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Ask Kelso...I'm in the mood to help ya, dude!
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Yeah, sure...let's drag the Aladin references out until that horse is DEAD, people!

Meanwhile, gots ya some quesions? Well fire away, I'm freddy, Willie, and Mable...er, I mean...ready, willing, and able.

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| August 28, 2010, 5:41 pm
Did you see my other "ask kelso" question? About the orange horse?
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| August 28, 2010, 5:42 pm
Would you mind taking a look at my Red Lights series and give constructive criticism on them?
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| August 28, 2010, 5:42 pm
Please give me some constructive critisism on this: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/222445.
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| August 28, 2010, 5:43 pm
Dear Kelso,

did you get my invitation into the group Ask Kelso?
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| August 28, 2010, 5:45 pm
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Quoting Anchovy .
Dear Kelso,

I've been in a sort of building slump lately as well, and I have made a ram-like, all orange (but two pieces, which are grey) animal but lost one of the leg pieces. Any ideas of something to make for the last leg? I have a 2x1 block on top with 2 1x1 pieces below, with 2 1x1 tiles beneath it. (The hooves are orange and neon orange). That's my current idea, I want something more robotic, like you know, a person would get; a steel leg. Please help me; it would almost save my life.


Hmm...I'm having trouble picturing it. Tiles beneath it? Do you mean plates?

This is unfortunately one of those situations where I really need to SEE not only what you've already got, but what your parts options are as well.

For a robotic look, you could rummage through your bleys, and any silver parts. Often robotic limbs are made from smaller parts including technic elements, and particularly minifig accessories (like weapons, tools, etc.).

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| August 28, 2010, 5:49 pm
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Cool. Thanks for the links, I'll have to check it out next time I'm on, though...wife's calling and like any good husband when she says jump, I say "how high?"


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| August 28, 2010, 5:50 pm
Quoting Mark Kelso

Hmm...I'm having trouble picturing it. Tiles beneath it? Do you mean plates?

This is unfortunately one of those situations where I really need to SEE not only what you've already got, but what your parts options are as well.

For a robotic look, you could rummage through your bleys, and any silver parts. Often robotic limbs are made from smaller parts including technic elements, and particularly minifig accessories (like weapons, tools, etc.).

Thanks, Kelso :) I'll have it up in a few days, hopefully.
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| August 28, 2010, 5:51 pm
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Quoting Anchovy .
Dear Kelso,

did you get my invitation into the group Ask Kelso?


Very nice of you to create a special group just for that, but this is where the good townsfolk know to look for me, so here's where I'll be.

Unfortunately, I get invitations to so many groups that I just can't join most of them (dozens every day). It's just to0 difficult to keep track of conversation in so many different places. Nice thought, though...thanks!

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| August 28, 2010, 5:55 pm
Quoting Mark Kelso

Very nice of you to create a special group just for that, but this is where the good townsfolk know to look for me, so here's where I'll be.

Unfortunately, I get invitations to so many groups that I just can't join most of them (dozens every day). It's just to0 difficult to keep track of conversation in so many different places. Nice thought, though...thanks!

Ok! I can stick with my "Ask Anyone" group. :)


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| August 28, 2010, 5:56 pm
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Quoting E.K.O .
Please give me some constructive critisism on this: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/222445.


Sure, be glad to...I'll just have to wait until I get on line next time. Gotta bail right now.

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| August 28, 2010, 5:56 pm
Quoting Mark Kelso

OMG, I LOOOOOVVVVVEEEE that movie!!!!! But I'm not much help on scenes, because I don't know the limitations of your parts collection.

My first choice would be scenes from the Island. I mean, what GREAT colors, forms, textural variations, etc. with things like rock facades, waterfalls, jungles, and then techno stuff in the mix with buildings, vehicles, machines and so on. I could spend years doing that stuff. If your collections pretty limited, then you could roll with some simpler stuff, like vehicles, or interiors from the movie (love some of Syndrome's buiding interiors).

My .02 on that. But whatever you go with for MOCs, GREAT choice of subject matter!

Thanks Mark! I'll take everyone's suggestions and work my hardest!
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| August 28, 2010, 6:22 pm
Kelso!Could you check this out?It is different like you said and has an eye catching name and title I thought.http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/222466
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| August 28, 2010, 6:28 pm
Quoting Mark Kelso
Yeah, sure...let's drag the Aladin references out until that horse is DEAD, people!

Meanwhile, gots ya some quesions? Well fire away, I'm freddy, Willie, and Mable...er, I mean...ready, willing, and able.

