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Keeping with the Aladdin theme that Kelso started... have at me!
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| August 27, 2010, 10:33 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson
I got one... try building the scene near the begining of the movie where he rips the tree out of the ground to stop the car. Make sure it's complete with little old lady worried about her cat that's clinging to the branch for dear life! Good luck!

Thanks Chris!
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| August 27, 2010, 10:49 pm
Quoting Nicks Bricks


ZE INCREDIBLES great movie!

Yeah, I was watching it yesterday on Disney XD (haven't seen it in a while) when it hit me. Yeah, one of my favorite movies.
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| August 27, 2010, 10:56 pm
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Quoting Spencer The Soccer Player

Forget about all the guys in the chatroom chris? :D


No, just dealing with mocpages moderation stuff... I'll be there in a bit.

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| August 27, 2010, 10:58 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson
Keeping with the Aladdin theme that Kelso started... have at me!

Staff Sergeant Phipson, in the first part of the comic, you have 2 choices:

1) You are sniping when a tank blows the bunker you are in, but you only recieve minor cuts and bruises, or

2) You are sniping when an enemy sniper shoots you in the chest, and you are wounded, but not fataly.

What will it be soldier?
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| August 27, 2010, 11:26 pm
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Quoting Fox .
Staff Sergeant Phipson, in the first part of the comic, you have 2 choices:

1) You are sniping when a tank blows the bunker you are in, but you only recieve minor cuts and bruises, or

2) You are sniping when an enemy sniper shoots you in the chest, and you are wounded, but not fataly.

What will it be soldier?


Kill me in some heroic fashion then bring me back for the zombie apocalypse!

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| August 27, 2010, 11:44 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson

Kill me in some heroic fashion then bring me back for the zombie apocalypse!

Soldier, I admire you're imagination, but I must tell you now that there are not any zombies or apocalypse, and the only apocalypse will be the near downfall of the US Marine Corps' 75th Airborne Battalion. You will be WOUNDED, and you save your small squad from enemy insurgents and also along with the last of the remaining men, get the Congressional Medal of Honor. But here is a spoiler alert:

In the last episode...



Someone





will





Die.....
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| August 27, 2010, 11:52 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson

Glad I could help! Always good to know that I'm helping to make a positive influence on the young builders of today! HAHAHAHAHAHA (even better that you are starting to develope a sense of humor about it).

Jokes aside, good luck. You pulled the short straw on opponents there...


Hahaha Chris, as you are so sure Dave will win I'm glad you're not a judge for us... and I believe YOU JUDGES pulled the straw for me, eh? :P
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| August 28, 2010, 8:09 am
Mr. Phipson,

Sorry to interrupt, but I have a question. Some people have told me that a color scheme is vital. Is it or is it not? Sometimes a moc without a color scheme is great, and I'd like to have your opinion on it.
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| August 28, 2010, 8:15 am
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Hey, Baby...how 'bout a little more baklava! (wink, wink...nudge, nudge!)
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| August 28, 2010, 5:12 pm
Chris, do you think you could look at this MOC? http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/222631 You're in it.
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| August 28, 2010, 5:16 pm
Hey Chris? How do you get on the "Popular this week" or the "Most discussed?"
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| August 28, 2010, 10:31 pm
Two things;

Since we are talking about Aladdin, Do you think it takes place in Pre-Ottoman Turkey? Now, I have come to the conclusion on Turkey for three reasons; First there is a Sultan, second the style of buildings, even though that style is used throughout the middle east it has a certain feel, and third Pre-Ottoman turkey because of the lack of guns/gunpowder [yes, it is a movie aimed at children (hey is is a good movie none the less) so naturally there would probably be a lack of guns] and the major use of Swords, Pikes and other pointy things.

