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[PA Comic] Friday, April 13, 2012 - Lickr

GethGeth LegionPerseus VeilRegistered User, Super Moderator, Penny Arcade Staff, Vanilla Staff vanilla
edited April 2012 in The Penny Arcade Hub
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  • PikaPuffPikaPuff Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    So this is why I never get sick at PAX? More importantly, this is why everyone else gets sick?

    Oh, also, best birthday comic.

    PikaPuff on
  • ZxerolZxerol The fullest, most luscious beard. Registered User regular
  • AntimatterAntimatter if you want to talk to me look elsewhere.Registered User regular
    first comic i've laughed at in a long time

  • DrCongoDrCongo Registered User, ClubPA regular
    This strip is disgusting.





    Disgusting and awesome.

  • Mojo_JojoMojo_Jojo When life gives you lemons... ...eat your delicious lemonsRegistered User regular
    These dizzying highs just to serve to cheapen the usual comics!

    Homogeneous distribution of your varieties of amuse-gueule
  • ShadowenShadowen Snores in the morning Registered User regular
    "Where the flavor collects." Beautiful.

  • HenroidHenroid Nobody Nowhere fastRegistered User regular
    yurgh D:

    ... But yeah shaking hands, that's a dumb thing to do.

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  • IvarIvar Registered User regular
  • AurichAurich Registered User regular
    Those are Merch sheets. I don't think that's Gabe's bed.

  • A duck!A duck! Super Moderator, Moderator, ClubPA mod
    Henroid wrote: »
    yurgh D:

    ... But yeah shaking hands, that's a dumb thing to do.

    Anecdotal evidence, but I always shake hands, high five, bro-fist, hug, etc and haven't gotten sick over a bunch of PAXes. I think some people use it as an excuse to be antisocial.

    Favorite quotes
    Spoiler:
  • RMS OceanicRMS Oceanic Registered User regular
    The true cause of PAXitis is toilet seats.

  • Mojo_JojoMojo_Jojo When life gives you lemons... ...eat your delicious lemonsRegistered User regular
    A duck! wrote: »
    Henroid wrote: »
    yurgh D:

    ... But yeah shaking hands, that's a dumb thing to do.

    Anecdotal evidence, but I always shake hands, high five, bro-fist, hug, etc and haven't gotten sick over a bunch of PAXes. I think some people use it as an excuse to be antisocial.

    I'm pretty sure he was joking. Nobody can honestly believe that handshakes led to sickness.

    Homogeneous distribution of your varieties of amuse-gueule
  • IvarIvar Registered User regular
    The true cause of PAXitis is toilet seats.

    That's why it's important to piss on them, to rinse away other people's germs.

  • yurnamehereyurnamehere Registered User regular
    Mojo_Jojo wrote: »
    A duck! wrote: »
    Henroid wrote: »
    yurgh D:

    ... But yeah shaking hands, that's a dumb thing to do.

    Anecdotal evidence, but I always shake hands, high five, bro-fist, hug, etc and haven't gotten sick over a bunch of PAXes. I think some people use it as an excuse to be antisocial.

    I'm pretty sure he was joking. Nobody can honestly believe that handshakes led to sickness.

    What if the other guy didn't wash his hands after pooping?

  • DarkewolfeDarkewolfe Registered User regular
    People who don't wash their hands regularly, and people who touch their faces often, are Nurglings.

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  • MichaelLCMichaelLC In what furnace was thy brain? ChicagoRegistered User regular
    Mojo_Jojo wrote: »
    A duck! wrote: »
    Henroid wrote: »
    yurgh D:

    ... But yeah shaking hands, that's a dumb thing to do.

    Anecdotal evidence, but I always shake hands, high five, bro-fist, hug, etc and haven't gotten sick over a bunch of PAXes. I think some people use it as an excuse to be antisocial.

    I'm pretty sure he was joking. Nobody can honestly believe that handshakes led to sickness.

    What if the other guy didn't wash his hands after pooping?

    Then we don't shake hands with you.

    Excision wrote: »
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  • DelzhandDelzhand motivated battle programmerRegistered User regular
    Khoo should just hire a guy to follow Mike around with a big bucket of Purel, and after every hand shake, just hold it out so Mike can dip both hands in it up to the elbow.

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  • ZekZek Registered User regular
    Important question: what is Gabe doing when he says "like this"? Is that Tycho's hand he's licking now?

  • spool32spool32 Contrary Library Registered User regular
    Tongues are not bumpy on the bottom. :)

  • see317see317 Registered User regular
    Oh... the comic edit thread is going to be golden this weekend.