Hey Mark, is this song ok for m comic?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AvylX32y78
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| August 28, 2010, 9:05 pm
http://mocpages.com/moc.php/222542

This guy's come up with a really nice 'bot, and nobody seems to have noticed. You kiddies all whine about how nobody comments on your stuff? Well, now you're on the other side of the equation.
Man up and give 'im some comments.

As for the sensible people... I know for a fact you guys all like to see new techniques, or old ones creatively used. I think it's worth a look.
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| August 28, 2010, 10:07 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=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, 10:29 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
is there a way to put songs on your page where they automatically play when someone sees it?
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| August 29, 2010, 5:31 pm
Quoting Commander Troika
is there a way to put songs on your page where they automatically play when someone sees it?


You can, and you shouldn't.
You'd be better off just embedding a youtube video and letting people choose to play it rather than having it play automatically.

Unless it's really, really important to the presentation. And you've got a note saying it's there.
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| August 29, 2010, 7:17 pm
Quoting Areetsa C

You can, and you shouldn't.
You'd be better off just embedding a youtube video and letting people choose to play it rather than having it play automatically.

Unless it's really, really important to the presentation. And you've got a note saying it's there.
You can embed the video?i didnt know that...just dont know how...

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| August 29, 2010, 7:21 pm
Quoting Commander Troika
You can embed the video?i didnt know that...just dont know how...


http://www.htmlgoodies.com/tutorials/web_graphics/article.php/3480061/How-To-Add-a-YouTube-Video-to-Your-Web-Site.htm
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| August 29, 2010, 7:50 pm
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Quoting Mark Kelso

Sure, be glad to...I'll just have to wait until I get on line next time. Gotta bail right now.


Nice work! Great job on the proportions and color blocking in particular. I think you're actually at a bit of a cross-roads with your building. Here's what I'd like to see you attempt (provided your collection of parts is large enough). We'll use this MOC of yours as an example...

You've got the colors and the shaping down pat. You've even included some functional elements, which is always cool. But have you thought about trying to go studless with your builds? For the front section, you could either tile it out, or use bricks and plates, studs forwards to create a similar form. Same with the wing elements. Studs out, in some direction or another would allow for a smooth surface texture and take your detail and believability to a whole new level.

Honestly, I'd not seen that shuttle before, and if I had more time right now, I'd be over at the table giving it a shot, myself. Love that design.

By the way, very cool to post a reference pic of it as well, so those of us who aren't familiar with the ship design could get an idea of what you were shooting for.

Anyway, some great work. And the bottom line is that I think your building skills are there to try doing something no-studs. I know I harp on that all of the time, but unless you're looking at a very large creation, or a sculptural piece, my opinion is that the studs interfere with believability and surface detailing.

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| August 30, 2010, 7:03 am
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Hey, not bad. I like these. That last one, in particular is very cool with the crucifix formed out of a portion of the fig's body.

Your lighting is nice throughout, and the camera angles are kind of a nice twist (different from every shot being on the same plane, or perfectly level).

The red as a "backdrop" of sorts actually functions very well just from a color standpoint, too. The creation would be pretty dull without it. But with it, the build's got some visual "punch."

Nicely done.
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| August 30, 2010, 7:08 am
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Quoting Master N the Making
Kelso!Could you check this out?It is different like you said and has an eye catching name and title I thought.http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/222466


Ya know, normally I wouldn't go that crazy with all of the colors, but somehow it fits with what you've done. Not a photoedited background or anything, but nicely presented, too (for what you had to work with)!

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| August 30, 2010, 7:17 am
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Quoting Fox .
Hey Mark, is this song ok for m comic?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AvylX32y78


Hmm...thought I already answered, but yeah absolutely. I like that quite a bit, actually.

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| August 30, 2010, 7:18 am
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Quoting Matthew Novosad
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.


That's an interesting thought, but personally, I think it was more of a hodge-podge of contemporary cliches for that region and various time periods. Although I've got a lot of friends that work in animation with Disney, and they DO do their homework with research, so it's a possibility. I may have to ask one of 'em next time I see them. I know they worked on that film.

Quoting Matthew Novosad
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?


Not sure what you mean by "both" things, but I can say I love the idea of no script, and allowing for viewer interpretation. That's very much what the visual arts is often about to some degree.

In the Apocalypsis series (which I have GOT to get back on one of these days!), the music was absolutely the guide for not only the story line, but the visuals, and the mood I was trying to evoke. So yeah, using the music as a more involved element to the creation (vs just a background effect of sorts) is a great idea in my book.