Now, I am working on a Sci-Fi (The world is more like the modern world, but the military has advanced greatly.) comic series (basic story; A soldier in the E.N.W.G (My sci-fi military) that is basically all I have (I have a script written out) I will explain). The part I really want to get a few opinions on is the fact I'm not going to write the script out! Insane you say? Well it is not! I really want the music to push the feeling and sense of mystery and drama. Some of the music I would like to use (This one is for the first part BTW) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lC1lRz5Z_s It is Symphony No. 25 in G minor by Mozart. I would like the viewer to write their own interpretation in the comments. Maybe after a while I will write my script in the comments. What do you think about both things?
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| August 29, 2010, 10:30 am
Two things;

Since we are talking about Aladdin, Do you think it takes place in Pre-Ottoman Turkey? Now, I have come to the conclusion on Turkey for three reasons; First there is a Sultan, second the style of buildings, even though that style is used throughout the middle east it has a certain feel, and third Pre-Ottoman turkey because of the lack of guns/gunpowder [yes, it is a movie aimed at children (hey is is a good movie none the less) so naturally there would probably be a lack of guns] and the major use of Swords, Pikes and other pointy things.

Now, I am working on a Sci-Fi (The world is more like the modern world, but the military has advanced greatly.) comic series (basic story; A soldier in the E.N.W.G (My sci-fi military) that is basically all I have (I have a script written out) I will explain). The part I really want to get a few opinions on is the fact I'm not going to write the script out! Insane you say? Well it is not! I really want the music to push the feeling and sense of mystery and drama. Some of the music I would like to use (This one is for the first part BTW) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvtoqE33iZg&feature=channel It is Symphony No. 40 in G minor (Yes I am starting with some famous pieces.) first movement by Mozart. I would like the viewer to write their own interpretation in the comments. Maybe after a while I will write my script in the comments. What do you think about both things?
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| August 29, 2010, 10:30 am
Also would it be fine if I embedded the video to my page, fully visible? I would like to do that so the viewer is more likely to listen to the music. I am trying to make the episodes as long as possible, that could cut down on the amount of videos.
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| August 29, 2010, 10:32 am
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Quoting Matthew Novosad
Also would it be fine if I embedded the video to my page, fully visible? I would like to do that so the viewer is more likely to listen to the music. I am trying to make the episodes as long as possible, that could cut down on the amount of videos.


Matt, as for the music and video, Kelso's really the guy to talk to about that. I don't use music or video on my pages and really don't the expertise in that area to be able to make informed commentary or give advice. (sounds cool though) Short answer, ask the all powerful Kelso. He's better at it.

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| August 29, 2010, 4:29 pm
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Quoting Flare .

Hahaha Chris, as you are so sure Dave will win I'm glad you're not a judge for us... and I believe YOU JUDGES pulled the straw for me, eh? :P


Actually Flare, fate pulled your straw. When we say it was 100% random, we mean it. We went to great lengths to make sure that every match and category was chosen with no bias in any way. Basically, we had three people make three different lists and then when all the lists were ready, we brought them together and let the pieces fall where they may.

Jokes are jokes but I need you (and everyone else) to know that everything was completely random and we had no hand in who was facing who or in which category they played.
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| August 29, 2010, 4:34 pm
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Quoting Anchovy .
Mr. Phipson,

Sorry to interrupt, but I have a question. Some people have told me that a color scheme is vital. Is it or is it not? Sometimes a moc without a color scheme is great, and I'd like to have your opinion on it.


Having a color scheme is VERY important to a moc. This doesn't mean that you can only choose one or two colors for a build and have to stick to it, but changes in color need to have reason.

Take any of the LARGE ships on MOCpages for example. We'll go with Master Kelso shall we? Invisible Hand. The color scheme of that ship is bley for the main color with some accent colors slipped in here and there to add realism. Now, take that same moc and pretend it was yellow, orange, blue, purple and pink for the main color scheme... not nearly as cool now is it?

Color scheme is the difference between a moc looking professional and looking like my 3 year old daughter picked out the "pretty colors."

Scary thing is, she is already fully aware that mixing colors on a build is bad. Funny story, while I was building my wall moc a couple weeks ago, I was using which ever color I could get my hands on to build up the base under the wall itself. Knowing that it would be covered with plates and that you wouldn't see the mixed colors, it wasn't going to be a problem. My daughter came in to the room, saw me mixing white, black, red and blue brick together and said "Daddy, those colors don't go together."

