Headshots Interview

By Shamus Posted Sunday May 27, 2012

Filed under: Notices 20 comments

Hey, the fundraiser is going on right now. I’m on in about 15 minutes. You should totally watch.

EDIT: And it’s over!

And apparently my mic was… under-boosted? This is the mic that everyone complains is TOO LOUD. I tried to test it in Skype, and it showed the mic was plenty loud without letting me hear the audio echoed back to me.

Technology is hard.

Best of luck to the Headshots crew.


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20 thoughts on “Headshots Interview

  1. Dasick says:

    When you make theese kinds of posts, it would be helpful if you posted the TIME of post as well (I only see the date). Seeing this post, I don’t know if you’re about to come on, or if this is old news already.

    EDIT: Just in time to NOT hear what you’re saying :P. Still awesome to see you.

    1. Chris says:

      You can rewind the stream (which is some really cool tech) to see the interview.

      It starts around 1 hour and 5 minutes in.

      1. Dasick says:

        I caught the stream. That’s the reason for the edit. For me, the sound on Shamus’ part was non-existant. Good thing I have good hearing.

    2. ENC says:

      Even then chances are he’d only post it in a US timezone (GMT is far easier people) and I couldn’t be bothered converting it to my local.

  2. Even says:

    I’ve found it to be a good method to use Windows Sound Recorder whenever I need to check the basic output on my mic.

    Weird that the Headshots guys seemed to hear you all fine.

  3. Bubble181 says:

    Didn’t have a chance to catch this, conflicting timezones…

    To throw out a reply to your twitter: if you’re going to try and publish some more blog posts as bound books, I’d seriously consider trying to combine posts from Pixel City, Terrain, Frontier, Hex and Octant to form some sort of coherent whole. I’m not sure how much of the “older” coding projects are still entirely valid/up-to-date, but together, I’m convinced that you haev everything you need to make a read that’s both funny and interesting – an accessible look into graphics programming for non-coders.

    Obviously, DMotR would be the very best thing to appear in written form since this one guy wrote some books about a ring to be thrown into a volcano, but I imagine it’d be hard to publish in paper form (colour, different lay-outs, the commentary that would have to be included, the rights for the images AND the rights for the base materials of both LotR and D&D…Sheesh) and be somehow profitable.

    1. Raygereio says:

      You change the “hard to publish” into “impossible to publish”. There’s no way Shamus could release DMotR and not get himself into a world of legal hurt.

      1. KremlinLaptop says:

        To be fair I don’t think it would be THAT impossible? I think it would still fall underneath the flag of ‘fair use’ and ‘parody’ and in legal terms you could make a very good case for that just by virtue of the fact that when you type in “Lord of the Rings Parody” into google then DMotR is the third result.

        It’s obviously still a risk but I don’t think it’s impossible… and honestly I imagine it would sell fairly well.

        1. Ambitious Sloth says:

          That’s true and I think that what it exists under now. Again though the problem comes with trying to print and then sell it. The fact is that if he did he would actually be selling direct screen captures of the movies. Which is of course very illegal for all the right reasons. Selling other peoples work and all that.

          There is parody. Which DMotR is. And then there is plagiarism which is why most parodies on the internet involve bad costumes and very little directly lifted from their source.

          1. KremlinLaptop says:

            Huh, that’s also true. I hadn’t considered that. I suppose with enough editing of the screen captures (read: stylize, cartoonify, thick black edges and solid colours, etc) you could off-set that to some degree. I mean artists sample other artists all the time. Hell, that Obama “Hope” poster was basically just done from a photograph with some words stuck on top of it.

            Eitherway, I’d like a DMotR book for myself.

          2. Daemian Lucifer says:

            Im not sure how the legal system in usa would deal with it,but seeing how you can legally make money by using others work(reviews on the internet,sampling in music),it still may be possible to publish this as a book.A lawyer would still be needed to shine some light on this.

            1. X2Eliah says:

              Does Shamus have enough money and time to hire really good lawyers and deal with courts once, inevitably, Hollywood bigwigs sue him / send a cease&desist? Because whilst technically maaaaaybe legal or not, you can be certain that they WILL try to opose anything like this, if nothing else then just to set a precedent (if there isn’t one already).

              1. Bubble181 says:

                Well, he said quite cearly “don’t suggest DMotR”, so let’s not :P

                1. Daemian Lucifer says:

                  But thats not what snowflame would do!So lets suggest it to him 50 times!AT THE SAME TIME!

  4. HBOrrgg says:

    “Eight comments? Nobody’s THAT hungry.”

    Hah! I only just now got that one.

    1. SolkaTruesilver says:

      Wait, what?

        1. bucaneer says:

          I heard internet comments are high in puntein and cholestroll.

          1. KremlinLaptop says:


          2. JPH says:

            The puntein comes from Rutskarn and the cholestroll comes from Josh.

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