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by pacman000
January 31st, 2018, 4:04 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Fun/Cool/Interesting Videos Thread
Replies: 39
Views: 1422

Re: Fun/Cool/Interesting Videos Thread

There can be certain advantages to shopping at a store no one's been to since the 90's:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3I6h_HAfys
by pacman000
January 31st, 2018, 11:44 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Book Summary Help?
Replies: 31
Views: 558

Re: Book Summary Help?

>I agree that there are a lot of proper nouns in that summary, and it might make it confusing to new readers, but at the same time I worry that trying to remove them all could make it more generic and less interesting That could be a warning sign; if it needs odd names to sound original and interest...
by pacman000
January 31st, 2018, 11:31 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Book Summary Help?
Replies: 31
Views: 558

Re: Book Summary Help?

>Again, this is the sequel. The idea is that most people who are looking at this will have read the first book. I'm not sure that's a good assumption. Ok, a lot of folks who read the 1st one will pick up the 2nd; that's true, but you'll also pick up new readers who see the book and think it looks in...
by pacman000
January 31st, 2018, 11:16 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: OK I admit it mobile gaming sucks
Replies: 25
Views: 1416

Re: OK I admit it mobile gaming sucks

I'd say the N-Gage counts as a portable. It was meant to directly compete with hand held game systems; other mobile devices were not.
by pacman000
January 31st, 2018, 8:22 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: OK I admit it mobile gaming sucks
Replies: 25
Views: 1416

Re: OK I admit it mobile gaming sucks

If one manufacturer simply added a + pad mobile games would be improved by 100%.

Even if they haven't killed the console market, they have hurt the low-end publishers. No more old arcade compilations, for example. (Yes, that could also be the download market in general.)
by pacman000
January 31st, 2018, 8:18 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Book Summary Help?
Replies: 31
Views: 558

Re: Book Summary Help?

Try to reduce the number of made up words and names; it makes the description sound corny.

Floating Circus instead of Seventh Swordfish, the land instead of Yasmik, etc.
by pacman000
January 30th, 2018, 6:07 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Superhero shows on Hulu?
Replies: 16
Views: 206

Re: Superhero shows on Hulu?

Even if we restrict ourselves to Superman cash-ins, that leaves a lot of room. Early super heroes were a diverse lot. They include: A Biblical character's distant descendant: http://www.toonopedia.com/samson.htm (Fox Comics, no relation to the film company, had been sued by Action Comics for another...
by pacman000
January 30th, 2018, 5:35 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Superhero shows on Hulu?
Replies: 16
Views: 206

Re: Superhero shows on Hulu?

I'm looking for more traditional superhero stuff. That's what I'm trying to write, but with my own twist to it. Problem: What is a traditional super hero? It's a really diverse genre... Perhaps: "Super-Powered Good Guys in a Current-Day Setting?" as opposed to "Super-Powered Good Guy...
by pacman000
January 30th, 2018, 5:14 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Superhero shows on Hulu?
Replies: 16
Views: 206

Re: Superhero shows on Hulu?

https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/search ... =burroughs

Project Gutenberg has a decent-looking collection of Burroughs' work, for free even. (Copyrights expired in the U.S. "Tarzan" is still a trademark tho, so you can't publish your own Tarzan story w/o permission.)
by pacman000
January 30th, 2018, 4:52 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Superhero shows on Hulu?
Replies: 16
Views: 206

Re: Superhero shows on Hulu?

scotland wrote:Also, think outside the cape and cowl set. The Shadow radio show, the Dick Tracy comic strip, Doc Savage or Tarzan novels, etc
Indeed. Knowing where the genre came from is a good idea.

Besides, Edgar Rice Burroughs is cool. :)

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