    Ringo wrote: »
    Well except what see317 said. That guy's always wrong.
  • spool32spool32 Contrary Library Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    Regarding the newspost, I never could remember Second Reality or the Future Crew, though I remember the demo vividly. I'm not surprised at all that the members of the demogroup went on to found all kinds of shit we know and love.

    Second Reality blew my mind when I found it on a BBS.

    However, the Moleman's explanation text at that video site is copied from wikipedia. Not cool. Or... he wrote it. Cool! It's either cool or uncool.

    spool32 on
  • KalTorakKalTorak Registered User regular
    Oh my god

    that hand has five fingers


    WHOSE HAND IS THAT

  • JasconiusJasconius sword criminal Flo-ridaRegistered User regular
    i'm in favor the george carlin theory of bacteria and illness

  • DivideByZeroDivideByZero Registered User regular
    KalTorak wrote: »
    Oh my god

    that hand has five fingers


    WHOSE HAND IS THAT

    Whoever he is, he killed my father.
    Spoiler:

  • spool32spool32 Contrary Library Registered User regular
  • TheGerbilTheGerbil Registered User regular
    PikaPuff wrote: »
    So this is why I never get sick at PAX? More importantly, this is why everyone else gets sick?

    Oh, also, best birthday comic.

    Hi5 @PikaPuff. Hi5.

  • AurichAurich Registered User regular
    Whoa. The entire time I was watching that I was going "WHY." The situation Tycho describes is absolutely fascinating, and I am certain that without having been there (so to speak) that something is lost.

  • TangoTango Registered User
    edited April 2012
    Full disclosure: I am the Enforcer referenced in the newspost.
    spool32 wrote: »
    However, the Moleman's explanation text at that video site is copied from wikipedia. Not cool. Or... he wrote it. Cool! It's either cool or uncool.
    I believe the guy that made the movie's landing page (not 'moleman' - that's the best English translation of the original Hungarian title, roughly slang for 'underground') also wrote the text on Wikipedia, so hopefully cool ;)
    Whoa. The entire time I was watching that I was going "WHY."
    Because! Why do people paint pictures? Actually, a better comparison would be 'why do people engage in super hard math problem competitions just for fun.' The competitions themselves aren't going to get you anywhere, but the skills you need to succeed in them are probably going to help your career otherwise. Hence why many demosceners end up working in games development, as professional 'creative types', or etc. To be successful in the scene you have to have both talent AND a very robust work ethic - while also having at least some social skills, because of how demoparties are set up as social events.

    For example, arguably the top coder/programmer in the scene right now is a guy who does 3D graphics development for Sony Computer Entertainment Europe as his day job, and then comes home and works hardcore on demos. During PAX, he was at the Revision demoparty in Germany, getting extremely, extremely drunk. ;)

    Tango on
  • LuxLux Registered User regular
    Mojo_Jojo wrote: »
    A duck! wrote: »
    Henroid wrote: »
    yurgh D:

    ... But yeah shaking hands, that's a dumb thing to do.

    Anecdotal evidence, but I always shake hands, high five, bro-fist, hug, etc and haven't gotten sick over a bunch of PAXes. I think some people use it as an excuse to be antisocial.

    I'm pretty sure he was joking. Nobody can honestly believe that handshakes led to sickness.

    Maybe it's different for people that do signings. I've heard stories at other cons of creators getting sick and they suspect shaking hundreds and hundreds of hands had something to do with it.

  • PeccaviPeccavi oh... oh my!Registered User regular
    Ugh, stupid pox. I'm never licking another hand at PAX.

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  • DarkewolfeDarkewolfe Registered User regular
    Tango wrote: »
    Full disclosure: I am the Enforcer referenced in the newspost.
    spool32 wrote: »
    However, the Moleman's explanation text at that video site is copied from wikipedia. Not cool. Or... he wrote it. Cool! It's either cool or uncool.
    I believe the guy that made the movie's landing page (not 'moleman' - that's the best English translation of the original Hungarian title, roughly slang for 'underground') also wrote the text on Wikipedia, so hopefully cool ;)
    Whoa. The entire time I was watching that I was going "WHY."
    Because! Why do people paint pictures? Actually, a better comparison would be 'why do people engage in super hard math problem competitions just for fun.' The competitions themselves aren't going to get you anywhere, but the skills you need to succeed in them are probably going to help your career otherwise. Hence why many demosceners end up working in games development, as professional 'creative types', or etc. To be successful in the scene you have to have both talent AND a very robust work ethic - while also having at least some social skills, because of how demoparties are set up as social events.