She's THREE and she gets it! (I'm such a proud daddy)

So in closing, pick your "base" color that's going to run throughout the moc, then add a few accent colors to pep it up. Good luck!

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| August 29, 2010, 4:42 pm
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Quoting Mark Kelso
Hey, Baby...how 'bout a little more baklava! (wink, wink...nudge, nudge!)


You have some of column A, I'll try all of column B. I'm in the mood to help ya dude...
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| August 29, 2010, 4:43 pm
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Quoting Cade .
Hey Chris? How do you get on the "Popular this week" or the "Most discussed?"



"Most popular" is chosen by number of "smileys" and "most discussed" is chosen based on number of comments. The more you get, the better your chances of getting a moc in one of those sections.
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| August 29, 2010, 4:45 pm
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Quoting Dr. Klay
Chris, do you think you could look at this MOC? http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/222631 You're in it.


The build was a bit simple. I know you were going more for "story" (and we'll get to that in a minute) but that doesn't mean rush the build. Take a look at my "Phip's Clips" series for an example. All the jokes were one liners and could have had simple builds, but by taking the time and making the builds bigger and better than they needed to be made the overall post that much better.

Now, story. Funny idea (and the bones bit at the end gave me a good chuckle) but the question is "why?" Why was the fig killing all those people? Was it simply to have the "names" on there in hopes of generating more hits? Now, that's not necessarily a bad thing mind you (we ALL want more hits. It's why we're part of MOCpages) but using that same train of thought, perhaps developing the reason behind everything a bit more would help. Why is the character doing what he's doing? What is his motivation? What does he hope to accomplish? I know it seems silly to ask these kinds of questions for a quick little moc like yours BUT, if you get in the habit of asking those things now, when you move on to bigger and more elaborate projects it wil be second nature.

Good luck!
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| August 29, 2010, 4:55 pm
Hey Chris,
Seeing as MOCpages just got a new uploader, I'm a bit confused. First off, I'd like to say that I love it. The 8 pics at a time thing was a pain. However, this one seems to have rotated all of my photos to landscape, and this is a bit of a problem. How do we A) Stop it from switching it landscape or, failing that B) rotate them to portrait

Thanks!
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| August 29, 2010, 6:48 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson
Jokes are jokes but I need you (and everyone else) to know that everything was completely random and we had no hand in who was facing who or in which category they played.


Yezzir
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| August 30, 2010, 7:03 am
Oi Phipson! Bet you want one of these, just to cure getting up and going to the kitchen:

http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/26865
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| September 2, 2010, 5:45 am
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Quoting Will Jarman
Oi Phipson! Bet you want one of these, just to cure getting up and going to the kitchen:

http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/26865


Actually, I've trained my daughter to get me my beer and chips. But that's cool too!
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| September 2, 2010, 4:35 pm
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Quoting Zylo Uxakah™
Megabloks are allowed!? Chris, you've turned evil.


Ok... First. Let's keep that thread in the help group for actual reports of non-lego please.

Second, did you not read what Sean wrote in the previous thread? As much as we personally don't like clone brand bricks, they ARE allowed on MOCpages. This is Sean's site and Sean's rules. He also has stated that he doesn't like clone brand bricks BUT... they are allowed on his site.

And third... What are you talking about? I've ALWAYS been evil!
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| September 2, 2010, 6:00 pm
Quoting Flare .

Yezzir


What makes you think you pulled the short straw? There's nothing to say which one of us is the better builder. All it takes is imagination, ingenuity, craft, presentation and luck to pull off a better build in any given category. I put everything I have into every build I do, I would be disappointed if you did any less. I look forward to your entry.

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| September 2, 2010, 6:07 pm
Quoting Dave Kaleta
What makes you think you pulled the short straw? There's nothing to say which one of us is the better builder. All it takes is imagination, ingenuity, craft, presentation and luck to pull off a better build in any given category. I put everything I have into every build I do, I would be disappointed if you did any less. I look forward to your entry.

