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08-08-2001, 04:08 AM
I made some wallpaper for the Legend of MI (http://www.milegend.com) wallpaper contest.
Well, one of the wallpapers:

I made seems to have been copied by some guy called 'Mitch':

I mailed him about it and he says (and I quote):
"I never looked at the other entries. Sorry if mine is similer"

I just want to know if you think that he ripped-off my idea, 'cos I think it's quite funny that he
A) did it
B) tried to cover it up so laughably

08-08-2001, 04:32 AM
It's not like my opinion will count (there or here) ...but **sniff**sniff** ...it smells like plagorism to me.

Right down to the pseudo-Latin underneath the characters. (which was clever on your part, by the way)

08-08-2001, 04:38 AM
Has he actually put guybrush secretus? his writing looks all f'd up anyway that you can't even read it.Yep that is a 100% pure ripoff.


08-08-2001, 04:43 AM
How old is this guy? Did he really think he'd get away with that? wow........ http://www.escapemi.com/forums/rolleyes.gif


08-08-2001, 07:07 AM
The origionals are always the best http://www.escapemi.com/forums/biggrin.gif Do you really think he's gonna win though? I mean MI3 Guybrush is all squished http://www.escapemi.com/forums/tongue.gif

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08-08-2001, 07:52 AM
ah, screw him. his pic sukked and you pic rules. http://www.escapemi.com/forums/wink.gif

"the storks are listening"

08-08-2001, 11:24 AM
urk! his pic really sucks!! you have nothing to compare even! yours is ten times better

08-08-2001, 02:19 PM
Originally posted by NiKo:
urk! his pic really sucks!! you have nothing to compare even! yours is ten times better

10 times? 100 times, 1000 times, 1000000 times!! In other words,guybrushus backgroundus don compare to u murta http://www.escapemi.com/forums/smile.gif

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08-08-2001, 04:38 PM
lol, thanks guys. I got another mail from him today:
"Im serious i never looked at them. I was saw the contest after being on lucusarts.com and i started looking for pictures and put the thing together. I just went and looked at yours and could see why you are mad but I swear its completly coincidental. I was just looking at the character section at milegend and saw the four different guybrush's and thought of the evolution thing. You could imagine my surprise when I got your email. Sorry again"
Maybe he was telling the truth??

Oh, and Raven, of course your opinion matters (not on MILegend thouh apparently, what were you banned for?)

08-08-2001, 05:13 PM
His one is crappy anyway Murta!

You made your own background he didn't!

I've made one but it's got a picture on it that someones made.So I have to change that first.


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08-08-2001, 05:18 PM
Originally posted by Brighteyesmonkey:
His one is crappy anyway Murta!

You made your own background he didn't!

I've made one but it's got a picture on it that someones made.So I have to change that first.

I've used alot of pics from MILegend character/screenshot/island sections, but they've all been modified alot, or just used for a base

08-08-2001, 07:38 PM
Originally posted by murta:
Oh, and Raven... what were you banned for?)[/B]

Technically, I wasn't. The story goes:

I had a profile there, but sometimes posted as a guest, rather than logging in. BlondeBeard (no relation to Blondbeard here) posted after each one of my "guest" posts saying "Log in, Log in!!!". After the 3rd time I asked him if he could provide a good reason why. His responce was something to the effect of "Because I'm in charge here and I said so."

Naturally, this is an opening that I wont let lay there, so I asked if he could atriculate in an "adult manner". His responce: "I'll ban you if you don't".

I upped the stakes and deleted my profile, myself, and told him that I would re-sign in and comply if he could provide one good reason. In effect, I banned Myself. He out-did me by selectivelly deleting certain posts, that covered his hounding me, but leaving my ...well...more acerbic posts that I am known for. The battle has degraded from there.

It seemed I had an advocate there, which they THOUGHT was me, who saw the posts BEFORE they were deleted and tried to defend me. BlondeBeard banned that poster and deleted the evidence. Now, I just pester him (as a guest) for fun. It has been a great source of amusement for me. I don't think BlondeBeard is as amused.

Ah well, joke 'em if the can't take a fornication.

[This message has been edited by raVen_image (edited August 08, 2001).]

08-08-2001, 09:23 PM
Man, he's so petty and childish

08-09-2001, 05:17 AM
A fornication? Perhaps this word has some meaning that I don't know about, but in it's most used sense, what the hell are you talking about? Please explain that to me.

Anyways, I talk to Blondebeard pretty often, and he seems like a good guy. I wouldn't expect him to do something like that though. I'll ask him about it, next time I see him online. Also, I'll ask him and Metallus, another MILegend staffer about the similarities in wallpapers, murta. Just to bring that topic to their attention.


08-09-2001, 06:50 AM
I get the feeling milegend.com doesn't really like newbies, especially from another MI forum, I mean look at the amount of crap we all copped just because some of us went onto their forum, in peace, I mean I could understand if we were like "escapemi.com is waaaaaaay better than this forum" still it wasn't really any of their reg posters fault, it was that wierdo who thinks he's Darth Vader

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08-09-2001, 02:20 PM
Originally posted by Dinghy Dog:
A fornication? ...Please explain that to me.
Oh, well the expression began as: "F**K them if they can't take a joke." This phrase (In America, anyway) has become "Joke them if they can't take a F**K". I am lothe to bring vulgarity into a public forum. I am septic, acerbic, and sometimes downright mean, but I DO stay away from certain words, so I used the euphamism, "fornication" as a substitute. I thought it was funny. Sorry for the confusion.

...Also, I'll ask him and Metallus...

Since I'm being vulgar, when you talk to that simpering, slimey, crybaby-suckass, cum-breathed, wannabe-adult, toilet-smear, mother-****ing, piece of pathetic, dangling dingleberry, he will no doubt tell you I was offensive. This is true, I can, and was those things to him (minus the cursing) as everyone will attest to. But ask why the "clues and hints" that I would offer were deleted? Ask what was offensive in those?" I can't get an answer from that no good piece of.....(tapers off into another tapestry of obsenities, woven like his dad taught him.)

Note: I was using the language for effect. I find the little-guy very funny, the way he's scrambling to cover his tracks. I got him jumping around like a little Mexican-Jumping-Bean. Since the day this tiff started, that's all I've wanted from him. and he's provided it in spades.

Tell him I'll lay off now. He's already given me what I wanted...well...besides a coherant answer to my original question, "Why is it important to sign in?". He still can't seem to answer that one, in an adult manner.

08-09-2001, 02:49 PM
You know that has to be you're shortest post ever RaVen_image, fair plasy to you though, I bothered to read all of that, which is a first for one of you're posts.

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08-09-2001, 09:22 PM
Shut up Fender.

Raven: I've never heard Joke them if they can't take a f**k ever. (And I do live in the US.) Maybe I'm not with it anymore. http://www.escapemi.com/forums/smile.gif

Heh, the stuff you said about Blondebeard was hilarious, albeit crude. I'll pass your message on. I still wouldn't think he would do something like that...oh well.