Not sure if that answered your question or not.

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| August 30, 2010, 7:28 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.


Absolutely. In fact, I think most viewers prefer to have the option as to whether or not they listen to the music.


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| August 30, 2010, 7:30 am
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Quoting Commander Troika
is there a way to put songs on your page where they automatically play when someone sees it?


I've used playlist, hosted by Youtube. They have controls set up so you can run the music automatically. It's an option that appears as you're arranging the embedding.

I have to say that I agree with Areetsa regarding the automatic play, though. I do it with my Apocalypsis series because it's essential to the creation. But for the most part, viewers may or may not WANT to listen to the music, and it's better to give them that choice most of the time.

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| August 30, 2010, 7:31 am
Quoting Mark Kelso
Not sure what you mean by "both" things

Thanks Mark! What I was talking about were the two things I talked about, Aladdin and my comic.
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| August 30, 2010, 9:10 pm
Quoting Mark Kelso

Hmm...thought I already answered, but yeah absolutely. I like that quite a bit, actually.

Thank you, Leuitenant. Your service is and always will be honored.
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| August 30, 2010, 9:15 pm
Quoting Flare .

Hey Kelso, I'm sure you are aware of the new fantastic 18+ safety thing that you guys added in (i'm glad you took my/Yuri's/others' idea ;D) How do you turn it off?

(I'm just trying to figure out how it works)

Just asking. What new 18+ thing is this?
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| August 31, 2010, 10:32 pm
Quoting Mudskipper 4
Just asking. What new 18+ thing is this?


Well, due to a series of little kids spazzing out over things they obviously are old enough to know (but still are afraid of those things being publicly accessible for some reason), the team of MOCpages has made the option of marking certain MOCs as content for 18+ people. Of course, this won't stop people like me from investigating what lays behind. Unlike some, I know how to use the back button if I see things I don't like. Therefore, the people that created such groups as "A Safer, Cleaner MOCpages" will no longer need to fear Lee Jones, unless they deliberately go and tell him his stuff is inappropriate for the general community.

A deliberately rambling explanation from me as I wait for Youtube to finish streaming a video.


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| August 31, 2010, 10:52 pm
why cant i delete any of my old groups anymore
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| August 31, 2010, 11:10 pm
Quoting Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great

A deliberately rambling explanation from me as I wait for Youtube to finish streaming a video.


Don't you just hate that?

I'm old-school, I liked the way it was and wish it would stay like that. If you uploaded something that was offensive, it got deleted. It's already caused one of the best teams on here, and a personal favorite of mine, Dave & John to leave...
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| August 31, 2010, 11:28 pm
Quoting Ultramarine .
Don't you just hate that?

I'm old-school, I liked the way it was and wish it would stay like that. If you uploaded something that was offensive, it got deleted. It's already caused one of the best teams on here, and a personal favorite of mine, Dave & John to leave...


Well, offensive in what way? Like the AFOLs pointed out, people can get away with all kinds of violence (See some of my Star Wars stuff or POAM 14). However, when it comes to more intimate affairs, that's suddenly bad. That doesn't make sense to me.
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| August 31, 2010, 11:36 pm
Quoting Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great
Like the AFOLs pointed out, people can get away with all kinds of violence (See some of my Star Wars stuff or POAM 14). However, when it comes to more intimate affairs, that's suddenly bad. That doesn't make sense to me.


Of course. It's fine for Junior to beat up old ladies and tear his enemies to bloody rags, but God help us all if he sees sexual innuendo. /crosses self
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| August 31, 2010, 11:37 pm
Quoting Ribbits M

Of course. It's fine for Junior to beat up old ladies and tear his enemies to bloody rags, but God help us all if he sees sexual innuendo. /crosses self


My point exactly.
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| August 31, 2010, 11:40 pm
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It's so awesome to see young guys like you that totally get it.
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| September 1, 2010, 1:04 am
Quoting Chris Phipson
It's so awesome to see young guys like you that totally get it.


If that's referring to me, I'm actually not that young... But a year and a month from entering the domain of the AFOL.

Age aside, it's simple logic. Violence and sexual content both get into the adult realm, but it seems young people can only handle violence. Given the way the world's going right now, you'd think they'd want it to be the other way around. I'm sure I can dig up some other people in my circle who will agree.
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| September 1, 2010, 2:02 am
Quoting Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great
Age aside, it's simple logic. Violence and sexual content both get into the adult realm, but it seems young people can only handle violence. Given the way the world's going right now, you'd think they'd want it to be the other way around. I'm sure I can dig up some other people in my circle who will agree.