Translation: You're as good as minced meat! XD
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| September 2, 2010, 6:08 pm
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Sorry it took so long to get back to you... been busy.

Anyway, not a bad set of vigs you got there! Your picture quality is coming along nicely. You're using some "different" types of poses for the figs (the guy repelling in the first one was a nice touch). Plus, you've got some nice presentation going with the clean background and good lighting.

I would suggest trying to take this skill set that you're developing and trying to expand your canvas a bit. If part count is an issue, just try to expand a little bit by little bit. You've got a good start, time to take it to the next level. Good luck!
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| September 2, 2010, 6:12 pm
Quoting Master Shifu Leo J
Translation: You're as good as minced meat! XD


That was what I was thinking XD
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| September 3, 2010, 12:53 am
Quoting Dave Kaleta

What makes you think you pulled the short straw? There's nothing to say which one of us is the better builder. All it takes is imagination, ingenuity, craft, presentation and luck to pull off a better build in any given category. I put everything I have into every build I do, I would be disappointed if you did any less. I look forward to your entry.


Well lets see, first off I'm looking at the piece of straw and it sure looks awfully short... um anyways, I am looking forward to your entry as well.
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| September 3, 2010, 1:22 am
Quoting Chris Phipson

Actually, I've trained my daughter to get me my beer and chips. But that's cool too!


minions, nice.

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| September 3, 2010, 2:55 am
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I moved this over here. We try to keep threads to a minimum in this group. Thanks.

Quoting reese dietrich
hey people i would like to know how to put a picture on my homepage

please help


Quoting Joe .
It's very simple.

First you got to the "Add a LEGO Creation" page. Post the picture(s) you wan't in the area where you would normally post pictures other than the main picture.

There should be a big clump of numbers and letters (HTML) together on the page. Now Copy/Paste that big clump of HTML on your homepage editing area. If you know know to make more than one tabs do that with one on "Edit your homepage" and the other on "Add a LEGO Creation"

Hope this helped good luck!


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| September 3, 2010, 4:37 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson

Having a color scheme is VERY important to a moc. This doesn't mean that you can only choose one or two colors for a build and have to stick to it, but changes in color need to have reason.

Take any of the LARGE ships on MOCpages for example. We'll go with Master Kelso shall we? Invisible Hand. The color scheme of that ship is bley for the main color with some accent colors slipped in here and there to add realism. Now, take that same moc and pretend it was yellow, orange, blue, purple and pink for the main color scheme... not nearly as cool now is it?

Color scheme is the difference between a moc looking professional and looking like my 3 year old daughter picked out the "pretty colors."

Scary thing is, she is already fully aware that mixing colors on a build is bad. Funny story, while I was building my wall moc a couple weeks ago, I was using which ever color I could get my hands on to build up the base under the wall itself. Knowing that it would be covered with plates and that you wouldn't see the mixed colors, it wasn't going to be a problem. My daughter came in to the room, saw me mixing white, black, red and blue brick together and said "Daddy, those colors don't go together."

She's THREE and she gets it! (I'm such a proud daddy)

So in closing, pick your "base" color that's going to run throughout the moc, then add a few accent colors to pep it up. Good luck!

Ok. Thanks for the help. I just wanted to ask.
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| September 3, 2010, 4:46 pm
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Quoting Sting .
If the group "moc pages help" isnt for small probs why dont you post a link to this group in that group.cos there aent 1.


Please don't make new threads. It's hard enough for us to keep track of everything else on mocpages without having to read through 400 threads. We like to keep this group "tidy" thanks.

As for your question, I thought there was a link there somewhere... hidden in one of the thousands of threads that people make over and over... (ahh, now you see where I'm going with the whole "no new threads please" thing)

Also, the help group is "The Official MOCpages" helpgroup, while this one is just the group that we Moderators put up to assist where we could. Technically, this one's not "official" but rather just Mark and I doing what we can for you guys.

