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Title: And now ANOTHER nessage from Stan and Lou...
Post by: Mindscythe on October 02, 2012, 01:29:25 AM
Edit: Episode 02 is now online. Stan and Lou head to Kings Row and find all manner of unusual things.

I've been reading these forums for weeks now, and watching the amazing videos people have been producing, the posters and graphics, the songs, and all the other outpourings of support, and I've thought long and hard about what I could do to contribute. I'm an audio guy, so the answer didn't leap out at me right away.

And then, one day, I was going through my archives from the w00t Radio days, and I happened across the old Stan & Lou skits that Hertz did. I listened to them again, and laughed again. And then something a little scary happened.

One morning, I suddenly had Stan and Lou talking in my head. Sounding off, as only they could, about the possibility of their world coming to an end, and how in their gloriously misguided way, they might affect the outcome. Somehow.

Hertz has been absent for years now, all attempts to contact him have met with silence, and Stan and Lou were talking loudly in my head. And so, I did the only thing I could do: I let them out.

I know I'm not Hertz, so the voices aren't exact (I liken it to how Kermit sounds these days), but it's close enough to be the homage to Hertz and those two insanely lucky Hellions that I hoped for.

I have to go now, they're already telling me what happened next. I hope they'll be patient with me. -Mindscythe

Episode 01: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28DUbMcf100&feature=plcp

Episode 02: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDmpmCBk-qk&feature=plcp

Title: Re: And now a message from Stan and Lou...
Post by: Blondeshell on October 02, 2012, 02:40:08 AM
Not bad. Not bad at all. I'd only recently discovered Stan and Lou's audio adventures, and I think this is a worthy homage to Hertz's work. Can't wait to hear what those crazy guys are up to next.
Title: Re: And now a message from Stan and Lou...
Post by: darkskye on October 02, 2012, 03:16:26 AM
Well done, very well done
Title: Re: And now a message from Stan and Lou...
Post by: DrakeGrimm on October 02, 2012, 03:23:57 AM
...always nice when they tell you what to do instead of making you figure it out the hard way, eh Mindscythe? ;)
Title: Re: And now a message from Stan and Lou...
Post by: jeangray on October 02, 2012, 03:30:30 AM
Cute!  Never heard of them before but Hellions always make me smile.  Good job, I'd like to think the original creator would like it too!
Title: Re: And now a message from Stan and Lou...
Post by: Mindscythe on October 02, 2012, 07:38:26 PM
...always nice when they tell you what to do instead of making you figure it out the hard way, eh Mindscythe? ;)

I just wish they'd let me shower in peace. It's like a ritual... apply shampoo, hear their voices, and always when I *CAN'T* write anything down. Grumble.
Title: Re: And now a message from Stan and Lou...
Post by: DrakeGrimm on October 02, 2012, 07:41:44 PM
I just wish they'd let me shower in peace. It's like a ritual... apply shampoo, hear their voices, and always when I *CAN'T* write anything down. Grumble.

Tell me about it. Main character from the book I'm writing likes to tell me new stuff right when I'm in the middle of something and can't jot it down. I know your pain! XD

Alright, well, I don't want to derail this, but it's nice to know I'm not the only one with 'voices' in his head. ;)
Title: Re: And now a message from Stan and Lou...
Post by: Rae on October 02, 2012, 07:59:05 PM
I enjoyed that. Thanks!  Nice work.  :)
Title: Re: And now a message from Stan and Lou...
Post by: downix on October 02, 2012, 08:28:11 PM
Anyone have the demorecord models of Stan and Lou? I am just imagining watching their convo, similar to this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_bGXpz2mMw

(pity they stripped the audio)
Title: Re: And now a message from Stan and Lou...
Post by: Aggelakis on October 03, 2012, 12:54:32 AM
Anyone have the demorecord models of Stan and Lou? I am just imagining watching their convo, similar to this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_bGXpz2mMw

(pity they stripped the audio)
The models look like generic Infected ones. You can demorecord near Infected that look like it. They can be found in the original tutorial or in Pilgrim's arc.
Title: Re: And now ANOTHER from Stan and Lou...
Post by: Mindscythe on October 06, 2012, 03:05:03 PM
Episode 02 - Kings Row is now online.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDmpmCBk-qk&feature=plcp

 8)
Title: Re: And now ANOTHER nessage from Stan and Lou...
Post by: Knightslayer on October 06, 2012, 03:14:42 PM
Those Skulls remind me of Batman!  ;D
Title: Re: And now ANOTHER nessage from Stan and Lou...
Post by: Quinch on October 06, 2012, 04:02:07 PM
Why haven't I heard of this before? The voices are just priceless, the jokes moreso.

One thing, though - maybe it would be better to shorten the link to the forums at the end - bit.ly, tinyurl, snipurl, the usual. I don't see people eagerly typing the whole thing into their address bar.
Title: Re: And now ANOTHER nessage from Stan and Lou...
Post by: Mindscythe on October 06, 2012, 04:37:44 PM
Why haven't I heard of this before? The voices are just priceless, the jokes moreso.

One thing, though - maybe it would be better to shorten the link to the forums at the end - bit.ly, tinyurl, snipurl, the usual. I don't see people eagerly typing the whole thing into their address bar.

I've seen (and share) a hesitation to click on shortened and otherwise anonymous links. For me, the forums turn the link into something clickable automatically. And if they didn't, I guess I'd hope people would just swipe and copy/paste. :)

Quinch, be sure to check out the original Stan & Lou skits! My stuff is a pale imitation of what Hertz was able to do with those two, and he's the reason I'm able to attempt my homages. His YouTube channel is at http://www.youtube.com/user/Fishmorph?feature=CAQQwRs%3D
Title: Re: And now ANOTHER nessage from Stan and Lou...
Post by: Quinch on October 06, 2012, 04:48:52 PM
I meant in the clip, not on the forums. It's easy to copy text from, well, text. Not so much transcribing from videos. Maybe an annotation would work? Or can that only link to other elements within YouTube?
Title: Re: And now ANOTHER nessage from Stan and Lou...
Post by: Mindscythe on October 06, 2012, 06:00:28 PM
Ahhh... sorry, I wasn't following. I am now tho.

I suppose I could just put the address to the Titan Forums in general, and then include a note to click on the "Save Paragon City!" forums, that'd cut down on the typing necessary. I'll try that for the next one.
Title: Re: And now ANOTHER nessage from Stan and Lou...
Post by: Heat Guard on October 06, 2012, 07:22:46 PM
I just listened to parts 1 & 2, pretty funny, now I'm going to have to try and find some of the older ones.  Nice job Mindscythe.
Title: Re: And now ANOTHER nessage from Stan and Lou...
Post by: downix on October 06, 2012, 07:25:23 PM
I should get my video for it finished by Monday.