aluminium, the Americans call it Aluminum, but every scientist knows it's actually pronounced "tin". ;)

Fealiks
05-15-2007, 02:46 PM
...but every scientist knows it's actually pronounced "tin". ;)

Well done :D

Etibow
05-24-2007, 03:02 PM
Pretty good little comic you got there

Brighteyes
06-18-2007, 05:28 PM
hey kjolen do you know Angie Busby or Laura Marshell? Got a few mates in Minnesota.
Its a stupid question but i get asked similar very often and sometimes ya never know.

Fealiks
06-19-2007, 01:18 PM
Most of the posts on this page are English-English. Yay.