Hope that helps clear it up!
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| September 4, 2010, 4:48 pm
Would you mind giving me criticism on these?
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/224438
Sorry if Im being bother.
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| September 5, 2010, 10:10 pm
I seriously recommend to each of you here that you check out this MOC. WWII vehicles in Lego don't get any better. http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/224515#reviews
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| September 5, 2010, 11:47 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson



Here ya go: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/224563

Do something mean to him (don't take that too harshly)
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| September 6, 2010, 1:12 pm
Hey Chris? Is intense gory violence and maybe some mild British language (Like "Bloody") enough for a parental warning?
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| September 6, 2010, 1:32 pm
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Quoting Cade .
Hey Chris? Is intense gory violence and maybe some mild British language (Like "Bloody") enough for a parental warning?


We're still ironing out the details at this point, but as it stands right now... no, that's fine.
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| September 8, 2010, 9:05 pm
Hi Chris.
I am planning on making a sigfig, for myself, and i wonder: at what hight, do you think, does a minifigure go from short legs to long legs?(normal, not super long Woody legs)

Please answer!

Thanks
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| September 9, 2010, 3:55 pm
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Quoting Cowabunga Carl
Hi Chris.
I am planning on making a sigfig, for myself, and i wonder: at what hight, do you think, does a minifigure go from short legs to long legs?(normal, not super long Woody legs)

Please answer!

Thanks


Yeah, what Phaze said. I usually use the short legs for YFOLs or if I want to make a joke. Most TFOLs and AFOLs use the long ones. That's just my opinion mind you. It's really up to you. Good luck

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| September 9, 2010, 6:44 pm
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Quoting Cade .
Would you mind giving me criticism on these?
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/224438
Sorry if Im being bother.



Looking good man! Your presentation and pics are really well done and looking at the later ones in the series it looks like you're starting to get a feel for parts usage. My only suggestion would be to take a few of these to the "next level." The soldier walking down the hall was a nice one but left me... I dunno, wanting more out of it. Overall they're all looking great so keep up the good work! ~ Chris.
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| September 9, 2010, 11:34 pm
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Quoting Phazezorz .
Aye, I have a question (odd, I know, considering I'm always giving answers :P):

I'm currently in pre-production of a comic-series, and I wanted to see if you had any tips to make sure I got it started on the right foot (Photography tips, things of that like).


I'm actually logging off in about... 10 seconds. I'll give ya a nice write up on the morrow though shall I? (not like you really need it, but I'll do what I can for you)
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| September 9, 2010, 11:55 pm
Oh mighty moderator of MOCpages. I have a question for thee. Tis very simple one at that.

What kind of vig would you use a Modern military figure in? I've always wondered. Maybe you could help me in my struggle.

-Lite-
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| September 9, 2010, 11:56 pm
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Quoting Lite .
Oh mighty moderator of MOCpages. I have a question for thee. Tis very simple one at that.

What kind of vig would you use a Modern military figure in? I've always wondered. Maybe you could help me in my struggle.

-Lite-


Honestly, I've never done or even thought of a modern military build of any kind. It's not really my bag.

Doesn't mean I can't give my input on what kind of vig would work there... With the few vigs that have come out in the Olympics recently, I've been wondering how far someone could stretch the concept of "vig." Here's a thought, how bout you build a helicopter and have it coming in over a small field (the base of the vig). Using clear bricks to hold up the chopper of course. It would be a question of balancing the chopper just right so the base was still "vig" sized but it expands the build into an entire scene.

Just a thought... good luck!


(Simple question my foot! HAHAHA)
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| September 10, 2010, 4:01 pm
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Quoting Phazezorz .
Aye, I have a question (odd, I know, considering I'm always giving answers :P):

I'm currently in pre-production of a comic-series, and I wanted to see if you had any tips to make sure I got it started on the right foot (Photography tips, things of that like).


Ok, comics... the REAL expert on this would be Dennis Price, but I'll do my best. First piece of advice is to get the program "Comic Life." That's the one he uses and I'm pretty sure there's a free trial version available so you can check it out before you buy it.