Make love, not war? So true you are in saying this. I for one must say that the whole advisory system is a great idea. The fact that it puts responsibility on the viewer is an idea that really can't be disputed. Should you view it and take offence, that's your problem. You had fair warning, but chose to ignore it. Though I must say that as great of an idea as it is, it's kind of a shame that mocpages now has to cover its rump in order to shush the 'can't handle it' crowd. It seems to me like people nowadays rarely take full responsibility for their actions- always trying to shovel the blame on someone else... There's my rant...
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| September 1, 2010, 2:25 am
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...Yeah, I really hated to see Xandegars go. I'll still see them on other sites, and at cons, and so on (and I talk with Dave on the phone from time to time). But they were a terrific presence here on MOCpages.

I think they might have jumped the gun a bit, though. Right now we're still experimenting with the best way to handle the content issue, and there may be a bit more tweaking before all is said and done. Unfortunately, word travels so fast around here that people quickly jump to conclusions.

Regardless, though, I understand Dave's perspective, and I really respect not only the fact that he maintained his viewpoint, but handled it in such a polite and kind manner...what a great guy!

Anwyay, perhaps once the dust settles, we'll see them back. But if not, I certainly wish them the best, and personally, I'll look forward to seeing their work elsewhere.

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| September 1, 2010, 8:25 am
Quoting Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great

Well, due to a series of little kids spazzing out over things they obviously are old enough to know (but still are afraid of those things being publicly accessible for some reason), the team of MOCpages has made the option of marking certain MOCs as content for 18+ people. Of course, this won't stop people like me from investigating what lays behind. Unlike some, I know how to use the back button if I see things I don't like. Therefore, the people that created such groups as "A Safer, Cleaner MOCpages" will no longer need to fear Lee Jones, unless they deliberately go and tell him his stuff is inappropriate for the general community.

A deliberately rambling explanation from me as I wait for Youtube to finish streaming a video.


Ahh. Thanks for the ramble. I, for one, am a fairly conservative individual, but I agree that it is the viewers responsibility to care for themselves. What they choose to look at or not look at is their deal, especially if given fair warning. More rules will never fix society. The people who want to break them still will...
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| September 1, 2010, 11:52 am
Kelso,
I know you like artistic photos, so here's one of those struggle of humankind types that you might enjoy
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/26865#reviews
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| September 1, 2010, 11:57 am
Quoting Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great

If that's referring to me, I'm actually not that young... But a year and a month from entering the domain of the AFOL.

Age aside, it's simple logic. Violence and sexual content both get into the adult realm, but it seems young people can only handle violence. Given the way the world's going right now, you'd think they'd want it to be the other way around. I'm sure I can dig up some other people in my circle who will agree.

Bravo! I hope there are more folks such as yourself around here.
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| September 1, 2010, 12:22 pm
Quoting Mudskipper 4
Ahh. Thanks for the ramble. I, for one, am a fairly conservative individual, but I agree that it is the viewers responsibility to care for themselves. What they choose to look at or not look at is their deal, especially if given fair warning. More rules will never fix society. The people who want to break them still will...

Ah, another wise soul. You are correct in this statement.
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| September 1, 2010, 12:23 pm
Quoting Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great

Well, offensive in what way? Like the AFOLs pointed out, people can get away with all kinds of violence (See some of my Star Wars stuff or POAM 14). However, when it comes to more intimate affairs, that's suddenly bad. That doesn't make sense to me.

Exactly, schools don't teach about gun safety, and things like that, but the other part, public schools have to teach about it. Makes no sense to me.

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| September 1, 2010, 2:20 pm
Quoting Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great

Well, offensive in what way? Like the AFOLs pointed out, people can get away with all kinds of violence (See some of my Star Wars stuff or POAM 14). However, when it comes to more intimate affairs, that's suddenly bad. That doesn't make sense to me.

I believe what people find offensive is that Lego can't really show violence very well. I mean, guns and some blood and maybe even broken minifigs, but they don't even come close to some of the real life violence. But with some of the other mature content, it can be made in Lego much closer to how it is in real life. Thus it seems much more realistic and maybe that's why people find it much more offensive than violence.
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| September 1, 2010, 2:31 pm
Quoting Mark Kelso
Yeah, sure...let's drag the Aladin references out until that horse is DEAD, people!

Meanwhile, gots ya some quesions? Well fire away, I'm freddy, Willie, and Mable...er, I mean...ready, willing, and able.

kelso how old are you???? do you have a life?? are you married??? where is your favorite place to eat? is the awesome eye of chaos almost done??
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| September 1, 2010, 2:55 pm
Quoting freeling .
do you have a life??