    For example, arguably the top coder/programmer in the scene right now is a guy who does 3D graphics development for Sony Computer Entertainment Europe as his day job, and then comes home and works hardcore on demos. During PAX, he was at the Revision demoparty in Germany, getting extremely, extremely drunk. ;)

    Is there a specific word that describes those people that do amazing things with incredibly small files? Like, the team that created a working, decent graphics FPS in a stupidly, stupidly small file?

    "Well, look at this. Appears we got here just in the nick of time. What's that make us?"
    "Big Damn Heroes, Sir."
    "Ain't we just."
  • Zazu YenZazu Yen Registered User regular
    Oh man, I so fondly remember the demo scene. I remember the display hacks on pirated software in the 80's too; talking skulls, color bars and lots of barley readable bouncing fonts made of particles (which mostly looked like L.A. graffiti to my eyes) on my Apple ][. I re-discovered the demo scene off of BBS' in the early nineties and was amazed by the kind of things they could do with limited resources, some of them were just 4k executables but had impressive animated 3D models and textures generated programmatically.

    I showed them, including Second Reality, off at the company I worked for called Berkeley Systems and that convinced them to send some managers to a Demo Scene meetup in Amsterdam to try and recruit some tallent. Sadly nothing came from it (except a couple of managers spending a weekend stoned, so I heard). To this day I keep around a folder of demo's to show to developers, because look at what they can do! Right now I've got "fr-041: debris" running in a virtual machine, it's essentially a concept music video with impressive and clever graphics crammed into a 174k executable. There's some real serious compressions and algorithmically generated content wizardry going on in there.

    I'll have to catch up on the scene.

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  • IvarIvar Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    spool32 wrote: »

    I'd just like to point out that there's no pre-rendered animations/video here, this is all rendered in real time.
    Well, at least when you run the actual demo. A Youtube video isn't quite the same.

    edit: I watched the video on Youtube now, and it doesn't do the demo justice at all. For one thing, the video is too slow to keep up with a lot of the movements.
    If at all possible, you should run the actual demo, maybe in DOSBox.

    Ivar on
  • GiraffeLoverGiraffeLover Registered User
    Why am I not surprised...

    Necks... it's all about necks...

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  • Black_HeartBlack_Heart Registered User regular
    I think this is the first PA strip that has actually ever grossed me out. A difficult feat to accomplish.

    My heart says to love this strip, but my brain says "eww".

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  • mcdermottmcdermott Registered User regular
    That hand hurts my eyes. I'd swear it has like eight fingers.

  • BradGunnerSGTBradGunnerSGT Registered User new member
    The second panel makes me laugh and gag at the same time. They absolutely have to do a 4th Panel on this, just so I can hear Mike say "the between places, where the flavor collects"!

  • HenroidHenroid Nobody Nowhere fastRegistered User regular
    TheGerbil wrote: »
    PikaPuff wrote: »
    So this is why I never get sick at PAX? More importantly, this is why everyone else gets sick?

    Oh, also, best birthday comic.

    Hi5 @PikaPuff. Hi5.

    But then you'd have to touch Pika and get sick.

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  • TangoTango Registered User
    Zazu Yen wrote: »
    some of them were just 4k executables but had impressive animated 3D models and textures generated programmatically.
    4k and 64k intros are still where a lot of the really cutting-edge stuff is at. Google for an intro from 2009 called Elevated (use "Elevated 4k intro" or something -- you'll get a bazillion links to both the 4k executable and videos of it running). Real-time almost photorealistic mountains and light effects, plus music, in FOUR KILOBYTES.
    Right now I've got "fr-041: debris" running in a virtual machine, it's essentially a concept music video with impressive and clever graphics crammed into a 174k executable. There's some real serious compressions and algorithmically generated content wizardry going on in there.
    Farbrausch have made a lot of good stuff in the last 10 or so years. We also showed .kkrieger at the panel, which was Farbrausch's tech-demo 96-kilobyte FPS. It's not cutting edge in an absolute sense nowadays -- until you realize it's all generated out of a 96k executable!

  • Simon MoonSimon Moon Registered User regular
    Zek wrote: »
    Important question: what is Gabe doing when he says "like this"? Is that Tycho's hand he's licking now?

    It's not his own, unless he's Plastic Man. Either he's licking Tycho's hand in demonstration, or panel two is a flashback to a representative licking episode.

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