Photo tips. Blocking is EVERYTHING in a good story. My best piece of advice is to not ignore the background of your pics. You're telling a story and the main characters should be the focus of course, but stuff is ALWAYS going on in the background. Life just doesn't "stop" because the main characters are talking.

As an example, in my MOCie awards after party, there's TONS of stuff going on behind the main characters. Some stuff (like the nurse) people pointed out, but other stuff (like Kelso RUNNING for the open bar and the cat attacking my face) was more subtle and many people didn't "conciously" see it. Could I have left stuff like that out? Sure, but it really brings a scene to "life" when you pay attention to those kinds of details.

Lastly (for now), story. For someone to want to read your story, they have to give a rats patooty about the characters. It doesn't matter if it's a serious story or comedy, if the main character isn't interesting, the story won't take off.

I suggest two things with that. One, work out the background of the character BEFORE you start writing the story. Who he (or she) is and where he came from. What are his motivations for doing what he's doing? And secondly (and this is the tricky part), try not to fall back on sterotypical archetypes for the character. For example, the lone hero with a shadowy past has been DONE TO DEATH and in order to pull that particular one off, you need to have a VERY original twist on the character (why yes, as a matter of fact I DO have a new twist on that type. Thanks for asking. Kelso knows the character I'm talking about... but that's for another discussion).

Ok, I think I've babbled on long enough here. If you have any other specific questions let me know and I'll be more than happy to help out! Good luck!
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| September 10, 2010, 4:15 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson


Looking good man! Your presentation and pics are really well done and looking at the later ones in the series it looks like you're starting to get a feel for parts usage. My only suggestion would be to take a few of these to the "next level." The soldier walking down the hall was a nice one but left me... I dunno, wanting more out of it. Overall they're all looking great so keep up the good work! ~ Chris.


Quoting Phazezorz .

I'm slowly but surely turning into a grammar nazi.

<.<

Oh, and, seeing as I am also Chris (Last names are crucial around my mind :P), I'd say YFOLs-Short legs, and everyone else (TFOL and higher), would use the long legs.

Course, short legs are no good, in any circumstance.

Oh, and this is just my two cents.



Thanks to you both, Chris!:-)
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| September 10, 2010, 5:18 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson

Honestly, I've never done or even thought of a modern military build of any kind. It's not really my bag.

Doesn't mean I can't give my input on what kind of vig would work there... With the few vigs that have come out in the Olympics recently, I've been wondering how far someone could stretch the concept of "vig." Here's a thought, how bout you build a helicopter and have it coming in over a small field (the base of the vig). Using clear bricks to hold up the chopper of course. It would be a question of balancing the chopper just right so the base was still "vig" sized but it expands the build into an entire scene.

Just a thought... good luck!


(Simple question my foot! HAHAHA)

(It's always simple! Haven't you figured that out yet, Phippy? They're ALWAYS simple)

Anywho. Thanks.
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| September 10, 2010, 6:40 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson

Ok, comics... the REAL expert on this would be Dennis Price, but I'll do my best. First piece of advice is to get the program "Comic Life." That's the one he uses and I'm pretty sure there's a free trial version available so you can check it out before you buy it.


I'm just going to point this out: Comic Life might be easy to use and provide professional looking results, but it also puts its own stamp on things. That is, every single comic made with Comic Life tends to look similar to every other one made with it.

Compare:
http://mocpages.com/moc.php/218709
http://mocpages.com/moc.php/222864

Obviously made with the same program.

Quoting Chris Phipson
And secondly (and this is the tricky part), try not to fall back on sterotypical archetypes for the character. For example, the lone hero with a shadowy past has been DONE TO DEATH and in order to pull that particular one off, you need to have a VERY original twist on the character.


Although if you're lazy, it's very, very easy to give a semblance of depth by including 'noodle incidents'; "we don't talk about Prague", "the last time I did this I got banned from an entire city", "...and then I managed to escape, with nothing but a paperclip, a stick of gum, a power coupling labled CT9A and a silver spoon", for instance, all detailing why a specific character absolutely refuses to take a holiday in Prague.