I couldn't help but start cracking up when I read this. :)
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| September 1, 2010, 3:35 pm
Mr. Kelso, what do you think of the Gorillaz band and their new album Plastic Beach?
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| September 1, 2010, 3:52 pm
Quoting Matthew Novosad
Exactly, schools don't teach about gun safety, and things like that, but the other part, public schools have to teach about it. Makes no sense to me.

I don't need my school to teach me about gun safety. I kow EVERYTHING about guns, safety, and not very safe. And that's because I own 5 guns of my own.
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| September 1, 2010, 4:00 pm
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Quoting Neo Classic Anchovy
Mr. Kelso, what do you think of the Gorillaz band and their new album Plastic Beach?


Wouldn't that be AWESOME! A bunch of silver backs dressed in 80's metal spandex smashing guitars over speakers!
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| September 1, 2010, 6:01 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson

Wouldn't that be AWESOME! A bunch of silver backs dressed in 80's metal spandex smashing guitars over speakers!

Uh no that's not them... xP

They wear normal clothes and just play good music. It isn't heavy metal... it's alternative. It's a real band for your information Phipson.

(I know you probably know this but I wanted to just say it.)
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| September 1, 2010, 6:12 pm
Quoting Fox .
I don't need my school to teach me about gun safety. I kow EVERYTHING about guns, safety, and not very safe. And that's because I own 5 guns of my own.

What if you had a gun to you head? Would you know what to do then? Probably not. It is the anything to do with violence/guns so let's ban it and we will be good American mentality. This country was founded by guns, and defended with guns. Take this kid that was almost suspended from school because he brought in a LEGO minifig that had a two inch gun for an action figure. The Principal (who has NO COMMON SENSE) freaked put yelled at him made him call his parents (who were not mad, disgusted, angry, or disappointed at him anyway). Also anything that requires cintact. At my old school during recess you couldn't play tag because you would touch someone, or have clubs that don't allow everyone or clubs that have violence, no cops and robbers, no finger guns, no stick that look like guns, no contact or violence. What happened to being boys and kids. Boys/men are hardwired for violence, fighting, hunting and other things like that. Point is people need COMMON SENSE!
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| September 1, 2010, 6:20 pm
Political ranting done.
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| September 1, 2010, 6:24 pm
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Quoting Neo Classic Anchovy
Uh no that's not them... xP

They wear normal clothes and just play good music. It isn't heavy metal... it's alternative. It's a real band for your information Phipson.

(I know you probably know this but I wanted to just say it.)


*Sigh*... Yeah, I know...
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wow.

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| September 1, 2010, 6:43 pm
Quoting Matthew Novosad
What if you had a gun to you head? Would you know what to do then? Probably not. It is the anything to do with violence/guns so let's ban it and we will be good American mentality. This country was founded by guns, and defended with guns. Take this kid that was almost suspended from school because he brought in a LEGO minifig that had a two inch gun for an action figure. The Principal (who has NO COMMON SENSE) freaked put yelled at him made him call his parents (who were not mad, disgusted, angry, or disappointed at him anyway). Also anything that requires cintact. At my old school during recess you couldn't play tag because you would touch someone, or have clubs that don't allow everyone or clubs that have violence, no cops and robbers, no finger guns, no stick that look like guns, no contact or violence. What happened to being boys and kids. Boys/men are hardwired for violence, fighting, hunting and other things like that. Point is people need COMMON SENSE!

Good American mentality is just out of whack nonsensical Republican, conservative madness, with almost nothing organic whatsoever, and I know these silly rules and I, unwillingly so, abide to them. They've made a PLEDGE for my silly little school and I do not pledge, and I don't look DIRECTLY at the flag like I am "supposed to", because it will
"show my respect for the country". My principle has no common sense either; even last year a kid got a referall (or however the heck you spell it) for bringing an ARMY action figure. IF WE HAVE TO GIVE RESPECT TO THE ARMY WHY CAN'T WE BRING IN A SILLY LITTLE ACTION FIGURINE?!

Tag was banned from school last year because someone tripped after getting tagged. So was soccer; a little 3rd grader got "hit with a soccer ball" and it was in the face, and he went and told that the "mean 4th graders hit me on purpaouse" (meant to spell it that way). Which is why, I do not like my school. I used to play with stick-guns all of the time. It was fun. Before that, it was banned because "it could hurt somebody's feelings to 'shoot' them with a finger gun" and the rule never changed, it was just ignored. You can't even pick UP a stick in this silly school with silly conservative rules.

...
America just plain needs common sense.
They think that rap is the only good music and that half of the best bands in the world they say "aren't good". They said the guy from the beatles is "funny looking" and "ugly".
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| September 1, 2010, 6:55 pm
Quoting Phazezorz .
Gee, Biased much?

Ya think?
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| September 1, 2010, 7:12 pm
Quoting Jordan B.
You can't pick up a rock in mine. But hey, there is barely any time for games at my school. It's class, homeroom, class, lunch, class, class.

Wow. And there's a rule made by the state that kids must go out to recess for 30 minutes each day...
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| September 1, 2010, 7:13 pm
Quoting Phazezorz .
/facepalm.

You---

Ok, wow.

What?
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| September 1, 2010, 7:14 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Phazezorz .
/facepalm.

You---

Ok, wow.


Phaze... don't even try dude. You'll just ruin your brain. HAHAHAHA
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| September 1, 2010, 7:41 pm
Quoting Matthew Novosad
What if you had a gun to you head? Would you know what to do then? Probably not. It is the anything to do with violence/guns so let's ban it and we will be good American mentality. This country was founded by guns, and defended with guns. Take this kid that was almost suspended from school because he brought in a LEGO minifig that had a two inch gun for an action figure. The Principal (who has NO COMMON SENSE) freaked put yelled at him made him call his parents (who were not mad, disgusted, angry, or disappointed at him anyway). Also anything that requires cintact. At my old school during recess you couldn't play tag because you would touch someone, or have clubs that don't allow everyone or clubs that have violence, no cops and robbers, no finger guns, no stick that look like guns, no contact or violence. What happened to being boys and kids. Boys/men are hardwired for violence, fighting, hunting and other things like that. Point is people need COMMON SENSE!

I've had an airsoft gun to my head in an airsoft war, and I'd do what I do in airsoft:


I'd knock the gun out of his hand, punch him in the face, pick up the gun, and keep it locked on him until the police arrive.

You don't understand about guns like I do. Guns are NOT always used for bad things! Schools teach kids to think guns are BAD. Say a kid is home alone, and he knows where a gun is, and an armed burgaler breaks in. But school says "Oh, you aren't supposed to touch that! Guns are dangerous, and they can hurt you or others". Yes they are dangerous, but when the RIGHT person has a gun, such as a good soldier, or law abiding citizen, the soldier can defend his/her country. When a law abiding citizen has a gun, they can protect themselves. Banning guns is a bad idea. If you ban them, you break the 2nd Amendment.
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| September 1, 2010, 7:57 pm
Quoting Fox .
I've had an airsoft gun to my head in an airsoft war, and I'd do what I do in airsoft:


I'd knock the gun out of his hand, punch him in the face, pick up the gun, and keep it locked on him until the police arrive.


I don't think you know nearly as much as you think. You try that in real life, you'll get a new orfice in your head.

For one thing, there's nowhere near as much adrenaline flying around in an airsoft game. And another? IRL, people don't DO the whole "gun to head" thing. If a gun gets pulled, you can be pretty sure somebody's going to get perforated.

Unless they're wannabe gangstas, in which case they probably haven't cleaned their gun in... well, ever, and it'd probably blow up in their hands anyway.

Quoting Fox .
Yes they are dangerous, but when the RIGHT person has a gun, such as a good soldier, or law abiding citizen, the soldier can defend his/her country. When a law abiding citizen has a gun, they can protect themselves.


What defines the "right person"? What defines a "law abiding citizen"? What defines "protecting themselves"?

If someone's in their home with a knife, is it self defence to kill them? What if they're on the front porch with an axe and they get shot through the door, is that self defence? What if that person's on the lawn? What if he's on the street? What if he has a gun that turns out to only shoot BBs?

Is a "good citizen" one who always does what the government says? One who's overly patriotic to the point of obsession? One who's never ever committed a crime? What about someone who committed a minor robbery when he was young? Is it someone who's gone through the right police checks without setting off alarms? What about minorities with a tendency towards violence? Even criminals might need to defend themselves- but what's the legal definition of a reformed crook?

No-one ever asks those questions, they just say "people need to be able to defend themselves".