Quoting Chris Phipson
Doesn't mean I can't give my input on what kind of vig would work there... With the few vigs that have come out in the Olympics recently, I've been wondering how far someone could stretch the concept of "vig." Here's a thought, how bout you build a helicopter and have it coming in over a small field (the base of the vig). Using clear bricks to hold up the chopper of course. It would be a question of balancing the chopper just right so the base was still "vig" sized but it expands the build into an entire scene.


Nitpick mode: technically speaking, a "vig" in the context of lego is an 8x8 diorama traditionally including an accident prone fellow named Joe Vig.

16x16 is a "bigvig", anything larger is a dio.
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| September 10, 2010, 7:52 pm
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Quoting Areetsa C
Nitpick mode: technically speaking, a "vig" in the context of lego is an 8x8 diorama traditionally including an accident prone fellow named Joe Vig.

16x16 is a "bigvig", anything larger is a dio.


True, but the term vig came from the word vignette

vignette (vîn-yèt´) noun
1. A decorative design placed at the beginning or end of a book or chapter of a book or along the border of a page.
2. An unbordered picture, often a portrait, that shades off into the surrounding color at the edges.
3. a. A short, usually descriptive literary sketch. b. A short scene or incident, as from a movie.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Third Edition copyright © 1992

And that's also where the fig got the name... so technically, we're both right.

As for comic life, I don't use it myself. I've always been the kind of "what you see in the frame is what I took the pic of" kind of guy. There's very few mocs that I've added stuff to "post production" wise. Just how I like to do things...

Good luck with the comic! Let me know when you post, I'd love to check it out.
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| September 10, 2010, 8:03 pm
Oh might... you know what...

Is there some sort of problem with the rating system? For some reason, on my MOCs. It will show one comment with an I like it. But it won't be on the "I like it" section with the smiley saying who likes it. Could you please look further into that?
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| September 11, 2010, 12:13 am
Quoting Chris Phipson


OK, Chris, question.

Why does your name have an asterisk after it in parentheses? Or am I just imagining it? :S
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| September 11, 2010, 1:35 am
Hey Chris. Any chance of any advice for surviving high school? (Particularity one that is like a college campus?)
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| September 11, 2010, 7:37 pm
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Quoting Flare .
OK, Chris, question.

Why does your name have an asterisk after it in parentheses? Or am I just imagining it? :S


I have no idea what you're talking about. Must be all in your head...
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| September 11, 2010, 8:29 pm
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Quoting Lite .
Oh might... you know what...

Is there some sort of problem with the rating system? For some reason, on my MOCs. It will show one comment with an I like it. But it won't be on the "I like it" section with the smiley saying who likes it. Could you please look further into that?


Yeap, that's a glitch. We're aware of it and Sean will be fixing it... eventually. It's been this way for, well.. as long as I can remember. But yeah, we know about it. You're not going crazy. Well, when talking about this particular instance you're not going crazy.
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| September 11, 2010, 8:30 pm
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Quoting Matthew Novosad
Hey Chris. Any chance of any advice for surviving high school? (Particularity one that is like a college campus?)


Keep your head down. Don't make eye contact or any sudden movements. They can smell fear. Figure out who the alpha male is and endear yourself to him in some fashion (usually through food). Be wary when making contact with the females and be REALLY sure that they're not attached to the alpha male...

Hang on a second, I was just giving you advice for remaining safe within a wolf pack. Oh well, same rules apply I guess. Good luck!
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| September 11, 2010, 8:37 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson

Hey! I'm back again from the outer limits in a fashionably off-topic way again, not that anyone missed me...

Anyway, had a rating system question for you. Why is the "I like it" count always one rating behind? I.e. 2 people have rated a creation 5/5 but only 1 "I like it" shows up. Why is that? So no one gains by rating their own stuff (if you can do that still, I know you could under the old system)? Thanks!