Now, I know I'm probably going to sound biased, and I am, a bit, but look at the way it's handled in New Zealand: you need a licence. You need two people to say you're a good person; one of them has to be outside your family. And proof you are who you say you are. Once you've got it, you can buy any number of bolt action or semi automatic firearms that don't fall into the definition of a "military style semi automatic". The MSSA rules are a bit arbitrary, but they work. No gun registration involved, for 'A-cat' firearms. So, if someone wants 25 bolt action .308s and a half dozen shotguns of various types? It's not the police's business. Now, if he wants a couple of AR-15s as well, THEN the cops get involved. You can't really murder a hundred people when you've only got seven round magazines, you see. Maybe a few dozen, but you could do that with a machete anyway.

Related: http://www.police.govt.nz/service/firearms/index.html

And hey look, it works: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10660886

Probably something to do with the fact crims don't usually register their guns anyway.
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| September 1, 2010, 8:54 pm
Quoting Mark Kelso
Yeah, sure...let's drag the Aladin references out until that horse is DEAD, people!

Meanwhile, gots ya some quesions? Well fire away, I'm freddy, Willie, and Mable...er, I mean...ready, willing, and able.

seriously thought mark do yah have a life cause i wanna know. XD
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| September 1, 2010, 9:50 pm
Quoting Fox .
I've had an airsoft gun to my head in an airsoft war, and I'd do what I do in airsoft:


I'd knock the gun out of his hand, punch him in the face, pick up the gun, and keep it locked on him until the police arrive.

As Areetsa said, that ain't real life.

Quoting Fox .
You don't understand about guns like I do. Guns are NOT always used for bad things!
Schools teach kids to think guns are BAD. Say a kid is home alone, and he knows where a gun is, and an armed burgaler breaks in. But school says "Oh, you aren't supposed to touch that! Guns are dangerous, and they can hurt you or others". Yes they are dangerous, but when the RIGHT person has a gun, such as a good soldier, or law abiding citizen, the soldier can defend his/her country. When a law abiding citizen has a gun, they can protect themselves. Banning guns is a bad idea. If you ban them, you break the 2nd Amendment.

That was not even close to what I talking about. I was saying that schools need to educate about what to do in situations where there is a gun involved. A home invasion, a robbery, robbery of a store, mugging, and so on and so forth are examples. Any "law abiding citizen" can change. They can go crazy one day due to something. I never even said anything about banning! You didn't even get what I was saying.
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| September 1, 2010, 10:10 pm
Quoting Areetsa C

What defines the "right person"? What defines a "law abiding citizen"? What defines "protecting themselves"?

If someone's in their home with a knife, is it self defence to kill them? What if they're on the front porch with an axe and they get shot through the door, is that self defence? What if that person's on the lawn? What if he's on the street? What if he has a gun that turns out to only shoot BBs?

Is a "good citizen" one who always does what the government says? One who's overly patriotic to the point of obsession? One who's never ever committed a crime? What about someone who committed a minor robbery when he was young? Is it someone who's gone through the right police checks without setting off alarms? What about minorities with a tendency towards violence? Even criminals might need to defend themselves- but what's the legal definition of a reformed crook?

No-one ever asks those questions, they just say "people need to be able to defend themselves".

Now, I know I'm probably going to sound biased, and I am, a bit, but look at the way it's handled in New Zealand: you need a licence. You need two people to say you're a good person; one of them has to be outside your family. And proof you are who you say you are. Once you've got it, you can buy any number of bolt action or semi automatic firearms that don't fall into the definition of a "military style semi automatic". The MSSA rules are a bit arbitrary, but they work. No gun registration involved, for 'A-cat' firearms. So, if someone wants 25 bolt action .308s and a half dozen shotguns of various types? It's not the police's business. Now, if he wants a couple of AR-15s as well, THEN the cops get involved. You can't really murder a hundred people when you've only got seven round magazines, you see. Maybe a few dozen, but you could do that with a machete anyway.

Related: http://www.police.govt.nz/service/firearms/index.html

And hey look, it works: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10660886

Probably something to do with the fact crims don't usually register their guns anyway.

DING DING DING! That was what I was trying to say to Skippy here.
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| September 1, 2010, 10:11 pm
@Gun talk: Yup, anyone can change. I'm starting to develop what I think is agoraphobia and I'm not sure why.

>.>

Common sense is also needed on a massive scale. Especially in America. When people can sue you for hurting them while saving their very life, you know something is broken.
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| September 1, 2010, 10:13 pm
Quoting Neo Classic Anchovy
Good American mentality is just out of whack nonsensical Republican, conservative madness, with almost nothing organic whatsoever, and I know these silly rules and I, unwillingly so, abide to them. They've made a PLEDGE for my silly little school and I do not pledge, and I don't look DIRECTLY at the flag like I am "supposed to", because it will
"show my respect for the country". My principle has no common sense either; even last year a kid got a referall (or however the heck you spell it) for bringing an ARMY action figure. IF WE HAVE TO GIVE RESPECT TO THE ARMY WHY CAN'T WE BRING IN A SILLY LITTLE ACTION FIGURINE?!