And in characteristic fashion, I didn't read the comments above me (usually where the answer lies). Oh, well. Thanks anyway.
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| September 11, 2010, 8:38 pm
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Quoting Ultramarine .
Hey! I'm back again from the outer limits in a fashionably off-topic way again, not that anyone missed me...

Anyway, had a rating system question for you. Why is the "I like it" count always one rating behind? I.e. 2 people have rated a creation 5/5 but only 1 "I like it" shows up. Why is that? So no one gains by rating their own stuff (if you can do that still, I know you could under the old system)? Thanks!


Read two comments above yours... and welcome back!

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| September 11, 2010, 8:43 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson (*)

I have no idea what you're talking about. Must be all in your head...

Is that a joke? Because I see it too...
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| September 11, 2010, 8:43 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson (*)

Keep your head down. Don't make eye contact or any sudden movements. They can smell fear. Figure out who the alpha male is and endear yourself to him in some fashion (usually through food). Be wary when making contact with the females and be REALLY sure that they're not attached to the alpha male...

Hang on a second, I was just giving you advice for remaining safe within a wolf pack. Oh well, same rules apply I guess. Good luck!

Hehe. Thanks, yeah I know a lot of people from football, which is the largest sport there, and since I play it I am liked by pretty much everyone (Including all the Varsity players, used to play with one or two of them in youth football years ago). There are about 24,000 people there. Schools been in session for about two weeks. We also have a museum. School website if your interested about the school; http://www.norwichfreeacademy.com/

About the history of the football team; http://www.norwichfreeacademy.com/home/history-mission/a-football-rivalry/

And because of all the stuff going on, I will have less time for LEGO, and the 'pages! I'll try to be on whenever I can though!
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| September 11, 2010, 8:52 pm
Was it just me, or was MOCpages down earlier? I couldn't get on, and I wasn't receiving any emails about activity. Also my friend said he couldn't get on either. Any idea why this happened?
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| September 11, 2010, 9:55 pm
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Quoting Drew the Skater
Was it just me, or was MOCpages down earlier? I couldn't get on, and I wasn't receiving any emails about activity. Also my friend said he couldn't get on either. Any idea why this happened?


Yeap, there was a server issue and we were down for a bit. But we're all better now.
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| September 11, 2010, 10:03 pm
Reporting in as ordered, sir. You wished to be notified upon the next movement of one "**Doctor UberSauce Justin" contrary to several theories formed he failed to return and disguise himself as an AFOL or otherwise. His moctag remains unknown at this time sir but if given the chance converse with him I shall find out and report to you.
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| September 12, 2010, 12:32 am
Quoting Chris Phipson (*)

I have no idea what you're talking about. Must be all in your head...


OK, OK, I'll just.... ignore... it... it.... it.... on.... the.... quoting.... chris phipson (*).... thing...
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| September 12, 2010, 1:38 am
Quoting Drew the Skater
Was it just me, or was MOCpages down earlier? I couldn't get on, and I wasn't receiving any emails about activity. Also my friend said he couldn't get on either. Any idea why this happened?

Happened to me too
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| September 12, 2010, 4:38 am
Quoting Chris Phipson
Keeping with the Aladdin theme that Kelso started... have at me!

Would you mind looking at my 'The Cage' MOC?

LINK: http://mocpages.com/moc.php/225475
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| September 12, 2010, 3:47 pm
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Quoting 21 .
So why aren't mailboxes aloud here, its for people to talk to me about mocpages


There's a long, drawn out explanation for it, but I'll give ya the cliff notes version.

1: Every moc on mocpages has the opportunity to become moc of the day. MOTD is chosen based on number of hits/I like its/and comments. By having a "postbox" where you and your friends chat back and forth, that post gets many, MANY hits and the numbers shoot up. Being as the post isn't a moc, it shouldn't be MOTD.

2: That's why we created the groups. If you want a "mailbox" where your friends can talk to you, create a group and make a link to it on your homepage.

Hope that makes sense and good luck!

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