Tag was banned from school last year because someone tripped after getting tagged. So was soccer; a little 3rd grader got "hit with a soccer ball" and it was in the face, and he went and told that the "mean 4th graders hit me on purpaouse" (meant to spell it that way). Which is why, I do not like my school. I used to play with stick-guns all of the time. It was fun. Before that, it was banned because "it could hurt somebody's feelings to 'shoot' them with a finger gun" and the rule never changed, it was just ignored. You can't even pick UP a stick in this silly school with silly conservative rules.

...
America just plain needs common sense.
They think that rap is the only good music and that half of the best bands in the world they say "aren't good". They said the guy from the beatles is "funny looking" and "ugly".

You really have read my mind in a way everyone can understand. I'm losing faith in this country. Plan for dictatorship of the world. Phase one starting.
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| September 1, 2010, 10:14 pm
Quoting Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great
@Gun talk: Yup, anyone can change. I'm starting to develop what I think is agoraphobia and I'm not sure why.

>.>

Common sense is also needed on a massive scale. Especially in America. When people can sue you for hurting them while saving their very life, you know something is broken.

Also all true. A very large problem contributing; the current president. For some he is the boss, can't bash him (Ask my dad when he was in the Navy, bashed Clinton didn't go so well...) Well I am done with this convo. Bye.
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| September 1, 2010, 10:17 pm
Quoting Matthew Novosad
Also all true. A very large problem contributing; the current president. For some he is the boss, can't bash him (Ask my dad when he was in the Navy, bashed Clinton didn't go so well...) Well I am done with this convo. Bye.


It's not the president, it's the system. No one realizes that Democrats and Republicans in American politics are secretly in league to keep the people divided and thus increasing their own power.

Aside from my paranoia, America as a nation has made some questionable choices in the last few decades. I'm particularly concerned that public education seems to be decaying, at least where I live. When kids lose the opportunity to learn, it's no good. Now I've said what I've come to say, and unless anyone replies that kids don't deserve to learn, I think my part is over.
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| September 1, 2010, 10:25 pm
Quoting Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great

It's not the president, it's the system. No one realizes that Democrats and Republicans in American politics are secretly in league to keep the people divided and thus increasing their own power.

Aside from my paranoia, America as a nation has made some questionable choices in the last few decades. I'm particularly concerned that public education seems to be decaying, at least where I live. When kids lose the opportunity to learn, it's no good. Now I've said what I've come to say, and unless anyone replies that kids don't deserve to learn, I think my part is over.

I don't even pay attention to that bull people call politics.
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| September 1, 2010, 10:58 pm
Well, it'll all be pointless in the next 100 years or so, when it all ends

>.>

Just my 0.02 cents.
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| September 1, 2010, 11:02 pm
Quoting Finn C-Q
Well, it'll all be pointless in the next 100 years or so, when it all ends

>.>

Just my 0.02 cents.

It should be pointless NOW.




Just my 00000.000001 cents.
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| September 1, 2010, 11:05 pm
Quoting Fox .
It should be pointless NOW.




Just my 00000.000001 cents.

True, so everyone use this topic for it's actual use.
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| September 1, 2010, 11:06 pm
Quoting Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great

Well, offensive in what way? Like the AFOLs pointed out, people can get away with all kinds of violence (See some of my Star Wars stuff or POAM 14). However, when it comes to more intimate affairs, that's suddenly bad. That doesn't make sense to me.

Violence, guts, gore, that's all good. Impropriety is frankly unacceptable in my view. Especially when you do it with the rather innocent medium of Lego.

And there is a difference, even though it might sound like a paradox. If you don't understand the difference, then I suppose there is no real way I could tell you. Except to get into the realm of morality, but that would escape most people involved in this conversation.
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| September 1, 2010, 11:14 pm
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Exactly. Why do you think the person on mocpages MOST qualified to talk about this subject kept his mouth shut...

Let's use this thread for what it's supposed to be used for... annoying Kelso!
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| September 1, 2010, 11:20 pm
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Quoting Chris Phipson
Exactly. Why do you think the person on mocpages MOST qualified to talk about this subject kept his mouth shut...

Let's use this thread for what it's supposed to be used for... annoying Kelso!


I don't know...I found a lot of that pretty annoying. ;-)


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